Stagg grad Laila Barakat leaves her mark on program

By Randy Whalen Correspondent Laila Barakat entered her freshman year of high school basketball with a plan. She left as one of the most accomplished and successful players in Stagg girls basketball history. “Coming in my freshman year, I knew what goals I wanted to achieve,” said Barakat, who was a four-year varsity player for…

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Worth considering limits on tobacco stores

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By Joe Boyle The Worth Village Board is considering establishing an ordinance that would put limits on where tobacco stores can operate in the village. Worth is not a home rule municipality and therefore cannot vote to put a limit on the amount of tobacco stores in the village. Greg Jones, the village attorney, is…

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2 incumbents seek Dem nomination in newly drawn 6th District

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By Steve Metsch It doesn’t happen often, but voters in the newly drawn 6th Congressional District have an unusual choice in the Democratic primary. Because of redistricting, two sitting members of Congress are going toe-to-toe for the nomination in the June 28 primary. The district covers the Midway Airport area, Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood and the…

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New owner will not tolerate violence at Worth tavern where 2 died

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By Joe Boyle The owner of a new tavern in Worth said his business will not tolerate any misconduct that plagued the previous lounge where two men were shot and killed. The incident took place in the early morning hours of Jan. 10 at the former Crossing Bar and Grill, 6959 W. 111th St. Another man was injured in…

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Dinosaurs come to life at Worth Library

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As part of the Worth Public Library’s Imagination Station Weekly Storytime, Bonnie Pawlarczyk, Head of Youth Services at the library, 6917 W. 111th St., hosted a Dinosaur Storytime on Tuesday. The free event was open to local area children and their parents and/or caregivers. At the event, children were able to listen to dinosaur-themed stories,…

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New managers warm up to Worth golf course

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By Joe Boyle Even snow flurries in April cannot alter the mood of the new management team at the Water’s Edge Golf Course in Worth. Matt Roberts and Kevin Bollinger, representatives of Orion Management Solutions, based out of suburban Kansas City, Mo., told the members of the Worth Village Board Tuesday night that plans for…

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Worth residents complain about rat infestation

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By Joe Boyle A group of Worth residents stated Tuesday night that a surge in the rodent population has them frustrated and disgusted and would like village officials to address the problem. During the public forum segment of the Worth Village Board meeting, residents asked if the village could do more to eliminate the growing…

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Harlem Avenue resurfacing from 62nd to 111th to resume April 4

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From staff reports The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that a resurfacing of Harlem Avenue, from 62nd Street, in Chicago and Summit, to 111th Street, in Worth, passing through Bedford Park, Bridgeview, Burbank, Chicago Ridge and Palos Hills, will resume, weather permitting, Monday, April 4. The $5 million project, which consists of resurfacing the six-mile stretch…

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