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April 17, 2015 – 3:39 pm | 9 views

spc logoBy Rita Kueny

Ford Announces Escape, Focus Order Cut Off Dates
Currie Motors has just advised the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) that Ford Motor Company has announced the factory order cut off dates for the Escape and Focus. The order cut-off date for the 2015 Ford Escape S was always April, 2015, but the firm date of Monday, April 6 has now been announced. The order cut off for the 2015 Ford Focus S is Monday, June 1.

The SPC will submit model year roll over requests to Ford through the program vendor, Currie Motors. For questions or additional information, please contact Tom Sullivan, 815-464-9200 or

SPC Ford Super Duty Truck Contract Update
As a follow up to an article in March, the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) Governing Board is pleased to announce that Currie Motors of Frankfort has been awarded the first of three possible one-year contract extensions on the following 2016 model year Ford trucks:

Ford F-250 Super Duty Pickup
Ford F-350 Super Duty Pickup
Ford F-450 XL Chassis Cab
Ford F-550 XL Chassis Cab

The contracts are effective March 18, 2015 to March 17, 2016. To access the vehicle order forms, please click here.

The SPC is still awaiting a response from Landmark Ford of Springfield on the Ford F350XL 4×2 Chassis Cab. For questions or additional information on the Currie Motors contracts, please contact Tom Sullivan, 815-464-9200 or, and for the Landmark Ford contract, please contact Lyle Snow, 800-798-9912, ext. 253, 217-553-2508 (cell) or

Please click here for more information about the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative.


Foreclosure alternative program arrives in Illinois

April 17, 2015 – 3:34 pm | 10 views
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With Illinois’ foreclosure rate still far above the national average, a Boston-based nonprofit is extending a lifeline to a select group of Illinois homeowners in danger of losing their homes.
Boston Community Capital’s goal is to …

Select Chicago Southland to showcase local retail space at Vegas convention

April 17, 2015 – 2:54 pm | 8 views
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The Select Chicago team  consisting of 12 Southland  municipalities is working to bring retail to our region. The coalition,  organized by CSEDC, is building relationships with developers and retailers to build a case for investment in available …

Accelerate Illinois: We must invest more in Illinois’ vital transit network

April 17, 2015 – 2:07 pm | 7 views
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Investing in the maintenance and upkeep of our transit system prevents delays and makes getting around easier.

More than any other Midwest state, Illinois relies on a variety of public transportation options. In northeastern Illinois, hundreds of …

Employment opportunity: Thornton Public Works maintenance worker

April 16, 2015 – 8:59 pm | 17 views
Employment opportunity: Thornton Public Works maintenance worker

Thornton, IL (population 2,500) a quiet community 25 miles south of downtown Chicago is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to fill the position of Public Works Maintenance Worker.  The Maintenance Worker performs under …

James Ford is the new mayor of Country Club Hills

April 16, 2015 – 7:17 pm | 23 views

Voters in Country Club Hills on [April 7] elected Ald. James Ford as mayor, replacing the colorful and controversial Dwight Welch, who supported Ford as his successor.
With all 12 precincts reporting, Ford, the city’s 4th …

Village of Glenwood receives $1M federal flood-relief grant

April 16, 2015 – 7:02 pm | 19 views
Village of Glenwood receives $1M federal flood-relief grant

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded more than $1 million to the city of Glenwood so it can demolish homes on a floodplain in the south suburb.
The agency, managed under the U.S. Department of …

Mokena village administrator is set to retire in the fall

April 16, 2015 – 4:17 pm | 16 views
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After 27 years on the job, Mokena village administrator John Downs plans to retire in the fall. The village board on Monday selected a recruiting firm to find his replacement.
Downs was eligible to retire in …

April, May and June home buyer education classes

April 15, 2015 – 8:01 pm | 19 views
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Neighborhood Housing Services, in partnership with IFF and South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is proud to offer a FREE 8-hour pre-purchase home buyers’ education workshop.

Increase your knowledge about the home buying process.
Learn about how you …