Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The mayor says the business owner deserves the city’s 16th liquor license, but Alderman Josh Deabel isn’t so convinced.
Chicago Heights city council approved the addition of another liquor license during their Feb. 4 meeting. The new license, awarded to the Mobil gas station at 431 W 14th Street, is the 16th of its kind according to the Northwest Indiana Times. The decision, however, was not unanimous. Mayor David Gonzalez says his administration has generally worked to reduce the number of available liquor licenses in town, but this case is an exception. According to him, Husain contributes roughly $400,000 in annual sales and property taxes, according to the NWI Times report. Husain has already invested $3 million in developing the property, according to Heights Corporation Counsel T.J. Somer in the NWI Times report. Alderman Josh Daebel was the only …
Friday, December 21, 2012
On this week's Patch Talk we're discussing a disagreement between the Chicago Heights mayor and an alderman. We're also looking at what a casino could bring to Homewood.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Check out photo's from Ald. Josh Deabel's Bike Night Out.
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Thursday, August 9, 2012
Ald. Josh Deabel said there were 50 riders out that night and thanked St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church and the Chicago Heights Police Department. Sign up for our daily newsletter to stay updated on this series. Like us on Facebook!
Monday, February 27, 2012
More details about the $23 million facility could be presented at the next Chicago Heights City Council meeting; Fourth Ward Ald. Josh Deabel is against the facility's proposed location.
It may be that all that is standing between Chicago Heights and the construction of a $23 million living facility for seniors at 1040 Dixie Highway is a technicality. Even though a deal to sell the parcel to developers who want to build the facility has been in the works for two years, by law, the City of Chicago Heights has to place a public notice in the newspaper to see if there is anyone else who wants to buy the parcel. "The law is kind of an impractical way to motivate development. Before you sell the land, even if you have a serious proposal, you have to publish in the paper to see if there are other offers out there," explained TJ Somer, corporate counsel for the city. Other prospective buyers have until the end of the month to …
In email to Patch, Fourth Ward Ald. Josh Deabel said he supports a local senior facility but doesn't like the proposed location at 1040 Dixie Highway.
First of all, I support senior housing options in Chicago Heights and would like to see it done in a way that promotes responsible growth in our city. I voted against this location(The old Holiday Inn/Hacienda Inn) for the following reasons: