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Justice veterans eligible for county discount card

By Carol McGowan

Veterans and military personnel in Cook County are now eligible for a military and veterans discount card sponsored by the Cook County Clerk’s Office and the county’s Department of Veterans Affairs.

Village Clerk Dave Kroll said the cards are being offered to veterans, active-duty personnel and other members of the military. The free card is good for discounts at hundreds of businesses in the Chicagoland area.

Kroll said he checked out the site at cookcountyclerk.com/veterans, and found 17 pages of participating merchants.

In the event that the village returns to a sit-down Veterans Dinner, Kroll said County Clerk Karen Yarbrough indicated that her office would be happy to attend in order to remotely register Justice veterans and active-duty service men and women.

Krol said he learned about the discount cards at a dinner sponsored by the Municipal Clerks Association of the South & Southwest Suburbs of Cook County.

Krol said Yarbrough also told him that Cook County is now offering permanent voting by mail, which will allow voters to vote by mail in all subsequent elections held in Cook County.

Voters will be required to re-register if they move within suburban Cook County, but their permanent vote by mail status will remain the same.

Yarbrough said her office has a process in place when asked about what the process was in place to ensure the accuracy of the vote by mail records.

In other village business, the board approved a donation to the Justice Senior Citizens Club in the amount of $100, and approved the renewal of the Village of Justice membership in the Justice Chamber of Commerce for the amount of $75.

The village Memorial Day Observance will take place on May 30, beginning at 9 a.m. at the memorial by the village hall.

Three business licenses were approved. One for a home occupation license for Fire Cuts Landscape LLC, operating a home office for a landscape/lawn care business at 8745 W. 72nd Street. A second, for a home occupation license for Kveta Trucking Inc., operating a home office for a transportation business at 8936 W. 86th Street. The third, was for Hyperactive Gaming Corporation, operating a video gaming terminal operator business at 980 Carnegie Street, Rolling Meadows, Il. The machines will be placed at Joey’s Red Hots, 7830 Frontage Road, Justice.

Trustee Stan Ogorek mentioned that any volunteers are welcome to meet at the public works building at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, to help with the village flowerpot and beautification update.

The public works department would like to remind residents to keep their grass cut as the weather warms up. The village will begin ticketing those whose grass gets too high and is neglected.

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