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And the winner is...

The Prairie helps announce winner of 22CM’s

2017 Vacation Photo Contest, Page 3

Reports from the road

Tim Lalla shares photos, answers questions

about first leg of bike trip, Pages 8-9

More fun than a headful of

monkeys Publisher 22nd Century Media’s 2017

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Thursday

Weiss & The Street Ratings

10-11 a.m. May 18. Public

Library, 14921 Ravinia Avenue.

This class will review

Weiss Ratings and teach

participants how to become

a smarter investor. For more

information, call (708) 428-

5100.

High School Study Lounge

with Yogurt Parfaits

2-6 p.m. May 18. The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens are invited

to make The Bridge

their study spot this finals

week. There will be energyboosting

snacks, helpful tutors,

whiteboards, and study

supplies available. This is

a free event for students in

grades 7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500.

Friday

Cop on a Rooftop

5 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19.

Dunkin Donuts, 11309 W.

143rd St., 14461 S. La-

Grange Road, 15609 S. Harlem

Ave. This is the 15th

anniversary of the event that

supports the Law Enforcement

Torch Run for Special

Olympics in Illinois.

Staff vs. Students Night and

Mega Jump Rope Challenge

7:30-10:30 p.m. May 19.

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

are invited go head-to-head

with your favorite staff,

volunteers, and interns and

see if they can be No. 1 in

air hockey, pool, Connect 4,

or other games throughout

the night. There will also

be a live performance by

R&B artist, Christal Luster,

and free food samples from

White Castle. This is a free

event for teens in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500.

Saturday

Dementia: Inside and Out

Experience

10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 20.

Hope Covenant Church,

14401 West Avenue. Aishling

Companion Home

Care will hold a special

experience that will allow

participants to experience

dementia through the eyes

of a patient. This hands-on

experience will take a halfhour

to complete. For more

information, call Aishling

Companion Home Care at

(708) 361-7845.

Tuesday

High School Study Lounge

with Snack Mix Station

2-6 p.m. May 23. The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens are invited

to make The Bridge

their study spot this finals

week. Snacks and tutors will

be available. This event is

free for students in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500.

DIY Painted Flower Pots

4:30-5:30 p.m. May 23.

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

will paint a simple or intricate

design on their favorite

flower pot. This event is free

for students in grades 7-12.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500.

Veteran Healthcare Benefits

Information Session

5-6 p.m. May 23. Vet

Center, 8651 W. 159th St.

Suite 1. This hour long will

discuss Alzheimer’s and

memory loss. A second session

will begin at 6 p.m. and

will discuss personal care

and nursing services. For

more information or to sign

up for a session, call (708)

444-0561.

Wednesday

Chuck Wagon Rodeo BBQ

5-8 p.m. May 24. Gwendolyn

J. Stark and the Family

Law Group, P.C. 11528

West 183rd Plaza, NE. This

“Business After Hours” celebration

will host chambers

from Orland Park, Frankfort,

Mokena, Tinley Park

and other area chambers.

BBQ brisket, beer and wine

will be served. Non-meat alternatives

will be served as

well. There will be an award

for best costume, so come

dressed to impress. For more

information, email info@

sterkfamilylaw.com.

Upcoming

Coffee, Conversations and

Cookies

9-11 a.m. Thursday, May

25. Orland Fire Protection

District, Administration

Building, 9790 West

151st St. This is a welcoming

event for members and

will discuss various relevant

safety topics. No cost to attend.

All are welcome, no

registration required.

Market at the Park

4-8 p.m. Thursday, May

25. Crescent Park, 9705

142nd St. This open-air

market will have a variety

of food, gardening, artisanal

and handmade crafts. For

more information, call (708)

403-7275.

Memorial Day Celebration

Ceremony

1 p.m. Monday, May 29.

Ara Pace – Place of Peace,

14700 South Ravinia Avenue.

Name of the 37 veterans

who have been recently

added to the village’s granite

wall will be read aloud.

A vintage military flyover

by a Douglas A-1 skyraider

will take place. Refreshments

will be served inside

the Orland Park Civic Center

immediately following the

ceremony.

Veteran Healthcare Benefits

Information Session

5-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 30.

Vet Center, 8651 W. 159th

St. Suite 1. This session

will talk about interactions

between the VA healthcare

system including medicare

and supplemental health insurance

questions. A second

session beginning at 6 p.m.

will discuss social security

benefits for veterans. For

more information or to sign

up for a session, call (708)

444-0561.

Jonathan Beyer and Amanda

Crider in Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, June 2.

Presbyterian Church, 13401

Wolf Road. World-renowned

baritone Jonathan Beyer will

perform a program that include

opera, musical theater

and other songs. Amanda

Crider will be included as a

guest soloist. Tickets are $20

and available weekdays at

the church. For more information,

call (708) 448-8142.

‘Something Old’ Wedding

Exhibit Debut

Noon-4 p.m. Saturday,

June 3. Orland Park History

Museum, 14415 Beacon

Avenue. This event will be

the first large scale exhibit

in the village’s year-old history

museum. Refreshments

will be served to guests.

Items from the 1930s until

the 1980s will be on display.

The show will run from June

3 until November. For more

information, call museum

curator Sarah Konzen at

(708) 873-1622.

Reading by Design: Kick-Off

Celebration

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

June 3. Public Library,

14921 Ravinia Ave. Celebrate

the start of summer

with fun activities. Events

include Giant Jenga, toucha-truck,

free frozen yogurt

provided by Trugurt and

more. For more information,

call (708) 428-5100.

Orland Days Parade

1 p.m. Sunday, June 4. Orland

Jr. High School, 14855

West Avenue. The parade

will begin at the Orland Jr.

High School and conclude

at the Orland Days festival.

This year’s theme will celebrate

the 100th anniversary

of the LION’s organization.

Parade entries are responsible

for being in position one

hour before the start. Parade

entry forms are due by May

26. For more information,

call Steve Anton at (708)

514-4215 or email at santon

lions@comcast.net.

ForeverU Second Annual Golf

Outing and Banquet

Thursday, June 8. Silver

Lake Country Club, 14700

South 82nd Avenue. This

event will help promote

ForeverU it’s non-profit services.

Registration is $135

for individuals and $540 for

a foursome. Banquest is $55

per person and $35 per person

with student discount.

Registration frees include

golf cart, access to lockers,

scoring and coffee and buffet

dinner. For more information,

or to register, visit

http://foreverumovement.

com/golf-outing--banquet.

html.

2017 U.S. Log Rolling Open

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday,

June 10. Lake Sedgewisk

in Centennial Park, 15600

West Ave. The top ranked

professional log rollers will

battle it out in the season

kick off. Admission is free.

For more information, email

katie@kricklogrolling.com

or visit www.visitychicago

southland.com/USLogRoll

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Frankfort woman’s monkey reaction shot wins Vacation Photo Contest

Bill Jones, Editor

Wherever Frankfort resident

Karla Ermel goes,

strange things seem to happen

to her.

“I go, ‘Why me? Why not

my husband?’” she said.

But someone has to take

the photos, and odds are her

husband’s reaction to a monkey

climbing over him in a

desperate attempt to get to a

tour guide’s banana would

not have been quite so priceless.

Nor would it have won

22nd Century Media Southwest

Chicago’s 2017 Vacation

Photo Contest.

This time around, we

asked readers to submit

photos from their “secondfavorite”

vacations — moments

that maybe did not

rank at the top for various

reasons but were still incredibly

memorable.

Ermel’s submission came

from a visit to Grenada.

“It was a cruise,” she said.

“This was one stop.”

They were going on a

spice tour with a guide when

the fateful encounter occurred.

“He took us to this park

where he knows monkeys

like bananas, and so he was

feeding them,” Ermel said.

“The monkey was trying to

get to the banana in the tour

guide’s hand by climbing on

my head.”

Ermel was horrified.

“I was appalled,” she said.

“I was scared. As much as

I love wildlife and think

they’re cool, I was freaking

out.”

She said her husband captured

the moment, as the rest

of the tour group watched in

amusement.

“It was an unpleasant experience,

but a memorable

one,” she said.

The scene struck a chord

with the editorial staff, who

felt it was a fantastic match

for the theme. In addition to

Ermel’s wonderful reaction,

many also were taken by the

second monkey, just chilling

the foreground as the banana

heist happens behind him (or

her).

Entries were judged based

on photo quality, originality,

capturing the essence of vacation,

emphasis on summer

and ability to fit the theme.

The contest drew numerous

entries from all seven

towns in 22nd Century Media

Southwest Chicago’s

coverage area: Orland Park,

Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena,

New Lenox, Homer

Glen and Lockport.

Ermel’s winning entry also

is published on the cover of

the Summer Fun Guide, inserted

with this week’s issue

of The Orland Park Prairie.

She also received the following

prize package from

our generous contest sponsors:

a gift certificate valued

at $25 to Odyssey Fun

World, 19111 Oak Park

Ave. in Tinley Park; a gift

certificate for two hours of

bowling and shoe rentals for

up to six people on a lane at

Laraway Lanes Entertainment

Center, 1009 W. Laraway

Road in New Lenox

(the certificate also includes

one 12-inch pizza and one

pitcher of pop); a family

four-pack valued at $200 in

gaming to Dave and Busters,

49 Orland Square Drive

in Orland Park; two passes

for Emagine Entertainment’s

Frankfort Theatre,

19965 S. LaGrange Road in

Frankfort; a gift certificate

good for one session for up

Karla Ermel, of Frankfort, reacts to a monkey climbing on

her head in an attempt to get a banana from the tour guide.

She called it “an unpleasant experience, but a memorable

one.” Photo submitted

to four people (valued at

$70) at BowDoc Archery,

18801 Wolf Road, Unit 4, in

Mokena; a $20 gift card for

Sizzles, 571 E. Division St.

in Lockport; and a $25 gift

certificate for Chesdan’s

Pizzeria & Grille, 15764 S.

Bell Road in Homer Glen.

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Park’s runners-up, see Page 13.


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Registration opened May

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be held June 20-23.

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The Injury Prevention

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back again this year.

Firefighters will be presenting

a hands-on first aid

session. Some of the topics

children will learn about

will be CPR and AED, ambulance,

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The American Red Cross is

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healthcare benefits

information sessions

Submitted by Orland Park

Vet Center

The Orland Park Vet

Center is to hold Veterans

Healthcare Benefits information

sessions.

The event is to take place

on Tuesday, May 23 and

May 30.

On May 23, from 5-6 p.m.,

there is to be a presentation on

Alzheimer’s and memory loss

by the Alzheimer’s Association.

From 6-7 p.m., Keys 2

Life is to present on personal

care and nursing services.

On May 30, from 5-6

p.m., there is to be a presentation

on the interactions of

VA healthcare, Medicare

and supplemental health insurance

by Humana and Social

Security. From 6-7 p.m.,

there is to be a presentation

on Social Security benefits.

The Orland Park Vet Center

is located at 8651 W. 159th

St., Suite 1, Orland Park.

To sign up for session(s),

contact the Orland Park Vet

Center (708) 444-0561.

Orland Park’s Memorial Day

Ceremony to take place May 29

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

The Orland Park community

is invited to gather

to remember the men and

women who made the ultimate

sacrifice serving our

country during the Village

of Orland Park’s Memorial

Day Ceremony, to take place

at 1 p.m. May 29.

The ceremony is to be held

at the village’s memorial,

Ara Pace – Place of Peace,

located at the Village Center,

14700 S. Ravinia Ave.

The names of the 37 veterans

that have been recently

added to the Village’s granite

wall will be read out loud, as

each stands while the crowd

applauds. Many of these veterans,

their family members

and friends will attend the

ceremony. Those who are

deceased will be represented

by family and friends.

The ceremony is set to include

a vintage military flyover

by a Douglas A-1 Skyraider.

Refreshments will be

served inside of the Orland

Park Civic Center immediately

following the ceremony,

and attendees will be able

to view the memorial table

with photos of the veterans

who have been added.

Orland Park Police to offer Teen Citizens’ Police Academy

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

The Orland Park Police

Department is to once again

offer its Teen Citizens’ Police

Academy, giving young

adults an inside view of law

enforcement. The department

is to offer a free twoday

worksite-based program

for village residents between

the ages of 15 and 18, introducing

teens to a number of

the department’s programs

and responsibilities.

The teen academy is to

be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 6-7, at the Orland Park

Police Department, 15100

S. Ravinia Ave. Participants

must pass basic background

checks, and space is limited.

Lunch is to be provided by

the Village of Orland Park.

Applications are available

at the Orland Park Police

Department, 15100 S.

Ravinia Ave. or by email at

wlee@orlandpark.org.

For more information, call

the Orland Park Police Department

at (708) 364-8149.


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Vet appreciation, awareness flow at OP expo

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

On May 7, the Orland

Park Veterans Commission

expanded its annual collectibles

show into an expo format

by welcoming a variety

of veteran support groups,

service organizations and

vendors to raise awareness

of the programs available

for the men and women of

the military, and to show

appreciation for their service.

“We want to make sure

that people in the community

are aware of the variety

of services for veterans and

also honor the veterans’ relationship

to what they have

done for the country with

their service,” said Orland

Park Veterans Commissioner

Darryl Wertheim.

Sixteen groups in total —

including American Legion

Orland Memorial Post 111,

the Will County Veterans

Assistance Commission and

Vet Tech — gathered at the

Orland Park Civic Center to

share information about a

range of programs available

to help veterans.

The nonprofit Paws Assisting

Wounded Warriors

brought some very special

four-legged friends — specifically

trained to assist

veterans with things like

post-traumatic stress disorder

— along to the expo.

PAWWS founder and President

Pam Barnett, who

started the organization six

years ago, explained the

benefits of a service animal.

“I find that it changes

lives for the better when you

have somebody that loves

you unconditionally,” she

said. The organization continues

to pay for all expenses

(food, vet bills and more)

associated with their animals

after they are matched

Orland Park resident Kevin Sheehan displays his hand-crafted, hand-painted miniature

tanks May 7 during Orland Park’s Military Expo at the Civic Center.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

with veterans, so returning

soldiers do not have any

additional financial stress

added to their lives.

Veterans Garage contributed

to the fun of the

event by showcasing several

retired military vehicles

outside of the Orland

Park Civic Center. Volunteer

Don Studnicka said he

enjoyed displaying a 1945

Harley Davidson his father

purchased for $100 upon

returning home after World

War II.

“There aren’t too many

motorcycles that have a

kick start anymore,” he said

of the bike’s unique aspects.

Joe Werner stores many

retired military vehicles, in

various conditions, for Veterans

Garage at his place in

Posen.

“We invite veterans

and non-veterans to come

there,” he said. “They can

work on vehicles if they

want. If they have a vehicle

and it needs some work

done, we offer that. We try

to do as much as we can,

and it’s all related to veterans.”

The military collectibles

show featured memorabilia

from World War I

through the Vietnam era.

Medals, patches, flags and

weaponry were among the

rare and interesting finds

on display and for sale.

The Orland Park Veterans

Commission plans to offer

another similar event later

in the fall, and residents are

always welcome to donate

military memorabilia items

to the Village’s History Museum.

“We want to make people

aware of the contributions

veterans have made and to

make sure that we remember

our current service men

and women today, and keep

them in our thoughts and

prayers,” said Tom Dubelbeis,

Orland Park Veterans

Program assistant. “It’s all

about awareness — not

Paws Assisting Wounded Warriors founder and

President Pam Barnett poses for a photo with one of the

organization’s dogs, Jack Brumm.

Veterans Garage displays retired military vehicles outside of the Orland Park Civic Center.

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Tales from a road warrior baseball fan

Orland Park Prairie

interviews Orland

Parker Tim Lalla

about first leg of trip

Bill Jones, Editor

This past month, Orland

Parker Tim Lalla started

biking around the country

— an endeavor that will

continue throughout the entirely

of baseball season, as

he catches games and raises

money for Biking for Baseball.

While Lalla is documenting

the entire trip himself

on the blog at bikingforbase

ball.org, The Orland Park

Prairie caught him by email

out on the road to dig a little

deeper into the first leg of

his trip. The Q&A session

follows, and some of the

best images from his first

few weeks can been seen on

the opposite page.

The Prairie plans to continue

keeping up with Lalla

roughly once a month, as he

continues his trip.

Bill Jones: Anything early

in the trip catch you

completely off guard?

Tim Lalla: How quickly

you get into a routine. I

felt like I was completely

adapted to the touring lifestyle

only a few days into

the trip. Obviously, there

are still mental challenges

you have to overcome, but

it’s pretty crazy how quickly

your body adapts to the

physical demand.

So your body has been

holding up OK to the

extensive riding?

My body has felt fantastic.

It’s getting to the point

where the mental challenge

significantly outweighs the

physical endurance. My

mental stamina sometime

takes a toll. For instance, I’ll

have days where just nothing

seems to be going my

way (headwinds, rain, flat

tires, etc.) and be extremely

frustrated. But I know I just

need to fight through those

moments, because then I’ll

have days like today, where

I’m able to bike 140 miles

in no time because the

breaks and loose balls are

finally going my way.

How has the weather been,

by and large?

Pretty awful. It rained

almost every day in the

Pacific Northwest. It also

rained in both the desert and

San Diego, where the game

I was supposed to attend

was rained out. Luckily, I

had biked into town early

enough the day before to

have caught a bonus game,

so it wasn’t too big of a deal.

Any major concerns thus far

with the distracted driving

you were worried about?

Distracted drivers will always

be my No. 1 concern.

For the most part, people

have been pretty reasonable

in sharing the road. The

most frustrating scenario is

when cars have either a second

lane or nobody is coming

in the opposing lane.

There is no excuse not to

move over when passing a

bicyclist at that point.

Overall, there’s always

going to be a couple of jerks

who don’t give you your

space, but for the most part,

people have been pretty

nice on the roads. Ironically

enough, riding the interstates

has made for some

of the most “comfortable”

riding. Even though the

cars are whizzing by at 80-

90 mph, there is a usually a

massive 10-foot to 12-foot

shoulder that I can retreat

to, as well as rumble strips

separating the two.

Are you eating anything

healthy along the way, or

mostly pizza and Taco Bell?

(I laughed at this one by

the way). Honestly, when

I’m biking during the day,

I’m usually grabbing the

quickest to-go food that has

the most calories for my

riding. This usually ends

up being some sort of fast

food (as evident by my almost

daily trips to Taco

Bell). During my morning

breakfast before I start biking,

I try to get some fruit,

veggies and other foods that

aren’t terrible for you otherwise

in me.

I have a couple of ratios

I use for food: “price/calories”

and “calories/weight.”

Obviously, fruit/veggies

don’t do me much in the

“calories/weight” category,

as it offers me very little

macronutrients and is typically

very heavy.

Overall, I actually feel

like I’ve been doing a really

good job of monitoring

my energy and water levels.

There hasn’t been a point

on this trip where I have felt

malnourished or dehydrated

while biking (even in the

desert). So while it might

seem kind of crazy, my Taco

Bell diet is holding up relatively

well.

What has been the weirdest

thing you’ve seen so far on

this trip?

The weirdest thing I’ve

seen was the world’s largest

egg in Winlock, Washington.

It’s literally just a

plastic, 8-foot-long egg on

a store sign. It’s Winlock’s

claim to fame, but it’s comically

underwhelming. One

of the baseball coaches that

we were staying with told

us (as he was showing us

the egg), “It’s the least we

can do for you, literally.”

Another weird (and frustrating)

thing was my first

day in the desert. Somehow,

I was stuck in an absolute

downpour. I normally try to

bike through rain, but this

was coming down too hard.

I talked with the manager at

the 7-Eleven I was seeking

shelter in, and he proceeded

to tell me that Holtville (the

town) never gets rain during

the year and that this was

the first time he has ever

seen rain since being there.

So, that was kind of funny/

weird in hindsight.

The most fun?

The most fun was having

a guy on Reddit reach

out to me and offer to take

me to Disneyland, which is

where he worked. I got to

spend one of my off days in

Los Angeles riding Splash

Mountain and Big Thunder

Mountain Railroad with

some new friends, which

was awesome.

Are you hoping you earn a

little more money along the

way for the cause? Are the

stops city to city helping to

drive more interest toward

the site?

Honestly, I’m slightly

discouraged by how the

fundraising is going thus

far. I was hoping to have

raised more at this point,

but I try not to let it get to

me too much. Fundraising

is tough by itself, let alone

when you’re biking all day

on top of that. The stops

definitely get people talking

and interested in the

cause. I originally thought

the games would be the best

chance to meet people and

raise awareness, but I’m

coming to find it’s actually

most effective with the random

people I stay with from

night to night.

Seems like you’ve had the

opportunity to meet a bunch

of interesting people so far.

Who stuck out the most?

That’s extremely tough.

I have such vivid memories

of all of the people I’ve

stayed with and met thus far.

It would have to be a tie between

the folks of Winlock,

Washington, and Ed/Diane

in San Diego. The folks in

Winlock invited us to sleep

in their batting cages, let

me throw out the first pitch

at their local high school

game, gave me my own

Winlock baseball cap, and

were just all-around awesome

people. It might go

down as one of my favorite

days of this entire trip.

And then Ed biked with

me into and out of San Diego

— the latter ride being

a brutal 118-mile climb over

the mountain pass east of

the city. So, I was extremely

glad to have somebody with

me that day.

[He] and his wife, Diane,

also housed me in SD in

their beautiful condo right

on the water. They threw

me a mini parade when I arrived

into the city, got me a

little birthday cake — since

it was my birthday when I

was there — and even took

me to their friend’s rooftop

deck to watch a Padres

game. They were also just

wonderful people to be

around.

But I almost feel bad singling

out these two instances,

since all of the people

I’ve met have been so helpful

and interesting.

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Sights from the road

Orland Park’s Tim Lalla shares his favorite photos from the first leg of his

Biking for Baseball trip in April out on the West Coast

Photos submitted


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From May 9

Orland police charge man with

sexually assaulting juvenile

Bill Jones, Editor

A 21-yearold

Evergreen

Park man was

arrested by

Orland Park

police after he

allegedly sexually

assaulted Jones

a juvenile female

inside of a vehicle earlier

this month in Orland Park.

William Jones, of 2740 W.

97th Place, was charged with

three counts of criminal sexual

assault, a Class 1 felony,

according to a press release

issued May 8 by the Orland

Park Police Department.

Police received word May

5 from the victim of a criminal

sexual assault that occurred

the night before, according

to the press release.

She reportedly knew Jones

through Facebook for the

past several years. On May 4,

Jones asked her if she wanted

to “hang out,” police said.

She agreed, and Jones

picked her up in his vehicle,

police said. Inside the vehicle,

Jones allegedly sexually

assaulted the female.

Orland Park Police Cmdr.

Tony Farrell said each count

“relates to a separate act that

occurred on the same day.”

The victim is a teenager, he

added.

“To protect the identity of

the juvenile victim, no further

information will be released

about the victim,” he

wrote May 9 in an email to

The Orland Park Prairie.

The events occurred in

Orland Park, which is what

made it an Orland Park case,

he added.

On May 5, Orland Park

detectives reportedly arrested

Jones at his residence.

The following day, the Cook

County State’s Attorney’s Office

approved three charges

of criminal sexual assault. On

May 7, bond reportedly was

set at $750,000 for Jones.

Editor’s Note: The arrestee,

William Jones, is no relation to

the writer, Bill Jones.

For more on this and

other Breaking News, visit

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D230 looking for committee members

A 22ND CENTURY MEDIA PUBLICATION

Submitted by Consolidated

High School D230

The Consolidated High

School District 230 Board of

Education is seeking community

volunteers to serve

on the Education, Student

Services, and Building & Finance

committees.

Interested residents should

complete and return the application

form before 4 p.m. Friday,

June 2. The application

can be found at www.d230.

org under “School News.”

Committee membership

participation is to begin July

1 and will last for two years.

The first meetings will be in

August.

Advisory committees to

the School Board assist the

School Board as it determines

needed changes or additions

either required by State law

requirements or necessary

because of internal evaluations

of current services and

processes. The committees

are designed as a communication

tool to represent the

district’s larger audience. An

advisory committee’s function

is not one of decisionmaking

but as the voice of

all students’ needs, as recommendations

are being made

to and decisions are made by

the School Board.

Board committees are

comprised of community

members, School Board

members, staff and administration.

Each member serves

an important role in providing

insight and expertise

regarding topics being considered

by the full board. In

providing input to the School

Board and administration, it

is important that committee

members do the following.

• Focus on the best interests

of all students, without

representing a narrow or personal

agenda.

• Show courtesy and respect

to other members.

• Fully participate in meetings,

sharing thoughts openly

and listening to others’ points

of view.

• Demonstrate high ethical

and professional standards.

• Possess interest and experience,

or expertise, related

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Orland Park vehicle stickers available now

All vehicles that are

registered to Orland

addresses must

display sticker

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

The Village of Orland Park

is now mailing applications

for 2017-2019 Village vehicle

stickers to residents who

purchased Village stickers

during the previous renewal

period.

Stickers are available for

purchase now.

Residents who do not receive

applications in the mail

may obtain blank forms on

the Village’s website at www.

orlandpark.org or at the Cashier’s

Office in the Frederick

T. Owens Village Hall, 14700

S. Ravinia Ave. Any vehicle

registered to an Orland Park

address must display the current

Village sticker in the

lower righthand corner of the

windshield (passenger’ side)

by June 30. After June 30, a

late fee will be assessed.

New for 2017, the Village

has added an online renewal

option. Visit www.orland

park.org to purchase vehicle

stickers online. If available,

residents are to reference the

“Vehicle ID” number above

the barcode on the pre-printed

application to renew their

vehicle sticker electronically.

If the vehicle ID is not available,

residents are still able

to purchase vehicle stickers

online.

Completed sticker applications

and payments also may

be mailed in the provided

envelope, or residents may

buy stickers at the Cashier’s

Office in Village Hall. The

Cashier’s Office is open 8

a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through

Friday, and until 7 p.m. on

the first and third Monday of

the month.

Allow five to seven business

days for delivery of vehicle

stickers purchased online

or by mail.

Vehicle stickers purchased

before the June 30 deadline

cost $30 for cars and motorcycles;

$40 for RVs, with

trucks varying in cost from

$30 to $130, based on weight.

Senior citizens, ages 65 or

older, pay $10 per sticker,

with a limit of two per household.

Residents who will turn

65 before June 30 qualify for

the discounted senior rate.

Late fees take effect July 1.

New village residents

have 30 days from the date

of residency to purchase a

vehicle sticker at the regular

rate; otherwise, a penalty

will apply. Vehicle stickers

for new residents can be

purchased in person at the

Village Hall, as proof of

residency is required.

Residents who purchase

new vehicles have 30 days

from the date of purchase to

obtain a vehicle sticker at the

regular rate; after 30 days, a

penalty will apply. Vehicle

stickers for new vehicles can

be purchased in person at the

Village Hall, as the proof of

purchase date is required.

If a new license plate is not

received within 30 days from

the vehicle purchase date, a

resident should not wait for

the new plate number but

rather indicate that the license

has been “applied for.” Once

the resident has received the

plate number, the resident

should contact the Cashier’s

Office at (708) 403-6170 to

record the license plate number.

Failure to display a valid

vehicle sticker subjects the

resident to a possible citation.

Residents who change vehicles

after having purchased

a 2017-2019 vehicle sticker

should remove the sticker

from the current vehicle and

bring it to the Cashier’s Office

with the bill of sale for

the new vehicle. A new sticker

will be issued for a transfer

fee of $1.

Further information is

available by calling the Village’s

Finance Department

at (708) 403-6170 or the

Village’s website at www.or

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From Page 10

• Attend monthly meetings

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the two-year term.

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are notified well in advance

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information and recommendations

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Student Services Committee:

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special services to provide

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Building and Finance

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district and provides information

and recommendations to

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and advises the School

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Orland Park Runners-Up

The Prairie features the next-best Vacation Photo Contest

entries from Orland residents

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Providence Catholic High

School

Orland Parker among

Students of the Month

Dr. John Harper, principal

of Providence Catholic High

School, recently announced

the school’s Students of the

Month for April.

Every month, each academic

department chairperson selects

one student as its Student

of the Month from a number

of students nominated by faculty

and staff. Students of the

Month receive a certificate of

recognition, have their photos

displayed in Providence Catholic

High School’s main hallway

for the following month

and are invited as a group to

have lunch with the principal

and assistant principal, Janlyn

Auld.

Among the Providence

Catholic Students of the

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Claire Bessette is a 2013

graduate of Marian Catholic

High School. On May 6, she

graduated Phi Beta Kappa

with a Bachelor of Arts in

history from Indiana University-Bloomington.

She is to

begin law studies in the fall

at Notre Dame’s Law School.

University of Michigan

Orland Parker earns

bachelor’s degree

Mary Gresla is a 2013

graduate of Sandburg High

School. She graduated with

honors, earning a Bachelor

of Business Administration

degree from the University

of Michigan’s Ross School

of Business. Mary is to begin

her career in New York

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Meadow Ridge student wins

first-place ribbon

The Office for Economic

Education at the University

of St. Francis recently

honored the winners of the

“Economics and Financial

Literacy Concepts”

poster contest. Regional

first- through eighth-grade

students were challenged

to demonstrate their understanding

of a financial or

economic concept with a

color drawing.

More than 700 entries

were received from 24

classrooms in 13 different

schools from around the

region. Students, teachers,

administrators and families

of the winners were present

to receive their awards.

Winning entries were then

sent to the state competition,

where four students won first

place and five received honorable

mentions. The first

place winner entries will be

featured as a month in the

2018 calendar.

The competition was hosted

by Econ Illinois and sponsored

by Country Financial.

It is the mission of the Office

for Economic Education

to enhance the quality

and quantity of economic

and financial literacy education

programs in the south

suburbs of Chicago, including

Joliet and Will county

regions. The OEE achieves

this through staff development

workshops in school

districts, teacher conferences,

curriculum consultation

encouraging the teaching

of economics and financial

literacy, and providing programs

for teachers and students

as target audiences.

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about the Office for Economic

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visit stfrancis.

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Meadow Ridge School

third-grader Laila Browne

earned a first-place ribbon

and certificate from University

of St. Francis.

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Daniel Lim, Sandburg junior

Daniel Lim was chosen as The Orland Park

Prairie’s Standout Student because he is a firstclass

student in every respect, according to his

counselor. He works hard to prepare himself.

What is one essential you must have when

studying and why?

One essential that I must have when studying

is creating questions. As I study a certain

subject, I make questions on the how, what

and why. This technique helps me comprehend

the material and helps me stay focused.

What do you like to do when not in school or

studying?

I really enjoy listening to music and playing

the piano. Music helps me relax and regulate

my stress.

What is your dream job and why?

My dream job is to be a psychiatrist.

What is one thing people don’t know about

you?

One thing that people do not know about

me is that I have a passion for musical composition.

Ever since I was in elementary

school, I really enjoyed [making] music on

the piano.

Whom do you look up to and why?

I look up to Ken Jeong, most widely known

for his comedic role in “The Hangover.” Although

he is a licensed physician, he did not

give up on his hobbies of being in the entertainment

industry. I want to be similar to him

by being a psychologist but still holding my

passion for musical composition.

What is your favorite class and why?

My favorite class is biology, because I

am really fascinated by the large amount of

activities in the human body, such as cellto-cell

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your school?

One thing that stands out about my school

is the outstanding faculty. Not only do they

help me do well in high school but they also

help me to plan my life and do well after

high school.

If you could change one thing about school,

what would it be?

Actually, I would like to add something,

rather than change something about school. I

really wanted our school to have a field day

during the school year, where there are a variety

of games and activities that everyone

can enjoy.

What is your best memory from school?

My favorite memory from school is Relay

for Life. I cherish this moment because

of the unification in schools to help fight

against cancer, and the sight of happiness in

cancer patients when they see our efforts to

help them fight against cancer.

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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Atrium Family Dental serves area

one smile at a time

One day only. That is all it takes

for Atrium Family Dental to see the

impact of what happens when the

community comes together in an

effort to offer free dentistry.

More than 50 people dropped in

for Atrium Family Dental’s sixth

annual day of free cleanings, fillings

and extractions, as part of

Dentistry From The Heart, a nonprofit

organization whose goal is

to provide free dentistry for those

without insurance.

Patients received a cleaning and

an X-ray of the mouth, and after

they could get one filling or extraction.

Those seeking additional

fillings or extractions also were accommodated.

Atrium Family Dental’s operations

manager Sara Sudman said

this is a wonderful time to be in the

office for her husband, Shane.

“It’s Dr. Shane’s favorite day,

because he is able to do something

that he absolutely loves and help

people that maybe can’t afford to

make this a priority for them, because

we all need it,” she said.

While healthcare is a commodity

not everyone possesses, access

to dentistry remains a concern for

a host of people across the nation.

Sudman said she is not optimistic

that change will come some day.

“The way that our government

is headed with healthcare in general,

probably not,” she said. “Usually,

we’re the type of industry that

people don’t understand how your

mouth is tied to every other aspect

of your body. So, everything enters

through your mouth — diet, you

speak, you smile. Everything starts

with your mouth, but we don’t give

it that much importance.”

Reporting by Megann Horstead,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Police say two cars burglarized at

day care

In separate incidents at the same

child care location, police say two

cars were burglarized May 3.

In the first incident, four items

reportedly were stolen from a black

Dodge Grand Caravan parked outside

Triple R Child Care, 9500 W.

La Porte Road in Mokena. The alleged

offender reportedly stole a

large, black and white plaid, monogrammed

bag valued at $40 and

three sets of keys, each with a lanyard,

valued at $30.

The alleged victim reportedly

told police she parked briefly at

Triple R to drop off her child and

later noticed the bag was missing.

The key sets were located in the

handbag, according to the report.

In the second incident, a brown

leather purse containing various

items was reportedly stolen from

a Toyota SUV in the same parking

lot. A witness reportedly told police

she observed a suspect identified

as an African-American male

smash the passenger window of the

Toyota and remove what appeared

to be a brown purse.

The witness reportedly told officers

the suspect entered a gray

vehicle with out-of-state plates

after taking the purse. Police said

they ran the license plate the witness

observed and discovered the

license plate belonged to a gray

Nissan Altima registered to Enterprise

Rent-A-Car. The plate had reportedly

been run “several times”

during the previous two days, most

recently for a large retail theft in

Deerfield.

Reporting by Tim Carroll, Editor. For

more, visit MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Animal rescue group opens new cat

adoption center

Many animal rescue organizations

have a location at which potential

adopters can visit with the

animals before adopting them, but

Lulu’s Locker Rescue was not one

of them — until now.

The organization — which

was founded in 2011 — recently

opened a cat adoption center in

Frankfort, where anywhere from

seven to nine cats will be living until

they are adopted.

Until the adoption center opened

at the beginning of April, all of the

rescue organization’s available pets

were housed in foster homes while

awaiting their forever homes, and

many of them will remain in foster

care. Some of the cats, however,

have been relocated to the new

adoption center. All of the dogs

will remain in foster care.

Instead of a traditional shelter,

with cages set up for the animals,

Lulu’s Locker Rescue is in an actual

house, complete with a kitchen,

living room, bathroom and a room

that in a normal living situation

might be a bedroom.

“We wanted a different concept,”

Isenhart said. “We want to be able

to have people visualize having a

cup of coffee and sitting there with

a cat — how that would work out.

So, I’ve been really happy with

that.”

For more information, visit

www.luluslockerrescue.org.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Danny Irvin carves out path to

honor late Charlie Dunne

Charlie Dunne was known

among the Providence Catholic

High School community as a happy

teen with a passion for sports.

And Danny Irvin, a senior at

Providence, felt compelled to help

keep his classmate’s memory alive.

On May 3, 2016, Charlie, a Tinley

Park resident and a sophomore,

died after suffering from a fatal

asthma attack. Exactly one year to

the date, Irvin unveiled a project on

Providence’s campus that honors

Charlie.

Irvin built a brick path leading

to the school’s grotto area. The

grotto serves as a meeting place

for groups, sports teams and students.

It is a special place that has

held great meaning for Providence

students. It also was a place Charlie

frequented during his time at

the school and as a member of the

football team.

“The grotto is really a focal point

of the school,” said Mike Dunne,

Charlie’s father. “A lot of sports

teams and clubs will meet before

games or events and just gather together.

I saw that a lot over the last

year since Charlie has passed.”

Mike added whether in good

times or in bad the grotto always

has served as a sacred space for

the school and its students. Three

stone pillars hold up a thick, guitarshaped

stone that protects a statue

of the Mother Mary from the elements.

“We were very touched that a

young man would have the vision

and the thoughtfulness to think

about us and other Providence

families that have lost people,”

Mike said.

Reporting by Brittany Kapa, Assistant

Editor. For more, visit TinleyJunction.

com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Lockport salon’s St. Baldrick’s

event raises more than $4,000

Tina Bushue first thought about

shaving her head two years ago.

She was attending Lockport

Township High School’s annual St.

Baldrick’s event, and after seeing

so many people shed their precious

locks for the cause, she wanted to

get in on the action. The reason

Bushue suddenly wanted to go

bald was to honor Emily Beazley,

one of her friend’s daughters, who

died following a battle with cancer

at age 12.

Bushue decided against shaving

her head that day, not because she

feared losing her hair, but because

she wanted to do it the right way,

raising money beforehand. On

May 7, she was able to do it the

right way, shaving her head along

with four others at a St. Baldrick’s

event held at Studio 305 Salon in

Lockport. And her patience paid

off, as the five shavees raised more

than $4,000 for St. Baldrick’s.

Bushue, a master stylist at Studio

305, has been a part of the salon’s

team at the LTHS St. Baldrick’s

events for years, but her brother’s

wedding led to the special event

this year.

When it came time for the shave,

a crowd of people gathered at Salon

305 to support the five who

braved the clippers, while countless

others showed their support

via donations. The highlight of the

day for Bushue was simply seeing

the representation of all that support.

“[The best part was] watching

everybody come and support us

and all the donations we raised,”

she said.

Reporting by Max Lapthorne, Editor.

For more, visit LockportLegend.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Earth Day-Arbor Day event turns a

decade old in 2017

For the past decade, Homer Glen

has made its slogan “Community

and Nature in Harmony” come

alive through its Earth Day-Arbor

Day event.

The event is to return for its 10th

year, running from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday, May 20, at Konow’s

Corn Maze, 16849 S. Cedar Road

in Homer Glen. It is a day that

brings the preservation and restoration

of nature to the forefront

through a plethora of different vendors,

exhibitors and activities.

The event offers educational activities

for attendees of all ages and

interests. From gardening to animal

interactions, energy efficiency tips

and more, providing something for

everyone.

“I think [Earth Day-Arbor Day]

is extremely important,” said Sharon

Sweas, Village of Homer Glen

trustee and chairwoman of the

event. “It’s an educational event

where people can talk about the

environment and they learn things.

It’s a good way to get residents together

to know each other and really

put forth what’s important.”

Young environmentalists can

come face-to-face with furry —

and not-so-furry — creatures at

the petting zoo. Live bats, skunks,

ferrets, owls, hawks, falcons, ponies

and more will be in attendance

from various exhibitors to teach

attendees about the creatures with

which they share the environment.

“We’re going to have lots of animals,”

said Sue Steilen, staff liaison

for Earth Day-Arbor Day. “Every

year, we always seem to add a

few more animals.”

Reporting by Erin Redmond, Assistant

Editor. For more, visit HomerHorizon.

com.


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Top Web Stories

From opprairie.com as of Sunday, May 14

1. Orland police charge man with sexually

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3. Village Board, residents give Mayor Dan

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4. 10 Questions with Caitlin Shanahan,

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5. Photos: Sandburg alumni, more welcomed

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From the Editor

Meanwhile, in the southwest suburbs

BILL JONES

bill@opprairie.com

Hello, again.

Back when we ran

our cover story feature

on Orland Parker Tim

Lalla, we promised updates

throughout baseball season.

Hopefully you remember

him from our cover feature.

If not, he is the guy riding

around the country on a

bicycle. He started in April,

and he plans to ride through

September, when he returns

to Chicago for White Sox

and Cubs games.

We’re a little behind

schedule with what we

planned as month-by-month

updates, but we caught

up with Lalla this week.

While I fully recommend

you check out his blog at

bikingforbaseball.org for

the proverbial play by play

— family-friendly note: the

language occasionally gets

PG to PG-13 — you can get

the quick hits, so to speak,

on Pages 8 and 9 this week.

Lalla has been doing an

extensive amount of biking

on the West Coast, and

on Page 8 we have what

essentially amounts to a

complementary Q&A session

— something designed

to dig just a little bit deeper

on a few of the items from

his blog. The opposite page

is just a nice collection of

pictures from the road.

But I was taken by the

distances he said he is riding

on a regular basis, by the

problems he and his companions

have encountered

on the road, by the gnarly

weather he has faced. And

he said by this point, it is

a mental challenge to keep

at it more than a physical

one. His body is simply a

machine for processing fast

food into riding energy at

this point, but the obstacles

and routine can weigh on

one’s mind.

Meanwhile, in the southwest

suburbs, my wife and I

broke the 32-mile barrier for

the first time on our bicycles

this past weekend. Her pain

was immediate. When we

returned home, she collapsed

on the driveway,

block of ice in hand, trying

to catch her breath and cool

down. For me, the stamina

was not an issue, but you

can safely bet that my legs

felt a progressive deal of

pain over the next two days.

But it is fun. Even on the

smaller scale we’re doing it,

it’s nice get out and explore

a little each time. No trip

is exactly the same, even if

we’re riding similar paths.

And the trails around these

parts offer enough branching

opportunities to mix it

up.

So, all of this to say a few

things.

No. 1: Check out the content

on Pages 8-9 this week.

And check out the biking

forbaseball.org blog to keep

up on Lalla’s trip.

No. 2: Find some adventure

of your own. It can be

as grand or small-scale as

you can handle, but taking

yourself out of that comfort

zone once in awhile can be

a lot of fun — even when

pushing it sometimes causes

a little bit of pain. That part

fades, but the adventure

tends to stick with you.

No. 3: If you have the

means, consider supporting

Lalla’s cause. He said the

money he is raising through

the program is designed to

provide college scholarships

to youths who have

benefitted from mentoring

programs. You can donate

at the aforementioned site.

While there is still plenty of

time to go, his fundraising

has been a little slow in the

early going. So, if Orland

Park has any change to

spare, pitch in!

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Taco time!

The Dish visits Frankfort’s

new El Motor to try tacos,

tostadas and more, Page 29

Wine and dine

Lockport’s Port Noir offers

food, drinks and a trip back

in time, Page 31

Mona Aburmishan hosts, produces

D’wan Hookah Lounge show to

benefit Syrian American Medical

Society, Page 23

Mona Aburmishan hosts The South Side Comedy

Show May 6 at the D’wan Hookah Lounge in Orland Park.

Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media


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DONT LET GOVERNMENT

TRANSPARENCY

FADE AWAY

Going global

The Orland Park Prairie turns up in Norway following birth notice

Public notices—important information about what is happening in

our government— would become a thing of the past in Illinois under

Senate Bill 2032.

So would important transparency about the decisions being made

that impact us and how our money is being spent.

Instead of requiring governmental entities large and small to print

these notices in newspapers, they could post them solely online on

their own website— and there are more than 750 statewide. Such a

move would affect many people, including the elderly, minorities

and those in rural areas. In fact, AARP has opposed similar legislation

nationwide.

Only one state has tried this approach and it repealed the decision

after two years because it was a failure.

Illinois should be pushing more transparency, not giving the

government another way to hide our business.

LET LT. GOV. EVELYN SANGUINETTI

AND OUR SENATORS KNOW THIS

IS ACCEPTABLE

URGE THEM TO

VOTE AGAINST SB 2032

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native, by a family member after Albin’s birth announcement was published. Photo submitted

Orland Park farmers’ market

moves to Thursdays, train station

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

Orland Park’s farmers’

market has a new name, date

and time.

Market at the Park is to

run from 4-8 p.m. Thursday,

May 25-Aug. 31, rain

or shine, at Crescent Park,

9750 Crescent Circle, near

the 143rd Street train station.

The kickoff event on May

25 is slated to run 4-8 p.m.,

with a 6:15 p.m. ribbon cutting,

followed by a concert

by The Walk-Ins (Chicagobased

band playing a variety

of hits from the 1950s to

present) at 6:30 p.m., both

happening under the pergola

at Crescent Park.

Free parking is available

at the 143rd Street train station

and at the 143rd Street

parking structure.

Market at the Park is to

focus on food, gardening,

artisanal and handmade

products. Products can include

produce, herbs, flowers,

plants, bakery, artisanal

cheese, honey and organic

products.

Another new feature will

be weekly entertainment.

To date, Market at the

Park has 34 vendors (24 are

food-related; 19 are new to

the OP market).

Upcoming entertainment

acts include the following.

• June 22 – Southwest

Community Concert Band

• June 29 – Big Dog Mercer

(blues)

• July 13 – The Millennials

(rock and roll)

For more information,

contact market coordinator

Doreen Biela, at (708) 403-

6266.


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the orland park prairie | May 18, 2017 | 23

South Side Comedy Show focuses on community

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

On May 6, comedy fans

packed D’wan Hookah

Lounge in Orland Park to

enjoy a night full of laughter,

during The South Side Comedy

Show’s monthly event.

This show was extra special,

as all ticket sales benefitted

the Syrian American

Medical Society.

Mona Aburmishan, who

hosts and co-produces the

show along with Firas Naji,

said she was excited to bring

the Chicago-area community

together through laughter,

while raising money for Syrian

refugees and patients on

the front lines.

“As a Palestinian, I’ve

been to so many fundraisers

that are drab and sad,” she

Mo Partowie performs during The South Side Comedy Show.

said. “They don’t leave you

feeling joyous. Maintaining

joy is still an important

variable, even when you’re

at war, and we are trying

to help out as much as possible.”

D’wan Hookah employee

Bilal Shouly said he enjoys

that his place of work encourages

people from all

over the south suburbs to Mona Aburmishan does a dance May 6 during The South Side Comedy Show at D’wan

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Business Briefs

RE/MAX Synergy of Orland

Park and its brokers honored

for 2016 sales success

Broker associates at RE/

MAX Synergy, 15607 W.

Harlem Ave. in Orland Park,

recently received special

recognition from the RE/

MAX Northern Illinois region

for their sales achievements

in 2016.

For the third consecutive

year, RE/MAX Synergy was

honored as the multi-office

company in the region with

the most visited website. Its

website attracted more than

31,000 unique visits in 2016.

RE/MAX recognizes its

brokers’ annual sales success

by awarding membership

in honorary clubs, each

club representing an important

level of productivity.

Some brokers are designated

as team leaders; their club

award level reflects the total

sales production of their

team, which consists of two

or more licensed brokers.

Titan Club: To qualify

for the Titan Club, a RE/

MAX associate must generate

sales results that mark

them as true leaders in their

field. Receiving this award is

Dave Shalabi (team leader).

Chairman’s Club: RE/

MAX associates qualify as

Chairman’s Club members

by generating annual sales

achievements that place

them among the nation’s top

real estate professionals. Receiving

this award is Kevin

Burke (team leader).

Platinum Club: Platinum

Club membership goes to a

group of exceptional RE/

MAX affiliates. Earning

Platinum Club membership

are Tony Mitidiero, Al Vallejo

(team leader), Jack Wolf

(team leader) and Sheila Yakutis

(team leader).

100% Club: Members of

the 100% Club are RE/MAX

affiliates who have reached

an outstanding level of sales

achievement. Reaching this

level of success are Margaret

Arnold, Mike Dolce, Jack

Gawron, Stephen Harris

(team leader), Norah Hudon,

Sherry Justice (team leader),

Bruce La Ha, Dave Manson,

Paul Newman (team leader),

Vern Ohlson, Cliff Rago,

Kelly Ryan (team leader),

James Tammaro, Kathy Toscas,

Pat Vallejo, William Weber,

Rory Wilfong and Diane

Williams (team leader).

Executive Club: Executive

Club recognizes a

group of affiliates whose

sales productivity is significantly

above the industry

norm. Named to Executive

Club membership for their

2016 achievements are Barbara

Brink, John Charleston,

Michael Clendenning,

Linda Dore, Jose Gonzalez,

Sharon Gruber-Rago, Erica

Hottinger, Jim Nealis, Judith

Newman, John Schaefer and

Kathy Schober.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones,

bill@opprairie.com.

Sandburg student helps PAWS, is to

take part in upcoming Kitten Shower

Staff Report

As a community service project,

Elise Blinn, a freshman student at

Sandburg High School, made and

donated 50 fleece cage blankets to

Peoples Animal Welfare Society of

Tinley Park.

Blinn said that when her family adopted

their two cats, PAWS sent home

the cage blankets that they slept on at

the shelter. One of the cats is now 10

years old and the other is 6 years old,

and both are still attached to their blankets

and sleep on them every night.

Elise regularly collects and donates

supplies to PAWS and had mentioned

the idea of making cage blankets for a

community service project to a volunteer

at the shelter. The volunteer they

did not currently have any blankets

and could certainly use a few in May

for the kitten cages. It took Elise several

weeks of cutting, sewing and tying

strips, but she was able to deliver

50 much-needed fleece cage blankets

for the kittens who are waiting for a

loving family to adopt them.

Until the supply runs out, each kitten

that is adopted from PAWS will

go home with one of Elise’s specially

made fleece blankets.

To help support the kittens at

PAWS, people can visit Saturday,

May 20, as the facility holds a Kitten

Shower at The Painted Turtle, 17459

Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. Everyone

is welcome to enjoy playtime

with the kittens, artwork from The

Pictured is Elise Blinn, with a kitten from the Peoples Animal Welfare Society in

Tinley Park. Photo submitted

Painted Turtle, a bake sale, snacks

and beverages.

For admission, people are asked

bring an item from the wish list posted

at www.pawstinleypark.org/wish-list/

or donate $10 at the door.

MOna

From Page 23

experience a hilarious night

of comedy while shedding

a light on the crisis in Syria

and exposing people to Middle

Eastern culture.

The venue may seem less

than traditional compared

to the typical stand-up club,

but the cozy atmosphere promoted

fellowship and laughter.

The idea to organize the

May edition of the South

Side Comedy Show as a

fundraiser for crisis relief in

Syria happened organically

following the April performance,

as the producers, comedians

and audience members

alike agreed that the

weeks leading up to Ramadan

would be the best time

to host such an event.

“We have so many Syrian

Americans and Syrian community

members that come

out to our shows,” Aburmishan

explained, noting

the rich, cultural diversity

that can be found across the

Chicago area. “I love Orland

Park. It’s so rich in different

ethnicities, as well as feeling

so down-home Chicago. I

love being here.”

Aburmishan and her cohost,

Moe Shama, made everyone

feel at home right out

of the gate, with jokes about

culture clashes, first-time

hookah over-indulgence

and flirting among the Arab-

American community. Also

performing were Mo Partowie,

Brian “Da Wildcat”

Smith, Calvin Evans and

Gwen La Roka — whose interactive

style generated lots

of laughter across the crowd,

as she poked fun at the negative

news, commitment-phobic

Chicago weather and the

magical power of a sweater.

Aburmishan’s mixed ethnic

background, along with

her experiences performing

comedy all over the world,

has given her a unique perspective

on the unifying

power of laughter.

“There’s a study that says,

‘When a group of people

sing or when a group of people

laugh, their hearts synchronize,’”

she explained.

“If you can make a room full

of people laugh that are from

all different walks of life

— from sexual preference

to religion to age to race —

bringing them together in

unison through laughter is so

powerful.”

Aburmishan hosts the

South Side Comedy Show

at 8 p.m. at D’wan Hookah

Lounge, 9925 143rd Place in

Orland Park, on the first Saturday

of every month, with

the exception of June, when

there will be no performance

in observation of Ramadan.

Tickets for the July 1 showcase

will be available for

$10 at the door.

To learn more about Aburmishan

and the South Side

Comedy Show, visit www.

monacomedy.com. For more

information on the Syrian

American Medical Society,

visit www.sams-usa.net.


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Indian Head Park Woman’s Club provides

comfort to children fighting cancer

Submitted by Pediatric Oncology Treasure

Chest Foundation

In the spirit of giving, the Indian Head

Park Woman’s Club is providing comfort to

children fighting cancer by creating snuggly

hats, scarves and blankets to benefit the Pediatric

Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.

The Indian Head Park Woman’s Club is a

women’s organization dedicated to community

improvement by enhancing the lives of

others through volunteer service.

For more information about the Treasure

Chest Foundation, contact Colleen Kisel at

(708) 687-8697 or visit www.treasurechest.

org.

Indian Head Park Woman’s Club Second

Vice President and Head Recruiter Marge

Nelson displays some of the knitted hats,

scarves and blankets donated to the

Treasure Chest Foundation.

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Submitted by Pediatric Oncology Treasure

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The staff of Freedom Title Corporation in

Rolling Meadows recently gave to children

and teens fighting cancer by collecting toys

and gifts to benefit the Pediatric Oncology

Treasure Chest Foundation.

Larry Howard, president and founder of

Freedom Title Corporation, celebrated Mardi

Gras by shopping with his staff, followed

by a Mardi Gras celebration dinner. When

the last shopping cart had rolled across the

checkout lane, the Freedom Title family purchased

more than $1,200 worth of toys and

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The Dish

El Motor folds family traditions

into Mexican favorites

Kirsten Onsgard

Contributing Editor

The Martinez home was a

hub of food and family.

For 25-year-old son Ernesto,

that meant spending

Sundays in their Homewood

house with siblings and extended

family after church.

His parents, known as the

cooks, served traditional

Mexican favorites: tamales,

carnitas, rice and pozole —

a soup made with hominy

and meat.

“My house was always

full of people — cousins,

friends,” Ernesto said. “It’s

my childhood — people at

my house.”

Ernesto’s father, Gabriel,

is a veteran of the restaurant

industry, having worked in

restaurants for more than 25

years. But a lifelong goal for

Gabriel — whose speed led

others to nickname him “El

Motor” in his youth — was

to open his own restaurant.

This past month, the Martinez

family realized that

dream by opening of El Motor,

9645 Lincolnway Lane,

Suite 107, in Frankfort. The

casual spot features traditional

Mexican favorites, such as

tostadas to tacos — what the

namesake chef knows best.

Creating their own restaurant

together has been special,

Ernesto said. Though

the family worked in its

home kitchen, cooking for

one another, El Motor is their

first restaurant together. Ernesto

worked at a Denny’s,

and Gabriel was the chef at

El Gallo Tapatio in Alsip.

Earlier this year, Ernesto

took the leap by quitting

his job to work full-time on

opening the restaurant: navigating

applications, buying

furniture, securing licences.

The restaurant was given the

go-ahead and opened April 3.

Tacos ($1.95-$2.25 each) come with a choice of meats,

including chicken, steak, beef, pork or tongue, in addition

to a vegetable variety. They are topped with lettuce and

tomato, with the option to add avocado for 50 cents.

Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media

“It’s been good because

it’s your own,” Ernesto said.

“That represents us.”

The result is a restaurant

filled with foods not unlike

those that filled the Martinez

house as Ernesto grew up.

Tacos ($1.95-$2.25 each)

— veggie, steak, beef, tongue,

chicken, pork, chorizo and

Mexican-style steak — are

served atop corn tortillas and

garnished with lettuce and tomato.

Diner also can purchase

a three-taco dinner, served

with refried beans.

Tortas ($5-$6.50) and tostadas

($2.75) also come

with a choice of steak, beef,

pork or chicken, or in speciality

varieties such as

breaded chicken or chorizo.

Among Ernesto’s favorites

are the mixed fajitas

($12.95), with both chicken

and steak, sliced thin and

sizzling between red and

green pepper, as well as

onions. The meat and veggies

are piled next to refried

beans, tomatoes, lettuce,

sour cream and rice.

El Motor also serves

breakfast, including huevos

con chorizo (or Mexican

sausage and eggs, $6.50),

huevos a la Mexicana (Mexican-style

eggs, $6.50), huevos

rancheros (eggs with

El Motor Mexican

Restaurant

9645 Lincolnway Lane in

Frankfort

Hours

10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

For more information …

Phone: (815) 464-5219

ranchero sauce, $6.50) and

desayunos con carne (breakfast

with meat, $8).

Gabriel said fans of his father’s

cooking also will enjoy

his burritos ($5.75-$6.75),

guacamole and pico de gallo.

The family said it plans

to apply for a liquor license,

which — if granted — will

allow the restaurant to stock

a full bar and serve standards

like margaritas.

But the special touch offered

by El Motor meant long

hours in the kitchen for Gabriel,

the only chef, who works

12-hour days. Front of house

duties are handled by Ernesto

and his brother Valentine.

What is important now,

though, is that the restaurant

is for the family, Gabriel said.

“We’ve always been family

that’s worked at restaurants,”

Ernesto said. “We

just wanted something of

our own.”

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■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia

■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

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■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

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■7 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

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Night

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■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Country

Night

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■10 ■ p.m. Saturdays: Live

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■9 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

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the orland park prairie | May 18, 2017 | 31

The Dish

Port Noir offers more than just wine and martinis

New owners look to

add to, not change,

Lockport fixture

Erin Redmond, Assistant Editor

Lockport’s Port Noir has

finally invented time travel.

OK, not really, but customers

of the Port Noir wine and

martini bar might feel that

way when they step through

its doors. With soft jazz playing

over the speakers, and

silent black-and-white films

on the televisions, the historic

feel of the downtown is

drawn indoors, transporting

patrons to days gone by.

And that is exactly what

owner David Rickerd wants.

At its core, Port Noir is a

wine and martini bar, but the

California native has plans

for it to be so much more.

Rickerd is channeling his experiences

from his hometown

of Los Angeles, in particular

the bustling and eclectic entertainment

scene, to bring

together drinks, eats, live music

and a homey atmosphere.

Not changed, enhanced

David Rickerd and his

wife, Yari, took ownership

of Port Noir — formerly

William Alexander Wine

Studio — a little over a

month ago. The couple said

they did not want to change

anything to which customers

are accustomed but simply

add to their experiences.

For instance, Port Noir

will still continue to offer

the wines and martinis the

WAWS faithful have come to

know and love but has added

a few more it hopes will be

Lockport legends, too.

The Noirtini ($10), the

brainchild of manager and

bartender Greg Roth, replaces

the vodka of a classic

martini with pinot noir. The

smooth, fruity drink combines

the wine with banana

liquor and triple sec, making

it the “lightweight” version

Port Noir

900 S. State Street in

Lockport

Hours

3-11 p.m. Thursday and

Sunday

3 p.m.-midnight Friday

and Saturday

For more information …

Phone: (815) 834-9463

Web: www.facebook.

com/waws900

of the classic martini by offering

all the flavor without

as much punch.

“We have a lot of people

who aren’t big drinkers and

want something that isn’t

going to knock them on their

butts,” Roth said. “So that’s

how I came up with this.”

Roth also put a new twist

on the New York Sour. The

Port Noir Sour ($10) combines

bourbon, lemon and

pineapple juices with pinot

noir floated on top.

Port Noir inherited 150-

plus exclusive wines stocked

by WAWS, and the beloved

bottles of reds and whites

will remain. Certain wines

are sold by the bottle, but

most are by the glass, ranging

from $8-$14.

Also staying put is the

wine club membership ($25

per person, $35 per couple

per month), which offers its

members exclusive access

to the VIP room, a bottle of

wine a month, discounts on

wine orders and complimentary

monthly wine tastings.

The tastings are available to

non-members, too, but they

will need to pay $20 to sample

the 10-12 wines offered.

“We loved the vibe that was

already here, so we just wanted

to add onto that,” Yari said,

noting Port Noir will continue

to offer live music — including

the Sunday night Kids Jam

session — while adding comedy

and open mic nights, too.

Eat, drink, be merry

Port Noir stocks more than 150 wines at its downtown Lockport location. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

Patrons will have plenty

on which to snack while

they are sipping their signature

cocktails and exclusive

wines. With help from one

of his friends, who David

Rickerd describes as a “culinary

guy,” Port Noir’s menu

received an update to include

shareable items like the Far

East Meets West Pork Sliders

($11 for three).

The melt-in-your-mouth

sliders are made with slowcooked

pulled pork, topped

with coleslaw and bacon,

which is all nestled between

two toasted buns and adorned

with a slice of jalapeño.

For those looking for

something a little more substantial,

the pesto pizza ($28)

is pure perfection.

The dish channels the

Rickerds’ West Coast roots,

mixing grilled chicken, sausage,

fresh tomato slices,

gooey cheese and, of course,

pesto atop a classic California

thin crust. The pizza is

comparable to a large at most

establishments, leaving plenty

to share.

And for those looking for

more classic-style eats, Port

Noir also offers regular pizzas

($22 for three toppings).

Rise and shine

Currently, Port Noir is

only open Thursday through

Sunday, catering to nighttime

crowds — but not for long.

While Port Noir offers customers

a 1920s-esque vibe by

night, David Rickerd intends

for it to be reminiscent of a

1990s coffee shop by day. He

plans to add coffee, espresso,

loose-leaf tea and specialty

snacks, infused with tea leaves

and coffee, to give customers

“a buzz” — pun intended.

All those additions, David

said, are slated to launch

within a month. And when

they do, Port Noir will be

open bright and early seven

The Far East Meets West Pork Sliders are sold in sets of

three and are topped with coleslaw and bacon on a toasted

bun, topped with jalapeño.

days a week, giving visitors

and locals alike a spot to grab

their caffeine fix in the heart

of downtown.

With large, inviting

couches and shelves stocked

with books and games, the

Rickerds are hoping Port

Noir becomes a place for

people to disconnect from

their devices and reconnect

with one another.

“I want people to be happy,

and if you’re not happy then

I want you to become happy

when you come in here,” David

said. “With everything

that I’m putting in, I want this

to be a place where I would

want to come. ... I want you

to feel at home when you

come here.”


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Pastor Column

Feeling a disconnect in a hyper-connected world

The Rev. Evan Goranson

Hope Covenant Church

We live in a time

when people often

report feeling

disconnected in a hyperconnected

world.

How is it possible, when

communicating has never

been easier, that so many

feel lonely and isolated,

seeking purpose and significance?

Consider this.

The Bible presents

several accounts of the post

resurrection appearances of

Jesus. One of my favorites

is found in the Gospel of

John, Chapter 21. It begins

as a fishing story, with

several of the disciples —

most significantly Peter

— resuming their previous

occupation. The fish are not

entering the nets, and unknown

to them at the time

Jesus calls out to them from

the shore, offering some

fishing advice.

It is remarkable that Peter

and the others go along

with an apparent stranger’s

instructions, because, as a

general principle, people do

not like to be told how to

do their jobs.

In this story, going along

yields great success. And

when all is said and done,

they have a catch of 153

fish.

The text suggests they

figured out it was Jesus

instructing them, and on the

shore they find that he has

prepared them breakfast,

broiled fish and bread. They

share a meal together.

What happens next is

even more remarkable, for

Jesus, we like to say, “reinstates”

Peter to his position

of authority. You might

remember it was Peter

who, during the arrest and

abusive treatment of Jesus,

denied that he even knew

him three times. Here, on

the beach, Jesus asks him if

he, Peter, loves him. Three

times.

With each acclamation

of his love, Peter is given

Kingdom instructions,

“Feed my lambs ... take

care of my sheep ... feed

my sheep.”

The care and nurturing of

the believers is given to this

leader of the disciples.

I like that after the

resurrection, Jesus was

not instantly transported

into the heavenly realm.

He intentionally sought

connection with his closest

friends and followers, seeking

them out, even though

they were living in fear,

or beginning to act like it

was time for everything

to return to “normal.” We

learn that the heart of God

craves connection with us.

It is why he sent the incarnate

Son to repair the great

divide. It is why Jesus was

willing to go to the cross.

It is why Jesus was not

willing to leave Peter in his

failure and shame.

The truth of Jesus represents

the great restoration

of our sacred relationship

with our Creator. I was a

costly act of sacrifice that

reveals the abundance of

His grace.

We will always be lonely,

afraid and shamed until we

find our peace with Jesus,

our Savior. He transforms

us from the inside out. We

discover real connection

that is not altered by life’s

difficult circumstances or

spotty Wi-Fi.

Remember today that he

came for you, and it is His

Spirit that calls you to go

deeper into spiritual truth

with him.

The opinions of this column are

that of the writer. They do not

necessarily reflect those of The

Orland Park Prairie.

Pastor Column

Easter celebration is really 50 days

The Rev. Michael Foley

Our Lady of the Woods

All of us have seen

ads for what I call

“the quickie vacation.”

These are the ads for

a quick trip to the casinos in

Michigan, or a short cruise

someplace.

We are so busy we cannot

even get away from work

and responsibilities for a

greater length. In fact, a

study I came across showed

that, on average, Americans

take 16 vacation days a

year, which is down from

an average of 20 days thirty

years ago.

This also does not take

into account that in a world

of cellphone and tablets,

many of us are expected to

keep up with work, even

when traveling.

We extend this frenzy

to holidays. At times, the

material preparations for

Christmas, Thanksgiving

and other important days

can seem overwhelming.

Perhaps that is why in many

spiritual traditions we have

not only holy days but also

holy seasons.

One of these is Easter.

I certainly know that, for

many people, Easter is a day.

But in the church calendar,

Easter is 50 days of celebration

and reflection, culminating

in the Feast of Pentecost.

In the Catholic Church,

the Paschal candle remains

lit for 50 days. The prayers

at our liturgies all have a

joyful character. The scriptural

readings all contain

lessons about Easter. In

other words, we are meant

to savor the season.

There is wisdom behind

this.

Let me offer a secular example

to illustrate this. It is

customary after a wedding

for the bride and groom to

enjoy a honeymoon. This

time is meant to allow

them to continue to bask in

their love in a special way

before returning to life’s

obligations. It allows them

to continue to celebrate the

wedding and their commitment.

The challenge for believers

is to make the Easter

season special. Perhaps so

much emphasis is placed on

Lent that we do not allow

the Easter experience to

mold our faith.

By allowing the fullness

of the Easter season to be

present, we truly become an

“Easter people.” This does

not suggest that life does

not have challenges or that

everything is wonderful.

It does remind us that the

resurrection is real.

The poet Hopkins once

wrote, “Let Him Easter in

us.” It is the only example

I know of that uses Easter

as a verb, but Hopkins, who

was a Catholic priest, understood

this.

For Christians, he must

indeed Easter in us!

The opinions of this column are

those of the writer. They do not

necessarily reflect those of The

Orland Park Prairie.

Resident Poet

‘How Evil Ends’

Susanne Cabrini Marie

Orland Park Resident

Heed the second coming of

Christ!

With Him, there is now,

only light.

The damned run shrieking,

into hell.

While with ye faithful, all

is well.

Earth is cleansed, rebirth

ensues—

Fulfillment of God’s Good

News.

Glorified bodies exit

graves,

Thanking Jesus that

they’ve been saved.

Look! Everyone is young

again.

All are the age of three

times ten.

Our beloved pets leap and

bound,

Happy to see us safe and

sound.

Lions indeed recline by

lambs,

Feasting on plants, as God

has planned.

Praise The Lord, all praise

and cheer!

His Will is done—His

Kingdom’s here!


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the orland park prairie | May 18, 2017 | 33

FAITH BRIEFS

Hope Covenant Church (14401 West Ave.,

Orland Park)

Dementia: Inside & Out

Experience

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

May 20. This is a handson

experience that helps

participants understand

the challenges those with

dementia face every day. The

experiences takes a half hour

to complete. No registration

is required.

Services

10 a.m. Sundays

Junior High Youth Group

Noon-2 p.m. every other

Sunday. This is an active

group of kids from fourth

to seventh grade. It meets

every other Sunday for a

lesson, activity, games,

treats and fellowship.

Cafe

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

All are invited to share

refreshments, fellowship

and conversation after most

Sunday morning services.

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-8:30 p.m. The onehour

session includes coffee

and conversation.

Presbyterian Church in Orland Park

(13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/

Bridging Ceremony for Girls

Scout Gold Award

6 p.m. Thursday, June 1.

The community is welcome

to see the new playground

area completed as part of a

Girl Scout project to achieve

the Gold Award. This is a

sustainable project which

will remain on the church

property.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-

Schoolers)

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

Tuesdays of the month.

Thursday Evening Bible

Study

7-8:30 p.m. Every

Thursday

Gamblers Anonymous

7:30- 9 p.m. Every

Thursday

Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Children ages

three to eight are invited to

Sunday school. For more

information, contact Cindy

at cindypcop@comcast.net.

Children age seven and older

can volunteer to be ushers

at mass on Sundays. More

information is available

in the children’s worship

bulletins.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church (14700

S. 94th Ave., Orland Park)

Vacation Bible School - A

Mighty Fortress

June 19-23. Classes are

open to children who are

3 years old through sixth

grade (must be fully potty

trained). Children will learn

about Jesus who conquered

our fears and is our sure

defense. Registration forms

are available online at

christlutheranorland.com.

Zumba Classes

6 p.m. Every Wednesday.

The cost to participate is

$5. Attendees can bring

their own towels and water

bottles.

AA Meetings

7 p.m. Every Thursday

Al-Anon

7 p.m. Every Friday

Services

5 p.m. Saturdays, 8

a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sundays. Sunday School

and Christian Education will

be held during the 9:30 a.m.

service.

Men’s Bible Study

7-9 a.m. Every other

Saturday. Breakfast, Bible

study and discussion

is included. For more

information, call (708) 349-

0431

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

(15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Religious Education Program:

New Family Registration

Monday, June 5. New

families can register children

for the Religious Education

classes for grades 1-8. Please

bring your child’s baptism

certificate. Registration

will take place at the St.

Francis Center (on the hill).

Registration will take place

between 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday through Thursday.

After hours appointments

will be available, call for

an appointment. For more

information, call the office

at (708) 460-0155 or visit

www.sfaorland.org.

Overeaters Anonymous

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

This is a 12-step program,

patterned after Alcoholics

Anonymous, to help

anyone struggling with

food problems. Members

include people who eat

compulsively, those who

binge and purge and anyone

suffering from anorexia.

Meetings are free and there

are no weigh-ins or calorie

counting. For information,

visit www.OA.org.

Southwest Seventh Day Adventist Church

(15760 Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Attendees can learn more

about the Seventh Day

Adventist Church. For more

information, call (618) 556-

8002.

Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W.

131st, Orland Park)

Eucharistic Adoration

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays. The

church invites all to spend

some quiet time with the

Lord. Eucharistic adoration

will be held in the Day

Chapel. First hour is vocal

prayer followed by silence.

For more information,

contact the front office at

(708) 361-4754.

Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S.

80th Avenue, Orland Park)

Power Fitness

7-8 p.m. Mondays and

Thursdays beginning May 1.

This free event is a 60-minute

class that will strengthen and

tone your muscles from head

to for adult men and women.

Class will include a warmup

segment, muscle-specific

exercises, abdominal work,

balancing, and stretching.

All exercises will have

modifications for different

fitness levels. No class will

be held Monday, May 22 and

May 29.

Standing Stone Church (Robert Davidson

Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park)

Sunday Services

9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Hour of Prayer

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

Children and Youth Activities

7 p.m. Wednesdays

Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and

Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Services

11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Teen Programs

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Sundays, 9:45 a.m., 5 p.m.

Vacation Bible School

9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Monday-Friday, June 19-

23. This free bible school is

open to children 4 years old

through students in eighth

grade. Registration beings

on May 18 through the week

of vacation bible school. To

register, visit ashburnbaptist.

com.

Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave.,

Orland Park)

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.

Living Word Lutheran Church (16301 S.

Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Living Word Lutheran

Preschool Openings

For the school year of

2017-2018 the school is

admitting children aged 3-4

years old. Two and three

day options are available

with preschool times

running from 9 a.m.-noon

on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

and Thursdays. For more

information, contact director

Marisa Walsh at (708)

226-1160 or visit www.

livingwordorlandpark.org or

call the office at (708) 403-

9673.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (9300

W. 167th St., Orland Hills)

H.O.P.E. Employment

Support Ministry

7 p.m. first Tuesday of

the month in the Parish

Hall. Helpful Outreach for

People seeking Employment

welcomes all faiths and

denominations and offers

support, fellowship,

guidance and information for

the employed, unemployed

or those in a career transition.

Every month, H.O.P.E. also

provide a guest speaker to

support those in transition.

For more information, call

(708) 403-0137.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Assistant

Editor Brittany Kapa at

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

11. Information is due by noon

on Thursdays one week prior to

publication.

In Memoriam

Richard W. Pfister

Richard W.

Pfister, 85, formerly

of Orland Park, died

May 7. He was a retired

paper salesman. Pfister also

served in the Korean War

as a member of the United

States Army from 1949-

1952. He is survived by his

children, Linda (Dean) Kueker,

David (Julie) Pfister, Diane

Thomas, Beth (David)

Sieglinger and Eric (Judy)

Pfister; grandchildren, Kristina

(Adam), Amy (Nikolai),

Becky (Nate), Janet (Mike),

Michelle, Melanie, Nate,

Rickey, Maxwell and Melissa;

great-grandchildren,

Alessandra and Cailean;

brother, James; nephew, Jim;

and niece, Joy. Visitation and

funeral services were held at

Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment

at Abraham Lincoln

National Cemetery.

James S. Tisol Sr.

James S. Tisol

Sr., 82, of Orland Park, died

May 7. He was an accounting

comptroller for R.H. Donnelley.

Tisol also served in

the United States Army from

1961-1962. He is survived

by his wife, Helen; children,

James S. Tisol Jr. (Rita), Carolyn

(Michael) Coleman and

John (Julie) Tisol; grandchildren,

Lucas, Kayla, Drake,

Dana, Alison, Matthew and

Braden. Visitation was held

at Colonial Chapel. Funeral

services were held at St. Julie

Billiart Church in Tinley

Park. Interment at Holy Sepulchre

Cemetery.

Have someone’s life you’d

like to honor? Email Assistant

Editor Brittany Kapa at

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com with information about a

loved one who was a part of the

Orland Park community.


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Build and Move into Your New Home from the low $200s

With Lincoln-Way Schools at Prairie Trails in Manhattan

Distinctive Home Builders provides homeowners the

highest quality home on the market

Distinctive Home Builders

continues to add high quality

homes to the Manhattan

landscape at Prairie Trails; its

latest new home community,

located within the highly-regarded

Lincoln-Way School

District. Many families are

happy to call Prairie Trails

home and are pleased that

Distinctive is able to deliver a

new home with zero punch list

items in 90 days. Before closing,

each home undergoes an

industry-leading checklist that

ensures each home measures

up to the firm’s high quality

standards.

“Actually our last average

was 81 working days from excavation

to receiving a home

occupancy permit - without

sacrificing quality,” said Bryan

Nooner, president of Distinctive

Home Builders. “Everyone

at the company works

extremely hard to continually

achieve this delivery goal for

our homeowners. Our three

decades building homes provides

this efficient construction

system. Many of our

skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company for

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

over 20 years. We also take

pride on having excellent communicators

throughout our

organization. This translates

into a positive buying and

building experience for our

homeowners and one of the

highest referral rates in the industry

for Distinctive.”

In all, buyers can select

from 13 ranch, split-level and

six two-story single-family

home styles; each offering

three to eight different exterior

elevations. The three- to

four-bedroom homes feature

two to two-and-one-half

baths, two- to three-car garages

and a family room, all in

approximately 1,600 to over

3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included

in most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new

home truly personalized to

suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of

the first floor; custom maple

cabinets; ceramic tile or hardwood

floors in the kitchen,

baths and foyer; genuine wood

trim and doors; granite countertops

and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails. All home sites at Prairie

Trails can accommodate a

three-car garage; a very important

amenity to the Manhattan

homebuyer, according

to Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails we wanted to provide

the best new home value for

the dollar and we feel with

offering Premium Standard

Features that we do just that.

So why wait? This is truly the

best time to build your dream

home!”

Distinctive offers custom

maple kitchen cabinets featuring

solid wood construction

(no particle board), have solid

wood drawers with dove tail

joints, which is very rare in the

marketplace. “When you buy

a new home from Distinctive,

you truly are receiving custom

made cabinets in every home

we sell no matter what the

price range,” noted Nooner.

Nooner added that all

homes are highly energy efficient.

Every home built will

have upgraded wall and ceiling

insulation values with

Recently closed Prairie Trails Arbor Model

energy efficient windows and

high efficiency furnaces. Before

homeowners move into

their new home, Distinctive

Home Builders conducts a

blower door test that pressurizes

the home to ensure that

each home passes a set of very

stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

Typically a wide variety of

homes are available to tour

that include ranch and twostory

homes.

Distinctive is also offering

a brand new home, the

Stonegrove, a 3,000 square

foot open concept home with a

split foyer entry, formal living

and dining rooms, a two-story

great room, four bedrooms

and an upstairs laundry room.

Distinctive also offers Appbased

technology allowing its

homeowners to be updated

on the progress of their new

home 24 hours a day, seven

days a week at the touch of a

button.

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live featuring a

20-acre lake on site, as well

as direct access to the 22-mile

Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through

many neighboring communities

and links to many other

popular trails. The Manhattan

Metra station is also nearby.

Besides Prairie Trails, Distinctive

Home Builders has

built hundreds of homes

throughout Manhattan in the

Butternut Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well

as thousands in the Will and

south Cook county areas over

the past 30 years.

Visit the on-site sales information

center for unadvertised

specials and view the numerous

styles of homes being

offered and the available lots.

Call (708) 737-9142 for more

information or visit us online

at www.distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails

new home information center

is located three miles south

of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. The

address is 16233 Pinto Lane,

Manhattan, IL, 60422. Open

Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed Wednesday and Thursday

and always available by

appointment. Specials, prices,

specifications, standard features,

model offerings, build

times and lot availability are

subject to change without notice.

Please contact a Distinctive

representative for current

pricing and complete details.


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Outstanding new home values in Peotone can be yours At Westgate Manor

Distinctive Home Builders is building new homes from the low $200s

When it comes to a preferred location,

Peotone is a steadily growing

suburb with a strong infrastructure

and an irresistible small-town charm

with a bright future—which is why Distinctive

Home Builders chose the Will

County village for its newest community

of 38 single-family homes: Westgate

Manor.

“Peotone is a family-friendly village

just south of Chicago and is one

of the best kept secrets among new

home seekers,” said Bryan Nooner,

President of Distinctive Home Builders.

“We expect to attract home shoppers

from northwest Indiana and the

south suburban Chicago marketplace.

We will likely also see buyers from the

Kankakee area because the Peotone

school district is so desirable.”

Several factors attracted Distinctive

Home Builders to this hometown atmosphere

community, not the least of

which was its convenient location between

Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 and easy access to I-80. Commuters

will enjoy several nearby train stations

and a mere 35-minute drive to

Chicago.

“It’s a vibrant, growing community

that benefits from ease of access to job

centers in the west and southwest suburbs

with impressive commercial and

industrial growth that has followed the

residential boom here,” said Nooner.

“Affordable land prices in Peotone,

combined with lower construction

costs add up to savings when compared

to a similarly-equipped home in

the area,” added Nooner.

Westgate Manor brick and frame

homes offer (features vary per model)

The Fahan II, a split level 3-4BR luxury townhome at Brookside Meadows.

2-Story Great Room Prairie Model

three to four bedrooms, two to threeand-

a-half baths, full basement,

formal dining room, vaulted, tray or

nine-foot first-floor ceilings, a large

kitchen with custom maple cabinets,

family room or great room, and concrete

driveways. Depending on the

home selected, other standard amenities

can include a living room, den,

dinette, a tray or vaulted ceiling in

the master bedroom, and dual-zoned

heating and air conditioning.

Distinctive Home Builders offers a

wide variety of styles and selections—

buyers can choose among 12 different

designs—each available in three to

eight different elevations at Westgate

Manor, including two-story and ranch

homes. Square footages span 1,600 to

2,500 for ranches and 1,800 to 3,000

for two-story homes.

“Most home shoppers feel there

must be a trade off from getting what

you need and what you want in a new

home. With our new premium inclusions

we have closed that gap significantly

by including additional features

that our buyers told us were most important

to them,” said Nooner, who

added that “now is the best time to buy,

because you can still take advantage of

preconstruction prices that range from

the low $200s which makes this a terrific

New home value.”

Other premium standard features

included at Westgate Manor are brick

front exteriors on the first floor, free

basements in most models, ceramic

tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen,

baths and foyer; and custom maple

cabinets. Distinctive kitchen cabinets

feature solid wood construction (no

particle board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is very

rare in the marketplace.

“When you build a new home with

Distinctive, you truly are receiving a

hand crafted home with custom made

cabinets no matter what the price

range,” noted Nooner. This year, Distinctive

Home Builders is celebrating

30 years building thousands of homes

throughout the Will and south Cook

county areas.

Distinctive Home Builders, an industry

leading innovator, offers the

fastest build times (90 working days)

with a “Zero Punch list” closing policy.

Prior to closing, each home undergoes

an industry leading 100-point checklist

to insure the home measures up to

our high quality standards.

Single-family 2-3BR townhome - The Lennan II, at Brookside Meadows.

Exterior Prairie Model

Customers stay connected to the

progress of their home from start to

finish through Distinctive’s unique construction

portal. “Our customers simply

download our Distinctive HomeBuilders

app and they are in touch with their

new home 24/7 from anywhere in the

world. The app allows our customers

to see the progress of their home and

access their documents at any time,”

Nooner explained. “Our customers really

appreciate the integration of social

media sites directly in our app allowing

them to easily share photos and updates

of their new home with family and

friends,” he concluded.

As a semi-custom builder, Distinctive

Home Builders can modify any of

its standard designs to cater to a customer’s

tastes, which means that moving

walls, adding extra windows or even

extending the garage are all possible.

Nooner added that “All our homes

are highly energy efficient and will be

built to the new National Energy Code

guidelines. Every home we build has

upgraded wall and ceiling insulation

values with energy efficient windows

and high efficiency furnaces. Before our

customers take possession of their new

home, we perform a blower door test to

insure that each home passes a set of

very stringent guidelines which insures

that our homes are tight and energy efficient.

Owning a more energy efficient

means lower gas and electric bills for our

customers each month.”

Peotone was established in 1856 and

offers tree-lined streets and a charming

downtown area complete with diners,

pizza parlors, cafes and pubs. In season

there is a Farmer’s Market in front

of the American Legion. Also the community

has a popular Fall Fest in front

of the famous Peotone Windmill; once

a thriving flour mill that put Peotone on

the map in the late 1800s. A Christmas

in the Village Festival is another annual

community event that concludes with a

Lighted Parade at night. Peotone now

has an estimated population of just over

4,000. Metra rail service is nearby providing

commuters easy access to downtown

Chicago.

Westgate Manor is conveniently located

within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School. The

Westgate Manor new home offsite Sales

and Information Center is located in

Manhattan three miles south of Laraway

Rd. on Rt. 52. at 16233 Pinto Lane,

Manhattan, IL, 60422. Hours are daily

from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed

Wednesday and Thursday and they are

always available by appointment.

Specials, prices, specifications, standard

features, model offerings, build

times and lot availability are subject to

change without notice. Please contact

a Distinctive representative for current

pricing and complete details. For more

information, call (708) 479-7700 or

(708) 737-9142 or visit www.distinctivehomebuilders.com.


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The Orland Park Prairie’s

Sponsored Content

of the

WEEK

It is a bittersweet goodbye, as the

owners of this beautiful home

relocate.

WHERE: 16904 Steeplechase

Parkway in Orland Park

WHAT: This four-bedroom, five-bath

home, with full, finished basement

and three-car garage, located in

Grasslands of Orland Park, is located

close to schools, shopping and

highways.

AMENITIES: Stunning four-bedroom,

five-bath home is everything one

is looking for in the prestigious

Grasslands of Orland Park.

Welcoming two-story foyer, open

floor plan, first floor den/office, main

level full bath, luxury master, finished

basement and three-car garage.

This beautiful gourmet kitchen has

all stainless appliances, granite

countertops, fabulous walk-in pantry,

an island and plenty of counter

space. Spacious eating area is open

to the family room, with two-story

fireplace. Luxury master suite, with

additional closet space, Bedroom

2 is every girl’s dream to live in a

princess suite. Fourth bedroom has

own private bath. Fantastic finished

basement with full bath, great for

relaxing and entertaining. Enjoy

summers in the private backyard

with stamped concrete patio. This

home is a dream come true.

PRICE: $509,000

CONTACT: For more information,

contact Cindi Maus, Coldwell Banker

Residential, at (708) 819-0909.

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.

March 27

• 17818 Bernard Drive 2B, Orland

Park, 60467-9390 - Patricia A.

Vainikos to Deborah M. Gianone,

$141,000

• 7234 W. 153rd Court 20,

Orland Park, 60462-6616 - Anne

Tumborello to Cynthia Christian,

$177,500

• 10400 Emerald Ave., Orland

Park, 60467-8896 - Wade W.

Walder to Jessee Bonilla, Christine

Bonilla, $355,000

March 28

• 15414 Begonia Court 2, Orland

Park, 60462-4318 - Erickson Trust

to John Duncan, $142,000

• 7501 W. Willowood Court 32,

Orland Park, 60462-4259 - Erica

Marie Petrusevski to Janice Biro,

$146,000

• 15649 Wild Rose Lane, Orland

Park, 60462-5142 - Kominkiewicz

Trust to Pamela Werr, $153,500

• 14931 Hale Drive, Orland Park,

60462-3127 - Charles E. Wagner

to George Saldez, Colleen M.

Dooley Saldez, $182,000

• 15721 Lake Hills Court 28,

Orland Park, 60462-7922 - Anne

M. Osika to Muntaha Alrub,

$190,000

• 15351 Wexford Lane, Orland

Park, 60462-6710 - Michael D.

Roland to Mohammed Al Atabbe,

$260,000

• 14453 Morningside Road,

Orland Park, 60462-7413 - Harold

Vancoevorden to James B. Goebel,

Amy A. Andereck, $279,000

• 8918 Patty Lane, Orland Park,

60462-1463 - Gary Lee Spano to

Robert D. Losoya, $325,000

• 11556 Kiley Lane, Orland

Park, 60467-8566 - Thomas A.

Mcmahon to Jon R. Nierstheimer,

Melissa L. Nierstheimer,

$410,000

April 21

• 7310 Tiffany Drive 2B, Orland

Park, 60462-5252 - Smuda Trust

to Saniya Ali, Syed M. Ali, $90,000

April 24

• 11257 Endicott Court, Orland

Park, 60467-1020 - First Midwest

Bank Trustee to Ara Scott,

$246,000

• 8125 W. 143rd Place, Orland

Park, 60462-2987 - Carole A.

Kopera to Mamun M. Rahman,

Farzana A. Rahman, $310,000

• 14340 Claridge Court, Orland

Park, 60462-6115 - Kevin A.

Hauser to Ximing Zhou, Yiing

Zhou, $490,000

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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1003 Help Wanted

F/T, P/T AND COLLEGE HELP NEEDED

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING PROS NEEDED!

START IMMEDIATELY! Up to $13/hr plus tips and

bonuses. APPLY NOW!

15868 WOLF RD, ORLAND PARK

708.873.9044 - MaidPro.com

customer_service_chisw@maidpro.com

Are you made for ALDI?

Hiring Event

We are looking for

Casual/Store Associates,

Shift Managers, and

Manager Trainees at our

following stores:

Lockport; Bolingbrook

(both locations); Plainfield

(13550 Rt. 59); Frankfort;

Joliet (both locations);

Romeoville; Lemont;

Orland Hills; Tinley Park;

and New Lenox.

Casual Store & Store

Associate-$13.00/hr

Shift Manager-$17.50/hr

when acting as a Shift

Manager.

Manager Trainee-

$50,440/yr with an

opportunity to earn

$75,000- $85,000/yr as a

Store Manager. *$24.25/hr

(average 40 hrs/week).

Please visit the following

location on May 19, 2017

between the hours of

6 A.M. –6 P.M. to

complete an application:

ALDI

351 E. Lincoln Hwy.

New Lenox, IL 60451

Bus Drivers

Kirby School District 140 in

Tinley Park. F/T drivers and

on-call drivers needed.

Preferred: IL CDL with

School Bus & Passenger

endorsements; or paid

training. Benefit/Retirement

package. Apply online:

ksd140.org/employment

Additional information,

email: rballard@ksd140.org.

Help

Wanted

Homer Township is

accepting applications for:

P/T/Seasonal

Maintenance Laborer.

Includes, but not limited to

lawn care, weed & trash

removal, restroom care,

painting, building

maintenance. Not to

exceed 1,000 hours.

708.301.0522

www.homertownship.com

Outdoor work: F/T

year-round & seasonal

Employment

Potential for paid winters

off. Benefits incl. health,

dental, IRA. Clean driving

record a MUST. Starting

rate: $14/hr. Time and 1/2

over 40 hrs. Apply

in-person 7320 Duvan Dr,

Tinley Park M-F 8a-4p or

email resume to

callus@lawntechltd.com

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!

Office Assistant

Tinley Park transportation

company looking to

expand Safety Dept.

personnel. Mon-Fri. Entry

level positions. Please

forward resume to

recruiting@shipgt.com.

Hamilton’s Pub Lemont

Now hiring Cooks. Apply

at 14196 McCarthy Rd,

Lemont, IL. 630.754.7718

hamiltonslemont.com

1003 Help

Wanted

Speech Pathologist needed

F/T 2017-2018 at

Lincoln-Way Area Special

Education. Apply online at

www.lwase843.org. May be

beneficial if experienced in

autism, ABA methodology,

behavior & assistive

technology.

Hiring Desk Clerk (2nd

& 3rd shift) &

Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

P/T State licensed X-Ray

Tech in Orland Park

orthopedic surgeon’s

office. Mondays,

7:45a-2:45p. Fax resume

to 708.460.9254 or call

708.460.4422.

Tractor-Trailer Drivers

Wanted

P/T, 20-30 hrs/week, days.

Drop & Hook Only,

53 ft. Dry Vans.

(Semi-Retired Preferred)

Call (708)339-7971

CDL Driver

Tractor Trailer/Dry Van

Dedicated Run. Home Daily.

with Benefits.

Call Krueger Trucking

800-634-3317

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Affordable Caregiver

Professional, private duty

caregiver: live-in or come

& go with a car. Insured

with excellent references.

Low prices.

708.692.2580

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

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1023 Caregiver

Caring, companion caregiver.

Over 25 yrs exp. Great

references w/ prof. healthcare

& social engagement

provided. Please call Ewa:

708.926.4034

Mokena Community

Wide Garage Sale

30+ Homes!

May 18th, 19th, 20th & 21st

Addresses on Facebook:

facebook.com/mokena

communitygaragesale

Or at locations: 11020 Front

St. Unit A & 11100 2nd Street

St. John’s Church

1052 Garage Sale

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

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$50 7 7 papers

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1032 Cemetery

Plot

For Sale: 4 Adjacent Burial

Lots in Skyline Memorial Park

Garden of Devotion, Monee

Selling all or in pairs at

$1,000 each. (815)263-3942

Garage

Sale

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

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$30 7 4 papers

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Lockport, St. John’s

Episcopal Church,

11th & Washington

Rummage & Bake Sale

Fri May 19- Sat May 20 8-2p.

Mokena Indoor Garage Sale

St. John’s United Church of

Christ, 11046 2nd Street,

Thurs 5/18 - Friday 5/19, 9-3.

Saturday 5/20, 9-12.

1052 Garage Sale

Homer Glen, 14742 Arboretum

Dr. 5/18, 5/19, 5/20 8-2p.

Tools, home decor, Christmas,

baby clothes, Star Trek memorabilia,

& curio cabinet.

Lockport, 115 S. Jefferson St.

5/19 8-4p, 5/20 8-1p. Furniture,

kid’s toys &bikes, construction

fasteners, trampoline

& more!

Lockport, 17211 S. Huron Ct.

5/19-5/20, 9am-3pm. Kids

games & toys, housewares, furniture

& more!

Mokena , 10504 Williams

Way, May 18th, 19th, 20th &

21st, 9-3p. Moving Sale. Lots

of items!

New Lenox 1014 S. Cooper

Rd. 5/18-20, 8-4. Boys, men’s,

women’s clothes, hshld, toys,

something for everyone!

New Lenox 110 Oak Dr.

(across from cemetary)

BACKYARD. 5/19-20 7:30-

3. Antiques, furn, roll top

desk, new cast iron pans,

hshld, & much more!

New Lenox 760 Western Ave.

Fri, May 19 & Sat, May 20

9-1. Misc. clothes, hshld items

and more! Check out this sale.

New Lenox, 2950 Southwind

Dr. Sat. May 20th, 9-3p.

Household items, clothes,

something for everyone!

Orland Park 11125 Saratoga

Dr 5/19-5/20 8-2pm Precious

Moments, elec. organ, housewares

& Much, Much More!

Tinley Park 7901 Nottingham

Dr. Sat, 5/20, 8-2. Houswares,

decorations, sporting goods.

Don’t miss this sale!

Tinley Park, 8307 Richards

Ct. 5/19-5/20, 8:30-3p. Furn,

Disney, pond & much more!

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Orland Park 15721 Deerfield

Ct. Fri & Sat, 5/19-20, 8-2.

Toys, tools, home decor,

quilts,exercise equip, kitch

items, fishing, collectibles,

clothes.

Orland Park, 8557 Hemlock

St +mult. homes, 5/19-5/20,

8-3p. Appliances, jewelry,

home decor, clothes, housewares,

tools, & more!

St John’s Christian Comm.

Center Mokena 11046 2nd St

5/18-5/19 9-3p 5/20 9-12p Indoor

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1054 Subdivision

Sale

1061 Autos Wanted

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Brookside Glen Townhome

Community Garage Sale

80th Ave & 191st St in Tinley

Park. Sat, May 20 8-4pm.

Frankfort , Sandalwood Estates,

Wolf & Laraway Rd.

5/18-5/20, 8:30am-3p. 25+

Homes! MUST SEE! One

stop shop. Come see all the

great deals!

Frankfort, Windy Hill Farm

Subdivision South of Rt 30

& Pfeiffer Rd. Sat May 20,

8am-1pm. 90+ homes!!!!

Furniture, housewares, bikes,

sporting goods, & clothing.

Lockport, Vintage of Willow

Walk Sub. May 19 & 20.

9-3pm. Many homes with

something for everyone!

Neighboring subdivisions also

participating.

New Lenox 13th

Annual Subdivision

Garage Sale

60+ Homes

Palmer Ranch

Hidden Valley

3-Day Event

May 18-19-20

Thursday (8am-3pm)

Friday (8am-6pm)

Saturday (11am-3pm)*

*Opens After 5K

Southwest corner of

Laraway & Nelson

Follow maps for all

addresses participating

New Lenox Taylor Glen &

Horizon Meadows. 8a-2p,

May 18, 19, &20. Annual

Subdivsion Sale. Get map at

2938 or 2978 Horizon Trl.

1057 Estate Sale

Lockport , 1531 Madison St.

Friday, May 19th &Saturday,

May 20th, 9-2pm. Everything

must go!

Real Estate

1090 House for

Sale

8316 Amberly Court,

Tinley Park

4BR, 2story home w/ a full bsmt,

3 car garage,huge backyard w/fire

pit. Open flr plan w/high ceilings,

porcelain tile flooring in kitch,

custom cabinets, stainless steel

appls, granite top counter, free

standing island, carpeted in family

rm, living rm, &bedrm. Master

suite custom closet, walk-in

shower, 2vanities, large bathtub,

separate toilet. Owned by only

one owner for only a year

$485,000

FSBO: 708-655-6602

Tinley Park

2006 all brick custom

ranch, 3 huge BR’s, 2.5Ba,

high toilets & vanities,

beautiful kitchen 42inch

cabinets with a pantry,

fully finished sound proof

basement, huge storage areas,

super big 2.5 car garage,

80 x 235 picturesque

lot, with sprinkler system

& swimming pool. Don’t

miss this one. $315,000

708-466-2380

1091 Condo for

Sale

New Lenox

Condo for Sale

(Townhouse style)

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OPEN HOUSE

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10449 Amber Lane,

Orland Park

Sunday May 21st 1-4pm

Sunday May 28th 1-4pm

3BR, 2.5 Bath ranch

single family home, 3 car

garage, Full bsmt. FSBO

(859) 358-8901

Real Estate

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Orland Park 10415 San Luis

Ln 5/19-5/20 8-1pm Furniture,

Household Items & More!

Everything Must Go!

Orland Park, 15542 Innsbrook

Dr. 5/19-5/20, 9-2p.

Furn, Hunter Douglas blinds,

Coach/ Michael Kors/ Vera

Bradley boots & purses, Dell

lap top, name brand clothes,

formal dresses & more.

15 Foot Cobia, 1984 rebuilt

Evinrude 60hp, includes

Teenee trailer & brand new

boat cover. Kept in garage, no

use in 3 years. Seats 8. $1,800

(815)469-2465

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basement, all appls, private

patio, garage, new furnace,

$1,500 carpet allowance,

close to metra, I-80,

I-355 & schools. $144,900

708-518-1922


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1225 Apartments

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No pets/ no smoking

credit check required

laundry in building!

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2701 Property for

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Sale

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Sale

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Sale

2701 Property for

Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR

TRUSTEE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR STEARNS

MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST

2006-AC1,

ASSET-BACKED

CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AC1

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

ROBERT J. VLASAK, ERIKA VLASAK, U.S.

BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS

TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST

TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE AS

SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE

BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS

TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS

OF BEAR STEARNS MORTGAGE

FUNDING TRUST 2006-SL3, MORTGAGE

-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES

2006-SL3, SOUTHMOOR COUNTRY

CLUB HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

D e f e n d a n t s

13 CH 018053

9323 TANDRAGEE DRIVE ORLAND

PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on

December 8, 2015, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May

31, 2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation,

One South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor,

CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at public auction

to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the

following described real estate:

Commonly known as 9323 TANDRAGEE

DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No. 23-34-310-005.

The real estate is improved with a residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by

certified funds at the close of the sale payable

to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third

party checks will be accepted. The balance in

certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid

by the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,

or other lienor acquiring the residential real

estate whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general real

estate taxes, special assessments, or special

taxes levied against said real estate and is

offered for sale without any representation as

to quality or quantity of title and without

recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\"

condition. The sale is further subject to

confirmation by the court.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the

purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale

that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the

real estate after confirmation of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation as to

the condition of the property. Prospective

bidders are admonished to check the court

file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

other than a mortgagee, shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a

condominium unit which is part of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

at the foreclosure sale other than a

mortgagee shall pay the assessments

required by The Condominium Property Act,

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30

DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF

POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued by

a government agency (driver's license,

passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our

building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for

sales held at other county venues where The

Judicial Sales Corporation conducts

foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file or

contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS &

ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH

FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR

RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please

refer to file number 14-13-17514.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day

status report of pending sales.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's

attorney is deemed to be a debt collector

attempting to collect a debt and any

information obtained will be used for that

p u r p o s e .

I720735

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST

COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR

SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006

EQ2 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES,

SERIES

2006-EQ2

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEES

OF THE ROBERT N. VANEK

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED

MAY 1, 2009, THE ROBERT N. VANEK

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED

MAY 1, 2009, UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES

OF THE ROBERT N. VANEK

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED

MAY 1, 2009, STATE OF ILLINOIS -

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHCARE AND

FAMILY SERVICES, UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NONRECORD

CLAIMANTS, NATASHA T. VANEK, AS

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR

ROBERT N. VANEK (DECEASED),

NATASHA T. VANEK AS SUCCESSOR

TRUSTEE OF THE ROBERT N. VANEK

REVOCABLE LIVING TRUST, DATED

MAY 1, 2009

D e f e n d a n t s

15 CH 002259

15500 S. LONG AVENUE OAK FOREST, IL

6 0 4 5 2

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on April 20,

2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on May 31,

2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One

South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO,

IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest

bidder, as set forth below, the following

described real estate:

Commonly known as 15500 S. LONG

AVENUE, OAK FOREST, IL 60452

Property Index No. 28-16-309-016.

The real estate is improved with a single

family

residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by

certified funds at the close of the sale payable

to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third

party checks will be accepted. The balance in

certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid

by the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

l b t j d t dit

p

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,

or other lienor acquiring the residential real

estate whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general real

estate taxes, special assessments, or special

taxes levied against said real estate and is

offered for sale without any representation as

to quality or quantity of title and without

recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\"

condition. The sale is further subject to

confirmation by the court.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the

purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale

that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the

real estate after confirmation of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation as to

the condition of the property. Prospective

bidders are admonished to check the court

file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

other than a mortgagee, shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a

condominium unit which is part of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

at the foreclosure sale other than a

mortgagee shall pay the assessments

required by The Condominium Property Act,

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30

DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF

POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued by

a government agency (driver's license,

passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our

building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for

sales held at other county venues where The

Judicial Sales Corporation conducts

foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file or

contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS &

ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH

FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR

RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please

refer to file number 14-15-00808.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day

status report of pending sales.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's

attorney is deemed to be a debt collector

attempting to collect a debt and any

information obtained will be used for that

p u r p o s e .

I720736

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL

A S S O C I A T I O N

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

MARY ABRAHAM, PHILIP MATHEW, KGH

CONSULTATION & TREATMENT, INC.

D e f e n d a n t s

14 CH 009103

11838 CALIFORNIA TRAIL ORLAND

PARK, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on January

15, 2016, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 6,

2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One

South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO,

IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest

bidder, as set forth below, the following

described real estate:

Commonly known as 11838 CALIFORNIA

TRAIL, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467

Property Index No. 27-06-110-004.

The real estate is improved with a single

family

residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by

certified funds at the close of the sale payable

to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third

party checks will be accepted. The balance in

certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid

by the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,

or other lienor acquiring the residential real

estate whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general real

estate taxes, special assessments, or special

taxes levied against said real estate and is

offered for sale without any representation as

to quality or quantity of title and without

recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\"

condition. The sale is further subject to

confirmation by the court.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the

purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale

that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the

real estate after confirmation of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation as to

the condition of the property. Prospective

bidders are admonished to check the court

file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

other than a mortgagee, shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a

condominium unit which is part of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

at the foreclosure sale other than a

mortgagee shall pay the assessments

required by The Condominium Property Act,

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30

DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF

POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued by

a government agency (driver's license,

passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our

building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for

sales held at other county venues where The

Judicial Sales Corporation conducts

foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file or

contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS &

ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH

FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR

RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please

refer to file number 14-13-33027.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day

status report of pending sales.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's

attorney is deemed to be a debt collector

attempting to collect a debt and any

information obtained will be used for that

p u r p o s e .

I721187

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

BMO HARRIS BANK N.A. F/K/A HARRIS

N.A. F/K/A HARRIS TRUST AND

SAVINGS

BANK

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

JOSEPH D. DERBAS, VICKI L. DERBAS

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 003213

7707 W. 157TH PLACE ORLAND PARK, IL

6 0 4 6 2

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on March

15, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 19,

2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One

South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO,

IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest

bidder, as set forth below, the following

described real estate:

Commonly known as 7707 W. 157TH PLACE,

ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No. 27-13-308-058-0000.

The real estate is improved with a residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by

certified funds at the close of the sale payable

to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third

party checks will be accepted. The balance in

certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid

by the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,

or other lienor acquiring the residential real

estate whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general real

estate taxes, special assessments, or special

taxes levied against said real estate and is

offered for sale without any representation as

to quality or quantity of title and without

recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\"

condition. The sale is further subject to

confirmation by the court.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the

purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale

that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the

real estate after confirmation of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation as to

the condition of the property. Prospective

bidders are admonished to check the court

file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

other than a mortgagee, shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a

condominium unit which is part of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

at the foreclosure sale other than a

mortgagee shall pay the assessments

required by The Condominium Property Act,

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30

DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF

POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued by

a government agency (driver's license,

passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our

building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for

sales held at other county venues where The

Judicial Sales Corporation conducts

foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file or

contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS &

ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030 NORTH

FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR

FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE 100, BURR

RIDGE, IL 60527, (630) 794-9876 Please

refer to file number 14-16-02664.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day

status report of pending sales.

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised that Plaintiff's

attorney is deemed to be a debt collector

attempting to collect a debt and any

information obtained will be used for that

p u r p o s e .

I718893

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

JAMES B. NUTTER & COMPANY

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

MARY D ATWOOD, STANDARD BANK

AND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE

UTA DTD 2/28/97 KNOWN AS 15537,

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT, EVERGREENS OF

ORLAND CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

NO. 1 F/K/A EVERGREENS OF ORLAND

CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 3875

9024 WEST 140TH STREET UNIT 3A

ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on February

14, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on June 27,

2017, at The Judicial Sales Corporation, One

South Wacker Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO,

IL, 60606, sell at public auction to the highest

bidder, as set forth below, the following

described real estate:

Commonly known as 9024 WEST 140TH

STREET UNIT 3A, ORLAND PARK, IL

6 0 4 6 2

Property Index No. 27-03-400-054-1057.

The real estate is improved with a

c o n d o m i n i u m .

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid by

certified funds at the close of the sale payable

to The Judicial Sales Corporation. No third

party checks will be accepted. The balance in

certified funds/or wire transfer, is due within

twenty-four (24) hours. No fee shall be paid

by the mortgagee acquiring the residential

real estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment creditor,

or other lienor acquiring the residential real

estate whose rights in and to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general real

estate taxes, special assessments, or special

taxes levied against said real estate and is

offered for sale without any representation as

to quality or quantity of title and without

recourse to Plaintiff and in \"AS IS\"

condition. The sale is further subject to

confirmation by the court.

Upon payment in full of the amount bid, the

purchaser will receive a Certificate of Sale

that will entitle the purchaser to a deed to the

real estate after confirmation of the sale.

Where a sale of real estate is made to satisfy

a lien prior to that of the United States, the

United States shall have one year from the

date of sale within which to redeem, except

that with respect to a lien arising under the

internal revenue laws the period shall be 120

days or the period allowable for redemption

under State law, whichever is longer, and in

any case in which, under the provisions of

section 505 of the Housing Act of 1950, as

amended (12 U.S.C. 1701k), and subsection

(d) of section 3720 of title 38 of the United

States Code, the right to redeem does not

arise, there shall be no right of redemption.


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Sale

arise, there shall be no right of redemption.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation as to

the condition of the property. Prospective

bidders are admonished to check the court

file to verify all information.

If this property is a condominium unit, the

purchaser of the unit at the foreclosure sale,

other than a mortgagee, shall pay the

assessments and the legal fees required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). If this property is a

condominium unit which is part of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

at the foreclosure sale other than a

mortgagee shall pay the assessments

required by The Condominium Property Act,

765 ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE RIGHT

TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION FOR 30

DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF AN ORDER OF

POSSESSION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH

SECTION 15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued by

a government agency (driver's license,

passport, etc.) in order to gain entry into our

building and the foreclosure sale room in

Cook County and the same identification for

sales held at other county venues where The

Judicial Sales Corporation conducts

foreclosure

sales.

For information: Visit our website at

service.atty-pierce.com. between the hours of

3 and 5pm. McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce,

LLC, Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North

Dearborn Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL

60602. Tel No. (312) 416-5500. Please refer

to file number 253766.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORATION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312) 236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a 7 day

status report of pending sales.

I720183

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

WELLS FARGO BANK NA;

P l a i n t i f f ,

v s .

MARY L. PRISCO; JOHN P. PRISCO; THE

U N I T E D

STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF

HOUSING

AND

URBAN

DEVELOPMENT;

D e f e n d a n t s ,

16 CH 10831

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

Monday, June 19, 2017 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. 28-18-406-005-0000.

Commonly known as 6417 157th Street, Oak

Forest, IL 60452.

The mortgaged real estate is improved with a

single family residence. If the subject

mortgaged real estate is a unit of a common

interest community, the purchaser of the unit

other than a mortgagee shall pay the

assessments required by subsection (g-1) of

Section 18.5 of the Condominium Property

A c t .

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 Sales Department at

Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,

2701 Property for

Sale

LLC, One East Wacker Drive, Chicago,

Illinois 60601. (614) 220-5611. 16-020386

F 2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

C O R P O R A T I O N

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I721379

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STATE OF WISCONSIN

CIRCUIT COURT

ROCK COUNTY

Case No. 14CV1081

JANICE M. BUDICK,

Plaintiff

v.

JEFFREY GERASI,

Defendant/Third Party Plaintiff,

STEPHEN BUDICK,

Third Party Defendant,

KRISTOPHER S. BUDICK,

Third Party Defendant,

STEPHEN M. BUDICK, JR.,

Third Party Defendant,

AMENDED SUMMONS

THE STATE OF WISCONSIN

To each person named above as a

defendent:

You are hereby notified that the

plaintiff named above has filed a

lawsuit or other legal action against

you.

Within 45days after the 11th day

of May, 2017, you must respond

with awritten demand for acopy

of the Complaint. The demand

must be sent or delivered to the

Court, whose address isClerk of

Circuit Court, Rock County Courthouse,

51 S. Main Street, Janesville,

Wisconsin 53545, and to

plaintiff’s attorney, Murphy Desmond

S.C., by Stephen C. Werner,

Jr., 101 EMilwaukee Street, Suite

301, Janesville, Wisconsin 53454.

You may have an attorney help or

represent you.

If you do not demand acopy ofthe

complaint within 45days, the court

may grant judgment against you

for the award of money or other legal

action requested in the complain,

and you may lose your right

to object toanything that isor may

be incorrect in the complaint. A

judgment may be enforced as provided

by law. Ajudgment awarding

money may become a lien

against any real estate you own

now or in the future, and may also

be enforced by garnishment or seizure

of property.

If you require the assistance of

auxillary aids orservices because

of adisability, call (608) 743-2200

and for the hearing impaired call

TDD (608) 743-220 and ask for the

Court ADA Coordinator.

Dated this 28th day of April, 2017.

MURPHY DESMOND S.C.

Attorneys for Jeffrey Gerasi

By: /s/:Shanna M. Knueppel

Shanna M. Knueppel

State Bar Number: 1085022

101 E Milwaukee Street, Suite 301

Janesville, WI 53545

(608) 314-3800

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BMO HARRIS BANK, N.A. F/K/A

HARRIS N.A.

Plaintiff,

-v.-

MARGARET A. COPACK, BMO

HARRIS BANK, N.A. F/K/A HARRIS

N.A., UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

16 CH 01632

15620 117TH COURT

Orland Park, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on June 17, 2016, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on June 12, 2017, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South Wacker

Drive - 24th Floor, CHICAGO, IL,

60606, sell at public auction tothe highest

bidder, as set forth below, the following

described real estate:

LOT 383 IN FRANK DELUGACH'S

WOODED ESTATES SUBDIVISION

IN SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 12, EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, IN

COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

Commonly known as 15620 117TH

COURT, Orland Park, IL 60467

Property Index No.

27-18-306-009-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $256,524.50.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. Nofee shall bepaid bythe

mortgagee acquiring the residential real

estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment

creditor, or other lienor acquiring the

residential real estate whose rights in

and tothe residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. The subject property is

subject togeneral real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation as to

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in AS IS condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

Act, 765 ILCS 605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4).

If this property isacondominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification isp

sued by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, contact Plaintiff sattorney:

EGAN &ALAILY LLC, 321

NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE

1430, Chicago, IL 60654, (312)

253-8640

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

EGAN & ALAILY LLC

321 NORTH CLARK STREET, SUITE

1430

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 253-8640

E-Mail: clerk@ea-atty.com

Attorney Code. 44451

Case Number: 16 CH 01632

TJSC#: 37-4301

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debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

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This Week In ...

Eagles Varsity Athletics

Baseball

■May ■ 18 - at Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 20 - hosts Downers

Grover South, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 24 - at T.F. North

Regional, 5 p.m.

Softball

■May ■ 18 - at Bolingbrook,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 19 - hosts Plainfield

East, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 20 - at Lemont, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 23 - at Hinsdale

Central Regional, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

BAdminton

From Page 52

■May ■ 20 - at Summit

Regional, 1:30 p.m.

■May ■ 24 - at Sandburg

Sectional, 6:30 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

■May ■ 18 - at Providence

Catholic, 6 p.m.

■May ■ 23 - at Marian

Regional, 4 p.m.

■May ■ 24 - at Marian

Regional, 6 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■May ■ 18-20 - at IHSA State

Finals (Stevenson), TBA

Girls Water Polo

■May ■ 18-20 - at IHSA State

to play Liza prior to that,”

Huelsman.

Ko lost that matchup

in the regular season, but

Huelsman said Ko learned

a bit about Henn’s playing

style and strategies — preparing

her for the rematch.

“She played very well,”

Huelsman said of Ko.

In Round 2, however,

Ko ran up against a seeded

player in Hinsdale Central’s

Cindy Tang and lost 21-8,

21-12.

“Mia played her very

well,” Huelsman said. “She

hung with Tang for a while,

just a point down, a point

ahead, or two points down

or two points ahead, to really

about halfway through

each game. But then, unfortunately,

the scores got a

little lopsided at the end [of

each game].

“Mia was executing the

strategy that we set forth

prior to the game, and she

did everything she could —

both with strategy and shot

placement. But [Tang] had

the upper hand in that game.

[Tang] played a very nice

game. She had really wellplaced

shots.”

The layoff between the

first two matches also may

have been a factor, as firstround

winners had to wait

around two hours between

the first and second matches.

“Your arm and your body

starts to rest, and that is the

one thing you don’t want

your body to do [in that

situation],” Huelsman said.

“You want to keep your

body up and moving, as

well as with your mental

game. After you come off

of that great game you had

in the first game, you want

to keep going because you

have that strategy and that

confidence. You have focused

on that game and that

result of that first game. But

once you start to sit, your

body starts to go into fatigue

a little bit. You start to

watch other games, and you

have a different adrenaline

[level] when you’re watching

different games.”

To stay warm, Ko was

able to hit around with some

of her teammates who came

to the meet to support her.

There wasn’t much of a

wait between Ko’s second

and third matches, but in

Consolation Round 2, Ko’s

tournament came to an end.

Matched up against Melissa

Chen, of Naperville Central,

Ko fell 21-10, 21-18.

“She ended up playing

Naperville Central’s No. 1

girl,” Huelsman said. “In

Finals (Stevenson), TBA

Boys Lacrosse

■May ■ 18 - at Lyons Township,

7 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■May ■ 18-20 - at IHSA State

Finals, TBA

Boys Track and Field

■May ■ 18 - at Lockport

Sectional, 4 p.m.

Boys Tennis

■May ■ 19 - at Stagg Sectional,

1 p.m.

■May ■ 20- at Stagg Sectional,

9 a.m.

the first game, Mia’s shots

weren’t at the spots she

needed to hit. But in the

second game, she adjusted

her shots and had a closer

game. That second game

could have gone either way.

[Chen] just had some very

nice, executed shots the last

three points of the game, because

they were going back

and forth from 16-16.

“Mia did everything she

possibly could to get back

into that game. Unfortunately,

she didn’t get to 21

first.”

Huelsman said Ko is

typically even-keel with her

emotions. But after her final

match, Huelsman could see

the moment and the impact

it had on her.

“She just looked at me,

and she knew that her season

— and her badminton

career — had come to an

end, and you could see the

emotion start to hit her,”

Huelsman said. “Mia left

everything on the court.

Every time [a player] goes

onto the court, you have

to leave everything on that

court, because you don’t

want any regrets.

“Mia can walk out of the

gym with her head held

high, knowing that she put

everything she had onto that

court.”

Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Vaia Makris

Vaia Makris is a senior at

Sandburg High School and

is on the girls water polo

team.

How did you get started

playing water polo?

I started my freshman

year. I was on the swim

team, and then the swimmer

girls got me into it.

What do you love about

water polo?

I love the team aspect, because

I’ve been a swimmer

my whole life. It was kind of

more working together and

communication and stuff.

It was cool to not be swimming

laps; it was a different

kind of feel.

What was the most

challenging aspect of

learning this sport?

The aggressiveness for

me, because I’m not a very

aggressive person. I had to

build that up as the years

went on.

What is a memorable

moment from your

water polo career?

I think last year’s sectional

game, against Lincoln-Way

North. I thought we all really

worked well together. It was

just a fun time. I like playing

sectionals. It’s a lot of

fun because everybody gets

excited about it.

Who is the funniest

person on the team?

Probably Bella [Wrobel].

She just always makes me

laugh. Everything she does

in the water, she is always

cracking herself up.

What is one thing you

cannot live without?

Probably mac and cheese.

I can’t live without that. The

one from Noodles & Company

is probably the best. I

eat there about two to three

times per week.

What is your favorite

show to binge watch?

I love “The Office”. I

watch it all the time. Dwight,

for sure, is my favorite character

on the show. He is so

funny and so awkward.

Where is the best place

you’ve travelled to so

far?

22nd Century Media File Photo

I really like Greece. That’s

where I am from, and I love

going there. It’s really beautiful.

My family is from [a

small town] up in the mountains.

What is your biggest

pet peeve?

It would probably be when

people scratch their nails on

things. I hate that — like on

a chalkboard or on paper.

If you could have dinner

with anyone, who

would it be?

Bruno Mars. He’s my favorite

singer. I think he’s

amazing. I would ask him

why he takes so long to

make [new] music, because

that’s aggravating.

Interview by Assistant Editor

Brittany Kapa


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Boys Water Polo

Caliendo’s coaching career comes to a close

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way East senior

Tom Trojniar had a job to

do, even though it was one

he had not performed it in

over a year.

The offensive-minded

Trojniar was inserted into

the defensive hole position

for the first time all season

and tasked with shutting

down Sandburg’s offense in

the final two quarters of a

tied sectional championship

game.

“It was tough, because I

haven’t worked on D-hole at

all this year,” Trojniar said.

“When it’s crunch time, you

got to deliver.”

Trojniar’s defense helped

East shut out Sandburg for

17-plus minutes, as the Griffins

pulled out a 6-4 win Saturday,

May 13, in the Lincoln-Way

Central Sectional.

The Griffins’ reward for

winning is a state quarterfinal

match against undefeated

Stevenson, the No. 1 team

in Illinois.

For Sandburg, the loss

marks the end of coach Jim

Caliendo’s illustrious career.

In the low-scoring, defensive

contest, East goalkeeper

Shawn Shields made six

saves and held Sandburg to

one goal in the final 19 minutes

and 46 seconds. Andrew

Brozovic scored three of

East’s six goals, while Jason

Parkinson, Ryan Murphy

and Noah Schor added one

goal apiece.

Sandburg’s offense disappeared

after the Eagles

jumped up 3-0 in the opening

8:14. Mike Rzeszowicz

scored two goals, and Joey

Jenkot and Ben Mars added

one apiece.

Trojniar was held scoreless

after having been an offensive

threat in the sectional

quarterfinal and semifinal.

He scored six goals against

Sandburg coasts past Lincoln-Way West in sectional quarterfinal

Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter

Jim Caliendo knew any game could

be his final one.

But the veteran Sandburg boys water

polo coach continued it for at least

another day as his team jumped out to

a big lead and coasted to a 17-11 victory

over Lincoln-Way West Thursday,

May 11, in the third quarterfinal of the

Lincoln-Way Central Sectional.

West (15-16-1) fell just short of a

winning record. The Warriors, however,

still had their best record in school

history.

“We’re trying to get coach back [to

state] one last time,” said Sandburg junior

Joey Jenkot, who led the way with

five goals. “Since the last two years,

we’ve been eliminated before state.

We want to make [state] happen again.

“We just have to come out strong.

We treat every team like a tough opponent

and every game like it could be

our last.”

Caliendo improved his 24 year record

at Sandburg to 519-191 and his

overall record to 751-268 in his 38th

and final season with the win.

“I was a little bit,” Caliendo said

when asked if he was nervous. “But

I’m pretty relaxed overall. I told the

kids it’s going to end sometime. Let’s

just go out, play well and battle to the

end. Let’s go down fighting, like we

always do.”

It was the good start against West

that propelled the Eagles to victory.

Senior Ben Mars scored both his goals

in the first quarter, and they were the

only two by either team in the quarter,

as Sandburg led 2-0. Trailing 3-0,

senior Bill Laitar got the Warriors on

the board.

But junior Cooper Reiher, sophomore

Mike Rzeszowicz and Jenkot

scored for a 6-1 lead midway through

the second quarter.

Senior Cody Torres (3 goals) and

sophomore Jake Wroblewski tallied

within 29 seconds of each other, as

West closed within 6-3 with 2 minutes

and 38 seconds left in the first half. But

goals by Jenkot, senior Aidan Farley,

and junior Josh Grella (2 goals) in a

span of 1:08 restored Sandburg’s lead

to 9-3, and that was the same score at

halftime.

The Eagles put it away in the third

quarter, as senior Marty Blake (4

goals) sent in a goal, and Jenkot jolted

in a trio of them in the last 3:23 of the

period. Plus, the defense and goalkeeping

pitched another shutout quarter,

as Sandburg stretched the lead to

13-3 after three.

Bremen and three against

Lincoln-Way Central.

When Jonathan Limp

picked up his third ejection

late in the third quarter, East

coach Ryan Lodes moved

Trojniar to D-hole. It is a position

Trojniar last played at

Lincoln-Way North in 2016,

and where Lodes felt comfortable

putting Trojniar.

“He’s one of our most talented,

athletic kids,” Lodes

said. “I trust him to be in any

position, more so than any

other player on our team.”

The Griffins held Sandburg

scoreless for 17:42

across the second, third and

fourth quarters. Mars and

Rzeszowicz scored firstquarter

goals, and Jenkot

scored to make it 3-0 with

5:46 left in the first half. The

Eagles did not score until

Rzeszowicz’s goal with 2:04

to play.

“They make you work so

hard on defense, and then we

have to work really hard on

offense against everybody to

score, it seems like,” Caliendo

said. “They just make

you play both ends of the

pool as hard as you can. You

just have to be on the whole

time, and I felt we were. A

6-4 game is certainly not an

embarrassment.”

Trailing 3-0, Brozovic and

Schor scored one goal apiece

to pull East within one at 3-2

at the half. Brozovic tied the

score 3-3 with 4:40 left in

the third quarter, and Murphy

gave East its first lead,

4-3, with 6:15 to play.

Parkinson made it 5-3

before Sandburg ended its

scoring drought. Brozovic

secured the win when he

stole the ball from goalie

Nick Jackson and scored

with 1:20 left, after his first

shot was saved.

“There was only a minute

left, we were up by one, and

I knew it wasn’t enough,”

Brozovic said. “I just turned

around, lunged for the ball

and hoped that it was there.”

Caliendo’s 38-year coaching

career comes to a close

“It took us a quarter to warm up,”

Caliendo said. “But then the defense

played well and forced them outside.”

Jenkot agreed.

“We know when we play well that

we’re as good as anybody,” he said.

“We just have to play as a unit and not

take anyone for granted.”

Blake added another goal in the

opening minute of the fourth quarter

for a 14-3 lead. But the Warriors

did not go away, as they went on a

7-1 spurt over a three-minute span.

Junior Josh Carlson, who scored all

four of his goals in the fourth quarter,

had three of them in that span. Torres

added a pair, and junior Liam Hall and

sophomore Brad Small also scored, as

West closed the gap to 15-10 with 2:37

to play in the game.

“At that point, you just play for

fun,” West coach Steve Anderson said

of cutting into the double-digit deficit

down the stretch. “But Sandburg is

very talented. They start hard and play

hard.”

West would not get any closer than

the five-goal deficit, however. Blake

sandwiched a pair of goals around

one by Carlson to account for the final

score. Junior Greg Pertle also had a

fourth quarter goal for the Eagles.

with the loss. He coached

five water polo state championship

teams and earned

more than 750 wins in his

career. At Sandburg, he had

more than 500 wins and five

state-qualifying teams in 24

years, with the best result a

second-place finish in 2009.

“I told the boys we’re not

going to be state champions

anyway,” Caliendo said.

“They went out playing hard

and gave it everything they

had. I’m just really pleased

with how hard our kids

played. They stayed in the

game the whole time. It was

just a thrill to be a part of it.”

Badminton

Sandburg’s

Mia Ko

finishes high

school career

at state

Jon DePaolis, Freelance Report

For Sandburg badminton

player Mia Ko, her final

high school meet was a big

one — ending her career at

state.

The state meet was held

May 12-13 at Eastern Illinois

University in Charleston.

Ko got off to a nice start,

besting Maine South’s Liza

Henn 21-14, 21-10 in the

opening round of play.

Sandburg badminton

coach Kim Huelsman said

Ko entered the first-round

match with a lot of confidence,

in part buoyed by

experiencing state this past

season — albeit as a spectator.

“This was her first year

of qualifying for state as a

player, but she was able to

go down to state last year

with Emily Tunney, who

was our qualifier last year,”

Huelsman said. “Mia was

Emily’s hit-around partner,

so Mia had the opportunity

last year to see the facilities,

play on the court and see

what the state tournament is

all about.”

In Huelsman’s mind, that

allowed Ko to forgo some

of those early meet jitters

that accompany state. But

Ko also had previous game

experience to fall back on in

the first-round tilt.

“She saw Maine South at

[a tournament] at the end

of April, so she was able

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Boys Track and Field

Sandburg looks past SWSC meet to the sectional

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

As much as Sandburg

track and field would have

liked to win the SouthWest

Suburban Conference Blue

championship, the Eagles

instead opted to prepare

themselves for the sectional.

They had their athletes

focus on bettering their

times in one or two events,

instead of spreading that

energy across their normal

three or four events.

“If we ran faster or

jumped farther tonight, that

would give us better seed

times, better positioning,

better lanes and potentially

a better shot at qualifying

for state next week at sectional,”

Sandburg coach Joe

Nemeth said. “That’s our

ultimate goal. We sacrificed

some points for the good

of the team going into sectional

and state the next two

weekends.”

The Eagles still won three

titles at the outdoor conference

championship they

hosted Thursday, May 11, in

Orland Park. They finished

fifth out of six teams with

71 points, as seven individuals

and four relay teams

scored points. Homewood-

Flossmoor won the title

with 135 points.

Sandburg is to compete

Thursday, May 18, in the

Lockport Sectional. The

Top 2 finishers in each event

— and any additional athletes

who match or exceed

the state-qualifying standard

— move on to the state

finals.

“It’s pretty lethal up

there,” Nemeth said.

“You’re going to need to

make time or hit your mark

to get out. There’s no weak

event. The Top 2 finishers

should hit that time in every

event, so you’re not going

to sneak in. It’s loaded.”

Ayo Abiona won the conference

championship in the

long jump with a distance

of 22 feet, 7 inches. Four

competitors jumped 22-4 or

better. The state qualifying

mark is 22-1.

“It was a very competitive

field tonight,” Nemeth

said. “He won it as a sophomore,

got second last year

and then won it again this

year. It’s good to see him

come back, especially with

his hamstring injury earlier

this year — just a good feeling

with him going into sectional.”

Dylan Jacobs ran away

with the 1600-meter title (4

minutes and 13.57 seconds),

winning by 5.79 seconds.

“Dylan was solid again

in the mile,” Nemeth said.

“The locks right now, I

think, are Dylan in the mile

and Ayo in the long jump to

make state. We’re trying to

put together a good [1,600

relay]. We think we can

get a [3,200 relay] down to

state. We think we can get

one of our two short relays

down there. We’re still trying

to build that lineup.”

The 3,200 relay team

of Nico Calderon, Connor

Devlin, David Alvarez and

Alex Szymanski won with a

time of 8:12.64. The 1,600

relay team of Marvin Agwomoh,

Leo Espino, Martin

Skucas and Peter Demogerontas

placed second with a

time of 3:27.93.

The 800 relay team of Jaimie

Marines, Espino, Nick

Shelton and Agwomoh finished

third, crossing the line

in 1:32.31.

Skucas took third place in

the 800 run with a time of

1:58.51.

Szymanski was third in

the 1,600 run with a time of

4:36.44.

Dan Pawlikowski took

third place in the high jump,

clearing 5-7.

The 400 relay team ran of

Loluwa Osilaja, Agwomoh,

Espino and Abiona placed

fourth but ran a season-best

time of 43.12 seconds. It is

the 10th fastest time in program

history.

Xander Furmanek finished

fourth in the 3,200 run

with a time of 10:05.88.

Demogerontas was sixth

in the 400 dash with a time

of 51.37 seconds.

Girls Water Polo

Sandburg dominates play against Lincoln-Way West in sectional victory

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

Try as they might, Lincoln-Way

West could not get

a handle on Sandburg’s ability

to read plays and set up

powerful and accurate corner

shots.

Sandburg’s ability to create

the play was just as important

as the execution.

“If you have a good defense,

your offense will flow

eventually,” Sandburg coach

Greg Svevo said. “If you can

shut somebody’s defense

down, that’s when you can

start scoring.”

Score they did, as the

Eagles swam away May 10

with a 14-5 victory in the

quarterfinals of the Lincoln-

Way Central Sectional.

“They played better than

the first two times we saw

them,” West coach Keith

Huizinga said. “That team

came to play today.”

Part of West’s struggle

was attributed to being an

amalgamation of players

from the different Lincoln-

Way schools. Because of the

students shifting schools,

creating team chemistry

with the new players was

an adjustment, some of the

players said.

Sandburg came out with

an aggressive style of play

and dominated the entire

first quarter. Minimal errors

on either side kept the play

quick and intense. Sandburg’s

Tara Maher (2 goals)

opened up the scoring just

10 seconds into the game.

A little more than a minute

later Vaia Makris netted her

first goal from the midzone

— her first of seven throughout

the night.

“We got really hyped up

before the game,” Makris

said about her seven-goal

performance. “That just really

helped with our emotions

and getting everybody ready

for this game. We just all

wanted to play well together,

because we have pretty good

team chemistry.”

West’s Emily Bierma had

the difficult task to cover

Makris on defense.

“It’s definitely harder to

do, just because she was a

lot faster than I was, and

she was better at moving her

body when she was trying to

get around me,” Bierma said

defending the Eagles’ top

scorer.

Sandburg finished the first

quarter 4-0 and did not stop

there. By the end of the second,

they had run the score

up to a comfortable 8-1 lead

with West’s Alexandria Carter

scoring the lone goal.

West tried to get around

Sandburg’s defense but even

when it succeeded, Emma

Crnich, Sandburg’s goalkeeper,

denied the Warriors

best attempts on net. Crnich

recorded 17 saves throughout

the night.

West’s goalkeeper, Harmony

Moran, struggled in

the first half with Makris’

shots. Her quick and decisive

shots never left Moran

with enough time to react.

“I think I was just nervous

about all of it,” Moran

said about her first-quarter

performance. “They had a

good hole-set, and we tried

to work on that in practice to

shut that down. Other than

that, they had good outside

shooting.”

Thanks in part to Moran

and the skillful work of

West’s defense, the Warriors’

were able to stifle the Eagles

attack in the third, only allowing

one goal, while Carter

added her second goal for

West. Moran came up with

huge saves in the third quarter

to keep her team in the action.

West closed the gap just

slightly but still trailed 9-2.

“[Sandburg] was hyped

up, and they were counterattacking,”

Huizinga said.

“They were fast; they were

good; and even when we executed

our defense the way

we wanted, they still shot it

right in the corner. The best

goalie in the world couldn’t

block half those shots.”

Sandburg continue to add

goals in the fourth quarter

and extended its lead to

12-2 before pulling Crnich

from net a little more than

halfway through the quarter.

The Eagles replaced her with

backup goalkeeper Lauren

Corcoran, who was brought

up from the junior varsity

squad. West capitalized on

the change, as Kira Weems

scored two goals on Corcoran,

one with 1 minute and 37

seconds remaining and the

other just 20 seconds later.

“I think that we can

hold our own on defense,”

Weems said after the game.

“Our trouble comes with offense,

really.”

Huizinga agreed with

Weems that the Warriors’ offense

has struggle to score

all year. He attributes their

lack of offense to not being

able to make concise plans

with the ball upon entering

the offensive zone. Despite

the frustration of not getting

on the board more, he is

lighthearted about the team’s

struggles.

“I wish we had played a

little better in that game, but

as I told them, all seasons

end in a loss unless you win

the Super Bowl,” he said.

“Ain’t nobody here in the

Super Bowl.”

The Eagles lost in the following

round to Lincoln-

Way East by a score of 15-5.


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Sandburg 800-meter relay

qualifies for state at sectional

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Area teams had mixed levels

of success at sectional,

as they attempted to qualify

track and field competitors

for the state finals.

Four of the six area teams

qualified at least one individual

or relay team Thursday,

May 11, during the Downers

Grove South Sectional.

Eleven individuals qualified

in one or more events.

Six relay teams advanced to

state.

The Top 2 finishers in each

event automatically qualified

for state. Any other finishers

who eclipsed the qualifying

standard in their events also

moved on to state.

The state finals are to run

from May 18-20 at Eastern

Illinois University in

Charleston.

Sandburg placed 14th at

the sectional with five points

and qualified for state in only

one event, but the 800-meter

relay team that advanced

provided ample excitement

and a bit of history.

The 800 team beat the

qualifying standard of 1

minute and 45.69 seconds

by .37 to advance. The finish

was too close to call, and the

team broke out in celebration

when the results were

posted.

Sophomore Chia Obia,

junior Hannah Sullivan,

freshman Tina Siebenaler

and senior Julia Gary placed

fifth in the event with a time

of 1:45.32. Gary ran the final

leg in a blistering 25 seconds

flat to help secure the advancement.

The same group shaved

off more than six-tenths of

a second from its time of

1:45.98 the previous week

at the conference championship.

Coach Anthony Sosnowski

said he expects the

team to take off a few more

tenths of a second at state.

“Only one [800] in our

program’s history has run

under 1:45, so we’re hoping

this group can be the second,”

he said. “That level of

competition in that kind of

environment at state should

get them going. They can

focus on that one event, instead

of the three or four

events, like some of them

competed in today.”

It was just the fourth time

in the last 20 years that Sandburg

qualified either a 400 or

800 relay team for state.

“What they did is not really

normal for our program’s

history,” Sosnowski said.

“We’re hoping they start a

new trend and can get some

good sprint relays down

there every year.”

The 400 relay team placed

fifth (50.39) to contribute

two points. It missed qualifying

by .94.

Senior Casey Jensen was

sixth (2:23.11) in the 800

run to score one point. She

missed qualifying by 3.23.

“We asked the kids to put

everything out there and to

be able to walk off the track

or field saying they gave it

everything they had,” Sosnowski

said. “We can say

that they did. That’s what

I’m most proud about this

season is getting that mentality,

that culture with them.”


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fastbreak

Softball

Sandburg’s struggles with the Porters continue

Julie McMann/22nd Century

Media

1st and 3

Celebrating Caliendo

1. Over 38 years

The 38-year career

of Sandburg boys

water polo coach Jim

Caliendo (ABOVE)

came to a conclusion

Saturday, May 13,

in the Lincoln-Way

Central Sectional

Final. He earned five

state titles and more

than 750 wins in his

career, with more

than 500 of those

wins coming from

Sandburg.

2. Qualifying Eagles

During his 24 years at

Sandburg, Caliendo

saw five of his teams

qualify for the state

tournament.

3. A best

In 2009, Caliendo

coached the Eagles

boys water polo

squad to its best finish

under his tenure.

After qualifying for

the state tournament,

they made it all the

way to the finals.

Randy Whalen

Freelance Reporter

Tara McElligott is having a

monster season for the Lockport

Township softball team.

Gianna Bauer was a midseason

addition for the Lockport

Township softball team.

Together, they teamed

up to make sure the Porters

dominance over Sandburg

continued in an 8-1 South-

West Suburban Conference

Blue Division victory Thursday,

May 11, in Orland Park.

It was the 11th time in

the past 12 meetings, dating

back to the start of the 2012

season, that Lockport (26-3,

6-2) has defeated the Eagles

(19-9, 4-4). The teams are

not in the same sectional and

will not meet again this season

unless it is in the Class

4A state semifinal game.

McElligott mashed a pair

of home runs and drove in

seven runs on the day. The

junior first baseman is now

hitting .516, with six home

runs and 59 RBI. Bauer, a

freshman, did not come up to

the varsity squad until April

26 against Marist. In facing

an Eagles lineup that has put

up many runs on the board,

she limited them to the single

run on six hits, with one

walk and three strikeouts.

“I didn’t know I’d be

pitching until warm-ups,”

Bauer said of being entrusted

to face the Porters

longtime rival. “But I wasn’t

really nervous. I just go out

and pitch and be mentally

ready.”

“We’ve got to be able to score early.

We have to jump on them and keep

the pressure on all game long.”

Ashley Wood — Sandburg softball player, on the

Eagles struggling against the Porters

McElligott, a three-year

varsity veteran, has been

through these before and

certainly was not nervous.

“We just know to step up

here,” she said. “We just like

to keep it simple. I was 0-for-

4 on [Saturday, May 6], so

I just had to work through

that. I wanted to barrel up to

the ball and put it where they

weren’t.”

Did she ever. Junior third

baseman Taylor Herschbach

(1-for-4, 2 runs) walked to

lead off the game. One out

later, McElligott manhandled

a 3-1 pitch and hit a

sky-high fly to straight-away

center field for a two-run

home run.

Then, in the fourth inning,

McElligott (3-for-3, 2 runs,

2 stolen baes) hit a two-out,

two-run single to center to

make it 5-0. That capped a

three-run inning, in which

junior designated player

Lindsey Bangert (2-for-4,

run) led off with a double to

right field and second baseman

Nikki Visvardis (1-for-

4, run) and fellow junior

and center fielder Taylor

Shingler reached on back-toback

errors.

In the meantime, Bauer

(3-0) was bringing it. The

right-hander retired the first

eight batters and 16 of the

first 18 in the game. Seven

of those were via pop-outs

or soft loopers.

“It was a rise ball, and they

got under it,” Bauer said of her

pitching success. I had been

pitching a ton [of innings] on

JV. When I got pulled up, it

was very exciting. It’s such an

honor to be on the varsity.”

Lockport coach Marissa

Chovanec said she is happy

to have her.

“She has a real good demeanor

[in the circle],”

Chovanec said. “She throws

strikes, does a good job and

the team has embraced her.”

Bauer’s only walk came

with one out in the sixth,

as senior left fielder drew a

base on balls on a full-count

pitch. She moved to second

on a ground out and scored

when junior shortstop Ashley

Wood (1-for-3) lined a

first-pitch RBI single to right

to make it 5-1. Senior center

fielder Sam Coffel (1-for-3)

followed with a single, but

Bauer got another pop-up to

end the inning.

With two on and out in the

top of the seventh, McElligott

strode to the plate again. She

had walked in her previous at

bat in the sixth, even though

she was hit in the left leg on

a pitch by Sandburg’s second

pitcher, senior Sam Udarbe.

The umpire ruled, however,

that she leaned into the ball

and simply called it a ball.

While McElligott walked

anyway, she would rather

have hit.

“No, I didn’t argue,”

McElligott said of the non

hit-by-pitch. “I [don’t mind]

getting hit by pitches, but it’s

a little nicer to put it over the

fence.”

So, with a count of 0-2

in the seventh, she did just

that again. She waited on a

changeup, took a nice easy

swing and seemed to just

poke it to almost the same

spot in straight-away center

field for a capping three-run

home run.

“I wasn’t sure about the

first one,” McElligott said

of her homers. “But the second

one I barrelled up pretty

well, so I knew it.”

Junior catcher Gracie

Voulgaris (3-for-4, stolen

bases) and senior right fielder

Elena Woulfe (2-for-4, hit

by pitch) also had a multi-hit

game for the Porters, who

had 11 hits on the day and

also stranded 12 runners,

including leaving the bases

loaded twice.

Senior catcher Kaitlin

Rusin (1-for-3) and junior

second baseman Heather

Vetter (2-for-3) had seventhinning

hits for Sandburg.

Sophomore third baseman

Irene Travis also singled

in the fourth inning for the

Eagles.

But Sandburg, which started

freshman Elise Wantiez (2

innings) and then finished up

with junior Sarah Fuller (2

innings) pitching, was hurt

by a trio of errors that led to

three unearned runs.

“We’ve got to be able to

score early,” Wood said of

what the Eagles could do

better. “We have to jump on

them and keep the pressure

on all game long.”

Sandburg was coming

off a 6-4 home loss May 9

against Lincoln-Way East.

While coach Jim Fabianski

said he thought his team

could come back from the

early deficit against the

Porters, the three unearned

runs hurt. Those turned a

2-0 game into a 5-0 game,

and the Eagles did not start

hitting consistently until the

last two innings.

“All credit goes to [the

Porters],” he said. “Their

hitters put the bat on the

ball. McElligott just waited

on that [0-2 pitch in the seventh]

and hit it out. All of

them were on.

“We did a good job getting

out of some jams, including

the bases loaded and no outs

in the sixth. But we have to

play with a sense of urgency.

We can’t be making these

mistakes going into the postseason.”

LISTEN UP

“They went out playing hard and gave it everything they

had. I’m just really pleased with how hard our kids played.

They stayed in the game the whole time. It was just a thrill

to be a part of it.”

Jim Caliendo — Sandburg boys water polo coach, on his team’s sectional final loss

What 2 Watch

Boys Track and Field — 4 p.m. Thursday,

May 18

• The Sandburg boys track and field team

has been focused on the Lockport

Township Sectional. It finally arrives.

INDEX

49 - Athlete of the Week

49 - This Week In

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


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | May 18, 2017

Trying to

get one back

Sandburg softball meets

with Lockport Township

once again, this time in

Orland Park, Page 55

Sectional

send-off

Sandburg boys water

polo takes run at

sectional title for

Caliendo’s last season,

Page 52

Sandburg’s Tina

Siebenaler runs

Thursday, May 11, at

the Downers Grove

South Sectional,

where her 800-meter

relay team qualified

for state.

Adam Jomant/22nd

Century Media

Sandburg’s 800-meter relay team

makes the cut for state finals, Page 54

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