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LAWMAKERS TO HEAR TRINITY PROPOSAL FOR ROBBINS
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 William Davis.

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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