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Out of control Truck driver allegedly under the influence when semi jackknifed on expressway, Page 3 Working together Ahead of votes, D135 officials detail intergovernmental agreement regarding mall, Page 3 New home base Home 2 Home Project talks homeless transition efforts after opening office in Orland Park, 11 orland park’s Award-Winning Hometown Newspaper opprairie.com • October 18, 2018 • Vol. 13 No. 22 • $1 A ® Publication ,LLC Providence Catholic looks back, as it prepares to celebrate 100 years of educating, spreading faith to students, Page 5 LEFT: Pictured is Providence High School in 1918, when it was located in Joliet. That year, the Sisters of Providence assumed administration of St. Mary Academy and changed its name to Providence Catholic High School. RIGHT: Providence Catholic completed the $6 million LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Student Commons earlier this year to provide an updated space for its students. Photos courtesy of Providence Catholic High School LUXURY VINYL PLANK IN TILE & WOOD DESIGNS STARTING AT $1.39 SQ. FT. UP TO 12 MONTHS *Select products, see store for details. Expires 10/24/18 STOREWIDE FLOORING SALE! 50% OFF SELECT: • CARPET • LAMINATE • HARDWOOD • LVT TILE • AREA RUGS Bring In This Ad for Free Pad Upgrade! *Expires 10/24/18. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Must present coupon at time of sale. ORLAND PARK 50 Orland Square Dr. • (708)364-6100


2 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie Calendar opprairie.com In this week’s Prairie Business Briefs................ 8 Photo Op......................12 Pet of the Week.............12 Announcements.............12 Puzzles..........................28 Classifieds................ 32-42 Sports...................... 43-48 The Orland Park Prairie ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Bill Jones, x20 bill@opprairie.com Sports Editor Jeff Vorva, x11 j.vorva@22ndcm.com Sales director Dana Anderson, x17 dana@opprairie.com real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 t.weber@22ndcenturymedia.com business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 k.tschopp@22ndcenturymedia.com Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 j.schouten@22ndcenturymedia.com PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 j.coughlin@22ndcenturymedia.com Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 bill@opprairie.com president Andrew Nicks a.nicks@22ndcenturymedia.com EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 n.burgan@22ndcenturymedia.com 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.OPPrairie.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries circulation@22ndcenturymedia.com The Orland Park Prairie (USPS #025604) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3 Orland Park IL 60456. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Orland Park Prairie, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3, Orland Park, IL 60467 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Night Owl Storytime 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children birth-47 months with a parent or adult caregiver can hear stories and songs to end the day on a happy note. Stress Management 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can take in an interactive presentation given by Lisa Guardiola. Stress and various stress management techniques will be explored. FRIDAY Special Needs Parent Group Meet-Up 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can meet fellow parents and learn how the library can help. The library will be working with community organizations who work with special needs children to present an informational session at each meeting. Uno, Dos, Crafts & More! 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. For children ages 3 and older. One story and a couple of activities will help participants learn the Spanish word of the week. This hands-on program explores a new language through crafts, songs, games and more. Showcase - Chris Davis Jazztet 7 p.m. Oct. 19, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can take in instrumental jazz music by Chicago musicians, led by trumpeter Chris Davis. Food Battle: Loaded Mashed Potatoes 7:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 19, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. A “Chopped” style competition. The Art Studio will be open all night for teens grades 7-12 to express their creativity, and TruGurt will be serving froyo. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteen center.org. SATURDAY Bright Starts Family Storytime 10 a.m. Oct. 20, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children of all ages and their families can start the weekend with stories, songs and fun. TUESDAY Soul Café: Face Your Fears (Girls Only) 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 23, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Teens grades 7-12 can learn how to overcome what’s stressing them out and make a face sugar scrub with new friends. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebri dgeteencenter.org. WEDNESDAY Special Effects Makeup 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students grades 7-12 can try their hands at costume makeup, with products used in the movie-making industry. This is a free event for teens. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.theb ridgeteencenter.org. Culinary: Fancy Grilled Cheese 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Teens grades 7-12 can make grilled cheese even better, with a variety of cheese and bread options to pick from and special ingredients for amazing flavor combinations. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter. org. UPCOMING Watercolor Painting 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Teens grades 7-12 can practice flat and graduated wash, wet-in-wet and dry brush techniques, and more in watercolor paintings. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteen center.org. Random Acts of Kindness: Lightbulb Notes 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Teens grades 7-12 can spread some kindness by posting uplifting notes in Bridge lockers. This is a free event. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.theb ridgeteencenter.org. Coffee & Conversation 9-11 a.m. Oct. 27, Orland Fire Protection District Administration Building, 9790 W. 151st St. OFPD, Orland Senior Advisory Council and Aishling Companion Home Care discuss issues of safety for families, young people, seniors and others monthly. The topic for this month is first aid. For more information, visit www.orlandfire.org. Sensory Illusionist Jeanette Andrews Friday, Nov. 2, Orland Park History Museum, 14415 South Beacon Ave. Jeanette Andrews will bring her close-up illusions to the museum. Andrews weaves science and folklore with performance and experiments, Refreshments will be served. Open to ages 13 and older. $25 per museum members, $20 for nonmembers. Information at (708) 873-1622. Orland Park Special Recreation Garage Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 South Ravinia Ave. One of the largest indoor garage sales in the area, Orland Park’s Special Recreation Garage Sale offers a variety of buys. Free admission and parking. For more information, call (708) 403-7275. ONGOING Leisure Plotters Club 12:30-2:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, Orland Township, 14807 W. Ravinia Ave. All seniors are invited to join in for coffee, bingo and socialization. For more information, contact Alice at (708) 614-9202. Meetings typically are held LIST IT YOURSELF Reach out to thousands of daily users by submitting your event at OPPrairie.com/calendar For just print*, email all information to bill@opprairie.com *Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. every. Orland Park Public Library Board 7 p.m. third Monday of each month, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Room 104. All meetings are open to the public. Volunteers needed at The Bridge Teen Center The center is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative tasks, work with students during after school hours and Friday nights, and support operations at our Thrift Store. Opportunities at all levels exist daily, weekly or even monthly. To apply, call (708) 532-0500. Donate to Neat Repeats Resale Neat Repeats Resale, 9028 W. 159th St., Orland Park, is looking for donations. The list includes but is not limited to women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, housewares, jewelry, toys, and books. The store is open seven days a week. Neat Repeats Resale, which has locations in Orland Park and Worth, are owned and operated by the Crisis Center for South Suburbia in Tinley Park. All proceeds support programs for victims of domestic violence. For more information, call the store manager: Orland Park (708) 364-7605 or Worth (708) 361-6860.


opprairie.com News the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 3 Police: Driver was under the influence when semi jackknifed on Interstate 80 Bill Jones, Editor An Orland Park truck driver allegedly was under the influence of alcohol when his truck tractor and semitrailer jackknifed on Interstate 80. John Mulica, 48, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane usage, according to a press release issued Oct. 10 by Illinois State Police. He reportedly was involved in a one-vehicle crash involving a commercial vehicle at 4:29 p.m. Oct. 9 on I-80, just east of I-55 in Will County. He was driving a 2015 Kenworth truck tractor pulling a semitrailer westbound when he lost control of From Oct. 10 it and the vehicle jackknifed in the center median ditch, according to the release. Mulica was taken to an area hospital with injuries described as not life threatening and then taken into custody, police said. Trooper DeAnn Falat, with ISP District 5, said a hospital blood draw is what determined Mulica was under the influence of alcohol. Whether any other factors caused him to lose control of the vehicle is “still under investigation,” Falat wrote in an email to The Orland Park Prairie. Falat declined to release information on what type of alcohol reportedly was being transported in the vehicle. For more information on this and other Breaking News, visit OPPrairie.com. Orland School D135 Board of Education STEAKS • CHOPS • PRIME RIB SEAFOOD • CHICKEN • RIBS Taxing bodies to team up to recapture revenue lost on vacant business at mall Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter The former Carson’s property within the Orland Square still remains vacant since the retailer closed its doors in late August. And during a Committee of the Whole meeting Oct. 9, the Orland School District 135 Board of Education examined the economic impact the closure will continue to have on the taxes the district collects, unless the district enters an intergovernmental agreement to incentivize development there. The Village is working to getting a high-end retailer to fill the vacancy, and in doing so an intergovernmental agreement is being considered by other area other taxing bodies with an interest in it, including D135 and Consolidated High School D230. Superintendent DJ Skogsberg called the mall as the “economic engine” of the community. And if the taxing bodies do not approve this and Carson’s space stays vacant, then the district’s property tax income could be dramatically reduced, according to Skogsberg. “If the mall is not sustained, then there will be a substantial economic impact throughout our community and the region,” Skogsberg said. “Should that property remain vacant, the property taxes collected on behalf of our school district [on that piece of property] would be reduced by 90 percent. “The challenge is: Do we work within an entity to encourage that development to come into the community? Or do we let it stay vacant and run the risk of a substantial negative downward effect to the overall economic sanctity of our region?” The non-Village taxing bodies involved in the agreement would abate 50 percent of the property taxes with this intergovernmental agreement at a maximum total abatement of $4 million. The intergovernmental agreement would be for 10 years or until a new retailer reaches the cap. “The math is pretty simple,” Skogsberg said. “It’s better to lose 50 percent then 90 percent. Part of the proposal includes a cap of what kind of benefit the new entity would receive as a result of the Please see D135, 4 A CLASSIC apple AMERICAN apple STEAKHOUSE SERVING THE SOUTH SUBURBS SINCE 1922 GIFT CERTIFICATES ICA CAT TES AVAILABLE! AIL ABL LE! Celebrate Sweetest Day Saturday October 20th 708.687.2331 147th & Oak Park Ave. • Oak Forest, IL 60452 Booking Private Luncheons for 35 or more Monday - Friday: 5pm - Close • Saturday: 4pm - Close • Sunday: 3pm - Close Holiday hours may vary • Closed Christmas Day


4 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie news opprairie.com D135 From Page 3 intergovernmental agreement. Once they hit that cap then any obligation on the part of the taxing bodies is void.” Board Member Devin Hodge said D135 should partake in the development and incentive conversation. “The Village has a master plan for the Village’s growth, and the fact that we’re sitting at the table is a positive outlook on this,” Hodge said. The board is to hold an a vote on the intergovernmental agreement during a special board meeting slated for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15. Debt discussion The board also discussed during the committee meeting potential options to pay off $8.30 million of debt certificates it has accrue d, to be paid through the general obligation funds over the next seven years at a rate of approximately $1.2 million per year. In addition to large purchases in 2005 for science room additions, John Bryk, assistant superintendent of operations and director of finance, said the key reason the district has debt is that five years ago a decision was made to put a hard freeze on the levy instead of capturing the Consumer Price Index. “By not maximizing CPI in 2013-2016, the district has not collected $11.76 million in potential revenue,” Bryk wrote in an email to The Orland Park Prairie. “That had a positive impact on the taxpayers within the community, which was exactly what the community was asking for,” Bryk said. “The difference is that the cost of running district has not gone down; it has gone up.” The district does not have a debt service levy, so the payments toward the debt come out general obligation funds. “With our current deficit Round It Up A brief recap of action and discussion from the Oct. 9 meeting of the D230 School Board. • A presentation was made at the committee of the whole meeting about raising the substitute teacher pay from $96 to $100 a day to stay competitive with other districts in the region. This increase would cost the district roughly $26,000 a year. • The projected growth of the village and its possible impact on the district was discussed. Depending on how fast a number of vacant acres of land are developed, the district could see a 6,900 average enrollment, while the village could see a population of more than 75,000. spending, one option to help reduce that would be to issue bonds and levy for debt for the remaining amount,” Bryk said. “This would allow us to use our entire levy for our general operating funds, rather than paying off some of our debt.” Bryk said issuing a bond debt levy would increase property taxes to the average resident by $39, based on an average home value of $271,800, on top of the normal levy for the next seven years. That additional $39 would be paid for seven years to homeowners, Bryk clarified. Option 2, which would get the debt paid faster, would be a bond levy that would increase property taxes by an average of $120 per household, based on the same average home value of $271,800, for two years, and an average of $10 in Year 3.. Either of these options would allow the district to utilize $8.30 million over the next several years currently going toward payments to go instead toward operating expenses. Bryk said that while property taxes would go up and increase funding, the district would work toward compensating by reducing spending, as well. “We’ve gotten to the point where we need to separate our needs from our wants in order to balance this budget,” Bryk said. This options are expected to see further discussion and a vote at the board meeting in November. Editor Bill Jones contributed to this story. OCTOBER 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 7PM TO 11PM (THURSDAY 10/25 7PM TO 10PM) GENERAL ADMISSION: $15 • VIP TICKET: $20 LAST TICKET SOLD 1 HOUR BEFORE CLOSING $2 DISCOUNT WITH DONATION OF NON-PERISHABLE, NON-EXPIRED FOOD ITEM (ONE DISCOUNT PER PERSON) CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE WHEN ACCOMPANIED BY A TICKETED COMPANION *NO OTHER DISCOUNTS CAN BE APPLIED WITH VIP ADMISSION “TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL” ages 8 & under SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27TH • 3:30-6:00PM • $3 PER CHILD TRICK OR TREAT THROUGHOUT THE WOODS. ENJOY THE SCENES WITHOUT THE SCARES. DRIVE CAR BUYERS TO YOUR DOOR WITH A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD Call Today At 708.326.9170


opprairie.com news the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 5 Providence Catholic to celebrate 100 years Megan Schuller Freelance Reporter More than a century ago, what is now known as Providence Catholic High School, began as a select commercial and finishing school for girls called St. Mary Academy. The school grew with the community around it and has undergone a lot of changes in the past century. When the Sisters of Providence took over the school in 1918, located at Cass and Ottawa Streets in Joliet, they changed its name to what the community knows it as today. According to historical records, the school had 59 students enrolled its first year, with the graduating class of 1919 featuring only six members, along with eight others who received certificates from the commercial class. Now, Providence’s current enrollment is more than 900, and graduating classes average at 240. “The school was composed of mostly people from rural areas,” longtime Providence Catholic employee Ken Raymond said. “It was a small school, no real athletic facilities, except for a baseball field. We really evolved into a college prep school and a coeducational institution.” Raymond started coaching and teaching at Providence in 1965 and retired last school year, through the high school’s most transformative period. Over the years, Providence Catholic has had its ups and downs. By the 1950s, the building in Joliet was condemned, so the students and faculty temporarily moved to St. Mary Nativity Parish in Joliet until the new Route 30 building in New Lenox was built in 1962. While the school was then coed, boys and girls were kept in separate wings of the building to be taught separately. Over time, financial hardships led to coed classes becoming the norm. “They experimented with coeducational classes, and after that they began to meld the classes together, because it made sense economically,” Raymond said. In the early 1970s, the school faced possible closure because of financial struggles. Bishop Romeo Blanchette went against the grain, objecting to the advice of the Diocesan Board of Education and vowing to keep the school open. This spurred the “Save Our School” campaign, which raised $30,000 in its first year and saved the school from closure. “The [1970s] were a very dynamic time for the school,” Raymond said. “It was really a fun experience to watch everyone get involved and invested in the school. Everybody thought they were a part of something.” The successful fundraising campaigns in the 1970s led to school improvements to enhance student education and experience. Under the new direction of the Rev. Roger Kaffer as principal, a larger gymnasium, a wrestling room (now the weight room) and the theology wing were added. Providence began making a name for itself within the local sports community after receiving its first three state championships in 1978 for wrestling, girls track and baseball. Over the years, it continued to prove itself a worthy athletic opponent, Providence Catholic 100th Anniversary Celebration 1800 W. Lincoln Highway in New Lenox Schedule of Events Saturday, Oct. 20 • 12:30 p.m. — Dedication of the LaVerne and Dorothy Brown Student Commons. Speeches are to be given by Providence dignitaries and special guests. • 1:30-3 p.m. — Family Day. Birthday cake and refreshments are to be served after the dedication. Children’s events and tours of the new commons will be offered. • 7-11 p.m. — Alumni Sock Hop. The alumni party includes a photo booth, DJ, memorabilia displays, guided tours, food and cash bar. Event is for those 21 and older. Fee is $15. Sunday, Oct. 21 • 10 a.m. — 100th Anniversary Celebration Mass. Coffee and pastries will be served after Mass. For more information … www.providencecatholic.org/alumni/100thanniversary-celebration with the football team having a 50-game winning streak and taking home four consecutive state championships from 1994-1997. The wrestling team had six consecutive state championships from 1997-2002. Raymond said the Kairos retreat became a tradition for the school in 1984 as a way for students to build relationships with each other and with God. The retreat program, along with an increase in religious studies coursework, led the school to be named Providence Catholic within that decade. “From my own children who went here, what they remember the most is Kairos,” Raymond said. “The group interaction within a faithbased school is a wonderful program.” When the administration of Providence was turned over to the Augustinians from the Midwest Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel, a series of academic changes were made under its leadership. With the Augustinians now leading the school, graduation requirements were refined, and an Honors Curriculum, Developmental Program and a College Preparatory Program were established through the early 1990s. “The Augustinians have polished up the school and reorganized the academics,” Raymond said. The early 2000s was a time of exponential expansion for the school. The new fine arts wing opened in 2002 after more than $2.5 million was raised. Soon after, the school also chose to purchase 50 acres west of campus at Gougar Road and Route 30, and later in 2012 the school acquired 25 acres southwest of the campus for athletic fields and future growth. “There was constant growth, and that constant search of, ‘Let us not rest at being ... Providence Catholic,’” Raymond said. “We Providence Catholic High School officials break ground at its New Lenox location on Route 30. The school opened there in 1962 after being in Joliet since 1918. Photo courtesy of Providence Catholic High School asked, ‘What else can we do? Where do we stand? How can we get better?’” John Harper, a Providence Catholic Class of 1977 graduate and former superintendent of Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202, returned to Providence in 2014 as the current principal. To keep up with the growth in the community, the $6 million La- Verne and Dorothy Brown Student Commons was built to replace the original cafeteria to provide a more updated gathering space. Kathleen Kennedy, director of community relations and varsity tennis coach, graduated from Providence in 2011 and came back to work at her alma mater. “Providence has always been my home,” Kennedy said. “If it was not for Providence, I do not think I would have excelled the way I did in college or in my career. The staff, academics and athletics truly set a stepping stone for students that you just won’t find anywhere else.” Kennedy said she sees Providence is heading in the right direction as it grows academically and aesthetically. “It was a great school when I was student, but it’s an even better school now, with the new student commons, improved athletic facilities and discussion of implementing a STEM program next year,” Kennedy said. “I had some amazing memories as a student, and continue to make some as a staff member and coach.” PCHS has come a long way from an all-girls finishing school to the wellknown, four-year Catholic high school it is today. “It’s been so fun to be a part of that change and growth,” Raymond said. “This year’s celebration is about reliving the memories and the history of the past 100 years.” The school plans to hold a celebration to commemorate the past 100 years of operation on Saturday, Oct. 20, and Sunday, Oct. 21. A ceremony to dedicate the newly built student commons is to be held, along with a Mass and other festivities for students, alumni and families.


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opprairie.com Election 2018 the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 9 Cook County Board District 17 Commissioner (2 for 1 four-year seat) Name: Abdelnasser Rashid Age: 29 Town of Residence: Justice Occupation: For the last three years, I worked for Cook County Clerk David Orr, including two years as his Deputy Chief of Staff. Elected Political Experience: I have not previously held elected office. Why are you running for election as County Commissioner in District 17? I am running to stand up for working families, promote good government and provide innovative solutions to the challenges facing Cook County. I will advocate for fairness in our tax system, fight to protect Name: Sean M. Morrison Age: 51 Town of Residence: Palos Park Occupation: Owner, founder of Morrison Security Corp. Elected Political Experience: Cook County Commissioner, 17th District, since 2015. Palos Township Republican Committeeman since 2012. Why are you running for re-election as County Commissioner in the 17th District? I am seeking election for commissioner because I want to continue my efforts to bring fiscal stability to Cook County government and tax relief to our residents. It is imperative that Cook County develop and implement a fiscal course that is based on responsible budgeting and sensible revenue policies. In 2017, we laid positive groundwork for achieving this by repealing the awful “Soda Tax” and by cutting $200 million from the 2018 nudget without new revenue. public health against the greed of corporate polluters, and promote an economic agenda to grow the middle class. [Response truncated for exceeding word count.] What makes you the best candidate for this position? I will always put the residents of Cook County first. As deputy chief of staff to Cook County Clerk David Orr, I advocated for paid sick leave to protect working families. My opponent was the only commissioner to vote against the County’s bipartisan Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. I will strongly defend the health of our district’s residents by fighting to cease the operations of the Sterigenics plant that is [reportedly] emitting cancer-causing toxins into the air. My opponent remained silent on that issue for far too long, endangering residents to appease special interests. I will be a full-time commissioner, entirely dedicated to serving the families of Cook County’s 17th District. What are the Top 3 issues you see facing the district, and what would you do to solve them? The No. 1 issue facing our district is an unfair property tax system, which overburdens middle class families and small businesses, while wealthy corporate skyscrapers downtown avoid paying their fair share. This must be corrected immediately. That is why I worked to elect Fritz Kaegi as our new Cook County assessor. I look forward to working with Assessor Kaegi to ensure Cook County’s property tax assessment process becomes transparent, fair and ethical. Another top issue is healthcare What makes you the best candidate for this position? I have served as Cook County Commissioner for the suburban 17th District since 2015, and I believe I have done well to listen to and represent the suburban district’s interests. My most significant accomplishment, to date, has been as the cChief sponsor and author of the ordinance that successfully repealed the Cook County “Soda Tax.” I have consistently fought against regressive ordinances that have a negative impact on suburban Cook County residents and businesses. My professional background as a small business owner and entrepreneur are attributes that are in contrast to career politicians, including my opponent, who is a political patronage employee. I have zero conflicts of interest and zero relatives employed in government. I am not compromised in any manner by patronage at the county, state or local levels. [Response truncated for exceeding word count.] visit us online at opprairie.com and the well-being of 17th District families. I will fight for clean air and water, and work to address the ... increase in overdose deaths caused by the opioid crisis. I will also promote access to quality health and mental health care by assuring that the Cook County Health and Hospitals System is fully funded. Finally, we need good government reforms. I was proud to support the effort to consolidate the Cook County Clerk’s Office with the Recorder of Deeds office, saving taxpayers $2 million per year. I would propose additional measures to reduce bureaucratic logjams and save taxpayer dollars. This includes a referendum on combining the elections functions of the Cook County Clerk and the Chicago Board of Elections, which could save taxpayers nearly $10 million per year. What are the Top 3 issues you see facing the district, and what would you do to solve them? Most of my efforts as commissioner have been an attempt to gain fair representation for suburban residents in both the provision of county services and the reduction of inequitable taxation in favor of the City of Chicago at the expense of the suburbs. My efforts to repeal the Sweetened Beverage Tax (“Soda Tax”) promoted and passed by President [Toni] Preckwinkle was the best example of this effort. In addition to the regressiveness of the tax on working families and the presumption that government should dictate what citizens may consume, the tax hurt suburban businesses, especially those close to the county borders. Fiscally speaking, I will continue to focus my efforts on addressing legacy debt, crushing pension liabilities and exploding employee costs facing Cook County government. It is imperative that Cook County develop and implement a fiscal course that is based on responsible budgeting and sensible revenue policies. In 2017, we laid positive groundwork for achieving this by repealing the awful “Soda Tax” and by cutting $200 million from the 2018 budget without new revenue. According to our budget office, the 2018 budget will allow the county to finish in the black, and Cook County recently received improved bond ratings as a direct result of those two positive fiscal steps taken by the board last year. This is the fiscal course Cook County must continue to chart. The days of bloated budgets and consistently raising taxes need to be days of the past. We’re spending taxpayers’ money, and we need to treat it with respect, so every budget decision should be a tough decision. That’s why I recently co-sponsored an ordinance amendment that calls for a two-thirds supermajority vote to pass any new tax or tax increase. This will ensure that any new tax proposal shall meet the highest threshold of consensus by the county board. [Response truncated for exceeding word count.] business From Page 8 group director Patrick McShane, president/CEO of American Metro Bank, Chicago, was re-elected as group director of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois at the association’s annual convention held recently in St. Louis. As a group director, he serves on the CBAI board of directors, as well as its strategic planning and special events committees. McShane has been the chairman, presidents and CEO of American Metro Bank in Chicago for the last five years. Previously, he was senior vice president of Old Second National Bank, New Lenox, for one year; executive vice president of Heritage Bank, New Lenox, for five years; chief operations officer/executive vice president of Lakeside Bank, Chicago, for two years; and executive vice president of Standard Bank & Trust, Evergreen Park, for 23 years. He serves as vice president and board member of Chinatown Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. He was a former chairman, president and founding member of Disabled Patriot Fund, Orland Park; was a member of the New Lenox Economic Development Committee; is a former chairman and board member of St. Coletta’s of Illinois Foundation, Tinley Park; is the former president and a board member of Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club; and a former board member of the Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce. McShane residents in Orland Park with his wife, Jackie. They have five children: Nicole, Patrick, Kelli, Sean and Kevin. Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, bill@opprairie.com.


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opprairie.com news the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 11 The Home 2 Home Project: Homelessness to ‘Home Sweet Home’ efforts come to OP Brianne Dougherty Freelance Reporter The Home 2 Home Project — an expanding non-profit organization that partners with local homeless shelters to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families making the transition into a new home — recently opened a new location in Orland Park at 11525 184th Place. So, what is The Home 2 Home Project? This organization was founded in September 2017 by Janelle Towne, a mother of five, and is devoted to providing their clients who are struggling to survive with a safe and stable environment. The organization features a large group of volunteers who enjoy lending a helping hand — from collecting and repurposing donations to carrying couches and tables into these new homes on move-in day. “It is very chaotic when the day begins, but there is always something so cool that happens at the end of our move-in days,” Towne said. “It all seems to just fall into place and come together. We form such a special bond on these days with each other and with our clients.” Many of their clients transition into new homes with very little and do not have the additional support they need, so these dedicated volunteers make it their mission to design a space that is not only completely furnished, but aligns with their client’s likes and lifestyle. After an initial design consultation, a group of 12-15 volunteers pack up a moving van with donations, drive to the client’s home, unload and decorate their new spaces. The Home 2 Home Project already has helped 29 clients move in, one being Ana Arkliss, a single mother of two young boys. Arkliss and her family evacuated their home in Tampa, Florida, around the time Hurricane Irma hit last year. After driving to Illinois, they stayed in a shelter together for nearly eight months before moving into a place of their own. Arkliss was contacted by the Home 2 Home Project, and before she knew it the team was pulling up with a fully loaded truck. “I can say that this has truly impacted our lives for the better,” Arkliss said. “I am more confident and feel like I can focus and not have to worry. Before, I felt embarrassed to have someone come in and see a bed on the living room floor and nothing else in the house. My kids are so grateful and happy that they have a bed and a comfortable spot where they can study.” The idea behind this entire organization started in November 2016, when Towne’s seventh-grader needed service hours. After reaching out to a friend who worked as an executive director at a homeless shelter for help, Towne quickly learned about two young girls who stayed at the shelter with their parents. With Christmas around the corner, she felt compelled to help. So, she asked her closest friends to come over and bring gift cards and wrapping paper to give to this family for the holiday season. What started as a small fundraiser ended up generating $4,900 worth of gift cards. That was not enough for Towne; she was hooked and wanted to do more to help. Pictured are members of the Home 2 Home Project team. The organization recently opened a space in Orland Park. Photo submitted After working with a few clients from her friend’s homeless shelter for a little while longer, she finally took matters into her own hands, and The Home 2 Home Project was born. “Everyone is so passionate about the work we do and truly wants to see lives transform,” Towne said. “If you have a family of your own, you cannot even imagine being unable to provide for them. We are all in this world to help each other, so we enjoy knowing that we can change someone’s life. What we do is so meaningful and so much fun.” The Home 2 Home Project opened its La Grange location last year, when Life Storage generously donated a storage unit for their growing amount of donations. Soon after, Towne saw a need to migrate to the southwest suburbs and open a second location. “We help in cities like Naperville, Addison and others in the northern suburbs, but there are definitely more people we can help on the south side. We have so much support and just keep growing, so we decided to open a second location.” The Home 2 Home Project recently partnered with South Suburban PADS to spread their reach in the surrounding communities. In addition to providing emergency shelter, South Suburban PADS also offers supportive services and housing opportunities for more than 500 people per year, including many families with young children, according to Doug Kenshol, executive director of South Suburban PADS. “Some people who become homeless have jobs, cars and furniture,” Kenshol added. “They may have become homeless because of a medical or car bill, but they still have some resources. It is relatively easier to help them get back on their feet. Others, however, have lost everything, and it can be very challenging to help them get back on their feet because, even if we pay the rent, they still need beds, furniture, kitchen supplies, linens and everything else required to survive. I am really impressed with the Home 2 Home Project and what they do to help people transition from homelessness into furnished homes. We’ve only begun working together and just referred our first resident, who seems thrilled with his new furniture and furnishings.” Towne and her team at the Home 2 Home Project are excited to help more people and transform more lives. With a growing number of both donations and clients, the Home 2 Home Project always needs extra hands to help. Those interested in volunteering or donating furniture or household goods can reach out to the team at www.theh2hproject.org. Knowledge and Prayer series announces next event Submitted by Multi-Parish Respect Life Ministries The Knowledge and Prayer Series recently announced a special Oct. 29 program that will address the growing call for “assisted suicide.” Dawn Fitzpatrick, senior coordinator of the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be the featured speaker. Her talk is called “Natural Death Interrupted - The ‘Aid in Dying’ Movement Unpacked” and is to argue that “assisted suicide” is not acceptable and natural death is God’s plan. Fitzpatrick is president of March for Life Chicago, holds advanced degrees in communications, a graduate certificate in theology and will soon have a certification in Theology of the Body. She manages Respect Life Ministries and the Chastity Education Initiative for the Chicago Diocese. The event take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at St. Francis of Assisi, 15050 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park. The event is sponsored by the Multi-Parish Respect Life Ministries of Our Mother of Good Counsel, St. Bernard, St. Francis of Assisi, Our Lady of the Woods, St. Michael and Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church.


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14 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie news opprairie.com Police Reports Man allegedly swipes $7,500 engagement ring, runs Terrence T. Sanders, 24, of 22400 Butterfield Road in Richton Park, was charged Sept. 14 with felony retail theft after he allegedly tried to take a white gold engagement ring valued at $7,500 from a jewelry store in the 15300 block of LaGrange Road. Sanders asked to see a ring, took it from the employee’s hand and ran with it, police said. A description was sent out, and Sanders was found in the parking lot of a nearby business, according to the report. Sept. 10 • Bainyamin B. Yisrael, 54, of 15414 S. Drexel in Dolton, was charged with theft after he allegedly took $305 from a store where he worked in the 15400 block of LaGrange Road. He reportedly took the money over the course of five days between July 9 and Aug. 31. He was seen on video taking money from the cash register and putting it in his pocket, police said. Sept. 8 • Devonne L. Polk, 19, of 7500 64th St. in Summit Argo, was charged with possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, improper lane usage and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after he allegedly failed to move to the left or slow down while passing an emergency vehicle while driving a 2007 BMW 520 near the intersection of 143rd Street and LaGrange Road. He then swerved in the 14200 block of LaGrange Road, and crossed the dashed white lines in the 14100 and 13800 blocks of LaGrange Road, police said. Polk reportedly was stopped near the intersection of Southmoor Drive and LaGrange Road. There was an odor of fresh cannabis coming from the vehicle, according to the report. Police reportedly found cannabis shake throughout the front passenger compartment, a bag containing cannabis between the driver’s seat and center armrest, a flip phone on the floorboard next to the door, and cannabis bud on the back passengers’ floorboard. In the trunk, there was a fanny pack containing two large plastic bags containing 29 small bags, $1.55 in change and multiple plane tickets with Polk’s name on them, police said. Police also reportedly found $480 in Polk’s sock. The substance field tested positive for cannabis weighing a total of 41.5 grams, police said. • Vieshena W. Drain, 36, of 4838 Summerhill Drive in Country Club Hills, was charged with retail theft and resisting a peace officer after she allegedly tried to take a camera, headphones and sleepwear from a store on Orland Park Place. She reportedly removed a sensor from a camera box, put it in a cart, along with headphones and sleepwear, took the items into a fitting room and concealed them in a purse. She then left two boxes empty in the women’s section and tried to leave the store without paying, according the report. When she was stopped, she fled back into the store and closed the door to a fitting room, refusing to exit, police said. She allegedly pulled her arms away from handcuffs, scratched an officer’s arms and refused to walk out of the store. Sept. 7 • Robin L. Prebe, 58, of 5208 140th Place in Crestwood, was charged with retail theft and obstructing identification after she allegedly tried to take clothing items from a department store at Orland Square. She reportedly took the items into a fitting room, concealed them in a bag — except for a fleece she held in her hands — and left the story without paying for the items. When she was stopped, she handed the fleece back to a loss prevention agent and fled with the rest of the items, according to the report. Sept. 4 • Nichaolas J. Fernandez, 28, of 1000 Clark St. in Chicago, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor count of possession of cannabis, as well as cited for use of electronic communication device, after police reportedly found drugs in a 2012 Honda Accord he was driving following a traffic stop near the intersection of 159th Street and Orlan Brook Drive. Police reportedly spotted the driver holding a cellphone with the screen illuminated while driving westbound on 159th Street. There was an odor of cannabis coming from the vehicle, police said. Fernandez allegedly handed an officer a rolled blunt filled with a green, leafy substance from the ashtray in the center of the vehicle. Pills police said were hydrocodone, a Schedule 2 controlled substance, were found inside his pockets, according to the report. Another rolled blunt contain a green, leafy substance, and a bag containing a green, leafy substance were found in the vehicle, police said. Police also reportedly found another bag containing a green, leafy substance in Fernandez’s pants. The green, leafy substance field tested positive for cannabis weighing a total of 17 grams. • Vanessa E. Tillman-Johnson, 43, of 11414 Wallace St. in Chicago, was charged with retail theft, theft, possession of a theft detection device remover and possession of drug paraphernalia, while Billie J. Tillman, 32, of 1204 Justice Lake Drive in Joliet, was charged with retail theft, theft-possession of stolen property and possession of visit us online at opprairie.com a theft detection device remover after they allegedly tried to take merchandise valued at a total of $871.92 from a department store at Orland Square. They reportedly concealed items in bags while in the store and left without paying for them. Tillman was seen handing Tillman-Johnson clothes and wire cutters, and the latter cut security sensors from items, police said. The 2015 Chevrolet Impala in which they fled was stopped, at which point Tillman-Johnson provided identification with a name redacted in the report, police said. Inside of the vehicle, police recovered more merchandise, valued at a total of $1,106, as well as a zipper bag with Tillman-Johnson’s driver’s license, three crack pipes and a vial with a white powder residue, according to the report. Sept. 3 • Camesha F. Taylor, 32, of 2832 141st Place in Blue Island, was charged with retail theft and battery after she allegedly tried to take nine items valued at a total of $119.91 from a store on Orland Square Drive. She reportedly concealed the clothing in other racks in the store and then used a tack lifter and magnet to remove security tags. She then concealed the items in bags and left without paying for them, police said. She pushed a loss prevention agent who tried to stop her when she was leaving the store, according to the report. Aug. 31 • Nathaniel Khail Dickson, 26, of 34566 Pardo St. in Westland, Michigan, and Donovan Unique Stegall, 25, of 16706 Patton St. in Detroit, Michigan, each were charged with one count apiece of forgery, felony possession of an altered credit card and felony possession of a fictitious ID card after Dickson allegedly tried to buy a pair of earrings valued at $4,499 from a jewelry store at Orland Square with a credit card and driver’s license that were not his own, while accompanied by Stegall. Dickson allegedly provided a Pennsylvania driver’s license and a credit card, both with a name redacted in the report. When asked for further identification, he grabbed those two pieces back and fled the store, police said. Another store in the same chain had put out a description matching the two because of attempted fraudulent purchases, according to the report. The two reportedly were stopped and identified in another jewelry store across from the first inside the mall. The license Dickson presented had no record attached to it, according to police. Another Pennsylvania driver’s license was found on the ground next to Stegall, featuring a name redacted in the report by Stegall’s photo, police said. In a 2018 rental truck for which Stegall had the keys, purchased under a redacted name, police found credit cards with information redacted in the report, according to the report. When the magnetic strips on the cards were run, none of them worked, police said. An owner of an account involved said no permission was given to anyone else to use the account, according to the report. Aug. 30 • Brook J. Elgrably-DeVries, 25, of 15335 Ashurst St. in Livonia, Michigan, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly tried to take 38 items valued at a total of $512.15 from a pharmacy in the 14600 block of LaGrange Road. She reportedly walked out of the store with the items in a cart without paying for them. Editor’s note: The Orland Park Prairie’s police reports come from the Orland Park Police Department. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law.


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16 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie news opprairie.com FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER Activists speak out about proclamation Approximately 20 people were in attendance Oct. 8 for a Mokena Village Board meeting to demand a recent proclamation made by the board for Respect Life Week be rescinded. Several people spoke out against the proclamation, including Emily Biegel, of the Southwest Suburban Activists. Biegel said the mayor’s office told some of those who called that the proclamation had been done in the Village for 25 years. “[The staff member’s] intent may have been to justify a wrong practice by highlighting its longevity, but that just makes it worse,” Biegel said. “This just means that for 25 years, the Village of Mokena has affirmatively stated its support for organizations seeking to deny its citizens their constitutional right of bodily autonomy. This means that for 25 years, the Village has put religious agendas ahead of the constitution.” At the end of the regular meeting, during his comments to the board, Mayor Frank Fleischer responded to those in attendance and those who had voiced displeasure over the proclamation. “The proclamation stated that respect for life was the foundation of a modern society; that the focus of the week was that all people have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that both secular and nonsecular groups supported that right,” Fleischer said. “The Village has recognized that right by such a proclamation since 1994. The federal government, through the president, has issued a proclamation recognizing the national sanctity of human life, which was started by Ronald Reagan in 1984.” Reporting by Jon DePaolis, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit MokenaMessenger.com. FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION Tinley Park considering incentives for development The developers proposing to build a $36-million, four-story mixed-use development in downtown Tinley Park have requested more than $7 million in economic incentives from the Village after back-and-forth negotiations. The Village’s Committee of the Whole met Oct. 9 to discuss an agreement for the Boulevard at Central Station that includes a $4.8-million contingent upon the project’s completion, $2.2 million in upfront TIF funds to assist with public infrastructure improvements, and a $130,000 cap of permit and review fees. Both parties would agree to land swaps upon completion of the first and final phase of the project. The total public and private incentive request is $7.52 million, according to Village documents. “The risk is on the developer,” Village Attorney Patrick Connelly said. South Street — Robert Hansen of Hansen Development and Joseph Rizza of Joe Rizza Auto Group — has been working on the project for approximately 12 years with the goal of building a transit-oriented development on roughly 3 acres of land, approximately 1 acre of which is owned by the Village, adjacent to the Oak Park Avenue train station. Recommended for approval by the Plan Commission on Sept. 6, plans include 165 one- and twobedroom apartments, and 29,853 leasable square feet of commercial space, with at least one restaurant built over the course of two construction phases. Reporting by Cody Mroczka, Editor. For more, visit Tin leyJunction.com. FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION Durbins reopens with new look following arson in July Durbins in downtown Frankfort is open again after a July 15 fire that Frankfort Fire Protection District officials determined was an act of arson, which led to a complete remodeling of the inside of the restaurant. The fire caused enough damage to ruin most of Durbins interior, but coowner John McAuliffe said the incident gave the business a chance to give the place a new look. The majority of the interior of the reopened restaurant is new. “At first, when the fire department called, we were all under the assumption that we did something, like, ‘Oh, what did we do?’” McAuliffe said. “We thought maybe we brushed something hot into the garbage can, and it smoldered. ... That was the original thought, because it was the garbage can that started the fire.” After reviewing the restaurant’s video footage, McAuliffe said it was obvious someone had entered the building, stolen cash and equipment, and lit the fire on the way out. The business stayed closed for almost three months after the incident. A setback along the way resulted in Durbin’s remaining closed during the Frankfort Fall Festival, which McAuliffe said is the last big event before the slower winter season starts. “I am a little nervous about the winter; it really does scare me around here ... but I think our customers are loyal,” McAuliffe said. “And I think they’ll come back, and hopefully they’re going to come back and support us to keep us going through the rough times.” Reporting by Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor. For more, visit FrankfortStation.com. FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND Resident sees 25 years of local history as cameraman There’s a famous saying that says, “Choose a job that you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Lockport resident Paul Martinez lives by those words every day. “I wasn’t cut out for a 9-5 job in an office,” Martinez said. “I knew being a TV cameraman would offer variety.” Martinez has worked for ABC 7 News for the last 25 years as a cameraman and engineer. In addition to a love for the camera, Martinez met the love of his life, Nadine, working at CNN in 1987. “My wife and I worked for CLTV for a number of years,” he said. “We’ve lived all over the country, working for TV stations and other markets. I enjoy the variety of it. I’m somewhere different every day. Being in different places and meeting different people.” Martinez, who has lived in Lockport for 25 years and has four children with his wife, Nadine, wakes up much earlier than he would if he worked 9-5, getting out of bed at 1:55 a.m. each day. “I make the commute and find out the early morning assignment at about 3:15 a.m.,” Martinez said. One thing Martinez wouldn’t change about his career is the commitment to telling and documenting the truth. Reporting by Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit LockportLegend.com. FROM THE HOMER HORIZON LTHS senior assists in saving man’s life at concert venue Lockport Township High School senior Alex Matteucci has worked at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre for a year. As an assistant supervisor, he is in charge of handling a number of issues, including emergency situations that could arise at shows. But on Sept. 22, he never could have expected that he would be involved in a situation that required him to rush into action and help a man who was unconscious. Roughly 30 minutes before the end of the Kid Rock show, a security guard ran to Matteucci to notify him that a guest had fallen and hit his head on a seat in between Sections 203 and 204. The 17-year-old then used his radio to call the EMTs on-site to request their help. “This guy fell and hit his head [because] he drank too much,” Matteucci said. “The usher said he doesn’t look like he’s breathing. So, learning from lifeguarding, I checked his pulse and listened for breathing, and then I felt that he had no pulse. So, I started CPR.” The man was laying on his left side, almost on his back. When the medics arrived, he reportedly still was not breathing, and they continued CPR and put him on a stretcher to bring him to the medic building. Matteucci said he later found out that the man gained consciousness after being in the care of the EMTs. Reporting by Jacquelyn Schlabach, Assistant Editor. For more, visit HomerHorizon.com. FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT ‘Wizard of Oz’ collection takes on life of its own The neighborhood at the corner of Hickory Creek Drive and Francis Road is the yellow brick road that leads to “The Wizard of Oz”-themed Christmas tree inside the front window of Elizabeth Lysik’s home in New Lenox. Lysik used to put up the tree, known as the “Oz Tree” throughout the neighborhood, annually in October, but has not in the past few years. When she heard that her daughter’s high school, Lincoln-Way West, was having a “Wizard of Oz”- themed homecoming this year, Lysik decided to bring back the tradition. “When I heard that was the theme, I thought, ‘How perfect?’ So, I had to bring it back this year,” Lysik said. Lysik has been collecting “Wizard of Oz” merchandise since 2001. What started as a figurine collection passed down to her from her mother led to Lysik collecting a whole room full of fragile Oz-themed ornaments and novelty items. The spinning “Oz Tree” is covered with green lights, collectable ornaments and symbols of the movie. Yellow ribbon is wrapped around the tree to represent the yellow brick road. Silver spiral picks represent minitwisters, while red poppies, lollipops, apples and hearts are dispersed across the tree. A Glinda the Good Witch figurine tops her creation, looking down on the more than 100 collectable ornaments beneath her. Lysik said the collection has since taken on a life of its own out of a love for the Oz story and in memory of her mother. “She has since passed away, but I’m sure she would want me to carry this on and share it with many people,” Lysik said. “This is my prized possession.” Reporting by Megan Schuller, Freelance Reporter. For more, visit NewLenoxPatriot.com.


opprairie.com sound off the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 17 Social snapshot Top Web Stories From opprairie.com as of Saturday, Oct. 13 From the Editor There is no cure for this 1. UPDATED — Police: Driver was under the influence when semi jackknifed on I-80 2. McGrath relocated after archdiocese said it learned of the allegations against him 3. UPDATED - D135: Taxing bodies may team up to recapture revenue lost on vacant business 4. Thursday Morning Quarterback: Bringing more sports to the area is a complex situation 5. Sandburg win over rival Stagg was sent from Heavrin Become a Prairie Plus member: opprairie.com/plus The Bridge Teen Center posted the accompanying image Oct. 8 with the note, “Thank you ladies. We appreciate your service!” in relation to Stagg High School students who helped with a Drive Out Bullying campaign. Like The Orland Park Prairie: facebook.com/opprairie “Congratulations to our new #AppleDistinguishedSchools: @ CenturyWildcats and @MeadowRidgeRoar! #OSD135” @OSD135 — Orland District 135, on Thursday, Oct. 11 Follow The Orland Park Prairie: @opprairie I BILL JONES bill@opprairie.com wouldn’t be the first person to suggest our country feels more divided at the moment than it has in recent memory (and the award for Understatement of the Year goes to…). That division has spilled onto the local scene, too — on the boards that represent us, in the arguments we have online and, sadly, in the ways we interact with our own friends and families. That last one has been on my mind this past week. As children, we tend to be either on board with the values of our parents or rebel against them. When we grow up and meet more friends, we likely encounter ideas contrary to those we learned at home. Teachers present us with new adult influences. Friends bring with them the viewpoints of their families, which sometimes challenge ours. And we either adapt our thinking or challenge theirs. But through it, we usually found ways to mind those gaps and maintain strong bonds with our families. We found common ground with our friends through mutual interests that may not be our political ideologies. We worked with each other despite our differences. I still distinctly remember growing up in my neighborhood. Parents would sit around a fire (or, more lazily, a citronella candle) late into the night. Some of the adults crushed cheap, low-alcohol beers, and us children, tiring of the games for the night, endured their impaired takes on the world. They would argue, at times. They worked different jobs. They came from different places. They didn’t always see eye to eye. And sometimes, even if they did, too many Old Styles might lead to somebody (probably my dad) playing devil’s advocate for the sake of riling someone up and making the night interesting. But they all wound up back out there every weekend to do it again. Now, I’m not pining for the old days. I’m not an overly nostalgic type. And maybe the types of issues debated today are cutting more to the core of whether we see those closest to us as good or bad people. That’s bound to sting. In many respects, I think maybe this had to happen sometime. There was too much bubbling under the surface. And overlooking these differences instead of addressing them probably was never healthy. Push had to come to shove. But there is something particularly disheartening about watching parents and their children drift apart because they find winning an argument on Facebook to be more important than looking out for each other. Something feels off when neighbors hate one another based on which mayoral candidate’s campaign sign is out front. And the way we’re acting is always someone else’s fault. We blame the Democrats. We blame the Republicans. Mom retweeted something from the president we hated; she needed to be set straight. A trustee said this or that about a mayor at the meeting; so you had to call out the last mayor for X, Y and Z. And there is no point when we’re this far out to sea in trying to maintain any level of decorum. The reality, though, is that much of this current “climate” is our fault. Sure, the people we elect may falter in their jobs. Their views may not align with our own. Their conduct may be questionable. We can (and should) call them out for it. We also can (and should) call out our families and friends when they’re out of line, when we know something they said to be false, when we simply disagree. There’s no reason to just let that zany uncle go unquestioned on his racist rants because “that’s just how he is.” Letting everything go doesn’t benefit anyone or fix anything. But how we address it can (and should) change. And this all-bets-are-off bloodletting between us isn’t going to fix easily. No matter how strongly you believe in a candidate, there is never going to be one person who solves this problem. That political pundit isn’t going to do much more than make you feel good about your opinion or angry about the other. And, yes, there is no guy writing a newspaper column who is going to find the right combination of words that fixes everything for everyone. (Maybe he’ll offer a new perspective?) No matter how much you believe in a cause, it winning a vote isn’t going to end the opposition to it. No candidate taking office is likely to be the key to this. And, as painful as it may be, simply being right about a certain topic isn’t going to mend your relationship rifts. There is no surgery that drops the weight of this conflict without doing the exercise. There is no miracle drug that fixes the problem without side effects. The solution is unlikely to be heaven-sent. Like most things, it’s going to take work. But part of the reason I’ve stuck with local journalism is that while everyone focuses on national debates, the things closest to home often have the biggest impact on you. Your village board, your school districts, your township all make decisions that are likely to impact you daily. Your local representatives are the ones who influence those big discussions in Washington. Similarly, the guy tweeting from the White House, the talking heads on your favorite/most hated network — they’re definitely doing things that influence your lives. But not in the same way the friends, co-workers and family members do every single day. I don’t know that we can undo everything that has happened (or that we should), but I know that we can treat each other better. We’ve done that before. We can do it again. But we have to do it. No one else is going to do that for us. 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. 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the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | opprairie.com Giving back Orland Park mother, business organize unique efforts for personal causes, Page 26 Connecting over a meal Scouts, veterans come together during Orland Park pancake breakfast, Page 27 Orland Park History Museum leads nighttime tour focused more on facts than haunts, Page 21 Sarah Stasukewicz, curator of the Orland Park History Museum, leads a tour Oct. 9 through the Orland Memorial Park Cemetery. Jesse Wright/22nd Century Media


20 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie faith opprairie.com FAITH BRIEFS Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S. 80th Ave., Orland Park) Trunk or Treat 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26. The parking lot will be transformed into a safe Halloween adventure. Participants should come in costume, and bring family and friends, as well as a bag to hold your goodies. They can visit the fire safety trailer, witness a professional juggler, play games, and have fun. This is a free event, open to all ages. 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. NAMI Grief & Loss Challenges During the Holidays 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. 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, Bible-based 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. Revelations Study 7 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees can learn more about the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call (618) 556-8002. 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. Shawl Ministry 9-10:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The group crochets and knits hats, shawls, scarves for adults and children, and donates those to neighbors, friends, cancer units, hospice, the food pantry and neonatal units. The group also meets six times a year in the evening. For more information, contact Donna at (708) 403-2122. Presbyterian Church in Orland Park (13401 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. Saturday Service 5 p.m. Sunday Services 7:15, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. 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. Calvary Church (16100 S. 104th Ave., Orland Park) Men’s Barnabas Bible Study 7-8:30 a.m. Thursdays. Study various books written by Christian authors. Coffee and light refreshments are served. For more information, email info@calvaryop. org. Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and Wolf Road, Orland Park) Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Teen Programs 7 p.m. Wednesdays; 9:45 a.m., 5 p.m. Sundays Hope Covenant Church (14401 West Ave., Orland Park Services 10 a.m. Sundays Junior High Youth Group Noon-2 p.m. every other Sunday. This is an active group of children from fourth to seventh grades. It meets every other Sunday for a lesson, activity, games, treats and fellowship. Men’s Bible Study 7:30-8:30 p.m. The onehour session includes coffee and conversation. Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W. 131st, Orland Park) Eucharistic Adoration 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays. The church invites all to spend some quiet time with the Lord. Eucharistic adoration will be held in the Day Chapel. First hour is vocal prayer, followed by silence. For more information, contact the front office at (708) 361-4754. Standing Stone Church (Robert Davidson Center, 14700 Park Lane, Orland Park) Sunday Services 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Hour of Prayer 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Editor Bill Jones at bill@opprairie.com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 20. Information is due by noon on Thursdays one week prior to publication. In Memoriam Richard Cleek Richard Eugene Cleek, 79, of Joliet, died Sept. 26. Born July 31, 1939, in Chicago, he was the son of Chester and Velma (nee Baer) Cleek. He worked for many years for the former Andrew Corporation in Orland Park, and later operated his own business, installing and servicing air compressors. Dick was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a generous man and everyone’s guardian angel. He will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Donna M.; four children, Barbara (Skip) Call, Allen Cleek, Pamela (Keith) Kras and Patty (Rob) Ledbetter; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nancy (the late Richard) Glass and Barbara (the late Ed) Rowland; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Cleek; his parents; and two sisters, Sue and Carol. A memorial gathering was held at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home. Interment in Elmhurst Cemetery was to be private. Donald DeKraker D o n a l d DeKraker, 100, of Orland Park, recently died. Husband of the late Lorraine (nee Hoelle); father of Linda (Jack) Connors, Robert (Eileen) DeKraker and Laura (Morris) Threewitt; grandfather of Jay Connors, Holly (Gregg) Hall, Scott (Lynn), Andy (Cherise) and Jeff (Katie) Threewitt; greatgrandfather of Quinn, Lilah, Jackson, Everett, Grant and Grace; brother-in-law of Don Hoelle; and many nieces and nephews. He served as a first lieutenant of the Air Force in World War II as navigator of a B-24 bomber. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart; a 1940 graduate of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, prior to enlisting in the Air Force; past-commander of the Bruner Frehse American Legion Post 137 in Saugatuck, Michigan, and a member of the Johnson-Phelps VFW Post 5220 of Oak Lawn. Cremation rites have been accorded. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Honor Flight Chicago, 9701 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018-4703, would be appreciated. Thomas Mulder Thomas J. Mulder, 62, formerly of Orland Park, died Sept. 26. Son of the late Francis and Christine; brother of Cindy (Dave) Roberts, Bennett Mulder, Karen (Richard) Oost, Frank (Mary Anne) Mulder, Debbie (Mike) Kindelin and David (Patty) Mulder; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. A visitation was held at Forest Home Cemetery before a graveside service. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor Bill Jones at bill@opprairie. com with information about a loved one who was a part of the Orland Park community.


opprairie.com life & Arts the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 21 Museum’s cemetery tour offers history lesson by dark Jesse Wright, Freelance Reporter Just because it is a cemetery tour under the cover of night does not mean it has to be spooky. Sarah Stasukewicz, curator of the Orland Park History Museum, explained that while an Oct. 9 tour of the Orland Memorial Park Cemetery could be a Halloweenthemed affair, she prefers to focus on the history as opposed to the mystery of Orland Park. Roughly 25 people turned out for her after-hours nighttime walk through Orland Memorial Park Cemetery — a jaunt that included stops at the final resting places of some of Orland Park’s most notable citizens. “People find cemeteries to be creepy, but this is not a creepy tour,” Stasukewicz said. ‘This is strictly educational.” Still, some came with their own ideas. “I’m looking for ghosts,” Gina Gorisch said. Others, though, came expecting more earthly delights. “We live right behind the cemetery,” Crystal Dorado explained. “We just want to know the history of the cemetery.” The cemetery itself is something of an historic relic, having been created at a time when it was illegal to bury anyone inside the village limits in Orland Park. The cemetery was founded in 1895. It was annexed in 1930, and there is still room in the private burial grounds for new bodies. This was not the museum’s first cemetery tour, though there are no others planned in the immediate future. Stasukewicz explained that the museum focuses on exhibits, which draw families, but a cemetery tour can be a bit more interactive and just as educational. The history — if not the haunts — indeed came alive during the cemetery tour, with Stasukewicz reviewing the accomplishments of the Grover, Loebe, Yunker, Cox and Schussler families, among others. These families included some of the earliest settlers, mayors, postmasters and business owners, and they were some of the people who helped mold Orland Park into what it is today. A group of roughly 25 walks through Orland Memorial Park Cemetery the evening of Oct. 9 during a tour led by the Orland Park History Museum. Jesse Wright/22nd Century Media Some of the buried residents were born in England. Some fought in the Civil War, miles from home, and others went overseas to fight in world wars, though all ultimately left a legacy in Orland Park. While the Orland Park History Museum does not have any more cemetery tours planned in the immediate future, the museum is to host an illusionist from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Stasukewicz said that event will be a date night — an opportunity for local couples to come out and experience some magic, as well as history. “Illusion and magic were very popular in the Victorian era,” Stasukewicz said. “So [the magician] incorporates that into her act.” For more information, visit or landpark.org. Area fathers forge bonds with daughters, sons through long-standing group Konow’s Corn Maze to host families for Oct. 21 activity Bill Jones, Editor On Sunday, Oct. 21, there will be no shortage of visitors to Konow’s Corn Maze in Homer Glen. Barring bad weather, crowds likely will grow in the waning weekends leading up to Halloween. Still, it might be hard to miss a group of more than 100 fathers accompanying their sons and daughters in carving and decorating pumpkins. They will be from the Indian Guides & Princesses — for fathers, and their sons and daughters, respectively — under the banner of the Algonquin Longhouse, which oversees a number of “nations” and their “tribes” in the Chicago area. The organization focuses mostly on elementary school children, though some stay involved into middle school. It reportedly was started in the 1920s by a director of the YMCA and an Ojibwa hunting guide, but has since left the Y after facing controversy over its nomenclature. The families carving at Konow’s from 3-7 p.m. Oct. 21 are all involved with the Mohawk Nation, with its members hailing from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Mokena, New Lenox, Frankfort, Lockport and other southwest suburbs. Dan Dion, of Mokena, was coaching his son’s baseball team when another father encouraged him to join them. “I ended up going and sticking with it ever since,” he said. That was 12 years ago, and he currently runs the boys side of things, with three boys and a daughter who have been involved with the program. He said while he thinks the naming convention helps expose children to aspects of another culture — some fathers who were part of it still fondly remember the tribes from their childhoods — the local group is more about providing unique bonding experiences for fathers and their children than pushing that theme. And in addition to the October event, fathers plan monthly activities, such as a trip to Camp Tecumseh slated for November, a Christmas party at Lincoln-Way East in December and a pinewood derby in January. They also typically hold a daddydaughter dance at Orland Chateau. They have done Chicago Wolves games, a museum sleepover, bowling, drag racing and more over the course of their seasons, which tend to run concurrent with the school year. “We’re open to do whatever we find interesting,” Dion said. “It really is a good program.” While the program has been shrinking in recent years, with commitments to sports programs, Scouts and a variety of other activities for youths and their families nowadays, Dion said it recently has been building back up membership. And he credits that to dedicated families. “There are good, engaged dads in the program,” he said. Members typically pay $60 for a year’s worth of activities if they sign up early, $70 if they sign up later — though certain things, like some of the camping trips, come at an extra fee. The group is open to the public at any time, though it is preferred that people sign up in advance through www. algonquinlonghouse.org before attending an event. 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opprairie.com life & Arts the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 23 Looks like we’re gonna need a bigger inbox Roughly two weeks left to enter costume, pumpkin carving contests Bill Jones, Editor Came here to carve pumpkins and dress up, but you’re all out of pumpkins? Well then, show us your Halloween best. Just cut up a pumpkin with a chainsaw? That sounds “fine” (but seriously, maybe use smaller, safer tools). Publisher 22nd Century Media’s Halloween contests are going for just a couple more weeks. 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, ages, 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 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@ 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, ages, 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 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 people, including shoe rentals, along with a pizza and pitcher full of pop, at Laraway Lanes, 1009 W. 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 Join us to celebrate thejoy of good friends and family as youdine under amagnificent Christmas tree, listen to holidaymusic, makewishes with Christmas fairies, visit withSanta, and makememories that will last forever. Hosted by Easterseals Joliet Region To benefit children and adults with disabilites Saturday, November 17th at4pm Sunday, November 18th at12pm and 4pm TheJacob HenryMansion Estate ~Victorian Ballroom 15 S. 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26 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie life & Arts opprairie.com Orland Park family looks to help those with Marfan syndrome ‘The London’ to take place Saturday, Oct. 20 Mary Compton Freelance Reporter London Alderson, a 12-year-old from Orland Park, has been living with Marfan syndrome most of her life. “My daughter was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome when she was 2,” her mother, Cindy, explained. “She had really bad eyesight. The doctor thought she had glaucoma. When he saw the lenses move, he speculated it was Marfan syndrome. With Marfan syndrome ,there are a lot of side effects with the heart, eyes and bones. Undetected life expectancy is only 30 or 40 years.” Today, London needs eye surgery because she has double vision in one eye. Her vision is negative. And she goes in for an echocardiograms every six months. Another issue is scoliosis. And in the middle of all of it, Cindy wanted to do something to help others who are dealing with the same thing. “Marfan Foundation has a conference every year, bringing the top doctors from around the world,” Cindy said. “They are always educating others about Marfan, so I wanted to give back to them. This is the year I decided to do something. “So, we are throwing ‘The London.’ This will be the first event for the Chicago area. I want this to be an annual event.” Cindy named the event “The London” after her daughter, who has been her biggest inspiration. Cindy and London are best friends. They do most everything together. Recently, they bought “feetie” pajamas and enjoyed girls time in an indoor tent. “This year’s event is a black tie masquerade,” Cindy said. “Every year, the theme will change. I’m already planning next year’s event, which will be a speakeasy. I want to create an experience, so supporters will come out and have such a good time. This will raise money for awareness and raise money for research.” “The London” is to be held from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the B. Coleman Hangar located at the Gary Chicago International Airport. “We’re still looking for sponsors,” Cindy said. “For a sponsorship, they will get their own area with couches and their own private athlete for the event. The emcee will be Mark Nilsson, from ‘190 North.’ We have Joey’s Red Hot’s from Orland Park that will be donating a taco truck and a hot dog truck with food. There will also be popup bars filled with top-shelf liquor. “A couple of luxury cars will be parked near the event, as well as sushi being served. The most exciting part is one of the managers from Bourbon Street drew up a floor plan. We’ve got a lot silent auction items, including a safari trip, an exotic car experience and much more.” There will be a video at the event explaining what Marfan syndrome is and how London has lived with the disease. As for London’s take on things, she just rolls with the disease and lives her life. “I have a connective tissue disorder,” London said. “I can’t do stuff in gym, like pull-ups and upper body. I do yoga now. I normally just see out of my right eye. I see double of things in my left eye.” “Last year was the worst year for pain. … My dogs get me through my day. I love animals. My dream is to buy land when I’m older and build a sanctuary for animals. According to the Marfan Foundation website, Marfan syndrome is a serious condition, and some complications can be life-threatening. Although there is no cure for Marfan syndrome, advances OP boutique offering transformation of a lifetime group From Page 21 in medical care are helping people live a normal life span. That is why early and accurate diagnosis is so important. Some signs of Marfan syndrome include long arms, legs and fingers; tall and thin body type; curved spine; chest sinks in or sticks out; flexible joints; flat feet; crowded teeth; and stretch marks on the skin that are not related to weight gain or loss. “This is a progressive disease, but it’s manageable,” Cindy said. “We’re blessed that it’s not worse. This is all about giving back and raising awareness and research dollars. My hope is to create an experience, so that people will return the next year and bring five more people.” To purchase tickets for “The London,” visit Marfan. org/THELONDON. Brianne Dougherty Freelance Reporter Having herself experienced a trying young adulthood, Summer Shatat, founder of Anonymous Addictions in Orland Park, is partnering with the local community to help one lucky teenager undergo the transformation of a lifetime. Anonymous Addictions, located in Orland Park Crossing, is a fashion boutique devoted to designing custom clothing lines that will instill confidence in women of all styles of life. “I wanted to open Anonymous Addictions as a safe zone, where anyone could come and feel amazing about who they are,” Shatat said. “I do not sell product; I sell confidence.” She is offering a unique opportunity for one young woman to join her at Anonymous Addictions for a complete makeover, including wardrobe, hair, makeup and even a small photoshoot. Whether it is for a school dance, a night out in the town or any special day of their choice, she wants to accomplish one thing: make them look and feel powerful. “There doesn’t need to be a special occasion to make someone feel good,” Shatat adds. “My main purpose is to get involved with the local community and help a teenager out there who may be feeling like they are at their lowest point. I want to help them feel worthy.” From a very young age, Shatat and her family always dreamed she would join the medical field as a surgeon. Determined to become the youngest doctor ever, she set serious goals for herself and studied hard. But Shatat’s whole world flipped at the age of 16, following the unexpected loss of her mother. After years of fighting depression and anxiety, Shatat finally felt like she was on the road to recovery and decided to go back to school. It did not take her very long to realize that pursuing a career in the medical field was not what she wanted anymore, as it would only remind her of the most painful time in her life. Shatat always had been a fashion addict and enjoyed the idea of people feeling great about themselves in an outfit, so she switched gears and decided to go into retail. Over the next few years, she had the opportunity to form deep connections with her clients at work. The conversations that resulted from these interactions helped her see just how many women were going through situations similar to the one she was forced to face as a teenager. She realized she could do more for these women than just find them a great outfit; she could help them be confident in who they are. That is when Anonymous Addictions was born. “The best person I am is when I am empowering others,” Shatat said. “I want to make Anonymous Addictions known as a place to feel good. Anxiety is a real disorder, and yet nobody talks about it. But I have been through it and can see things differently than everyone else. And I know I can help. “I want to make sure everyone’s voice is heard and that they feel empowered. I want to be the role model for anyone, young or old, and listen to them and motivate them. I want to reassure them that it will all be OK, and show them there is light at the end of the tunnel.” Everything Shatat went through as a teenager shaped her into the confident woman she is today. As a devoted wife and mother of two, she has made it her goal in life to help not only her family but also anyone in the community who needs to be reminded of how truly amazing they are. “Everything happens for a reason,” Shatat said. “I put my trust in this process and in the past, and everything came together. I still consider myself a doctor — a doctor of fashion.” Anonymous Addictions is located at 9500 W. 143rd St., Unit 208, in Orland Park. For more information, call (708) 228-7796. than welcome to stop by the Konow’s event to get a feel for what the group is all about. He has been part of the program as a father for two years now, after originally being exposed to it as a child. “It’s been great,” he said of being on the other side of it now. “You start to relive the memories you had. You hope your kids will have the same memories. “I think other dads in the community would enjoy the program. The monthly events are really a great way to make memories and bond with your kids. … Our focus is on dad and daughter/ son doing something fun together, and building a stronger bond.” Chris Lacina, of Orland Park, said a neighbor used to do it and raved about it, so he joined with his daughters. He has been involved with the program now for 10 years and recently ran the whole thing, largely because he was taken those “bonds that my daughters and I have formed.” “It’s a unique organization that has the ability to create strong ties between father and daughter, father and son,” he said.


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opprairie.com local living the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 29 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 forawhile 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.


30 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie local living opprairie.com Impressive Luxury Townhomes are Closing Fast at Brookside Meadows. This is it! One of the best values in a new home will soon be gone forever. Brookside Meadows, Crana Homes’ community of award-winning luxury townhomes in Tinley Park, is nearly complete. These attractive luxury townhomes range from the upper-$200s – including site - so demand is high and buyers are advised to act now while some choice sites are still available. Ideal location. Beautiful designs. Quality construction. Great value. When shoppers review their new home ‘wish list’ it’s clear that Brookside Meadows is perfect for first time buyers, last time buyers or those who want a great place to raise a family. These energy-efficient luxury townhomes are impressively designed and set apart in a quiet section of Tinley Park. But Brookside Meadows is over 75% sold out so now is the time to select a site and create a home from the award-winning floorplans of the Fahan II, the Lennan II and the latest design, the Dunree II. Need to stretch out? The Fahan II is a beautiful 3,303 total square foot luxury townhome (including a 1,216 sq.’ basement) with an attached two-car, drywalled garage and cement driveway. The two-story stately entrance foyer opens up to a split level floor plan that has three bedrooms (fourth bedroom optional) and two and a half baths. A large open kitchen design with stunning granite countertops is surrounded by generous custom maple cabinets and a ceramic tile floor. The master bedroom offers an optional coffered ceiling and the optional master bath plan includes a soothing soaker tub. The Lennan II is a comfortable two/ three bedroom split level home with two and a half baths, and includes most of the outstanding features and options of the Fahan II with the spacious master suite relocated to the upper level and the addition of an impressive dining/family room. With 3,167 square feet of total space (including a 1,049 sq.’ basement), there is plenty of room to entertain family and friends in comfort and style. The Dunree II is a sharp three bedroom, two and a half bath home with 3,194 total square feet (including a large 1,226 sq.’ basement) with a master suite on the first floor. The foyer, powder room, kitchen and living room all have stunning hardwood oak floors. Attached is a two-car, drywalled garage with a cement driveway. The home also includes a 12’ x 12’ deck. Brookside Meadows includes sprinkler systems, smoke detectors and Lake Michigan water in all homes. Energysaving features like a high-efficiency furnace and Lo-E glass, Energy Miser hot water heater, vented soffits, 1.75” insulated entrance doors, energy efficient appliances and Tuff-R insulated wall sheathing are all standard. Brookside Meadows is close to everything: retail, dining, transportation routes, Metra rail station and airports. The school system is among the best in the state and Tinley Park, named “The Best Place In America to Raise a Family” by Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek maintains 40 parks and the huge Bettenhausen indoor recreational center. It’s easy to see why this community is nearly sold out. The sales center, with fully furnished and beautifully decorated models,is open MondaythroughThursday 10:00am to 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4:00pm; and open Friday by appointment. Options, dimensions and specs can change so contact a Sales Associate at 708-479-5111 for updates and go online at www.cranahomes.com. To visit Brookside Meadows take I-80, exit La Grange Road south for just under two miles to La Porte Road and turn east for one-half mile. If mapping by way of a GPS, enter the address: 19839 Mulroy Circle, Tinley Park, IL. Dunree II -3 Bedrooms Plus Loft, 2½ Baths -Full Walkout or Lookout Basement & Deck -Chicago Water -Open Concept Floorplans - Cost-Efficient, Energy-Saving Features -School System is Among the Best in the State Situated on Unique Home Sites that back up to a Natural Setting Since 1970 Contact the Sales Center for details at 708.479.5111 and visit online any time at www.cranahomes.com Decorated Models are Open Mon-Thu 10am-4pm Sat/Sun Noon-4pm Friday by Appt. Exit I-80 at La Grange Road south for just under two miles to La Porte Road and turn east for one-half mile to Brookside Meadows. OPPORTUNITY


opprairie.com real estate the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 31 The Orland Park Prairie’s The owners of this home enjoyed entertaining friends and family while being centrally located in Orland Park. WHAT: Three-bedroom, threebathroom ranch townhome with walkout basement in Highland Brook WHERE: 8702 Trinity Drive in Orland Park Asking Price: $269,000 Sponsored Content Listing Agent: Michael Bochenek, (708) 522-5266, mikebochsellshomes@ gmail.com of the WEEK VHT Studios AMENITIES: Hard to find endunit ranch town home with walkout basement. Upon entering, you will immediately notice the elegance with gleaming hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings and crown moldings. The glamorous kitchen has an abundance of cabinets and granite countertops, with enough room for a table to entertain family and friends. With entertaining in mind, there is an additional kitchen for large gatherings or can even be used for possible related living. The vaulted ceilings, cozy fireplace and large windows in the living room are also a great space for entertaining or relaxation. The master bedroom is large enough for all of your furniture and has a walk-in closet, plus another closet to suit your storage needs. The lower level is almost like having another home. You will find an additional room that can be used as a bedroom, home office or exercise room, along with another full bath. In addition, there is a family room large enough for the big-screen TV, with enough room for table games. Listing Brokerage: Keller Williams Preferred Realty, 16101 108th Ave., 2nd Floor, Orland Park, IL, 60467 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 31 • 15705 Orlan Brook Drive 9, Orland Park, 60462-4828 - Michael F. Valle to Nicole Moore Parchem, Thomas J. Gemmell, $100,000 • 15713 Orlan Brook Drive 97, Orland Park, 60462-4820 - Fannie Mae to Salvatore Miuccio Jr., $109,000 • 15701 Lake Hills Court, Orland Park, 60462-7909 - Jakub Koziol to Allison J. Benyon, $182,000 • 16143 Hackney Drive, Orland Park, 60467-5570 - David Goes to Catherine A. Laran, $238,500 • 9037 W. 140th St., Orland Park, 60462-2101 - Michael Evert to Osman Yilmaz, $278,000 • 10621 Maue Drive, Orland Park, 60467-8453 - James Ward to Raul E. Perez, Jessica Perez, $360,000 • 14229 Creek Crossing Drive, Orland Park, 60467-7481 - Deborah M. Lipien to Carl M. Krivance, Jennifer L. Krivance, $367,000 Aug. 1 • 9926 Shady Lane 3NW, Orland Park, 60462-4648 - Lorraine Dombrowski to Robert Ralson, Carol Ralson, $117,500 • 17930 Settlers Pond Way 3-3d, Orland Park, 60467-5254 - Matthew Fordham to Deborah Gillertsen, John Bashor, $185,000 Aug. 2 • 9024 W. 140th St. 2A, Orland Park, 60462-2159 - Shannon Chrapkowski to Michael S. Muhr, Angeline C. Muhr, $115,000 • 8549 W. 145th St., Orland Park, 60462-2838 - Cichon Family Trust to Luann Lapinski, $267,000 • 7544 Palm Court, Orland Park, 60462-4210 - Daly Trust to Mohammad Alkhatib, Hamzah Alkhatib, $275,000 • 11926 Dusty Trail, Orland Park, 60467-6808 - Elizabeth Kolerich to Martin L. Graham, Kristin M. Graham, $380,000 • 10808 Doyle Court, Orland Park, 60467-1928 - Katherine E. Andrews to Jeffrey P. Burton, Courtney R. Dedea Burton, $622,000 • 14040 Bunratty Court, Orland Park, 60467-7415 - Steven Greenfield to Ramie A. Hamdan, Karolina Hamdan, $730,000 Aug. 3 • 9032 W. 140th St. 3C, Orland Park, 60462-2160 - Michael Lloyd to Drew W. Sheppard, Theresa Austing Sheppard, $104,000 • 15441 Treetop Drive 2A, Orland Park, 60462-4628 - Dariusz Walus yo Mervet Abuhadba, $127,000 • 16561 Churchview Drive, Orland Park, 60467-5552 - Chicago Trust Co Na Trustee to Michael P. Homerding, Monica H. Belsky Homerding, $285,000 • 11836 Oregon Trail, Orland Park, 60467-1224 - Robert F. Stefansko to Mark J, Serio, Christine M, Serio, $290,000 • 14201 Creek Crossing Drive, Orland Park, 60467-7481 - Chicago Title Land Trt Co Ttee to Zhichao Wang, Qi Wang, $415,000 Aug. 6 • 8932 W. 140th St. 2D, Orland Park, 60462-2269 - Lindsey A. Liounis to Diana Bukevicius, $116,000 • 9750 Ravinia Lane 103, Orland Park, 60462-6300 - Theodoros G. Bouzios to Erin M. Connelly, $116,000 • 15801 Orlan Brook Drive 55, Orland Park, 60462-4860 - Frank Anthony Pilipauskas to Blake Mann, $157,500 • 15218 S. 74th Ave. 57, Orland Park, 60462-6606 - Jeffrey A. Peterson to Ramon Escarenorn, $178,000 • 15300 Wilshire Drive, Orland Park, 60462-4677 - Eileen Oconnor to Lorna Collinet, $245,000 • 7808 Sycamore Drive, Orland Park, 60462-4249 - Joseph Lestarczyk to Timothy J. Malak, Jackie L. Malak, $302,000 The Going Rate is provided by Record Information Services Inc. For more information, visit www.public-record.com or call (630) 557-1000.


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opprairie.com classifieds the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 33 LOCAL REALTOR DIRECTORY READYTO SELL YOUR REAL ESTATE? CALL Mike McCatty mccattyrealestate.com 708-945-2121 ONE BILLION IN LOCALLY CLOSED SALES SINCE 1999 TOPPRODUCERS Mary Jean Andersen Eileen Hord LISTING SISTERS 708.860.4041 708.278.4700 orlandpaloshomes.com crystaltreerealestate.com FREE •Home Warranty •Professional Home Staging •Profesional Photography SPECIALIST: Luxury Home Market Crystal Tree First Time Home Buyers Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Orland Park, IL FREE MARKET ANALYSIS What is your HOME worth in today’s market? Linda Dabbs-Griffin RE/MAX “Hall of Fame” 708.912.0081 35+ YEARS EXPERIENCE SYNERGY Sell It! With a Classified Ad See the Classified Section for more info, or call


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Swords, daggers, medals, patches, flags, helmets, etc. Call, text, or send pictures 630-660-5544 DRIVE CAR BUYERS TO YOUR DOOR WITH A CLASSIFIED AUTO AD CALL US TODAY at 708.326.9170 CLASSIFIEDS Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise Sell It 708.326.9170 | Fax It 708.326.9179 Charge It | DEADLINE - Friday at 3pm 2474 Appliances Brand New Appliances Whirlpool double oven, white Stainless 4 burner gas stovetop 50 gallon water heater 52H x 22W Mokena (708)478-0488 Automotive $52 4 lines/ 7 papers Real Estate $50 7 7 papers lines/ Help Wanted $13 4 lines/ per line 7 papers Merchandise $30 7 4 papers lines/ 2490 Misc. Merchandise 9” Table Saw w/attachments $150, cabinet maker bench w/2 vices $100, 11-pc outdr Nativity scene $100, 8 HP snow blower $150 708-846-1492 Invacare Solo Oxygen Concentrator. Paid $4,000. Will sell for $2,000. 815-236-7954 Want to See Your Business in the Classifieds? Call 708-326-9170 for a FREE Sample Ad and Quote! 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 inthe 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 to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 14918 WEST- WOOD DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 P roperty 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 to the highest bidder, as set forth below, the following described real estate: Commonly known as 11320 WEST 157TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60467 P roperty 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 be accepted. 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-


opprairie.com classifieds the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 41 2701 Property for Sale 2701 Property for Sale 2701 Property for Sale 2701 Property for Sale 2701 Property for Sale 2701 Property for Sale 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN- CERY DIVISION NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A MR. COOPER Plaintiff, -v.- THOMAS R. CASICA, JULI ANN CA- SICA, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA Defendants 2018 CH 04839 13523 LINCOLNSHIRE DR. 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 August 27, 2018, an agent for The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30 AM on November 29, 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 13523 LINCOLN- SHIRE DR., ORLAND PARK, IL 60462 Property Index No. 27-03-218-012-0000. 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 entry into our building and the foreclo- sure 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 14-18-03744. 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. 14-18-03744 Attorney ARDC No. 00468002 Attorney Code. 21762 Case Number: 2018 CH 04839 TJSC#: 38-7102 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. I3101413 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: 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 Calling all


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opprairie.com sports the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 43 THIS WEEK IN... SANDBURG VARSITY ATHLETICS BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ■Oct. ■ 20 - Regionals, TBA BOYS SOCCER ■Oct. ■ 19-20 - Regional finals, TBA ■Oct. ■ 23-24 - Sectional semifinals, TBA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ■Oct. ■ 20 - Regionals, TBA Donating a fore-tune YOUTH BASKETBALL St. Michael wins Great McAuley Shootout St. Michael School’s girls eighth-grade basketball A team won the 28-team 33rd Great McAuley Shootout at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago. The team beat St. Barnabas, 36-26, in the title game. Team members are Sophia Eid, Angie Domagala, Katy Cupp, Megan Flynn, Elise Ward, Emilia Batus, and Sophia Davidson. The head coach is Kelly Cronin and the assistant is Neil Ward. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL ■Oct. ■ 22-25 - Regionals, TBA GIRLS TENNIS ■Oct. ■ 18-20 - State tournament, TBA Dan McMillan (middle), an official of the Gridiron Golf Classic, presents Sandburg Principal Jen Tyrrell (left) and Athletic Director Tom Freyer with a $20,000 check from the event at halftime of the Sandburg/Stagg game on Oct. 5. PHOTO SUBMITTED Sandburg’s senior circuit of golf RIGHT: Sandburg boys golf team seniors (from left) Kyle Matre, Carson Krol, Patrick Clifton, Matt James, Blake Kallberg pose for a photo during a recent meet. Missing is Cameron Robertson. BELOW: Sandburg girls golf team seniors (from left) Kaitlin Walsh, Catherine Hegg, Hannah Kilbane, Mary Kate Wardlow and Victoria Granato pose for a photo. PHOTOS COURTESY OF JAKE GRELLA St. Michael School players celebrate their eighth-grade championship at the Great McAuley Shootout. ONLY 4 LEFT! Designed With You In Mind HOMER GLE Our open floor plans allow you to customize your home to fit your dreams and desires. Ranch and 2-story townhomes feature a first floor master along with additional bedrooms. Townhomes with dual master suites Ranch and Two-story Townhomes FROM THE LOW $400’s Model is located at 14713 Astor Lane, Homer Glen Phone: 630-323-7600 Open Fri. – Mon. 11-5 or by appointment.


44 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie sports opprairie.com AREA FOOTBALL STANDINGS SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN Team, Conf. Record, Overall LW East 6-0 8-0 H-F 5-1 7-1 Bolingbrook 5-1 7-1 LW West 5-1 6-2 LW Central 4-1 6-2 Andrew 5-2 6-2 Thornton 3-3 4-4 Stagg 2-4 2-6 Brad. Bourb. 1-4 3-5 Sandburg 1-5 3-5 Thornridge 0-5 1-7 Thornwood 0-5 1-7 Lockport 0-6 0-8 SOUTH SUBURBAN RED Team, Conf. Record, Overall Hillcrest 5-0 8-0 Lemont 4-1 4-4 T.F. South 3-2 6-2 Bremen 2-3 2-6 Oak Forest 2-3 2-6 T.F. North 2-4 3-5 Tinley Park 0-5 2-6 CHICAGO CATHOLIC LEAGUE BLUE Team, Conf. Record, Overall Brother Rice 3-0 8-0 Montini 3-0 8-0 Providence 1-2 5-3 Loyola 1-2 5-3 St. Rita 0-4 2-6 After a perfect week, Joe locked at least a tie for first heading into the final week of the regular season. Vorva could either be a co-champ or fall into the sewer. Game of the Week • Lincoln-Way West (6-2) at Andrew (6-2) Other Games to Watch • Providence (5-3) at Loyola Academy (5-3) • Sandburg (3-5) at Homewood-Flossmoor (7-1) • Bolingbrook (7-1) at Lincoln-Way East (8-0) • Thornton (4-4) at Lincoln-Way Central (6-2) • Lockport (0-8) at Bradley-Bourbonnais (3-5) • T.F. South (6-2) at Tinley Park (3-5) FOOTBALL Sandburg inched out of playoff consideration TIM YONKE, Freelance Reporter 44-10 Jeff Vorva | Sports Editor A yard marker wasn’t as needed as much as a ruler in the game between Lincoln- Way Central and host Carl Sandburg on Friday, Oct. 12. Although football isn’t often considered a game of inches, it was on this particular night. And it was a couple of close fourth down plays that helped Central seal a 14-11 SouthWest Suburban Conference victory in Orland Park. “Inches matter. Converting that fourth down at the end was real huge,” Central coach Jeremy Cordell. The Knights moved to 6-2 on the year in advance of their season finale against Thornton and locked up a playoff spot. Meanwhile, Sandburg’s hopes for a state playoff berth ended as the Eagles fell to 3-5 with the loss. Sandburg finishes its season at Homewood- Flossmoor on Friday, Oct. 19. The game could be boiled down to three fourth-down plays that occurred in the second half. The first was the gamewinning score. On fourthand-one on their own 40, the Knights’ Justin Ellis caught a pitch on the right side, read his blocks perfectly and raced the rest of the way to the end zone, erasing Sandburg’s 11-8 halftime lead. “I knew we needed one yard and I was just going to hit it as fast as I could,” Ellis said. “Joey Rotondi had that awesome kickout block on the corner and the next thing I know I’m flying down the sideline.” In the tense moments of the final quarter, Central’s defense stopped Eagles quarterback Ben Starcevich on a fourth-down sneak. Then, with just 2:25 to play, the Knights just barely converted a short fourth-down run that allowed them to run the clock down to 33 seconds and seal Sandburg’s OUR STAFF’S PREDICTIONS FOR THE AREA GAMES IN WEEK 9 46-8 Joe Coughlin | Publisher • Lincoln-Way West 24, Andrew 14. Two solid teams but Warriors’ defense too strong and halts the Bolts. • Loyola • Homewood-Flossmoor • Lincoln-Way East • Lincoln-Way Central • Bradley-Bourbonnais • Tinley Park L-W CENTRAL AT SANDBURG, OCT. 12 1 2 3 4 F L-W Central 0 8 6 0 14 Sandburg 0 11 0 0 11 Top Performers: 1. Justin Ellis, Central RB - 158 rushing yards, 1 TD, 2 pt. conversion 2. Brian Maday, Sandburg K - 40-yd field goal 3. Ian Troester, Central DB - 1 interception • Lincoln-Way West 14, Andrew 10. Andrew has been stomped a lot in recent years by the Warriors. That shouldn’t happen this year, but still give the nod to West. • Loyola • Homewood-Flossmoor • Lincoln-Way East • Lincoln-Way Central • Lockport • T.F. South 42-12 Tom Czaja | Contributing Editor • Lincoln-Way West 31, Andrew 20. Both teams looking to end on a high note for playoff momentum/ seeding, but Warriors show they are better in all three phases in this one. • Loyola • Homewood-Flossmoor • Lincoln-Way East • Lincoln-Way Central • Bradley-Bourbonnais • T.F. South fate. “They were probably half a football length past on that one fourth down and we were half a football length short on the other,” said Sandburg Coach Scott Peters. The first half, particularly the second quarter, may have been the Eagles’ best of the season. Central opened the scoring with 55-yard, 11-play touchdown drive capped by a 12- yard dash by Frank Luce. It looked like the Knights were going to fail on the two-point conversion. Ellis, who appeared trapped on the sideline, reversed his field and ran it in for an 8-0 advantage. Sandburg came right back with an impressive 16-play, 74-yard drive that burned up nearly 10 minutes of 43-11 James Sanchez | Contributing Editor • Lincoln-Way West 17, Andrew 13. Defense secures a home playoff game for West. • Loyola • Homewood-Flossmoor • Lincoln-Way East • Lincoln-Way Central • Bradley-Bourbonnais • T.F. South Sandburg quarterback Ben Starcevich escapes a couple of tackles on Friday, Oct. 12, but Sandburg dropped a 14-11 decision to Lincoln-Way Central and was knocked out of playoff contention. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA the clock. Starcevich found wide receiver Mike Bosco with a 9-yard TD pass and then hit Rick Maziarka for the two-point conversion. Then in a matter of less than 30 seconds, the Eagles forced Central to punt. Sandburg quickly mounted a short drive to within field goal range where Brian Maday converted a 40-yard kick just before the halftime horn. “It was a good way to end the first half,” noted Peters. 42-12 Heather Warthen | Chief Operating Officer • Lincoln-Way West 28, Andrew 21. Warriors have their work cut out for them with T-Bolts, but take the W. • Loyola • Homewood-Flossmoor • Lincoln-Way East • Lincoln-Way Central • Bradlay-Bourbonnais • T.F. South “We had the momentum going into halftime and the kids were feeling good. We gave up one big play in the second half and couldn’t get anything going offensively and that was the difference.” Sandburg had a golden opportunity to score midway through the third quarter. It came after a bad snap on a Central punt attempt as the Eagles lost 34 yards as the ball sailed over the punter’s head. It set up the Eagles just 13 yards from paydirt. On the ensuing play, however, Starcevich’s pass in the flat was picked off by Central defensive back Ian Troester. “When you get a break you have to take advantage of it and we didn’t,” Peters remarked. It would be the last time Sandburg would be in Knights’ territory. “It was a tough loss. It was Senior Night and our seniors took it hard,” Peters said. “But I told them after the game I was proud of their effort and the way they competed.”


opprairie.com sports the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 45 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK 10 Questions with Josh Heavrin Josh Heavrin is a senior defensive back/wide receiver and kick returner for Sandburg’s football team. How did you get involved in football? My mom [Susan Lyons] was good friends with a Orland Park Pioneers coach when I was younger. He kept pushing me to come out and play but I knew I was too small and afraid to step on a field. Eventually I gave in and decided to play in seventh grade thanks to Coach Mark Mikesell for believing in me and further on showing me that although I was not the biggest guy on the field, that I could play if I believed and trusted the process. If you could line up against any player, who would it be against? I would have to choose Antonio Brown just because he is the best receiver in the NFL and I would love to see a real NFL cornerback’s perspective how difficult it is to guard him. What is your proudest moment in football My first ever kick return [a 76-yard touchdown against Stagg on Oct. 5]. It was an amazing feeling to go back to my sideline and see how proud my mom was in the stands and having all of my teammates celebrating with me. Definitely a memory I will never forget. Do you have a favorite JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA pregame pump-up song? “Animal I Have Become” by Three Days Grace always puts me in the zone before a game. Do you have a hero, or someone you look up to? My hero would have to be my mom 100 percent. She has taken on the role of being both parents my whole life and works almost every single day but still manages her time to come out to support me every Friday night. Is there something people don’t know about you? I am starting my own T-Shirt business, Heavrin- Hustle, to design my own apparel, custom designs for companies, and to show my passion towards owning my own business one day. Is there a movie you could watch over and over without getting bored with it? “Friday Night Lights” is a movie I have seen over 50 times. It is a movie that shows the struggles of football players on and off the field, the lessons learned throughout their journey, and the brotherly bond you leave with once it is all over. All football players can relate to this movie especially in the way I view my team - we struggle and fight as a unit and at the end of the day we are all family. If you could have dinner with anyone — living or dead — who would it be with? Why? It would be Christian Guzman. He is a business owner with multiple companies showing the everyday struggles and how to overcome them and be successful in life. I have been following his social media for years because he is a huge inspiration to me and inspires me to stay motivated. If they made a movie about your life, who should play you? Deion Sanders would play me because, in my opinion, he was one of the best cornerbacks in history. He had the mentality, hunger, and relentlessness to prove he was the best at what he does. What would that movie be called? “Lockdown”. Interview conducted by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP Where Will leads the way Giblin helps give Sandburg’s XC team win its 12th title JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor This time a junior named Giblin led Sandburg in boys cross country. But it wasn’t Ben. It was his twin brother, Will. Will Giblin’s third-place finish helped Sandburg claim its 12th SouthWest Suburban Conference title in 14 years Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lockport High School. The Eagles scored 39 points while Lockport was second with 58. Will beat his brother in an inter-squad pre-season meet but since then, it’s been all Ben until the league championship. He passed his brother and Bolingbrook’s Tyler Cushing toward the end to finish at 15 minutes, 26.9 seconds. “We don’t hate each other but we have a good rivalry,” Will said. “We use each other so go as fast as we can and whoever wins, wins.” Lincoln-Way East’s Brett Gardner won the 3-mile race in 14:57.60. Ben Giblin took fifth, San Rodriguez eighth, Nico Calderon 10th and Ben Walter (13th) scored for the Eagles. Sandburg’s girls finished sixth in the conference meet. Sophomore Brielle Morris took sixth overall with a 19:26. Both Sandburg squads are at the Sandburg Regional on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Midlothian Meadows. The girls race is at 10 a.m. and the boys race is at 11 a.m. Seeing a lot of Lockport Not only did Sandburg’s volleyball team beat Lockport 25-20, 25-22 on the road to sew up at least a share of the SWSC Blue on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Eagles and Porters hooked up again two days later in the Maine West Pumpkin Invitational with the Eagles landing a 25-9, 25-22 victory to win the title and to earn their 30th win on the season. Sandburg had won eight straight league crowns before losing to Lincoln-Way East last year. “It’s super-important to win conference,” junior hitter Shelby Stefanon said. “That was one of the things we wanted to do since the beginning of the season.” Erica Staunton had 12 kills, Stefanon had eight and Rachel DeFries had 14 assists in the match at Lockport. Rachel Krasowski, who early this week made a verbal commitment to DePaul, had 14 assists. At Maine West Staunton RECLAIM ABILITY with 19070 Everett Blvd Mokena IL 60448 | 708-390-3362 Locations in Mokena and Glenview | Check us out on Facebook! had 30 kills in the second day of the tournament. DeFries had 45 assists and Krasowski 39 digs. Attack tryouts The Orland Park-based Attack Volleyball Club will host tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 28. Girls ages 15 and 16 still competing in the high school postseason can register at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and girls in those age groups not competing will try out from 10 a.m.-noon at the Franklin Loebe Center, 14650 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park. On Oct. 28, tryouts for all grade levels not involved in school competition will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Loebe Center. There is a $25 tryout fee, which includes a t-shirt. Preregister at attackvolley ballclub.net. For more information contact Pam Campbell at (312) 806-7387. Physical Therapy & Orthopedic Clinic located in Mokena. 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46 | October 18, 2018 | The orland park prairie sports opprairie.com Sandburg athletes have wild weekend rides JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor Here is the state of Sandburg’s state action. Sandburg’s girls tennis team advanced both singles players and doubles teams to the Illinois High School Association state meet en route to the Stagg Class 2A Sectional title. Sophomore Eagles golfer Athena Kwon finished tied for 15th at the Class 2A meet, and junior Max Farley was a stroke off the state championship pace in Class 3A until weather and an IHSA decision changed all that. On the tennis court, Sandburg won its fourth sectional title in a row and 11th overall, scoring 33 points for the two-day meet, which ended Saturday, Oct. 13. The opening rounds were played the previous days in indoor facilities because of rain. Inside or outside, the Sandburg doubles team of Anna Loureiro and Jayme Gross still dominated. The team is unbeaten this season and outscored four other sectional teams, 24-1. Loureiro qualified for state three times as a singles player, but this year she played doubles for coach Brian Ostrander’s club. “Early on, we struggled a bit because of positioning,” Loureiro said. “But we’ve gotten the hang of it.” “Anna is a net player, which matches my style,” Gross added. Sophomore Viyaleta Hordzich and junior Julia Canellis finished second and third in singles to advance to state, while juniors Mia Strolia and Konstance Delis took second. They were the only team to win a game against Loureiro and Gross. The state meet starts Thursday, Oct. 18, at various northwest suburban schools. In girls golf, Kwon shot a tworound total of 153 at the Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur to tie for 15th. She was tied for sixth after the first round, in which she fired a 75. Sophomore Joanna James made her state debut and carded an 84 on the first day to tie Julia Canellis (left) and Viyaleta Hordzich, of Sandburg, qualified for the IHSA state tournament and led their team to a fourth-straight sectional title. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA Konstance Delis (left) and Mia Strolia qualified for state after finishing second in doubles at the Class 2A Stagg Sectional. for 55th. Farley played nine brilliant holes on Friday, Oct. 12, at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course in Bloomington with a 35. He and Lake Forest’s Colin Jasper were both a shot behind co-leaders Dominic Scaletta, of Barrington, and Peter Radler, of Loyola Academy. But it turned out to be nine pressure-filled practice holes, as rain halted the action, and the IHSA ruled to wipe away all of the firstround action and to have the 18 holes played on Saturday serve as the state championship. Farley, a conference and regional champion this year, tied for 60th with an 80. Flu sidelines Kilbane for fourth-straight state bid RANDY WHALEN, Freelance Reporter Hannah Kilbane called it “a stroke of bad luck.” It was certainly a heartbreaking end to her outstanding high school golf career at Sandburg. The senior hoped to qualify for the Illinois High School Association Girls Golf State Tournament for the fourth-straight season. After having another excellent season, Kilbane figured to make it to state and join former teammate, Emilyee McGiles, who is golfing at Southern Illinois University, as the only other four-time Sandburg state qualifier. Instead, Kilbane came down with a terrible case of the flu. The illness, which lasted nearly a week, sidelined her for the Class 2A Hinsdale South Sectional on Oct. 8 at Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Crest Hill. “The morning of the regional, I knew I was coming down with a cold, and I was just feeling a little off,” said Kilbane, who still managed to win the individual title by shooting a 75 at the Hinsdale South Regional on Oct. 3 at Carriage Greens Country Club in Darien. “The next day, I was definitely under the weather. “It was really disappointing to miss it [the sectional]. Especially my senior year.” “We waited until the last minute to scratch her from the lineup” Sandburg coach Todd Allen said. “Even if Hannah was at 70 percent, she would have been better than most. “She’s a tough kid and had a fantastic season. I really thought she could have competed for the individual state title, and she will have an outstanding career at Butler University. I’m happy for Athena Kwon and Joanna James Hannah Kilbane’s bid for a fourthstraight trip to state was stifled when she caught the flu and missed sectional competition. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA to go to state.” Sophomores Kwon and James advanced to state as individuals. It was the second-straight trip for Kwon, who finished 29th at state last year by shooting a 154. At the sectional, she qualified by firing a 75, while James had a 78. During Kilbane’s outstanding varsity career, she won the individual title of the SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue Division all four years. In the postseason, she won a Class 2A regional title as a junior and a senior, and went to state her first three years. As a freshman at state, Kilbane tied for 36th (164 total). The following season, she tied for 45th (159), and last year she vaulted up to a tie for 12th (150). “I’m so proud of the way Athena and Joanna played to get to state,” Kilbane said. “This was definitely my best handicap this season. Usually at this time of year, I wear down and get a little sick, but never like this. It was just a stroke of bad luck.”


opprairie.com sports the orland park prairie | October 18, 2018 | 47 fastbreak THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK We’re just a few days away from the pairings JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA SOME SANDBURG POSTSEASON NOTES 1. Cross country dominance The boys cross country regionals are Saturday, Oct. 20 and the Eagles (above) have won five straight regional titles. 2. Volleyball dominance The girls volleyball regionals start Tuesday, Oct. 22 and the Eagles have won 14 straight titles. 3. Soccer has been sharp The boys soccer regional finals are Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 and Sandburg has won four regional championships in the past six seasons. Jeff Vorva j.vorva@22ndcm.com Providence football fans, some of whom are from Orland Park, will be anxiously awaiting the IHSA’s postseason pairings announcements on Saturday, Oct. 20. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO One of the most anticipated events during the Illinois High School Association school year comes on Saturday, Oct. 20. That when the organization announces the postseason pairings of one of its biggest sports: football. It’s almost like a little holiday. Some high school teams host parties on that night. All the speculation from recent weeks of who could play who and where and in what class will be laid to rest. The pairings show at 8 p.m. on NBC Sports Chicago Plus will not be as glitzy as the NCAA men’s basketball show, but there is plenty of information and analysis from various guests during the unveiling of the eight classes of pairings. For readers of The Orland Park Prairie and The Tinley Junction, just one of our three primary teams — Andrew — qualified for the playoffs. Sandburg and Tinley Park High School were eliminated, so no parties for them. Just for the fun of it, let’s look at where Andrew would have played after Week 7 — the week after the T-Bolts clinched a bid to the postseason with a romp over Thornwood. Uh, oh. That’s not much fun after all. If the regular season ended then, the T-Bolts, 6-1 at the time, would have drawn the 26th seed and would have played seventh-seeded Nazareth Academy on the road in Class 7A. Yikes. There aren’t a lot of easy teams in the Class 7A bracket, but Nazareth would not be the first team I would care to see. Hopefully Saturday night will have better news. All is not lost in the Orland and Tinley areas. There are a handful of other schools with students and players from our two towns that people will be eager to see how they fare on Saturday night. Providence Catholic A chunk of area residents are Celtics fans and through the seventh week, Providence was slotted as the 13th seed in Class 6A and would have faced fourthseeded Kenwood. Seeds are based on record and number of opponents’ wins, which makes it strange that a power such as Providence would be seeded considerably lower than a team it could probably beat by 30. But that’s all going to change on Saturday. Maybe the Celtics will be paired against a team they can beat by 50! Lincoln-Way East While it’s impossible to say that a team for sure is going to win it all, defending Class 8A champion East looks like a beast again. It would be a shocker if the Griffs did not bring home another title. After seven weeks, East had the top seed and would have hosted 32nd-seed Downers Grove South. It’s probably too early to say this, but if East wins is all again, we have to start thinking if this is the greatest team in school history and where it ranks in IHSA history. I’ll get back to you on that in November. Marist The RedHawk’s coach (Ron Dawczak), QB (Mike Markett), key receivers (Jadon Thompson and A.J. Markett) and others have Orland Park or Tinley Park ties, and the team was seeded fifth in Class 8A after seven weeks and would have hosted 28th-seeded Minooka. Brother Rice The Crusaders had an awful season in 2017, going 2-7, but are more than making up for it this year. Through seven weeks, they were 7-0 and had the second seed in Class 8A behind Lincoln-Way East. They would have hosted 31stseeded Zion-Benton. Mt. Carmel The Jordan Lynch era is not too bad, and the Caravan through seven games were seeded ninth in Class 7A and would have hosted a somewhat dangerous 24th-seeded Benet Academy squad. Enjoy the holiday on Saturday! LISTEN UP “Oh my gosh, I feel terrible. She would have made it to state four years in a row.” Joanna James — Sandburg golfer, on finding out senior teammate Hannah Kilbane was too ill to compete in sectional action What 2 Watch Girls tennis, TBA, Thursday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 20 • The Illinois High School Association state finals take place at various northwest suburban high schools. INDEX 45 - Athlete of the Week 43 - St. Michael wins basketball tourney Compiled by Sports Editor, Jeff Vorva, J.Vorva@22NDCM.com


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.opprairie.com | October 18, 2018 MAKE IT A DOZEN Sandburg’s boys cross country team wins its 12th SWSC title in the 14-year history of the league, Page 45 OUT OF THE PLAYOFFS Sandburg had a halftime lead but lost a thriller to Lincoln- Way Central to get eliminated from playoff consideration, Page 44 Sandburg tennis and golf stars have wild weekend, Page 46 The dynamic Sandburg doubles tennis team of Jayme Gross and Anna Loureiro (clockwise, from top left) gave up just one game en route to a sectional tennis title. Eagle sophomore golfer Athena Kwon finished 15th in the state in Class 2A and junior Max Farley was a shot off the pace for first in the state early in Class 3A, but weather and an IHSA decision changed all that. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA, 22ND CENTURY MEDIA COMPREHENSIVE WOMEN’S CARE FOR LIFE Whether you visit us at Palos Hospital or in Tinley Park, you’ll find acalming, spa-like setting and individualized services for women, including 3D mammography and ultrasound imaging. paloshealth.com Call 708.827.2030 to schedule amammogram. Next day appointments available.

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