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Encyclopedia > Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois

Worth Township is a township in Cook County, Illinois, United States to the southwest of Chicago. Founded in 1849, when the county voted to subdivide itself into townships. With a population exceeding 152,000 people as of 2004, it is the third largest township in Illinois. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook Incorporated March 4, 1837 Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area    - City 606. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The county covers 31.9 square miles holding about 60,500 dwellings. The populations is 83.8% white non-hispanic, 7.8% hispanic/latino and 5.1% black.[1]


Cities in the township include:

As well as parts of: Incorporated Village in 1927. ... Incorporated City in 1835. ... Chicago Ridge is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Evergreen Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Hometown is a city located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Merrionette Park is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Oak Lawn is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

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Incorporated Village in 1928. ... Incorporated City in 1959. ... Worth is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

Boundaries

Worth Township is bordered by Harlem Avenue (Illinois Route 43) on the west, 87th Street on the north, Western Avenue on the east and 135th Street on the South. See also U.S. 41 U.S. 45 Illinois State Route 43 is a major north-south state road that runs from the large intersection of Illinois State Route 120 (Belvidere Road) and U.S. Highway 41 (Skokie Highway) in Waukegan south through the city of Chicago to U.S... Western Avenue, in Chicago, claims to be the worlds longest street. ...


To the north of Worth Township is Stickney Township but mostly just the city of Chicago, Illinois, to the west is Palos Township, to the south is Bremen Township, and to the east is the small Calumet Township, but is mostly just the city of Chicago, Illinois. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Bremen Township is located in Southern Cook County, Illinois. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ...


Record pension

In 2002 Lawrence Hupe, the Worth Township school treasurer retired with one of the largest governemnt pensions in Illimois after receiving annual bonuses exceeding 25% of his salary in the last five years of his 25-year service. At $153,835 Hupe's pension exceeded the state governor's salary. His employer, the Worth Township Board of School Trustees, reported to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund that Hupe took home an extra $302,000 above his salary between 1998 and 2002. Hupe claimed that the additional payments were in lieu of unused annual leave. Hupe's successor's was paid a salary of $87,500, just 57% of Hupe's pension.[2]


External links

References

  1. ^ 'Worth township, Cook County, Illinois (IL)', city-data.com. Retrieved August 26 2006.
  2. ^ Tim Novak, 'Mystery cash eases retirement', Chicago Sun-Times, April 9 2003.

 
 

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