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Sandburg educators planned eLearning Days for weather events but have utilized

technology in response to the coronavirus pandemic instead, Page 4

Sandburg High School Principal Jennifer Tyrrell posted this image March 19 of a remote meeting between members of

the leadership team. Image submitted

Showing support

Local chambers team up to

help restaurants through

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COVID-19 A food

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Restaurants get creative following dine-in closures

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Bill Jones, Editor

In the wake of an order

from Gov. J.B. Pritzker

banning all dine-in service

at restaurants and bars

across Illinois, many Orland

Park restaurants have

switched up their game

plans to continue serving

local residents.

Among the first to announce

plans to switch to

a takeout focus was Rock

Bottom Restaurant and

Brewery in Orland Park —

and that meant both food

through a limited menu

and beer to-go.

But by March 18, Craft-

Works Holdings shut

down all of its Rock Bottom

restaurants for 30

days, according to Roberta

Higgins, general manager

of the Orland Park Rock

Bottom location.

A representative for

CraftWorks did not immediately

return a request

for more information, but

a statement on the franchise’s

website said the

“difficult decision” is in

“following the recommendations

of public health

officials and government

agencies to ensure that we

are all doing all that is possible”

to keep people protected.

A reopening date is

to be determined, according

to the post.

And while Rock Bottom’s

third 100 Club of

Chicago fundraiser — a

Touch a Truck and Day

of Tips originally set for

March 22 — had to be

called off for the time being,

Higgins said it will be

rescheduled.

McAlister’s Deli announced

via Facebook that

its Orland Park location is

offering carryout, as well,

for orders placed online or

through its application or

by phone. It also is utilizing

several delivery services

to get orders to people.

But the kicker for families

may be that McAlister’s

is offering free kids

meals (limit 2 per adult)

all day at the location. The

guest must come to the

restaurant or place a call

ahead to take advantage of

that offer, though.

For more information,

search “McAlister’s Deli

Orland Park” on Facebook.

The Orland Park Area

Chamber of Commerce

is offering a wider look

at what its restaurants

are doing in the midst of

COVID-19 closures. The

Orland chamber teamed

up with the Tinley Park

Chamber of Commerce

to start a Facebook page

called “Orland Park &

Tinley Park Area Take-Out

and Delivery Options amid

COVID-19,” offering an

ongoing thread of what local

businesses are doing to

weather the storm.

OPACC Executive Director

Felicitas Cortez said

the effort came out of a

“desire to serve not only

our member restaurants

but all of the food and

beverage businesses in our

communities.”

“Social media is the

fastest and most inclusive

way to pass on menu information

and changes to

hours of operation of restaurants,”

Cortez said.

The group page got nearly

800 members in just 12

hours after it was created.

And both restaurants and

customers alike have utilized

the space to showcase

what restaurants are cooking

up to get through this.

The effort has not been

easy, but Cortez said it is

vital to help Orland Park’s

business community.

“It’s going to be tough

for everyone — small,

large and every business in

between,” she said. “Every

business is affected. Owners

are not only concerned

for their livelihood but

more so for their employees.”

Gaston’s Bistro announced

it was taking orders

by phone, as well as

through its application.

Offering free delivery or

pick-up at the restaurant of

its entire menu — breakfast,

lunch and dinner.

And while owner Yaser

Elkayyal said business has

been “slow, obviously,”

the support from regulars

has been heartening.

“They are the best,” he

told The Prairie. “To be

honest, without our community

and surrounding

communities rallying

together, we would be

closed.”

Tradycja is offering

pick-up and delivery of its

full Polish fusion menu but

also a “Special Quarantine

Menu” that includes pizza,

a burger and other sandwiches.

And Bonefish Grill

has been offering takeout

from noon-9 p.m. with a

smaller-scale menu, with

a smaller staff executing

takeout and delivery

through services such as

DoorDash and Uber Eats.

General Manager Nick

Kapellas said losing the

dining room and bar has

“been a big blow, obviously,”

but support from

the community is helping.

“We love seeing our loyal

guests keep trusting us

to serve them great food,”

Kapellas said.

Hienie’s/McCarthy’s,

Burger 21, Bonefish Grill,

The Patio, Nothing Bundt

Cakes, Girl in the Park,

Fox’s, Square Celt with

alcohol, Don’s and Joy of

Thai also are among those

that have been highlighted

by the chamber for their

efforts.

During the dine-in closures,

both the Village of

Orland Park and its police

department have been encouraging

people to buy

gift cards to help out local

businesses.

Cortez echoed the gift

card sentiment. She also

said people should “support

local businesses as much as

you can afford” by ordering

carryout and delivery. Tipping

big and leaving positive

reviews for businesses

also helps, she said.

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Bill Jones, Editor

Orland Park said in the

wake of Waste Management

announcing amid

coronavirus concerns that

its call centers are closed,

residents can reach out to

the Village with concerns

— if the situation is urgent.

Waste Management

closed its call centers as

of March 18. And while

the company is in the process

of setting up remote

operations to serve customers,

according to a Village

press release, officials

have announced some contingency

plans.

Customers are first

urged to visit wm.com/

alerts for service information,

but those who are unable

to reach a representative

about the situation that

is urgent can contact the

Village through its main

line at (708) 403-6100.

The Village said it will

make WM aware of the

needs or concerns.

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Sandburg’s eLearning a ‘different dynamic’ for all

Kyle LaHucik, Freelance

Reporter

The global COVID-19

pandemic through which

we are living will one day

be pivotal units in high

school economics and

world history courses.

But in this moment,

Consolidated High School

District 230 students are

dealing with their own

new reality: remote learning.

Last month, before the

coronavirus took root in

the United States, students

had pined for their first eLearning

day.

When D230 officials

developed their eLearning

program, a global pandemic

likely was not fathomable

nor factored into the

contingency planning for a

system meant merely to replace

snow and inclement

weather days. The State

approved the program in

December, and prior to

the first day of eLearning

March 16, students had

two training sessions.

Sandburg High School,

like the rest of the world

right now, is “navigating

uncharted waters,” Principal

Jennifer Tyrrell said.

Despite the general uncertainty

surrounding CO-

VID-19, students have still

shown up to learn, even if

it means dressed in pajamas.

As of the first two days,

96 percent of students attended

school electronically,

the district reported.

“ELearning has been a

learning experience for not

only the students but for

the adults, as well,” Superintendent

James Gay said

in an emailed statement.

“While there have been

some small challenges

along the way, they pale

in comparison to the outstanding

compassion our

staff has for our students’

educational and emotional

well-being.”

On March 20, Gov. J.B.

Pritzker ordered a stay-athome

policy until the end

of the day April 7, which

includes extending the

school closures originally

planned till March 30.

“In light of Gov. Pritzker’s

stay-at-home order,

all District 230 buildings

and grounds will be closed

for at least the duration of

the order,” Gay wrote in a

letter to students, families

and staff shortly after the

governor’s announcement.

“I encourage you to comply

with the governor’s

order and spend time with

your families at home.”

Gay said over spring

break, administration will

be reviewing eLearning

plans. Families are asked

to complete a survey sent

to help with that planning.

Following spring break,

eLearning is to resume

March 30, and the district

is to send further details as

plans are refined.

The week of March 16,

D230 was focused on implementing

the plan, which

called for students to mark

attendance via learning

management system Skyward

between 9 a.m. and

11 a.m., and partake in a

variety of methods of remote

learning: watching

recorded lectures, posting

reading responses on

Canvas discussion boards,

video-conferencing with

teachers and classmates,

and, above all, submitting

assignments by the normally

scheduled last bell

at 3 p.m.

Meghan Haran, a Sandburg

senior and president

of the school’s Model

Pictured is one of the eLearning interfaces being

used by Consolidated High School District 230 while

students are at home but continuing their education

during the coronavirus pandemic. Image submitted

United Nations, said the

first four days had gone

“surprisingly really well.”

She said it has been an adjustment

shifting to learning

from home since finding

out the district would

make the move after leaving

school on March 13.

Her parents work for

businesses that are deemed

essential during emergency

scenarios such as the

coronavirus, so they are

still commuting to work

every day, which means

Haran not only takes part

in her own eLearning

but also looks after her

siblings: twins who are

in fifth grade in Orland

School District 135.

“It’s a different dynamic,”

she said.

“I’ve been calling her

the ‘eLearning Administrator,’”

her mother, Eileen

Dixon, said with a chuckle.

Erica Gary, a Sandburg

senior who normally

serves as co-master of ceremonies

for the school’s

daily announcements, said

the first week has gone

well. Her math and social

studies teachers have

eased the transition by

posting recorded videos

of themselves going stepby-step

through the lesson

notes.

On average, she has

spent 30-45 minutes on

each class, which is not

far off from the normal

48-minute class period.

Like Haran, Gary has

also been at home with

siblings this week. Her

two older sisters — one a

junior in college and the

other a medical student

— also were sent home

from their universities. To

crowd the Gary home even

further, both parents are

working remotely.

The hardest adjustment

for both Gary and Haran

has not been staying on

track with the curriculum.

Rather, it is the social fix

that high-schoolers crave

— the chats with friends

in the hallway during passing

periods, mingling with

classmates and hanging

out during lunch.

Haran and Gary have

FaceTimed their friends

and frequently pop into

group text messages with

friends to bridge the human-interaction

gap. Gary

had also been playing tennis

with her mother, Joelle

Gary, early in the week.

Haran met with friends

early last week but with

the constant messaging in

the news about social distancing,

she said she has

decided to essentially go

on lockdown.

The school community

has remained connected

in light of being separated

by distance, Tyrrell said,

noting students have been

“resilient and agile.” Students,

teachers and administrators

have been posting

photos and videos to social

media as part of a virtual

spirit week, led by Assistant

Principal Greg Gardner.

Social workers and guidance

counselors are still

available during eLearning,

Tyrrell said. District

administrators delivered

meals to over 300 students

on March 18 to ensure

students still have access

to food. And “teachers

are stepping up for their

kids,” Tyrrell said, adding

that they are “pushing the

envelope and doing everything

and more.”

Catherine Johnson, a

Spanish teacher, said that

the technology department

and digital professionals,

including Desi Vuillaume,

Christine Borst and Chris

Frye, have “prepared our

staff for years with setting

up learning management

system courses online and

have become true experts

in all things digital.”

For Chris Komer — a

teacher of computer aided

design, architecture and

engineering courses — the

switch to eLearning has

produced another avenue

of instruction.

“One of the positives

has been that I have utilized

a lot more online resources

and materials than

I normally would,” Komer

wrote in an email to The

Prairie. “For instance,

the Chicago Architecture

Center has a fabulous interactive

website with a

load of information for

schools and teachers, and

my students had to use it

to complete their first assignments.”

Student-issued Chromebooks

are unable to install

the Autodesk software

that Komer’s classes require,

so a hurdle he has

faced is trying to ensure

all students have access

to a computer so they can

download the free Autodesk

version available to

students.

Going digital also can

mean losing that in-person

spark.

“I know that we teachers

pride ourselves on making

personal connections each

day with our students and

live for those classroom

discussions,” Johnson

wrote in an email.

Sometimes the digital

touch can do the trick,

though.

“While it’s not the same

nor the recommended way

to acquire a new language,

for many students it adds a

certain level of confidence

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Consolidated High School D230 Board of Education

Officials praise preparedness for at-home learning success

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Aaron Dorman, Freelance

Reporter

Consolidated High

School District 230’s eLearning

program originally

was intended as backup for

a weather event, such as a

polar vortex.

Instead, the COVID-19

pandemic is forcing D230

to use it now. But the prior

development time has

proved invaluable.

“We look like geniuses,”

said School Board

President Tony Serratore

during the board meeting

held March 18. “We were

ready to go when it was

time [on March 16] and

that gave us a leg up on a

lot of places.”

Serratore praised the

student attendance record

— thus far at 95 percent

— and the engagement and

communication between

staff, parents and students

that helped engender the

switch to a virtual platform

after closing the

schools. All students have

Chromebooks and can

log in through Skyward.

They have daily assignments

posted on Canvas

or Google Docs. Teachers

were asked to be available

if students had questions.

“Our students aren’t just

taking tests,” said Eric

Olsen, principal of Stagg

High School. “It is a very

interactive experience

with our teachers.”

Teachers are given freedom

to hold classes in

a variety of ways, from

group discussions to blogging

to interactive sites.

According to Superintendent

James Gay, the

school board had started

looking at potential eLearning

programs last

June, and by September

had a working plan

approved by the State.

“When this all came about

a couple weeks ago, a lot

of districts were scrambling

to get this eLearning

plan approved by the state,

but we had a working plan

that we’d already practiced,”

he said.

Board Secretary Susan

Dalton added, “It’s a D230

proud moment when I

know where we are at for

our students.”

Still, Serratore said the

preparedness should help

D230 with the uncertainty

ahead..

“I wish we knew when

all of this was going to

end, but none of us know,”

Serratore said. “This will

keep them on top of their

subjects, and they’ll be

learning every day.”

In addition to the educational

transition, the board

was also working hard

to support other student

needs. Much of the board

spent the day prior to the

meeting going door-todoor

delivering 10 days’

worth of meals

“You don’t know what

you have until it all comes

crashing around you,”

Board Member Dave

O’Connor said. “I think

our district did great work;

everybody jumped up and

the food delivery made us

all proud.”

Public hearing for $24

million bond sale

During the School

Board meeting, a public

hearing was held on the

subject of issuing $24 million

in bonds to add to the

district’s working cash.

The cash is to be used to

fund multiple projects, as

previously reported.

Orland School District 135 Board of Education

Officials to use spring break to adjust eLearning game plan as needed

Jacqueline O’Reilly,

Freelance Reporter

Orland School District

135 officials were already

getting ready for eLearning;

they just did not expect

to have to roll it out

this soon.

The D135 School Board

met March 16 in a special

meeting to discuss the

district’s first attempt at

eLearning amid the international

coronavirus pandemic.

As parents, students and

faculty face the social distancing

made necessary by

the outbreak, the district

is developing and putting

eLearning plans into action

1-2 years before they

had planned.

According to David

Apps, a member of the

D135 Technology Advisory

Committee, eLearning

for inclement weather days

was an item on the Committee’s

January agenda.

“At that time, it was

anticipated that it would

require many discussions

over many meetings, and

would possibly be implemented

in 1-2 years,” Apps

said. “I recently spoke to

some of my close friends

who work in education,

and their response to what

our team has put together

in such a short amount of

time has been overwhelmingly

positive.”

Superintendent John

Bryk explained that the district

is using a combination

of emergency school days

and “act of God” days to

allow students the opportunity

to spend the week

of March 16 at home. Students

will not be accountable

for school work during

the act-of-God days. The

week of March 23 is spring

break week, and will allow

teachers to firm up their eLearning

plans.

“The Teaching and

Learning Department has

put a lot of effort in for

the last couple days, along

with union leadership,

to put together not just a

plan but an effective plan,”

Bryk said. “I’ve received

quite a few emails from

parents thanking the staff

for their efforts. This could

have been a very difficult

situation for parents.”

Bryk further stated it is

his hope that faculty members

will engage with students

on a daily basis.

While March 16 was

technically the first eLearning

day, it is clear that lesson

plans are not yet perfect.

Lynn Zeder, assistant

superintendent for teaching

and learning, explained that

the plans had been put together

in record time.

“Today, with deciding

what were the appropriate

assignments, it’s kind

of like Goldilocks,” she

said. “Some may have had

too much; some too little.

Based on feedback from

parents, we’re going to

go back and look at that,”

said.”

Board President Linda

Peckham-Dodge indicated

that a grade-specific resource

page for parents

might be helpful in avoiding

unequal expectations

across the student population.

Students can access eLearning

programs through

Google Classroom, Seesaw

and email. Access

to technology should not

present a problem for families,

according to Apps,

thanks to the recently announced

Keep Americans

Connected Pledge, introduced

by the Federal Communications

Commission,

and subsequently signed

by all telecommunications

companies in the area.

The Keep America Connected

Pledge states that

during the COVID 19 outbreak,

providers will not

terminate service to any

individual or small business

customer because of

an inability to pay; waive

late fees accrued because

of economic circumstances;

and open Wi-Fi

hotspots to any American

who needs them. Several

telecommunications companies

also are increasing

network speeds.

The district, through a

partnership with Quest

Food Management Services,

also is to provide

lunches for students in

need throughout the closure

period. Parents have

been surveyed so that the

district can determine

which students qualify for

this program. District officials

have designated the

district’s three junior high

schools as curbside pickup

locations. Installation of

satellite drop-off points

through use of school buses

has been discussed, but

according to Bryk, they are

not necessary at this point.

In terms of district staffing

levels during the closure,

Bryk indicated that

the school buildings would

always be staffed to a skeletal

level, should a parent

need assistance. But workfrom-home

plans for most

district staff is to be enacted

immediately after spring

break and will continue

throughout the closure.

Should parents or students

need to contact a teacher or

administrator, the district’s

website at www.orland135.

org is the place to go.

Bryk said he is confident

of D135’s ability to get

through this.

“The entire Orland

School District 135 staff

is prepared for an extended

school closure, should

the need arise,” he said.

“We understand these are

unique circumstances, and

appreciate everyone’s support

and assistance in making

this remote learning

process a success.”


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Sandburg employee tests positive for COVID-19

Bill Jones, Editor

A Sandburg High School

food service employee has

tested positive for CO-

VID-19.

Consolidated High

School District 230 said

it was made aware of the

positive test on Saturday,

March 21, in an update

posted to its website and

sent to families the same

day.

The district said the

last time that employee

was inside of the school

was on March 10, which

was 10 days before the

notice. The employee

was not part of a food distribution

that took place

March 18, and all food

preparation areas had

been cleaned and disinfected

prior to the distribution,

according to the

district.

Sandburg Principal Jennifer

Tyrrell noted the

Illinois Department of

Public Health was notified

“immediately” of the

coronavirus-related case

when it was brought to

the attention of administration.

IDPH advised informing

anyone who may

have been in contact with

the employee in the past

14 days.

“It is possible that the

food service employee

had limited contact

with staff or students,”

said Carla Erdey, D230’s

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LWSRA provides timeline, answers inquiries

about participant who got the coronavirus

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

Joe Coughlin, Publisher

Lincolnway Special

Recreation Association

provided additional information

March 18 about a

situation involving one of

its participants who tested

positive for COVID-19

after taking part in three

events in early March, in

response to questions the

organization said it has

received since publicly

addressing the situation

March 16.

LWSRA issued a letter

March 18, offering a timeline,

message from the

parent of the Cook County

resident who reportedly

tested positive for COV-

ID-19 and answers to some

frequently asked questions

about the situation. It can

be viewed in full at lwsra.

org/assets/LWSRA-COV

ID-19-updates-3-18-2020.

pdf.

The timeline says the

participant may have come

in contact with someone

at Elim Christian Services

in Crestwood who tested

positive for the coronavirus,

though the letter from

LWSRA emphasizes this

has not been confirmed.

That LWSRA participant

then attended a Shamrock

Shuffle event March 6

at the Orland Park Civic

Center, spending 20 minutes

around 6 p.m. at the

LWSRA facility.

Nabeha Zegar, Orland

Park’s communications

manager said the Village is

aware of the participant’s

attendance as the Shamrock

Shuffle and has notified

participants who were

in attendance at the event.

Then, on March 8 the

8

participants attended a

Chicago Wolves game, as

part of an LWSRA program,

during which the

group sat in Section 116;

Rows P, Q and R; Seats

1-7. And on March 9, the

individual was part of an

LWSRA program at Thunderbowl

in Mokena.

LWSRA said the bowling

alley also was notified.

According to the participant’s

family, the individual

did not show symptoms

of COVID-19 until March

12, and LWSRA said it

was not aware at that time.

The person tested positive

for the coronavirus at

Northwestern Hospital in

Chicago, as previously reported.

On March 13, the association

said it canceled

programs, and cleaned

buses and vehicles, unaware

that an individual

was infected but to address

growing coronavirus concerns.

LWSRA received notice

of the positive coronavirus

test on March 16. It closed

the Lincolnway Special

Recreation Center that

day, according to the letter,

and staff started to notify

people.

“We have notified families,

other participants,

staff members — everybody

we know of who

worked with this individual,”

LWSRA Executive

Director Keith Wallace

said March 16. “We are

following all of the protocols

in place right now by

the CDC and even going

above and beyond that.”

He noted he contacted

State and county health

departments, as well.

LWSRA confirmed in

the letter that the participant

was on buses, which

were sanitized after the

March 6 and March 8

events. Daily sanitizing

started March 13 in an effort

to be “proactive,” according

to LWSRA.

The organization said no

one on its staff has been

experiencing symptoms.

The letter also notes the

participant did not take

part in a March 9 lunch,

but was on the bus the day

prior to that program going

out. It also notes LWSRA

moved a polling place and

canceled a board meeting

“in the best interest of the

community.”

The parent told LWSRA

the participant has had a

“mild case” up until this

point, showing a fever

March 12 and a cough

that is “nearly gone” as of

March 18.

The Q&A adds that

LWSRA will not provide

participant information,

but anyone who thinks

their children have directly

contacted the individual

should self-isolate for

14 days and monitor for

symptoms. The letter also

suggests notifying one’s

primary care physician if

symptoms develop.

LWSRA’s building and

buses are to be cleaned

and sanitized the week of

March 27

The LWSRA is a nonprofit

organization that

serves those with mental

and physical disabilities

through athletic, social and

educational programming.

LWSRA programming is

suspended through April

5, and its offices until

March 30, in accordance

with Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention

guidelines.


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the orland park prairie | March 26, 2020 | 9

Fricilone Republican D3 choice

Thomas Czaja,

Senior Editor

9 9

Homer

Glen resident

and

Will County

Board Member

Mike

Fricilone Mike

won the Fricilone

Republican

nomination for the United

States Congressional District

3 race on March 17 in

the Primary Election.

Fricilone secured a total

of 9,347 votes (57.68

percent), with Catherine

O’Shea a distant second

at 5,222 votes (32.22 percent)

and Arthur Jones at

1,637 votes (10.10 percent),

according to unofficial

results from the Board

of Election Commissioners

for the City of Chicago,

as well as clerks’ offices

from suburban Cook, Will

and DuPage counties, as of

Saturday, March 21.

Fricilone tweeted on

election night from @FriciloneMike

saying, “Thank

you to everyone that voted

for me! We have won Illinois’

3rd Congressional

District Republican Primary!

Full speed ahead to victory

in November! #IL03”

First elected to the Will

County Board in 2012, Fricilone,

65, said prior to the

primary he ran to uphold

Republican values, noting

Jones, a self-avowed

neo-Nazi and Holocaust

denier, had also run in the

same primary in 2018 unopposed

and ultimately

representing the party.

Despite Jones’ extremist

views, he was still able to

garner roughly 10 percent

of the overall vote in this

year’s primary.

The highest number of

votes came from suburban

Cook County, where with

all precincts reporting,

Fricilone captured 5,187

votes, good for 54.27 percent.

O’Shea had 3,346

votes (35.01) and Jones

1,024 votes (10.71) there.

Fricilone will now take

on progressive Marie

Newman come November,

who upset longtime incumbent

Dan Lipinski on

the Democratic side of the

D3 primary.

D3 includes all or portions

of Orland Park, Tinley

Park, Homer Glen,

Lockport and New Lenox.

Newman upsets Lipinski in Dem D3 Primary

T.J. Kremer III

Contributing Editor

Democratic

challenger

Marie

Newman unseated

longtime

U.S.

Rep. Daniel

Lipinski for Marie

her party’s Newman

nomination

for the 3rd District.

Newman defeated Lipinski

by an unofficial vote

count of 49,098 (47.27

percent of ballots cast) to

46,315 (44.59), according

to unofficial results from

the Cook, Will and DuPage

County Clerks’ Offices, as

well as the Board of Election

Commissioners for the

City of Chicago. Challenger

Rush Darwish finished

third with 6,070 (5.84) and

Charles M. Hughes last at

2,376 (2.29), as of Saturday,

March 21.

“Together, we won in the

face of adversity,” Newman

wrote in a Facebook

posted to supporters. “We

not only defeated a longtime

incumbent but we

powered through [get out

the vote] in a public health

crisis.”

Newman received

26,228 votes (48.15) in

suburban Cook County,

while Lipinski took 22,996

(42.22), with all precincts

reporting. Darwish pulled

in 4,229 (7.76) there, while

Hughes had 1,013 (1.86).

In Chicago, Lipinski led

with 19,783 votes (49.50) to

Newman’s 17,741 (44.39).

Darwish took 1,353 votes

(3.39) there, while Hughes

gained 1,086 (2.72).

But Newman gained

more ground in Will County,

where she took 5,035

votes (54.24) to Lipinski’s

3,493 (37.63). Darwish and

Hughes rounded out numbers

there with 481 (5.18)

and 274 votes (2.95), respectively.

In Dupage County, Newman

had 94 votes, Lipinski

43, Darwish 7 and Hughes

3.

Lipinski narrowly beat

Newman in the 2018 Democratic

primary and went

on to retain his seat against

Republican challenger Arthur

Jones. In November,

Newman is set to face off

against Republican challenger

Mike Fricilone, who

defeated both Catherine

O’Shea and Jones in the

Republican Primary.

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Jacquelyn Schlabach

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Incumbent Bobby Rush

won a four-way U.S. Congressional

District 1 Democratic

primary March

17, setting up a three-way

bout in November against

Republican nominee

Philanise

White and

independent

Ruth Pellegrini.

In the

primary,

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Bill Jones, Editor

As of 5 p.m. March 15,

the Orland Park Public

Library — one of the last

public bodies in Orland

Park to largely stay open

for business — shut down

operations, announcing by

email it would be closed

to the public “until further

notice.”

More information

was made available and

changed over the course

of subsequent updates, and

the following is the latest

regarding the library’s closure.

• Due dates for all materials

checked out have

been extended until the library

reopens.

• All fines are to be suspended

at this time, and

patrons can ignore any automated

overdue notices,

even if items have been

returned.

• To contact library staff,

people are asked to email

AskOPPL@orlandparklibrary.org

• All programs have

been postponed or canceled

until further notice.

The library also postponed

a board meeting that had

been scheduled for March

16.

• Patrons still can check

out digital items with their

library card numbers, including

eBooks, audiobooks,

digital magazines,

movies, music and comics.

• While book drops

continue to be monitored,

OPPL prefers if patrons

hold onto their items until

further notice

• The library has suspended

the ability to place

holds on materials

For more information, follow

orlandparklibrary.org.

Orland Square shut down entirely until March 29

Bill Jones, Editor

Orland Square shut down

in its entirety starting at 7

p.m. the evening of March

18 and is expected to stay

closed until March 29.

The mall announced

the closure in a post on its

website, noting the decision

came “after extensive

discussions with federal,

State and local officials.” It

is designed to help prevent

the spread of COVID-19.

Representatives for Simon

have not returned

multiple inquiries seeking

further comment on the

closure.

Further cancellations

• The Village’s annual

Curbside Spring Clean-

Up originally slated for

the week of April 13, has

been postponed, according

to Nabeha Zegar, Orland

Park’s communications

manager

• Integrated Health Solutions

“Taco” Tuesday event

originally scheduled for

March 24 has been rescheduled

for Tuesday, April 21.

For more information, call

(708) 403-5075

6

• The Bridge Teen Center

as of March 16 announced

it was closing all programs,

events and bus pick-up

through March 31. The

center distributed “Bridge

at Home” Kits on March

19 to provide students with

activities while they are at

home.

• The Friday night Orland

Park SMART Recovery

meeting has moved online.

For more information,

visit smartrecoverytest.org/

local/meeting/orland-park-

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Orland Park to provide

daily communication

regarding COVID-19

Bill Jones, Editor

The mayor of Orland

Park is to provide daily

video communication on

the coronavirus pandemic

and answer residents questions

as they arise.

The Village announced

March 19 that it would

start providing daily communications

via orland

park.org, Orland Park’s

YouTube channel and its

social media accounts.

Residents and business

owners are asked to submit

questions to publicinfoof

fice@orlandpark.org.

dems

From Page 10

ties. Challenger Sarah Gad

earned a total of 12,805

(10.38) votes, while Robert

Emmons Jr. had a total

of 12,254 (9.93) and

Ameena Nuur Matthews

earned 9,761 (7.91), as of

Saturday, March 21.

In Chicago, Rush dominated

with 67,545 votes

(70.55). There, Emmons

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Mayor Keith Pekau said

he will address as many

inquiries as possible each

day.

The Orland Park Police

Department and Orland

Fire Protection District are

operating normally, and

are prepared to respond to

any call for service or situation

that may develop, according

to the Village.

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took second with 7,067

votes (8.32), Matthews

third with 5,705 (6.72) and

Gad last with 4,595 (5.41).

In suburban Cook County,

Rush tacked on another

16,861 votes (58.62).

Gad followed with 5,349

(18.60), and then Emmons

with 3,595 (12.50)

and Matthews with 2,958

(10.28).

Rush also won Will

County with 4,093 votes.

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More closures and additional emergency powers

authorized amid concerns over the coronavirus

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

As the country continues

to react to the COVID-19

pandemic, the Orland Park

Village Board took action

March 16 to close its

buildings and facilities.

The board voted unanimously

to approve amendments

to its Village Code

allowing the mayor to declare

a State of Emergency,

such as adding pandemic

to the list of disasters.

The board also approved

the immediate and

indefinite closure to the

public of the following

Village buildings and facilities:

Village Hall, the

Sportsplex, Orland Park

Health & Fitness Center,

the Franklin Loebe Center,

the Cultural Center and the

History Museum.

The same motion also

approved the cancellation

of all Village programs and

events scheduled to take

place at Village buildings

and facilities in the immediate

future — except for

meetings that are covered

®

by the Open Meetings Act.

Mayor Keith Pekau expanded

on the Village’s response

to the coronavirus,

including reiterating some

of the safety messages being

provided to the public

by the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention,

and the State and federal

government.

“The Village of Orland

Park’s staff, the Village

Board and I are making

decisions based on the latest

facts and health expert

recommendations,” Pekau

said. “We also will follow

all the directives from

the governor and from the

president.”

Pekau said all access to

Village buildings for the

public will be by appointment

only, and added that

the Sportsplex and Orland

Park Health & Fitness will

only be open to those who

have medical appointments

for physical therapy.

“All essential services

will continue, but we will

be restricting in-person

interactions to only those

that are essential,” Pekau

said.

The Village also asked

the Secretary of State to

stop operating in Village

Hall for now, he said.

“Our goal is to continue

to operate as normally

as possible in these very

abnormal times,” Pekau

said. “All of our essential

services will continue operating,

and as many as

our other nonpublic interfacing

operations [as possible]

will also continue.

Our police department will

also be operating normally,

and we will assist regionally

wherever needed.”

Pekau also reminded

residents to stay home if

they are sick and to contact

a medical provider.

“Call your doctor or the

Department of Health,”

Pekau said. “They will

screen you. There is no

medication to cure this, so

they want people staying

home.”

Pekau also advised older

residents to stay home, and

families to self-quarantine

if any member of the

household becomes ill. He

added that many people

may not know they are

carrying it.

“Healthy people under

60 may not even get

sick if they are infected

by this,” he said. “That is

what makes controlling the

spread of this so difficult

from what all the experts

say. Younger people and

children probably won’t

know at all that they were

infected.”

Pekau also advised

against visits to nursing

homes or long-term care

facilities unless one is providing

critical assistance.

“I know that is really

hard to do for people who

have people in those [facilities],

but don’t compromise

them,” he said.

The mayor also restated

the directives that have

been given from the CDC

regarding large gatherings.

“Groups of over 50

people should be avoided,

and avoid social gatherings

in groups of greater

than 10 people,” he said.

“Avoid eating and drinking

at establishments and

food courts. Use drivethru,

pickup and delivery

options. Try to keep those

8

businesses healthy by doing

that.”

Pekau asked that residents

consider shopping

local as travel becomes

limited.

“Our businesses, small

and large, will be affected

by this,” he said. “Please

continue to support them.

Many restaurants still offer

pickup and delivery if you

need to eat out or cannot

prepare a meal.”

In a follow-up March

17, Pekau said that Village

buildings are open to staff,

but staff members who are

able to work remotely are

being allowed to do so.

“Our goal is to ensure

that the people that the

taxpayers are paying to

work are doing productive

work of some kind,”

he said. “Even if it is not

their normal work, it may

be something else.

“We value the safety

of our employees, so our

meetings are being conducted

in the large rooms

so we can keep with social

distancing. We are only

conducting meetings that

we have to have, and we

are doing them by phone

when we [can].”

Hope Covenant revisited

During the Committee

of the Whole meeting

that preceded the Village

Board meeting, the board

voted unanimously to recommend

future approval

— with several conditions

noted — of a text amendment

and special use permit

for Hope Covenant

Church to operate a oncea-week,

overnight homeless

shelter from the hours

of 6 p.m.-7 a.m.


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Orland Park Village Board

Three new measures designed to help residents, businesses, operations

Jon DePaolis

Freelance Reporter

The Orland Park Village

Board is attempting to help

its residents and businesses

in a variety of ways.

The Village Board voted

unanimously to approve

three ordinances Saturday,

March 21, during a special

meeting. The newly

created ordinances were

described as temporary

measures to respond to the

COVID-19 pandemic.

First, the trustees approved

establishing a revolving

line of credit in an

amount not to exceed $10

million with BMO Harris

Bank. The line of credit

only is to be used to fund

operating expenditures.

“We extended a line of

credit up to $10 million,

because obviously we are

paying these bills before

board approval, and we are

going to be paying them

faster,” Mayor Keith Pekau

explained in a followup

call after the meeting.

“So, there could be a cashflow

issue. We’re just making

sure we have enough

money set aside, and a line

of credit can handle those

temporary cash-flow issues.”

Second, the Village

Board approved the creation

of a debt-relief program

for residents and

businesses affected by the

COVID-19 pandemic. The

ordinance allows the Village

manager and finance

director to “develop and

implement policies and

procedures relating to the

collection of debt” — including

any fees, fines and

certain charges for services

that residents or businesses

have fallen behind in paying

to the Village.

“We gave the Village

manager and finance director

an ability to do that

for 60 days,” Pekau said.

“All of the details aren’t

worked out yet.

“Debt relief helps our

businesses and our residents

that may be experiencing

some difficulties

right now.”

Trustee James Dodge —

who like many attended

the meeting remotely and

whose comments during

the meeting were often

inaudible to the public —

also commented on the

creation of the debt-relief

program after the meeting.

“I think the bigger problem

right now for small

businesses, especially, is

that you don’t see a whole

lot of units of government

racing to say, ‘Don’t pay

us for a while; save the

jobs,’” he said. “Some

banks are doing some loan

forgiveness or interestonly

or waiving fees. But

have you seen a parade

of governments saying,

‘Don’t pay us for a while

and save some jobs?’”

Dodge said he does not

have any issues with the

creation of the debt-relief

program, he wants to

check with staff that there

is a good reporting system

to the Village Board about

what the Village manager

or finance director are doing

in their debt-relief authority.

FInally, the Village

Board approved temporary

measures to speed up payments

to vendors.

“We gave the Village

manager and the mayor

the ability to pay bills immediately

upon receipt —

as opposed to waiting for

board approval at board

meetings,” Pekau said. “[It

is for] any time there is an

emergency declared, so

there is no [dollar amount]

threshold.”

As part of that ordinance,

the Village Board

also approved changing

the competitive purchasing

threshold of the Village

manager without needing

Village Board approval

from $20,000 to $25,000.

The Village Board still is

to seek proposals, but it

does not need a formal bid

process for anything below

that new threshold.

The mayor added that

vendors and contractors

of the Village who have

already completed work

may be facing liquidity or

cash flow issues as a result

of COVID-19.

“They have done the

work already,” Pekau said.

“Let’s get them paid, so

that they get their money.

“I encourage the State

and the county and other

municipalities around us

to do the same thing.”

Dodge said he understands

the need for the Village

manager to be able to

act quickly but wants to be

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FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Medical group offers drive-up

coronavirus testing

Family First Medical Group,

with offices in Mokena and Evergreen

Park, has begun offering

people drive-up testing for the

coronavirus.

Testing begins with a phone

consultation, followed by a video

screening, according to Ryan

Dawson, marketing director for

Family First.

Should a physical test be recommended,

patients are scheduled

for a drive-up appointment,

where they are first given a flu

swab, the results of which take

8-10 minutes, Dawson said.

If that flu swab comes back

negative, then patients are administered

a COVID-19 swab,

which takes roughly 48 hours for

results to come back, Dawson

said. COVID-19 is the disease

caused by the coronavirus.

Patients enrolled in Family

First’s in-network health insurance

plans typically have their

costs covered through their insurance

policies; however, those

outside of the network also can

be tested by paying out of pocket.

Family First also works with

Women’s Healthcare of Illinois.

The group’s founder, Dr. David

Beckmann, understood the need

for quick testing while maintaining

the safety of patients who

have to come into the group’s offices,

according to Dawson, and

so began the drive-up testing on

Monday, March 16.

Those interested in setting up a

phone consultation should begin

by calling Family First at (708)

572-7575, or Women’s Healthcare

of Illinois at (708) 425-

1907.

For more information, visit

www.yourffmg.com and www.

whcillinois.com.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer III, Editor.

For more, visit MokenaMessenger

Daily.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

Four patients test positive for

COVID-19 at Silver Cross

Four patients at Silver Cross

Hospital have tested positive

for COVID-19, according to an

email sent by President/CEO

Ruth Colby on March 23.

In the same email received

Monday, March 23, Silver Cross

noted it has tested 138 patients

to date, with 51 of those coming

back negative. It is awaiting the

results of 83 others, 29 of whom

are inpatient.

Silver Cross had its first patient

test positive for COVID-19

March 18.

The email sent on March 19

also states that Silver Cross received

a shipment of N95 and

paper masks. N-95 masks can be

reused throughout a shift.

The hospital also announced

that as of March 18 it is not allowing

visitors in any area of

the hospital, which includes inpatient,

outpatient and the emergency

department. The public

will not be allowed to wait in the

hospital lobby. For more information

about the visitor policy,

visit silvercross.org.

Limited exceptions are to be

made for single visitors over the

age of 18 to pediatric, end-oflife

and critically ill patients, to

be determined on a case-by-case

basis, according to the email. Patients

in the Mother Baby Unit

may have one visitor, as well.

While in Labor and Delivery, patients

may have one partner and

one doula if needed.

Also as of March 18, the hospital

started screening all people

who enter the hospital at all four

locations: the emergency department,

main lobby entrance, Pavilion

A/B and the cancer center.

Reporting by Sean Hastings, Editor.

For more, visit NewLenoxPatriot

Daily.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Tinley police chief warns

residents at-home coronavirus

testing ‘does not exist’

Some recent Facebook postings

surrounding coronavirus

concerns have warned the public

that scammers are going door-todoor,

claiming they are authorized

to administer at-home tests.

Tinley Park Police Chief Matthew

Walsh said the police station

has not received any calls

related to it but that it is still

important to let residents know

“this does not exist.”

“Do not let people in [your]

house to be tested for this virus

because it does not exist,” Walsh

said. “There’s not enough kits

available, and there’s nobody

that’s doing that.”

Assistant Village Manager Pat

Carr said in an email to The Junction

that he also has not heard of

anything like this in the area, but

the Village of Tinley Park is not

testing anyone. He added that

testings are to go through an individual’s

health care provider.

Reporting by Jacquelyn Schlabach,

Editor. For more, visit TinleyJunc

tionDaily.com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

D92 parents self-quarantines

after possible exposure to the

coronavirus

Though there is no positive

test, a parent at Lockport’s Ludwig

School may have been exposed

to the coronavirus at work,

according to a letter from District

92 Superintendent Tim Arnold.

The community letter stated

that Arnold spoke to the parent at

10 p.m. the evening of March 17

to verify the status.

The Ludwig parent was exposed

to a student at the school

where the parent teaches, and the

student’s father owns a business

that has an employee who has

been tested, but no results are

available yet.

According to Arnold, the

school district is monitoring the

student and their family. There

are no positive test results at this

time

The Ludwig parent has been

self-quarantining and acting out

of an abundance of caution. No

family members have been on

school grounds since March 13.

Reporting by Abhinanda Datta, Editor.

For more, visit LockportLegend

Daily.com.

Orland Township closes all

buildings to public, following

its public events shutdown

Bill Jones, Editor

Orland Township already

postponed events and activities,

but now it is closing its buildings

to the public, too, amid

growing concerns about the

spread of COVID-19.

Orland Township announced

Thursday, March 19, it was taking

the step “for the safety of the

Township community and staff.”

The closure took effect Friday,

March 20, and includes

closures of the Orland Township

Administration and Orland

Township Highway Department

buildings “until further notice.”

But residents may contact the

Highway Department from 7

a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday at

(708) 403-5148, though recycling

items are not welcome at

this time.

An immunization clinic originally

scheduled for April 4 has

been cancelled, and Wellness

village

From Page 13

cautious about how this power

is used.

“My concern there is simply,

‘OK, what is the structure of

the ordinance to make sure that

it only applies when there is a

properly declared set of emergencies?’”

He said he worked with the

Village manager to ensure that

all parts of the idea matched the

language of the enabling ordinance.

Dodge said he also asked

the rest of the board to look at

what will happen if the Village

has a “massive drop” in revenue

as a result of the pandemic.

“What are our contingency

plans and simulations if we

have to deal with a drop in

revenue?” he asked. “What are

Wednesday appointments are no

longer being scheduled.

The Township Food Pantry

is to remain operational 9 a.m.-

4 p.m. Monday-Friday, but has

changed to drive-thru service,

for which residents are asked

to stay in their vehicles. Forms

and groceries will be brought to

them by Township staff. Identification

and proof of residency

are required.

Residents ages 60 and older

who are self-quarantining and

need basic supplies or medication

pickup can arrange delivery

by calling (708) 403-4222 from

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Senior Transportation services

also remain available from 8:15

a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,

though remain for medical appointments

only.

For information or to schedule

appointments, call (708)

403-4222 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Monday-Friday.

we going to do? Are we going

to reduce capital expenditures

and operating expenditures? I

just wanted us to start thinking

down the road, that when

the economic crisis that is happening

real-time right now, that

will have a really big impact on

Orland Park — far faster than

other governments.”

Dodge said the “sky is not

falling,” but he thinks the board

needs to start thinking and planning

for what happens after the

world gets past the immediacy

of the health problem COV-

ID-19 has caused.

While several board members

were present — Mayor Keith

Pekau, and Trustees Michael

Milani and William Healy —

the rest called in by phone. The

meeting was broadcast over

Facebook Live and posted to the

Village’s YouTube page.


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From opprairie.com as of Saturday, March 21

From the Editor

‘History has its eyes on you’

1. Sandburg employee tests positive for

COVID-19

2. LWSRA provides timeline, answers

questions about participant who tested

positive for COVID-19

3. Police: Michigan duo stole more than

$1,600 in merch from two Orland Park

stores

4. Orland Park Village Board: More

closures, expanded emergency

powers authorized amid coronavirus

concerns

5. D135: Popular administrator leaving

Orland Jr. High amid parents’ protests

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BILL JONES

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When I started

editing Kyle

LaHucik’s

cover story follow-up on

Consolidated High School

District 230’s eLearning

implementation amid the

coronavirus pandemic, I

was struck by his lede.

“The global COVID-19

pandemic through which

we are living will one day

be pivotal units in high

school economics and

world history courses.”

Admittedly, I wondered,

for a split second, that it

might be overdone. Is this

really going to be studied

by students down the

road, I thought.

To paraphrase a response

from James Bond

in “Spectre” that for God

knows what reason started

going through my mind

when thinking about

this — oddly enough,

a response to questions

about whether Bond really

wants to be living in the

shadows, “always alone”

— I hadn’t stopped to

think about it.

But it only took a moment

for time to speed

back up. I came to my

senses. Of course it will

be studied.

While it remains to

be seen whether or not

it will require weeks of

exploration akin to the

“great” wars of history or

all of this gets reduced in

textbooks — or the electronic

equivalent of them

— to a few paragraphs in

a chapter on the spread

of infectious disease or

worldwide economic

troubles, it undoubtedly

will become part of our

collective history.

It already has changed

the way people are living,

not only in Orland Park

but America at large and

the rest of the world beyond

it. Many of us have

never seen anything quite

like it in our lifetimes,

and the story is still unfolding.

What also will be

remembered — maybe not

by textbooks so much but

by our friends and families

and local newspapers

and those with whom we

interact on social media

— is how we acted during

these times.

History will look

kindly upon businesses

that stepped up to feed

first responders and

health care workers (Page

17). It will favor people

like those who tirelessly

rallied around their local

business communities

(Page 3). It will document

the people who stepped

up to help their neighbors,

who took risks to

provide essential services,

who helped each other

stay sane in creative ways

while stuck at home.

It also will document

businesses that favored

profit over people. It will

remember the actions of

politicians who acted in

self-interest. It will recall

images of the fools who

potentially harmed others

by not heeding good

advice soon enough. And

for the price gougers of

the world, a special appendix

titled with a bunch

of words I cannot use in

this paper.

Fitting that a piece

about technology aiding

education serves as the

reminder that, in the age

of the internet, everyone

is watching. Now is a

good time to ask yourself:

When your children study

this years from now, how

do you want to be remembered?

Orland School District 135 posted the

accompanying image on Friday, March 20, with

the note, “Our cleaning crews have been hard

at work making sure our schools are safe and

clean for when our students and staff return!

We are so thankful for our dedicated Buildings

& Grounds Department!”

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“Happy Spring Break, Eagles. Over the next

week or more I’ll post a song of the day! Music

is a great distractor to this craziness. First up is

my guy, Ed! Dedicated you! Post yours below

if you want to play along! @SandburgHS @

jltyrrell8”

@CSEaglesFoto — Nick Fotopoulos, on

Saturday, March 21

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sandburg

From Page 4

in a second language that

face-to-face contact may

not always provide,” Johnson

said.

In addition to potentially

boosting confidence, virtual

instruction also means

the continuity of learning

during dire situations such

as a global pandemic or

less severe times such as

snow days.

Despite the governor’s

directive that this week’s

schooling fall under “act of

God” guidance, meaning

grades will not be counted,

Dixon, Meghan Haran’s

mom, said this week is still

important because it helps

her children stay on track

with their learning so they

are not behind when they

return to school.

Gay emphasized a similar

message in his statement.

“Even though guidance

from [the] State regarding

grades has been changing,

we can all agree that providing

[students] opportunities

to expand, strengthen

and deepen their learning is

in all of our best interests

along with providing feedback,”

Gay wrote.

Dixon said D230 and

D135 have done a “remarkable

job communicating,”

adding that friends

with students in other

school districts have not

been as prepared.

Though the social time

would still take a hit, D230

is prepared to extend eLearning

following spring

break.

“I think I would be able

to sustain the eLearning at

the rate it’s going now,”

Haran said. “It’s definitely

different, but at the end of

the day … not that much

has actually changed.”

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Curbing the spread Chesdan’s

provides curbside service, talks cleanliness

amid growing coronavirus concerns, Page 21

Joey’s, Nick’s Painting team up to deliver more than

500 pizzas to people helping their communities amid

coronavirus pandemic, Page 19

Joey’s, of both Orland Park and Morgan Park, and Nick’s Painting & Decorating Inc. doled out 500

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The Archdiocese of Chicago announces more

cancellations in light of coronavirus concerns

Bill Jones, Editor

Editor’s Note

Most in-person

services and events

across denominations

have been canceled,

rescheduled or

indefinitely postponed

amid coronavirus

concerns. Faith Briefs

do not appear here,

as a result. People are

encouraged to contact

their places of worship

for further information

on reschedulings,

cancellations and

online services, where

available.

The Catholic Church

has announced further

changes in response to a

global coronavirus pandemic

that has led to an increased

emphasis on social

distancing.

The Archdiocese of

Chicago announced the

Chrism Mass will not be

celebrated publicly, nor

will the annual Day of

Reflection be held. But

the Cardinal Blase Cupich

and the auxiliary bishops

are to celebrate Mass in

Holy Name Cathedral, to

be livestreamed at radiotv.

archchicago.org/televi

sion/broadcast-masses.

The Mass of the Lord’s

Supper (without washing

of the feet), the Liturgy of

the Lord’s Passion, and the

Easter Vigil will be celebrated

and streamed in a

similar manner.

If and when the Mass of

the Lord’s Supper is celebrated

privately in one’s

parish, it is not to include

the ritual of the washing

of feet. Holy oils are not

to be distributed until the

health crisis has abated,

according to a press release

issued March 19 by

the church.

Similarly, Palm Sunday

and Holy Week liturgies

are not to be celebrated

publicly by any parishes in

the archdiocese. That even

extends to outdoor happenings

such as live Stations

of the Cross on Good Friday.

And there also will be

no distribution of blessed

palms, though priests may

bless palms privately for

later distribution at a time

to be determined.

Easter sacraments for

Rite of Christian Initiation

of Adults candidates

and catechumens are to be

postponed.

Communion services

also have been put on hold.

On March 18, the archdiocese

issued new guidelines

regarding funerals

and wakes, as well as reinforced

the suspension of

all public liturgies. Among

the new guidelines, funerals

can proceed with immediate

family but should

not exceed 10 people; social

distancing of 6 feet

should be observed; no

physical contact is to take

place; high-risk individuals

are encouraged not to

attend; and physical spaces

in the church must be sanitized

after use.

Viewings are only being

conducted in cases in

which the body has been

embalmed, and similar

restrictions to the funerals

are to be observed. Hand

sanitizer and disinfectant

wipes also are to be provided.

Committal is to take

place at the gravesite, only

with immediate family not

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to exceed 10 people, per

the archdiocese. And no

pre- or post-service social

gatherings are allowed in

parish buildings or on parish

property.

The archdiocese also

on March 20 announced

Cardinal Cupich has asked

parishes to ring bells five

times a day as a call to

prayer for groups impacted

by the COVID-19 pandemic,

beginning at 9 a.m.

March 21. It is to continue

every three hours each day,

with the last bells to ring at

9 p.m. each evening. Each

of the five prayer times

daily are to be dedicated

to a specific group particularly

impacted by the pandemic.

The archdiocese announced

it is to provide

short prayer intentions on

its website in three languages

— English, Spanish

and Polish — with a

special intention of the

day announced at the daily

Mass aired on the archdiocesan

website.

For more information

about the prayer, visit

archchicago.org.

The archdiocese on

March 13 announced a

confirmed COVID-19 case

at St. Margaret of Scotland

School in Chicago, noting

the student involved

also attended an all-school

Mass on March 12 at St.

Margaret of Scotland

Church. Both the school

and church were shut

down immediately.

Later the same day, the

archdiocese suspended

public celebration of Mass

across all of its churches,

the closure of all archdiocesan

schools and related

agencies.


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Serving the community, one pie at a time

6

Joey’s donates

roughly 500 pizzas

to people helping

in Chicago area

Bill Jones, Editor

Pictured are a group of nurses who recently were recipients of some of the generosity of Joey’s and Nick’s

Painting & Decorating Inc., who teamed up to deliver roughly 500 pizzas to those helping in the local community.

Photo submitted

Two Orland Park businesses

have been helping

those who are helping others

by making sure they

are well-fed — to the tune

of roughly 500 pizzas.

Joey’s locations in both

Orland Park and Morgan

Park teamed up with

Nick’s Painting & Decorating

Inc., of Orland

Park, to deliver the pizzas

March 19 and 20 to first

responders, family shelters,

city workers, medical

staff and more in the

Chicago area.

Nick Ipema, owner of

Nick’s Painting, said the

idea started with interior

designer Susan Devito,

who wanted to serve the

community during its response

to the coronavirus

pandemic. She wanted to

“be a light for those that

serve us daily,” Ipema

said.

The original plan was to

provide goods, doughnuts

and other items to people,

but Ipema started making

calls and found everyone

was short on food and had

limited supplies.

“We wanted to do

something big,” he said.

“So, I was conjuring up

ways that we could get a

lot of food, quickly and

efficiently, without taking

over a shop’s entire product

and workload.”

He turned to friends

Anthony Nardo and Nick

Iozzo, of Joey’s. And Joey’s

Pizza soon became

the topic of discussion.

“What an excellent way

to get food out to these

people,” Ipema said. “We

could stagger the deliveries

every three hours, and

I could have my guys use

our vans to deliver.”

Ipema said both Joey’s

and Nick’s are seeing a

slowdown in business,

so this effort became a

way to put their combined

talents, employees

and business tools to use.

His secretary, Brittany

Lisak, made a list of places

in need. Some calls

were made and then the

pizzas started going out,

from New Lenox to Mokena

to Frankfort and Tinley

Park.

Nick’s employees

Adam Bogovich and

George Stergiopoulos also

helped the group deliver

pizzas.

Orland Park man helping Tinley Park church to connect with parishioners

Effort started last

November has

become vital amid

pandemic

Alyssa Collins

Freelance Reporter

In light of the COV-

ID-19 pandemic, the St.

Julie Billiart Roman Catholic

Church has turned to

streaming Mass as a way

to keep parishioners engaged

and connected.

For the past several

years, Steve Neuhaus, of

Orland Park, has been the

unofficial photographer

and videographer for the

Tinley Park church. And

back in November, Neuhaus

and the Rev. Lou

Tylka teamed up to begin

the process of streaming

Mass.

Neuhaus and Tylka

could not have predicted

how important this would

become in the wake of a

global pandemic.

“We’re living in interesting

times, far beyond coronavirus,”

Tylka said. “The

way people interact with

the church and the way

people engage with their

faith has been shifting and

changing for years.”

With the COVID-19

virus shutting down all inperson

services, Tylka is

using this opportunity to

find new technologies and

tools to spread his message

to a broader audience, he

said. Neuhaus and Tylka

currently livestream Mass

at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

In addition to weekly Mass,

Tylka records what he calls

“midweek moments.”

These are shorter videos

intended to encourage

the community and allow

the parish to remain connected

in a time when they

are forced to stay away, he

said. These are to be posted

each Wednesday.

“Church is far beyond a

building,” Tylka said. “Our

discipleship goes far beyond

just coming to Mass.

So, perhaps there are things

we can think about and discover

in this crisis to continue

engaging people and

inviting people to a life of

discipleship.”

Once life regains a sense

of normalcy, Tylka intends

to continue using videos

and livestreams as a way

to connect with those who

approach faith in a different

way, he said. While

the parish has encountered

some challenges, such as

parishioners having difficulty

accessing the internet,

the feedback from

the community has been

overwhelmingly positive,

Neuhaus said.

As the COVID-19 virus

forces many parishioners

to stay home, views have

skyrocketed, and likes and

comments continue to pour

in. The idea to livestream

originated as a way to

reach the elderly or sick

5

parishioners who could

no longer attend weekly

Mass. It has evolved into

an opportunity to bring the

parish together during a

time of uncertainty.

“It’s not just shooting

photos or shooting a video;

we’re bringing the Lord to

our folks who are homebound,

who are sick and

unable to attend Mass,”

Neuhaus said.

Neuhaus and Tylka

livestream weekly on

Facebook, and the video is

then uploaded to YouTube

and the St. Julie website,

https://www.stjulie.org.


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‘Just Mercy’ elevates courtroom drama with equality cause, superb cast

Bill Jones, Editor

There is a Hallmark

version of “Just Mercy”

that exists in an alternate

universe. It has all of the

melodramatic scenes you

would expect. And it is rife

with bombastic anger —

the over-the-top righteous

indignation — its story

seemingly demands.

Were it not for the steady

work of director Destin

Daniel Cretton, that might

be the universe in which

we find ourselves living.

But with understated yet

affecting performances by

Michael B. Jordan, Jamie

Foxx and Brie Larson,

and Cretton in the director’s

chair, “Just Mercy”

knows that its true story is

compelling enough to engage

viewers and its message

might be better heard

for its hushed tone than if

shouted from the rooftops.

MPAA Rating: PG-13 | Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama | Running Time: 137 minutes

Make no mistake: “Just

Mercy” is a film about

advocacy. It is a film that

seeks to right injustices,

and not just the historical

ones documented by Jordan’s

portrayal of Bryan

Stevenson, of the Equal

Justice Initiative.

Foxx plays Walter Mc-

Millian, a black man who

in the 1980s was wrongly

convicted of the murder

of a young white woman

in Alabama. The lack of

evidence, the questionable

circumstances of his

arrest, a coaxed witness

statement and more are all

enough to show the average

person he likely did

not commit the crime. But

some folks in Monroeville

were all too happy to see

someone held responsible

— in the capital punishment

sense — who fit their

image of a killer, and the

courts all too willing to

believe an asinine police

narrative working against

McMillian.

Enter Stevenson, a recent

Harvard graduate

and lawyer with a grant to

help find justice for those

on death row in the South

who did not receive proper

representation the first

time around. He teams up

with Eva Ansley (Larson)

to set up shop in the area

and takes on a cluster of

cases, including McMillian’s,

much to the chagrin

of the local Sheriff Tom

Tate (Michael Harding)

and prosecutor Tommy

Chapman (Rafe Spall).

From there, “Just Mercy”

shows us the hurdles

they face in what should

be an open-and-closed

case of righting a wrong. It

tells a tale of two communities

at odds, and one with

the clear advantage in that

dynamic. And it highlights

the irony of a community

that prizes its Harper Lee

fiction while also complicit

in systemic injustice.

And though it is, first

and foremost, a story

about shedding light on a

long history of black people

being treated unfairly

by a criminal justice system

largely overseen by

white folks, “Just Mercy”

also serves as a blueprint

of how to be a good ally.

Ansley is a secondary figure

in the film, and in her

role she helps Stevenson

navigate the hostile waters

of the region. Ralph Myers

(Tim Blake Nelson) tries

to right his old wrong of

false testimony when he

realizes what he has done

to McMillian and his family.

And even Chapman has

a moment of redemption.

Their actions help

change the tide in the battle

for real justice, but as is

the case it often comes at

some expense to their own

well-being. Their actions

take courage, too, as going

against the grain to do the

right thing often does.

But Cretton keeps Jordan

and Foxx at the forefront

of “Just Mercy.”

Foxx makes it impossible

not to care about what

you’re seeing. And Jordan

— in one of his best roles

to date — makes sure Stevenson

is seen as the hero

he deserves to be. And

the restraint shown to the

drama keeps the truth front

and center. The real story

is enough.

As with most good historical

pieces, “Just Mercy”

is one that still resonates.

And it could be too

much to bear in the mirror

it holds up to injustices

that still exist. It could

spark righteous indignation.

Instead, Cretton gives

us a blueprint. He provides

hope that as long as good

people are fighting for

the truth, progress can be

made.

Have you seen a movie

recently and want to let

everyone know about it? The

Orland Park Prairie is looking

for residents to review

the latest new releases for its

Unscripted feature. The best

reviews will be published

in The Prairie and online

at OPPrairie.com. Keep

reviews around 400 words

or fewer and try not to give

away the key moments of the

movie. Submit your review to

bill@opprairie.com. Please

include your name and phone

number in the email.

We Got Games

‘Pong’ meets RPG in ‘Hypergalactic Psychic Table Tennis 3000’

Bill Jones, Editor

“Hypergalactic Psychic

Table Tennis 3000” — or

HPTT3K, as soon as you

get tired of repeating that

name — is simple in both

concept an execution.

Take the basic “Pong”

table tennis formula that

has been around since the

advent of video games

and modify it with roleplaying

game elements.

In execution, that means

starting with a plain white

paddle and playing a game

of first-to-3. After winning

a match, though, the

player is presented with

options for upgrades. And

this happens round after

round, with choices such

as extending the height or

girth of the paddle, and increasing

movement speed

at the core.

But where things start

to get really interesting

are the upgrades such as

the ability to throw fireballs,

cast freeze spells,

send toxic clouds the

way of an opponent and

slow down time The

paddle itself also has a

health bar that can be upgraded,

replenished and

so forth.

What it all adds is a leveled-up

complexity to an

otherwise simple game.

The courts also change,

with bumpers, wormholes

and hazards — some of

which negate particular

attacks — among the

variations. And the enemy

paddles change level to

level, from big, fat and

slow to tiny and quick as

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a hiccup. Some cast spells

of their own, too.

All of this means the

player has to approach

each round with a slightly

different game plan, and

the balance of upgrades

along the way becomes

increasingly important.

Split-second strategies

have to be developed,

maybe choosing to take

a final blow and start the

next point with a fresh

health bar, combining attacks

to score on a wily

enemy or knowing when

giving up a point might be

the better option than taking

a certain hit.

The graphics of

HPTT3K are simple. So

is its sometimes juvenile

sense of humor. And I

stopped reading many of

the enemy descriptions

and between-level transitional

texts early in the

game, finding myself less

interested in the lore and

more in pressing on with

the next round.

But for $1.99 on Steam,

HPTT3K offers plenty of

fun. It is a great combination

of accessibility and

increasing complexity as

it progresses — especially

for folks sitting around

at home at the moment,

looking for worthwhile

diversions.

Have you played a video

game recently and want to

let everyone know about it?

The Orland Park Prairie is

looking for residents to review

the latest new releases

for its We Got Games feature.

The best reviews will

be published in The Prairie

and online at OPPrairie.

com. Keep reviews around

400 words or fewer and try

not to give away the key moments

of the game. Submit

your review to bill@opprairie.com.

Please include your

name and phone number in

the email.


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The Dish

Chesdan’s remains operational with curbside pickup, delivery during pandemic

Business continues

to serve customers

their favorites

Thomas Czaja, Editor

With several modifications,

a Homer Glen business,

like many others, is

ready to keep filling orders

for the cuisine patrons

want during a global pandemic.

Chesdan’s Pizzeria &

Grille in Homer Glen has

had carryout and delivery

options for a while, meaning

it was prepared for recent,

indefinite changes,

according to owner Dan

Garr.

With Gov. J.B. Pritzker

mandating all bars

and restaurants in the state

eliminate dine-in through

March 30 because of coronavirus

concerns, establishments

are doing what

they can to keep business

going. Takeout via pickup

and delivery, which Chesdan’s

does, are still allowed,

as are drive-thrus.

“We are pretty well set

in terms of having boxing,

delivery bags,” Garr said.

“We have quadrants set

up, and our staff is trained

to take credit cards over

the phone for deliveries or

curbside pickups.”

The business announced

on its Facebook page

March 17 that while patrons

cannot currently dine

in, Chesdan’s is not limiting

its menu for pickups

and delivery. During this

unprecedented time, all

deliveries are free and taking

place all day, beginning

at 11 a.m.

“Somebody can be out

in the parking lot, and they

can always call and we’ll

run it out to them,” Garr

added about pickups.

Chesdan’s Pizzeria &

Grille

15764 S. Bell Road in

Homer Glen

Hours:

• 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Monday-Thursday

• 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Friday-Saturday

• Noon-9 p.m. Sunday

For more information ...

Phone: (708) 301-

8300

Web: chesdanspizza.

com

“Support

your local

restaurants.

It’ll be good

for everybody.”

Dan Garr — Chesdan’s

owner

In terms of cleanliness,

Chesdan’s is following the

Centers for Disease Control

and Prevention guidelines,

along with sanitization

checklists. Staff there

wear gloves. Disinfectant

has always been at maximum

strength, and door

handles and pens that are

frequently used are being

wiped down as much as

they possibly can be.

Customers can still walk

in to pick up their order,

but if they are not comfortable

doing so given the

circumstances, curbside

remains the best option,

with a pickup area set up

on the side of the building.

That said, Chesdan’s is

still trying to do all it can

for its employees.

The king special personal-size pizza ($9.67) is a quick option for an individual looking for a meal on the go from

Chesdan’s Pizzeria & Grille in Homer Glen. Photos by Thomas Czaja/22nd Century Media

“We are trying to keep

the waitstaff working,

because we do need hostesses

and people manning

the phones for deliveries,

pickups and things of that

nature,” Garr said.

He noted on the first day

of the new guidelines, on

St. Patrick’s Day, that orders

were still coming in at

a decent pace. On March

17 on Facebook, the business

wrote, “A great big

thank you to all our loyal

Chesdan’s customers who

are placing those curbside

pickup and delivery orders!

We love you!”

Garr said since Chesdan’s

makes everything

from pizzas to pastas to

sandwiches to desserts

and more, he expects a

mix of their offerings to

keep moving out the door.

Those in the mood for a

pizza can still get the likes

of a large 14-inch thin

Please see dish, 22

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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

Across

1. A.A.A. suggestion,

abbr.

4. Western wolf

8. Bother

13. Night of poetry

14. Much may follow

it

15. Orland Park

standout student,

Jaclyn

16. Be human

17. Heart

18. Bank profit source

19. Overstep a

boundary

22. Like Swiss cheese

23. Weather wetness

27. Character in “As

You Like It”

29. In view

30. First baseball Hall

of Famer

32. Philosophic

33. Go over

37. Cogged wheels

40. Abrogates

41. Car racing champ,

Castroneves

43. Indian lodging

(var)

45. Sandburg basketball

and soccer

player, Erin

48. Reagan and

Sinatra

53. Highly admiring

55. Country rocker

Steve

56. Decide in advance

58. Cold cream

61. Bloviate

62. Affront

63. Planet

64. “Veni, vidi, ___”

65. ___ pinch

66. James Patterson’s

detective

67. First Lady of Jazz

68. Profit bringer,

cash ___

Down

1. Bounce back again

2. Overbearing fear

3. Sign up for college

4. Not really sing

5. “Step ___!”

6. Cover

7. Milo of “The Verdict”

8. Black trees

9. Estrange

10. Big conference in

the BCS

11. Army member

12. Prof’s helpers, for

short

15. Think out loud

20. Caspian or Dead

21. French flower

24. Coal color

25. Declined

26. Parts of a min.

28. Boxer or chow, for

example

31. Hitter’s tool

33. Sneaker

34. Chest muscles,

briefly

35. More than some

36. Bowling variation

38. Raccoon feature

39. Masseur’s workplace,

maybe

42. Burdensome

44. Inactivity

46. Signs

47. Empty (of)

49. Rotating piece of

machinery

50. Of part of the eye

51. Meteorological

event

52. Playground piece

for two

54. Boldness

57. Abbr. on a business

letter

58. Director Jean-___

Godard

59. John Boyd ___:

nutritionist and nobel

prize winner

60. Confucian path

How to play Sudoku

Each Sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that

has been subdivided into nine smaller grids

of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row,

column and box must contain each of the

numbers 1-9.

LEVEL: Medium

dish

From Page 21

crust cheese ($18.50) that

serves 3-4 people, or any

of their other pies with

various sizing, pricing and

toppings.

Elsewhere on the menu,

the baked rigatoni ($17 or

$12.30 for the meta portion)

comes with tomato

Alfredo and mozzarella

cheese, with the option to

add spinach, mushrooms

or broccoli for $3 each.

That and the Parmesancrusted

tilapia ($15.55)

— served with garlic butter,

lemon and Parmesan

— are solid options during

Lent or anytime.

While it is unknown

what the future holds, including

if the no-dining in

mandate will be extended,

Garr and his staff are ready

and willing to keep serving

customers their favorite

menu items.

Those interested can

also order online with

DoorDash via the Chesdan’s

website and/or follow

the eatery on Facebook

to keep up on the

latest with any potential

further changes.

“Support your local restaurants,”

Garr said. “It’ll

be good for everybody.”

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan

answers


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#1 Century21Firm in the world. Buying or Selling?Contactone of our local expert agents

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Captivating,very spacious 5 BR,

6 bath home with an impressive

indoor pool with slide & hot tub!

Dream kitchen,private backyard

& pond views!

From $970,000

The Glockler Group

708.529.5839

Judy@cbexchange.com

Beautiful brick Georgian on a lovely

wooded setting! Full, finished lookout

basement, hardwood flrs. & a main flr.

office or optional 5th bedroom.

$450,000

The Glockler Group • 708.529.5839

Judy@cbexchange.com

Spacious,Light-Filled Palos Park multilevel

townshome with beautiful pond view.

Formal living room,dining room,2 full

baths plus 2 half baths and a walkout lower

level family room.$2,500/Month

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Fabulous 3 bedroom, 3 step

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$284,900

Marge Cahill

708.307.3036

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Lovely 3 BR,2 bath ranch home

with quality upgrades and features

throughout.Hardwood floors,finished

basement with workshop and office

area.

$284,000

The Glockler Group • 708.529.5839

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Spacious brick 5 BR home - beautiful

private backyard! Hardwood flrs.,

main flr.BR with full bath.Full,

finished lookout basement with bath

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$484,900

The Glockler Group • 708.529.5839

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Beautiful,Barely lived in home.Unique

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$449,900

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708.738.3163

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Realty. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Owned by a

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2701 Property for

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL

TRUST, COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE

FOR THE HOLDERS OF HSI ASSET

SECURITIZATION CORPORATION

TRUST 2007-HE1, MORTGAGE

PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES,

SERIES 2007-HE1

Plaintiff,

-v.-

ROBERT H. THOMAS, CINDRA

THOMAS, MIDLAND FUNDING

LLC

Defendants

2019 CH 09598

14356 STREAMWOOD DRIVE

ORLAND PARK, IL 60467

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered inthe above cause

on January 21, 2020, an agent for The

Judicial Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM onApril 23, 2020, 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 14356 STREAM-

WOOD DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL

60467

Property Index No. 27-07-105-013-0000

The real estate is improved with asingle

family residence.

The judgment amount was $324,582.19.

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 tothe 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 byThe 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 is-

2701 Property for

Sale

sued 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, JOHNSON, BLUM-

BERG &ASSOCIATES, LLC Plaintiff's

Attorneys, 230 W. Monroe Street,

Suite #1125, Chicago, IL, 60606 (312)

541-9710. Please refer to file number

19-7243.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

JOHNSON, BLUMBERG &ASSOCI-

ATES, LLC

230 W. Monroe Street, Suite #1125

Chicago IL, 60606

312-541-9710

E-Mail:

ilpleadings@johnsonblumberg.com

Attorney File No. 19-7243

Attorney Code. 40342

Case Number: 2019 CH 09598

TJSC#: 40-664

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.

Case # 2019 CH 09598

I3147009

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

DITECH FINANCIAL LLC

Plaintiff,

-v.-

CHRISTINE F STOLZENBACH

A/K/A CHRISTINE F HNAT, MAR-

QUETTE BANK, SHADETREE CON-

DOMINIUM ASSOCIATION NO. 1

Defendants

17 CH 14482

5200 WOODLAND DRIVE, APT D

OAK FOREST, IL 60452

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above cause

on April 17, 2018, an agent for The Judicial

Sales Corporation, will at 10:30

AM on April 3, 2020, 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 5200 WOOD-

LAND DRIVE, APT D, OAK FOR-

EST, IL 60452

Property Index No. 28-16-111-040-1012

The real estate is improved with asingle

family two story townhome with anattached

one car garage.

Sale terms: 25% down of the highest bid

by certified funds at the close of the sale

payable to The Judicial Sales Corporation.

No third party checks will 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. 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


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Sale

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2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

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 ispart ofacommon interest community,

the purchaser ofthe unit atthe

foreclosure sale other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required by

The Condominium Property Act, 765

ILCS 605/18.5(g-1).

IF YOU ARE THE MORTGAGOR

(HOMEOWNER), YOU HAVE THE

RIGHT TO REMAIN IN POSSESSION

FOR 30 DAYS AFTER ENTRY OF

AN ORDER OF POSSESSION, IN AC-

CORDANCE WITH SECTION

15-1701(C) OF THE ILLINOIS

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE LAW.

You will need a photo identification issued

by a government agency (driver's

license, passport, etc.) in order togain

entry into our building and the foreclosure

sale room in Cook County and the

same identification for sales held at

other county venues where The Judicial

Sales Corporation conducts foreclosure

sales.

MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT

PIERCE, LLC Plaintiff's Attorneys,

One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200,

Chicago, IL, 60602. Tel No. (312)

346-9088.

THE JUDICIAL SALES CORPORA-

TION

One South Wacker Drive, 24th Floor,

Chicago, IL 60606-4650 (312)

236-SALE

You can also visit The Judicial Sales

Corporation at www.tjsc.com for a7

day status report of pending sales.

MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT

PIERCE, LLC

One North Dearborn Street, Suite 1200

Chicago IL, 60602

312-346-9088

E-Mail: pleadings@mccalla.com

Attorney File No. 264228

Attorney ARDC No. 61256

Attorney Code. 61256

Case Number: 17 CH 14482

TJSC#: 39-7718

NOTE: Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection

Practices Act, you are advised

that Plaintiff's attorney is deemed to be

adebt collector attempting to collect a

debt and any information obtained will

be used for that purpose.

Case # 17 CH 14482

I3147053

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

CSMC 2018-RPL3 TRUST;

Plaintiff,

vs.

WAYNE J. HAMROCK AKA

WAYNE JAMES HAMROCK;

BENEFICIAL ILLINOIS INC., DBA

BENEFICIAL

MORTGAGE CO. OFILLINOIS, ILLI-

NOIS HOUSING

DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY; UN-

KNOWN OWNERS

GENERALLY AND NON RECORD

CLAIMANTS;

Defendants,

19 CH 12802

NOTICE OF SALE

PUBLIC NOTICE ISHEREBY GIVEN

that pursuant to aJudgment ofForeclosure

and Sale entered in the above enti-

tled cause Intercounty Judicial Sales

Corporation will on Wednesday, April

22, 2020 at the hour of 11 a.m. in their

office at 120 West Madison Street, Suite

718A, Chicago, Illinois, sell at public

auction to the highest bidder for cash, as

set forth below, the following described

mortgaged real estate:

P.I.N. 28-28-206-003-0000.

Commonly known as 16724 Meadowdale

Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452.

The mortgaged real estate is improved

with asingle family residence. If the

subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of

acommon interest community, the purchaser

of the unit other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required

by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of

the Condominium Property Act.

Sale terms: 10% down by certified

funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. Norefunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection.

For information call Mr. Anthony Porto

at Plaintiff's Attorney, Kluever & Platt,

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

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (312)

236-0077. SPS000130

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

intercountyjudicialsales.com

I3147838

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFCOOK

COUNTY, ILLINOIS

COUNTY DEPARTMENT -CHAN-

CERY DIVISION

THE HUNTINGTON NATIONAL

BANK

Plaintiff,

vs.

KEITH WOLICK, AKA KEITH E.

WOLICK; SUSAN

WOLICK; THE UNITED STATES OF

AMERICA, OFFICE

OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE

TREASURY; STATE OF

ILLINOIS; SYSCO CHICAGO, INC.,

A CORPORATION

F/K/A SYSCO FOOD

SERVICES-CHICAGO, INC.,;

U.S. FOODSERVICE, INC.; UN-

KNOWN OWNERS AND

NON-RECORD CLAIMANTS; THE

CANTERBURY COURT

SUBDIVISION

Defendants,

18 CH 4519

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, April 30,

2020 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. 27-18-106-004-0000

Commonly known as 15200 RODAO

DRIVE, ORLAND PARK, IL 60462.

The mortgaged real estate is improved

with asingle family residence. If the

subject mortgaged real estate is a unit of

acommon interest community, the purchaser

of the unit other than amortgagee

shall pay the assessments required

by subsection (g-1) of Section 18.5 of

the Condominium Property Act.

Sale terms: 10% down by certified

funds, balance, by certified funds,

within 24 hours. Norefunds. The property

will NOT be open for inspection.

For information call Sales Department

at Plaintiff's Attorney, Manley Deas Kochalski,

LLC, One East Wacker Drive,

Chicago, Illinois 60601. (614)

220-5611. 18-008168 F2

INTERCOUNTY JUDICIAL SALES

CORPORATION

intercountyjudicialsales.com

I3148663

Legal Notice

Community Consolidated School

District 146

Notice of Public Meeting

On Thursday, April 2, 2019 at 9:30

AM, the annual Timely and Meaningful

Consultation will be conducted

by Community Consolidated

School District 146 at the

Robert Procunier Administration

Center, 6611 W. 171st Street in

Tinley Park, IL. The purpose ofthe

meeting will be to discuss the District’s

plans for providing special

education services tostudents with

disabilities who attend private

schools within district boundaries

(St. George School, Trinity Lutheran

School, Hope Montessori,

and Zion Lutheran School) and

also those students who are currently

being home-schooled. If you

are aparent of a home-schooled

student who has been or may be

identified with a disability, and you

reside within the boundaries of

District 146, you are encouraged to

attend. If you have plans to attend

or you have further questions pertaining

tothis meeting, please contact

Kelly Voliva, Director ofStudent

Services, at (708) 614-4545.

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done w/frames $20ea; wooded

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Golf umbrellas $10ea; tennis

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drill $20; Black & Decker

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good threads $25 Call

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prep sink, new, dimensions

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under mount sink with mounting

hardware $85. Call

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A-B-C gauged $17; Vehicle

w/shield snow-shield $6;

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wiper blade $10. Call

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Kitchen dinette set, good condition

all but one chair has no

back. Chairs are caster chairs

$100. Call 815-464-6176

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new in box $95. Call

708-429-0259 after 4pm

Lynx pro golf bag $35;

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golf bag like new $35. Call

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covering smoother brush $5;

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10 Questions

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Samantha Higgins is a

seventh grade player on

Jerling Jr. High’s volleyball

team, which had

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record in the SouthWest

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She also plays

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How did you get

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I got involved volleyball

because both my sisters,

Megan and Brittany,

and family played.

What is the worst

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Not being able to play

and see friends.

What is your proudest

moment in athletics?

My proudest moment in

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When I was playing volleyball

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favorite pregame

pump-up song?

My favorite pregame

pump up song is “Old

Town Road.”

Is there a movie you

could watch over and

over without getting

bored with it?

“High School Musical.”

Any superstitions?

A superstition I have is

when I am getting ready

for the ball I have to touch

the floor with my finger

tips with both hands.

Is there a food you

hate so much, you

wouldn’t eat it, if you

are given a million

dollars to eat it?

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The person I would like

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movie be called?

“The Youngest of Nine.”

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Sandburg soccer plays the waiting game with rest of the state

JEFF VORVA, Sports Editor

5

Last spring might have

been the most miserable

spring in recent memory

regarding the weather.

Cold weather. Rain. Ice.

Snow. Lightning. Stifling

humidity.

It was awful. It was a

mess.

But there are a lot of

athletes out there in Illinois

who would trade this

year’s circumstances for

last year’s lousy spring

weather.

“I would make that trade

in a split second,” Sandburg

senior Ella Hase said.

Hase is on the Eagles

girls soccer team, a team

that has realistic goals of

winning a state championship

after returning a ton

of experience from last

year’s 16-5-1 squad and

adding five talented club

players who will be making

their varsity debuts.

But one of the biggest

opponents that the Eagles,

and every other spring

team in Illinois, will face

is a possible season shutdown

amid coronavirus

concerns. The Illinois

High School Association

is in a holding pattern right

now, with the postponement

of spring sports but

could make a decision on

March 31 regarding the future

of the sports.

The Eagles had one

week of practice, and it

was a good one.

“The last time I saw the

players as a group, there

was a lot of uncertainty,”

Eagles coach Tom Kubowicz

said. “A lot of girls

were asking questions

about what I thought was

going to happen. They

wanted to know if the

season was going to be

canceled or if they would

Sandburg’s soccer team, shown lined up before a game last season, could be a state contender if spring sports take place.

JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA

let them play. We had a

lot of those questions going

around at the beginning

of practice. But even

with all of the uncertainty,

as soon as it was time to

practice, the girls were

into it and focused. I just

hope they get a chance to

play this season, because

that first week of practice

we had was one of the better

weeks of practice that I

have ever been around.”

New club players are

seniors Kiera Fullick and

Allison Kallberg, juniors

Kristiana Pappanastos,

and Alyssa Marzullo plus

sophomore Kari Ferguson,

“They will all have an

immediate impact on the

team,” he said. “They can

make us better.”

Without them, this already

figured to be a pretty

tough team to beat.

Hase returns as the defending

SouthWest Suburban

Conference Blue

Player of the Year after

scoring seven goals and

notching eight assists, and

was a Team 22 First Team

member. Bella Corluka,

Rosie Richardson, Erin

O’Connor and Arienne

Monteclar were honorable

mentions.

Other members on this

year’s roster who figure to

make an impact are Shelby

Fuller, Grace Corluka,

Madeline Pertle, Katherine

Barrios, Jelena Vasiljevic,

Alyssa Palacios, Daniella

Iraci, Maggie Manthey,

Selwa Abdelhadi and Alana

Galvin.

One of the club newcomers

is crossing her

fingers this group of talent

will get to show the state

its abilities.

“I wish we could play

right now,” said Pappanastos,

who verbally

committed to Illinois

State University. “But

we will see when we get

back. Whatever happens,

happens. I’ll still be working

to try to play for next

year at least.”

During the off time, the

players were encouraged

to continue to stay in shape

and work on their game,

even though practices

were not allowed.

“We didn’t provide them

with anything,” Kubowicz

said. “They all played soccer

for so long and they

know the type of drills they

can do for their foot skills.

They know what they can

do in their basement or

their back yard. We just remind

them to keep touching

the ball and stay active,

because if we’re allowed

to go back out there and

play, we will have to get

right into it. There won’t

be a lot of time to prepare,

so having two weeks off,

it’s on them to take it upon

themselves to go out and

work wherever they can.”

Pappanastos said she

has been working on her

game at a local park with

members of her family.

Hase said a small group

has gotten together for fitness

drills.

Hase, a Northwestern

recruit, has a feeling this

team can be special.

“This is super, super, super

different,” Hase said.

“We have talent and the

coaches are putting us in

a mindset where we have

one goal, and that is to win

state. We want to put everything

into our practices

to try to make that possible.”


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fastbreak

THURSDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK

Here are 60,000 reasons to

love Schofield Foundation

4

JEFF VORVA/

22ND CENTURY MEDIA

1ST AND 3

THREE MAJOR HIGH

SCHOOL EVENTS

CANCELLED BECAUSE

OF CORONAVIRUS

CONCERNS

1. Prep Baseball

Classic

Sandburg’s baseball

team was to

take on Alton, Moline

and Edwardsville

in southern

Illinois.

2. Let’s Try To Beat

the Midwest

Weather event

Sandburg’s softball

team (above) was

entered in this indoor

event in Rosemont.

They could

beat the weather,

but not the virus

concerns.

3. SWSC track meets

The Eagles’ boys

and girls track

teams were to have

concluded their indoor

seasons with

the league meets

in the SouthWest

Suburban Conference.

Jeff Vorva

Sports Editor

Food for thought for,

in this case, those

who are hungry.

You gotta love Sandburg

sports’ power couple Michael

and Kendall Coyne

Schofield.

With Michael doing

great things in the NFL

and Kendall making

history for hockey and

women’s sports seemingly

every minute, we could

leave the story there and

that would be enough

greatness to last a long

time.

But these two are also

using the red-hot spotlight

they are in to help others

through the Schofield

Family Foundation, which

started last year and this

paper has publicized.

They are at it again.

They are using this coronavirus

concern for a new

project of goodwill.

The foundation is pledging

60,000 meals for those

affected by school and

business closures through

the Greater Chicago Food

Despository.

Sixty thousand!

While a small group of

sports writers can probably

snarf through that many

free meals in a couple of

days, that will feed a lot of

normal people for a long

time.

For those who want to

help the cause, visit chica

gofoodbank.org/covid.

Good people doing great

things.

A glimmer of hope

Cancel. Cancel. Cancel.

That is all most of us

have been hearing about in

recent weeks.

All around the state, athletes,

coaches, parents and

fans are hoping that the

Illinois High School Association

will not cancel the

spring season. A decision

could come on Tuesday,

March 31, to either restore

the season, postpone it

some more or cancel it.

IHSA Executive Director

Craig Anderson is on

the side of trying to get the

season back on track.

The boss was on radio

station WMIX in Mount

Vernon and admitted his

group is at the mercy of

decisions from state and

federal agencies. Anderson

is crossing his fingers

that the season will be a

go, even if it means state

championships will be

played into the summer.

“We’re hopeful that

our spring sports can be

played out in some form

of regular season [and]

some form of postseason,”

he said.

Scholar All-American

Orland Park native and

Andrew graduate Robert

Precin was one of 260

athletes to be named to

the National Wrestling

Coaches Association

Division III Academic All-

American team.

Precin was 32-1 and

ranked second in the

nation in the 125-pound

class. He had 10 major

decisions and seven pins.

He won the College

Conference and Wisconsin

Championships and

qualified for the National

Championships thanks to

a title at the Lower Midwest

Regional Championships.

His season was cut

short by, well, you know,

that virus scare. The

championships were not

held.

To earn the Scholastic

All-America honor, a student

needed to hold a 3.20

grade point average and

meet one of the following

criteria - placing in the top

with in regional action or

appearing in more than

half of his team’s matches

and winning two-thirds of

his matches.

Sandburg grads Michael and Kendall Coyne Schofield

continue to do great work through the Schofield Family

Foundation. PHOTO SUBMITTED

T-ball cancelled

No age group is immune.

The Village of Orland

Park announced spring T-

ball has been cancelled.

This is sad, sad news.

Not for the children.

They don’t know any

better.

But this is devastating

for all of the parents, who

think that their T-ball studs

are going to grow up to

be the next Kris Bryant or

Eloy Jimenez.

OK, let’s have a few

laughs

I have been asking

Athlete of the Week questions

for more than two

years and based on that,

the two most popular TV

shows among our area

high school athletes are

“Friends” and “The Office.”

Can you imagine episodes

of these shows with

the coronavirus concerns

and quarantines?

The “Friends” gang

probably wouldn’t mind

hanging out together in the

two apartments because,

well, that’s what they do.

But hilarity would ensue

over the toilet paper shortage

and the gang going stir

crazy without their trips

to Central Perk. Who kills

who first? I think they all

gang up and throw Ross

out of a window.

“The Office” workers

can’t show up at Dunder

Mifflin and have to work

remotely at home. We’ve

already seen the creepy

farm the Dwight lives on.

Do we really want to see

the digs of Meredith and

Toby?

Finally, for some of the

baby boomers, would the

seven stranded castaways

on “Gilligan’s Island” be

free of the virus? Would

they be yukking it up

or panicking when they

heard those reports on

the radio? You know if

anyone gets the virus, it

would be Gilligan - after

he drops a coconut on the

Skipper’s skull. And while

we are on the subject:

What did the castaways do

for toilet paper?

LISTEN UP

“I just hope they get a chance to play this season because that first

week of practice we had was one of the better weeks of practice that

I have ever been around.”

Tom Kubowicz – Sandburg girls soccer coach, on the possible return of

spring sports

WHAT2WATCH

IHSA DECISION

TBA, Tuesday, March 31

• The Illinois High School Association could

have a decision on the future of spring

sports.

Index

37 - Team 22 Boys Basketball Team

36 - Athlete of the Week

Compiled by Sports Editor Jeff Vorva,

j.vorva@22ndcm.com


Orland Park’s Hometown Newspaper | March 26, 2020

60,000 MEALS Vorva writes

about the Schofield Foundation’s

newest goodwill project, Page 39

OTHER BIG NUMBERS Lots of

points, rebounds and assists came from the

Team 22 boys basketball team, Page 37

Sandburg’s powerful soccer squad is one of many teams craving that

IHSA sports return soon, Page 38

Sandburg’s soccer

team, celebrating

a regional title last

year, is crossing

its fingers for more

celebrations in

2020, and athletes

from spring sports

from all over the

state are hoping

the sports season

returns. JEFF

VORVA/22ND CENTURY

MEDIA

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