For $1, Tinley Park District Could Soon Own Mental Health Center Land

TINLEY PARK, IL — After months of contention between two Tinley Park public entities, the much-coveted Tinley Park Mental Health Center campus and Howe Developmental Center could soon be in the hands of the Tinley Park-Park District—at a price of just $1—following the advancement of a piece of legislation Friday.

Backed by Sen. Mike Hastings (D-Frankfort), House Bill 3743 would grant ownership of the 280-acre campus and adjacent Howe Development Center to the park district, as written into an amendment to the bill declaring September as Alopecia Awareness Month.

Hastings promoted the amendment, pushing the park district’s ownership of the property at 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue “as something [he] believes will revive the community.”

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Tinley Park-Park District’s officials are invigorated by the legislation.

“We are excited to hear about legislation supporting the Park District’s vision for

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