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THURSDAY

Writers Group for Adults

7 p.m. Nov. 2, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. New or

experienced writers are

welcome to share work for

constructive feedback and

encouragement. For more

information, call (708) 428-

5151.

FRIDAY

Photoshop Elements

11:30 a.m. Nov. 3, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Demo using

Adobe Photoshop to color

correct, crop and remove

imperfections from photos.

Food Fun-Frozen Hot

Chocolate and Decorate a

Mug

5 p.m. Nov. 3, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921 S.

Ravinia Ave. Teens grades

6-12 come and decorate

a mug and learn how to

make delicious frozen hot

chocolate. All supplies

provided. Registration

required with teen’s Orland

Park Public Library card.

A Very Special Buenos

Noches Dia de los Muertos

Celebration

6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children

ages 4 and old can join as

the library celebrates this

traditional holiday with

songs, stories and crafts in

Spanish through stories and

songs during this interactive

storytime.

Meet the Artist: Justin

Santora

7 p.m. Nov. 3, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Bringing a

unique, personal approach

to contemporary design,

much of Santora’s work

is focused on images of

quiet rural or suburban

settings, construction, decay,

architecture and large open

spaces. His approach also

is informed by an interest

in anarcho-syndicalism,

egalitarianism and animal

rights, as well as a lifelong

passion for skateboarding

and punk rock.

High Score Night

7:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 3,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court.

Students are invited to join

us for a night of games and

high score championships.

Free food samples will be

provided by TruGurt. This

is a free event for teens

in grades 7-12. For more

information, call (708)

532-0500 or visit www.

thebridgeteencenter.org.

SATURDAY

Special Recreation Garage

Sale

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 4,

Orland Park Civic Center,

14750 Ravinia Ave. The

Village will be hosting a

huge indoor garage sale. This

event is held to raise funds

for the Special Recreation

program. This sale is bound

to be fun for everyone. For

more information, call (708)

403-7275 or (708) 645-7529.

International Art-Thailand

11 a.m. Nov. 4, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children

grades 3-5 can learn about

arts and crafts from around

the world, and join the

library in making something

special to display at home or

give as a gift. Registration

required with child’s Orland

Park Public Library card.

MONDAY

Ebooks, eMagazines,

eReaders, oh my!

2 p.m. Nov, 6, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can

drop by the Adult Services

reference desk for a one-onone

lesson with an available

librarian. Please be sure to

bring your device(s) with

you and have account login

information on hand. No

appointments necessary.

TUESDAY

Once Upon a Time Family

Storytime

10 a.m. Nov. 7, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children of

all ages, drop in for stories,

music and finger-plays to

build pre-reading skills.

Participants can sing songs,

dance and move about.

Story-tellers make each

storytime experience unique.

English Conversation for ESL

Learners

10 a.m. Nov. 7, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Adults

can practice listening and

speaking English, while

making new friends.

Residents can pair up with

fellow residents to engage

in friendly conversation,

aimed at helping those

who are learning English

improve their speaking and

comprehension skills.

Finding Good Story Ideas

5-6 p.m. Nov. 7, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Students

will gain insight to the key

elements of story-writing.

This is a free event for teens

in grades 7-12. For more

information, call (708)

532-0500 or visit www.

thebridgeteencenter.org.

Orland Grassland Seed

Clearing

6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, Orland

Park Civic Center, 14750

S. Ravinia Ave. People

can volunteer to help clean

native wildflower seeds

that have been harvested

by the Orland Grassland

Volunteers this fall. Forming

a vibrant, natural landscape,

these precious seeds build

a habitat structure that is

vital to living things of

the highest conservation

value. Tools, guidance and

refreshments will be on

hand. This qualifies for

community service hours.

For more inforamtion, visit

www.orlandgrassland.org,

or contact Pat Hayes at

(708) 220-9596 or ptihys@

comcast.net.

Chicago’s Role in World

War I

7 p.m. Nov. 7, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. This

presentation is to provide

an overview of Chicago

and the surrounding area, as

World War I began. Joshua

Fulton will take participants

on a journey about how

Illinois residents from all

walks of life processed the

war, and the experiences

they lived from America’s

entry in 1917 until the war’s

conclusion.

WEDNESDAY

Microsoft Word Part 2

11:30 a.m. Nov. 8,

Orland Park Public Library,

14921 S. Ravinia Ave.

Discover advanced options.

Prerequisite: Microsoft

Office Part 1.

Designing a Dream Kitchen

w/ DreamMaker Kitchen

4-5 p.m. Nov. 8, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Students will

learn the in’s and out’s of

designing their very own

dream kitchen. This is a free

event for teens in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Realistic Drawings

4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 8, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Students will

learn tips and techniques that

artists use to create realistic

looking drawings. This is a

free event for teens in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

The Coloring Club

7 p.m. Nov. 8, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. For adults.

The library provides the

colors and the books, and

participants provide the

camaraderie.

UPCOMING

Howard Knotts: Ace of the

Prairie

2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9,

Orland Park Public Library,

14921 S. Ravinia Ave.

Tom Emery details the life

of Howard Knotts, one of

only five World War I aces

from Illinois. The second

youngest of America’s

sixty-three aces, Knotts shot

down six planes in a month

before prolonged captivity

in a German prison camp.

The program cites numerous

letters and firsthand accounts

of his life during and after

the war.

#SKILLS: Crocheting

4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov.

9, The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court.

Students will discover how

to read a basic pattern and

practice stitches and ribbing

to complete a blanket, hat,

sweater or anything else that

can be crocheted. This is a

free event for teens in grades

7-12. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Electric Guitar

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

Nov. 9, The Bridge Teen

Center, 15555 S. 71st Court.

Students will practice basic

chords, strumming patterns,

and begin to put the two

together by playing simple

songs. This is a free event

for teens in grades 7-12. For

more information, call (708)

532-0500 or visit www.

thebridgeteencenter.org.

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Deadline is noon Thursdays. To

submit an item to the calendar,

contact Editor Bill Jones at

(708) 326-9170 ext. 20 or

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The orland park prairie | November 2, 2017 | 3

Local music shop tunes into vets’ cause

Midlothian Music in

Orland helps Guitars

For Vets

Ryan Terrell

Freelance Reporter

A local music shop has

gotten behind a cause for

war veterans in a big way.

For the past seven years,

Midlothian Music has been

boosting the Illinois chapter

of Guitars For Vets, a nonprofit

spreading the healing

power of music to war

veterans facing mental and

physical challenges through

free guitar lessons from local

musician volunteers.

Owner John Lekavich aids

the organization through a

number of efforts, primarily

by donating guitars. As

Lekavich explains, it was an

easy cause to support with

help from his 79-year-old

father, Ron, who started the

business in 1960 and is an

Army veteran.

“These war veterans go

through so much,” John

Lekavich said. “They get

their legs blown off, deal

with Agent Orange. Some

are suicidal. They need the

help, and people don’t realize

there are hundreds of

thousands of vets with these

types of issues. “So, we have

them take a guitar class, get

themselves up to the hospital

every week, and it takes their

mind off things. It gets them

in a better place.”

Veterans participate in the

program through their local

Department of Veterans Affairs

facilities and other community-based

medical centers.

They take 10 free guitar

lessons over 10 weeks with a

volunteer musician. After the

10 weeks, they graduate from

the program and are presented

with their own acoustic

guitar, case, strap and tuner.

Lekavich said, to date,

Midlothian Music has donated

60-plus guitars to

the Illinois chapter, which

teaches lessons locally at

Hines VA Hospital. Midlothian

Music also collects

monetary donations from

customers, sells Guitars

For Vets merchandise in the

shop and encourages customers

to donate old instruments

that Lekavich and his

staff restore and sell, with

the proceeds going to Guitars

For Vets.

“Money is great for donations,

but instruments are, as

well,” Lekavich said. “Any

crusty, old instruments people

may have laying around,

we can restore it, sell it and

convert that money into a

guitar for a vet.”

Bernie Kampf leads the

Illinois chapter of Guitars

For Vets. He said the Lekavich

family and the shop

have been “huge” for the

organization’s local cause.

“They’ve been a huge fan

of ours, and we’re a huge

fan of them,” Kampf said.

“[The Lekavich family has]

provided so many veterans

with guitars.”

Guitars For Vets has 67

chapters nationally across

34 states, with more than

25,000 lessons given and

Please see Guitars, 6

John Lekavich (left) and his father, Ron (right), owners of

Midlothian Music in Orland Park, pose with a set of guitars

they donated to Guitars For Vets. Illinois chapter founder

Bernie Kampf joins them. Photo submitted


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Orland Park Village Board

Trustee calls review workshop sign of ‘excellent job’

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Given the opportunity to

review their own performances

at the request of

the Village Board, Orland

Park’s committee and commission

members recently

did just that.

In August, the Village of

Orland Park Board of Trustees

cast a 4-3 vote to amend

a motion that would have

created an ad hoc commission

to review and offer recommendations

on the Village’s

various commissions

and committees.

In the amended motion,

Trustee Dan Calandriello

suggested changing it to an

open meeting workshop, in

which all of the commission

members, Village Board

members and Orland Park

residents could participate.

That meeting took place

Saturday, Oct. 21, at the

Civic Center, with participation

from roughly 45 people,

including Mayor Keith Pekau

and Trustees Calandriello,

Kathleen Fenton and

Michael Carroll.

“It’s very important that

we get community support

and community insight into

how to do things better,” Calandriello

said at the start of

the meeting. “I’m not saying

that you are doing a bad job

at all, but we’re seeing how

the Village can assist you in

an open and inclusive manner.”

Calandriello said Village

staff would facilitate

the meeting, while the four

present board members

would collect information

by listening to the conversations.

Afterward, a report

was to be generated by staff,

gathering all of the salient

points of conversation and

recommendations.

“Then, we are going to

be going to the board in

November ... to talk about

some of the structures that

we’re going to be doing,”

Calandriello said. “After

that, we will publish the

report for review and the

board’s recommendation,

and to get public input.”

A final recommendation

is to be put forth by Jan. 1,

2018, Calandriello said.

The meeting was run by

Assistant Village Managers

Karie Friling and John Keating,

as well as other Village

staff members who volunteered

to help facilitate the

discussions. All of the meeting’s

participants were provided

with an agenda for the

day, as well as a printed list

of all of the Village’s commissions

and committees

that were created by Village

Code. The list included

pertinent information, such

as when each commission

was created, and the duties

and responsibilities of each

commission.

During the breakout sessions,

participants were

asked to answer four inquiries.

• What is the role of the

commission currently?

• What is working well

and what can be improved?

• What successes have

been accomplished?

• What future recommendations

are there?

Suggestions ranged from

relatively small requests —

such as the Plan Commission

members wondering if

meeting agenda item materials

could be delivered to

them a day or two earlier —

to larger recommendations

for the Village Board to hire

on full-time staff members,

such as a full-time staff

member for the Civic Center

or a full-time museum

curator.

Some of the commissions

did not have too many suggestions

for improvement,

as they expressed a sentiment

that things were going

well. Others, such as the

Economic Development Advisory

Board, went through

substantial changes in recent

months — meaning the

members already had these

types of discussions prior to

the Oct. 21 meeting.

After approximately 35

minutes of discussion in the

breakout sessions, the staff

members who facilitated the

conversations at each table

and wrote notes each stood

up and addressed the room

to review what had been discussed.

To close the meeting, the

board members made comments.

“I was very delighted to

see that we had some noncommission

members from

the public come and attend

this function,” Carroll said.

“I think the takeaway that

I gathered this morning is

that we’ve been doing an

excellent job with all of our

commissions. It sounds like

there are a couple of ideas

that each you have had at

your tables that we might be

able to implement to tweak

the process and improve

things a little bit better. But

what I heard today so far

was pretty much what I expected

to hear — that all of

you commissioners are doing

an excellent job.”

Fenton thanked those who

attended and who have given

their time to these commissions.

“I do appreciate everything

that everyone does,”

she said. “The commissions

are an extremely important

part of this Village. It also

gives us the opportunity to

hear what the residents have

to say and how you believe

and feel about your community.”

After the meeting ended,

Calandriello said he felt the

meeting went well.

“We had a lot of residents

and a lot of residents who

were not involved [with the

commissions],” he said. “I

think this was a great first

step in the open dialogue.

I was very excited walking

in here today, and that excitement

continues [now].

I think it actually worked

out with what we’re trying

to do.

“I know there was some

trepidation about this process.

But I think the mayor

said it was a good first step.

Our government, I think, is

all about including as many

people as possible. That’s

what my goal was for this

process. Get everyone involved

and see what we can

do. I’m not the smartest man

in the world, and I wanted

to get everyone involved.

At the end of the day, they

make us successful.”

After the meeting, Pekau

reiterated a point he made

during the breakout sessions

about there still being a need

to have individual meetings

with commissions and commission

members.

“You know how people

are; they don’t want to hurt

people’s feelings or say

something about someone

in public,” Pekau said. “But

they may have some really

strong opinions about how

something can be better.

We can get those opinions

privately. It doesn’t mean

we can’t share those opinions

publicly, so everyone

knows. But we don’t have to

share where they came from.

I think that’s important to

get individual perspectives,

and to get individual perspectives

of their interests

on the boards and where the

various boards are going.”

Pekau also said he thinks

it is critical to look at each

board’s charter, as well as

bylaws, as some may be inconsistent

or no longer applicable

to that commission.

But overall, he said the Oct.

21 meeting was a nice first

step.

“This was a very good

start to get some good input

and some good information,”

Pekau said. “But

I think there is a level of

depth that we need to go

into deeper to make sure

that when we do this, let’s

just do it right and do it once

— and not be going back at

this in a year or two years.”

League of Women Voters of Palos-Orland to hear from civil conservation expert

Submitted by League of

Women Voters

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

11, the League of Women Voters

of the Palos-Orland Area

is scheduled to hold a meeting

to hear from an expert on having

civil conversations in this

politically charged climate.

Barb Laimins is a retired

educator who taught social

studies for 21 years and currently

works for the McCormick

Foundation as mentor

liaison to 38 civic mentors

throughout the State of Illinois.

Laimins will be assisting

these mentors in their role of

supporting civics/government

teachers by providing professional

development and resources

to implement the new

State civic requirements for

the social studies standards.

Tips and strategies to help

discussions will promote a

safe environment to discuss

the compelling questions

facing our democracy. This

meeting is open to the public

and is slated to be held at

the Palos Heights Library,

12501 S. 71st Ave. Coffee

is to be served at 9:30 a.m.,

and the meeting will start

promptly at 10 a.m.

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Consolidated High School D230 Board of Education

Officials postpone vote to dismiss Stagg cheerleading coach

Nogal said decision

not related to

harassment claims

made against AD

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

The Consolidated High

School District 230 Board

of Education members decided

they need more time

to mull over the administration’s

recommendation to

dismiss Stagg’s cheerleading

coach after allegations

of sexual harassment were

made by the coach against

the school’s athletic director.

The D230 School Board

members voted 7-0 Thursday,

Oct. 26, to postpone action

on the recommendation

to dismiss Bridget Guzior,

with Board President Rick

Nogal citing additional information

that needed to

be reviewed. He stated the

decision was not because

of Guzior’s allegations of

being sexually harassed by

Stagg Athletic Director Terry

Treasure.

“Ms. Guzior’s recommended

dismissal is completely

unrelated to her recently

reported allegations

of harassment by the Stagg

athletic director,” Nogal said

before the vote. “These allegations

are under separate

investigation by a district

legal counsel, and will be

handled consistent with district

policies, which prohibit

sexual harassment of employees

and students.”

The meeting was well attended

by Stagg parents and

students who showed support

for Guzior. And Nogal

reiterated his comments

about the reason for the postponement

after the meeting.

“We want to make sure

we have all the facts and

figures,” he said. “Some

new data was coming in, so

we wanted to make sure we

had all available information

upon which to base our decisions.”

He said the recommendation

for dismissal will be

considered at the next board

meeting.

“We’ve been contacted by

a variety of sources,” Nogal

said. “I don’t want to comment

on any ongoing personnel

matters, but we’ll be

considering all comments

and all data and making a

decision in November.”

A series of allegations

Kelly McNees, of Page 2

Communications, provided

22nd Century Media with

a copy of the complaint

Guzior filed with the Illinois

Department of Human Resources.

McNees did so on

behalf of Guzior’s attorney,

A. Thomas Skallas, of the

law firm Dussias, Skallas,

Wittenberg, Koenigsberger,

LLP.

In the complaint, Guzior,

an Orland Park resident, alleges

several instances in

which Treasure’s actions

made Guzior feel uncomfortable.

Guzior wrote the

first instance was when the

AD learned she had separated

from her husband. She

claims he brought it up during

her year-end review.

She said when she went

to leave, Treasure kissed her

on the head and hugged her

“aggressively.”

She said the second instance

was another meeting

in Treasure’s office, during

which Treasure told Guzior

she needed to smile more

and “be cheery, like a cheerleading

coach should be.”

The third instance involved

Treasure grabbing

his genitals and making a

sexual implication when

asked about an athlete’s

mother, according to Guzior.

Guzior also claimed that

Treasure was intolerant to

the LGBT community present

in the cheerleading community

after she was approached

by a student who

claimed another coach made

derogatory comments. Guzior

claims she brought this up

to Treasure, and the AD told

her to worry about her own

program and used an antigay

slur in reference to the

student.

Guzior said the most recent

instance involved Treasure

stopping her in the hallway

and telling her a number

of ADs at an event decided

Stagg’s cheerleading staff

was the “hottest” in the state.

Guzior said she was “disgusted

” and shared this conversation

with a few people

after walking into the physical

education office. A week

later, she said she was suspended.

“I have no doubt that this

was done out of pure retaliation,

protecting a looselipped

man who doesn’t

view women as equals,”

Guzior wrote in the complaint.

A district policy

D230’s sexual harassment

policy — provided by D230

Director of Communications

Carla Erdey — states that,

in the case of harassment by

an employee to another employee,

sexual harassment

means “unwelcome sexual

advances,” “requests for

sexual favors,” or “any conduct

of a sexual nature when

… such conduct has the

purpose or effect of substantially

interfering with an individual’s

work performance

or creating an intimidating,

hostile or offensive working

environment.”

The policy also states that

sexual harassment includes

both verbal and physical

conduct. It states, “The

terms ‘intimidating,’ ‘hostile’

and ‘offensive’ include

conduct which has the effect

of humiliation, embarrassment

or discomfort. Examples

of sexual harassment

can include unwelcome

touching, crude jokes or pictures,

discussions of sexual

experiences, teasing related

to sexual characteristics and

spreading rumors related to

a person’s alleged sexual activities.”

The policy states that if an

employee is determined to

have sexually harassed either

another employee or a

student, disciplinary action

will be taken “up to and including

dismissal.”

Conversely, if the person

who filed the complaint is

found to have knowingly

filed a false claim, that employee

is subject to the same

penalties.

A letter related to dismissal

Publisher 22nd Century

Media also obtained from

McNees the letter they said

was sent by Dr. Julia Wheaton,

assistant superintendent

of human resources at D230,

to Guzior Oct. 17 informing

Guzior of the administration’s

recommendation to

the board for her dismissal.

In the letter, Wheaton

stated that on Aug. 21, the

district received a complaint

from a parent regarding a

text message Guzior sent a

student.

The text read, “[STU-

DENT NAME], no matter

how much we make each

other want to bash our heads

into a wall (most times a

brick wall) I am so proud

of the young adult you have

become! Looking forward

to an awesome year! Drama

free the curse is over the

bitch is gone!”

The student response is

listed as “OMG Coach.”

In the letter, Wheaton

wrote that Guzior met with

Treasure and an associate

principal at Stagg on Aug.

22 about the complaint. During

that meeting, Wheaton

wrote that Guzior admitted

sending that text message.

She also noted Guzior had

been warned during the prior

school year to “refrain from

direct text communication

with students.”

Guzior was suspended

without pay because of the

text message on Aug. 30,

per Wheaton’s letter. Then,

on Sept. 6, Guzior was informed

of the administration’s

intention to recommend

Guzior’s dismissal

at the Sept. 28 meeting.

Wheaton states it was only

after this that Guzior made

claims of sexual harassment

by Treasure, and administration

decided to review the allegations

against her without

Treasure’s involvement.

Wheaton wrote that Guzior

was asked to attend a

meeting on Oct. 11 to discuss

the allegations and

cheerleading records. Wheaton

wrote Guzior refused to

attend, despite being warned

that could be considered “insubordination.”

According to the letter,

Wheaton stated that the district

thinks Guzior violated

a School Board policy by

sending an “inappropriate

and unprofessional” text

message to a student despite

being warned; showed insubordination

by not attending

the Oct. 11 meeting; and

failed to maintain accurate

records of the cheerleading

program’s accounts.

Skallas released a statement

on behalf of his client,

Guzior, on Oct. 26. In

it, Skallas wrote that while

news articles have cited the

text message in question,it

was part of a group text that

included the student’s parent.

Skallas stated the parent

of the student responded

with appreciation for the

coach’s support. Skallas also

claimed in the statement the

same parent twice requested

a meeting with D230 officials

to support Guzior and

clear up the matter. He said

those meetings have not taken

place.

Skallas also took issue

with those who he said have

questioned the timing of

Guzior’s complaint.

“Any attempt to discredit

the statements made in her

complaint are simply ageold

victim-blaming that the

targets of harassment know

all too well,” Skallas wrote.

“As we have all learned

from the news coverage over

the last few weeks, the least

common response to harassment

is to take some formal

action — either to report the

harassment internally or file

a formal legal complaint.

Roughly 3 out of 4 individuals

who experienced harassment

never even talked to

a supervisor, manager or

union representative about

the harassing conduct. Employees

who experience harassment

fail to report the

harassing behavior or to file

a complaint because they

fear disbelief of their claim,

inaction on their claim,

blame, or social or professional

retaliation.”

He also claimed Guzior

has “suffered emotionally

and physically over the last

six weeks.”

Treasure did not reply to

a request for comment in

response to the allegations

at the time of publication.

Erdey said the district has no

further comments on the matter

beyond what Nogal said

at the meeting. Changes, if

any, to the athletic director’s

employment status were unknown

as of press time.


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in the business district along

Harlem Avenue.

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What is one essential you

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When studying, I need to

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What do you like to do when

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When I was 5, I had a

speaking role in a commercial.

Whom do you look up to?

My parents, because they

are always there for me and

support me, no matter what.

Who is your favorite

teacher?

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Science, because I find

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school?

How everyone who works

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kind.

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Carthage College

Student from Orland Park

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Park, has been awarded

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students who demonstrate

leadership skills and

academic strength.

Western Michigan University

Orland Parker helps Sky

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championship

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Green State, Kent State,

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Last year’s Sky Broncos

team finished fourth in the

national competition, competing

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Brett Been is a sophomore

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management. He was the

sixth-highest-scoring contestant

in the competition,

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comprehensive aircraft navigation,

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Police Reports

Convicted felon allegedly had reachable loaded handgun in vehicle stopped in Orland

Dominique J. Henderson,

23, of 17110 Central Park

Ave. in Hazel Crest, was

charged Oct. 4 with aggravated

unlawful use of a weapon

by a felon after he reportedly

was found to be in possession

of a loaded handgun while

riding in a 2012 Dodge Challenger

in the 15100 block of

Regent Drive.

The vehicle made a turn

onto eastbound 151st Street

from 94th Avenue, and

the driver was not wearing

a seatbelt, police said.

The vehicle also crossed a

double yellow line before it

was stopped at 151st Street

and Regent Drive, and Henderson

was seen leaning

forward, reaching for the

floorboard, police said. He

reportedly was on parole

for aggravated unlawful use

of a weapon by a convicted

felon. On the floorboard, an

officer spotted the butt of a

handgun sticking out, in an

area that was accessible to

Henderson. He allegedly

ran from officers upon his

arrest but was stopped. The

handgun’s magazine had 7

live .380 rounds without one

chambered, police said.

The driver was cited for

no seatbelt and improper

lane usage.

Oct. 3

• Ronny Al-Fawaqah, 29,

of 15930 Blackwater Court

in Tinley Park, was charged

with three counts of possession

of a controlled substance

and cited for operating

an unsafe tire after a

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

he allegedly was driving was

stopped in the 15200 block

of 94th Avenue. The vehicle

had a flat tire, police said. In

clear view, an officer reportedly

spotted a baby bottle

with a red liquid that was a

known drug. Police also reportedly

found a red pill bottle

with the label removed,

containing three different

types of pills, 14 total, in

storage compartment inside

the vehicle. A 16-ounce bottle

half filled with liquid also

was found inside the glove

box, police said. The drugs

related to the charges were

alprazolam, acetaminophen

hydrocodone and promethazine

with codeine, police

said.

• Shadavoka Darshay

Broach, 18, of 8109 S. Carpenter

St. in Chicago, and

Myia Tashay Lambert, 18,

of 8841 S. Hermitage Ave. in

Chicago, each were charged

with one count of retail theft

after they allegedly tried to

take items at Orland Square.

They both took items into a

fitting room on several occasions,

and some sensors were

removed, police said. The

security checkpoint reportedly

beeped when they tried

to exit the store. Broach had

11 items valued at $183.11

in a bag, with foil over some

of the items’ sensors, police

said. Lambert allegedly had

15 items valued at $636.25

in a handbag, with foil on

security sensors.

Oct. 2

• Thomas M. Super, 38, of

14421 88th Ave. in Orland

Park, was charged with public

indecency after he allegedly

exposed his genitals

to two juvenile girls in the

14700 block of 94th Avenue.

The victims were riding their

bicycles when they said the

man called out to them to

ask where he could find a

drug store, and they saw he

was exposed, police said.

Based on a physical description

and the description of an

SUV in which he fled, an officer

stopped the vehicle on

John Humphrey Drive near

147th Street, police said. Super

was wearing only underwear

on the lower half of his

body, with a pair of shorts

and belt on the passenger’sside

floorboard, police said.

He reportedly was identified

by the girls.

Sept. 29

• Christopher F. Sousan, 40,

of 17571 Pheasant Drive in

Tinley Park, was charged

with possession of a controlled

substance and possession

of a narcotic instrument

after a 2017 Hyundai Accent

in which he was a passenger

was stopped in the 14200

block of John Humphrey

Drive. Near Orland Square,

Sousan exited the vehicle,

got into the driver’s seat of a

Lexus parked in the lot, exited

that and got back into the

Accent, police said. He reportedly

is known to police.

He was on parole for aggravated

robbery, police added.

The vehicle made a turn

onto northbound John Humphrey

Drive at 94th Avenue

and disobeyed a stop sign,

police said. The driver —

Jacklyn C. Sweiss, 32, of

15706 Acacia Drive in Orland

Park — was charged

with driving while license

suspended and disobeying a

stop sign.

Sousan had a pack of cigarettes

containing a foil pack

with a substance that field

tested positive for the presumptive

presence of heroin

weighing 1.3 grams, police

said. A bag on the floor of

the vehicle contained a wet

wipes package with six used

and capped hypodermic needles,

a spoon with a charred

bottom, and an unopened

bag with 10 hypodermic

needles.

Sept. 28

• Robert P. Kissane, 22, of

9901 Treetop Drive in Orland

Park, was charged with

criminal damage to property

after he allegedly damaged

the door of a shed in the rear

of a building in the 15100

block of El Cameno Real

Drive. He reportedly was

spotted pulling on the doors

of a shed, trying to force

entry. Someone shot video

of the incident, and Kissane

was seen covering his

hand with a T-shirt to stick

it between the doors, police

said. He allegedly pulled one

of the doors off the hinges,

causing damage valued at

$100. Nothing was removed

from the shed, police said.

Sept. 27

• Hamilton M. Freeman,

29, of 106 Tollgate Court in

Simpsonville, South Carolina,

was charged with identity

theft (Class 3) and resisting

a peace officer after he

allegedly tried to upgrades

two lines on an account

not his own with new cellphones

at a store at Orland

Square. He tried to finance

both of the phones in full on

the account, and provided

digits of a Social Security

number and South Carolina

driver’s license, which

raised an alert, police said.

The phones reportedly were

valued at $1,898. Freeman

paid $92.53 in cash for the

taxes, police said. He allegedly

tried to run from police

when confronted but was

stopped in the parking lot.

Sept. 22

• Kendall R. Thompson,

23, of 7404 S. May St. in

Chicago, was charged with

criminal trespass to vehicle

after he allegedly had a key

for and approached a 2016

Nissan Altima that had been

reported stolen. Police said

the vehicle’s Minnesota plate

was registered to Avis and

reported stolen to Chicago

police on Sept. 13. The vehicle,

which was spotted in the

parking lot of Orland Square,

was rented in Iowa on June

10 and left in a garage at Chicago

Midway International

Airport on June 14, before

it was stolen, police added.

Thompson reportedly was

dropped off near the vehicle

by a black SUV. He allegedly

had the key and blinked the

lights on the car while approaching

it, before he was

stopped. The SUV left the

scene, police said.

Sept. 11

• Bethany April Rhoads, 31,

of 4925 E. Kathleen Road

in Scottsdale, Arizona, was

charged with aggravated

assault after she allegedly

showed a gun to someone

while riding in a 2016 Ford

F100 near 159th Street and

94th Avenue. The vehicle

was stopped near 171st Street

and LaGrange Road, and a

loaded magazine was found

in the driver’s-side door, police

said. Rhoads was identified,

and the “silver revolver”

description fit a Smith &

Wesson .357 revolver under

the passenger’s seat in a

holster pancake, police said.

Police also reportedly found

an unloaded Sig Sauer P238

in a case behind the passenger’s

seat.

Sept. 9

• Edward W. Novak, 44, of

14611 Raneys Lane in Orland

Park, was charged with

criminal damage to property,

after he allegedly struck the

window of a vehicle with a

“lightsaber,” causing it to

shatter on Wheeler Drive at

94th Avenue. The driver of

a 2011 Nissan Sentra saw

the man damaging a sign on

the northwest corner of the

intersection and confronted

him, police said. Novak allegedly

then broke the window

on the Sentra.

• Luis A. Maldonado, 30, of

1401 Lombard Ave. in Cicero,

was charged with duty

upon damaging unattended

vehicle or other property

after he allegedly pushed

struck a Toyota Corolla with

a work truck outside Subway,

15860 S. Wolf Road.

The damage to the side of

the vehicle was “extensive,”

with the parked vehicle having

been pushed 5-7 feet,

police said. A witness reportedly

saw the truck strike

the vehicle and leave the lot.

Police reportedly went to

the Orland Park business associated

with the truck. The

company’s delivery service

identified Maldonado as the

driver, police said. He reportedly

came to the station,

where he was charged.

Sept. 8

• Marvin Earl Bell Jr., 23, of

24290 Lotus Drive in Charter

Township, Michigan,

was charged with felony aggravated

identity theft after

he allegedly tried to charge

$335 to a credit card in a

name that was not his own at

a hotel in the 14400 block of

LaGrange Road. He reportedly

presented a Michigan

ID and signed for the rate.

He was spotted standing

outside of a 2010 Dodge

Avenger in the parking lot,

police said. He reportedly

was identified as the renter.

In the hotel room, police reportedly

found seven credit

cards. One that had the name

and number of someone else

was found in a garbage can,

police said. The victim was

70 years old, police added.

Editor’s note: The Orland Park

Prairie’s police reports come

from the Orland Park Police

Department. Anyone listed in

these reports is considered to

be innocent of all charges until

proven guilty in a court of law.


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Business Briefs

Orland resident to be

honored at annual gala

Presence Saint Joseph

Medical Center’s 24th annual

gala is scheduled to be

held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

4, at the Hilton Oak Brook

Hills Resort, 3500 Midwest

Road in Oak Brook.

This year’s gala is themed

“Havana Nights” and is to

feature Cuban cuisine and

libations, live Latin music,

dancing, raffles, as well as

silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from the gala

will benefit the PSJMC’s

expanding cardiac care program

with a new rapid diagnostic

chest pain unit.

The Founders Awards

will be presented at the gala

and will honor Orland Park

resident William J. Farrell,

MD, MBA, orthopaedic

surgeon of Parkview Orthopaedic

Group and Frankfort

resident Tricia L. Simpson,

manager, Midwest Public

Affairs and Government Affairs

for ExxonMobil. The

Founders Award, inspired by

the Franciscan Sisters of the

Sacred Heart, is the medical

center’s highest recognition.

Tickets for the gala are

$300.

For more information,

contact Ashley Wagner at

ashley.wagner@presence

health.org or (815) 725-

7133, ext. 3042, or visit

www.presencehealth.org/

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cal-center-gala.

Beechen & Dill Homes

organizes Coat & Toy Drive

This year, the Beechen

& Dill Homes Coat & Toy

Drive is to benefit the MorningStar

Mission in Joliet.

The mission serves an entire

county of families, women

and children in need.

Beechen & Dill will be

collecting new children’s

toys, and new or gently used

winter coats from Nov. 15

through Dec. 15. Donations

can be dropped off at one of

the community model homes

or the main office locations,

listed below. Donations are

to be delivered to the mission

on the evening of Dec.

1, so contributions need to

be in before 5 p.m. that day.

For questions or more information,

call (630) 920-9430.

Donations can be made

at Parkside Square, 10022

Franchesca Lane in Orland

Park (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

daily), Greystone Ridge,

13889 Creek Crossing Drive

(open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily).

Dick’s plans to add 313

associates in Chicago area

DICK’S Sporting Goods

has announced it is now

hiring for holiday associate

positions in Chicago and the

surrounding area. Dick’s is

looking for applicants passionate

about sports or the

outdoors to join the team at

the following Dick’s Sporting

Goods locations in the

Chicago area, including Orland

Park.

Ideal candidates will draw

on their personal experiences

and in-depth knowledge to

guide, inform, equip and inspire

customers. Associates

will benefit from competitive

pay, store discounts and

the opportunity to work with

sports and outdoor brands.

Dick’s will bring approximately

313 total jobs to the

Chicago area this holiday season

through the hiring of temporary

part-time associates.

To learn more about joining

the Dick’s team this

holiday season, visit dickss

portinggoods.jobs.

Tenco Events seeks vendors,

sponsors for golf expos

Tenco Events, an Orland

Park company, has hosted

the Tinley Park Golf Expo

for the past seven years,

adding the Northern Illinois

Expo at the Lake County

Fairgrounds in 2016.

Tenco Events’ Tinley Park

Golf Expo is scheduled to be

held Feb. 9-11 at the Tinley

Park Convention Center.

More than 120 golf related

vendors are to host booths

at the weekend event, many

with giveaways and demonstrations.

The Northern Illinois Golf

Expo, held at the Lake County

Fairgrounds in Grayslake,

is to be held Feb. 16-18.

A number of sponsorships

are available for both shows,

with complete details on the

company’s website at www.

tencoevents.com.

A variety of golf-related

vendors are to participate in

both shows, including golf

apparel, equipment, resorts,

lessons and training aides.

Vendors promoting health

and fitness, golf resorts,

area golf courses and other

related businesses also are

expected to participate.

Sponsorship and vendor information

for the Tinley Park

show can be found at tinleyparkgolfexpo.com.

The same

for the Northern Illinois Golf

Expo can be found at norther

nillinoisgolfexpo.com.

United States Department

of Defense employees, in

particular those from the

Great Lakes Naval Base, are

admitted for no charge.

Tenco Events also is inviting

expo area businesses to

join its support of Caring Patriots.

Businesses that would

like to be listed among Tenco’s

supporters for Caring

Patriots are invited to donate

$100 or more to be listed on

the recognition banner inside

each event.

Donations of $100 or

more, made payable to

Caring Patriots and made

through Tenco Events, will

be recognized.

Information about sponsorships,

vendor space and

helping the Caring Patriots

is available by contacting

Joe Copeland at (708) 752-

6061 or Gregg Tengerstrom

at (708) 921-9557.

Culver’s a regional finalist in

Crew Challenge

Culver’s of Orland Park

has advanced to the regional

finals in the nationwide Culver’s

Crew Challenge contest,

in which Culver’s restaurants

compete in the areas

of quality, service, cleanliness,

hospitality, community

outreach, and team member

training and development.

Culver’s of Orland Park is

one of 290 restaurants out of

605 to advance.

The evaluation of restaurants

and team members

comes from the Culver’s

support team, utilizing elements

of our guest feedback

program.

The competition includes

prize money with $50,000

going to the first-place restaurant.

The four next highest

scoring restaurants will receive

$12,500 each, with the

winnings shared between the

managers and team members.

Later in the year, the

Top 5 restaurants will move

on as the national finalists

and compete for the national

championship. The winners

will be announced in February

2018 in Tampa, Florida,

at Culver’s annual convention.

Illinois American Water

awards Firefighter Grant to

Orland

More than $75,000 will

be shared by 78 Illinois fire

departments through Illinois

American Water’s 2017

Firefighter Grant Program.

Since the program was

created in 2010, more than

425 grants valued at more

than $417,000 have been

awarded to fire and emergency

organizations serving

customers in Illinois American

Water’s service area.

The grants were announced

during National

Fire Prevention Week to

raise awareness about the

importance of fire prevention.

This year’s Fire Prevention

Week theme is “Every

Second Counts: Plan

2 Ways Out!” It reinforces

why everyone needs to have

an escape plan.

To learn more, visit www.

nfpa.org/public-education/

campaigns/fire-preventionweek.

Illinois American Water’s

Firefighter Grant Program

awards grants to provide

personal protective gear,

communications equipment,

firefighting tools, waterhandling

equipment, training

materials and classroom

programs. Illinois American

Water presented a grant to

Orland Fire Protection District,

among others.

Restaurant wins Chicago

Southland Convention &

Visitors Bureau award

The Chicago Southland

Convention & Visitors Bureau,

the regional destination

management organization

for Chicago’s 62 south and

southwest suburbs, recognized

its members, municipalities

and organizations

for their outstanding service

in the hospitality and tourism

industries during Fiscal

Year 2017.

The awards were presented

at the CVB’s Annual

Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Oct. 11, 2017, at Hilton

Chicago Oak Lawn.

Member of the Year was

awarded to Buca di Beppo,

which opened its doors to

multiple tour operators for

familiarization tours. It continued

its support through

sponsoring sports events

such as the 2017 U.S. Log

Rolling Open, as well as

the United States Hockey

League in Orland Park. This

member participates in various

CVB events, including

National tourism Day, in

which it graciously donates

to CVB’s silent auction.

Smith Crossing volunteer

shares love for lagers, pool

A year ago, Dave Genis,

41, helped with a beanbag

tournament at Smith Crossing,

a life plan community located

at 10501 Emilie Lane in

Orland Park. As a newly vetted

volunteer, he had learned

about an outreach event with

Parkview Church.

Genis’ source? His wife,

Shelly Genis, the volunteer

coordinator for Smith Senior

Living, sponsor of Smith

Crossing and Smith Village

in Chicago’s Beverly-Morgan

Park neighborhood.

For the last year, he has

organized Smith Crossing’s

Billiards Club, one Saturday

a month.

Dave also enjoys brewing

beer at the couple’s Frankfort

home, where he and Shelly

live with their two children,

Jack and Maddie. A longstanding

member of Homebrewers

Pride of the Southside,

he championed his love

of lagers during a beer-tasting

presentation with Smith

Crossing residents.

To help residents compare

common characteristics

of Märzen beers brewed to

serve at Oktoberfest celebrations

— low bitterness, high

aroma produced by malt

content, medium carbonation,

clarity, pale yellow to

reddish brown color — he

offered samples of Hacker-

Pschorr, a German-brewed

beer; Shiner Oktoberfest

brewed in Shiner, Texas; and

Pollyanna Fruhauf brewed

in Lemont.

Between July 1, 2016, and

June 30, 2017, residents of

Smith Crossing and its sister

community, Smith Village in

Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood,

benefitted from 8,553

hours donated by volunteers

who contribute to the variety

of organized programs for

residents, as well as nurture

special friendships with individual

residents.

Prospective volunteers

can visit each campus’ website

to learn more and enroll

for a required orientation offered

each month by Shelly

Genis. For Smith Crossing,

visit www.smithcrossing.

org/about-us/volunteer-op

portunities.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones,

bill@opprairie.com.


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Photo Op

Walter Marshalek

Raymond Marshalek

Orland Park resident

This week’s Photo Op came from Marilynn Balcauski, of Orland Park, who sent it by

email. “This great horned owlet was rescued from our property in May.”

Have you captured something unique, interesting, beautiful or just plain fun on camera? Submit a

photo for “Photo Op” by emailing it to bill@opprairie.com, or mailing it to 11516 W. 183rd St., Office

Condo 3 Unit SW, Orland Park, IL, 60467.

Announcements

Welcome to the world

Jonathan, Kristine and

big brother Clay Parker

welcomed Noelle Avery

Parker on Sept. 15. Noelle

joined the family weighing

in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces,

and measuring 20.5

inches long.

Turning 2

Double the birthday

Photos submitted

Walter’s birthday treat was welldeserved.

Walter’s super personality

helped to make him eligible to become

a therapy dog. He frequents nursing

and assisted living homes, and brings a

smile a smile and good feelings to all he

meets and greets. Walter beams when

he shares his love with all the folks.

Do you want to see your pet pictured as Orland

Park’s Pet of the Week? Send your pet’s photo

and a few sentences explaining why your pet

is outstanding to Editor Bill Jones at bill@

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Open House Sunday November 5th from 1pm to 4pm

We’re brewing up two birthday celebrations: a magical

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Love you, proud of you,

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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

New Lenox Scouts Food Drive

enters 15th year of filling food

pantries

The New Lenox Scouts Food

Drive is aiming to build off its historic

mark from last year.

Since 2011, chairman Bill

Thomson had the goal of donating

50,000 items. It reached 51,100

items at last year’s food drive, and

that accomplishment caught the

attention of Berkot’s to become a

sponsor going into the drive’s 15th

year running.

Berkot’s is to provide the bags

that local Scouts will drop off to

approximately 12,000 New Lenox

homes through Tuesday, Nov. 7,

for residents to fill with nonperishable

food items.

Scouts will pick up the bags between

noon and 12:30 p.m. Sunday,

Nov. 12, and the goods will

be taken to a facility to be sorted,

boxed and delivered to local food

pantries. Hundreds of area Scouts

take part in the largest yearly food

collection in town.

Despite the bigger undertaking,

Thomson has been running this

event for so long that it has become

refined process. With more area

Scouts getting involved every year,

he said the hardest part is figuring

out a role for all of the volunteers.

But at the same time, seeing all of

them participating is what keeps

Thomson excited going into his

12th year running the event.

“We’re helping out a lot of people

in our community, and the kids

have such a great time doing this,

and that’s what really motivates

me,” he said. “They’re so excited to

be involved with something that’s

so important to the community. Every

year, we’re getting more Scout

... that are new and want to join.”

Reporting by James Sanchez, Editor.

For more, visit NewLenoxPatriot.com.

FROM THE HOMER HORIZON

Lockport football player recalls

traumatic break, comes back

stronger

Porters wide receiver Nick Ward

had a moment of déjà vu during

his sophomore year on the football

team.

During practice one fall day in

2015, Ward was working on kick

returns when he was tackled from

an odd angle. He went down, and

the impact of the tackle, mixed

with how he was running, broke

his lower right leg.

“I feel like I jinxed myself,

though, when I broke my leg,”

Ward said. “It’s kind of weird. I

told my mom about this. That day,

or that morning, I had a dream that

I broke my leg … and then it turned

out I snapped my leg that day. I

was weirded out by that.”

Ward, who just finished up his

senior season at Lockport Township

High School, still remembers

the moment and what he was doing

vividly.

“It was during practice, we were

doing kick returns, and I caught a

return and took it back for a touchdown

the play before,” he said.

“Coach [Dan Starkey] was like,

‘Do the same thing, but fake it if it

goes on the other side.’ So I made

it look like a fake, and then I got

tackled, and my leg just snapped,

and it broke out of two spots.”

Ward said his recovery was faster

than the doctors expected.

“My doctor was saying that usually

people start walking within

2-3 months,” he said. “I was already

walking in one [month] in

my boot.”

Reporting by Brittany Kapa, Assistant

Editor. For more, visit HomerHorizon.

com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Mokena Fire Department uses

inflatable fire safety house for

safety education

On first glance, it might have appeared

as a bounce house, but the

inflatable house in the gym at St.

Mary School Oct. 24 was not all

fun and games.

The inflatable fire safety house

looks like a tiny house on the outside,

and is complete with a living

room with a fireplace and a kitchen

with inflatable appliances.

“The kids like it,” Fire Marshall

Mark Sickles said. “At first

— especially the first graders —

they’re disappointed that it’s not

a bouncy house. Each firefighter

will go through with them through

the house, and go over kitchen

fire stuff and living room and then

what to do in case they get trapped

in their bedroom: escape out the

window [and] go to their meeting

place.”

For the last part of the students’

inflatable, safety experience, they

get the opportunity to exit the

house through the window, rolling

and landing safely on an inflatable

target.

In the past, the Mokena Fire Department

owned a two-level trailer

that was used for fire safety education,

and Sickles said it provided

a more interactive experience but

also posed some difficulties with

weather and security. In the event

of rain, the escape ladder would

be slippery and too dangerous to

use, and, with class after class of

students going through, the floor

would turn into a muddy disaster.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

From THE FRANKFORT STATION

Frankfort family decks out yard for

spooky holiday

It is hard to miss the Malecki

home during the Halloween season,

because it is dressed to the

nines — in a scary sense.

Each year, the lawn on Chamomile

Drive is literally crawling

with the dead, who appear to be

rising from the grave and heading

toward the sidewalk.

The tradition was started by Josephine

Malecki’s husband and

picked up by Josephine’s son, Ted,

after her husband got sick.

As many of these types of projects

go, the display has been growing

year after year, Ted Malecki

said. The decorating really has

taken off in the last three years,

though. Josephine said it all began

years ago, when she had “happy

ghosts” in the yard.

“As you can see, it took a different

turn,” she said about the current

display, which is much scarier.

Without hesitation, though, she

said her favorite decoration is a

motion-activated scarecrow that

sits on the front porch, holding a

bowl of candy and jumping out at

trick-or-treaters.

For Ted Malecki, it is the werewolf

that has become part of the

miniature haunted house he puts

together for neighborhood children

to enjoy. The haunted house starts

with an inflatable tunnel, complete

with spooky music and lights, and

leads the children through a display

of animatronic creatures.

The two estimate the house

had 200 trick-or-treaters last year,

many of whom come back year after

year, but they anticipate more

visitors this year, because they advertised

the haunted house to their

neighbors and passersby.

Reporting by Amanda Stoll,

Assistant Editor. For more, visit

FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Costumes, candy fuel inaugural

township trunk-or-treat

It is impossible to have too much

of a good thing when it is Halloween

season and that thing is candy.

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Lockport

Township officials, staff and volunteers

gave families the opportunity

to stock up on their sugar supply

with its inaugural trunk-or-treat

event.

Cars — each decorated in a

creative theme inspired by everything

from a 1950s jukebox to

“The Wizard of Oz” to a spiders’

lair — lined the parking lot of the

Lockport Township offices, as costumed

greeters waited for local superheroes,

princesses, goblins and

ghouls to make their way through

the sweet event. Township Assessor

Debbi Mason explained that

she and her colleagues were hoping

that the trunk-or-treat will grow

into an annual tradition.

“We’ve been in this building

since December of last year, so we

thought we would try something

new this year,” she said. “We put

the trunk-or-treat on outside this

time around, and, hopefully, if this

works out, we’re going to move

the event into the inside and have a

whole trick-or-treat alley in 2018.”

Candy-givers were not limited

to any type of theme when it came

to decorating their trunks, and their

creativity was on display across the

parking lot.

“We have people here who have

decorated their trunk like ‘Finding

Nemo,’” Mason said. “I was inspired

by a gumball machine, and

we even have a Candy Land station.

What everyone came up with

is great.”

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

LockportLegend.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Southwest Chicago Christian

student to compete in national

karate competition

Grace Goodfellow is racking up

quite the list of accomplishments.

The eighth-grader at Southwest

Chicago Christian School in Tinley

Park is on the honor roll. She is active

in her church and at her school.

She also is a black belt in karate,

and now a member of Team USA,

gearing up for the World Karate

Championships in November.

Grace started karate in 2012,

when she was just 8 years old.

Grace said it was just a fun thing

to do, at first. But as she continued

to go, karate became something

more to her.

Just a few months after started

karate, Grace also began to compete.

She has been a national champion

or national Top 10 competitor

in the American Karate Association

ever since. Now, Grace is a

black belt.

Earlier this year, Grace’s sensei,

Juan Hernandez, made a challenge

to her: to try and make Team USA

for the World Karate Championships

later this year.

After training in the winter and

spring, Grace advanced to the

qualifying event in Dearborn,

Michigan. At the Michigan event,

Grace qualified for Team USA in

traditional forms, musical forms

and creative weapons.

“On Nov. 4-11, I get to go to

Orlando, Florida, and compete

against 28 other countries, including

my own at the World Karate

Championships,” Grace said. “It’s

like the Olympics for karate.”

Reporting by Jon DePaolis,

Freelance Reporter. For more, visit

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BILL JONES

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I

say this as no discredit

to the journalism program

at the University

of Iowa — I had some great

professors there — but I

always tell people I learned

way more about journalism

in my first year on the

job than all of my time in

college.

That shouldn’t be all that

surprising. In many professions,

no matter how much

you study in a textbook,

how intently you absorb

the words of a professor or

how good your homework

game is, it likely will not be

enough to prepare you for

every real-world situation

you will encounter.

Studying ethics is all

theoretical until numerous

situations present themselves,

ideals perfect until

tested. Using the inverted

pyramid makes perfect

sense until a story doesn’t

lend itself to that. And writing,

in general, isn’t much

until it engages a reader.

Education helps you fill

a toolbox. The more you

participate, the more tools

you can add to your arsenal

and the higher the quality

they will be.

And a screwdriver is

a great tool for turning

screws, but projects often

require adapting to unique

situations. It turns out a

screwdriver also may help

solve another problem. The

Learning by trying

socket wrench in your box

may not fit the fastener, but

maybe there is something

else in the box that does the

trick.

Ah, tool metaphors.

They’re good for all sorts of

things.

The point is. Studying

is incredibly valuable. But

until you get out and truly

apply those studies, it is

hard to understand how

things really work.

Unfortunately, with a lot

of professions, that often

means learning in the public

eye, and the public can be a

bit “impatient” sometimes.

Understandably so, in that

they’re paying for a service

and they want their money’s

worth. But that necessarily

evil can add stress for

someone who is just trying

to figure it out.

In The Dish on Page 25

this week, I had the opportunity

to cover a culinary

program at Robert Morris

University’s Orland

Park Campus that saw

the students launch their

own pop-up restaurant,

the Regal Eagle, which is

open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesdays through Nov. 28.

When I was there, one of

the students told me that in

the food industry, experience

is more valuable than a

degree. One of her classmates

joked about making

the comment inside the very

educational institution bestowing

that piece of paper.

But, it is true, in some

ways. With the success of

this restaurant, all of its

participants will be able to

put on their resumes that

they helped operate their

own restaurant for a limited

time. And that probably

looks more impressive than

the piece of paper to many

employers.

Again, it is about learning

by trying, rather than

just reading and talking. It

is easy enough to read and

understand a recipe. And

mimicking the techniques

of a professor in the kitchen

is one thing. But being able

to adapt, to tweak recipes

that aren’t quite working,

to cater to real customers

with questions and allergies

and personal tastes, that’s

another.

Regal Eagle is a really

cool project, and at $10 it’s

a steal for a three-course

meal. It might not hit all the

same notes as your favorite

restaurant. The servers

or cooks may make a few

mistakes. It might not all be

quite as groundbreaking as

that new hot spot in the city.

But it is an opportunity

to be a patient customer,

to help some students with

their education and get a

good meal in return. And

with chef Brad Hindsley

manning the pass, overseeing

both front-of-the-house

and kitchen operations, it is

probably, at the very least,

a little less risky a proposition

than letting a dental

student work on your smile

or a soon-to-be psychologist

inside your head. (Though,

to be fair, they need to learn

like everyone else.)

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Finding their place mats

Robert Morris University culinary

students launch pop-up restaurant on

Orland Park Campus, Page 25

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Michele McGovern stars in staging of ‘Lady Vadula’ at Cultural Center, Page 23


20 | November 2, 2017 | The orland park prairie Faith

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Pastor Column

Against domestic violence

Pastor Column

Saints and heroes

Imam Kifah Mustapha

Prayer Center of Orland Park

One of the major

themes in Islam is

the preservation of

humanity. And in keeping

with this important concept,

Islam prohibited causing

harm to any human being

in any form, be it physical,

emotional, mental, verbal or

even spiritual.

Muslims nationwide, like

in other communities, celebrated

October as the month

of awareness against domestic

violence. Domestic

violence is a form of harm

that was clearly prohibited

in many verses of the Holy

Quran and in the tradition of

Prophet Mohammad.

Aisha, the Prophet’s

wife, described him as a

role model saying:, “The

Prophet never raised his

hand to hit anyone, a wife, a

child or a servant.”

When a group of women

came to the Prophet, complaining

about some of their

husbands’ abuses (which

was the culture, there, in

pre-Islamic times), he said,

“Those are not the best

among you.”

As a matter of fact,

among many instructions he

reiterated in his last sermon

before his death, he specifically

reminded men to “care

for your women.”

In the Holy Quran, God

described the relationship

between spouses as that of

tranquility, love and mercy.

Within this sacred bond of

marriage, there is no place

for abuse.

“And of His wondrous

signs is that He has created

for you, from yourselves,

mates, so that you may

repose in them. And He has

set between you, genuine

mutual love and tenderhearted

mercy. Indeed, in all

of this there are sure signs

for a people who would

reflect on the handiwork of

God.” (30:21)

When describing the qualities

of the best of believers,

Prophet Mohammad said,

“The best of you are those

who treat their families the

best,” and, “The best of you

in faith are those who are

best in their ethical practices

and most kind to their

families.”

Prophet Mohammad also

directed spouses to bear

patience when facing issues

towards each other, saying,

“Let no believer hate his

spouse! You may dislike

one habit or characteristic

of her/him, but you will like

another.”

Domestic violence awareness

month is not limited in

the Muslim context to relationships

between spouses

only. It goes between all

family members, including

children, elderly and siblings

toward each other.

To enjoy homes free from

domestic violence, people

should focus on several

things.

1) Raising respectful children

starts by the example

set by parents at home.

2) If children are raised in

a caring environment, free

from abuse, it is more likely

they will follow that example

themselves as adults

with their own families.

We also need to teach our

children the responsibility

of establishing a family, the

importance of selflessness,

and the sacrifices it takes

to keep a family happy and

bonded together.

I hope and pray that all

our homes will be free

from abuse. I believe this

will indeed strengthen our

community and establish a

safe and secure future in our

neighborhoods and towns.

The opinions of this column are

that of the writer. They do not

necessarily reflect those of The

Orland Park Prairie.

The Rev. Michael Foley

Our Lady of the Woods

A

few weeks ago, the

nation was sadly

riveted by the terrible

tragedy in Las Vegas.

Within hours, the name of

the shooter became available

to the press. And,

within days, we heard a

great deal about his personal

habits, gambling patterns,

family relationships and so

much more.

I actually think that the

greater story is found in the

acts of heroism displayed by

so many people who reacted

to the situation.

First responders sprang

into action. An off-duty

police officer attending the

concert lost his life pushing

people to safety. A man

loaded several wounded

persons into his pickup

truck to take them to the

hospital. Hundreds of individuals

donated blood to

assist the victims.

As I said, in the balance,

we have one man inflicting

great evil and hundreds

reaching out to do good.

This is the part of the story

that needs to be told.

It also offers an understanding

of All Saints Day.

Roman Catholics, Episcopalians,

Lutherans, Methodists

and other Protestant

denominations were to

celebrate this feast on Nov.

1. Other Christian traditions

celebrate the saints on other

days, such as during the

Easter season.

This feast allows us to

reflect upon the lives of

the saints, especially those

whose lives of faithfulness

are known to God alone.

Like the men and women in

Las Vegas whose heroism

was recognized perhaps for

a day, these individuals often

lived lives of quiet love

and commitment.

For those who are not

familiar, different Christian

traditions have different

ways of recognizing

sanctity. Some, like the

Catholic Church, have

developed rather elaborate

methodologies to formally

declare some a “saint.” Others

use an understanding of

popular acclaim. Still other

traditions limit the title of

“saint” to those in the early

apostolic tradition.

We all recognize that

canonization does not make

a saint. Most saints have

never been canonized, just

as most heroes never receive

awards and medals. They

are heroes nonetheless.

In the secular world, we

honor our heroes in different

ways. Sometimes, we name

parks or schools after them.

We may memorialize them

with plaques or honors. Perhaps

their tombs are given

special dignity.

For Christians, sainthood

is less about the person,

and more about how God’s

grace worked in their lives.

Their lives reflected a light

greater than their own. The

world is filled with men and

women who bear witness

to God’s presence in their

lives.

As many of the Christian

churches celebrate the lives

of the saints, we might be

reminded to say “thank

you” to those on this earth

who sacrifice for others and

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The orland park prairie | November 2, 2017 | 21

In Memoriam

Joseph C. Bojanowski

Joseph C. Bojanowski,

a United

States Marine Corps

veteran, 82, of Orland Park,

died Oct. 17. Father of Tina Bojanowski,

John Bojanowski and

Jenny Lovatt; grandfather of

Michael, Brandon, Maria, Sacha,

Jasper and Heidi; brother

of Robert Bojanowski, Marguerite

Carnevale, Rosemary Nichols

and Helen Grasso; son of

the late Joseph and Helen Bojanowski.

Visitation was held

at Thornridge Funeral Home

(Janusz Family Funeral Service).

Interment Resurrection

Cemetery.

FAITH BRIEFS

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honor? Email Editor Bill Jones at

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PAstor

From Page 20

who witness that life is more

than meeting our often-selfish

desires. Perhaps as a society,

we need to lift up authentic

heroes and not spend as much

time on those whose lives are

filled with aspirations of the

ephemeral characteristics of

beauty, fame or power.

As we honor the saints who

have been in our lives, we

should commit ourselves to

emulate them. Their lives point

to values that are greater than

our selfish desires and to an

eternity that is greater than our

limited perspective understands.

There is a proverb that says,

“a bridge that falls makes a

thousand times the noise of a

bridge that stands.”

Those who quietly work to

bring love and compassion into

this world are more valuable,

if less known, than those who

would tear down or be indifferent.

The opinions of this column are

those of the writer. They do not

necessarily reflect those of The

Orland Park Prairie.

St. Michael Church (14327 Highland Ave., Orland

Park)

Chemotherapy Bags for Area

Hospitals

The Women’s Club of St.

Michael Service Project is to be

held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16,

in the Commons. The group will be

filling chemotherapy bags for area

hospitals. The bags will be supplied

but must be filled and decorated.

Suggested items are lip balm,

paperback books, hand cream,

small snack bags and a favorite

prayer or note of encouragement.

The bags must be decorated so

people are asked to bring markers,

fabric paint, fabric decorations,

glue, etc.

Trip to ‘42nd Street’

The Women’s Club of St. Michael

is sponsoring a coach bus trip to the

Drury Lane Theatre in Oak Brook

from 10:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 14, for lunch and a showing

of the Tony Award-winner for best

musical, “42nd Street.” Tickets can

be purchased in the parish office for

$85. All proceeds will be donated

to various charitable organizations.

Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland

Park)

Men’s Bible Study

7-9 a.m. Every other Saturday.

Breakfast, Bible study and

discussion is included. For more

information, call (708) 349-0431.

Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S. 80th Ave.,

Orland Park)

Veterans Voices

7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the

month. This is a group for veterans.

For more information, contact

Darryl Wertheim at (708) 923-0021

or Darryl.wertheim@gmail.com.

Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park)

Stretch and Balance

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

and fourth Tuesday of the month.

All are welcome to an hour session

of stretching and balancing. All

are invited to bring water, beach

towel and yoga mats. For more

information, contact Elizabeth

Kolada at elleof67@att.net.

Living Word Lutheran Church (16301 S. Wolf Road,

Orland Park)

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)

‘The Father Effect’ Screening

7 p.m. Nov. 9. Sponsored by

the Multi-Parish Respect Life

Ministries.

Novena to St. Peregrine

St. Francis of Assisi is offering a

novena to St. Peregrine, the patron

of healing those who suffer with

cancer and other serious illnesses.

The novena will be held at 7 p.m.

Mondays through Nov. 6.

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

Gamblers Anonymous

7:30- 9 p.m. Thursdays

Emotions Anonymous

7:30-9 p.m. Fridays

Sunday School

10:15 a.m. Children ages 3-8

are invited to Sunday school. For

more information, contact Cindy at

cindypcop@comcast.net. Children

ages 7 and older can volunteer

to be ushers at Mass on Sundays.

More information is available in

the children’s worship bulletins.

Southwest Seventh Day Adventist Church (15760

Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

7 p.m. Wednesdays. Attendees

can learn more about the Seventh

Day Adventist Church. For more

information, call (618) 556-8002.

Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W. 131st,

Orland Park)

Eucharistic Adoration

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. The church

invites all to spend some quiet

time with the Lord. Eucharistic

adoration will be held in the Day

Chapel. First hour is vocal prayer,

followed by silence. For more

information, contact the front office

at (708) 361-4754.

Standing Stone Church (Robert Davidson Center,

14700 Park Lane, Orland Park)

Sunday Services

9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Hour of Prayer

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

Children and Youth Activities

7 p.m. Wednesdays

Parkview Christian Church (11100 Orland Parkway,

Orland Park)

Parkview Senior Connections

10:45 a.m.-1 p.m. second Friday

of the month. Join for a lunch and

conversation at the Orland Park

Campus. Program fee is $10. For

more information or to RSVP, call

(708) 478-7477 ext. 272 or email

merry-o@att.net.

Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and Wolf

Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

9:45 a.m.

Services

11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Teen Programs

7 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:45 a.m., 5

p.m. Sundays

Hope Covenant Church (14401 West Ave., Orland

Park

Services

10 a.m. Sundays

Junior High Youth Group

Noon-2 p.m. every other Sunday.

This is an active group of children

from fourth to seventh grades. It

meets every other Sunday for a

lesson, activity, games, treats and

fellowship.

Cafe

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

invited to share refreshments,

fellowship and conversation after

most Sunday morning services.

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-8:30 p.m. The one-hour

session includes coffee and

conversation.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (9300 W. 167th

St., Orland Hills)

H.O.P.E. Employment Support

Ministry

7 p.m. first Tuesday of the

month in the Parish Hall. Helpful

Outreach for People seeking

Employment welcomes all faiths

and denominations and offers

support, fellowship, guidance and

information for the employed,

unemployed or those in a career

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

also provide a guest speaker to

support those in transition. For

more information, call (708) 403-

0137.

AA Meetings

7-9 p.m. every Thursday in the

Church Hall.

Rosary Prayer Group

9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and

Thursday. The Rosary Prayer

Group gathers in the church after

mass to offer intentions with the

intercession of Mary, and pray

the decades of the rosary while

contemplating the scenes of our

Lord’s life, death and resurrection.

Weekday Service

9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Saturday Service

5 p.m. every week.

Sunday Services

7:15 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and

11:30 a.m. every week.

Zion Lutheran Church (17100 S. 69th Ave., Tinley

Park)

Artisan Signs Prayer Group

Noon-1 p.m. Monday-

Wednesdays. Artisan Sign and

Lighting, 15617 71st Court. The

nondenominational prayer group

will meet weekly and is open to

anyone who wishes to attend. This

group is not affiliated with any

church. For more information,

contact Ruth at (708) 841-1313.

Have something for Faith Briefs?

Contact Editor Bill Jones at bill@

opprairie.com or call (708) 326-

9170 ext. 20. Information is due by

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‘Lady Vadula - Spellbound’ enchants Orland Park

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

The memory of a mute

temptress who can only

communicate through the

beautiful music of her flute

has haunted a hardened London

investigator since he

first heard her siren song.

This is where theatregoers

found Detective Jack

O’Mally at the top of “Lady

Vadula – Spellbound,” the

latest production presented

by the Village of Orland

Park Arts Commission.

The Saturday, Oct. 28 performance,

held at the Cultural

Center, was a draw for

many reasons, including its

artistry, storytelling, music

and the cast, which was led

by one of Orland Park’s residents,

Michele McGovern.

“Michele is a master of

the flute,” Arts Commissioner

Laimdota Ansmits said.

“She plays solos with symphonies.

She’s so creative,

and she’s also a filmmaker.”

McGovern — who was

born in Orland Park and still

resides in the community today

— created the music for

“Lady Vadula – Spellbound”

along with Tiko Lasola and

Chris Kukla. The show is

based on a story by Dave

Apps, who also served as the

production’s director.

Along with McGovern,

the cast featured several actors,

dancers and musicians,

including Peter Mastne (as

Detective Jack O’Mally),

Len Wcislo (as Victor Vadula)

and cellist Patti Garvey.

“Lady Vadula – Spellbound”

was previously performed

as a full musical in Chicago

and was adapted to best suit

the Cultural Center space for

the Oct. 28 show.

“‘Lady Vadula’ is something

different for the Arts

Commission,” Ansmits said.

“We’ve had opera. We’ve

had Dance Chicago several

Victoria Vadula/Lady Vadula (played by Michele McGovern)

takes center stage during ‘Lady Vadula – Spellbound’

Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Orland Park Cultural Center.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

times. We’ve had quartets,

strings, prodigies, and this is

a combination of everything.

I’m excited because this is

so unique.”

Orland Park residents

Robert and Nancy Carlson

picked up tickets to see the

production based on the

recommendation of their

daughter, who is a member

of the Arts Commission.

“She told us that Michele

McGovern is a wonderful

performer, and we should

take advantage of the opportunity

to see her, so here we

are,” Nancy said. “We love

music and dance, so we usually

come out for anything

that’s available here.”

Gail Nonaka, of Orland

Park, frequently volunteers

for Arts Commission events

— she was selling McGovern’s

albums at this show —

because she loves to support

the arts locally.

“We put a lot of emphasis

on sports and sports bars in

this town, and we don’t put

a whole lot of emphasis on

the arts,” she said. “I spend

so much time driving downtown

to theater events that

it’s nice to be able to have

Detective Jack O’Mally (played by Peter Mastne) gets a moment in the spotlight during

“Lady Vadula – Spellbound.”

Village of Orland Park Arts Commissioner Laimdota Ansmits welcomes everyone to the

performance.

something in my own backyard.

And it’s great when

local artists like Michele

McGovern come back to

perform in Orland. I can’t

wait to see the show.”

When the lights went up

on the stage at the top of the

first act, McGovern emerged

to perform “Nocturne,”

which appears on her album

“Falling Leaves,” and the effect

of “Lady Vadula” could

be felt immediately. The

packed house became transfixed

with the multifaceted

production, highlighted by

the flutist’s phrases. Dancers,

performing the bewitching

choreography of Ela

Olarte, added to the show’s

unique allure.

The Orland Park Arts

Commission hosts four

shows every season. Next

up is a free concert by the

Southwest Community Band

slated for Feb. 11, to be held

at the Cultural Center.

More information on the

Village of Orland Park Arts

Commission can be found

at orlandpark.org, and more

information on Michele Mc-

Govern’s music and art can

be found at fluteroom.com.


24 | November 2, 2017 | The orland park prairie Dining Out

opprairie.com

The Dish

Something from nothing

The Whistle in Tinley

Park transforms

long-vacant space

Brittany Kapa, Assistant Editor

Roughly nine months ago,

the space that is now known

as The Whistle Sports Bar

& Grill, Tinley Park’s newest

sports bar and grill, was

rough around the edges, at

best.

The restaurant sat vacant

for 10 years before co-owners

Mark Mikesell and Joe

Lombardo bought the space

and turned it into a restaurant

and bar that caters to

just about everyone. The duo

bought the new space in Tinley

Park just a few months

after opening The Whistle in

Oak Lawn. The immediate

success of that location led

them to search out another.

“We re-did everything,”

Mikesell said.

From the floor to the ceiling,

the entire space was given

a face-lift and now offers

an inviting environment for

both dinner and entertainment.

Families can have a

meal while watching a beloved

Chicago sports team

on one of many TVs around

the dining room. The Whistle,

7537 W. 159th St. in

Tinley Park, has 36 TVs and

two big-screen projectors

so sports fan are sure to not

miss a minute of the action.

Mikesell and Lombardo also

made sure that they had the

best technology.

“That was a big part of our

theory, we wanted to have

it be like a downtown bar

on the south side with great

technology,” Mikesell said.

Each TV can be programmed

into a split-screen

mode that allows up to four

games to be shown at the

same time. So if the Chicago

Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks

The Cobb salad ($8.99) at The Whistle is a spring mix of

greens, topped with tomato, cucumber, bacon, a hardboiled

egg, avocado and cheddar cheese. The salad is

shown here with steak ($3.00) and is served with the

customer’s choice of dressing.

are all playing, patrons do

not have split their attention

between TVs.

More than meets the eye

“We run at about 43 percent

food, so we’re more of

a restaurant than we are just

a local sports bar,” Mikesell

said. “Obviously, our theme

with both locations is a little

bit more upscale, and with

our menu we prep a lot.

“A majority of our stuff is

fresh. We don’t drop a lot of

frozen food at all.”

French fries are fresh-cut

every day, as are the potato

chips. Bread is baked in

house every day, as well.

“Our wings are really

starting to take off,” Mikesell

said.

He added that there is

some competition with

Hooters and Buffalo Wild

Wings, but people have been

increasingly coming in for

The Whistle’s wings. Wings

are offered in increments of

10 up to 50, and come in

both traditional and boneless

varieties. Ten traditional

wings are $9.99 and come

The Whistle Sports Bar

& Grill

7537 W. 159th St. in

Tinley Park

Hours

• 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-

Saturday

• 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Web: www.facebook.

com/pg/whistle159

Phone: (708) 904-4990

with a choice of 10 different

sauces.

“We’ve gotten a lot of

great feedback,” said Stephanie

Botta, The Whistle’s

restaurant manager. “The

nice thing is that our kitchen

is open until 1 a.m. every

day of the week.”

She said industry people

whose kitchens close earlier

than theirs can come in after

work and get a bite to eat and

a drink.

“We try [to] accommodate

that third shift, too,” Botta

said, adding they will soon

be opening at 6 a.m. “Everyone

forgets about that third

The Whistle Sports Bar & Grill in Tinley Park offers the Gino’s steak sandwich ($10.49) — a

Philly cheesesteak served with grilled onion and green pepper and choice of cheese on a

toasted French bread. Photos by Brittany Kapa/22nd Century Media

Ten traditional wings ($9.99) are pictured with carrots and celery.

shift, so we try to give them

a place to go that has fresh

food. It just worked out.”

Breakfast is always on the

menu at The Whistle, as is

the restaurant’s No. 1 selling

entrée, the Gino’s steak

sandwich ($10.49).

Mikesell and Lombardo

found the Gino’s Steaks

Truck roaming around

Bridgeport and wanted the

sandwich on their menu.

“We’ve done some cool

branding there, and [the

Gino’s steak sandwich] is

our No. 1 seller,” Mikesell

said. “Our No. 2 seller is the

mahi-mahi tacos.”

The Gino’s steak sandwich

is a Philly cheesesteak served

with grill onion, grilled green

pepper and the customer’s

choice cheddar, white American

or a mozzarella-provolone

blend on toasted French

bread. Mushrooms can be

added for an extra $2 and hot

giardiniera for $1.

The Whistle also offers

less traditional bar food fare

for those looking for lighter

dishes, including salads and

mahi-mahi tacos ($11.99)

that feature the fish grilled

with an avocado-lime sauce,

cilantro, cabbage and pico

de gallo, served on either

flour or corn tortillas.


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The orland park prairie | November 2, 2017 | 25

The Dish

Regal Eagle testing ground for students, taste of the future for diners

Bill Jones, Editor

There is a certain level of

cool always associated with

getting in on the ground

floor of a phenomenon.

Whether it was seeing that

band at small clubs around

town before they got big, or

knowing an actress before

she got famous, scene cred is

often directly proportional to

how close to “first” one was.

Area residents now have

a rare opportunity to get an

up-close look at the work of

some of the folks who could

be the next big things in the

food industry, and the price

of admission is only $10.

Between 11 a.m. and

1 p.m. on Tuesdays from

now until Nov. 28, the culinary

program at Robert

Morris University’s Orland

Park Campus is offering a

three-course meal (starter,

entrée and dessert) for $10

— including tip, taxes and a

beverage — at its 2017 student-run

pop-up restaurant,

Regal Eagle.

Another pop-up restaurant

runs on Thursday’s at the

university’s Chicago campus,

but “the concepts are

completely different,” according

to Brad R. Hindsley,

the culinary faculty member

overseeing the program.

Both are run in a similar

manner, though. The culinary

program at Robert

Morris offers an Associate

of Applied Science in Culinary

Arts degree, as well as

a bachelor’s degree in hospitality

management, Hindsley

explained. So, at Orland

Park’s Regal Eagle, eight

sophomores run the kitchen,

prepping foods, working stations

and finalizing dishes

before they hit the tables.

“That’s what they’ll do

all quarter,” Hindsley said.

“They’ll run the kitchen.”

Meanwhile, four seniors

were given 20 minutes in

the planning stages to come

up with a name and vision

for the restaurant, as well

as a menu that might fit the

theme. Then, they worked

with a design team to create

print materials, like the

menus and comment cards

and place mats. They also

settled on uniforms and

much, much more, and on

Tuesdays they work as both

hosts and servers.

“They really do manage

the entire operation,” Hindsley

said.

The Regal Eagle had a soft

opening four weeks into the

class, and Weeks 5-10 it is

open to the public. And for

its inaugural run, the group

decided on an Americana

theme, offering choices that

range from chicken and waffles

to honey glazed salmon.

“All of the foods come

from different regions in

the United States,” Hindsley

said. “They did a really good

job of picking food items

from all over the country.”

Senior Erik Winningham,

of Justice — who boasted the

creation of a blueberry-peach

lemonade offered to customers

outside of the water, coffee

and hot chocolate options

— said the “upscale” version

of the Americana on offer

was an easy choice when

considering the group expects

to find itself often serving

staff and fellow students.

“We just wanted to go

with something everyone

understood,” he said.

Senior Kimberly Bell, of

Bolingbrook, said she enjoyed

the design and plating

aspects of preparing for the

restaurant, calling it “two

weeks of trial and error.”

Senior Amanda Augustyniak,

of Mokena, added, “It’s

really fun to get a glimpse of

the front of the house operations.”

She said she always has

wanted to open a diner, and

On the menu

The Regal Eagle’s menu

is divided into three

sections. For $10, diners

get to pick one item

from each of the three

sections. Here are the

choices.

Beginning

• Grilled cheese and

tomato soup

• Grilled lemon garlic

chicken wings

• Butternut squash soup

• Roasted beet and goat

cheese salad

Middle

• Chicken and waffles

• Roasted vegetable

mac and cheese

• Honey glazed salmon,

rice and vegetables

End

• S’mores

• Apple pie tart

she also harbors ambitions

of being a food critic. She

said getting to say she successfully

ran a pop-up restaurant

at the completion of

the program will give her a

“leg up” professionally.

“In the culinary industry,

experience is more valuable

than a degree,” she said.

Winningham said he hopes

to one day become an executive

chef, as well as a consultant

for struggling restaurants.

The senior was presented

with a unique challenge on

opening day: he had to seat

and serve his own mother,

Sue, and brother Nick, who

stopped by Regal Eagle for

lunch. Luckily, the reviews

were rave.

“It’s great,” Nick said of

the restaurant. “I love the

food. The chicken and waffles

was great.”

The team behind the Regal Eagle at Robert Morris University’s Orland Park campus

includes (left to right) Dede Means, Chris Vasquez, Amanda Augustyniak, Raymond

Benson, Erik Winningham, Mitch Harris, Kimberly Bell and professor Brad Hindsley.

Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

Regal Eagle

82 Orland Square Drive

in Orland Park

Hours

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays

until Nov 28

Sue added, “It was so sentimental

it brought tears to

my eyes that my son was

able to help put this together.

I’m so proud.

“When he was little, he

would always cook and add

little extra flavors to things.

This doesn’t surprise me.”

In the kitchen, Chris

Vasquez said he was “having

fun with this,” and liked the

opportunity to tweak some

of the recipes the seniors

presented. Raymond Benson

said he most enjoys working

on the desserts, as he is hoping

to open a bakery one day.

For sophomore Mitch

Harris, the program at Robert

Morris is a step toward a

personal goal. Harris is from

California, having served in

the military. He moved to the

area to be closer to his wife’s

family. But Harris ultimately

The honey glazed salmon, rice and vegetables are one of

the three entrée choices at the Regal Eagle in Orland Park.

Lauren Coughlin/22nd Century MEdia

wants to keep connected to

his service, with plans to

cook for a VA hospital. With

at least one in every state, he

said there is “constant opportunity”

and it is a way to

stay close to his brothers in

arms. He also simply enjoys

cooking.

“It’s cool to balance ideas

off each other to be creative,”

he said.

At the Regal Eagle, seating

is communal, and menu items

are first come, first served.

The RMU restaurant marks

the first year such a restaurant

has existed in Orland Park,

while it is the second year for

the Chicago Campus.

The seniors in the program

are Augustyniak, Bell, Winningham

and Adam Klingenberg.

The sophomores

involved with the program

are Benson, Harris, Vasquez,

Ethan Hardiman, Andre

Holden, Marysa Magliano,

Dede Means and Christin

Stanton.


26 | November 2, 2017 | The orland park prairie Puzzles

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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. Blouse

4. ___ Strauss jeans

8. Concurred

14. Three noted in education

15. Martinique et Guadeloupe

16. Marathon competitor

17. “What a good boy

___!”

18. Approaching

19. Platforms

20. Ceremonial splendor

22. Predominant

24. Perpendicular

26. Homer Glen festival,

goes with 49 across

29. Cold War initials

30. It’s just between us

33. Supermarket section

35. Rent-___

36. The nation’s first

community college:

services New Lenox

40. Port city of Denmark

42. Privy to

43. Russian writer of

plays and novels and

short stories

46. Positive energy

49. See 26 across

53. Lined up the shot

54. Insults

56. Break in friendly

relations

57. No Doubt lead

singer Stefani

58. Two-seater

62. Suited perfectly

66. Recent

67. First U.S. space

station

68. German river

69. Part of some e-mail

addresses

70. Oscar winner for

“Scent of a Woman”

71. Owner’s acquisition

72. Q followers

Down

1. “The Sound of Music”

name

2. Gold-imitating alloy

3. Camping equipment

4. 2012 NBA breakout

Jeremy

5. Manning from NY

6. Relax

7. Third word of “Moby-

Dick”

8. Show up

9. African gulf

10. ICU staffers

11. Compass dir.

12. Ballad’s end?

13. Hosp. workers

21. Abbreviated afternoons

23. Museo display (Italian

word)

25. Scot’s “hill”

26. City map abbr.

27. White dwarf

28. The T of MIT: Abbr.

31. Greek ‘’T’’

32. TV drama settings

34. Tech dept.

36. Dance

37. Musician Yoko

38. Cabbage

39. ___-China

40. Anchorage locale,

abbr.

41. Boosts

43. Tennis girl, Steffi

44. Left out

45. Sheep-like memory?

47. People of an Asian

country

48. Like some arms

50. H.S. class

51. It’s a bore

52. Hightails it

55. Nose

58. Recipe amt.

59. Alias preceder

60. Wall Street locale

61. Sixth-century date

63. Bullring cheer

64. 16th President

65. Turner of TV channels

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

The Brass Tap

(14225 95th Ave. Suite

400, Orland Park; (708)

226-1827)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia.

Prizes awarded

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live music

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays,

Wednesdays and Thursdays:

Live entertainment

■7 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live entertainment

and face painter

Papa Joe’s

(14459 S. LaGrange

Road, Orland Park; (708)

403-9099)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Gene Infelise and Francesca

■6-10 ■ p.m. Fridays: The

keyboard stylings of

Roger Pampel

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square Drive,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Acoustic

Night/Open Mic

Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Country

Night

■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: Live DJ

■10 ■ p.m. Saturdays: Live

Music/Band

■9 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

To place an event

in The Scene, email

b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia.

com.

answers

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

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


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The orland park prairie | November 2, 2017 | 27

Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Home Series

At Prairie Trails in Manhattan and WestGate Manor in Peotone!

Two new designs (with more to follow) are a direct result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the

highly-regarded Lincoln-Way

School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within

the desirable Peotone School

District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s

in California with designs

based on a simpler, functional

aesthetic using a higher level

of craftsmanship and natural

materials. These homes were a

departure from homes that were

mass produced from that era,

“according to Bryan Nooner,

president of Distinctive Home

Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for

many of the same reasons it

started over a century ago. Our

customers want to live in a home

that gets away from the “mass

produced” look and live in a

home that has more character. As

a result of our daily interaction

with our homeowners and their

input, we are excited to introduce

these two homes, with additional

designs in the works.”

Nooner, who meets with

each homeowner prior to

construction, has been working

on these plans for a while and felt

that the timing was ideal for the

debut. “Customers were asking

for something different and

simple with less monotony and

higher architectural standards.”

The result was the Craftsman

ranch and the Prairie twostory,

now available at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

The Craftsman ranch features

an open floor plan with Great

Room, three bedrooms, two

baths and a two-car (optional

three-car) garage. The Prairie

features a two-story foyer and

Great Room, three bedrooms

and one and one-half baths, a

convenient Flex Room space

on the main level and a two-car

(optional three-car) garage. The

Craftsman architectural elements

on both homes include brick and

stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

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.

Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “Many of

our skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company

for 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.”

Nooner added that all homes

are highly energy efficient. Every

home built will have upgraded

wall and ceiling insulation

values with 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.

With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six twostory

single-family home styles to

choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

to two-and-one-half baths, twoto

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 and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

Most all home sites at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor

can accommodate a three-car

garage; a very important amenity

to the Manhattan homebuyer,

said Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor 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!”

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

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 less than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built homes throughout

Manhattan in the Butternut

Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well as in the

Will and south Cook county

areas over the past 30 years.

Distinctive Home Builders

chose the Will County village

of Peotone for its newest

community of 38 single-family

homes at WestGate Manor

within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School.

Its convenient location between

Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 provide easy access to I-80

and commuters enjoy several

nearby train stations and a

35-minute drive to Chicago.

Visit the on-site sales

information center for

unadvertised specials and view

the numerous styles of homes

being offered and the available

lots. Call Lynne Rinck at (708)

737-9142 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor new home information

center is located three miles

south of Laraway Rd. on Rt.

52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, 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.

22-DISTINCTIVE_110217


28 | November 2, 2017 | The orland park prairie Classifieds

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1003 Help Wanted

P/T Store Warehouse Associate

We’re looking for a customer-oriented individual who is

responsible, well-organized and dependable. Duties incl’d:

load customer merch; merch preparation; special event

assignments; handling special projects. Will also assist w/

display furniture handling and other duties throughout the

store. You will have the ability to work independently, and

as a team, and possess good interpersonal skills as you will

interact w/ customers and coworkers in areas throughout

the company. We will train you, if you are: detail oriented;

have proficiency w/ computers & solid data entry exp;

some inventory exp a plus; must be able to work a flexible

schedule to accommodate special sales events.

Darvin Furniture

15400 S. LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 60462

Fax: 708.460.4142

www.darvin.com

In-Home Service - Post Delivery Associate F/T

Responsibilities incl’d addressing customer service

inquiries via phone calls and email interaction w/ clients,

service order entry and processing, factories and a variety

of associates to ensure customer satisfaction & appropriate

resolution of issues, concerns and inventory. Pay is

commensurate w/ exp; we will train the right, motivated

person. Strong communication, problem solving skills, and

PC proficiency (ability to use Word, Excel & email)

needed. We offer an outstanding benefits package.

Darvin Furniture

15400 S. LaGrange Rd

Orland Park, IL 60462

Fax: 708.460.4142

www.darvin.com

Hiring Desk Clerk (3-11

p.m. & 11 p.m.-7 a.m.),

Maintenance

(9a.m.-3p.m.) &

Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at

Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

Bartender Needed. Must be

over 21. Will train. All

Stars Frankfort.

708.612.5040

The UPS Store in Homer

Glen is now hiring

P/T Associates.

Apply in person at 14007 S.

Bell Rd. or email a resume to

store5787@theupsstore.com

Help

Wanted

Guest Service Rep.

FT & PT. All shifts.

Basic computer skills &

weekends required.

Email resume to

bpatel7000@yahoo.com

or apply in person.

Sleep Inn Hotel

18420 Spring Creek Dr.

Tinley Park

P/T Tanning Consultant

position available. Apply

within. Florida Coast

Tanning, 1203 E. 9th St.

Lockport, IL.

Immediate openings

for house cleaners in

SW suburbs.

P/T wkdays. No

evenings/weekends.

815.464.1988

1003 Help

Wanted

INDUSTRIAL SALES

SW Suburban (Tinley Park)

Manufacturing Company

seeks a person with

experience in B2B Sales of

industrial products

(non-chemical).

This is an inside,

consultative Sales position

which will focus on new

product sales development

and existing product sales.

This sales/marketing

function selects and targets

decision makers to discuss the

product features relative

to the prospect’s existing &

potential needs.

Successful candidates

should be proactive and have

strong sales experience.

Excellent salary and fringe

benefits.

Annual performance bonus

potential.

It is NOT an outside sales,

telemarketing, nor a

commission paid position.

Send resume to:

AERO Rubber Company, Inc.

jkasman@aerorubber.com

AMERICAN SCHOOL

BUS

WE ARE NOW HIRING

GREAT HOURS

GREAT PAY

CALL TODAY:

708.349.1866

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!

Inside Sales, Embroidery,

and Screen Printing

Experience preferred.

Please apply in person:

Same Day Tees

112 S. First St, Peotone

Relocating January 2018

to 9525 Laraway Rd,

Frankfort.

P/T Cashier: Main Office

Car dealership, phone &

cashier. 3 nights/wk &

some Saturdays. Willing to

train. Apply in person.

Currie Motors-Frankfort

9423 W. Lincoln Hwy

Frankfort, IL 60423

1021 Lost &

Found

Lost Cockatiel

Name: Cookie

5” Tall, Yellow Head/Belly,

Grey/White Accents &

Red/Orange Cheeks.

Missing Since 10/12/17 in

Tinley Park. He’s human

friendly, will land on hand or

shoulder. Reward for his safe

return. Please call/text Janelle

(708)228-2385

Lost Dog - Lola

Missing July 14, 2017

White Chihuahua with brown

spots. Last seen Breckenridge

Town Homes 183rd & Wolf

Rd. Orland Park. Reward

Available! Email:

alandgraf5@yahoo.com

LOST CAT- “Bella”

Female tortoise shell. Last

seen 10/19 around Woodbine

Subdivision in Homer

Glen. Call 815.919.4337

1023 Caregiver

Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing

quality care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

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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

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Garage

Sale

1052 Garage Sale

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Rose Dr. 11/3-11/4 &

11/10-11/11, 8-5p.

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furs & so much more!

Cabinet Whole Sale Supply

Tinley Park 17532 Duvan Dr.

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misc. parts.

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• 12323 Lake View Drive,

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- Harold W. Sorensen to

Brad Lundeen, Jessica

Lundeen, $228,000

Aug. 4

• 15801 Orlan Brook

Drive 52, Orland Park,

60462-4860 - John

G. Kelly to Daniel E.

Bonner, Phyllis U. Bonner,

$125,000

• 17930 Settlers Pond

Way 3 1 A, Orland Park,

60467-5254 - Palango

Trust to Mary Cady,

$165,000

• 11909 Dunree Lane,

Orland Park, 60467-8545

- Teresa Grassini to Peter

W. Saso Sr., Lynn D. Saso,

$180,000

• 17621 Kimberly Lane,

Orland Park, 60467-9302

- Urbank Trust to Martin

E. Hall, Marsha A. Hall,

$275,000

• 15259 Narcissus Court,

Orland Park, 60462-

4219 - James J. Keane

to Dina Ghanem, Fairouz

Ghanem, $307,500

• 14212 Creek Crossing

Drive, Orland Park,

60467-7476 - Leslie

L Beeler to Chad Lee,

Stephanie Lee, $385,000

• 17548 San Bernardino

Drive, Orland Park,

60467-8211 - Edward

M. Mentz to Christopher

Chelmecki, Misty

Chelmecki, $395,000

• 8437 Golfview Drive,

Orland Park, 60462-2848

- Robert G. Wunder Jr. to

Neil F. Dorigan, Meghan L.

Dorigan, $450,000

Aug. 7

• 15134 S. 75th Court

11, Orland Park, 60462-

4263 - First Midwest

Bank Trustee to Earnest

Davis Jr., Mary E. Davis,

$160,000

• 9133 Sutton Court,

Orland Park, 60462-6512

- Joseph Leigh to Danielle

T. Oberheu, $162,000

• 8749 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park, 60462-

2259 - Chicago Trust Co

Na Trustee to Douglas

Corcoran, $175,000

• 11131 Waters Edge

Drive 2B, Orland Park,

60467-5721 - Timothy

J. James to Herman

J. Kleiman, Maureen

Kleiman, $215,000

• 15542 Innsbrook Drive,

Orland Park, 60462-5083

- Giampietro Trust to Rami

Abuisneineh, $270,000

• 11010 Haley Court,

Orland Park, 60467-

5667 - Federal Home

Loan Mtg Corp to Lamis

Nickeas, Michael Nickeas,

$280,000

• 9211 W. 138th St.,

Orland Park, 60462-1376

- Peter G. Obradovic to

Patricia A. Wernet, Todd P.

Wernet, $325,000

• 10613 W. 154th St.,

Orland Park, 60462-6036

- Chicago Title Land Trt Co

Ttee to Nawal Abdallah,

$367,500

• 15540 Scotsglen Road,

Orland Park, 60462-2328

- Marth Homes Inc. to

Jamil Salman, $589,500

Aug. 8

• 8837 W. 131st Place,

Orland Park, 60462-

1427 - Robert Asizemore

Jr. Trustee to Matthew

J. Frankiewicz, Jill L.

Frankiewicz, $226,000

• 8908 Clearview Drive,

Orland Park, 60462-2767

- James O’Sullivan to

Wingman Ho, $235,000

• 10651 Hollow Tree

Road, Orland Park,

60462-7405 - Robert

J. Paradiso to Terry W.

Klaus, Lynette R. Klaus,

$270,000

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Inc. For more information,

visit www.public-record.com

or call (630) 557-1000.


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1061 Autos

Wanted

Don’t Junk

Your Vehicle!

$$CASH$$ Paid

Vehicles Running or Not

Cars, Trucks, Vans etc.

(708)653-6799

1074 Auto for

Sale

1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass

White, low milage, like new

interior, runs well.

$500. Call (708)444-1226

1998 GMC Suburban

Black & Silver, Very Clean,

176k + miles, Grey Leather

Interior $3,700 (815)838-3898

2009 Nissan Murano LE

67k mi. Comes w/ Bose

speaker system, 6 disc CD

changer, heated seats, dual

sunroof & extras.

Good Condition. $10,400.

(708)207-1878 or

(708)645-0358

z28 1995 Camaro

5.7 V8, maroon color, 90k

easy mi, minor paint damage

on bumper/easy fix, no major

problems, garage kept, never

driven in Winter, leather

interior, in good shape.

$4,200 OBO Motivated seller!

Son needs money for college.

Call (779)803-3675

Please call for appointment!

Rental

1212 Rentals

Near New Lenox

1BR cottage, full basement,

walk in closet, mature person.

Also, room for rent in beautiful

large 4BR home, full

house access, female preferred.

No smoking, no pets.

779-227-4628

1224 Rooms for

Rent

Homer Glen

(Near Orland Park)

Room for rent beautiful

large 4/5BR home. Full

house access. Female preferred.

No smoking, no

pets.

708-945-8582

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Tinley Park

Clean, modern 1BR garden

$770/month, 2BR, $880/

month plus security &

credit check, heat, laundry

& AC, no pets.

630-207-5994

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2080 Firewood

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2701 Property for

Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

A&ADOLTON LLC AS SUCCES-

SOR IN INTEREST TO NORTH

COMMUNITY BANK, AS SUCCES-

SOR BY MERGER TO ARCHER

BANK

Plaintiff,

-v.-

JOHN BOBAK, JOHN BOBAK, HE-

LENA BOBAK, GRAND RIDGE NA-

TIONAL BANK, MCCANN INDUS-

TRIES, INC., ANILLINOIS CORPO-

RATION, ANALYTICS, INC., ANIL-

LINOIS CORPORATION, THE

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

2013 CH 23001

10838 OAKLAND DR.

Orland Park, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 22, 2017, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 27, 2017, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South

Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,

sell at public auction to the highest bidder,

as set forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 10838 OAK-

LAND DR., Orland Park, IL 60467

Property Index No.

27-08-100-066-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was

$1,577,634.26.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. Nofee shall bepaid bythe

mortgagee acquiring the residential real

estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment

creditor, or other lienor acquiring the

residential real estate whose rights in

and tothe residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. The subject property is

subject togeneral real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in AS IS condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

Where asale of real estate is made to

satisfy alien 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 inwhich, 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

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

2701 Property for

Sale

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

If this property isacondominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, contact Plaintiff sattorney:

Law Office ofRichard W. Rappold

PC, 300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite

1700, Chicago, IL 60606, (312)

242-4967

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

Law Office of Richard W. Rappold PC

300 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 1700

Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 242-4967

E-Mail: rwr@rappoldlaw.com

Case Number: 2013 CH 23001

TJSC#: 37-7725

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff s attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-

TION

Plaintiff,

-v.-

ANGELIQUE WILLIAMS, UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA -DEPART-

MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT, DIAMONDS OF

OAK FOREST ASSOCIATION

Defendants

17 CH 005283

5239 DIAMOND DRIVE UNIT B Oak

Forest, IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on September 1, 2017, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on December 4, 2017, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South

Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,

sell at public auction to the highest bidder,

as set forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 5239 DIAMOND

DRIVE UNIT B, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Property Index No.

28-16-103-064-1006.

The real estate is improved with a condominium/townhouse.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. No fee shall be paid by the

mortgagee acquiring the residential real


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Sale

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Sale

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Sale

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estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment

creditor, or other lienor acquiring the

residential real estate whose rights in

and tothe residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. The subject property is

subject togeneral real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

Where asale of real estate is made to

satisfy alien 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 inwhich, 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 toredeem does not arise, there

shall be no right of redemption.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, 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 tofile number

14-17-04488.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

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. 14-17-04488

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 17 CH 005283

TJSC#: 37-8926

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3064112

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

Plaintiff,

-v.-

JULIE A. PALOMAR A/K/A JULIE

PALOMAR, UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA

Defendants

17 CH 5248

16014 LARAMIE AVENUE Oak Forest,

IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on September 6, 2017, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on December 7, 2017, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South

Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,

sell at public auction to the highest bidder,

as set forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 16014 LARAMIE

AVENUE, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Property Index No.

28-21-108-013-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $262,032.70.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. Nofee shall bepaid bythe

mortgagee acquiring the residential real

estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment

creditor, or other lienor acquiring the

residential real estate whose rights in

and tothe residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. The subject property is

subject togeneral real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

Where asale of real estate is made to

satisfy alien 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 inwhich, 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 toredeem does not arise, there

shall be no right of redemption.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

q y p y

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, contact The sales clerk,

SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCI-

ATES, LLC, 2121 WAUKEGAN RD.,

SUITE 301, Bannockburn, IL 60015,

(847) 291-1717 For information call between

the hours of 1pm - 3pm. Please

refer to file number 17-082823.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

SHAPIRO KREISMAN & ASSOCI-

ATES, LLC

2121 WAUKEGAN RD., SUITE 301

Bannockburn, IL 60015

(847) 291-1717

E-Mail: ILNotices@logs.com

Attorney File No. 17-082823

Attorney Code. 42168

Case Number: 17 CH 5248

TJSC#: 37-8333

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3063328

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLU-

TIONS, INC.

Plaintiff,

-v.-

WINTRUST BANK AS SUCCESSOR

TRUSTEE TO SUBURBAN BANK &

TRUST CO., AS SUCCESSOR TRUS-

TEE TO ST. PAUL TRUST COM-

PANY AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE

TO BEVERLY TRUST CO., AS

TRUST U/T/A DATED MARCH 15,

1993 A/K/A TRUST NO. 8-9345,

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA -

DEPARTMENT OFHOUSING AND

URBAN DEVELOPMENT, SILVER

LAKE GARDENS VILLAS ICONDO-

MINIUM ASSOCIATION, UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND NONRE-

CORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

17 CH 002314

15429 BEGONIA COURT ORLAND

PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 3, 2017, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on December 11, 2017, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South

Wacker Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606,

sell at public auction tothe highest bidder,

as set forth below, the following described

real estate:

scribed real estate:

Commonly known as 15429 BEGONIA

COURT, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No.

27-13-200-024-1017.

The real estate is improved with a

condo/townhouse.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. Nofee shall bepaid bythe

mortgagee acquiring the residential real

estate pursuant to its credit bid at the

sale or by any mortgagee, judgment

creditor, or other lienor acquiring the

residential real estate whose rights in

and tothe residential real estate arose

prior to the sale. The subject property is

subject togeneral real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation as to

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

Where asale of real estate is made to

satisfy alien 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 inwhich, 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 toredeem does not arise, there

shall be no right of redemption.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, 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 tofile number

14-16-16117.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

g , ( )

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

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. 14-16-16117

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 17 CH 002314

TJSC#: 37-7304

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3063970

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BANK OF AMERICA, NA;

Plaintiff,

vs.

MIRANDA M. DAVIES;

Defendants,

17 CH 7612

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

Corporation will on Tuesday, December

5, 2017 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their

office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

auction tothe highest bidder for cash, as

set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 28-22-411-030-0000.

Commonly known as 4340 Scott Street,

Oak Forest, IL 60452.

The mortgaged real estate is improved

with asingle family residence. If the

subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of

acommon interest community, the purchaser

of the unit other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required

by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of

the Condominium Property Act.

Sale terms: 10% down by certified

funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. Norefunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection.

For information call Sales Department

at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,

LLC, One East Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614)

220-5611. 17-018246 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-112217 ch

4255

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train, copper color, plays

Toyland $25. Call

708.403.2473. Great for train

collectors!

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and metal, frame included.

Paid $250, asking $100.

815.735.4002

Mens stuff: black rubber totes

XXL, $20. New black/gray

jacket, zipper front, XL $15.

Mopar cars shirt, new, XL $15.

Microfiber auto cloths

14”x14”x3, $4. 708.460.8308

Mens stuff: brown leather belt,

36, $10. Gilette fusion manual

shaver x3 $7 ea. Blackhawks

red/black shirt, XL, new $30.

UofInavy football shirt, XL

$15. 708.460.8308

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with lock & key $50. Mens

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$25. 708.925.1627

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kit spigot, extension hose $80.

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handyman Mirtire hand saw

box $25. 708.466.9907

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Winter Rubber Mats $50.

Brand New Carpeted Set for

Ford Escape $20.

708.785.0987

Nurse’s scrubs, size L-XL $4.

Lab coats $3. Scrub pants $2.

Portable sewing machine, new

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$15. 815.464.5295

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adjustable blades $30. Meat

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$30. 708.301.3528

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708.479.0015

Paper shredding machine $10.

13 strap-on tree straps for

climbing to deer tree stand $2

ea. 708.614.8148

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new $10. Princess blanket

twin $12. Princess drapes val.

(8) fits up to 115” $25. Tinkerbell

cloth picture $8.

708.479.6482

Record collection: 300+ records,

78 RPM collection from

late 40’s/early 50’s. Call Tom.

815.462.3884

Rubbermaid (yellow) commericanl

mop bucket, like new

$40. Rare CJ vintage gasoline

5gal can &spout by Jayes Can

Co $30. 708.466.9907

Schwinn Air Dyne excerise

bike, hardly used $100 obo.

Call Erwin 708.349.1654

Sony AM/FM stereo, disc

player & tape $100. 2 Sony

speakers $50 ea. 708.301.5849

Spiral saw $18. Service for 8

dishes $20. HP Printer scanner

copier $18. Laser level $18.

Letter/number template kit

$18. 815.463.0282

Top load washing machine 4.5

cu. ft. high efficiency, 3years

old $100. 708.995.5757

Tree wrap paper 3” x 50’ $2.

Made in Italy 12 “ clay pots $8.

Wilsons new leather purse $12.

2008 school house dinner plate

$10. 40 watt appliance bulbs

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What is your favorite team?

I’d say Manchester United. I grew up watching

them when I was younger. I’d always wake

up on Sunday mornings, Saturday mornings,

and I just kind of went with that team.

If you could replace the head referee

with a celebrity for a game, who

would you choose?

Probably Michael Jordan. [He’s] also a

guy I grew up loving. I never got to watch

him play, but watching all his highlights and

stuff, I kind of just fell in love with him. I

was a big Michael Jordan fan when I was

younger.

What item or two could you not live

without?

A soccer ball. Whenever I’m playing soccer,

it just makes me feel good about myself.

It makes me clear the mind, just makes me

feel good about myself.

What is your favorite subject in

school?

English. I want to be a writer when I grow

up, and I like talking about sports. So, I want

to be a sports broadcaster, so that’s what I

kind of like about [it]. I write in the newspaper

for the sports section.

Interview by Sports Editor Tim Carroll


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Athlete of the Month

Lockport tennis player

Kaitlyn Graves wins

October competition

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Kaitlyn Graves is used to

being No. 1.

The senior and her junior

doubles partner Bri Hillock

make up the Porters’ top

girls tennis team, and the

duo won two this year at the

Illinois High School Association’s

state tournament.

Now, Graves is 22nd Century

Media’s Southwest Chicago

Athlete of the Month

after winning the October

competition.

The Athlete of the Month

competition pits featured

Athlete of the Week selections

from our south suburban

newspapers against one

another in an online voting

contest.

The next contest is to begin

Nov. 10.

To vote, visit OPPrairie.

com, hover over the “Sports”

menu tab and click “Athlete

of the Month.” Readers can

vote once per session per

valid email address. Voting

ends at 5 p.m. Nov. 25.

All athletes featured in the

October Athlete of the Week

sports interviews are automatically

entered into the

contest.

Kaitlyn Graves, a senior tennis player at Lockport, won

the October Athlete of the Month competition for publisher

22nd Century Media’s Southwest Chicago branch.

22nd Century Media File Photo

Cross Country

Jacobs wins Hinsdale Central Sectional

Girls bid seniors

farewell, see youth

talent rise at end of

season

Dave Owen, Freelance Reporter

Dylan Jacobs’ shot at the

Class 3A boys cross country

title is on solid footing.

The Sandburg senior’s

time of 14 minutes and 39.17

seconds won the Hinsdale

Central sectional championship

Saturday, Oct. 28, 8.4

seconds ahead of runner-up

Lyons Township senior Danny

Kilrea.

The two standouts are the

top returning placers from

last fall’s state meet (when

Kilrea was second and Jacobs

third), setting up a

high-stakes rematch at the

state meet Saturday, Oct. 28,

in Peoria.

“Dylan was great — very

confident, very loose,” Sandburg

coach John O’Malley

said. “He didn’t worry about

Danny at all, but [decided],

‘I’m just going to go run my

race.’ He was really impressive.”

“We’re friends off the

course, and on the course

we’re competitors,” Jacobs

said of Kilrea. “We both

love to win and love racing

against the best.

“I know he wasn’t happy

with the race, like I wasn’t

earlier in the year at Lyons

[a September invite won by

Kilrea]. We’ll be going for

each other again at state. It’s

going to be a fun weekend.”

The entire Eagles team

will join in the fun, as they

took fifth place (129 points)

to claim the last advancing

spot from the sectional.

Robbie Sieczkowski

(26th, 15:59), Ben Giblin

(30th, 16:01), Nico Calderon

(32nd, 16:02) and Xander

Furmanek (44th, 16:17)

joined Jacobs in the Eagles’

Top 5 finishers, and Eddie

Slack was 50th.

“We had our [runners] 2-4

come in together as a pack,”

Jacobs said. “That was really

strong. Our fifth runner

today has been really consistent

all year scoring for us.

Our sixth runner, Eddie, was

in his first big-time varsity

race. It was nice for him to

get the experience.

“I’m really happy with our

team. We’ll definitely do our

best next weekend.”

O’Malley said of the Eagles’

lineup beyond Jacobs,

“They were really aggressive.

They paid for it on this

course and faded in a way,

but I’d rather see that [aggressiveness]

than a tentative

race, where you allow

yourself to get beat. I’m

proud they had the confidence

to do that.”

One sour note was an injury

to Sam Rodriguez, who

was unable to finish the race.

“He was our third runner

at Peoria and had been

running really well for us,”

O’Malley said. “That’s a hit

[to the lineup].”

While the Eagles look to

top last year’s 10th place

state team finish, the focus is

squarely on Jacobs.

“It would mean a lot,” Jacobs

said of the possibility

of winning state. “That was

the goal last year, and I just

came up short. National races

are awesome, but to be a

state champion is something

you dream of when you start

running. I’m really excited

for the whole weekend.

“I just need to focus on

myself and my team. Hopefully,

we do our best there

and come away happy.”

Sandburg girls look to future

following sectional

The Sandburg girls’ 14thplace

team finish at Hinsdale

Central was mixture of

tribute to the Eagles’ seniors

with a sneak peek at the runners

of tomorrow.

Leading the Eagles Oct.

28 was freshman Brielle

Morris, who placed a teambest

47th (20:07) in a talentrich

field.

“Brielle has a bright future,”

Sandburg girls coach

Tony Pena said. “From where

she started in the summer to

the last few weeks being our

top finisher, we’re looking

forward to her growth over

the next few years. She’s

an incredibly hard worker,

a great kid, and she’s had

great mentors in those seniors,

who showed her the

right way to do things.

“I was really happy where

she placed. There’s four of

the top five teams in the state

here [at the sectional].”

Following Morris across

the finish line for Sandburg

were a pair of seniors: Hannah

Lehnhardt (57th, 20:24) and

Bella Strolia (86th). Freshman

Paige Killen (104th),

junior Erin Penzenik (107th),

senior Emily Stankute (113th)

and sophomore Grace Wille

(122nd) also completed the

sectional lineup.

“We said some goodbyes

to some really good seniors,”

Pena said. “I just wanted

them to have a positive experience

and race hard, and I

think they did that.

“It went pretty well. We’re

not advancing. Long term,

that will be our goal. But

they competed well. We’re

proud of them.

“It was an enjoyable season.

We tried to preach to do

things the right way, to be

there for the team. Everybody

did a really good job,

and we have a nice group of

freshmen and younger kids

coming in.”

PRESSBOX PICKS

Our staff’s predictions for

the top games in Week 11

Lincoln-Way Central (9-1) at Hersey (9-1)

Providence Catholic (6-4) hosts Normal Community West (8-2)

Lincoln-Way East (10-0) at St. Charles East (8-2)

Lincoln-Way West (8-2) at Alton (6-4)

40-10

Tim Carroll | Sports Editor

• Lincoln-Way Central 27, Hersey 21.

The Knights have too many offensive

weapons and too strong a defense to

be out in Round 2.

• Providence

• LW East

• LW West

40-10

Tom Czaja | Contributing

Editor

• LW Central 30, Hersey 17. Huskies

haven’t given up more than 20

points in one game; Knights are

more than capable of ending that.

• Providence

• LW East

• LW West

38-12

Joe Coughlin | Publisher

• LW Central 42, Hersey 21. Knights

are on fire and putting everyone

on notice.

• Providence

• LW East

• LW West

36-14

Max Lapthorne |

Contributing Editor

• Hersey 24, LW Central 20. The

Knights run out of gas, as their

impressive season comes to

an end.

• Providence

• LW East

• Alton

This Week In …

Eagles Varsity Athletics

Boys Cross Country

■Nov. ■ 4 - at State Final Meet

(Detweiller Park, Peoria), 2

p.m.

Girls Volleyball

■Nov. ■ 3 - at Mother McAuley

Supersectional, 7 p.m.*

*if necessary


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Boys Soccer

Eagles on wrong end of late-game goal at end of season

Eventual sectional

champ Bradley-

Bourbonnais

capitalizes on error

Geoff Stellfox

Freelance Reporter

Late goals have been a

staple of Sandburg’s season,

but during a Reavis Sectional

semifinal match the

evening of Oct. 24 against

Bradley-Bourbonnais, the

Eagles could not find a

breakthrough.

It was instead their opponents

who scored a winner

with less than 10 minutes

left in the game. The Eagles

fell 1-0 and had their dreams

of a state finals appearance

dashed.

Up until the Boilermakers’

goal, the game was a carbon

copy of Sandburg’s performance

against Stagg. Despite

being bombarded in the

first half, the Eagles defense

held firm, as the team found

its way into the game in the

second half.

In the opening 40 minutes

against Bradley-Bourbonnais,

Sandburg again struggled to

“We talk a lot about how it doesn’t matter how good

you are, how skilled you are, if you’re not going to

work together. They did that. They came together as

a team and as a family. We’re proud of our team.”

Desi Vuillaume — Sandburg boys soccer coach, on his team this season

Sandburg announces new

varsity wrestling coach

Submitted by Consolidated High

School District 230

Carl Sandburg Principal Deb Baker

recently announced Clinton Polz as

the new head wrestling coach for the

Eagles after the District 230 Board of

Education approved his hiring at its

meeting Thursday, Oct. 26.

Polz graduated from Sandburg

High School in 2006, where he was

a state-qualifying wrestler for the

Eagles and served as a captain on

get that foothold, while never

appearing to be in any imminent

danger. The constant

drizzle made for sloppy possessions

from both sides, but

Bradley had the better of the

opening exchanges.

Senior midfield ace Jimmy

Margas was again starved for

touches and was a peripheral

figure, having been forced

in a more defensive role,

shielding his back line from

the increasingly influential

Boilermakers midfield.

Although the Sandburg attack

was near nonexistent,

the defense looked as steady

as ever.

The second half proved to

be much more open. Despite

goalkeeper Connor Baker’s

relative inactivity in the first

half, he was called into action

repeatedly over the following

40 minutes, stringing

together an impressive series

of saves, as well as being

bailed out by the post.

The Boilermakers striker

Nicholas Markanich should

have scored when he found

himself in on goal, but

Baker again was quick off

his line to smother the opportunity.

But was the other

Markanich, Anthony, who

would make the Eagles

pay. After the Sandburg

back line failed to clear a

driven cross, the ball fell

to the Bradley midfielder,

who slotted one home from

inside the box, capitalizing

on the Sandburg’s only defensive

lapse over the last

160 minutes.

Sandburg pressed for an

equalizer but could not find

an answer. Margas then

two state championship teams. Polz

continued his academic and athletic

careers at the University of Illinois.

He wrestled for the Fighting Illini

and earned a Bachelor of Science degree

in physical education. He serves

D230 as a physical education teacher

at Stagg High School.

Prior to accepting the coaching position

at Sandburg, Polz served as the

coach of Plainfield North for one season

and was an assistant coach on the

Sandburg staff for five seasons.

Swimming

away soon

pulled the strings in the

match, seeing much more of

the ball, but it proved to be

too little too late.

In the moments after the

match, coach Desi Vuillaume

was reflective on his

team’s performance over

both the course of the game

and the season.

“The last 10 minutes or

so, it started to get a little

sloppy, and we started running

out of gas,” he said.

“[Bradley] is a good team,

and it’s hard to defend that

many good players, but I’m

proud of my team. They did

everything we asked them to

do, and they left everything

on the field and even more.

“We talk a lot about how

it doesn’t matter how good

you are, how skilled you are,

if you’re not going to work

Eagles girls honored

before end of their

final high school

season in the pool

RIGHT: Senior members of

the Sandburg girls swimming

and diving team recently

were honored during their

final season with the Eagles

in a Senior Night ceremony.

D.Nevels Images

Sandburg’s Jimmy Margas (right) works against a Bradley-

Bourbonnais defender Oct. 24 in the Reavis Sectional

semifinals. Geoff Stellfox/22nd Century Media

together. They did that. They

came together as a team and

as a family. We’re proud of

our team.”

Seniors Vasili Vouris,

Daniel Kaleciak and Luke

Kazlauskas, as well as junior

Charlie Gainer and

Baker were understandably

emotional after the match.

Despite the tears in his eyes,

left back Gainer was defiant.

“We contained them for

70 minutes, and they got one

shot off that found the back

of the net,” he said. “It’s unfortunate.

We haven’t let up

a goal in about five games,

and it’s something to be

proud of. We started this

season kind of rough, but we

brought it together, came together

as a back line. No one

thought we’d make it this far

and we did. It’s something to

be proud of.”


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Girls Volleyball

Eagles punch ticket to own regional final at Andrew’s expense

Tim Carroll, Sports Editor

The Sandburg girls volleyball

team had not played

a match in a week, but the

Eagles’ swings were far

from rusty.

Hitters Erica Staunton,

Madison Hart, Abbie Stefanon

and Evy Makris continued

their run of powerful

kills to help the Eagles

to a 25-14, 25-17 victory

Oct. 24 against Consolidated

High School District

230 opponent Andrew in a

Sandburg Regional semifinal.

“We haven’t played since

[last] Tuesday, so it was

nice to get back on the court

against someone other

than ourselves,” Sandburg

coach David Vales said.

The Eagles started fast

and kept up the intensity

throughout the first set, with

Stefanon serving Sandburg

to an early 5-1 lead.

Staunton (10 kills, 4 digs,

1 block), who has been one

of the leaders on the attack

all season for Sandburg,

led the team in kills, while

Stefanon, Makris and Hart

each added three kills. With

that attack, Sandburg did

not allow Andrew to go on

any significant runs in the

first set.

In the second set, though,

the T-Bolts had a successful

start, taking a 2-0 lead

on a kill attempt that sailed

out of bounds and an errant

serve receive. Sandburg got

back in it quickly, taking a

15-5 lead before Andrew

upped the intensity.

Thunderbolts senior Ana

Thelen began a mini, 3-1

run with a smash past a pair

of Eagles blockers to make

the score 15-6, and a serve

receive error by the Eagles

made it 15-7. Staunton had

a kill, but sophomore T-

Bolts outside hitter Brianna

Haggerty (8 digs, 4 kills)

got solid contact on a kill

that caused an Eagles net

violation.

Sandburg briefly got

back on track, but Andrew

was not ready for its season

to end. The T-Bolts went on

an 7-1 run, starting with the

score at 20-10.

“We didn’t want the game

to end yet,” Andrew senior

setter Sam Cossidente said.

“We all just picked up our

energy, [because] we didn’t

want it to be our last time

together. So, we picked it

up and fought through it.”

With Haggerty serving,

senior Iyanla Thigpen (3

kills, 3 blocks) sent a kill

down the middle, and sophomore

middle blocker Lily

Reidy (2 blocks) and Cossidente

(10 assists) combined

for a block, forcing

Vales to take a timeout with

the score at 20-15.

“Our communication

picked up, [as well as] our

aggression,” Andrew interim

coach Laura Tuffs

said of the run. “We picked

up balls in the back row. I

would say that our setters

and our hitters were connecting,

and the aggression

just picked it up.”

After the timeout, an Eagles

kill attempt went out

of bounds, and the T-Bolts

got their final point of the

match on a big block from

Thigpen.

With the score at 21-

17, Sandburg rallied to get

the final four points, with

sophomore libero Rachel

Krasowski (16 digs) playing

a big part on defense,

and Staunton sending a kill

straight down the middle

before a net violation on

Andrew drew the match to

a close.

“I wish we would’ve finished

a little stronger,” Vales

said of the late second-set

run. “I would’ve thought it

would be reversed — start

slowly and speed up — but

we came out of the gate aggressive,

and that was kind

of good to see.”

The victory set up the

Eagles for a matchup

Thursday, Oct. 26, against

Lincoln-Way Central in the

Sandburg Regional final.

The Knights came back

from dropping their first

semifinal set 25-23 to win

the final two sets against

Stagg 25-20 and 25-12.

On the flip side, with the

semifinal loss, Andrew’s

season came to a close.

“I’m excited, but at the

same time I’m sad, because

this is [my] last high school

season,” Thigpen said.

“But I know, for the future

team, they already know

what to do, and I know that

they’re going to execute. ...

It’s just mixed emotions all

around right now.”

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Eagles cruise past Knights, clinch regional girls volleyball title

Erin Redmond

Freelance Reporter

Sandburg’s Erica Staunton

was well aware of what was

at stake.

With a regional title on

the line and her team in the

midst of a double-digit win

streak, the junior outside hitter

brought everything she

had to the Class 4A Sandburg

Regional Championship.

And it paid off.

Staunton led the Eagles

with 10 kills, helping them

down Lincoln-Way Central

in straight sets 25-14, 25-19

Thursday, Oct. 26, to capture

the regional crown and extend

their streak to 14 games.

“It’s good to keep the streak

going,” she said. “[Lincoln-

Way Central is] a really good

team, so I think we really executed

well to come out with

the win.”

After dropping a tough

first set, the Knights seemed

to find their rhythm in the

second. They jumped out to a

10-6 lead, thanks to a pair of

kills from both Kylie Kulinski

and Cassidy Wyman, as

well as an ace from Michelle

Burk, before Sandburg called

a timeout.

The brief pause was just

what the Eagles needed, as

they went on a 9-2 run to take

the lead at 16-12 — a lead

they would not give back.

“Honestly, I don’t know if

it was jitters or what, but we

couldn’t pass the ball,” Central

coach Mary Brown said.

“I changed the lineup slightly,

switched my setters’ positions.

That helped. Also, we

started passing the ball. Once

we pass the ball, we’re in it.”

Abigail Stefanon powered

the rally, finding the

gaps in Central’s defense to

knock down two kills and

an ace. Staunton also added

two kills in the run, including

one that tied the game at

12-all.

Players from Sandburg and Lincoln-Way Central get into

pregame huddles.

Stefanon, who tallied seven

kills and an ace for Sandburg,

slammed the ball to the

opposite side of the court

to score the match point for

the win, sending the Eagles’

bench into a frenzy.

“We were making sure we

execute one point at a time,

and that’s how you get those

big leads,” Sandburg coach

David Vales said. “The second

set, we saw Lincoln-

Way Central spread the ball

out, start to pass better, and

made us have to work a little

bit harder.

“[I told them go] back to

the whole one-point-at-a-time

[mentality]; don’t overdo it.

We were making little errors,

and I told them to ‘play your

game, and if all six people do

that, you’re going to win.’”

With exception of the

brief deficit in Set 2, Sandburg’s

synchronized mentality

was on display the whole

game. The Eagles soared out

to a seven-point lead in the

first set, jumping ahead 11-4

early on, as they hammered

the Knights at the net.

Two aces from senior

Maureen Imrie, paired with

kills from Stefanon and

Staunton, respectively, put

their team ahead 5-1.

The Eagles tacked on

Libero Rachel Krasowski prepares to serve the ball Thursday, Oct. 26, during the Sandburg

Regional finals against Lincoln-Way Central. Photos by Erin Redmond/22nd Century Media

Sandburg’s Abigail Stefanon (far right) attempts to tip the ball over the net and past the

reach of a pair of Lincoln-Way Central defenders.

five more kills — two from

Staunton, two from Madison

Hart and another from Stefanon

— before the Knights

could score one of their own.

Megan Barry knocked

down a point, and Kulinski

chipped in with another moments

later to cut the lead in

half at 12-6. Unfortunately

for Central, its offense was

not able to find a groove,

scoring just two points — an

ace from Kulinski and a kill

from Wyman — for the remainder

of the game, getting

its other points off Sandburg

errors.

Wyman led the Knights

with six kills, while Kulinski

had five with an ace.

“I’m just really proud

of my girls,” Brown said.

“It’s been a rough year. We

haven’t had any big hitters,

so we just had to learn to

play defense and play scrappy.

I feel like we did that all

year. We play with heart. We

never give, no matter who

we’re playing. Sandburg had

us beat at the net big time.

Serving is what really killed

us. We couldn’t pass.”

The Eagles advanced to

take on Marian Catholic at

6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30,

in the Class 3A Tinley Park

Sectional semifinals at Andrew,

after press time.

And keeping their season

alive will take everything his

team has, Vales said.

“You’ve got to be playing

your best,” he said. “You

can’t allow for little lapses

or go on a bad run; every

point really does matter.

Those teams [this] week

are national-known teams.

[We’ll play] Marian Catholic.

Marist is in there. [Lincoln-Way]

East we lost to, so

we have to bring it.”

For more on how the Sandburg

girls volleyball team got

to the finals of the Sandburg

Regional, see Page 45.


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fastbreak

Girls Swimming and Diving

Eagles claim SWSC Blue Division crown

22nd Century Media File

Photos

1st and 3

Stars of the Week

1. Erica Staunton

The junior outside

hitter led Sandburg

with 10 kills Thursday,

Oct. 26, in a regional

final win over

Lincoln-Way Central

in Orland Park.

2. Dylan Jacobs

The Sandburg

boys cross country

superstar won the

Hinsdale Central Sectional

Saturday, Oct.

28, with a time of 14

minutes and 39.17

seconds, beating out

his top challenger,

Danny Kilrea. He

hopes to repeat that

success this weekend

at state.

3. Bella Wrobel

The Sandburg swimmer

claimed titles

Saturday, Oct. 28, in

both the 200- and

500-yard freestyle

races at the South-

West Suburban

Conference Blue

Division meet, held

before a home crowd

in Orland Park.

Jason Maholy

Freelance Reporter

The Sandburg girls swimming

team tuned up for the

postseason by winning the

SouthWest Suburban Conference

Blue Division title

in its home pool.

The Eagles finished the

meet — held Saturday, Oct.

28, at Sandburg High School

— with 288 points, just beating

runner-up Lincoln-Way

East, which finished with

275 points. Lockport placed

fourth out of five schools

with 208 points.

Individual champions for

Sandburg were Bella Wrobel,

200-yard freestyle (1

minute and 58.66 seconds)

and 500 free (5:20.15);

Madison Stuursma, 50 free

(24.85); and Erin Falsey,

100 backstroke (1:01.66).

The Eagles’ 200 free relay

team of Stuursma, Natalie

Barkowski, Ashley Asiddao

and Wrobel took first with

a time of 1:39.98, as did

the 400 free relay team of

Falsey, Tara Maher, Stuursma

and Wrobel (3:39.59).

Other Sandburg individual

medalists were Jenna Falsey,

second in the 200 individual

medley (2:12.82) and third in

the 100 butterfly (1:01.98);

Erin Falsey, third in the 200

IM (2:19.25); and Stuursma,

third in the 100 free (55.37).

The Eagles’ 200 medley

relay team of Erin Falsey,

Asiddao, Jenna Falsey and

Barkowski placed third with

a time of 1:54.60.

The Eagles’ Jenna Falsey pushes in the 100-yard butterfly

event, in which she took third.

Sandburg coach Anna

McBride was encouraged

by her team’s performance,

particularly the two relay

teams that won titles while

turning in season-best

times.

“It was a tough meet,

and it was very competitive

with Lincoln-Way East all

the way up to the end,” Mc-

Bride said. “I’m most proud

of our relays. They stepped

up to win those race, which

helped a lot points-wise.”

McBride said she thinks

her squad, the seniors in particular,

are in a good place

as sectional competition approaches.

The Eagles are to

compete Saturday, Nov. 11,

in the Lockport Township

Sectional, which also is to

feature the always competitive

host school, as well as

Stagg, which finished third

at the SWSC Blue meet.

“Mentally, they’re more

ready than I’ve seen them,”

McBride said. “This group

Sandburg’s Erin Falsey competes in the 200 individual

Medley, in which she took third.

Sandburg’s Madison Stuursma competes Saturday, Oct. 28, in the 100-yard freestyle race

during the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division meet in Orland Park.

Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

of seniors has a lot of experience

at sectionals, but this

is the most prepared they’ve

been in their four years.

They’re excited about their

times, and I think they’re

ready to rest well and have

fun at sectionals.”

LISTEN UP

“It would mean a lot. ... National races are

awesome, but to be a state champion is something

you dream of when you start running.”

Dylan Jacobs — Sandburg boys cross country runner, on the possibility

of winning a state title

What 2 Watch

Boys Cross Country — 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at

Detweiller Park

• The Sandburg boys cross country team is

consistently one of the best in the state. The

Eagles are to compete for state glory in Peoria,

led by Dylan Jacobs.

INDEX

41 - Athlete of the Month

40 - Athlete of the Week

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


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | November 2, 2017

Swimming

strong Eagles girls

battle hard against Lincoln-

Way East at SouthWest

Suburban Conference Blue

Division meet, Page 47

Sandburg’s

Grace Gerst

(middle)

hoists the

Class 4A

Sandburg

Regional

Championship

plaque, after the

Eagles defeated

the Knights

Thursday, Oct.

26, in Orland

Park. Erin

Redmond/22nd

Century Media

Facing tough

competition

Eagles boys soccer team

takes on No. 1-ranked

Bradley-Bourbonnais

in Reavis Sectional

semifinal, Page 44

Sandburg

girls volleyball

team claims

regional

championship

with ease,

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