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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Legion post donates sign for Worth park

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The Worth Park District was the recipient of a donated park sign from the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991 for Veterans Memorial Park, located at 111th Street and Harlem Avenue in Worth. “We are appreciative of the American Legion for this generous donation,” said Robert O’Shaughnessy, Director of Parks and Recreation. “We know that the…

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Peaks Park improvements underway in Worth

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The Peaks Park improvements are underway in Worth. Work began this month on Peaks Park, which was awarded an Open Space and Land Acquisition Development grant from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The improvements will include the installation of sand volleyball courts, shelter, half-court basketball court and a walking path around the perimeter of…

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Worth withdraws from Southwest Central Dispatch

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By Joe Boyle The Village of Worth has officially withdrawn from the Southwest Central Dispatch system. An ordinance was approved to drop Southwest Central Dispatch during the Worth Village Board meeting Tuesday night. Another ordinance was approved to withdraw from the Southwest Central 911 system. The village had previously entered into an agreement with Southwest…

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Shepard High School honors the victims of September 11 

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By Kelly White  Monday’s rain postponed Shepard High School’s 9/11 Remembrance; however, it did not make it any less meaningful.  On the morning of Tuesday, September 12, the high school’s JROTC students and countless staff members met on the school’s football field, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, to honor all of the fallen heroes…

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‘Stubborn’ Arab American women spearhead change in MENA designation


Illinois first state to create category for Arab Americans  By Jeff Vorva  Two stubborn women were happy to make state history. Palos Park’s Nareman Taha and Bridgeview’s Itedal Shalabi, co-founders of the Worth-based Arab American Family Services, have been working for decades to have Middle Eastern North African citizens counted for use of data collection…

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Hoyne Savings Bank promotes Walter Healy to president

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By Bob Bong Hoyne Savings Bank on Tuesday announced the promotion of Walter Healy to president of the longtime community bank that has served Chicagoland communities since 1887. Healy joined Hoyne in 2022 as executive vice president – commercial lending to launch a commercial division for the bank. Healy will succeed current president and CEO…

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