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29 May 1977

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29 May 1977

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Chicago Heights Star (Newspaper) - May 29, 1977, Chicago Heights, Illinois Italian visitors tour Chicago see baseball game by Sheryl Ranieri v visitors from Chicago Heights new sister City san Benedetto Del tronto Italy were introduced thursday to three cultural aspects characteristic of life in Chicago Heights and much of America the big City baseball and the egg Mcruffin. Ten members of the delegation visiting Chicago Heights from san Benedetto Del tronto travelled the 30-Odd Miles to Chicago to see the Metropolis nearest their sister City. Accompanied by Carlo Mario Pulcini president of the Chicago Heights Marche Giana society and interpreter for the primarily no English speaking guests Rick Doggett Chicago Heights City administrator and Bruce Stevens City Public relations director the italians were treated to breakfast at a Mcdonald a restaurant a View from the observation deck at Sears Tower in Chicago and a Chicago cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field. Primo Gregori mayor of san Bene Detto said the 30 italian citizens who made the trip to Chicago Heights had so far found their visit a out of this the excursion thursday was part of a full Calendar of events planned for the guests by Chicago Heights City officials. Quot its original a was the first comment from san Benedetto City Council member Arvedo Marinelli As he surveyed the red White and Blue decor of the Mcdonald a restaurant on Halsted Street in Chicago glimpse of food and service at an american fast food restaurant italian chatter filled the air As the visitors eyed the egg. Cheese and Canadian Bacon sandwiches served on breakfast muffins How to eat the item seemed their major concern until Emidio Travaglini a san Benedetto Del tronto citizen who lived in the Chicago Heights area for 21 years before he returned to live in his Home town demonstrated the Best Way to Heights where the visitors got their first attack the egg Mcruffin a Star publication Paolo Menzietti vice president of provincial administration in san Benedetto observed that the food was very Good and added that since the italians had arrived Here monday evening a your american friends Are always telling us to eat a he added that he sees such encouragement As gestures of Friendship and that he is very grateful arriving in Chicago mayor Gregori who Speaks no English made Clear his first observation of the City. A smog a he said contrasting the sea air of his resort Home town later overlooking the City and the Shoreline along Lake Michigan from the 103rd-floor observation deck at the Sears Tower the visitors were awed by what most of them considered the a a magnificence of the tallest building in the world a i cannot describe How they feel a of continued on Page 41 Chicago Heights Star want ads 755-9500 news Skyline 5-6161 want ads 755-9500 news Skyline 5-6161 no. 18 64 pages�?4 sections sunday May 29, 1977 25 cents per copy elks rezoning bid fails to gain plan unit s of by Carolyn Pressler Chicago Heights Park Forest Apo elks Lodge 1958 lost a Battle to the Chicago Heights plan commission wednesday but the elks have not necessarily lost the War the plan commission refused to recommend that the elks be permitted a zoning change and special use permit which would allow them to set up Headquarters at 15th Street and Otto Boulevard in the old Spindler Koelling funeral Home the basis of the refusal was that the commission wished to preserve the residential atmosphere of the neighbourhood City planner Richard Kozdras in his recommendation to the commission said a with the predominance of residences in the area i feel we should contract the Cen trial business District cd rather than expand it. The neighbourhood should be preserved. And the zoning kept in Harmony with the other properties in the the elks will have two More chances to get their petition approved when they bring it Back to the zoning Board and when it comes before the City Council. During the lengthy deliberations on the matter the plan commissioners Dweller on two Basic Points complaints from nearby churches and neighbors and Lack of adequate parking veterans groups plan memorial Day event services at the memorial Mound in Chicago Heights will be held tomorrow morning this year the traditional memorial Day services at the Mound 14th Street and Chicago Road Are being sponsored by the veterans of foreign wars Post 2825 in conjunction with the ladies of the grand army of the Republic members of the various service organizations participating in the event will Start the ceremonies at 10 30 a in. First order of business will be the posting of colors then de Gereg com Mander of vow Post 2825, will give the Call to order next the Rev Eugene Sigler of Jones memorial Community Center will give the invocation commander Gereg will deliver the welcoming address. That will be followed by the placing of wreathes at the Mound by members of the ladies of the grand army of the Republic Eithel Gearhart president of Circle 85 Alma Fredricks Secretary and treasurer Ruth Janser chaplain and Anna Mohr president of american legion auxiliary 131. The raising of the Flag will be the responsibility of Frank Mazzuckelli of vow Post 2825 who will be officer of the Day. The Bloom High school band will play the a Star spangled Banner a under the direction of Ronald Rose leading the pledge of allegiance to the Flag will be Bonnie Bijak. Of the Junior girls unit of the ladies auxiliary of vow Post 2825 the Bloom band will perform a musical selection following the pledge of allegiance next an address will be Given by Chicago Heights mayor Charles Panier he will be followed by Marian High school student Steve Potts recent Winner of the vow voice of democracy award his topic w ill be a what America Means to another selection will be played by the continued on Page 4 in a summary of the Public hearing held last wednesday acting chairman Martin Dolowy noted that some 289 signatures from Church members and residents were presented on petitions asking that the Zon my change not be allowed Hugh Moore exalted ruler of the elks who spoke on behalf of his group stated that there were never any com plaints from neighbors when the elks were headquartered at 16th Street and Vincennes Avenue in Chicago Heights nor were there complaints from a nearby Church. Sam Meli a neighbor who lives across the Street from the building in question spoke against the recommendation citing noise and parking problems As the two major factors in not wanting the elks there with regard to parking Kozdras said that the zoning Board of appeals had been in error As to parking requirements and that parking for 25 per cent of the Mem hers 232 would be required the lot of the building has 26 spaces he said the geographical Boundary for waiving the parking requirements is the Middle of 15th Street and not the cd zoning area Moore stated More than once that he Felt the parking at the building would be More than adequate a and if we did no to think so we want he added that parking on Vincennes had not been a problem when they had no lot at All. He also volunteered that he would seek an agreement to use a parking lot owned by Star publications located on the South continued on Page 4 City will Sot Appeal residents plea on Wilson Case is rejected 3-2 amid a flurry of last minute protests from residents Chicago Heights City Council members voted 3-2 against appealing in court the controversial Wilson Avenue Road improvement Case at a Spe Cial Friday afternoon session mayor Charles Panici told an audience which included about 25 Wilson Avenue area residents a i think we be gone the extra mile a but a resident responded a we realize gone you be gone an extra mile. What we re asking you now is to go an other mile a follow tag statements from residents and a rehash of the Wilson Avenue Issue that Bas been a topic of debate since last fall. Commissioner Dominic Ca acct said a a in a going to move that we Appeal this Case Quot he and commissioner Louise Marshall voted in favor of the motion but mayor Charles Panici and commissioners Eugene Sadus and John Gliottoni jr., cast negative votes Sadus commissioner of streets made no statements concerning his vote the Wilson Avenue Case revolves around a dispute Between Home owners and a commercial Developer. Ralph Crescenzo Over whether Crescenzor a Wilson Center shopping mall should be linked on the North to 13th Street the Center currently has an Entrance and exit off 14th Street residents claim that allowing Creszenzo to develop Wilson Avenue As a thoroughfare Between the shopping Center parking lot and 13th Street will change the nature of the neighbourhood and create numerous traffic problems in the residential area they also Point out that there is a tavern with a 4 a in. Liquor License in the shopping Center last year Crescenzo started work to improve Wilson Avenue without a City per Mit. Following a Public hearing City Council members voted to Stop the project. Then Crescenzo filed a lawsuit against the City last month. Judge Arthur Dunne held a Brief hearing on the Case and ruled in Crescenzo s favor in Cook county circuit court in Chicago deadline for appealing that decision is near at Friday s Council session g let Tom on n0te 41 commissioners award Skyline refuse contract Skyline disposal company of Chicago Heights will continue to provide scavenger service for City Home owners As a result of action taken Friday afternoon by Chicago Heights Council members the Council voted to accept skylines bid on a new three year contract even inside the Star ate track closed tomorrow a offices of the Star will be closed tomorrow in Observance of the memorial Day Holiday. Today a sports Section has results of the boys High school state track meet in Charleston. Sports begin on Page 9 big event the cover Story in inside Magazine is about Ingalls memorial Hospital Harvey which will sponsor its fifth annual Benefit dinner concert largest event of its kind in South suburbs on june 12. Real Ducky the Fluffy baby ducks at Park forests Illinois school Are the result of an incubator project hatched by innovative teacher Rose West details on Page 17, where you also will find tips on decorating the Home s newest a a Glamour room a the Bath room. A Page books. Classified advertising business directory. .29-43 dining. Editorials. .8 especially for women. .15-19 the hot Corner. .9 King Arthur. .23 movies. Obituaries. .6 sports. .9-13 to listings. Though it was not the Low bidder at a special afternoon session Fitzpatrick Brothers disposal service of Steger submitted a bid of $341,040 per year on the three year contract while the Skyline bid was $370,440 per year however Fitzpatrick did not include the proper bid Security a Check for More than $100,000 the Skyline bid did include such a Check instead of being to per cent of the bid the Fitzpatrick bid Security Check totalled less than one per cent Skyline has been providing City Home owners with refuse pickup service for the past three years since the City refuse department was disbanded and City garbage workers went on strike that three year contract expired about a week ago. And since that time Skyline has been providing the City with service at the former rate representatives from Skyline including mrs Jospeph Laport wife of the presi Dent and Clement Deluca. Operations manager As Well As several other employees attended fridays session the Fitzpatrick firm was not represented at the meeting but Charles Fitzpatrick had sent a letter to Council members ask ing for a week s delay on the awarding of the contract to allow him time to answer several questions which had been raised by finance commissioner Dominic Cal Acci Calacci explained that his questions dealt with the financial status of the Fitzpatrick firm the number of new trucks and employees which would be required to handle the City contract and a projection for operating expenses for a year if the contract was awarded also Fitzpatrick was requesting the delay in order to file the required Security Check however. Eugene Sadus. Commissioner of streets and Public improvements said that he was prepared to vote on the Issue on Friday. Sadus. Calacci. Ernest Molyneaux. Superintendent of streets and pub lie improvements and James Creswell City corporation counsel had reviewed the two bids on wednesday John Gliottoni jr., commissioner of Public health and safety said he did not believe the decision should be delayed. Also Sadus pointed out that the f Tapa trick firm had said it would not be Able to take Over the service until August and the City had no. Assurance that Skyline would continue its service until August Calacci said he had been asked several times Why the City advertised for bids on the new contract so close to the deadline of the old contract and he said that he did not have an answer the bids were actually opened after the old contract had expired Sadus said that it was an Quot Over sight and he was responsible mayor Charles Panici said he was disappointed that Fitzpatrick was not represented at the Friday afternoon meeting Calacci said he Felt the Skyline bid was a Good one. But he would prefer to wait and hear Fitzpatrick s answers since there was about a $90,000 difference in the bids Over a three year period however Sadus said he did not believe a delay was necessary a either a person is in line with a bid specification or he is not a Sadus commented then Gliottoni said he thought Fitzpatrick should have been prepared to answer questions on the Council floor. Finally Sadus made a motion to award the contract to Skyline. The motion passed 4-0 with Calacci passing Calacci said he did not want to vote against Skyline because they had been giving the City Good service but he Felt a bidder should be allowed time to Supply additional information in other action at the meeting com missioners awarded a contract to welding Well works of Beecher to repair City Well no 18 at loth and Schilling also Council members unanimously awarded a contract for various Street re surfacing projects to Chicago paving and construction company they were the Low bidder with a proposal of $258,431 95 for the first phase of the City a $14 million Roadway project also the sidewalk construction project work for the City was awarded to Davis continued on Page 4 Bloom track team ties for state title set sports mayor Primo Gregori sporting a Cap to show his support of the Chicago cubs baseball team enjoys refreshment As he watches his first America baseball game at Wrigley Field on thursday the mayor of san Benedetto Del tronto Italy concluded after the cubs game with Montreal that base Ball is a less strenuous activity than his country a National sport soccer Star photo by Calvin Yap

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