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8 | April 12, 2018 | The tinley junction News Lifestyle expo one of the largest of its kind Jon DePaolis Freelance Reporter It is a Mother’s Day tradition unlike any other. Lady - A Women’s Expo, presented by 22nd Century Media and Planet Fitness, is set to return from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive in Tinley Park. The annual event also is sponsored by the Chicago Sky, Ingalls Health System and Celebrity Cruises. The free event has more than 100 vendors slated to attend this year — covering health and wellness to fashion and beauty, food to financial planning — making it the largest Lady expo to date, according to Heather Warthen, chief events officer at 22nd Century Media. “The nice thing about this expo that I see year to year is that we see a lot of girls getting together and starting a ladies day out,” Warthen said. “We also draw moms, daughters and granddaughters. That’s what makes me happy. It’s a great prelude into Mother’s Day weekend and a great chance for women of all ages to bond.” Among the highlights this year will be an expanded roster of vendors, as well as entertainment options. “I think people like to see what the vendors have to offer,” Warthen said. “It’s a great opportunity, because we have an entire stage of cooking demos, which is back again this year. We have some great local chefs, and you can pick up some new cooking tips. I know that was a huge draw last year.” She also pointed to the main stage attractions, such as Danni Allen — the winner of Season 14 of “The Biggest Please see Expo, 9 Cooking demo schedule • 9:15-9:45 a.m. Chef Ruben L. Pazmino, Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen, Tequila and Whiskey Bar Homer Glen • 9:50-10:20 a.m. Chef Sue Kainrath, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts and Neighborhood Gourmet owner • 10:25-10:55 a.m. Chef Tom Grotovsky, The Unforgettable Chef • 11-11:30 a.m. Chef Chris Schwellenbach, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts • 11:35 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Chef Tim Bucci, Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts • 12:10-12:40 p.m. Tin Fish Restaurant, Tinley Park Entertainment schedule • 9-9:15 a.m. Dr. Finkelstein, Women’s Healthcare of Illinois • 9:15-9:30 a.m. Ingalls Health System • 9:30-10 a.m. Cardio with Planet Fitness • 10-10:45 a.m. Planet Fitness presents Danni Allen, winner of “The Biggest Loser” Season 14 • 10:45-11 a.m. Dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studio • 11-11:30 a.m. Yoga with Yoga 360 • 11:30 a.m.-noon “Life Happens Laugh Anyway” - Laugh Anyway Mom Tracy DeGraaf • Noon-12:15 p.m. Dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studio • 12:15-12:30 p.m. Chicago Sky WNBA Lady – A Women’s Expo: Four hacks to get the most out of your visit Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter A lot of people will be strolling through the aisles Saturday, April 21, for the fifth annual Lady – A Women’s Expo. We asked Heather Warthen, 22nd Century Media’s chief events officer and resident expert expo authority, for some “hacks” for those who plan to attend, so they can make best use of their time there. 1. Scout ahead: Take a look at the event’s Eventbrite webpage before you head to the convention center. It will have the full list of vendors, an Vendors list • 22nd Century Media • Abbie Applies Professional In-Home Makeup Classes • Agnes & Dora • Aloette • Amelia James by Amanda • Arbonne • Artistic Designs • Bada Bling • Bath Planet • B. Nutty LLC • Brannigan Chiropractic Center • Broadway Jewelry • Castillo’s Craftycles • Celebrity Cruises • Chicago Sky • Chiro One • Coash Clothing Company • College of DuPage Nursing Department • Color Street • Cook County MEDS • Country Financial • Damsel in Defense • Dan Mosca State Farm • Dana Digrispino - Custom Clothing & Alterations • Dilly Nature • DIY Sign Party • doTERRA Essential Oils • EveFit event schedule for the fitness classes, cooking demos and main stage entertainment. Map out some things you definitely want to do and save yourself some idle time. 2. Arrive early to get some swag: Have you ever heard the expression, “The early bird gets the worm?” Well, in this case, early arrivers have the best chance at receiving a free gift bag. There only are 500 of these bad boys, so the closer you arrive to 9 a.m., the better your chance to pick one up. 3. Be a trendsetter; go against the • Evergreen Senior Living • Family Source Consultants • Floor Coverings International • Fred Astaire Dance Studio • Gracie Pie Apothecary • Green Mountain Energy Company • Hempworx • Hubbard House Publishing Company • Hustle & Heart • Illinois State Treasurer • Ingalls Health System • Jewels2U • Joliet Slammers • Juicy Luzy Sangria • Just Greetings - Greeting Card Line • Kevin M. Wiggins Agency • Kimberly Neill - Keller Williams Preferred Realty • La Bella Uniforms • Lange • LeafFilter Gutter Protection • LifeSource • LipSense by SeneGence • LK Acupuncture • LuLaRoe • Luminess Airess • Make Up Eraser • Mary Kay Cosmetics • Miss Lilly’s Bridal Creations • Monat • Naddle’s Sweet Treats • Nerium International • Norwex • Nothing Bundt Cakes • Nspire Network • NuMark Credit Union • Orland Park Crossing • Passanante’s Home Food Services • Planet Fitness • Porter Place • Power Home Remodeling • Practical Products • Providence Palos Heights • Pucher & Ranucci, P.C., Attorneys at Law • Questions Kids Ask About God • Renewal by Andersen Windows and Doors • Rodan & Fields • Ruby Ribbon • Scout & Cellar Clean- Crafted Wine • ScrapElegance Creations • Sensual Scentduction Candle Co. • Shades Luxury Cosmetics • Sheets by Karen • Sheila’s Decorative Pens flow: Warthen says that oftentimes, expogoers tend to follow a similar path through the aisles, leading to some congestion at certain spots. One way to avoid that? Be a trailblazer and walk in the opposite direction, by working from the back to the front. 4. Don’t be a hero, choose comfort over style: If those boots aren’t made for walking, leave them at home. With approximately 100 vendors and some serious entertainment, odds are your daily step count is going to exceed your goal. Wear some comfortable shoes. • ShelfGenie • Silk Avenue • Silver Strand Boutique • Sleep Number • Something That Fits • Surprise Parties • Tastefully Simple • The Baby’s Crib • The Furever Home Friends • The Law Office of Sonia D. Coleman, P.C. • Thirsty Donkey Skin Co. • This Is My Legacy • Three B’s Mobile Boutique • Total Life Changes • Tracy DeGraaf • Traveling Vineyard • Usborne Books and More • Vitalife • Window Works • World Global Network (Helo LX) • Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc. • Yoga 360 • Young Living Essential Oils News the tinley junction | April 12, 2018 | 9 Police Reports Worth man arrested for allegedly driving under influence of alcohol Jose M. Delgado-Solis, 39, of Worth, was arrested on April 1 for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, amongst several other charges, according to a Tinley Park Police Department report. An officer was dispatched at approximately 8:22 p.m. to the area of southbound Harlem Avenue from 163rd Street in reference to a possible intoxicated motorist. The officer reportedly observed a tan Chevrolet Suburban cross the striped lanes on two occasion, veer, and switch lanes before a u-turn. Delgado-Solis reportedly had the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his breath as he spoke with the officer and admitted to drinking three beers. He reportedly failed three field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. A breathalyzer test reportedly disclosed a blood alcohol content level of .153. He was issued additional citations for improper lane usage, operating an uninsured vehicle, no valid driver’s license and BAC over .08, according to the report. March 31 • Mohammad N. AlShafeey, 24, of Oak Forest, was arrested for allegedly street racing on March 31. According to a Tinley Park Police Department report, at approximately 1:19 p.m. an officer traveling south on Harlem Avenue near the 16300 block observed two vehicles traveling northbound side by side at a “very high rate of speed.” The officer’s moving radar reportedly detected both vehicles traveling 75 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone. A separate officer pulled over AlShafeey and he was placed into custody for aggravated speeding and street racing. March 30 • A Tinley Park man was reportedly the victim of financial fraud after $8,546.43 in authorized deductions were noticed after completing a transaction at First Midwest Bank in Tinley Park. The victim was told to fill out a fraud report and file a report with the Tinley Park Police Department. March 29 • A Tinley Park woman was reportedly the victim of credit card fraud after discovering an authorized charge of $1,200 for a fish finder. The woman told the Tinley Park Police Department that she believed her email account was compromised and that’s how the offender gained access to the credit card account information. March 26 • Approximately $2,080 worth of tools reportedly were stolen from a commercial vehicle parked at the Sleep Inn located in the 18400 block of Spring Creek Dr., according to a Tinley Park Police Department report. The victim told police the vehicle had been parked at about 10 p.m. on March 25 and when he returned to the vehicle at about 4:50 a.m. on March 26, the cab of the GMC Sierra had been punched out. Items that were missing included a ceramic wet saw, two score cutters, and a four-inch grinder. Editor’s Note: The Tinley Park Junction’s police reports come from the Tinley Park Police Department. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. TPPD recommends locking cars after thefts, burglaries SUBMITTED BY TINLEY PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT In the past few weeks, several vehicles that use the “key fob” system have been stolen in Tinley Park, according to a press release from the Tinley Park Police Department. In all instances, the owners left the key fobs in the vehicles, which prevented the doors from locking and gave thieves easy access to the keys. Several vehicles also were burglarized, many in the same vicinity as the car thefts. In the vast majority of cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. The Tinley Park Police Department strongly encourages all vehicle owners to lock their cars and remove the key after parking, and to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity. BOT From Page 4 maintenance worker was also added to the budget. Neimeyer said the Village was able to transfer funding from the Oak Park Playbook to other TIFs to free up some resources, but several cuts had to be made and projects deferred. A total of $660,000 was added for restoration and maintenance work for the Village’s Apple Lane and Fairfield ponds, while $220,000 was added for sanitary Expo From Page 8 MORTGAGE ALERT! CONTACT THE CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT 708-326-9170 sewer televising, which Neimeyer said was an area of concern due to aging infrastructure. A total of $80,000 was added for the purchase of security cameras. Those changes resulted in approximately $1.5 million in budget reductions, the two largest being $450,000 removed from the 179th street bike path and $365,000 for Harlem Avenue sprinkler system. The Village also reduced $185,000 for a plow truck, $139,000 for Kallsen Center audio improvements, $50,000 in fire training and tower repaving, $49,000 in fountain replacement funds, $45,000 for a new police patrol vehicle, $24,000 cut from branding and $19,000 by removing insurance from the Village Manager’s Office. A custodian supervisor position hire date of May was also pushed back to November. Treasurer Brad Bettenhausen said the Village’s main operating funds, comprised of general revenue, water and sewer, and commuter parking lots, we’re all balanced in the budget, meaning the revenues equal or exceed the expenditures. Loser” — and plenty free fitness classes, including cardio and yoga. Also returning to the expo this year is Silk Avenue, from whom attendees can purchase custom-made scarves. “We’ve got something for everybody,” Warthen said. “There’s plenty to do, and I think people like seeing the variety of vendors we get. It’s not all clothing or food or home remodeling or repairs; we really do try to bring in a variety that people will enjoy.” New this year will be Tracy DeGraaf, who authored the 2010 book, “Laugh Anyway Mom: Hilarious Survival Stories From a Mother of Five Who Has Learned How to Keep the Joy in Motherhood and How You Can Too.” Also new this year will be a couple of mobile boutiques, such as Coash Clothing Company and Three B’s Mobile Boutique. LifeSource also will be sponsoring blood and bone marrow drives LOCK-IN MORE BUSINESS. ADVERTISE LOCALLY. He said the expected fiscal year 2018 end of year balance transfer would exceed $1.2 million more than budgeted expenditures, compared to last year’s revenue that exceeded the budget by $85,000. That balance is transferred into capital improvement funds for future projects. Bettenhausen said the Village projects a $2 million increase in revenue while expenses are expected to increase by $1 million. “This is really one of the most important things we do every year,” Neimeyer said. during the expo. Appointments may be made in advance by calling (877) 543-3768 or visiting www. Free gift bags also will be given to the first 500 people through the doors. To learn more about Lady - A Women’s Expo, visit