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Chicago Homewood Flossmoor Star (Newspaper) - November 9, 1975, Chicago, Illinois A Star 1 Tribune publication want ads 755-9500 want ads 755-9500 news Sycamore 8-6161 news so Caine Are 8-6161 vol. 35�?no. 46 84 pages�?6 sections sunday november 9, 1975 18045 Martin Avenue Homewood 20 cents per single copy gambling charges Homewood police raid i nets four by Paul Kelma and Nick harder a raid on a betting messenger parlor in downtown Homewood Friday resulted in the arrest of four of its employees on charges of gambling and keeping a gambling establishment. Barely an hour after Homewood police staged the Surprise noon time raid on South suburban messenger service inc., 2048 Ridge Road and closed it Down its employees had posted bail of $1,000 each and were Back on the Job. The organization claims it acts strictly As a messenger service and does not accept bets. Money which is Given to the service is transported to area racetracks and bets Are then placed. / arrested and charged with keeping a gambling establishment were Robert m. Mcgrath of 3433 Kings Road decision on land delayed a series of proposals to a help stabilized land use on the West Side of Homewood was presented to the Village plan commission wednesday night. The proposals were advanced by Gene Steinmarch presentation of the proposed land use map that will be incorporated in Homewood a comprehensive plan. Commercial land use was proposed for the South Side of 183rd Street from Kedzie Avenue West to the Village limits. A Buffer zone of multifamily housing was proposed for both sides of 184th Street from Kedzie to the Village limits. Another Buffer of multifamily housing was proposed to the South and East of the jewel . Grant shopping Center at 183rd and Kedzie. A new classification of mixed Multi family and Small office buildings was proposed for the North Side of 183rd from Sacramento to Kedzie and along Kedzie from 183rd Street to Olive Road. A Long strip of multifamily housing was proposed for the West Side of Park Avenue and Dixie Highway from Oak Road North to Maple Road. Another proposal Calls for closing Crescent drive from governors Highway around to 183rd Street eliminating the narrow Angle intersections at each end. In addition to the proposed land uses the map notes those areas of the Village that Are Likely to undergo pressure for change. The plan commission will consider proposed changes on the East Side of Homewood at its regular meeting wednesday in the Village Hall. Residents May inspect the land use maps in the office of the Community development department during regular office hours. Sky drop inside Magazine Steger and Sebastian Sam Paxin of 1617 Oak Street Chicago Heights. Mcgrath said he is the president of the organization. Charged with gambling were Robert Cohs of 639 travers Chicago Heights and Carol Yarborough of 149 Elm Park Forest. Court Date has been set for december 8 in Homewood municipal court. Police said the seized receipts used in placing the a a orders for the bets and other records. They officially closed the establishment after the raid. T South sub Urban messenger service has been in operation for about three weeks. Homewood police have been investigating the Type of operation it purports to be and who its owners and financial backers Are. The raid was a culmination of the initial police investigation. A Little after 12 . Friday Homewood police det. Phillip Martin set up a surveillance at the rear of the messenger service which is a Block away from the police station. Police said that they had planned to raid the establishment through both the front and Back doors. However when Martin saw Paxin exit the building at about 12 45 ., 15 minutes before the raid was scheduled he decided to make the arrest he said. This prompted other officers to close in at the time police said. A search warrant had been obtained the previous afternoon from sixth District court judge James Sullivan. Mcgrath said after bail had been posted that there was no police harassment. A they were very Nice a said Mcgrath of the arresting officers. A they handled it perfectly. A the police have their Job to do. What we re South suburban messenger service doing is new in the Community and new in the state and people Are going to have to learn to accept it a Mcgrath continued. Though Mcgrath insisted that there is no connection Between his organization and Pegasus inc., a similar operation that Chicago police have been trying to close Down in Chicago. He said a they beat it charges in Chicago and so will Mcgrath added that his organization chose to locate in Homewood because a we live out this Way and it s a Nice town with Nice in further defense of his Type of establishment Mcgrath said that a most of the people who come in Here Don t think we re doing anything wrong. A we serve All the Chicago area racetracks we can reach in a certain period of time. A everything we do is something a Guy it sitting in Homewood can do himself. A business is definitely getting stronger a Mcgrath added. A Homewood policeman guards the Road in front of South suburban messenger service inc., during a raid on the establishment by police. See the adjacent Story for further information. Photo by Bill bidder. Override attempt legislators a switches cancel out each other two South suburban legislators pulled switches wednesday night in the Illinois House of representatives narrow override of the governors veto of $81 million in state Aid to education. The revised votes of Republican William f. Mahar of Homewood and Democrat Iceland Rayson of Tinley Park in effect cancelled each other. Rayson voted for the override and Mahar voted against it a a change in both cases from the votes they had cast two weeks earlier on the same Issue. One vote decided the Issue on that state education package thursday in the House the earlier attempt at override had fallen three votes Short. The House then followed up the Effort to restore vetoed educational funds thursday with an 89-62 vote to resurrect $35.7 million in special education programs Cut by gov. Daniel Walker. Representatives from South and Southeast suburban districts who supported the restoration of school funds on wednesday nights vote included Rayson Michael Getty of Dolton Richard f. Kelly of Hazel Crest Harry a a Bush Yourell of Oak i Awn and Jane m. Barnes of Oak i in. Mrs. Barnes is the Only Republican in that group. Voting to sustain walkers veto on the $81 million package were Mahar George Sangmeister of Mokena i it Eroy Van Duyne of Joliet Donald Arnell of Chicago Heights Harry d. I it Linenweber of Joliet Thomas Miller of South Holland and Ramie j. Palmer of Blue Island. Sangmeister and Van Duyne Are democrats. On the second education override push Democrat Getty and Republican Arnell voted a a present while All the others stood Homewood auditors Issue a Good report auditors who recently completed an examination of Homewood financial records from fiscal 1974-75 reported their findings last week to Homewood trustees. Ron Brown and Laurence Salasche representatives of Lester Witte and company accountants presented the medical Center vote is expected tuesday consideration of an ordinance amending an existing zoning variance to allow Fot construction of a medical Center at 179tl Street and governors Highway in Homewood is scheduled for the Homewood Village Board meeting tuesday night at 8 of clock in the Village Hall 2020 Chestnut. Also expected to be considered is an ordinance which would permit the. Postponement of zoning hearings involving land use changes until after the completion of the villages comprehensive plan. Trustees Are scheduled to consider a Resolution indicating Village Board displeasure with recent actions of the regional transportation authority rat. Last week members of the Homewood Board told of their resentment that a member of the rat Board. Jack Kemp would a a dictate to them and to the bus company serving the Village. Other items scheduled to it it be discussed by the Homewood Board tuesday include an ordinance amending certain portions of the Village municipal code concerning garbage and rubbish. A motion to adopt the purchasing policy that has Jeen prepared by the Village government administration and reviewed by the purchasing committee and the Village Board. A motion to accept the 1974-75 municipal audit As submitted by a company hired by the Village. An ordinance amending a Section of the municipal code which would move up the starting time of Village Board meetings from 8 . To 7 30. And several appointments to Village committees and commissions. District 161 negotiations take upturn for the second consecutive week teacher contract talks in Flossmoor school District 161 appear on the upturn. A significant substantive Progress was made a said chief teachers negotiator Eugene sparing on Friday speaking about thursdays bargaining session Between teacher and Board of education representatives. Quot for the first time we May be seeing the Light at the end of the Tunnel since we be begun to reach agreement on vital items a he elaborated. I continued on pane i report and a management letter detailing policies the Board and administration can consider to improve operations. Both auditors commended the Village for using a program budget which focuses on goals for the various Village programs rather than budget figures alone. The Village also was commended for correcting deficiencies which has resulted in past auditors giving a a qualified a less than satisfactory rating to the water and sewer fund Witte and company was Able to give a a a clean opinion on the fund which could improve the rating a bonding House would give to Bonds if the Village should Issue them. Ratings affect the interest rate the Village would pay on Bonds. Brown also said the Village has retained most of its bonding Power which is limited to 7.5 per cent of its total assessed valuation. In 1974-75, the villages assessed valuation was $78,006,102, which meant it could Issue $5,850,458 in Bonds. During that period the Village issued Only $950,800 in Bonds. Brown said wednesday the Village a is in Good financial condition a a primarily because of its policy of focusing on the goals of programs in making its budget in the management letter the company commended the Village for its a efficient business like manner a and recommended several a Fine tuning Quot policies for improvement. These Are the Village maintain Basic records of its general fixed assets such As buildings and furniture. This would Aid in Case of loss and insurance claims would Aid in establishing control Over movable property and would provide information for replacement of equipment. A provide a manual that details accounting procedures the Village uses to improve the functioning of the accounting system on the same Side As the night before. Both packages must yet be tested in the Senate. Meanwhile two of the South suburban legislators both from the ninth District figured prominently in other Capitol events last week. The House thursday voted to override the governors veto of a controversial Bill sponsored by rep. Kelly and designed to discourage abortions. The Kelly measure would require the written consent of the husband a or a Parent if the woman is under 18 years old a before an abortion could be used. It would also prohibit the use of Saline solutions in the operation and would require physicians to advise patients of possible mental and physical consequences of abortion. Opponents have said the Bill would conflict with the existing abortion Bill drawn up to match court guidelines on the procedure. Kelly has maintained his Bill would supersede the earlier Law. Supported 109 to 44, the Bill now goes to the Senate. Rep. Rayson predicting Little Chance for Success thursday introduced a Bill to increase the rates of the state income tax to bring the state out of its financial doldrums. The proposal would raise the rates for individuals from 2.5 to three per cent and the rates for corporations from four to 4.8 per cent effecting with the taxes for this year. He predicted the measure would raise $250 million to $300 million a year in new Revenue. The dim prospects for passage of the Bill Are linked to the fact that next year is an election year for All members of the House. Water report Given the status of the water allocation hearings and the procedures that will be followed in obtaining water for communities in the Chicago area were presented at the South area municipal associations Sama meeting thursday night in Homewood by the division of water resources technical adviser Berry k. Tucker. Tucker who had attended the meeting on an informal basis As an interested Homewood resident was asked to address the meeting and report the current status of the hearings. The division of water resources is conducting the hearings for 180 communities who wish to receive i Ake Michigan water. It will compile the data for submission to the Secretary of the in apartment of transportation. Tucker explained that if Illinois is to require More Lake Michigan water than is now allocated a decision w ill be needed from the Illinois supreme court hence the reason for the states participation in conducting these hearings. To Date testimony has been heard from 120 communities in the metropolitan area. Tucker stated that he expects the hearings to be concluded in january. During january and february the division of water resources will Call expert witnesses such As the state water Survey northeastern Illinois planning commission and private engineers to further supplement the data from the co immunities. The findings from the hearings will be compiled and studied during mid-1976. A series of programs will then be held to present and test guidelines. Tucker estimated that this and the final report w ill be completed by the end of next year the water allocation for the Chicago metropolitan area is 3,200 cos cubic feet per second. Tucker considered the 1975 demand to be Only 3,250 cos. Questioned about the Small increase in demand in relation to the heavy growth in the area. Tucker responded that water conservation practices Over the Vears continued on pane i it Bicentennial Celebration meeting set a meeting which is expected to involve Many Homewood organizations in planning festivities for next years Celebration of the . Bicentennial will be held tomorrow at 7 30 . In the Homewood Village Hall Council room. Homewood Bicentennial commission chairman Manny Hoffman indicated that All local groups that May want to participate in next years activities have been invited to the meeting. He added that those that Don t Send a representative to the meeting will be looked upon As groups which Don t want to be involved in the . Bicentennial Celebration. A 1976 Calendar will be discussed and the commission Hopes to go into further details on the proposed plans for the fourth of july celebs anon. Those who wish to serve on the commission Are also invited by Hoffman to attend the meeting. Committee assignments will be Given out and actual plans for the Celebration made Hoffman said. Inside the Star today dealing with death the problems of coping with death As human medical and moral issues Are explored by columnist Harriet Marcus. Page 39 getting a boost n a Flossmoor Man who Rode with triumphant american astronauts m a ticker tape Parade through Chicago streets has been appointed to a High Post in the National aeronautics and space administration. Page 17. Court speedup a major step toward speedier trials in Cook county was taken last week Page 32. Page classified advertising. Business directory 45 60 editorials .10 especially for women.39 43 Page King Arthurs court 34 obituaries.6 sports .13-16 to listings inside Maea me cent Inott d pane 11

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