Sgt. Mike Cozzi (fourth from left) presented a $6,700 check to members of the Worth School District 127 board from proceeds raised during the annual FOP golf outing at Water's Edge Golf Course. Police Chief Tim Denton is at far right. The check was presented during the Worth Village Board meeting Wednesday night. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Sgt. Mike Cozzi (fourth from left) presented a $6,700 check to members of the Worth School District 127 board from proceeds raised during the annual FOP golf outing at Water's Edge Golf Course. Police Chief Tim Denton is at far right. The check was presented during the Worth Village Board meeting Wednesday night. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Worth FOP golfers chip in for SD127 school board

Spread the love

By Joe Boyle

Worth Mayor Mary Werner praised the efforts of the police department for their work on what she said was another successful FOP golf outing.

“I always like to start a meeting with a check presentation,” Werner said at the Worth Village Board meeting Wednesday night. “It was another great event and it’s wonderful we can donate to the school board.”

Sgt. Mike Cozzi presented a check for $6,700 to members of the Worth School Board 127 from the proceeds gathered at the golf outing that took place at Water’s Edge Golf Course in the village recently.

“I just want to thank Sgt. Cozzi for the hard work he put in,” said Police Chief Tim Denton. “I want to thank him, Deputy Chief Cris Hernandez and Lisa Ratajczak for everything they have done. It has been a blessing.”

Trustee Pete Kats, who is the head of public safety committee, was appreciative of the FOP and the annual golf outing.

“A shout-out goes to our police department with the golf course and the FOP outing,” Kats said. “They have always done a great job with this.”

The mayor said the Outdoor Music Fest will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 11001 S. Depot St.

Admission is free and there is never a charge. The featured band will be the Taylor Street Band. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Trustee Brad Urban said heavy rains that fell on the village Wednesday created a little havoc with some Evergreen trees down due to the downfall and high winds.

“We did have some tree damage,” said Urban, the head of the public works committee. “They (public works) were pretty busy cleaning up the trees.”

An ordinance was approved to reward a contract with Thatcher Oaks Inc. and Illinois Corporation for the replacement of an awning at the north end of Village. Hall.

The replacement of the awning was not going to exceed $16,800, according to village officials.

Trustee Rich Dziedzic asked when the awning would be replaced. Village Clerk Bonnie Price responded that they are waiting for a bid on erecting a new railing. When that takes place, both projects will begin, Price said.

The next Ace of Hearts Raffle will take place Sunday, July 9, at the Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991. The event is sponsored by the auxiliary. Ticket sales will end that day at 3:45 p.m.

More information can be obtained by calling the post, 708-448-7006, or email marrs-meyeraux@comcast.net.

The post is also contributing to the Operation Barnabas Care Package. Some of the items that residents can provide are protein bars, Kool Aid or similar singles, hot chocolate, hot cider packets, Slim Jims, summer sausage, beef sticks, dried fruits, fruit snacks, cup-a-soup, trail mix single packs, nuts, sunflower seeds, pre-packaged cookies, instant oatmeal, easy mac and cheese, microwave popcorn, peanut butter, chicken salad, pouched tuna or chicken, and dental floss.

All items must be factory-wrapped and their safety seals must be intact.

National Night Out

The National Night Out event in Worth will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Altman Park, 115th and Beloit, and the boat launch.

Werner reminded the board and residents that the village board meeting that week will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2.

Local News

Peggy Zabicki

Hot dog! This is a special week

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . I would like to start my column with the most important news. National Hot Dog Day is Wednesday, July 17 and is traditionally celebrated all week. I decided to suggest two West Lawn restaurants for celebrating…

GSWNH_HolidayInnRear_070524

Migrants coming to Ford City

Spread the love

Spread the love. Nearly a thousand coming this month to Holiday Inn . By Tim Hadac The Pritzker Administration is converting a vacant hotel in the Midway area to a shelter expected to house as many as 950 migrants. The action is occurring quickly, with migrants expected to move in this month. In a press…

CTAlogo

CTA hiring means more rail service

Spread the love

Spread the love. Orange Line sees 11% jump . From staff reports The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that because of what they described as continued, aggressive recruiting, hiring and training efforts, it has added 8.5% more scheduled rail service in recent weeks for a total of 9% more scheduled service added since April 2024.…

the leadershop logo

LeaderShop Alumni Association to host peaceful rally during Thursday board meeting

Spread the love

Spread the loveThe LeaderShop Alumni Association, a group of volunteers, previous staff members, former board members, funders, donors, and stakeholders who are community minded and energized by the mission of The LeaderShop, will host a peaceful rally in support of change to current leadership for the nonprofit agency. The rally will be held during The…

The Mariano’s store in Frankfort would be among the stores transferred to a new owner if the Kroger-Albertson’s merger is approved. (Photo by Bob Bong)

Comings & Goings: Palos Jewel, Oak Lawn Mariano’s to be sold in merger deal

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Kroger and Albertson’s this week released the list of stores the companies plan to sell, should a merger between the grocery giants be approved by regulators. Jewel Food Stores in Alsip and Palos Heights are among the stores listed for sale as well as Mariano’s locations in Oak Lawn, Orland Park, and…

The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. (Photos by Enrique Reyes, Courtesy of the Oak Lawn Public Library)

Oak Lawn Library hosts Local Author Showcase

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Kelly White Oak Lawn Public Library opened its doors to the summer season and to its local authors. The library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. “Thirty authors, two hours, and…

CRR_NH

Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound July 10, 2024

Spread the love

Spread the love

Palos Heights native Patrick Bertotelli won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest July 4 in New York. (Photo courtesy of Major League Eating)

Palos Heights native is top dog in famous eating contest

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva At one time, it may have seemed impossible for Palos Heights native Patrick Bertoletti to win the Nathan’s Hog Dog Eating contest. After all, Joey Chestnut was roasting opponents year after year by winning 16 titles since 2007 and had a streak of gobbling up championships eight years in a…

Palos Park Mayor Nicole Milovich-Walters is hoping a mobile DMV will return to the village after the July 15 visit was sold out. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

DMV sellout could mean a return visit in Palos Park

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Palos Park Clerk Marie Arrigoni announced that appointments for the one-day mobile Department of Motor Vehicles visit to Village Hall are sold out. That’s bad news for those residents who were looking forward to taking care of DMV business right there in town. But it was good news to Mayor…

Alan Morales

LeaderShop director faces more charges from former staffers

Spread the love

Spread the loveFrom staff reports The LaGrange-based LeaderShop, a social service agency that recently lost $300,000 in funding, is facing new charges of a toxic work environment, bullying, and inappropriate behavior by Executive Director Alan Morales. Since the story was first published in the Desplaines Valley News on June 24, at least six women have…

Neighbors

Peggy Zabicki

Hot dog! This is a special week

Spread the love

Spread the love. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . I would like to start my column with the most important news. National Hot Dog Day is Wednesday, July 17 and is traditionally celebrated all week. I decided to suggest two West Lawn restaurants for celebrating…

GSWNH_HolidayInnRear_070524

Migrants coming to Ford City

Spread the love

Spread the love. Nearly a thousand coming this month to Holiday Inn . By Tim Hadac The Pritzker Administration is converting a vacant hotel in the Midway area to a shelter expected to house as many as 950 migrants. The action is occurring quickly, with migrants expected to move in this month. In a press…

CTAlogo

CTA hiring means more rail service

Spread the love

Spread the love. Orange Line sees 11% jump . From staff reports The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that because of what they described as continued, aggressive recruiting, hiring and training efforts, it has added 8.5% more scheduled rail service in recent weeks for a total of 9% more scheduled service added since April 2024.…

the leadershop logo

LeaderShop Alumni Association to host peaceful rally during Thursday board meeting

Spread the love

Spread the loveThe LeaderShop Alumni Association, a group of volunteers, previous staff members, former board members, funders, donors, and stakeholders who are community minded and energized by the mission of The LeaderShop, will host a peaceful rally in support of change to current leadership for the nonprofit agency. The rally will be held during The…

The Mariano’s store in Frankfort would be among the stores transferred to a new owner if the Kroger-Albertson’s merger is approved. (Photo by Bob Bong)

Comings & Goings: Palos Jewel, Oak Lawn Mariano’s to be sold in merger deal

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Bob Bong Kroger and Albertson’s this week released the list of stores the companies plan to sell, should a merger between the grocery giants be approved by regulators. Jewel Food Stores in Alsip and Palos Heights are among the stores listed for sale as well as Mariano’s locations in Oak Lawn, Orland Park, and…

The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. (Photos by Enrique Reyes, Courtesy of the Oak Lawn Public Library)

Oak Lawn Library hosts Local Author Showcase

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Kelly White Oak Lawn Public Library opened its doors to the summer season and to its local authors. The library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave., kicked off its adult and teen summer reading season with a Local Author Showcase featuring a book fair and 30 authors June 12. “Thirty authors, two hours, and…

CRR_NH

Clear-Ridge Reporter and NewsHound July 10, 2024

Spread the love

Spread the love

Palos Heights native Patrick Bertotelli won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest July 4 in New York. (Photo courtesy of Major League Eating)

Palos Heights native is top dog in famous eating contest

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva At one time, it may have seemed impossible for Palos Heights native Patrick Bertoletti to win the Nathan’s Hog Dog Eating contest. After all, Joey Chestnut was roasting opponents year after year by winning 16 titles since 2007 and had a streak of gobbling up championships eight years in a…

Palos Park Mayor Nicole Milovich-Walters is hoping a mobile DMV will return to the village after the July 15 visit was sold out. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

DMV sellout could mean a return visit in Palos Park

Spread the love

Spread the loveBy Jeff Vorva Palos Park Clerk Marie Arrigoni announced that appointments for the one-day mobile Department of Motor Vehicles visit to Village Hall are sold out. That’s bad news for those residents who were looking forward to taking care of DMV business right there in town. But it was good news to Mayor…

Alan Morales

LeaderShop director faces more charges from former staffers

Spread the love

Spread the loveFrom staff reports The LaGrange-based LeaderShop, a social service agency that recently lost $300,000 in funding, is facing new charges of a toxic work environment, bullying, and inappropriate behavior by Executive Director Alan Morales. Since the story was first published in the Desplaines Valley News on June 24, at least six women have…