Since its incorporation in 1914, the Village of Worth has remained a place of beauty and serenity. Settlers first arrived in 1858 and named the area after General William J. Worth, who won fame in both the War of 1812 and the U.S. War with Mexico.

The tree-lined streets of the village give it a friendly nature. Whether raising a family or enjoying a well-deserved retirement, the Village of Worth truly offers something for everyone. Worth serves as a hub to the Southwest suburbs and is only 18 miles from the Loop.

The quaint train station offers Metra service to the Loop, with Pace buses making the same commute originating off 111th and Harlem. Midway airport is only 8 miles away, and O’Hare 28 miles. Worth offers a mixture of well-known retail outlets and unique shops and restaurants. European imports, customized stain glass production, golf supplies, and steaks from Krapil’s restaurant ensure that all tastes and interests are satisfied. Whether one wants a larger home in upscale Worthwoods or a modest and attractive starter, Worth offers a variety of styles, sizes, and prices for the young couple to those in retirement.

The biggest news in recreation in all of Southwest Cook County is the new municipal 18-hole golf course now under construction along the Cal-Sag in Worth. It will also include a driving range, boat launch, walking trails, and athletic fields. The village also has 11 parks, an urban waterfall, and a historic museum. Each year in September the village celebrates “Worth Days,” which recalls the founding of the village. The event features on one the largest parades in the area, with a flea market, music, magic shows, and a carnival.

Grade school children attend Classes at School District 127, which has classrooms in both Worthwoods School west of Harlem and Worth Elementary School at 111th and Oak Park. The Junior High is located at 112th and New England. Worth is in both Shepard High School District 218 and Stagg High School District 230. All are fine schools.

Worth is conveniently located close to the Palos Community Hospital, as well as Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Doctors, dentists, and podiatrists all have offices in town and St. Francis Hospital and Rush-Presbyterian also have satellite medical centers in the village, offering excellent Healthcare for everyone.


School Address Phone Grade
Worth Elementary School 11158 S Oak Park Ave, Worth, IL 60482 (708) 448-2800 Elementary Schools
Worth Junior High School 112th & New England, Worth, IL 60482 (708) 448-2800 Middle Schools