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Closure Body found in

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Andrew teacher, Page 5

That festive

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Holiday Guide, Inside

Tinley Park

coin enthusiast

receives lifetime

achievement

award from Illinois

Numismatic

Association, Page 3

Bill Birk, a

resident of Tinley Park

and president of the Oak Forest Numismatic

Society, displays a sample collection of some of his rare coins. He

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THURSDAY

Thanksgiving Free Trainings

7, 8, & 9 a.m., Nov. 22,

The Train Station Gym,

16902 S. Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park. The Train Station

Gym is hosting its annual

charity event on Thanksgiving

by offering three free

training sessions to people

who donate a backpack, or

a pack of woman or men’s

underwear and/or socks.

The gym has partnered with

Almost Home, a nonprofit

that serves the needs of local

homeless men and women.

For more information,

please visit www.thetrainstations.com.

TP-PD Thanksgiving Hours

7 a.m.- 2 p.m., Bettenhausen

Recreation Center

and Tinley Fitness, 8125

W. 171st St, Tinley Park.

The gyms will be open on

Thanksgiving for select

hours.

SUNDAY

Eddie Korosa Concert

2-3 p.m., Nov. 25, Tinley

Park Public Library - Meeting

Room A&B, 7851 Timber

Drive. Join musician

Eddie Korosa for his “November-fest”

performance.

For more information, please

call (708) 532-0160

MONDAY

Tech Time: Drop-in Help

9-11 a.m., Nov. 26, Tinley

Park Public Library - 1st

Floor Computer Classroom,

7851 Timber Drive. Those

puzzles by technology can

bring their devices for 1-on-

1 assistance during this dropin

help period. For more information,

please call (708)

532-0160

Radio Goes to War

11 a.m.-12 p.m., Nov.

26, Tinley Park Public Library

- Meeting Room A&B,

7851 Timber Drive. World

War II marked the first time

Americans could hear about

a global war through radio.

Join Steve Darnall, examining

some of the ways radio

brought the war into the lives

of its listeners. For more information,

please call (708)

532-0160

The Write Life Writers Group

6:30-8 p.m., Nov. 26,

Tinley Park Public Library

- Meeting Room B, 7851

Timber Drive. Connect with

local writers eager to improve

their crafts. For more

information, please call

(708) 532-0160

TUESDAY

Cafe Ole

7-8 p.m., Nov. 27, Tinley

Park Public Library, 7851

Timber Drive. For students

in grades 6-12 to kick back

with cookies and a hot or

cold drink, hang out with

friends, and enjoy a new

game or craft. For more information,

please call (708)

532-0160

Tinley Tomes

7:30-8:30 p.m., Nov. 27,

Tinley Park Public Library

- Meeting Room A, 7851

Timber Drive. The Tinley

Tomes book club will discuss

“Fahrenheit 451” by

Rad Bradbury. For more information,

please call (708)

532-0160

WEDNESDAY

Preschool Stories

11-11:30 a.m., Nov. 28,

Tinley Park Public Library

- 2nd Floor Youth Services

Activity Room, 7851 Timber

Drive. Storytime, crafts, and

activities for 3- to 5-yearsolds

and parents. No registration

required. Sign in at

the Youth Services Desk prior

to start time. For more information,

please call (708)

532-0160

UPCOMING

Holiday Market

6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov.

30; 12-5 p.m., Saturday and

Sunday, Dec. 1 and Dec.

2, Oak Park Avenue Metra

station, 6700 S. St., south

parking lot). Stroll through

a heated tent and shop for

unique, handmade crafts.

Food and live music by local

groups will entertain all

weekend. There also will

be activities for children,

including making holiday

crafts, writing letters for soldiers

and decorating cookies.

For more information,

visit downtowntinley.com/

events.

Community Tree Lighting

Ceremony

6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30,

Zabrocki Plaza, 17375 S.

Oak Park Avenue. Village

officials will light the 35-

foot community holiday tree

to kick off the month of December.

Holiday music and

a sing-along will precede

the lighting and start at 5:30

p.m. For more information,

visit downtowntinley.com/

events.

Holiday Art Workshop

6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov.

30, Vogt Visual Arts Center,

17420 S. 67th Court. Instructor

Marlo Steinke will

lead a holiday art workshop.

Tickets are $25 for residents

and $33 for nonresidents.

For more information, visit

www.tinleyparkdistrict.org/

calendar-of-events.

Trains & Miniatures Gallery

Reception

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 1,

Vogt Visual Arts Center,

17420 S. 67th Court. In conjunction

with the Downtown

Tinley Holiday Market, an

artist reception and open

house will be held for the

Trains & Miniatures Gallery

running from Dec. 1 to Jan.

26.

Tinley’s Toyland Parade

11:45 a.m., Saturday, Dec.

1, 175th St. to Zabrocki Plaza.

Tinley’s Toyland Parade

celebrates the official arrival

of Santa and Mrs. Claus. The

guests of honor will arrive at

the Oak Park Avenue Metra

station immediately after the

parade. Children are encouraged

to bring an unwrapped

toy to donate to a local charity.

For more information,

visit downtowntinley.com/

events.

Journey of Joy

1-6 p.m., Dec. 1 & Dec.

2, Faith Christian Reformed

Church, 8383 W. 171st St.,

Tinley Park. Tours begin

every 10 minutes. Admission

is free and the event is

wheelchair accessible. Refreshments

available. For

more information, please

call (708) 532-8300.

ONGOING

Calls from Santa

5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 1

to Nov. 30, Tony Bettenhausen

Recreation Center, 8125

W. 171st St. For children

ages 4-10 only. The Tinley

Park-Park District has

made special arrangements

to receive a call from Santa

Claus between 3-7 p.m. from

Dec. 3 to Dec. 14. Must register

by Nov. 30 by completing

a call form. One call per

household.

LIST IT YOURSELF

Reach out to thousands of daily

users by submitting your event at

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For just print*, email all information to

bill@opprairie.com

*Deadline for print is 5 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication.

Santa’s Mailbox

5:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Nov. 1

to Nov. 25, Tony Bettenhausen

Recreation Center, 8125

W. 171st St. For children

ages 3-12 only. Due to the

large volume of Christmas

mail last year, the Tinley

Park-Park District has been

asked to help with the mail

delivery to the North Pole.

Children who would like to

write to Santa and receive

a personal letter from him

should drop off their letters

at “Santa’s Mailbox” during

normal business hours for

free. Letters must include

addresses and be received

on or before Nov. 25 for a

response.

Tinley Park Al-Anon Group

10 a.m., Tuesdays, First

Presbyterian Church, 6200

W. 167th Street, Tinley Park.

Al-Anon meetings are for

anyone who feel their life

has been affected by a problem

drinker. There are no

dues or fees. All meetings

are confidential.

Southwest Suburban

Widow/Widowers Social

Club

6:30-9 p.m. Next meeting

date: Dec. 7, Zion Lutheran

Church, 17100 South 69th

ave. Tinley Park. The South

Suburban widow/widowers

is a group of people, caring,

sharing and reaching out to

one another in friendship.

For more information call

Phyllis Peterson 708-636-

6534 or Bill Dolehide at

(708) 342-6820.


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The tinley junction | November 21, 2018 | 3

Former teacher’s love

of coins started early

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Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

Bill Birk’s love of coins

started approximately 70

years ago, when his great

grandmother shared some

Indian Head pennies.

“I still have those,” said

the 72-year-old Tinley Park

resident and president of the

Oak Forest Numismatic Society.

Earlier this month, Illinois

Numismatic Association

President Jim Paicz

honored Birk with the ILNA

Ralph Windquist Lifetime

Achievement Award, as

38 fellow members of the

Oak Forest coin club gathered

for a ceremony. Birk

described the experience

as “unexpected and humbling.”

“Bill has given back

with his heart,” Paicz said.

“Nobody has ever asked

him to. Watching him do

what he has done for 30

years, we felt it was the

right time.”

There are 36 local coin

clubs in the state as well as

the ILNA. Southland clubs

include Oak Forest, Hazel

Crest, and Joliet, though

members don’t have to reside

in those areas. They

just have to be interested in

currency.

Birk taught in various elementary

schools in Tinley

Park, Orland Park and Oak

Forest for decades, until he

retired in 2007. Nowadays

he still works with students

at Trinity Lutheran School

through its chess club and

gives education presentations

at his former schools

in Community Consolidated

School District 146 as

well as the Tinley Park Public

Library.

“I would use coins while

I taught,” Birk said. “The

kids who did all their work

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tinleyjunction.com

Independent

candidate

running for

Tinley Park

trustee seat

Cody Mroczka, Editor

A political

newcomer unaffiliated

with

any party is

hoping to be

elected to one

of the three

Village of Tinley

Park trust-

Godlewski

ee positions in the next municipal

election this April.

Brian Godlewski officially

announced his candidacy

back on Sept. 16 through a

Facebook post on his page

at “Brian Godlewski – Tinley

Park.” A 14-year resident

of Tinley Park, Godlewski is

a real estate broker at Baird

& Wagner and also is a substitute

teacher. He cited a

15-year background in the

real estate industry including

commercial, residential, and

governmental experience in

urban planning and economic

development.

In his announcement,

Godlewski said he was an

independent candidate who

would not accept any campaign

donations. He is a

graduate of Loyola University

and the University of Illinois

at Chicago. Godlewski

resides in the village with his

wife, Dawn, their two children,

and two dogs.

The three trustee seats

up for election in April are

held by Michael Pannitto

and Brian Younker, both

elected in 2015, and John

Curran, appointed last June

to replace Michael Mangin

who resigned. The seat was

originally held by Jake Vandenberg

until he was elected

mayor in 2017.

New Tinley Park political party backs three trustee candidates

Cody Mroczka, Editor

A trio of Tinley Park residents

and first-time candidates

are being backed by

a new political party led by

two current elected officials

seeking to win the three open

trustee seats in the next municipal

election this April.

Village of Tinley Park

Trustee Michael Glotz and

Clerk Kristin Thirion officially

announced on Nov. 3

the formation of One Tinley

Park along with a slate of

trustee candidates in William

Brennen, Diane Galante, and

Michael Mueller.

FROM THE FRANKFORT STATION

Saving the animals, one print

at a time

As she looked out of her

office window at the Brookfield

Zoo, Frankfort resident

Sandi Dornhecker knew she

had to begin painting what

she saw.

For Dornhecker, who has

worked at the zoo for 26

years and serves as the facility’s

vice president of human

resources, art is the ideal way

to convey her love for animals.

Her journey began with

a series of animal drawings

created with colored pencils.

“I’ve been doing my animal

art for about four years,”

Dornhecker said. “I have a

passion for animals — that is

the focus of my art. Some of

the artwork [is] from photos

that I’ve taken at the zoo. It’s

coins

From Page 3

would be able to pick little

prizes. Some of those prizes

would be coins.”

Though Birk does not

care for all the recognition,

he is happy to talk

Born and

countant for

2009, Mueller

raised in Tinley

an automotive

is a principal

Park,

manufacturer

software archi-

Brennan is

in Frankfort

tect for CSG

an insurance

where she has

International

agent who

worked for the

where he has

owns and

last 25 years

worked for the

operates an Brennan and currently Galante last 14 years. Mueller

agency in La-

serves on the

He is a twotime

Grange with State Farm. He Village’s Marketing and

graduate of Loyola Uni-

was previously a paramedic Branding Commission and versity and resides in the Will

and serves as a Board Member

at St. Coletta’s of Illinois,

a nonprofit based in Tinley

Park. He resides in the village

with his wife Lindsay

and their three children.

A resident of Tinley Park

since 1996, Galante is an ac-

Economic Commercial Commission.

She is a graduate of

the University of Illinois at

Chicago and resides in the

village with her husband Joe

and their two children.

A former Chicago resident

who moved to Tinley Park in

County portion of the village

with his wife Tracy and their

two children.

The three trustee seats up

for election in April are held

by Michael Pannitto and

Brian Younker, both elected

in 2015, and John Curran,

fun to just walk out at lunchtime

and visit the animals.”

While big cats are her favorite

animals to portray,

Dornhecker regularly brings

a variety of species to life

through her artwork, including

giraffes and zebras.

“I have a large zebra I’m

working on right now,” she

said. “If you saw my office at

the zoo, it’s covered with giraffes,

including pictures and

knickknacks.”

Dornhecker said she hopes

her work brings exposure to

species that are becoming

extinct. Many of the animals

that she works with at the

Brookfield Zoo are on the endangered

species list.

“This is why I’m drawn

to do my art,” she said. “I’m

hoping to bring attention to

the plight of some of the animals

who are endangered. A

about his prized possessions.

A huge Chicago

White Sox fan, one of

Birk’s favorites is a 1917

design with the baseball

team’s logo.

“I have a half dime that

looks like a jewel,” he said.

“I have a 1803 half dollar

that is rare. If you want to

percentage of my sales I donate

back to the causes that

are helping endangered animals.”

Reporting by Mary Compton,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit FrankfortStation.com.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Orland Park woman

remembered for boundless

kindness, generosity,

leadership

Miriam Zayed lived

each day of her life with

kindness and selflessness,

and for the many accomplishments

she made

through those temperaments,

she is being remembered

and missed in the Orland

Park and greater Chicagoarea

communities.

Zayed died of natural

spend money for a good

coin, get a Carson [City

Morgan Silver] Dollar that

was released when Richard

Nixon was president.

If there’s one coin that has

history to it, it’s the Carson

Dollar.”

Judy Green met Bill and

his wife Darlene over 30

causes Oct. 23 at the age of

68. She was a community

leader, activist, daughter, sister,

wife, mother and grandmother,

but above all she

was a friend to anyone who

needed one.

In 1978, Zayed and her

family moved to Orland

Park, where she lived since

that time. Her involvement

in community leadership and

advocacy roles increased at

that time, as did the respect

she earned from her community.

She was involved with the

Arab American Institute in

Washington, D.C., the Arab

American Democratic Club

as its treasurer, the Orland

Township Democratic Organization,

the Beitunia Club of

Chicago and the Arab American

Ladies Society, which

helped fund the Mosque

years ago at Trinity Lutheran

Church in Tinley Park.

Green joined the Oak Forest

Numismatic Society for its

493rd consecutive meeting

on Nov. 5 when Birk was

honored.

“With Bill, he doesn’t

broadcast his ‘good deeds’

- he just does them,” Green

appointed last June to replace

Michael Mangin who

resigned. Curran’s seat was

originally held by Jake Vandenberg

until he was elected

mayor in April 2017. That

September, Glotz and Thirion

formally separated from

the Concerned Citizens for

Tinley Park political party

less than six months after

securing victories in a CCTP

sweep of the elections which

saw Vandenberg win his first

term for mayor, Thirion for

clerk, and Glotz for trustee.

Additionally, Trustees Cynthia

Berg and William Brady

won on the CCTP ticket.

Foundation in Bridgeview.

Samir Khalil, chairman of

the Arab American Democratic

Club, said he was

blessed to have known Zayed

and shared time with her.

“Miriam was empathetic

and was able to put herself

in other people’s shoes,” he

said. “It was never about

‘me’ and ‘I.’ She never lost

the ability to ask questions.

She made sure everyone’s

concerns were listened to

and understood, and then she

would move on.”

In addition to her volunteerism

and advocacy, Zayed

taught for roughly 30 years at

Charles W. Earle Elementary

School in Chicago’s Englewood

neighborhood.

Reporting by Meredith Dobes,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit OPPrairie.com.

said. “Serving as president

of the club, because someone

was needed to fill the office;

establishing the chess

club at Trinity with the kids;

teaching Bible study to the

seniors; giving his talks in

the area. That sort of unselfish

service and dedication

should be honored.”


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The tinley junction | November 21, 2018 | 5

Retired Andrew teacher missing since September found dead

Cody Mroczka, Editor

Dan Jarski, a 62-year-old

retired Victor J. Andrew High

School teacher reported missing

since September, was

found dead on Saturday, Nov.

10 in Kankakee River State

Park, according to the Will

County Coroner’s Office. Jarski

Jarski, of Grant Park, had

been reported missing since Sept. 9. He was

pronounced dead at 11:25 a.m. Saturday after

his body was found in Wesley Township

in the Will County portion of the state park,

From Nov. 14 From Nov. 16

approximately 40 miles south of Tinley Park

where Jarski taught science until 2016.

The coroner’s office said Jarski was identified

by dental records on Tuesday, Nov.

12. The cause and manner of death are still

under investigation by several law enforcement

agencies including the Illinois State

Police and the Illinois Conversation Police,

according to the coroner’s office press release.

Jarski’s relatives also confirmed the

news via the Find Dan Jarski Facebook

page.

“The family got final confirmation from

the Will County Coroners office,” a post

from Tuesday night said. “As a family, we

are empty. This has been such a long road

for us.”

Numerous search efforts were undertaken

in the last two months by law enforcement,

missing person organizations, and by family

and friends who most recently organized

a search party on Saturday. Jarski had been

last seen on Sept. 9 driving his red Chevy

City Express van traveling west near Interstate

57. His vehicle was located two days

later in a hunting area without signs of the

married father of three.

On Oct. 20 family, friends, and former students

gathered for a vigil of hope at Andrew

where Jarski was a teacher for 23 years.

Will County State’s Attorney: Tinley Park man found guilty of murder

Cody Mroczka, Editor

Southwest suburban newspapers seek aid for Malibu

Surfside News part of publisher

22nd Century Media’s extended

family

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

From Nov. 16

A jury found a Tinley Park

man guilty of first-degree

murder on Thursday, Nov. 15

following criminal court proceedings,

Will County State’s

Attorney James Glasgow announced.

Bahaa Sam, 52, beat his Sam

wife to death with a weightlifting

bar on the morning of Dec. 19, 2012,

Most have likely seen or heard of the

devastation taking place as wildfires have

raged throughout the state of California this

month, including the recent Woolsey Fire

that ravaged Malibu.

What many may not know is that The Tinley

Junction publisher 22nd Century Media

also produces the Malibu Surfside News,

which has been reporting on the fires since

mandatory evacuations for Malibu went into

effect the morning of Friday, Nov. 9. Since

Glasgow said in a statement. Nermeen Sam

was found lying in the grass near a tree in

front of the Tinley Park residence with severe

trauma to the back of the head, according

to media reports from the time.

Sam’s three children testified against him

at trial as well as a witness who reported seeing

the defendant striking the victim. The

jury rejected claims by Sam’s defense team

that he was insane or mentally ill when the

crime was committed. A sentencing date has

not yet been scheduled, but Sam faces 20 to

then, as of press time, at least three people

are dead, one councilmember was hospitalized

and more than 1,100 structures were

destroyed in the Woolsey Fire.

First and foremost, our hearts go out to

those who have been impacted by the disaster.

It is a community that is close to us

despite being more than 2,000 miles away

from Chicago.

With that in mind, we also would like to

share the following list of resources compiled

by the Surfside News for anyone looking

to help.

The County of Los Angeles recommends

monetary donations to the following organizations

supporting victims of the Woolsey

Fire.

• American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

• United Way: www.unitedwayla.org

60 years in prison. Circuit Judge Amy Bertani

Tomczak is handling the sentencing.

“Bahaa Sam knew exactly what he was

doing when he beat his wife to death on a

cold winter day six years ago,” Glasgow

said. “Thanks to a first-rate investigation

by Tinley Park police and skilled trial work

by my prosecutors, Steve Platek and Tom

Slazyk, the jury saw through this cynical attempt

by the defendant to deny responsibility

for this brutal attack against his defenseless

wife.”

• LA County Animal Care Foundation:

www.lacountyanimals.org

• LA Fire Department Foundation: www.

supportlafd.org

The City of Malibu additionally suggests

assistance through Boys & Girls Club of

Malibu.

• Community relief: bgcmalibu.org/do

nate-malibu-community-relief

• Equestrian relief: bgcmalibu.org/donatemalibu-equestrian-relief

For those looking to stay up to date on

Malibu news, we have temporarily dropped

our subscription requirement for the Surfside

News online, as we cover the disaster

and its aftermath. You can read online, exclusive

coverage and see a digital version

of our print edition at MalibuSurfsideNews.

com/woolseyfire

Threat against

student reported

at Tinley school

Cody Mroczka, Editor

The Tinley Park Police Department responded

to an incident at Central Middle

School on the morning of Friday, Nov. 16

in regards to a reported threat made by one

student to another, according to TPPD Chief

Matthew Walsh.

According to a letter sent by CMS Principal

Randy Fortin to parents and legal

guardians dated Nov. 16, the school’s administration

“became aware of a social

media (Snapchat) post that indicated cyber

bullying and threats against a student at

CMS.” Walsh said the Oak Forest Police

Department was handling the incident.

The threat was between two students and

there was no reference or intention toward

CMS or the student body as a whole, Walsh

said. Fortin’s note said students were held

in the main gym for five minutes while staff

was briefed and then released for the regular

day by 7:50 a.m.

“Steps have been taken to support the

students involved,” the note said. “I appreciate

our partnership with our students and

parents who brought this to our attention.

These actions have allowed us to proactively

ensure that CMS is safe.”

This was the second incident at CMS

this week involving a social media threat,

referenced in the note and confirmed by

Walsh. Walsh said that the threat was investigated

and found not credible. According

to a separate note from Fortin dated

Nov. 14, CMS’s administration was alerted

to a social media post late night Tuesday,

Nov. 13 regarding a potential threat. Walsh

said the incident was being handled internally

by the school.

“We will continue to deliver lessons on

cyber bullying and internet safety,” the note

on Nov. 16 stated. “Please help us by continuing

these conversations in your home

about the appropriate use of social media.

Please monitor your child’s social media accounts

and inform us of any concerns.”

Calls to the Oak Forest Police Department

and Central Middle School administration

were not immediately returned on

Friday afternoon. The school is located at

18146 South Oak Park Avenue and is a part

of Community Consolidated School District

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Sophie Hummitsch, an 8th

grader at St. George School,

enjoys cooking and could

see herself working as an

interior designer some day.

She is this week’s Standout

Student.

What is one essential to

studying?

One essential I must have

while studying is music because

it keeps me focused.

What do you like to do

when not in school or not

studying?

When I’m not in school

or studying, I like playing

video games and to hang out

with my friends.

What is your dream job?

One job I would love to

have is an interior designer

Photo Op

Tinley Park resident

Susan Yasillo submitted

this iPhone photo of a

spider web in the cell of

a fence. She added, “I

captured it on a recent

foggy morning walk.

The web is covered with

drops of dew.”

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What are some of your most

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songs are “Do you” by

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and “Dynamo” by Puppet.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

One thing people don’t

know about me is that I really

enjoy cooking.

Whom do you look up to and

why?

I look up to Indiana Massara

because she makes

everyone happy no matter

what, and that’s what everyone

wants.

What do you keep under

your bed?

I keep extra blankets under

my bed in case I get cold

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Who is your favorite teacher

and why?

My favorite teacher is

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questions, and we do fun activities

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What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite class is reading

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What’s one thing that stands

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and it’s always nice to get

fresh air in the middle of the

day.

What extracurricular(s) do

you wish your school had?

One extracurricular I wish

my school had is a cross

country team, or just a running

team in general.

What’s your morning

routine?

At 6:30 I wake up and go

eat. Then, I get my siblings

breakfast and get myself

ready. At 7:20, I start getting

all my school things together,

then head out the door.

If you could change one thing

about school what would it

be?

If I could change one thing

about my school it would be

longer recess/lunch time.

What’s your best memory

from school?

I can’t pick one favorite,

but one good memory is

the walk-a-thons we used to

have where everyone walked

a few blocks around the

school with their class while

students are yelling at cars to

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From The Editor

Giving thanks this holiday season

Cody Mroczka

cody@tinleyjunction.com

The winter holiday

season can be a joyful

time for some families

and a painful reminder

to others.

There is always a lot to

be thankful for, but the irreplaceable

loss of a family

member or a close friend

hits the hardest around this

time of year. Though we

understand that death, even

unexpected or unfair, is a

part of life, setting one less

chair and plate at the dinner

table never gets easier.

I’m reminded of all the

tragic stories of loss readers

of The Junction have read

this year and all the families

who are left to pick up

the pieces once their loved

ones are gone. This holiday

season, I encourage you to

share thanks with those you

care about.

Let your children, parents,

brothers and sisters,

and even friends know

how much they are valued

and appreciated. Too

often words are left unsaid,

grudges held too long, and

opportunities missed to

show affection for those

who mean the most.

Do it for those who no

longer can and wish they

still could. You never know

if the last holiday you spend

with someone will be the

last.

PAWS Tinley Park at 4:05 p.m. on Nov. 13

“Our Pet Therapy team brought a few cats

& dogs to Heartis Village of Orland Park to

brighten the day! The animals and residents

left with big smiles on their faces!”

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“Trinity Lutheran students, faculty, and staff

were treated to a delicious Thanksgiving

feast today. Many thanks to our Trinity

Lutheran PTL and parent volunteers who

made this delicious meal possible.” -- @

TLCSTinleyPark, Trinity Tinley Park at 2:38

p.m. on Nov. 13.

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Letters to the Editor

Andrew’s NHS ceremony was

something special to watch

I have lived in Tinley Park

for close to 30 years and there

are many, many things that I

love about our Village and the

quality of life here. During

those 30 years I did not have

children that attended Victor

J. Andrew High School so

my knowledge of VJA was

pretty much limited to what

I heard from neighbors and

friends and what I read in

the paper. Well, all that has

changed.

I had an opportunity to attend

the induction ceremony

to the National Honor Society

on Wed., November 7th.

Over 80 juniors and a few

seniors were inducted that

night. The Principal, Robert

Nolting, gave a speech that

was empowering and motivating.

He stood and gave

each student a handshake

and a pat on the back. The

faculty and staff that spoke

that evening were unbelievably

proud and supportive

of each inductee. I would

be remiss not to mention the

performances of the Choir

. Their voices were powerful

and amazing. The Choir

Director was 100% in it for

his students. His passion was

evident. I was totally blown

away by the whole evening.

Never again will I grumble

about school real estate taxes.

The Principal and staff

are all behind an effort to

make their students excel

in all facets of their development.

It is evident

that they care and they are

passionate that the students

grow in academics, service,

leadership and character.

Thank you Principal Nolting

and all VJA staff for all you

do for your students. VJA

students: Keep Striving and

Keep Making us Proud.

Kellie J. Peterson,

Tinley Park resident

Thank you for the memories

Thanksgiving has become

more special with each passing

year. I think back and

remember waking up to the

wonderful aromas of cooking

with my mother at the

stove with her lace apron on

and dad rushing out the door

for some last minute items.

A small Italian family, close

knit with grandma, aunts, uncles

and cousins all coming

over for dinner. All dressed

so nicely. Tables were set

stretching from the dining

room to the living room.

The kitchen table saved for

the deserts. Mom made it

seem so effortless. She loved

Thanksgiving because it al-

ways fell around her birthday.

We were all together

enjoying wonderful food and

a warm atmosphere. Now our

parents are gone and everyone

has scattered to the four

winds. It’s not the same, so

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For the cultures

Customary dishes, traditional dances

highlight Tinley Park High School’s

International Fest, Page 14

Slice of life Kenootz Pizza

celebrates 30 years of business a year after

opening second location in Homer, Page 16

Tinley Park-Park District and Kidz Theater present

‘Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett,’ Page 13

Left to right:

Caitlin Reiter as

Dr. Marla Brett and

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Dr. Lizzie Linkester

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In Memoriam

Janice Byrd

Janice (Sadowsky) Byrd,

76, of Tinley Park, died on

Nov. 4 after a long illness.

Born in Worcester, she was

the daughter of Irving and

Edith (Rosenberg) Sadowsky.

She leaves behind

her husband Phillip and two

sons, Michael of Chicago

and David from Austin, TX.

She also leaves a sister Linda

and her husband Richard

Katz of Worcester and two

nieces, Sheri Ross and Michelle

White and their husbands

and children.

James Dunn

James J.

Dunn, 84, of

Tinley Park,

died on Nov. 11. Veteran U.S.

Army. Past Grand Knight

and 4th Degree Member of

Knights of Columbus Cardinal

Bernadine Council #324.

Beloved husband of Patricia

Dunn (nee Gagliano) for

38 years. Adored brother of

Virginia Dunn. Loving father

of Denise (Ron) Pope

and Pamela Ferruzza. Cherished

grandfather of Sharon

(Jim) Templin, Nina (Jason)

Combs,

Courtney, Melissa

and great

grandfather of

Victoria, Joseph,

James,

Avery, Luke

and Nolan. Dear uncle to

many nieces and nephews.

Devoted brother in law of

Vivian (Larry) Durant. Interment

Holy Sepluchre Cemetery.

Please omit flowers.

Joanne Younker

Joanne R. Younker, 70,

of Tinley Park, died sud-

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denly on Nov.

11. Beloved

wife of the

late Floyd

Younker. Loving

mother

of Brian

Younker, Lori (Mike) Dusik,

and has reunited with her

daughter Cynthia in eternal

Heaven. Proud grandmother

of Brian (Amanda), Tommy

(Lexus) and Olivia Younker.

Dear sister of the late James

(Gwen) Patton. Caring aunt

of several nieces and nephews.

Interment in Tinley Memorial

Cemetery. In lieu of

flowers, a donation to Tinley

Wish www.tinleywish.org or

to Tinley Methodist Church.

For more information on services,

please call (708) 532-

1635 or www.vandenbergfu

neralhome.com

June Staackmann

June Marie

Staackmann

(nee Koehler),

88, died on

Nov. 11. Proud

lifelong Tinley

Park resident.

June’s family

is part of the original Homesteader’s

of Tinley Park.

Longtime volunteer and

supporter of the Matteson

and Tinley Park historical

societies. Beloved wife of

the late Joachim W. Staackmann.

Dear cousin and aunt

to many nieces and nephews.

Interment private at

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donation

to the Tinley Park Historical

Society (6727 174th St.

Tinley Pk. 60477) would be

appreciated.

Have someone’s life you’d like

to honor? Email Editor Cody

Mroczka at cody@tinleyjunc

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about a loved one who was a

part of the Tinley Park community.

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Free Community Meal

5:30-6:30 p.m. on third

Thursday of every month.

Live Nativity

1-6 p.m., Dec. 1 and Dec.

2. All ages are invited to

enjoy the 40-minute guided

tour to Bethlehem leading

up to the birth of Christ (including

live animals). Tours

begin every 10 minutes. No

charge for admission and

event is wheelchair accessible.

For more information,

please (708) 532-8300.

First Baptist Church of Tinley Park (7025 W.

179th St., Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

10:45 a.m.

St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic Church

(17500 S. 84th Ave., Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

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

11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. (in Polish),

and 6:15 p.m. every

week.

Tinley Park Community Church (7939 W.

167th St., Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

10:30 a.m. Fellowship

and refreshment to follow

afterward.

Tinley Park United Methodist Church (6875

W. 173rd Place, Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

9:30 a.m. Nursery care is

available for families.

Tinley Park Food Pantry

8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information,

please contact Chuck Okresik

at (708) 614-7739.

Trinity Lutheran Church (6850 W. 159th St.,

Tinley Park)

Sunday Services

8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church (17100 South 69th

Ave., Tinley Park)

Free Community Meal

5:30-6:30, on first Thursday

of every month

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Pets, love and understanding highlight fall production

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

Have you ever wished

that you could communicate

with your beloved cat, dog,

turtle or chicken?

Covered Bridge Kidz

Theater and the Tinley Park-

Park District examined the

“claws” and effect of this

paws-itively tempting concept

with a delightful production

of “Understanding

Your Pet with Dr. Marla

Brett.” The hilarious romp

was fun for the entire family

as the cast of six- to nineyear-olds

explored the relationship

between person and

pet during performances on

Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 at the

Tinley Park Performing Arts

Center.

Andrew Frodahl’s one-act

play begins at the office of

Dr. Lizzie Linkester, played

by Aubrey Brosius, as she

prepares for the arrival of

her mentor Dr. Marla Brett,

played by Caitlin Reiter,

who has developed a new

pill that allows people to

understand the thoughts of

their animals. A few unforeseen

side-effects emerge and

the doctors must help the

humans – including a senator,

chicken farmer and beekeeper

– who are now acting

like their pets.

Prior to the Nov. 16 dress

rehearsal, “Understanding

Your Pet with Dr. Marla

Brett” director Leslie Peternell

explained that humor is

at the heart of the production

and the actors themselves

had a hand in many of the on

and off stage decisions that

made the show a success.

“It’s just so fun,” said Peternell.

“They are amazing

kids and to watch them own

these characters is hilarious.

“They have made choices

that I would never have selected

for them, necessarily,

that really add dimension to

the roles. They all had a hand

in selecting their costumes.

“They all helped come up

with the design of the set.

There was a lot of creative

input from them and it was

awesome to see them stretch

their wings and really express

themselves.”

Nine-year-old Orland

Park resident Maddie Culver

drew from her own love

of dogs to portray Senator

Weatherbee’s animal-loving

assistant Riley.

“I like hanging out with all

the people and acting,” she

said of the production.

Producer Daniel DeWalt

enjoyed watching the cast

grow and become more confident

“from the beginning

to the cold read through to

them knowing their lines,

knowing their blocking, taking

some risks and developing

their character.”

He explained that being a

part of a collaboration like

the fall production has exponential

benefits for young

actors and actresses.

“It’s creative,” DeWalt

said. “It stimulates their

brains and their souls, develops

communication skills,

coping skills, self-confidence

and helps the kids to

learn social skills that they

might not get in other settings.

“They learn how it’s important

to be in an ensemble

as opposed to being the star

outside of the ensemble.

They learn how to make

the other person look great,

which makes them look

great. They get a lot out of

it.”

Up next in December,

Covered Bridge and the Tinley

Park-Park District will be

presenting their Children’s

Theater and Teen Theater

productions of “Young Sherlock”

and “It’s a Wonderful

Life,” respectfully. Tinley

Park resident Lily Grzeslo,

Liana Lill (left to right) as Dalaney welcomes Michael Halleran as Senator Weatherbee and Maddie Culver as Riley to the

vet office during a dress rehearsal on Nov. 16. PHOTOS BY LAURIE FANELLI/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

13, is looking forward to

taking the stage as Zuzu in

the teen play.

“I love that I get to express

my creativity in more ways

than I used to when I wasn’t

in the plays. I really like that

I can make new friends here.

It feels like this is my home

and it’s really fun,” said Grzeslo.

Performances of “Young

Sherlock” and “It’s A Wonderful

Life” will take place

at the Tinley Park Performing

Arts Center (16801 S.

80th Ave.) on Dec. 14 to

Dec. 16 and tickets will be

on sale to the public around

Dec. 10. More information

about upcoming performing

arts programming can be

found at www.tinleyparkdistrict.org.

Brody Viau, who plays a chicken farmer and Clare Melody, who plays a beekeeper, chat at

the vet office in the production “Understanding Your Pet with Dr. Marla Brett.”


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International Fest

showcases diversity

of Tinley Park HS

Cody Mroczka, Editor

More than 15 cultures

were represented at Tinley

Park High School’s 2018 International

Fest held on Nov.

2.

Sponsored by the Seekers

Diversity Club, the annual

event started in 2005 highlights

the diverse student

body by offering a chance

for classmates to represent

their cultures through the

form of food and entertainment.

The nearly three-hour

event featured a potluckstyle

dinner with traditional

cuisine from Poland, India,

Haiti, Nigeria, and Philippines,

to name a few, but

also representations from

soul food and Cajun cultures.

Most of the proceeds

from the entry fees went to

worldwide humanitarian organizations.

“I really wanted it to represent

our entire student

body,” said Selime Baftiri-

Ballazhi, French teacher

and Seekers Diversity Club

sponsor. “We have over 15

countries represented.”

Following the community

style dinner, attendees

flocked to the gymnasium

to see students perform a

range of entertainment skits

including native dances,

songs, and spoken word

performances, all centered

around the message of unity.

Proceeds from the entry fees

went to worldwide humanitarian

organizations.

“That’s really been a message

well before the political

climate that currently exists,”

she said. “We wanted

to highlight as many cultures

as possible.”

Staying on the cutting edge of medicine is only part of what we do. The primary care doctors and staff

of Franciscan Physician Network are here for our patients. They also team with anumber of specialists

who can offer specific medical expertise should the need arise. And we feature MyChart –aneasyto-use

site that connects you with 24-7 online access to appointments, prescription refills, medical

records and more. Visit us online and get to know the doctors of Franciscan Physician Network.

Find your doctor: FranciscanDocs.org

Chicago Heights | Frankfort | Homewood | Matteson | Olympia Fields | Park Forest | Tinley Park

A potluck-style dinner with representations from more than

15 countries and cultures were shared by the Tinley Park

High School community on Nov. 2 at the 2018 International

Fest. CODY MROCZKA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

visit us online at

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The tinley junction | November 21, 2018 | 15

crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Inspire affection

7. Suffix with respond

10. British special forces,

for short

13. ___ del Fuego

14. Declare

15. It produces high quality

wine

16. Narrow

17. Verdi villain

18. John Boyd __

19. A circular, nutty street

in Lockport

21. Driving need

22. Vow words

25. Treasure map distances

26. A __ in the dark

27. Mammal coat

28. Swear words

29. Charter

30. Underhanded

32. Most cautious and

shrewd

35. Liquid sediment

37. National name on some

euros

38. Cactus

41. Baggage porter

45. Ship’s bottom

46. Lockport’s ___ Field

Restaurant

49. A.C. stat

50. Neighbor

51. Locked up

52. Collector’s goal

53. Came across

54. Assign

57. Louvre display

58. Gush

59. Hierarchy

63. International Red

Cross, e.g.: Abbr.

64. Makes work

65. Duck feathers

66. D.C. fig.

67. ___ amis

68. Most wily

Down

1. Dolls named for a film

alien

2. Tiny criticism

3. German for the

4. Musical Clapton

5. Shoe part

6. Utility contributors in

the UK

7. Vanish

8. Ethiopian royalty

9. Bring (out)

10. Wire-haired terrier

11. Behind in support

12. You can count on it

14. Gee follower

20. Was placed

22. Conditionals

23. Demand money from

a debtor

24. Miners’ find

26. Started back

28. Edible pod of the

south

31. Grown-up

33. Dogs

34. Colored like a certain

hound

36. Split the pot

38. Tribal VIP’s

39. French inn

40. One who eats excessively

42. ABC’s rival

43. Broke a fast

44. Wall Street order

47. Arches

48. Item in a photog’s

file

51. End

54. Pat

55. Peacock’s pride

56. Whirling water

60. Elton John duettist

Kiki

61. Hems and haws

62. What U can follow

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

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

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

TINLEY PARK

The Whistle Sports Bar &

Grill

(7537 W. 159th St.,

Tinley Park; (708) 904-

4990)

■■3-5 p.m. Saturdays and

Sundays: Happy Hour

Bailey’s Bar & Grill

(17731 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 429-

7955)

■■10 p.m. Fridays: DJ

Dance Party

■■9:30 p.m. Saturdays:

Live Music

Ed & Joe’s Restaurant &

Pizzeria

(17332 S. Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

3051)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Team Trivia

Hailstorm Brewing

(8060 186th St., Tinley

Park); (708) 480-2268)

■Thursdays: ■ Open mic

night

Old Tinley Pub & Eatery

(17020 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

4409)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia

Night

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Movie Night

■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Karaoke

Rich’s Pizza Joint

(7020 W. 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 532-8486)

■Tuesdays: ■ Get a large

(14”) thin crust pizza

for the price of a small

(10”). Dine-in, carry-out

or delivery.

Side Street American Tavern

(18401 N. Creek Drive,

Tinley Park; (708) 928-

8080)

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays: Flashback

Friday

Tinley Park Bowl

(7601 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 532-2955)

■10 ■ p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays:

Cosmic Bowl

Tribes Beer Company

(9501 W. 171st St., Tinley

Park (708) 966-2051)

■Noon-2 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Sunday Bloody Funday

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.stoll@22ndcenturymedia.

com.


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The Dish

Kenootz Pizza celebrates 30 years this month

Thomas Czaja

Contributing Editor

Ken Keeler can still remember

the exact time and

date, as well as the order.

It was 5:01 p.m. Nov. 23,

1988. The first order was

a large pizza with sausage,

onion, green pepper and

mushrooms, delivered to a

man next door to his business,

which Keeler opened

that day and called Kenootz

Pizza.

Kenootz was the nickname

given to Keeler by his

grandmother as a child, and

his mother told him to use

that namesake for his pizzeria

for good luck.

The business started in

Oak Forest, doubled its size

and moved to Midlothian,

changing its address there

once before settling into its

permanent location in that

town. It opened its second

location in Homer Glen in

May 2017, which has several

tables inside but is more of a

carryout and delivery spot,

as opposed to its Midlothian

counterpart, which has more

seating.

Keeler and his wife, Dee,

went into business with

Homer Glen residents Kris

and Tom Boylan, who now

run the Homer Kenootz

location. Keeler met Kris

when she worked as a waitress

at a now-closed restaurant

in Midlothian.

“I wanted to open a pizza

place out here [in Homer

Glen], but I’m too busy

at the one in Midlothian,”

Keeler said of how he and

his wife became co-owners

with the Boylans. “I needed

a third person, and I knew

how Kris worked. I handpicked

her to run this place.”

With the business about

to celebrate 30 years, Keeler

reflected on the time that

has gone by and was candid

when he said he could not

have envisioned things turning

out as well as they have.

“[The pizza business] was

the only business I really

knew,” Keeler said. “I had

worked at pizza places and

figured I could do it myself.”

The theme of listening to

the customer has allowed

Kenootz to survive and

thrive, as Kris always is

willing to fulfill a request a

customer might have if she

has the right ingredients,

even if it is not on the menu.

And Kenootz goes beyond

making pizza, with Keeler

long having been passionate

about giving back.

Kenootz Pizza

15755 S. Bell Road in

Homer Glen

Hours

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 737-7188

Web: www.kenootz.com

“He helps everybody,”

Dee said.

Over the years, Keeler has

spoken at career days from

elementary to high schools

about making pizzas, as well

as donated countless pies

and time to the likes of fire

and police, sports and school

fundraisers, churches, seniors,

and more. The charitable

concept is shared by

Kris, who has brought that

same giving nature to the

Homer Glen store.

“Whenever someone calls,

The thin crust, 16-inch large pizza ($19.99 for cheese)

is shown at Kenootz Pizza in Homer Glen, here with a

sausage topping added. JACQUELYN SCHLABACH/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

we try to do donate gift cards

or sponsor or figure it out,”

she said.

30th anniversary special

Keeler and Kris knew they

wanted to do something for

their customers to celebrate

30 years, so they decided to

create a special discount for

one day only as another form

of giving back.

On Sunday, Nov. 25, they

are planning an anniversary

special of $9.95 for a thin

crust, one-topping, 20-inch

pizza for pickup only at both

Kenootz locations.

“I personally just want

to thank everybody for 30

great years,” Keeler said. “It

means a lot.”

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The tinley junction | November 21, 2018 | 17

The Tinley Junction’s

The sellers have loved this great location to

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What: Custom ranch home with direct

access to walking trail!

Where: 8112 Mallow Drive, Tinley Park, IL

60477

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• 6321 Pine Ridge Ct 2d, Tinley Park,

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• 16632 Ridgeland Ave, Tinley Park,

60477-1870 - Us Bank Na Trustee to

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• 17421 70th Ave 3w, Tinley Park,

60477-3478 - Sarah Simons to

Francisca R. Almaraz, Flor Estella

Almaraz, $92,000

• 54 Corinth Dr, Tinley Park, 60477-

4819 - Velasquez Trust to Sandra

Kwarteng, $235,000

• 6403 Pine Trail Ln 3, Tinley Park,

60477-5037 - Elizabeth Ranieri to

Lynette Johnson, $146,000

SEPT. 6

• 6842 179th St, Tinley Park, 60477-

3911 - Robert Duffek to Mohamad

Khattab, $195,000

SEPT. 7

• 16319 Evergreen Dr, Tinley Park,

60477-8238 - William F. Stuber to

Dimitios Kametas, Reem Kametas,

$276,000

• 17602 Pheasant Dr, Tinley Park,

60487-5223 - Marc A. Vloedman to

Christine Johnson, $190,000

• 18217 Eagle Dr, Tinley Park, 60477-

6433 - Kevin Perez to Dawn M. Wilkus,

$185,000

• 9112 Letterkenny Dr, Tinley Park,

60487-3797 - Fannie Mae to Tasha

Williams, $330,500

SEPT. 10

• 16949 82nd Ave, Tinley Park, 60477-

2345 - Scott R. Trester to Brian C. Talty,

$240,000

• 17379 Oriole Ave, Tinley Park, 60477-

3224 - Chicago Title Land Trust Co. Tr. to

Wojciech Styrczula, $224,000

• 17729 Westbridge Rd, Tinley Park,

60487-2100 - Brian Charles Murphy

to Daniel B. Harris Jr., Kristen R Harris,

$375,000

• 18139 Kirby Dr, Tinley Park, 60487-

8437 - Jarrad M. Nissen to Thomas

Simek, $207,000

• 18229 Murphy Cir, Tinley Park,

60487-4777 - Chicago Trust Co. Na

Trustee to Steven K. Johnson, Kathleen

M. Johnson

• 25 Corinth Ct, Tinley Park, 60477-

4818 - Richard E. Rateree to Samuel L.

Swopes, $237,000

SEPT. 11

• 18315 Hilltop Ct, Tinley Park, 60487-

2098 - Patterson Trust to Jonathan

Haddad, $355,000

• 16412 Clark Ln, Tinley Park, 60477-

1826 - Tina M. Kump to Christine Budell,

$277,000

• 16925 Sayre Ave, Tinley Park, 60477-

2727 - Philomena Mahoney Trustee to

Krzysztof Wieclaw, $207,000

• 18053 Semmler Dr, Tinley Park,

60487-8617 - Cam L. Choji to Adam

Deeik, $432,500

• 9331 Finbar Pl, Tinley Park, 60487-

5137 - Robert Eiden to Kevin Gunkel,

$244,000

SEPT. 12

• 18100 Rita Rd 2b, Tinley Park, 60477-

6456 - Lori A. Mccurdy to Jessica L.

Snoreck, $133,000

• 5950 Lake Bluff Dr, Tinley Park,

60477-7121 - William R. Plant to Edward

Szyler, $91,000

• 7140 166th St 304, Tinley Park,

60477-2551 - Christie M. Dunna to

Kendra A. Debus, $70,000

SEPT. 13

• 19323 Brannock Ln, Tinley Park,

60487-4491 - Howe Trust to Michael

J. Fitzmaurice, Jean M. Fitzmaurice,

$216,000

• 7759 Northfield Ln, Tinley Park,

60487-3129 - Kuypers Trust to Linda L.

Lantz, $153,000

• 8618 Tullamore Dr, Tinley Park,

60487-4499 - Mark J. Wyrobek to Brian

Budzynski, Nancy Budzynski, $245,000

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CLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted · Garage Sales · Automotive

Real Estate · Rentals · Merchandise

Help

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1003 Help

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Oncology medical group

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., ASTRUS-

TEE FOR LSF10 MASTER PARTICI-

PATION TRUST

Plaintiff,

-v.-

KHAWLA AMOHAMMAD, BILAL

MOHAMMAD

Defendants

17 CH 10367

17007 MARILYN DRIVE

TINLEY PARK, IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on September 12, 2018, an agent for

The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at

10:30 AM on December 13, 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 17007 MARILYN

DRIVE, TINLEY PARK, IL 60477

Property Index No.

27-26-216-005-0000.

The real estate is improved with atan

brick, two story single family home

with an attached two 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 as to

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in AS IS condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

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 isacondominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

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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 260573.

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. 260573

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 17 CH 10367

TJSC#: 38-7521

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

REGIONS BANK DBA REGIONS

MORTGAGE

Plaintiff,

-v.-

CHRISTINE JURGOVAN A/K/A

CHRISTINE MARIE JURGOVAN,

ALYSON JURGOVAN, JOEY JUR-

GOVAN, STEPHAN JURGOVAN,

BMO HARRIS BANK NATIONAL

ASSOCIATION S/I/I TOM&I BANK

FSB, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND

LEGATEES OF JOSEPH JURGOVAN

A/K/A JOSEPH M JURGOVAN, IF

ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, JACK

LYDON, SPECIAL REPRESENTA-

TIVE OF THE DECEASED MORT-

GAGOR, JOSEPH JURGOVAN

Defendants

18 CH 02129

7241 173RD PLACE TINLEY PARK,

IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on September 14, 2018, an agent for

The Judicial Sales Corporation, will at

10:30 AM on December 17, 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 7241 173RD

PLACE, TINLEY PARK, IL 60477

Property Index No.

27-25-410-031-0000.

The real estate is improved with atan

brick, one story single family home, detached

two car garage.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. The subject property issubject

to general real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" con-

Real Estate

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dition. 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 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 260696.

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. 260696

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 18 CH 02129

TJSC#: 38-7618

I3103461

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

PENNYMAC LOAN SERVICES, LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

JAMES V. SIWEK, CYNTHIA A.

ROZICH SIWEK, UNKNOWN OWN-

ERS AND NONRECORD CLAIM-

ANTS

Defendants

2018 CH 04333

16317 PARLIAMENT AVE TINLEY

PARK, IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclo-


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on August 2, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on December 11, 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 16317 PARLIA-

MENT AVE, TINLEY PARK, IL

60477

Property Index No.

27-24-304-028-0000.

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 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

14-18-02076.

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. 14-18-02076

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 2018 CH 04333

TJSC#: 38-8691

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.

I3103636

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DITECH FINANCIAL LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

AMY E BURKE, BRISTOL PARK

TOWNHOME ASSOCIATION, BRIS-

TOL PARK TOWNHOMES PHASE II

ASSOCIATION, UNKNOWN OWN-

ERS AND NON-RECORD CLAIM-

ANTS

Defendants

18 CH 05907

7718 BRISTOL PARK DRIVE Tinley

Park, IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 22, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on December 27, 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 7718 BRISTOL

PARK DRIVE, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Property Index No.

27-36-120-020-0000.

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 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 266125.

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. 266125

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 18 CH 05907

TJSC#: 38-7553

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‘No excuses’ - it’s time for

TP to start winning again

PHIL ARVIA, Freelance Reporter

D.J. Brown is entering his

12th season as Tinley Park’s

boys basketball coach. He

hasn’t had a winning season

since 2010-11.

But if you think the thrill

is gone for the Titans mentor,

think again.

“We’re excited about this

team,” Brown said. “This is

the biggest group of seniors

we’ve ever had — I’m carrying

10.

“We have senior leadership.

We have guards. We

have some guys who can go

inside.

“We don’t have excuses.”

Yet, Brown also conceded

of his senior-laden team,

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Graduated are last year’s

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rebounder (Mark Cross, 6.6

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Off guard Christian Hooker

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He’ll be joined in a threeguard

lineup by Kameron

Holmes (5-10), an occasional

starter last year, and point

guard Mario Lawrence, who

has transferred back to Tinley

Park from Harlan after

starting for the Titans as a

sophomore.

The front court will be

occupied by two more seniors,

6-2 Adam Gaydos

and 6-3 Collin Wilma. Neither

played basketball last

season, but both played for

Tinley’s regional championship-winning

baseball team

as juniors. Wilma was an allconference

player in baseball

and golf.

“They’re really taken to

Tinley Park junior Yitonis Nash works the rope in a

preseason practice. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

what we’ve been teaching,”

Brown said. “For being off

their junior years, in terms

of picking up concepts, they

haven’t missed a beat.

“Their mentality will help

our guys. They understand

the best teams are player-led

teams.”

Count Hooker in that

group as well.

“He’s a four-year varsity

guy,” Brown said. “He

was our leading three-point

shooter last year. We’re expecting

big things from him.

“He has really established

himself as being the guy on

the team we look to as an extension

of the coaching staff

on the floor.”

With no players taller than

6-3, the Titans will look to

run on offense and press on

defense.

“We’ll do a lot of things that

benefit us in terms of having

moveable parts,” Brown said.

“Transition is going to be big.

… We are deep, so that helps

in being able to throw bodies

on the floor.”

Seniors Matt Joren and

Ryan Powers should see

heavy minutes coming

off the bench. Freshman

Aa’Reyon Munir-Jones,

who was bumped up to the

varsity football team midseason,

will likely take the

same path to varsity hoops.

“He has a lot of potential,”

Brown said. “He’ll start with

the sophomores, but I do see

him filling a role on the varsity

this season.”

Just 6-21 last season (4-9

in the South Suburban Blue),

Brown offered no hesitation

when discussing his hopes

for the season.

“To say we’re looking at a

.500 record is not too lofty,”

Brown said. “Essentially,

our goal is to be playing on

a Friday night for a regional

championship.”

His senior-heavy crew

should at least have a winning

mentality.

“We have guys that have

been around the program for

a while,” he said. “We took

some steps here to kind of

establish a culture, what our

expectations are, what we

tolerate. We were not going

to sacrifice culture in pursuit

of a couple of more wins.

“We’re seeing quality kids

coming through our program,

who we’re proud of.”

AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

Murphy just misses goal in unforgiving 50 free race

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

As it has for many years, the 50-yard

freestyle continues to be unforgiving.

In an event in which an eye blink separated

the final 28 competitors, Andrew

senior Bailey Murphy finished 45th out

of 45 swimmers in the 50 free preliminaries

at the Illinois High School Association

Swimming and Diving Championships on

Friday, Nov. 16, at Evanston Township

High School.

Murphy swam the event in 25.24 seconds.

Had she shaved even one second off

that time, she could have finished 18th and

met her goal of :24.4, which was the Andrew

pool record of Christine Magnuson,

who went on to earn a silver medal in the

Olympics.

The Thunderbolts senior became the first

swimmer since 2013 to qualify for the state

meet when she posted a :24.90 at the Sandburg

Sectional on Nov 10.

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Andrew will try to repeat

banner year with new cast

TIM YONKE, Freelance Reporter

Andrew boys basketball coach David

Wilson watched his top six players

from last year’s record-setting 19-9

Thunderbolts team walk out the door

after graduating last May.

Those six accounted for 98 percent

of the minutes played last season.

Among those players was Troy Murphy,

the SouthWest Suburban Conference

Red Player of the Year, along

with all-conference selections Evan

Yerkes and Dan Gierhahn, as Andrew

won only its second conference title

in school history and first since 1990

while coming within a game from winning

a regional championship.

So why is Wilson, now in his fifth

year as head coach, optimistic about

this season? After all, it’s not a case of

the glass being half full or half empty...

it’s totally empty, when it comes to returning

experience.

“It’s exciting because it will be a

challenge if there’s ever been one,”

Wilson said. “It’s exciting for the players

because it’s an open competition.

The optimism is there because who

doesn’t like a good challenge?”

Thanks to Wilson and his staff, Andrew

boys basketball has improved

gradually.

“We had some real, real lowlights a

few years ago,” said Wilson. “We’ve

just plugged along so we didn’t have

valleys like we did five, six, seven

years ago when we were only winning

four or five games a year. What’s been

going on the last two or three years is

we have freshmen winning, sophomores

are winning, eight graders are

winning so by the time they get to us in

their sophomore, junior and senior year

we’re more like a well-oiled machine

as opposed to reinventing the wheel.”

That machine will be put to the test

this season, particularly early.

“We won’t have it figured out by the

season’s start but hopefully we will by

the Christmas tournament at York,”

Wilson said. “By then maybe we’ll

have established our identity and get on

a roll and get some conference wins.”

Nivek Wilson (front) and Ryan Fitzgerald are two players from Andrew who are

on a team with high hopes of keeping the program strong despite losing a huge

chunk of production from a 19-win season in 2017-18.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Some of the players expected to play

major minutes for the T-Bolts include

senior forward Zach Mattix, senior

guard Jeffrey Daniel, junior guards

Noah O’Connor and Nivek Wilson,

who played on last year’s 13-10 sophomore

team, and sophomore point guard

Jolo Amoranto.

Mattix, a 6-2 forward, is the only returning

player who saw some time on

the court a year ago.

“We turn to Zach for everything.

He’s the glue guy. He can play all

over.” Wilson said.

Amoranto takes over as floor general.

“I put him in that position because I

know he can handle it,” he said of talented

soph. “I’m excited to see him grow

into the position. How he’s playing now

is going to be an eyelash of where his

potential is at the end of the year.”

Others on the squad hoping to contribute

are seniors David Manguerra,

Isaiah Lasisi, Deyonce Taylor, Dan

Repa, Diar Berbatovci and Aidan

Strunka plus juniors Ameer Alexander,

Alex Rohrer, Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael

Bobber.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

First impression was Taylor-made

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Andrew junior Courtney

Maloney made her varsity

debut against Hillcrest on

Nov. 13 and led the Thunderbolts

with 23 points in a

66-52 victory in Tinley Park.

She had five 3-point baskets

in the win.

Nice debut.

“I was nervous, but I used

the nervousness to help me,”

she said.

Maloney also credited

trainer Kimrossi Taylor for

helping her mental game and

3-point shooting.

Andrew coach Bobby

Matz was impressed with

Maloney’s debut.

“I wasn’t surprised, but

you never know how kids

will react to varsity speed,”

he said. “Hillcrest is a fast

varsity team. She did a good

job against the pressure.”

Andrew opened the Lincoln-Way

Central Tournament

with a 40-32 loss to the

hosts on Friday, Nov. 16 as

Division I prospect Isis Fitch

had 13 points and 11 rebounds

and Maloney added

12 points on four 3-pointers.

The T-Bolts dropped a 54-

51 battle with Joliet West in

the third round on Saturday,

Nov. 17.

Good second impression

Tinley Park did not make

a great first impression in

coach Ryan Honan’s debut,

dropping a 63-32 decision

to Providence Catholic

in the Titans’ first game in

the Beecher Fall Classic on

Thursday, Nov. 15. Brooke

Davis led the squad with 11

points.

But 24 hours later, the

Titans did a complete turnaround,

knocking off Illiana

Christian 52-28. Kayla Serafini

led the team with 16

points while Davis had 12

and Emily Kleffman hauled

down 12 rebounds.

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the

Titans lost 60-52 in overtime

despite Endya Robinson’s

20 points.

Same score, different victim

TPHS had just five wins

last year, but one was a 52-

28 victory over Thornton

Fractional South on Dec.

13 to open the Oak Lawn

tournament. That’s the same

score as the Titans’ first victory

over Illiana this year.

Coming up

Andrew hosts Crete-

Monee on Monday, Nov. 26

and visits District 230 rival

Stagg Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Tinley Park has a rematch

with Illiana Christian, this

time at the Vikings’ new facility

in Dyer, Indiana, on

Tuesday, Nov. 27 and visits

Shepard on Thursday, Nov.

29.

Andrew’s Courtney Maloney made a good first impression

against Hillcrest. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA


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The orland The tinley park junction prairie | November november 21, 2018 | 29

At the end of every girls volleyball season, 22nd Century Media scours through stories, stat sheets and

reporters’ notebooks to compile its Team 22 All-Star lineup.The team features student-athletes from

Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way West, Providence Catholic, Andrew, Tinley Park,

Lockport Township and Sandburg high schools.

— Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

First team

OH: Emily Kleffman, junior,

Tinley

388 kills, hitting .300, with

173 digs, 36 aces and 36

blocks. SSC Blue Player

of the Year. She broke the

season kills record for her

Titans.

OH: Erica Staunton, senior,

Sandburg

311 kills, 70 digs and 43

blocks. All-SWSC Blue.

While the stats alone are

plenty impressive, the

quality of teams she put

the numbers up against

elevate them even further.

RS: Becca Oldendorf,

junior, Lockport

203 kills, .330 kill

percentage, 30 blocks and

28 digs. All-SWSC Blue.

Also working as a middle

hitter for the Porters, she

already is seeing Division

I offers.

RS: Evy Makris, senior,

Sandburg

72 blocks, 65 kills. She led

the Eagles in blocks in her

senior season, helping to

keep scores within reach

against tough competition on

the court.

RS: Sophia Wilkes, senior,

LW West

115 kills, .270 hitting

percentage, 26 blocks.

All-SWSC Red. Her hitting

percentage was the best

for the Warriors and her

blocks second, as she

hustled on defense.

S: Nicole Ramirez, junior,

LW Central

911 assists, 77 digs and

67 aces. All-SWSC Red.

As a setter, she put up

what the kids call video

game numbers. After two

Knights setters graduated,

she had to.

L: Rachel Krasowski, junior,

Sandburg

541 digs, 1,431 digs career.

SWSC Blue Player of the

Year. Her digs this year were

a school season record. The

career total also is a record.

No one came close.

Honorable mentions

OH: Shelby Stefanon, junior, Sandburg; Kirsten

Leitshuh, junior, LW West; Jessica Pappas,

junior, LW East; Taylor Morgan, junior, Lockport;

Dani Lauer, senior, LW Central; Nicki Bechtold,

senior, LW East.

RS: Shannon Smith, senior, Provi; Nicole

Dvorak, senior, LW Central.

S: Rachel DeFries, senior, Sandburg; Stephanie

Holsinger, senior, Tinley.

L: Kaleigh Ritter, sophomore, LW East; Kylie

Adams, junior, Andrew.

second team

OH: Brianna Knezz, senior, LW West

267 kills, .117 hitting percentage, 188 digs. All-SWSC Red.

OH: Brianna Haggerty, junior, Andrew

264 kills, 163 digs, 35 aces. SWSC Red Player of the Year.

RS: Molly Skoda, senior, LW East

179 kills. She is committed to Carthage College.

M: Layne Stevens, junior, LW Central

A full-time force at the net for the Knights.

M: Lauren Mizera, senior, Sandburg

A blocking machine, even against good competition.

S: Hannah Rubin, junior, LW West

732 assists, 41 aces and plenty of hustle.

L: Jill Hook, senior, Lockport

395 digs, 51 aces, 59 assists. All SWSC-Blue.


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FOOTBALL

LWE shocked in semis

JON DEPAOLIS, Freelance

Reporter

Lincoln-Way East hadn’t

lost a football game since

2016.

With a streak like that, it

was easy to understand the

raw emotion as the team

headed off the field Saturday,

Nov. 17, for the final

time in 2018 — one victory

short of a return trip to the

Class 8A state final.

The Griffins (12-1) fell

24-16 to Loyola Academy

(10-3) in Wilmette, as the

final play of the season was

an incomplete pass from the

Loyola 14-yard line to the

end zone as time expired.

“I just told them that when

you sign up for athletics —

and especially when you

sign up for Lincoln-Way

East football — that means

you’re going to put your

heart and soul into something,”

East coach Rob

Zvonar said after the game.

“That always sets you up for

heartache when it doesn’t go

your way. That’s part of athletics,

and that’s part of life.”

The Griffins accomplished

quite a bit in 2018. Aside

from setting school records

for regular season scoring

and defense, they also posted

seven shutouts and won

the SouthWest Suburban

Conference championship.

Quarterback Jack Baltz

credited his teammates for

continuing to fight.

“That’s the culture around

here — to never quit, even

until the last second,” Baltz

said. “We just came up a

little bit short this year.

This is family. These

guys, I would never change

a thing.”

Lincoln-Way East’s players listen to coach Rob Zvonar

after getting shocked by Loyola on Saturday, Nov 17 in

Wilmette. JULIE MCMANN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

LINCOLN-WAY EAST AT LOYOLA, NOV. 17

1 2 3 4 F

LWE 0 16 0 0 16

Loyola 7 10 0 7 24

PLAYERS OF THE GAME

1. Matt Judd, senior, WR, LWE: 6 receptions, 75 receiving

yards, 1-of-1 passing, 51 passing yards

2. Kenny Palmer, senior, DB, LWE: INT returned 42 yards

for TD

3. Jack Fallon, senior, QB, Loyola: 16-of-24 passing, 175

passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 1 INT, 15 rushes, 94 rushing

yards

THIS WEEK IN...

TITANS VARSITY ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 23 - at Mount Carmel

Thanksgiving Tournament,

5:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 27 – hosts Carver

Military Academy, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 27 – at Reavis, 4:30

p.m.

■Nov. ■ 29 – hosts Hillcrest,

4:30 p.m.

WRESTLING

■Nov. ■ 29 – at District 228

Quad at Oak Forest, 5 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 27 – at Illiana

Christian, 7 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 29 – at Shepard, 7

p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 27 – at Evergreen

Park, 4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 29 – hosts Shepard,

4:30 p.m.

T-BOLTS VARSITY

ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 23 - at District 218

Thanksgiving Tourney, TBA

■Nov. ■ 27 – hosts Hinsdale

South, 6:30 p.m.

BOYS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 27 – at Sandburg,

4:30 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 29 – hosts Stagg, 4:30

p.m.

WRESTLING

■Nov. ■ 29 – at Thornton, 5

p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Nov. ■ 26 – hosts Crete-

Monee, 6 p.m.

■Nov. ■ 28 – at Stagg, 6 p.m.

GIRLS BOWLING

■Nov. ■ 27 – hosts Chicago

Christian, 4:30 p.m.

GIRLS GYMNASTICS

■Nov. ■ 28 – at Homewood-

Flossmoor, 5:30 p.m.


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fastbreak

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Giving this column the old college try

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

1ST AND 3

SOME ITEMS ABOUT

ANDREW (ABOVE)

AND TPHS’S BOYS

BASKETBALL TEAMS

1. Crosstown battle

The last time these

two teams hooked

up, Andrew beat

Tinley Park, 70-46

on Dec. 19 at TPHS.

This year, they

play on Dec. 21 at

Andrew.

2. Home sweet home

Andrew has four

straighrt games at

home with Lockport,

Thornridge,

Stagg and Lincoln-

Way West at home

between Jan. 9 and

Jan. 18.

3. Nice finish

Although TPHS won

just six games, two

of those wins game

in a four-day stretch,

closing the regular

season with a victory

over Bremen

and opening the

postseason with a

regional victory over

Rich Central.

Jeff Vorva

j.vorva@22ndcm.com

Here is a look at come

future college athletes

from the area, a

collegian who just wrapped

up a huge volleyball career

and a former college star

who was named to his

school’s hall of fame.

The future

Andrew hosted a ceremony

honoring its early college

signees on Wednesday, Nov.

14.

Girls soccer players

Megan Nemec (Loyola)

and Irina Clausius (University

of Illinois Springfield)

signed on to their respective

schools. Both had a

hand in the T-Bolts historic

fourth-place finish in the

state in Class 3A in the

spring and are scheduled to

be back for another season.

Softball players Maggie

Bailey (St. Xavier), Kaitlin

Lynch (Grand Valley State)

and Bailie Hess (Wisconsin

Lutheran) were also honored

as was T-Bolts baseball

star Brendon Herrin

(Evansville).

Tinley Park High School

officials did not report any

signings but the Titans and

T-Bolts will no doubt have

a bunch coming Dec. 19,

Feb. 6 and April 17.

The present

You might say former

Andrew standout volleyball

player Alexi Pranckus

just wrapped up a “grand”

career, as she hit the 1,000-

kill and 1,000-dig mark for

Concord College, an NCAA

Division II school in West

Virginia.

She is the second player

in school history to hit four

figures in both categories

and just the sixth player

for the Mountain Lions

(great nickname!) to knock

down 1,000 kills. Only

seven other players had

1,000 digs in the program’s

history.

Pranckus picked up the

1,000th in her final college

set when she banged

it down in the third set of a

three-set loss to Charleston

on Nov. 3.

She finished her career

with 1,003 kills and 1,080

digs.

The past

OK, he’s no Phil Mickelson

(and he is not related to

him, either) but Tinley Park

native Andy Mickelson is

a pretty good golfer in his

own right.

The former Lincoln-Way

High School standout, who

Andrew athletes signed letters-of-intent at a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15. PHOTOS

SUBMITTED

played at Bradley University

from 1999-2003, will

be inducted into the Peoria

school’s hall-of-fame in

February.

Mickelson earned All-

Missouri Valley Conference

first-team honors in 2003

after breaking Hall-of-

Famer Tim Sweborg’s

37-year-old school record

for season scoring average

at 73.28. During his recordsetting

senior campaign,

Mickelson broke 80 in all

of his 32 rounds, highlighted

by a career-best 68 in

October, 2002, which was

the best round by a Brave

in 18 years. He ended his

career with five career

rounds below 70 and at

the time of his graduation,

no other Bradley player

could boast more than three

sub-70 rounds. Mickelson’s

75.16 career stroke average

stood for 12 years after

breaking Sweborg’s 75.5

average set from 1963-66.

Following his graduation,

Mickelson played professionally

for two years and

he also qualified for the

2007 U.S. Amateur.

He is currently the director

of golf at Mistwood

Country Club in Romeoville

and lives in Lockport.

Mickelson also won the

2015 National Car Rental

PGA Assistant Championship

and the 2016 Taylor-

Made National Championship

at Pebble Beach and

Spyglass Hill.

Alexi Pranckus had more

than 1,000 career kills

and 1,000 career digs for

Concord College.

Listen Up

“We have senior leadership. We have guards.

We have some guys who can go inside. We

don’t have excuses.”

D.J. Brown — Tinley Park High School basketball coach

WHAT 2 WATCH

Boys bowling,

4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Thursday, Nov. 29

• Andrew visits D230 foe Sandburg on Tuesday and

hosts D230 foe Stagg two days later.

Index

28 - Girls basketball

27 - State swimming

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva, J.Vorva@22ndcm.com


tinley Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.tinleyjunction.com | November 21, 2018

WOEFUL DAY IN WILMETTE

Powerful Lincoln-Way East football team is stunned at

Loyola in the Class 8A semfinals, Page 30

SPIKING STARS

The 22nd Century Media

all-area volleyball team

is announced, Page 29

Andrew tries to build off a huge

19-win season and Tinley Park hopes for improvement, Pages 28, 27

illustration by nancy burgan/22nd century media

Tinley Park players (from left) Mario Lawrence, Christian Hooker and

Kameron Holmes are in charge of rejuvenating a Titans program that won six

games last year. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Andrew players (from left) Diar Berbatovci, Aidan Strunka and Jeff

Daniel want to keep last year’s winning tradition going.

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