The Mayor’s office would like to thank all who came out to the Bicentennial of Illinois event. We especially appreciate the participation by both Illinois state representatives Justin Slaughter and Fran Hurley and soon to be seated cook county commissioner Donna Miller, also we wish to thank the CERT community emergency response team the Alsip/Merrionette Park Library in the Alsip Park District, Moraine valley college, district 126 schools, especially the Jesse White Tumblers… and our Abraham Lincoln impersonator, and the Civil War Reenactment actors, it was very informative and our audience greatly enjoyed themselves. And a big thank you to IBEW local 134 who sponsored the hot dogs and chips from Luckys’ Hot dogs located in Tinley Park, the Chamber of Commerce, Tropical Snow, Taco Burrito King, and a Generous family of Alsip The Esparza Family for all the water and soda. And we cannot forget our Public Work guys who are always there to help out and set up and take down…. Thank you all.