Richards students qualify for National Honor Society

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Richards High School recently hosted an induction ceremony for students who qualified for National Honor Society. Criteria for membership include a grade point average of at least 3.5/4.0 and participation in at least four extracurricular activities (five if the student is a senior.) Students who qualified include Meera Al Shamasneh, Zeinab Aoun, Claire Begani, Ava…

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Webb Chevrolet hosts SD218 auto tech students from Richards, Shepard

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Despite their busy schedules, general manager Tim Gehr and several other supervisors from Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn found time in December to show automotive technology students from Richards and Shepard high schools the career possibilities waiting for them. Teachers Keith Luszcak and Matt Krogh brought 29 students to tour Webb facilities, talk with various…

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Worth Lions donation benefits police

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By Joe Boyle Worth Police Chief Tim Denton has been attempting to come up with ways to allow for new technology that would protect children from predators on the internet. Lending a helping hand is the Worth Lions Club. Denton said during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night that their current computer system is…

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Worth Township property tax review workshop

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Worth Township Assessor Shaun Murphy, Worth Township Supervisor Patricia Joan Murphy, and Board of Review Commissioner George Cardenas will be hosting an in-person Board of Review Workshop on Monday, January 29, from 5-7 p.m. at Worth Township Hall, located at 11601 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip. The workshop is free.  Analysts will be on hand…

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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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