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t's FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1 986 l' S. i 60TH YEAR-NO. 143 80 PAGES-S SECTIONS LIFES Uffsr Shew me Thanksgiving leftovers in the garbage and i'll 4how you -M man who quit cold turkey. SIMspey-lForest View: 7 484-1234 863-1234 1 926-Cefebrating our 60th Anniversary-1 986 UJ Ol UJ hts V. -'li i a.

sM ears t- h- .0 V) 7) or JO. jn zone out, tax increment KITAGE: St Church of nternational event along with information on church Masses and services for four-community area parishes are to be found in In Our Churches, pages 6 to 8. hired Kane, McKenna and Associates of Chicago to conduct the study. Kane, McKenna worked on a similar tax-break plan for a project to develop the former Western Electric Hawthorne Works plant in Cicero, village officials said. Regarding the decision to not pursue enteiprise zone status further, village President Raymond Dolman said officials were concerned about meeting deadlines and qualifications and having finished redevelopment plans.

Dolman said Kane, McKenna offi We were too late, Dolman said. We had some information, but no plans. We need definite plans for the state to recognize us (as a zone) He noted an enterprise zone utilizes a tax increment financing-type program in offering businesses tax breaks to locate in a community. In August, Forest View trustees discussed seeking zone status to attract an occupant for the former Commonwealth Edison plant at 4300 Ridge- Please turn to page 2) cials told him the village probably would not qualify for zone status. The village president added that while many zone applicants have a high percentage of unemployment, Forest View has a small population and not a large amount of residents without jobs.

Dolman said West Central Municipal Conference officials told him they believed the village needed completed plans for proposed projects, and another option of joining already established, nearby zones would take too long to accomplish. ByKENMANSON Forest View will no longer seek enterprise zone status, choosing instead a tax increment financing program as an incentive to attract new businesses to the village and particularly land containing a vacant power-generating plant. The four trustees present Tuesday (Michael Jordan and Charles Gil-bertsen were absent) approved the creation of a property tax increment allocation redevelopment plan, then ails MC GIFT GUIDE: Inserted in todays issue is The LIFES annual Christmas Gift Guide, featuring hints on where to shop for presents and photos showing how some four-community area residents spent past holidays. CAGE OPENERS: The Morton High School boys and girls basketball teams opened their seasons Tuesday night against Crystal Lake South and Argo nigh schools, respectively. For details, turn to Sports, Page 12.

's -r 4. -S' LIFE photo by Mytos Van Cura LiFEphotobywyitsyanuir 4 v. i THIS SECTlbN'of the playground at Kbmensky and of cooperative School the northwest area bordered by 25th agreement between the South" Berwyn Grade Street and Cuyler Avenue as taken through a School District and Berwyn Park District, fisheye lens will be the site of-a children's park A t-, I tV" i fa I mew ark will By ANNE FLASZA The Morton College Board Tuesday threw down the gauntlet against a proposed change in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act which one official said would drastically affect health care statewide. The board passed a resolution recommended by the Coalition for the Preservation of the Current Nurse Practice Act calling for the extension of the present act beyond its expiration in December of 1987. Specifically, the resolution states the board believes the present licensure requirements for professional registered nurses have successfully met the needs of the state; that the board opposes any change ixi the current Illinois Nursing Act that would require a bachelor degree in nursing science as a minimum educational preparation for licensure as a professional registered nurse; and that the board endorses the recommendation by Gov.

Janies Thompson in a summary sunset report on the present act to the 84th General Assembly favoring an extension of the present act. The movement to change the present act, sponsored by the Illinois Nurses Association, would change the requirements for the licensing pf registered professional nurses by requiring that only those with a bachelor of science degree in nursing be eligible to become registered practical nurses. According to Aline Tupa, Morton College nursing coordinator, graduates of associate degree nursing programs would no longer be licensed as registered professional nurses, but instead be eligible for licensure as registered associate nurses. Not much to do Those nurses would no longer be able to assess, plan and carry out patient care, Tupa told the board. They would only be able to follow through on the plans (developed) by nurses with a bachelors degree.

Associate degree nursing graduates from community college programs and hospital programs who are now licensed as RPNs would be grandfathered, Tupa said, a prospect which might cause administrative concerns, particularly in the, area of malp-racticesuits. Tupa cited Thompsons sunset report on the present act, released in March, that -f 1 1 (Please turn to page 2), Xk. V' 5 u. omemsKy scmoon By IM MONTALBANO This is a perfect opportunity for two governmental bodies to get together for some planning, South Berwyn Grade School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Smitsaid.

Smits comments Tuesday prefaced the boards final approval of a joint venture with the Berwyn Park District to section off the northwest portion of the playground at Komensky School, at 25th Street and Cuyler Avenue, for a public play and park area for children. Although each districts board approved the agreement during the summer, the park district requested a change in the wording of the pact, prompting Tuesdays tion. Smit and park district board President George Prescott were expected to sign a contract and The park district has agreed to incur the costs for the purchase and installation of all equipment and for the landscaping. South Berwyn then will assume responsibility for the maintenance of the area. The park district board is expected to advertise for bids for the equipment at its meeting Tuesday, Dec.

16. According to Smit, work is scheduled to begin in the spring. According to a model drawing by the park district presented by Smit to the school board Tuesday, the proposed park will include an area tor young children, including swings and a block of sand, and larger equipment and swings for older children. A grassy area in the middle will provide trees and park Please torn to page 2 finalize the deal Wednesday. The change in wording was outlined last week at a meeting of the park district board.

The agreement will remove any liability from the park district for use of the play equipment in the area and also remove any liability from the school district for use of its other facilities by the park district. Also, all warranties for the play equipment will be assigned to the school district. Smit told board members the liability for use of the equipment will not impact on our insurance because the insurance pool South Berwyn belongs to with 53 other school districts covers such equipment. South Berwyn currently has no equipment on any of its playgrounds. MOVING EXPERIENCE: This summer, Berwyn Cicero Cbuncii on Aging outreach team leader Debbie Iandolaleda magical group of surveyors into the Grant Works area of Cicero to locate non-English speaking senior citizens in need of council services.

The workers were so moved by the problems they found affecting all age groups that they returned to do an in-depth study somesocial agency personnel believe may help change the face of the Cicero district. Their work is the focus of a series beginning next issue in fYour Sunday tra.i HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Thanksgiving officially kicks off the holiday season, and organizations throughout the four-community area are banning special Christmas uncheons and parties. More nformation is in the Good Life, pages 4 to 5. 1 kkkk: WINNING WAYS: Several business and community leaders were by the Cicero Chamber of i Commerce and Industry at the groups annual dinner last month for their winning ways in helping the community at large. The ac-complishmentsofthesix awardees are outlined In BusinessIndustry, Page 10.

I- v- A- index- ue Berwyn lington, one way westbound. Lanzillottl agreed that trucks moving eastbound would be less likely to strike the building. He also noted the placement of regulatory signs so as to give legally adequate warning to truck drivers might prove.dif- week on Windsor between Grove and Oak Park and on the west side of Oak Park from Windsor to Berwyn Finer Foods. Toman explained the request Business and ProfessionaH sociation because of alleged creation of turning bays on Oak Park Avenue. Following the installation of the bays, parking restrictions instituted near the Ccrmak Road, 16th and 26th Street intersections adversely affected the trade of businesses located nearby.

Two-hour enforced parking meter feeding bv MacNeal signs will be placed in promi Hospital personnel that pre- nent locations on both sides of- nesses of a proposal to post signs banning trucks between Grove and Oax Park avenues. According to Alderman Richard 3rd), chairman of the Parking and Traffid Committee, the recommendation was-made in an attempt to protect new copper -gutters being erected on the Berwyn railroad station as part, of its restoration. In the past, the 3 gutters, which overhang Windsor, have been damaged because they were, struck, by oversize trucks, Toman said. signs wont work A thousand signs will not' save that roof, Pechous main-1'. tair.ed.

truck driver is never going to izz the sign. f. Alan administrative coordinator, sor, prr south r' Lo 1 tracks, La madj on L.o north siJa cf 11.3 Lr- By EILEEN JPECH Traffic and parking problems continued to plague the Berwyn City Council Monday night, leading Mayor Joseph Lan-. zillotti to express the hope an overall parking plan for the city can be found. Aproposal for such a parking study by the Northwestern Traffic Institute in Evanston was forwarded Oct.

16 to the citys Parking and Traffic Committee by fthe Berwyn Development Corp. but has not been scheduled for discussion as vet. aldermen Monday night 11 wrestled; with 'parking the vicinity of the Burlington Railroad station at Oak Park and Windsor avenues and of the shopping district at Oak Park and Street. a Alderman Dcrsld Pechous 4 (D.v 1st) asked fGr a deferment -vin erdrr to the ef-fects on Windsor Avenue busir the intersection of Oak Park and Cermak Road, council members agreed. Alderman Michael Wood-5 ward 7th) explained that after city officials and Illinois Department of Transportation, engineers agreed to restoration of parking on the east and west sides of Oak Perk, seme drivers Meanwhile, Alderman Lawrence Zdarsky 5th) asked the commissioner of public works and the Police Department, to make sure contractors working on the train station remove at the end of the working day the barricades and Do not enter signs posted at the entrance to Winqsor, Avenue.

This would ensure free flow of traffic in the evening hours Zdurskysaid. In other action 1 regarding Wirfsor, the council unan-ime approved creation cn an experimental six-month tcr3 a no-parking tow zone from 3 to 9 a.m. seven days a vented stor9 customers from parking. More restrictions The council also approved restricting parking between 7 and 9 a.m. on the south side of Windsor between Wesley and Elmwood avenues and no parking at anv time between Elmwood and Oak Park.

Existing' meters will be covered rather than removed. Council members a proved refinements in ments reached by stats ar.J city officials to resolve parking problems associated with t.v.2 3c'lthm3 1 ed Noteworthy -The Good Life In Our Churches t- BriteScts 8-9 BusinesIndustry 19 sports i.v Classified Ads Cv. Vj. JZv azXJf tt to a ike ecu. asphcltirg cf Jtilke i et i Vl I 1.

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