From May 2, 1963
50 Years Ago This Week
Mike Ditka (center), burly Chicago Bears end, takes the first shovelful of earth as formal ground-breaking ceremonies were held Saturday for Mike Ditka’s Willowbrook lanes, Plainfield Road and Route 83.
The 24-lane establishment, utilizing the latest Brunswick automatic pin-spotting equipment, is expected to open Aug. 15.
From May 3, 1973
40 Years Ago This Week
Palos Heights dog warden Jim Boyajean displays some of the tools of his trade. He wears mesh gloves to protect himself from bites and scratches, and holds a net. A fur-lined noose the dog catcher occasionally uses is propped against the city squad car.
From May 1, 2003
10 Years Ago This Week
McCord House gets shot in the arm: Palos Fine Arts Association members Melissa Gierach (from left), Julea Joseph and Arlene Vanderbilt presented $15,000 in fundraising proceeds at the Palos Park Village Council meeting on April 28.
The donation benefits the future McCord Gallery and Cultural Center in Palos Park. The monies are the proceeds of a sold-out luncheon held by Palos Fine Arts at the Ruffled Feathers Country Club.