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Trustee Trautsch Comes Out Punching

Cindy Trautsch takes the oath of office as Dist. 1 trustee and immediately gets down to business.

Cindy Trautsch took the oath of office as the appointed trustee representing the 1st District on the

was to warn the residents in her district of coyotes. Trustee Trautsch said she had spoken to the village manager about Dist. 1’s coyote problem.

She also asked for an update on the former site at 6701 W. 95th St. located on west end of Oak Lawn in Dist. 1, that has become one of the Chicago area’s hottest medical corridors.

The medical group has signed a 2-year lease and is temporarily renting the former Edgar Funeral Home at Cicero and 109th Street.

Watch the VIDEO of Trautsch’s oath of office.

“That’s given them the opportunity with their engineers and architects to go through a design process,” Village Manager Larry Deetjen said. “I suspect when the developers are ready and have their drawings prepared they will want to come back and have another [community] meeting.”

Keeping up a tradition established by her predecessor—former trustee Jerry Hurckes—Trautsch announced that she would continue the “Trustee Is In” sessions on the last Saturday of the month. Dist. 1 residents will have the opportunity to voice concerns about quality of life issues, traffic, development and whatever is on their minds.

The next “Trustee Is In” session is scheduled from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 for the Johnston Center at 9400 S. Oak Park Ave. Trautsch said it would be the last session of the year. The sessions will start again in January.

Trustee Trautsch also introduced her first motion within the Dist. 1 boundaries, based out of concern for “welfare and safety of the neighborhood.”

Fellow board members apparently agreed with her and voted down the measure 6-0.

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