Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois

Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois

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map_caption = Location in Cook County
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subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Illinois
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Cook
leader_title = Supervisor
leader_name = John F. Murphy
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area_total_km2 = 83.65
area_total_sq_mi = 32.3
area_land_km2 = 82.61
area_land_sq_mi = 31.9
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website = [http://www.worthtownship.com/ Worth Official Website]
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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. The population was 152,239 at the 2000 census.

The county covers 31.9 square miles holding about 60,500 dwellings. The population is 83.8% white non-Hispanic, 7.8% Hispanic and 5.1% black.

Cities in the township include:
*Blue Island
*Chicago Ridge
*Evergreen Park
*Merrionette Park
*Oak LawnAs well as parts of:
*Palos Heights


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. The township, however, does not include the parts of the city of Chicago (namely, zip code 60655 which is mostly the Beverly and Mount Greenwood neighborhoods) that lay within these boundaries.

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.

Record pension

In 2002 Lawrence Hupe, the Worth Township school treasurer retired with one of the largest government pensions in Illinois 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 was paid a salary of $87,500, just 57% of Hupe's pension. [Tim Novak, [http://www.suntimes.com/special_sections/pension/cst-nws-pension09.html "Mystery cash eases retirement"] , "Chicago Sun-Times", April 9 2003.]

External links

* [http://www.worthtownship.com/ Worth Official Website]
* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DatasetMainPageServlet?_lang=en&_ US Census]
* [http://www.co.cook.il.us/ Cook County Official Site]


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