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FRIDAY

Orland Park Public Library’s

Teen Inc. Giving Tree

5 p.m. Dec. 28, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children

grades 6-12 can help out

those in need in the community

and earn service

hours. They can help the

group pack the donations

received so that they can be

shipped to the Village Hall.

Snacks will be served.

Registration required with

teen’s Orland Park Public

Library card.

Friday Film Series - The

Man Who Invented

Christmas

6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Run Time:

104 minutes.

SATURDAY

Bright Starts Family

Storytime

10 a.m. Dec. 29, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children of

all ages and their families

can start their weekend by

coming together for stories,

songs and fun.

MONDAY

New Year’s Eve Party at

The Bridge Teen Center

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Dec. 31, The Bridge Teen

Center, 15555 S. 71st Court.

Teens grades 7-12 can enjoy

all of the staples for a New

Year’s party: decorations,

confetti blast, grape juice

toast, music and plenty of

good times. Free food will

be provided by Giordano’s

and Legendary Baking. Instead

of paying admission,

students are asked to donate

Clorox wipes, toilet paper

or paper towels to support

The Bridge’s free programs

and events. Advance signup

is required for this event.

For more information and to

sign up call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgeteen

center.org.

WEDNESDAY

Building Blocks for Babies

9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Jan.

2, Orland Park Public Library,

14921 S. Ravinia

Ave. Children ages 0-23

months can interact with

their parents during this storytime

specially designed

for young audiences.

Unwind: Knit, Crochet &

Needlework Hangout

10 a.m. Jan. 2, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can

join your fellow needlecrafters

for an informal gettogether

to socialize and

work on your projects. No

registration required. Instruction

and supplies not

provided by library. Now

located on the second floor

in Program Room 213.

Project Serve: Thrift Store

Books & Movies

2-4 p.m. Jan. 2, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens grades

7-12 can sort and organize

the array of donated books

and media at The Bridge

Thrift Store. This is a free

event. For more information

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgeteen

center.org.

Volunteers Lego WeDo

2 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3, Orland

Park Public Library,

14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Children

grades 6-12 can help

young children learn about

Lego WeDos during this

mini camp. No prior experience

with WeDos needed.

Participants should be ready

to attend both days. Registration

required with teen’s

Orland Park Public Library

card.

Robo-Kids: Lego WeDo

Robotics Camp

2 p.m. Jan. 2, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Children

grades 2-5 can use the Lego

Robotics kit to build working

robots to solve a series

of puzzles. No registration

required. Limit 10.

Thursday

Project Serve: Thrift Store

Fashion Day

3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan.

3, The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

grades 7-12 can spend a few

hours organizing, hanging,

and accessorizing donated

clothing at The Bridge

Thrift Store. This is a free

event.

UPCOMING

22nd Century Media’s

Healthy Living Expo

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,

Jan. 19, Tinley Park Convention

Center South Pavilion,

18451 Convention

Center Drive. Join more

than 50 vendors in health

and wellness at the third

annual expo, which includes

speaker sessions,

cooking demos, a Vitalant

blood drive and more. Free

admission and free parking.

For more information,

call (708) 326-9170 ext.

16 or visit 22ndCentury

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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

every.

Orland Park Public Library

Board of Trustees Regular

Meetings

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 in Orland Park,

Worth

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.

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For more information, call

the store manager: Orland

Park (708) 364-7605 or

Worth (708) 361-6860.

Donations needed for All

God’s People of Orland

Park

The mission of All God’s

People is to help the homeless.

The organization is

looking for food, toiletries

and clothing donations.

They also look to help provide

others with bicycles,

bicycle locks, women’s

and men’s gym shoes, umbrellas,

bedsheets, sleeping

bags, and diapers. For

the complete list of donation

suggestions, visit all

godspeoplechicago.org.

For more information,

email allgodspeoplechica

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Donations needed for St.

Vincent de Paul Chicago

Thrift Stories

St. Vincent De Paul Thrift

Store, 7010 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park, is seeking

good quality donations, including

household items

and small appliances, electronics,

furniture and new

or gently used clothing

and shoes. Free furniture

pick up services are available

by calling (773) 779-

6700. Donations can also

be placed in one of more

than 60 drop boxes located

throughout Cook and Lake

counties. For more information,

visit www.svdp

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Orland Park Village Board

More drainage and water main

improvements coming this winter

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

Round It Up

A brief recap of action and discussion from the Dec.

19 meeting of the Orland Park Village Board.

• In a 6-0 vote, the Village Board approved the

appointment of Robert Sullivan and Patrick Duggan to

the Orland Park Retiree Health Insurance Trust Board

of Trustees.

• As part of the Consent Agenda, trustees voted 6-0 to

allow the Consolidated School District 230 bass fishing

team to use Lake Sedgewick for a two- or three-day

ice fishing event in December 2018, or January or

February 2019.

• Trustees voted 6-0 to use Water Fund Contingency

Fund money to pay Airy’s Inc., of Tinley Park, in the

amount of $72,564.82 for work performed to repair a

water main break at 151st Street and 88th Avenue.

Just because winter is here

does not mean work stops in

the Village of Orland Park.

The Village Board voted

6-0 Monday, Dec. 17, to

approve a proposal from

Burke LLC, of Rosemont,

to perform drainage and water

main improvements this

winter in the Fairway subdivision.

Mayor Keith Pekau

was absent.

The proposal is for the

guaranteed maximum price

of $2.7 million. According

to Village documents, if the

project were to exceed that

price, Burke LLC would be

responsible to pay for the remaining

balance.

“This is a continuation of

a water main improvement

project that was started in

2017,” Public Works Director

John Ingram said.

“There’s a little bit different

of an issue with this one [in]

that the work is going to be

done over the winter.”

Ingram said last winter

the Village did a similar water

main replacement. As a

result, he was able to note

some benefits for performing

this type of work over

the winter. They were: less

impact on residents, as they

are less likely to be outside,

and less dust and noise.

“It worked out very well

and was very well received

by the residents,” Ingram

said.

Ingram noted this project

was for the third phase

of a four-phase project to

complete water main improvements

in the Fairway

subdivision. In order to get

through the permit process

and start the work by the end

of January 2019, Ingram said

it was necessary to move this

from the Public Works Committee

meeting earlier in the

evening and before the Village

Board that same night.

Later during the meeting,

the trustees voted 6-0 to

postpone discussion or voting

on an ethical standards

of conduct ordinance. In

making the motion, Trustee

Carole Griffin Ruzich said

she had asked staff to work

on the ordinance with Village’s

legal counsel.

“It came to light during

a meeting several months

ago when a resident spoke

about that there might be

some gaps in our ethical ordinance,”

she said. “I took a

look at it and asked staff to

work with the Village attorney

in drafting one.”

But the mayor asked if

the trustees would hold off

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on talking about or voting

on the matter while he was

away. Ruzich said she felt it

was appropriate to postpone

discussion and vote on the

item until a future meeting.

Trustee James Dodge,

serving as mayor pro-tem,

agreed. He also suggested

the extra time could be used

to submit any additional

questions or comments to

Village staff in constructing

the ordinance.

“I think there are a number

of things in here that are

worthwhile for us to look at

— and probably a couple of

suggestions and edits,” he

said.

According to Village documents,

the ordinance establishes

“ethical standards of

conduct for appointed and

hired employees and public

officials of the Village of Orland

Park, whether compensated

or not.”

The item was postponed

to the first meeting of January.

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Two slates, one independent line up for

three Village trustee seats in April election

D135 sees single

challenger, Orland Fire

seats uncontested and

more in local election

Bill Jones, Editor

On the opening day of election

filings Dec. 10, party lines

were drawn for three Orland

Park trustee spots up for grabs

in the April 2 election, according

to information provided by

the Village Clerk’s office. By the

time filings closed on Dec. 17,

an independent candidate also

entered the fray.

A People Over Politics slate

— supported by Mayor Keith

Pekau — features candidates

William R. Healy, Michael R.

Milani and Cynthia Nelson Katsenes.

The Orland Integrity Party

is to put up three candidates

against them in incumbent

Trustee Carole Griffin Ruzich

and candidates Kelly O’Brien

and Devin Hodge.

And independent candidate

Mohanned El Natour filed to run

before Dec. 17.

The Orland Integrity Party

formally announced its slate the

day after the filing period opened

in a series of press releases. In

one, they pledged to “serve the

community with transparency

and honor as public servants.”

Ruzich is a two-term incumbent

who runs a law firm

called Griffin & Gallagher LLC.

O’Brien works as an economic

development specialist, and

manages a team for the Alliance

for Regional Development and

Chicago Central Area Committee.

And Hodge is the chief operations

officer for Argonne National

Laboratory’s Computing,

Environment and Life Sciences

organization, as well as a member

of the Orland School District

135 Board of Education.

The People Over Politics party

issued a press release of its

own Thursday, Dec. 14, hailing

the endorsement of Pekau and

saying its members will “work

cooperatively with the mayor

and the Village Board to provide

exceptional, cooperative and

transparent government focused

on the people of Orland Park,

improve government efficiency

to keep taxes low while maintaining

high-quality services

and promote economic development

to grow and diversify the

Village’s economic footprint” if

elected.

Milani serves with the Economic

Development Advisory

Board and Technology Commission,

and works for IBM as

a business development executive.

Healy is a Certified Public

Accountant and holds a position

on the Zoning Board of Appeals

for the Village. Katsenes

is a licensed real estate broker

and previously served with the

Orland Fire Protection District

Board of Trustees.

Consolidated High School District

230

For the Consolidated High

School District 230 Board of

Education, incumbent Patrick

O’Sullivan filed to run for reelection.

He is to be joined on

the ballot by candidates Mike

Hardek, Dave O’Connor and

Jeanne A. Bailey.

O’Sullivan, Hardek and

O’Connor announced the day

election filings closed they are to

run as a slate called 230 United.

O’Sullivan, president of PRO

Insurance Services, is seeking

his fourth term. O’Conner, an

attorney who is the founder and

managing partner of O’Conner

Law Offices, is seeking his first

term with the board. Hardek, a

commercial banker, also is seeking

his first term.

Current Board President Richard

Nogal and Board Member

Denis Ryan did not file to seek

re-election.

Orland Park Public Library Board

of Trustees

For the Orland Park Public

Library Board, three candidates

filed to run. They are Bridget

Mary Lindbloom, Daniel F.

Sanchez and incumbent trustee

Charles McShane, according to

Village records.

There are only two seats up

for grabs in the April 2019 election.

The terms of McShane and

Diane Jennings come to a close

in 2019. Jennings did not file to

run for re-election.

It is a nonpartisan race.

Orland Fire Protection District

Board of Trustees

For the Orland Fire Protection

District Board of Trustees, only

incumbents Jayne Schirmacher

and John Brudnak had filed as

of deadline, according to district

spokesperson Ray Hanania.

Brudnak currently serves as

president pro tem of the board,

while Schirmacher serves as

treasurer. Theirs are the only two

seats up for grabs in 2019.

Orland School District 135 Board

of Education

On the Orland School District

135 Board of Education, all three

board members whose seats

are up for re-election have filed

to run, according to the Cook

County Clerk’s Office. They are

Linda-Peckham Dodge, Angie

Sexton and Gregory Okon. They

are to be met in April on the ballot

by challenger Eamon Walsh

in the non-partisan election.

Community Consolidated School

District 146

On the Community Consolidated

School District 146

Board of Education, incumbent

School Board President John

Malloy, Vice President Dean

Casper and Darcy Nendza all

filed to run for re-election. No

other candidates had filed as of

the deadline.

Garage fire damages Orland Park

home, but no one seriously injured

Bill Jones, Editor

From Dec. 20

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Flooded gym forces D91 Christmas

program to Rialto stage

Some 500 students from Milne-

Kelvin Grove School District 91

performed Dec. 18 at the Rialto

Square Theatre in downtown Joliet

as part of the school’s annual “I

Love Christmas” program.

This year’s program was extra

special because of the venue. Choral

director and teacher Sarah Randolph

said most years the students perform

their program at the school’s old

gym. But roughly a month ago, flooding

issues forced the school to seek

a new location. The school’s new

gym was not ideal, as it is smaller

than the old gym and does not have

a stage, so Randolph reached out to

the community for help.

But at first no location was big

enough to accommodate hundreds

of students and hundreds of parents.

If they were, the stage was not free

anyway, Randolph said.

“I thought, ‘I’ll try the Rialto,’”

she said.

She figured it was a long shot to

get a professional-grade theater to

offer up its space for elementary students,

but it worked. They had Tuesday

morning open, but only for a few

hours, and the students could not use

the stage to practice or prepare.

“I said, ‘I can do it,’” Randolph

recalled. “We have the best children

in the world.”

A garage fire the afternoon of

Thursday, Dec. 20, damaged a home

in Orland Park, but no one was seriously

injured in the blaze, according

to fire officials.

Firefighters were called at 12:30

p.m. to a home in the 17600 block

of Westwood Drive, where they

found the property “consumed with

heavy smoke” and a fire in an attached

garage, according to a press

release issued the same day by Orland

Park Fire Protection District

spokesperson Ray Hanania. The

fire was contained in the garage and

extinguished, but smoke damage

spread throughout the property, Hanania

wrote.

Two family members reportedly

were treated — for smoke

irritation, according to Hanania —

at the scene and released in good

health.

The cause of the fire remains under

investigation, according to the

release.

Reporting by Jesse Wright, Freelance

Reporter. For more, visit LockportLeg

end.com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Goddard School gives money, toys

for holidays

The Goddard School in Mokena

donated $1,000 on Dec. 15 to Mokena

Miracles and donated more than

30 toys to Silver Cross Hospital in

New Lenox for its pediatric unit.

“It’s holiday time, so we thought

we’d do a good thing here,” Goddard

co-owner Neel Saha said. “Mokena

Miracles is doing some great work.”

Students voluntarily sold cookie

dough to raise the funds.

The toys donated to Silver Cross

came via Goddard’s Mokena location

being chosen as one of only 50

to participate in a toy testing back in

September.

Saha presented the check

along with his wife, Dolon, who also

co-owns the school with her husband.

On hand to receive the donation

was Mokena Miracles’ Board

President and Mokena Police Officer

Tom Czarnecki; its treasurer

and Mokena resident Samantha

Cooper; and Board Member and

Mokena Fire Protection District Lt.

Joe Shefcik.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III, Editor.

For more, visit MokenaMessenger.com.


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the orland park prairie | December 27, 2018 | 5

Exploring Textiles expo features creator community

Laurie Fanelli

Freelance Reporter

As the temperature drops,

most folks enjoy cuddling

up with a cozy blanket or

heavy quilt. But how often

do we consider the craftsmanship,

community and

history behind this functional

art form?

On Dec. 14 and 15, the

Orland Park Public Library

hosted its Exploring Textiles

expo, giving patrons

the opportunity to learn

more about needlework,

fabric arts and handmade

textiles from a variety of

local craftspeople. The program

— which was held

from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on both

Friday and Saturday — also

featured live demonstrations

detailing tips and techniques

that can be used by

hobbyists and advanced artists.

“We want to let the community

know that needle

arts aren’t dying,” said Kelly

Cuci, the library’s Outreach

Services manager, the

morning of Dec. 14. “People

are really involved with

them. We’ve got these great

clubs here, and they’re helping

us out with this event.”

Along with exploring

the intricate art form, the

library invited attendees to

join the local community of

creators.

“I know that my grandmother

sewed, my parents

sewed and now I’m sewing,”

Cuci said. “It seems to

run in families and in communities.

People get close,

and they share traditional

sewing techniques.”

Wendy Lynn, of Orland

Park, was on hand, doing

demonstrations and representing

two groups, the

Waterfall Glen Chapter of

the Embroiderers’ Guild of

America and the Country

Cupboard Alumnae. She

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photos online,

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explained that the Country

Cupboard organization was

first developed at an Orland

Park needlework store that

closed in 2017.

“The owner, Barb Dvorak,

had created such a

community for us that we

couldn’t stand the thought

of not seeing each other,

so we find different places

to get together and stitch,”

Lynn said as she worked

on a wool appliqué piece

fashioned after a Baltimore

quilt. “One of the places that

we meet regularly is Peace

Memorial Church, and we

tend to get together here at

Orland Park Public Library

on the second Wednesday of

every month.”

Professional Art Quilt Alliance

member and Orland

Park resident Roslyn DeBoer

— who manipulates fabric

to create nature-inspired

scenes — also said she appreciates

the camaraderie of

the textile community and

the history of its techniques.

“It is kind of a full-circle

thing for me, because I was

taught yarn art when I was

a girl,” DeBoer said. “I can

go back to my great-grandmother,

so I’m the fourth

generation that I know has

done this. My grandmother

and my great-grandmother

created things for

necessity, and my mom and

her sisters did it for hobbies.

I can take it one step further

and go to an art form with

it.”

DeBoer often incorporates

family into her contemporary

designs by finding

inspiration in the words

of her sisters or making

special pieces influenced by

Professional Art Quilt Alliance member and Orland Park resident Roslyn DeBoer works Dec. 14 on a fabric landscape

during the Orland Park Public Library’s Exploring Textiles expo. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

“We want to let the community

know that needle arts aren’t dying.

People are really involved with

them.”

Kelly Cuci — Orland Park Public Library’s Outreach

Services manager, on the Exploring Textiles

expo

photographs taken by her

relatives.

Robin Neumann, of Orland

Park, stopped by the library

to pick up a book, and

she was compelled to see

what the expo had to offer.

“I love fabric art, quilting

and embroidery; I used

to do a lot of it myself, and

I got away from it,” said

Neumann, who is currently

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The Orland Park Public

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Textiles expo with

additional upcoming events,

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handmade quilt during the expo.

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Jerling Jr. High community supports an actor in its midst

opprairie.com the orland park prairie | December 27, 2018 | 7

Frankfort director’s

film ‘Heavens to

Betsy 2’ has encore

at Emagine

Megan Schuller

Assistant Editor

Frankfort native and film

director Robert Alaniz and

several of the actors with

whom he recently worked

call the southwest suburbs

both their set and their home.

And members of the

“Heavens to Betsy 2” cast

and crew got to celebrate

Announcements

Welcome home!

their work close to home,

when they attended the encore

premiere of the movie

on Dec. 6 at Emagine Entertainment’s

Frankfort Theatre.

“Heavens to Betsy 2” was

Alaniz’s ninth film, and he

made it clear that the movie

is a crossover between a

Christian and general audience

film.

“You don’t have to be

Christian or even religious

to appreciate it,” Alaniz said.

“The sequel is a continuation

of the first story, but I never

intended for there to be a sequel.”

Gatto’s Restaurant in New

Lenox, the Frankfort Public

Library, and a quiet Frankfort

neighborhood were featured

in the film in different

scenes.

Homer Glen resident Gary

Gow, a science teacher at

Jerling Jr. High School in

Orland Park, played the selfish

television show host Tandum

Dackery. In addition to

being a teacher and actor,

Gow also coaches softball

and directs the school’s annual

musicals.

“It’s so heartwarming to

see so much support from

colleagues and friends,”

Gow said. “This is a good

opportunity for me to pursue

my craft of acting without

having to move far away to

Los Angeles or New York.”

Science teacher Sarah

Callis works alongside Gow

at Jerling. She was one of

many teachers that came out

to support their colleague in

his acting career.

“It’s fun to see him play

a despicable character, because

that’s not him at all,”

Callis said. “He is so softspoken,

so to see him cast as

a jerk is hysterical.”

Alaniz said Gow is a natural.

And the director plans to

work with him as the lead

character in a future film.

Chicago-area native Jim

O’Heir, known for his role

as Jerry Gergich in the NBC

sitcom “Parks and Recreation,”

is in both the original

“Heavens to Betsy” and the

sequel.

“If [Jim O’Heir] gave a

real sermon, I’d listen to it

all day,” executive producer

Michael Stoskus said with a

laugh, of working with him.

Despite being a prominent

character in the movie,

O’Heir was only in town to

shoot for four days, according

to Alaniz.

High time for tea

A video message from

O’Heir played before the

movie, apologizing for his

absence at the premiere and

telling the audience about

his experience with filming

both movies.

“I was unsure if I had

the time to do ‘Heavens to

Betsy,’ but once I read the

script I knew I had to do it,”

O’Heir said. “Next thing I

know, I’m in Chicago, filming.”

O’Heir called the movie a

“sweet message” with a lesson.

“Watch what you wish

for,” he said.

American Girl Holiday Tea program returns to Orland Park Public Library

Program participants (left to right) Joanna Kasper, Emily

Anderson and Martyna Myszynska, all of Orland Park, sit

with their dolls during the program.

Photo submitted

Spc. Anthony Karas. Karas is returning to his current

hometown of Orland Park after serving as an infantryman

in the United States Army for the past three years. He

has completed training missions in Australia and the

Philippines during his time serving. Thank you for your

service Spc. Karas and welcome back home!

Love, Mom

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Stephanie Thomas, Preschool Services coordinator for

Orland Park Public Library, welcomes everyone Dec. 15 to

the American Girl Holiday Tea.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Sofia Castillo (left) and Riley Meekma, both of Orland Park,

work on crafts during the event.


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If giving is the key to enjoying

Christmas, our readers

really got it right this

season. But with the 2018

Holiday Card Contest providing

us plenty in the way

of creative and humorous

entries this year, receiving

doesn’t seem too bad, either.

So, we’re going to go

ahead and call it a wash.

We’re also going to announce

the winners of the

contest ... right now.

The winner of the Best

in Show category is Eileen

Dominguez, of Homer Glen.

Dominguez wowed the staff

with an entry that was halfcard,

half-diorama, with the

cardboard unfolding and

standing perfectly to create a

beautiful, multi-layered winter

scene.

For Dominguez’s efforts,

she received a $25

gift certificate for Rubi

Agave, 12622 W. 159th St.

in Homer Glen; four play

passes, each good for free

admission to the KidsWork

Children’s Museum, 11 S.

White Street in Frankfort;

three $5 gift certificates for

Sizzles, 110 MacGregor

Road in Lockport; and two

gift certificates, each good

for a free two-week individual

trial membership for one

adult, 18 and older, at The

Oaks Recreation & Fitness

Center, 10847 W. La Porte

Road in Mokena.

The winner of the Funniest

category is the Parchem

family, of Homer Glen. The

front image features the

children running wild and a

TP’d Christmas tree, while

the back depicts a good oldfashioned

pie to the face.

For the family’s efforts,

they received two hours of

free bowling for up to six

The Funniest entry in the 2018 Holiday Card Contest came

courtesy of the Parchem family, of Homer Glen.

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 to Gizmos Fun

Factory, 66 Orland Square

Drive, Suite D, in Orland

Park; four passes, each good

for a free value basket at

Culver’s, 18248 Sayre Ave.

in Tinley Park; and four

passes, each good for one

free open gym entry at The

Oaks Recreation & Fitness

Center, 10847 W. La Porte

Road in Mokena.

The contest asked readers

to send homemade Christmas

cards, year-end letters,

sketches, photos and more.

Best in Show entries were

judged on craftsmanship,

creativity and the spirit of

Eileen Dominguez, of Homer

Glen, won Best in Show

in the 2018 Holiday Card

Contest. Bill Jones/22nd

Century Media

the season. Funniest entries

were judged based on

creativity and the ability to

make us laugh.


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12 | December 27, 2018 | The orland park prairie faith

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Pastor Column

Ruminating on the gift of time

The Rev. Michael Foley

Our Lady of the Woods

Any trip to a Las Vegas

casino reveals

an environment

stripped of time. There are

no clocks. There are no

windows to show forth day

or night. The lighting in

the room remains the same,

even as the hours change.

This design takes a sense

of time away from the

patrons, so that they might

play longer and increase the

revenues of the casino.

In a sense, Vegas is a

reflection of the modern

world. We are told that

New York is the “city that

never sleeps.” This is true

of all cities today. Unlike

our ancestors just a few

generations ago, the darkness

does not imprison us.

Electric lights glow 24

hours. In our homes, we

can be on our phones, computers

or TVs at any hour.

The seasons are modulated

by air-conditioning and

heating systems.

In all of this, we lose the

rhythm of time and season.

One of the gifts of my

faith is that time itself

cannot be ignored. The liturgical

calendar has helped

many people keep some

perspective on time.

In Advent, the readings

from the Bible speak of a

world in darkness and a

desire for God’s light. This

is appropriate for this time

of the year. The religious

calendar calls us to times of

waiting, to celebration, to

fasting and repentance, and

then to joy again throughout

the year. For those who

are regular in worship, this

can help focus on the passage

of time.

Christians believe in

keeping a Sabbath, although

for most Christians

“Sabbath” occurs on

Sunday and we call it “The

Lord’s Day.” But the idea is

very similar to our Jewish

brothers and sisters who

mark the actual Sabbath (it

is where we get the word

Saturday from).

By taking time each

week to stop what we are

doing and pray, we are reminding

ourselves that the

treadmill of work is not the

focus of our lives.

Sadly, like the absence

of clocks in the casino, we

are losing the meaning of

Sunday. Many people work.

The stores are open. Sports

have become the new religion.

Sunday is another day

to watch pro football, along

with Monday and Thursday.

In monastic communities,

there is a rhythm of daily

prayer. The monks pray

together to mark the break

of day, the noon of day, the

evening and night. It is quite

beautiful to experience.

In the secular world, Jan.

1 marks the beginning of

a New Year. It is the one

holiday often symbolized

by an hourglass or a calendar.

It reminds us that time

is a gift that can deepen

our lives or a prison that

confines us.

If we let it, time is our

teacher. Time calls us to

prioritize our lives. Time

reminds us that we are

human and will not accomplish

all we wish to do.

Time can teach us to cherish

the moments that are in

front of us.

In the seminary, we had

a psychologist who spoke

forcefully of the need to

organize our time. He

explained that, for a healthy

person, a day is not the

only organizing principle.

We must also use the

concept of the week and the

year to guide us (weekly

day off, annual vacation

and annual retreat). I have

found his wisdom helpful.

In faith, we are reminded

that we must organize our

lives around the rhythm of

the day, the week and the

seasons. Anything less will

leave us impoverished. As

the new year begins, let us

see time as our teacher and

a gift from God.

The opinions of this column

are those of the writer. They do

not necessarily reflect those of

The Orland Park Prairie.

FAITH BRIEFS

Christ Lutheran Church (14700 S. 94th

Ave., Orland Park)

New Year’s Even Communion

Service

5 p.m. Dec. 31, in Duehr

Memorial Chapel.

Faith United Methodist Church (15101 S.

80th Ave., Orland Park)

Crosstown Classic

10 a.m.-noon Jan. 5, 12,

19 and 26. Boys and girls

ages 4-7 can join for some

baseball basics on the first

three Saturdays in January.

Baseball basics will include

catching, throwing and

batting (T-ball based). On

Jan. 26, parents, grandparents,

aunts and uncles, and

older brothers and sisters

are invited to play in the

first Faith UMC Crosstown

Classic. Sign-up sheets are

outside Room 4 for Baseball

Basics and the Crosstown

Classic.

Our Lady of the Woods Church (10731 W.

131st, Orland Park)

Eucharistic Adoration

9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursdays.

The church invites all to

spend some silent time with

The Lord in its chapel. For

more information, call (708)

361-4754.

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church (9300

W. 167th St., Orland Hills)

Weekday Service

9 a.m. Monday through

Friday.

Southwest Seventh Day Adventist Church

(15760 Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

10 a.m. Monday, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 a.m. Saturday.

Attendees can learn about

Jesus. For more information,

call (630) 708-0234.

Hope Covenant Church (14401 West Ave.,

Orland Park

Alzheimer’s Support Group

7:30-8:30 p.m. second

Monday of each month.

Aishling Companion Home

Care, a support group facilitator,

hosts monthly meetings

to provide emotional,

educational and social support

for family and friends of

individuals with Alzheimer’s

Disease or related dementia.

For more information, visit

www.alz.org.

Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street and

Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

9:45 a.m.

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

Peter Lally

Peter N. Lally, 91,

formerly of Orland

Park, died Dec. 13.

He was a veteran of the United

States Navy who served World War

II.

Husband for 63 years to the late

Elaine P. Lally; father of Lorrie

Lally, Robert (Eileen) Lally, Kath

(late John) Miller, Michael Lally

and the late Kenneth Lally; grandfather

of Kristine (Frankie) Chojnacki,

Jay (Christina) Miller and

Nicholas Miller; great-grandfather

of Madelyn, Olivia, Delilah, Emma

and Lillyanna; brother of the late

Jack (Gerrie) Lally, the late Marlene

(late Tom) Spence and the late

Jim (late Cathy) Lally; and uncle of

many nieces and nephews.

Retired in 1988 from ComEd

with over 45 years of service. Peter

was a proud member of the American

Legion for 66 years and recently

was a member of American

Legion Post 615 in Tinley Park.

Visitation was held at Colonial

Chapel. A Funeral Mass was held

at St. Michael Church. Interment

Good Shepherd Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to

American Cancer Society (cancer.

org) preferred.

Deanne Agnes O’Toole

Deanne Agnes O’Toole (nee

Dempsey), 78, of Orland Park died

Donald Pekau

The Village of Orland Park announced on its

Facebook page Dec. 20 that former Trustee

Donald Pekau, father of Mayor Keith Pekau, died

Dec. 17.

Trustee Pekau served on the Village Board

from 1969-1975 and was a members of the

board when Orland Square came to Orland Park.

Dec. 17.

Wife of the late Paul for 45

years; mother of Paul III (Melissa),

Dennis (Angela) and Peggy

(Adam) Lavelle; grandmother of

Georgie O’Toole, Maggie, Patrick

and Brendan O’Toole, and Fiona,

Kevin and Charlie Lavelle; sister

of the late George Dempsey, the

late Rev. Richard Dempsey, Sister

Dorothy Dempsey, Msgr. Thomas

Dempsey, Sally Dempsey, Donald

“Duke” (late Denise) Dempsey and

Kathy (Dale) Moyer; sister-in-law

of Mary Ann (Tom) McKenna; and

aunt of many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations to

the Syrian American Medical Society

(www.sams-usa.net) would be

appreciated.

The O’Toole family would like

to thank the nurses and doctors

He also was a founding member of the Orland

Park Pioneers and the Orland Youth Association.

He coached for both, according to the Village

post.

Arrangements were pending as of press time,

and The Orland Park Prairie will publish more

information when it becomes available, both in

print and at OPPrairie.com.

who cared for her over the years.

Visitation was held at Curley

Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass

was held at Our Lady of the Woods

Church. Interment private.

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.


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Ava Logan shares classic jazz vocal talent with area

Orland Park resident

a veterinarian by day,

professional musician

by night

Meredith Dobes, Freelance Reporter

Ava Logan’s resume is as unique

and powerful as her voice.

The Orland Park resident began

singing almost as soon as she could

talk, and progressed in her dedication

to and mastery of her craft

through the years.

Along the way, she attended

Yale University and the University

of Pennsylvania to become a

veterinarian, performed in other

countries, portrayed her jazz idols

in Chicago musicals and created

her first album, “So Many Stars.”

Last year, Logan performed at

her 40th high school reunion at National

Cathedral School in Washington,

D.C., which she said was a

highlight for her.

The singer grew up in Washington,

D.C., and has lived in the Chicago

area for the past 25 years.

She said she always had a passion

for music, and she pursued

this interest by taking voice lessons

in grades 6-8, acting in high school,

continuing voice lessons in college

and participating in the Proof of the

Pudding a cappella group at Yale.

She also was a founding member

of the Whim ’n Rhythm a cappella

group at Yale.

After graduation, Logan was not

involved in music for roughly 13

years until she moved to the Chicago

area.

“My late father was sick, and I

was singing to the radio once after

taking him to the hospital for

chemotherapy,” Logan said. “I

was singing, and he remarked, ‘I

forgot you sing. You have a beautiful

voice. You should be singing

in church.’ And so I began taking

voice lessons after that.”

Soon after moving to the Chicago

area, Logan was hired to perform

with a wedding band. She did

this on the weekends for roughly

seven years while working for biomedical

research company G.D.

Searle LLC in Skokie during the

week. She worked there for roughly

10 years, until Pfizer bought the

company and moved jobs out of

the Chicago area.

She said she was happy about the

buyout. She took her severance pay

and began singing on her own.

“I would go to jam sessions,

meeting musicians, and they began

referring me for different jobs,”

she said. “That’s how it’s been

since about 2002 or 2003.”

As Logan began performing

more and to larger audiences, a

colleague referred her to a big band

gig in California. She performed at

Mendocino Music Festival in California

and has been performing

with big bands ever since.

She has traveled to Russia, New

York and Florida, and performs locally

multiple times a month in the

Chicago area.

“The world is wide open,” she

said. “I’m always looking forward

to the next opportunity.”

Musical style

Logan said she is inspired by

jazz singers Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah

Vaughan, Dakota Staton, Nancy

Wilson, Kellye Gray, Nat King

Cole and Frank Sinatra.

“I grew up listening to the music

my parents were playing, and

so I’m sure this seeped in there,”

she said. “When I went to college,

this is the kind of music the a cappella

women’s groups were singing.”

Logan portrayed Fitzgerald in

a Chicago Black Ensemble Theater

production of “Ella Fitzgerald

- First Lady of Song” roughly 15

years ago and also portrayed Wilson

in the theater group’s production

of “Dynamite Divas.”

“It was just too cool,” Logan

said. “This is really what I wanted

to do when I went away to college.

My parents, of course, didn’t think

I’d be able to support myself doing

this. They wanted me to be able to

put a roof over my head and food

in my mouth, but it’s been a dream

to do this.

“I can’t even believe I’m doing

Ava Logan performs earlier this year during a Village of Orland Park concert at Crescent Park.

Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

this at the level I’m doing it at this

point in my life.”

Logan studied with Norman

Simmons, a pianist for jazz greats

who shared with Logan techniques

her idols used and how to tell a

story through performance.

“All the greats were storytellers,”

Logan said. “They didn’t just

stand there and sing; they were telling

a story. There’s a lot going on

when you’re performing and trying

to get a story out — things you’re

doing with your voice, technique,

feeling. It takes a lot of years to

relax and be able to tell the story.”

In 2008, Logan released her

first album, “So Many Stars.” Jazz

guitarist Henry Johnson, who has

worked with Joe Williams and

Ramsey Lewis, produced the album.

Logan said it took roughly six

months to create the album, and

Johnson recruited professional musicians

he worked with to play for

the project.

“It was really an amazing experience,”

she said. “I always wanted

to make a record that would be

played on the radio. It was definitely

a labor of love.

“That was my rookie CD, and

now that I’m more seasoned I

would love to make another one. I

haven’t conceptually come to grips

on how, but I’ve got my sights set

on it.”

Logan said she would also like

to perform more on a national level

going forward by seeking out larger

gigs.

“I’ve had the good fortune that

I’ve been called and available for

gigs,” she said. “Now, I need to

take stock in if I want to perform

on a more national level, I need to

make it happen. I’m not sure what

that looks like quite yet, but I think

I know at least some of what I need

to do. I’m living proof that you

never know.”

To musicians starting out, Logan

said she encourages them to keep

doing what they are doing, because

you never know where your gift is

going to take you.

Local performances

Currently, Logan provides consulting

services and part-time veterinary

relief work at clinics during

the week and remains flexible

to perform during evenings and

weekends. She typically performs

five or six shows a month.

For many years, Logan performed

regularly at 94 West Grille

& Tavern in Orland Park. After taking

a break for a couple of years,

she returned to the spot for shows

in October and November, and she

said she hopes to continue to perform

there in 2019.

“It’s really a great hang,” she

said. “It brings people together,

and I get a lot of support performing

there.”

Logan performs once a month

with Steve Koerner’s Eddie Stevens

3 Band in Naperville. She

performs quarterly for the WDCB

Vocal Jazz Spotlight at venues

around the area.

Last summer, Logan performed

at the Orland Park Public Library,

and she said she plans to perform

there again next summer.

Logan keeps her website up-todate

with upcoming performances,

and she said all are welcome to

attend a performance. For more

information, visit www.avalogan.

com.

“I feel really blessed to be able

to do this on a professional level at

this point in my life,” Logan said.

“You never know where things are

going to take you.”


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku

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

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. Isaac Newton’s title

4. Lao-tzu’s philosophy

7. Queen or drone

10. Author Saroyan

12. Accomplished

14. Knot in wood

15. Metal pin

17. Opposite of always

poetically

18. Periods

19. 1958 Elvis hit

21. Q followers

23. River in a Strauss

waltz

24. Sandburg basketball

star, ____ Stavropoulos

28. Boise’s state: Abbr.

30. French for summer

31. Mid-seventh-century

date

32. W. Coast campus

35. Cooking ingredient in

some Chinese dishes

38. Marine abbr.

39. Old White House

inits.

40. Human ancestor

41. Orland Park school

44. Have the lead

45. Cobbler, for example

46. Not masc.

47. Narcissist’s problem

49. Through

51. Winter coat

56. Cable alternative

57. Wrapped up

59. The Crimson Tide,

familiarly

62. America’s Cup, i.e

64. Branch of Islam

65. “An apple ___...”

66. Desires

67. Ill-tempered

68. After Mar.

69. OJ’s judge

70. Compass point

Down

1. Indian lute

2. One of Chekhov’s Three

Sisters

3. Flacco, e.g.

4. Trig. function

5. Aid criminally

6. Cheer for the torero

7. Dentist tool

8. Several periods

9. Chicago sights

11. Choice list

13. List of errors

14. In development, as

software

16. Leg bones

20. School exam

22. Derive from

24. Draw close to

25. Parkinson’s drug

26. More frigid

27. Pipe bend

29. “Ain’t It ___” (Fats

Domino hit)

32. Meanwhile

33. Spin on the ice

34. 56, in Rome

36. Compass direction

37. Devour

41. Relaxation area

42. Corp. money managers

43. Annual British rowing

regatta

44. Shoe bottoms

48. “Annie get your __”

50. Date of Allied forces

invasion

52. Was dizzy

53. Trident features

54. Bunsen burner cousins

55. German wine valley

57. Crash aftermath

58. Estimator’s phrase

59. Flock sound

60. Payroll processing

company

61. Damage

63. One of the “Three

Kingdoms” (Chinese)

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

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

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

ORLAND PARK

The Black Sheep

(8888 W. 159th St,

Orland Park, IL; (708)

364-0100)

■10:30 ■ p.m. Friday, Jan.

11 and 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12. 90s

Dance Party

■9 ■ p.m. Friday Jan. 18:

Live performance by the

Jersey Girls

The Brass Tap

(14225 95th Ave. Suite

400, Orland Park; (708)

226-1827)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia.

Prizes awarded

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays:

Live music

Dan ‘D’ Jac’s

(9358 171st St., Orland

Hills; (708) 460-8773

■9 ■ p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays:

acoustic open mic

night

■9:30 ■ p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Thursdays: karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6-9 ■ p.m. Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday:

Eman

Papa Joe’s

(14459 S. LaGrange

Road, Orland Park; (708)

403-9099)

■5-9 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Gene Infelise and Francesca

■6-10 ■ p.m. Fridays: The

keyboard stylings of

Roger Pampel

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square Drive,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Free

Bar Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays or Saturdays:

Live Music

■10 ■ p.m. Sundays: Karaoke

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave.,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and

Saturdays: Karaoke

To place an event

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16 | December 27, 2018 | The orland park prairie dining out

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The Dish

Lou Malnati’s in Tinley Park expands to full-service restaurant

Jacquelyn Schlabach

Contributing Editor

Not long after opening the

Lou Malnati’s carryout and

delivery store in Tinley Park

in 2009, owner Marc Malnati

saw an opportunity to

expand and offer a full-service

restaurant to his loyal

customers.

His vision finally came

to fruition Dec. 3, when after

nearly four months of

construction Lou Malnati’s

re-opened to the community

with more food options and

dining space at the famous

Chicago pizzeria franchise.

The establishment, best

known for its deep dish pizza,

now offers more menu

options at its Tinley Park

location, in addition to the

250 seats that were added

for dining.

“Our carryouts have a way

more simplified menu, so

Tinley Park is getting to see

a whole bunch of items that

they haven’t experienced before,”

Malnati said.

In addition to the already

existing menu items — including

customer favorites

such as The Malnati Chicago

classic, the “Lou” and

the cheese deep dish pizzas

— there are three new pastas,

two new desserts, three

sandwiches and a salad.

“We try to do things so

that it’s a homemade, fresh

menu,” Malnati said. “You

can’t have too many items

and be able to keep those

standards.”

Some of the new menu

items featured are the chicken

BBQ club salad, which

is now offered in two sizes,

has romaine lettuce, grilled

chicken, sun-dried tomatoes,

shredded mozzarella, cheddar

and Volpi salami bits, served

with the restaurant’s club

dressing and tortilla chips.

The chicken Louie pasta

($10.25) has tender pieces of

chicken, fettuccine and cream

sauce baked with mozzarella.

And the beef sandwich

($8.95) — which has tender

beef smothered with melted

mozzarella, served with a

choice of fries or fresh fruit

and cottage cheese — is also

now available.

Those familiar with the

Chicago staple have become

accustomed to the deep dish

and thin crust pizzas that

draw customers there in the

first place. Guests also can

customize their own pizza,

adding as many or as few

toppings as they want.

“[My dad] was very instrumental

in making Chicago

pizza what it would

become,” Malnati said. “He

was a guy who like to fiddle

around in the kitchen.”

His father and founder of

the restaurant, Lou, died from

cancer in 1978, and Marc has

taken the reigns on the company

ever since. Lou Malnati’s

now has 53 Chicago-area

locations and three in Arizona.

Tinley Park is the 31st

store to open, and the only

one in the history of the company

to be converted from a

carryout and delivery store to

a full-dining restaurant.

“What I’ve loved is that

our regular carryout customers

who have been coming

here for almost 10 years are

all saying, ‘Hey, can I go see

[the restaurant]?’ and so we

had somebody set up, just

touring people, like walking

them through the door

and taking them around the

restaurant,” Malnati said.

“[They say], ‘Oh I can’t wait

to bring my family in here.’”

The location still offers

its carryout and delivery

options, which are now attached

and just a doorway

away from the seating area.

There also is a bar where

customers waiting to be

seated or waiting for their

carryout order can sit.

The “Lou” pizza is one of Lou Malnati’s most popular pizzas, which has spinach mix, garlic, basil, onion, mushroom and

sliced Roma tomato, with three cheeses on the restaurant’s Buttercrust. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

9501 W. 171st. St. in Tinley Park

Location Hours

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

• 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

Delivery Hours

• 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

• 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday

• 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Web: www.loumalnatis.com/tinley-park

Phone: (708) 403-9700

“We’re imaging we’re going

to crush it, and we have

been,” Malnati said. “We’ve

been doing pretty good.”

Malnati said that none of

the locations of Lou Malnati’s

are the same, with each

giving its own unique feel

to the area. He added that

he does not like referring to

the stores as a chain, but “a

series of neighborhood restaurants.”

“What we try to do here is:

It’s always been to create an

urban-feeling restaurant,” he

said. “My belief is that in the

outer suburbs — and I would

call this a ways to get to the

city — to create something

Pictured is the inside of Lou Malnati’s restaurant in Tinley

Park, which recently was converted from a carryout and

delivery spot to a full-service restaurant.

that feels like you’re in the

city, it’s novel and it’s fun

for the people who come and

visit us.”

He said he pictures the

newly renovated Lou Malnati’s

to be a hub for the

area — a place one can bring

their sports team to for a

celebration, have a business

lunch and family dinner.

“I think it’ll be a real gathering

spot for this neighborhood,”

Malnati said.


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Sale

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE

ASSOCIATION

Plaintiff,

-v.-

AMAL IBRAHIM, WEDGEWOOD

COMMONS HOMEOWNER ASSO-

CIATION, MARBLE EMPORIUM,

INC.

Defendants

10 CH 37243

13989 MILLBANK DRIVE Orland

Park, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on April 19, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on January 31, 2019, 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 13989 MILL-

BANK DRIVE, Orland Park, IL 60462

Property Index No.

27-02-407-001-0000.

The real estate is improved with a townhouse

single family.

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 9519.

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. 9519

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 10 CH 37243

TJSC#: 38-5950

I3103173

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

FINANCE OF AMERICA REVERSE

LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

DONNA DANOVICH, UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF

OF SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND

URBAN DEVELOPMENT, UN-

KNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES

FOR KATHLEEN M BITANGO, IF

ANY, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS, SPE-

CIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

DECEASED MORTGAGOR, KATH-

LEEN M BITANGO

Defendants

17 CH 10289

10175 WEST 143RD STREET 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 October 25, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on January 28, 2019, 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 10175 WEST

143RD STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL

60462

Property Index No. 27-09-104-010.

The real estate is improved with atan

vinyl siding, one story single family

home with a detached one car garage.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. The subject property issubject

to general real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

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.

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 262911.

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. 262911

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 17 CH 10289

TJSC#: 38-8549

I3107537

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE

ASSOCIATION (''FANNIE MAE''), A

CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND

EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Plaintiff,

-v.-

DEREK J KRATZ, YVONNE N

KRATZ, DEREK J. KRATZ, TRUS-

TEE OF THE DEREK J. KRATZ

YVONNE N. KRATZ REVOCABLE

LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 18,

2001, YVONNE N. KRATZ, TRUS-

TEE OF THE DEREK J. KRATZ AND

YVONNE N. KRATZ REVOCABLE

LIVING TRUST DATED JULY 18,

2001, BROOK HILLS HOME-

OWNER'S ASSOCIATION, HAROLD

KRATZ

Defendants

2018 CH 01322

17732 CRESTVIEW DRIVE 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 27, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on January 25, 2019, 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 17732 CREST-

VIEW DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL

60467

Property Index No.

27-31-102-008-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

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 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

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 265387.

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. 265387

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 2018 CH 01322

TJSC#: 38-9598

I3107702

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,

SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BEAR

STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURI-

TIES I TRUST ASSET BACKED

CERTIFICATES SERIES 2007-AC3

Plaintiff,

-v.-

WARDELL CAMPBELL, BARBARA

CAMPBELL, MORTGAGE ELEC-

TRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS,

INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GREEN-

POINT MORTGAGE FUNDING, INC

Defendants

12 CH 20862

8830 135TH STREET ORLAND

PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on June 29, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on January 17, 2019, 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 8830 135TH

STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

Property Index No.

23-34-403-020-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family home with an attached three car

garage.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance in certified funds/or

wire transfer, is due within twenty-four

(24) hours. The subject property issubject

to general real estate taxes, special

assessments, or special taxes levied

against said real estate and is offered for

sale without any representation asto

quality or quantity of title and without

recourse toPlaintiff and in "AS IS" condition.

The sale is further subject to confirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are 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 11971.

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. 11971

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 12 CH 20862

TJSC#: 38-9597

I3107719

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK NA-

TIONAL ASSOCIATION;

Plaintiff,

vs.

MATTHEW D. ANDRIOLA; PEGGY

A. ANDRIOLA;

COMMUNITY AMERICA CREDIT

UNION;

Defendants,

16 CH 12514

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 onMonday, January

28, 2019 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their

office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

auction tothe highest bidder for cash, as

set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 28-16-202-001-0000.

Commonly known as 15201 Laramie

Avenue, Oak Forest, IL 60452.

The mortgaged real estate is improved

with asingle family residence. If the

subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of

acommon interest community, the purchaser

of the unit other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required

by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of

the Condominium Property Act.

Sale terms: 10% down by certified

funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. Norefunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection.

For information call Sales Department

at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,

LLC, One East Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614)

220-5611. 16-018342 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

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that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

Corporation will on Thursday, January

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office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

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Commonly known as 13701 Trafalgar

Court, Orland Park, IL 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.

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at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,

LLC, One East Wacker Drive,

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office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

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Commonly known as 16942 88th Court,

Orland Hills, IL 60487.

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 Questions

with Tyler Villa

Tyler Villa is a senior football player and

wrestler for Sandburg High School.

What is it that most people don’t

understand about wrestling?

Most people don’t understand the team

bond you build through wrestling. Many

look at it as a individual sport but the team

bond you create is amazing. Some of the

guys on my team are some of my closest

friends outside the mat.

What is your proudest moment in

sports?

It was winning the eighth grade football

championship for the Orland Park Pioneers.

I say that, because it was my first championship

team I was ever a part of.

Do you have an embarrassing

moment in sports?

I dislocated my finger mid-match if that

counts.

Do you listen to any pump-up music

before matches?

Yes, my favorite is easily “Never Recover”

by Lil Baby.

Is there something people don’t know

about you?

Most people don’t know that I can wiggle

my tongue in very odd ways. I am the only

one out of my friends that knows how to do

it. Also, a lot of people think I am FaZe Tfue,

a famous gamer.

Is there a movie you could watch

this week in...

EAGLES VARSITY ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Dec. ■ 27 – at York Holiday

Tournament, TBA

■Dec. ■ 28 – at York Holiday

Tournament, TBA

■Dec. ■ 29 – at York Holiday

Tournament, TBA

■Dec. ■ 31 – at York Holiday

Tournament, 12 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Dec. ■ 27 – at Lincoln-Way

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■Jan. ■ 3 – at Homewood-

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WRESTLING

■Dec. ■ 28 – hosts Glenbard

North, 11 a.m.

■Dec. ■ 29 – at Libertyville-

Schaumburg, Maine South,

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over and over without getting sick of

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“Drake and Josh”. It was my favorite

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I would want to have dinner with Conor

McGregor. I love his persona and style on

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from dead broke to a world class fighter

purely based off his belief in himself and

hard work and I admire that greatly.

If they made a movie of your life,

who should play you?

I would say Brad Pitt because we kinda

look alike.

What would the title of the movie

be?

It would be called “The Good, The Bad

and The Ugly.”

Interview conducted by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva

10 a.m.

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AREA SPORTS ROUNDUP

Eagles swimmers hot, wrestlers

suffer heartbreaking SWSC loss

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Sandburg’s boys swimming and diving

team, which has won three straight sectionals,

is off to another big start in 2018-2019,

which included a recent 109-74 victory over

District 230 rival Stagg in Orland Park.

Pete Bukiri, a senior who qualified for

state in two events last season, won a pair

of events against the Chargers as he claimed

the 200 yard IM (2 minutes, 6.35 seconds)

and 100 free (:50.58).

Sean Harlin won the 100 fly (:56.69),

while Ethan Miranda-Gale claimed the 500

free (5:13.51).

The 200 free relay team of Mitch Cook-

Graver, Harlin, Miranda-Gale and Mike Rzeszowicz

won in 1:35.08 and the 400 free

relay foursome of Cook-Graver, Miranda-

Gale, Eddie Howaniec and Bukiri was first

with a 3:25.51.

Diver Cody Thill scored a winning 4.00.

The Eagles finished second in the 12-

team York Invitational on Dec. 15.

Individually, Jacob Simonek was second

in the 100 breast stroke with 1:04.04 and

fifth in the 100 IM with a 1:00.50.

Thill was second in diving 395.80 and

Cory Verzak third with 380.90.

Harlin was third in the 200 IM 2:05.79 and

Miranda-Gale was fourth with a 2:07.75.

Jimmy Jenkot took third in the 100 breast

with a 1:04.25;

Bukuri took fourth in the 200 free 1:51.08

and fourth in the 500 free 5:00.20

The Eagles are at the Lincoln-Way Central

Invitational Thursday, Dec. 27.

Tough loss on the mat

Sandburg got behind 19-0 and made a

huge comeback but fell short in a 31-30 loss

to Lockport on Friday, Dec. 21, in a South-

West Suburban Blue battle in Orland Park.

Lockport was ranked in the top five in

the state in Class 3A by two services and

picked up three pins in the match to Sandburg’s

two. Another tipping point was that

Lockport won a pair of one-point decisions

and Sandburg, which lost its first dual of the

season in 11 tries, pulled off one.

Sandburg winners were Matthew Parker

(106 pounds), Patrick Nolan (138), Zach

Bateman (145), Mike Bosco (182), Kevin

Zimmer (195), Alex Hirschfield (220) and

Nate Goodman (285).

The Eagles host Glenbard North at 11

a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28.

Peter Bukiri takes first in the 200 yard IM

during a battle against District 230 rival

Stagg. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

Sandburg’s Matthew Parker positions

himself for a pin on the last match of

the day but his team dropped a 31-30

heartbreaker to Lockport on Friday, Dec. 21

in Orland Park.

Austin wins state Cyclocross title

Sandburg freshman Jordan Austin won

the 15-16 division of the Cyclocross Illinois

State Championship Dec. 2 at Montrose Harbor

in Chicago.

She won the 15-16 title last year at the age

of 14 when she choose to race up in age. She

races for the Weather Channel team .

Her team is made up of six athletes and is

coached by Juan Carlos Arteaga of Broadview.

Dolitzky game set for Friday

The Eagles Hockey Club will host two

games on Friday, Dec. 28 at the Arctic Ice

Arena in memory of former player David

Dolitsky, who died in 2016 after being struck

by a vehicle while he was mowing the lawn.

The Eagles’ junior varsity will take on an

alumni team at 7 p.m. and the varsity follows

with a game against the alumni at 7:45 p.m.

The Eagles have set up a scholarship fund

in Dolitsky’s name. Sam Lotito and Connor

Wiegel were the first two recipients.

FOOTBALL

Area coaches to make most of big changes

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Illinois High School Association

schools shockingly

voted to eliminate conferences

and implement a district

system in football, starting

with the 2021 season.

The proposal narrowly

passed with 324 schools

voting yes, 307 voting no

and 69 school turned in ballots

with no opinions. There

were 116 schools that did not

turn in ballots.

The nuts and bolts is that

there will be eight districts

in eight classes. The top four

teams in each district will go

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each class. There will still be

a nine-game regular-season

schedule and the first two

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But it passed sight unseen.

Coaches in the area are

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Sandburg coach Scott Peters

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Home before the holidays

produces win over Andrew

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Home got a little sweeter

for Sandburg’s girls basketball

team.

After eight games on either

an opponent’s court or

a neutral floor, the Eagles

came home on Dec. 11 and

suffered their worst loss of

the year, 70-48.

The second showing in

Orland Park went much better

for the Eagles.

In what figured to be a

close battle between two

District 230 rivals, Sandburg

gave its home crowd plenty

to cheer about breaking out

to a 31-13 lead after three

quarters and hanging on for

a 41-29 victory on Thursday,

Dec. 20.

Since the Argo loss, the

Eagles won three straight

games heading into the Hillcrest

Holiday Tournament

“We were hitting our

shots and getting going

right away,” said Stephanie

Faro, who led the balanced

Eagles attack with 12 points

against Andrew. “Defensively,

we’ve been working

together.”

Faro had 11 points in the

16-minute stretch of the

second and third quarters,

including a buzzer-beating

halftime layup. Grace Badon

added 10 points including

a pair of 3-pointers in the

fourth quarter. Destiny Antoine

added eight points.

The Eagles’ next home

game will be Jan. 8 against

Lincoln-Way East.

Sandburg’s Destiny Antoine (No. 25) gets ready to fire a

pass to Molly Nolan while Andrew’s Aniah Long defends in

the Eagles’ win on Thursday, Dec. 20.

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Holidays at Hillcrest

The Eagles opened play

in the Hillcrest tournament

with a doubleheader on Saturday,

Dec. 22.

In the first-round morning

session, Sandburg a dominated

Thornton Fractional

South. 52-18. Faro led the

way with 13 points.

In the afternoon championship

bracket, the Eagles

played Rich South even for

32 minutes in regulation but

dropped a 58-52 overtime

decision.

Faro led the Eagles with

18 points and scored a layup

with one second left in regulation

to help send the game

into OT.

Badon added 13 points in

the setback as the Eagles fell

to 9-5.

The tournament was set to

resume on Wednesday, Dec.

26 with the Eagles challenging

Thornton. If they win

that game, they play for fifth

place in the 16-team tournament

on Thursday, Dec. 27.

Here are your assignments

The Illinois High School

Association announced its

postseason assignments and

Sandburg will be in a 20-

team Class 4A sectional that

does not have a host yet.

Sandburg, Marist, Thornton

and Lincoln-Way West

will each host regionals.

Other teams in the sectional

are Eisenhower, Mother

McAuley, Bloom, Crete-

Monee, Homewood-Flossmoor,

Lincoln-Way East,

Thorton Fractional South,

Bremen, Lincoln-Way Central,

Oak Lawn, Richards,

Shepard, Stagg, Thornwood

and Andrew.

The winner heads to the

Illinois Wesleyan Supersectional.

The seeds are expected to

be released on Jan. 31. As of

now, the top team appears to

be Mother McAuley.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Eagles flew into Elmhurst as winners

TIM CRONIN, Freelance Reporter

When Sandburg scored a

60-50 victory over District

230 rival Andrew on Dec.

18, it brought the Eagles

back to .500 for the season.

They were 6-6 entering

the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament

at York in Elmhurst,

which opened on Wednesday,

Dec. 26. They had a

modicum of confidence, and

a bit of momentum.

Some of the good vibes

came from a basic: Sandburg

hit 7-of-11 free throws after

back-to-back games making

only 2-of-9.

“Yeah, 64 percent is an

improvement for us,” coach

Todd Allen said with a

chuckle. “But we were up

17 points in the second half,

and I’ll give our kids credit.

They started fouling but we

made some free-throws.”

A flurry of three-pointers

closed the gap for Andrew,

but both Zach Kusper and

Atharva Atreya were 3-of-

4 from the line in the final

quarter.

Even better for Sandburg,

the Eagles shot 24-of-37

(64.8 percent) from the field,

shaking off the reputation of

being so-so shooters for a

second game in succession.

They were 19-of-41 (46.3

percent) in beating Crete-

Monee.

Just like old times

The game marked the resumption

of the Sandburg-

Andrew series after a year

off. The Thunderbolts are

in the SouthWest Suburban

Red, the Eagles in the Blue,

and the crossover game varies

from year to year. Sandburg’s

crossover foe this

year was Thornton, so Allen

and Andrew coach David

Wilson lined up a game.

“A good district rivalry

win,” Allen said. “It was

good to get them back on the

schedule. I talked to Dave

and said it’s great when we

play each other. I’m happy

to be able to do that.”

Stat of the week

Through the first 12

games, Sandburg twins Marvin

and Kevin Agwomoh

were tied in scoring with 135

points - 11.3 per game.

Conference heats up

Sandburg returns to

SouthWest Blue play on Jan.

8 at Bolingbrook, which was

6-2 entering holiday play.

The Raiders, while a perennial

threat, are thus beatable,

and that’s a common

theme in the league. Lockport

was 7-2, Homewood-

Flossmoor 5-2 entering the

holidays. That’s good but

not dominant. Or is it? Allen’s

not so sure.

“Bolingbrook’s losses

are to two good out-of-state

teams, and one of H-F’s is to

No. 1 Bloom,” Allen said.

The big surprise in the

league so far is Lincoln-Way

East, which was 5-6 after

a 55-54 overtime win in a

crossover game against Lincoln-Way

Central, and 1-1

in conference play. But the

league win was over Sandburg,

and that stuck in the

collective craw of the Eagles

through their last two games

prior to Christmas.

“That was still kind of

gnawing at us,” Allen said.

“One of our goals is finishing

in the Top 3 in the conference.”

Sandburg twins Kevin (left) and Marvin Agwomoh are putting up twin scoring numbers, as

both averaged 11.3 points per game in the Eagles’ first 12 games.

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OP’s Minervini counted on as Brother Rice’s stat man

RANDY WHALEN

Freelance Reporter

When Orland Park’s Mike

Minervini missed the Brother

Rice basketball victory over

Harlan Academy on Nov. 24

in the title game of the Joliet

West Thanksgiving Tournament,

it was a rare occasion.

It was only the fourth time

that Minervini, an Orland

Park resident, has missed a

Crusaders basketball game

since 1993. He did so with

good reason, though. That’s

because Minervini, who

has been the statistician for

Brother Rice baseball, basketball

and football for the

better part of the past two

decades, was doing stats for

the football team in the Illinois

High School Association

Class 8A state championship

game that evening at Memorial

Stadium in Champaign.

“I still got to cover the first

three games at Joliet West,

Minervini said. “Although

they moved the time of the

basketball title game up to

3:30, I still only went to the

football game.

“I wasn’t going to miss

that. I went with basketball

[quarterfinals] in 2005, baseball

[fourth place] in 2007

and now football [second

place in 2018]. It completed

the trifecta of state events for

me.”

The other basketball

games he has missed were

in 2002, when his daughter

Nicole got married. The

next year, Minervini, who

also does stats for St. Xavier

University basketball,

was committed to be at the

SXU contest when a Crusaders

game in Indiana got

rescheduled for a Saturday.

Then, in December of 2011

his oldest son, Michael was

returning from the inaugural

seven-month deployment

of the aircraft carrier, the

USS Bush. He and his wife,

Division I Brother Rice recruit Marquise Kennedy is one of

several stars Orland Park’s Mike Minervini has kept stats

on. TIM O’BRIEN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Former Brother Rice pitcher Ryan Palmblad, an Orland

Park native, is one of many Crusader baseball players

statistician Mike Minervini has covered.

TIM O’BRIEN/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Sandra, got to join the other

families of the crew when

the ship returned to Norfolk,

Virginia.

He rarely misses Brother

Rice games. He has covered

games inside and outside. He

has kept the numbers in the

wind, rain, snow, sleet and

heat. His travels have taken

him to numerous cities in and

outside the Chicago area.

Minervini has been doing

the basketball statistics since

1993, the football numbers

since 1999, and the baseball

stats since 2000. He’s only

missed one football game,

and that was the second game

of the 1999 season when his

niece Allyson Polickey got

married. He has not missed a

baseball game since 2003.

So, how did Minervini, a

1966 Richards graduate, who

attended Eisenhower for his

first three years until Richards

opened, get involved in

Brother Rice athletics?

“My daughter [Nicole,

1993 grad] went to McAuley

and was a cheerleader there,

and my sons [Michael, 1995

grad and Ross, 1998 grad]

went to Brother Rice and

were involved in a variety

of sports,” Minervini said. “I

had followed Rice athletics

for awhile. I had relatives that

went there, and I attended the

1981 and 1985 football state

title games. So, they asked

me to help out, first with Pat

Richardson in basketball in

Mike Minervini, of Orland Park, (with clipboard) has been a fixture for Brother Rice sports

for 25 years. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Orland Park’s Jack McMahon (No. 44) and his Brother Rice teammates made it to the

Class 8A championship game in November, which was a highlight for statistician Michael

Minervini. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

1993.”

He does not do stats for

McAuley events, because he

simply does not have much

time to do so. He also has

done the basketball stats for

the St. Xavier men’s and

women’s teams for the past

19 years. There are very

few conflicts with Crusader

events, but when there are, he

goes with Brother Rice.

There are many favorite

moments he can recall, starting

with basketball in 2005.

“We beat Simeon (77-

76) in double overtime at

St. Xavier in the [Class 4A]

sectional final that year,” Minervini

said. “Derrick Rose

was a sophomore, and that

was his last postseason loss,

as Simeon won it the next

two years. Then we beat Proviso

East (59-58) at the UIC

Supersectional to go downstate

for the first time.

“In baseball, we went

undefeated in the Catholic

League in 2017, and this season

was a huge highlight to

have a 13-game win streak

and advance to the state title

game in football.”

Living five minutes from

Brother Rice for many years,

Minervini moved his family

to Orland Park in 1997, and

they have been there since.

He retired from the CTA in

1999, and that also helped

free him to do more statistical

work. He has been married to

Sandra for 47 years and obviously

loves what he does

with Brother Rice, but turned

71 on Nov. 2. So, some of his

impressive streaks may soon

be ending to tend to family.

“I’ve got nine grandkids

that are involved in sports,”

Minervini said. “So, it’s getting

close. But it’s not because

I’m tired of it.”


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fastbreak

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Some great stories that just missed next week’s list

1ST AND 3

THE ILLINOIS HIGH

SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

ANNOUNCED THE

AVERAGE ENROLLMENT

FIGURES IT WILL USE

FOR THE NEXT TWO

YEARS

1. Around here

Sandburg is listed

at 2,934 students,

which is 23rd in the

state. Also in District

230, Andrew is listed

at 2,139 and Stagg

is at 2,271.5.

2. Now that’s a lot

The IHSA lists Morton

as No. 1 with an

enrollment of 8,196.

So, take all the

Sandburg students,

multiply by two and

you still cant match

Morton.

3. That’s not much

Pike County Christian

Academy in

Pittsfield’s enrollment

is listed as

four. Four! Heck, that

poor school can’t

even field a full bowling

team.

Jeff Vorva

j.vorva@22ndcm.com

End of the year lists.

I have known

newspaper people

who hate compiling them.

Hate it.

I think if they were given

a choice of starting a yearend

list or losing an eyeball,

they might have to ponder it

for a few seconds. I wonder

if Popeye the Sailor refused

to do a list?

You will be happy to

know that I am not one of

those. I am happy to do

them. Yes, it is extra work

that can be a pain in the

neck, but once I start doing

them, it’s like a nice trip

down memory lane.

I usually find stuff that

I completely forgot about,

even though it just happened

mere months ago.

On Thursday, Jan. 3, we

will present our Top 10

sports stories for 2018. In

the past, we’ve looked back

at the sports year in a different

format, but I like the

Top 10 format.

There is no shortage of

Top 10 stories in this sportrich

area. The problem is,

what in the heck do I do

about the quality stories that

don’t make next week’s list?

Then, I heard bells jingling

in the background as if

this were one of those sappy

Hallmark holiday movies

and — voila — it came to

me. Let’s talk about them

this week!

So, without further ado,

let’s talk about five stories

from The Orland Park Prairie

that fell a little short of

next week’s power-packed

list.

In no particular order:

Fitz blitz

In November, Orland

Park native Pat Fitzgerald

was unanimously named

Big Ten Conference Coach

of the Year by the media and

the coaches as the Northwestern

coach helped guide

his team to a Big Ten West

title.

Although his team lost to

Ohio State in the league’s

championship game, he

continued to make some

news. He is being rumored

as a candidate for the Green

Bay Packers head coaching

job. He has been rumored

for other college jobs in the

past, but he steadfastly said

he wasn’t interested and

wanted to stay on in Evanston.

But the Packers job?

That might be a little hard to

turn down an interview.

Top-ping a record

On May 18, Orland

Park’s Teresa Topolski and

three other runners (Sarah

Kerfin, Charlotte Venezio

and Samantha Spencer)

from Providence Catholic

did not win the Illinois

High School Association

state championship in the

800-meter relay at Eastern

Illinois University in

Charleston, but her team

ran a time of 1 minute

and 45.15 seconds in the

preliminary race to break a

40-year-old school record.

Topolski was just a freshman.

“I still replay it in my

mind how Teresa took over

the race,” Celtics sprint/relay

coach Mark Coglianese

Jr. said. “She ran out of

her mind the last couple of

weeks of the season.”

Mather sets up title

Katie Mather, a senior

Marist High School setter,

an Orland Park native who

attended Cardinal Joseph

Bernardin and Century

Jr. High School before

her family moved to Oak

Lawn, helped her team

become the first Class 4A

volleyball team win backto-back

titles since 2012

and 2013.

The RedHawks beat

Downers Grove North

Nov. 10 at Redbird Arena

on the campus of Illinois

State University in Normal.

Mather had 21 assists and

four aces in that match.

Marist downed Benet 25-18,

25-15 in the semifinals and

Mather collected 20 assists.

Sandburg’s fourth-place finish the state in cheerleading

was one of five outstanding stories that did not make

the Top 10 sports stories of 2018, which will appear on

Thursday, Jan. 3. 22ND CENTURY MEDIA FILE PHOTO

She finished with 980 assists

to go with a team-high

44 aces this season for the

38-3 RedHawks in 2018.

4-for-4

In October, Anna Loureiro

became the first female

tennis player from Sandburg

since 2008 to qualify for

state all four years.

The first three years, she

qualified as a singles player.

This year, she teamed

up with Jayme Gross and

the pair finished the season

28-1 and the two players

earned all-state honors after

the state declared they finished

5th-12th. They were

in a bracket in which they

would have played for fifth

place, but weather wiped

out consolation rounds.

Another top finish for Eagles

cheerleaders

In early February, Sandburg’s

cheerleaders finished

fourth in the state the Large

Team division behind Joliet

West, Marist and Stevenson.

Sandburg had beaten Marist

by nearly three points the

week before in sectional

competition.

Maddie Bateman, Anna

Benz-Weeden, Holly

Chudzik, Kelly Hyde, Grace

Mackle, Karly Petro, Makiah

Terry and Amy Weslow

were seniors on the squad.

LISTEN UP

“I went with basketball [quarterfinals] in 2005, baseball

[fourth place] in 2007 and now football [second place in

2018]. It completed the trifecta of state events for me.”

Mike Minervini — Orland Park resident and longtime Brother Rice stat

keeper

What 2 Watch

Boys basketball, TBA, Thursday, Dec. 27

through Monday, Dec. 31

• Sandburg continues play in the Jack Tosh

Holiday Tournament at York High School in

Elmhurst.

INDEX

27 - Area sports roundup

26 - Athlete of the Week

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva,

J.VORVA@22NDCM.com


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HOOP

REPORTS

A look at

Sandburg’s

boys and girls

basketball

teams, Page 28

FOOTBALL TALK Districts and area signings, Page 27

Orland Park’s Minervini has been tracking Crusader stats for a quarter of a century, Page 30

Mike Minervini, shown at Memorial Stadium in Champaign during the Illinois High School Association’s Class 8A football championships, had been keeping statistics for the Chicago

school since 1993. He has been at almost every baseball, basketball and football game the past few decades. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

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