This week in THEREPORTER history

News and events from our archives

50 years ago
Jan. 3, 1962

A Worth couple adopted a 3-yearold boy from China. Gerald Berg and his wife adopted Kenneth Ming Berg from Hong Kong through a Catholic Charities adoption program. Adoption proceedings were finalized Dec. 27, and Kenneth joined the family's other boy, 4- year-old Jeffrey. Both boys wanted to grow up to be police officers.

25 years ago
Jan. 7, 1987

The Worth Village Board approved "Operation Deep Freeze," which would add manpower to the fire department in the event of severe weather. The program allowed the fire department to schedule three additional firefighters when either temperatures fell below zero or 3 inches of snow of more fell.

10 years ago
Jan. 3, 2002

Consolidated High School District 230's board of education decided to launch its own investigation into claims of improper asbestos removal at Sandburg and Andrews high schools.

The Illinois Attorney General had launched an investigation during the summer after hearing complaints that construction workers were ripping apart asbestos-laden floor tiles in areas that were open to the public. The work was part of a $118 million construction and renovation projects at Andrews, Sandburg and Stagg schools.