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weather i iri sports OCT mi 13 for lllini Illinois opened Big Ten play in fine style Saturday, disposing of Michigan State. PageIC In winter's grip Winds will ease, moving to southwest at 10 to 15 mph, but the cold remains with lows in mid teens. Page 8A L7i- Monday, January $, 1989 35 cents newsstand Builders alone earn carry schools "It's easy to say the new people will pay, but it is tough to defend -it in court." District 47 Superintend Rick Bernotas Miller said the land donation was necessary. "Land south of town is becoming very scarce," he added. But if cash was taken, Lexington would have paid only $790,000 for the 669 single-family barfiEb and remaining 483 townhuses and Apartments (about $116 each multufamily units to District 47). To meet the $9 million for two new schools, the developer would have to pay about $12,435 for each single-family home and $1,409 for each apartment and townhouse. Overall, the donation would have been about 12 times higher than the ordinance demands. City Manager Joe Misurelli said an increase in the city's ordinance may not be defensible if it was challenged in court. The new formula was determined by weighing the cost of new schools and Developer Donations (n0j School district charges for I I 'r a three-bedroom house fe Hb-t tt ir. Cary $1500,, Crystal Lake $2,340" Harvard $400 Huntley $850 Marengo $425 McHenry $400 Woodstock $420 'For four bedroom or less "For each single family residence Rich Carter Herald staff writer CRYSTAL LAKE While many residents believe developers should pay for new grade schools, city and school officials say it is unrealistic. with a possible April 4 building referendum pending, opponents say the "new people" should be responsible for building new grade schools in District 47. School officials estimate more than 2,700 extra students may be walking the hallways in local elementary schools by 1993. But officials say the city's developer donation fee for schools, which was upgraded last year, is already the highest in the county and one of the highest in the state. The total donation is $2,320 for each single-family home, with $1,345 going to District 47 and the rest going to the high schools. The donation would be astronomical if it had to cover the total QUJJ cost of building new schools, Superin1 tendent Rick Bernotas' said. "It's easy to say the new people will pay, but it is tough to defend it. in court," Bernotas remarked. One housing project, Lexington's "The Villages," could produce more than 1,100 students, enough to fill two schools, by 1993, Bernotas said. It would cost about $9 million to buiid the new schools for the extra students, District 47 Building Director Ron Miller said. Lexington donated 10 acres of land for a future school site instead of cash. Bengals bite Bills The Cincinnati Bengals handled the Buffalo Bills 21-t0 Sunday, advancing to the Super Bowl to face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Jan. 22. Page 1C See SCHOOLS, page 3 Source: School Dist. 47 Herald graphic Cliff Ward Bush makes history Congress was ready to go on schedule Wednes- day and George Bush was there performing his vice-presidential duty. Columnist Charles Mc-Dbvyell reflects on the historic moment on the Opinion Page. Page 4A i -if vote to establish CHIP, the program originally vetoed by Gov. James Thompson, Schaffer projected the General Assembly will appropriate $5,7 million for the premier year of the insurance program. Up on the farm Don Peasley takes a look at life on the farms today, the challenges the joys, through the eyes of modern farm wife Carol Volkening. Page 3B By Amy R. Mack Herald staff writer The road to Springfield may be paved with a combination of com promise and dissension this week when area legislators journey to the state capitol for the final days of the 85th General Assembly. Amidst what appears to be a likely floor fight for power in the Democratic-controlled Senate, the General Assembly may finally pass a hotly-contested state insurance program, according to state Senator Jack Schaffer, R-Crystal Lake. And, with Democratic leader Philip Rock's position as Senate President on the line, the three-day veto session could be more than a routine extension of November's session. Rock faces infighting among Chicago Democrats vying for power in the face of a volatile race for mayor. Whether the struggle will affect compromise on a comprehensive health insurance plan and discussion of a quarter-cent collar county or DuPage County Gas Sales tax remains to be seen. But it appears likely the final days of this session may be marked by some of the political dissension which is sure to highlight the Chicago mayoral race, Schaffer noted. "It will certainly be interesting," Schaffer predicted as he prepared for Monday afternoon's initial session. Predicting the legislature will nTHItl4H-H I "It's a heavy duty rumor at this point," Schaffer said. "But I'd say it's a pretty good guess. It's a compromise I hope everyone can live with," he added. The consensus bill would set aside $1.7 million to get the program rolling, with an additional $4 million slated to pick up the state's share of insurance premiums. The bill would be a compromise from the initial bill which called for $10 million, a measure vetoed by Thompson last summer. CHIP is an insurance program aimed at meeting the needs of those people who are unable to. obtain insurance through normal channels because of catastrophic illness. "The client will pay around 135 percent of the state premiums which will run around $150-160 per rnonth," Schaffer explained. "That's still a lot of money, but for people who have no option that's going to look pretty good." The compromise measure expected to be proposed this week would allocate $12 million for the second year of the program, money expected to pay actual insurance premiums. i 1UU 4. I I AP Laserphoto Un-Bear-able Strong retail season The holiday spirit reawakened in consumers this Christmas, sending shoppers into the stores and giving retailers their best performance in nearly two years. Page 8C Dow Industrials Friday 2195.89 ............2213.75 ..........2182.32 2194.29 Up 3.75 San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice is 49ers manhandled the Bears, 28-3, and congratulated by teammates Tom Wallace advanced to the Super Bowl. Details in and Tom Rathman after one of his two Sports, touchdown catches Saturday. Rice and the missing for 5 months Friends ponder Infant death rate worries officials mystery The infant mortality rate in 1987 was low, but officials fear the trend could reverse. Page 2 Call us If you have not received your Northwest Herald in good condition by 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday or by 8 a.m. on -Saturday, Call (815) 459-8118 prior to 9:30 a.m. weekdays or 11 B.m. Saturday and a paper will be delivered within an hour. We guarantee it! 'rff I rf '-mX By Georgette Braun Herald staff writer McHENRY COUNTY -Health officials are worried the infant death rate may rise here because more women are waiting too long to ask for prenatal care and others are on waiting' lists to see local doctors. The fact that the infant mortality rate decreases when pregnant women see their doctors more is a key finding in a McHenry County Health De- partment preliminary study, according to Administrator J. 1 Maichle Bacon. "There needs to be more access to counseling and services related to family planning," he said. "They are not getting -their vitamins, care, the education they need." 1986, the median number of prenatal visits for all women whose babies died before they were a year old was six. The infant mortality rate was 11 per 1,000 live births. In 1987, when the median number of visits was 11, the" death rate was 7.4. Fewer than six prenatal visits is considered inadequate and" 14 is By Kelly S. Thompson Herald community editor ARLINGTON HEIGHTS -Keith; Reinhard's friends haven't given up. On the five-month anniversary of the sportswriter's disappearance in the Colorado mountains, about 850 people gathered to raise funds to continue the search. Calling Keith Reinhard's disappearance a "strange-dream O'Donnell, sports columnist for an Arlington Heights newspaper, applauded the crowd for their "tremendous show of support." Sports players, media celebri- i ties, friends and family members attended the event at Ditka's Trackside. O'Donnell said he expected the night to gross more than $20,000, his original goal. Reinhard, 50, of unincorporated Algonquin, disappeared Aug. 7 from the Rocky Mountain Town of Silver Plume, after letting off on an afternoon hike. After a week-long search and no clues, Clear Creek County Sheriff's Police 1 closed the investigation. The tragedy deepened when a pilot was killed after crashing into the rugged terrain. But there was no more talk of tragedy at the fundraiser. Satur- optimum. But last year, the percent of women who waited until they were' at least seven months pregnant to register for the county prenatal program rose to 30 percent from 17-percent the previous year, according to nursing director Margaret Bert. The number of babies horn to mothers in the program in 1988 was 183, and 247. women were registered, half of them 20 years old and younger. Bacon cited denial of the pregnancy as a major' reason teens and women put off prenatal care. But even if the woman signs up with the county prenatal program, it could be as long as three months before a McHenry woman could see a Henry obstetrician or family doctor, according to Carolyn prenatal program 'i See -INFANT, page 2 Margartet Brandt Herald stalY Dan Jiggets, WGCI Radio personality, and Carolyn Rein-hard, wife of the missing sportswriter, talked with friends at Ditka's Trackside, Arlington Heights, Sunday night. The event was held to raise funds for a private investigator to look into Reinhard's disappearance. 5B Business r. 8C Bridal Aisle 6B Calendar 2B Classified Comics 7C Community JB-6B Dial-a-service Horoscope 5B 'Opinion Sports TV 1Mt, Northwest Newspapers, Inc. Cook, Reinhard's editor Cook said some of those can be dismissed because the journalist was "very reliable and conscientious." Some people speculate Rein- day night. Friends and family only talked about' solving the mystery and discovering the fate that met Keith Reinhard on his afternoon hike. "There are hundreds of theories going around," said Jim See REINHARD, "page 2

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