Worth limits number of signs on businesses

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By Joe Boyle Signs that are attached to businesses in Worth will undergo a makeover. A lengthy discussion took place during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night addressing a dilemma that trustees said had to be addressed. An ordinance was drawn amending previous sign regulations of businesses in the village. Trustees had been complaining…

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Worth Public Library kicks off summer reading program

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By Kelly White Patrons at the Worth Public Library welcomed in the summer season earlier this month. The library, 6917 W. 111th St., hosted its annual celebration on June 1 to bring patrons of all ages out to sign up for its summer reading program. “We love any excuse to celebrate reading with our community,”…

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Renovations begin on Shepard High School theater

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By Kelly White Shepard High School, which prides itself in the fine arts, will soon have a beautifully reconstructed theater right on its Palos Heights campus. The Community High School District 218 Board of Education recently unanimously approved funding for the renovation of the Fine Arts Center at the high school at 13049 S. Ridgeland…

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Worth finalizes rules for open burning in village

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By Joe Boyle After several discussions over the past month, the Village of Worth has new guidelines for open burning by businesses and in residential areas. Mayor Mary Werner mentioned during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night that a discrepancy in an ordinance regarding open burning had a 10 p.m. deadline. However, Werner said…

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Outdoor market returns to St. Mark Church on June 8

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By Joe Boyle Summer is just a couple of weeks away and Worth Mayor Mary Werner reminds residents that there are plenty of activities to look forward to. Werner mentioned during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night that the outdoor market returns from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at St. Mark Lutheran Church,…

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Worth vehicle sticker applications ‘lost’ in the mail

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By Joe Boyle Worth Village Clerk Bonnie Price said that even though application forms for village vehicle stickers were sent out to the post office last month residents were still waiting to receive those applications. “We have been doing this for 15 years,” Price said during the Worth Village Board meeting May 7. “This has never…

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Titanic memories haunt Worth Library

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By Kelly White This year marks the 112th anniversary of the Titanic’s fateful ship crossing. Bringing the ship back to life was the Worth Public Library on April 15 with a program called, The Haunted Titanic, with local historian Bob Trzeciak, who walked patrons through the history, the lasting impact, and why it has remained…

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Lions Club District 1A Helen Keller race draws big field

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By Kelly White The damp weather from overnight rain did not deter more than 100 people on Sunday morning from getting some exercise. The 14th annual District 1A Helen Keller 5k Fun Run/Walk proudly took place along at Harold L. Richard’s High School, 10601 Central Ave., Oak Lawn. “This is a really great event,” Oak…

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Swallow Cliff Chapter, NSDAR, honors JROTC cadets

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From staff reports Swallow Cliff Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, participated in recent JROTC awards ceremonies held at Shepard High School in Palos Heights and Richards High School in Oak Lawn. The DAR JROTC award, consisting of a medal and certificate, was presented to Navy Cadet Emily Schrode at Richards High School…

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Worth Library celebrates 60th anniversary

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By Kelly White The Worth Public Library has been around for decades. Resting in the heart of the village at 6917 W. 111th St., the library held an event focusing on its rich background story on April 23 with a historical photo exhibit. “It’s amazing because this library is still so important to the community,”…

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