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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Chicago Heights, Illinois School employees denied collective bargaining a relatively Short but productive meeting of the Board of education of Chicago Heights school District 170 took place wednesday night. Major items of business and discussion included negotiations school Calendar insurance bids and granting requests for use of facilities and Field trips. After deliberation in an executive session Board members decided to deny a request from the District s secretaries and cafeteria workers to bargain collectively As members of the service employees Union Faical la. Those employees had informed the Board they had become members of the Union and wished to negotiate. In the past superintendent Franklin Richards explained the Board has always offered to discuss salaries and working conditions but has never established the precedent of bargaining collectively. Upon the advice of the school attorney Board members decided not to set such a precedent. One reason for not granting the request Richards said is because secretaries Are privy to certain information which would make bargaining collectively a conflict of interest. A route of communication was established for the employees As an Avenue of getting information to the Board. For secretaries whose direct superiors Are District administrators the route is As follows principal superintendent Board of education. Cafeteria workers will work through their cafeteria manager assistant superintendent Charles Rellis or Richards to the Board of education. According to the 1974-75 school Calendar teachers Institute will be August 27 and children will report for classes August 28. Christmas vacation will extend from december 23 through january 5, 1975. School will be recessed May 30 for memorial Day and on several Institute Days. I St Day of school is set for june 13, but could be earlier if emergency Days Are not used. The Board rescinded an earlier Resolution to change employee insurance coverage from Blue Cross Blue shield to Golden Rule insurance company. Rellis reported that Many teachers and other employees had expressed apprehension about the change. He recommended that a study committee be formed during the coming school year. Dixie Dairy received the District milk contract on a bid of nine and one half cents per half pint of White milk and $1.25 per gallon. The Price quoted will be subject to increase or decrease according to a formula and notification of a Price change must be mailed to the school five Days prior to its effect. The Board discussed a request from it conf inuit on a air 4 i no. 12 a a film Siroi Brioe Chicago Heights Star want ads 755-9500 news Skyline s-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Skyline 5-6101 74th year of pages�?4 sections sunday May 12,1974 15 cents per copy John tiber Trust fund established a Trust fund has been established for the family of John Tiberi Chicago Heights fireman who was electrocuted monday while attempting to extinguish a Utility pole Blaze. Tiberi is survived by his wife Carol and two sons John 12, and Joseph 9. The Chicago Heights fire department and the City a chamber of Commerce organized the Trust fund at first National Bank of Chicago Heights 1648 Halsted Street. Donations to the family May be made payable to John Tiberi memorial Trust fund Tiberi was the first Chicago Heights fire fighter killed in the line of duty since the department was organized in 1893. Funeral services for the fireman were held thursday. Fire departments throughout the Chica Goland area sent representatives to the funeral. Bloom Bond speakers set for week the Bloom High school speakers Bureau made up of Community people working to support the Bond Sale proposal on the May 28 Bloom referendum will have representatives at two meetings in Chicago Heights and two in Steger Early this week. On tuesday Bloom superintendent or. Richard Carabine and Phil Panici will meet at 6 30 . With the Roosevelt Highlands fat at Roosevelt school in Chicago Heights. The same Day at 6 15 ., Edward Buckner Fritz Nehnevay Michael Stallings and i it a. C. Jesse Newton will meet with the Steger kiwanis club at a dinner meeting. The kiwanis club meeting will be held at the first congregational Church. On wednesday at the Steger Village Hall Buckner Newton Stallings and Nehnevay Are scheduled to meet with the Steger Village Board that meeting is scheduled for 7 . Thursday at a dinner meeting at the Franklin Dennison Post 410 of the american legion in Chicago Heights the Chicago area forum will consider the Bloom referendum proposal. Or. Carabine and school Board president Marvin Gavin will address the forum. Under the proposal on the referendum a total building program of $10.6 million including a $2 million state Grant would provide funds to remodel Bloom facilities at 10th Street and Dixie Highway and would expand the Sauk Trail and cottage Grove Avenue school to make it a comparable four year High school. Water treatment on tomorrows Council Agenda a method of possibly improving the Quality of Chicago Heights water will be considered at 7 30 tomorrow by City commissioners. Meeting As the water Board commissioners will be listening to a report about a chemical treatment for holding Iron in suspension in order to eliminate the red appearance of City water. The process is reportedly being used in Frankfort Aurora and Downers Grove. The regular Council meeting will Start at 8 . And a decision is expected concerning acceptance or rejection of a bid from a private scavenger company on City garbage service. Opening of highline rids delayed again f or the second time the Date for opening of bids on 16 additional highline commuter Days has been set Back by the Chicago South suburban mass transit District is std. The bids Are scheduled to be opened on wednesday june 19. The bids had originally let Een scheduled to lie opened on March 27 and were then delayed until May 15 a by a a a Chicago fire departments drum corps at right leads the cortege for John tiber Chicago Heights fireman who was killed monday in the line of duty. Funeral services for tiber were held thursday at St. Rocco Church in Chicago Heights. In lower photo City firemen carry the casket into the Church. The casket was placed on a pumper truck for the procession from the funeral Home to the Church. Many fire departments were represented at the funeral. Tiber was married and had two youngsters. A Trust fund for his family has been established at first National Bank in Chicago Heights. Photos by Don Pasko. Wit pfc att a pc teachers Board clash Over new contract teachers clashed with administrators of Prairie state College thursday in their first Public confrontation Over a new comr act. The present two year contract for teachers represented by the Prairie state chapter of the Cook county College teachers Union local 1600, expires june 12. The Stormy hour Long session followed the breakdown of negotiations wednesday Between Union and College representatives. No reason was Given for the breakdown but it was Learned that the Union local is preparing for a strike if contract negotiations Are not resumed and a new contract approved before summer sessions. The verbal Exchange thursday during the College boards Public discussion segment of its Agenda came after chairman Patrick a. Parisi refused to meet with the Prairie state faculty Senate association. James r. Moore president of the association had requested a special meeting Between teachers and the Board to discuss the boards april la action eliminating the positions of 26 department chairmen. The chairmen affected consider themselves a a fired from their posts but Parisi insists that the move was in accordance with Union requirements to notify the chairmen two months before their contract expires if there is to be a change in their work. Parisi replying to Moore a request said the proposed meeting would be inappropriate since members of the Board of trustees consider the action within the province of their duties and responsibilities. A we Are studying the administrative functions of the College to bring about a better Structure and to make this the Best College possible for our students a Parisi said. A the department and program chairmen positions will continue to function As always until june 12, at which time we should have a new a it May turn out that we continue with our department chairmen or that we replace these positions with different titles or even different William pay ton president of the Union local accused Board members of acting in bad Faith without seeking the advice or consent of teachers. A in spite of their position on governance a Patton said which favors faculty involvement in administrative decisions the Board acted unilaterally with no faculty input to remove these positions. A where is the Opportunity for the faculty to become involved in planning and coordinating these decisions this is an area which the Board has totally disregarded in its most of the 40 persons at the meeting were students dismissed from evening classes by teachers who wanted to Partick Loisil Ishii d to huu1 41 Calacci lists services available to residents a Catalon of Chicago Heights City services was presented in a speech by Dominic Calacci City commissioner of accounts and finances at thursdays luncheon meeting of the resources group. Calacci described municipal services available to Chicago Heights residents and then answered questions from the audience. The luncheon was held at Jones memorial Community Center in Chicago Heights. The commissioner said he believed the City should do a better Job of publicizing and explaining How to take advantage of municipal services. Sometimes persons complain about the Lack of a service when the service actually exists Calacci said. Questions covered a wide Range of topics. Frank Hurt co chairman of resources asked who handles the Day to Day direction of City business. Calacci replied that the mayor s Job is not a full time position. Also the a or does not supervise All departments in the City. If a person visits City Hall about a problem he is referred to the appropriate department head Calacci said. Another question concerned providing City funds to continue Federal programs such As operation nutrition because funds at the National level Are being terminated. City officials Are currently studying the idea of providing funds for the operation nutrition program. Calacci said that other requests would be studied individually. Talking about redevelopment of the City a downtown area Calacci said that the Victoria development corporation was handling much of the operation and he had been told that a they think they see some encouraging the idea of changing the form of government in Chicago Heights to provide for the election of officials from districts in order to possibly provide a better Opportunity for minority groups to gain representation on the City Council was posed by Donald Demarco assistant to the Park Forest Village manager. A i am totally against districts a Calacci said. He said that he believed the concept of electing persons from the City As a whole was a better process. He said otherwise Council members might concentrate on problems in their District and possibly lose sight of major problems facing the City As a whole. Development of the downtown and East Side areas of the City Are current priority items Calacci said. Another priority item on Calacci s list was the achievement of cooperation Between local municipalities. Calacci said that local police and fire de i no in in ii no ii indict 44 suspects narcotics Roundup continues by Robert Banser a massive Roundup of suspects in three South suburban narcotics rings continued this weekend in an Effort to dry up drug sources for teen agers. Undercover investigations spanning six months and involving about 150 drug a buys a produced 54 suppressed indictments wednesday against 44 persons on narcotics charges. Most of them had been arrested by late in the week. A task Force of More than 75 Law enforcement officers ranged throughout South Cook county rounding up alleged members of the drug rings which were dealing in heroin and cocaine and reportedly making More than $6 million a year in Street sales. Among those indicted was James d. Houlihan 26, son of former state representative John Houlihan a Park Forest. The Young Houlihan was identified As a Leader of a ring which operated in the Chicago Heights Park Forest area according to metropolitan enforcement group Meg agents. Meg is a strike Force organized to combat drug activity in code county. The indictment listed Houlihan As living at 1430 Cannon Lane East Chicago Heights. Formerly he lived at 213 Towanda Street Park Forest. Allegedly a Quantity of drugs was purchased from Houlihan in East Chicago Heights. As of late Friday afternoon 39 of the 44 persons had been taken into custody according to Meg officials. The persons were generally in the 17-to-27-year-old age bracket. Not Only were the persons Young but Bernard Carey Cook county states attorney said a while an average drug dealer May be arrested a dozen times a year More than half of the persons named in these indictments have never before faced criminal the drug rings were Active mainly among Middle class White persons in la South and southwestern Cook county suburbs As Well As parts of Chicago a Southeast Side and Northern will county according to the states attorneys office. Carey and Richard Elrod Cook county sheriff explained that the suburbs covered by the rings included Chicago Heights Park Forest Tinley Park Dolton Calumet City Lansing and Harvey. Allegedly the rings operated independently but similar. One drug ring was entered in the Chicago Heights Park Forest area another in Calumet City and the third around 108th and Ewing Chicago according to the sheriff and states attorney. The states attorney estimated that the indictments and arrests reduced drug traffic in the areas involved by about 70 per cent. After the indictments were announced Carey praised the efforts of Meg Cook county sheriffs police the Chicago police departments narcotics Section and some suburban departments making special mention of Chicago Heights. A suspect arrested from the Chicago Heights area was George Koulogeorge 19, of 19545 Halsted Street in the Holbrook Section of Bloom township. Koulogeorge As Well As the other 43 suspects was charged with delivery of a controlled substance in connection with Sale of mexican heroin cocaine marijuana and pc an animal tranquil Izer. Linked with the Chicago Heights Park Forest operation was Myron Dinovo 22, of Harvey. Authorities described Dinovo As one of the largest suspected importers and wholesalers of mexican heroin and cocaine in the Chica Goland area. In february Dinovo had been arrested in connection with Possession of several pounds of heroin according to Meg. Recently Houlihan was arrested in Lincoln mall Matteson on charges of violating a Federal warrant issued in March by a . District court in Brownsville Texas. Allegedly the three rings were involved with Sale of heroin and cocaine at several High schools and Junior High schools in the affected area. One suspect was arrested at a High school in Chicago and a 17-year-old Lansing girl was taken into custody thursday while attending classes at Thornton fractional South High school Lansing. A Meg spokesman explained that some of the alleged sales occurred several months ago but authorities did not want to create suspicion among suspects so they waited to seek the massive indictments. The suppressed indictments were handed Down wednesday evening by a Cook county grand jury and Law enforcement officers released names of suspects As arrests were made. The no of Iii 4 i inside the Star today on Mother s Day Many mothers will retired on the preparations and feelings attendant to the birth of their first child a new Mother s experiences Are told in especially Tor women Page b j. High school gaiters trom several South suburban schools made their Mark in the District tournament. Sports Section d. Scenes trom last week s older americans fair at Jones memorial Community Center Are on Page cd. Page classified advertising business directory c l through 16 dining entertainment guide .0 13 editorials a 14 Page especially for women b 3 through 7 the hot Corner a i King Arthurs court .0 to movies .0 12 obituaries a 6 sports .0 1 through 5

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