Skokie Public Works Earns
The Village of Skokie Public Works Department recently earned re-accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA). A formal award presentation was held at the January 20, 2015 Village Board meeting.
"APWA re-accreditation is acknowledgment that the work done by our Public Works employees meets rigorous national standards," said Mayor George Van Dusen. "I congratulate Public Works Director Max Slankard, the Public Works staff and all Village Departments that contributed to this achievement."
Skokie Officers Help Save Life
On the evening of Tuesday, January 20, Police Officers Bello, Zurawski, S. Long and Communications Operator Lieberman worked as a team to deliver life saving instructions, administer CPR and deploy an automated external defibrillator (AED), to successfully resuscitate an unresponsive subject.
This is the first AED deployment since SPD purchased 17 of the units in 2013 and 2014, for deployment in Patrol Kits. The Patrol Kits are carried in squad cars on every shift and all SPD officers are certified in the American Heart Association CPR/AED Program.
The Skokie Police Department purchased 17 AED's with funding provided through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program administered by the United States Department of Justice and the Chicago Police Department Research and Development Division.
Skokie Resident Receives Honors
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 3 p.m., United States Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen presented 91-year-old Skokie resident Milton Kaplan with eight medals and honors to which Mr. Kaplan is entitled due to his service in the United States Army during World War II.
The medals and honors were awarded to Mr. Kaplan at Skokie Village Hall, 5127 Oakton Street, Skokie, Illinois. Congresswoman Schakowsky and Mayor Van Dusen spoke about Mr. Kaplan's service to the United States, his personal background and other details relating to his receipt of the medals and honors at this time.