Introduction to Worth, Illinois
Worth, Illinois, in Cook county, is 2 miles SW of Oak Lawn, Illinois and 14 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois. The village is considered part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Worth has a population of 11,047.
Incorporated in 1914, the village of Worth is surrounded by waterways of historical importance. Stony Creek, a 14,000-year-old waterway, borders Worth to the north. To the south, the Illinois Waterway and the Cal-Sag Channel border Worth. In 1858, Worth's first permanent European settler, John Crandall, built his home here. His descendants still reside in Worth.
Worth and nearby Attractions
- Worth Village Hall
- Worth Public Library
- Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church
- American Police Center & Museum
- Beverly Cemetery
- Altman Park
Things To Do In Worth
Saint Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church is an architectural marvel and one of the more aesthetically pleasing buildings in Worth. Moore Park, Worthwoods Park and Altman Park also provide various recreational facilities.
Chicago Midway International Airport is close by.
Worth Higher Education
Loyola University Chicago and Moraine Valley Community College provide higher education opportunities to the people of Worth.