Shepard staff keeps active in December through Shepardathon

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By Kelly White Shepard High School is pushing its faculty and staff to stay active during these chilly winter months that often keep people indoors. Through the implementation of an inaugural SHEPARDTHON, a modification of the Marcothon, a challenge that is popular in the UK where participants run 3 miles or 25 minutes every day…

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Worth mayor expects no migrant dilemma

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By Joe Boyle Worth Mayor Mary Werner believes it will not be necessary to pass an ordinance to deter migrants from being dropped off in the village. Werner was responding to a question by a resident during the public forum segment of the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night. The resident asked if the village…

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Worth honors task force’s tenacity in helping to solve murder

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By Joe Boyle Worth Police Chief Tim Denton said that the work of officers is often overlooked until their efforts receive headlines. Case in point was the work of the Worth police, detectives and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force who collaborated to solve a murder quickly that occurred in Worth last month. Jonnie…

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Property assessments released for Worth Township

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Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi last week released the initial assessments of residential and commercial properties in Worth Township. “I strongly encourage property owners to review their reassessment notice to ensure their property characteristics and market value reflect their home,” said Kaegi. “It is important to understand that assessments in Cook County reflect market value…

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SD 218 paves way for future at College and Career Fair

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By Kelly White Community High School District 218 is preparing young minds for bright futures. The district hosted a college a College and Career Fair on October 25 at the District Administration Center, 10701 S. Kilpatrick in Oak Lawn. “Attending the college fair is an eye-opening experience where you can uncover your true potential, connect…

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Worth officials are ringing in the holidays

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By Joe Boyle With the arrival of Thanksgiving, Worth officials are preparing for the rest of the holiday season. Mayor Mary Werner mentioned during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night that the Worth Lions Club will open the Christmas tree lot on Friday, Nov. 24, at 116th and Harlem Avenue The tree lot will…

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Worth Township toy drive underway

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Worth Township Youth Commission is now accepting donations of new toys and new clothing for the Township’s Christmas Care Program. The program provides families who are struggling financially with a little extra help filling stockings for their children up to age 14.  Toys and other gifts can be dropped off during regular business hours, Monday…

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Harvey man, woman charged in woman’s murder in Worth

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By Bob Bong  A man and woman from Harvey have been charged in the murder Saturday afternoon of a woman at an ATM in the 6800 block of West 111th Street in Worth. Tamara Jailynn Johnson, 22, and Jason Jerry Joseph Johnson, 23, were each charged Tuesday with first-degree murder. They were to appear in bond…

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