A team of Trinity
Christian College students has invited five local and state legislators
to campus Friday afternoon, Jan. 23, to hear a proposal for increased government
funding to rehabilitate the infrastructure of south suburban Robbins, Ill.
Senior Jocelyn Black (Chicago),
freshman Jenna Hania (Branchton, Ontario), and sophomore Travis Bandstra
(Pella, Iowa) have requested an audience with U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, U.S.
Sens. Dick Durbin and Peter Fitzgerald, and state Reps. Robert Rita and
The student group will describe
the urgent need for funding to improve Robbins' water and sewer systems,
roads, municipal buildings, emergency rescue equipment, and parks and recreation
facilities. Their research shows the cost to address those issues will
exceed $10 million.
Last fall, the College received
a McCormick Tribune Presidential Civic Leader Fellowship grant of $5000
to engage in public work through campus and community partnerships. President
Steven Timmermans is working with the five students and former Palos Heights
Mayor Dean Koldenhoven to develop the College's plan for civic service,
which includes an initiative to revitalize Robbins' social, education,
and economic conditions.
The presentation will be
held at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Conference Room of the Huizenga Library.
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