Reports: '16 and Pregnant' encounters Tinley Park filming obstacles

December 11, 2013 4:51:38 PM PST
After published reports that Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki is opposed to filming an MTV show about teen pregnancy on village property, the mayor tells he has not been approached by producers.

Zabrocki says he was never contacted by anyone affiliated with the show "16 and Pregnant" and never received any written requests about filming the show. He says if he does get inquiries, he would consult with the village's attorneys before proceeding, but that he is personally against the idea.

MTV declined to comment.

The Chicago Tribune reports that filming for the show was turned away at a restaurant in the 80th Avenue train station, which is village-owned property, and that Andrew High School also rejected a request this summer by MTV to film on campus.

The show's official Facebook page says, "The show focuses on the tremendous inner strength and courage each of these girls display as they sacrifice their teenage years in order to become responsible for another human life. They have the dedication and determination to do whatever it takes to make their lives work, and to provide for their babies. The show is a celebration of their perseverance."