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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Chicago Heights, Illinois Forecasts indicate Sharp decline in open land agricultural and vacant land which once dominated the South suburban area will virtually disappear during the ext Plosive growth period of the next 25 years according to the northeastern Illinois planning commission in pc. The amount ref agricultural and vacant land remaining in the Southern part of the county will drop 70 per cent from 79,500 acres to 19, he acres Between 1970 and 1995, according to projections by in pc a research staff. At the same time the land devoted to residential use will increase 45 per cent from 40,119 acres to 58,300 acres. Nipp of hex ants that substantial amounts of land will be set aside for regional open space use such As Forest preserves and flood Plains indicating a 74 percent increase from 32,800 to 57,200 acres in the 25-year period. Bloom township in which Chicago Heights is located was once an important farming and truck gardening area but its character is changing rapidly according to in pc a analysis. Bloom townships 29,800 total acres were still More than two thirds 07 per Centi in agricultural and vacant land in the first year of in pc a study 1984. However the amount of farm arid vacant land dropped from 20,300 acres to 13,600 acres by 1970, and is expected to drop to 10,800 acres try 1975. The almost Complete urbanization of Bloom township is evidenced in the forecasts of 3,600 acres of farm and vacant land for 1985, and 1,400 acres for 1995. At the Samp Timp blooms area devoted to residential development will increase steadily. Blooms residential land has increased from 4,400 acres in 1964 to 5,401 in 1970. Further forecasts Are 6,400 acres in 1975 7,800 acres in 1985, and 7,800 acres in 1995. Regional open space land in Bloom is sex i w w in him i ii Iii juju tags in iou to 6,300 acres in 1975 11,000 acres in 1985, and 13,800 acres in 1995 a slightly slower Pace of urbanization is forecast for Rich township. In 1964, 75 per cent of Rich township land was still in agricultural use. The total farm and vacant acreage dropped from 17,500 in 1964 to 14, in 1970. Nipp forecasts that it will drop further to 12,700 acres in 1975 7,300 in 1985, and 4,400 in 1995. In the meantime land devoted to residential use in Rich is expected to double. The land in residential use increased from 3,200 acres in 1964 to 3,686 in 1970, and is expected to increase further to 4.4 h acres in 1975 5,400 acres in 1985, and 6,700 acres in 1995. Kru township land in regional open space is expected to increase from 2,900 acres in 1970 to 3,500 acres in 1975, 9,500 acres in 1985, and the same total in 1995. Bremen township which lost much of its continued on 1�?~atjn 2 71st year a Star True Budne Public Skinion Chicago Heights want ads 755-9500 news Skyline 5-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Skyline 5-6161 96 pages�?6 sections St inday May 7,1972 15 cents per copy no. 11 Dorothy p. Ross Illinois hell Telephone company Recruiter seems to be finding an enthusiastic response among the Bloom High school students visiting the hell Booth at the i career Day exposition tuesday in the cafeteria of Bloom s Sophomore Junior Senier division at loth Street and Dixie Highway. Area employ ers counselled seniors on Job opportunities and career directions. Teens tap career ideas by Jackie met Alm m a demonstration of the use of a police dog attracted the most interest of All exhibits on display at Quot careers unlimited �?T72 Iii the Bloom High school cafeteria on tuesday. Two Chicago Heights policemen. Jim Ami Frank Basile demonstrated the Way the dog. Quot Bruiser. A is trained to attack on command officer Ziserman acted As the dog s handler while officer Basile served As the subject protected Only by an Arm mid. Other exhibits also attracted attention however among the most popular were the armed forces exhibits and Many students left the career display considering the desirability of a military career one student who won glasses found out that while he Al a plane he could in Quot no there a Iii spirit As a Merlier of the ground support Crew women in the army Navy Marine and air Force were present to Tell a fiut their own experiences and Mam of the Bloom girls were interested in learning a tout this Way to Combine on the Job training and world travel Prairie state College was tile largest single exhibitor display my photographs and examples of the various career opportunities when h Are available for students there who wish to ii come teacher aides dental assistants engineering technicians architectural craftsmen nurses data processors mental health workers secretaries or workers in one of the Many Fields available at Prairie state Many students stupid at the nursing and denial assistant displays to learn what the1 Prairie state program involves and mrs. Patricia Phillips a teacher in first year nursing says that Many of them told her they have already enrolled in the course. One Booth which attracted considerable interest was the i Cooth for the Chicago Park Survey asks i in irs of citizenry How does the citizenry feel about the Chic ago Heights Park District that s what the District a officers commissioners and directors Are trying to discover. L o find out. The Park District is distributing 16.000 copies of a Survey to Chic ago Heights residents. Distr Ihu lion began tuesday Brough schools and social organizations. I his is the first Large scale City wide Survey that the Park cd strict bus conducted according to Robert g. . Sr., recreation director Ile said that the Survey was particularly intended for senior citizens minority group member and others who do lint use the Parks no a regular basis completed surveys should to returned by wednesday. Tabulation Wal ice completed Fly the beginning of june. Chairmen named gird for Bloom citizens drive for referendum Bloom township High schools citizens advisory Council thursday named Warren Kurth 342 we a St 16th Street Chicago Heights As general chairman of a voter information Campaign on behalf of the proposed Bloom tax rate and Bond referendums. Jerry Blakemore Bloom senior and mayor of the City of Bootin student government accepted the chairmanship of a student committee which will work on behalf of the referendums. Barton Herr declined the chairmanship of a faculty referendum committee because of a probable conflict with i duties As director of the Bloom night school thursday nights meeting was devoted largely to organizational work with members of the Council nominating directors of area information campaigns who in turn will set up local precinct organizations throughout the High school District. A Council subcommittee on attendance areas reported that it would be virtually impossible to define actual attendance boundaries two years before the second four year High school would be completed on the site of the present Sauk Trail it freshman building. Instead the committee proposed and the Council adopted a Resolution containing a statement of principle concerning the building it the proposed second High school. Agreed principles were the two four year Bloom High schools will have equal facilities. A Tok educational program offerings will be comparable. The total number of students at each High school will be approximately the same. A ethnic and racial balance will be maintained. This recommended Resolution will be submitted to the Bloom Board of education at its regular meeting at 7 30 . Monday in the High school administration building 10th Street and Dixie Highway. At monday nights meeting the Bloom Board is expected to consider a Resolution establishing the Date of the proposed referendum which will probably be june 3, the earliest possible Date for which a voter information Campaign can be organized. The Board is also expected to pass a Resolution specifying the exact amount of the proposed Bond Issue in the neighbourhood of $12.7 million to pay for expansion continued in pave 2 Sauk \ hinge. Flossmoor Union attempts to organize police in two departments fund. Representatives of the fund were there to encourage Black students at Bloom to sign up for possible College scholarships and to remind them that the application deadline was tuesday. Wati if it in Ipi Lar exhibit was set up by the Illinois state Library career Center. After leaving the Bloom cafeteria. Many students could be seen w earing dark Biti pins is till the slogan. Quot libraries Are people places a exhibit which attracted interest among exhibitors As Well As among the students who were visiting Quot careers unlimited �?T72�?� was the display of the Awald winning projects entered by Bloom students in last f riday s Industrial education come petition at Northern Illinois universe to it the variety of student protects included trailer hitches made in welding classes wrought Iron and stained Glass hanging lamps wooden chairs and a Toots tool made Iii woodworking. And a Fust place winning pair of Green upholstered wrought Iron chairs made by Anthony Williams Many of the exhibitors represented various Trade schools and employers and students interested in particular Carcer areas visited theories which applied to them for example the Illinois Bell Telephone com apm exhibit showed Bow a switchboard works. \ la Paraiso technical Institute displayed in electronic heart Macei Piaker As Well of Many of the Complex circuit Ries which Are a part of Modem society then. Further on Down the same Row a Repi Esen a Ohio of u him i Lith j i by Steve Modzelewski rile president of the combined counties police association i Ccpas announced f riday that his organization is presently seeking recognition As the bargaining agent for the Sauk Village Julice department. Spa also is try ing to organize the Flossmoor department he said. President John j. Flood said the it a has a a organized the Sauk Village department and also has notified mayor Roger theism and the Village Board in writing that it is requesting recognition to be the Quot negotiating agent of the police St far the police Union has not received a reply from the Village Board flood said. Iii spa formerly known As the Cook county police association also is engaged in organizing the Flossmoor police department according to flood. Quot we will in approaching the Village hoards of both of these municipalities May 17 fee tit lit Mark kit Anis year asking recognition of the a spa a flood said. Apparently the police organization so far has Only Quot talked to Quot members of the f loss Moor department. But the spa s efforts m Sauk Village have been fruitful. With f Lood claiming a 95 or cent enlistment of the. Force. The Sauk Village department has nine policemen not including the chief. But of the nine officers three Are probationary patrolmen and not full fledged members of the Force. Two of the nine policemen hold the rank of sergeant. There Arf seven regular patrolmen and three sergeants on the Flossmoor police department. Flood said the cd a will make Quot three Basic requests Quot of the Sauk Village and Flossmoor Village boards. Recognition of the cup a. Of establishment of a grievance procedure for police officers. Deduction of spa dues from payroll Cheeks on the written request of it once officers. F Lood said the spa has embarked recently on a drive to organize police departments in the Southern sections of Cook county. He said his organization has already signed a contract with Oak i Awn to represent its police department in negotiations the a spa also is engaged in Quot organizing the Blue Island department a according Tofu Lood the police Union won a court decision in october 1970, against the City of Harvey on a ruling by judge Nathan b Cohen that the City must recognize the spa As a bargaining group for the police department. The City appealed judge Cohen s decision and an appellate court ruling is expected in the near future. Flood said that if the appellate court upholds the earlier ruling it would be a a landmark decision for the a spa. F Lood is a sergeant with the Cook county sheriffs police Force but he is on leave of absence while he serves a president of the a spa Winch presently represents l,4ix> policemen in suburban Cook county. Inside the Star today Chicago Heights Al wants club will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 17, at the Holiday inn Tete where a dinner will in served at 7 to be followed by a program and dancing. Division 23 ladies night will also in observed clubs in this division besides Chicago Heights Are Joliet Joliet West South in ago Heights greater Chicago Heights Park Forest. Steger Sauk Village Tri Village Matteson. Olympia Fields and Richton Par Watseka and Kankakee George Michael is president of the Chicago Heights club and David Templin is general chairman of the anniversary committee two charter members will im1 present Tor the occasion Ralph v Carrier of Chicago Heights and or Willis Fehmee Kubier of Matteson. The program will include a talk by Philip Geary of new York world traveler and writer and songs by Dick Byrd and Janine. Professional entertainers Henri but Tell s orchestra will provide music for flan in trains Chicago Heights Kiwas club is saluted on its it it the anniversary w Ith a special Section. Rot olympics another service organization the rotary club is helping the special education co operative of South Cook county stage ifs rot olympics next saturday Page k i i la cd ii i 5o we till ii a emf stars annual howling tournament reaches its Climax today. Sports Section b. Page Page amusements .8 6 editorials a 14 books of the week a 14 especially for classified advertising. Women i b 6 it i business the hot Corner. B i directory c i through 0 3 King Arthur s court e m dining. Entertainment obituaries a 6 guide. B 5 through 7 sports by through 4

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