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We reflect on an eventful year in Tinley Park with stories that mattered to you, Page 5

Just some of the stories that affected Tinley Park residents

in 2018, including (clockwise, from top left) people of all

ages enjoying the Downtown Tinley Block Party, a U.S.

Navy veteran among 100 veterans to participating in Honor

Flight, a pastor celebrating 30 years of service, a new

Tinley Park police chief, and a mother donating thousands

of toys to a pediatric oncology unit in honor of her late

son. 22nd century Media File Photos

The Year In Review Issue Recaps from your community leaders

• Village, Page 3, • Park District, Page 4, • Fire and Police, Page 7

• Library, Page 8

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Mayor’s review..................3

Police and fire review .........7

From the Editor.................. 9

Life and Arts.....................11

Faith Briefs.......................12

Puzzles.............................15

Sports......................... 27-32

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FRIDAY

Magic Show

10:30-11:15 a.m. Jan. 4,

Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive. Start the

New Year with a bit of magic

from Morris, The Magic

Man. To register, call (708)

532-0160 Ext. 2.

MONDAY

Navigating Senior Living

11 a.m. Jan. 7, Tinley Park

Public Library, 7851 Timber

Drive. This program will

cover different types of senior

care available to plan

for the future. No registration

is necessary.

Cut the Cable Cord

2-4 p.m. Jan. 7, Tinley

Park Public Library, 7851

Timber Drive. Learn about

streaming services like Netflix

and Hulu and streaming

devices like Apple TV and

Roku. Registration is required.

To register, call (708)

532-0160 Ext. 3.

TUESDAY

Ribbon Cutting and Business

After Hours

5-7 p.m., ribbon cutting

ceremony at 5:30 p.m.,

Tuesday, Jan. 8, Hot N Juicy

Crab, 7216 W. 191st St.,

Tinley Park. Join the Tinley

Park Chamber of Commerce

as they cut the ribbon

to welcome Hot N Juicy

Crab to Tinley Park. Explore

their menu featuring

Cajun dishes while networking

with Chamber member

businesses. For more information,

please call (708)

532-5700 or email dianne@

tinleychamber.com

WEDNESDAY

Excel: Pivot Tables

6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 9,

Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive. This

class for adults will teach

participants how to use pivot

tables to summarize key data

from a larger spreadsheet.

Registration is required. To

register, call (708) 532-0160

Ext. 3.

UPCOMING

Family STEAM Fest

6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11,

Bettenhausen Recreation

Center, 8125 W. 171st St.,

Tinley Park. Fee: $15 residents,

$20 nonresidents. For

ages 6 and up. The Tinley

Park-Park District hosts an

exciting night dedicated to

exploring, learning, and engaging

in activities, including

a dozen hands-on stations

covering each STEAM

subject, without the pressures

of grades and performance.

Event begins with

a fun science show for all

ages. All children must be

accompanied by an adult and

fee is for all participants. For

more information, please

call (708) 342-4200.

Escape Room: Hogwarts

Edition

6:30-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-

8:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11,

Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive. This

event is for students in sixth

through 12th grade. Witches

and wizards will work together

to solve Harry Potterthemed

puzzles, mysteries

and riddles in order to escape

the Room of Requirement.

Registration is required. To

register, call (708) 532-0160

Ext. 2.

2019 Local High School

Shakespeare Competition

7-8 p.m., Jan. 11, Tinley

Park Performing Arts Center,

16801 S. 80th Avenue.

Fee: Free for competitors,

$3 general admission with

doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

The Tinley Park-Park District

invites high school

(9-12 grade) or equivalent

for home school students to

select, memorize, and perform

one monologue from

a Shakespeare play. The

selections offer a variety of

monologues, up to twentytwo

lines, from a number of

plays; students may select

any monologue, regardless

of gender. Selections have

been taken from the Folger

Digital Texts resource (folgerdigitaltexts.org).

Please

contact (708) 342-4212

to sign-up no later than

Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Outlook: Basics

2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan.

14, Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive.

This lecture-style class will

introduce participants to the

basics of Microsoft Outlook,

including email, calendar,

tasks and more. Registration

is required. To register, call

(708) 532-0160 Ext. 3.

Beginner’s Internet

10 a.m.-noon, Tuesday,

Jan. 15, Tinley Park Public

Library, 7851 Timber Drive.

Participants will learn how

to find and evaluate info on

the web. To register, call

(708) 532-0160 Ext. 3.

PowerPoint: Basics

2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15,

Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive. Participants

will learn how to create

Microsoft PowerPoint

slideshows with dynamic

features to spice up your presentations.

To register, call

(708) 532-0160 Ext. 3.

Ribbon Cutting and Business

After Hours

5-7 p.m., ribbon cutting

ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Jan.

15, Tropical Smoothie Cafe,

7101 W. 183rd St., Tinley

Park. Join the Tinley Park

Chamber of Commerce

as they welcome Tropical

Smoothie Cafe to Tinley

Park. Stop in to meet the

owners, explore the food

and beverage options, and

enjoy the company of fellow

Chamber members. For

more information, please

call (708) 532-5700 or email

dianne@tinleychamber.com

AARP Tax Appointments

9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan.

16, Call (708) 342-4200 to

make a tax appointment for

residents of Tinley Park.

Baking with vegetables

7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.

16, Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive.

Chef Rose Deneen will introduce

attendees to her first

cookbook by demonstrating

a few recipes and providing

samples, all made with vegetables.

To register, call (708)

532-0160 Ext. 3.

Online Privacy and Security

2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17,

Tinley Park Public Library,

7851 Timber Drive. Attendees

will learn strategies for

keeping your online and digital

belongings private. This

is a intermediate to advanced

level class. Registration is required.

To register, call (708)

532-0160 Ext. 3.

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Digitize it: VHS Tapes

6:30-8:30- p.m. Friday,

Jan. 18, Tinley Park Public

Library, 7851 Timber Drive.

Attendees will learn to use

the Library’s Conversion Station

to convert VHS tapes to

DVD and digital file formats.

This class will include a lecture-style

presentation and

hands-on tour of the Conversion

Station. To register, call

(708) 532-0160 Ext. 3.

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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Comedy Improv Show- Old

Lang Signs

7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday,

Jan. 19, Tinley Park Performing

Arts Center.

Bingo Fundraiser

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 23, Tinley

Park High School, 611 W.

175th St. Bingo starts at 7

p.m. Proceeds benefit the

TPHS Band Program. Participants

must be 18 years

or older to play. Cash only,

please.

Daddy Daughter Dance

7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1,

Bettenhausen Recreation

Center, 8125 W. 171st St.,

Tinley Park. There is to be

games and gifts for all. Each

attendee must register. Cost

is $16 for resident and $21

for non-resident. For more

information, call (708) 342-

4200.


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the tinley junction | January 3, 2019 | 3

Year in Review 2018

Improvements in the interest of making

Village ‘regional corporate powerhouse’

Jacob C. Vandenberg

Mayor of Tinley Park

This time last year, I had

the honor of outlining my

goals for the Village of Tinley

Park. After a year, I am

proud to say we have made

major strides to make those

goals reality. Some of my

goals for our Village are:

keep the citizens of Tinley

Park safe, foster a healthy

economic climate for small

businesses, revitalize downtown

and keep Tinley Park

an attractive place for visitors.

I will touch on some of

the improvements to public

safety, downtown Tinley

and our plans to make Tinley

Park a regional corporate

powerhouse.

Public safety is a top

priority for my administration.

Over the last year, we

installed new license plate

reading cameras at key intersections,

conducted a

police staffing study, we

hired a new police chief,

and seven new officers.

These improvements also

extend to the Fire Department.

In 2018, the Tinley

Park Fire Department was

awarded the highly coveted

ISO Class 1 ranking.

The Insurance Services

Office rating system goes

from 10-1, with Class 1 being

the highest rating. ISO

determines the rating of a

fire department by evaluating,

among other things,

the department’s training,

equipment, locations, water

supply system, and the

communications system of

the community. According

to FEMA, there are over

27,000 fire departments in

the U.S. and the Tinley Park

Fire Department is one of

only 71 departments in the

entire country to receive an

ISO Class 1 rating.

The heart of any community

is its downtown and

our downtown is primed

for redevelopment. Knowing

this, I have been working

with developers and

entrepreneurs of all sizes to

breathe new life into downtown.

It is important for me

to give the small business

owners currently downtown

the same opportunities as

big developers, so I created

the Oak Park Avenue Playbook.

This is a comprehensive

grant program designed

to give small businesses the

capital to improve themselves,

which will in turn

enhance the look and feel of

downtown Tinley. Since its

rollout earlier this year, we

have 18 applications from

local businesses who want

to be a part of the OPA Playbook.

Downtown Tinley

should also reflect our Village’s

strong sense of community.

As such, we have

finalized plans for Harmony

Plaza. This will be a public

gathering place next to the

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Oak Park Avenue METRA

station. The plaza was designed

with input from the

community and will feature

year-round activities. Harmony

Plaza will contain a

stage for our summer concerts,

an open area for the

farmer’s market, a splash

pad and an ice skating area

for use in the winter. Harmony

Plaza will serve as a

community gathering place

and the centerpiece of our

new downtown.

In addition to the developments

downtown, I have

partnered with the Mayors

of Orland Park and Mokena

to form the Chicago Southland

Interstate Alliance.

This alliance is a way for

our three communities to

use our combined resources

to pitch the area surrounding

I-80 as a regional powerhouse,

prime for developing

new office space.

I do not have the room

here to discuss every improvement

we have made

to Tinley Park in 2018. So

I wanted to focus on two areas;

public safety and economic

growth. Over the last

year, we have made some

remarkable improvements

to public safety. I also have

an eye on the future of Tinley

Park, focusing on revitalizing

downtown through

projects like the OPA Playbook

and Harmony Plaza

and bringing in new businesses

to the area through

the Chicago Southland Interstate

Alliance. 2018 was

a bright year for Tinley

Park and 2019 will be even

brighter.

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Year in Review 2018

Park District offers over 1,000 programs

Shawn Roby

Tinley Park-Park District Executive

Director

It is amazing how fast

2018 came and went.

It seems like yesterday we

were wrapping up our budgets,

and looking forward

to weather breaking so we

could begin to work on new

play structure in the pool and

hiring our seasonal staff for

day camp and the pool.

Now, we are looking at

budgeting again, planning

another year of activities,

and having discussion about

how to implement new

ideas.

The year 2018 started off

with a bang and three new

parks being installed. We

partnered with the Village

to take ownership of Bormet

Park (16224 Bormet Avenue)

and to replace aging

equipment in the park with

a more modern playground.

We also replaced Deinert

and Rauhoff playgrounds to

keep up on our replacement

schedule. All three officially

opened in late spring, early

summer this year.

In late spring, we had begun

the replacement of the

aging play structure in the

pool with a new playground

type model so kids had

more options while playing

on or around. The structure

provides multiple exit

points that include multiple

slides and stairs. It also has

many interactive features in

which kids can manipulate

rate and directions of water

As we are closing out 2018 and

start to look toward 2019, there

are some new ideas and events

in the planning stages. We will

continue those popular programs

and events, while making room

for the new. There will literally be

something for everyone.

flow around the structure.

By far the most impressive

feature though is the 150

gallon tipping bucket that

dumps approximately every

4 minutes over the half of

the entire structure.

In the summer, we began

the work on Veterans Park

(16001 Ozark Avenue).

The project was started

in 2015, and after many

rounds of permitting and

site adjustments, we finally

broke ground and began the

renovation. The redesign

features a new Veteran’s

Memorial, softball diamond,

playground, walking

path, basketball court,

tennis courts and parking

lot. While minor work remains

for spring of 2019

the majority of the park is

completed and open for the

public to use.

In the fall of 2018, the

park district also applied

for a grant to assist with

the renovation of St. Boniface

Park (16301 Oak Park

Avenue). The park was officially

purchased from St.

Boniface Church in 2014

and we are hoping to take

advantage of state funds to

actually renovate the park.

The new St. Boniface will

feature the existing, but updated

amenities, softball,

soccer/lacrosse field, playground,

and parking lot.

The new park will also add a

pickle ball court, volleyball,

basketball court and walking

path around the site.

Throughout the year

we again took thousands

through our programs and

events. Whether it was t-

ball, 50 and up softball,

Seniorcize, Yoga for Beginners,

Day Camp and many

more. Maybe you were the

events person and joined

us for 4th of July, Thursday

in the Park, Polar Express,

Wine & Paint night, or the

world’s largest swim lesson.

There was literally over

1,000 programs and events

to choose from.

As we are closing out

2018 and start to look toward

2019, there are some

new ideas and events in the

planning stages. We will

continue those popular programs

and events, while

making room for the new.

There will literally be something

for everyone.

Finally, it is important to

thank the staff of the Tinley

Park-Park District who

make all of the great parks,

facilities, programs, and

events what they are. Their

tireless efforts don’t go unnoticed

and their dedication

is infectious. Thank you, see

you in 2019.


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the tinley junction | January 3, 2019 | 5

Stories that stood out

Orland Park man charged with DUI drugs, reckless

driving for Oak Park Ave. crash

Photos and video of the aftermath of the crash went

viral on social media, showing a parked SUV reportedly

carrying ammunition catching fire after being hit, followed

by a blaze of flames and loud popping sounds.

Cruise Night complaints sparks meeting with Tinley Park

mayor

A dozen people

involved with

the classic car

show voiced

opposition at a

Special Board of

Trustees meeting

to the new safety

regulations that

were implemented in 2018, preventing attendees and

drivers to come and go as they pleased. The changes

were implemented based on recommendations from the

Tinley Park Police Department.

UPDATED: Male pedestrian dies after being struck on

I-80 near 80th Avenue in Tinley Park

Interstate 80 was shut down for nearly two hours after

a 30-year-old man jumped from the 80th Avenue Bridge

onto the eastbound lane of I-80 where he was struck by

two vehicles and later succumbed to injuries.

KSD140 mourns sudden loss of Tinley Park special

education teacher

Grissom Middle School lost one of their own after Abby

Ohl, a sixth grade special education teacher, passed

away. She had worked at the middle school for three

years and “had developed wonderful relationships with

our students and staff in her role as teacher and student

council sponsor,” according to the school.

BREAKING: Family, police search for Tinley Park teen

reported missing since Dec. 11

As of press time, the teen was still reported

missing after her family noticed she was

gone the morning of Dec. 11 and never

contacted them the following day. Anyone

with information is asked to call Officer O’Neil with the

Palos Hills Police Department at (708) 473-8645.

The 10 most-viewed stories of 2018 at TinleyJunction.com

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Tinley Park bank robbery suspect

charged, identified

This news comes as the second

reported robbery at the Chase Bank

branch in Tinley Park in less than a

year, where a homeless man stole

$4,300 in cash.

UPDATED: Metra: Tinley Park man

killed by freight train

A tragic train accident resulted in

the death of a 19-year-old man from

Tinley Park.

AD Mike Dwyer leaves Andrew for

alma mater Lockport

After his 20-year career at Andrew

High School,

Mike Dwyer

was to start a

new chapter

at Lockport

Township High

School, where

he graduated

from in 1993, to become the new

athletic director, which was a dream

come true for him.

UPDATED: Armed robbers allegedly

hit three south suburban towns in 24

hours

The Tinley Park Police Department

confirmed that there was a robbery

at the Speedway gas station on

183rd Street, where a man displayed

a handgun and a minimal amount

of cash was stolen. The other two

robberies were confirmed in Mokena

and New Lenox.

Principal: Tinley Park student

unexpectedly died over the weekend

This marked the second unexpected

death in less than a month at

Grissom Middle School, after a

seventh-grade student passed away.

the Following Five

• Tinley Park Titans

baseball star, female

kicker help snap skid

with 48-16 rout at Oak

Lawn

• One dead in fatal fire

near Tinley Park church

• New TIF approved as

questions arise over

stalled project in Tinley

Park

• Beloved Andrew

biology teacher, Lloyd

Eichwald, passes away

• Tinley Park boy, 14,

reported missing since

July 12

Editor’s picks

Local student helps save

man’s life at Tinley Park

amphitheater

•How a Lockport

Township High School

senior sprung into

action to administer

CPR to a man who was

unconscious at a Kid

Rock show last summer

A Sweet Legacy:

Zettlmeier’s Bakerei

carries on after loss of

founder

• Paul Zettlemeier

learned all he knows

from his father, Hans,

who first opened shop in

1978 and has continued

on his father’s legacy

since his passing.

Tinley Park pastor reflects

on 30 years at Trinity

Lutheran

• Pastor Paul Strand has

presided over 22,000

services, 611 weddings,

1554 baptisms, 1508

sermons, and 801

funerals throughout the

last 30 years at Trinity

Lutheran Church in

Tinley Park.


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Year in Review 2018

First year as chief has been challenging, yet productive

Matthew Walsh

Tinley Park Police Chief

It has been another busy

year for the Tinley Park Police

Department, and 2019

is expected to be even busier

as we look ahead to the

many events the Village has

planned. One of the biggest

moments of the year for me

personally was being selected

to serve as chief of police

for the Village of Tinley Park.

It is an honor and privilege to

be part of this fine organization.

Below is a look back at

some of 2018’s highlights

and events that deserve mention.

To begin the year, Tinley

Park—along with Mokena,

New Lenox, and Palos

Heights—participated in the

New Year’s Eve Safe Ride

Home program courtesy of

a grant from the Michael P.

Gordon Foundation. In Tinley

Park, 29 rides were provided

to a total of 79 passengers.

On Feb. 2, the 10th anniversary

of the Lane Bryant

homicides, investigators

and command staff met with

surviving family members to

discuss progress in the case.

A memorial service was then

held at St. Stephen’s Church.

A police staffing study was

completed by Northwestern

University Center for Public

Safety and presented to the

Village in February. Implementation

of the report’s recommendations

are forthcoming.

In March, a total of 25

residents graduated from our

sixth Citizen Police Academy.

This program is an integral

component of the police

department’s community

engagement mission. Once

again, the course was very

well received by attendees.

This past May, the Tinley

Park Police Department

Honor Guard participated in

National Police Memorial

Week in Washington, D.C.,

where they joined thousands

of law enforcement officers

in paying tribute to those who

have lost their lives in the line

of duty.

For the 12th straight year,

the Tinley Park Police Department

had the proud honor

of being selected by the National

Association of Town

Watch as a National Award

Winner for its outstanding

participation in National

Night Out.

We are also proud to report

that the Tinley Park Police

Department was the second

highest fundraising department

in the State of Illinois

for events benefiting Special

Olympics. Fundraising

events throughout the year

included: Super Polar Plunge,

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Top,

Tip a Cop at Texas Roadhouse,

World’s Largest Truck

Convoy, Strikes for Special

Olympics, and the Law Enforcement

Torch Run.

The Hollywood Casino

Amphitheatre was the site of

30 concerts this season, and

Tinley Park officers, along

with all facets of public safety,

were there to provide added

support for patrons and venue

staff. The music theater plans

to hold at least that many concerts

in the 2019 season.

The year 2018 brought

with it new hires, promotions,

and retirements. In

addition to my appointment

as chief of police, the department

welcomed seven

new officers: Thomas Bondi,

Steven Carrabotta, Michael

McCullough, Charles Tabler,

Dominic DeMarchi, Jacob

Japcon, and Dominic Manzella.

Promoted to the rank

of commander were Anthony

Campbell and Stanley

Tencza; and promoted to the

rank of sergeant were Randall

Rockaitis and Melissa

Bonarek. Lastly, we wished

all the best to Chief Steve

Neubauer, Deputy Chief Lori

Mason, and Sergeant William

Ringhofer in retirement.

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Busiest year on record for fire department

Chief Forest Reeder

Tinley Park Fire Chief

The year 2018 has been

great for the Tinley Park Fire

Department (TPFD), with

many milestones and professional

services delivered

to our community and surrounding

areas. It was the

busiest year on record for

TPFD with a combined fire

and EMS response service

level reaching over 8,800

emergency responses. This

marks an increase of over

300 responses from last year,

which equates to 26 requests

for service every day in Tinley

Park.

The Insurance Service

Office (ISO) conducted a

review of the department

that analyzed all aspects of

our operations from dispatch

to response, training to

manpower, water supply to

fire prevention efforts. The

TPFD received the highest

rating of Class 1, which has

been awarded to fewer than

350 departments in the nation.

We are so very proud

of the team who prepared

the work necessary for this

review and to every member

of our public safety team

in the achievement of this

award. This rating should

assist homeowners and business

owners in a lower fire

insurance premium.

Milestones of 2018 include:

•Eight firefighters ended

their probationary training

periods: David Adkins,

Alex Emmanouilidis, Laura

Memmesheimer, Mike

Quilty, Rebecca Scanlon,

Nick Triemstra, Sean Sarhage,

and Ryan Zanta. They

are now in their second year

of service.

•Four new firefighters

were hired and began their

service in December. We

welcome Joe Mosqueda,

Dan Slaboszewski, Nick

Smith, and Josh Swartzentruber.

•A part-time Public Education

Officer was hired to

delivery training, education

and assist in community risk

reduction. We welcome Jack

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Library programs continued

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Tinley Park Public Library

The year 2018 was another

busy time for us. Our

library saw over 270,000

visitors check out materials,

attend events, and use

our facility for work, study,

internet access, and also for

a lot of fun.

Throughout the year, the

library staff was hard at

work finding new and better

ways to connect with you,

our community. The number

of books, audiobooks,

CDs, DVDs and magazines,

which went in and out of

our doors, as well as the

circulation of our digital resources,

increased dramatically

over the same time

period last year. Our computers,

free Wi-Fi, study

rooms, digital media studio,

and conversion station

were busier than ever, and

we were pleased to see that

the new seating provided by

the first floor renovation, in

2017, was readily used.

The library continued to

offer a variety of fun and

educational events designed

for adults, teens, and kids.

Whether it was watching a

movie, planting a flowerbox,

attending a story time, taking

a computer class to brush up

on your skills, or digitizing an

old VHS tape, we succeeded

in bringing the community

together at our library.

Our Friends of the Library

group continued to

offer popular Sunday afternoon

concerts and made

many contributions to the

library with proceeds from

the Friends Book Store and

other fundraising efforts. In

addition, the Friends sponsored

two shredding events,

continued to purchase banners

to enhance the parking

lot and well-needed bags

for transporting items home

during inclement weather.

The Friends also started the

Books for Babies Program.

This program provides eligible

Tinley Park and Orland

Hills residents with an

attractive kit that includes a

colorful board book along

with a variety of brochures

with reading tips and early

literacy information.

Although we had to say

goodbye to our original

bookmobile, which had

served the community for

19 years, this spring, the

library will debut a new

bookmobile to carry on the

service the community has

come to know and use.

Through our Facebook,

Twitter, Instagram, and

YouTube accounts, our

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continued to communicate

in real-time, whether to announce

an emergency closing,

highlight our Library

Discovery and Shelf Talk

video streams, or to promote

current and popular

materials and programs.

Perhaps it has been awhile

since you have visited us

and your library card has

expired, or maybe you have

never owned a library card.

Give us a call, check online,

or stop in, and we can tell

you what you need to obtain

your free card. Offering

our community year-round

service, the library is open

seven days a week, Monday

through Friday from 9 a.m.

to 9 pm, Saturdays from 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays

from noon to 5 p.m., 3,676

hours per year. In addition,

many of our services are

also available 24/7 by accessing

our website at tplibrary.org.

On behalf of the Library

Board of Trustees, administration,

and staff, we thank

you for your support of the

Tinley Park Public Library

and hope that you will continue

to use our services for

years to come. If you have

not visited us lately, feel free

to stop in and take advantage

of the opportunities to learn,

enjoy, and explore what the

Tinley Park Public Library

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From the Editor

And on to the next one

Jacquelyn Schlabach

jacquelyn@tinleyjunction.com

I’m pretty sure it’s safe to

say that 2018 went by in

the blink of an eye. I remember

ringing in the new

year on Dec. 31, 2017, like

it was yesterday. I went out

to dinner at Olive Garden

Year in Review 2018

Chamber builds on community relations to foster success

Maureen Cipolla

President, Board of Directors at

Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce

It’s hard to believe that

2018 has come and gone

and we are making plans for

2019. While this year has

passed quickly, as president

of the Tinley Park Chamber

of Commerce for 2018,

it has been my pleasure to

spend this past year working

closely with our chamber

members, citizens of Tinley

Park, Village officials and

local businesses. As I reflect

on the past year, I am honored

and humbled to have

and stayed at my apartment

the rest of the night watching

“Dick Clark’s New

Year’s Rockin’ Eve” in my

pajamas. It was a great way

to start off 2018.

Every year, we always

say how fast the previous

year went by, but I can say

for certain, at least for me,

that 2018 went by quicker

than any other. I’m not sure

why that was, but it’s a bit

disappointing because I

hope it doesn’t continue like

this for the future. I suppose

it’s because as we get older,

we have more responsibilities

and more things to keep

us busy that it makes the

time go by faster. And while

been a part of the success we

have been fortunate enough

to experience.

Each month, the chamber

hosts opportunities for

member businesses to network

and make long-lasting

connections and relationships.

In 2018, the chamber

participated in 32 ribbon cuttings,

Business After Hours

and multi-chamber events.

Throughout the year, you

have likely seen chamber

involvement in many of the

Village sponsored events,

such as the Irish Parade,

Discover Tinley and Music

in the Plaza. The chamber

has also hosted some favorite

Tinley Park events, including

Trim-A-Tree and the

Parade of Lights.

Among the Chamber’s

most beloved events are the

Annual Golf Outing, Brew

& Vine Festival, and Oktoberfest.

This marked the

60th year of the golf outing,

a long-standing chamber

tradition; the 9th year of

our Brew & Vine Festival,

which has grown to over 60

craft beer and wine vendors,

as well as nearly 3,000 attendees;

and the second year

of Oktoberfest, a familyfriendly

event that not only

supports local businesses but

also builds upon the already

strong sense of community.

In addition to working

closely with our businesses

in Tinley Park, the chamber

awards scholarships each

year to deserving local high

school seniors. This year, we

had the privilege of awarding

three recipients $1,500

each. These are just a few

examples of the Tinley Park

Chamber of Commerce’s

support of the community

and local business. With a

staff of only three individuals,

much of what we do is

made possible by the contributions

of local volunteers.

On behalf of the Board of

Directors, we would like to

that isn’t an entirely terrible

thing, it would be nice if it

could slow down just a tad.

As I reflect on what the

last 365 days brought me, I

can’t help but be thankful,

even if I’d like to soak in

the year just a bit longer.

The year 2018 marked my

first full year as a journalist,

after graduating from college

in 2017. It also marked

the first full year living in

my own apartment. Looking

back, it certainly was

an exciting time that helped

me as I move forward in my

career.

And of course, 2018

brought me to The Tinley

Junction. It was the perfect

way to end the year

and an even better way to

start 2019. With only a few

weeks in as editor, I’ve

spent a lot of time learning

about Tinley Park and

learning the ropes of my

job. It really has made me

more excited for what’s to

come. I can already tell that

2019 will be a year full of

more exciting, interesting,

difficult and meaningful stories,

and the best part is that

I get to work with all the

residents of Tinley Park to

make them all come to life.

So while I’m sad to see

2018 go, I can’t help but

look forward to all that 2019

has in store.

extend a huge thank you to

those that have put in countless

hours helping run these

events.

As we look to the New

Year, I am excited to see the

next steps the chamber will

take to strengthen our business

community and engage

the citizens of Tinley Park.

Looking ahead to a New

Year, we are diving into

many new initiatives, including

public forums for

citizens interested in becoming

business owners in

Tinley Park, more education

and advancement for

the management and staff of

our Chamber Members and

working closely with our local

Chambers to enhance the

Chamber experience for our

Members.

It has been a true privilege

to lead the chamber in 2018

and I look forward to seeing

the impact that this Chamber

will make in Tinley Park in

2019.

fire

From Page 7

Janozik to our team. Jack

brings more than 25 years of

experience as a retired fire

chief and fire prevention official.

•Company Citations were

presented to Asst. Chief

Kris Dunn, Lieutenants Don

DeBias and Bob Reynolds,

Engineers Norm Roney and

Tony DeAdam, and Firefighters

Matt Johnson, Brad

Roemer, and Dave Adkins

for their role in saving four

dogs during a house fire.

Company Citations were

also presented to Lieutenant

Shawn Richards, Engineer

Joe Greco, and Firefighter

Steve Grzeszkiewicz for

their role in assisting in the

delivery of a baby.

Major Capital Purchases

•Our new Aerial Tower

and Engine have been placed

into service replacing aging

apparatus and increasing

our operational capacity and

improving the safety of our

crews who operate them.

•A new breathing apparatus

compressor has been

placed into service at our

training center, allowing for

quick refill of air bottles after

emergencies and during

training events.

Firefighters retired

Several experienced veteran

firefighters retired from

service this year, including

Lieutenant Jason Slager,

Lieutenant Jim Owczarski,

and Engineer Mark Rago

retired with a combined 79

years of service. We said

farewell to three retired

members of the department

who passed away; Engineer

Anthony Mazziotta, Captain

Ed Brauer and Deanne Winterstein

were honored.

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• Andrew High School, Page 13 • Tinley Park High School, Page 13

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A look at

the special

somethings

that made area

restaurants

stand out last

year, Page 14

Among

the things that made

area restaurants stick out from the

pack in 2018 were (clockwise, from top left), the “guts”

at Peppo’s, the home-cooking touch of Kim Friedl’s

Macaron Shoppe, the baked potatoes loaded with extras

and college nostalgia at McAlister’s Deli, and the pizza

restaurant that was living inside Joey’s all along. 22nd

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faith briefs

Anointed Word International Ministries

(16250 84th Ave., Tinley Park)

Food Pantry

Every Wednesday, the

AWIM’s food pantry is open

from 9:30-11:30 a.m. For

more information regarding

qualification of receiving

food from food pantry

or to become a volunteer at

AWIM, contact Kindell Renee’

at kindell@anointed

word.net or Joyce Brunson

at joyceb@anointedword.

net or call (708) 429-2600.

Calvary Baptist Church (17430 94th Ave.,

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Wednesday Prayer, Bible

Study and Sword Club

6:45 p.m. every Wednesday

Chicago Church of Christ (16530 Ridgeland

Ave., Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

12-1:30 p.m. every week.

Faith United Presbyterian Church (6200

167th Street, Tinley Park)

Free Community Meal

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

Thursday of every month.

Faith Christian Reformed Church (8383 W.

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Sunday Service

9:30 a.m.

Family Harvest Church (18500 92nd Ave.,

Tinley Park)

Sunday Services

9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Spanish services are held in

the chapel, while teen services

are held in the gym.

The Spanish and teen services

are only held at 5 p.m.

Breakfast is available in the

church’s Café, located near

the gym, on Sunday mornings

from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Tinley Park (7025

W. 179th St., Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

10:45 a.m.

Sunday Bible Study

9:30 a.m.

St. George Catholic Church (6707 W. 175th

St., Tinley Park)

Reconciliation

After the 4 p.m. Mass on

Saturday and after the 7:30

and 9:30 Masses on Sunday.

Mass:

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11:30 a.m. Sunday

Cafe Soul

6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

at St. George in the Teen

Room.

Annual Christmas Concert

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 in

the church. Feature on the

program will be the Saint

George choir, handbell choir

and children’s choir. There is

no admission charge.

Pro-Life Holy Hour

7 p.m. Jan. 4 in church.

Those in attedance will pray

before the Blessed Sacrament

for true respect for all

human life from conception

to natural death.

Family First Sunday

Jan. 6 after all Sunday

morning masses. There is

to be hot coffee, tea or hot

chocolate, along with snowy

white and minty cool concoctions

on the buffet.

Knights of Columbus Comedy

Show 2019

6 p.m. Feb. 9 in O’Connell

Hall at St. George. The

scheduled headliner at this

event will be Rocky Laport.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Ticket price includes

the show, dinner and drinks

(beer, wine, soda and water).

For tickets and information,

please call or email Don

Clark at (708) 532-8653 or

viperdc@gmail.com.

South Suburban Chinese Church (17100 S.

69th Ave., Tinley Park)

Mandarin Class

2-3:40 p.m. Sundays. The

church offers classes for

children, teens and adults

interested in learning how to

speak Mandarin. For more

information, email learn

ingchinesesscc@gmail.com.

St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Parish

(7399 W. 159th St., Tinley Park)

Holy Hour of Reparation

4-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3.

Mass for the Deaf

This Mass takes place

twice a month. The schedule

does vary, and those interested

in attending should view

the church calendar at www.

stjulie.org.

Saturday Mass

4:30 p.m.

Sunday Mass

8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.

and 6 p.m. every week.

St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Catholic

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

New Year’s Eve Mass

5 p.m. Dec. 31 Mass of

Anticipation for Holy Mother

of God

New Year’s Day Mass

8:30 a.m.

10 a.m.

11:30 a.m.

Saturday Service

7 a.m.

8:30 a.m.

5 p.m.

Sunday Service

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

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

and 6:15 p.m. every week.

Please see faith, 16

In Memoriam

Antonio Martinez

Antonio Martinez, 71, of Tinley Park, died Dec. 26. He

was the beloved husband of Maria G. Martinez for 42 years.

Visitation was held at Maher Funeral Home in Tinley Park

Sunday, Dec. 30.

Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email Editor Jacquelyn

Schlabach at jacquelyn@tinleyjunction.com with information

about a loved one who was a part of the Tinley Park community.


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the tinley junction | January 3, 2019 | 13

Year in Review 2018

Andrew celebrates 40th

anniversary, much more

Year in Review 2018

Successes go beyond

the classroom at TPHS

Robert Nolting

Victor J. Andrew High School

Principal

In 2018, Andrew celebrated

its 40th Anniversary.

We even published a book

written by our own students

that showcased a long tradition

of excellence and a

sense of community that

encompasses all we do at

Andrew. In its 40th year, we

have obtained new heights

in academics, athletics, and

fine arts.

In 2018, VJA was honored

among best schools

in the nation according

to the Washington Post’s

“America’s Most Challenging

Schools”, US News as

“Best High Schools”, and

Niche.com’s “Best Schools

in America.” I am proud to

say that these recognitions

have become an annual tradition.

We are very proud to

continue to record set standards

in Advanced Placement

participation and have

been recognized for performance.

The array of talent we

exhibited within the fine

arts was incredible in 2018.

Our Wind Symphony has

truly become a nationally

recognized group. Once

again, they were invited

to Illinois Superstate and

were a featured performer

at the Illinois Music

Education Association state

festival. Andrew was the

only Wind Symphony in Illinois

to receive this years’

National Mark of Excellence.

Andrew continued to

prove it is a destination

school for the visual arts.

Group Interpretation competed

at the IHSA state

festival for the first time,

while our play, “The Night

Thoreau Spent in Jail” was

selected by Illinois Theaterfest

to be a featured production

among all schools in

Illinois. Finally, our art program

realized major awards

for students Mia Montoya,

Allison VonderHeide,

Emma Loconte, and Jose

Romo while Nathan Dring

won the Congressional Art

Contest and has his piece

displayed at the Congressional

Building in Washington,

DC.

Athletics was absolutely

historic at VJA. Several

conference championships,

but none more notable that

our boys basketball team

who won the tough SWSC

Championship for only the

second time in our school’s

history. Baseball was a conference

and regional champ,

while football qualified for

the IHSA State Tournament

for the second year in a row.

We also had girls bowling,

cheerleading and chess

qualify for the IHSA state

tournaments. We are proud

of our competitive dance/

poms team who placed 5th

in the IHSA State Tournament

and our girls soccer

team who placed 4th - while

also winning the IHSA’s

Sportsmanship Award.

Most proudly, 90 percent of

all our athletic teams were

recognized by the IHSA

on the list of All-Academic

teams.

Also in athletics, we recognized

state champions.

Two of our Special Olympics

basketball teams won

the ISOC State Tournament

in Bloomington. Also, in

the fall, our Unified Soccer

team won the first ever

IHSA/ISOC State Title. Immensely

proud of these efforts.

Related to athletics,

Class of 2018 member Jon

Zaghloul was selected as

the Top High School Broadcaster

in the country by the

National Federation of High

Schools. We are immensely

proud of Jon, who also

is the voice of the Windy

City Thunderbolts baseball

team and has his own sports

podcast where he has interviewed

the likes of Roger

Clemens, Fergie Jenkins,

Greg Gumbel, and Jim Mc-

Mahon.

Finally, Andrew has been

a leader in green initiatives

within the state of Illinois.

Due to efforts of students

and staff, we have added

natural habitats to our Outdoor

Learning Center, east

parkway drive, and, most recently,

adding natural plants

and vegetation to Lake Andrew.

These efforts not only

create outdoor classrooms

for our science department,

but help the environment by

creating natural pollinators

and controlling pollution in

our area. We are honored to

receive state grants to fund

these initiatives and receive

state recognition for excellence!

For VJA, 2018 was incredible,

but 2019 promises

to be filled with more in

store for our Tbolts.

Theresa Nolan

Tinley Park High School Principal

The Titans wish a Happy

New Year to all of our Tinley

Park residents. We are excited

to ring in 2019, while

we fondly reflect upon the

happenings of 2018. As we

highlight our academic successes,

activities and partnerships,

coupled with our

major construction project,

it is easy to see the display

of Titan Pride.

On the academic front,

the Titan family is proud

of our senior students who

await acceptance letters to

universities of their choice.

Schools where our senior

students applied include:

Princeton, Yale, University

of Chicago, Northwestern,

UCLA, Georgetown and

Notre Dame, just to name

a few. We congratulate our

Illinois State Scholars and

our Titan Achievers who

continue to lead by example

and raise our academic bar

of excellence. In May of

2018, 264 graduates crossed

the stage. Those 264 graduates

amassed a whopping

$7,102,890.00 in scholarships.

All of our amazing

students are led by a talented

faculty who, this year,

has earned 21 Golden Apple

Award Nominations for Excellence

in Teaching. We

are extremely proud of the

efforts of our Titan teachers.

Athletically, the Titans

continued to make their

mark. During 2018, the

Titans brought home SSC

Conference honors in boys

swimming and earned a regional

title in boys baseball.

We also celebrated individual

state qualifying athletes

in wrestling, boys track,

girls track and boys tennis.

Our cheerleading team,

along with Solomon Wilson-Smith

(Track 1st) and

Rebecca Beltran (Discus

7th) earned state finalist accolades.

We look forward to

adding to our list for 2019.

We are definitely proud

of our academic and athletic

accomplishments, but

the Titans don’t stop there.

What about the Fine Arts

programming at Tinley Park

High School? Our amazing

Titan band continues to be

the talk of the town with

holiday performances both

at the school and held in the

Village. Under the direction

of Vince Aiello, the Titan

Band program is thriving

and certainly well-sought

after. Our choir program,

too, is thriving and the numbers

have tripled under the

direction of Victor Pazick.

Our Titan Drama program,

under the direction of Melissa

Heniff, performed its

first major musical, Grease.

It was a smashing success,

The Drama program continued

with a fall performance

of George Orwell’s, 1984.

Next up for the Titan Drama

Troupe: “Mama Mia!” It’s

amazing to experience the

talents of our students and it

is even better when we can

share these gifts with our

community.

Speaking of sharing and

community…our Titans

work tirelessly to reach out

and help those in need. In

2018, we had multiple food

drives, a coat drive, a collection

for soldiers, charitable

fundraisers, a letter

writing campaign to support

to a Marine (TPHS Alum)

and provided Christmas

presents to underprivileged

preschool students. We partnered

with The Bridge Teen

Center and also partnered

with our local families while

we celebrated an amazing

display of diversity with

our 2018 International Festival.

We welcomed local

senior citizens to join us for

a showcase of performances,

a game of BINGO and

post-Thanksgiving lunch so

they can see the remarkable

students that walk the halls

of Tinley Park High School.

We are proud to be a community

school that directly

participates with the community

to make a positive

impact.

Finally…a construction

update. We have enjoyed

our second season competing

on our new turf football

field and anxiously await the

opening of our new Field

House and Fitness Center.

The opening is expected

during the summer of 2019.

What an amazing addition

to Tinley Park High School

and to our community.

It’s always a great time to

be a Titan. Go Titans.

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The recipes for

success in 2018

A look at some of the

things that made this

2018’s Dishes special

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Restaurants pride themselves on

secret ingredients. They can’t tell

you the exact mix of spices that

make those baby back ribs taste

so good. They might assure you a

sauce isn’t going to trigger any allergies,

but good luck getting the

recipe. And they sure as heck won’t

explain the techniques handed down

from generation to generation.

But figuring out what makes a

restaurant tick doesn’t have to be

such a mystery. Sometimes, businesses

wear what makes them special

on their sleeves — figuratively

and literally.

So, in 2018, we took a look back

at some of the not-so-secret ingredients

of area restaurants that caught

our attention for The Dish. The list

that follows is far from comprehensive,

but it highlights some of the

best.

Because if we told you everything,

we’d have to...you know.

All about the “guts”

Bob Peplowski, of New Lenox,

son of Peppo’s founder Jim Peplowski,

has no way to hide what has

made the family’s sandwich shop a

popular stop in Palos Hills. Their

sandwiches overflow with “guts” —

a mixture of diced pickles, tomato

and onion, with herbs and spices, as

well as a homemade vinegar and oil

dressing — that now come in five

variations.

There is a small secret we shared

with readers earlier this year,

though: the off-menu “boss guts”

are a mixture of all of the varieties

put together.

Less (sugar) is more

Many bakeries assume if you’re

game for a sweet treat, you’re all

in. You want the sweetest cupcakes.

You want a sugary frosting

topping them. And maybe some

extra candy sprinkled in the mix.

But Orland Park’s Créme by

Sarah Ashley bucks that trend by

focusing on items low in sugar,

offering cake pops and more that

aren’t quite as sweet, but still quite

a treat.

Secretly loaded with college

nostalgia, not-so-secretly loaded

baked potatoes

When McAlister’s Deli opened

in Orland Park in 2018, its love for

loading baked potatoes was hard to

miss. A variety of options on the

menu are highlighted by the Spud

Max, a giant baked potato stuffed

with ham, turkey, bacon, cheddarjack

cheese, green onion, black

olive and sour cream that acts as a

meal unto itself.

What helped get people in the

doors, though, was a huge helping

of college-town memories. The

franchise has locations in close

proximity to campuses at Illinois

State and the University of Illinois,

and co-owner Ravi Patel first discovered

the chain at his alma mater,

Purdue University.

The “smoke” created by Tasty Chill’s Dragon Breath is a mixture of either cereal balls or cheese balls and

liquid nitrogen. 22nd Century Media File Photos

Macarons with a home-cooked

touch

Many find happiness in a meal

that reminds them of something

mom cooked at home when they

were children. And some restaurants

even jump through elaborate

hoops in frivolous attempts to replicate

something that comes close.

Mokena resident Kim Friedl did

it by just staying home. She simply

started making macarons with her

children. And once the New Lenox

native mastered it, she turned it

into The Macaron Shoppe, petitioning

the Mokena Village Board

to pass an ordinance that would accommodate

her work and creating

cookies that would be difficult for

anyone else’s mom to replicate.

Hot dogs give birth to pizza

Who would have guessed that

inside of an Orland Park hot dog

stand there was a pizza joint waiting

to blossom? But that’s exactly

what happened this year, as Joey’s

Red Hots took over the space nextdoor

to open a pizza shop alongside

its already immensely popular

restaurant. Now, we’re looking at

other businesses and wondering

what secret ambitions they might

be hiding, like they’re all some late

1990s high school drama.

Not so much what goes into the

food as what comes out of it

People go to Chicago Dough Co.

in New Lenox for the pizza. They

go for the buffet. They go for the

pictures on the wall.

But Chicago Dough Co. does all

of that not just for the business but

for the charitable opportunities, as

well. Since it opened in 2007, the

business has donated free food to

fundraisers, events, and people and

families experiencing hardships.

Knowing your money helps support

those efforts is just another

reason to feel good about dining

there.

Chicago Dough New Lenox owner Tim Waters (left) and chef Ernesto

Lopez prepare a pizza for the daily lunch buffet.

When in doubt, liquid nitrogen

There are dessert shops aplenty

in the area, but Tasty Chill’s

19-year-old entrepreneur Abdullah

Mubarik knew if he wanted to capture

a market of both children and

adults in Orland Park, he needed to

have some fun with things.

Enter the Dragon Breath, which

comes in two varieties: with cheese

balls or with chilled, fruit-flavored

cereal. This selection lets customers

exhale “smoke” while the chilled,

fruit-flavored cereal or cheese balls

are in their mouths. The effect

comes from the liquid nitrogen that

freezes the bite-sized balls to an extremely

low temperature.

Love for country and beer

At Ease Craft Beer Pub displays

its military pride everywhere —

in the name, on the wood-crafted

American flag hanging on a military-green

painted wall, and with

tap handles made in the shape of

.22-caliber rounds. Owner Nick

Roppo served seven years in the

Army, and he hopes the pub —

which now serves food, as well

— can be a place for veterans and

anyone else looking for a stressfree

space.


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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. Falcon film

4. Juries

10. ___ maison: Fr.

13. Neighbor of Minn.

14. “A Horse with no

name” singers

16. Business watchdog

for customers (abbr.)

17. Julia’s rags to riches

movie?

19. Big Ten sch.

20. Ages

21. GPS system

23. Orland Park winery

and restaurant chain

that has opened in New

Lenox, goes with 35

across

27. Most healthy

30. Gold units: Abbr.

31. Bamako is its capital

33. Marries in haste

34. Mountain climbing

need

35. See 23 across

36. One of Cream’s great

albums

41. Adorned

42. Litmus reddeners

43. One of the Greek

Furies

46. The Christmas season

47. Where the buoys are

50. Music of Kanye West

51. Sandburg basketball

star, Ian ____

53. Bible book after Song

of Solomon

56. It’s a wrap

57. U.S. Army medal

59. Tanzania seaport

63. Class

64. Begin

65. OJ’s trial judge

66. Lady

67. Of greatest age

68. Toyota ____ 4

Down

1. Russian coin

2. Implant deeply

3. Shorthand experts

4. Way to stand

5. “Chasing ___” (1997

Ben Affleck movie)

6. “What’s ___?”

7. Son of Aphrodite

8. Beans

9. Excoriate

10. Better than expected

11. Dieters’ units: Abbr.

12. “Aladdin” monkey

15. Historical account

18. Baking need

22. Maui “good-byes”

24. Turkish VIP

25. NZ forest tree

26. Black fruit

28. Uses a Singer

29. “Naughty, naughty!”

32. Dental work

34. Fools, with out

36. Limp watch painter

37. Climber’s equipment

38. Critical hosp. areas

39. Venomous lizard

40. Steinbeck’s “East of

___”

41. “Well, ___-di-dah!”

44. Amphibians

45. Narcotic

47. Salty oxygen

48. Corrections

49. Foundation series

writer

52. High-speed Internet

inits.

54. Asia’s shrinking ___

Sea

55. Round up

57. Not very bright

58. Digital camera type

60. ___ Anne de Beaupré

61. “Help!”

62. Picnic crasher

How to play Sudoku

Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3

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

box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9.

LEVEL: Medium

Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St., Tinley

Park (708) 825-7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month: Laugh

Riot. Cost is $25 and

includes dinner, two

beers and a comedy

show. For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.com.

The Whistle Sports Bar &

Grill

(7537 W. 159th St., Tinley

Park; (708) 904-4990)

■6-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Bar

Bingo

Bailey’s Bar & Grill

(17731 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 429-

7955)

■9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Karaoke

■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia

Ed & Joe’s Restaurant &

Pizzeria

(17332 S. Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

3051)

■7:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Team Trivia

Hailstorm Brewing

(8060 186th St., Tinley

Park); (708) 480-2268)

■Thursdays: ■ Open mic

night

Intimo Lounge

(7068 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 444-4470)

■Wednesdays: ■

Live music

featuring Justin Griffen

Old Tinley Pub & Eatery

(17020 Oak Park Ave.,

Tinley Park; (708) 532-

4409)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia

Night

Side Street American Tavern

(18401 N. Creek Drive,

Tinley Park; (708) 928-

8080)

■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Bingo

Tinley Park Bowl

(7601 183rd St., Tinley

Park; (708) 532-2955)

■10 ■ p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesdays:

Cosmic Bowl

Tribes Beer Company

(9501 W. 171st St., Tinley

Park (708) 966-2051)

■Noon-2 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Sunday Bloody Funday

To place an event

in The Scene, email

m.schuller@22ndcm.com.


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Free Community Dinner

5 p.m. doors open; 5:30

p.m. dinner service. Second

Thursday of each month and

fifth Thursdays. In conjunction

with Catholic Charities

Meals Program.

Tinley Park Community Church (7939 W.

167th St., Tinley Park)

Wednesday Night Bingo

Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Bingo is from 7-9:30 p.m.

There is door prizes, progressive

jackpots and other

specials games to be features

to create more fun and

excitement.

Sunday Service

10:30 a.m. Fellowship

and refreshment to follow

afterward.

Tinley Park United Methodist Church (6875

W. 173rd Place, Tinley Park)

Sunday Service

9:30 a.m. Nursery care is

available for families.

10:30 a.m. coffee hour

Bible Study

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For

more information, call

(708) 532-2960.

Tinley Park Food Pantry

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

For more information,

please contact Chuck Okresik

at (708) 614-7739.

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

Tinley Park)

New Year’s Eve Worship

Service

6-7 p.m. Dec. 31.

Sunday School Classes

9:30-10:30 a.m. every

Sunday

Saturday Service

6 p.m.

Sunday Services

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

Reveal Worship

11 a.m. Sundays

Zion Lutheran Church (17100 South 69th

Ave., Tinley Park)

Widow/Widowers Social

Club

6:30-9 p.m. Next meeting

date: Jan. 4. For more information

please call Phyllis

Peterson (708) 636-6534 or

Bill Dolehide at (708) 342-

6820.

Free Community Meal

5:30-6:30, on first Thursday

of every month

Have something for Faith

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Schlabach at jacquelyn@tinleyjunction.com

or call

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•19926 Boyne Dr, Tinley

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Marquette Bank Trustee

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9127 Kinsale Dr, Tinley

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Stonecourt Builders Llc

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•7345 194th St, Tinley

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Matthew J Smith To Sarah

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•19916 Silverside Dr,

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- Marquette Bank Trustee

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•23 Iliad Dr, Tinley Park,

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Kim To Dawn M Frausto,

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•7810 Bristol Park Dr,

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- Jean M Bethany To John

C Battistoni, Vitalija M

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•16521 Skyline Dr, Tinley

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W Schwab III To Bryan

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•17806 64th Ct, Tinley

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Cartus Financial Corp To

Melissa Heniff, $257,000

•7501 175th St 22,

Tinley Park, 60477-6902

- Amy Wyatt To Ahalam

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•9243 178th St, Tinley

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Stefansko Trust To Patrick

W Carroll Sr, $270,000

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•17722 65th Ct,

Tinley Park, 60477-

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Developers Llc To Matthew

D Mueller, $202,000

•8101 Nielsen Dr, Tinley

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Daniel R Burns To Mark

C Manta, Margaret Joy

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•8104 Bormet Dr, Tinley

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Salameh Al Fawaqah

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•17378 70th Ave, Tinley

Park, 60477-3466 -

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M Forillo, Vincent Barbuto

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•17837 65th Ave, Tinley

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C Tenbroeck To Matthew

R McKimson, $255,000

•7121 Coachwood Trl 5b,

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- Mohammad Dabbouseh

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4504 - Vanessa J Wright

Cammon To Abdelnasser

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•6920 173rd Pl, Tinley

Park, 60477-3430 - Scott

R Heim To Jerome T

Murphy, $176,000

•7102 182nd St, Tinley

Park, 60477-3621 - Kevin

E Preston To Norman

Neely III, $188,000

•7779 Bristol Park Dr

3ne, Tinley Park, 60477-

8548 - Marcelino Garcia

To Terry Worley, Carla

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 7339 194th Street, Tinley Park, IL

60477 (Residential). On the 17th day of

January, 2019 to be held at 12:00 noon,

at the Will County Courthouse Annex,

57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet,

IL 60432, under Case Title: PNC

BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,

Plaintiff V. YISELLE BRYCE; BRIAN

BRYCE; GUSS INVESTMENT

GROUP, LLC; BROOKSIDE GLEN

P.U. D. UNIT 7 HOMEOWNER'S AS-

SOCIATION; UNKNOWN OWNERS

AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendant.

Case No. 16CH 0652 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG AND ASSO-

CIATES

230 W. MONROE, SUITE 1125,

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60606

P: 312 541-9710

F: 312 541-9711

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

GEORGE G. ESSENBERG, AKA

GEORGE ESSENBERG

Defendants,

18 CH 7824

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

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2701 Property for

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Corporation will on Tuesday, January

29, 2019 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their

office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

auction to the highest bidder for cash, as

set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 28-28-216-014-0000.

Commonly known as 5191 NEWPORT

DRIVE, 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. 18-017908 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3107764

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

U.S. BANK N.A., ASTRUSTEE, ON

BEHALF OF THE

HOLDERS OF THE J.P. MORGAN

MORTGAGE

ACQUISITION CORP. 2006-FRE1

ASSET BACKED

PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,

SERIES 2006-FRE1

Plaintiff,

vs.

SUSAN KAVROULAKIS, NICK G.

KAVROULAKIS A/K/A

NICK G. KAUFOULATIS A/K/A

NICHLOS KAVROULAKIS

A/K/A NICK KAVROULAKIS A/K/A

NICK

KAVROULAKISM, MORTAGE

ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION

SYSTEMS, INC., ASNOMINEE FOR

FREMONT

INVESTMENT &LOAN, UNKNOWN

OWNERS, GENERALLY,

AND NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants,

18 CH 7864

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause on October 29, 2018 Intercounty

Judicial Sales Corporation will

on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the

hour of 11 a.m. in their office at 120

West Madison Street, Suite 718A, Chicago,

Illinois, sell at public auction to

the highest bidder for cash, as set forth

below, the following described mortgaged

real estate:

P.I.N. 27-26-123-005-0000.

Commonly known as 8513 W. 170th

Place, Tinley Park, IL 60487.

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

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funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. Norefunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection

For information call Mr. Anthony Porto

at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt,

L.L.C., 150 North Michigan Avenue,

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312)

981-7385.

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3107910

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB

Plaintiff,

-v.-

ANTHONY WHITE

Defendants

18 CH 4080

17413 QUEEN MARY LANE Tinley

Park, IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered inthe above cause

on October 11, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on January 29, 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 17413 QUEEN

MARY LANE, Tinley Park, IL 60477

Property Index No.

27-26-402-018-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $371,952.34.

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, including the Judicial

Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential

Property Municipality Relief

Fund, which is calculated on residential

real estate at the rate of$1 for each

$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount

paid by the purchaser not to exceed

$300, in certified funds/or wire transfer,

is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No

fee shall be paid by the mortgaagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale.

The subject property is subject to general

real estate taxes, special assessments,

orspecial taxes levied against

said real estate and is offered for sale

without any representation as to quality

or quantity of title and without recourse

to Plaintiff 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 foreclo-


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sure sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, contact Plaintiff's attorney:

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG &AS-

SOCIATES, LLC, 230 W. Monroe

Street, Suite #1125, Chicago, IL 60606,

(312) 541-9710 Please refer tofile number

18-5812.

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.

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG & ASSOCI-

ATES, LLC

230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125

Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 541-9710

E-Mail:

ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com

Attorney File No. 18-5812

Attorney Code. 40342

Case Number: 18 CH 4080

TJSC#: 38-8320

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting to collect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3108040

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

AMERIHOME MORTGAGE COM-

PANY, LLC;

Plaintiff,

vs.

MONICA D. MATCHINIS; UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND

NONRECORD CLAIMANTS;

Defendants,

18 CH 6077

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 on Tuesday, February

5, 2019 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their

office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

auction to the highest bidder for cash, as

set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 28-09-304-014-0000.

Commonly known as 14817 Sunset

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. 18-013852 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3108376

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

Plaintiff,

-v.-

KENNETH DELIS A/K/A KENNETH

DELISI, DONAMARIE SINDT, UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND NON-RE-

CORD CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN

OCCUPANTS

Defendants

18 CH 4701

5209 WEST 147TH STREET Oak Forest,

IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on October 24, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on February 6, 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 5209 WEST

147TH STREET, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Property Index No.

28-09-301-094-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $299,725.09.

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, including the Judicial

Sale fee for the Abandoned Residential

Property Municipality Relief

Fund, which is calculated on residential

real estate atthe rate of $1 for each

$1,000 or fraction thereof of the amount

paid by the purchaser not to exceed

$300, in certified funds/or wire transfer,

is due within twenty-four (24) hours. No

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale.

The subject property is subject to general

real estate taxes, special assessments,

orspecial taxes levied against

said real estate and is offered for sale

without any representation as to quality

or quantity of title and without recourse

to Plaintiff 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.

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and plaintiff makes no representation

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information.

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sale, other than amortgagee, shall

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required by The Condominium Property

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this property is a condominium unit

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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 Question

with Jeff Serafini

Jeff Serafini is a senior

bowler and golfer at Andrew.

How did you get

involved in bowling?

My dad [Bob] has always

loved bowling, and when I

was little I didn’t understand

how he could watch it on

TV and not be bored. But in

about eighth grade I tried it

with my middle school and

found a true passion for the

sport.

If you could face any

bowler in the world in a

match, who would it be

against and why?

Jason Belmonte, I’ve been

a huge fan of his ever since I

started bowling, and watching

bowling. His form, technique,

and mechanics are

just unbelievable, and bowling

with him would just be a

dream come true.

What is your proudest

moment in athletics?

It would have to be placing

seventh at my conference

tournament

Are there any

embarrassing moments

you had in sports?

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

Junior year, I had my shoe

cover on, which is kind of

like a sock over my shoe

when I walk on the carpet,

so I can still slide when I’m

on the lanes. Well, I forgot I

ORLAND TOWNSHIP

SOUPER–VISOR

PAUL O’GRADY

had it on when I was up to

bowl, and my foot stuck to

the lane and I went face first

onto the ally lane, into all the

oil on the lane.

Do you have a favorite

pregame pump-up song?

Mostly music from musicals

like “Hamilton.”

Do you have a hero, or

someone you look up

to?

My mom and dad [Bob

and Paula] for sure, I don’t

know where I’d be without

them.

Is there something

people don’t know

about you?

I’m big into dancing and

am quite the tap dancer.

Is there a movie you

could watch over and

IS KICKING OFF THE SECOND ANNUAL

over without getting

bored with it?

“Hush”. I’ve seen it about

12 times and it just gets better

every time.

How about a TV show

that you could watch

over and over?

“Impractical Jokers”. I

could watch that show for

hours and hours and not

get bored. It’s hilarious and

keeps my attention whether

it’s a new or old episode.

If they made a movie

about your life, who

should play you?

I feel like I could be a

shoo-in, but if I had to pick

someone else to play me,

It would have to be Robert

Downey Jr.

Interview conducted by Sports

Editor Jeff Vorva

this week in...

TITANS VARSITY ATHLETICS

■Jan. ■ 3 – hosts Argo

Community, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Jan. ■ 3 – hosts Thornton

Fractional South, 4:30 p.m.

■Jan. ■ 10 – hosts Richards,

4:30 p.m.

WRESTLING

■Jan. ■ 3 – at Eisenhower

(Blue Island), Evergreen Park,

Reavis, 10 a.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 8 – hosts Reavis, 6:30

p.m.

■Jan. ■ 10 – hosts Argo

Community, 6:30 p.m.

T-BOLTS ATHLETICS

BOYS BASKETBALL

■Jan. ■ 9 – hosts Lockport,

6:30 p.m.

BOYS SWIMMING

■Jan. ■ 3 – hosts Lincoln-Way

Central, 5 p.m.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Plenty of time for area squads to

put up some winning records

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Both Andrew and Tinley

Park High School finished

the 2018 portion of the girls

basketball season with losing

records.

Both programs had some

things to be proud of.

Both programs know there

is some work to be done if

they want to finish the campaign

with winning records.

Tinley Park has not won

double-digit games in a

season since winning 10 in

2013-14 so an 8-9 record at

this juncture might be reason

to celebrate.

But the Titans finished

2018 with a 47-41 loss to

Butler and a 52-46 setback

to Proviso West in the Hillcrest

tournament. An extra

basket here, a lucky bounce

there or a couple of less turnovers

and the team could be

10-7 at this point.

“We’re still trying to figure

out how to get a few of

these close ones,” first-year

coach Ryan Honan said.

Andrew was 14-13 last

year and its players were

eyeing an improvement with

some musing that 20 wins

was not out of the question.

But the T-Bolts finished

2018 with a 7-11 mark after

finishing 1-3 in the Lincoln-

Way East Medieval Classic.

Veteran coach Bobby

Matz has said all year that

the offense has been inconsistent

and will have to rely

on defense. While the defense

has broken down on

occasion, it showed how

strong it can be by clicking

on all cylinders when it allowed

just 18 points in 32

minutes to Hinsdale South in

the third round of pool play

Andrew’s Isis Fitch (left) and Tinley Park’s Emily Kleffman are two impact players who can

reverse their teams’ 2018 fortunes and help the T-Bolts and Titans finish above .500.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

at the LWE tournament on

Friday, Dec. 28.

Assignments announced

The Illinois High School

Association announced

postseason assignments and

Andrew will be in a 20-team

Class 4A sectional that does

not have a host, yet.

Marist, Thornton, Lincoln-Way

West and Sandburg

will host the four regionals.

Other teams in the tournament

are Eisenhower,

Thornton Fractional North,

Mother McAuley, Bloom

Township, Crete-Monee,

Homewood-Flossmoor,

Lincoln-Way East, Bremen,

Lincoln-Way Central, Oak

Lawn, Richards, Shepard,

Stagg and Thornwood are

also in the field.

The seeds are not expected

to be announced until Jan.

31, but at this juncture, it appears

Mother McAuley will

have the best shot at the No.

1 seed.

In Class 3A, Tinley Park

is at the 21-team Marian

Catholic Sectional and is

in Sub-Sectional A with

the hosts, Agricultural

Science, Brooks, Morgan

Park, Noble/Butler, Hillcrest,

Thornridge, Evergreen

Park, Oak Forest and

Rich Central.

Sub-Sectional B features

Coal City, Joliet Catholic

Academy, Bishop McNamara,

Kankakee, Manteno,

Morris, Providence Catholic,

Ottawa, Rich East and

Rich South.

Up next

The Titans open the 2019

portion of the season with a

South Suburban Conference

crossover game at Richards

on Thursday, Jan. 3. Richards

has one of the top junior

players in the south suburbs

in Halle Idowu, who had a

35-point effort against Hillcrest

in November.

Andrew opens the 2019

slate visiting Bradley-Bourbonnais

on Thursday, Jan.

3. The Bolts play their first

home game since Dec. 21

when they host Thornridge

on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and hosts

Lincoln-Way West on Thursday,

Jan. 10. Andrew lost to

West, 65-36, at the Lincoln-

Way Central Invitational on

Nov. 20.

Cody Thill — a Sandburg junior who dives and plays

baseball — won the December Athlete of the Month

competition for publisher 22nd Century Media’s Southwest

Chicago branch. Photo submitted

Athlete of the Month

Sandburg junior diver

springs to victory in

December competition

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

When he’s not on the

diamond, Sandburg junior

Cody Thill is either bouncing

around on a trampoline

or diving his way to the

state finals for the Eagles

swim team — or winning

local newspaper contests.

Thill can call himself

Athlete of the Month, after

earning the most votes in

22nd Century Media’s December

contest to win that

title.

The Athlete of the Month

competition pits featured

Athlete of the Week selections

from our south suburban

newspapers against one

another in an online voting

contest.

The next contest is to begin

Thursday, Jan. 10.

To vote, visit tinleyjunction.com,

hover over the

“Sports” menu tab and click

“Athlete of the Month.”

Readers can vote once per

session per valid email address.

Voting ends at 5 p.m.

Jan. 25.

All athletes featured in

the December Athlete of the

Week sports interviews are

automatically entered into

the contest.


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BOYS BASKETBALL

Nash is a

smash on

the boards

PHIL ARVIA, Freelance Reporter

Yitonis Nash is not the

picture of the modern “big.”

He’s not a power forward

who’s handling the ball

against the press, or throwing

up three-pointers. He’s

a “big” the way they used

to be — with a 6-foot-4,

215-pound frame that can

hold a spot like no one else

on a Tinley Park roster otherwise

largely filled with

fast-twitch types.

With senior Adam Gaydos

in Hawaii on a family vacation

over the holiday break,

Nash, a junior, slid into the

Titans’ starting lineup with

impressive results in the IC

Catholic Prep/Westmont

Christmas Classic.

The day after Christmas,

Nash had 11 rebounds in

a 64-63 loss to Latin. On

Thursday, Dec. 27, he came

up huge in a 73-69, overtime

win over Legal Prep, scoring

12 points and hauling down

15 boards. The next night,

his totals were 12 and 13 as

the Titans eased past Perspectives

MSA 72-44 and

into the consolation championship

game, where they lost

70-41 to Montini Catholic to

close the 2018 portion of the

season with a 10-4 mark.

Nash explained the rebounding

prowess — he also

had a 13-rebound game earlier

in the season — simply.

“I’ve got long arms,”

he said. “And I’m really

physical. Even on offensive

rebounds, I box out. And

body-wise, I’m big.”

Not so big that he’ll

squawk about coming off the

bench behind Collin Wilma

and Gaydos when the latter

Tinley Park’s Yitonis Nash, getting ready for a tipoff against

Perspectives MSA on Friday, Dec. 28, had plenty of reason

to smile as he put up big numbers at the ICC/Westmont

Tournament. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

returns.

“It’s their last year playing

basketball,” Nash said of the

usual starters. “It’s their time

to shine. I don’t mind.”

Nash can still learn by

watching his older teammates.

His first season of organized

basketball was his

freshman year. Though

coach D.J. Brown describes

Nash as “raw,” he’s also a

quick learner.

“He has a knack for always

being in the right position,”

Brown said.

“He has good habits

around the rim. He stays

high, he stays big. He doesn’t

try to block shots, he tries to

alter them — like he’s been

coached.

“He’s got decent footwork,

throwback moves —

he’s left-handed, and when

he’s able to go to his lefthanded

hook, he’s pretty effective

out to eight or 10 feet

away from the rim.”

Christmas Consolation

Shorthanded and struggling

with foul trouble, the

Titans fell into the consolation

bracket with their opening

loss at ICCP, despite 24

points from Mario Lawrence,

14 points and nine rebounds

from Wilma, 12 points from

Kameron Holmes and 11

from Christian Hooker. The

win over Legal, spearheaded

by Hooker’s 27 points and

Holmes’ 14, moved them

into the consolation semis

opposite Perspectives MSA.

Against Perspectives, the

Titans earned their 10th win

in 13 games convincingly,

starting the game with a 13-0

run and ending the starters’

night with a 20-0 run late

in the third quarter. Hooker

led with 25 points, Holmes

added 17 and Lawrence had

11 assists.

Past and Presents

What better place than

a Christmas tournament to

ask Tinley’s players to name

their favorite holiday gifts of

all time?

While Wilma cited “my

first PS3,” Hooker his first

iPhone and Nash the blue

nose pit bull [Roxie] he got

last year, two Titans had basketball

connections to their

gifts of Christmas past:

Kameron Holmes: “When

I was maybe 5, I got one

of those little [basketball]

hoops that goes on the door.

I fell a lot of times trying

dunks.”

Mario Lawrence: “My

basketball — when I was 3.

It was an actual leather basketball.

I’ve still got it in a

case at my dad’s house.”

Up Next

Leaping off the Yule log

and into the fire, the Titans’

first three games of 2019

can be fairly described as a

South Suburban Conference

wringer.

Tinley is scheduled to visit

Eisenhower at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8; then host

Richards (6:30 p.m., Friday,

Jan. 11) and Hillcrest (6:30

p.m., Jan. 17). All sport winning

records.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Andrew’s scoring is up while rotation shrinks

TIM YONKE

Freelance Reporter

As the season marches on

it becomes more obvious the

strengths and weaknesses

of the Andrew High School

boys basketball team.

Last week’s 45th annual

Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at

York High School was evidence

again why the Thunderbolts

have struggled this

season.

In the third of four losses

at the tournament, Andrew

showed signs of coming out

of a season-long scoring

slump against Glenbard East

on Friday, Dec. 28.

The T-bolts scored a

season-best 23 points in

the opening quarter only to

see an early nine-point lead

evaporate in an eventual 69-

65 loss to the Rams.

“[Glenbard East] came

out in man-to-man and that’s

usually our bread and butter,”

T-Bolts Coach Dave Wilson

said. “A lot of teams in our

conference play man so our

program philosophy is structured

upon a lot of ball movement

and we were able to get

the look we wanted.”

Junior guard Noah

O’Connor helped stake Andrew

to an early 25-16 lead

with eight of his team-high

15 points. However, when

the Rams switched to a zone

defense, the T-Bolts began to

struggle scoring points.

“That’s been our bugaboo.

We struggle to score against

zone,” Wilson said. “This

is the fourth straight opponent

that has played zone

and without having a practice

between competitive

games it’s very hard to get

organized. We get in scoring

droughts offensively and it

puts too much pressure on us

defensively to get stops after

stops.”

Still, the T-Bolts had a season-high

65 points against the

Rams, including five players

Andrew’s Jolo Amoranto (left) and Nivek Wilson (right) trap

a Glenbard East player in the T-Bolts’ 69-65 loss on Friday,

Dec. 28, at the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic in Elmhurst.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

in double figures. Following

O’Connor were Zach Mattix

(12), Ameer Alexander (11),

Nivek Wilson (10), and Aidan

Strunka (10). Mattix and

Alexander shared rebounding

honors with seven apiece.

Glenbard’s edge proved to

be 6-foot-5 senior Antonio

Davis, who dominated the

paint with a game-high 25

points and seven rebounds.

Shortened rotation

“We only played seven

guys. We only have 14 on the

team. Seven are going to get

the majority of the looks and

the other seven have to earn

their way into the rotation

through practice,” said Wilson

following the Glenbard

game. “If they can, they will.

“At this point everyone has

gotten playing time. I have

the data now to support who

gets playing time and who

shouldn’t. If they’re not getting

playing time they know

they have to prove it in practice.

That’s where we’re at.

We have to win practice before

we can win games.”

New Year’s resolutions

Wilson’s resolution for

the new year, which begins

Friday, Jan. 4 at conference

foe Bradley-Bourbonnais,

includes simplifying a lot of

things.

“It starts defensively,” Wilson

said. “We’re going to

stick to what we do very well

and that’s man-to-man, so we

obviously have to get back to

those fundamentals. Offensively,

it’s really about taking

care of the basketball. We’re

not going to be a great shooting

team overnight. There

isn’t anyone on the team that

hasn’t played and is going to

be a spark. At the end of the

day it’s about who can execute

and take care of the ball.

That will be our emphasis.”

Sectional assignments

The Illinois High School

Association announced sectional

sites and assignments

on Dec. 18. Andrew is part

of the Class 4A Aurora (East)

Sectional.

Among the 22 schools in

the sectional include the three

Lincoln-Ways — East, Central

and West. The T-Bolts

fell earlier this season 60-50

to Central. Romeoville and

Oswego East are currently

two of the top-ranked schools

competing in the sectional.

On Feb. 13-14, the seeding

will be held online. The pairings

will then be announced

Feb. 15.


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tinleyjunction.com

fastbreak

These 10 local sports stories were

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA

1ST AND 3

STORIES TO WATCH IN

2019

1. Will Boykin feel the

draft?

Notre Dame senior

Miles Boykin, a

Tinley Park native,

could be selected

in the NFL Draft in

April.

2. New field house to

open

Tinley Park High

School’s field house

is scheduled to

open up for business

in the fall.

3. Schultz in the

NCAAs

Eric Schultz, a

197-pound wrestler

at Nebraska who

graduated from

Tinley Park High

School (ABOVE),

was recently ranked

10th in the nation

at 197 pounds by

NCAA.com and

could make some

noise in the NCAA

Tournament in

March in Pittsburgh.

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

There was running. There

were catches.

There’s a big new building.

There are burgers.

There was plenty of fun

and excitement for sports

in the area and The Tinley

Junction announces its top

10 sports stories for 2018:

1. Oh-Boykin!

The year 2018 was not

even 20 hours old and Tinley

Park native Miles Boykin

took the early lead for story

of the year.

Boykin was a red-shirt junior

at the time fighting for

playing time for an up-anddown

Notre Dame team and

when he made a legendary

one-handed catch and made

two defenders miss for a

TD with 1 minute, 28 seconds

left in the Citrus Bowl,

it helped give the Fighting

Irish a 21-17 win over Louisiana

State University.

He had just nine catches

heading into the Citrus Bowl

before that huge grab.

The Providence Catholic

graduate parlayed that

catch into a fall season in

which he was named ND’s

Offensive Player of the

Year by his teammates after

he nabbed 54 passes for

803 yards and eight TDs

for the Irish, who were

unbeaten in the regular season.

The Irish were denied a

shot at the national championship

after suffering a 30-3

loss to Clemson in the Cotton

Bowl/CFP semifinals on

Saturday, Dec, 29.

2. Speedy Solomon

Tinley Park High School

senior Solomon Wilson-

Smith blew through the field

in the Illinois High School

Association Class 2A state

final of the 110 meter high

hurdle event, winning the

race in 13.98 seconds, fivehundredths

off the class record

despite nursing a groin

injury on May 26.

He was just the second

athlete – and first runner -- in

TPHS history to win a boys

track title. Lance Stewart on

the Class AA title in the discus

in 1985 and 1986 and the

shot put in 1986.

On Dec. 18, Wilson-Smith

was honored by the Village

of Tinley Park and on May

26 he will have a day named

in his honor.

Southwest Chicago Christian’s eighth-grade girls basketball team celebrates after

finishing 48-0 in a three-year stretch. PHOTOS BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

3. It was 48 straight

Southwest Chicago Christian’s

girls basketball team

ended a three-year run with

a 48-0 record against players

its age when it knocked

off Crown Point Christian

33-20, on Feb. 24 to win the

Illiana Tournament at Illiana

Christian High School.

The team only won one

game in fourth grade and

somehow became a consistent

winner in sixth, seventh

and eighth grade.

Members of the squad are

Alyssa Boersma, Carly Cirrincione,

EB Friesen, Grace

Goodfellow, Haleigh Meske,

Bella Milazzo, Kayla Nelson

Melia Robertson and Jacqueline

Voss.

Tinley Park track star Solomon Wilson-Smith became

the first runner in school history to win a state track

championship in May.

4. Bickel’s rerun

Andrew sophomore John

Bickel finished second in

the 200-meter dash on May

17 at the Homewood-Flossmoor

Sectional to seemingly

qualify for the Class 3A finals.

It’s hard to find anyone

who has seen something

like this before, but due to a

malfunction to the timer, the

IHSA re-ran the race in the

morning on May 19 and he

did not qualify after finishing

third.

T-Bolt coach Doug Bozych

appealed to the IHSA

to let Bickel back in the state

meet because even though

the timer wasn’t working

properly, Bickel automatically

qualified via a secondplace

finish. The IHSA considered

it and on May 21, let

him back in the state preliminaries.

Listen Up

“When I was maybe 5, I got one of those little

[basketball] hoops that goes on the door. I fell a lot

of times trying dunks.”

Kameron Holmes — TPHS basketball player, on his favorite Christmas

gift

WHAT 2 WATCH

Girls bowling, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5

• Both Andrew and Tinley Park High School are

at the Oak Forest Invitational.

Index

28 - Athlete of the Month

27 - Athlete of the Week

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva/J.VORVA@22NDCM.com


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Miles ahead of the rest in a strong year

5. Andrew girls soccer

makes history

Andrew’s girls soccer

team made history with its

fourth-place finish in the

Class 3A state tournament.

The T-Bolts finished the

season with a 21-6 mark and

made it to the final four with

a 2-1 victory over Downers

Grove North in Andrew’s

supersectional.

Juniors Samantha Koppers

and Megan Nemic and

sophomore Erin Jaskierski

combined for 49 goals during

the season and should be

coming back.

There are also players

from an unbeaten JV team

who hope to have a chance

to shine in 2019.

6. A Titan field house

The Tinley Park High

School campus saw a new

addition taking place in

the form of the building of

a field house near the football

field. This is the second

phase of a seven-year, $74

million District 228 improvement

plan and TPHS

will gain three basketball

courts, an indoor track, a

weight room, a batting cage,

and health and driver education

classrooms.

Officials hope to open the

building in fall and by that

time, the area around it could

look like a mini college campus.

7. Second place for Precin

Andrew senior

126-pounder Robbie Precin

advanced to his first state

championship match, but

dropped a 7-2 heartbreaker

to DeKalb’s Fabian Lopez

and settled for being the

state runner-up in Class 3A

in February.

Precin finished third as a

junior, and put together an

impressive senior year that

included championships at

the Oshkosh and Batavia

tournaments, plus South-

West Suburban, regional and

sectional titles.

He was the first Andrew

athlete to wrestle for a state

championship since Eric

Novak won the title in 2000.

8. Plastiak gets drafted

Andrew graduate Jake

Plastiak was drafted by the

San Diego Padres in the 28th

round of the Major League

Baseball draft in June.

The talented Thunderbolt

infielder had a decision to

make – start his pro career

this year in the Padres organization

or play college ball

at Wichita State.

After some weeks of deliberation,

he chose to honor

his college commitment.

9. Wild night

It may never get as wild as

it did on Dec. 13.

Four events involving

TPHS or Andrew teams

were nail-biters.

In girls basketball, Isis

Fitch scored a buzzer-beating

3-point basket as Andrew beat

Lincoln-Way Central, 52-50,

in overtime. In boys basketball,

Mario Lawrence scored

with one second left in a 48-

46 TP win over Oak Lawn.

In wrestling, Andrew’s

Michael Robertson’s win on

the final match of the night

gave the T-Bolts a 33-30 victory

while Tinley Park’s Jose

Marban won a major decision

on the final match of a

37-36 win over Richards.

10. Jumah’s generosity

Andrew senior football

lineman Adam Jumah hit a

half-court shot at halftime

of a Dec. 7 boys basketball

game and won a year’s supply

of meals from Meatheads

Burgers.

He decided to donate the

meals to the Together We

Cope charity in Tinley Park.

When he made the presentation

to the charity at the

Meatheads’ Frankfort restaurant

on Dec. 18, the company

rewarded his generosity

by giving him another

year’s supply of meals.

Andrew soccer

players are all

smiles after

beating Stagg

in sectional

action. The

Thunderbolts

went on to

win their own

supersectional

and finish

fourth in the

state in Class

3A.

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Seeing that flag was top moment of 2018

Jeff Vorva

j.vorva@22ndcm.com

While a lot of

people in the

news/sports biz

are thinking about their top

stories from 2018, I have

also been thinking about

my top sports moment from

2018.

It’s a second or two out

of the 31,536,000 during

the year that really made me

feel great.

It’s a second or two out of

the 31,536,000 during the

year that stood out.

It’s a second or two out

of the 31,536,000 during

the year that I won’t forget -

even if I get forgetful.

In 2018, my moment for

The Tinley Junction came

on a hot, sweaty and miserable

Fourth of July in Tinley

Park.

I saw the flag.

And what a great sight it

was.

See, a guy by the name of

Tom Mahoney was running

in the Stars and Stripe 5K

race. Many know him as

“Doc.”

About eight months prior,

Doc needed a team of docs

to work on him after he

suffered a heart attack at

Turkey Trot in Tinley Park.

The 68-year-old was taken

to a hospital by his girlfriend,

Julie Carlson.

Seeing Tinley Park’s Tom “Doc” Mahoney toward the

final stages of the Stars and Stripes race on July 4 was

columnist Jeff Vorva’s favorite Tinley Junction sports

moment of 2018. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Mahoney, who is known

for carrying the American

flag with him when running

races, lived and his first

competition back was the

Stars and Stripes.

These races are held early

in the morning and early

this morning, it was steamy.

I wasn’t sure this was going

to be a good idea. Heck,

he wasn’t even sure it was

a good idea but he said he

was determined to finish it.

So, the race started with

hundreds of runners including

one guy with a flag in

his arms.

Carlson finished the race

and we talked a few minutes

at a spot not far from the

finish line, where I could

see the runners from a

pretty good distance. Plenty

of runners passed us. None

with flags.

Carlson said she was going

to look for him.

Then there were a few

more minutes, More runners

were passing by. None with

flags.

Where the hell was he?

After what seemed like

hours but were only minutes,

my moment of the year

hit. I saw Old Glory.

Glory!

More important, I saw the

guy carrying Old Glory was

good ol’ No. 2302, Doc, and

all was right in the world.

He finished 445th out of

620 runners in a time of 39

minutes, 18.7 seconds.

The key word in that

sentence is “finished.”

“Just finishing is an accomplishment,”

he said minutes

after the race. “Gone are

the 24-minute days. But you

hit that turn there and you

see the finish line and it was

pretty…it was emotional. It

was pretty cool.”

It was cool for him.

And when it comes to

covering sports for the

Junction, is was the coolest

moment of the year for me.


tinley Park’s Hometown Newspaper | www.tinleyjunction.com | January 3, 2019

Boykin’s catch in the

winter and great season in

the fall is our sports story

of the year, as we list our

Top 10, Pages 30-31

Tinley Park’s Miles Boykin’s

amazing catch against LSU on Jan.

1, 2018, and his outstanding senior

season are the top area sports story

of the year. PHOTOS COURTESY OF

NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

SPENDING TIME

IN ELMHURST

See how Andrew’s boys

hoops team did at the

York tourney and TPHS

at the IC tournament in

Elmhurst, Page, 29

GIRLS HOOPS

REPORT Andrew and

TPHS looking forward to

the 2019 portion of their

schedules, Page 28

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