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Circle, The (Newspaper) - February 24, 1971, Chicago, Illinois Whitaker decries mud- slinging in Westhaven The forces are lined-up for what looks like a tough village race in Westhaven Westhaven will get a whole new village board of trustees and a new village clerk Charles Short who resigned as Westhaven clerk this year will run for that position again This time however Short will run with the New Voters a slate of candidates that will oppose candidates supported by Village President Curtis Whitaker Short was originally elected on Whitaker's slate Short said the main reason for his resignation from the clerk's job was what Short called Whitaker's constant about affairs that had nothing to do with village business Whitaker on the other hand claims Short's reason for resignation was ad- job duties where Short works Snort feels that Westhaven needs among other things a full time police department Westhaven presently gets police service from Cook County Whitaker however serves as Acting Whitaker stresses the capital police chief Whitaker said he wants full-time police too but Some people don't have the patience to wait you don't want the Village to go into debt over it's head Short indicated that one of the reasons he feels Westhaven needs full-time police is because Whitaker can't legally write tickets Short might find that some reason for happiness however since according to Whitaker Short has not yet purchased a vehicle sticker of a permit tag for his dog Short is past the legal Feb 15 deadline for purchasing the sticker and Whitaker said And I am going to see to it that he gets a ticket Perhaps Short was unable to purchase a vehicle sticker because he found village hall closed Short and the New say that one of the complaints of Westhaven citizens is that the hall is rarely open for business Whitaker disagrees saying the village hall is open Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday from 9 until noon Anytime after that they can reach me at home and I'd be more than happy to help them out This thing about the hall not being open is false I don't see why we can't have elections without this mud slinging Westhaven voters will go to the polls Apr 20 for the municipal election The New Voter party candidates are Short for village clerk and for Charles A Downie Ralph J Aldrich John P Miller Donald L Kellogg Diane M Bartholmey and Meredith Macki The concerned Citizens Party backed by Whitaker includes Gerald E Jones Jr for clerk and for Dennis R Ward Eugene J O'Brien Oriel E Pounders James J General E Douglas and Carl J Cicero Tinley seeks members or environment board The Tinley Park Village board has established a new ordinance for the ment of an Environmental Control Board The board will have the powers to deal with environmental problems according to member Dick Hallsey said that the board is still looking for members We are seeking qualified men and women to serve on the board We would prefer a person with a background in science or the related areas of ecology and conservation but this background is not necessarily a requirement Hallsey said the board is the brain child of Village board member Richard Durkin Our first task will be to nail down a spectrum make a study to see what can be done Halsey said that the fact that Tinley Park is growing so rapidly might prove to be an ecological problem We want to deal with that problem while it's not after the fact Anyone interested in becoming a panel member may contact Hallsey at 1518 or drop a note marked to the attention of the En- Board at the Village clerk's office Sweet music at Lockport West The Joliet Sweet will hold their annual show That's Entertainment 1971 March 27 and 28 The show will be held at Lockport West High school Lockport Saturday March 27 at 8 p.m and Sunday March 28 at 2 Entertainment will include the Joliet chorus plus Joliet's two women's Four and the Neighbor Ring Chords The guest quartet will be Joliet's own The Allied Four Tickets are selling for for adults and for children under 12 and senior citizens over 65 The tickets will be only available on Sunday Part of our proceeds will go to the Aesculapian Society Drug An Economist Publication NORTH-EAST EDITION VOL 3 NO 6 FEBRUARY 24 1971 lOc PER COPY Sun to The last rays of the sun shine upon two youngsters enjoying the springlike weather lut week Hopefully a sign of more good weather to come The young men are students at St George's School in Tinley Park Circle photo by Marty hike for a better school Growth and the problems of classrooms have hit Valley View School District 96 in Romeoville If any district can say it is both plagued and blessed by the times certainly Valley View can The district faces the problem of many area rapid increase in population and lack of classroom space to handle the new growth Valley View has had its share of money and space problems The district reached the full extent of its bonding power last year needed space and faced the unwelcome alternatives of going on split sessions or increasing class size Blessed with innovative administrators and school board members Valley View did neither of these Instead the disl rict went on a school plan a concept in education School administrators and the board are very pleased with some unexpected results of school called the plan since the children go to school the whole year on staggered enrollment for day segments and vacations Perhaps at least as far as tax payers are concerned one of the best benefits of 15 is what it has not cost James Bingle board president said that the plan saved the district some million in construction costs When we went on 15 we gained two schools without laying a buck due to staggered enrollment The district thereby avoided asking for money for additional class space Some of the more obvious benefits of the plan include the opportunity for teachers to work year around James Gove assistant superintendent of the district said that most teachers bemoan the fact that they are not paid a living wage while at the time tax payers si continued on page 2
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