Retro Reporter 11-21-13

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Retro Reporter ArtMayor considers resigning after adultery charge
50 years ago
From the Nov. 21, 1963 edition
  The story: Palos Hills Mayor John Jager indicated he would consider resigning after “political pressures” are involved in an adultery charge filed by his next door neighbor and causing his wife to leave their home.
  The quote: “(I left) for a rest from the telephone calls and harassment (which) started before the election and have become more evident since,” — Doris Jager — John Jager’s wife.
  Fun fact: Just in time for Thanksgiving, Pick-N-Save in Worth was selling tender young tom turkeys for 29 cents a pound. Big spenders could go for the center-cut pork chops at 55 cents per pound. Also, a grand opening of McDonald’s at 87th and Harlem was scheduled to open Nov. 23.

Fooooooood fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight at the White Castle
25 years ago
From the November 24, 1988 edition
  The story: The Oak Lawn Village Board voted 5-0 to award $1.8 million worth of contracts for a phase of construction for a new Public Safety Building at 95th Street between Raymond Avenue and 53rd Court.
  The quote: “Nooo! It’s here! Every day it’s sitting there, waiting for me. Oh, the horror! I can’t take it anymore!” — Reporter reporter Jeff Wisniewski on dealing with leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
  Fun fact: Nancy Golden of Hinsdale charged with disorderly conduct by Oak Lawn police after she allegedly threw food at a policeman at a White Castle. Golden and several other women were throwing food at each other before police arrived, according to a report.

Big plans in Hickory Hills
10 years ago
From the Nov. 20, 2003 edition
  The story: Hickory Hills officials mulled a hotel and convention center on 95th Street off the I-294 tollway. They also brainstormed with ideas of building a conference center and resort hotel at the Hickory Hills Country Club and a banquet and theater facility on the property of the Sabre Room.
  The quote: “Ding! Ding! Ding! goes the trolley. The Holly Trolley that is.” — the opening of Jason Maholy’s story about a trolley service in Evergreen Park.
  Fun fact: Snackville Junction in Evergreen Park offered a free Thanksgiving dinner as a thank-you for those in the community who supported the restaurant.