College Notebook | Worth’s Walinski finishes strong for Huskies

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By Mike Walsh Correspondent Kelly Walinski concluded her college years in perfect fashion. On the softball diamond, the Northern Illinois senior shortstop was named to the 2023 All-Mid-American Conference First Team. In the classroom, she was chosen to the Academic All-MAC Team for the third time in her stint in DeKalb. The Worth resident and…

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Worth police hit the roof for Special Olympics Illinois 

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By Kelly White  Worth’s Police Department takes pride in having close ties with the local community.   For the 11th year, the department was happy to once again take part in Cop on a Rooftop to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Police officers mingled with residents on Friday morning at Dunkin Donuts, 6707 W. 111th St.,…

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Worth Memorial Day event recalls past conflicts, wars 

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By Joe Boyle  Worth Mayor Mary Werner welcomed sunny skies on Sunday morning. However, Werner said she could not take credit for the 70-degree temperatures before the Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of 111th Street and Harlem Avenue. “We have had plenty of times where we had coats on,” Werner…

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Ridge Central fifth-grade student council helps clean up Lucas Berg 

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The Chicago Ridge Ridge Central Fifth-Grade Student Council experienced nature up close and personal at the annual Chicago River Day 2023 cleanup at the Lucas Berg Nature Preserve in Worth on Saturday, May 13. The students, along with over 50 volunteers of residents, community groups and government officials participated in the cleanup of this approximate…

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Police to hit the roof at Dunkin’ Donuts for Special Olympics 

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By Bob Bong  Police departments across the south suburbs are gearing up for another high-flying fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois. Police will be hanging out at more than 325 Dunkin’ Donut coffee shops across Illinois starting at 5 a.m. Friday, May 19, for another edition of Cop on a Rooftop. They will be collecting donations…

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North Palos asks Worth for help enforcing fire regulations on businesses

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By Joe Boyle The North Palos Fire Protection District would like to see businesses that have numerous violations in Worth suffer the consequences. The fire department does not give out the citations specifically. They require an official from the village to give the offending businesses the citations. “North Palos Fire Protection District has been serving…

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Apartment complex for disabled residents will be built in Worth

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By Joe Boyle Financing has been approved for a three-story apartment complex for adults with disabilities who will reside in Worth. The Illinois Housing Development Authority approved the financing for the Garden Center Apartments in March. The official finance closing will occur in March of 2024. Construction will begin immediately after the official closing. The…

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Worth Public Works gets high marks for stormy weather response 

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By Joe Boyle  The Worth Public Works Department received high praise from a local official on how they responded to a series of storms that raced through the village on March 31. Trustee Brad Urban was appreciative of how the public works department reacted quickly in the aftermath of the storms. “Public works did a…

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Marrs-Meyer Auxiliary kicks off Vets Need Pets Project

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By Kelly White Marrs-Meyer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 991 has partnered with the Chicago Ridge Animal Welfare League to provide pets to Worth Village resident veterans at no cost. Located at 11001 S. Depot St, Worth, this is the first time the legion has hosted the Vets Need Pets Project. “We believe that many different…

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