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     December 17, 2019      #43-351 KDJ
 
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Coming together around the table
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. joins state and local officials gathered Monday morning at Hopkins Park Village Hall to discuss plans to develop a natural gas line to Pembroke Township. Nicor Gas representatives were also on hand to discuss an estimated $8 million projec

Rev. Jackson fuels new push in Pembroke 

By John Dykstra
jdykstra@daily-journal.com


PEMBROKE — “We’re at the table,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. told the local and state officials at Hopkins Park’s propane-heated village hall. “What’s next?”

For the second time in as many weeks, the civil rights activist was back in Pembroke on Monday to fuel the village’s push for a natural gas line.

Terrence Haynes was set free after wrongfully being imprisoned for the May 1999 murder of Cezaire Murrell. Haynes, who was convicted in August 2000, was released after a key witness recanted his trial statement. Daily Journal photos/John Dykstra

This time, Nicor Gas representatives were on hand to discuss an estimated $8 million project that would provide natural gas to the village’s commercial areas.

By John Dykstra
jdykstra@daily-journal.com


PEMBROKE — “We’re at the table,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. told the local and state officials at Hopkins Park’s propane-heated village hall. “What’s next?”

For the second time in as many weeks, the civil rights activist was back in Pembroke on Monday to fuel the village’s push for a natural gas line.

Terrence Haynes was set free after wrongfully being imprisoned for the May 1999 murder of Cezaire Murrell. Haynes, who was convicted in August 2000, was released after a key witness recanted his trial statement. Daily Journal photos/John Dykstra

This time, Nicor Gas representatives were on hand to discuss an estimated $8 million project that would provide natural gas to the village’s commercial areas.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson is fueling the push to bring a natural gas line to Pembroke Township. The former U.S. senator met Hopkins Park Mayor Mark Hodge, right, at a Rainbow/PUSH event last month.

John Dykstra