This week in THE REPORTER history News and events from our archives-July 4, 2013

50 Years Ago
July 4, 1963
  Three-hundred ninety-six voters from Chicago Ridge rejected a proposal to issue $300,000 in bonds to finance three new parks that would cover about 35 acres of property.
  A Palos Heights man was one of three people arrested after a Bingo game was raided. The men were each charged with keeping a gambling house.

25 Years Ago
July 7, 1988
  Construction for the new Tri-State Tollway interchange at 95th Street was scheduled to begin July 11.
  The Chicago Ridge Village Board voted to approved the proposal for repair work to be done on the railroad crossing at Central Avenue between 107th and 108th streets in response to the weakening rubber plates beneath the traffic crossing.