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Park Ridge

Herald-Advocate

June 26, 2008

PHOTOS SHOT

JUNE 6, 2008

by

Tamara Bell

Jason Brown

Rob Dicker

Rob Hart

Ruthie Hauge

Joel Lerner

Dan Luedert

Brian O’Mahoney

Buzz Orr

Suzanne Tennant

Brian Valentin

Allison Williams

A DAY IN THE LIFE

24 Hours in Park Ridge

Kirsti Zimmerman, 10, and Richard Biggio Gottschlich, 10, recite the Pledge

of Allegiance at Roosevelt School. June 6 was the last day of school at

Roosevelt.

From midnight to midnight, the award-winning

photographers of Pioneer Press focused their

cameras on Park Ridge. They shot pictures of

residents waking up, connecting with their

families, dining, working and relaxing. The

resulting images can be seen in this special

section and on our Web site.

ONLINE SHOW

For videos and more photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.

Cars zoom by the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge.

BRIAN O'MAHONEY

BRIAN VALENTIN


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Celebrating

80th

Anniversary

Largest Single

Screen theatre

in the Chicago

Area - 1400

Seats!

All Seats $5.00

before 6pm shows

Seniors always

$5.00

NOW SHOWING

Call theatre or

check web site

for showtimes

OPENS JULY 1

Sneak Preview:

July 1-7 pm

Godzilla Fest

July 3,4 & 5

Popcorn and

Drink for

$2.50

with this coupon • expires Aug. 28, 2008

JULY 18

Midnight show on

the 17th

Sign up for our weekly E-Newsletter

and get Free Popcorn!

www.pickwicktheatre.com


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PARK RIDGE:

24 HOURS

If you are reading this,

you most likely live in the

unique, vibrant community

of Park Ridge. And

you know, as we do, that

this is truly a special place.

Although it might not

often be viewed as such,

Park Ridge is also a place

that is home to ’round-theclock

activity, a 24/7 center

of homes, schools, businesses

and, most importantly,

people like you,

your children, family and

friends. From the police

officer starting his beat after

the stroke of midnight

to waitresses at a local

night spot closing up shop

after a busy night, you can

find something energetic

and energizing going on at

all hours all around Park

Ridge.

In an exhaustive effort

to chronicle in image and

word virtually every facet

of life here — from midnight

to midnight, with all

stops in between — a team

of Pioneer Press photographers

roamed the streets

of the city June 6, cameras

at the ready. Their mission:

To capture the

essence of Park Ridge. As

you view the pages that

follow, and our related online

offerings, I think you

will agree that they have

done just that.

I hope you enjoy this

unique photo presentation,

and will visit www.pioneerlocal.com

to experience

additional images

and video presentations

from this very special effort

dedicated to a very

special place.

The Park Ridge Herald-

Advocate has proudly

served this community

since 1886, bringing its

unique local focus to bear

on a city that is diverse

and dynamic, exciting and

exceptional.

Jeff Wisser

Editor-in-chief

Pioneer Press Newspapers

ABOVE Park Ridge Police Officer Brian Clerkin makes calls to aid in locating

a missing person early on Friday morning, June 6.

RIGHT Park Ridge Police Officer Mark Vallejo leaves the headquarters at

midnight as his shift begins.

ONLINE SHOW

For videos and more photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.

OVERNIGHT

DAN LUEDERT

DAN LUEDERT

Mary Ann Ballard (center) works on a stationary bike while Pat O’Brien (on treadmill, left) and Maureen McNeil talk with her during a morning workout

at the Go Figure Fitness Place.

DAN LUEDERT


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ABOVE Anna Calavan of Park Ridge (at right) and Meghan

O’Neill of Des Plaines work in the kitchen at Baked by Betsy,

making muffins and scones. “Nothing’s homemade anymore.

Everything’s mass produced,” said Betsy D’Attomo, the

bakery’s owner. “It’s as if you made it yourself — but you

didn’t,” she says of her baked treats.

ABOVE RIGHT (From left) Bob Mazza, of Park Ridge, Edward

Hausner, of Niles, and Phillip Magurno, of Chicago, wait for

fares outside of the Park Ridge Metra station.

RIGHT Henry Mancera paints parking lines in a lot along

Busse Highway in Park Ridge on June 6.

OVERNIGHT

ROB HART

ROB HART

Barbara Eslick, of

Park Ridge, prays at

mass at St. Paul of

the Cross Catholic

Church at the 6 a.m.

service. Eslick has

been going to church

at St. Paul for 40

years. “My children

went to school here,

all four,” she said.

ROB HART

BUZZ ORR


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MORNING

ABOVE City of Park Ridge public works employee Ryan Rundquist checks for a water leak

in the front of a resident’s home on June 6. The city was trying to determine who was

responsible for fixing the problem.

RIGHT Loaded with treats and gifts for their teachers, sisters Britt Bruce, a sixth–grader

(left) and Ali Bruce (third–grader), walk to Roosevelt School on the last day of the school

year.

JOEL LERNER

Newly minted eighth–grader Chantal Varco slept over at classmate Stephi Cuccinella’s house on the first day of summer vacation for middle school and high school

students.

BUZZ ORR

ROB DICKER


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ONLINE SHOW

For videos and more

photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.

ROB DICKER

Betty Bailey of Chicago picks up her order at Kelly’s Meat

Market on Main Street in Park Ridge.

Maciek Pytlarz, of Chicago, fishes at Axehead Lake.

MORNING

ROB HART

BUZZ ORR

Mike DiCola, 16, a junior at Maine South High School, prepares to hit a pitch thrown by his dad

Joe DiCola in a batting cage at Hinkley Park in Park Ridge on June 6.


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MORNING

JOEL LERNER

Carpenter School fifth–grader Adam Wojciechowski waves as he follows his teacher, Kerrie Fuller (not pictured), through the crowded

hallways for one last time. The younger students lined the hallways in a tradition at many Park Ridge schools on the last day of

school, June 6.

BRIAN O'MAHONEY

Six-year-old

Katy Harms

presents

flowers to

her primary

challenge

teacher,

Patty Mayer,

at Roosevelt

School.

June 6 was

the last day

of school at

Roosevelt.

JOEL LERNER

Carpenter School Principal Lynne Farmer receives a present from

teacher assistant Sue Balek and teacher Kelly Kuhar. Farmer is

leaving the school to take a district–wide administrative position

with Park Ridge-Niles School District 64.


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$ 5 00 OFF

per Gallon

Benjamin Moore Regal

737 Devon Avenue • Park Ridge

(847) 823-1439

Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri 8:30-6:00; Thurs 8:30-8:00; Sat 8:30-5:00

MORNING

JOEL LERNER

Carpenter fifth–graders Karolinka Lesziak, Kaitlyn Eagan, and Brighten Jelke run home from school

on the last day of school.

BRIAN O'MAHONEY

ROB DICKER

ABOVE Paul Brester, the owner

of Kelly’s Meat Market, picks

up an 80-pound piece of beef

loin in the back meat cooler.

Brester believes that having

hanging beef (larger sides of

meat still on the bone) — vs.

selling cryovac (pre–cut and

vacuum–bagged) meat — makes

his product better tasting.

LEFT Juan Alfaro works at

Wally’s Gyros as the lunchtime

rush starts to heat up.


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MORNING

ABOVE Mary, Seat of Wisdom School seventh-grader Claire Raphael, 12, leads

the procession in for a mass celebrating the end of the school year.

BELOW Park Ridge Community Center employee Stanley Grochowski changes

the sign on Touhy Avenue to promote the opening of the swimming pool season

and the sale of the passes for the community pools.

BRIAN O'MAHONEY

JOEL LERNER

A DAY

IN THE LIFE

OF THE

MEDICINE SHOPPE PHARMACY

DOZENS OF FREE DELIVERIES

4 COMPLETE MEDICATION

REVIEWS PERFORMED

9 DANGEROUS DRUG

INTERACTIONS AVOIDED

24 90 DAY

PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED

37

PATIENTS COUNSELED

ON THEIR MEDICATIONS

& HEALTH CONDITIONS

4

BATH BENCHES

DELIVERED TO PATIENTS

HOME AND INSTALLED

CUSTOMIZED OR

COMPOUNDED

MEDICATIONS PREPARED

12

MADE

COUNTLESS SATISFIED

PATIENTS SERVED!!

Thank You Park Ridge

for Counting on

Maria, Scott, and Staff of

The Medicine Shoppe

Pharmacy

(Family owned and operated

for 9 years)

110 Main Street, Park Ridge, IL 60068

847-698-3323


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MORNING

Jo Snolenski and Joseph Sagmeister, 6, paint one of the seven–foot–long fiberglass rainbows for this summer’s “Promise of Park Ridge” display, benefiting Rainbow Hospice.

RICHARD BAJJALIEH

ABOVE Owner Bob Kosmicki works on a bicycle wheel at Bob’s

Bike Shop.

RIGHT Before opening the doors to the public, Living Sea

Aquarium manager Mark Gray feeds a whole shrimp to a

porcupine puffer fish about 10:45 a.m.

BRIAN O’MAHONEY

ROB DICKER


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Register for Summer Camp Now! Full & Half Day Sessions

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1266 N. Northwest Highway (at Potter), Park Ridge

Located minutes from Dee Train Station and Highway

*Mention ad for Tuition Discount!


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JUST LISTED! 5 yr new French Manor Home with dramatic two-story foyer! 4 BR,

4.1 bath, showplace kitchen & family room w/frpl., full finished bsmt. w/steam

shower, 3 car heated garage--2 yr old in-ground pool. DON’T MISS IT!

THIS ONE IS A WINNER! Everything has been done for you!! Kit. has 4 skylites with

beautiful granite countertops & breakfast bar, cabinets galore! 2 frpl., hdwd. floors,

bonus 3 season room, 4 BR, 2 BA, patio, prof. lndscp. yd, fenced yard, sub-basmt.

Peace & tranquility best describes the setting in this gated community that offers so

much. 2 BR, 2 BA, fireplace, pool, tennis, work-out room. 2 pkg. spaces in heated

garage--20 min. to airport. 20 miles to the Loop.

Shirlee A. Ehlers,

847-712-1855

OPEN SUN 1-3

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NEW CONSTRUCTION! NEW PRICE! Elegant Nantucket style home! Exquisite

cabinetry, architectural moldings & beaut. tile work. Open flr. plan. 9 ft. ceilings,

1st fl. master bdrm. Full finished lower level w/bath & frpl.

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE YOUR LIFESTYLE TO A HIGHER LEVEL! A

“Penthouse” in the “Heart of Park Ridge”. The Residences of Uptown are the newest

addition to our growing dwntwn. neighborhood. 2785 sq. ft.--3 BR, 2.1 BA, great

rm., sep. DR, open kit. Gorgeous views from terrace. 2 pk. space, min. from airport,

transp. at door. Floor plan available--July-Aug. posses.

Morton Grove Beauty! Corner unit. Kit. & baths updated. Balcony faces courtyard.

Newer A/C. 1 gar. space & 1 outside space. Close to shopping and transportation.

The Lure of the Seas

The relation between a pearl and a person is

very subjective and emotional...the heart

always guides the hand. Come and see our

beautiful collection of South Sea, Tahitian

and freshwater cultured pearls.

1986

© 2008

200 8

Celebrating 22 years as Park Ridge’s only full service jeweler.

100 1 ⁄ 2 Main Street Park Ridge (847) 823-4354

www.solariandhuntington.com

NEO-CLASSIC DESIGN LENDS ITSELF TO A FLEXIBLE LIFE-STYLE. IT’S LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN RESORT!

Great room has soaring ceiling, frpl. and American cherry flr. Gourmet kit. w/2 of everything.

1st flr. master bdrm. w/steam shower, lower level has 11 ft. ceilings, 2nd kit., sports bar,

many extra rooms, in-ground pool.

Truly a Best Buy! Located in the Carpenter School Dist. This solid brick ranch w/

huge kitchen, 3 Bdrms, 2 Baths, full basement, 2 car garage. Walk to school and

Metra. 300’s

Immaculate 3 Bdrm Townhouse. Updated unit, balcony, 1 car att. garage, newer

windows, doors & roof. Complex has a clubhouse & pool. So much for your

money. 170.000’s.

Karen S. Wright

847-927-1722


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MORNING

SUZANNE TENNANT

BUZZ ORR

ABOVE Maine South High School seniors-to-be Colin Baer

(left) and Ken Weber (right) jump up the bleachers at the

school during off–season wrestling training.

LEFT John Iandola takes a break from his limousine

driving job to hit a few balls at the Oakton Driving Range.


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ROB DICKER

AFTERNOON

BRIAN VALENTIN

Robbie Ridenauour, 5, of Park

Ridge visits his mother Megan

and picks out a cookie at Baked

By Betsy in Park Ridge.

ABOVE Sergio Cruz makes a pizza at Perry's Pizza of Park Ridge, 711 Devon Ave.

Cruz has been working at the restsurant for 20 years and Perry's Pizza has been

in business for 40 years.

LEFT Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory owner Linda Hills slowly cools a batch of

chocolate fudge on a marble table.

ONLINE SHOW

For videos and more photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.

TAMARA BELL


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$30.00 or over

One coupon per person. Not valid with any other offer.

Open Sundays Thru Sept.

Every Tuesday

MANICURE

ONLY $7

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978 Northwest Highway

Park Ridge

(corner of Oakton and Northwest Highway)

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Cosmetic & Family Dentist

Veneers: All Porcelain

Restorations

Zoom Whitening

Niki Rimbas Laskaris, D.D.S. • (847) 823-6400

111 S. Washington • Suite 205 • Park Ridge

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Gift Certificates Available

Developers • Builders • Architects

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with Design Build of New Home or Additions

Great Time to Build … Land Pricing is Very Favorable!

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AFTERNOON

SUZANNE TENNANT

BUZZ ORR

ABOVE Mechanic Ralph Nocleg wraps up an oil change at

the Shell station on Touhy Avenue in Park Ridge.

LEFT Advocate Lutheran employees Carmen Velez, left,

and Charlene Lewis complete circuit training as part of the

fitness boot camp offered to hospital workers.

SUZANNE TENNANT

Certified Surgical Technician Diana Pepper prepares a robot for surgery at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Robotics are being used more frequently for certain types of surgery, and

Lutheran Advocate is one of the hospitals that gives the patient this option.


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SIGN UP FOR CLASSES TODAY!

ROCK STAR

UNIVERSITY

One Week

Rock Band

Camp

July 7 - 11, 2008

10 AM to 2 PM

800 W. Devon, Park Ridge

HANNAH

MONTANA

WORKSHOP

Learn the singing &

performance

techniques of Miley

Cyrus/Hannah Montana

July 14 - 18, 2008

10 AM - 11 AM

YOUR LOCAL MUSIC SOURCE

• Professional music

instruction

• Large selection of

musical instruments

and accessories

Call 847.692.6021 to sign up or for more info

Sidewalk Sale July 9-13

Doors open at 10 am

up to 80% OFF

Thousands of closeouts

Wusthof Special Deals

Kitchen Shears

Sale $9.95 Reg. $20

Handheld Knife Sharpener

Sale $9.95 Reg. $20

22-Slot Oak Swivel Knife Block

Sale $29.95 Reg. $80

Custom Silk Screening, Monogramming & More

T-Shirts, Jackets, Team Uniforms, Golf Shirts!

Almost Anything Printed!

No Order Too Big or Too Small

51 Summit Ave., Park Ridge, IL 60068

Phone/Fax 847.698.0133

summitspecialtee@aol.com

8 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge IL 60068

next to the Pickwick Restaurant

847-698-1255

www.Just Che f It.com

Limited Quantity

SUPER DEAL

Wusthof classic 4pc Knife Set

with 22–slot knife block

Sale $199.95 Reg $400

NOW IN STOCK!

Live Cooking Demos

throughout the day -

July 10-12

Come see the egg in action!

Free Bamboo Cutting Board

with $100 Purchase


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AFTERNOON

ALLISON WILLIAMS

Kirk Paterno, 3, tries to eat his melting chocolate ice cream as fast as possible as it melts in the heat — alongside his sister Eden, 5, outside the Dairy Queen.

BRIAN VALENTIN

TAMARA BELL

ABOVE Andy Zimmerman works on an arrangement at Kiko's

Flowers of Park Ridge located on 127 N. Northwest Highway. The

store is a family–owned business that has been at the same

location for 36 years.

LEFT Marcella Carlson of Park Ridge plays pinochle at the Park

Ridge Senior Center.


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AFTERNOON

ALLISON WILLIAMS

Four-year-old Sara Redina (right) gulps down a cup of lemonade from a stand started by three 10-year-old girls on Berry Parkway.

ONLINE SHOW

SUZANNE TENNANT

Adam Klejbuk of Lake Villa

holds his son, Albert Jozef

Klejbuk, 7 pounds, 8

ounces, at Advocate

Lutheran General Hospital.

His wife, Dorota Klejbuk

(not pictured) gave birth to

Albert at 2 a.m. on June 6.

For videos and more photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.

BRIAN O’MAHONEY

Lauren Maloney gives a tour to young visitors at the Park Ridge

Historical Society museum.


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Children’s Dentistry in Park Ridge

John P. Kenney, DDS, MS

Melissa Connell, DDS

101 So. Washington, Suite 114

Park Ridge, IL 60068

847-698-2088

www.care4kidsteeth.com

Making happy smiles for 27 years.

Dr. Kenney is on staff at LGH and

Golf Surgicenter.

Wine • Bakery • Deli • Groceries • Fresh Produce • Catering • Prepared Foods

Morningfields Ice Cream Parlor

Now Open!!!!!

Old fashioned Milkshakes, Sundaes,

and Floats Too!!!

• Come and enjoy our outdoor seating

• Take advantage of our frequent wine tastings

(Coming Up!! July 12 & 26)

• Enjoy a fine Italian pastry from our Signature Bakery

• Call and inquire about our Catering

(No party is too big)

We customize our Menu for you

• We have all you need for your Summer cookouts

800 West Devon • Park Ridge

847.696.4200 • fax: 847.676.4958


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AFTERNOON

SUZANNE TENNANT

LEFT An airplane flies over the glass roof of a walkway

at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

BELOW Jim Loomos, 14, checks the advertising slides

before a showing of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of

the Crystal Skull at the Pickwick Theatre.

ALLISON WILLIAMS


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Dan Balough races cars on his Wii video game in his apartment at Avenues to Independence.

AFTERNOON

LEFT Sharon Kemerer and Robin Kopecky prepare for the

weekend’s big rummage sale at Park Ridge Community Church.

BELOW Johnny McKenna, 11, of Park Ridge celebrates a big kick

during a kickball game at Lincoln Middle School.

BRIAN O’MAHONEY BRIAN VALENTIN

SUZANNE TENNANT


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Koenig & Strey GMAC proudly continues the tradition of Gillick Realtors residential

brokerage services. We have brought together two organizations that share a history of serving their

clients and communities with integrity and building business based on a foundation of trust.

Steve Nistler

Larry Martin

Candace Martin

David MacArthur

James Lorenz

Karen Kristak

Richard Gregg

We are pleased to offer you the services of these exceptional agents:

Brian J Green

Kathy DiValerio

Heather Campbell

Judy Barclay

Phyllis Parker

Liz Zaccaro

Dorothy Stevens

We will continue to serve our clients from the downtown Park Ridge office

that has been the home of Gillick Realtors for more than 100 years.

122 Main Street

Park Ridge

847.823.4144

Jean Meyer

Edna Paluch

Pat Campbell

Kerry Toomey

Kathy O’Sullivan

Jana Scambiatterra

Agent inquiries can be made

directly to Richard Murawski:

312.810.9672 (Confidential)

Diane Glass

Assistant Branch Executive

Richard Murawski

Branch Executive


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RUTHIE HAUGE

AFTERNOON

ABOVE Michael Frenkel shines a shoe at his Park Ridge Shoe Repair shop.

LEFT Jack Mullowney, 13, of Park Ridge, skateboards a half-pipe, at the

skate park in Hinkley Park.

BELOW All of the dogs at Happy Hounds Doggie Daycare rise to greet a

visitor to their daytime retreat.

BRIAN VALENTIN

JOEL LERNER


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COME JOIN US FOR TWO

‘HISTORICAL’ EVENTS

THIS SUMMER!

September 13th:

Our Annual

Antiques & Collectibles Market

held in Hodges Park

in Uptown Park Ridge

September 27th:

“Spirits of Old Park Ridge

Cemetery Tour

held at the Town of Maine Cemetery

at Touhy Avenue and Dee Road

in Park Ridge

Telling the stories of the past

to enrich our future...

Doggy Day Care

Attentive, loving care for your canine.

Day Care Includes:

• Interaction and supervision all day long

• 2000 square foot crate free play area

• Fenced outdoor area

• Toys, bones, treats and beds

• Rest time

• Individual attention for all dogs

Benefits of Day Care:

• Peace of mind for owners

• Mental and physical stimulation

• Plenty of play and exercise for dogs

• Reduces separation anxiety

• Maintain healthy weight through exercise

• Minimize unwanted behaviors

Dog Wash Available! Half Day or Full Day Options Available.

Present this coupon for

One FREE Day of Day Care

with the purchase of a 5 visit punch

card

Monday - Friday 7 am to 6:30 pm

928 Busse Highway • Park Ridge •(847) 692-0406 • www.happyhoundz.com

Saran Bridal & Boutique

Bridal

Bridesmaid

Flower Girl

Mother of the Bride

Special Occasions

Prom

Boot Camp - Coming Soon!

Call now to schedule

a Complimentary

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Full service salon with

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847.825.4010

Mon. & Thurs. 10:00-8:00 • Tues./Wed./Fri. 10:00-5:00 • Saturday 10:00-4:00


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AFTERNOON

SUZANNE TENNANT

(From center) Jessica Cherven, 12, Caela Ancona, 12, Michelle Carrico, 12, and Summer O'Gradney, 11, wait for their friends near the vending machines after a dip at the Hinkley Park pool.

RUTHIE HAUGE

Claudia Audino, 5, Daniella Barrera, 5, Conner Wolfe, 4, and their peers play a game, during a

children's musical theatre workshop, at Wunder Studios in the Pickwick Building.

SUZANNE TENNANT

Maine South student Sam Usher, 15, left, jokes with friends while Marcus Nelli, 15, composes a text

message at Johnny's Place during one of their first days of summer break.


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1986

© 2008

2008

Celebrating our 22nd Anniversary as Park Ridge’s full service jeweler.

100 1 ⁄ 2 Main Street Park Ridge (847) 823-4354

www.solariandhuntington.com

CATERING & BAKERY

114 Main St. • Park Ridge

(847)518-8958 • fax (847) 518-8956

www.allontheroad.com

All menus are online: Weekly, Holiday,

Catering & Special Events

Cakes.. Mini dessert tray... brownies...

Cookies... Our Signature Eclairs

ALL MADE FROM SCRATCH

Mix ‘em, Match ‘em... We’ll prepare your party

platter how you please!

Concerts in the Park

Open ‘til 8pm on Fridays thru Aug. 15

Special Concert in the Park menu...

Cheese & Pate’ Plate, in addition to our weekly menu

Taste of Park Ridge

Come visit our booth on July 10-12

Offering: Caribbean Pork on a Stick,

Steak Diane and Cajun Shrimp Skewers

Picnics

Family or Corporate

No event too big or too small!

Birthday Parties or Scout Outings

Make your own pizzas and brownies right in our kitchen!

Call for details

More than 10 years

serving the community

Try a

Soup Shot!


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AFTERNOON

JASON BROWN

Mark Lee of Chicago sells Streetwise newspapers outside the Starbucks on Prospect Avenue at 5:45 p.m. June 6. Lee said he comes to Park Ridge to sell the papers because he was

having trouble with other vendors in downtown Chicago.

A dog waits for its owner to return to the car from an afternoon stop on the 100 block of Prospect Avenue in Park Ridge.

TAMARA BELL

ONLINE SHOW

For videos and more photos, visit

www.pioneerlocal.com/parkridge.


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Group at Keller Williams

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Laureyn McAuliffe,

6, of Park Ridge,

plays with a ball

outside Field

School.

JASON BROWN

EVENING

RUTHIE HAUGE

Third-shift firefighters have dinner in the kitchen of Fire Station 36, Greenwood and Oakton, in Park

Ridge.

JASON BROWN

Ryan McAuliffe, 10, of Park Ridge, plays “horse” with his father, Ryan, outside Field School at 6:45 p.m. The younger McAuliffe had just completed his studies at Field and will start sixth grade next

year at Emerson Middle School.


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EVENING

Dave Loomos, co-owner of the Pickwick Theatre, closes up the ticket booth at 9:15 p.m. The landmark movie house celebrates its 80th birthday this year.

JASON BROWN

ABOVE Robert Mazza, 13, sings with his band, False Credit, at the

Park Ridge Teen Center, located at the First United Methodist

Church.

LEFT The Pickwick Theatre’s famous marquee lights up the street

at 8:45 p.m. on a Friday evening.

JASON BROWN

RUTHIE HAUGE


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JASON BROWN

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LEFT Jason Santana, 11, of Chicago’s Jefferson Park

community, hits baseballs at 9:30 p.m., after a girls

softball game at South Park.

BELOW Waitress Sarah Borland stacks chairs at Hay

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