District 218 schools lend their voices for Choir Festival

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By Kelly White Singing their way into the season are students at Community High School District 218. Students from Eisenhower High School, Richards High School and Shepard High School held a Choir Festival last week at Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights. “For a lot of people around world, music is…

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Worth celebrates autumnal season with Fall Fest


By Kelly White Leaves are starting to fall and a chill is in the air. The Worth Park District gladly welcomed in the season with its annual Fall Fest on October 2 at Gale Moore Park, 109th and Nordica. “Fall Fest is one of my favorite events,” said Stephanie Analitis, Superintendent of Recreation for the…

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Some Worth officials are concerned about SAFE-T Act

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By Joe Boyle A controversial criminal justice law that goes into effect on Jan. 1 has some Worth public officials apprehensive and believe it will actually cause an increase in crime. Worth resident Jack McGrath said that varying opinions about the Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, or the SAFE-T Act, have arrived in mailings at…

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Worth revokes second business license for selling illegal cigarettes

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By Joe Boyle For the second time in less than a month, the Worth Village Board has voted to revoke the license of a business in which illegal cigarettes were being sold. The board accepted the recommendation of the Worth Police Department, which called for the license of Blowing Smoke II Inc., which did business as Up in Smoke, 11015 S. Harlem Ave., to be revoked.…

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Worth Fall Fest set for Sunday at Gale Moore Park

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The Worth Park District will hold its annual Fall Fest from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Gale Moore Park. The festival will include a hayride through the park, a pumpkin launcher and find the penny in the haystack. Pony rides, jugglers, a face painter, a petting zoo, pizza, concessions and food trucks…

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Football: Richards scores season-high 49 in win over Shepard

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By Jason Maholy Sports Editor It took all of 16 seconds for the fireworks to begin in a high-scoring South Suburban Red matchup between district rivals Richards and Shepard. Terangie Eskridge returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, Myles Mitchell scored four touchdowns and the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half to top the…

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Activities for autumn are offered in Worth


By Joe Boyle Worth officials welcomed autumn by reminding residents that a variety of activities will be taking place in the village beginning this week. Village Clerk Bonnie Price said that Tag Days sponsored by the Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of the Ridge Parish in Chicago Ridge will take place on Friday, Sept.…

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Two new police sergeants added in Worth

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By Joe Boyle Two new sergeants have been added to the Worth Police Department with enthusiastic community approval. “You will notice that the room is crowded more than usual tonight,” said Mayor Mary Werner during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night. “We are excited to add two new sergeants to the department.” Michael Cozzi,…

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Football: Stagg batters Oak Lawn for first win streak since 2018

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By Jason Maholy Sports Editor Stagg coach Colt Nero and his Chargers came into this season expecting to win. Some might consider that a lofty expectation considering the program had entering 2022 lost 23 consecutive games and had not been victorious in Nero’s time at the helm, which began with the truncated 2021 spring season.…

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