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Oak Park World (Newspaper) - October 23, 1977, Oak Park, Illinois 2, Sec. 8-11, Sec. News 5-7, Sec. 11, Sec. 5, Sec. Estate 5-7, Sec. 1-2, Sec. 12, Sec. OF A POLL of Oak Park village views on the latest proposal for the Lake Street and Forest Avenue the are on pages 6 and 7 of this The two-page spread includes photos of the project backers and the village board last a short and wiry man of 87 made a fortune in the of 1929 and set out to His success story and the art work of a Grove artist are featured day in page 5,1 this OF OAK PARK columnist Jean tells her views on October through ber on the editorial page Turn to page 4. 1 FIRST CHURCH of Forest for Oct. 27, is I mapped out on page 9, this | GRADE HATCH j school teacher Laura ber was awarded the award by Illinois Office of and the State Board of cation Friday in For a feature story on personality and read OUT ABOUT in the Wednesday the AND OAK FOREST high schools celebrate homecoming this on the field and the dance THAT LONESOME WHISTLE a book by Dee will be reviewed at 4 p.m. Oct. 23, at Fair Oaks 744 Fairi Oaks Oak by Herbert H. The casion will mark the ning of the 36th season of reviews by The are sponsored by the Women's Society of Fair There is no admission t PARK RIVER journal world M NO. 68 OCTOBER 2:). 1977 Single Copy 25 more towers still the scarecrow and friends Susanne Hardy and are In the mood for the Halloween Party at community Center on Oct. 31. The fun p.m. and 8:30 p.m. includes going through the spook house mystified by the magician who can read the Carnival for spooks games wiil include bobbing for of a Hot cider and other tricks and treats will be cop pact cops lose right to MARGE on both sides characterized the agreement reached between the Triton College and its campus police The agreement was ratified at the Oct. 19 board of seniority benefits and maintaining a police force were two key police college has agreed to maintain a police and to replace a maximum two police officers with security guards only upon In event of security guards will be laid off before full-time police and both groups would be laid off in order of police force gave up its right to picket as well as and agreed that grievances would be negotiated by full-time police picketing occurred this summer between Aug. 22 and Sept. 29, after the board refused to negotiate with the Teamsters Talks resumed recently without Teamsters representatives at the to Terry police the police continued with the Teamsters in reaching the agreement even though the Teamsters were not officially part of the and he said they will continue membership in the two-year contract a 1.9 per cent salary raise this year and one equal to those granted to faculty next year Salary was not a primary issue in the fringe benefits offered police were three personal leave days per year and education benefits including tuition reimbursement or compensatory time for professional training and 50 per cent off Triton tuition for their continues Vanda case until trial of an patient accused of raping and murdering an Oak Park woman in her apartment last April has been continued until tomorrow by a Cook County Circuit Court case against Thomas 25, was to have gone before Judge Frank Barbaro last but was continued until Monday because of workload involving another is hearing the case against the accused driver In the 1 57 an assistant state's attorney to the Vanda case last indictment for rape was returned against Vanda last month by a Cook County Grand Jury following laboratory analysis of physical evi dence taken from the body of Mar guerite 25, when she was found dead in her Wisconsin Avenue apartment April 29. an assistant state's attorney assigned to the Vanda has said he will seek consolidation of the rape and murder charges against Vanda in order that he may be tried n both charges at the same DAN of the Oak Park Village Board of Trustees are nearing the end of their patience with Oak Towers developer Jonas but appear willing to allow him one last chance to obtain financing for the last Monday reported to the board on his progress in obtaining financial backing for his long-delayed twin 19-story development at Lake Street and Forest lie also introduced a group of investors who said they were ready to commit themselves to the included representatives of the Leader Mortgage Co. of Cleveland and a Cleveland Robert trustees questioned Paul and the Leader representatives for more than two hours Monday seeking a commitment which would assure them the project would eventually be built The Leader representatives repeat edly assured the trustees they were behind the but said they not guarantee that lending institutions would invest in it until the mortgage is insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development tried to tell von but it's just not possible to get a fund to commit itself to buy something that doesn't yet said Art of the Leader Mortgage trustees did obtain a promise from Amster for a letter listing those persons willing to finance the investment team expects to receive a conditional commitment for mortgage insurance from in a little more than a Stack told the trustees that a HUD director in Chicago has promised to expedite the application in view of the consequences of further also estimated that a final commitment for mortgage insurance from would take three due mostly to the time ar Hay will need to complete mechanical and structural working drawings for the questioning by the admitted that he has yet to receive in fees from Stankus tor work already He said he could not start on the final which are needed by HUD for the final mortgage until he is the final commitment from Leader's Amster it would take about two weeks to obtain mortgage money from such lending institutions as pension funds and savings and that financing would be completed by late 197N. the environmental study process was we had a regular FHA project on our We just can't get financing as quick as you want said an exasperated Slack moving as quickly as can. There's nothing more we can do was trying to convince the board to extend a special use permit for the ( site until the con commitment is in hand s. in early November Hut the board had set Nov. as the date for a special use permit on the single 3i; story proposal to apparently wanted to keep the special use permit alive in order that project would not have to be debated the Oak Park Plan Com mission in a the board is losing pain m the Stankus board members have they want I go ' spot at Lake Street and i known as the Stankus but that they are no sure they want Stankus to be ihe man behind the project was originally proposed by Stankus in 1971. Repealed delays by Stankus in obtaining adequate fi to start the project have nearly used up the patience Stankus received a special use per mit to build two 5fi-story towers in 1971, cleared the but never got the financing to start hopes for federal financing for a 37-story tower fell To the series of delays and missed financing opportunities have led to his being more than in debt as a result of the individual reactions to the latest proposal by the Stankus see a related on pages (i and 7 say Beye needs JULIANN R. County officials and Oak Park fire inspectors said a lot of work remains to be done on Beye School before it is safe for children during an inspection of the school to comment on whether the school will be ready for classes Nov. 7, the target date set by the District 97 Board of Education and administrators at last Monday's board County Supt. Mart two Educational Service Region inspectors and an Oak Park fire prevention team headed by acting Fire Chief Walter R. took a nary tour of Beye School Wednesday to review the construction work School was closed by Supt. Martwick last Martwick ruled that the extent of unfinished rehabilitation work at the school made the building unsafe for children and students have been attending classes at four other educational facilities in Oak the building opens for the first time during the 1977-78 it must pass an inspection by Oak Park fire department and health department inspectors are expected to return Oct. 31, for the final can't say the building won't be Fire Capt. Dwight Elliot said during the we can see a lot of work that needs to be county inspectors said they could not comment about whether they thought the school would pass the final Martwick said he was impressed with the amount of work that had been done since the Sept. 6 inspection when the building was 97 Supt. Martin Business Manager Jerry and architect Marvin followed the inspectors through the building as the Cook County and fire officials pointed out hazards that still needed to ESR building director Robert before the building is opened the northwest stairwell which is a major concern of the Beye PTO ad hoc life must be installed or the must be with such as the isolation of the school's south entrance currently used by construction and ex tra precautions with the adjoining playground must be taken before the children Haves told present on the tour were three members of the Beye PTO ad hoc Alice Diana Schultz and Beye Principal Tom O'Loughlin The mothers listened as the inspectors echoed the concerns that they have been voicing to the District 97 super intendent and school the inspection the mothers said they were grateful to Supt. Mart his assistants from the ESR office and the fire and health depart ments for their assistance in the life safety inspections and the guidelines they helped set Cook County officials are only outsiders from an Oak Park point of Mrs. Schultz we are also taxpayers in the county and the They are here to and as citizens we have a right to go to LEADERS Diane Winke and Alice Lemme wait in Beye School for other parents and county and village officials who toured Beye School Wednesday in a preliminary evaluation of how the construction work at the school has progressed since District 97 classes began in
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