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After a crash and a

name change, the facility

formerly known as Weight

Watchers is back, Page 3

McGrath moved

Former Providence Catholic

president relocated from

residence as investigation

continues, Page 8

Cops lauded

Orland Park police

win several awards for

traffic safety,

Page 9

Bill Smith, who has run

the Orland Park Open

Spelling Bee for the

past 39 years, poses

with a toy bee that was

given to him a few years

ago by Orland School

District 135 officials.

Smith is to be back for

the 40th bee on Sunday,

Oct. 14, at the Civic

Center. JEFF VORVA/22ND

CENTURY MEDIA

Orland Park Open Spelling Bee turns 40 on Sunday, Oct. 14, Page 4

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Faith Briefs....................23

Puzzles..........................29

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THURSDAY

National Coming Out Day

5 p.m. Oct. 11, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. The library

offers a safe space for

teens in honor of National

Coming Out Day. Teens and

allies are invited to hang

out, talking, play board

games and more. For more

information, call (708) 428-

5100.

Very Special Night Owls

6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. Children

birth-47 months are invited

to a storytime with a parent

or adult caregiver. In honor

of National Coming Out

Day, the storytime will be

about accepting others and

being who you are. For more

information, call (708) 428-

5100.

FRIDAY

Bridge Variety Show

7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court, Orland

Park. Enjoy various performances

at this free event

for teens in seventh through

12th grade. There also will

be a 9-ball pool tournament,

and the art studio will be

open. For more information

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

SATURDAY

Citizens’ Police Academy

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13,

Orland Park Police Department,

15100 South Ravinia

Avenue. A firsthand, behind-the-scenes

look at the

Orland Park Police Department.

Adults ages 18 and

older are invited to enroll

in the OPPD’s free one-day

Citizens’ Police Academy to

learn more about the many

divisions within the department.

For more information,

call (708) 349-4111.

FAFSA Breakfast Workshop

9-11 a.m. Oct. 13, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Learn about the financial

aid process, getting scholarships

and more. Open to

parents of ninth-12th grade

students and current college

students. Breakfast provided

by Chick-fil-A. Space

is limited. Call (708) 532-

0500 to register for this free

event.

FAFSA Clinic

11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 13,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court, Orland

Park. Make a 50-minute appointment

to sit down with

an expert from Illinois Student

Assistant Commission

and learn about the FAFSA

application process. This

free program is for 12th

grade students, current college

students, and/or their

parents. Space is limited.

Call (708) 532-0500 to register.

MONDAY

Senior Week at the Orland

Park Sportsplex

Oct. 15-18, 11351 West

159th St. Area seniors are

invited to Senior Week at

the Sportsplex, featuring different

demonstrations, programs

and activities. Fore

more information, call (708)

645-7259.

Photoshop Elements Part 2

11:30 a.m. Oct. 15, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. Learn

how to touch-up headshots

or prepare images for a business’

marketing materials at

this two-part class for adults.

Registration required with

adult’s Orland Park Public

Library card. For more information,

call (708) 428-

5100.

Digitizing Memories

6 p.m. Oct. 15, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. Learn

about devices and software

available in order to preserve

memories on VHS and

cassette tapes, slides, and

unique or out-of print vinyl

records. For more information,

call (708) 428-5100.

TUESDAY

Adult Book Discussion

10 a.m. Oct. 16, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. Join to

discuss “Hidden Figures” by

Margot Lee Shetterly. For

more information, call (708)

428-5100.

Handmade Soft Pretzels

4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 16, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Use traditional dough-making

methods and practice the

signature pretzel twist. This

is a free event for teens in

seventh through 12th grade.

For more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Chalk Pastel Drawings

4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 16,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court, Orland

Park. Create artwork with

texture and vibrant colors

with soft pastels using techniques

like layering, stippling

and blending. This is

a free event for teens in seventh

through 12th grade. For

more information, call (708)

532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org.

Polish Immigration to

America

7 p.m. Oct. 16, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. This presentation

studies the history

of Poland and gives some

insights about Polish immigration.

All three Polish

partitions are covered. For

more information, call (708)

428-5100.

WEDNESDAY

Family STEAM Challenge

4 p.m. Oct. 17, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Avenue. Bring the

family to check out hands-on

science stations and test out

different science concepts/

experiments. Walk in program

for ages 4 and up. For

more information, call (708)

428-5100.

Knitting Slippers

4-5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court, Orland

Park. Create slippers using

a pattern, yarn and knitting

needles at this free event

for teens in seventh through

12th grade. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgeteen

center.org.

Plaster of Paris Flowers

4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Use a quick-setting gypsum

plaster to make a mold and

cast crafty flowers. This is a

free event for teens in seventh

through 12th grade. For

more information, call (708)

532-0500 or visit www.theb

ridgeteencenter.org.

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LEGO Construction

Competition

4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 17. The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Compete in teams to build

an advanced LEGO model.

Overcome obstacles through

simulated real-world challenges.

This is a free event

for teens in seventh through

12th grade. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgeteen

center.org.

THURSDAY

Create a Cutting Board

4-6 p.m. Oct. 18. The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Sand and shape a wooden

cutting board using industrial

tools and techniques. This

free event for teens in seventh

through 12th grade is

led by Rockler Woodworking.

For more information

call (708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Research Paper in 5 Steps

5-6 p.m. Oct. 18, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court, Orland Park.

Refine research skills and

write an impressive paper for

your next school assignment

or personal writing project.

This free event, for teens in

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is led by Acorn Public Library.

For more information,

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Orland Park WW survives,

thrives after July car crash

WILL O’BRIEN

Freelance Reporter

In business, as in life, you

never know when you might

get hit with a surprise.

But getting hit with a car?

That’s what happened July

24 at the Orland Park location

of WW, the company

formerly known as Weight

Watchers.

“It’s most definitely something

I’ve never dealt with

before,” said Debbie Moran,

a long-time WW territory

manager overseeing

the store. “And something

I hope I don’t ever have to

deal with again.”

The crash occurred around

6:30 a.m. as three staff members

readied to start their

day. No one was injured in

the accident, but the store

— located at 15176 S. La-

Grange Road in the Ravinia

Plaza retail center — sustained

significant damage as

the car traveled the length of

the space and finally came to

a stop near the restrooms.

“It was pretty scary,” Moran

said.

Orland Park emergency

responders and the employees

quickly sprang into action,

securing the scene and

letting members know there

would be no programming

that day.

A WW property manager

arranged for the business to

temporarily relocate to a vacant

space in the same plaza.

Days later, the business was

back up and running.

“The biggest, most important

things you need to

conduct our workshops are

the people, some scales, and

some chairs and tables, so

that’s what we moved over

there,” said Moran. “It’s difficult

in a situation like this,

obviously, but being able to

just walk across the parking

lot — it definitely made

Pictured is the Orland Park WW location following a July 24

accident in which a car crashed through its window, forcing

the business to temporarily relocate. PHOTO SUBMITTED

it more convenient for our

members.”

While Moran started planning

the damaged store’s

restoration, the location’s

staff and members carried

on as usual.

For WW members, that

routine involves the weight

management programming

as well as guidance

on overall health and wellbeing,

Moran said. The

Orland Park location has

been around for about six

years and is the largest in

the territory she oversees,

which includes all of South

Chicagoland and Northwest

Indiana.

With the business running

smoothly, repair work at the

original location picked up

pace.

The space was fully restored

with new floors, a new

paint scheme and a brighter,

more modern look in-line

with the company’s new

WW branding. And on Sept.

22, less than two months after

the accident, the original

location reopened to members

for the first time.

“The beautiful thing about

WW is that the members really

do form a community,”

Moran said. “You may walk

in the door a stranger, but by

the time you leave — and

especially if you attend our

workshops week after week

— you really do become like

a family.”

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Spelling Bee has enjoyed rich history as it turns 40

JEFF VORVA, Contributing Editor

Last year, a blind contestant

entered.

In the past, there have

been deaf contestants, mute

contestants and contestants

in wheelchairs.

There have been young

contestants who had not

turned 10 yet. There have

been old contestants who

were close to their 90s.

There was even a tag-team

of an older woman who

moved slowly with a cane

and her great grandson competing

one year.

In another year, first, second

and third place was won

by people born in Ireland,

Hong Kong and Mexico.

Yes, in 39 years, the Orland

Park Open Spelling

Bee has seemingly seen it

all. And former educator

Bill Smith has overseen all

of the bees and said he is

more excited about the event

celebrating its 40th year on

Sunday, Oct. 14, at Orland

Park Civic Center than he

is about celebrating his own

90th birthday in November.

“I can’t believe this goofy

idea I had has lasted this

long,” Smith said. “But people

love it.”

He is quick to point out

that even though his first bee

was in 1979 in Orland Park,

the first time he got into the

spelling bee game was 1976,

which was America’s bicentennial

while the 40th running

of the Orland event is

Illinois’ bicentennial.

Even the judges look forward

to coming back each

year.

“It is a great event that

really gives Orland Park a

small-town feel,” Orland

Park Trustee Kathy Fenton

said. “I’ve been a judge for

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Brian Sullivan, of Orland Park, won five Orland Open Spelling Bee titles. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

MULTI-STINGERS

Contestants who have

won multiple Orland

Park Open Spelling Bees

• Kathleen Foley, 8

• Brian Sullivan, 5

• Peter Alex, 2

• Marilyn Bell, 2

• Dan McNicholas, 2

• Melanie Mobley, 2

many years, and I enjoy seeing

the different age groups

that participate and admire

all of the spellers. The worst

part is when we have to say,

‘I’m sorry. That’s incorrect.’

My heart melts, especially

for the little ones.”

“I enjoy the spelling bee,

because it’s so basic and

unites young and old alike,”

Trustee Pat Gira said. “As

Dr. Smith says, this is an

old-time event that brings

everyone together. I remember

winning similar competitions

at St. Justin Martyr

School as a young girl. and

the prize was a holy card.”

This year’s bee opens at

2 p.m. for those ages 8-10,

followed by ages 11 through

high school at 2:45 p.m. At

3:30 p.m. The adults go at it.

The bee was won 16 times

by men and 13 by women.

The King Bee, so to speak,

is Orland Park’s Brian Sullivan,

who won five times

in three different decades

(1991, 1995, 2002, 2013 and

2015).

“He brought his son to

compete and thought it was

a kids’ contest,” Smith said.

“He’s the editor of [the American

Bar Association Journal]

and when he found out adults

competed, he signed up and

won five times.”

The Queen Bee is late Oak

Lawn teacher Kathleen Foley,

who won eight titles from

1992-2005.

“Some of her best competition

came from her daughter,

Eileen,” Smith said. “Eileen

never won it but came

in second twice and twice

she beat her mother in the

later rounds.”

Bill Devlin was the first

winner in 1979.

Smith’s favorite memory

of the event, which is

sponsored by the Village of

Orland Park and the Presbyterian

Church in Orland

Park, was in 1982. It was the

fourth year of the event, and

Michael Sheehan from St.

Michael School shocked the

field.

“The seventh-grader winning

was my best memory,”

Smith said. “We only had 44

people but he was going up

against adults. That was a

surprise.”

Award presentations are

scheduled to take place at

4:30 p.m., unless there is a

repeat of last year’s contest,

which lasted more than two

hours, featured 400 words

and 78 contestants before

Orland Park’s Steve Lange

ended the marathon with the

victory. The longest bee was

in 2006, lasting four hours

“I enjoy the spelling bee, because

it’s so basic and unites young

and old alike. ... This is an oldtime

event that brings everyone

together.”

Trustee Pat Gira — on the Orland Park Open

Spelling Bee

and featuring more than 800

words.

Organizers are still seeking

spellers for the event.

For more information, contact

Smith at (708) 645-2061

or the Presbyterian Church

at (708) 448-8142.


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Smith Crossing to build

new $24M rehab wing

STAFF REPORT

Smith Crossing broke

ground Oct. 2 for an additional

wing designed for

adults needing short-term

stay rehabilitation programs

and services, announced

Kevin McGee, president and

CEO of Smith Senior Living

which sponsors Smith

Crossing.

The two-story, 45,222

square-foot building will

be connected with a passageway

to the west side of

the main building on Smith

Crossing’s 32-acre campus

at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland

Park, Ill. This second

expansion increases the total

square-footage of Smith

Crossing’s main building to

almost 506,000 square-feet

of residences and common

areas. With this second expansion,

Smith Crossing

will have invested $119 million

in building its campus

to respond to the growing

demand for a full continuum

of lifestyle and healthcare

options for older adults.

“As a not-for-profit organization

established in 1924,

Smith Senior Living is deeply

committed to responding

to the needs of older adults,”

McGee said.

BBVA/Compass Bank,

which has a strong specialty

During a groundbreaking for a $24 million rehab wing

at Smith Crossing, (left to right), Illinois Sen. Michael

Hastings, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau, Smith Crossing

Executive Director Frank Guajardo and Smith Senior Living

president and CEO Kevin McGee pose. PHOTO SUBMITTED

in healthcare and senior living,

will finance construction

for this $24 million project.

Smith Crossing’s new

wing will house 46 private

suites for adults needing

short-term stay rehab services

as well as common areas

including a modern, efficient

rehab gym that provides a

greater variety of therapies;

private treatment and therapy

rooms; offices; and a dining

room for rehab patients,

their family and friends.

Currently, Smith Crossing

has a total of 46 beds in

its skilled nursing care area

with 30 designated for longterm

care but only 16 for

short-term rehab, according

to Frank Guajardo, Smith

Crossing’s executive director.

“Because we have been

turning away so many people,

who do not already live

at Smith Crossing, when they

ask for short-term stay rehab

service here, we conducted

a study. Over 18 months,

Smith Crossing only could

admit 170 patients of 2,494

people seeking short-term

stay rehab with us,” Guajardo

said.

For more information

about Smith Crossing,

call 708-326-2300 or visit

SmithCrossing.org.

CJB wins its second blue ribbon

STAFF REPORT

Good things come in the

years that end with 8 for

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

School.

In 2008, the Orland Hills

school earned a U. S. Department

of Education as an

Exemplary High Performing

National Blue Ribbon

School of Academic Excellence.

The school did it again in

2018 as it found out it won

another blue ribbon on Oct.

1.

CJB opened in September

2000 as the first Chicago

Archdiocesan regional

school sponsored by four

parishes.

The school offers instruction

in 3-year old pre-kindergarten

through 8th grade.

It is included in ”Chicago”

magazine’s list of top private

schools the Chicago area.

Students

gather

outside

Cardinal

Bernardin

School on

Oct. 1 to

celebrate

the school

earning its

second blue

ribbon award.

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Election 2018

Various local candidates to run uncontested Nov. 6

Lauren Coughlin, Assistant Managing Editor

This November, it’s off to the races for

many candidates in Illinois elections.

For some, though, the race ahead looks to

be an easy one. Several candidates are seeking

office with no ballot competition in the

Tuesday, Nov. 6 General Election.

The 2018 uncontested candidates with interests

in 22nd Century Media’s southwest

suburban coverage area are listed below.

General Assembly District 38

Democrat Debbie Meyers-Martin, of

Olympia Fields, is running uncontested.

Meyers-Martin previously served as the

Please see election, 9


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Deadline to add names to memorial

for Veterans Day is Monday, Oct. 15

Submitted by Village of Orland Park

The Village of Orland Park hosts ceremonies

each Memorial Day and Veterans Day,

inviting area families to add their veterans’

names to the village’s granite walls bordering

the Village’s Veterans Memorial, Ara

Pace - Place of Peace.

Veterans Day is to be observed on Sunday,

Nov. 11, with an 11 a.m. ceremony at the

memorial located south of the Village Hall,

14700 S. Ravinia Ave.

It is during the Memorial and Veterans

Day ceremonies that the newly added veterans’

names are announced as the veteran,

and/or their family and friends stand as the

crowd applauds.

The last day to add a veteran’s name to Orland

Park’s granite memorial for this year’s

Veterans Day ceremony is Monday, Oct. 15.

The cost to add a name is $250, which covers

the cost of engraving and maintenance of the

memorial.

Orland Park’s veterans memorial displays

the engraved names of veterans, living and

deceased, from across the country who

served in all branches and in all wars. Veterans

may be living or deceased and do not

have to live in Orland Park. Proof of service

is required.

Forms to add veterans’ names can be

found at http://ow.ly/I1pp30lHx62. They

also are available at the Village Hall, 14700

S. Ravinia Ave. For more information, call

(708) 403-6115.

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McGrath relocated after archdiocese said

it learned of the allegations against him

Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor

When the

Roman Catholic

Archdiocese

of Chicago

heard that

a man under

investigation

for sexual McGrath

abuse was living

within their boundaries,

it asked him to leave.

The Chicago Sun-Times

reported on Sept. 21 that the

Rev. Richard McGrath, the

former president of Providence

Catholic High School

in New Lenox, was residing

at the St. John Stone Friary

in Hyde Park. The friary is

a mere 390 feet from the St.

Thomas the Apostle grade

school, and also is near a

preschool and a day care

center.

McGrath is a member

of the Augustinian Order

of Priests, who have not

responded to multiple attempts

for comment on the

situation.

McGrath left his position

at Providence High School

after a student allegedly saw

a photo of a naked boy on

McGrath’s cellphone. When

confronted by police and

Providence administrators,

McGrath refused to hand

over the phone. A lawyer later

informed police the phone

likely no longer existed,

leaving no evidence of any

inappropriate material.

Earlier this year, McGrath

was publicly accused of sexual

abuse and rape by a former

student, and the case is

currently under investigation

by the Will County State’s

Attorney’s Office.

Anne Maselli, director of

communications and marketing

for the Archdiocese

of Chicago, said in an email

that the archdiocese knew of

McGrath’s move to the friary,

but that members were

unaware of the seriousness

of the allegations against

him.

“The Archdiocese was

informed by the Augustinian

Order four months after

Fr. Richard McGrath was

moved to the friary in Hyde

Park; however, in informing

the Archdiocese the Augustinian

Order only mentioned

that [the Rev.] McGrath had

allegations of ‘inappropriate

material’ on his mobile

phone, and he had completed

safe-environment training,”

she wrote. “The order

did not say anything about

an allegation of sexual abuse

against [the Rev.] McGrath.

If they had fully informed

us of his status he would not

have been permitted to live

in the Archdiocese of Chicago.”

After finding out that he is

currently under investigation

for sexual abuse during his

time at Providence, Maselli

said the archdiocese notified

the Augustinians that he

must be moved elsewhere

immediately. The Augustinians

were tasked with his relocation,

but further details

about when and where he

was moved were unavailable.

She said the archdiocese

was informed that McGrath

had completed safe environment

training in response to

the allegation of inappropriate

material on his phone,

and therefore “did not see

the need to notify nearby

schools.”

Calls to the friary were not

returned.

Area League of Women Voters’

workshop on voting on the way

Submitted by League of

Women Voters of the Palos

Orland Area

The League of Women

Voters of the Palos Orland

Area are to host a workshop

on getting ready to vote.

In an effort to encourage

as many citizens as possible

to exercise their right

to vote, a workshop is slated

for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.

13, at the Palos Heights Public

Library, 12501 S. 71st

Ave. in Palos Heights.

Attendees will learn

how to find information on

whether or not they are currently

registered, where their

polling places are located,

who the candidates on their

ballots will be, any referendum

issues on the ballots,

recommendations on qualified

judges, and more.

This event is open to the

public.

The League also is coordinating

a carpool on the same

day, at the same time, to attend

the March to the Polls

in Grant Park. Interested

parties should contact Arlene

prior to the meeting at

albert.wagner@comcast.net.

The League of Women

Voters of the Palos Orland

Area is a non-partisan organization

and includes members

in approximately fifteen

south suburbs.

Consolidated High School D230 Board of

Education

District in ‘great

shape financially’

upon budget approval

Megan Schuller

Freelance Reporter

Consolidated High School

District 230 officials touted

being “great shape financially”

as they approved the

fiscal year 2019 budget.

The D230 Board of Education

held a brief budget

hearing Sept. 27 and then

voted unanimously to adopt

the budget.

“The district is in great

shape financially,” said John

Lavelle, D230’s assistant

superintendent for business

services. “We have a

balanced budget again this

year.”

The overall budget shows

expenditures higher than the

projected revenue by roughly

$350,000, as the budget

projects the district will see

$141.15 million in revenues

over the course of the fiscal

year while spending $141.50

million. But the operating

fund revenues are $137.67

million to to $135.15 million

in expenditures.

Board Member Tony Serratore

said the 25-year plan

the district has in place plays

a big part in the budget process.

“We have something here

that is pretty unique with

the 25-year plan,” Serratore

said. “It’s such a great

road map to see where our

expenses will be down the

road. It makes sure we keep

our facilities as updated as

possible. It gives us the idea

of how much money we

need to get to keep everything

up to date.”

The 25-year plan maps

out the district in its entirety,

roughly predicting when

maintenance and updates to

buildings will be due, and

how much it would cost to

do so.

“It really is a collective effort

from everyone involved

in the district — from the

board, administration to the

community — to maintain

our district’s fiscal integrity”

Board President Rick Nogal

said. “We are very proud that

we continue to spend less

than most of our peers.”

The Bridge to help families find

money for college with workshop

Submitted by The Bridge

Teen Center

The Bridge Teen Center

is to host a free Free Application

for Student Aid

workshop and one-on-one

appointments for high school

seniors, parents of college

students, and adult students

on Saturday, Oct. 13.

This free workshop is to

make completing the FAFSA

application as painless as

possible for families. This

workshop will be held at The

Bridge, 15555 S. 71st Court

in Orland Park, and will be

facilitated by the Illinois Student

Assistance Commission.

The breakfast workshop

is slated to begin at 9 a.m.,

Multi-Parish

Respect Life

Ministries to

combat human

trafficking

Submitted by Multi-Parish

Respect Life Ministries

The Multi-Parish Respect

Life Ministries recently announced

a program called

Invisible Chains: The

Scourge of Human Trafficking

is set for 7 p.m. Monday,

Oct. 15, at Our Mother

of Good Counsel, 16042 S.

Bell Road in Homer Glen.

Sister Jean Okroi, IBVM,

is to speak. For 15 years, she

has been raising awareness

and educating others about

human trafficking.

She initiated the Illinois

Women Religious against

Human Trafficking committee.

Representing several

women’s religious orders,

they work closely with area

churches, organizations,

as well as local and federal

government agencies to

combat human trafficking.

The Multi-Parish Respect

Life Ministries include St.

Francis of Assisi, Our Lady

of the Woods and St. Michael

churches from Orland

Park.

and will outline the financial

process, finding scholarships,

avoiding scams, how FAFSA

works and more. Time will be

allotted for Q&A. Breakfast

will be provided by Chickfil-A

in Orland Park.

The one-on-one appointments

will take place be-

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Orland Park Village Board

Orland Park police accept trio of awards at meeting

Department

recognized for top

distracted driving

awareness program

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Orland Police Chief Tim McCarthy and his crew earned

three awards for traffic safety. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

The Orland Park Police

Department was recognized

Monday, Oct. 1, with a slew

of awards for making local

roads safer.

The department was

awarded first place in the

Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge

for the “Municipal 66-

100 Sworn” category. It also

won the Judges Award for

best overall submission by

any department, as well as

an award for having the top

distracted driving awareness

program. Both awards were

based on 2017 performance.

“We were fortunate to win

a number of awards as a result

of our traffic safety program

for the year, which also

included no traffic deaths in

2017,” Orland Park Police

Chief Tim McCarthy said.

Scott Kristiansen, director

of the Illinois Traffic Safety

Challenge, was on-hand to

present three awards to Mc-

Carthy and the Village of Orland

Park Board of Trustees.

“The Illinois Traffic Safety

Challenge is a friendly

competition between likesized

agencies with all the

departments in Illinois,”

Kristiansen said. “This year,

for the 2017 Illinois Traffic

Safety Challenge, the Orland

Park Police Department did

an exceptional job. Some of

you may know that this is

one of the top agencies in

the state of Illinois when it

comes to traffic safety, highway

safety, as well as law

enforcement in general.”

Kristiansen said there are

four main violations that the

Challenge’s organizers attribute

for causing crashes:

impaired driving; speeding;

occupant protection; and

distracted driving.

“It is the enforcement and

the education of those types

of violations that have the

biggest impact on the number

and the severity of fatality

and injury crashes in the

state of Illinois,” he said,

adding that the Traffic Safety

Challenge encompasses a

lot of different criteria — but

“it’s not who writes the most

tickets — not by a longshot.”

“To win this award, you

have to have comprehensive

traffic safety program

[encompassing] policies and

procedures, training, recognition,

enforcement, public

education and information,

and a data-driven approach

to the traffic safety programs

that you have,” he said.

Round it up

A brief recap of action from the Monday, Oct. 1

meeting of the Orland Park Village Board

• In a 6-0 vote, board members approved a

request from CTM Group to allow for four automatic

amusement devices inside Orland Square Mall.

According to the mayor, they are for children’s rides.

Trustee Patricia Gira was absent.

• In another 6-0 vote, trustees approved an increase in

the number of Class C liquor licenses from nine to 10.

This allows for a license to be given to Sophia’s House

of Pancakes, 7110 W. 159th St.

• During the board comments, Trustee Dan

Calandriello announced the birth of his son, Daniel.

Kristiansen also said a

traffic safety program would

not be as successful without

the support it has received

from the Village Board and

community members. Last

year, [the state of Illinois]

had over 1,000 highway fatalities,

“We’re hoping this year

to get that under 1,000. Programs

such as this, that are

models for agencies across

the state, are going to help us

reach that.”

Mayor Keith Pekau said

he believes the Orland Park

Police Department is the best

in the state. He credited it to

McCarthy’s leadership, as

well as the work of the commanders

and officers employed

by the department.

“Thanks again for all of

your hard work,” Pekau said.

Mayor floats commission

considerations

Later during the meeting,

Pekau mentioned that he

received feedback from the

Village’s various commission

members expressing

their desire to do more for

the Village.

“They want something

a little bit more meaty,”

Pekau said. “Some of the

ideas that have been floated

would probably result

in a little bit of a culture

change, and a little bit of

a shift in the mentality of

how we utilize our commissions.”

Pekau said he felt it would

be a great idea.

“Because we want to utilize

as much of their expertise

as possible,” he said.

“Some of those ideas include

for the parks advisory

board to look at the fields

that we just had a report

on.”

He said the park advisory

board at one time looked

over the structure of the

field rental fees and scheduling.

Pekau also said some

of the technology commission

members had process

improvement backgrounds,

and that they could be helpful

in joining some of the

Village’s high performance

organization teams to lend

some expertise and feedback.

“It doesn’t cost us anything,

and it brings some

expertise to the table,” Pekau

said.

Trustee James Dodge said

if there was an opportunity

to improve processes or

technological efficiencies,

the board should take advantage

of it.

“I’d welcome the idea to

have them give us some additional

ideas and input,” he

said.

Other trustees, however,

weren’t as keen on the idea.

“My concern is that not

only would it be a culture

shift but it would be potentially

a complete violation

of the council manager form

of government,” Trustee

Michael Carroll said.

No formal proposals were

made or voted on.

election

From Page 5

Village president and as a Village

trustee in Olympia Fields. District

38 represents portions of Frankfort

and Tinley Park.

General Assembly District 80

Democrat Anthony DeLuca, of

Chicago Heights, is running uncontested.

DeLuca served as the

mayor of Chicago Heights for

six years and also served on the

Bloom Township High School

District 206 Board of Education.

District 80 represents portions of

Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena.

Cook County Board District 6

Democrat Donna Miller will

run uncontested in Cook County

Board District 6. Miller is a member

of the League of Women Voters.

She also serves on the board

of Planned Parenthood of Illinois,

and is second vice-president of

Illinois Democratic Women. She

was a candidate for State Senator

2012. District 6 represents portions

of Tinley Park, Orland Park,

Orland Hills and Orland Township.

State House District 85

Democrat John Connor, an incumbent

candidate and resident

of Lockport, is to run uncontested

in the 85th State House District.

Connor has served in his role with

District 85 since June 24, 2017. His

Republican opponent Lisa Bickus,

also of Lockport, withdrew in late

August, according to the Illinois

State Board of Elections. State

House District 85 represents portions

of Lockport.

In the next two weeks, The Orland

Park Prairie will feature candidate

questionnaires for contested

races with interests pertaining to

the southwest suburbs.

As is the case each election season,

it is 22nd Century Media’s

policy not to run any electionrelated

coverage in the final issue

— in this case Thursday, Nov. 1 —

before Election Day. 22nd Century

Media reminds that all election-related

Letters to the Editor must be

received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

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Active Aging Expo offers ‘healthy’ serving of services

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Aging isn not what it used

to be.

People older than 50 are

more active than ever and,

along with physical wellbeing,

folks are prioritizing

healthful practices across

every aspect of their lives.

With its fourth annual

Active Aging Expo, 22nd

Century Media empowered

attendees to maintain and

improve their medical strategies,

financial planning,

exercise routines, mental

health and more with more

than 40 vendors offering a

variety of services. The Saturday,

Oct. 6 event — held

at the Tinley Park Convention

Center from 9 a.m.-1

p.m. and sponsored by Du-

Page Medical Group, Ingalls

Health System, Porter Place

and Women’s Healthcare of

Illinois — also featured a

healthy serving of fun with

free bingo games and prizes.

The early-fall scheduling

of the expo empowered attendees

to learn more information

about staying healthy

during flu season.

“We were able to get Jewel-Osco

pharmacy to come

in with flu shots, and they

are offering some limited

vaccinations for shingles and

pneumonia,” said Heather

Warthen, chief events officer

of 22nd Century Media.

“That’s a great addition to

have this year.”

As attendees entered the

doors of the expo, one of the

first things they found was

the DuPage Medical Group

booth, where insurance

agents Sakeena Gilbert and

Allyson Rush shared information

about Medicare and

more.

“We’re here to represent

LifeSmart Senior Services

on behalf of DuPage Medical

Group,” Rush explained.

“We represent all of the insurance

carriers and a lot of

people are unsure of what is

covered under the different

plans. We work very closely

with our Medicare beneficiaries

if they have questions

and concerns about what’s

covered and what’s not.”

Rush encouraged attendees

to take advantage of their

complimentary Medicare

overview if they have any

lingering questions about

making Medicare best work

for them.

“Don’t listen to your

neighbor; don’t listen to your

friend at church; or what you

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The Active Aging Expo

featured several vendors

offering services to make

daily life a little easier, like

ShelfGenie, a company

which designs and installs

custom pull-out or glide

shelves.

“It’s perfect for anyone

who has trouble reaching

into their cabinets,” said

Judy Meyers, owner of

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Warthen explained that

the expo aimed to cover the

full spectrum of health in

older adults.

“Medical health is obviously

very important when

you’re in the aging process,

but in addition to medical

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health, financial health

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Vendor Monica Makin, of

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by sharing information about

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Chicago and sails the Great

Lakes, and we’ve got American

Cruising, which sails the

Mississippi, the Ohio River,

Gail Kaufman (left), of Homewood, Linda Campbell (middle), of New Lenox, and Susan Thomas, of Orland Park, chat with

Tinley Park Police Department crime prevention officer Dina Navas Saturday, Oct. 6, at 22nd Century Media’s Active Aging

Expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

the Cumberland River [and]

the Snake River,” Makin

said, noting that Cruise Planners

is a full-service travel

agency. “Those are the kind

of cruises that people don’t

always think about.”

Orland Park resident Susan

Thomas invited her

friend Linda Campbell, of

New Lenox, to join her on a

trip to the expo before going

out to lunch.

“A lot of the things sounded

interesting,” Thomas

said.

Campbell added, “We

wanted to get information on

what’s available to us.”

The Tinley Park Police

Department had plenty of

information to share on protecting

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Jones, Marquette Bank

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among the vendors offering

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Attendees also had the

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a variety of speakers and

performers hosting sessions

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Women’s Healthcare of Illinois,

Phil Orsi (the 2018

Orland Township Senior

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chef Tom Grotovsky all

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expo stage.

“We’re closing the stage

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Tom Grotovsky,” Warthen

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classes at Frankfort

Township for the seniors and

has done a few of our expos

before, so it seemed like a

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Police Reports

Police: Woman who tried to pass fake check had photocopied IDs in vehicle

Darlene King, 45, of 16454 Wood

St. in Markham, was charged Sept.

1 with felony identity theft, as well

as driving while license suspended,

obstructing identification and two

taillights required after she allegedly

tried to buy merchandise from

a grocery store in the 9300 block of

159th Street with a fake check.

She tried to buy merchandise valued

at $410, with $100 of that being

a gift card, which the store does not

sell with checks, police said. She reportedly

removed the gift card and

tried again with a check with a redacted

name on it and an ID, but it

was noticed that some of the bank

numbers were scratched out and the

check was not accepted, according

to the report.

King reportedly was driving a

2017 Chevrolet Impala northbound

on 94th Avenue from the scene before

it was stopped near 151st Street

and Ravinia Avenue. Inside the vehicle,

police found photocopy paper

ID cards made from temporary ID

cards belonging to a woman whose

name was redacted, according to the

report. The name was cut off copies

of the check in the vehicle, applied

to ID cards and photocopied

again to appear realistic, police

said. There also reportedly were

10 copies of a single check, nine of

them with the name cut off and the

same bank account number. A bag

containing ID cards with redacted

name(s), photocopies of paper ID

cards with redacted information and

12 checks belonging to a redacted

name, from two different banks,

was found, along with a photocopies

of fake IDs with different names

on them, checks belonging to others

and a wig worn during the transaction,

police said.

King did not have permission to

use someone’s personal information,

police said. That person noted

someone came to the house to sell

cleaning supplies, and a checkbook

went missing, according to the report.

Aug. 29

• Anais Ortiz, 31, of 1212 Cicero

Ave. in Cicero, was charged with

felony retail theft and obstructing

identification after she allegedly

tried to take merchandise valued at

a total of $1,453.93 from a grocery

store in the 9300 block of 159th

Street. She reportedly concealed the

items in bags and a purse, and left

without paying for them. When she

was stopped, she gave an alias name

and date of birth redacted in the report,

police said. Some merchandise

was dropped by the exit and some

was found in her purse, according to

the report.

• Kayla J. Smith, 20, of 310 Highland

Road in Matteson, was charged

with theft after she allegedly took

$680 from a department store at

Orland Square while working there.

Someone noticed a cash shortage

from a drop she counted and bagged

on Aug. 17, police said. Smith reportedly

was caught on video on

Aug. 17, 24 and 25 putting cash in

plastic bags, not sealing them according

to company policy, going

to the stock room and dropping the

cash. It was short on all three occasions,

according to the report.

Aug. 26

• Whittney T. Danner, 32, of 1820

N. Natchez St. in Chicago, was

charged with battery and criminal

damage to property after she allegedly

damaged a cellphone outside of

a business on Orland Square Drive.

She reportedly called for a ride, got

into the vehicle with her boyfriend

and children, and was told there

were too many people for the driver

to accommodate with the vehicle.

During an argument that led to everyone

being asked by the driver

to exit the vehicle, she grabbed a

phone from a dash-mounted holder

and threw it onto the ground, police

said. She allegedly then body

checked the driver, a 30-year-old

male, when he went to pick it up.

The vehicle was a 2008 Honda Accord

and the phone was valued at

$300, according to the report.

• Tabriana McNeal, 18, of 161 119th

St. in Chicago, was charged with retail

theft less than $300, battery and

obstructing identification after she

allegedly tried to take three clothing

items valued at a total of $31.97

from a store on Orland Park Place.

She put the items in her purse,

pushed a loss prevention officer and

fled the store on foot southbound on

94th Avenue, according to the report.

She allegedly provided a name

redacted from the report upon her

arrest.

Aug. 25

• Henry T. Pacer, 25, of 11729 83rd

Ave. in Palos Park, and Gregory

G. Vik, 47, of 12741 S. Westgate

Drive in Palos Heights, each were

charged with one count apiece of

retail theft and unlawful possession

of a controlled substance after

they allegedly tried to take over-thecounter

medications valued at a total

of $701 from a pharmacy in the

11200 block of 143rd Street. The

both grabbed items from the store,

loaded them in the trunk of a 1998

pickup truck, went back into the

store, took more items and loaded

them in the trunk again, police said.

Police found a package of alli, three

packages of Prilosec, two packages

of Viviscal, two packages of Prevacid,

a package of Nexium, two

packages of Align and six packages

of Claritin inside of the vehicle, according

to the report. Police also

reportedly found inside the vehicle

a foil packet containing a substance

suspected to be heroin on the front,

passenger’s-side floorboard, as well

as a bag containing syringes and a

mint tin with residue consistent with

heroin in the center console. Pacer

was driving the vehicle when it was

stopped, police said. Vik also reportedly

had something in his wallet

that was redacted from the report.

Aug. 23

• Nathanial D. Argue, 23, of 9320

Hunter Drive in Orland Hills, was

charged with retail theft-alter, transfer

or removes and label price tag,

marking, a Class 4 felony, while

Radi A. Abdallah, 21, of 9218

Hunter Drive in Orland Hills, was

charged with retail theft-under-rings

with intent to defraud merchant of

full retail value, a Class 4 felony,

after they allegedly worked together

to take items on several occasions

from a store in the 15800 block of

LaGrange Road where Abdallah

worked.

On July 30, the two reportedly

were seen on video selecting a

smart watch valued at $429.99 and

another valued at $299.99. Argue

allegedly left without paying for the

items.

Then, on Aug. 1, they were seen

on video selecting a router valued at

$79.99, a cellphone valued at $79.99

and another valued at $59.99, police

said. Abdallah scanned a UPC

sticker four times for another item

valued at $.79 instead of the items,

and then Argue left with the items,

according to the report.

On Aug. 10, they reportedly selected

a monitor valued at $159.99,

a tablet valued at $79.99 and a smart

watch valued at $179.99. Abdallah

three times scanned a UPC for an

item valued at $.75, and Argue left

with the items, police said.

On Aug. 15, they allegedly selected

a two video game controllers

valued at $59.99 each, as well as

four video games valued at $59.99

apiece. Abdallah scanned a UPC for

an item valued at $.79, and Argue

left with the items, according to the

report.

Abdallah reportedly was arrested

at the store. Argue was identified

through a Secretary of State image

and arrested at his residence, where

he was wearing the same clothing as

seen in one of the videos from the

store, police said.

Aug. 22

• Michael T. Vital, 21, of 10853

Whipple St. in Chicago, was

charged with retail theft after he allegedly

tried to take video games

from a store where he worked in

the 15600 block of 94th Avenue. He

took them from a pile, concealed

them in a box, put the box in the garbage

and later moved it to a vehicle,

police said. The games were valued

at $300, according to the report.

Editor’s note: The Orland Park Prairie’s

police reports come from the Orland

Park Police Department. Anyone listed

in these reports is considered to be

innocent of all charges until proven

guilty in a court of law.

Business Briefs

Family Dental of Orland Park to

take part in Free Dentistry Day

Oct. 12

Residents in the Orland Park

community and surrounding areas

will have the opportunity to receive

free dental services at Family Dental

of Orland Park on Friday, Oct.

12.

Dr. April Kennedy, Dr. Tasha

Dhir and the team at Family Dental

of Orland Park will be improving

the oral health of the community

as part of Free Dentistry Day, a

day dedicated to providing free

dental care to the growing number

of Americans without dental insurance.

According to the United

States Department of Health and

Human Services, approximately

108 million Americans are living

without dental insurance.

There is increasing evidence that

links oral health to overall health

and well-being. The signs and

symptoms of more than 100 medical

conditions, including diabetes,

HIV/AIDS, Lou Gehrig’s disease

and oral cancer may first be detected

through traditional oral examinations.

During Free Dentistry Day, a

choice of one free cleaning, filling

or extraction will be provided

per patient between 8 a.m. and 2

p.m. at 11041 179th Street in Orland

Park. Patients will be accepted

on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call (708)

478-5093 or visit www.FreeDen

tistryDay.org.

Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, bill@

opprairie.com.


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Orland Chamber Expo turns 29

STAFF REPORT

The 29th annual Orland

Park Area Chamber of Commerce

Community Expo will

take place from 9 a.m. to 1

p.m. on Saturday, October

13, at Carl Sandburg High

School, 13300 S. LaGrange

Road in Orland Park.

Nearly 100 area businesses,

organizations and

restaurants will take part in

the event.

“The purpose of the Expo

has always been to help residents

get to know the local

businesses, as well as the

services and products they

provide,” said Felicitas Cortez,

Orland Chamber executive

director.

The day’s activities will

include home improvement,

healthcare, retail and entertainment

exhibitors as well

as the Culinary Corner, the

Lurie Children’s Hospital of

Chicago health and safety

area and musical and dance

performances by local students.

In the Culinary Corner,

attendees can sample

signature bites from the

area’s newest and most

popular restaurants and caterers.

There is no charge for the

event.

For more information,

visit www.orlandparkcham

ber.org.

Nearly 100 local businesses are to be represented at the

Community Expo on Saturday, October 13 at Sandburg

High School. An annual event sponsored by the Orland

Park Area Chamber of Commerce, the day’s entertainment

includes a Culinary Corner, live performances and raffles.

PHOTO SUBMITTED

bridge

From Page 8

tween 1 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Laptops will be available to

complete the FAFSA online,

with an experienced ISAC

professional. Parents are

asked to bring all related tax

paperwork.

The United States Department

of Education provides

billions of dollars in support

to millions of college students.

In the state of Illinois,

applications are accepted

beginning Oct. 1, and funds

are distributed until they are

depleted. This program is

designed to help families to

submit the FAFSA paperwork

as early as possible in

2018.

Because of high levels of

interest in this event, parents

must sign up for the free oneon-one

sessions and/or the

workshop in advance. Signup

is available by calling The

Bridge at (708) 532-0500.

Fun facts about Halloween contests

Deadline, prizes and

more for our 2018

contests

Bill Jones, Editor

Fun facts: The average

pumpkin has hundreds of

seeds inside of it, and according

to some internet reports

they have been on this

continent for thousands of

years, and the biggest ones

have been recorded passing

the 2,000-pound mark.

The average jack-o’-lantern?

Zero seeds, if you did

it right. Decidedly lighter.

Now, here are some fun

facts about our 22nd Century

Media’s Halloween contests.

Details for each are below,

but questions can be directed

to Managing Editor Bill

Jones at bill@opprairie.com

or (708) 326-9170 ext. 20.

The Costumes

The Halloween Costume

Contest for 2018 features

a total of three categories.

Adults 16 and older have two

ways to win, with awards for

scariest costume and most

creative up for grabs. Children

15 and younger, meanwhile,

will compete in one

category in which creativity

is key.

We’re going to pick just

one winner across each category

from all seven of our

southwest suburban towns:

Orland Park, Tinley Park,

Frankfort, Mokena, New

Lenox, Homer Glen and

Lockport. So, your entries

need to be good.

We have just a few rules.

1) You have to be the person

in the costume. You cannot

submit for anyone else,

with the exception of parents

who submit for their children.

2) Each person can only

submit one costume for an

entry (basically, you cannot

send yourself in multiple costumes

— pick one), though

families can send one entry

per person from different

members of the family (and

they can be submitted together).

A group also may enter

one group costume, eligible

for one prize, as a group.

3) We understand there

may be a bit in the way of

scary imagery (such is the

nature of the holiday), but

the costumes have to be relatively

family friendly to be

considered and published.

Nothing beyond PG-13.

4) Entries must be submitted

no later than 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, to bill@

opprairie.com or 22nd Century

Media, c/o Managing

Editor Bill Jones, at 11516

W. 183rd St. Unit SW Office

Condo 3, Orland Park, IL,

60467 (physical entries cannot

be returned), along with

names, email addresses and/

or phone numbers, and towns

for each of the entrants.

5) The entries will be

judged by 22nd Century

Media’s editorial staff, with

winners being chosen based

on creativity, successful execution

of an idea, quality of

craftsmanship and consideration

of the holiday/season.

6) All entries are subject to

being published.

The prizes are detailed in

the accompanying sidebar.

The Pumpkins

Our pumpkin carving contest

returns in 2018 with a

category for adults 16 and

older, as well as one for children

15 and younger. In both

categories, it is all about creativity

and skill.

We will pick just one winner

across each category

from all seven of our southwest

suburban towns: Orland

Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort,

Mokena, New Lenox, Homer

Glen and Lockport.

We have just a few rules.

1) You have to be the person

who carved the pumpkin.

You cannot submit for

The Prizes

A breakdown of the prizes

available in 22nd Century

Media’s 2018 Halloween

contests, by category.

Best Adult Costume-Scary

(16 and older)

• A $25 gift certificate for

Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen,

Tequila & Whiskey Bar,

12622 W. 159th St. in

Homer Glen

• A $5 gift certificate

for Whizzy Puffs, 106

MacGregor Road in

Lockport

Best Adult Costume-

Creative (16 and older)

• A $25 gift certificate for

White Street Cafe, located

inside the Trolley Barn in

Frankfort

• A $5 gift certificate

for Whizzy Puffs, 106

MacGregor Road in

Lockport

Best Children’s Costume

(15 and younger)

• Two hours of free

bowling for up to six

anyone else, with the exception

of parents who submit

for their children.

2) Each person can only

submit one pumpkin photo

(can feature multiple pumpkins

if there is a theme) for

an entry, though families can

send one entry per person

from different members of

the family (and they can be

submitted together).

3) We understand there

may be a bit in the way of

scary imagery (such is the

nature of the holiday), but

the pumpkins have to be

relatively family friendly to

be considered and published.

Nothing beyond PG-13.

4) Entries must be submitted

no later than 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1, to bill@

people, including shoe

rentals, along with a

pizza and pitcher full of

pop, at Laraway Lanes,

1009 West Laraway Road

in New Lenox

• A $25 gift card for

Gizmos Fun Factory, 66

Orland Square Drive in

Orland Park

Best Adult-Crafted Pumpkin

(16 and older)

• A $25 gift certificate for

Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen,

Tequila & Whiskey Bar,

12622 W. 159th St. in

Homer Glen

• A $5 gift certificate

for Whizzy Puffs, 106

MacGregor Road in

Lockport

Best Pumpkin Created by a

Child (15 and younger)

• Gift certificate valued

at $25 from Odyssey Fun

World, 19111 Oak Park

Ave. in Tinley Park

• A $25 gift card for

Gizmos Fun Factory, 66

Orland Square Drive in

Orland Park

opprairie.com or 22nd Century

Media, c/o Managing

Editor Bill Jones, at 11516

W. 183rd St. Unit SW Office

Condo 3, Orland Park,

IL, 60467 (physical entries

cannot be returned), along

with names, email addresses

and/or phone numbers, and

towns for each of the entrants.

5) The entries will be

judged by 22nd Century

Media’s editorial staff, with

winners being chosen based

on creativity, successful execution

of an idea, quality of

craftsmanship and consideration

of the holiday/season.

6) All entries are subject to

being published.

The prizes are detailed in

the accompanying sidebar.


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Social snapshot

Top Web Stories

From opprairie.com as of Friday, Oct. 5

1. UPDATED: Man allegedly grabs store

employee, shows handgun, flees with

money

2. Football: Sandburg scores early but

stalls in loss to LW West

3. New chef, menu keep things fresh at Ed

& Joe’s

4. More than $150,000 raised at the Orland

Park Walk to End Alzheimer’s

5. Orland Park police recognized for traffic

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The Orland Park Recreation Department on

Oct. 5 posted its thanks to teachers, saying

“Today is #WorldTeachersDay and we want to

share a heartfelt THANK YOU to our amazing

Preschool teachers! They work hard every

day to create a positive, safe and fun environment

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FROM THE SPORTS EDITOR

Orland Park Open Spelling

Jeff Vorva

Sports Editor

As promised, exalted

and exhausted editor

Bill Jones took last

week off and I am back in

his saddle making sure the

horse doesn’t take off before

it is supposed to. He will

be back next week. Bill, not

the horse. This week, I’ll be

writing about another Bill.

When talking to Bill

Smith, it’s hard to separate

fact from fiction.

No, no, no ... I am not

saying the man tells fibs.

But sometimes when you

listen to the 89-year-old mastermind

of the first 39 Orland

Park Open Spelling Bees,

he loves to take you back to

a time when spelling bees

were huge. That was back

before the internet. Heck,

that was back when there

were buggy races and you

could send your kid to college

for the price of a cow.

Smith read a book called

“Little Town on the Prairie,”

which is the seventh out of

an eight-book series of novels

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

and helped spawn the TV

series “Little House on the

Prairie.”

It’s a bunch of tales

about the old days when

times were simpler, but still

dramatic.

Smith fell in love with

Bee is a novel idea

some passages in the book

regarding the town’s spelling

bee and in 1979, he

brought one to Orland Park.

Fiction became fact.

And the fact is that the

bee turns 40 on Sunday,

Oct. 14, and is the cover

story of our “Little Newspaper

Known as the Prairie”

this week.

Smith, who calls himself

a Spelling Master and was a

former educator and superintendent

for Alsip School

District 126, can’t bring the

old days back, but for one

afternoon every year, he

gives it his best shot.

He tells the side story

of the “Little Town on the

Prairie” as if this happened

last year in the Orland bee,

smiling as he recalls how

the finish of the Little Town

bee played out.

“It was an interesting

story in the book,” he

said. “The thing that got

me about it was not that

Pa won. Or not that Laura

finished third. The thing

that got me was that in the

contest, the dumb farmer,

Mr. Hanson, did some dumb

farming things and he was

a good speller. He and Pa

went back and forth. That’s

the beauty of a spelling bee.

It can be like a tennis match

or a ping-pong game. It can

last forever.”

Ahhhh, the romance of

the spelling bee.

Well, it’s not all smiles

and warm and fuzzy feelings.

Smith said that he, as

the founder of the Orland

event, can sometimes be the

villain.

“There isn’t a spelling

bee where I don’t get an

evil-eye look from a mother

or a grandmother because

there is a little girl crying

in the corner because they

were spelled down,” he

said. “I get that steely-eyed

look, like it was my fault.

They don’t get the idea it’s a

contest.”

Win or lose, Smith said

that any child that enters a

spelling bee will benefit in

the long run.

“What is the single thing

that kids, including college

students and valedictorians

hate most about school?

Speaking!” Smith barked

emphatically. ”Kids are

forced to speak in front of

people. Nobody likes to do

it. When kids are in spelling

bees, I have to believe,

they are going to have an

advantage in life because

they will have the ability to

stand up before an audience

and speak. And sometimes

its a hostile audience.”

The young and the old

compete in the Orland event

and in the end, Smith likes

to throw in a little fiction

before everyone goes home.

“The people who compete

are all strangers,” he said.

“And the only time they see

each other is at the spelling

bee. It’s like a reunion. They

Here is Bill Smith’s copy

of the novel “Little Town

on the Prairie,” which was

his inspiration for creating

the Orland Park Open

Spelling Bee, which turns

40 on Sunday, Oct. 14. JEFF

VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

shake hands. They say ‘it’s

good to see ya.’

“The best part of the contest

is the end of it. I read

it from the book. Pa said

‘Well, do you feel better

now?’ And Marian Wilder

answers ‘Oh, Pa ... didn’t

we have a good time?’ I

then say ‘And didn’t we all

have a good time? And we

will see you all next year.’

That’s the best part. It’s

a contest. We had a good

time.”

Sound Off Policy

Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd

Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Orland Park

Prairie encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. All letters must be

signed, and names and hometowns will be published. We also ask that writers

include their address and phone number for verification, not publication.

Letters should be limited to 400 words. The Orland Park Prairie reserves the

right to edit letters. Letters become property of The Orland Park Prairie. Letters

that are published do not reflect the thoughts and views of The Orland

Park Prairie. Letters can be mailed to: The Orland Park Prairie, 11516 West

183rd Street, Unit SW Office Condo #3, Orland Park, Illinois, 60467. Fax

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Young hope Hope Covenant

Church’s new pastor is 26 years old and

has found his calling, Page 20

A little art, a little

beer Arts and Drafts event

brings out the fun, Page 28

Orland senior

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Dating Game

event, Page 21

Jim Stewart, of Orland

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Hope Covenant Church pastor brings youthful spirit to role

Amanda Del Buono

Freelance Reporter

In September, 2017, the

Rev. Evan Goranson, who

had been Hope Covenant

Church’s pastor for more

than 17 years, took leave

of his pastoral position to

serve full-time at Frankfort’s

Heartland Hospice as a chaplain.

Ready for change, Hope

Covenant’s congregation

called their new pastor to begin

in February, 2018. Excited

to go down his new path,

the Rev. Jon Fogel, 26, is a

young pastor with a calling,

he said.

“When I took the role, I

asked myself ... if I was going

to plant a church, would

I plant a church with this

group?” Fogel said. “And

basically, I came away with

a ‘yes.’ These people have

faced the war of attrition.

Most churches go out and

get an interim pastor when

their pastor steps down. ...

They didn’t. They were like,

‘We’re ready to move on,

and we’re ready to get the

person in here who’s going to

usher us into the next decade

of ministry.’

“And I just saw that, and I

was like, ‘These people are

really committed. They’re

super involved in small

groups, which I think is

the most important part of

church.’ ... They were doing

all of it already, and they just

needed someone to come in

and organize that.”

Finding his calling

Roughly five years ago,

Fogel held a steady job working

in the law department of

a Fortune 100 company. He

lived in a home in Lombard

with his wife, Jessica Fogel.

Active members of their local

church, it was reading

the New Testament with this

group that would forever

change their lives.

“It was life-transforming

for me; I’ve got to be honest,”

Fogel said. “It changed

the way that I looked at

the world. It changed the

way I walked through life.

It changed the way that I

thought about the job I was

doing, which was a great job

at the time.”

After experiencing this,

Jon and Jessica had a serious

discussion about how they

were going to move forward.

They felt that they had to do

more to share the Word, and

that they weren’t living the

life that God had intended,

Fogel said.

The couple then explored

the various ways in which

they could live the life to

which God was calling them.

After looking into overseas

opportunities and various

other options to share their

experience with others, it became

clear that their calling

was elsewhere.

“God kind of just closed

all those doors to us,” Fogel

said. “It was clear, like,

“Well, why do you think you

have the skills to do this?

And the doors were systematically

closed until the only

one left was seminary, which

was so far outside of what I

thought two years prior or

even six months prior that I

would be doing. “We rushed

into it head over heels, and

through that process we saw

our marriage get stronger;

we saw our family life get

stronger; we were both a lot

poorer and a lot happier. I

quit my job, which was our

primary source of income. It

was thrilling.”

Finding Hope

After three years, facing

several obstacles, including

his father’s and best friend’s

passing, Fogel finished seminary

and thought that his calling

was to be a lead pastor.

“I’d gone to seminary to

learn what pastors did, and I

came out and I still didn’t really

know, but I had this really

strong feeling like I was

being called to do a lead pastor

role and was told basically

right out, ‘Don’t even put that

in your ... profile,’” he said.

Following seminary, Fogel

began searching for any bits

of experience he could get

and ended up at Hope Covenant,

which was beginning

its search for a new pastor

and preparing for Goranson’s

departure.

Desperate for experience,

the second sermon Fogel

preached in his life was at

Hope Covenant on the day

after his father died, Fogel

said.

“You don’t normally

preach under the circumstance,

but I just needed the

practice,” he said. “I know

that sounds really bad, but

I was like, ‘This is what my

dad would have wanted me

to do.’ He would want me to

go out and do this because

this is what I’m supposed to

be doing with my life.”

Once Goranson departed,

Fogel began preaching at

Hope Covenant more often.

After preaching three weeks

straight in November 2017,

Fogel was approached with

an offer to consider the fulltime

pastor position at Hope

Covenant.

“It was through that process

that they were like, ‘You

know we get as much from

you as we ever got from anybody,

so why wouldn’t you

consider this role?’” Fogel

said. “And I was like, ‘Because

I’ve never worked at

a church, because you don’t

hire a 25-year-old to be your

lead pastor, because nobody

does that, because I don’t

know what I’m doing.’ I

would be the youngest member

of the congregation on

my first day. ... It just didn’t

make any sense to me, so

that’s what I told them. But

I said if you go through the

discernment process and you

come back with a significant

vote of confidence — the

vast majority, unanimous or

just short of unanimous —

of people saying this is our

new pastor, then I’ll take it.

And that’s kind of what happened.”

In January 2018, the day

before Fogel turned 26, he

got the call that he would become

the lead pastor at Hope

Covenant. Shocked that he

was able to achieve this role,

it was clear to him that he

was, in fact, doing what God

wanted him to do.

Walking the path

Although being a young

pastor has its challenges, Fogel

has enjoyed taking on his

new role and finds that when

it matters most, his age is not

what people see when they

look at him.

“I did the vast majority of

my ministry experience in

chaplaincy,” he said. “When

I walked into hospital rooms

with patients who had cancer

and were dying, they didn’t

care how old I was. And so

really the meat and potatoes

of being a pastor is not getting

up in front of a church

and preaching; it’s caring for

people,”

Growing into his new role,

learning day by day what the

job entails, Fogel has seen

that as a young pastor he has

gifts to offer. He also has

much to learn.

Being a millennial, Fogel

has grown up in the world

of Internet, cellphones and

constant communication. He

knows how to utilize these

digital communication tools

to reach people in a way that

some older pastors may not,

he said.

“I understand, because I

was born into it — how the

communication shift is happening,”

he said. “I don’t

really remember well time

before the Internet. I remember

dial-up, but I don’t really

remember a time before

email. I remember Facebook

in its infancy, but I also have

experienced the last 12 or 14

years how Facebook has become

the titan of the Internet

— the second- or third mostused

platform and the mostused

app.

“It’s that type of stuff that

a pastor who’s 60, they’re

probably much better at

preaching than I am; they’re

probably much better at ministry

than I am; they’re probably

much better at a lot of

things, but the actual communication

of the message,

they might struggle to keep

up with the way in which the

world has changed around

them. It’s not their fault at all;

it’s just the reality that we’re

in.”

For example, Fogel utilized

Facebook’s ad service

to help Hope Covenant target

Orland Park residents to attend

a Visitor Sunday at the

church on Sept. 9. With a

spend of just $80, the church

was able to reach more than

5,000 people with its message,

he said.

“If you don’t know you

have that resource, then

you’re going to be handcuffed,”

he said.

Fogel lacks the experience

of an older pastor, the

lifelong scholarship of the

Scriptures and lessons that

are learned with time. But the

Hope Covenant congregation

knew who they were spiritually,

and knew what they saw

in Fogel was what they wanted

for the church, he said.

“They were looking for

somebody that could come in

and say. ‘OK, how can we be

distinctively different while

still living into who we are?’

And that’s very much my

methodology,” Fogel said.

“Not to change who we are,

but to use who we are to be

the best that we can be.”

The past seven months

have proven enlightening for

Fogel, who has learned more

intimately the true role of a

pastor, the simple day-to-day

caring of the church and organizing

people and allowing

The Rev. Jon Fogel. Jessica

Fogel

and encouraging them to use

their gifts.

For instance, his wife, Jessica,

is instrumental to many

things, he said. She creates

the sermon slides, designed

the new logo and takes on

any projects that need doing.

“She’s the real one who

runs the church,” Fogel said.

“I preach on Sundays, but

she listens to every single

one of my sermons before

and tells me the things I’m

doing wrong, and it’s not

because she’s judgmental or

critical, but because I ask her

to and because she can. She’s

the one who goes to our website

and scours it and puts up

beautiful things. She’s the

one who designed the logo

for our sign and then put it

on our sign. I mean, she’s the

one who does 90 percent of

what people see on a weekly

basis and does it all just because

she cares and because

she loves the church and she

loves me.”

But one of the strongest

lessons Fogel has learned is

his need to continue his own

spiritual journey while guiding

others. He understands

that he needs to be the example

for others to follow,

he said.

“I was called out last night

that I don’t pray enough; I

just don’t,” he said. “Then,

you do that. ... You pray

more. You take more time

to study Scripture. You take

more time to make sure that

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Love was in the air at Senior Dating Game

LAURIE FANELLI

Freelance Reporter

The iconic horn riffs of

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana

Brass’ “The Spanish Flea”

set the tone for a night of love

and laughte, as master of

ceremonies Bill Brady introduced

this year’s bachelors

and bachelorettes at Orland

Township’s second Senior

Dating Game.

Whether participating on

stage or in the crowd, patrons

at the Thursday, Oct.

4 event at Orland Chateau

were eager to enjoy a night

of entertainment in the name

of romance. This year featured

even more opportunities

to find that special

someone, as five men and

15 women volunteered to be

contestants with a chance to

win a date at Frankie’s Ristorante.

The number of audience

members also was

up, tripling last year’s total

with more than 350 people

coming out to support contestants,

while enjoying a

dinner of pizza, salad and

tiramisu from Papa Joe’s.

All proceeds from the event

benefited the Orland Township’s

Scholarship Foundation.

Mary Hastings, an Orland

Township official, said that

the Senior Dating Game is

“a fun night” and a “great

way to meet people.”

“The women came out

again this year, and the men

were also more anxious to

get involved,” she said, noting

that the Township’s Senior

Services Department

typically hosts more women

than men. “This is a perfect

way to accommodate as

many ladies as possible.”

The night featured five

rounds, each edition featuring

one bachelor asking

three bachelorettes a series

of serious and silly questions

to determine who he would

like to take on a date. Orland

Park resident Jim Stewart —

Round 1’s bachelor — was

hoping to find a date who

enjoys “good times and fun,

and is a good companion.”

“With the questions, I’m

looking to get an overall

picture of who they are,” he

said before the game.

On stage, the bachelorettes

were hidden from the view

of the bachelors by a curtain

and their captivating — and

often hilarious — answers to

the questions were evaluated

to decide the winners.

Though he didn’t know

them by name at the start

of the round, Stewart was

paired with Sue Ackmann,

of Orland Park, Nancy Lisula,

of Palos Heights, and

Betty Burfeind, of Frankfort.

Burfeind volunteered to

be a contestant after being

asked by a friend from

the Township because she

thought it sounded like a lot

of fun.

“I’m hoping to find a nice

gentleman,” she said of her

perfect man.

Ackmann also was looking

for a gentlemen.

“He just needs to be nice

and know how to treat ladies,”

Ackmann said.

Lisula said she hoped that

her personality would shine

through her answers and

help her win the date.

“I’ll try and just be myself,

be friendly and spontaneously

answer whatever

questions come my way,”

she said.

In the end of Round 1, it

was Lisula (bachelorette No.

2) who was chosen by Stewart

for the date.

Stewart and Lisula and

the other winning couples

— Franco Savaglio and Pam

Schnoor, Don Borus and

Mary Sill, Mario Fazio and

Orland Township volunteers John Baldwin (left) and

Bernice Wisniowicz, both of Orland Park, serve Papa Joe’s

Pizza at the second Orland Township Dating Game on

Thursday, Oct. 4. LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Ele Roche, and Jim Caliendo

and Judy Bachleda —

were awarded with dinner at

Frankie’s Ristorante’s private

banquet room, complete

with limousine transportation

to and from the Township

office on Oct. 10.

“There’s a singer, so they

can dance and have a fun

night,” Hastings said. “We

try to make it as special as

we can.”

More information about

coming Orland Township

Senior Services events, including

Dancing with the

Senior Stars on Nov. 13,

can be found at www.orland

township.org.

hope

From Page 20

you are in line with what you

want to be if someone is following

you.

“That is it. I’ve learned the

emphasis on that. I’m making

sure the example is there,

and it’s not a perfect thing.

I’m so far from perfect. I’m

so far from decent as a human

being in so many ways,

but am I going to invest in

this or am I just going to tell

you that you need to invest in

this and not myself?”

Since taking on the role,

the church has been eager

to make changes, but on its

own accord, rather than by

Fogel’s, he said. In the past

several months, the church

hired on a new worship band,

overhauled the children’s and

youth programs, and even

changed its logo.

Events such as the aforementioned

Visitor Sunday

on Sept. 9 are new. The congregation

wanted to show the

community it is welcoming

to everyone and decided to

put together an event to do

so, Fogel said.

“The congregation is like,

‘This is what we want to do;

this is who we want to be. We

want to be people who are inviting

and welcoming to others,’”

he said. “So, I was like,

“All right; let’s do it.’ So,

here I am putting together

welcome packets at my dining

room table ... because

they’re all in. We changed

the logo on Easter because

they’re just all in. I said,

‘Hey, what if we changed the

logo?’ And they’re like, ‘Do

it — tomorrow.’ That’s just

how they operate.”

Additionally, Hope Covenant

did away with offering

during service, which is often

seen as a “sacred cow” to the

church, Fogel said. Knowing

that the congregation would

give, Fogel said removing

the baskets makes the environment

more welcoming for

visitors.

“I was just like, ‘What if

we didn’t pass around a basket?

It makes everybody feel

awkward. I know you guys

are going to give either way;

we’ll just not do that anymore

because it just makes

visitors feel like they have

to give something when,

honestly, we don’t want anything

from them. We don’t

want things from people that

aren’t getting something out

of our church,’” he said. “It

really just speaks to them.

Any charismatic leader can

come in and change things,

but they’ll just get kicked out

and people will hate them.

It’s the congregation that

wants to shift and adjust.”

It is not just about what

they’re doing now but also

about what the church will

be going forward. Under his

leadership, Fogel hopes to

make Hope Covenant the

best at community, he said.

“I would hope what Hope

would be able to do is develop

a unique niche that

we do community really, really

well in ways that larger

churches just cannot possibly

do community,” Fogel

said. “Also, we represent a

very theologically middle

ground for many people.

We’re the Evangelical Covenant

Church, but the Evangelical

Covenant Church is

theologically probably the

most diverse denomination

maybe in the country. We’re

the fastest-growing, most

multicultural denomination

in the country, for sure. ... So,

there’s much room for people

to fit at Hope, that that’s why

the community works.

“The world is, because of

social media, a place that really

seeks to be us and them,”

he continued. “And for us,

we’re like, ‘No, there’s no us

and them; there’s just us.’ ...

That’s, I think, what we have

to offer to the community.

We have a place to be us.

Where we wash each other’s

feet, and we love each other

regardless, and we don’t try

and change people’s perspectives

on things. We just

let you be who you are, and

we ask, ‘How can you be a

Christian while doing that?’”

As he continues on his

path at Hope Covenant, Fogel

said he hopes to lead the

church in living its mission

statement, to help people

experience Christ, grow in

community and serve compassionately,

he said.

“If we see people experiencing

Christ through impactful

and powerful worship

in small groups, if we see

people growing in community

through Sunday worship

and small groups, and we see

people serving out of those

things in response ... if I saw

every single person in our

church do all three of those

things every week, maybe I

would just quit and let them

run the church themselves,”

Fogel said. “The pastor is

just the person you pay to encourage

you to do the things

that you want to do when you

feel that they’re hard.”

For more information

about Hope Covenant, visit

orlandhope.org.

The church is located at

14401 West Ave.


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FAITH BRIEFS

Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S.

80th Ave., Orland Park)

Women in Faith

3-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

The Southwest Interfaith

Team presents a speakers

forum on Christian, Muslim

and Jewish perspectives.

The day’s speakers are Hind

Makki (Muslim perspective),

the Rev. Mary Rawlinson

(Christian perspective)

and Rabbanit Leah

Sarna (Jewish perspective).

Bright a toiletry to donate.

For more information on

SWIFT, visit www.swiftinterfaith.org.

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

Orland Park)

Pumpkin Palooza Picnic

3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.

Kids can pick their own

pumpkin from a pumpkin

patch to decorate, games and

activities for families. Hot

dogs, chili, pulled chicken

and other food is available.

Tickets are $5 per person, 3

and younger are free but require

a ticket. Tickets must

be purchased in advance.

Contact the Church Office

at (708) 349-0431.

NAMI Special Workshop

6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct.

26. Stephanie Thompson,

a graduate of North Park

Theological Seminary

and an ordained pastor in

the Evangelical Covenant

Church is to take part in a

workshop to include both

presentation and interactive

segments.

IN MEMORIAM

Cecilia Labus

Cecilia A. Labus (née

Bies), age 93, formerly

of Orland Park, died Sept.

28.

She was the mother of

Carol A. Czerwien, Chester

A. (late Theresa), Craig A.

(Anita), and Carl A. (Nannette)

Labus; grandmother

of Jennifer Czerwien, Cara

(Mike) Kuziel, Kimberly

Southwest Seventh Day Adventist Church

(15760 Wolf Road, Orland Park)

The Appearing Speaker

Series

7 p.m. Oct. 17-Oct. 21.

The church will explore

the topic of what the Bible

has to say on the Second

Coming of Christ. This series,

hosted by Voice of

Prophecy Speaker/Director

Shawn Boonstra, will take

a documentary-style, Biblebased

approach to the topic.

The event also will involve

live elements, featuring local

moderator, the Rev.

Adrian Amarandei. All are

welcome to attend this free

event, and first 100 attendees

will receive a copy of

Boonstra’s new book, “The

Appearing.” For more information,

call (708) 403-

7001 or visit www.appearing.org.

St. Michael Church (14327 Highland Ave.,

Orland Park

St. Charles/Geneva Tour

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday,

Oct. 18. The Women’s Club

is sponsoring a bus tour of

St. Charles and Geneva.

The bus is to leave the St.

Michael parking lot at 10

a.m. and return at 4 p.m.

Sights and shopping. Attendees

are on their own

for lunch. Cost is $35. Everyone

is welcome. Tickets

can be purchased at the parish

office. For more information,

contact Paulette at

(708) 460-6535.

Presbyterian Church in Orland Park (13401

Czerwien, Cristie (Dana)

Labus, Lindsay Czerwien,

Stacey (Craig) McIntosh,

Samantha Labus, Maxwell

Labus and the late Peyton

Labus.

Visitation was held at

Thornridge Funeral Home,

Orland Park. A Funeral Mass

was celebrated at St. Elizabeth

Seton Church.

Entombment was at Resurrection

Mausoleum.

S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Arts & Crafts Fair

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,

Nov. 10. Applications to

be a crafter for the annual

Arts & Crafts Fair are available

from the church office

or at www.pcorlandpark.org.

Crafter fee for

table space (8-foot-by-4

1/2-foot) with two chairs

is $30. Tables are available

for an additional $5.

For more information, call

(708) 448-8142 or email

preschurchop@comcast.

net.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (15050

S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Overeaters Anonymous

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Enter through main church

doors, follow signs to meeting

room. Overeaters Anonymous

meetings are for

anyone who has a problem

with food addiction/compulsion.

There are no dues,

fees or weigh-ins. All meetings

are confidential.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (9300 W.

167th St., Orland Hills)

Weekday Service

9 a.m. Monday through

Friday.

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.

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Orland Park)

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Alden Estates’ annual Fall Fishing Festival slated for Oct. 20

Submitted by Alden Estates

Alden Estates of Orland Park

Short-Term Rehabilitation and

Health Care Center in Orland Park is

to host one of its most popular events

for the seventh year in a row.

The Fall Fishing Festival is to be held

from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

The family-friendly event offers a

chance to fish in a fully stocked fishing

pond, as well as face painting, a

balloonist, pony rides, food, raffles

drawings for prizes, and music provided

by DJ Mike Obrzut.

visit us online at

www.opprairie.com

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short this season.

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There will be two special awards

presented: one for most fish caught

and one for the largest fish caught.

Admission is free, although some

activities have a nominal charge. For

those who want to fish, the cost is $3.

All proceeds will be donated to

The Orland Park Prairie

DANA ANDERSON

708.326.9170 ext. 17 d.anderson@22ndcenturymedia.com

Together We Cope and the Leukemia

Research Foundation.

Alden Estates of Orland Park is located

at 16450 S. 97th St. in Orland

Park. For information about the event

call (708) 403-6500 or visit www.Al

denEstatesofOrlandPark.com/Fishing.

®

Luncheon

for Orland

Park veterans

coming Oct. 14

Submitted by Village of

Orland Park

The Village of Orland

Park Veterans’ Commission

is to hold its annual luncheon

for Orland Park veterans

on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The 1 p.m. event is to be

held in the Jane Barnes Annex

at the Orland Park Civic

Center, 14750 S. Ravinia

Ave.

Tickets are $15 per person

for Orland Park veterans

and their families, and include

the meal, wine, beer,

and soft drinks. A limit of

100 tickets will be sold for

this event.

Musical entertainment

will be provided by Sweet

Reminder, with Nancy Baumet

and Dia Madden. The

duo performs music from

the 1950s and ’60s throughout

the Chicago area.

The luncheon is limited to

Orland Park veterans only.

If a non-resident is a member

of an Orland Park military

organization (i.e., the

Orland Memorial American

Legion Post 111 or the Orland-Palos

Reber-Tesmond

Veterans of Foreign Wars

2604), a membership card

must be presented to purchase

tickets.

Tickets must be purchased

in advance through

Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cashier’s

Office at Village

Hall, 14700 S. Ravinia

Ave., between the weekday

hours of 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets

will not be available at

the door.

For more information,

contact Veterans Commission

Program Assistant

Thomas Dubelbeis at (708)

403-6115.


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The orland park prairie | October 11, 2018 | 27

South suburban cast excited to present classic comedy

Cody Mroczka

Contributing Editor

Auditions had already

commenced and rehearsals

were well underway for the

Tinley Park-Park District

community theater group

when the bad news came in

late August.

Legendary playwright Neil

Simon, whose 1965 Broadway

hit “The Odd Couple”

the south suburban cast are

scheduled to perform later in

October, had died at the age

of 91.

For many of the Tinley

Park, Orland Park, and Mokena

actors and actresses, the

opportunity to perform in the

classic comedy, considered

to be one of Simon’s finest

works, was a factor that enticed

them to the stage of the

Tinley Park Performing Arts

Center.

If anything, the sudden loss

of inspiration has elevated

the cast of eight along with

two directors and a producer

to reach for new heights in a

work that has been redeveloped

on stage and on the television

screen numerous times

over the years.

This production takes a few

artistic liberties as well while

remaining true to the core of

the story of two mismatched

male roommates Felix and

Oscar played by Bruce Spielbauer,

of Orland Park, and

Neal Goldman, of Willow

Springs, going through the

everyday challenges of life.

“This is one of his (Simon’s)

biggest in a huge career,”

Spielbauer said. “He

was an incredibly talented

writer. He’s sharp enough

that the laughs come every 22

seconds. Everything has to be

on the money.”

For example, directors

Mike Gandy and Bob Szczepanski

selected Paige Depaola,

of Tinley Park, and

Joanna Leafblad, of Orland

Park, to play two of the roommates’

poker buddies in the

More information…

“The Odd Couple”

presented by the Tinley

Park-Park District Theater

Admission: $12

Shows are to be held at:

7:30 p.m., Oct. 19; 7:30

p.m., Oct. 20; 7:30 p.m.,

Oct. 27; and 3 p.m., Oct.

28

Where: Tinley Park

Performing Arts Center,

16801 S. 80th Avenue

Phone: (708) 342-4200

role of Vi (formerly Vinnie)

and Speed, roles normally

played by male counterparts.

“We’re pulling out all the

stops,” Szczepanski said.

“Community theatre is supposed

to be fun.”

Leafblad, whose previously

performed with an Orland

Park improv group, relishes

the opportunity to play a

snarky, sarcastic “one of the

guys.”

“This is kind of the role

I’ve always wanted,” said

Depaola, who puffs on a fake

cigar and is mostly concerned

with the poker game during

the play. “I’ve never seen it,

but I’ve really fallen in love

with it.”

Linda Terborg, of Tinley

Park, and Sherry Carbonara,

of Orland Park, were cast to

play the Pigeon sisters, who

live in the same apartment

building as Felix and Oscar

and agree to a date that “may

or may not go real well,”

Carbonara said. Another liberty

taken by the directors is

having the two women play

the customized roles of twin

sisters from England.

“[Simon] was a genius

wordsmith,” Terborg said

of the play’s dialogue. “He

knew what he was doing.”

For Neal Goldman, who

plays the sloppy, disheveled

Oscar to Spielbauer’s clean

freak, obsessive compulsive

Felix, this was a chance to

LEFT TO RIGHT: Linda Terborg, of Tinley Park, Bruce Spielbauer, of Orland Park and Sherry Carbonara, of Orland Park,

rehearse a scene from “The Odd Couple” on Sept. 28 at the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.

PHOTOS BY CODY MROCZKA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

play a character he’s been

closely associated.

“My wife said, ‘This role

was made for you,’” Goldman

said. “It’s my life. I’m

very similar to Oscar. To me

it’s about friendship, even

though they have nothing in

common.”

Longtime director Mike

Gandy said this is what community

theatre is all about:

professionals and amateurs

alike buying into their characters,

working together to

achieve on-stage chemistry,

and putting on quality productions.

“We’re trying to get the

word out that you don’t have

to go downtown and pay $70-

$80 to see a play,” Gandy

said. “You can see a professional

production with dedicated

actors and actresses

right here in Tinley Park.”

LEFT TO RIGHT: Neal Goldman, Joanna Leafblad, Stan Staszak and Paige Depaola act

out one of the poker game scenes from Neil Simon’s classic play, to be performed by the

group on Oct. 19, 20, 27 and 28 in Tinley Park.


28 | October 11, 2018 | The orland park prairie life & Arts

opprairie.com

Arts and Drafts officials brew up a fun event

MARY COMPTON

Freelance Reporter

The cooler weather on

Saturday, Sept. 29, kept

some of local residents from

attending the second Arts

and Drafts event.

Held at Orland Crossings

parking lot, the event was

hosted by Orland Crossings

and the Orland Park Area

Chamber of Commerce plus

a partnership with the Village

of Orland Park.

Small seating areas and

stand up tables were friends

and families that got together

to share conversations

along with new beer tastings

featuring flavors never even

heard of in past years. Hailstorm

brewery was one of

those, serving a popular flavor,

the Awesome Brownie.

“One of the most popular

brews for the day tasted

like a chocolate brownie,”

said Josh Wabiszczewicz a

resident of Orland Park and

owner/manager of Hailstorm

in Tinley Park.

Paula Dziallo from Orland

Park and her son Ian, they enjoy

attending beer festivals.

“Today is my first time attending

this event in Orland

Park,” Paula said. “ I’m enjoying

Thwack beer from Illuminated

Brew Works. It’s a

perky beer double IPA which

is made out of grapes.”

Kurt Lindemann of Oak

Lawn and Kyle Treglown

helped plan the event and

were happy with the results.

“I’m a board member on

the Orland Park chamber,

I’m also a beer guy,” Lindemann.

“We were asked

last year to organize a new

concept to introduce a new

element to the fine art fair.

We both enjoy craft beers, so

we decided what better way

to introduce something like

this into the community. We

have more breweries, more

art and a headlining band

trippin billies. It’s the first

time for a headliner band.”

While Lindemann spoke,

several breweries were

showcasing their brews.

Participating Breweries included;

Hailstorm Brewing,

SoundGrowler Brewing, 350

Brewing, One Trick Pony,

Open Outcry, Argus, Noon

Whistle, Arrowhead, Pipeworks,

Will County Brewing

and Virtue Cider.

We’re lucky to live here

while this is happening,” Lindemann

said. “There hasn’t

been anything like this in

Orland Park. Mixing art with

beer is a great concept.”

Another chamber member

that helped with the event

was Adam Czerwinski. He

is a resident of Orland Park

is also the owner of Sidebar

Insurance agency in Orland

Park.

“Last year I was involved

in this event by bringing marketing

in” Czerwinski said.

“This year we increased the

artists and the bands. We’re

excited with the results this

year. Everything I’ve tried

have been fantastic with

all these new beer varieties.

Some of these beers are

made by their neighbors.”

RIGHT: Craig Lindemann,

of Homer Glen, enjoys one

of the craft beer samples

during the Arts and Drafts

event in Orland Park

held Sept. 29. The Orland

Park Area Chamber of

Commerce, in partnership

with Orland Park Crossing

and the Village of Orland

Park came together to host

the event.

Paula Dziallo (left), of Orland Park, Ian Dziallo (middle), of Orland Park, and Stefanie Posch,

of Midlothian, taste a variety of craft beer samples during the second Arts and Drafts event

held on Sept. 29.

Steve Hartley, of LaGrange,

takes a sample from Iiluminated

Brew Works out of Chicago from

Brian Lucas. Hailstorm Brewing,

Sound Growler Brewing, 350

Brewing, One Trick Pony, Open

Outcry, Argus and Noon Whistle

also brought their craft beer

samples, as they took part in

Arts and Drafts. PHOTOS BY MARY

COMPTON/22ND CENTURY MEDIA


opprairie.com puzzles

The orland park prairie | October 11, 2018 | 29

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. Chicago time

4. Eggs anatomically

7. Winter wear

12. Atoll protector

14. Extended

16. Having pitch

17. Rights org.

18. Old Fords

19. Showery

20. Packed out

21. High-mindedness

23. Barn where the

KidsWork Children’s

Museum is situated

25. Mental grasp

28. Intelligence

29. Gr. 1-6

32. Links prop

33. AAA assistance

35. Gypsy Rose __

36. Tailor-made

37. Reporter’s asset

40. Clobber

42. Frito-___

43. Mud bath locale

44. Oater affirmative

45. Put on board, as cargo

47. Prepares for printing

51. Esculent

54. Is unobliged to

56. Shopping mall,

Frankfort ____

59. Narrow way

60. Pertaining to the

moon

62. Epithet

63. Lithographer (abbr.)

64. Like some cold beverages

65. Writer Wiesel

66. He played James, also

known as 007

67. Shoestrings

68. Mach 1 breaker

69. O.R. workers

Down

1. Arts and _____

2. Protected

3. Give away

4. Half of an old comedy

duo

5. Carpet colorer

6. Sidekick

7. Las Vegas area

8. Seashore

9. Gives life to

10. Managed

11. On the ___ (rapidly

without a lot of inspection)

13. Road sign requirement

15. Government security

agency, abbr.

22. Units of luminous

flow

24. Composer Janácek

26. ___ Gardens in London

27. Hallow ending

30. Bridges in movies

31. Ballad’s end?

34. The Time Machine

author

36. Wraps, in a way

37. An unenjoyable experience

38. J.F.K. regulators

39. Fencing equipment

40. Slingshot shape

41. Common contraction

46. Boredoms

48. A little more silly

49. People of the “Friendly

Islands”

50. Rears

52. Support

53. Traditions

55. Large white bird

57. Compass point

58. Misery causes

60. Internet laughter

61. One, in Mexico

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

answers

ORLAND PARK

Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park, IL; (708)

226-0042)

■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia

■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Live Music

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live Music

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

Dan ‘D’ Jac’s

(9358 171st St., Orland

Hills; (708) 460-8773

■9:30 ■ p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Thursdays: karaoke

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: Free

Bar Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays or Saturdays:

Live Music

■10 ■ 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

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com.


30 | October 11, 2018 | The orland park prairie local living

opprairie.com

Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

In Manhattan and Peotone – From the mid-$200’s

New designs are a 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.


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The orland park prairie | October 11, 2018 | 31

The seller purchased this

townhome because she loved

the master suite on the first floor,

the vaulted ceilings, the private

backyard and the very convenient

location — just minutes to the train

and expressways.

What: A spacious, very wellmaintained

and rarely available

townhome model in Brook Hills

West.

Where: 11902 Dunree Lane, Orland Park

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with great light and all appliances, very spacious loft with office area, full basement,

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Asking Price: $259,900

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Want to know how to become “Home of the Week”? Contact Tricia Weber at (708) 326-9170, ext. 47.

For more, visit OPPrairie.com/realestate.

July 24

• 9709 Hillcrest Circle, Orland Park,

60467-5564 - Donna M. Omalley

Trustee to Brian T. Christopher,

$250,500

• 17036 Westwood Drive, Orland Hills,

60487-6000 - Saleem Mohammed to

Alvidas Vidugiris, $207,000

• 10508 Great Egret Drive, Orland

Park, 60467-8509 - Damiano Malfeo

to Wally M. Johnson, Rama A. Ibrahim,

$487,000

• 13930 Marilyn Terrace, Orland Park,

60467-7414 - Gary A. Fast to Gregg

J. Montalto, Heather P. Montalto,

$678,000

• 15825 Orlan Brook Drive 22, Orland

Park, 60462-4857 - First Savings Bank

Trustee to Carl Hensen, Peggy Hensen,

$129,000

• 17349 Deer Trail Court, Orland Park,

60467 - Marquette Bank Trustee to

Faye H. Davis, $213,000

• 8551 Wheeler Drive, Orland Park,

60462-4936 - Judicial Sales Corp.

to Mark Hamer, Margaret Hamer,

$247,500

July 25

• 14121 Norwich Lane 302, Orland

Park, 60467-8658 - Chicago Title Land

Trust Co Tr to Gary Platos, Janina Platos,

$170,000

• 14222 Timothy Drive, Orland Park,

60462-2256 - Darren M. Rycyzyn to

Alyssa M. Tyrolt, $285,500

• 15652 Scotsglen Road, Orland

Park, 60462-2375 - First Midwest

Bank Trustee to Michael J. Lloyd,

$266,000

July 26

• 9157 169th Place, Orland Hills,

60487 - Maria A. Tristan to Rola Saleh,

Abraham Jamal, $250,000

• 10538 Robin Lane, Orland Park,

60467-8819 - Miriam McParland to

Shadi Jibawi, $562,500

• 14313 Clearview Drive, Orland Park,

60462-2757 - John M. Dapkus Jr. to

Oladele S. Iyodo, $174,000

• 15435 Primrose Court, Orland Park,

60462-5020 - Jeffrey Demma Trustee

to Mohamad Androun, $333,000

• 17310 Brookgate Drive, Orland

Park, 60467-7597 - Brann Trust to

Luis Barajas, Jody Chase, $350,000

• 9008 W 140th St. 2b, Orland Park,

60462-2157 - Erika Flanigan to Ethan

Yaeger, $117,000

• 9054 W 147th St., Orland Park,

60462-2706 - Adam Fernandez to

William W. Frederick, $246,500

July 27

• 11834 Chisholm Trail, Orland Park,

60467-1215 - Histed Trust to Jason

Richter, Rebecca Michau Richter,

$315,000

• 14140 Concord Drive, Orland Park,

60462-2112 - Adam Sutter to Loai

Ashour, $318,000

• 14521 Morningside Road, Orland

Park, 60462-7414 - Arena Trust to Mario

J. Kelly, Bernadette T. Kelly, $313,500

• 9116 Kensington Way, Orland

Park, 60462-6785 - Carl J. Bergman

to Mohammed Allan, Ranya Hasan,

$335,000

• 9223 Montgomery Drive, Orland Park,

60462-6507 - Marquette Bank Trustee

to Peter F. Carroll, $165,000

July 30

• 15239 Lawrence Court, Orland Park,

60462-3901 - Charles F. Reilly Jr. to

Alexis J. Sarros, $300,000

• 16416 Grant Avenue, Orland Park,

60467-5370 - Moml Llc to Walied

Abdallah, $335,000

• 16617 Grant Avenue, Orland Park,

60467-5377 - C Jessee Newlon Trust

to Patrick Duerinck, Andrea Duerinck,

$325,000

• 17727 Bernard Drive 2c, Orland Park,

60467-9399 - Kathleen A. Mikulski

Trustee to Sylvia Perez, $168,000

• 17828 Bernard Drive 3b, Orland Park,

60467-9388 - James P. Collier to Lisa A.

Ertl, $123,500

The Going Rate is provided by Record Information

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

1003 Help

Wanted

1023 Caregiver

1027 Arts and Craft Fairs

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22nd Century Media seeks Inside Sales Director

Position Overview:

22nd Century Media, a media publishing company based in

Orland Park, is seeking an Inside Sales Director

to join their team.

Responsibilities Include:

Proactively prospecting and qualifying potential new advertising

accounts; handling incoming leads; identifying business

opportunities and working with decision makers to obtain

customer commitment; and achieving weekly revenue targets.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess 1–3 years of experience in

sales environment. Must have a strong work ethic and ability to

work independently as well as with a team. Excellent

communication skills, time-management and

interpersonal skills required.

Next Steps:

For more information or to be considered for this

opportunity, email a resume to:

careers@22ndcenturymedia.com

Same Day Tees is looking for

a customer service/inside

sales person to join our team

in our new, expanded

Frankfort location. Previous

sales experience in ASI or

similar industry a plus. Ideal

candidate will work with

retail customers looking for

custom screen printed apparel

for their business, group or

organization. Strong computer

& customer service skills with

ability to multitask is

necessary. Email resume to:

pete@samedaytees.com

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

JOIN OUR TINLEY

PARK TEAM TODAY!

Now Hiring: Kitchen Staff,

Phone Staff, Host/Cashier

and Server

We are located at

9501 W 171st St,

Tinley Park, IL 60477

Please apply online,

in person or our hiring line

847-313-4949

No phone calls please. EOE

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Help

Wanted

1003 Help Wanted

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

ATTORNEY

Divorce litigation firm seeking

associate attorney (full-time

and/or part-time) to develop

trial skills. Must be

motivated, organized, detail

oriented and reliable.

Candidate should have 1-2

years of domestic relations

experience and excellent

computer skills (namely

proficiency in Microsoft

Word, Excel, and Timeslips).

Excellent communication and

organizational skills, as well

as ability to multitask are also

essential. This position would

be for our downtown Joliet or

our Orland Park office.

Send resume and salary

requirement to mrowinski@

grottadivorcelaw.com

Orland Park law office

seeks qualified individual

for F/T or P/T. Duties

include office functions,

phone reception & filing.

Computer literacy &

keyboard efficiency a plus!

Email resume to:

mrowinski

@grottadivorcelaw.com

Safety Assistant

Tinley Park Safety Dept.

looking for individuals for

full-time office positions.

Candidates must be proficient

with Microsoft Office and

possess good commuication

skills. Will train the right

candidates. Please forward

resume to

recruiting@shipgt. com

Sox Outlet - Register Help

Conducive to college student.

Must be over 18. $9.75/hr to

start, raise after 6 weeks.

Minimum 20 hours/week

Employee receives 15%

discount after 30 days.

Never work past 9 pm.

Apply within: 6220 W. 159th

Street, Oak Forest, IL

As we continually grow,

SW Suburban cleaning co.

has openings for

Cleaning Pros

Exp. Preferred but Will

Train. P/T Weekdays.

No Evenings/Weekends

815-464-1988

Hiring Desk Clerk

(must be flexible w/ shifts)

& Housekeeping (Morning)

Needed at

Super 8 Motel

Apply within:

9485 W. 191st St, Mokena

No Phone Calls

1004 Employment

Opportunities

HELP WANTED!

Make $1000/week mailing

brochures from home!

No exp. req. Helping home

workers since 2001!

Genuine opportunity.

Start immediately!

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It!

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Caregiver Services

Provided by

Margaret’s Agency Inc.

State Licensed & Bonded

since 1998. Providing quality

care for elderly.

Live-in/ Come & go.

708.403.8707

Heaven Sent Caregivers

Professional caregiving

service. 24 hr or hourly

services; shower or bath

visits. Licensed & bonded.

Try the best! 708.638.0641

Private Experienced Caregiver

Will care for elderly patients,

CPR Caregiver Certificate,

Background Check &

References Available. PT/FT.

(708)979-3797

1024 Senior

Companion

Retired RN willing to be

Senior Companion

to Elderly.

Call Barb 708-907-1489

Senior Companion

If you need someone to run

errands, go shopping, take

to appointments or just sit

& socialize for your elderly

loved one...

Call Betty (815)545-4935

1025 Situations

Wanted

Did you forget to pick up the

gallon of milk on the way

home? Do you need your

favorite coffee or bottle of

wine but don't have time to go

get it? We can help. No time

to bring the clothes to the

cleaners or pick up the dog's

medication from the vet? We

can help and we can also help

with raking the leaves, car

cleaning, house cleaning,

weed pulling, grass cutting,

picking up the new Christmas

tree or on-line orders, grocery

shopping, dinner deliveries,

taking pets to the pet groomer

etc. Need a party tray made

for the Sunday game?

What can we do for you?

Ask for Susan or Patrick.

708-549-5205

Want to

See

Your

Business

in the

Classifieds?

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708-326-9170

for a FREE

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LOCAL

REALTOR

DIRECTORY

READYTO SELL YOUR

REAL ESTATE?

CALL

Mike McCatty

mccattyrealestate.com

708-945-2121

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179

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1037 Prayer /

Novena

Oh, Holy StJude, Apostle &

Martyr, great in virtue and rich

in miracle, near kinsman of Jesus

Christ, faithful intercessor

of all who invoke your special

patronage in time ofneed. To

you Ihave recourse from the

depth of my heart and humbly

beg to whom God has given

such great power to come to

my assistance. Help me in my

present and urgent petition, in

return, I promise to make your

name known and cause you to

be invoked. Say three Our Fathers,

three Hail Marys and

Glories for nine consecutive

days. Publications must be

promised. St. Jude pray for us

all who invoke your aid.

Amen. This Novena has never

been known tofail, Ihave had

requests granted. S.B.

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It!

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It!

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It!

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1061 Autos Wanted

1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort 9138 Arbour Walk

Dr (Mile east of LaGrange on

Rt. 30, Pheasant Run Estates)

10/12-10/13 9-3pm You want

it, we’ve got it! Loads of

Christmas decor & more!

Orland Park, 8830 Merion

Dr. Oct 12-13, 8-3p. Baby &

toddler items & much more!

Tinley Park, 9031 W. 178th

St. 10/13 & 10/14, 9-4p. Baby

&children’s clothes/toys, misc

household items!

1058 Moving Sale

Tinley Park, 6626 W. 165th

Pl. 10/13 8-2p - 10/14 8-12p.

Everything must go! Furniture

& household items!

WANTED!

WE NEED CARS, TRUCKS & VANS

Running Or Not from Old to New!

Top Dollar Paid - Free Pick-Up

Locally Located

(708)205-8241

Toyota Camry 2013 SE Sport

V6 Loaded w/Options:

Metallic Grey, Leather Seats

$14,500 Call 219-730-3211

1074 Auto for Sale

Garage

Sale

Automotive

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It!

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It!

Automotive

Real Estate

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$52

4 lines/

7 papers Help Wanted

$50

7 lines/

7 papers Merchandise

OPEN

HOUSE

SHOWCASE

OPEN

HOUSE

Sun. Oct. 14th 1-4pm

7946 167th St

Tinley Park

Corner brick bi-level. Lg. eat

in kitchen w/appls. Over looking

family rm w/ fireplace &

bar. 3 good sized BR’s, 2BA,

ceiling fans & all window

treatments. Laundry rm

washer & dryer 3 years

young. Roof, siding, windows

14 years young. Lg. fenced in

yard & easy parking side

drive leading to2car garage

with opener. $250,000’s

Anita Cirrintano, Remax 10

708-429-9818

Rental

$13

per line

4 lines/

7 papers

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

1225 Apartments

for Rent

New Lenox

2BR furnished apartment, 2

bath, $1,750 includes appliances,

gas, water, heat, garbage

included. (Was custom

set up for annual two person

corporate rental so has basic

kitchen needs, linens, bedding

etc.) Washer and dryer available,

walk to shopping and

train. No pets, no smoking.

Rent does not include housekeeping.

ALSO,

Unfurnished, 2BR/2ba apartment

is available for $1300

per month

815-485-2528

1225 Apartments

for Rent

Oak Forest Terrace

15815 Terrace, Oak Forest

Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

Serene setting & Beautiful

Grounds. Tennis, Pool,

Walking Trails. Near metra.

708-687-1818

oakterrapts@att.net

1310 Offices for

Rent

The perfect downtown

location!

11225 Front St. Mokena, IL

Newly rehabbed office spaces

avail. Office spaces are flexible

for any type of business.

Includes lobby, private bathrooms,

utilities and Comcast

Internet/Wifi. Units ready to

lease Sept 1st. $299/mo total.

Julie Carnes 708-906-3301

Village Realty Inc.

DRIVE CAR BUYERS

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2004 Asphalt Paving/Seal Coating

2006 Basement Waterproofing

Leaky Basement?

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• Concrete Raising

• Crack Raising

• Crawlspaces

• Drainage Systems

• Sump Pumps

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2007 Black Dirt/Top Soil

Sawyer

Dirt

Pulverized Black Dirt

Rough Black Dirt

Driveway Gravel

Available

For Delivery Pricing Call:

815-485-2490

www.sawyerdirt.com

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It!

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It!

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It!

2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

in the

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2011 Brick/Chimney Experts

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Concrete Work

Gunderson

Construction,

Inc.

708 717 8228

gundersonconstructioninc.com

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Specializing in all types of

concrete work.

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

• Driveways • Patios • Color & stamped

concrete • Stair patching

• Decorative pool deck

coatings • Epoxy flooring

• Resurfacing

Family owned business

Senior & First Responders

Discount!

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2017 Cleaning Services

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2025

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& Bonded

2025 Concrete Work

Frank J’s Concrete

Stoops

Curbs

Colored & Stamped

Patios

Driveways

Walks

Garage Floors

Over 30 Years Experience!

708 663 9584

Tinley Park Company

2032 Decking

Sturdy

Deck & Fence

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708 479 9035

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It!

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in the

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*Hanging *Taping

*New Homes

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Call Greg At:

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2070 Electrical

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R E A S O N A B L E

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2080 Firewood

2120 Handyman

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Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Automotive

$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

$13 4 lines/

per line 7 papers

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Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

2130 Heating/Cooling

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2090 Flooring

in the

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HANDYMAN SERVICE —WHATEVER YOU NEED

"OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE"

Windows, Doors, Decks Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling, Plumbing Interior and

Exterior Painting Wall Paper Removal Professional Work At Competitive Prices

CALL MIKE AT 708-790-3416

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Custom Painting

Drywall & Plaster Repair

Carpentry Work

Trim & General

Tile & Laminated Flooring

Light Plumbing & Electrical

Remodeling, Kitchen & Bath

Install StormWindows/Doors

Clean Gutters

Wash Siding & Windows

Call Vern for Free Estimate!

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

2132 Home Improvement 2145 Lawn Maintenance

Automotive

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$13 4 lines/

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$52 4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50 7 7 papers

lines/

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per line 7 papers

Merchandise

$30 7 4 papers

lines/

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Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

7 lines/

7 papers

Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2150 Paint & Decorating

2170 Plumbing 2200 Roofing

Neat, Clean, Professional

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• Drywall/PlasterRepair

• Wallpaper Removal

• Deck/Fence Staining

• PowerWashing

Free Estimates

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Drywall

Wallpaper Removal

Staining

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Sell It 708.326.9170

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DEADLINE -

Friday at 3pm

Automotive

$52

4 lines/

7 papers

Help Wanted

per line $13

4 lines/

7 papers

Real Estate

$50

7 lines/

7 papers

Merchandise

$30

4 lines/

7 papers

2200 Roofing

2200 Roofing

Celebrating 3 generations of outstanding service!

Tens of Thousands of Highly Satisfied Customers!

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Cleaning

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CLEANING CO.

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Gutter Cleaning

Power Washing

Office Cleaning

call and get $40.00 off

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Shades

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I Do Windows &

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Call Pat

815 355 1112

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o f f i c e

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Tractors,

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ANYTHING METAL!

Call 815-210-8819

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MILITARY ITEMS WANTED

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2490 Misc. Merchandise

Craftsman Dual Stage

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speed, 4 cycle, 179 CC OHV

engine, push button start, 24”

wide adjustable shoot, 12”

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transferable, Sears Service

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2701 Property for

Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL

TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE

FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQ-

UITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2003-B,

ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH

CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-B

Plaintiff,

-v.-

PATRICIA AKEEFER, TIMOTHY J

KEEFER A/K/A TIMOTHY KEEFER,

PATRICIA AKEEFER, ASTRUSTEE

OF THE PATRICIA A. KEEFER DEC-

LARATION OF TRUST DTD 1/17/13,

TIMOTHY JKEEFER, ASTRUSTEE

OF THE PATRICIA A. KEEFER DEC-

LARATION OF TRUST DTD 1/17/13,

FIFTH THIRD BANK S/I/I TOFIFTH

THIRD BANK (WESTERN MICHI-

GAN), MARQUETTE BANK

Defendants

16 CH 04830

14918 WESTWOOD DRIVE OR-

LAND PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on June 13, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 19, 2018, 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:

Commonly known as 14918 WEST-

WOOD DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL

60462

Property Index No.

27-09-313-005-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. The subject property issubject

to general 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.

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 is part of acommon 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

2701 Property for

Sale

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.

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC,

Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn

Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL

60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please

refer to file number 254427.

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.

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 346-9088

E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com

Attorney File No. 254427

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 16 CH 04830

TJSC#: 38-5134

I3099745

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DITECH FINANCIAL LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

RAFEEK SHALABI A/K/A ROY

SHALABI, WAFEEK SHALABI

A/K/A WALLY SHALABI, UN-

KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES OF

SARA SHALABI, IF ANY, UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RE-

CORD CLAIMANTS, CARY ROSEN-

THAL, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE

OF THE DECEASED MORTGAGOR,

SARA SHALABI

Defendants

2017 CH 2832

11320 WEST 157TH STREET OR-

LAND PARK, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 8, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 9, 2018, 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:

Commonly known as 11320 WEST

157TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL

60467

Property Index No.

27-18-422-006-0000;

27-18-422-012-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family home with an attached car garage.

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. The subject property issubject

to general 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.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admon-


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2703 Legal

Notices

ished 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.

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC,

Plaintiff's Attorneys, One North Dearborn

Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL

60602. Tel No. (312) 346-9088. Please

refer to file number 259546.

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.

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60602

(312) 346-9088

E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com

Attorney File No. 259546

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 2017 CH 2832

TJSC#: 38-6496

I3099889

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON

TRUST COMPANY, N.A. AS TRUS-

TEE FOR MORTGAGE ASSETS

MANAGEMENT SERIES 1 TRUST

Plaintiff,

-v.-

FIRST MIDWEST BANK AS PUR-

CHASER OF THE LOANS AND

OTHER ASSETS OF PALOS BANK

AND TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUS-

TEE U/T/A DATED 2/22/1995 A/K/A

TRUST NO. 1-3743, UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA -DEPART-

MENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN

DEVELOPMENT, UNKNOWN OWN-

ERS AND NONRECORD CLAIM-

ANTS

Defendants

2018 CH 05508

9933 W 143RD PL 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 9, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 14, 2018, 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 9933 W 143RD

PL, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No.

27-09-204-001-0000.

The real estate is improved with a residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. The subject property issubject

to general 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

14-18-04607.

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. 14-18-04607

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 2018 CH 05508

TJSC#: 38-6698

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.

I3100199

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

ORCHARD ESTATE CONDOMIN-

IUM UNIT NO. 4, AN ILLINOIS

NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION

Plaintiff,

-v.-

JOHN P. BELSKE, WILLIAM

BUTCHER, AS SPECIAL REPRE-

SENTATIVE FOR JOHN P. BELSKE

(DECEASED), UNKNOWN HEIRS

AND LEGATEES OF JOHN P.BEL-

SKE, CYNTHIA TESKE, MON-

TERAY GILMER, GERALDINE SUL-

LIVAN, AND UNKNOWN OWNERS

AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

2017 CH 12690

10609 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY,

UNIT 2A Worth, IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE FOR CONDOMIN-

IUM ASSESSMENT LIEN

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on May 7, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on November 5, 2018, 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:

Commonly known as 10609 SOUTH-

WEST HIGHWAY, UNIT 2A, Worth,

IL 60452

Property Index No.

24-18-101-084-1005.

The real estate is improved with a condominium.

The judgment amount was $9,230.56.

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. The subject property issubject

to general real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation as to

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

bythe court.Upon payment in

full ofthe amount bid, the purchaser

will receive aCertificate of Sale that

will entitle the purchaser toadeed to the

real estate after confirmation of the

sale.The property will NOT be open for

inspection and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property 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 Plaintiff's attorney:

James R.Stevens, CHUHAK &

TECSON, P.C., 30 S. WACKER

DRIVE, STE. 2600, CHICAGO, IL

60606, (312) 855-4344 Please refer to

file number 26566.61756.

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.

James R. Stevens

CHUHAK & TECSON, P.C.

30 S. WACKER DRIVE, STE. 2600

CHICAGO, IL 60606

(312) 855-4344

E-Mail: JStevens@chuhak.com

Attorney File No. 26566.61756

Attorney Code. 70693

Case Number: 2017 CH 12690

TJSC#: 38-7147

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.

I3100413

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

LAKEVIEW LOAN SERVICING

LLC;

Plaintiff,

vs.

RICHARD J. DYKSTRA AKA R.

DYKSTRA AKA RICHARD

DYKSTRA; CAROLYN A. DYKSTRA

AKA CAROLYN

DYKSTRA; ONEWEST BANK NA

SBM TO INDYMAC BANK

FSB; THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA; UNKNOWN

OWNERS AND NONRECORD

CLAIMANTS;

Defendants,

17 CH 13882

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 onThursday, November

15, 2018 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. 27-14-410-029-0000.

Commonly known as 8037 Sawgrass

Court, Orland Park, Illinois 60462.

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 The Sales Depart-

ment atPlaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo

Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771

West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois

60563-1890. (630) 453-6960. For Bidding

instructions visit www.alolawgroup.com

24 hours prior to sale.

F17090138

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3100632

2702 Public

Notices

STATE OF ILLINOIS

CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK

COUNTY

Request of Lisa Colleen Ebel

Case Number: 18-M5-007272

There will beacourt date onmy

Request to change my name from:

Lisa Colleen Ebel to the new name

of: Lisa Colleen

The court date will be held on November

28, 2018 at 1:30pm at

10220 S. 76th Ave, Bridgeview,

Cook County in Courtroom #203

/s/:Lisa Colleen Ebel

Lisa Colleen Ebel

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to

“An Act in relation tothe use ofan

Assumed Business Name in the

conduct or transaction of Business

in the State,” as amended, that a

certification was registered by the

undersigned with the County Clerk

of Cook County.

Registration Number: D18155513

on September 21, 2018

Under the Assumed Business

Name of Falco Builders with the

located at: 8197 W 143rd St Orland

Park, IL 60462

The true and real full name and

residence address of the owners is:

Nicholas John Falco, 8197 W

143rd St, Orland Park, IL 60462

USA

Sandra Ann Falco, 8197 W 143rd

St, Orland Park, IL 60462 USA

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to

“An Act in relation tothe use ofan

Assumed Business Name in the

conduct or transaction of Business

in the State,” as amended, that a

certification was registered by the

undersigned with the County Clerk

of Cook County.

Registration Number: D18155549

on September 27, 2018

Under the Assumed Business

Name ofSpa World with the business

located at 660 W. Holbrook

Rd, Glenwood, IL 60425

The true and real full name and

residence address ofthe owner is:

Ann McClelland, 15225 Willow

Creek Lane, Orland Park, IL

60467, USA

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the return is available for inspection

by appointment within 180

days of this notice atMr. Tax of

America, 9538 W 147th StOrland

Pk, IL 60462 708-460-0829

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

15 young ladies new/used

sweaters $4 ea. Ladies long

black Winter coat w/ hood $25.

Used Petite wedding dress with

veil, cleaned $50.

708.460.8308

2 piece med oak kitchen or dining

room china cabinet. Good

condition $75. 708.645.4954

22 inch Weber grill w/ cover

$40. 20 ton floor jack, like new

$20. 1pair folding horses $8.

815.524.7133

7 waverly valances, yellow

with blue 72”x16” each. $10

for 1 or $60 for all.

708.478.3454

Beautiful dark wood cabinet

EC 50”H x50”W x17”D $75

obo. 708.301.3598

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great condition. Call Debbie

815.534.5273 $100

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fixture, new in box, never installed

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line, like new, size 10, two

pairs. $25 each pair.

708.601.1947

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box. Lists for over $70 at

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1 shelf, 1 door with lock

bracket $100. 708.535.9354

Never used open arm stretch

stitch sewing machine $50.

Royal portable electric tpewriter

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Falls signature Christmas village

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 Questions

with Jayme Gross

Jayme Gross is a junior tennis,

basketball and softball

player at Sandburg High

School. She and former

singles player Anna Loureiro

have formed a dangerous

doubles team. Sectional

finals are Saturday, Oct. 13

and Gross hopes for a deep

run in the state meet the following

weekend.

Three-sport athletes

are so rare. How do

you manage your time

between the three?

It can be difficult with to

balance with schoolwork but

time management is key. I

also try and utilize my free

time during the day such as

lunch and advisory to get

work done. Another key

component is giving myself

downtime to enjoy time with

my friends and family to

help prevent stress.

Describe your first trip

to state in tennis.

My first trip to state last

year was a memorable experience.

I went into state hoping

to win a match, but ended

up winning two matches and

making it to Friday. Also,

since our whole sectional

lineup qualified, we became

really close during the state

tournament and bonded,

which is something I think

THIS WEEK IN...

SANDBURG VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

■Oct. ■ 13 – at Lockport, 8 a.m.

BOYS ANG GIRLS GOLF

■Oct. ■ 12-13 - IHSA state

will help us this year with

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What is your proudest

moment in any of the

sports?

Last year at sectionals

when Julia [Canellis] and

I defeated Shepard’s No.

1 doubles team to win the

sectional championship. We

had lost to Shepard multiple

times throughout the season

and finally came out on top

at the sectional tournament.

Is there something

people don’t know

about you?

Many people don’t know

that I am an only child. Also,

most people don’t realize

that my name is spelled with

a “y”.

Is there a movie you

could watch over and

over without getting

bored with it?

I don’t have a particular

favorite movie, but I really

enjoy watching the Hunger

Games movies and the Harry

Potter Movies.

How about a TV show

that you could watch

over and over?

Anything on HGTV.

tournament, TBA

BOYS SOCCER

■Oct. ■ 11 – at Bradley, 6:30

p.m.

■Oct. ■ 12-13 - Regional

quarterfinals, TBA

■Oct. ■ 16-17 - Regional

semifinals, TBA

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Any superstitions?

I always wear a particular

necklace; it has a cross inside

of a heart. It was a gift

from my grandma for my

confirmation and I wear it

every day.

If you could have dinner

with anyone — living

or dead — who would

it be with?

It would be Jennifer Lawrence.

She is a super relatable

and down to earth person and

has a great sense of humor.

If they made a movie

about your life, who

should play you?

Emma Watson should play

me because she is very intelligent

and she stands up for

what she believes in.

What would that movie

be called?

“The Life of Jayme”.

Interview conducted by Sports

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GIRLS SWIMMING

■Oct. ■ 11 – hosts Joliet West,

5 p.m.

■Oct. ■ 13 – at Evanston,

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■Oct. ■ 13 – at Stevenson, 1

p.m.

■Oct. ■ 18 – at Homewood-

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FOOTBALL

Eagles’ win over Stagg sent from Heavrin

TIM YONKE, Freelance Reporter

To label Carl Sandburg’s

18-14 SouthWest Suburban

Conference victory over visiting

District 230 rival Stagg

on Friday, Oct. 5, as heaven

sent would be a misnomer.

AREA FOOTBALL

STANDINGS

SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN

Team, Conf. Record,

Overall

LW East 5-0 7-0

Andrew 5-1 6-1

Bolingbrook 4-1 6-1

LW West 4-1 5-2

H-F 4-1 6-1

LW Central 3-1 5-2

Thornton 3-2 4-3

Stagg 2-3 2-5

Sandburg 1-4 3-4

Thornridge 0-4 1-6

Thornwood 0-4 1-6

Brad. Bourb. 0-4 2-5

Lockport 0-5 0-7

SOUTH SUBURBAN RED

Team, Conf. Record,

Overall

Hillcrest 4-0 7-0

TF South 3-1 6-1

Lemont 3-1 3-4

Bremen 2-2 2-5

TF North 2-3 3-4

Oak Forest 1-3 1-6

Tinley Park 0-5 2-5

CHICAGO CATHOLIC LEAGUE

BLUE

Team, Conf. Record,

Overall

Brother Rice 3-0 7-0

Montini 2-0 7-0

Providence 1-1 5-2

Loyola 0-2

3-3*

St. Rita 0-3 2-5

*-Monday, Oct. 8, result

not included

Actually, it was Heavrin

sent.

The Eagles’ Josh Heavrin

provided two critical plays

that allowed his team to end

its four-game losing streak

and keep its faint hopes for

the state playoffs alive.

The multi-talented senior

put Sandburg ahead 12-7

with a 76-yard touchdown

on a kickoff return in the

second quarter. Late in the

game, Heavrin helped seal

the win with an interception

of a pass intended for

the Chargers’ gifted receiver

Mike Warfield.

So what was his favorite

play of the night?

“I’d probably have to say

my kick return,” Heavrin

said with a wide smile.

“Working as a team I saw

my blocks form for me and

I just thought it was a perfect

moment.”

Sandburg Coach Scott Peters

and his staff made a key

adjustment on the kickoff

return.

“We had noticed some

of the ‘pooch’ kicks they

do and we moved Josh up,

he’s usually one of our deep

Poor Heather. Not only did she pick up a loss without

her predicted team taking the field (Providence

Catholic) but she sinned on two other games and fell

from second to fifth.

Game of the Week

• Montini (7-0) at Providence (5-2)

Other Games to Watch

• Lincoln-Way Central (5-2) at Sandburg (3-4)

• Lincoln-Way East (7-0) at Thornwood (1-6)

• Andrew (6-1) at Homewood-Flossmoor (6-1)

• Lockport (0-7) at Peoria Notre Dame (4-3)

• Tinley Park (2-5) at Oak Lawn (2-5)

• Lincoln-Way West (5-2) at Stagg (2-5)

guys,” Peters said. “He made

a huge play there.”

Peters had to make a huge

decision at the end of the

game ... and it worked.

With Stagg at the doorstep

with a chance to take the

lead, Peters went against the

book and declined a 10-yard

holding penalty on the Chargers.

Instead, he gave Stagg

an opportunity on a fourth

down from just the 18-yardline.

“With some of the trick

plays Stagg have, my thought

was to give them one chance

not two. It worked out,” Peters

said with a laugh. “I’m

sure people would have been

yelling if it didn’t.”

Sandburg started the scoring

in the opening quarter

when quarterback Ben

Starcevich scored the first of

his two TDs on a one-yard

sneak, capping off a 64-yard,

10-play drive.

Stagg bounced back to

take a 7-6 lead on a 32-yard

catch and run by Warfield

from QB Robbie Hansen.

However, just 14 seconds

later Heavrin’s TD return

gave the Eagles a 12-7 edge.

38-9

Jeff Vorva |

Sports Editor

It stayed that score until

the third quarter when

Stagg’s Hansen tossed a 18-

yard scoring pass to Nick

Harper.

Sandburg scored its winner

on an incredible sevenyard

scramble by Starcevich.

“I probably made the

wrong read. Once I figured I

had the ball I’d get it in the

end zone,” the senior joked

of a run where he broke numerous

tackles.

With an 18-14 lead it was

then up to the defense led by

linebacker Alex Hirschfield

and the front four linemen of

Dylan Goodsell, Cam Woolery,

Nick Jandura and Hamza

Ismail. The group limited

the Chargers to a minus 2

yards rushing and forced

Stagg to pass the ball.

“Stagg’s our biggest rival.

We saw them on film and we

knew if we came and were

mean and physical that we

could dent them a little bit.

That was the game plan and

we executed it,” Hirschfield

said

While the Chargers’ running

game was dented, Warfield

had a big night with his

OUR STAFF’S PREDICTIONS FOR THE AREA GAMES IN WEEK 8

39-8

Joe Coughlin |

Publisher

• Montini 35, Providence 31.

Shootout but experienced visitors

have the edge.

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way East

• Homewood-Flossmoor

• Notre Dame

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way West

• Montini 45, Providence 21. After

being charged with a forfeit, Celtics

should be well-rested but Montini

is proving it can play with the big

boys since moving to the Catholic

League Blue.

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way East

• Homewood-Flossmoor

• Notre Dame

• Oak Lawn

• Lincoln-Way West

37-10

Tom Czaja |

Contributing Editor

• Providence 24, Montini 21. Hard

to say who has the edge with the

Broncos on short rest and the Celtics

with a two-week layoff, but home

team prevails in latest marquee

matchup.

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way East

• Homewood-Flossmoor

• Notre Dame

• Oak Lawn

• Lincoln-Way West

Sandburg’s Josh Heavrin is off to the races with a 76-yard

kickoff return in an 18-14 victory over Stagg on Friday, Oct.

5. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

STAGG AT SANDBURG, OCT. 5

1 2 3 4 F

Stagg 0 7 7 0 14

Sandburg 6 6 0 6 18

Top Performers:

1. Josh Heavrin, Sandburg CB - 76-yard kickoff return for a

TD, 1 interception

2. Mike Warfield, Stagg WR - 148 receiving yards, 1 TD

3. Ben Starcevich, Sandburg QB - 66 rushing yards, 2 TDs

11 catches, 148 yards and a

touchdown. Still, Heavrin

was able to stop him in the

end.

“I give (Warfield) a lot of

credit. He’s a strong kid,”

Heavrin said. “On the interception

I kind of started

reading their hand signals

and I knew once he put his

hand into a fist that is was

37-10

James Sanchez |

Contributing editor

• Montini 28, Providence 24. Broncos

do enough to stop the Celtics’ run

game and squeak out a win.

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way East

• Homewood-Flossmoor

• Notre Dame

• Oak Lawn

• Lincoln-Way West

a slant (route). So I sort of

baited him a little bit and

then sprinted straight for it.

I had to be a little Einstein.”

Now the Eagles (3-4,

1-4) all have to find their

inner “Einstein” if they expect

to win their next two

games against state-ranked

Lincoln-Way Central and

Homewood-Flossmoor.

36-11

Heather Warthen |

Chief Operating Officer

• Providence 21, Montini 20. Celtics

have their hands full but walk away

with the win.

• Lincoln-Way Central

• Lincoln-Way East

• Homewood-Flossmoor

• Notre Dame

• Tinley Park

• Lincoln-Way West


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Sandburg grad completes ‘epic moment’ at marathon

TIM YONKE, Freelance Reporter

Of the more than 45,000

runners in the 2018 Chicago

Marathon on Sunday, Oct.

7, it is likely that few will

feel more gratified than Jeanette

(Dunning) O’Loughlin

— nor should they.

Crossing that finish line

meant not only completing

a grueling 26.2-mile race

but making a personal statement

that there is nothing

that this Sandburg graduate

cannot overcome.

Jeanette, a 38-year-old

mother of two young boys,

ran her first marathon despite

having to undergo five

operations over the last two

years for colon, liver and

lung cancers.

“I don’t want cancer to

define my life,” she said.

“I want to be there for my

kids. I want more experiences.”

Her younger sister, Suzanne

Staples, of Chicago,

said Jeanette has “always

been a very strong-willed

person. She wants what she

calls her ‘epic moments’ in

life.”

One of those came Sunday.

She finished the race in

5 hours, 50 minutes and 28

seconds.

“I was very happy to get

across the finish line feeling

good,” she said. That was

the most important goal.”

Suzanne, who has run in

six Chicago Marathons ran

a 4:44.13.The pair got their

love of running while competing

in cross country at

Sandburg.

“I really enjoyed my time

at Sandburg,” said Jeanette,

a Palos Park native who

lived close to the Orland

Park school. “I wasn’t one

of the good runners but it

gave me confidence...going

out and doing better than

the day before.”

It’s that upbeat attitude

Jeanette O’Loughlin, (right) poses with her sister, Suzanne Staples (left) and Kelly

O’Connor before a 20-mile run. All three are Sandburg graduates. PHOTOS SUBMITTED

that’s gotten Jeanette to this

point. It’s also what she will

rely on as her battle continues.

Now living in Elmhurst

with her husband, Ciaran,

and their boys, she said during

her last scan a couple

of weeks ago a few more

small spots showed up on

her lungs. Her oncologist is

recommending more chemotherapy.

“I am still very optimistic,

and I will be going into

this new phase from a position

of physical and mental

strength, thanks to my

marathon training,” Jeanette

said. “Unfortunately, I still

have some further road to

go to be in remission.”

She has lots of support

from family and friends.

Her parents, Michael and

Eva Dunning, built a home

next to Jeanette and Ciaran

in Elmhurst after living 30

years in Palos.

“She is so determined she

is going to beat this,” said

Eva, holding back tears.

“She has been such an inspiration

to everyone.

Jeanette O’Loughlin, then known as Jeanette Dunning,

posed while in high school at Sandburg.

“I give her so much credit.

I’m supportive when I’m

with her but when I come

home I break down and cry.

It’s going to be a long road.”

It all started in February,

2016.

“I felt really healthy. My

doctor told me to get a colonoscopy,”

Jeanette said.

“When he told me I had

cancer, I was blown away.

It was surreal. At that point,

things moved pretty quickly

once I was diagnosed.”

After colon surgery and

chemo, doctors found cancer

in her liver. More surgery

and treatment followed

before Jeanette began regaining

her health. That is

when she set a goal of running

in the 2017 Chicago

Marathon.

“It didn’t surprise me she

wanted to do the marathon,”

Suzanne said.

But that had to be put on

hold when spots of cancer

were found in her lungs in

early 2017. She then had

three surgeries in April,

May and June of that year.

Jeanette regained her indomitable

spirit and slowly

began getting back in shape,

beginning with short walks

before eventually returning

to the activity she so

loves: running. She began

marathon training back in

June.

She has some advice to

those who may be battling

cancer or any other major

challenge in their lives.

“I find for anyone it’s

important to find a positive

outlet, both physically and

mentally,” she said. “For me

it’s been running.”


46 | October 11, 2018 | The orland park prairie sports

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AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

Farley beats James in playoff hole for regional title

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Sandburg junior Max Farley

has won two SouthWest Suburban

Blue conference titles and

a sectional title heading into

this season but never won a regional.

That changed on Oct. 2 when he

claimed the Sandburg Regional at

Silver Lake Country Club in Orland

Park.

But it wasn’t easy. He had to beat

his own teammate, Matt James, in

a playoff hole to do it. The two

tied with 71s after 18 holes and

Farley, a junior, was able to win it

over the senior James on the first

playoff hole.

Sandburg won the regional

breaking 300 for the second time

this season, notching a 298. Sophomore

Cole Sanders (77) and senior

Kyle Matre (79) also scored

for the Eagles.

On the girls side, Eagles senior

Hannah Kilbane won her second

straight regional as she fired a 75

at the Hinsdale South Regional at

the Prairie Bluff Golf Course in

Lockport on Oct. 3 Sandburg finished

second with a 331, 11 shots

behind Hinsdale Central. Athens

Kwon (78), Joanna James (88)

and Sydney Dea (90) scored for

Sandburg.

Sectionals were scheduled for

Monday, Oct. 8. The Illinois High

School Association state tournament

for both boys and girls starts

Friday, Oct. 12.

Planting seeds

The IHSA recently announced

seeds in girls volleyball and boys

soccer.

Sandburg’s volleyball team

drew the third seed out of 22

teams in the Class 4A Eisenhower

Sectional. Defending state champion

Marist and Marian Catholic

drew the top two seeds. Regional

action starts Oct. 22.

The soccer team is seeded fourth

in its own 19-team sectional behind

Mt. Carmel, Lincoln-Way

East and Thornton. The regional

quarterfinals are Friday, Oct. 12.

Food drive

The Eagles Hockey Club will

host Glenbard at 7 p.m. Sunday,

Oct. 14 at the Arctic Ice Arena in

Orland Park and the team is holding

a food drive. There will be

barrels in front of the rink for nonperishable.

The Eagles hope to hold

multiple food drives this season,

with the food going to the

Orland Township Food Pantry.

They are also aiming for a

teddy bear promotion to help Lurie

Children’s Hospital later this

season.

Max Farley (left ) tees off in on the first hole at Silver Lake to open

regional play and Matt James rolls his cart to the first tee on Oct. 2. The

teammates ended up back at the first tee several hours later in a playoff

to determine the regional champion, which Farley won.

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fastbreak

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Bringing more sports to the area is a complex situation

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

1ST AND 3

THE IHSA STATE

TOURNAMENTS IN BOYS

AND GIRLS TAKE PLACE

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,

OCT. 12-13. HERE IS

SOME HISTORY WITH

SANDBURG

1. Bring em’ all

The Eagles girls

qualified as a team

in Class 2A three

years in a row in

2014, 2015 and

2016. The boys

qualified eight

times, the last coming

in 2008.

2. Hannah leaps up

the charts

Sandburg’s Hannah

Kilbane (above)

finished tied for

36th in the state in

2015, tied for 45th

in 2016 and jumped

up and tied for 12th

in last season.

3. Taking it to the Max

Max Farley finished

tied for 32nd as a

freshman in 2016

and 26th as a

sophomore in 2017.

Jeff Vorva

j.vorva@22ndcm.com

A

couple of years ago,

Tinley Park Village

officials were

exploring the possibility of

building a sports complex on

the 280-acre Mental Health

Center property.

But that idea has cooled

off.

Last month, Orland Park

decision-makers were listening

to proposals of giving

current athletic fields a facelift

and building a new complex

to make Orland what

D.J. Wabick of the consulting

Kreshmore Group called

“a thriving sports hub.”

So that brings me to a

recent trip my wife, Maggie,

and I made to Burlington,

Iowa, to watch our daughter,

Lauren, play volleyball at a

tournament there.

On a two-lane highway a

few miles away from town,

two small busses from Evanston

High School whizzed

by us. I thought that was

odd. We are in the middle of

nowhere and we see Wildkit

vehicles.

When the weekend was

over, I learned a lot about

The Rec Plex in Burlington, Iowa, has helped bring a lot of visitors to its community. If officials from Orland Park and

Tinley Park are interested in building sports complexes in their communities, they might want to take a peek at this town.

PHOTO COURTESY OF BURLINGTONIOWA.ORG

Burlington, Iowa, and if anyone

from Tinley Park is still

interested or anyone from

Orland Park wants to take a

peek at what a town with an

impressive sports complex

looks like, this is the place

to study.

In 1999, the town opened

the Rec Plex, a monster of a

facility that has five baseball/

softball diamonds, eight

soccer fields and four lighted

sand volleyball courts.

To hear some of the locals

tell it, there are huge tournaments

there just about every

weekend in softball and

soccer. Evanston’s soccer

team participated in the Go 4

the Goal Fall Classic there. A

bunch of teams from all over

the country participate.

National softball tournaments

also are huge and

help some hotels turn on the

proverbial “No Vacancy”

signs on weekend.

In the middle of an area

full of hotels is a PZAAZ!

Property with a casino for

the parents and a water park

for the kids.

Genius!

The fact we were able to

walk out of the casino with

some money in our pockets

made us like Burlington

even more.

This winter, the community

is expected to open The

Turf, which will be 79,000

square feet under a bubble for

softball and soccer games that

can take place in the winter.

But the bad news, according

to the Hawk Eye

newspaper, is that the indoor

project idea was hatched

eight years ago to “revitalize

the greater Burlington area.”

Hmmm. From what I saw,

the area was pretty vitalized.

But even with all the athletes

and their parents coming

there and spending money

over the decades, huge sports

complexes might not be

recession-proof.

Anyway, it’s worth a look.

If Orland or Tinley bosses

want to see what they would

be getting themselves into,

perhaps a trip to Burlington

would help.

And here’s a little tip if

you make a side trip to the

casino: play the Seinfeld

machine.

Svengoolie and Zaghloulie

One of our sports freelancers,

Jon Zaghloul, and the

the Son of Svengoolie share

something in common.

Both were featured in a

blog by respected Chicago

media reporter Rob Feder.

Svengoolie got a mention

for being featured in Mad

magazine.

Zaghloul, who has covered

Sandburg and Andrew

football games for our mad

newspapers, made it because

his “Sport Talk Chicago”

podcast, previously heard on

the internet, will run live on

Mondays on WHPK, 88.5

FM at 9 a.m. on Mondays.

Unfortunately, the station,

which broadcasts from the

University of Chicago, can’t

be heard in this area. But it

can still be heard on TuneIn

Radio and WHPK.org.

LISTEN UP

“I am still very optimistic and I will be going into

this new phase from a position of physical and

mental strength, thanks to my marathon training.”

Jeanette O’Loughlin — former Sandburg runner who is trying to

beat cancer and ran the Chicago Marathon

What 2 Watch

Girls Tennis - TBA, Saturday, Oct. 13

• The sectional finals take place and the top four

singles and doubles teams advance to the state

finals.

INDEX

42 - Athlete of the Week

42 - This week in...

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva,

J.Vorva@22NDCM.com


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | October 11, 2018

Sandburg graduate completes

Chicago Marathon after numerous

health problems, Page 45

Jeanette O’Loughlin proudly shows her medal after completing the

Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 7. PHOTO SUBMITTED

BREAKING

300

AGAIN For

the second

time this year,

Sandburg’s

boys golf team

broke a 300,

this time to

win a regional,

Page 46

Wrapping

it up

early

Sandburg football

beats weather

with an early

start, Stagg with

a score of 18-14,

Page 44

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