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Hazel Crest Star (Newspaper) - December 9, 1999, Hazel Crest, Illinois Students Tutor others on finer Points of math Star photo by Josaph p. Molar Bremen High school Junior Walter Anderson 16, of Midlothian tutors St. Christopher seventh grader Sam Kozora 12, of Posen on monday at Raday Lodge in Midlothian. Anderson was offering pre algebra help As part of the first year tutoring program at Bremen. By Steve Metsch special to the Star Walter Anderson never forgot How much his fourth Grade teacher Sharon Hill meant to him. Now7 a Junior at Bremen High school Walter had trouble with math at Highlands school in Hazel Crest until Hill tutored him. His is and de vanished. A after her class in be had nothing but straight As in math a he said. Fuelled by that memory Walter joins about 20 other Bremen students each monday evening spending about 90 minutes tutoring Junior High school students in math at Harry Raday Lodge 3220 w. 145th St., Midlothian. The free program which will run through the school year started in october. A i like helping the kids because i remember my fourth Grade teacher spending time after school helping me with my math a said Walter who is now a National Honor society member sports editor of the school newspaper and a member of Bremen a Cross country wrestling and track teams. This week he tutored an appreciative Sam Kozora a seventh grader at St. Christopher school in Midlothian. A i never could figure out How to Divide a larger number into a smaller one a Sam said. A this has helped a lot a students from St. Christopher Kolmar and Central Park schools huddled Over books and wide ruled notebook paper with pencils and calculators at the ready. Bremen Junior Prakash Patel tackled pre algebra with St. Christopher seventh grader Richie Mcintire. A your teacher told us this would be a Good Way to help people. Its pretty fun a Prakash said. A the kids Are smart enough. They just get tired of it math. I explain it they do it i Check it and explain what they did Richie needed 20 minutes to solve a Tough question that used algebra to rank baseball Hall of tamers batting averages. A see tutors Page a-4page finder a-2 business. R Section d classified d-5 dimensions Section f editorials a-10 health watch 6-3 neighbourhoods a-6 obituaries b-2 sports Section c our numbers main number 708 802-6800 circulation 708 802-8000 classified 708 802-6888 display 708 802-8001 editorial 708 802-8080 world wide web sit wow Star newsroom email Star news a tote Access com 6 b57544"00003i,"6 he a Here they re a Little nervous but Denise Hendricks top photo of Hazel Crest and Malcolm Crum Bley of country club Hills can to Walt to meet Santa Claus at the country club Hills City Hall. Santa greeted his fans saturday after arriving by fire truck. Star photo by Mary Compton Hazel Crest tax Levy to stay steady increase in property value new construction cited by Lynd Hemmerling Hazel Crest Village officials Are preparing to adopt its tax Levy for 1999. The Village Board must adopt the Levy by dec. 31, Village manager Robert Palmer said during a tuesday administrative meeting. A on average this years Levy will mean virtually no increase in the villages portion of the property tax Bill due to a slightly lower projected rate Quot Palmer said. About 28 percent of the current budgets operations Are supported by property tax Revenue Palmer said. Regulated by the state of Illinois and Cook county the levying of property taxes is based upon the value of real property within the Village. The county uses the 1998 equalized assessed valuation to determine the 1999 Levy amount and tax rate. This years tax rate of about 2.81 percent is expected to generate a total of $3,004,953, Palmer said. Last years tax rate of 2.89 percent generated $3,027,928. An increase in property value and new construction helped make it possible to slightly reduce the tax rate officials noted. The Village will not need to hold a Public hearing bedouin this years Levy is less than five p. E than last year Palmer noun cd Jan my to the truth in taxation at a Public hearing with proper notificr4iqn would be needed if this years i exceeded last year by that amount or More. There Are la categories in the Levy. Some of the larger Levy funds include $267,307 in corporate fund $427,692 in fire department fund $267,307, paramedics fund $546,945, Illinois municipal retirement fund and fica $257,042, police pension fund and $430,252, insurance fund. Trustees plan to adopt the Levy at next tuesdays regular Board meeting. Also on tuesday officials discussed the motor fuel tax budget for Calendar year ending dec. 31, 2000. As established by the state the fiscal year for the met program runs on a Calendar year basis. The budget for 2000 has been prepared and reviewed on a staff level Palmer said. The proposed budget for total estimated expenditures of $330,090 with revenues of $350,000. Them Jor sources of Revenue Are the monthly allotments from the state. Some of the major operations to be covered by met funds include Snow and ice removal Street sweeping and maintenance of streetlights and traffic signals officials said. City turns lights out on store request by de Pilolla the country club Hills City Council monday night turned Down a a secondhand request from a heritage Plaza store owner to pay to replace outdoor Light bulbs. During a status report on the heritage Plaza reconstruction project City architect Steven Amu mentioned that Alan Kaminsky owner of Home furniture had asked him to ask the Council if the City would pay to replace 13 Light bulbs that illuminate the stores awning. The bulbs Cost $330 each. Kaminsky was not present at mondays Council meeting. A your feeling is that the City is giving you about $250,000 for remodelling of the stores exterior yet people can still ask if we can fix this or fix that for them a said Amu who admitted to being uncomfortable making such a pitch. A anyone willing to pay for it a mayor Dwight Welch asked the aldermen. No one agreed. A a that a my feeling too. That a his answer a Welch told Amu. A a he a just trying to get everything he can get a Alderman Stephen Burris 4th Ward said after the meeting. A a it a like a contractor who does a project in your House. He a going to find other things to be done outside the Kaminsky however Felt left in the dark. A there were lights up before they started construction. I think there should be lights up after construction. You done to just a Surprise sur prise someone a Kaminsky said tuesday by phone. A a it a like taking a car into a garage with a dented fender to get body work done and it comes Back without headlights or without Kaminsky said he Hopes the old lights can be reinstalled. Otherwise he said hell just have to find a Way to pay for new ones. Still Kaminsky praised Byus construction co., which is doing the remodelling work As the a a neatest construction company he a Ever seen. They haul scrap immediately to the trash bin and Are constantly sweeping up debris. Kaminsky said he was impressed with the Way Byus works with the store owners. The request for lighting was not the first time tenants of the Plaza have wanted work be done by the City not included in the original Plaza project. Amu said. Some store owners have requested that broken signs be fixed. Amu has told them a see store Page a-4 Prairie Hills oks $5.2 million Bond Sale by Sean d. Hamill \ special to the Star the Prairie Hills school District 144 Board monday unanimously approved the Sale of $5.2 million Worth of Bonds to raise Money to pay for new roofs and alarm systems and keep the District out of debt. The Board also bought insurance with the Bonds to help keep the interest rate on the Bonds Down to 5.51 percent said District business manager Paulette Jurgovan. The insurance replaces getting a rating from a rating Agency. An Agency would have Likely Given the District a bad rating resulting in higher interest rates because of its bad financial condition. Most of the Money $3.2 million will pay for roofs on six of the districts seven buildings and new alarm systems in All of them. The remaining $2 million will be sold to raise Money to pump up the districts education fund which could have ended the year with up to a $750,000 deficit. Jurgovan said the District will not have to raise taxes to pay for the Bonds. Coming sunday. What a new designers reveal decorating trends for 2000. Home guide 84 pages 7 sections vol. 26 a no. 21 thursday december 9, 1999 an edition of the Start 50 cuts of copy Hazel Crest country club Hills inside today simply a stuff is Christmas an orgy of consumer web watch screen gems reviews of highly acclaimed films toy Story 2&Quot and Quot the Green firs look Urban View local artist Michael Cheney offers impressions of Chicago through his paintings. Dimensions r

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