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Friday

Movies in the Park:

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where

to Find Them’

Dusk. June 23. Crescent

Park, 143rd Street Metra

Station. Join Newt

Scamander as he searches

for missing beasts, explores

enchanted suitcases

and encounters magical

beings in the thrilling film

adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s

novel. Concessions will

be available for purchase.

Attendees are encouraged to

bring their own lawn chairs,

blankets and refreshments.

For more information, visit

www.orlandpark.org.

Saturday

Electronics Recycling Event

9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 24.

Public Works Facility,

15655 S. Ravinia Ave.

This event is only open

to Orland Park residents,

village stickers and driver’s

licenses will be checked for

proof of address. Residents

must enter at 159th Street

and Ravinia Avenue and

travel north on Ravinia

to the drop-off point.

Unwanted electronics items

such as kitchen appliances,

electronic household

items, scrap metal, stereos

and more are welcome.

Donations of television

and computer monitors pay

$25 for screen less than 40

inches and $45 for screen

larger than 40 inches. For

more information, call the

Public Information Office at

(708) 403-6150.

Wednesday

Disabled Patriot Fund’s 13th

Annual Golf Outing

8 a.m. June 28. Silver

Lake Country Club, 14700

S. 82nd Ave. This charity

golf outing will benefit

the Disabled Patriot Fund.

Individual 18-hole golf

tickets are $150 and $600

for a group of four. For more

information, or to register,

visit disabledpatriotfund.

givezooks.com/events/ or

contact Dave Wagner at

shetzle@aol.com or call

(708) 646-3468.

Upcoming

DIY Skincare: Mud Masks

3:30-4:30 p.m. June 29.

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

will learn about taking care

of their skin while making

their own DIY mud mask.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500.

Liberty Family Run & Walk

5:30 p.m. Friday, June

30. Centennial Park, 7800

W. 171st St. This is a twomile

chipped timed race.

There is also a one-mile

leisurely paced walk through

Centennial Park. The race

begins at 7 p.m. and begins

and ends at the 153rd Street

Metra Train Station. The race

is open to all ages. The Fun

Run is $14 for residents and

$20 for non-residents. The

Fun Walk is $8 for residents

and $14 for non-residents.

For more information, or to

register, call the Recreation

Department at (708) 403-

7275.

Late Night Flick-N-Floats

Dusk. Friday, June 30.

Orland Park Centennial

Park Aquatic Center, 15600

West Avenue. Swim, float,

splash and enjoy an outdoor

showing of “Sing”. Daily

pool fees apply. The CPAC

concession stand will open

during the movie. Children

must be at least 12 years

old to be left unattended.

Flotation devices will be

allowed in the zero depth

pool. For more information,

call (708) 349-4386.

Centennial Park West

Concert: City Lights

Orchestra

5-7 p.m. Sunday, July

2. Centennial Park West,

Jillian Road & Park Station

Boulevard. Enjoy music

from the Big Band era,

The Beatles and Frank

Sinatra performed by Rich

Daniels and the City Lights

Orchestra. This is a free

event. For more information,

call (708) 403-7275.

Reading Social Media: fake

News

6 p.m. Monday, July

31. Public Library, 14921

Ravinia Ave. The Orland

Park Public Library will be

hosting a special panel to

talk about the increase of

news consumption via social

media. The discussion will

include how to be a more

responsible news consumer

and to recognize when links

are credible or just clickbait.

For more information, call

(708) 428-5100.

ONGOING

Cruise Nights

4-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Gatto’s Italian Restaurant,

8801 W. 143rd Street. Join

for some old-school fun

with the Orland Park Cruise

Nights. The event will take

place outside Gatto’s and

will include a DJ, 50/50

raffle and plenty of classic

cars for a family friendly fun

event. For more information,

contact Tom Santangelo at

(708) 743-4767.

Reading by Design

June 1-Aug. 1. Public

Library, 14921 Ravinia Ave.

The library’s summer reading

challenge will conclude

Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 9 p.m.

Register in-person at any

reference desk. Participants

will receive a “Reading by

Design” booklog to record

summertime reads. For more

information, call (708) 428-

5100.

Market at the Park

4-8 p.m. Thursdays.

Crescent Park, 143rd

Street Metra Station.

The market offers a wide

range of food, gardening,

artisanal and hand-made

products in addition to live

entertainment each week.

For more information, visit

www.orlandpark.org.

Contract Bridge Club

11 a.m. Mondays.

Denny’s, 20 Orland Square

Drive. This group is looking

for area residents to join in

on the weekly bridge club.

This is a social group, and

meets in the back room of

Denny’s weekly. The only

cost is the participants own

brunch. All are welcome.

For more information, call

Gene Korzenko at (708)

687-8256.

Alzheimer’s Association

Support Group

1-2 p.m. Second Friday

of the month. BrightStar

Care, 64 Orland Square

Drive. Suite 208. This

support group is for those

looking for information on

how to provide emotional,

education and social support

for friends and family

members dealing with

Alzheimer’s disease and

other related dementia. For

more information, call Risa

Adams at (708) 341-9838.

Singles Group Meetings

7 p.m. on the second

Monday of every month. Papa

Joe’s, 14459 S. La Grange

Road. Men and Women 55

and over get together to plan

activities for the upcoming

month, such as, dinners,

sporting activities, cruises.

For more information, call

(708) 525-4352.

CJC Dance Club

8-11 p.m. second and

fourth Saturdays of the

month. Elk Lodge, 4428

Midlothian Turnpike,

Crestwood. This dance

club is seeking residents

of Orland Park to join their

dance inclusive club. All

residents are welcome, of

any age. Doors open at 7:30

p.m., and cost to attend is

$7 for members and $12

for non-members. For more

information, contact Barb at

(630) 257-6479.

Garden Club

6:30 p.m. Third Monday

of the month. Robert

Davidson Center, 14700

Park Lane. The event is open

to all. Meetings will include

speakers on various subjects,

food and fun. This meeting

will be held on the lower

level of the building. For

more information, contact

Barbara at (708) 301-8850.

Volunteers needed at The

Bridge Teen Center

The center is seeking

volunteers to assist with

administrative tasks,

work with students during

after school hours and

Friday nights, and support

operations at our Thrift

Store. Opportunities at all

levels exist daily, weekly,

or even monthly. To apply,

contact Jessica Jose at (708)

532-0500 or email jessicaj@

thebridgeteencenter.org.

Donate to Neat Repeats

Resale

Neat Repeats Resale, 9028

W. 159th St., Orland Park,

is looking for donations.

The list includes but is not

limited to women’s, men’s

and children’s clothing,

housewares, jewelry, toys

and books. All proceeds

support programs for victims

of domestic violence. For

more information, call (708)

364-7605.

Have an item for calendar?

Deadline is noon Thursdays.

To submit an item to the

calendar, contact Assistant

Editor Brittany Kapa at

(708) 326-9170 ext. 11 or

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the orland park prairie | June 22, 2017 | 3

Fire district’s open house sparks fun time

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Summertime provides

ample opportunities to have

fin in the sun with loved

ones but between parking

costs, admission fees and

pricey snacks those fun

days can often cost an arm

and a leg.

The Orland Fire District

Open House & Blood Drive

gave residents an opportunity

to create lasting memories

with their family members

Saturday, June 17 at an

event that not only provided

entertainment for the entire

family but was kind to their

wallets.

Residents were invited to

the Orland Training Center,

10728 W. 163rd Place,

were a fun, fire-themed obstacle

course gave children

the opportunity to use a fire

hose — with a little help, of

course — and enjoy interesting

presentations scheduled

throughout the day.

Demonstrations included

car extractions, helicopter

hospital transfers and

water emergencies and

side-by-side burns – which

highlighted the difference

between having a sprinkler

system in a facility verses

not having one – were a hit

with parents and children

alike.

Kelly Eshelman, an Orland

Park resident, stopped

by the open house with her

husband, Sean, and their

2-year-old son, Aidan.

“It’s free so that’s really

nice,” Kelly said. “Everything

always costs so much

money and it’s great to enjoy

a nice opportunity in our

community to walk around

and check things out. Aidan’s

having a ball.”

Aidan especially enjoyed

watching the car extraction

demonstration. Firefighters

showed some of the

techniques the Fire District

uses to get people out of a

vehicle if the door cannot

open due to damage after an

accident.

“He was mesmerized by

what they were doing,” Kelly

said.

Inside the firehouse, visitors

were invited to stop by

to see how the Orland Fire

District utilizes drone technology

on the job.

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Orland School D135 Board of Education

Board members discuss district cost-cutting measures

District students

honored for

accomplishments

Meredith Dobes

Freelance Reporter

During the District 135

School Board’s Committee

of the Whole meeting, discussion

centered on financial

matters related to transportation

and other planned

cost savings for the district,

which has approximately a

$2 million deficit in its budget.

During the June 12 meeting,

the committee discussed

the district’s 2017

fiscal year budget with a

fund balance of approximately

$40.7 million and is

expected to begin fiscal year

2018 with a fund balance of

approximately $38.9 million,

according to the FY

2017 budget.

Skogsberg said that annually,

the district spends

approximately $4.6 million

on transportation costs, including

services to Cardinal

Joseph Bernardin Catholic

School and St. Michael

School. St. Michael School

is inside district boundaries,

but CJB is not, he said.

Board President Laura

Berry said when the district

first began offering busing

services to the private

schools, it was being reimbursed

at 90 percent for

transportation costs by the

State of Illinois, but that is

no longer the case. She suggested

the district meet with

CJB’s administrative staff

to discuss the district’s dilemma

and whether or not

it will be able to continue

providing the services.

“We have to make hard

decisions,” she said. “We do

not have the money.”

CJB has 71 students

who use bus services from

D135, and the cost to bus

these students is $169,514,

amounting to $2,388 per

rider, Skogsberg said. However,

these students pay the

district $220 a year per student,

and no more than $300

per family.

Board Member Michael

Maratea said the district

cannot keep incurring these

types of costs.

Skogsberg said he can

have a discussion with CJB

that the district either has to

break even on the costs it is

incurring to provide transportation

to CJB students,

or it must cut the service.

Berry suggested that

D135 also look at its own

bus routes and determine if

there are areas that can be

collapsed to eliminate bus

stops.

“We’re trying to preserve

teacher-student face time,”

she said, adding that if she

had to choose between cutting

back through services

in the classroom versus cutting

back through transportation

services, she would

choose transportation.

The School Board also

discussed reducing its attendance

at the Illinois Association

of School Boards’

annual conference, held in

November, as another costcutting

measure.

Berry said Board Member

Linda Peckham-Dodge,

who was absent from the

meeting June 12, suggested

that district board members

attend every other year,

based on the election cycle.

However, Board Member

Gregory Okon said he

likes the board to attend the

conference every year, as it

is the only training activity

board members do together.

Skogsberg suggested the

board cut its attendance at

the Sunday portion of the

Round it Up

A recap of action and discussion from the June 12 meeting of the D135 School Board.

• The School Board voted to table

discussion on a number of policy matters

scheduled for the June 12 Committee

of the Whole meeting until a separate

meeting on policy in July.

• Board members also agreed to table

a vote on 2017-2018 school year pupil

transportation fees for further discussion

on transportation.

• The board held a moment of silence

for Robert Blain, former principal of

Orland Junior High School for many

years, who died May 29.

• The School Board unanimously

approved the purchase of new Wi-Fi

access points for all district buildings in

an amount not to exceed $129,207.17

from SHI International Corp. Board

Vice President Devin Hodge and Board

Member Linda Peckham-Dodge were

Friday-Sunday event, eliminating

the cost of a Saturday

night hotel stay along

with it, and board members

agreed that would be the

best course of action.

Additionally, Skogsberg

and other members of administrative

staff presented

the board with a number of

cost reduction efforts the

district is pursuing, including

eliminating and consolidating

some staff positions,

resulting in approximately

$1 million in savings for the

district.

The district is looking to

eliminate 7.5 team leader

positions (one leader is

retiring and the salary is

already locked in) which

would result in approximately

$49,000 in savings.

Other suggestions included

having staff members

supervise lunch, saving

$14,000, moving registration

to school buildings,

saving $146,000, and finally

combining tech and

media positions, from 20 to

10, saving $465,000. An assessment

of the arrival and

dismissal procedure could

eliminate 11 bus duty positions,

and 17.5 in the afternoon,

saving $31,000.

At the administrative

level, through attrition, the

district proposed to cross

train people as others retire,

saving $300,000 – totaling

$1 million.

“The first thing we emphasized

is looking furthest

from the classroom,” he

said.

Assistant Superintendent

for Teaching & Learning

Lynn Zeder said that in the

future, the district would

look at ways to reduce its

overtime expenses and other

measures to reduce costs.

Honoring Students’ Success

Recognition for a number

of students, teachers and

staff members was the focuses

of the June 12 Orland

District 135 Board of Education’s

regular meeting.

absent.

• The board approved a renewed

agreement with Quest Food

Management Company for food services,

with a management fee not to exceed

$40,000.

• Authorizations for energy purchase

from AEP Energy at a cost not to exceed

$0.064 per kilowatt-hour and for

natural gas purchase from Direct Energy

at a cost not to exceed $3.412 per

dekatherm-hour were approved.

• The board voted to adopt a resolution

authorizing intervention in 2011-2013

tax year appeals from St. George

Corporation before the State Property

Tax Appeal Board.

• Board members recognized Director of

Finance Carl Forn for his service to the

district, as he is to retire this summer.

The boardroom was filled

with members of the D135

community who were being

honored for accomplishments

and contributions to

the district.

Recognitions began with

Elise Blinn, a current Sandburg

High School student

and graduate of Century

Junior High School, who

recently authored and published

her second book,

“Colours of Friendship: The

Story of Booker T. Washington’s

and Viola K. Ruffner’s

friendship that has lasted

over 150 years,” and donated

40 copies to D135 for

distribution among Meadow

Ridge, High Point, Liberty

and Century schools.

The Orland Park Lions

Club received a Community

Spirit Award from D135 for

giving students who are in

need of financial assistance

vouchers for free eye exams.

Students are recommended

to the Lions Club

after failing eye exams at

school.

A number of fifth-graders

from High Point, Liberty

and Meadow Ridge schools

were honored for their work

going to the district’s junior

high schools to teach staff

and administrators about

educational apps they used

on iPads throughout the

year.

Superintendent D.J. Skogsberg

said it took a lot of

courage for the students to

present to adults, and they

all did an outstanding job.

D135 students who won

the American Association

of University Women

Palos-Orland Area Branch’s

Women’s History Month

Essay Contest were also

recognized. Evie Jensen, a

High Point student, won a

prize at Haiku Festival. The

Illinois Council of Teachers

of Mathematics Math

contest saw two area classes

place in the competition.

Katlin Davis’ fourth grade

class finished in 5th place

and Mary Joy Omahen’s

fifth grade class finished in

11th place.

Director of Facilities, Operations

and Maintenance

Dan Werfelman received a

standing ovation from the

crowd as he was recognized

for saving the district millions

by using in-house staff

for construction projects

and for his work in helping

the district achieve a completely

positive life safety

audit from the State.

High Point was recognized

for raising nearly

$10,000 for the Leukemia

& Lymphoma Society.

Finally, dozens of teachers

and staff members received

Above and Beyond

the Call of Duty Everyday

awards for demonstrating

district values of compassion,

inspiration, respect,

achievement and communication.


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the orland park prairie | June 22, 2017 | 5

Orland Park Village Board

Trustees agree to sink more funds into area water system improvements

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Changes in the timing and

scope of improvements to

the water system the Village

is part of will soon effect Orland

Park water users.

The Village of Orland

Park Board of Trustees voted

7-0 Monday, June 5, to

approve the Village’s continued

involvement with the

Oak Lawn Regional Water

System Improvement Project.

The original cost of

the project was estimated

at $171 million, with improvements

to be completed

by December 2018. Now,

the updated cost is roughly

$216 million, with a projected

completion date of

November 2023.

Orland Park Finance Director

Anne Marie Mampe

said the Village was notified

of the change in cost in

April, but was given notice

about potential changes as

far back as late 2015.

“In December 2015, it was

brought to our attention that

there was going to be a significant

cost increase related

“We’re responsible for 26.42 percent of the overall

debt that is issued for this project. Including principal

and interest, that is a fairly significant amount.”

-Anne Marie Mampe, Orland Park Finance Director on the increased cost of

the project

to this project,” Mampe said.

Mampe said staff asked

for additional information,

but different reasons were

given for why the cost increases

were needed.

“It literally took months

to finally get a concise

spreadsheet that showed us

what the new overall costs

would be,” she said.

The additional $45 million

includes expanded estimates

of: $19.1 million in

escalation fees; $9.2 million

in scope changes; $5.4 million

in soil disposal; $4.3

million in engineering; and

$3.5 million in traffic control.

“The $216 million is a

pretty concrete number,”

Mampe said.

During the process,

Mampe said the Village had

Christopher B. Burke Engineering

come onboard to do

a review of one of the bid

packages in July 2016, as it

came in higher than anticipated.

There was value engineering

found that significantly

lowered the bid about

$6.2 million.

“As of today, we do have

Christopher Burke involved

in a pretty detailed level,”

Mampe said. “They are doing

peer review of all the

bid packages. They have

found significant savings

already, just in the short period

of time they have been

involved.”

Mampe said that from 2011-

2014, Orland Park worked out

a new agreement with the regional

water system.

“Included in that agreement

were significant improvements

that would be made to

the system,” she said.

Those included adding redundancies

and improving

the pumping stations.

“We’re responsible for

26.42 percent of the overall

debt that is issued for this

project,” Mampe said. “Including

principal and interest,

that is a fairly significant

amount.”

That will be passed onto

the customers through the

water rates, she said.

Trustee James Dodge was

critical of the project’s increased

price tag during the

meeting.

“So, if I’m doing the

math right, they missed by

26 percent — they were

wrong by 26.3 percent,” he

said. “That’s a pretty big

engineering miss. How the

hell could they miss by this

much?”

Mayor Keith Pekau said

the project was something

that needed to be done, but

worked with staff to create

a set of guidelines so this

wouldn’t happen again.

“We have no redundancy

in our water system,” Pekau

said. “With the pipes that

have been broken, we’ve

been able to fix in a day or

so. But some of the local

communities don’t have as

big of a reservoir as ours.

They have actually been

right on the edge of not having

water. We’re not talking

boiling water, we’re talking

about not having it.

“As extensive as the project

is — and other alternatives

were looked at that

were more expensive — this

provides redundancy. If,

God forbid, a pipe were to

break under the Cal-Sag, we

would run out of water. So,

the sooner we can get this

done, the better. While it is

expensive, it’s one of those

things where we just have to

bite the bullet and do.”

As far as the controls go,

he said he learned about the

project during his transition

into office. He immediately

began working with staff to

craft the guidelines.

“We have some controls

put in place so that this does

not happen again,” he said.

Mampe detailed some

of those guidelines, which

will be in writing and all the

other municipalities in the

system will have to agree

to them, as well. Some of

the guidelines are: all parties

approving bid packages

and construction management

contracts before final

approval by the Village of

Oak Lawn; approval for any

construction change orders

greater than $20,000; approval

for any construction

engineering change orders

greater than $5,000; and improved

communication and

oversight.

Fire

From Page 3

“Our firefighters can see

the fire, get the location

and assess all the different

aspects of the fire overhead

with the drone,” Betsy

Dine, public education coordinator,

said.

Various organizations and

businesses from the area

were also on hand at the

event to share safety tips

and techniques surrounding

a variety of subjects. The

Home Depot Orland Park

set up a station where kids

could learn how to use a

hammer, a program similar

to its own monthly events.

“The first Saturday of every

month we have a kids

workshop where kids can

come in and build a kit,”

Paula Rogers, a delivery coordinator

who also presents

woodworking demos at the

store, said. “They get little

pins that they can collect

that they put on their apron

and they come back every

month and keep building

and building.”

The open house aspect of

the event demonstrated the

various ways the fire department

protects the community

in the face of any

number of emergencies, but

the on-site blood drive gave

attendees the opportunity to

help save a life themselves

by donating blood.

“There’s always a need

for blood,” Steve Bennett, of

Heartland Blood Center, said.

He added that the blood

collected can be used to

help a variety of patients including

those suffering from

cancer, victims of violence

or anyone who encounters

unexpected complications

during surgery.

“Anywhere we hold the

blood drives, the local hospitals

have the first use of

that blood and then it could

get shipped out to hospitals

in the city or in Indiana that

may need it,” Bennett said.

“We have a network of hospitals

that we deal with and we

make sure to get it to the people

who are most in need.”


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Vietnam vet remembered for different roles, relationships in his life

Armstrong found

purpose with Orland

Park VFW Post

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Ronald A. Armstrong, 74,

of Homer Glen, can be eulogized

for many reasons. He

was, after all, a beloved father,

a dedicated volunteer and by

all accounts a humble man.

But for those closest to

him, perhaps the best place

to start is the way his friend,

Tim Rudis, describes him.

“He’s 100 percent a patriot,”

Rudis said of Armstrong,

who he met when the

Palos and Orland Park Veterans

of Foreign Wars posts

merged. “He lived his life

according to the constitution,

and there isn’t anything

he wouldn’t do for another

veteran.”

Armstrong, an Army veteran

of the Vietnam War,

died May 25. He is survived

by his wife, Jo Ann (nee Homyk),

and their children —

Jennifer, Scott and Julie.

He was a member of the

Reber-Tesmond VFW Post

No. 2604 in Orland Park,

and a volunteer of both the

Volunteer Memorial Squad

and Honor Flight.

Living a full life

Despite his heavy involvement

in veterans groups later

in life, after returning home

from combat, Armstrong

was more interested in trying

to live a normal civilian life.

Born Oct. 23, 1942, Armstrong

grew up on the south

side of Chicago. By his early

20s, he had a job, a house

and had married his first

wife. But his life changed

when he was sent a letter

informing him he had been

drafted into the Army.

Rudis recalls a story Armstrong

told him within the

last year about his Vietnam

experiences.

Armstrong had joined Rudis

and his wife on a trip to

D.C. for the inauguration in

January. The Wednesday before

the inauguration, Rudis

said the three went on a bus

tour around the district. One

of the stops was at the Vietnam

Memorial Wall. Armstrong

began to look up the

name of a friend of his.

“He found the friend’s

name, and he told me that

this friend of his died right

in front of him,” Rudis said.

“I think that was an issue

for him. How can you have

a friend die right in front of

you and it not?”

On the drive back home,

Armstrong began to reflect

on his time in Vietnam. Rudis

said Armstrong told him

of another friend he grew up

with his whole childhood.

They went to grammar

school together. They went

to high school together. They

both got married around the

same time. They both got

drafted into the Army at the

same time. They both went

to boot camp together. And

they both went to Vietnam at

the same time.

“Ron fought for a year

to come home alive, but his

friend went home the next

day but in a box,” Rudis said.

“It was an issue that probably

haunted him. He had this in

his mind all of his life.”

Armstrong was in Vietnam

for 18 months, and he

was part of the 1st cavalry.

Jennifer Armstrong, Ron’s

eldest child, said when her

father returned home from

war, he was set to live the

life of a normal suburban

family man. That started

with going to school.

Armstrong chose the University

of Illinois at Chicago,

and while there, he

met his second wife, Jo Ann.

While a miniskirt may have

caught Ron’s attention, it

was his humor and smarts

that caught Jo Ann’s.

“We never had classes

together, but it was a commuter

campus, so we had

a large group of mutual

friends who would meet in

the student union between

classes or during breaks,”

she said. “The funny thing

about the group was that

we’d be sitting and they’d

want to find somebody to fix

him up with, but they never

chose me. I was the obvious

choice, but they just never

picked me.”

But the two began spending

time together and started

dating. They had met in February

1971. By November

1972, they were married.

The two had three children,

and he worked as a

grocery buyer for several

businesses.

Julie Armstrong, his

youngest child, said she remembers

her father having

very specific duties with the

kids, including taking them

to the Museum of Science

and Industry every year, as

well as Christmas shopping.

She also remembers him always

being humble.

Jennifer said Armstrong

was very supportive as a father.

“He was a very present

father,” she said. “He wasn’t

very emotionally expressive,

but the thing that I say

about him is that his super

power was ‘showing up.’

He wasn’t a chatty guy. But

he was always there. He always

showed up for all of

our stuff.

“I always felt really supported

by him. I’ve always

felt that the reason I have

so much confidence and can

do the things that I do are in

large part because he had the

confidence in me.”

She said he taught her

about tons of stuff, like

chess, astronomy and baseball

— and more specifically,

the White Sox.

“We were at every Opening

Day game,” she said.

Armstrong’s son, Scott,

inherited the White Sox fandom

gene from his father.

“[The White Sox] are such

a big part of my life, and it’s

such a strong connection to

Ronald Armstrong, an Army

veteran of the Vietnam War

who lived in Homer Glen,

died May 25 at the age of 74.

Photo Submitted

my dad,” he said. “I went on

Memorial Day, so needless

to say, with that being a few

days after he passed away

and him being a war veteran,

it was an emotional trip.

But it was nice and made me

think of nice things.”

Scott also remembers his

dad as being incredibly giving

to people.

“He would do anything for

you,” Scott said. “He would

just bend over backwards for

you, and he was very loyal.”

Post-retirement life

After suffering a stroke,

Armstrong retired from his

job and was encouraged to

seek services from Veterans

Affairs. After that, he was

told to look into attending a

VFW.

The effect was substantial.

“From a guy who almost

never talked about [his service],

it became almost his

entire identity,” Scott said.

The rest of the family

agreed.

“I think in a way, it allowed

him to express what

he went through without really

expressing the actuality

of what he went through,”

Jo Ann said. “I think he finally

felt a purpose for all he

went through. He held it for

so long. I think that camaraderie

and mutual support really

helped him, and then he

helped [others].”

Jennifer said Armstrong’s

work with the VFW and the

other service organizations

really gave him a sense of

purpose and community.

“It was really important to

him that veterans all be honored

no matter what,” Jennifer

said. “That really became

his way, I think, of dealing

with having gone through

that experience.”

Julie said when Armstrong

joined the VFW — for which

he served at times as post

commander and most recently

as senior vice commander

— was a turning point.

“He became a much different

person after that —

softer,” she said. “I felt more

connected to him in the last

10 or so years of his life, because

he changed so much.

“I could see the change in

him as a human being. I feel

he was more at peace with

who he was as a person and

what he had experienced.

Maybe in connecting with

those other people, he could

feel that he wasn’t alone or

the only one who felt the

way he felt.”

And Armstrong excelled

at the VFW.

“Everybody there always

relied on Ron for guidance

and help,” Rudis said.

And whether it was helping

with Tuesday morning

coffee and chats at the VFW

or volunteering to greet those

returning at the airport from

Honor Flights, Armstrong

was helping fellow veterans

with vigor. That respect he

showed was repaid during

his wake and funeral, as the

room was flooded with people

paying their respects.

“It really resonated with

me,” Scott said of the showing

of support for his father’s

memory. “It really

showed how much he cared

about everyone. I’m super

proud of my dad. I’ll miss

him dearly.”

Missed and remembered

Armstrong was laid to

rest at Abraham Lincoln

National Cemetery in Elwood.

In the days after the

funeral, Julie started going

through some of his belongings.

Mixed in with pictures

of her and her siblings, Julie

found some captivating

special items. One of those

was an interview her father

had given for the Library of

Congress on Vietnam.

“It’s probably 30 pages

long or so, and I started reading

it,” she said. “In the first

two pages, I learned so much

about my dad that I had never

heard before.”

She also found letters he

wrote while he was at war.

She said there were hundreds,

and she was about 10

letters in. They give an account

of her father at age 25.

The letters give her a peek

into the life of her father that

she never knew.

She said she feels lucky

with all that he left behind

for her to find.

“I get to sit and read these

interviews he gave and these

letters he wrote in 1968,” she

said. “I get to read 200 letters

of my dad, and it makes me

feel so much closer to him.

I feel very lucky that he has

left so much for me.”

She hopes people remember

her father’s story.

“He was chosen to [go to

war], and it affected his life

entirely,” she said. “It made

him a completely different

person, and it completely

changed the path of his life.

“I just have a newfound

respect for that he was chosen,

he answered the call,

and he did his duty and did

it well. He had to live with it

his entire life, but he finally

found a way to embrace it.

He struggled for so long.

But, for at least 10 years,

he had found some sort of

peace.

“I think that’s a beautiful

story.”


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Korean War veteran, Orland resident in awe after Honor Flight

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

“It was a touching experience.”

That is how Orland Park

resident Lou Lonero, 82,

describes his Honor Flight

trip. Lonero, who served in

the Korean War as a member

of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne

Division from 1952-

1955. He returned home to

Chicago, decades later, after

being honored with a trip to

Washington D.C. through

the Honor Flight program.

The program was founded

in May 2005 when six small

airplanes left Springfield,

Ohio to fly 12 World War II

veterans to Washington D.C.

Twelve years later, thousands

of veterans from multiple

wars are honored for

their service with a whirlwind

trip.

Lonero’s arrived at Chicago

Midway International

Airport June 7 at 4:30 a.m.

to start his adventure. From

there, hundreds of volunteers

helped the veterans get

to and from the capital all

while attending to their every

need.

“We were welcomed by

the Fairfax, Virginia Fire

Department,” Lonero said

about the airplane’s arrival

at Dulles Airport in Washington

D.C. “They had the

fire engines lined up as the

plane passed through the

gates. They did a shower

spray [over the plane].”

From there the volunteers

helped the veterans visit

the various war memorials

Washington D.C. has constructed.

This experience

was a year in the making, as

Lonero applied for the flight

that long ago. He explained

that priority goes to the

World War II veterans since

those who served are getting

older.

“Everyone was treated

like a little baby with kid

gloves,” Lonero said, but

agreed that it was nice to

have everything taken care

of during the trip.

The non-profit also requires

Honor Flight attendees

to have the proper

medical releases and medication

with them. Nurses

and doctors volunteer for the

flight to ensure the safety of

the veterans. Lonero, who

uses an oxygen tank, was

required to get permission

from his doctor to take the

flight. Harry Karydes, a doctor

from the Edward Hines

Jr. Veterans Administration

Hospital, volunteered his

time to accompany Lonero

for the day.

“From the start to the finish

you were in awe,” Lonero

said. “You never knew that

they had so many volunteers

to do work for the veterans.”

Lonero said he was

amazed at how many people

volunteered to make the trip

possible. He stressed that

each volunteer had to go

through a training course

and no one was paid for their

time.

Lonero even recalls one

veteran whose granddaughter

volunteered to be his

helper during the day, saying

‘Come on Gramps,’ every

time they switched to a new

activity.

While the entire day was

magical from start to finish

there was one moment that

stood out to Loreno.

“One of the best parts is

when you came home,” he

said. “When you see the

wife, and your family and

all the people at Midway

airport. They must have had

2,500 people there.”

Lonero was welcomed

back home by just a few

members of his 76-person

family. Lonero, and his wife

Judy, have eight children, 27

grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren.

“It’s something that everybody

should see when these

veterans come home, or get

to Washington D.C.,” Judy

said. “They just treat them

like the heros they all are.”

A surprise guest, Governor

Bruce Rauner (R), was

also there to greet the veterans

upon their return.

“I tell everybody whether

you’re a democrat, a republican

or a independent,

one of the nicest things was

Governor Bruce Rauner was

there and he shook every

veterans hand that got off the

airplane,” Lou said. “I commend

him for that because

he was the only [politician]

to show up.”

The week following the

trip Lou has shared his experience

with his fellow veterans

at the local VFW hall.

Lou says now they want to

apply for the Honor Flight

because of the positive experience

Lou had with the trip.

“It was an awesome thing

to see so many wonderful

people recognizing all the

veterans that served their

country,” Lou said.

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Orland Park Boy Scout helps launch Fierke Little Free Library

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

Julie Kanjo has been trying

to get a Little Free Library

installed at Fierke

Education Center for the last

three years.

“The past three years I

have proposed it at [PTA]

meetings to buy or build a

Little Free Library but each

year it got shot down because

of budget,” Kanjo said

about getting the project up

and running.

When Kanjo found out

about the take a book, leave

a book library while working

at the Tinley Park Public Library

she knew it was something

she wanted for Fierke

and the surrounding community.

She has been trying to

get Fierke to construct one at

the school since then.

This year the school finally

had enough money left in

the budget to go ahead with

the library. The library was

built and dedicated in memorial

to Daniel Joost, a former

student of Fierke, who

tragically died in February

2016. A ceremony was held

Monday, May 22, outside

of Fierke to unveil the new

library in honor Joost, who

was just 18 at the time of his

death.

Joost was 18 when he

died, but his memory lives

on at Fierke. His was fondly

remembered by his teacher,

Jennifer Ferrucci.

“For me it was really special

because as Dan’s teacher,

and knowing his love of

reading, I just feel like it was

only fitting that his memory

live on in something like

this,” Ferrucci said.

Ferrucci spoke about

Joost’s love of reading and

how his photographic memory

made those stories last

longer than the length of the

book.

When it finally came time

to build the Little Free Library,

Kanjo reached out to

Jason Akai, of Oak Forest.

His son, Peter, is a boy scout

with the Orland Park Troop

318.

Peter, 13, had been looking

for a project to gain his

rank as Eagle Scout. Peter

too had attended Fierke

during elementary school

and though it fitting that his

Eagle Scout project would

bring him back to the school.

Despite not knowing Joost

personally, Peter soon figured

out how important the

project was for Joost’s family

and the community.

“I just like helping people

and making my mark,” Peter

said. “It gives me a sense of

confidence to know that I’ve

done something good for

other people.”

Ferrucci and Kanjo both

commented on the maturity

the 13-year-old held during

the entire process of organizing

and preparing for the

project.

“Peter did a great job talking

about how in the face of

tragedy he was doing something

good and nice for the

community that brings everyone

together,” Ferrucci

said about the speech Peter

made during the ceremony.

The ceremony was kept

small, intimate and many

of Joost’s family members

were in attendance including

aunts, uncles and his sister,

Kathryn.

“I was very excited and

very proud of the young man

[Peter] who didn’t even really

know Daniel,” Florence

O’Leary, Joost’s aunt, said.

“I was just very pleased with

the efforts that were put together

by the school and the

Eagle Scouts and the collaborative

efforts with the

teachers. That in and of itself

is taking us a step towards

healing.”

O’Leary added that her

family thought the project

was fitting of Joost, who

was also able to provide two

pieces of artwork that Fierke

has hung in Joost’s honor at

the school.

“It meant a lot to have

Daniel, and the beauty of

him, immortalized in a very

positive way under such

otherwise horrible [circumstances],”

O’Leary said.

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Center in Oak Forest in memorial to Daniel Joost. Photo

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Business Briefs

Groundbreaking signals

start of construction for

enhancements to Darvin

Shovels dug in and turned

over the first wedges of soil

to signal the official start of

construction for an extensive

façade renovation project at

Darvin Furniture in Orland

Park.

The project — which will

significantly enhance the

building’s exterior impact,

as well as the entryway and

interior space for the retail

showroom — is scheduled

for completion in September.

The upcoming renovations

are to elevate the visual

presence of the Darvin

Furniture exterior façade

while providing additional

interior space for more displays.

The Darvin Furniture

showroom, 15400 LaGrange

Road, currently offers more

than 200,000 square feet of

display space.

While initial construction

will be focused on the

exterior impact, the interior

will also benefit from a new

entrance, which will provide

three times the space of the

current entryway.

Darvin Furniture is the recipient

of the 2016 Illinois

Retailer of the Year Award

from the Illinois Retail

Merchants Association. The

award recognizes Darvin for

meeting consumer desires,

dedication to the community

and loyalty to its employees.

Apple Chevy to stage USO

Barbecue for the Troops

Apple Chevrolet, 8585 W.

159th St., is to host a USO

Illinois Barbecue for the

Troops 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday,

July 15. Activities are

to include military vehicles

presented by Veterans Garage.

It also is to feature an

inflatable obstacle course,

dunk tank, face painting, DJ

music, a presentation of colors

and a 21-gun salute, as

well as raffle prizes.

Brokers at RE/MAX 1st

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Broker associates at RE/

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94th Ave. in Orland Park, recently

received special recognition

from the RE/MAX

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2016.

RE/MAX recognizes its

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Platinum Club: Platinum

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Club membership are

Madonna Egan (team leader)

and Karen Irace (team leader).

100% Club: Members of

the 100% Club are RE/MAX

affiliates who have reached

an outstanding level of sales

productivity. Reaching this

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Baran, Michele Beckers,

Carl Bohne, Steve Brashler,

Maria Casas, Jeanne Dominguez,

Michael Fegan, Denise

Hoekstra, Catherine

Maier (team leader), Margaret

Marasco, Beth Rose and

Daniel Vainisi.

Executive Club: Executive

Club membership recognizes

a group of affiliates

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significantly above the industry

norm. Named to Executive

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for their 2016 achievements

are Skipper Denton, Cynthia

Doehler, Christine Fischer,

Robert Haustein, Maria Li-

Mandri-Vaagen, Vicki Melonas

and Dana Wick.

RE/MAX Northern Illinois

salutes new members of

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Club Award are from

the Illinois counties of Cook,

DuPage, Kane and Lake.

Among them are Carl Bohne,

RE/MAX 1st Service, and

Sharon Krywanio, RE/MAX

Synergy, both of Orland Park.

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Police Reports

May 9

• Jeremiah D. Bates, 38,

1800 Hamlin Ave. in Chicago,

was charged with

felony retail theft and a

misdemeanor count of obstructing

identification after

he allegedly tried to take

eight items valued at a total

of $236.42 from a grocery

store in the 9500 block of

142nd Street. He reportedly

pushed a shopped cart with

the items past the last point

of purchase without paying

for the items, left the cart

behind when confronted

and then fled in a 2010 Nissan

Rogue. The vehicle was

later stopped in Palos Park,

police said. He reportedly

lied about his name. He had

multiple convictions for retail

theft, as well as a warrant

out of Cook County for

a violation of parole for retail

theft.

May 6

• Jeremi R. Wilson, 26, 141

46th Ave. in Gary, Indiana,

was charged with felony

identity theft after he allegedly

acquired two cellphones

fraudulently from a

store at Orland Square. He

provided digits of a Social

Security number and address

that did not match

his own, and the account

was flagged, police said.

He reportedly paid the tax

on both phones, then tried

to purchase a third, but the

last transaction failed.

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Submitted by The Pediatric

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Foundation

A Frankfort 7-year-old

used her birthday to help

children fighting cancer.

Sophia Pacini, of Frankfort,

decided to give away

her birthday presents. Seventeen

friends and family

attended Pacini’s birthday

party at Sky Zone in Orland

Park. When the last partygoer

jumped, Pacini decided

to donate some of her birthday

presents to The Pediatric

Oncology Treasure Chest

Foundation.

When asked why she

wanted to help the Treasure

Chest Foundation and young

cancer patients Pacini said,

“because I want to be nice

and give my presents to kids

who are not as fortunate as

my family.”

“Most little girls want the

latest dolls or games for their

birthday, but Sophia wanted

to help kids fighting cancer,”

Colleen Kisel, founder and

CEO of the Treasure Chest

Foundation, said in a statement.

“I certainly appreciate

Sophia’s generosity and the

toys will benefit the young

cancer patients we serve.”

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visit the foundation’s web

site at www.treasurechest.

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Sophia Pacini, 7, labels some of the toys she received

from her birthday party at The Pediatric Oncology Treasure

Chest Foundation’s Orland Park warehouse. Pacini

donated some of her gifts to help children with cancer.

Photo submitted

From June 14

Orland Park

man arrested

after alleged

criminal

sexual assault

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

A 23-yearold

Orland

Park man was

arrested by

Orland Park

police after he

allegedly sexually

assaulted

Sadzevicius

an adult teen female Sunday,

June 11.

Martynas Sadzevicius, of

14650 Oakley Avenue, was

charged by the Cook County

States Attorney’s Office with

one count of criminal sexual

assault, a Class 1 felony, according

to a press release issued

June 14 by the Orland

Park Police Department.

The teen reportedly told

police Sadzevicius picked

her up and drove the two

to his home sometime after

midnight on June 11. While

inside the vehicle, Sadzevicius

sexually assaulted the

victim in his driveway, according

to the release.

Orland Park police arrested

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June 11.


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FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Area golfers vie for

Women’s Open spot at

Prestwick Country Club

Kelly Sterling and Alyssa

Gromala both grew up in

Mokena, but neither had

played a round at Prestwick

Country Club in Frankfort

until this past week.

The amateur golfers found

their own challenges at the

72-par course but still enjoyed

the experience despite

missing the cut for the U.S.

Women’s Open on June 12.

Sterling, a four-year state

qualifier at Lincoln-Way

East, tied for 44th out of

53 finishers by shooting a

22-over-par 166. She followed

up an 82 through the

opening 18 holes with an 84

the second time through.

“I liked this course a lot,”

Sterling said after playing 36

holes at the qualifier. “It’s

really nice. The greens are a

little tricky. I struggled a bit

with putting. That was probably

the most challenging

part.”

Gromala, a Providence

Catholic Class of 2017 graduate,

shot a 36-over-par 180

to tie for 51st. She shot a 90

both times through the 18-

hole course.

The U.S. Women’s Open

qualifier was one of the largest

events Prestwick has

hosted, bringing in players

from across the world. The

top two golfers – Ashleigh

Buhai and Elin Arvidsson –

each shot an even-par 144 to

advance to the U.S. Women’s

Open.

Sterling and Gromala

recognized the meaning of

Frankfort hosting such a bigname

event.

“I think it’s great,” Gromala

said. “There’s not

that many nice golf courses

around here. I think the

course was great. I think

it’s good for the area.”

Reporting by Frank Gogola,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Providence bus

transportation hub approved

amid opposition

New Lenox Village

Board of Trustees approved

Providence Catholic High

School’s request June 12

asking for a special use to

allow new construction of a

bus transportation hub at the

southwest corner of Gougar

Road and Route 30.

In a 5-1 vote, the 17.8-acre

site in question is to serve as

the new home for the private

school’s buses. Doug

Finnegan was the lone dissenting

vote.

While many residents said

they did not want the bus

transportation hub in their

neighborhood, they urged

the board to consider the

traffic along Route 30 with

parking capacity and fueling

times.

Providence initially requested

Village authorization

to put approximately 26

acres of land to new use at the

corner of Gougar Road and

Ferro Drive but later revised

the proposal to incorporate

a different location, in addition

to addressing the board’s

concerns about landscaping,

drainage and safety. The

proposal as approved allows

for an estimated 600 feet of

separation from nearby residential

properties, whereas

the original plan provided approximately

200 feet.

“[Providence] went

through every possible option,”

Trustee David Smith

said. “This was the best one

for fit.”

Several residents expressed

discontent about the

board’s concern given to unincorporated

residents.

Mayor Tim Baldermann

sought to lessen the criticism

Village officials received.

“We asked constantly for

there to be consideration

given regardless of whether

someone is incorporated or

unincorporated,” he said.

“If someone is going to be

impacted, we do care about

that.”

Reporting by Megann

Horstead, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

7 teams from Tinley Park

dance company prep for

World Dance Championship

Tara Jurgovan, owner of

T-N-T Extreme Dance, is

someone who will go out of

her way for those around her.

“I’m not going to lie: this

is probably the most stressful

year of my life,” Jurgovan

said. “It’s not because

of anything but because I

try and accommodate all the

kids with their scheduling.”

Between parents’ schedules

and those her students

keep, it is not uncommon for

Jurgovan to pick up students

when they cannot find a ride

to the Tinley Park studio. It

is this level of dedication

that has bled through to her

students and garnered success.

At the beginning of the

year, the students collectively

agreed they were going to

work as hard as they could to

make it to the World Dance

Championship.

The girls have put in the

work, and T-N-T will be

sending seven dance teams

to New Jersey Aug. 1-6 to

compete in the World Dance

Championship. This is the

most teams the company has

ever sent.

Last year, two T-N-T

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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From opprairie.com as of Friday, June 16

1. Orland Park man arrested after alleged

criminal sexual assault

2. Team 22: Boys Volleyball 2017

3. Orland Park Prairie photo wins national

award

4. Tim Raines steals show at Orland Park book

signing

5. Team 22: Girls Soccer 2017

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The Village of Orland Park shared this message

June 16, “Thank you to Children of

America Orland Park for visiting the #Orland-

Park Police Department today to thank the

police personnel for serving the community.

Participants in the COA Day Camp delivered

cards and letters that they made for the

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From the Assistant Editor

You know what happens when you assume

Brittany Kapa

Assistant Editor

Let’s face it: No one

really wants to leave

their comfort zone.

I think as human beings

it is inherent to want to

operate in a safe space and

within the realm of familiar.

I realize that the things I

love may be something that

other people hate, and vice

versa. There are all these

things that I know I do not

like. Then, there are things

that I have never tried that

I assume I don’t like. This

is where I get myself into

trouble.

I have, more recently,

been trying to launch myself

out of that comfort zone.

I’m often closed-minded

when it comes to certain

things. A few weeks ago I

went on a roller coaster — it

was a very little one — but

seeing as I hate roller coasters

in general I felt like this

was a big step for me.

I had another first last

week.

I tried Indian food for an

article I was writing. For

years, I was hesitant to try

Indian food. I had always

assumed it was spicy and

that I wouldn’t like it. I

had tried curry in the past,

which I associated with

Indian food, and didn’t like

that. I assumed I would not

like the rest of what Indian

cuisine had to offer. You

know what they say about

when you assume, right?

I was proved wrong this

week.

The Tinley Juncton editor

F. Amanda Tugade helped

me find a restaurant to write

about for our “The Dish”

feature. Chak De Fuzyon is a

new Indian fusion restaurant

that opened April 1 in Tinley

Park. My first thought was,

“How am I going to write

about an Indian fusion restaurant

when I know nothing

about Indian cuisine?”

Sometimes, I think the

best articles are the ones

you write and learn a lot

during the process. So, I visited

the restaurant Wednesday,

June 7, and talked with

the owners.

I met with Lupita Hermosillo

– she has been

working in the restaurant

industry as a server, bartender

and general front of

the house manager for years

– and her business partner,

Sandeep Joshi, 28, who

studied cooking in New

Dehli, India, and moved to

the United States just three

years ago. In the roughly

hour and a half I spent with

the duo, I learned so much

about Indian cuisine. I was

trying foods that I was having

trouble pronouncing but

were absolutely delicious.

Joshi, a very talented chef,

combined so many different

flavors in a way that

blended so well together.

Every dish ended up being

a new experience. I was

shocked at how much I

loved everything.

I was not shocked by

the amount of dedication

Joshi had put into his food.

He made everything from

scratch, and that is a hard

thing to do in a restaurant.

Hermosillo said most

Indian restaurants will even

outsource the naan that they

serve, but Chak De Fuzyon

has a tandoor clay oven

in the back of the kitchen

that allows them to bake

freshly made naan for every

order. That is the type of

dedication I love to see in a

restaurant.

I realize now that if I had

not been open to the possibility

of trying something

new I would have never

discovered how much I love

Indian cuisine.

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From Page 16

teams placed seventh and

12th during the first round of

the competition.

Only five teams from the

first round move forward,

and T-N-T’s goal is to be one

of the Top 5.

“It’s either you want it or

you don’t, and when you

hit that floor, you’ve got to

give it your all,” Jurgovan

said. “It’s not fair when you

do miss a practice and the

other[s] are here and you

don’t pull through for them.

Reporting by Brittany Kapa,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Mokena’s Curtain Call

Theatre closes season with

British farce

They say comedy is tragedy

plus time. In the case

of the play “Not Now, Darling,”

the comedy is more

tragedy plus timing.

The farce gets its laughs

from small-scale tragedies

— perhaps more accurately

described as uncomfortable

situations — compounded

by a series of inopportune

but expertly timed entrances

and exits. The comedy is to

be performed at Curtain Call

Theatre in Mokena at 7:30

p.m. Friday and Saturday,

June 23-24, and 2 p.m. Sunday,

June 25.

Suzanne Helwich, the production’s

assistant director,

said the theater company

wanted to treat its new Mokena

audience to plays from

across the spectrum.

The farce centers on a furrier

owned by a couple and a

junior partner. The male half

of the couple, Mr. Bodley, is

a philanderer who hatches a

scheme to purchase his mistress

a fur coat without her

husband catching on.

Of course, as with any

good comedy, nothing goes

according to plan.

Reporting by Tim Carroll,

Editor. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

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2017 GOLF OUTING

JUNE 15 , 2017

AT THE SILVER LAKE COUNTRY CLUB

Thank You to our sponsors and prize donors

who made our Golf Outing a success!

Golf Cart Sponsorship

• MPS|CPA

Beverage Cart Sponsors

• BMO Harris Bank

• Edwards Realty Company

Scholarship Dinner Sponsor

• Orland Square

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• Parkway Bank & Trust

• LinJen Promotions

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• The Orland Park Prairie

• Chicago Tribune Media Group

Signage Sponsorship

• One Up Signs

Golf Hole Sponsors

• 22nd Century Media

• Advocate Children’s Hospital

• Advocate Christ Medical Center

• Alden Estates of Orland Park

• Athletex Sports and Orthopedic

Physical Therapy

• Autumn Leaves of Orland Park

• Baz Realty Services

• Betternhausen Automotive

• Chicago Tribune Media Group

• Coldwell Banker-Susan Byrne

• Colonial Chapel Funeral Home

& Private Crematory

• Dave & Buster’s

• Eenigenburg Exteriors. Inc

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Family Law Group. P.C.

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• Nothing Bundt Cakes

• O’Keefe. Lyons & Hynes, LLC

• Orland Park Band & Trust

• Orland Rotary Club

• Parkway Bank & Trust

• Peace Village

• Randy Barcella-Real Estate

• Revealed Radio Show

• Republic Services

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• Robert J. Sheedy & Sons

Funeral Home

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A special thank you to the Coghills & Silver Lake Country Club for being fantastic hosts!

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Something Borrowed,

New exhibit Orland History

Museum launches ‘Something Old’

wedding exhibit, Page 22

New kick on the block

Chak De Fuzyon adds flavor to

Tinley dining scene with Indian-

Chinese fusion, Page 24

Orland Park

residents

Adam Alder

(left) and big

brother Aiden

play Whack-A-

Mole Saturday,

June 17,

at Orland

Townships

Pet-Palooza.

Laurie

Fanelli/22nd

Century Media

Orland Township’s Pet-Palooza highlights the importance of family, Page 21


20 | June 22, 2017 | The orland park prairie Faith

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FAITH BRIEFS

Living Word Lutheran Church (16301 S.

Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Vacation Bible School

9 a.m.-noon. Monday-

Friday, July 24-28. To

register a child visit

livingwordorland.org or callt

he office at (708) 403-9673.

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.

PUSH Prayer

9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. All

are welcome to take part in

person or take 10-15 minutes

to pray for the country,

church, community and

individual needs. Meetings

take place the second

Tuesday of the month.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

(15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

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.

There are no dues or fees to

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attend meetings, and there

are no weigh-ins or calorie

counting. For information on

other meetings in the area,

visit www.OA.org.

Presbyterian Church in Orland Park

(13401 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-

Schoolers)

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

Tuesdays of the month.

Thursday Evening Bible

Study

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays

Contact Jessica Nemec

@708.326.9170 ex.46

www.22ndcenturymedia.com

Gamblers Anonymous

7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays

Emotions Anonymous

7:30-9 p.m. Fridays

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.

Zion Lutheran Church (17100 S. 69th

Ave., Tinley Park)

Southwest Suburban

Widow/Widowers Social

Club

7-9 p.m. Friday, July 7.

This caring and friendly

group is opening it’s doors

to Orland Park residents,

as well as all other

neighboring residents who

wish to participate. This

group meets once a month.

Beverages and snacks will

In Memoriam

Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson,

92, of Orland

Park, died June 13. He enlisted

and spent three-and-ahalf

years in the Navy during

World War II. He was a

member of the Carpenters

Local 434 for 70 years. He

retired in 1990 after holding

many jobs as a business representative.

He is survived

by his children, Loran and

Bruce (Mailee); grandchildren,

Kate, Abby and David;

and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at

Robert J. Sheehy & Sons

Funeral Home. Funeral mass

was held at St. Elizabeth Seton

Church. Internment Holy

Sepulchre Cemetery.

be served. Most months

include entertainment. For

more information, call Bill

Dolehide (708) 342-6820.

Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave.,

Orland Park)

Phil Keaggy in Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, July

21. Singer, songwriter Phil

Keaggy will perform at the

church. Tickets are available

at www.itickets.com/

events/376081 or call (800)

965-9324.

Men’s Barnabas Bible Study

7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays.

Study various books written

by Christian authors. Coffee

and light refreshments

are served. For more

information, email info@

calvaryop.org.

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.

Calvin C. Singletary

Calvin C.

“Butch” Singletary,

70, of Orland Park, died

June 15. He was a member

of the Marines Corps and

served in the Vietnam war

from 1966-1968. He then

worked as a certified public

accountant. He is survived

by his wife, Dean; children,

Kevin (Kellie) and Kim (Michael

Hood); grandchildren,

Mia and Eli; siblings, Deborah

(Darryl) Booth and Carl

(Alisa); and many others.

Visitation and funeral services

were held at All Saints

Lutheran Church. Interment

Abraham Lincoln National

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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the orland park prairie | June 22, 2017 | 21

Families gather at Township’s Pet-Palooza

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Anyone who has ever welcomed

a four-legged friend

into their home knows how

important pets are to their

families.

As such, the Orland

Township provides for dogs

and cats – as they do for all

members of the community

– throughout the year, but

the annual Pet-Palooza gave

human residents a ​“​paws​itively

purr-fect​”​ opportunity

to celebrate their beloved

pets while raising money for

local animals in need.

The Saturday, June 17,

event was free of charge;

however, attendees were encouraged

to provide a bag of

pet food or cash donation to

support the Orland Township

Pet Pantry.

“It’s a fun day for pets,”

said Kathy Passafiume, a

youth and family services

clinical director at Orland

Township. “It’s a fun day

for families and a nice summer

event. We love serving

the community. We love being

with people and working

with each other.”

Pet-Palooza offered fun

for the whole family with

face-painting, food vendors,

bounce houses, live entertainment,

bingo and much

more. Also included in the

festivities were dog training

seminars, micro-chipping

and nail clipping for the ​“​

paw-some​“​ guests of honor.

“Our volunteers, workers

and staff have been tremendous

in putting this together,”

said Township Trustee

John Lynch. “It’s a lot of

work, and they’ve done a

great job.”

On top of all of the fun

activities, the event also provided

folks with the opportunity

to meet pets looking for

a forever home.

St. Sophia’s Forgotten

Westmont-based nonprofit St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines brought a few kittens to Pet-Palooza for adoption. Photos by

Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Mackinzie McCraw, of Romeoville, gets her arm painted

by Marie Ryan, a senior services coordinator at Orland

Township, on Saturday, June 17, at Orland Township’s

annual Pet-Palooza.

Felines – which is based in

Westmont but serves much

of Chicagoland – was on

hand with adoptable kittens

and cats.

“We pull animals from

high-kill shelters, and we

do a lot of transfers from

the south,” volunteer Danielle

Alessi said. “When we

get the kittens and cats in

our care we fully vet them.

They’re fixed, they’re vaccinated,

they’re micro-chipped

and dewormed – the whole

shebang.”

The nonprofit organization

is also always recruiting

foster families to look after

cats in need.

Folks interested in bettering

the lives of local animals

also had the opportunity

to donate to a number

of pet-focused organizations

including Minnie’s Memorial

Fund of PAWS of Tinely

Park.

The special fund was

founded by Tinley Park

couple Wayne and Joan Hochwarter

after they lost their

beloved pet Minnie to cancer

and learned of the great expenses

that come with medical

care.

“So far we’ve raised

enough money to pay the

medical bills of 42 special

needs dogs,” Joan said. “The

fund has helped pay for leg

amputations, knee surgeries,

eye removals, skin conditions

– everything.”

Orland Park resident Anna

Alder and her sons, Aiden,

5, and Adam, 3, enjoy coming

out to Pet-Palooza every

year to pet the animals and

take part in the activities.

“Orland Park really does

go all out to support the pets,

and the kids and the whole

community,” Anna said.

“There’s just so many wonderful

things here.”

The Orland Township Pet

Pantry was founded by Supervisor

Paul O’Grady and

his wife in honor of their

cat, Crashy.

“When the economy bottomed

out, a lot of people

were forced to give up their

pets because they couldn’t

afford to feed them, so that’s

when the pet food pantry

began in honor of Mr.

O’Grady’s cat,” Mary Hastings,

Orland Township administrator,

said.

All proceeds from Pet-

Homer Glen couple Terry and Cathy Poia pose for a photo

with their Great Dane, Diesel.

Palooza directly benefit

the Orland Park Pet Pantry,

which helps to provide food

and supplies for pets and

families in need.

Later this summer, the

township will be hosting its

annual Back to School Health

Fair, which offers school

physicals, various exams, immunizations

and a whole lot

of fun on Saturday, July 29.

More information about

services and events can be

found in The Orland Township

Focus newsletter or online

at www.orlandtownship.

org.


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For months, Orland Park

residents have been eagerly

anticipating the opening of

the Something Old wedding

exhibit at the Village of Orland

Park History Museum.

The wait was finally over

June 3 as the public got its

first chance to take a trip

down memory lane – via the

wedding aisle – and observe

local history through matrimonial

fashion.

Wedding dresses and tuxedoes

from the 1890s to

the 1980s were on display

throughout the museum and

each item was either donated

or loaned to the collection

for this very special show.

Many residents offered their

heirlooms to the exhibit last

fall and their enthusiasm for

the final results could be felt

throughout the showroom

during the opening. Museum

curator, Sarah Konzen, inherited

the idea for the show

when she was hired earlier

this year, but it quickly became

as much of a passion

project for her as it was for

all involved.

“Everybody’s gone to a

wedding or been married

so you can really make that

personal connection to the

exhibit which I really, really

like and the fact that so

many people were willing to

share their pieces – or their

family’s pieces – with the

museum is so great,” said

Konzen. “I think this exhibit

provides people with a really

nice glimpse into wedding

dress history.”

Following the opening, the

exhibit will run every Thursday

and Saturday from 9 a.m.

Museum curator, Sarah Konzen, adjusts an information

tag on one of the display wedding dresses during the

Something Old exhibit at the Orland Park History Museum,

which opened to the public June 3. Laurie Fanelli/22nd

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to 1 p.m. through November.

“I really want to give people

ample time to see the exhibit

and have the opportunity to

invite their families from out

of town,” Konzen explained.

“People have waited so long,

so I really wanted their items

to be on display for a good

amount of time.”

In addition to experiencing

wedding fashion through

the years, history museum

visitors also learned a bit

about each piece and the culture

of its time thanks to informative

placards throughout

the exhibit. The placard

next to Orland Park resident

Shirley Little Anderson’s

wedding dress, which she

wore the day she wed Henry

Anderson June 27, 1953, let

visitor’s know that the gown

cost $125, the equivalent of

$1,140 today. Anderson was

on hand at the opening, accompanied

by her family as

they posed for photos with

the treasured heirloom.

The Orland Park History

Museum, located at 14415

South Beacon Avenue, is

fairly new to the community

having first opened its doors

in April of 2016. Village

Trustee, Kathleen Fenton,

enjoys that the facility gives

residents an opportunity to

see what Orland Park was

like over the years.

“We’re 125 years old and

when you really think about

it, that’s a long time,” Fenton

said. “There were so many

things unique to this community

considering it was a

railroad stop and it was a pig

farm. When you look back

and see how now it’s a mega

retail center, we’ve come a

long, long way.”

Following the Something

Old show, Konzen plans to

open a new exhibit entitled,

Life of an Orlander.

“I’ll really be honing in

on the earliest families of

the area and displaying their

memorabilia and photos and

explaining what life was like

125 years ago,” she said.

Fenton is also looking forward

to the next show.

“We’re trying to bring the

community out here and let

them experience what it was

like back in the day of less

hassles and less stress,” Fenton

said with a smile.


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the orland park prairie | June 22, 2017 | 23

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. All Blacks player

6. Christmas tree topper

10. Deli spread

14. Pun-loving poet

Nash

15. Sludge

16. Physical, e.g.

17. Zagreb native

18. Tailors

20. Chess champion

after Fischer

22. Wake up call

23. Albanian monetary

unit

24. Ball raiser

26. Go off track

27. Big employer in

Orland Park

31. With hands on hips

35. Debt security

36. Decide

38. Olympic firsts

40. Norwegian capital

41. Gift from the Three

Wise Men

44. Alternative

45. Dazzling light

47. Senate declaration

48. Not quite yet

49. Release

52. Orland Park’s

Winter Wonderland

_____

54. Raw metal

55. Hair holder

56. Green Day song

59. Where the gas goes

61. Casual dress

66. Digests of a sort

69. Lasso

70. Hodgepodge

71. Tricks

72. Pointless

73. “___ No Angels”

(Bogart film)

74. They may be split

75. Some change

Down

1. Imitation

2. Indian tourist city

3. Old fish provide it

4. Get

5. Wholly

6. Morse Code alert

7. Ballerina’s pivot

points

8. Spring bloomer

9. Comment

10. Ran into

11. ___ Foley (Eddie

Murphy role)

12. Easily maneuvered,

as a ship

13. Russian river port

19. Shoot

21. Gila monster’s

weapon

25. Catch sight of

27. Drain problem

28. Bride’s lane

29. “Chill!”

30. Sound asleep?

32. Back biter

33. Yeasted pancakes

34. Spartan theater

37. Hear

39. Done for

42. Harness part

43. Czech mark

46. Overact

50. High step

51. Sinew

53. Custom related

56. Garbage hauler

57. Fox home

58. Ruler

60. Warm-hearted

62. Tops

63. Riddle with no solution

64. Ain’t right?

65. Visits

67. Whom Edgar

Awards are named for

68. Zebra’s cousin

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has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

ORLAND PARK

Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park, IL; (708)

226-0042)

■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia

■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Live Music

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live Music

Dan ‘D’ Jac’s

(9358 171st St., Orland

Hills; (708) 460-8773)

■Friday ■ and Saturday:

Whirlwind karaoke

■Wednesdays: ■

Open mic

comedy night with host

Ray Fischer

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Live entertainment

■7 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live entertainment

and face painter

Papa Joe’s

(14459 S. LaGrange

Road, Orland Park; (708)

403-9099)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Gene Infelise and Francesca

■6-10 ■ p.m. Fridays: The

keyboard stylings of

Roger Pampel

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square Drive,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Night/Open Mic

Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Country

Night

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: Live DJ

■10 ■ p.m. Saturdays: Live

Music/Band

■9 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

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The Dish

Chak De Fuzyon introduces Indian cuisine to Tinley Park

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

Sandeep Joshi strongly

believes that cooking is an

art form that can touch all of

the senses.

“The chef is the biggest

artist for me,” he said. “The

art of the chef, people can

smell; people can see and

eat. I’m really influenced by

that.”

That influence shows in

his work. Joshi prepares everything

from scratch and

in-house. Naan dough and

all of the base gravies – onion,

tomato and vegetable

– are made in the morning.

Aside from that, every dish

featured on the menu is prepared

fresh once a customer

places an order.

“Indian cooking has to

simmer; Indian cooking has

to be seasoned properly,”

said Lupita Hermosillo,

Joshi’s business partner.

“There are dishes that have

over 20 or 30 different spices

in it. There are some dishes

that he has to marinade

overnight.”

Hermosillo stressed that

she hopes patrons can appreciate

the dish despite the

wait. Joshi does not make

bulk batches and then rewarm

dishes; he makes everything

to order.

In January, the pair came

across an advertisement on

Craigslist for the space that

they would later call Chak

De Fuzyon. This is the first

restaurant for Hermosillo,

35, and Joshi, 28.

“When we met I had already

been serving and bartending

and hosting,” Hermosillo

said. “I pretty much

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did everything in the front of

the house for over 15 years.

I was tired of working for

someone else, seeing the

things they were doing that

I would do differently but

I had no power to actually

change [those] things because

I was not in charge.”

After some minor renovations,

the duo opened their

Tinley Park restaurant, located

at 7982 167th Street,

on April 1. Hermosillo said

for the first three weeks the

restaurant opened were very

busy. Now, they have leveled

out to a good ebb and

flow.

The restaurant’s name

stems from a movie released

in 2007 by a similar name,

“Chak De! India.” The

phrase “chak de” translates

to “let’s go.” Since Joshi also

has experience in Chinese

cuisine, the “fuzyon” part of

the name refers to the fusion

between the two cuisines.

“We wanted something

different but at the same

time we feel like in Tinley

Park, there is no Indian restaurant,”

Joshi said. “We

wanted to put a name that

brings the people [to the restaurant].”

Joshi said when choosing

the name he had hoped people

would Google the phrase

and then say, “Let’s go for

Chicken tikka masala ($10.99) can be ordered mild or spicy, and has a creamy butter,

tomato and fenugreek sauce that simmers with masala spices for a complex flavor.

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Indian bistro.” Hermosillo

said she hopes the restaurant

becomes people’s “hole in

the wall” restaurant that may

not be the fanciest but has

the best food.

“The most rewarding

places that I usually go to,

and I keep going back, are

the small places where there

is that dish that nobody else

makes better,” she said.

“That’s what we strive for

because that’s all we can offer.”

‘His work is his worship’

Joshi’s level of dedication

to his food shows in every

dish he makes. Whether it is

a traditional and well-known

dish like chicken tikka masala

($10.99) or dal tadka

($9.99) that brings him back

to his roots, he prepares each

dish with care.

The latter, dal yadka, is

what Hermosillo describes

as Indian comfort food.

Joshi strays from the typical

restaurant dal tadka and

makes a recipe inspired by

his mom’s recipe.

“When I was a small kid,

my mom made it in an easy,

simple way like a homestyle,”

Joshi said, adding

that his mom would hand

grind special spices for the

soup.

Joshi includes the traditional

cooked lentils and

mixes the dish with ginger,

garlic, and his own blend of

herbs and spices.

He still remembers coming

home from school as a

child and smelling dal tadka

wafting from the kitchen.

It’s a dish that takes him

right back to his roots.

For those who have not

tried Indian food before,

both Joshi and Hermosillo

assure that the flavors are

not as strong as one might

expect. Dishes like the

chicken tikka masala can be

made to suit the customer’s

spice preference. Hermosillo

asks every customer if they

would like the dish “American

spicy” or “Indian spicy.”

It’s more about flavor than

anything else, they said.

“A lot of times the chef

only comes out when there

is an issue,” Hermosillo said.

“[Joshi] comes out to talk to

people. There are people that

walk up to the window and

talk with him. They tell him

how good the meal was.”

Other not-to-miss items

include the cheese naan ($3).

Joshi works cream cheese

into the dough before cooking

it in a traditional tandoor

clay oven. Those looking for

vegan options have plenty to

choose from. Twisted Babycorn

($7.99) is one of the

bistro’s fusion dishes that

combines tomato, ketchup,

chili sauce and coconut milk

onto the corn. After being

sauteed, the dish is topped

with sesame oil and cilantro.

Vegetable Korma ($8.99) is

another dish that can be vegan,

and has a creamy almond

and cashew nut base sauce.

“His work is his worship,”

Hermosillo said about

Joshi’s cooking. “He puts his

heart and soul into what he

does.”


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the orland park prairie | June 22, 2017 | 25

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level and the

Lennan II features a comfortable dining/family room.

It has 3,167 square feet of total space (including a

1,049’ basement) with a two-car, dry-walled garage and

cement driveway.

All the Phase II homes have underground utilities, deluxe

landscaping and first floor laundry rooms. Buyers can

select options like an impressive fireplace, walkout

basement, coffered ceilings, skylights and a soaker tub in

the master bath.

All homes at Brookside Meadows include cost-efficient,

energy-saving features like a high-efficiency furnace and

Lo-E glass installed throughout. Other ‘green’ features

include an Energy Miser hot water heater, vented soffits,

1.75” insulated entrance doors, energy efficient appliances

and Tuff-R insulated wall sheathing. A sprinkler system,

smoke detectors and Lake Michigan water is provided in

all homes.

Secluded inside Tinley Park, Brookside Meadows is

still close to everything: retail, dining, transportation

routes, Metra rail station and airports. The school system

is among the best in the state and Tinley Park, named

“The Best Place In America to Raise a Family” by

Bloomberg’s BuisnessWeek maintains 40 parks and the

huge Bettenhausen indoor recreational center.

The Grand Opening of Phase II gives early buyers a fresh

set of choices at Brookside Meadows. The Sales Center,

along with fully furnished and beautifully decorated

models, is open Monday through Thursday 10:00am to

4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00pm; and

open Friday by appointment.

Options, dimensions and specs can change so contact

a Sales Associate at 708-479-5111 for any updates and

go online at www.cranahomes.com. To visit Brookside

Meadows take I-80, exit La Grange Road south for just

under two miles to La Porte Road and turn east for onehalf

mile. If mapping by way of a GPS, enter the address:

19839 Mulroy Circle, Tinley Park, IL.


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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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Sponsored Content

The Orland Park Prairie’s

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This is a unique opportunity

as both neighbors are

relocating. Townhome style

condos for sale, which offers a

maintenance free lifestyle.

What: Each unit is individually

owned and being sold

separately. The end unit is

ranch style, the middle unit is

split level and both units are

well maintained with many

updates.

Where: 18010 Kansas Court

MLS #09566711 and 18012

Kansas Court. Both homes

are located in grammar school

District 135 and Consolidated

High School District 230.

Amenities: 18010 Kansas

Court: Is a two bedroom,

three bath split level with

approximately 1,950-squarefeet.

The main level features

vaulted ceiling in foyer and updates include wood laminate flooring from entry way

thru kitchen, lower level family room with fireplace and updated wet bar, undated

flooring which includes powder room and laundry room, upper level contains two

large bedrooms, two baths, and includes a master bathroom and 3-year-old HVAC and

humidifier. This home also has an attached two-car garage and is move-in ready.

18012 Kansas Court: This much desired two bedroom, two bath end unit includes

updates features. New updates installed in 2015 include oak wood flooring throughout

the home, updated kitchen with granite counter tops and breakfast bar, updated tile

back splash with new sink and Moen faucet, hot water heater with drip pan, new sump

pump in concrete crawl, new toilets and a new garage-door opener. The entire unit was

painted in 2015.

Price: $229,900. Each unit is individually owned and being sold separately.

Dual Open Houses: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 25

Contact: 18010 Kansas Court: Ken Holdefer (708) 843-3178, 18012 Kansas Court:

Theresa Coleman (708) 257-4196.

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For more, visit OPPrairie.com/realestate.

April 13

• 9835 W 144th Pl, Orland Park,

60462-2407 - Molly E. Oros to Nicholas

Del Priore, Kelly Del Priore $475,000

April 17

• 7305 W 152nd St, Orland Park,

60462-6608 - Marilyn R. Melvan to

Stephen Duke, Nina Duke $152,000

• 9343 Whitehall Ln, Orland Park,

60462-7773 - Bridget Mcnicholas to

Andrew Sopha, $168,500

• 14712 S 88th Ave, Orland Park,

60462-3407 - Mary Ann Gale to

Tracy M. Rapisarda, Thomas G Hum

$200,000

• 13940 S 84th Ave, Orland Park,

60462-1738 - Brian F. Graf to Manoel

Villarrea, Marisa Villarrea $259,000

• 13529 Idlewild Dr, Orland Park,

60462-1516 - Miles & Walsh Capital

LLC to Carrie E. Manley, $335,000

• 10435 Misty Hill Rd, Orland Park,

60462-7437 - Pb Sw Sfr LLC to Ashraf J.

Abdallah, Dalal J. Taiji $625,000

May 5

• 9942 Treetop Dr, Orland Park,

60462-4641 - Judith A. Rubio to Velimir

Jovanovski, $111,000

• 18132 Lake Shore Dr, Orland Park,

60467-5225 - Kusinski Trust to Syed

Sumair Sibtain, Faaria Salik $249,000

• 14936 Dogwood Dr, Orland Park,

60462-3457 - Mario Nocito to X Motan,

$292,500

• 9256 Kelly Ct, Orland Hills, 60487-

4692 - Sandra J. Gebauer Nka Sandra

Kelly to Matthew Wagner, $320,000

• 9326 Dunmurry Dr, Orland Park,

60462-1141 - Federal Home Loan Mtg

Corp to Mazen Matarieh, $326,000

• 9237 Dunmore Dr, Orland Park,

60462-1153 - Taylor Trust to Daniel L.

Horn, Karen R. Horn $368,000

• 10410 Great Egret Dr, Orland Park,

60467-8577 - Chicago Title Land Trust

Co. to Brian Bush, Erica Bush $434,500

• 15732 Shire Dr, Orland Park, 60467-

9418 - Omar Hussain to Victoria T.

Venusa, Michael A. Venusa $455,000

• 10824 Glenlake Dr, Orland Park,

60467-4568 - Katy M. Jarka to Molly

Sharma, $525,000

May 12

• 15510 Orlan Brook Dr 260, Orland

Park, 60462-4892 - Joseph J. Gavril to

Hisham M. Esaadi, $148,500

• 7811 W 157th St 2n, Orland Park,

60462-5179 - Anthony Acquaviva to

Brandon A. Doom, $150,000

• 16248 92nd Ave, Orland Hills,

60487-5914 - Joyce L. Jahnke to

Vitali Makarchyk, Liutsyia Makarchyk

$158,000

• 14621 Aspen St, Orland Park, 60462-

2673 - William M. Sparks to Koula

Lalezas, $175,000

• 14792 Montgomery Dr, Orland Park,

60462-3267 - Nicholas Poiaas Polas to

Joseph R. Albano, $183,000

• 8861 167th St, Orland Hills, 60487-

5928 - Magnuson Trust to Lucille Mc

Donough, $190,000

• 11138 Alpine Ln, Orland Park,

60467-6200 - Chicago Trust Co. Trustee

to Eric R. Reeder, $311,000

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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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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1003 Help Wanted

Driver/Warehouse Assistant

Construction supply company looking for a

reliable driver. Must be able to lift at least 85 lbs. Class

“C” license preferred.

Email resumes to jennifer.zeiger@elfco.com or apply in

person at 9860 Clearvue Ct., Mokena.

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!

SOX OUTLET now hiring!

Assist customer w/ work

clothes & boots, be able to lift

up to 50 lbs, restock

merchandise. Never work past

9 pm. Closed Thanksgiving,

Christmas, Easter Sunday, 4th

of July. Apply within. No

phone calls please.

6220 W. 159th St, Oak Forest

Hardwood Floor Installers

& Finishers needed. Must be

dependable, experienced and

have transportation. Pay based

on exp. Email resume or

summary of qualifications to

info@hardwoodfloors

bymanny.com

P/T Associate for Travel

Agency in Orland Park.

Exp. and open availability

required. Approx. 16-24

hrs/weekly. Send

resume to:

travel@goodbuytravel.com

Sox Outlet-Computer

Register Help Daytime

hours. Closed Thanksgiving,

Christmas, Easter Sunday, 4th

of July. Apply within.

No phone calls please.

6220 W. 159th St, Oak Forest

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Help

Wanted

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

LAWN TECHNICIAN

Professional company

located in Frankfort

looking for reliable

individual to apply dry

fertilizer. Experience a

plus, but not necessary.

For interview call:

(708)479-4600

F/T Sales Coordinator

Base salary + commission

Send resume to:

info@ttsgranite.com

2017 Southwest Choice

Award winner Pet Patrol

is looking for dog walkers

& pet sitters in Orland &

surrounding areas. For

more info & to apply:

www.pet-patrol.net

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

Flower Gardener Wanted

2 hrs/wk near Silver Cross

Hospital. Weeding,

planting, pruning. Bring

own tools-Private home.

Call Bill: 312.515.3152.

1003 Help

Wanted

Looking for copy editors

and freelance writers for

weekly, SW suburb

publication. P/T hrs.

Email resume to

lucykate5@aol.com

TEMPERATURES AND

OPPORTUNITY ARE

HEATING UP! BECOME

A BUS DRIVER WITH

AMERICAN SCHOOL

BUS. 708.349.1866

WeatherTech is Hiring in

Bolingbrook! Please visit

WeatherTech.com/careers

to view our current

openings.

Part-Time Music Director

Needed at Our Mother of

Good Counsel, Homer Glen,

IL. Please submit resume to

frjoseph@omgccc.org

or call 708.301.6246.

Medical Transportation

Drivers Wanted. Call or

email: 815.464.9600

transportationresume4@

gmail.com

Bartender/Asst. Manager &

Security needed. Must be

over 21. Will train. Local

bar. 708.612.5040

Furniture restoration

looking for P/T/ F/T help.

If interested, call:

708.479.2662

Pool Table Guy looking

for helper. Heavy lifting

req. $14/hr. Email info:

Matt@localpooltableguy.com

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

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

1025 Situations

Wanted

I do senior help, cleaning,

shopping, meals, &

doctor’s appointments. Call

Mary Ann 815 325 2514.

Retired Senior Looking for

Related Living Housing

708-422-0229

Ask for Maryanne

1037 Prayer /

Novena

Oh holy St. Jude, Apostle &

Martyr, great in virtue and rich

in miracles, near kinsman of

Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor

of all who invoke your special

patronage in time ofneed.

To you Ihave recourse from

the depths of my heart and

humbly beg to whom God has

given such great power to

come to my assistance. Help

me in my present and urgent

petition. In return, I promise to

make your name known and

cause to be invoked. Say 3Our

Fathers, 3Hail Marys and Glories

for 9 consecutive days.

Publication mustbe promised.

St. Jude pray for us all who invoke

your aid. Amen. CG

Oh most Beautiful Flower

of Mt Carmel, Fruitful vine,

splendor of heaven, blessed

mother of the Son of God,

Immaculate Virgin, Assist

me in this my neccessity, oh

star of the sea help me and

show me herein you are my

mother. Oh holy Mary,

Mother of God, Queen of

Heaven and Earth, I humbly

beeseach you from the bottom

ofmyheart to succor

me in my necessity (make

request) there are none that

can withstand your power,

oh Mary conceived without

sin, pray for us who have

recourse tothee (3x). Holy

Mary, Iplace this cause in

your hands (3x). Say this

prayer for three consecutive

days, you must publish it

and it will be granted to

you. MT

1052 Garage Sale

RAIN DATE

GUARANTEE

If it rains on the day of

your Garage Sale, call us and

we will run your ad FREE the

following week!!!

1052 Garage Sale

Lockport 527 Clinton St

6/22-6/24 8-5pm Sports (Cubs,

Sox), NASCAR diecast cars,

tools, Lionel trains & misc

Mokena, 11333 189th St. Sun.

6/25, 9-3p. Misc. household

items, baby &children items,

some furniture.

Mokena , 13437 Florence Rd.

6/22 8-3p, 6/23 8-2p. Furn,

baby stuff, comforter, household

items & more!

New Lenox 2203 Heron Ln.

6/23-24, 8a-1p. Lots of like

new baby/kid toys, bikes,

shoes, strollers, Wii, kitchen,

clothes. Many items new in

box.

Orland Park 14070 Stonegate.

6/23-24, 8-2. Hshld, books,

glass dishes and more! Don’t

miss this sale!

Orland Park 8910 Merion Dr.

6/23-6/24 9-3pm Clothes, movies,

hshld, kitchen, vanity,

home decor, games & more!

Orland Park 9026 Poplar Rd

6/23-6/24 8-3pm Hshld,

clothes, toys, party shop, misc

& Something for Everyone!

Orland Park, 16721 Robinhood

Dr. 6/23-6/24, 8-3p. 1

block east of 88th Ave at

167th. Multifamily, huge variety.

Paper crafting, home/holiday

decor, garage speakers, &

much more!

Tinley Park 6626 W. 165th Pl.

6/24-25, 7:30-2. Many items.

Hshld, clothing, furn, jewelry,

holiday. Too much to list!

Tinley Park 6830 Winston Dr.

6/23-24, 8-3. Kids/baby items,

hshld, kitch, clothes, and more!

Come check out our selection.

Tinley Park, 17624 71st Ave,

6/23-6/24 8-2p. Glassware,

cookware, household items,

holiday items & much more!

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Frankfort, 24751 S. 88th Ave.

6/24, 7-2p. BARN SALE!

Camping, hshld, yard &garden,

plants, halloween, furniture

& more!

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

TO YOUR DOOR WITH

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Garage

Sale

1053 Multi Family

Sale

Homer Glen 12433 W.

Huntleigh Rd. 6/23-24 8-4;

Goodings Grove Subdivision

located west on 143rd St, turn

at stoplight between Aldi &

White Castle on Greystone, 1

stoplight before Bell Rd.

Acoustic & electric guitars,

men’s & women’s golf clubs &

bag, area rug (8’x10’), complete

set ofdishes, Pampered

Chef cookware (never used),

candlelight items, clothes, &

much more. Nobaby clothes or

toys.

Lockport , 17813 Sorrel Dr.

6/23-6/24, 9-2p, 6/25 9-12.

Baby &children clothes/items,

hshld items, adult clothes, toys

& more!

Mokena, 9228 Elm Ave. 6/24,

9-3p. Household items, furniture,

clothes for family, &vintage

items.

New Lenox Chestnut Pointe

Subdivision .6/23-24, 9-3. 11

homes. Lots of great deals!

Sales incld: baby/kid clothes &

items, furn, hshld & more!

New Lenox, 692 Princeton

6/22-6/23, 8-4p. Baby, kids,

clothes, toys, housewares, &

much more. Something for

everyone!

Orland Park, 17648 Olivia

Ln. 6/23-6/24, 8-2p. Baby,

kids, furniture, household, &

antiques. Good quality items!

Tinley Park 9200 Greenwood

Dr 6/23-6/24 8-3pm (179th &

92nd Ave) Downsizing house

hold. Longaberger baskets,

dolls, pewter plates, bedding,

office supplies, too much to

list. All priced to go! No

pre-sales.

Tinley Park, 16338 S. 65th

Ave. 6/23-6/24, 8-3p. 50 yrs

accum. Tools, fishing, exercise

eqpt, hshld, clothing, vintagedrafting

table &couch, chair &

toys.

1054 Subdivision

Sale

Lockport Whispering Pines

Subdiv. 154 S. Farrell Rd 8+

Houses! 6/23-6/24 8-3pm

Tools, Elec, Hshld Items, Toys

& Something for Everyone!


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Frankfort 595 Aspen St La-

Grange to Colorado Wto Aspen

Lto Hse. Fri 6/23 &Sat

6/24 9-3pm LR. DR. Fam RM,

Bedroom, Furn &Acces. Collectibles,

Tools, Knick Knacks,

Misc HH, Garage &Basement.

Cash or Credit. Joan’s Estate

Sales 708-712-7083

Lockport , 1030 Holly Ct.

6/22-6/24, 8-3p. Furniture like

new, antiques, country items,

decorative accesories & more!

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

TO YOUR DOOR WITH

A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD

CALL US TODAY at 708.326.9170

1057 Estate Sale

1058 Moving Sale

Orland Park 13738 Lincolnshire

Dr 6/23-6/24 9-4p 6/25

12-3p Harley clothing, furn,

antiques, collectibles, snow

blower. Very large indoor/outdoor

sale!

Orland Park 15712 Brassie

Ct. 6/23-24, 9-2. Furn, hswrs,

collectibles, home decor,

women’s clothings.

Orland Park, 10529 Texas Ct.

6/23-6/24, 8-3p. Furniture,

household items & much more!

Orland Park, 10715 Millers

Way, Sat. June 24th, 8-3p. Designer

clothing, furn, crystal,

dinnerware & much more!

1061 Autos Wanted

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2004 Asphalt Paving/Seal Coating

Lockport Open House, 17105

Chalen Ct. 6/23-6/24, 9-3p.

Furn, china, stemware, home &

holiday decor, misc items. Lots

to sell! Priced to sell!

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

TO YOUR DOOR WITH

A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD

CALL US TODAY at 708.326.9170

Automotive

1074 Auto for

Sale

1061 Autos Wanted

2004 Mercury Sable. Garage

kept. 111k mi. 4dr. New tires.

Good cond; no rust. Pwr seats/

windows. $2,900/obo.

708.846.0403

RealEstate

1090 House for

Sale

Rental

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Tinley Park

Clean, modern, 1BR garden,

$760/month and 1BR, 2nd

floor $770/month, plus security

& credit check. Heat,

laundry, A/C, no pets.

630-207-5994

D&J

Orland Park 3bed, 2&1/2

bath well maintained 3 step

ranch house w/a3car garage

on a large lot. Extended eat in

updated kitchen, finished basement

w/4th bedroom and sitting/play

area. New roof, gutters,

windows, sump, furnace

& much more. Call for info

and appointment: Joe

847-542-5578

1226 Townhouses

for Rent

New Lenox

2-3BR, 2Ba, finished bsment,

all appls, private patio,

garage, Close to metra, I-80/

I-355 & schools.

$1,675/month

815-272-5081

B-3 Asphalt Inc.

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Residential Commercial

Resurfacing Concrete &

Old Asphalt

Driveways

Repairs Sealcoating

Patching Excavation

Free Estimates

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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

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Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

2006 Basement Waterproofing

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

Sawyer

Dirt

Pulverized Black Dirt

Rough Black Dirt

Driveway Gravel Available

Bobcat Services Available

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2701 Property for

Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

WELLS FARGO BANK NA AS TRUSTEE

FOR

THE

CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF

A M E R I C A

ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2004-4;

MORTGAGE

PASS

THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES

2 0 0 4 - 4 ;

P l a i n t i f f ,

v s .

UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF

JOSE J. NEVAREZ

YOLANDA A. NEVAREZ; BROOK HILLS

H O M E O W N E R ' S

ASSOCIATION; BROOK HILLS, PUD UNIT

S I X

HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION;

CITIZENS

COMMUNITY

BANK OF ILLINOIS; PRAIRIE TRAIL

CREDIT

UNION;

JOSE NEVAREZ, JR.; UNKNOWN HEIRS

AND

LEGATEES

OF YOLANDA A. NEVAREZ, IF ANY;

UNKNOWN

OWNERS

AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS;

D e f e n d a n t s ,

10 CH 33517

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

Friday, July 14, 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. 27-31-105-005-0000.

Commonly known as 11744 Cranna Court,

Orland Park, IL 60467.

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 the Sales Clerk at

Plaintiff's Attorney, The Wirbicki Law Group,

33 West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois

60603. (312) 360-9455 W10-2893.

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

C O R P O R A T I O N

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I722873

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 PFCA

HOME EQUITY INVESTMENT TRUST

CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-IFC4

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

BRENDA

ERICKSON

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 008011

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

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per line 7 papers

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$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2701 Property for

Sale

15159 HILLTOP COURT 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 April 25,

2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 15159 HILLTOP

COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No. 27-16-109-018-0000.

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


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2701 Property for

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2701 Property for

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2701 Property for

Sale

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

refer to file number 14-16-04841.

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 .

I721780

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

FIRST GUARANTY MORTGAGE

C O R P O R A T I O N

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

CHRISTOPHER FREEPARTNER

D e f e n d a n t s

15 CH 012880

6328 157TH PLACE 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 25,

2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 6328 157TH PLACE,

OAK FOREST, IL 60452

Property Index No. 28-17-316-034-0000.

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 14-14-18872.

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 .

I722551

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

KAREN A. O'MARA

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 016810

16428 S. CRAIG DRIVE 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 March

30, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 1,

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 16428 S. CRAIG

DRIVE, OAK FOREST, IL 60452

Property Index No. 28-22-308-074-0000.

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 14-16-16427.

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 .

I720599

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 . -

ALBERT G. FLORES, FIRST NORTHERN

CREDIT UNION, HOUSEHOLD

FINANCE CORPORATION III, UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA - DEPARTMENT

OF HOUSING AND URBAN

D E V E L O P M E N T

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 016816

15307 OROGRANDE STREET OAK

FOREST, IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on March

28, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on August 2,

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 15307 OROGRANDE

STREET, OAK FOREST, IL 60452

Property Index No. 28-17-116-019-0000.

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.

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.

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 14-16-16295.

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.

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD,

SUITE 100

BURR RIDGE, IL 60527

(630) 794-5300

E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com

Attorney File No. 14-16-16295

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 16 CH 016816

TJSC#: 37-3131

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 .

I720607

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY,

ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT - CHANCERY

D I V I S I O N

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

P l a i n t i f f ,

- v . -

DANNY KATEEB, STATE OF ILLINOIS -

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

D e f e n d a n t s

16 CH 016474

16787 91ST AVENUE ORLAND HILLS, IL

6 0 4 8 7

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and

Sale entered in the above cause on March

22, 2017, an agent for The Judicial Sales

Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on July 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 16787 91ST AVENUE,

ORLAND HILLS, IL 60487

Property Index No. 27-27-206-015-0000.

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

t t h i ht i d t th id ti l

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 14-16-16007.

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 .

I722466

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY, Illinois, County Department,

Chancery

Division.

FirstSecure Bank and Trust Co. f/k/a Family

Bank and Trust Company,

P l a i n t i f f ,

v s .

FirstSecure Bank and Trust Co., t/u/t #4-450,

Wealth E One, Inc., Village of Orland Park,

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

C l a i m a n t s ,

D e f e n d a n t s .

16 CH 3227;


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Sheriff’s No. 160295 -001F.

Pursuant to a Judgment made and entered by

said Court in the above entitled cause,

Thomas J. Dart, Sheriff of Cook County,

Illinois, will on July 18, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. in

Room LL06, Richard J. Daley Center, 50

West Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois,

sell at public auction the following described

premises and real estate mentioned in said

J u d g m e n t :

PIN: 27-08-100-022-0000.

Address: 10841 W. 143rd St., Orland Park, IL

6 0 4 6 7 .

Improvements: Single family home.

Sale shall be under the following terms: 25%

down in certified funds, with the balance paid

in certified funds in 24 hours.

Sale shall be subject to general taxes,

special assessments, and any prior first

m o r t g a g e s .

Premises will NOT be open for inspection.

For information: Jonathan Koyn, Plaintiff’s

Attorney, 1034 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL

60422. Tel. No. 708-960-0487.

This is an attempt to collect a debt pursuant

to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and

any information obtained will be used for that

p u r p o s e .

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Notices

Motor Vehicle Services

15642 70th Court

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC

HEARING

NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN that

a public hearing will be held before

the Plan Commission of the Village

of Orland Park, Illinois, at

7:00 p.m. onTuesday, July 11th,

2017 in the Village Hall, located at

14700 South Ravinia Avenue, Orland

Park, Cook County, Illinois,

to the consider approval of an application

for aspecial use permit

pursuant to the provisions ofthe

Land Development Code of the

Village ofOrland Park, with respect

to the following real estate:

PARCEL 1: THE SOUTH 385

FEET OF LOT 112 IN CATA-

LINA'S COMMERCIAL AND IN-

DUSTRIAL SUBDIVISION OF

LOTS 3 AND 6 IN SILVER

LAKE GARDENS UNIT NUM-

BER 7, A SUBDIVISION OF

PART OF THE WEST 1/4 OF

SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 36

NORTH, RANGE 13, EAST OF

THE THIRD PRINCIPAL ME-

RIDIAN, ACCORDING TOTHE

PLAT THEREOF RECORDED

NOVEMBER 2, 1973 AS DOCU-

MENT 22532993, IN COOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

PINs: 28-18-309-009-0000

Said application for aspecial use

permit requests authority to allow

the establishment of amotor vehicle

service business in the BIZ

General Business District. Said real

i l d h i

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Ge ea us ess st ct. Sa d ea

estate islocated near the intersection

of 157th Street and 70st Court

in Orland Park.

All parties interested should attend

and will begiven an opportunity to

be heard. Such hearing may be

continued by the Plan Commission

without republication except as

may be required by the Illinois

Open Meetings Act.

PLAN COMMISSION OF THE

VILLAGE

OF ORLAND PARK, ILLINOIS

By: Louis Stephens

Chairperson

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

Pair of beach chairs $14. New

Playstation sweatshirt L $10.

708.301.8828

Pergola 10’x12’ metal with 2

shades. Very good condition.

Great for patio shade. $100.

708.479.1504

Polaroid camera &flash $50.

Ping pong table boards $20.

Dining room chair covers 4for

$20. 815.478.3870

Rare CJ vintage gasoline U.S.

five gallon can & sprout by

Jayes Can Company of Chicago

$30. 708.466.9907

Set of5rectangular casserole

bakers. Range in size from

2QT to 5QT. Terra cotta &

golden yellow solid colors.

Like new. $30. 708.479.1504

Soda stream, Genesis Model.

New, in box, retail $60, selling

for $50. Salad bowl set, vintage

1970 from Marshall

Fields, never used $25.

708.301.0519

Solar pool cover: 16x32 oval,

above ground pool cover,

brand new, still in box $100 or

best offer. 815.469.3659

Stroh neon beer sign. $75 firm.

708.873.1245

Tools: Craftsman USA screwdriver

set $10. Craftsman magnetic

pickup USA $10. Stuff

putty knife $3. Hacksaw $5. 25

pc socket bit set $8.

708.460.8308

Two free sectionals in good

condition. Take one or both.

Call 708.301.4953

Vintage Maytag ringer washer

$60. Very good condition.

708.873.1245

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Under $100

Black &Decker food processor,

like new $15. Panasonic

counter top 1300w microwave

with rolling cabinet, excellent

condition $50. 708.429.0111

Child’s deluxe castle with

slide, outdoor $50. Hand made

doll house $20. 708.301.50710

Craftsman 10 inch compound

Miter saw 15 Amp Laser Trac.

New, still in box. $100.

708.479.8343

Craftsman electric edger/trimmer

with spare blades $25.

Terra cotta strawberry planter

$8. Old wooden stroller, converts

tohigh chair $30. Hands

Down game $2. Clue Gam $2.

815.463.1666

DDR games and dance pads

for PS2 $50/BO. 815.806.9349

Dyson vacuum OC50, runs

great $99. 815.693.2075

Emergency 12 ft. nylon tow

strap $12. 5 pc sears/screwdriver

set $10. 13 pc hobby

knife set $10. craftsman USA

comb. wrench set, new $35.

708.460.8308

Folding wheelchair, 24” wide.

Gently used, heavy duty,

weight capacity 450 lbs. No leg

braces. Full length. Removable

arm rests $100. 708.460.7185

Kenmore heavy duty, extra

large capacity dryer, works

great! Pedastal attached, white

$100. 773.908.6474

Kodak carosel projector &

trays, like new $25.

708.301.3493

Ladie’s golf set, 1-3 woods,

3-5-7-9 irons, putter & bag.

Very good condition, purple

golf bag $50. 708.478.8976

Light oak barstool. Cane backs,

upholstered seats. Good condition,

$25 ea. Will separate.

708.479.8343

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sign $50. 708.873.1245

Makita grinder $20. Skil jigsaw

$20. Ryobi buffer $10.

708.873.1245

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tires. Very good condition $50.

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Team 22: baseball

The staff of 22nd Century Media chose the best baseball student-athletes — based on coach

recommendations and player statistics — in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage area

to place on one super team. This team is made up of players from Lincoln-Way Central, LW

East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew, Tinley Park, Lockport Township and Sandburg

high schools.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

FIRST TEAM

P: Scott Youngbrandt,

junior, Andrew

8-1, 1.83 ERA, 105

strikeouts in 61.1 innings.

SWSC Red Pitcher of

the Year. The two-way

standout also hit five

home runs for the T-Bolts,

but he did most of his

damage on the mound,

especially in the strikeout

department. Committed

to St. Louis University.

P: Marcus Seguin,

junior, LW West

6-2, 1.08 ERA, 1.06

WHIP, 47 strikeouts.

Had two early losses

in March but went

undefeated the rest of

the season, including a

complete-game shutout

to notch the Warriors’

first regional title since

2012.

C: Ryan Hampe, junior,

Sandburg

.466 batting average,

7 home runs, 40 RBI,

11 doubles. All-SWSC

Blue. Hampe provided

stability behind the plate

and in the batting order,

which led the Eagles’

to a supersectional

appearance.

1B: Joe Oswald, senior,

Andrew

.461 batting average,

.533 OBP, 6 home runs,

44 RBI, 12 doubles.

The T-Bolts had one of

the best offenses in the

state, and Oswald was

a big reason why, as he

led the area in RBIs.

2B: Mike Carey, junior,

Andrew

.420 batting average, 1

home run, 20 RBI, 40 runs,

3 triples, 11 stolen bases.

Carey set the tone for the

T-Bolts’ offense from the

top of the order, leading

the team in hits, runs and

stolen bases.

SS: Ryan Kaup, junior,

Providence

.502 batting average,

.582 OBP, 1 home run,

14 RBI, 24 runs, 7 stolen

bases. Named the team’s

MVP and Most Improved

Player, Kaup led the area

in batting average, but

more impressively, he

batted .538 with runners

in scoring position.

3B: Andrew Tenison, junior,

Sandburg

.389 batting average, .553

OBP, 5 home runs, 23 RBI,

27 runs. Tenison was a

major piece to the Eagles’

postseason success, which

included a pair of home

runs to help knock out the

defending state champs

Providence in the sectional

semis.

OF: AJ Ashley, senior, LW

West

.494 batting average, 1

home run, 23 RBI, 24 runs,

8 doubles, 4 triples. SWSC

Red Player of the Year.

Coming off labrum surgery

in the offseason affected

his fielding but made up

for it at the dish, leading

the team in average, RBIs

and triples.

BUrNS PhoToGraPhY

OF: Dan Heilbron,

senior, Andrew

.429 batting average,

39 RBI, 36 runs, 10

doubles, 3 triples. The

senior leader had a

knack for driving in runs,

which led to a 26-8

record for the T-Bolts.

Committed to Robert

Morris University.

OF: Gaosh Williams,

senior, Providence

.346 batting average,

.514 OBP, 3 home

runs, 12 RBI, 22 runs,

22 stolen bases. Only

played 18 games

because of injuries but

still had comparable

numbers to other

outfielders. Committed

to Central Michigan.

DH: Brandon Bennit,

junior, LW Central

.429 batting average,

.532 OBP, 1 home

run, 11 RBI, 26 runs

5 triples. Bennit was

relied upon in the top

of the Knights’ order

and in relief where he

registered a 1.26 ERA

in 16.2 innings.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

P: Danny Zimmerman, junior, LW East; Bryce Barnett,

sophomore, Providence; Kyler Kopacz, senior, LW West;

Ryan Gabriel, senior, Lockport; Josh Currier, senior, LW

Central.

IF: Jimmy Quinn, senior, LW East; Mike Majcher, senior,

LW West; Dylan Gorski, junior, Providence; Dakota

Kotowski, junior, Providence; Branden Comia, junior,

Sandburg; Brent McDowell, senior, Lockport; Tyler

Schuerg, senior, LW Central.

OF: Conor Fitzgerald, senior, Lockport; Vinny Schroeder,

junior, LW West.

SECOND TEAM

P: Joe Prestamer, senior, LW East

6-1, 1.70 ERA, 50 strikeouts. SWSC

Blue Pitcher of the Year. Committed

to Illinois-Wesleyan University

P: Kevin Lane, senior, Sandburg

8-1, 2.50 ERA, 59 strikeouts.

All-SWSC Blue. Committed to

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

C: Cody McArthur, senior, Tinley

.325 batting average, 4 home

runs, 21 RBI. Three-time All-

Conference catcher.

1B: Colin Kelly, senior, Tinley

.365 batting average, 26 RBI, 21

runs. Also had 6-2 pitching record

with a 2.58 ERA.

2B: Anthony Lullo, junior, LW West

.400 batting average, .514 OBP,

1 home run, 14 RBI, 30 runs, 10

doubles. All-SWSC Red.

SS: Austin Franczak, senior, Tinley

.449 batting average, 22 RBI, 32

runs, 11 doubles. Two-time All-

Conference infielder.

3B: Logan Anderson, junior,

Providence

.375, batting average, .451 OBP,

3 home runs, 34 RBI, 17 Runs, 8

doubles. Registered a .447 batting

average with runners in scoring

position.

OF: Julian Everett, junior, LW East

.366 batting average, .442 OBP,

14 RBI, 18 runs, 7 doubles. Led

the Griffins in batting average and

on-base percentage.

OF: Drew Hunniford, senior,

Providence

.333 batting average, .454 OBP,

1 home run, 22 RBI, 30 runs, 8

doubles, 14 stolen bases.

OF: Cam Post, senior, LW Central

.330 batting average, 4 home

runs, 21 RBI, 18 runs, 7 doubles.

All-SWSC Red.

DH: Nick Strysik, senior, Lockport

.372 batting average, .450 OBP,

2 home runs, 16 RBI, 23 runs, 8

stolen bases. Excelled as Porters’

No. 3 hitter.


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Team 22: softball

Publisher 22nd Century Media chose the best softball student-athletes in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage

area — based on coach recommendations and player statistics — to place on one super team. The team is made up

of student-athletes from Lincoln-Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew, Tinley Park, Lockport

Township and Sandburg high schools.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

FIRST TEAM

P: Alex Storako, junior,

LW East

21-2, 0.86 ERA, 289

strikeouts, .418 batting

average, 4 home runs,

35 RBI. Storako led

the Griffins to the state

championship game

with her contributions

in the circle and at the

dish. Committed to

DePaul.

1B: Tara McElligott,

junior, Lockport

.508 batting average,

11 home runs, 73 RBI,

56 runs, 17 2B. The

power-hitting righty

led the area in RBIs

and doubles, and the

Porters are lucky to

have her back next

year. Committed to

University of Illinois-

Chicago.

3B: Grace Piotrowski,

Freshman, Tinley

.476 batting average,

4 home runs, 30 RBI,

27 runs, 12 doubles.

She’s only a freshman

but has delivered in key

moments for the Titans

like a seasoned veteran

all year, including a walkoff

home run in the 10th

inning to defeat rival Oak

Forest back in April.

OF: Ami Ill, senior, LW

East

.408 batting average,

3 home runs, 30 RBI,

6 doubles, 5 triples.

The future Toledo

University product has

a combination of power

and speed, which was

why she was relied

upon in the heart of the

Griffins’ batting order.

P: Amanda Weyh,

sophomore, LW Central

8-1, 1.96 ERA, 1.02

WHIP, 89 strikeouts,

.529 batting average,

.929 slugging

percentage, 9 home

runs, 29 RBI, 36 runs.

Weyh was a dual threat

for the Knights all year

and has plenty of time

to leave her stamp on

the program.

2B: Gianni Iannantone,

senior, Andrew

.462 batting average,

.923 slugging

percentage, 7 home

runs, 30 RBI, 28

runs. The four-year

starter’s knack for

making contact led to

her striking out only

four times all season.

Committed to University

of Indianapolis.

OF: Samantha Coffel,

senior, Sandburg

.487 batting average,

13 home runs, 42 RBI,

9 outfield assists. Coffel

leaves Sandburg as

one of the best players

in program history and

capped off her high

school career leading

the area in home runs.

Committed to Western

Michigan University.

DH: Christine Malito,

senior, LW East

.426 batting average,

4 home runs, 32 RBI,

8 doubles. Malito is

one of the smartest

hitters in the area, and

served as the clean-up

hitter all year for the

state runner-up Griffins.

Committed to Rutgers

University.

C: Gracie Voulgaris,

junior, LTHS

.448 batting average,

3 home runs, 40 RBI,

50 runs, 11 doubles.

Committed to University

of Maryland, Voulgaris

was the cleanup hitter in

arguably the most potent

offense in the area, and

also delivered behind

the plate, throwing out

13-of-24 base stealers.

SS: Kristin Kavalauskas,

junior, Tinley

.518 batting average, 10

home runs, 36 RBI, 40

runs, 36 RBI, 3 triples,

8 stolen bases (8-for-8).

Kavalauskas doubled

her home run total

from last year, while

maintaining the highest

batting average in the

area for the second

straight season.

OF: Elena Woulfe,

senior, Lockport

.475 batting average,

28 RBI, 51 R, 28

RBI, 7 doubles. The

Porters’ senior leader

was invaluable in a

multitude of ways,

which led to a 31-5

record and a regional

championship.

Committed to Drexel

University.

HONORABLE MENTION

P: Kailey Zych, senior, Providence.

IF: Brittany Schultz, senior, LW Central;

Allyssa Demma, senior, Providence; Shannon

Smith, sophomore, Providence; Courtney

Schoolcraft, junior, Lockport; Taylor Young,

senior Providence.

OF: Taylor Shingler, junior, Lockport, Lex

Leighton, sophomore, Providence, Kayla

Serafini, sophomore, Tinley; Gabby Gedville,

sophomore, LW Central.

SECOND TEAM

P: Jules Gomez, freshman, Tinley

15-3, 1.80 ERA, 165 K, .175 BAA.

P: Ashley Platek, sophomore, LW Central

7-2, 1.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 52.1 IP, 37 strikeouts,

.354 batting average, 5 home runs, 20 RBI, 24

runs. All-SWSC Red.

C: Abigail Baez, junior, LW West

.456 batting average, .533 on-base percentage, 19

RBI, 26 runs, 11 doubles. All-SWSC Red.

1B: Dani Callahan, junior, LW West

.454 average, 9 home runs, 33 RBI, 30 runs, 12

doubles. Also had 11 wins pitching. All-SWSC Red.

2B: Jessica Miklos, senior, Providence

.315 batting average, 5 home runs, 26 RBI,

26 runs, 9 doubles, 5 stolen bases. All-GCAC,

committed to University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

SS: Ashley Wood, junior, Sandburg

.429 batting average, 5 home runs, 34 RBI. All-

SWSC Blue.

3B: Taylor Herschbach, junior, Lockport

.441 batting average, 2 home runs, 17 RBI, 51 runs,

6 triples. Committed to Valparaiso University.

OF: Ella LeMonier, freshman, Andrew

.450 batting average, 20 RBI, 37 runs, 9 triples, 15

stolen bases. All-SWSC Red.

OF: Emily Dybas, senior, Lockport

.447 batting average, 47 RBI, 35 runs, 14 doubles.

All-SWSC Blue.

OF: Sidney Bloomfield, senior, LW East

.412 batting average, 11 RBI, 8 doubles, 6

triples. Leadoff hitter for state runner-up Griffins.

Committed to George Washington University.

DH: Marina Esparza, senior, LW Central

.452 batting average, 6 home runs, 30 RBI, 22 R,

5-3 pitching record, 1.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 41 IP, 52

strikeouts. Committed to Lindenwood University.


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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

Orland Park resident takes unconventional

route to college volleyball commitment

with Branden Comia

Branden Comia is an incoming

senior at Sandburg

High School and he plays

short stop on the baseball

team.

How did you get started

playing baseball?

I got started just from my

dad. He played it so I grew

up loving it too. I was always

watching baseball

games with him so it’s really

from my dad.

What is your favorite

aspect of the sport?

I like the competition and

how really anything could

happen at any point in the

game. It’s not like other

sports, anything can happen

at any time and someone

could get a big hit or a big

play. I really like that.

What is the most

challenging part of the

sport?

I would say just constantly

trying to keep my emotions

calm. I like to get really

hyped up and I think that is

what is kind of my downfall.

What is your pump up

song?

“Woke Up Like This” by

Playboi Carti [featuring Lil

Uzi Vert]. It makes me want

to dance.

What is a memorable

moment from this past

season?

Definitely beating Providence

in our first game of

sectionals. They had a 23

game playoff win streak

coming into that game. I

think it just proved to everyone

that Sandburg could

hang with the best of the best

players and the [best] teams

around. I thought that was

really big.

What are you looking

forward to next

season?

I’m looking forward to

a lot of our starters coming

back. We’re returning eight

out of our nine starters. So

it’s basically the same team

and I think we could go farther

than we did this year.

Who is your favorite

professional athlete?

Definitely Derek Jeter,

well he’s retired now. He

played to game the right way

and he went about his business.

He is just a really good

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role model for everyone I

think.

Who is your favorite

sports team?

I’ve got to go with the

[Chicago] Cubs.

Where were you when

the Chicago Cubs won

the World Series?

I was watching at my

house, on the couch with my

dad.

If you could travel

anywhere in the world,

where would you go?

It would be Hawaii. I

would go to the big island

because me and my family

used to go there when I

was younger. We have a time

share there.

Interview by Assistant Editor

Brittany Kapa

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Lauren Vorva was just

starting to truly enjoy volleyball.

The Orland Park

resident was falling in love

with playing the sport and

the teamwork aspect that

went along with it.

She also felt she was improving

her game after playing

for two seasons. She

went to as many camps and

summer workouts that her

high school, Marist, had offered

heading into her sophomore

year.

“I did everything for it and

tried out sophomore year

and didn’t made it,” Vorva

said. “That really discouraged

me.”

When Vorva realized she

did not enjoy basketball, her

main sport since she was 4

years old, as much as volleyball,

she decided to focus on

club volleyball.

Three years later, the girl

who was cut from her high

school team signed a scholarship

to play college volleyball

in an uncommon but not

totally unique route.

“It should encourage other

girls who also go to a competitive

school that even though

you don’t make the high

school team there are still other

options,” Vorva said. “You

can still follow your dreams

and play the sport you want to

play, even though it’s not for

your school.”

She will be continuing her

competitive volleyball days

this coming school year at

St. Ambrose University, an

National Association of Intercollegiate

Athletics program

in Davenport, Iowa.

While Vorva did not know it

at the time, her first step to

earning that scholarship was

getting cut from her high

school team.

She had played school and

part-time club volleyball

Orland Park native Lauren Vorva poses for a photo during

the Marist High School signing day. Photo Submitted

since eighth grade but decided

to play a full club season

her sophomore year. She

joined Top Flight Volleyball

Club’s Lemont team, which

was coached by Chrissy

Gust.

She followed Gust to Synergy

Volleyball Club, another

Lemont-based club Gust

started this past season. She

felt Gust’s hands-on coaching

and positive attitude in

correcting mistakes, a coaching

style Vorva said she never

saw from previous coaches,

was helping her improve.

“Chrissy is the main reason

why I am the player I am today,”

Vorva said. “I definitely

give a lot of credit to her.”

Gust, though, tossed the

credit back to Vorva. She remembers

Vorva coming being

used to a slower pace of

play, especially since Vorva

had played on Marist’s lower-level

freshman B team.

They worked on one form,

skill or technique at a time,

like rotating her shoulders

on hits. The willing-to-learn

Vorva was eventually able to

hold her own against teams

that had Division I players,

Gust said.

“I don’t think I ever once

heard her complain about

anything,” Gust said. “She’s

extremely coachable. To bring

her up to speed from where I

got her her sophomore year

and where she is now, that’s

not me. That’s her being

coachable, listening to instructions

and working hard.”

The 5-foot-10 Vorva had

primarily played middle hitter

but moved to right side this

past year to make her more

versatile. Right side is where

first-year SAU coach Dawn

Kerr said she is planning to

develop Vorva, beginning on

the junior varsity squad.

Kerr said players are recruited

more so on their play

in club volleyball for two

reasons: club volleyball is

more competitive than high

school and college coaches

have more time to recruit

at club games since the college

and high school seasons

overlap in the fall.

Vorva liked SAU and its

nursing major when she visited,

but the then-coach did

not show much interest in

her. When Kerr took over,

she liked what she saw from

Vorva.

“Many players choose to

also play high school ball,

but that really had no impact

on our decision,” Kerr said.

“We like Lauren and think

she will be a great addition

to our volleyball family at

SAU.”


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David Kaplan talks new book, old memories at Orland signing

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

David Kaplan remembers

the moment vividly.

“I was about five,” Kaplan

said of the memory from the

mid 1960s. “My mom and

dad took my brother and I

to Wrigley Field for the first

time. I walked in and it was

beautiful. The green, the ivy,

everything. It was the greatest

place on the face of the earth.”

Little did Kaplan know

at that time, but he’d spend

countless days to come at

Wrigley Field, both as a

fan and as a media member.

Now the lifelong Cubs fan,

who hosts Kap and Co. on

ESPN 1000 radio as well as

working on TV at Comcast

SportsNet Chicago, has written

a book on the Cubs.

He was at Barnes and Noble

in Orland Park on Saturday,

June 17 to promote

and sign copies of that book

- “The Plan.”

It was a different experience

for Kaplan to write the

book, which has a tagline:

Epstein, Maddon, and the

Audacious Blueprint for a

Cubs Dynasty.

“I did a recruiting book

years ago,” said Kaplan,

who was an assistant men’s

basketball coach at Northern

Illinois University between

1982-86 and a scout for a

couple of NBA teams after

that. “But other than that,

this is my first book and it

was totally out of my wheelhouse.

I loved it, it was a totally

different process.”

He, however, said no to

the book idea initially.

“I knew before the season

that they were going to

win it,” Kaplan said of last

seasons Cubs team. “But I

didn’t want to do was another

book that was a chronological

approach to the

season. I knew those would

be done. So, I wanted to do

a blueprint story. A story of

how they rebuilt from the

worst team to the best.”

So, that’s how “The Plan”

came to be. Thirty minutes

before the book signing,

there were already a dozen

people lined up to get an

autographed copy. A few

minutes later, when Kaplan

got there, he announced to

everyone, “See, I do make it

to the Southside.”

A native of Skokie, it may

seem like Kaplan is a natural

Northside Cubs fan. But

he noted his brother - Bruce,

who is an eye surgeon, is a

White Sox fan. As for the

book signings, he’s had

them scheduled all over including

downstate Bloomington,

Peoria and even Des

Moines, Iowa.

Neal Warrer was glad to

be at the Orland Park one.

The Tinley Park resident is a

lifelong Cubs fan.

“I’m a regular customer

here and I saw the sign and

wanted to take the opportunity

to meet Dave,” Warrer

said of Barnes and Noble

promoting the signing. “I’ve

been listening to him since

he was on with Tom Waddle

on WGN [radio]. I heard

him talk about the book and

wanted to come out and take

advantage of the opportunity

to meet him.”

Kaplan’s love affair with

the Cubs has taken many

twists and turns.

“When I was 10 my dad

said we were going to take

a trip to Mesa [Arizona] in

the spring to go see the Cubs

in spring training,” he said.

“Hardly anyone did anything

like that back in those

days. But I’ll never forget it.

We got to see the Oakland

A’s, who were very good

back then, play the Cubs.”

Kaplan noted that around

that same time he was playing

Little League and wore

number 10 in honor of Ron

Santo. Later, he worked with

Santo on Cubs broadcasts.

But a funny sidelight story

happened to Kaplan when

David Kaplan poses for a photo with his new book “The Plan” at Orland Park’s Barnes & Noble Saturday, June 17, which

outlines how the Chicago Cubs made it to the World Series in 2016. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

David Kaplan (right) chats with Jacob Zalewski about his

new book.

he was a vendor at Wrigley

Field in 1985.

“The Cubs had won the

[National League East] division

in 1984 and were off

to a great start in 1985,”

Kaplan said. “I was a vendor,

but I was also selling

Cubs tee-shirts outside the

park and they were going

like hotcakes. But [then general

manager] Dallas Green

found out and I was pulled

aside. They told me that was

a copyright infringement

and I was fired, but 10 years

later I was hosting their radio

pregame show.”

Kaplan first started in radio

in 1991 and added TV

David Kaplan writes a personal message for a fan inside a

copy of his new book, “The Plan”.

to his resume about a decade

ago. He reminds Cubs

fans that it’s a long season

and, although the team isn’t

where it would like to be

at the moment, everyone

should just “relax.” That advice

has already registered

with some fans.

“I’ve listened to him on

ESPN radio and I’m always

in here shopping,” said Florence

Wagner, a lifelong Orland

Park resident, who recently

moved to Oak Lawn.

“I just love his enthusiasm

and positivity. What he says

is all positive aspects, there’s

no bashing, and it’s right

from the heart.”


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Hustle hopes lacrosse will grow after IHSA sanction

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

With boys’ lacrosse ready

to join the ranks of IHSAsanctioned

sports, the director

of one area youth

program is hopeful his organization

can be instrumental

in preparing players – as well

as coaches – for competition

at the high school level.

Tom Richter, a 26-year

veteran of lacrosse and

founder of Lacrosse Hustle,

has already made somewhat

of a mark on “the

fastest sport on two feet”

in the southwest suburbs.

This spring, 16 youths who

in 2016 played with Hustle,

competed as freshmen for

high school programs. Seven

of those athletes were members

of varsity squads.

“That’s really satisfying

to me, to know their knowledge

of the game and skill

level was strong enough that

their coaches brought them

up to the varsity level as

freshmen,” said Richter, of

Orland Park. “I would argue

that we may not be doing it

perfect, but we must be doing

it well enough that these

players have these opportunities

when they get to high

school.”

Despite this success,

Richter recognizes his and

other southwest suburban

youth lacrosse programs

must do more to outfit players

with the skills necessary

to compete at the highest

level. While ninth-graders

have been talented enough to

make their high schools’ varsity

teams, their elevation to

those squads may have been

necessitated, at least in part,

by an overall lack of experienced

and skilled players on

rosters.

This could prove to be

wholly evident during the

2017-18 school year, when

lacrosse will for the first

time be an IHSA-sanctioned

“So, even though all sports are moving toward more

... bigger-bodied players, it’s still a game that little

fast guys can really succeed in.”

-Tom Richter, found of Lacrosse Hustle talks about the sports inclusiveness

sport. Programs such as

those at Lockport and Providence

have been strong

among their peers in the

area, but may be challenged

next year to find the same

level of success against north

suburban schools that have

been playing the sport for far

longer. South west suburban

area schools started have

only been playing lacrosse

for the past 10 years, north

side schools such as Loyola

and New Trier established

programs in the early 1990s.

Planting the Seeds

Hustle has served at

least 75 children in second

through eight grades in each

of its four years of existence,

according to Richter. The

organization’s inaugural

season was strictly instructional,

and Hustle has for the

subsequent three years fielded

competitive teams.

“I think what is really positive

is lacrosse is definitely

here to stay,” Richter said.

“But we’re at a crossroads

where it really needs to be

taught correctly; you can’t

kind of wing it anymore and

guess at it. [Being an IHSA

sport]’s a pretty big deal, so

being able to keep up with

some of the more mature

programs on the north side

is definitely motivating the

youth programs, but even

more-so the high school programs

and the high school

coaches, to kind of step it up

so they can be competitive.”

Richter has been working

with a number of high

school programs to help

players improve their skills

and, just as importantly,

teach coaches about the

game. Some high school lacrosse

coaches have limited

experience in the sport, and

many at the youth level have

never even played. For those

in the latter group, their familiarity

with the game frequently

goes back only three

or fours years, to when their

sons started playing, Richter

said. He is grateful for the

dads who have stepped in to

help coach, and he has been

impressed by their dedication

to learning about the

game.

“We take it seriously – go

over film, go over rules – I

invite dads to come on field

to understand more what

the game is about,” Richter

said. “I have some very motivated

dads who coach other

sports, so the goal is to keep

their spirit in terms of the

coaching because being an

individual whose willing to

coach, the good news is they

already have that personality.”

In order for Hustle to expand

and serve more players,

and continue to be a viable

feeder program for area

high schools, more instructors

– and more experienced

instructors – are needed, he

acknowledged. A team of 18

to 20 players requires at least

three coaches, he said.

“Instructing players on the

correct fundamentals and

safety are the cornerstones

of the organization,” he said.

“We’ve had to turn players

away because we don’t want

to have teams that don’t have

proper coaching.”

To the Beltway and Back

Richter grew up on Chicago’s

South Side and graduated

from Marist High School.

He started playing lacrosse

as a freshman at Illinois

Wesleyan, and after four

years of the sport in college

he played one year in a Chicago-based

men’s league.

His passion for the sport carried

him east to Baltimore,

where lacrosse’s popularity

at the prep level is akin to

that of baseball and football

in the Midwest.

“I’m a nurse by trade, and

I was working at Johns Hopkins,”

he said. “I was out

there for 15 months working

to pay my bills, but I actually

moved out there to play

lacrosse, because it’s such a

hotbed.”

Richter noted youths of

any size can play lacrosse.

Larger-bodied players who

are typically relegated to

“non-skill” positions on the

football field can be central

points of offense in lacrosse.

Despite it being a contact

sport, the rules enable smaller

players to compete at a

high level.

“It’s the only [field] sport

in which you can move with

the ball in any direction

you want for as long as you

want,” he said. “So, even

though all sports are moving

toward more ... bigger-bodied

players, it’s still a game

that little fast guys can really

succeed in.

“And if you have enough

determination – it’s not

called Lacrosse Hustle by

accident – if you have the

determination and you’ve

got some speed you can still

make some hay in the sport.”

Richter believes lacrosse

is destined to grow in popularity,

in the not-to-distant

future, among youths in the

southwest suburbs.

“When high school players,

that played and went

on to play in college, return

those are the kids Hustle is

seeking out [as coaches],”

he said. “These are the guys

that have played the game

and understand the nuances,

and that’s when I believe the

game is really going to start

to explode here in the next

couple years.”

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Feeney plans to work hard for starting spot in LA

LA Charges sign Dan

Feeney to four-year

contract

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Dan Feeney was one of

the top-rated guards in this

year’s NFL draft class, so he

felt confident he would be

selected at some point. He

just didn’t know when and

by whom.

Even after the Los Angeles

Chargers called to say

they were drafting him in

the third round, the 2012

Sandburg grad wanted to

make sure his name was

actually announced as he

watched the draft show at

home with family.

“As soon as I got off the

call, it was just two minutes

of dead silence,” Feeney

said. “It felt like a year,

those two minutes, because

you want to hear your name

called. As soon as my name

was called, I got probably

100 texts, a couple Facebook,

social media shoutouts.

I never felt so popular

in my life.”

The Chargers selected

Feeney with the 71st overall

pick on April 28. He is the

second Sandburg alumnus

in the past five seasons to be

drafted by an NFL team.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pound

offensive lineman was a

four-year starter at Indiana

University and a two-time

first-team All-American. He

was a highly rated prospect

leading up to the 2016 draft,

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Dan Feeney (left) stretches out during a rookie practice

with the Los Angeles Chargers.

but he decided to return to

IU for his final season

Feeney primarily played

right guard and mixed in

some right tackle at IU. He

said the Chargers want him

to play in the interior as either

a center or guard who

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Dan Feeney (middle) runs a drill during the Los Angeles Chargers camp after being drafted

by the team. Courtesy Mike Nowak, Los Angeles Chargers

“Coach [Pat] Meyer, the

O-line coach for the Chargers,

he said I have a good

chance to come in and

start,” Feeney said. “I obviously

have to earn it. Just

have to go in with an open

mind, learn as much as I can

and apply it to [the] field.”

Feeney feels good about

his quick feet and strong

hands but acknowledged he

needs to work on his hand

placement and keeping his

pad level low. He doesn’t

have a playbook yet but has

been studying about 60 pages

of play calls he received.

“These past couple

weeks, I’ve been practicing

center, both guards,” Feeney

said. “Getting reps, figuring

movements and have

become confident in them. It

doesn’t matter where I play,

I just want to get on the field

and help them win.”

Feeney was a two-year

varsity starter at Sandburg

and earned second-team

all-state honors. He was a

three-star player who was

rated the No. 16 prospect in

the state by Rivals.

He played offensive tackle

as a junior and senior,

and added nose tackle duties

on the defensive line as

a senior. Former Sandburg

coach Dave Wierzal spoke

highly of Feeney’s work

ethic and was impressed by

his drive blocking, combo

blocking and ability to

climb to the next level of

defenders.

“He’s a friendly person,

but on game day he plays

with fierce intensity,” Wierzal

said. “He was very

driven and focused. He set

a high standard for himself

and his teammates, and then

was a great role model on

working to achieve it.

“Because he was such an

impact player, it was difficult

to take him off the field.

We tried to rest him on defense

if it was necessary, but

he would never tap himself

out.”

Feeney is the second

Sandburg alumnus who

played for Wierzal to be

drafted. Offensive lineman

Michael Schofield, a 2009

Sandburg grad, was selected

by the Denver Broncos

in the 2014 draft.

Among the coaches Feeney

credits for helping in

his rise are Kevin Clark

and Jeff Obradovich, his

offensive line coaches at

Sandburg, and Greg Frey

and Kevin Wilson, his offensive

line coach and head

coach, from Indiana. Clark

and Obradovich taught him

the basics of being an offensive

lineman because he had

never played football until

his freshman year. Frey and

Wilson molded him into a

lineman who surrendered

only two sacks in 3,355 collegiate

snaps.

Feeney signed a four-year

contract with the team on

June 2, according to a statement

released on the Chargers

website.


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fastbreak

sports

Hampe named SWSC Blue Player of the Year

Sandburg catcher

talks remarkable

season, next steps

Frank Gogola

Freelance Reporter

Julie McMann/22nd Century

Media

1st and 3

Top Ranking Area

Athletes

1. Ryan Hampe

The Sandburg

catcher nabbed the

SouthWest Suburban

Conference Blue

Player of the Year

title, among other

accomplishments

this season.

2. Dan Feeney

This 2012 Sandburg

graduate had a

successful career at

Indiana University,

and to top it off he

was recently signed

by the Los Angeles

Chargers to a fouryear

contract.

3. Lauren Vorva

This Orland Park

resident was cut

from Marist High

School’s volleyball

team, three years

later hard work and

dedication secured

her a scholarship to

St. Ambrose University.

Sandburg catcher Ryan

Hampe knows he’s going to

have even more of a target

on his back next season as a

senior.

The first-year Eagle was

named the SouthWest Suburban

Blue Player of the Year in

an eventful end to the season

that included a conference

championship, a walk-off

grand slam in the playoffs, a

sectional title and a Division I

commitment.

“It gives me some more

confidence going into next

season,” Hampe said of the

award. “It also makes me

know other schools are going

to be looking more into

me and how they can get me

out more just because of what

I did this year. I know I have

to work on more of my weaknesses,

so next year I have a

similar year.”

Hampe is Sandburg’s first

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Player of the Year. The Eagles

had one conference pitcher of

the year, when Kevin Lane

won the award last season.

The SWSC was created for

the 2005-06 school year.

Batting third or fourth in

the order, Hampe hit a blistering

.466 (41-for-88) with 11

doubles, one triple and seven

home runs. He drove in 40

runs and scored 19 more.

“From a hitting standpoint,

Ryan Hampe (left) takes a swing during a game against

Lincoln-Way East earlier in the year.

he led the team, paved the

way for our offense,” said

senior-to-be shortstop Branden

Comia. “He always came

up with the big hits when we

needed them. He was our guy

to solidify the lineup.”

His play behind the plate

as he learned a new pitching

staff, and his leadership

both vocally and by example

were also of importance to the

team’s success.

“He was a hard working

kid in his first season with

us,” said head coach Jim

Morsovillo. “[He] understood

that he needed to be a leader

behind the plate and with our

pitching staff as well as in

the middle of our order. He

is a thinker and really understands

the game.”

It was the mental side –

academics – that drew him to

Sandburg. The Orland Park

resident had played his freshman

and sophomore seasons

at St. Laurence before transferring

to Sandburg for academic

reasons, he said.

He played with the team

during summer baseball and

Ryan Hampe, an incoming senior at Sandburg High

School, is the first player from Sandburg to be named the

Southwest Suburban Blue Player of the Year, for 2017.

Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

got acquainted with some of

the players who he had not

already known from Orland

Junior High. He felt offseason

weight training and a

new personal trainer, as well

as tweaking his catching and

hitting, put him over the top.

“It was a good offseason

that made everything feel like

there was nothing left on the

table,” Hampe said. “I put

everything into the offseason

so that the season was just me

playing, and I felt that was

huge.”

Hampe’s play helped Sandburg

repeat as SWSC Blue

champions, a title they shared

with Lincoln-Way East.

He also played a vital role

in the Eagles reaching their

first super-sectional since

2009. His walk-off grand

slam in the regional semifinals,

after a rain delay, gave

fourth-seeded Sandburg an

8-4 win over 13th-seeded

Crete-Monee.

“I felt that was a huge moment

for us realizing that we

have a really good chance of

moving on deep in the playoffs,”

Hampe said.

Their playoff run included

ending Providence Catholic’s

23-game postseason winning

streak in a sectional semifinal

game.

During the playoffs, he

committed to University of Illinois

at Chicago. He said he

was drawn in by the coaches’

confidence in him, “amazing”

facilities and the opportunity

for his family to see him play.

He was ranked as the No. 54

player in the state by Prep

Baseball Report at the time of

his commitment.

Before heading to UIC,

he’ll have a final high school

season of teams keying in on

him. It will be a season that

the team has high expectations

for since they return

seven starters, including their

entire infield.

“I really can’t wait for next

year,” Hampe said. “I feel like

we’re going to have a really

good team.”

“We’re expecting nothing

less than a state run,” Comia

added.

LISTEN UP

“You can still follow your dreams and play the sport you

want to play, even though it’s not for your school.”

Lauren Vorva – Orland Park resident on being cut from her high school’s volleyball

team

What 2 Watch

OYA Baseball-Rimkus — 8 p.m. Thursday,

June 27

• This competitive development team

will take on the Top Tier Red team at

Centennial Park #5.

INDEX

40-41 - Team 22

42 - Athlete of the Week

Compiled by Assistant Editor Brittany Kapa,

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.com.


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | June 22, 2017

The Los Angeles

Chargers

selected Orland

Park native

Dan Feeney

(middle) in the

third round of

the 2017 NFL

draft: he was

71st overall.

Courtesy

Mike Nowak,

Los Angeles

Chargers

Calling It

David Kaplan talks steps

Cubs took to get the

World Series title, signs

new book for patrons,

Page 44

A Path Less

Travelled Orland

native Lauren Vorva

talks playing college

volleyball, Page 42

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