Park Forest Hosts Public Forum on a South Suburban Trauma Center (Raw Video)

William McNary, Executive Director Citizen Action
William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action. (Photo: Rich Whitehead)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- A public forum on the need for a trauma center to serve residents of the South Suburbs was held on Saturday, March 25 at Freedom Hall in Park Forest, Illinois.

The Preamble of the State of Illinois:

We, the People of the State of Illinois – grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberty which He has permitted us to enjoy and seeking His blessing upon our endeavors – in order to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; eliminate poverty and inequality; assure legal, social and economic justice; provide opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; insure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and liberty to ourselves and our posterity – do ordain and establish this Constitution for the State of Illinois. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)

The event was sponsored by the Park Forest Mayor’s Citizens Advisory Council:

Glenna Hennessy

Rich White
Executive Director


Opening Comments
Mayor John A. Ostenburg

Master of Ceremonies
William McNary

Keynote Address
Congressman Jesse L. Jackson Jr.

Experts Panel
Dr. Ram Raju
Trustee Jennifer Artis
Deputy Cheif Bruce Ziegel

Reactors Panel
Representative Anthony DeLuca
Representative Mary Flowers
Commissioner Deborah Sims

Questions and Answers
From the Floor

Closing Comments
Mayor John A. Ostenburg

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