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Putting networking first OPACC’s

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FRIDAY

The Bridge Teen Center

Closed

All day July 5, in observance

of Independence

Day.

Teen Summer Beach

Painting

5 p.m. July 5, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Students

grades 6-12 can hang out

with friends and celebrate

summer by learning how

to create a relaxing beach

painting, all while snacking

on a delicious treat.

Limit 20.

Meet the Artist

-Professional Art Quilt

Alliance

7 p.m. July 5, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. The artists

of the Professional Art

Quilt Alliance will display

their art for a two-month

exhibit. For adults.

SATURDAY

Volunteens Circus Time

1:30 p.m. July 6, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Students

grades 6-12 can sign up at

the teen or youth services

desk to earn service hours

by helping out at our indoor

circus. Limit 10.

Circus Time

2 p.m. July 6, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. All ages

can visit the OPPL Big

Top for some circus fun.

MONDAY

Reader’s Theater

3 p.m. July 8, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Students

grades 4-5 can practice a

story in a group and present

it during the last class.

No memorization. All participants

need to be present

for all four sessions and be

fluent readers. Limit 12.

TUESDAY

Behind the Scenes: Interior

Design Center

2-3:30 p.m. July 9, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens grades

7-12 can tour a high-end

furniture store and design

a room by choosing furniture,

paint colors and stylish

accents. This is a free

event. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgete

encenter.org.

Sew a Clutch Purse

3:30-5:30 p.m. July 9,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

grades 7-12 can sew a fabric

clutch purse to take

with you wherever you go.

All levels welcome. This is

a free event. For more information,

call (708) 532-

0500 or visit www.thebri

dgeteencenter.org.

Culinary: Loaded

Omelettes

4:00-5:30 p.m. July 9,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

grades 7-12 can be bold

with flavor by creating

their own omelette with

crab, bacon, avocado, caramelized

onions or cheese.

This is a free event. For

more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Secrets of Impressionists

7 p.m. July 9, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. William

Conway, art lecturer, discusses

the art movement

Impressionism, how impressionists

from Australia

to Russia changed the

art world, and the major

impressionist artists who

were masters of the movement.

For adults.

WEDNESDAY

Drivers’ Safety Class

9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 10

and 11, Orland Township,

14807 South Ravinia Ave.,

Orland Park, Board Room.

This two-day class is designed

to help other drivers

improve their skills and

safety behind the wheel.

The fee is $15 for AARP

members ($20 for nonmembers),

and is payable

to the instructor on the first

day of class. Participants

must attend both days.

Behind the Scenes: Old

Navy

1-3 p.m. July 10, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens grades

7-12 can go behind the

scenes of a clothing store

and see how the team processes

clothing shipments,

uses a till and assists

customers. This is a free

event. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgete

encenter.org.

Laser Comedy Show

2 p.m. July 10, Orland

Park Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave. Students

kindergarten and older can

hear comedian Chris Fair

tell a story and illustrate it

with lasers.

UPCOMING

Project Serve: Thrift Store

1-3:30 p.m. July 11, The

Bridge Teen Center, 15555

S. 71st Court. Teens grades

7-12 can show help out at

the Bridge Thrift Store,

which supports all the free

programs they enjoy at the

center. Community service

hours given. This is a free

event. For more information,

call (708) 532-0500

or visit www.thebridgete

encenter.org.

Wild and Exotic Animals

3:30-4:30 p.m. July 11,

The Bridge Teen Center,

15555 S. 71st Court. Teens

grades 7-12 can meet some

reptiles — cockroaches,

scorpions and a Burmese

python, to name a few.

This is a free event. For

more information, call

(708) 532-0500 or visit

www.thebridgeteencenter.

org.

Disabled Patriot Fund Golf

Outing

July 16, Cog Hill Golf &

Country Club, 12294 Archer

Ave., Lemont. The annual

outing for the Orland

Park-based organization.

For more information,

visit www.disabledpatriot

fund.org.

Coffee and Conversation

10 a.m.-noon Thursday,

July 25, Orland Fire Protection

District Administration

Board Room, 9790

W. 151st St. Free blood

pressure checks. No registration

needed. Free giveaways,

coffee, snacks and

education. The month’s

topic is “Aishling Home

Care - What are the benefits

of homecare?” Sponsored

by Aishling Companion

Home Care.

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Taste of Orland Park

Aug. 2-4, Village Center,

14700 Ravinia Ave.

Entertainment, food and

much more.

Orland Park Police

National Night Out Against

Crime

5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.

6, Village Center, 14700

S. Ravinia Ave. An annual,

free event to promote

public safety in the community.

Orland Park Brewfest

6-10 p.m. Saturday,

Sept. 21, Crescent Park,

9705 W. 142nd St. 21 and

older. Ticketed event. Performances:

6 p.m. CK and

the Gray (rock/variety),

8 p.m. Fletcher Rockwell

(rock/country). Attendees

can talk with brewers;

sample craft beer, whiskey

and wine; enjoy food and

entertainment. Ticket includes

20 tasting tickets,

souvenir glass, dinner and

dessert by City Barbeque.

Ticket prices vary based

on when they are purchased.

For more information,

visit orlandpark.org.

ONGOING

Leisure Plotters Club

12:30-2:30 p.m. the

third Thursday of the

month, Orland Township,

14807 W. Ravinia Ave. All

seniors are invited to join

in for coffee, bingo and socialization.


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Brookdale invites community in to celebrate summer, meet new management

Amanda Del Buono

Freelance Reporter

To celebrate the change

in season, Brookdale Orland

Park invited friends,

family and the community

in for a summer celebration

on June 21 — the start

of summer and longest day

of the year — as well as

an open house to meet the

new management.

The event included a variety

of raffles, live entertainment,

food, drinks and

more.

“It warms the residents’

hearts to bring people into

their home,” said Sharon

Puschkar, resident

programs coordinator at

Brookdale Orland Park.

“This is their home.”

Proceeds from the raffles

and donations go toward

Brookdale’s participation

in the annual Walk to End

Alzheimer’s, according to

Matt Gonzalez, Brookdale

Orland Park’s new executive

director.

“[Alzheimer’s is] something

we’re working with

every single day,” he said.

“We try to make sure as a

company and community

that we’re making a difference.”

At the beginning of the

year, new management

came aboard at Brookdale

Orland Park, including a

new executive director, as

well as managing staff for

health and wellness, dining,

and memory care.

“Everyone has got a ton

of experience and brings a

lot of new energy and excitement

for the residents,”

Gonzalez said.

The June 21 event was

the first of its kind for the

community, but Gonzalez

plans to continue hosting

similar events for the residents,

their families and

the community.

“Almost every month,

we’re planning on doing

something new for the

community,” he said. “We

want to let the residents

and their families know

who the new team is.”

Long-term, Gonzalez

said he hopes the team will

make Brookdale Orland

Park the go-to senior living

community for those

in Orland Park and nearby

towns.

Puschkar, who has

worked at Brookdale Orland

Park for the past four

years, said that since the

management changed she

has noticed a difference

not only in the interactions

with the residents but also

within the team.

“It’s exciting,” Puschkar

said. “[Gonzalez] is getting

a lot done, and we’re

working more as a team.

The residents can see it,

too. He’s a hands-on executive

director. He’s out in

the community every day.”

Bob Burns, a two-year

resident at Brookdale Orland

Park, expressed similar

sentiments.

“Matt’s really trying to

do a good job and get more

things going for the entire

group, and he’s willing

to listen to our committee,”

he said. “Overall, it’s

working quite well.”

Lillian Greenberg has

lived at Brookdale Orland

Park since January, and

has enjoyed developing relationships

with the other

residents and staff, including

Gonzalez. Greenberg

said she particularly appreciates

the staff’s efforts to

connect residents with the

surrounding Orland Park

community with events

like the one June 21.

“This is something

new,” she said. “It’s good

and more so for people

who don’t have the opportunity

to go out, but it’s

great for all of us.”

Barbara Cusimano, who

has lived in the community

for a year, said she enjoys

the new events like the one

June 21 as well as interacting

with her fellow residents

and their families.

“There’s a lot more activities

like today, and

also smaller activities for

people in the community,”

she said. “I like meeting

my fellow residents’ families,

the people they love.

I think it makes me more

familiar with them by

meeting the people in their

lives.”

Walter Schauer has

lived at Brookdale Orland

Park for a year and said

he enjoys the facility. His

daughter Sue Jones, an Orland

Park resident, came to

the event and said she has

appreciated the care that

her father has received at

the facility and the activities

that are provided.

“I’m very pleased, and

as long as he’s happy,

I’m happy,” she said. “All

the staff is very attentive.

They all seem to know all

the residents’ names.”

Brookdale Orland Park

is again inviting the community

in for a production

of “The Nosey Neighbor,”

which is to feature Brookdale

Orland Park’s driver

Cedric Burks directing and

acting in the show. The

production is slated to take

place July 27 at the senior

living campus, 16051 S.

LaGrange Road.

For more information,

visit brookdale.com.

Wing cook-off with

Chef Tony

50/50 raffle to benefit

the Alzheimer’s

Association

Family fun!

Evergreen Senior Living

invites you to enjoy summer with us at a

fun outdoor BBQ. Get to know our

community, enjoy great food, and

experience our beautiful campus. Bring

your family, friends, and neighbors; all

are welcome! Play outdoor games like

bags and awater balloon toss, and be a

part of the 50/50 raffle to benefit the

Alzheimer’s Association.

Backyard

BBQ

July 18

4–6 PM

RSVPs appreciated!

Call (708) 478-6015

or email Dan at

dtanjic@heritageofcare.com

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CJB principal retires after decades in education

Amanda Del Buono

Freelance Reporter

In June, students closed their

school books and lugged home

their supplies, as they celebrated

the last day of school.

And as June came to a close,

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Catholic

School Principal Mary Iannucilli,

72, did the same as she

embarked on the next steps in

her life.

After decades of service and

11 years at CJB in Orland Hills,

Mary Iannucilli retired on June

30.

“I’m looking forward to new

horizons,” she said. “I have a

grateful heart for what my life

has been so far, and I feel that

there’s a brand new chapter to

be written, and I’m thankful for

that.”

During her time at CJB, Iannucilli

has made an impact on

the lives of her colleagues, students

and the Village of Orland

Hills overall. In fact, the Village

recently established May 15 as

Mary Iannucilli Day and presented

her with a key to Orland

Hills.

“It was certainly a surprise,”

Iannucilli said. “[Mayor Kyle

Hastings] came into school one

morning and wanted me to come

into the broadcast room for an

announcement. … It was just a

lovely, lovely surprise.”

CJB has been nationally recognized

as a Blue Ribbon School

twice while under Iannucilli’s

leadership – once in 2008 and

again in 2018. Julie Budlove,

computer teacher at CJB, attributed

this success directly to Iannucilli’s

leadership skills, noting

her compassion and dedication

to both students and faculty.

“She’s very loyal to the school,

and she’s done amazing things

with the school,” Budlove said.

“It’s a really big accomplishment

to win it, especially twice. … I

truly believe that the school is so

successful because she’s such a

great leader.”

Lisa McLeish, a fifth-grade

teacher at CJB, added, “It’s a

national, really prestigious status.

There are only a few private

schools in the country, and it also

goes to public schools, too.”

Budlove said Iannucilli will

be remembered well beyond the

honors.

“I’m going to remember most

how caring she is and how she

treated all the students,” Budlove

said. “She just treated them

all with such respect, and she

treated them as if they were her

own children and how she would

treat someone that she cared

about. She’s so caring.”

McLeish added, “She’s dedicated,

and she really genuinely

cares about all of the students.

Teachers find her approachable.

Kids look up to her as a role

model.”

Iannucilli’s legacy also will be

defined by her encouragement

and mentoring of others within

the school. For example, Iannucilli

hired Le-Ann Brochous as

an art teacher, but encouraged

and inspired her to take on her

current role of assistant principal

at CJB.

“When the opening came to

be, she was my biggest supporter

and encouraged me to apply,

and it’s been great working with

her,” Brochous said.

As an administrator, Brochous

has learned from Iannucilli how

to look at the bigger picture and

be a better listener, she said.

“The person coming up has big

shoes to fill, but I’m sure we’ll

be fine, because [Ianucilli’s]

such a good leader that people

know how to do their jobs and

know how to do it well because

she’s given them the freedom to

do their jobs,” Brochous said.

A bittersweet feeling was running

through the halls of CJB as

students and staff said goodbye

to Iannucilli. In fact, the staff

hosted a surprise send-off party,

themed for Iannucilli’s favorite

sports team: the Chicago Cubs.

Although these accomplishments

are great, Iannucilli said

she just enjoyed the opportunity

to help children and continue

learning herself.

“I think that education is such

a dynamic and organic field that

staying in it, you constantly

choose to learn, if your mind is

open,” she said. “And that’s why

I like it, because there’s always

something new to learn.”

The journey

Iannucilli always knew she

wanted a purposeful life, dedicated

to helping children succeed.

“I wanted to feel how I could

impact children and provide for

them opportunities for the future,”

she said. “I thought teaching

is that opportunity to be able

to provide children with promise

and hope for the future, and

working with them and making

that kind of an impact by teaching

was why I chose teaching.”

After attending Dominican

University, then Rosary College,

and double-majoring in English

and philosophy, she joined the

Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters.

“It was there that I began to

become much more interested

in teaching,” Iannucilli said. “I

did some of that at the convent.

When I left the convent, I decided

that I was going to pursue

teaching and then ended up taking

up courses, obviously, to get

licensed in teaching and then got

a master’s degree in counseling,

because I wanted to help children

emotionally and socially.”

Upon finding her way into

education, Iannucilli spent a few

years in elementary education

and quickly moved to secondary

education, where she taught

English and theology and provided

some counseling to students.

From there, her career

flourished, working at the Office

of Catholic Schools, reaching assistant

superintendent before assuming

her role at CJB.

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Principal Mary Iannucilli participates in

a recent graduation ceremony at the school, from which she retired

after 11 years of service there. Photo submitted

Her career has made a full

circle, ending in elementary education,

where she began decades

ago.

“Most of my career has been

in secondary, and I’ve really

enjoyed ending my career with

elementary, because Cardinal

Joseph Bernardin is such a wonderful

school. We have wonderful

families [and] wonderful

children. It’s been a joy for me to

be here,” she said.

Looking ahead

Although this chapter of Iannucilli’s

book may be coming to

an end, another is about to open.

“God has blessed me with

good health, so it’s time to do

new things,” she said.

Looking ahead, Iannucilli has

no plans to stay away from CJB.

On the contrary, she is expecting

to remain active at the school in

a volunteer capacity, she said. In

this same spirit, she plans to expand

her volunteerism, with the

desire to train in hospice work.

But all of her time will not be

dedicated to service. Iannucilli is

most excited to travel and experience

new places. In September,

she is to embark on her first trip

to the Greek islands.

“I’m really looking forward to

it,” she said. “I’ve only been to

Italy outside the United States,

so I’m looking forward to experiencing

the Mediterranean

area.”

She also hopes to make time

for her other hobbies, which

have sometimes gone neglected

because of her career. Among

them, she hopes to experience

the arts through theater and museums.

She also is planning to

spend more time with her dog,

Chance.

Her staff, on the other hand,

has high hopes for her to attain

one of her dream jobs: a greeter

at Wrigley Field.

Despite their sadness to see

Iannucilli leave, staff and students

wish her the best, McLeish

said.

“She deserves it,” McLeish

said. “She’s put so much into it

to make CJB feel like a big family

and a really nice place to be,

and so I just think she really deserves

this and some time for her

and time to get to explore what

she’s interested in and travel. We

all feel that she really deserves

it.”


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Going for the green

Area business leaders enjoy golf, opportunity to network at

OPACC outing

Sheriff Dart warns of phone scam

Submitted by the Office

of Cook County Sheriff

Thomas J. Dart

Cook County Sheriff

Thomas J. Dart is warning

of a phone scam in

which the caller claims to

be a member of the Cook

County Sheriff’s Office

demanding personal information

and, in some cases,

money related to a warrant.

In this scam, a spoofing

application is used to make

it appear on the caller ID

that the phone call is coming

from the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office

does not make such notifications

by phone, nor does

the office ask for payment

over the phone.

Sheriff Dart offers the

following tips to avoid

becoming a phone scam

victim.

• If you believe the call

is suspicious, hang up.

• Never give personal

information, such as social

security or bank account

numbers, over the phone.

• Legitimate police employees

do not ask that

payments be made via prepaid

debit cards.

• If the caller claims to

be from a specific agency,

hang up and call that agency

to determine if there is

a legitimate reason to contact

you. Do not use the

phone number the caller

gives you.

Sheriff Dart asks anyone

who believes they are

victim of this scam to call

their local police department

and financial institutions

as soon as possible.

The Sheriff’s Police can be

reached at (708) 865-4896.

Announcements

They say it’s your birthday

Happy 4th birthday, Lexi. Wishing you a

birthday as sweet and lovely as you are!

Love, Daddy, Mommy, Kaelyn and Maci

Brian Bushnell (left), of Bushnell Private Wealth Management, and Robert Gromala,

of from Parkway Bank & Trust Company play June 20 in the annual Orland Park Area

Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Silver Lake Country Club.

Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

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Business Briefs

Walter E. Smith Orland

Park to offer LuxeArt

Weekend Showcase

Walter E. Smithe’s Orland

Park Showroom will

be hosting a special LuxeArt

Weekend Showcase

event July 13 and 14.

LuxeArt consultants will

be on-site to showcase oils

from artists worldwide,

ranging from traditional

to contemporary. The consultants

will be available

to schedule free, in-home

consultations. LuxeArt additionally

will be able to

custom tailor any framing

necessary to be delivered

and installed.

Golf outing participants (left to right) Dan Giordano,

Aaron McMann, Matt Mullally and Matt Swiderski pose

for a photo together.

Kristen Woods, of

Marquette Bank, drives

the ball at Silver Lake

Country Club.

The hours for the Showcase

are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, July 13, and 11

a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July

14.

The showroom is located

at 15355 S. LaGrange

Road.

For more information,

visit smithe.com/luxeartservices.inc.

Record Collectors Show to

return July 13

The Orland Park Record

Collectors Show is coming

back to the Quality Inn -

Georgio’s Banquet Hall on

Saturday, July 13.

Many new dealers are to

occupy this 40-table show

with thousands of records,

featuring rock, blues,

heavy metal, pop and

country. Also available is

an array of music memorabilia

that includes posters,

cassettes, 8-tracks, CDs,

archival supplies, books

and magazines.

The Orland Park Quality

Inn is located at 8800 W.

159th St. Show hours are

from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. General

Admission is $3, free to

children 12 and younger.

For more information,

call (773) 585-6354.

Compiled by Editor Bill

Jones, bill@opprairie.com.


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the orland park prairie | July 5, 2019 | 7

The Orland Park Prairie’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Tamryn Leonard,

Centennial eighthgrader

Tamryn Leonard was chosen

as The Orland Park

Prairie’s Standout Student

because of her academic

accomplishments.

What is one essential you

must have when studying?

I need to be in a quiet

environment with no music

or people. Any noise

gets me off task, which is

why a quiet area is the perfect

studying space.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

When I am out of school,

I love to play soccer and

hang with friends.

What is your dream job?

My dream job is to be a

teacher. I have wanted to

be a middle school teacher

for a couple of years now.

I especially want to be

a math teacher, because

that’s my favorite subject.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

I look up to my parents.

They have always been

by my side, whether it has

been in school or out of

school. They have encouraged

me to do the best I

can in school, and to be a

great friend to everyone I

meet. I love my parents so

much.

What is your favorite class

and why?

photo submitted

I have two favorite

classes, and that would be

math and Spanish. Both

my math teacher and my

Spanish teacher are extremely

funny. ... They

always find a way to make

class fun.

What’s one thing that

stands out about your

school?

My school is very big

and modern.

What extracurriculars do

you wish your school had?

I wish they had extracurriculars

in music for the

kids who really like music

class and get good grades

in music. I also wish my

school expanded their honors

classes so more kids

had an opportunity to get a

higher education.

Standout Student is a weekly

feature for The Orland Park

Prairie. Nominations come

from Orland Park area

schools.

Orland Township’s Back to School Health Fair set for July 13

Submitted by Orland

Township

Orland Township’s Back

to School Health Fair is set

for July 13.

Immunizations, physicals

and other health

screenings will be available

at this one-day event.

Admission to the health

fair is free. School physicals

(sports and health)

will be available for $35

for Township residents

($45 for non-residents).

Proof of residency required.

Free services include the

following.

• Dental screenings

• Dermatology/acne

consultations

• Scoliosis Screenings

• Haircuts

The Back to School

Health Fair also is to include

the following.

• Orland Park Cub Scout

Pack 372

• Dee De the Clown

• School bus safety

• CPR and choking education

• DARE information

There will be games and

prizes, face painting and

free giveaways from many

local vendors. Additionally,

qualifying families can

sign up to receive school

supplies from the Orland

Township Food Pantry.

Immunizations will be

School News

Elmhurst College

Five from Orland Park

earn degrees

At Elmhurst College’s

recent commencement 9,

754 seniors were awarded

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor

of Science, Bachelor of

Science in Nursing, Bachelor

of Music or Bachelor

of Liberal Studies degrees.

During a separate ceremony,

271 students received

graduate degrees.

Elmhurst College also

presented certificates of

completion to six students

in the Elmhurst Learning

and Success Academy,

or ELSA, a fouryear

program that offers a

full-time, post-secondary

educational experience to

young adults with differing

abilities.

Among those awarded

degrees were the following

students from Orland

Park: Maricela Eshelman

(Bachelor of Science in

Nursing), Michael Jentel

(Bachelor of Science,

marketing), Nicole Lahey

(Bachelor of Arts, communication

sciences and

disorders), Natalie Pekala

(Bachelor of Arts, exercise

science) and James Robley

(Bachelor of Science

in Nursing).

University of Dayton

Two from Orland Park

earn undergraduate

degrees

The following Orland

Park residents were among

the approximately 1,900

undergraduates who received

their degrees from

the University of Dayton

during the spring 2019

commencement ceremony:

Sean Depke and Patrick

Downes.

University of Iowa

Students from Orland Park

named to dean’s list

More than 5,700 students

at the University of

Iowa recently were named

to the UI’s dean’s list for

the spring 2019 semester.

Undergraduate students

in the College of Liberal

Arts and Sciences, the

available for those who

meet the following requirements.

• Must have an up-todate

U.S. immunization

record

• Live in Orland Township

(proof of residency

required)

• Medicaid Title XIX

(19) — Orland Township

no longer accepts Medicade

Title XXI (21)

• Native American or

Alaska Native

• No Insurance

• Underinsured (insurance

does not cover vaccines

— must show insurance

policy)

Anyone who meets the

above requirements will

be charged a $10 administration

fee per vaccine

($20 administration fee per

vaccine for non-Township

residents) — cash or credit

only.

The Orland Township

Back to School Health

Fair is to take place from 9

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

13 at the Orland Township

Offices, 14807 S. Ravinia

Ave. in Orland Park.

Admission is free, and

no appointments are necessary

or accepted. Students

will be seen on a

first come, first served

basis.

For more information

visit orlandtownship.org

or call (708) 403-4222.

College of Engineering,

and the Tippie College

of Business who achieve

a grade point average of

3.50 or higher on 12 semester

hours or more of

UI graded course work

during a given semester or

summer session and who

have no semester hours of

“I” (incomplete) or “O”

(no grade reported) during

the same semester are

recognized by inclusion on

the dean’s list for that semester.

Undergraduate students

in the Roy J. and Lucille

A. Carver College of

Medicine may qualify for

the dean’s list with fewer

than 12 semester hours of

graded credit if deemed

appropriate by the college.

College of Nursing students

participating in clinical

courses must have a

total of 12 semester hours

of earned credit, with eight

semester hours of graded

credit with a grade point

average of 3.50 or higher.

Among those named

to the list were the following

students from Orland

Park: Erik Krause

(College of Engineering),

Mara O’Connor (College

of Liberal Arts and Sciences),

Stephanie Garoufalis

(College of Liberal

Arts and Sciences), MollyMaeve

Lusk (College of

Liberal Arts and Sciences),

Jillian Zuelke (College of

Liberal Arts and Sciences),

Colin O’Connell (Tippie

College of Business), Ally

Carey (College of Engineering),

Joseph Bonzani

(College of Nursing), Olivia

Zaczyk (College of

Liberal Arts and Sciences),

Philip Bueche (College of

Liberal Arts and Sciences),

Michael Leyden (College

of Engineering), Austin

Wojtczak (College of Engineering),

Liam Walsh

(College of Liberal Arts

and Sciences), Casey

Gartlan (College of Nursing),

Eric Smith (Tippie

College of Business) and

Alexa Egan (College of

Nursing).

Compiled by Editor Bill

Jones, bill@opprairie.com.


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FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Mom-turned-entrepreneur launches

product aimed at improving playtime

The idea for Traci Pretzel’s business

came about because taking her

daughters to the playground was not

much fun.

Make no mistake, the New

Lenox resident and Frankfort native

loves her two girls. But too often

trips to the park turned into stress.

Rather than sitting back, watching

them play and conversing with fellow

moms, Pretzel found herself

fielding constant complaints about

slides and swings that were too hot,

and benches that were uncomfortable.

Thus was born Playground Pets.

The colorful backpacks, designed

for children ages 3-6, unfold and

transform into padded seats, making

surfaces like wet grass more comfortable

for the wearer and, in turn,

giving parents much-needed relief.

The packs come in five designs and

cost $24.99 plus a flat shipping rate

of $5.

“Even on good-weather days, the

equipment gets warm, gets wet, and

it just kind of turns into a bummer,”

said Pretzel, who taught in local

schools for years before becoming a

stay-at-home mom.

Pretzel started batting about the

idea that became Playground Pets

roughly seven years ago, discussing

it with friends and family, saying,

only half-seriously at the time, that

one day she would turn it into a business.

In October, following a family

trip, that day arrived.

“I was just ready to take this leap,”

she said. “So many people have

ideas and allow a lack of information

or plan to stop their dream. I just decided,

‘I’m going for this. I’m going

to figure this out.’”

Reporting by Will O’Brien, Freelance

Reporter. For more visit NewLenoxPa

triot.com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Local recounts serving with Medal of

Honor recipient

From the flashing of cameras reminding

him of muzzle flash to overcrowded

spaces, Lockport resident

Omarr Hardaway struggles each day

as he recalls the horrors he witnessed

while serving in the military. But if

given a chance, he would do it all

over again.

“I just try to go on with my daily

life and be an example for all the

other soldiers who are out there,”

Hardaway said. “Going to serve my

country was the best choice that I

ever made.”

Hardaway served alongside David

Bellavia, who received the Medal of

Honor June 25 from President Donald

Trump for conspicuous gallantry

while serving as a staff sergeant in

the United States Army during his

deployment in Iraq.

Hardaway was a student at Illinois

State University when he decided to

join the army in 1995. After serving

in Kansas and Washington, he

was deployed to Vilseck, Germany,

where he met

Bellavia, and subsequently went

to Iraq in 2004.

“Bellavia has saved my life on

many occasions,” Hardaway said.

“We were involved in many direct

fire engagements against ISIS in

Iraq, and some battles lasted more

than 12 hours.”

He strongly recalled an incident in

the city of Baqubah when a grenade

almost killed him.

“The insurgent shot a rocketpropelled

grenade from a rooftop at

me,” Hardaway said. “I did not know

about it, but then I heard Sgt. Bellavia

on the radio, ‘Hardaway, RPG,

9 o’ clock.’ I turned around right in

time to successfully engage and kill

the enemy.”

Reporting by Abhinanda Datta, Assistant

Editor. For more, visit LockportLe

gend.com.

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our business directory

Annual outing for Disabled

Patriot Fund set for July 16

Erin Redmond

Freelance Reporter

Fifteen years ago, Orland

Park’s Disabled Patriot Fund

hosted its first golf outing to

raise funds for local veterans

in need.

Each year, the organization

has seen the event

grow — and this year is no

different.

The Disabled Patriot Fund

is to host its 15th annual Golf

Outing at 8 a.m. Tuesday,

July 16, at Cog Hill Golf and

Country Club in Lemont. The

event has a 9 a.m. shotgun

start.

“We’ve got a lot of great

prizes,” said Disabled Patriot

Fund president John Laflamboy.

“You can win a trip to

Pebble Beach; you can win

a BMW; you can win cash.

There’s a lot of things going

on.”

Since its inception 15 years

ago, Laflamboy said the golf

outing has raised more than

$4 million and helped roughly

375 veterans and counting.

This money has helped

the organization continue its

mission to “provide financial

relief for Illinois U.S. military

families who have been

adversely affected by the War

on Terror.”

And while the event is the

organization’s largest fundraiser

of the year, Laflamboy

said its impact goes even

deeper.

“It’s good that it raises

money, but it [also] raises

awareness and brings

people together — that’s the

important thing,” he said.

“They get to meet to wounded

vets; they get to see what

the organization is about.

Sometimes, it draws more

volunteers and people who

want to do something [to

help veterans].”

The organization is anticipating

approximately 250

people for the tournament

and hopes to raise $40,000-

$50,000.

Foursomes are still available

for a $700 entry fee. Interested

golfers, volunteers or

anyone else looking to help

the Disabled Patriot Fund

can visit www.disabledpatri

otfund.org to register or for

more information.

Jeanne’s Journey for Hope has supported

families fighting cancer for eight years

Charity seeks

applicants before July

12 deadline

Submitted by Jeanne’s

Journey for Hope

Nearly seven years ago,

three siblings from Orland

Park lost their mother to

colon cancer. Even before

Jeanne Kurinec’s death, her

lifelong passion for serving

others was honored by a fundraiser

in her name.

Ever since, Greg, Michelle

and Jeff Kurinec have continued

to channel their grief into

providing hope and financial

support for other families

traveling a similar path.

This year’s eighth annual

Jeanne’s Journey for Hope

event is still four months

away, but first the Kurinecs

need to identify the next beneficiary

of their charitable

not-for-profit.

Preference is given to applicants

who live in or near

the South Side of Chicago

and the southern Chicago

suburbs, although prior

families have hailed from

throughout the region. Greg

and Michelle are graduates

of Providence Catholic

High School in New Lenox,

and Jeff is a graduate of

Sandburg High School in Orland

Park.

The Kurinecs encourage

anyone with questions to contact

them through an application

form available at www.

jeannesjourneyforhope.org.

The application deadline is

Friday, July 12.

So far, JJFH has raised

nearly $100,000 to support

the American Cancer Society,

and to help six families pay

hospital and medical bills or

as income replacement if the

disease has resulted in a loss

of employment. The past two

years, the fundraiser has netted

nearly $50,000.

A variety of businesses

and individuals have become

sponsors of the event, and

anyone interested in exploring

how they may become

a sponsor is encouraged to

contact the family at Jeannes

Journey4Hope@gmail.com.

The culmination of this

year’s effort is to occur from

2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21,

with a fundraiser at Square

Celt Ale House & Grill, 39

Orland Square Drive in Orland

Park.


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Social snapshot

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From opprairie.com as of Friday, June 28

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5. Homer Glen: Girl, 14, suffers broken

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From the Editor

BILL JONES

bill@opprairie.com

I

recently was watching

the Fred Rogers

documentary “Won’t

You Be My Neighbor?”

when something from a

little more than a year ago

finally clicked for me.

Back on March 14,

2018, when public high

school students in the area

participated in a national

walkout to recognize those

who died in a shooting at

Stoneman Douglas High

School in Parkland, Florida

— and protest gun violence

— administrators in

the area largely prevented

us access to the students,

corralled the demonstrators

into areas not easily

seen by the public eye and

declined to comment much

on the proceedings.

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

School — an Orland

Hills Catholic institution

that serves a good deal of

Orland Park and Tinley

Park students — welcomed

us with open arms.

Principal Mary Iannucilli

and Marketing Coordinator

Meg Kulpinski made seventh-

and eighth-graders

available for discussion on

the activities they did that

day to address the issue. A

tour of the school revealed

similar but tweaked discussions

happening at even

lower grade levels.

I won’t belabor the point

that I preferred the access

and open discussion to

being barred from campuses

and seeing speech

stifled. I also understand

that private schools have a

certain advantage in how

‘Look for the helpers’

they can tackle contentious

topics. Iannucilli does, too,

as she recently retired from

years in Catholic education

(Page 5 this week).

“There’s a values-based

approach,” she said. “In a

Catholic school, Catholic

identity is what is the presumption

in terms of how

we build the character and

spiritual life — the faith

life — of our students.

Part of building that is being

able to help them see

and understand the issues

today and hope that they

also see the perspective

we’ve brought to them

through their education,

and that is the faith perspective.”

But what sat with me

since then was this feeling

of uncertainty about how

young was too young to

deal with such big issues.

Some people suggested

high-schoolers weren’t

old enough to have valid

opinions. I admit to being

surprised about having

educated conversations

with seventh-graders on

the subject. And I left wondering

if even a simplified

message of “peaceness”

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could truly resonate with

the pre-kindergarten

students.

That’s where the documentary

came in.

Fred Rogers, on many

occasions, dealt with some

incredibly difficult topics

for a children’s show, often

in a timely manner when

world events dictated it.

That included a show dealing

with assassination after

the death of President John

F. Kennedy.

Today, that elicits a curt,

“What?”

But his philosophy — he

was, notably, a Presbyterian

minister — was that

children were smarter

than how most television

treated them at the

time. And even if adults

are trying to avoid tough

topics, children hear about

these things at home, on

the news, at their schools.

They have questions they

might not know how to

ask.

Mr. Rogers was there to

guide them, and, at least

in that moment in 2018,

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin

took a similar approach

under Iannucilli’s leadership.

On her last day at the

office, I asked her once

more to explain the thinking.

“The challenge that

I think we as Catholic

school administrators have

is to shape the character

of our students and how

they will impact the future

with the right ideas of

service and kindness and

those kinds of things today

that are so very difficult to

see,” she said. “The character

of our youth today,

worldwide, is in many

ways eroding because of ...

all of the negative dynamics

in our world. Here, we

can make a difference, and

I do believe we do.”

Rogers once said,

“When I was a boy and

I would see scary things

in the news, my mother

would say to me, ‘Look

for the helpers. You will

always find people who are

helping.’”

I did not get to know

Iannucilli well over her

time at CJB. But in that

moment, she appeared to

be a helper. At the very

least, she seemed like a

good neighbor.

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Community First

Gina’s Teardrop Cafe gives back to veterans,

serves New Lenox, Page 15

Orland Park Public Library

incorporates ballet lesson

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FAITH BRIEFS

Southwest Seventh Day Adventist

Church (15760 Wolf Road, Orland

Park)

“The Blueprint” Bible

Study

7 p.m. Tuesdays

“Desire of Ages” Bible

Study

10 a.m. Wednesdays

St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church

(9300 W. 167th St., Orland Hills)

Wisdom and Wine Event

7 p.m. Friday, July 12.

For adults 21 and older.

An Adult Faith Formation

night for social time

and spiritual development.

Fair Trade Wine Talk begins

at 7 p.m, offering four

Fair Trade wine pours.

Appetizers, dips, desserts

and beverages served.

Evening topic: “Justice,

Mercy and Forgiveness,”

presented by guest speaker

Jeanne Bishop. Bishop is

a lawyer, public defender,

law reform activist and

author. She is the author

of a memoir, “Change

of Heart: Justice, Mercy

and Making Peace with

My Sister’s Killer,” and a

forthcoming book about

forgiveness between two

fathers set against the

backdrop of the Oklahoma

City bombing. $10 tickets

can be purchased by calling

(708) 403-0101, ext.

107 or email raila@stese

ton.com. No tickets sold at

the door.

Peace Memorial Church (10300 W.

131st St., Palos Park)

Seeking Vendors

The church is looking

for vendors for our Christmas

in July craft fair. It is

taking applications till the

end of the month. For more

information, email pmcuc

coutreach@gmail.com or

call (708) 448-7833.

The event will be from

5-9 p.m. July 13. A space

is $40; electric is $10. For

those who need a table, it

is $10.

Ashburn Baptist Church (153rd Street

and Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Bible Study

9:45 a.m.

Faith United Methodist Church (15101

S. 80th Ave., Orland Park)

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Witness to Fitness

9-10 a.m. Mondays,

Wednesdays and Fridays.

Walking club for prayer

and exercise. Free. All are

welcome.

Church of the Transfiguration Episcopal

(12219 S. 86th Ave., Palos Park)

Sunday Services

8 a.m. and 10 a.m. A

community praising God,

growing in Christ and joyfull

serving others. Childcare

provided.

Orland Park Christian Reformed Church

(7500 W. Sycamore Drive, Orland Park)

Family Classics Car Show

5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday,

Sept. 11. Car show including

classic cars, trucks,

motorcycles and hot rods;

“touch-a-truck” for the

children; and great food.

Dinner by donation. Proceeds

benefit Orland Park

Christian Preschool. For

more information or to

register a car for free, visit

www.orlandchurch.com.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

(15050 S. Wolf Road, Orland Park)

Overeaters Anonymous

9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Enter through main church

doors, follow signs to

meeting room. Overeaters

Anonymous meetings

Resident Poet

Cleanse us O Lord in

the rain.

are for anyone who has a

problem with food addiction/compulsion.

There are

no dues, fees or weigh-ins.

All meetings are confidential.

Hope Covenant Church (14401 West

Ave., Orland Park)

Dementia Inside & Out

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,

Oct. 5 (once every halfhour).

Free. This hands-on

experience resembles what

a person with dementia experiences

daily — the challenges

and difficulties they

face. For more information,

call (708) 361-7845

or visit aishlingcare.com/

events-calendar. The event

is sponsored by Aishling

Companion Home Care.

Services

10 a.m. Sundays

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-8:30 p.m. The onehour

session includes coffee

and conversation.

Have something for Faith

Briefs? Contact Editor Bill

Jones at bill@opprairie.com

or call (708) 326-9170 ext.

20. Information is due by

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prior to publication.

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OPPrairie.com life & arts

the orland park prairie | July 5, 2019 | 13

Ballet 5:8, OPPL team up to

promote reading and dance

Bringing the six-strings

Strung Out plays Crescent Park for

Village’s outdoor concert series

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

The children surrounded

two adult ballerinas

— one dressed in a

lime green tutu, the other

bright pink. With a crown

of golden leaves they

wore as tiaras, both were

excited to share a form of

dance while reading children

a story of ballet in

“Angelina Ballerina.”

“Our summer reading

theme this year is ‘It’s

Showtime at Your Library,”

said Brandi Smits,

the youth services manager.

“I wanted to incorporate

some programs that

had a performance theme

to it. I thought this would

be perfect for the summer.”

Abi Gardner, of Ballet

5:8 School of the Arts,

contacted Smits to bring

ballet to the library.

“We are a professional

company, so we have dancers

that tour, and also we

do a lot of shows in Chicago,”

Gardner explained.

“We enjoy doing outreach

performances like we did

today at the library.”

The other ballerina,

Olivia Kruse, said she

enjoyed every minute of

sharing her love not only

for ballet but also for reading.

“It’s great to make

dance accessible to everyone”

Kruse said. “Sometimes,

it’s hard to find new

students. Coming to the

library where everyone is

welcome, it gives us the

opportunity to show families

who have never taken

a dance class before — try

Olivia Kruse, a ballerina from Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts in Orland Park, stopped

by Orland Park Public Library on June 25 to read to children during the Books and

Ballerinas program. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

new things.”

Ilona Kudirka, 11, of

Orland Park, was one the

oldest children who took

part June 25 in Books and

Ballerinas at the library,

dancing with scarves and

listening to the stories.

“It was fun,” Kurdirka

said. “I liked learning the

different ballet positions.

My favorite was the running

steps.”

“This will be a program

we will repeat,” Smits

said. “This was wonderful,

and having the Summer

Reading Program

connection once a year

promotes reading of our

ballet books.”

The Orland Park library

Samantha Groth, 3, of Orland Park, smiles while

learning her ballet steps at the Orland Park Public

Library.

is again to hold the class

at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July

29. Limit for the program

is 20.

For information on

Books and Ballerinas,

visit www.orlandparkli

brary.org. For information

on Ballet 5:8, visit school.

ballet58.org.

Strung Out — (left to right) Ted Spaniak, Tom Culver,

John Chisari and Jeff Sismelich — perform the hits of

the 1970s and beyond on June 23 at Crescent Park.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

Tinley Park residents Lisa and Jerry Brancato have a

picnic during Strung Out’s performance at Crescent

Park.

Julia and Adam Krolo, of Orland Park, prepare for

whatever the weather may bring during the Strung Out

concert.


14 | July 5, 2019 | the orland Park Prairie life & arts

OPPrairie.com

Five times the fun

The Ava Logan Quintet brings its talents back to Orland Park Public Library

Bassist Geoffrey Lowe reacts to Dan McMillan’s

introduction of The Ava Logan Quintet at the Orland

Park Public Library.

Ava Logan performs jazz standards and more with her

quintet on June 23 outside of the Orland Park Public

Library for the Summer Concert Series.

Jarrard Harris unleashes a saxophone solo during a

Summer Concert Series performance at the Orland Park

Public Library.

Drummer Phil Fornett performs with The Ava Logan

Quintet.

Dennis Luxion plays the keys at the Orland Park Public Library’s June 23 concert.

Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media


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the orland park prairie | July 5, 2019 | 15

The Dish

Gina’s Teardrop Cafe big on serving community

Sean Hastings

Contributing Editor

Veterans eat for free

from 6:30-8 a.m. on the

last Monday of every

month at Gina’s Teardrop

Cafe in New Lenox. It has

been that way for approximately

two years.

“When my father

passed and we were at

the cemetery, everybody

there volunteers, and it

just gave me the inspiration

that we need to do

something,” owner Gina

Buck said. “It’s a big turnout.

And their stories are

unreal. It has turned into

a great event that we do.”

Gina said it is nice to

see new faces show up

for the veterans breakfast

who then continue to

come back and eventually

become regulars.

Polish-American festival coming to Orland Park

Will O’Brien

Freelance Reporter

What do you get when

you cross Polish Highlander

culture, a big summer

festival and the southwest

suburbs of Chicago?

Goralmania.

That is the hope, anyway,

for organizers of a

first-time Polish-American

celebration set for

July 13 and 14 in Orland

Park.

“Goral,” organizer Jola

Guzy explained, is Polish

for “Highlander,” the

name of an ethnographic

group concentrated in

Southern Poland, surrounding

areas and, in

the United States, Chicago.

Highlanders are

found throughout the

city’s South Side and its

southern suburbs, and are

known for their deep-rooted

culture and community

gatherings, she said.

“For us, Orland Park

is the hub of this Polish-

American population,”

she said, adding the village’s

proximity to other

Polish enclaves and multimodal

accessibility made

it the perfect home for the

inaugural bash.

The fest — featuring

numerous musical acts

and entertainers, Polish

food vendors, and childfriendly

activities — will

be hosted by Centennial

Park. General admission

is $20, and children 12

and younger will get in

for free.

Guzy and her four collaborators,

who include

brother-in-law Max Guzy,

are hoping at least 2,000

people show up each day,

though they would be

happy to have more. They

came up with the concept

more than a year ago, and

have been planning in earnest

since January.

The cafe also welcomes

in an art class from Martino

Junior High School

in New Lenox to paint the

front windows three times

a year to coincide with

the different seasons and

holidays. It also does food

drives during Thanksgiving

and toy drives during

the Christmas season.

“Anytime we can chip

in, we donate,” Buck said.

“We really do try to give

back. Whenever we can

help somebody, we definitely

try to.”

Buck admitted that

because of the location

of the cafe — on the far

west side of town — some

people may not know it

is there, because they do

not have to drive that way.

But she loves where it is

located

And the cafe will celebrate

six years in November.

When it first opened,

only the main dining area

existed, but a year-and-ahalf

into things, it outgrew

that space.

Luckily, the space next

door was occupied by

Kevin Molloy Insurance,

which moved to the other

end of the mall to help with

Teardrop’s expansion.

Gina’s Teardrop Cafe

serves both breakfast and

lunch. It also caters food

for different events, a

service that has become

more popular as of late.

Teardrop may even host a

wedding later in the summer.

On the regular menu,

the breakfast tacos ($8)

are popular, as are the

biscuits and gravy ($7

full order, $5 half, can be

topped with two eggs any

“Max got the idea from

being on Facebook,” she

said. “He kept seeing ads

for Polish events on the

North Side, and we both

thought, ‘What could we

do to bring something

like this to the South Side

of Chicago?’ It was a nobrainer.”

In a metropolitan area

well-known for its large

Polish population, the

Guzys say there has never

been an event quite like

Goralmania in the region.

“For Polish Highlanders,

everyone knows one

another and loves to get

together when we can,”

Jola said. “We dress up,

dance, have a good time,

and celebrate our heritage

and culture. We are very

happy to be bringing this

on a bigger scale to the

area.”

Entertainment will

range from traditional folk

music and dance groups to

style for $1).

The menu also has some

“hidden gems” in their

specials section. Special

#3 — which is one egg any

style, a cup of fruit, a side

of avocado and a piece of

toast ($8) — has become a

popular item, as well.

“When we did the menu

revision four months ago

to update it, that is one

that gets a lot of orders,”

said Gina’s husband and

co-owner, Ken. “We try to

stay current.”

Gina said if they think

of something good, they

will put it up as a special,

instead of regularly updating

the menu.

“We try to stay with the

trends,” she said. “Everybody’s

eating avocado.”

The Teardop Skillet

($14) has also become

a top-seller for the cafe,

pop music and DJs. Acts

include Izabela Szafranska,

a popular contestant

from the Polish version

of “The Voice;” Sleboda,

a sketch comedy group;

Juliana Bobak and Chris

Koziel, a cover band playing

songs in English and

Polish; and DJ Luke Pope.

Activities are to include

a pierogi-eating and

kolacky-baking contests,

as well as rides and a petting

zoo for children. Local

establishments Tradycja

Polish Fusion Cuisine,

Nothing Bundt Cakes and

Highlander House Restaurant

& Bar will be among

the food vendors.

A Catholic Mass, featuring

a Highlander band,

will be held at the beginning

of the fest’s second

day.

Max said most of the

food vendors were born in

Poland and have kept their

recipes the same since

Gina’s Teardrop Cafe

826 W. Laraway Road

in New Lenox

Hours

• 6 a.m.-3 p.m. daily

For more information

Phone: (815) 717-

8111

Web:

ginasteardropcafe.com

which is the Meat Lover

Skillet (sausage, bacon,

ham, onions, green peppers,

cheddar and mozzarella

cheese) topping with

homemade country gravy

and biscuits.

The cafe also sells alcohol

now, with drinks like

Bloody Mary’s and mimosas

on offer.

“It’s something new for

us that has really taken

off,” Gina said. “It’s another

thing that helps keep

us current, because people

are doing that.”

As far as what the future

holds for Gina’s Teardrop

Cafe, Ken wants to focus

on each years as it comes,

while continuing to grow

the veterans breakfast,

community work and the

catering side of the business.

“For the military breakfast,

we’ve had customers

come in and see that and

want to contribute,” Ken

said. “We had [a veteran]

from Pennsylvania as a

traveler come, give us a

card and said he’d like

to help offset the cost we

incur from the breakfast.

We sent him a card back

and a picture of what we

provide here.”

Other customers, especially

around the holidays,

have shown interest

in helping out with the

veteran’s breakfast, too,

Ken said

Goralmania

What: Food and music

festival celebrating

Polish-American

Highlander culture

When: Saturday, July

13, and Sunday, July

14

Where: Centennial

Park, 15600 West Ave.

in Orland Park

Web: www.goralmania.

com

Cost: $20 (children

younger than 12 free)

moving Stateside.

“It’s real, old-world tradition,”

he said.

Goralmania will be the

first event for the Guzys’

Highlander Production

Inc., though Jola noted

the group’s collective experience

— including organizing

large Highlander

picnics in the past — has

made it well-equipped to

pull the effort together.

Max, a sales professional

with strong connections

throughout the region’s

Polish-American community,

has been responsible

for lining up vendors and

sponsors, which include a

pair of Polish-American

radio stations and a host

of local businesses. They

have promoted the event

through old-fashioned

word-of-mouth tactics, as

well as social media.

They have designed the

event to appeal to all ages

and backgrounds. Whether

Polish or not, all are

welcome to “come check

it out and learn about our

culture,” Jola said.

Interviewed roughly

two weeks before the festival

kicks off, the Guzys

said they were excited to

see their idea come to life

and watch the public enjoy

what they put together.

“We wanted to do

something big, and now

we’re doing it,” Jola said.


16 | July 5, 2019 | the orland Park Prairie puzzles

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will)

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and the Detectives”

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singer ___

Guthrie

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words

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11. __ for a tat

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letters

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player

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57. ___ amis

58. Internet laughter

symbol

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deg.

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Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo

Girl in the Park

(11265 W. 159th St.,

Orland Park; (708) 226-

0042)

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesday-

Saturday: Live music

The Brass Tap

(14225 95th Ave. Suite

400, Orland Park; (708)

226-1827)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

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■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live music

Dan ‘D’ Jac’s

(9358 171st St., Orland

Hills; (708) 460-8773

■9 ■ p.m.-1 a.m.

Wednesdays: acoustic

open mic night

■9:30 ■ p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Thursdays: karaoke

■9:30 ■ p.m.-2:30 a.m.

Fridays and Saturdays:

karaoke

Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St.,

Orland Park; (708) 349-

2111)

■6-9 ■ p.m. Thursday,

Friday, and Saturday:

Eman

■6-9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Gene Infelise and

Francesca

Papa Joe’s

(14459 S. LaGrange

Road, Orland Park;

(708) 403-9099)

■6-10 ■ p.m. Fridays: The

keyboard stylings of

Roger Pampel

Square Celt Ale House &

Grill

(39 Orland Square

Drive, Orland Park;

(708) 226-9600)

■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Free

Bar Bingo

■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays:

Free Trivia

■9 ■ p.m. Fridays or Saturdays:

Live Music

■10 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Karaoke

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answers

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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 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan


OPPrairie.com real estate

the orland park prairie | July 5, 2019 | 17

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BANK OF AMERICA, NA

Plaintiff,

-v.-

LYNETTE M. MCDONALD AKA LY-

NETTE MCDONALD, DAVID J.

MCDONALD AKA DAVID MCDON-

ALD, UNKNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

18 CH 4262

18014 CROOKED CREEK COURT

Orland Park, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on August 13, 2018, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on August 7, 2019, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South Wacker

Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a

public sale to the highest bidder, as set

forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 18014

CROOKED CREEK COURT, Orland

Park, IL 60467

Property Index No.

27-31-402-009-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence. The judgment amount

was $158,764.81. Sale terms: 25%

down of the highest bid by certified

funds at the close of the sale payable to

The Judicial Sales Corporation. No

third party checks will be accepted. The

balance, 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. Nofee 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 inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. The

subject property is subject to general

real estate taxes, special assessments, or

special taxes levied against said real estate

and is offered for sale without any

representation as to quality or quantity

of title and without recourse to Plaintiff

and in“AS IS” condition. The sale is

further subject toconfirmation bythe

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,

or a unit which is part of acommon interest

community, the purchaser of the

unit at the foreclosure sale, other than a

mortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and the legal fees required by The Condominium

Property Act, 765 ILCS

605/9(g)(1) and (g)(4). 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 ofthe property,

other than amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required by

subsections (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.

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

2701 Property for

Sale

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 the sales

department, Anselmo Lindberg &Associates,

LLC, 1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite

120, NAPERVILLE, IL 60563, (630)

453-6960 For bidding instructions, visit

www.AnselmoLindberg.com. Please refer

tofile number F18030111. THE JU-

DICIAL SALES CORPORATION 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.

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC

1771 W. Diehl Road, Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, IL 60563

(630) 453-6960

E-Mail: foreclosurenotice@anselmolindberg.com

Attorney File No. F18030111

Attorney ARDC No. 3126232

Attorney Code. 58852

Case Number: 18 CH 4262

TJSC#: 39-3047

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff’s attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

ARVEST CENTRAL MORTGAGE

COMPANY F/K/A CENTRAL MORT-

GAGE COMPANY

Plaintiff,

-v.-

CHARLES A.DREWRY, DIANE M.

DREWRY, UNKNOWN OWNERS

AND NONRECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants

2018 CH 15986

8018 WEST 157TH STREET

ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on April 8, 2019, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on August 7, 2019, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South Wacker

Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a

public sale to the highest bidder, as set

forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 8018 WEST

157TH STREET, ORLAND PARK, IL

60462

P roperty Index No.

27-14-409-011-0000;

27-14-409-022-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance, 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 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 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

2701 Property for

Sale

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 foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file

or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS

& ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030

NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE

100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630)

794-9876 Please refer tofile number

14-18-13399.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD,

SUITE 100

BURR RIDGE, IL 60527

(630) 794-5300

E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com

Attorney File No. 14-18-13399

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 2018 CH 15986

TJSC#: 39-2296

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3123524

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SO-

CIETY, FSB, AS TRUSTEE OF

STANWICH MORTGAGE LOAN

TRUST A

Plaintiff,

-v.-

GREGORY GLODKOWSKI, RUTH

ANN RACLAW, 7422-24-26-28 WEST

153RD STREET, EASTLAND CON-

DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION

Defendants

17 CH 005429

7426 W. 153RD STREET, UNIT 1

ORLAND PARK, IL 60462

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause


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2900 Merchandise

Under $100

on May 6, 2019, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on August 8, 2019, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South Wacker

Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a

public sale to the highest bidder, as set

forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 7426 W. 153RD

STREET, UNIT 1,ORLAND PARK,

IL 60462

Property Index No.

27-13-204-031-1026, Property Index

No. 27-13-204-031-1007.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance, 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 toconfirmation

by the court.

Upon payment in full ofthe amount bid,

the purchaser will receive aCertificate

of Sale that will entitle the purchaser to

adeed to the real estate after confirmation

of the sale.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which is part of acommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file

or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS

& ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030

NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE

100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630)

794-9876 Please refer tofile number

14-16-10875.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD,

SUITE 100

BURR RIDGE, IL 60527

(630) 794-5300

E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com

Attorney File No. 14-16-10875

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 17 CH 005429

TJSC#: 39-2912

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3123671

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DITECH FINANCIAL LLC F/K/A

GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

MARK GRACIA, MARGARET GRA-

CIA

Defendants

2019 CH 00061

17043 88TH COURT

ORLAND HILLS, IL 60477

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on April 1, 2019, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on August 9, 2019, at The Judicial

Sales Corporation, One South Wacker

Drive, CHICAGO, IL, 60606, sell at a

public sale to the highest bidder, as set

forth below, the following described

real estate:

Commonly known as 17043 88TH

COURT, ORLAND HILLS, IL 60477

Property Index No.

27-27-216-008-0000.

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will beaccepted.

The balance, 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.

The property will NOT be open for inspection

and plaintiff makes no representation

astothe condition ofthe property.

Prospective bidders are admonished

to check the court file to verify all

information.

If this property isacondominium unit,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe foreclosure

sale, other than amortgagee, shall

pay the assessments and the legal fees

required by The Condominium Property

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

this property is a condominium unit

which ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

For information, examine the court file

or contact Plaintiff's attorney: CODILIS

& ASSOCIATES, P.C., 15W030

NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD, SUITE

100, BURR RIDGE, IL 60527, (630)

794-9876 Please refer tofile number

14-18-14057.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

CODILIS & ASSOCIATES, P.C.

15W030 NORTH FRONTAGE ROAD,

SUITE 100

BURR RIDGE, IL 60527

(630) 794-5300

E-Mail: pleadings@il.cslegal.com

Attorney File No. 14-18-14057

Attorney ARDC No. 00468002

Attorney Code. 21762

Case Number: 2019 CH 00061

TJSC#: 39-2131

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting tocollect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

I3123748

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

NEWREZ LLC FKA NEW PENN FI-

NANCIAL LLC DBA

SHELLPOINT MORTGAGE SERVIC-

ING;

Plaintiff,

vs.

DENISE M. LUNDSTROM AKA

DENISE LUNDSTROM;

GREGORY LUNDSTROM;

Defendants,

18 CH 15950

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 onTuesday, July 30,

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. 28-21-110-015-0000.

Commonly known as 16148 Lockwood

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. 18-035301 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3124076

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC;

Plaintiff,

vs.

KRZYSZTOF PIOTROWSKI; ELZBI-

ETA PLOCIENNIK;

BROOK HILLS TOWNHOME OWN-

ERS' ASSOCIATION;

UNKNOWN OWNERS AND NON

RECORD CLAIMANTS;

Defendants,

18 CH 5310

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

Corporation will onThursday, August

1, 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. 27-30-416-016-0000.

Commonly known as 17263 Lakebrook

Drive, Orland Park, IL 60467.

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 Law Clerk atPlaintiff's

Attorney, The Wirbicki Law

Group, 33 West Monroe Street, Chicago,

Illinois 60603. (312) 360-9455.

W18-0582

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3124184

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

FIFTH THIRD BANK AS SUCCES-

SOR BY MERGER TO

FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE COM-

PANY

Plaintiff,

vs.

DANIEL PIOTROWSKI; SECRE-

TARY OF HOUSING AND

URBAN DEVELOPMENT; UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS

Defendants,

16 CH 15153

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above entitled

cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

Corporation will onThursday, August

8, 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. 27-27-212-027-0000.

Commonly known as 16812 Vicky

Lane, Orland Hills, Illinois 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

funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. No refunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection.

For information call The Sales Department

atPlaintiff's Attorney, Anselmo

Lindberg & Associates, LLC, 1771

West Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois

60563-1890. (630) 453-6960.

F16110086

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

Selling Officer, (312) 444-1122

I3124750

2702 Public

Notices

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to

“An Act in relation tothe use ofan

Assumed Business Name in the

conduct or transaction of Business

in the State,” as amended, that a

certification was registered by the

undersigned with the County Clerk

of CookCounty.

Registration number: Y19001501

on June 5, 2019

Under the Assumed Business

Name of Every 8Billion with the

business located at: 17007 HA-

VEN AVE, ORLAND HILLS, IL

60487 The true and real full name

and residence address ofthe owner

is: BENJAMIN COUSINEAU

17007 HAVEN AVE ORLAND

HILLS, IL 60487, USA

Notice is hereby given that the

temporary student records of former

Orland School District #135

special education students (if birthdate

falls between January 1, 1998,

and December 31, 1999) will be

destroyed in accordance with applicable

law unless a request is

made to the School District Student

Services Department by close of

business onAugust 1, 2019, to review

or obtain such records by a

student or parent having the right

under law to do so. Orland School

District #135 will continue to

maintain all permanent student

records for the time required by

law.

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2 10 speed touring bikes 40

years old, brand name Sentinal.

You pick up $30

Call 708-301-0249

21 inch, self-proppelled,

5 horsepower Briggs &Stratton

motor $40. 708.323.6973

4Bentwood chairs from Great

Nortnern Chair Company

#1250 Chicago 1938 All 4

$100 Mokena 708-479-1613

after 5

46 gallon bow front fish tank

w/glass cover and light. No

leaks. With gravel, filter, and

sand $100 Call 708-614-1988

81 older record albums 78 45s

$40, 2-5 gal glass water jugs

with original wooden slat holders

$40 Call 815-469-4577

Beautiful 40”dia round accent

table 18” high with 33” dia

glass insert $59 OBO, Steel file

cabinet 2 drawers $15 OBO

Call 630-450-0245

Black w/glass entertainment /

TV center good condition $30,

Component stand black $20

Call Debbie 815-534-5273

(Frankfort)

Car w/s sun shade new $8,

1998 car color chip book $35,

1988-1989 Merc. tracer service

manual $35, White floor lamp

steel $10 Call 708-40-8308

Carpenter’s tool box with

tray’s $25, Metal cars in box

$10 each Call 708-479-0193

Childrens KidKraft sturdy

wooden chairs 2blue and 2red

like new Originally $100 asking

$75 Call 815-469-6554

CIPA custom towing mirrors

$35, New sedan style PolyPro

3 car cover $40, Alexandria

chrome and white double towel

bar $25 Call 708-995-5556

Craftsman small deluxe rauter

table onstand $30, Extension

cord on awheel great condition

$15, 5 boxes with metal cars in

boxes $10 ea, 4 boxes with

World War Two model ships

$15 ea Call 708-479-0193

Large size tomato plants $1ea,

Peonie plants pink $4ea, Asiatic

lilly plants $4ea, Red twig

dogwood shrub potted $15 Call

708-460-8308

Steel farm stake truck pristine

condition USA circa 1970’s

$29, Igloo 10 small cooler

clean $12, 10” glass fish bowl

$8 Call 708-460-8308

Stiffel lamp with shade silver

60 yrs old+ $60, King size

Ecru spread $10, Oreck vacuum

$20 Call 815-534-0987

Thomasville Coffee Table &2

End tables w/White-Washed

finish &glass inserts. Two 29"

High Fine Arts lamps with octagonal

shades (8x24x11-1/2)

All for $99 Call 708-496-8224

Treadmill electric Weslo Candence

840 $75 Call

847-724-8681

Two micro-magic cleaning

towels $3, Digital tire gauge

5-150 PSI $8, Gal. de-bug solution

$2, 23oz blue coral upholstery

cleaner $5 Call

708-460-8308

White orkelly green duct tape

$4, Premium car wash brush

$30, Cat brush $4, Wall covering

smoother brush $3, 24pc

foam paint brush set $5

Working quarter slot machine

w/ stand $100 OBO.

773.470.7019


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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

10 Questions

with Gunner Hinger

Gunner Hinger is a

10-year-old fifth-graderto-be

at Meadow Ridge

School who recently won

his age group and finished

first in his age group and

83rd overall in the Leon’s

Triathlon in Hammond

with a time of 2 hours and

38 minutes.

What do you like best,

running, swimming or

biking?

I like swimming the

most, because I feel I am

the best at that leg.

What is your proudest

moments in sports?

Making it on the podium

in the state series for 100

breaststroke [swimming

for the Palos Orland Swim

Association].

Do you have a prerace

pump-up song?

“Venom” by Eminem.

Do you have a hero?

Yes, his name is Jan

Frodeno and he is a twotime

Ironman world champion

and gold medalist.

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people don’t know

about you?

I hate eating junk food.

Is there a movie you

could watch over and

over without being

bored?

“Jurassic World,” because

every time I watch it

I find something new that

I missed.

Any superstitions?

I have to eat certain

foods before a race or I

feel like it will affect my

performance. I eat oatmeal

and beet juice and electrolytes.

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“The Journey to the

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Team 22: baseball

The staff of 22nd Century Media chose the best baseball student-athletes — based on coach recommendations and

player statistics — in its seven-town southwest suburban coverage area to place on one super team.

This team is made up of players from Lincoln-Way Central, LW East, LW West, Providence Catholic, Andrew,

Tinley Park, Lockport Township and Sandburg high schools.

—Compiled by 22nd Century Media staff

FIRST TEAM

P: Cole Kirschsieper,

senior, LW East

10-1, 1 save, .42

ERA in 66 IP, 66 K.

SWSC Blue Athlete of

the Year. Committed

to the University of

Illinois for baseball.

Dominant on the

mound.

1B: Martin Bender,

senior, LW West

.372 AVG, .628 SLG,

11 doubles, 1 triple,

3 HR, 23 RBI, 24 R,

12 BB. All-SWSC Red.

Impressive as he

was in the infield, he

committed to football

at Central Missouri.

3B: Jimmy Carey,

senior, Andrew

.455 AVG, .575 OBP,

7 doubles, 1 triple,

32 RBI, 39 R, 21 BB.

SWSC Red Athlete of

the Year. The T-Bolts

got huge numbers out

of Carey at the plate

this season.

P: Collin Wilma,

senior, Tinley Park

5-2, 3 saves, 1.593

ERA in 48.1 IP, 92 Ks.

Hitting: .434 AVG, 10

doubles, 3 triples, 1

HR, 38 RBI, 40 R, 19

BB, 5 SB. Committed

to Southeast Missouri

State.

2B: Tommy Windt,

senior, Sandburg

.357 AVG, .438 OBP,

.582 SLG, 9 doubles,

2 triples, 3 HR, 29

RBI, 19 R. Pitching:

6-4, 3.755 ERA in

50.1 IP, 43 Ks. All-

SWSC Blue. Versatile

for the Eagles.

OF: Adam Gaydos,

senior, Tinley

.393 AVG, .458 OBP,

10 doubles, 4 triples,

4 HR, 33 RBI, 36

R, 11 BB, 13 SB.

Committed to St.

Ambrose. Great at

getting on base and

posing a running

threat.

C: Joe DeHaan, junior,

Andrew

.360 AVG, .490 OBP,

10 doubles, 2 triples,

3 HR, 28 RBI, 19

BB. All-SWSC Red.

Clutch at and behind

the plate for the

Thunderbolts this

season.

SS: Ryan Ritter,

senior, LW East

.429 AVG, 13

doubles, 3 triples, 4

HR, 41 R, 23 RBI, 10

SB. All-SWSC Blue.

Committed to Austin

Peay and drafted by

the Cubs in the 33rd

round.

OF: Ryan Kraft,

sophomore, LW

Central

.365 AVG, 9 doubles,

1 triple, 4 HR, 25

RBI, 22 R. Pitching:

4-0 with 49 Ks in

30 IP. All-SWSC Red.

Committed to Indiana

for baseball.

SECOND TEAM

P: Ben Gerl, junior, LW

West

5-2, 2.019 ERA in 52

IP, 71 K, .942 WHIP.

All-SWSC Red.

P: Bryce Barnett,

senior, Providence

5-1, 2.47 ERA in 48

IP, 68 K. All-CCL Blue.

C: Brendan Sturm,

senior, LW West

.366 AVG, .563 SLG,

7 doubles, 2 triples,

1 HR, 18 RBI, 9 R.

All-SWSC Red.

1B: John Weis, senior,

Lockport

.326 AVG, .426 OBP,

.459 SLG, 4 doubles,

2 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R.

2B: Jake Mucha,

junior, Providence

.340 AVG, 7 doubles,

13 RBI.

SS: Johnny

Gonsalves, junior,

Tinley

.379 AVG, .528 OBP,

9 doubles, 4 triples, 2

HR, 28 RBI, 43 R, 23

BB, 14 SB.

3B: Jake Hesselmann,

junior, Providence

.370 AVG, 4 doubles,

2 HR, 18 RBI, 9 SB.

OF: Josh Kirnbauer,

junior, Andrew

.351 AVG, .440 OBP,

5 doubles, 4 HR, 40

RBI, 28 R, 10 BB. All-

SWSC Red.

OF: Jimmy Rybarczyk,

junior, Sandburg

.311 AVG, .564 SLG,

9 doubles, 3 triples,

2 HR, 19 RBI, 21 R.

All-SWSC Blue.

OF: Ian Sanders,

senior, Sandburg

.298 AVG, .438 OBP,

.478 SLG, 5 doubles,

5 triples, 6 RBI, 20 R.

All-SWSC Blue.

DH: Brennan Geers,

senior, Providence

.321 AVG, 2 doubles,

2 triples, 3 HR, 20

RBI, 6 SB.

OF: Alex Helmin,

senior, Providence

.354 AVG, 4 doubles,

5 triples, 3 HR, 28

RBI, 22 SB, All-CCL

Blue. Committed to

playing ball at Arizona

State University.

DH: Anthony

Montalbano, senior,

Andrew

.395 AVG, .538 OBP,

6 doubles, 20 RBI, 35

R, 24 BB. All-SWSC

Red. One of the best

in the area at getting

on base and cashing

in for runs.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

P: Vince Borrelli, junior, Andrew; Keagan Bobbitt, sophomore, LW West; Jake Kampf, junior,

Lockport; Nolan Weis, senior, Lockport; Ethan Lambrigger, senior, LW East; Tim Rybarczyk,

senior, LW Central; Pat Rafferty, junior, Sandburg; Tate Dynia, senior, LW Central.

IF: Ryan McCoy, junior, LW East; Matt Watson, senior, LW East; Mike Maloney, sophomore,

LW Central.

OF: Collin Woulfe, senior, Lockport; Joe Gonzalez, senior, LW West.

DH: John McGuire, junior, LW Central.


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Legendary baseball plays

and players in Orland Park

Athlete of the Month

LW Central baseball player

wins June competition

Bill Jones, Editor

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

Baseball is generally a

big deal in the summer.

But in Orland Park,

there was a three-day

stretch in the community

that raised the bar even

more. Between Sandburg

High School unexpectedly

entering and winning

a summer regional tournament

in thrilling fashion

and two legendary White

Sox baseball players making

guest appearances,

Orland Park was a baseball

hotbed.

June 26

Sandburg’s John-Michael

Scumaci slid headfirst

into home plate, safe,

after a passed ball in the

bottom of the seventh

and was mobbed because

it was the winning run in

a 5-4 win over Lincoln-

Way West in the Lemont

Regional championship of

the Illinois High School

Baseball Coaches Association

summer tournament.

“I knew I had it all

the way,” Scumaci said.

“Trust my speed and go.”

The Eagles face Lockport

in the first round of

the Lockport Sectional

at 11 a.m. Monday, July

8. The sectional winner

heads to the state tournament

during the week of

July 15.

Sandburg was not planning

on entering the tournament.

In 2017 and 2018,

the Eagles did not participate

in summer league

games because too many

travel-league players were

missing. But this year,

the IHSBCA changed its

Bill Melton shows off the White Sox’s 1970s style

uniform to Evergreen Senior Living residents on Friday,

June 28. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

rules that required teams

to play 10 summer league

games before entering

the tournament. Schools

did not have to play any

games to enter this year’s

tournament, and with 29

Sandburg players who

practiced throughout

June, it was a good season

to enter.

“We didn’t know we

were playing until a week

before the tournament,”

Eagles coach Jim Morsovillo

said. “We figured

we’ve been running practices

and scrimmages all

summer, so we wanted

to see what they would

be playing like in a game

situation.”

June 27

For the second straight

year, former White Sox

player and World Serieswinning

manager Ozzie

Guillen was in town for

a charity golf tournament.

In 2018, Guillen

participated in the Disabled

Patriot Fund event

at Silver Lake Country

Club, and this year he

was a celebrity guest at

the 12th Gridiron Golf

Classic at the same course.

The Gridiron event benefits

Sandburg and the

Orland Pioneers football

teams and other charities.

“We had a great baseball

guy raising money for

football and playing golf

— we have it all covered,”

said organizer Dan Mc-

Millan, who helped bring

Guillen to town.

Despite Guillen making

two yearly appearances

in Orland Park, he said

he does not usually make

a lot of appearances like

this.

“I usually do it for

friends,” Guillen said. “I

don’t have a lot of time,

but when I do I like to

help. If the timing is right

and if what the people are

doing is right, I will do

it.’’

Guillen may also be

seen in the south suburbs

a little more in the future,

as he said he is thinking of

moving from Chicago to

the Homer Glen-Lemont

area.

McMillan said there

were 260 golfers at the

event, and several other

people made donations.

June 28

Bill Melton, a White

Sox third baseman who

led the American League

in home runs in 1971 (the

first Sox player to ever

do that), visited the Evergreen

Senior Living facility

to talk with some of the

residents about baseball

in a program called Major

League Memories, sponsored

by the Alzheimer’s

Association Illinois Chapter.

“I’m one of you!” the

73-year-old told the audience.

Melton is still keeping

his profile high with television

analyst work before

and after White Sox

games.

He showed some old

White Sox uniform designs

to the Evergreen

residents, and the group

sang “Take Me Out to the

Ball Game.”

Lincoln-Way Central’s

Ryan Kraft has been playing

baseball since he was

4 years old. And lately the

sophomore pitcher/infielder

for the Knights has been

finding a lot of success at

the plate.

On top of that, he already

committed to play

ball at Indiana after two

more years of high school.

The June 22nd Century

Media Athlete of the

Month competition also

tilted in favor of Kraft,

who earned the most reader

votes to claim victory.

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 Wednesday, July 10.

To vote, visit OPPrai

rie.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

team

From Page 31

and was co-captain of the

squad his senior season

and qualified for the state

3-point shooting contest.

He graduated from St.

Louis University with a

degree in exercise science

and is pursuing a Doctorate

of Physical Therapy at

the school.

Tim Yara (Tinley Park)

Yara was a water polo

standout at Andrew. He

Ryan Kraft — a

sophomore who plays

baseball for the Knights

— won the June Athlete of

the Month competition for

publisher 22nd Century

Media’s Southwest

Chicago branch.

Steve Millar/22nd Century

Media

at 5 p.m. July 25.

All athletes featured

in the June Athlete of the

Week sports interviews are

automatically entered into

the contest.

attended St. Ambrose

University and graduated

in computer networking

security and computer

network administration

and is a cloud engineer at

SAP Fieldglass.

Jake Terrazas (Lemont)

Terrazas played basketball

and baseball at Lemont

and baseball for two

years at St. Louis University.

He is employed as

a senior new business consultant

with the Arizona

Diamondbacks.


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fastbreak

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Area youth team produces some stellar adults

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

1st and 3

COMING EVENTS

INVOLVING THE

SCHOFIELD FAMILY

FOUNDATION,

FEATURING NFL PLAYER

MIKE SCHOFIELD

(ABOVE) and OLYMPIC

HERO KENDALL COYNE

SCHOFIELD.

1. Fore!

The foundation’s

inaugural golf tournament

is at 8 a.m.

Monday, July 8, at

Silver Lake Country

Club. Register at

SchofieldFamily

Foundation.com.

2. Hockey camp

Coyne’s annual

hockey camp for

girls ages 6-16

takes place July

12-14 at the Arctic

Ice Arena in Orland

Park. For more

information, visit

kendallcoyne.com.

3. Lineman Challenge

Schofield will host

the first Lineman

Challenge on July

18 at Sandburg and

will feature a handful

of area teams.

Jeff Vorva

Sports Editor

Providence girls

basketball coach

Eileen Copenhaver

got down on one knee to

talk to a group of fourthgraders

and a couple of

third-graders in 2005.

It was the first practice

for a new local travel

team: the Jayhawks. She

said she used that coaching

tactic “to get on their

level and look them in the

eye.”

Now the Orland Park

resident is looking up to

most of them — literally

and figuratively.

Who knew back then

that it would be the start

of a five-year program

that would produce a

player on an NFL roster,

a player in an NBA organization,

and high school

and college standouts

in baseball, basketball,

volleyball, water polo

and golf and in the real

world? When Copenhaver

and assistant coach Ryan

Brankin, also from Orland

Park, assembled the

roster back then, they had

no idea what the future

held.

On the court, Brankin

said the team won more

than 220 games and 21

championships.

Off the court? The proof

is in their post-Jayhawks

career.

Miles Boykin (Tinley Park)

Boykin starred in

football and basketball at

Providence, and went on

to be a receiver at Notre

Dame. He made a legendary

catch against LSU in

the Citrus Bowl in 2018

and was taken in the third

round of the NFL draft by

Baltimore.

Max Strus (Hickory Hills)

Strus was a standout in

baseball and basketball at

Stagg who attended Lewis

University for hoops for

two years and transferred

to DePaul. His resume,

which included a 52-point

game at Lewis, helped

him land a free-agent

contract with the Boston

Celtics in June.

Nic Weishar (Midlothian)

Weishar was a football

and basketball star at

Marist who was a tight

end at Notre Dame caught

18 passes and four touchdowns.

He was winner

of the Allstate American

Football Coaches Association

Good Works Team in

2018.

Sean Leland (Orland Park)

Leland was a football

and baseball player for

The Jayhawks youth basketball team produced wildly

successful students and athletes. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Sandburg who pitched at

Louisville and Illinois. He

won six games in relief

this spring and recently

signed with the Windy

City Thunderbolts.

Sam Connolly (Chicago)

Connolly won a pair

of state football championships

at Mt. Carmel

before embarking on a

career at Miami (Ohio).

The linebacker registered

30 tackles and had an

interception. He works as

a sales engineer at Keyence

in Chicago where he

sells artificial intelligence

software.

Kevin Mampe (New

Lenox)

Mampe played basketball

and baseball at

Lincoln-Way Central

played baseball at University

of St. Francis and

won an award for best

male athlete at the Joliet

school. He was drafted by

the Joliet Slammers in the

spring. He is working as a

graduate assistant for the

USF baseball team and

working on a master’s

degree in finance.

T.J. Vorva (Orland Park)

Yeah, my kid. Vorva

played basketball and

volleyball at Sandburg

and was captain of the

Fontbonne men’s volleyball

team that made its

first NCAA Division III

tournament appearance in

school history this spring.

He finished sixth in team

history with 450 kills and

10th with 88 blocks and

graduated with a marketing

degree.

Alec Martinez (Orland

Park)

Martinez played

baseball and basketball

at Sandburg and injuries

stifled his basketball

career at Moraine Valley

Community College. So,

he joined the MVCC golf

team and qualified for the

2017 National Junior College

Athletic Association

nationals, then attended

St. Xavier.

Ryan Brankin (Orland

Park)

Brankin was co-captain

of Providence’s basketball

team his senior year and

was two regional title

teams and played in the

Catholic League/East Suburban

Catholic All-Star

game. He earned a master’s

degree in accounting

at Purdue and is working

for the accounting firm

RSM in Chicago.

Jimmy Copenhaver (Orland

Park)

Copenhaver played basketball

at Providence and

was on a regional championship

team. He attended

Valparaiso University,

where he graduated cum

laude with a degree in

accounting and is an accountant

at Bill Hickey

and Associates.

Bobby Fuesel (Orland

Park)

Fuesel played golf at

Providence and attended

Marquette University

on an academic scholarship

and graduated with

a double-major degree in

accounting and finance.

He is working at the

accounting firm RSM in

Chicago.

Mitch VanderWey (Tinley

Park)

VanderWey played

basketball at Providence

Please see Team, 30

LISTEN UP

“I knew I had it all the way. Trust my speed and go.”

John-Michael Scumaci — Sandburg baseball player, on

scoring a game-winning run with a headfirst slide after a

wild pitch

WHAT2WATCH

BASEBALL

Various times, Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 8

• The Windy City Thunderbolts, with Orland Park

pitcher Sean Leland, visits the Joliet Slammers, with

Orland Park pitcher Ryan Koziol, in Joliet.

Index

29 - Team 22: Baseball

28 - Athlete of Week

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva,

j.vorva@22ndcm.com


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | July 5, 2019

JAYHAWK TALK Vorva

writes about a youth team with

impressive alumni, Page 31

BASEBALL STARS The

Team 22 All-Area baseball

squad is revealed, Page 29

Sandburg

players mob

John-Michael

Scumaci (middle,

with helmet) after he

scored the game-winning

run on a passed ball in the

bottom of the seventh of a 5-4

regional championship win over

Lincoln-Way West in the Illinois High

School Baseball Coaches Association

summer tournament June 26.

FAR LEFT: Former White Sox player

and manager Ozzie Guillen addresses

approximately 260 golfers at the

Gridiron Golf Classic on Thursday,

June 27, at Silver Lake Country Club.

Dan McMillan, who helped bring Guillen

to town, watches in the background.

LEFT: White Sox legend Bill Melton

shakes hands with 92-year-old Nick

Zizzo on Friday, June 28, at the

Evergreen Senior Living facility. PHOTOS

BY JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

Sandburg pulls off wild regional win while two White Sox legends come to town, Page 30

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