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Blue Island Sun-Standard (Newspaper) - October 17, 1976, Blue Island, Illinois r in 3 h vol. 100 no. 81 20 cents per copy Blue Island Sun Standard published by the Southtown economist sunday october 17, 1976 cents monthly by Carrier phones news or ads 388-2020 circulation 422-1212 Council favors one Way Street thumbs Down for two Way Gregory by Marc Meltzer efforts to return Gregory St. In Cen trial Blue Island to a two Way thoroughfare were stopped cold tuesday night at the City Council meeting. The Council directed the City attorney to draw up an ordinance permanently making Gregory St. One Way northbound. The action followed a recommendation of the Road and Bridge committee. Typical dress the Crandall s caught this bahian Brazil woman testing a Kite. Her colourful dress is typical of natives of that re Gion. The Crandall s South american journey will soon draw to a close. They expect to Fly Back to the United states later this month and after a Short stay with rela Tives in Florida they la head for Home. Natives of Blue is land the Crandall two year trek has been chronicled in the Sun Standard. Another instalment in their real life adventures appears today. 2-Way fight not dead yet Blue Island Alderman Andrew Botte 7th said thursday he in tends to investigate the avenues of returning Gregory Street As a two Way passage. He said he will Contact Downs Tate officials to find out Why it has been called an impossibility. Very few things Are impossible. Changing a Road is not among the he said. He said he agreed with rep. Romie Palmer r-8th who said that Only minor changes in plans should be Neces sary to preserve the two Way Street. There Are Many citizens who feel the Street should be he said. Botte said he will Contact state officials about the matter be fore the City Council votes on an ordinance to make the Street permanently one Way. About 200 residents of the area had sent petitions to the Council two weeks ago urging Gregory s return to a two Way Street. Gregory be tween 127th St. And Western ave., has been the scene of a major reconstruction Effort throughout the Spring summer and Early fall. The Roadway was widened and turned into a one Way northbound thoroughfare earlier this year in anticipation of construction on Western ave. Next summer. Western is intended to become one Way southbound. The Street construction project has been undertaken by the state depart pent of transportation. The state Dot held hearings in 1970 and 1971 on its proposed changes for Western and Gregory. Minimal opposition was voiced at that time. At the meeting Alderman Colum bus Chris Disabato 2nd said that with All due respect to the 200-peo ple who signed the petition and Alder Man Andrew Botte 7th Ward staunch supporter of a two Way Greg Ory it is virtually impossible for the state to change Gregory St. Back to two Way Disabato chairman of the Road and Bridge committee delivered the com Mittee recommendations to the coun cil. He noted that Botte a member of the committee was not in favor of the recommendations. According to mayor Richard with ers the chief designer from the state Dot Schaumburg office said he would be quite concerned about re turning Gregory to a two Way Street without major changes that involved the rebuilding of the entire people normally Are against said the mayor. Because of the safety features involved in a one Way Gregory St., i think the peo ple will eventually appreciate it. Neighbourhood residents have complained that if Gregory remains one Way traffic conditions in the area will Worsen because of greater inaccessibility to St. Francis Hospital and the churches on the Street. Residents also have complained they Are forced to drive up to six blocks out of their Way if they wish to travel from Greg Ory to Western. Village parents liable for kids vandalism by youth football group charges shut out by Worth township by Carol Jouzaitis the recently formed Worth town ship youth commission has been charged with the responsibility of planning programs to better serve the Young people of the Community according to township officials. But Marge of the Blue Island Junior football association has charged that she has been shut out in her attempts to apply for Revenue sharing funds for her organization from Worth township. The youth commission recently publicized it would accept applications for financial assistance to needy youth oriented organizations through out the township. In a press release issued around oct. 4, the commission said applications could be obtained at the township office 5831 w. 115th St. After the article appeared in local newspapers. Mrs. Emmeloth said she was told there were no applications available when she went to the town ship office. Her name and address was taken there. But she contends the township is giving her the run around in at tempting to apply for funds. It s been a hassle. You can t get a foothold into the door to discuss this. The door is she charged. Township supervisor Lawrence per Tri told the Sun Standard the applications would not be ready until oct. 18 because they were not printed yet. He said applications would be mailed to those who requested them. Mrs. Emmeloth wrote a letter to the township March 25 requesting Revenue sharing funds for the football association. Petri said he gave her request to the youth commission several months ago for consideration. Eleven volunteers were appointed to the commission in March to review Mich requests and make recommendations to the Board concerning youth programs to prevent juvenile Deli Quency. But John Delaney Iii youth com Mission chairman told the Sun stand Ard tuesday he had not gotten mrs. Emmeloth a letter from Petri. When asked if the commission would consider the football association s request Delaney refused to comment. Well consider requests from worthwhile organizations. Well look at it. But they May or May not hear from Delaney said. He said the commission would not justify its decisions to organizations because it might run into prob the commission has a budget of s20.000 from the township including in Revenue sharing funds. Activities under consideration by the commission Are a youth newsletter seminars Legal advisory program Job referral emergency shelter for youths teen centers Volunteer pro Grams and potential funding of cer Tain groups according to a press re lease from the township. Mrs. Emmeloth said she first contacted the township to apply for funds when she was told by a Friend in february the township had scheduled a Public hearing for requests of reve nue sharing funds. She said when she inquired about the hearing. Petri told her it was a formality because the budget was Cut and dry As of january. Petri denied this. He said the town Board can Amend the budget after it is placed on display at the end of january. The Board held a Public hearing for Revenue sharing fund re quests feb. 11. A Public hearing was 218 Board ponders Fate of by Little league lot the future of Blue Island Little league s use of a lot at 327th and Redzic was discussed tuesday night by school District Board of Edu cation. Board president Ruth Seyfarth read a idler from the Little league asking the Board How much longer the base Ball team would have Access to the of owned by the school District. The Little league wants to build a storage building Oti the lot. But the league said this would nol be feasible unless the baseball team can plan on using the lot for another three years. The consensus of the Board in an informal vote was 5-2 in favor of let Ting the league use the lot for three More years. Bui the Board referred the matter to or. William Webb school superintendent for a final decision. Last year the Board told the Little league it would make a yearly Deri Sion on the use of the lot. Board member Ben Nowakowski he thought the school District should flick with this policy rather than making a three year commit ment to the baseball team. said the school District should think of its own interests first. He suggested the lot be used for Stu Dent parking. Board member Vernon Lentz suggested Selling the lot to the Park District. Held on the entire budget and appropriation ordinance feb. 25 and the auditors adopted the budget feb. 27. When asked if it would be More useful to hold the Public hearing be fore the budget is written and put on display Petri disagreed. He said fund requests Are usually submitted to the township in the fall before the budget is written. Mrs. Emmeloth said she was told to write a letter concerning her re quest which she did March 25. She said that after about five weeks she got no response so she called Petri. Petri said he did not respond to her letter because she called him before he had the Chance. Petri said he read her letter to the auditors at their april 14 meeting. He said he referred her request to the youth commission because it is the proper group to study her request. The Board is More concerned with establishing township wide programs for senior citizens health clinics and youth than with funding individual organizations. Petri said. The auditors discussed mrs. Emme loth s request again sept. 29 after she approached auditor Cliff Ferrin about the matter. But the auditors said there is too Many organizations like the football association in the town ship to fund them Petri said. But mrs. Emmeloth contends there Are Only four non profit groups like the football association in the town ship. She said the association wants Worth township to match the it receives from Calumet township. Calumet township is smaller and does not have As Many township pro Grams. Petri said. This year Worth township budgeted in Revenue sharing funds for recreation. Petri said this Money will finance Tennis courts and an ice rink the township office two Tot lot programs and a playground near in Dian Hill school at 128th Street and Austin Avenue in Palos gardens. Also budgeted was in reve nue sharing funds for libraries in the township including Blue Island s Library. About was budgeted for Home Relief and the township health clinic. Other allocations of Revenue Shar ing funds were to build a senior citizens drop in Center at the administration building. For police Protection in unincorporated areas and for the Worth town ship senior Citira is organization. For the youth commis Sion for reach out a sen ice for needy persons for the ser Toma Job training Center and a place in the Sun. Organizations which help the handicapped for a feasibility study on building an armed forces museum on the Banks of the Cal Sag Channel near Ridgeland ave nue for a cooperative project with students from St. Xavier College who Are writing a history of Worth township and about for town ship Bicentennial activities. Petri said Park districts have not received funds because the township Board considered the libraries More in need of funds. He said the Board would probably consider giving funds to the Park districts since the Revenue sharing program was extended last week. Petri said part of the problem in Al locating the funds was caused be cause the township did t know if the program would be continued. He sad said the township has about left to allocate this year. Now that we have our township programs underway we will consider funding some of these other he said. By jew Tinen the Calumet Park Village Board unanimously passed an ordinance thursday making parents liable for vandalism committed by their child Ren. The Board passed the ordinance Village atty. Harold Richter said be cause of rising vandalism by holding parents responsible for such Vandal ism the ordinance intends to cause increased supervision of the ordinance covers ple age knowingly or Reck Lessly damage property. It provides for fines up to s500, and for condition Al discharge of up to one year. Conditional discharge Richter said is probation but not a reportable probation. On probation the person must report to a probation officer once a week once a month or what but on conditional discharge it is a period of probation but you Don t have to he said. It is not a conditional discharge can include a Fine schooling psychiatric treatment drug abuse treatment or restitution As determined by the court. The court May impose conditional discharge if the conditions of restitution Are not met and can shorten or lengthen the term of conditional discharge. Parents of unemancipated children still living at Home Are liable for any Fine or restitution. Calumet Park based the passage on its Powers As a Home Rule unit. Many other Southern suburban towns Are considering such an Ordi Nance. Tinley Park passed such an ordinance at a meeting attended by representatives from 27 other communities including Posen bobbins and Crestwood that Are interested in making parents liable for vandalism by their children. However some authorities have said that such Laws May be unconstitutional. Barroom Brawl brews murder charge a Calumet Park Man was charged with attempted murder and aggravated Battery sunday night after a fight ended in a shooting at the Down Hill club 13200 s. Western ave., Blue is land. Charged in connection with the shooting was Dennis l. Blust 30, 12813 Bishop. Charles Ray Noe 4663 w. 128th St., Alsip. Was hospitalized after being foreign conversation Roger Randall talks with or Ognayan school children. The youngsters dresses in traditional outfits were Happy to compare notes on the difference in Cus Toms of school read the latest instalment of Bloe Island s Roger and Linda Crandall s South american travels in today s Sun Standard. Shot twice during the scuffle. He suffered wounds in the right Chest and lower Abdomen areas by what appeared to be .22 Caliper bullets Doc tors said. Noe was in fair condition wednes Day in St. Francis Hospital after being taken out of intensive care a Hospital spokesman said. Lewis d. May East Avenue and route 66, country Side was charged with Battery and two counts of unlawful use of weapons. He allegedly punched tavern owner Michael wern Iak. 13455 Mozart ave., Blue Island while wearing Metal Knuckles. Noe told police he was attempting to remove Blust from the tavern when he was shot. While they were struggling Blust allegedly pulled a gun from his Belt or pocket and fired twice both shots striking him. During the scuffle Noe was fight ing with Blust and Femiak was fight ing with May a witness told police. The witness said that when he heard the gunshots the fight Between wern Iak and May had stopped and May had left the tavern. During the fights. Evelyn l. Jorio s810 s. East ave. Countryside stood by watching and Beverly May test ave. And route 66, Countryside chased an unknown male behind the bar with a chair the witness said. After the shooting the Mays Blust and Jono walked out of the tavern. Blust allegedly handed something to Jorio who then walked South on West Ern to the canal the witness said. Another witness. Dewey Noe Chi Cago Heights the victim s brother said he told Noe during the fight to let go of Blust so he would leave. He said he then heard two muffled shots. Blust then handed something to Jorio who left the scene he said. When Blue Island police arrived they searched the four subjects and took them to the station. The subjects said they knew nothing about shoot ing. Searching May police found a knife and five shot a Caliper revolver with five shells. Metal Knuckles were found in the squad car after the subjects were taken to the erf

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