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Jennifer Putibet

(left) and L.Marie

Asad, of Blue

Cross Blue

Shield, hand out

pamphlets during

A Day of Hope,

held Sept. 17 at

Orland Square

Mall. Julie

McMann/22nd

Century Media

A jolly good

time Orland’s

Centennial Park the

site for upcoming

Great Pumpkin Party,

Page 4

Talk of the

village Proposal

for roundabouts in

Orland dominates

Village Board

discussion, Page 5

Orland Park Substance Awareness Forum seeks to combat addiction, recovery

stigma with A Day of Hope, Page 3

Time to

split?

Consideration of

leaving Cook County

coming to Orland

Township’s November

ballot, Page 5

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THURSDAY

Photoshop Basics Class

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sept. 29, Orland Park Public

Library, 14921 S. Ravinia

Ave. This event is for adults

who wish to learn the basics

of image editing and about

program tools. This class

will be held in the computer

lab. For more information,

call (708) 428-5100 or visit

orlandparklibrary.evanced.

info/.

Keeping Up with Homework

5-6 p.m. Sept. 29, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Open to

teens to help develop a plan

that will help them stay on

track and meet deadlines

for school. This free event

is for teens in grades 7-12.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

thebridgeteencenter.org.

Resume Building Class

6-7 p.m. Sept. 29, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Create eyecatching,

well designed

resumes to use in applying

for employment. Call 708-

428-5100 for more info.

Transgender Individuals

Educational Talk

7-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. This session

will provide attendees with

basic information necessary

to sensitively interact with

the transgender population.

For more information call

(708) 428-5100.

FRIDAY

Managing Digital Photos

Class

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sept. 30, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921 S.

Ravinia Ave. Preserve your

memories online. All ages

are welcome. For more

information, call (708)428-

5100.

Giant Game Night & High

School After Hours

7:30 p.m.-midnight Sept.

30, The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. During

the night, there will be a live

performance by pop/rock

band “Double Identity.” Free

food will be provided by the

Great American Bagel. High

School students are invited

to stay until midnight. This

free event is for teens grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

thebridgeteencenter.org.

SATURDAY

Touch a Truck

Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 1, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. The library

will be offering children and

families the chance to climb

on and touch trucks including

the “Swiss army truck”. All

vehicles are provided by the

Public Works Department.

For more information, call

(708) 428-5100.

MONDAY

Auditions for ‘The Christmas

Bus’ Holiday Show

7-10 p.m. Oct. 3 and

Tuesday, Oct. 4, Cultural

Center, 14760 Park Lane.

Actors ages 8 and older

are invited to audition for

the Village of Orland Park

Recreation Department’s

Theatre Troupe’s winter

show, “The Christmas Bus.”

No appointment is necessary

and actors are welcome to

attend one or both auditions

days. The play has 17 roles

with adult parts for three

males and five females,

and parts for nine children.

For more information,

contact Jean Petrow at (708)

364-0682 or jpetrow@

orlandpark.org.

TUESDAY

Handyman: Install Drywall

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 4,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. This

program will teach you

from start to finish how

to patch holes, and install

drywall. This free event is

for teens in grades 7-12.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

thebridgeteencenter.org.

WEDNESDAY

Learn Conversational French

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

5, The Bridge Teen Center

at 15555 S. 71st Court,

Orland Park is asking,

parlez-vous francais? If not

this free two-part class (a

second session will be on

Oct. 12) will teach french

basics to all teens grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708)532-0500 or visit

bridgeteencenter.org

Writing an Epic Villian

5-6 p.m. Oct. 5, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Learn from

the pros on how to create a

villain your readers “love

to hate”. This free event

is for teens grades 7-12.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

thebridgeteencenter.org.

Soul Cafe: So Tired of School

4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 6, The Bridge Teen

Center, 15555 S. 71st Court.

Hear from our great friends

at Zaborac Counseling on

how you can easily change

the way you think and “do”

school differently. This free

event is for teens grades 7-12.

For more information call

(708) 532-0500 or visit www.

thebridgeteencenter.org.

UPCOMING

Be a Friend First

5 - 6 p.m. Oct. 6, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland

Park. Share your ideas

for kindness and spread

positivity throughout The

Bridge. Sometimes all it

takes is a smile, a kind note,

or buying someone a lunch

to help turn his or her day

around. Start the kindness

trend and inspire others to

pass it on to others. This free

event is for teens in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Show Us Your #Skills Night

7:30 -10:30 p.m. Friday,

Oct. 7, The Bridge Teen

Center, 15555 S. 71st Court.

Show off some of your

unique skills and abilities on

stage. During the night there

will be a live performance by

singer/songwriter “Pelham”,

and free food from White

Castle. This free event is for

teens in 7th through 12th

grade. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Learn Conversational French

4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.

12, The Bridge Teen Center

at 15555 S. 71st Court,

Orland Park is asking, parlezvous

francais? If not this

two-part class will be open

to all teens in grades 7-12

who are willing to learn. The

free event will help teach

you basic phrases in French.

For more information, call

(708)532-0500 or visit www.

bridgeteencenter.org

Board of Fire and Police

Commission Meeting

5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12

at O.P.P.D., 15100 Ravinia

Ave. The Village of Orland

Park will be conducting

its regular meetings at this

location for the remainder of

the 2016 calendar year. For

more information, call (708)

403-6150.

Active Aging - An Expo for

Ages 50+

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 22, Tinley Park

Convention Center, 18451

Convention Center Drive.

Join 22nd Century Media

and Evergreen Senior Living

Orland Park for the second

annual event with vendor

booths, informational talks

and musical performances.

Admission and parking are

free. For more information,

call (708) 326-9170 or visit

www.22ndcenturymedia.

com/aging.

HobbyTown Model Contest

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 22, HobbyTown

USA, 15551 S. 94th Ave.

Participants are encouraged

to bring their best models

of cars, aircraft, military

vehicles and more for a

National Model Contest.

There will be both adult and

junior divisions. Registration

starts at 11:00 a.m. and

judging start at 1 p.m.

Entry fee is $5. For more

information, call (708) 349-

8697 or email manager@

hobbytownorland.com.

ONGOING

Its a Book Haunt!

The Library invites

families and children to

participate in a spooky

reading challenge. Visit

Youth Services Department

beginning Oct. 1 to receive

your official Book Haunt

sheet. Read 15 minutes

in 5 different rooms of

your house and receive a

ghoulishly awesome prize.

All ages are welcome. For

more information visit

orlandparklibrary.org

Have an item for calendar?

Deadline is noon Thursdays.

To submit an item to the

calendar, contact Assistant

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Day of Hope tackles addiction and recovery

Tristan Sims

Freelance Reporter

Overcoming the dark cloud of

one’s personal addictions is not an

easy process, and, unfortunately for

many, there is a stigma that hovers

over the idea of seeking help, too.

But that does not have to be the

case.

Erasing the stigma that surrounds

addiction recovery was the

goal Sept. 17, when the Orland

Park Substance Awareness Forum

held A Day of Hope at Orland

Square Mall.

“Addiction isn’t a problem, and

once a person steps into recovery,

we should celebrate, because they

are on the road back,” said the Rev.

Ron Ovitt, of Empower Ministry.

“We treat addiction like it’s

criminal, or we say it is a disease,

but the brain changes for all kinds

of reasons,” Ovitt said.

Anthony Fieder, a good friend of

Ron Ovitt, spoke at the event, sharing

his story of the road to sobriety.

He has now been clean and sober

for nearly 15 years, he said.

Fieder said he was born to an addiction

lifestyle of pharmaceutical

narcotics and had been on polysubstances

for 28 years, including

pharmaceutical drugs, street drugs

and alcohol.

Fieder was homeless at one point

because of his addiction.

Since getting clean, Fieder has

obtained two college degrees and

seven certifications. This is greatly

because of the support system

of multiple mentors, pastors and

a sponsor to assist him in recovery,

including Ovitt with Christian

counseling, he shared.

“Where there is life, there is

hope,” Fieder said. “It’s real cool

and [it’s] hip to be in recovery.

You’re not a bad person if you have

a disease or addiction. It’s a sickness

and, if you want to, you can

abstain [and] start a new life [and]

be clean and sober and start a new

life.”

The forum was created to help

bring awareness to the other agencies

and to establish community

resources, explained Jill Hodge,

special projects coordinator for the

Mayor’s Office.

“On one hand, Mayor [Dan]

McLaughlin was encouraged, but

discouraged because no one knew

what anyone was doing,” Hodge

said.

Recording artist Maron Gaffron

is on both ends of the spectrum

when it comes to substance abuse.

“My father is a recovering abuser,

and my biological father was

killed selling drugs,” Gaffron said.

“I know and understand and care

about this issue.”

Last week’s event included

raffles, music, recovery speakers,

testimonials, entertainment and

more. The resource fair included

representatives from the Orland

Fire Protection District, Al-Anon

Family Groups of Northern Illinois,

Blue Cross Blue Shield,

Narcotics Anonymous, Orland

Joan Pickens

(left) and Gerry

Stunka, of the

Orland Fire

Protection

District,

were among

those who

participated in

A Day of Hope

Sept. 17 in

Orland Park.

Julie

McMann/22nd

Century Media

Township Youth and Family Services,

Restoration Ministries,

Presence Health and The Salvation

Army.

For resources and more information

about the Orland Park

Substance Awareness Forum, visit

www.opcares.net.


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St. Vincent de

Paul seeks coat

donations

Proceeds to support

SVdP Thrift Store

Emergency Voucher

Program

Submitted by St. Vincent de

Paul Orland Park Thrift Store

The Society of St. Vincent de

Paul Orland Park Thrift Store

is seeking donations of new or

gently used coats and jackets.

All coats will be sold in an

upcoming coat sale to be held

from Friday, Sept. 30 through

Sunday, Oct. 2. They will sell

for $3 each regardless of brand,

size, and style.

Proceeds from the sale will

go to the SVdP Thrift Store

Emergency Voucher Program.

The program provides individuals

and families in need with

clothing, furniture, or other

goods free of charge in a confidential

and dignified way.

Coat donations may be

dropped off before the sale at

7010 W. 159th Street, Orland

Park.

“We want to make sure anyone

who needs a coat this winter

can get a coat,” SVdP CEO Jim

Lonergan said. “Our thrift stores

are a blessing to the community

providing employment and

volunteer opportunities, and affordable

clothing, furniture, appliances,

and so much more for

those with a limited budget.”

The society is funded through

community donations and net

proceeds from its thrift stores.

The thrift stores operate with

all donated materials. Most of

the society’s work is done by

volunteers who give countless

hours to maintaining the stores

and distributing financial assistance

through 119 conferences

(volunteer sites) throughout

Cook and Lake counties.

For thrift store hours and

contact information, please visit

svdpchicago.org.

The Great Pumpkin Party to bring great fun to Orland Park

Submitted by the Village of Orland

Park

The Village of Orland Park is

gearing up for the fall season. On

Saturday, Oct. 1, its Recreation

Department will host The Great

Pumpkin Party at the Centennial

Park Warming House, 15600 West

Avenue.

“The village’s Pumpkin Party

was very well received and attended

last year and we’re looking

forward to another great event full

of fun fall activities,” said Mayor

Dan McLaughlin.

Free and open to all ages, the

party will be held from 1-5 p.m.

and will include a number of activities

including hayrides, pony

rides, fall crafts, a pie eating contest,

scarecrow building, games,

roasting marshmallows, a pumpkin

patch, and pet parade/costume

contest. Attendees are invited to

wear Halloween costumes.

“The Village’s Pumpkin Party

brings back traditions that many of

us remember from when we were

kids,” said Trustee Pat Gira, chairwoman

of the village’s Recreation

and Parks Committee. “This is a

festive event that’s sure to be enjoyed

by everyone.”

Scarecrow making will be held

from 1-5 p.m. Straw, string and

bags to assemble the scarecrow

will be provided. Participants

should bring old clothes for their

scarecrow to wear.

Attendees are invited to participate

in various fall-themed games,

search for prizes in the straw corral,

learn a new dance taught by

Miss Kristin and play the candy

count and pumpkin weight guess

games.

Bakers Square is sponsoring the

village’s Pie Eating Contest, which

will be held at 2 p.m. Three different

age groups — 8 to 11 years,

12 to 17 and 18 and older — will

compete to see who can eat an entire

banana cream pie the fastest.

A certificate for a free pie will be

awarded to the winners of each

category. Participation is limited

and registration will be taken at the

event.

The Pet Costume Parade will be

Please see Party, 14

Erin Vandell (right) helps her daughter Lexi, 3, make a scarecrow during last year’s Great Pumpkin Party at

Centennial Park. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1. 22nd Century Media File Photos

Andrew Graczyk, 10, participates in the pie eating contest during last year’s Great Pumpkin Party at Centennial

Park in Orland Park.


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Orland Park Village Board

Orland looks to roundabouts for traffic flow improvement

Village estimated to

spend $3.2 million

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

The Village of Orland Park

is one step closer to joining

the roundabout craze.

The Village Board of

Trustees had budgeted for

Phase 1 engineering for the

roundabout at 151st Street

and West Avenue. According

to a staff memo, the project

is federally funded through

the Southwest Conference of

Mayors.

Christopher B. Burke Engineering,

of Rosemont, was

the chosen engineer, and a

representative from the firm

– Jason Souden – presented

on the proposed roundabout

at the Monday, Sept. 19 Development

Services, Planning

and Engineering Committee

meeting.

“Roundabouts started in

Europe, and they are becoming

more popular in the

United States,” Souden said.

“There is currently about

2,400 of them in use. Some

of our neighbors are a little

more ‘roundabout happy,’

and Wisconsin is one of the

leaders in the nation with

269. Indiana also has quite

a few with 86. We’re a little

bit behind [in Illinois], as we

have nine currently. But I

know there are dozens in the

design and planning stage.”

Souden said the Federal

Highway Administration

plans to fund roundabout

installations, with a goal of

creating “1,000 per year in

the United States.”

“The advantage of a roundabout

[as compared] to a

four-way stop that we have

today, the biggest advantage

is improved traffic flow,”

Souden said. “If we take the

2040 projected volumes, the

average delay if we left it a

four-way stop would be 73

seconds. If we [construct]

the roundabout that would be

reduced to about 12 seconds

on average. That is during the

peak, or worst, hours of the

day. That’s a major benefit.”

Other benefits, he said,

were reduced noise and less

air pollution.

“It’s rare to have a collision,

and when there is one,

there is usually a low severity,”

he added. “They are

considered very safe.”

One drawback, however,

is the size and cost of the

project.

“With a larger footprint,

they are slightly more expensive

than a four-way stop,”

Souder said.

The estimated cost of the

entire project is $5.8 million.

“We’ve talked about the

federal funding you’ve been

successful in obtaining [earmarked]

at $2.6 million,”

Souder said. “That would

bring the Village’s estimated

share at $3.2 million.”

Souder said that because of

the additional federal funding

that is available for roundabout

construction, this project

will be cheaper for the

Village than reconstructing

the four-way stop or installing

a traffic signal.

“Being more fiscally responsible

is what we’re up

here to do,” Trustee Kathleen

Fenton said. “And I know

in my subdivision, nobody

stops at stop signs. They see

it there, and they just go right

through it. It’s sad for the

kids, because they are anticipating

that a car is going to

stop.”

Fenton said it is something

new, and that can be a challenge

for people at first.

“But anything that is going

to help improve the environment

and especially improve

the safety of the community I

think is something we need to

go along with,” she said.

Trustee Patricia Gira asked

how the roundabout accommodates

truck traffic.

“The truck apron … is

raised up by a two-inch

curb,” Souder said.

Gira also commented on

the environmental benefits of

roundabouts.

“One of the things with a

roundabout is that you don’t

have fuel emissions in the

air from stalled or stopped

vehicles,” Gira said. “Traffic

keeps moving, so it’s supposed

to be better for the environment.”

Two residents asked questions

during the meeting, one

focusing on what the benefit

was to going with a roundabout

versus a four-way stop.

The other, Colleen Gavin,

asked how the 2040 projections

were made.

Souder explained that to

use federal funds, the details

of the project need to show

how it will impact motorists

in the future. Using projected

data from the Chicago Metropolitan

Agency for Planning,

engineers were able to

Orland Township residents to give opinion on the idea to leave Cook County

Advisory referendum

is to appear on Nov.

ballot

Michael Gilbert

Contributing Editor

What began as “informal

discussion” between a group

of approximately a dozen

people upset with Cook

County’s taxes has led the

Orland Township officials to

pose an intriguing question

to its residents on the ballot

this November.

Round It Up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the Sept.

19 meetings of the Orland Park Village Board and its

committees.

• During the Village Board meeting, trustees voted

7-0 to approve an agreement with Palos Hospital to

reimburse construction costs of a temporary access

drive at the Palos Health and Fitness Center in an

amount not to exceed $98,588.

• Trustees also voted 7-0 to approve a contract with

Artistic Holiday Designs in the amount of $480,112.51

and a contract with Holiday Creations Pro Inc. in the

amount of $107,145.42 for holiday décor.

The Township board voted

unanimously this summer

to place an advisory referendum

asking residents whether

the Township should leave

Cook County and join Will

County. The question was

first brought up by a handful

of residents at the Township’s

Town Hall meeting in

May, Orland Township Supervisor

Paul O’Grady said.

Because the question is

an advisory referendum it

is not legally binding even

if a majority of the votes are

in favor during the general

election on Nov. 8. If the advisory

referendum passes,

O’Grady told The Junction

in an interview last week he

would schedule a meeting

with Will County Executive

Larry Walsh to determine if

Will County would entertain

taking in the Township.

The Orland Township board

would then have to approve

placing a binding referendum

on an upcoming ballot

and that would need to be

approved by voters. Cook

County officials would also

need to OK the Township

joining Will County.

O’Grady said he has gone

“on the record” stating the

secession is “a good idea.”

“I think there are a lot of

good reasons for it,” he said.

“The [higher] sales taxes in

Cook County and the proximity

to some of the services

are the two big reasons I’ve

heard from those in favor of

leaving Cook County.”

O’Grady noted some Orland

Township residents

have been less than pleased

to receive a jury duty summons

to the courthouse at

26th and California Avenue

when the Will County Courthouse

is only a few minutes

from their home.

“Orland Township borders

Will County on the west and

south sides so I understand

how [leaving Cook for Will]

makes sense from a proximity

factor,” O’Grady said.

No matter where the issue

ultimately ends up, O’Grady

said it “starts the dialogue

about the higher taxes” with

Cook County officials.

“[The advisory referendum]

sends a message to

Cook County that they have

to be sensitive to the issues

of Orland Township residents,”

he said.

get to the “73-second delay”

figures.

Souden said the next step

would be to get design approval

for the roundabout in

a couple of months.

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Once a week is weak.

You don’t have to wait until the paper

arrives for your news.

Business Briefs

Broker associates at RE/

MAX 1st Service, Orland

Park, saluted for Success in

Real Estate Sales

Broker associates at RE/

MAX 1st Service, 15637 S.

94th Ave. in Orland Park, recently

received special recognition

from the RE/MAX

Northern Illinois region for

their sales achievements in

2015. RE/MAX salutes its

brokers by awarding membership

in honorary clubs,

each recognizing an important

level of success in annual

sales production.

100% Club: Those who

earn membership in the

100% Club have reached an

outstanding level of sales

productivity. Achieving

this laudable level of success

are Michele Beckers,

Carl Bohne, Steve Brashler,

Skipper Denton, Jeanne

Dominguez, Madonna Egan,

Denise Hoekstra, Margaret

Marasco and Beth Rose.

Executive Club: Executive

Club membership recognizes

a group of affiliates

whose sales productivity

is well above the industry

norm. Named to Executive

Club membership for their

2015 achievements are Maria

Casas, Cynthia Doehler,

Michael Fegan, Christine

Fischer, Robert Haustein,

Karen Irace, Maria LiMandri-Vaagen,

Catherine Maier

and Vicki Melonas.

Marcus Theatres’ Orland

Park Cinema employee

receives Ben Marcus

Humanitarian Award

Orland Park resident Fiona

Lane has been honored

by The Marcus Corporation

as one of three 2015 Ben

Marcus Humanitarian of the

Year Award recipients. Lane

is the assistant manager at

Marcus Theatres’ Orland

Park Cinema.

The Ben Marcus Humanitarian

Award, named after

Marcus Corporation founder

and committed community

advocate Ben Marcus, builds

on the company’s legacy of

community involvement

Please see Business, 9

Sportsplex offers four days of

free fitness for area seniors

Join today to get all the news from your newspaper

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Brought to you by THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park Sportsplex

Healthy lifestyles, physical

fitness and medical

screenings are just some of

the activities that will be

offered during Sportsplex

Senior Week, hosted by the

Village of Orland Park Recreation

Department.

Seniors need not be

Sportsplex members or village

residents to participate

in the free activities that are

open to all area seniors.

Offered Oct. 3-6, the fourday

health and fitness festival

will offer healthy activities

for the region’s many seniors,

age 55 and older. All activities

will be held at the Village

of Orland Park Sportsplex,

11351 West 159th Street.

Senior-oriented events

will be held on Monday,

Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.;

Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7:45

a.m.-12 p.m.; Wednesday,

Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

and Thursday evening, Oct.

6, from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Opportunities include the

walking club, UGI exercise

ball workouts, pickle ball,

bocce ball and more. Light

and Healthy Moves will be

held at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday

morning to get participants

moving.

Flu shots will be available

for a fee and are free for seniors

with Medicare insurance

coverage. Total cholesterol

checks will be available

for a fee and the Sportsplex

will offer light refreshments

and breakfast or lunch on

different days.

Information tables with

healthy living, home health

care, senior medical care

and more will be on-hand all

four days during the event.

“Participating seniors

will receive raffle tickets

at each of the activities in

which they participate,” said

Village Sportsplex Fitness

Manager Deborah Graham-

Geghen who coordinates the

fest each year. “The hospitals

and offices have been

generous donating prizes

and baskets to make this a

great week for area seniors,”

she added.

Prizes from area businesses

will be awarded at the end of

the night on Thursday, Oct. 6.

The winner does not need to

be present to win. T-shirts can

be claimed Thursday evening

after participation in the exercise

classes from 5-6 p.m.

T-shirts and raffle will be at

approximately 6:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required

for many of the free

events and seniors need not

be Sportsplex members or

residents of Orland Park to

participate. Registration is

ongoing and all events are

free except for the medical

screenings. Seniors who

bring a friend will receive an

additional raffle ticket.

Further information is available

at the Village of Orland

Park Sportsplex, 11351 West

159th Street. For more information,

call the Sportsplex at

(708) 645-7529.


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the orland park prairie | September 29, 2016 | 9

Police Reports

Two women allegedly try to take felonious amount of fragrances from store

Tammy L. Pickard, 34,

of 5742 Winchester Ave. in

Chicago, and Catherine M.

Byrd, 47, of the same address,

were charged Aug. 29

with one felony count each

of retail theft after they allegedly

tried to take seven

bottles of fragrances valued

at a total of $670 from a

department store at Orland

Square Drive.

The women were seen in

the store together, as Byrd

handed items to Pickard,

who concealed them in her

purse, police said. They reportedly

fled the scene in

a vehicle that was stopped

near 144th Place and John

Humphrey Drive. Byrd was

driving, while Pickard was

one of two passengers, police

said. Three bottles of

cologne valued at a total of

$247 reportedly were found

inside the vehicle. Another

four bottles valued at a total

of $423 were reported stolen

but not recovered, police

said.

Pickard additionally was

charged with unlawful possession

of drug paraphernalia

after police reportedly found

a silver pipe and poker in her

wallet. Byrd additionally was

charged with failure to reduce

speed to avoid a crash,

leaving the scene of a crash,

driving with a suspended license

and operation of an

uninsured vehicle for alleged

traffic offenses while driving

the 2012 Kia Rio.

Aug. 25

• Dewisha M. Mismukes, 31,

of 380 Greebay Ave. in Calumet

City, was charged with

one felony count of retail

theft/false return after she

allegedly took a comforter

off a store shelf and returned

it for a voucher valued at

$274.36. She fled the scene

in a 2001 Chrysler Town &

Country but was stopped

near the intersection of John

Humphrey Drive and 94th

Avenue, police said. She

was charged with a felony

because she had “priors,”

police said.

Aug. 24

• Danny L. Lewis, 62, of 247

Minocquast in Park Forest,

was charged with felony retail

theft after he allegedly

tried to take three underwear

items, two handbags

and a pair of shoes valued

at a total of $807.47 from a

department store at Orland

Square Mall. Lewis was

with an unidentified female

who took a shopping cart

into a fitting room while he

waited outside, police said.

She reportedly returned with

a bag under the cart. The two

walked to a cashier, where

she started an interaction

while Lewis took the bag

and tried to leave the store

before he was stopped, police

said. The woman reportedly

left the scene without

being apprehended. The bag

was used to conceal the merchandise,

police said.

• Shelly E. Schultz, 44, of

16021 91st Ave. in Orland

Hills, was charged with retail

theft after she allegedly tried

to take a backpack valued at

$129 from a store at Orland

Square. She reportedly was

spotted and recognized by

an undercover police officer

as she concealed something,

pushed a shopping cart into

the parking lot and left the

area. On video surveillance,

she was seen concealing the

backpack, police said. She

reportedly was arrested at

her residence.

Editor’s note: The Orland Park

Prairie’s police reports come

from the Orland Park Police

Department. Anyone listed in

these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.

Business

From Page 8

by recognizing exceptional

associates who have gone

above and beyond in their

volunteering for others.

Lane has had a wide-ranging

impact in the Chicagoarea

community through her

involvement as a volunteer

for three different programs.

One program is held at a

long-term care facility for

the elderly on the north side

of Chicago, where Lane coordinates

craft and music

programs focused on improving

cognitive function

in a fun setting.

Lane also is a Minister of

Care, trained and certified by

the Archdiocese of Chicago,

to be present spiritually with

those who are no longer able

to come to church. She also

knits scarves, hats and blankets

for a family shelter in

Chicago and shawls for people

receiving end-of-life care.

In addition, Lane volunteers

each month at a soup

kitchen and food pantry, as

well as health fairs throughout

the state, where she gives

vaccines, takes readings

of vital signs and provides

information on chronic illnesses.

She also volunteers

at soup kitchens, clothing

drives and prayer services

with her parish.

In addition to her community

contributions, Lane

works part time at Orland

Park Cinema and attends

school full time to receive

her master’s degree in nursing,

with a focus on emergency

medicine. She was to

graduate in August.

To recognize her commitment

to the community, The

Marcus Corporation donated

$1,000 to the charity of

Lane’s choice, Little Sisters

of the Poor St. Mary’s Home

in Chicago.

Orland Parkers help Silver

Cross Hospital win eight

national marketing awards

Silver Cross Hospital received

a total of eight awards

in two national healthcare

marketing competitions, including

a Gold Award for the

hospital’s SCHedule Now

total integrated marketing

campaign. Silver Cross was

the first hospital in Illinois to

offer online scheduling for

several outpatient tests, as

well as physical and occupational

therapy.

In addition to the Gold,

Silver Cross also received

awards in the 33rd annual

HealthCare Advertising

Awards for its keeping Your

Heart Running Smoothly

health promotion program,

Foot Fair, Mama Says…Get

a Colonoscopy newspaper

ads and IMatter.silvercross.

org website. The Healthcare

Advertising Awards is the oldest,

largest and most widely

respected healthcare advertising

awards competition.

The awards are sponsored by

Healthcare Marketing Report,

the leading publication covering

all aspects of healthcare

marketing, advertising and

strategic business development.

A national panel of

judges reviewed all entries

based on creativity, quality,

message effectiveness, consumer

appeal, graphic design

and overall impact.

In addition, Silver Cross

received three Silver Aster

Awards from Marketing

Healthcare Today Magazine

and Creative Images

Inc. for its Mama Says…

Get a Colonoscopy newspaper

ads, Keep your Heart

Running Smoothly advertising

campaign, and IMatter.

silvercross.org website. The

Aster Awards Program is an

elite competition dedicated to

recognizing the nation’s most

talented healthcare marketing

professionals for outstanding

excellence in advertising.

Winning entries, judged by a

diverse panel of industry experts,

were published in the

Marketing Healthcare Today

magazine and posted on the

www.asterawards.com.

The Silver Cross Marketing

and Community Relations

team is led by Ruth

Colby, senior vice president

of business development/

chief strategy officer and

includes Tracy Simons, director

of marketing and

community relations; Karen

Helman, manager of marketing

and community relations

(Orland Park resident); Carol

Banas-Hicks, community

programs and senior advantage

coordinator; Suzanne

Bies, marketing coordinator;

Ben Hernandez, E-Marketing

Coordinator; and Leslie

Newbon, community outreach

coordinator.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones,

bill@opprairie.com.

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School News

Moraine Valley Community

College

Orland Parkers among

winners of Gallery 2016

Juried Exhibition

Local artists showcasing

their original work in Moraine

Valley Community

College’s Gallery 2016 Juried

Community Art Exhibition

were presented with

awards at a reception in the

college’s Robert F. DeCaprio

Art Gallery in June. Awards

were given for first, second

and third place, as well as

three honorable mentions.

The winners were chosen

from 32 artists who entered

work into the exhibition.

First place was awarded to

Robert Johnson, of Palos

Heights, for his acrylic

“Beach Figures.” He received

$200. The secondplace

award of $125 went to

Annette Plettau, of Orland

Park, for her collage/mixed

media “Natural Arch, St. Lucia.”

Margi Hafer, of Frankfort,

won a $100 third-place

prize for her watercolor

“Stuck in Traffic 1.”

Honorable mentions were

awarded to Pam Eberlin, of

Chicago Heights, for her

found object work “Pollyanna

Dixie Dairy Dash;”

Mary Anne O’Neill, of Orland

Park, for her watercolor

“Trying to find the sun;” and

Mary Ann Trzyna, of Frankfort,

for her pastel “Green

and Orange.” They each received

$40.

Augustana College

Orland Park students named

to dean’s list

Augustana College recently

announced 913 students

were named to the

dean’s list for the 2016

spring term. Students who

have earned this academic

honor have maintained a

grade point average of 3.5

or higher on a four-point

scale for courses taken during

the term.

Taking aim together

Among those named to the

dean’s list were the following

Orland Park residents:

Barrie Chileen (majoring in

geography and environmental

studies), Guadalupe Gallegos

(majoring in biology

and Spanish for professional

use), Andrew Gilson (majoring

in biochemistry and

pre-medicine, Scott Hansen

(majoring in biology), Dominic

Lifonti (majoring in biology),

Claire Martin (majoring

in biology and public

health), Elizabeth Paris (majoring

in biochemistry) and

Olivia Zolnik (majoring in

biology).

John Carroll University

Three from Orland Park earn

places on the dean’s list

The following John Carroll

University students from

Orland Park were named to

the dean’s list for the spring

2016 term: Mary Connolly,

Ryan Donegan and Molly

Traverso.

The Bridge, Cook County Forest Preserve team up for archery program

Saint Xavier University

Orland Park students among

those named to dean’s list

Saint Xavier University

recently announced the

dean’s list of students for

the spring 2016 semester.

The dean’s list recognizes

full-time students who have

completed a minimum of

15 credit hours at SXU and

have maintained a minimum

cumulative grade point average

of 3.75 out of 4.0. Students

must be enrolled for a

minimum of 12 credit hours

during the given semester

and have earned a minimum

cumulative grade point average

of 3.75.

Among those named to

the list were Orland Park

residents Nour Allan, nursing;

Janica Arcenal, nursing;

Hailey Bramwell, education;

Diana Chojna, nursing;

Kathleen Fabular, nursing;

Julianna Magnan, nursing;

Dimitroula Manolis, undecided;

Deonna Maracich,

nursing; Julianna Metzler,

psychology/professional

studies; Robin Prokaski,

mathematics/secondary

education; Michael Rizzo,

finance; Aneta Rychtarczyk,

communication science and

disorders; Lauren Surin, education;

and Lindsey Surin,

art and design.

University of Iowa

Orland Parker makes

president’s list

Nora Bush, a University

of Iowa student from Orland

Park, was named to the university’s

president’s list for

the spring 2016 semester.

The president’s list was

established in the fall of

1983 to recognize academic

excellence. In order to be included

on the list, a student

must have a minimum 4.0

grade point average in all academic

subjects for the preceding

two semesters, with a

total of at least 12 semester

hours of credit per semester

during that period.

Approximately 400 students

were named to the

president’s list for the spring

2016 semester.

University of Missouri

Sandburg Alumna receives

nursing scholarship

Jane Lee, of Orland Park,

recently received the “Fund

the Drive for Nurses” Scholarship

at the University of

Missouri.

The scholarship, which

is funded through the MU

Sinclair School of Nursing’s

annual charity golf tournament,

is awarded to students

enrolled at the nursing

school.

Lee, a 2014 graduate of

Sandburg High School, is

the daughter of Brian Lee.

She also was on the dean’s

list for the spring 2016 semester.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones,

bill@opprairie.com.

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AND EVERGREEN SENIOR LIVING

ORLAND PARK PRESENTS...

Party

From Page 4

held at 1:30 p.m., sponsored

by Fetch. Participants are

encouraged to bring their

costumed animals for the

parade/contest. Prizes will

be awarded after the parade

for most spooky, most

unique, look-alike and most

trendy – “in the moment.”

The Great Pumpkin Patch

opens at 1 p.m. A nominal

fee will be charged to participate

in the Great Pumpkin

Patch and families will

be limited to two pumpkins

each.

Free parking for The

Great Pumpkin Party will

be available at Centennial

Park and at the adjacent

Metra Train Station, accessible

via 153rd Street.

This Village of Orland

Park event is sponsored

by the Aileen S. Andrew

Foundation, Bakers Square,

Brannigan Chiropractic

Center, Dave and Busters,

Fetch, Chiro One Wellness,

Orland Park Band and

Trust, Physicians Immediate

Care, The Private Bank,

and The University of Chicago

Medicine.

Further information about

the Village of Orland Park’s

“Great Pumpkin Party” is

available by calling the

Recreation Department at

(708) 403-7275.

Announcements

Birthday wishes

Photos submitted

We see a little more of us in both of you each passing

year. Happy 3rd Birthday, Banana and Happy 4th

Birthday, Rooney!

We love you!

Kisses and Hugs,

Mommy and Daddy

A new addition

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9 am - 2 pm

Saturday, Oct. 22

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Sansa

Jess Nemec, Orland Park resident and recruitment sales

director

Sansa is a 12-week-old cockalier puppy, and she is

the official office dog of The Orland Park Prairie. Her

interests include naps, snacks, bullying her mom and

making a fuss.

Do you want to see your pet pictured as Orland Park’s Pet of

the Week? Send your pet’s photo and a few sentences explaining

why your pet is outstanding to Editor Bill Jones at bill@

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FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Parent company of Kmart

announces plans to close

store’s Tinley location

Kmart recently announced

the closing of 64 stores nationwide,

and one store may

fall a bit too close for area

residents.

The Kmart located at

16300 Harlem Ave. in Tinley

Park, is one of six locations

that will close throughout

the state of Illinois. The store

began the liquidation sale on

Sept. 22 as part of the initial

closing process, and is expected

to close its doors in

mid-December.

Sears Holdings Company,

who merged with Kmart on

March 24, 2005, has been

evaluating the performance

of their stores, and made the

“difficult decision” to close

those that were deemed “unprofitable”

according to an

email by Howard Reifs, director

of corporate communications.

Trudy Wrzesinski is one

within the Tinley Park community

less than thrilled to

hear about the closing.

“I’ve been going here for

several decades, and you always

feel comfortable going

to a store that you’re familiar

with, and the [employees]

have always been nice,”

Wrzesinski said.

While Sears wouldn’t release

how many store associates

will be affected by the

closing, they did say that a

majority of the staff are parttime

or hourly employees.

“Those associates that are

eligible will receive severance

and have the opportunity

to apply for open positions

at area Sears or Kmart

stores,” Reifs stated.

Reporting by Brittany Kapa,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

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FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest

continues to grow in 36th

fall season

Jeremy Bengtson has

more than 10 months each

year between seasons at

Bengtson’s Pumpkin Fest,

and the hardest part about

his job is waiting to fulfill all

his dreams for the 35-yearold

Homer Glen attraction.

“I wish we had 400 acres;

I wish we had all the money

in the universe so we could

just build our dreams today,

because it would be awesome,”

he said. “Waiting to

do the things we want to do

is the hardest thing.”

The Bengtsons continue

to look to the future for their

festival — one of the oldest

fall festivals in Illinois

— which began its 36th fall

season Sept. 17.

This year, the festival is

also open later than in previous

years: until 9 p.m.

Mondays through Saturdays,

and 8 p.m. on Sundays. A

discount admission price of

$9.99 is also now available

for most Mondays through

Thursdays. Bengtson said

this is to encourage more

guests to come during the

week in the hopes of reducing

weekend crowds.

The festival also added a

second children’s train ride,

food vendors and a chicken

coop, in addition to more

trees and land improvements,

said Pam Bengtson,

Jeremy’s aunt.

Last December, the Bengtsons

purchased the land they

had previously leased after it

went into foreclosure, which

expanded the farm’s property

to 80 acres.

For now, much of that land

is being used as a hay field,

but it has meant for “safer

and more efficient” parking

this year, Bengtson said.

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www.pumpkinfarm.com.

Reporting by Kirsten Onsgard,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

HomerHorizon.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Mokena residents get chance

to meet fire professionals

Assistant Fire Chief Joe

Cirelli, of the Mokena Fire

Protection District, wants

Mokena residents to join

his firefighters at the annual

open house on Sunday, Oct.

2, at Fire Station, #1, 19853

S. Wolf Road.

From 8 a.m. to noon, attendees

of all ages will have

the opportunity to meet Cirelli’s

team, ask them questions,

see their equipment

and vehicles and learn about

fire safety. The event centers

on showing guests what the

MFPD does for its community.

The event is also an allyou-can-eat

pancake breakfast.

The cost to attend is $5

for adults and $3 for children

between the age of 4 and 12;

children 3 and under are free.

“We make all the food

ourselves,” Cirelli said.

The MFPD has also invited

the Mokena Lions

Club to join in on the morning

affair. The club – whose

mission is focused on helping

those with vision and

hearing impairments – is to

bring a hearing bus, where

patrons can take a hearing

test administered by a Lions

volunteer.

The bus, which is provided

by the Lions of Illinois

Foundation, can accommodate

between six and eight

people at a time, and the test

itself should take roughly 10

minutes.

The MFPD is collecting

nonperishable items to donate

to the Frankfort Township

Food Pantry.

“We’re always grateful for

any donations that we get

and that people do remember

us and think about us,”

food pantry Director Jeannine

Hetfleisch said, noting

charitable acts like these and

partnering with local groups

helps replenish the pantry’s

stocks year-round.

Reporting by F. Amanda

Tugade, Assistant Editor. For

more, visit MokenaMessenger.

com.

LaGrange Road Widening construction to impact 159th

Street though 131st Street for the next several weeks

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

For the next several

weeks, multiple crews will

be working on LaGrange

Road north of 159th Street

through 131st Street in both

the north and southbound

directions. Work includes

median curb and gutter,

median concrete nose installation,

brick paver stone

placement, parkway grading,

tree pit excavation,

parkway sidewalk installation

and street lighting.

Most of this work will require

a lane closure to be

able to maneuver equipment,

material trucks and

provide a safe area for

crews to work.

Sidewalk and street lighting

work is ongoing along

the parkways of the side

streets throughout the corridor.


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Letters to the Editor

Calling for redistricting

reform

It’s time we return the

power of Illinois government

back to the people. Our

current political system is

broken.

It’s rigged against us. The

people of Illinois deserve a

more just and fair system.

Unfortunately, the Illinois

Supreme Court has now

blocked a voter referendum

that would have allowed you

to vote for an Independent

Map amendment in November.

This is an affront to our

democracy.

Our current system allows

career politicians to draw

districts for their own benefit

and protect incumbents.

In the upcoming election

alone, two-thirds of incumbents

are running unopposed

because of how their district

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It is an elaborate and

rigged system that is failing

the people of Illinois. The

odds are stacked in favor of

those in power and provide

no incentive for people who

want to get involved and be

good public servants.

Instead of voters having a

say in who represents them,

we have career politicians

who have been controlling

how votes are counted for

20, 30 and even 40 years.

That’s not how democracy

should work.

Politicians should not be

picking their voters. Voters

should be picking their politicians.

Redistricting reform

restores balance in our state

and brings back democracy.

The proposed amendment

would take the power away

from political parties and

give it back to the people

through an independent redistricting

commission. It’s

overwhelmingly supported

by both Republicans and

Democrats, including President

[Barack] Obama. And

more than 563,000 voters

signed the original petition.

Despite the court’s ruling,

the Illinois General Assembly

still has the opportunity

to give the power back to the

people.

I encourage everyone to

call [their] state senator and

representative. Tell them you

want the General Assembly

to pass redistricting reform

in the fall veto session so we

can fix our broken political

system and restore democracy

in Illinois.

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Faith Briefs

St. Michael’s Parish (14327 Highland Ave.,

Orland Park)

Women’s Retreat

9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 8. This retreat will

be held at the Benedictine

Sisters’ Priory, 5900 W.

147th St. in Oak Forest.

The theme is “Opening the

Door to the Joy of Mercy”.

To register or for more

information, visit the parish

office or call Jeanne at 349-

0663 or Paulette at 460-

6535.

Women’s Club Day Trip

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 13. Take a motor coach

trip to the Shrine of Christ’s

Passion in St. John, Indiana.

The group will have lunch

at Teibel’s restaurant, and

trams will be provided

for people unable to walk

long distances. For more

information, contact Mary at

349-5407 or Paulette at 460-

6535.

Presbyterian Church in Orland Park

(13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-

Schoolers)

9-11 a.m. 2nd and 4th

Tuesdays of the month.

38th Orland ‘Open’ Spelling

Bee

2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.

16. This event is open to

all participants willing ages

8 and up. Contests will

compete within their age

group; 12 trophies and 24

ribbons will be awarded.

There is no entry fee to

compete, but pre-registration

is highly recommended. To

register send an email with

FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY

participants name, address,

phone number, age, and

school to PCOrland@gmail.

com or call (708)448-8142

For more information, call

Bill Smith at (708) 645-303.

Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave.,

Orland Park)

Men’s Barnabas Bible Study

7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Study various books written

by Christian authors. Coffee

and light refreshments

are served. For more

information, email info@

calvaryop.org.

Sunday Services

9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Stretch and Balance

6:30-7:30 p.m. Every

second and fourth Tuesday

of the month. All are

welcome to an hour session

of stretching and balancing.

All are invited to bring

water, beach towel and yoga

mats. For more information,

contact Elizabeth Kolada at

elleof67@att.net.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (14700

S. 94th Ave., Orland Park)

Rummage/Bake Sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday,

Sept. 23 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24. Come and

peruse the large selection of

household items, clothing,

toys, books and more that

will be available. For more

information, visit www.

christlutheranorland.com.

Zumba Classes

6 p.m. Every Wednesday.

The cost to participate is

$5. Attendees can bring

their own towels and water

bottles.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Brittany Kapa at

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In Memoriam

Clifford C. Medland

Clifford C. Medland, age

78, died September 17. He

is survived by his children

Darla (Rich) and Tara; 5

grandchildren; and a sister

Joyce (Sam) Genchi. Preceded

in death by his wife

Carole nee Biegel and his

parents Chester and Gunhild

nee Nelson. Clifford was a

U.S. Army Veteran and a retired

Oil Refinery Engineer.

A funeral Service was held

on Sept. 23, at Thornridge

Funeral Home in Orland

Park, IL. Interment at Good

Shepherd Cemetery.

Joellen J. (Jeffords) Duehr

Joellen J. (Jeffords) Duehr,

80, of New Lenox, died

Sept. 19. She had worked

as a teacher in the Orland

Park School District 135, at

Christian Hills School. She

is survived by his husband,

Milton L. Duehr; children,

Dawn (Robert) Mollo, Daniel

(Lynn) Duehr, and Timothy

Duehr; 3 grandchildren;

2 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law,

Helen Duehr and

Sharon Duehr; and many

nieces and nephews. Visitation

and funeral services

were held at Colonial Chapel.

Interment at Christ Lutheran

Cemetery.

Virginia ‘Faye’ (Gass) Gecan

Virginia “Faye” (Gass)

Gecan, 83, of Orland Park

died Sept. 19. She was a

homemaker who is survived

by children Steve Gecan,

and Dan (Sandy) Gecan; her

grandchildren, Joe (Danielle)

Gecan, Kevin Gecan,

and Stephanie Gecan; her

great-grandchildren Anna

and Max; sister Sandra

(Roger) Priest, sister-in-law

Virginia Regan, brother-inlaw

Roger Gecan; and many

nieces and nephews. She

is preceded in death by her

husband Joseph M. Gecan,

and her son the late Brian

Gecan. Visitation and funeral

services were held at

Colonia Chapel. Internment

at St. Mary Cemetery.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email Assistant

Editor Brittany Kapa at

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com with information about a

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Camp Beneath the Stars returns to Orland

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

The night air was pleasantly

cool, and a nearly full

moon was high in the cloudless

sky.

In the glow of a crackling

campfire, children roasted

s’mores, as the roar of a

primitive beast emanated

from a far corner of the

campground. A few yards

away, in the adjacent darkness,

beyond the reach of

the comforting firelight,

blanket-wrapped youngsters

snuggled into their parents’

laps as they waited for what

would happen next.

Was this the setting for

the latest AMC hit series?

No, it was the scene as the

clock neared 8:30 p.m. at

the Village of Orland Park’s

annual Camp Beneath the

Stars — a popular event held

Sept. 17 at Centennial Park.

In a makeshift campground

tucked away in the southeast

area of Orland’s largest

public venue, roughly 100

campers pitched tents and

enjoyed an evening that included

dinner, snacks and a

showing of “The Good Dinosaur.”

The camping event has

been held in mid-September

for more than 15 years.

“People reserve a spot

... and they spend the night

sleeping under the stars,”

said Sportsplex Athletic Supervisor

Jack Savage, who

helped oversee the event in

its fifth consecutive year.

“It’s just a nice community

event that brings people together,

an event people look

forward to every year.”

The early fall air was a

welcome 65 degrees, which

any camping enthusiast

knows is just about perfect

for a night sleeping outdoors.

Rows of lawn chairs

filled with campers occupied

the space in front of the

large movie screen, and a

short distance away, several

young girls stuck marshmallows

on roasting sticks, as

they prepared to snack on

s’mores.

Dinner consisted of chicken

strips and mostaccioli

provided by Hienie’s Mc-

Carthy’s, and hot dogs from

Widen’s. The recreation

department contributed the

marshmallows, Graham

crackers and chocolate.

“All the kids come over

here and stand around and do

a s’more, occasionally, then

go back over and watch the

movie,” Savage said. “It’s a

formula that works, and we

continually get a great turnout

for it, so we don’t change

it up a whole lot. I think what

gravitates them to it is it’s a

unique thing. You’re not going

to go camping in Orland

Park every single day. It’s

pretty cool.”

Orland Park resident

Larry Moran was camping

in Centennial for the fourth

straight year. He was with

his daughters Iley, 3, Lucy,

4, and Addy, 9.

“It’s close to home, and

it’s a good deal,” Moran

said. “It’s a lot of fun. I think

we got rained on two years,

but this is a beautiful night.

You get to have dinner here,

and of course the movie and

s’mores — it’s pretty good

stuff. So they’re pretty happy

about this.”

Philip Bohren and his

daughters Emma, 11, and

Olivia, 9, represented half

of the family who planned to

stick it out all night. Bohren’s

wife and two young sons had

already headed home. This

was the first time the Bohren

family had been camping in

Orland Park. Bohren grew

up in Switzerland, in which

Sharon (far left) and Duncan Gray (second from right) play cards with their children, Eva and Duncan Gray, during Orland

Park’s annual Camp Beneath the Stars event, held Sept. 17 at Centennial Park.

Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Carter Bates sips on a pop at Camp Beneath the Stars in

Orland Park.

60 percent of the area is occupied

by the Alps, and said

he enjoyed camping in his

younger days.

“My wife said that they

had this camping [night],

and we haven’t been camping

with the kids, so we

thought, ‘We’ll do it,’” he

said. “They loved it. They

love making s’mores; they

had a good time.”

Rylee Skafar chases bubbles in Centennial Park during the

annual Camp Beneath the Stars event.


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The Dish

Enrico’s Italian Dining redefines tradition at new Frankfort location

Rotating specials,

signature meals

attract patrons

Thomas Czaja

Contributing Editor

Before Harry D’Ercole reopened

Enrico’s Italian Dining

in Frankfort at its new location

this May, the man who

spent decades working at his

family’s restaurant business

found himself in unfamiliar

territory — on an extended

vacation.

After working at the original

Enrico’s from its inception

in 1974 until its closing

in 2012, when the D’Ercole

family agreed to sell the restaurant

and the land it sat on

to make way for a Mariano’s

grocery store, D’Ercole had a

respite that ended up lasting

several years.

While he admits the time

off was relaxing, he said he

spent much of it consistently

searching for the right spot to

reopen Enrico’s.

“I thought it would be an

easy task,” D’Ercole said of

finding where to go in Frankfort.

“It turned into a terrible

task.”

D’Ercole said a number of

deals fell through “for one

reason or another” until the

right one came about, with

the carryout at the current

spot opening shortly before

the dining room did in late

April.

In the months since,

D’Ercole said the response

has been “very, very positive,”

and while they are still

adjusting to the new surroundings,

the management

and staff have been “honored”

by the good feedback.

“Getting a restaurant up

and running and trying to

meet that expectation is a

challenge,” D’Ercole said.

“Fortunately, we had 38

years’ experience behind us.”

The Pork Tenderloin Madeira ($18.95) is a fixture on the

specials menu, with pork tenderloin medallions sautéed

with fresh mushrooms and Madeira wine served over

sautéed spinach.

Utilizing that know-how,

D’Ercole and his staff quickly

began serving up dishes

the restaurant had become

known for among locals,

including Enrico’s Famous

Minestrone Soup ($4.50 by

the bowl, $9.95 for one quart

plus garlic bread), which is

made with 17 vegetable ingredients,

according to the

owner.

“It’s all-natural ingredients,

so you know there’s no

preservatives in it,” D’Ercole

said. “The soup is made fresh

here daily, and we sell a lot

of soup because it’s so good.

That was one of the things I

think people were really waiting

for when we reopened

was to get some soup. It has

kale, three different kinds of

beans, corn, zucchini, yellow

squash, onions and more.”

For those looking for more

than soup, D’Ercole pointed

to The Railroad Tie ($7.95),

another inspiration from the

original restaurant — which

had a boxcar and caboose —

and is made with a half pound

of ground round on toasted

garlic bread and topped with

lettuce, tomato, grilled onions,

ketchup and mustard.

“It’s kind of a long steak

burger,” D’Ercole said.

Of course, no Italian restaurant

would be complete

Enrico’s Italian Dining

20535 S. LaGrange

Road in Frankfort

Hours

• 4:30-9:30 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday

• 4:30-10 p.m. Friday

and Saturday

For more information ...

Web: www.enricositalian.

com

Phone: (815) 469-4187

without a variety of specialty

pasta dishes and cheeses, and

Enrico’s features a Baked

Macaroni & Cheese ($11.95),

another popular item made

with cavatappi pasta that is

tossed in a cheddar cheese

cream with sun-dried tomatoes

and Canadian bacon before

being topped with more

cheese and baked.

Dinners on the Enrico’s

menu come with warm garlic

bread and soup or salad.

One of D’Ercole’s favorites

there is the Chicken Florence

($16.95), a boneless chicken

breast grilled and topped with

fresh mushrooms and mozzarella

over a bed of spinach.

The key, however, to Enrico’s

and its push to keep

offering new things is its

specials menu, according

Please see DISH, 26

The Baked Mostaccioli ($11.95) is an Enrico’s tradition that consists of mostaccioli tossed

with Parmesan cheese and covered with a meat sauce before being smothered with

mozzarella and baked to a hot and gooey finish.

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ANYWHERE.

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Orland Park goes mad for plaid

Jackie OBoyle

Orland Park Resident

Continuing my quest

to bring a little more

country to the OP,

let’s talk plaid.

Plaid typically triggers

feelings of preppy school

girl. Well, you can kiss

those uniforms goodbye.

Plaid’s gone country. The

plaid button down has taken

on a life of its own. Whether

you’re a country fan or not,

this trend can outfit every

body. It’s fashionable, hip

and so easy!

Here’s how to wear it.

Pick your favorite plaid.

This part is fun. Plaid

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ways. When presented

with three different plaid

options, the eye is quickly

and magically drawn to one.

That’s the one for you. Now

wear with ease. Over a tank

or tee, buttoned halfway up,

tied in a knot at the waist,

or just left wide open. Jeans

required.

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clever tag line.

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half buttoned or open and

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yourself that anyway. Grab

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The opinions of this column

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The Orland Park Prairie. Jackie

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DISH

From Page 23

to D’Ercole. The specials

menu will feature items —

like the Pork Tenderloin Madeira

($18.95) — for several

weeks, then will switch out

and reintroduce those items

about six weeks later.

“We have a lot of repeat

customers, some folks that

dine with us even two or

three times a week, so we

like to create new things to

keep the people who come

often interested,” D’Ercole

said. “Plus, it’s fun to create

new food and new dishes.”

Prior to the innovation of

new plates and the new restaurant

opening, D’Ercole

had the opportunity to travel

to Lucca, located in the Tuscany

region of Italy, where

his father, Harry D’Ercole,

Sr., was born. Joined by 13

cousins, he spent two weeks

abroad.

During that time, D’Ercole

took a variety of photographs

which now adorn the walls

of Enrico’s, further adding

to the atmosphere. Near the

bar rests an old photograph

of D’Ercole’s late father and

his late mother, Shirley.

When asked what his father

would have thought

of the revamped Enrico’s,

D’Ercole smiled.

“I think my dad would

have loved it because there’s

a bar,” he said with a laugh.

“If you look at that picture,

he’s smiling there with his

scotch and cigarette in his

hand.

“My dad was the best ambassador

we ever had.”

D’Ercole shares the love

of talking to people at the

restaurant his father had

and said he is still flooded

with memories and nostalgia

while making the daily

rounds. He also is passionate

about cooking — he has a

particular interest in baking

and dessert, making all the

restaurant’s tiramisu — and

ensures the family component

remains in place.

Family means his brother,

Bob, works as the butcher

and cuts all the steaks, and

makes the sausage and other

meat items for the sauces,

soup and more in an effort

to control the quality of the

product. His niece works up

front, his sister-in-law helps

when needed and his staff

who worked many years

at the original Enrico’s has

largely returned.

Even the story on the restaurant’s

name has a family

tie that patrons might not

realize. D’Ercole’s father

came to the U.S. at age 5.

Enrico, which means Henry

in Italian, was his father’s

first name. But D’Ercole’s

grandmother did not like the

name Henry, so she officially

renamed her son Harry,

which was then inevitably

passed on to her grandson,

too.

“My birth certificate actually

says Enrico, which

is technically Henry,”

D’Ercole said. “But my

grandmother decided we

would be Harry.”

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The Dish

Serving up seafood from international sources

Frank’s Shrimp &

Chicken offers fresh

delicacies from

other countries

Rebecca Susmarski, Editor

Two or three mornings

every week, Frank Castro

heads out the door before 6

a.m. to get a taste of international

cuisine, but not for

himself.

He drives to a fish market

in Lombard to pick up orange

roughy from New Zealand,

shrimp from the Gulf

of Mexico, scallops from

Maine and other fish from

around the globe to bring

back to his Mokena establishment,

Frank’s Shrimp &

Chicken. Castro serves the

variety of fish grilled, fresh

or fried to hungry customers,

and his work only begins

when he reaches home base

on Wolf Road each day.

Castro and his staff members

fillet, de-bone, devein

and fry the fish by hand, as

well as check the gills and

eyes. Castro also researches

his business in his spare

time, such as how many imports

he can expect to come

in and the number of shrimp

that have been caught this

year compared to last.

“It’ll be 2 o’clock in the

morning and I’m thinking, ‘I

have to pick this up tomorrow,’

or ‘maybe we should

run this special,’” Castro

said. “I eat and sleep this

business.”

Castro’s dedication has

been shaped by his many

years spent working in restaurants.

He knew he wanted

to work in the business after

he started working as a

busboy at the age of 14, but

his passion for serving up

seafood specifically blossomed

when he took a job

at the Chicago Fish House, a

fish-processing plant on Chicago’s

North side, about 35

years ago.

He owned and worked in

a variety of restaurants until

he saw a need for a fresh fish

business in the south suburbs,

and opened up Frank’s

Shrimp & Chicken in 2006.

He found that working with

fish gives him a creative

and technical challenge as

a chef.

“I used to work at a hot

dog stand when I was in high

school, and there’s nothing

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to it,” Castro said. “Put your

hot dog on a bun, thaw them

out, flip a burger — simple

stuff. This is a lot of work,

but that’s what I like to do.”

The variety in entrees

keeps Castro’s career as

fresh as the food he serves.

Past specials at Frank’s

Shrimp & Chicken have

included ahi tuna from Hawaii,

octopus and swordfish,

and Castro always keeps a

stocked supply of frogs’ legs

that customers can request to

be cooked on-site or order to

take home.

Just like in an old-fashioned

fish market, many

customers come in and order

a few different pieces

of fish to eat at the counter

rather than a full meal. That

inspired Castro to create the

grilled salmon and shrimp

dinner ($12.95 on special,

$13.95 otherwise), or a piece

of salmon caught in the Atlantic

Ocean and three jumbo

shrimp served on a bed of

rice.

Although the dinner

comes with garlic bread,

coleslaw and tartar and

cocktail sauce — also handprepared

by Castro and his

crew — the perfectly seared

salmon needs no supplement.

Its crispy top and bottom

protect a tender and succulent

interior, and the fish

The grilled salmon and shrimp dinner ($12.95 on special,

$13.95 otherwise) at Frank’s Shrimp & Chicken incudes a

piece of salmon and three jumbo shrimp served on a bed

of rice, as well as garlic bread, coleslaw and the diner’s

choice of sauces. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

bursts with so much flavor

that a diner might think it

has been seasoned, but Castro

and his staff cook it with

nothing more than a little oil.

The jumbo shrimp also

emanate freshness with every

bite. Castro emphasized

that the quality comes from

the shrimp being caught

straight from the Gulf of

Mexico rather than raised on

farms.

“Somebody who knows

shrimp, they can taste the

difference,” Castro said.

Judging by the loyalty of

Castro’s numerous customers,

that “somebody” comes

in large numbers. Many

of the customers followed

Castro to Mokena from one

of his prior businesses, J.R.

Seafood in Oak Lawn, which

Castro owned for about 14

years.

Some of the most loyal

customers include a Joliet

family who orders fish and

fried chicken every single

Friday. Castro said the greatest

pleasure he gets from his

job is cooking for them and

all the other customers who

embrace his “unique” business.

“They have the choice of

going down the street and

getting five hot dogs or fries

for $5.95, but they elect to

eat something a little bit

healthier and fresher,” he

said. “I couldn’t tell you

how much I appreciate them

as customers.”

Other dishes not to miss:

• Golden fried chicken

four-piece dinner ($5.95) —

Customers may wait about

12 minutes for this chicken

leg, thigh, wing and breast

to be cooked, but that’s because

Castro and his staff

bread and fry the chicken to

order. The meal also comes

with fries and coleslaw, and

can be ordered with one of

Frank’s Shrimp & Chicken’s

five homemade sauces.

• Cajun catfish poorboy

($8.95) — the most popular

sandwich ordered by customers

other than the shrimp

poorboy, this tender catfish

sandwich is served spicy and

comes with free fries and a

soda.

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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

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■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia.

Prizes awarded

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live music

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Live entertainment

■7 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live entertainment

and face painter

Papa Joe’s

(14459 S. LaGrange

Road, Orland Park; (708)

403-9099)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Gene Infelise and Francesca

■6-10 ■ p.m. Fridays: The

keyboard stylings of

Roger Pampel

Rokwelz Bar Meets Grill

(11265 159th St., Orland

Park; (708) 226-0042)

■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Bingo.

Free to play. Progressive

jackpot. Minimum $500

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square Drive,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Night/Open Mic

Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Country

Night

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: Live DJ

■10 ■ p.m. Saturdays: Live

Music/Band

■9 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

To place an event

in The Scene, email

t.carroll@22ndcenturymedia.

com.


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The Orland Park Prairie’s

of the

WEEK

The seller purchased this

townhome because of

the convenient main floor

master suite and floor

plan, in addition to the

great location.

What: A spacious twobedroom

townhome with a

large loft area in the newer

section of Brook Hills

from the

$180’s

Designed With You In Mind

Where: 11902 Dunree

Lane, Orland Park

Amenities: This townhome

boasts a large floor plan and

features a master suite with

a jacuzzi tub, a lot of closet

space/storage, a main

floor laundry room, vaulted

great room skylights,

fireplace, open eat-in

kitchen, spacious loft with

office area, full basement,

a two-car attached garage

and more. The property

is conveniently located

near Metra, shopping and

dining. Current taxes on

this property currently

have no homeowner, etc.

exemptions.

Listing Price: $255,000

Listing Agents: To preview

this property or for

additional information,

contact Judy Glockler,

of Coldwell Banker

Residential Brokerage, at

(708) 529-5839.

Want to know how to become

“Home of the Week”? Contact

Tricia Weber at (708) 326-

9170, ext. 47. For more, visit

OPPrairie.com/realestate.

New Homes, home to fit your Old-Fashioned dreams and desires. Quality

n Our open floor plans allow you to customize your

n Ranch and 2-story townhomes feature a first floor

In an established neighborhood on Joliet’s West Side, these gorgeous

master along with additional bedrooms.

ranch and 2-story designs are built the way they used to be.

n Townhomes worth the drive, and the ultimate in

• Energy Star rated, with 2x6 construction

easy-living luxury.

• Great neighborhood, close to public and parochial schools

and the University of St. Francis

Ranch and

• Experienced builder with tradition of quality communities

Two-story Townhomes

in Chicagoland suburbs

HOMER GLEN

from the mid $300’s

Raynor Park in Joliet: Take Rte 53 to Theodore St. in Joliet, turn west 1 mile to Hosmer St.,

Located on turn the south East 2 Side blocks of to Parker model Rd. at 1315 at 146th Hosmer St. St. (across Open the Sat street & Sun, from 12-5Culver Park).

Sales Off ice is at 14640 Aster Lane in Homer Glen.

Phone: 630-323-7600 www.greystonehomesllc.com

Phone: 630-381-1100

Open Fri. – Tues. 11-5

www.amberfieldcommunity.com

or by appointment.

Aug. 24

• 14613 Mesquite Drive, Orland Park,

60467-7182 - Richard L. Kotula to

Steven J. Welcome, Susan M. Flood

Welcome, $303,000

• 15705 Ravinia Ave. 308, Orland Park,

60462-4510 - Marquette Bank Trustee

to Carol Hajek, $149,500

• 9940 W. 153rd St. 2a, Orland Park,

60462-3600 - Petecki Trust to Linda

Hays, $70,000

• 9449 Debbie Lane, Orland Park,

60467-5591 - Chicago Title Land Trt Co

Ttee to Elmer A. Lucas, $232,000

• 9730 Koch Court 3F, Orland Park,

60467-5506 - Sullivan Trust to Charlotte

D. Lewis, $178,500

• 10651 W 153rd St., Orland Park,

60462-2660 - M I Homes Of Chicago

LLC to Samir Elkoussa, $240,000

• 11221 Bradley Court, Orland Park,

60467-7551 - Otto D. Tomes to Cynthia

Biro, $205,000

• 16513 Pear Ave., Orland Park, 60467-

5388 - Steven M. Simon to James

Steven Lysaught, Aileen S. Lysaught,

$342,000

• 16600 Liberty Circle 3n, Orland Park,

60467-5686 - Patrick W. Sullivan Jr. to

Collette V. Taylor, $145,000

The Going Rate is provided by Record

Information Services Inc. For more

information, visit www.public-record.com or

call (630) 557-1000.


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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Are you made for ALDI?

Hiring Event

We are looking to hire

Store Associates, Casual

Store Associates and Shift

Managers for the following

locations: Frankfort, New

Lenox, Orland Hills &

Tinley Park

Store Associate & Casual

Store Associate-$13.00/hr

Shift Manager-$17.50/hr

when acting as a Shift

Manager.

Please visit the following

location on Tuesday, Oct.

4 between the hours of

6 AM –6 PM to

complete an application:

ALDI

9271 W. 159th St.

Orland Hills, IL 60487

Marketing Coordinator

Tinley Park industrial

manufacturing sales office

seeks to expand our staff

with an experienced

Marketing Coordinator to

help to build brand

awareness and promote our

company’s products. Ideal

candidate must be highly

motivated and have

experience with email

marketing automation,

digital marketing and lead

generation. Trade show

experience also a plus.

Looking for candidate to

bring new marketing ideas

to our business.

Competitive salary &

benefit pkg incl. 401K.

Send letter & resume to

bschatte@aerorubber.com.

Help

Wanted

1003 Help Wanted

General Office

Tinley Park industrial

manufacturing sales office

seeks a qualified, energetic

individual for a F/T position.

Duties include general office

functions such as phone

reception, filing and order

entry in our busy office. Ideal

candidate should have

excellent skills in computer

literacy, keyboard efficiency,

and extensive phone

experience including active

phone call routing. This is a

great opportunity for an

intelligent & organized person

who enjoys challenge and

variety. We offer competitive

wages with benefit package

including 401(k). Please send

cover letter and resume

via email to:

cstratton@aerorubber.com

Come support our veterans

at CRA's Lockport

Community Based

Outpatient Clinic! We are

in need of healthcare

professionals including

Medical Assistants, nurses,

Nurse Practitioners, and

Physicians! We will be

conducting on-site

interviews this coming

Thursday, Friday, and

Saturday! If you are

looking to give back to the

veteran community, please

visit www.crassoc.com or

call us at 703-541-4527 to

learn more!

Part-time Telephone Work

calling from home for

AMVETS. Ideal for

homemakers and retirees.

Must be reliable and have

morning &evening hours

available for calling.

If interested,

Call 708 429 6477

M-F, 10am - 1pm Only!

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Automotive

Real Estate

P/T Antique/Collectibles

Cashier

Must have knowledge of

antiques. Fax resume w/

experience to: 815.722.5780

CDL Driver

Tractor Trailer/Dry Van

Dedicated Run. Home Daily.

with Benefits.

Call Krueger Trucking

800-634-3317

Residental Cleaning Help

Needed for Cleaning Co.

P/T Weekdays. Please call

815.464.1988

Female caregiver available

25 yrs exp. Reliable, good

work ethic, has own car for

transporting, shopping &

social engagements, Dr. visits,

excellent cook, housekeeping.

Would like live-in, 24/7.

References available. Jocie

773-559-4603

Affordable Caregiver

Professional, private duty

caregiver: live-in or come

& go with a car. Insured

with excellent references.

Low prices.

708.692.2580

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

TO YOUR DOOR WITH

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CALL US TODAY at 708.326.9170

$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

1003 Help Wanted

1023 Caregiver

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

If you like to work outside,

F/T Year Round

Employement. Time & 1/2

over 40 hrs. Potential for

paid winters off. Starting

annual income approx.

$30k. Benefits incl. health,

dental, IRA.

Lawn-Tech Ltd.

708.532.7411

F/T Shipping

Must be able to lift up to

50 lbs and have computer

skills. Apply in person:

200 W. 6th St

Lockport, IL 60441

WE WANT YOU!!!

AMERICAN SCHOOL

BUS NOW HIRING.

CALL NOW:

708.349.1866

P/T Exp. Cook (Fast

Food). Nights &

weekends. Call Sherri.

630.330.5228

Margaret’s Employment

Agency Inc.

Private Caregiver Services

providing quality care for

elderly. Live-in/ Come &

go. State Licensed &

Bonded since 1998.

708.403.8707

...to place your

Classified Ad!

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1027 Arts and Craft Fairs

WANTED

ARTISTS •CRAFTERS

VENDORS FOR BAZAAR

SAT. OCT 15 SUN. OCT 16

9AM -4PM 11AM -3PM

(Please, no Jewelry)

ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

10301 S.KOLMAR AVE. —OAK LAWN

708-636-5460

1037 Prayer / Novena

St. Jude’s Novena. May the Sacred

Heart ofJesus be adored,

glorified, loved, and preserved

throughout the world now and

forever. Sacred Heart ofJesus,

pray for us. St. Jude, Worker

of Miracles, pray for us. St.

Jude, Helper of the Helpless,

pray for us and grant the favor

Iask. Say this prayer 9times a

day, 9consecutive days ina

row. Must promise to publish

and favor will be granted.

Never known tofail. Publication

must be promised. Thank

you, St. Jude. A.G.G.

Lockport 1309 E. North St.

9/29-10/1, 9-5. Retail display

units (portable shelving on

wheels), storage, tools, hshld,

clothes, etc. Everything must

go! NAME YOUR PRICE!

1052 Garage Sale

Thanks to St. Jude for

favors granted. Thanks to

St. Anthony, St. Julie, the

Blessed Virgin, and Jesus.

JH

Buy

It!

SELL

It!

Garage

Sale

FIND

It!

in the

CLASSIFIEDS

CALL

708.326.9170

Lockport 16535 Merc Ln.

9/29-10/1, 8-4. Huge sale!

Lawn furn w/ pads, kitch items

(new &used), animated Xmas

&Halloween, comforters (new

& used), 12x12 area rugs, etc.


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New Lenox 135 Twilight.

10/1, 10-3. Moving sale.

Everything must go. Great

deals on amazing items.

New Lenox 2938 Horizon

Trail. 9/29, 9/30, 10/1, 8a-3p.

Great variety; see Craigslist ad

for details and items!

Orland Park 10844 Caribou

Ln 9/29-9/30 8-3pm Furniture,

electronics, clothes, household,

home decor, misc & Much

More!

Mokena , 19418 Fiona Ave.

9/30-10/1, 8-2p. A little bit of

everything. Slightly used salon

eqpt. Come & See! Everything

must go!

1052 Garage Sale

Orland Park 11933 Chisholm

Trl. (corner house) 9/29-10/1,

9-3. Many new items, antiques,

hshld, tools, sports collectibles

& more!

Orland Park 13819 SSecretariat

Ln 10/1-10/2 9-4pm

Furn, womens clothes & shoes,

home decor & Much More!

Tinley Park 7019 174th Pl.

10/1-2, 9-4. King bed frame,

futon, furn, etc. Something for

everyone! Too much to list!

1053 Multi Family Sale

Orland Park, 108th Ave. &

White Tail Run, Doe & Buck.

9/30-10/1, 8AM-?. 8Houses!

Furniture and lots of misc!

Tinley Park, 17675 Nevajo Tr.

9/30-10/1, 8-2p. Multiple

Homes! Household, clothing,

holiday decor, & more!

Orland Park 13456 McIntosh

9/29-10/1 9-3pm An entire

houseful! Brand new furniture,

large collection of Thomas

Kinkade villages & lots more!

1057 Estate Sale

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Tinley Pk 7+ homes, block of

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8-5 Clothes, house items &decor,

furn, misc, GREAT BAR-

GAINS

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TO YOUR DOOR WITH

A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD

708.326.9170

CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

1061 Autos Wanted

Sell It 708.326.9170

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Automotive

Real Estate

2002 BMW 530i, 107k miles.

Good condition, well-maintained.

Spotless interior.

$5,900 815-806-8937

2003 Green, 2 DR Camry

(Solara) Leather, heated seats,

6 disc player. Good Condition.

$2,900 708-846-2604

Rental

1074 Auto for Sale

Navy Blue 2014 Chevy

Malibu LS, 38k highway

miles, garage kept, one owner.

$13,000

630.660.6056 or 630.430.3392

1225 Apartments for Rent

New Lenox

2BR, 2nd floor, freshly

painted, new flooring, no pets,

one month security deposit.

Available now. Call

708-829-6294

$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

1226 Townhouses for Rent

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

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...to place your Classified Ad!

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Automotive

1061 Autos Wanted

Townhome for Lease in

New Lenox

2BR, 2Ba, garage, finished

basement, close to schools

& walking trail. $1,250/

month plus security deposit.

708-341-9022

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It!

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It!

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It!

in the

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

2060 Drywall

2070 Electrical

2090 Flooring

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

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Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2025 Concrete Work

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

Drywall

*Hanging *Taping

*New Homes

*Additions

*Remodeling

Call Greg At:

(815)485-3782

EXPERIENCED

ELECTRICIAN

R E A S O N A B L E

D E P E N D A B L E

SMALL JOBS

CALL ANYTIME

(708) 478-8269

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2075 Fencing

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Frank J’s Concrete

Stoops

Curbs

Colored & Stamped

Patios

Driveways

Walks

Garage Floors

Over 30 Years Experience!

708 663 9584

Tinley Park Company

Sturdy

Deck & Fence

Repair, Rebuild or

Replace

Make It Safe - Make it Sturdy

708 479 9035

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Clean Gutters

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Tile/Wood & Laminate Floors

Handyman Services

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

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Automotive

Real Estate

$52

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2132 Home Improvement

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2140 Landscaping

2145 Lawn Maintenance

THE

2150 Paint & Decorating

2135 Insulation

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2140 Landscaping

Ideal

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Complete

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Shrubs, Pavers, Retaining

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Lawn Maintenance

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MARTY’S

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

7 lines/

7 papers

Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2150 Paint & Decorating

2170 Plumbing

2180 Remodeling

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for Breast Cancer Research

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Complete Plumbing Service

• WaterLeaks

• RPZ Testing

• Ejector Pumps

•Disposals

• Toilets

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

Fax It 708.326.9179

Charge It

DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

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7 papers

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4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

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7 papers

Merchandise

$30

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Automotive

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2276 Tuckpointing/Masonry

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

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2701 Property for

Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC;

P l a i n t i f f ,

v s .

MUNEVVER AKSU; TOWNHOMES OF

GEORGIN

WOODS

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION;

UNKNOWN HEIRS AND

LEGATEES OF MANEVVER AKSU, IF

ANY;

UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NONRECORD

C L A I M A N T S ;

D e f e n d a n t s ,

14 CH 17088

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above entitled cause

Intercounty Judicial Sales Corporation will on

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the hour of 11

a.m. in their office at 120 West Madison

Street, Suite 718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at

public auction to the highest bidder for cash,

as set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 27-10-221-001-1019.

Commonly known as 9052 West 144th Place,

Unit 5C, Orland Park, IL 60462.

The mortgaged real estate is improved with a

condominium residence. The purchaser of

the unit other than a mortgagee shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

subdivisions (g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9 of

the Condominium Property Act

Sale terms: 10% down by certified funds,

balance, by certified funds, within 24 hours.

No refunds. The property will NOT be open

for

inspection

For information call the Sales Clerk at

Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group,

33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois

60603. (312) 360-9455 W14-2370.

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

C O R P O R A T I O N

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I703044

2702 Public

Notices

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to

“An Act in relation to the use of an

Assumed Business Name in the

conduct or transaction of Business

in the State,” as amended, that a

certification was registered by the

undersigned with the County Clerk

of Cook County.

Registration Number: D16148129

on September 14, 2016

Under the Assumed Business

Name of Maid For Perfection with

the business located at 9141 W.

161st Place, Orland Hills, IL 60487

The true and real full name(s) and

residence address of the

owner(s)/partner(s) is: Vallory

Elizabeth Zimbauer, 9141 W 161st

Place, Orland Hills, IL 60487 USA

2703 Legal

Notices

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT – CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

Bank of America, N.A.

Plaintiff

vs.

Irma C.Cerny (Deceased); Christopher

S. Jordan, solely as Special Representative

for Irma C. Cerny (Deceased);

Cathy J.Cerney; Raymond M. Cerney;

Springview Homeowners` Association;

Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.; Sacor

Financial, Inc.; Village ofOrland Park;

Arbor Worth Condominium Association;

Unknown Heirs and Legatees of

Irma C.Cerney (Deceased); Unknown

Owners and Non-Record Claimants,

Defendant(s)

14CH4570

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

NOTICE ISGIVEN TO YOU: Irma C.

Cerny (Deceased); Christopher S.Jordan,

solely as Special Representative for

Irma C. Cerny (Deceased); Cathy J.

Cerney; Raymond M. Cerney;

SPRINGVIEW HOMEOWNERS` AS-

SOCIATION; Capital One Bank (USA),

N.A.; Sacor Financial, Inc.; Village of

Orland Park; Arbor Worth Condominium

Association; UNKNOWN HEIRS

AND LEGATEES OF IRMA

C.CERNEY (DECEASED); UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RE-

CORD CLAIMANTS; defendants, that

this case has been commenced in this

Court against you and other defendants,

asking for the foreclosure of a certain

Mortgage conveying the premises described

as follows, to wit: Lot 112 in

Creekside Unit 3, aPlanned Unit Development,

being asubdivision inthe West

1/2 ofthe South East 1/4 of Section 6,

Township 36 North, Range 12 East of

the Third Principal Meridian, according

to the Plat thereof recorded April 19,

1991 as Document 91181083, in Cook

County, Illinois.

Commonly known as: 11510 Kingswood

Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467 and

which said mortgage was made by, Irma

CCerny, an unmarried woman; Mortgagor(s),

to World Alliance Financial

Corp.; Mortgagee, and recorded inthe

Office of the Recorder of Deeds of

Cook County, Illinois, as Document No.

0824241069; and for other relief.

UNLESS YOU file your answer orotherwise

file your appearance in this case

in the Office of the Clerk of this

County,

50 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60602

on or before OCTOBER 24, 2016

A JUDGMENT OR DECREE BY DE-

FAULT MAY BE TAKEN AGAINST

YOU FOR THE RELIEF ASKED IN

THE COMPLAINT.

RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCI-

2703 Legal

Notices

ATES, LLC

Attorneys for Plaintiff

120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1140

Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: (312) 239-3432

Fax: (312) 284-4820

Attorney No: 6238055

pleadings@rsmalaw.com

File No: 13IL00469-1

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act you are advised

that this firm may be deemed to be a

debt collector attempting to collect a

debt and any information obtained may

be used for that purpose.

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Sports Briefs

South Side Shooters

looking for players to fill

out seventh-grade boys

basketball team

The South Side Shooters’

seventh-grade boys basketball

team is looking for a

few players to fill out their

fall/winter roster. There is a

great opportunity for a guard

or swing player.

Shooters are made up of

players from the Orland Park

and surrounding areas.

For more information or

to schedule a tryout, contact

Bill Finn at (708) 508-0170.

Soccer

From Page 44

burg goalie Derek McCurdy

to the near post and crossed

the ball left across the 6-yard

box to Nedeljkivic, but Nedeljkivic

struck the ball with

the outside of his right foot

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Moraine Valley studentathletes

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ties honored with NJCAA

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Moraine Valley Community

College student-athletes

have the brains to go with

their brawn. Among nearly

60,000 student-athletes who

compete in the National Junior

College Athletic Association,

22 Moraine Valley student-athletes

were recognized

with the 2015-2016 Academic

Student-Athlete Award for

their academic achievement.

Additionally, 37 students were

named Illinois Skyway Collegiate

Conference All-Academic

Athletes of the Year,

and 48 (up from 26) freshmen

were named All-Conference

Freshmen Academic Athletes

of the year.

Being named an NJCAA

Academic Student-Athlete

requires having higher than

a 3.6 grade point average and

participating in the college’s

sport for a least one season.

Runners Alec Altman and

Hannah Funk; basketball

player Alec Martinez; and

tennis players Eric Smith and

Aleksandar Lucic; received

this honor. All were graduates

of Sandburg High School.

To earn the ISCC distinction,

students must have

earned a 3.0 or higher GPA

after completing at least 48

and missed the open net.

A minute after East’s

Nicholas Mugavero missed

wide right on a semi-breakaway,

Sandburg captain Dan

Rohder scored in the 29th

minute. He slipped a ball

past East goalkeeper Victor

Porada and into the right

corner of the net.

course credit hours while

participating in one of the

college’s 12 sports. Among

the athletes selected were

baseball players Jeff Kosiek,

Tyler O’Connell and Ryan

Trokey; runner Tonie Wasco;

soccer player Alan Garcia;

and volleyball player Nicole

Alfini. All were graduates of

Sandburg

The All-Conference

Freshmen Academic Athletes

must have completed

at least 24 credit hours with

a 3.0 GPA or higher. Among

the Moraine Valley recipients

are baseball players

Anthony Lauciello and Kyle

Phillips; basketball player

Tommy Demogerontas;

runners Altman and Funk;

soccer players Kaylyn Egyarto,

Thomas Nie and Evan

Vouris; tennis players Lucic

and Smith; and softball player

Maddie Poole. All were

graduates of Sandburg.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones,

bill@opprairie.com.

Sandburg sophomore

Adam Azhari scored in

the 49th minute off a cross

from Rohder. Junior Dylan

Violetto’s 53rd-minute goal,

scored off a pass from Rohder,

deflected off a defender

and into the net. Senior

Connor Murray added a goal

in the 77th minute.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Question

with Rachel Krasowski

Rachel Krasowski is a freshman

libero on Sandburg’s

varsity volleyball team.

What is your favorite

part of this game?

I love how it’s a team

sport, and how you use everyone’s

energy to get yourself

hyped up.

What is it like being a

freshman on varsity?

When I was coming on,

I was a little nervous. [The

team] helped me, and pushed

me to be better.

When did you start

playing?

I started playing volleyball

in second grade, and I

just fell in love with it.

Favorite animal?

I’d have to say dogs. I

have a dog, and I love her so

much.

What professional

athlete inspires you?

Michael Jordan, because

even though he has so many

victories he has lost a lot of

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games, and he just pushes

past that.

Favorite band?

I don’t really have a favorite

band, but my favorite

singer is Beyonce.

Food you need most?

Cereal, but it has to be

a good cereal, like Lucky

Charms or Fruit Loops.

Who do you rely most

on within the team?

Anna Jonynas, because

we have a good chemistry in

the back row.

Would you rather get a

pedicure or a massage?

Massage, because I don’t

like people touching my feet

and my toes.

What is the best advice

you’ve ever gotten?

You’re only as good as

your last game.

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Girls Tennis

Lockport duo’s aggressive play overpowers Sandburg

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

Taking a first glance at Lockport

Township girls tennis doubles

partners Gabby Perillo and Kamile

Sulkson, one can’t help but notice

a bit of a difference in something.

Their height.

While separated by over 10

inches in height, the junior duo is

as tough as they come on the court.

They showed that again last week

in pulling out a key match at No.

3 doubles. That helped the Porters

to a big 4-3 team victory over

SouthWest Suburban Blue rival

Sandburg on Thursday, Sept. 20, at

Lockport.

With its second win over a

SWSC Blue opponent in less than

a week [the other was a 6-1 win

on Sept. 15 at Homewood-Flossmoor],

Lockport (15-1-1, 3-0) put

itself as the favorite to win the

conference tournament. That takes

place between Thursday, Oct. 6,

and Saturday, Oct. 8, at H-F.

The loss was a rare one for Sandburg

(5-2, 1-1), which was coming

off winning its own invite the Saturday

[Sept. 17] before.

A key match in the Porters win

was certainly Perillo and Sulkson.

In a close contest they defeated seniors

Jenna Gonzales and Elisabeth

Wood 6-3, 7-5.

“I wasn’t sure if it would work,”

Lockport coach Bob Champlin

said of the pairing of Perillo and

Sulkson. “But it did.”

The two are now 14-1 on the season.

“Opposites attract,” said Sulkson,

who is 5 feet 8 1/2 inches tall,

about her pairing with Perillo, who

is 4 feet 10 inches tall. “It’s different

playing styles and it took

awhile, but we got the hang of it.

“I’m better at staying back, but

we’re good at setting each other up.”

Perillo agrees.

“We stayed really aggressive at

the net,” Perillo said of the strategy

against Sandburg. “They try to hit

it over me, but [Sulkson] backs me

up. We didn’t play together a year

ago. We had to work really hard

together in the offseason. It may

have taken some time, but we did

it together.”

Both teams have done very well

together this season. Of Sandburg’s

trio of wins, two came at singles.

Those were a 6-1, 6-0 victory at

No. 1 singles by sophomore Anna

Loureiro over freshman Natallie

Barth, and at No. 3 singles freshman

Jayme Gross won 6-0, 3-6,

6-2 over senior Jessica Sterna.

“She’s a good player and I just

played really well,” Loureiro said

of facing Barth. “I just stayed focused

and whatever happened,

happened.”

Good things usually happen for

the Eagles when Loureiro is on the

court. She helped them capture the

title of their own invite by winning

the first singles title, one of three

on the day for Sandburg.

“To win the invite felt good

and we all played well,” she said.

“We’re really getting into a great

mindset as a team. We know what

we have to do and we go out and

practice with a purpose.”

The Eagles also captured the longest

match of the night in terms of

time. That was a 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win

at No. 2 doubles by junior Agnes

Florczyk and senior Stephanie Garoufalis

over junior Kaitlyn Graves

and sophomore Bri Hillock.

“We [had] three really big

matches [last] week,” said Sandburg

coach Brian Ostrander, whose

team traveled to Marist on Wednesday,

Sept. 21, and hosted H-F on

Thursday, Sept. 22. “It’s tough to

come on the road and win at Lockport.

Their No. 1 doubles team is

tremendous and our No. 1 singles

player is tremendous.

“We’ve got to get to work on the

lower levels. But you can’t win the

conference [last week]. It’s going

to come down to one day [Saturday,

Oct. 8 at the SWSC Blue Tournament].”

Cassidy Hillock had Lockport’s

win at singles. That was at No. 2

where the sophomore was victorious

6-3, 6-2 over freshman Julia

Canellis. At No. 1 doubles it was

the Porter duo of seniors Mary

Kate Buchheit and Tomi Jo Mansell

with a 6-1, 6-2 win over seniors

Jasmine Abunaim and Sophie

Sjo. The No. 4 doubles duo of junior

Lauren Hasler and sophomore

Maddy Grcevic had a 6-1, 6-4 win

over freshman Konstance Delis

and junior Sam Warchol.

“This was a team win,” Champlin

said. “We won at the top and

bottom of our lineup.

“Our No. 1 doubles had a good

win and a good match. Our No. 2

doubles losing might be good in

retrospect, because often times you

learn more from a loss then a win.”

Sandburg sophomore Anna

Loureiro — who had a 6-1, 6-0

victory over Lockport Township

High School freshman Natallie

Barth — plays Thursday, Sept. 20,

in Lockport.

Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

Players from the two teams may

very well see each other again this

weekend. Lockport hosts another

invite at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept.

30, and continuing at 8 a.m. Saturday,

Oct. 1, and the Eagles are there.

Boys Soccer

Griffins look to improve after falling 4-0 to Eagles at home

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Sandburg coach Desi

Vuillaume opened the team’s

postgame talk with a question:

“Why are we only good

in the second half?”

Several players blurted

out answers. Some were inaudible.

None were acceptable,

Vuillaume would say

several minutes later.

“You guys are going to

get rolled if we don’t start

picking things up in the first

half,” assistant coach Scott

Wilkins told the team. “Otherwise,

it’s not going to be

good. It’s going to end quick

for you guys in the playoffs

if you don’t starting picking

it up in the first half.”

This was the talk that a 4-0

win over Lincoln-Way East

on Thursday, Sept. 22, had

earned Sandburg (5-6-1).

The Eagles have scored 25

goals on the season, but only

eight have come in the first

half. They’ve picked up the

pace with six of their eight

first-half goals in the past

four games, but Vuillaume

wants to see improvements

with conference play beginning

and regionals less than

one month away.

“We settle in too quick

and we just don’t see that

fire,” Vuillaume said. “We

need to play the whole 80

minutes like what we saw

in the second half. It should

have been 4-0 at the half.

… We haven’t found what

motivates this team yet, but

we’ll get there.”

East (2-7) has had its own

problems this season. The

roster of nine East players

and 12 former Lincoln-Way

North players have struggled

to mesh together.

“We haven’t figured out

how to play with each other,

and we’re fighting each

other,” said East coach Ryan

Decker. “Not that we’re literally

fighting each other,

but in the game there’s no

chemistry, no flow. … We’re

just not applying what we’re

doing in training to those

game moments.”

Decker sat three regular

starters in the first half because

they showed up late

to the pregame meeting. He

pulled captain Liam Elsden

and Spencer Hein in the 57th

minute after they got yellow

cards for talking back to a referee.

Both instances, Decker

said, were symptoms of the

Griffins’ losing problem.

“Respecting the refs, the

opponent, the game itself is

one of the principles I’m trying

to teach these guys about

character,” Decker said.

“That’s not character. Yeah,

you’re frustrated; you’re losing.

If you don’t like it, fix it.

Yelling at the refs isn’t going

to fix the problem.”

Sandburg sophomore forward

Colin Kroll and senior

midfielder Frank Connelly

were cleared from injuries

that Thursday. Kroll, who

leads the team in scoring

despite playing only four

games, didn’t play. Connelly

got hit in the head while contesting

a header in his first

minute of action and spent

the rest of the game on the

bench in what Vuillaume

called a precautionary move.

The Eagles got the first

three shots on goal, but Marko

Nedeljkivic had a prime

chance to put East up 1-0

in the eighth minute. East’s

Nicholas Conces drew Sand-

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Football

Rough homecoming night ends well for Sandburg

Brittany Kapa

Assistant Editor

PRESSBOX PICKS

Our staff’s predictions for

the top games in Week 6

Lockport (4-1) hosts Bolingbrook (2-3)

Tinley Park (3-2) at Bremen (2-3)

Lincoln-Way West (4-1) hosts Normal Community (4-1)

Lincoln-Way Central (4-1) hosts Bradley-Bourbonnais (5-0)

Andrew (0-5) hosts Lincoln-Way East (4-1)

“Anytime we play Stagg we know we’re going to get

their best effort. They’re well coached, and we’re

happy to come out with the victory. We knew it

would be a tough game.”

Scott Peters — Eagles football coach, on the team taking on one of its Consolidated

High School District 230 rivals

Amid the excitement of

students, parents and spectators,

the Sandburg High

School football team ran

out onto the field for its

homecoming match against

district rival Stagg Friday

night, Sept. 23, in an effort

to not only improve its record,

but also start homecoming

weekend off right.

It wasn’t pretty, it wasn’t

quick and it wasn’t easy, but

none of that mattered after

the final scoreboard read 22

points on the home side and

just 16 for the visitors.

“We didn’t perform as

well as we could, but we

came away with the victory,”

Sandburg running back

Jawon Richards said.

Despite a promising 7-6

Sandburg (2-3) lead at the

end of the first, the second

quarter would prove to be

tough for the home team.

Stagg’s Jake Thielmann

returned an interception for

a touchdown to give Stagg

a 16-7 at the end of the first

half. It was one of four interceptions

thrown by the

Eagles, who dug themselves

a major hole early —

not that it fazed them.

“We’ve been dealing with

adversity the whole season,

that was just another setback,”

Richards said.

It took a bit, but Sandburg

regained momentum

around midway through the

fourth quarter.

Richards and Friedsam

developed good chemistry

as the night progressed.

Richards ended the night

with 60 yards rushing.

Lady Luck seemed to be

on Sandburg’s side; all the

Eagles had to do was capitalize,

which proved to be

the tricky part.

After a Stagg fumble on

an offensive snap, Sandburg’s

defensive back Jamie

Marines snatched up

the ball and carried it for

28 yards down to the 2-yard

line.

With a golden opportunity

on first-and-goal, the Eagles’

snap was sent wildly

over the head of Friedsam,

who recovered but for a loss

of 23 yards. A 20-yard pass

to Parker was a few yards

20-5

Max Lapthorne |

Contributing Editor

• Lockport 21, Bolingbrook

20. Porters take their second

consecutive against the Raiders in

exciting fashion.

• Tinley Park

• LW West

• Bradley-Bourbonnais

• LW East

short on a fourth-and-23,

so, again Sandburg couldn’t

close the gap.

The fourth quarter, however,

proved to be the motivation

the Eagles needed.

Friedsam found Jamare

Parker on a 27-yard touchdown

strike with 3 minutes

55 seconds left, and despite

a missed two-point conversion,

Sandburg had taken

the lead, 20-16.

Having been quiet most

of the game, the stands

nearly burst as Sandburg

found its stride late in the

fourth.

After a poor return, Stagg

had a long field, 95 yards,

ahead of it before it could

challenge the Eagles’ lead.

Sandburg wouldn’t let

it get that close, as Patrick

Brucki came up with a huge

sack in the end zone to give

the Eagles a game-clinching

safety.

On the ensuing Chargers’

18-7

Tom Czaja | Contributing

Editor

• Lockport 20, Bolingbrook 17.

The Porters will secure a playoff

berth by knocking off the ‘Brook

a second straight year.

• Tinley Park

• Normal Community

• Bradley-Bourbonnais

• LW East

17-8

possession, Sandburg secured

an interception to finish

off the 22-16 homecoming

win.

While the win may have

not been the dominating effort

Sandburg hoped for, it

was the win they needed on

homecoming night in Orland

Park.

“Anytime we play Stagg

we know we’re going to get

their best effort,” Eagles

coach Scott Peters said.

“They’re well coached, and

we’re happy to come out

with the victory. We knew

it would be a tough game.”

Friedsam knows that this

is a game he can learn from.

The quarterback laid aside

the early turnovers and

made the big throws when

he had to.

“[Friedsam] made a bad

read or two early,” Peters

said. “He put those to the

side, and played better in

the second half. He had a

Joe Coughlin | Publisher

• Lockport 17, Bolingbrook 14.

Porters eke one out at home

for a statement win on path to

postseason.

• Tinley Park

• LW West

• LW Central

• LW East

17-8

Tim Carroll | Contributing

Editor

• Bolingbrook 22, Lockport 18.

More than anything, I make this

pick to spite Max Lapthorne.

• Tinley Park

• Normal Community

• Bradley-Bourbonnais

• LW East

couple big throws at the end

that were huge for us.”

Friedsam couldn’t thank

his teammates enough

for keeping the Eagles in

the game during the early

struggles.

“I had a rough game,”

he said. “My offensive line

and the rest of the guys

around me picked me up,

[and] we overcame that. We

got that touchdown at the

end, which was very crucial

to put us ahead.”

Brucki finished with 36

total rushing yards, a touchdown

and the safety that

finished things off. Grant

Glover contributed to the

running game with 35

yards, and Friedsam himself

added 33 yards to bring

the team total to 164 rush

yards for the night.

For Stagg closing with a

win in the fourth quarter has

been a continual challenge

this season. Stagg came

into Friday’s game winless,

and it stayed that way with

their overall record going to

0-5 for the season.

Chargers coach Mike Fahey

is well aware of what

his team needs to work on.

“We have to put together

our fourth-quarter game,

and we just haven’t done

that yet,” Fahey said.

13-12

Heather Warthen | Chief

Operating Officer

• Lockport 17, Bolingbrook 14. A

tough Porters team downs the

Raiders at home.

• Tinley Park

• LW West

• Bradley-Bourbonnais

• LW East

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Football

■Sept. ■ 30 — host Homewood-

Flossmoor, 7 p.m.

Boys Cross Country

■Oct. ■ 1 — at St. Charles North

Invite, 9 a.m.

■Oct. ■ 1 — at Peoria Invite, 9

a.m.

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■Oct. ■ 1 — at Wheaton North

Invite, 8:30 a.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Sept. ■ 30 — at Mother

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■Oct. ■ 1 — at Mother McAuley

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p.m.

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■Sept. ■ 29 — host Stagg, 5

p.m.

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■Sept. ■ 29 — at Thornwood,

TBA

■Sept. ■ 30 — at Lockport

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■Oct. ■ 1 — at Lockport Invite,

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■Oct. ■ 4 — at IHSA Regional,

9 a.m.

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fastbreak

Sandburg beats its conference rival

22nd Century Media File

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1st and 3

a rough start ends

in victory for the

eagles

1. Jawon Richards

Richards led the team

with his quick feet, and

slick moves for the

night with 60 rushing

yards on 11 attempts.

2. Patrick Brucki

Proving to be

Friedsam’s go to guy,

Brucki finished off the

night with 36 rushing

yards, one touchdown

carry, and a safety after

taking down Stagg’s

Neputy.

3. Collin Friedsam

Despite a rocky first

half Friedsam turned

his game around, and

helped lead his team

to victory. Friedsam

contributed 33 rushing

yards, 177 passing

yards, and two touchdown

passes to give

Sandburg the homecoming

night victory.

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

In a Thursday, Sept. 22 matchup

against a Distirct 230 rival, the Sandburg

girls volleyball team edged out

Andrew in a two-set match win.

Both rosters have a majority of underclassmen

on them, and with two

freshman liberos going head-to-head

— Rachel Krasowski of Sandburg

and Kylie Adams for Andrew — the

resulting game had ups and downs for

both teams.

Sandburg came away with a 25-

12, 25-17 win over Andrew, but the

scores do not do the game justice.

Admittedly, Andrew came out slow

during the first set because of a lack

of communication, but the second set

was much closer than the score demonstrates.

The lack of communication in the

first set was a point of interest for Andrew

coach Emily Connolly, who is

in her second non-consecutive year

with the team.

“Communication is such a key

factor in volleyball,” Connolly said.

“You need to be specific by saying,

‘mine,’ ‘setting zone five,’ ‘hit the

line,’ ‘hit the corner.’”

Andrew’s lack of communication

meant a trailing first set and only tying

early on before Sandburg started

pulling away. Rachel DeFries, Anna

Jonynas and Lauren Mizera gave

Sandburg the lead with a combined

8-3 run, with Andrew trailing 12-5,

forcing them to take a time out.

Brianna Haggerty had well-placed

kills throughout the first set, but it

was not enough to keep her team in

the game. Andrew fell during the first

set 25-12.

Connolly switched things up for

Set 2 and took Amanda Long off of

libero, giving the spot to Adams. The

switch proved to be just the ticket, as

Andrew’s Long started the match out

strong with a 3-0 lead before Sandburg

even made it on the board.

“Game 1 did not work for us,” Connolly

said. “I needed [Long] in the

game, but I wanted to switch her and

Kylie up. I made sure they both play

left back and middle back in practice.

They’re both really good passers and

really good defense,”

Andrew came out strong during the

second set and held the lead for the

first quarter of the game. Long gave

her team a 3-0 start to the match before

Sandburg was able to tie the game

6-6, and tried pulling away. Andrew

did not let that happen and stayed on

the Eagles’ tail until Sandburg took a

timeout halfway through the set.

“We just wanted to settle them

down and tell them, ‘We got this’.

Let’s make a good 10-point run here,”

said 10-year coach David Vales. “Our

practice was about ,’Once you get the

lead, how do you finish off strong?’

So that was nice and, at 15-12, we

gave them a couple, but then we were

able to pull away. It’s nice when that’s

what you practice the day before, and

you come out and execute.”

Jonynas made good use of her

coach’s advice and the practice. After

her 10th kill of the game, Jonynas

went on a six-point serve run to win

the set and the match for Sandburg.

“We definitely let a couple of points

slip through the cracks, with bad serve

receives or bad hits, but we re-grouped

after the timeout, and we pushed

through,” Jonynas commented.

Jonynas ended the match with three

aces, five digs and 20 assists. Krasowski

added another ace and 10 digs

to Sandburg’s stats for Thursday’s

match.

Sandburg setter Maureen Imrie plays Thursday, Sept. 22, as the Eagles

defeat rival Andrew 2-0. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Sandburg’s win leaves them with

an overall 12-6 record for the season.

Despite not making a large impact on

the stat sheet, Vales recognized players

such as setter Maureen Imrie.

“I thought our setter, [Maureen Imrie]

did very well. Obviously, Anna

gets those kills, but without Maureen

setting a good ball and a diverse offense,

we had three middles play today

and they all got swings,” Vales

said.

Andrew’s record is 2-10 after the

matchup against Sandburg, but that

losing record does not phase Connolly

or her team. Her main goal is to

keep the team’s confidence up. With

less than half of her team being seniors,

Connolly has a young team that

has a long way to go.

“Our focus right now isn’t about

wins or losses, but it’s about getting

better. I keep saying we have a very

young team, and I’m trying to build

them up to our program’s expectations,

and my expectations,” Connolly

said. “We’re starting to hit the middle

point of the season, so I’m hoping

it’s all starting to resonate with them.”

Connolly’s team shared her focus,

and both Long and Adams were positive

after the match. Never failing to

remember that this is a team sport,

Long’s attitude post-match was upbeat.

Connolly’s team had some successes

individually during the game,

aside from the team’s performance.

Adams contributed defensively with

16 digs, and Long added to that with

her 17 digs. Kaileen Herman had five

kills and eight assists throughout the

game, and Haggerty proved she can

play both offensively and defensively,

with four kills and 11 digs.

“I feel like none of us really knew

the score, and were just building on

each other’s confidence and energy,”

Long said.

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”We need to play the whole 80 minutes like what we saw in

the second half. It should have been 4-0 at the half. … We

haven’t found what motivates this team yet, but we’ll get

there.”

Desi Vuillaume — Sandburg boys soccer coach

Football 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30

• Sandburg faces Homewood-Flossmoor

High School in Flossmoor.

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Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, bill@opprairie.com.


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | September 29, 2016

Down but not

out Sandburg

football fights hard to

come back for 22-16

homecoming victory

over Stagg, Page 45

A learning

experience

Eagles soccer defeats

Lincoln-Way East but

has a long road ahead,

Page 44

Sandburg girls volleyball looks strong as it defeats Andrew 2-0, Page 47

Sandburg’s Madison Hart (middle) and Maureen Imrie (right) play at the net Thursday, Sept. 22. Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

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