This week in THE REPORTER history

News and events from our archives

50 years ago
Jan. 24, 1963

Worth School District 127 broke groundon Terrace School, 115th Street and Beloit Avenue, and Worth Junior High School, 112th Place and Nagle Avenue.


The Chicago Ridge Village Board granted part-time police officers a 15-cent per hour raise, bringing their wages to $1.65 per hour. The raise was applicable to officers with two years of experience. Those with fewer than two years of experience started at $1 per hour, with incremental raises until they reached $1.65.

25 years ago
Jan. 28, 1988

Worth residents asked the Village Board for sidewalks near schools to be built or improved.

Residents were concerned about areas that lacked sidewalks, like the intersection of 115th and New England Streets. Board members cited concerns about the cost of such work and the removal of trees as reasons they were hesitant about improving the sidewalks.


The Community High School District 218 board of education voted to adopt a resolution to allow students from Calumet Park to be bussed to Richards and Shepard high schools, despite complaints from more than 500 concerned parents and students. Sophomores and incoming freshmen would be bussed in for the 1988-89 school year, with all 468 Calumet Park students being bussed into the district by the 1990-91 year.