Altman Park eyed as a future recreation jewel in Worth

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By Joe Boyle When Bob O’Shaughnessy was appointed supervisor of the Worth Park District eight years ago, he had one main priority. His primary goal was to have the area known as Altman Park be managed and cared for by the Worth Park District. So, O’Shaughnessy was delighted when the Worth Village Board voted unanimously…

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Worth Library presents sleep like a baby program

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By Kelly White National Sleep Foundation guidelines advise that healthy adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep per night. However, that’s easier said than done. To help its residents get more snooze time, was the Worth Public Library, 6917 W. 111th St., with a program called, Sleep Like a Baby. “I know a…

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Shepard students chosen for ILMEA district festival

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Shepard High School choir students Aidan Reilly (Bass 1), Carson Steele (Bass 1), Alejandro Gutierrez (Tenor 1) and Ellie Davidson (Soprano 2) and band student Gabriella Scalzo last weekend earned selection to the Illinois Music Education Association District 1 Choir. “These students started working on their all-district auditions at the start of the school year,…

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Palos Heights man dies in motorcycle crash in Worth

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A Palos Heights man was killed September 21 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into another vehicle in Worth. The driver was identified as Nicholas Locasio, 26. A passenger on the motorcycle was injured in the accident. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where Locasio was pronounced dead. Worth…

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District 218 schools lend their voices for Choir Festival

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By Kelly White Singing their way into the season are students at Community High School District 218. Students from Eisenhower High School, Richards High School and Shepard High School held a Choir Festival last week at Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave. in Palos Heights. “For a lot of people around world, music is…

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Worth celebrates autumnal season with Fall Fest


By Kelly White Leaves are starting to fall and a chill is in the air. The Worth Park District gladly welcomed in the season with its annual Fall Fest on October 2 at Gale Moore Park, 109th and Nordica. “Fall Fest is one of my favorite events,” said Stephanie Analitis, Superintendent of Recreation for the…

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