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October 2021 Number 535

A Village on the Move

U. S. Postage Paid

CR-RT Std. Midlothian, IL 60445

Permit #38 Crestwood

Postal Patron

CRESTWOOD ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS A

FINE ARTS FAIR

FREE EVENT

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2021

DOORS OPEN @ 10 AM TIL 3PM

CRESTWOOD RECREATION CENTER

5331 W. 135 TH STREET, CRESTWOOD

JOIN US AS WE HOST OUR FIFTH FINE ARTS FAIR! WE HOPE TO GATHER LOCAL ARTISTS

TO SHOWCASE THEIR ARTISANSHIP AND PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BROWSE, SHOP, AND

CELEBRATE THE ARTS. ARTISTS WILL BE PROVIDED A TABLE FOR A $30 PER TABLE IN OUR

SPACIOUS RECREATION CENTER. MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE DAY, ALONG WITH WINE AND

CHEESE SAMPLINGS. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON. WE ARE ALSO SEEKING

PERFORMERS FOR TIME SLOTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. COME SHARE YOUR TALENTS AND

ENJOY THE SUPPORT OF A COMMUNITY THAT APPRECIATES CREATIVITY.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: LINDA MADLENER AT LMADLENER54@GMAIL.COM

OR THERESA FLYNN AT TFLY5@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 708-371-4800 EXT 1007 OR 1008

LEARN MORE ON THE VILLIAGE OF CRESTWOOD FACEBOOK PAGE. APPLICATION CAN BE

FOUND AT WWW.CRESTWOOD.ILLINOIS.GOV

* EVENT WILL FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES *

See page 4 for Fine Arts

Fair application form.

Ovarian Cancer

Awareness Month

Susan Kiebles brings Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to

light at the Sept. 2nd Board meeting as family and community

surrounded her in support of her battle after being diagnosed

5 years ago. Friends gathered BLOOD to cheer and measure her DRIVE

milestone as the Proclamation was read by Clerk Johnson with Mayor Presta’s seal

and affirmation.

Because of you,

life doesn’t stop

#vitaltolife

Because of you,

life doesn’t stop

#vitaltolife

BLOOD DRIVE

Crestwood Fire Department

Blood Drive

Crestwood

Sunday,

Fire

Nov. 14

Department

Blood Drive 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Community Room

Sunday, Nov. 14

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Community For more Room information or to schedule a

donation, call 877.258.4825 or visit us

For more information vitalant.org or and to use schedule group code a 835E.

donation, call 877.258.4825 or visit us

at vitalant.org Appointments and use recommended. group code Walk-ins 835E. welcome.

Masks required for all donors regardless of

Appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome.

vaccine status.

Masks required for all donors regardless of

vaccine status.

GIVE BLOOD | vitalant.org

GIVE BLOOD | vitalant.org

Donors are Vital!

Donors are Vital!

PREPARE FOR

YOUR DONATION

• EAT WELL

• STAY HYDRATED

PREPARE • BRING FOR ID

YOUR DONATION

• EAT WELL

• STAY HYDRATED

• BRING ID

Sunday, Oct. 31st

3:00pm-7:00pm

SAFETY TIPS

After the incredible disappointment of last

year’s cancelation, it’s great to have trick-ortreating

back on the calendar this year. Let’s

continue to be as safe as possible though, in

every respect. Note that Halloween masks

typically are not designed to protect against

COVID-19, and that use of hand sanitizer is

encouraged.

Parents are also encouraged to accompany

children when they make their rounds. Police

will also have extra officers on patrol during

trick-or-treat hours, where they’ll be watching

for Halloween pranksters.

Police encourage parents and trick-or-treaters to

bypass homes where there are no lights.

If you’re visiting cousins or friends to go trickor-treating

in other towns, make sure that you

www.crestwood.illinois.gov

observe that municipality’s trick-or-treating

hours.

Here are some additional safety tips to help your

Halloween experience be a safe and fun time:

• Have a trusted adult with you.

• Wear something bright, or, better still,

something reflective.

• Bring a flashlight.

• Walk with a friend.

• Look both ways before crossing streets or

alleyways.

• Only visit homes that are well lit.

• Never enter a stranger’s home.

• Sort your candy and inspect before eating.

• above guidelines.


2 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

Message From The Mayor

Village Hall

13800 South Cicero Avenue | Phone: 708.371.4800

Be sure to visit the Village website at:

www.crestwood.illinois.gov

MAYOR

CLERK

e-mail:

TRUSTEES

e-mail:

e-mail:

e-mail:

e-mail:

e-mail:

e-mail:

Lou Presta

LPresta@crestwood.illinois.gov

Catherine M. Johnson

CJohnson@crestwood.illinois.gov

Patricia Theresa Flynn

TFlynn@crestwood.illinois.gov

Anthony J. Benigno

ABenigno@crestwood.illinois.gov

Linda M. Madlener

LMadlener@crestwood.illinois.gov

Kevin Wasag

KWasag@crestwood.illinois.gov

Kenneth Klein

KKlein@crestwood.illinois.gov

Frank Caldario

FCaldario@crestwood.illinois.gov

EDITOR IN CHIEF Bill Graffeo

e-mail: BGraffeo@crestwood.illinois.gov

ASSISTANT EDITOR Amy Roe

e-mail: ARoe@crestwood.illinois.gov

Publishing & Advertising

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the Village of Crestwood by

Fanning Communications, Inc.

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Crestwood, IL 60418

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it can about the Village of Crestwood so that the community

can have the information it needs to strengthen and enrich

the community of Crestwood.

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Dear Neighbors,

It’s hard to believe that fall is already here and

that the holidays are once again just around the

corner. Things have a tendency to get busier

around this time of year, but I hope that you

won’t be too busy to attend the Fine Arts Fair

Nov. 14th, hosted by our own Crestwood Art

Council. This event will be held at the Crestwood

Recreation & Wellness Center Sunday, Nov.

14th, from 10:00am-3:00pm. In addition to the

opportunity of taking a look at the work of some

of our Village’s artists and sampling some wines

and cheeses, you’ll be able to pick up your surplus

rebate checks — a time-honored tradition here in

Crestwood.

Remember that before you pick up your checks,

residents must pick up and fill out the necessary

forms that currently are available at the Village

Hall (13800 S. Cicero Ave.) and return them to us

at the Village Hall no later than 12:00pm on

Thursday, Nov. 5th.

While you’re at the Fine Arts Fair picking up

your check, I sincerely hope that as many as

possible will also consider donating blood at the

blood drive being set up at the event by the fine

folks at Vitalant. Due to the pandemic and the

need for continued caution, the blood supply for

those who may need it has been considerably

diminished. I hope that everyone who is qualified

and able to will consider giving some of their

blood to help others in need. Here in Crestwood,

it’s what we do.

Speaking of the pandemic and helping others,

we are delighted that the Stimulus Voucher

Program was such a success that we were able to

sustain the restaurants and retail stores here in

the Village. Let’s carry that spirit of caring and

giving into the upcoming holiday season. When

you do your Christmas shopping, before you buy

that gift for your loved one, ask yourself, “Could

I buy locally?” This is such an important part of

supporting the community in which we all live.

Please remember to shop locally.

One item of note regarding our public areas — we

will be freshening up Walker Park. The Village is

putting all-new rubber mulch in the playground

area. We look forward to seeing our young people

enjoying the park with greater safety, and we

can’t wait for everyone to be able to enjoy it.

Finally, let’s also remember that at the end of this

month, we’ll once again have trick-or-treaters

on our streets, after a big disappointment was

handed to them by COVID last year. Let’s be

extra patient, extra nice, and when possible,

extra generous to those kids who were denied

their fun in 2020. Trick-or-treating will take

place from 3:00-7:00pm on Sunday, Oct. 31st.

Remember that some kids may be wearing masks

that impair their vision, so please use caution and

look out for them as we drive our Village streets.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and

cooperation.

Sincerely,

Mayor Lou Presta

Village of Crestwood Parking

Crestwood Village ordinance prohibits parking on any village street between 2:00am and

6:00am. The reason for this ordinance is so police will be alerted to abandoned vehicles or

suspicious vehicles that require investigation. This ordinance also ensures that all streets

throughout the Village will be open to fire and rescue equipment in the event of an

overnight emergency. This is especially necessary in areas where narrow streets can block

large fire trucks. We will continue to enforce this ordinance. Thank you for your cooperation

with this ordinance. The initial fine for this violation is $75.00. This is a Village-wide

ordinance. PLEASE BE SURE THAT YOUR LATE NIGHT AND OVERNIGHT GUESTS

ARE MADE AWARE OF THIS AS WELL!

Village Meeting Schedule

Village Board Meetings - 8:00pm

Crestwood Civic Center | 13820 S. Cicero Ave | October 7th and 21st

Committee of the Whole - 7:00pm

Village Hall | 13800 S. Cicero Ave | October 5th and 19th

Planning Commission – Zoning Board 8:30pm

Crestwood Civic Center | 13820 S. Cicero Ave | October 25th



Important

Numbers

October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 3

Village Hall ………………..……..…………....…..

13800 S. Cicero Ave.

Main: (708) 371-4800

Fax: (708) 371-4849

Hours:

Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri.: 9:00am-4:00pm

Tues.: 9:00am-8:00pm

Police Department ………………..………….........

13840 S. Cicero Ave.

Main: (708) 371-4800 x 5007

Fax: (708) 371-8307

Nonemergency (708) 385-5131 Emergency: 911

Fire Department ……………….……………….......

13840 S. Cicero Ave.

Main: (708) 371-4800 x4000

Fax: (708) 385-2836

Recreation & Wellness Facility ………………......

5331 w. 135th St.

Main: (708) 371-4810

Hours:

Mon.-Thu.: 5:30am-10:00pm Friday 5:30am-

8:00pm

Sat.-Sun.: 7:00am-5:00pm

Library ……………….....…………….……….........

4955 135th St.

Main: (708) 371-4090

Hours:

Mon.-Thu.: 9:00am-8: 00pm

Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am-4:00pm

Sunday: Closed

Worth Township ………………..…………….……..

(708) 371-2900 (Residents north of 135th)

Bremen Township ……………….........................

(708) 333-9530 (Residents south of 135th)

Republic Services.……………….........................

(708) 385-8252

IDOT………………..……………….………………...

(847) 705-4222

Cook County Highway Dept. ………………...…..

(708) 448-8006 or (847) 705-4228

Breast Cancer: What

You Should Know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

— when we typically try to focus light on this

devastating disease, its detection and treatment.

But this awareness needs to be in place yearround

if we’re really going to reduce its impact.

Everyone should learn to recognize the signs

and symptoms of breast cancer, and any time a

lump or other anomaly is discovered, it warrants

investigation by a physician. At the same time,

it’s important to note that the presence of

symptoms do not necessarily indicate breast

cancer — but caution and early detection are

key, and that means regular self-examinations,

and mammograms every year or two for women

under 40, and more frequently — consult your

physician — for women over 40 OR who have

elevated risk factors for breast cancer.

HOW TO PERFORM A SELF-EXAM:

In the Shower – With the pads/flats of your

three middle fingers, check the entire breast

and armpit area, pressing down with light,

Breast Cancer Facts

• In 2021, an estimated 281,550 new cases of

invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in

women in the U.S. as well as 49,290 new cases of

non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

• Sixty-three percent of breast cancer cases are

diagnosed at a localized stage (i.e., there is no

sign that the cancer has spread outside of the

breast), for which the 5-year survival rate is 99

percent.

• This year, an estimated 43,600 women will die

from breast cancer in the U.S.

• Although rare, men get breast cancer too. At the

start of this year, it was estimated that 2,650 men

medium and firm pressure. Check both breasts

each month, feeling for any lump, thickening,

hardened knot, or any other breast changes.

In Front of a Mirror – Visually inspect your

breasts with your arms at your sides. Then raise

your arms overhead and look for any changes

in the contour, any swelling, or dimpling of the

skin, or changes in the nipples. Next, rest your

palms on your hips and press firmly to flex your

chest muscles. Left and right breasts will not

exactly match — few women’s breasts do, so

look for any dimpling, puckering, or changes,

particularly on one side.

Lying Down – When lying down, the breast

tissue spreads out evenly along the chest wall.

Place a pillow under your right shoulder and

your right arm behind your head. Using your left

hand, move the pads of your fingers around your

right breast gently covering the entire breast

area and armpit.

Use light, medium, and firm pressure. Squeeze

the nipple; check for discharge and lumps.

Repeat these steps for your left breast.

Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation

would be diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S.

in 2021, and that approximately 530 would die.

• One in eight women in the United States will be

diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

• Breast cancer is the most common cancer in

American women, except for skin cancers. It is

estimated that in 2021, approximately 30 percent

of all new women cancer diagnoses will be breast

cancer.

• There are more than 3.8 million breast cancer

survivors in the United States.

• On average, every 2 minutes a woman is

diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States.

Source: National Breast Cancer Foundation

Welcome Home, Neighbor!!!

Oak Forest mom Melanie Stump reached out to assist in

welcoming home Marine Cpl. Dominic Stump from his recent

tour, from which his unit was evacuated during the recent troop

withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Cpl. Stump arrived on Wednesday, Sept. 22nd, 2021, to an

effervescence of pride and joy at Midway Airport, and the

celebration lasted the entire route home to Oak Forest. There

were cheers and salutations down Cicero Ave., and Crestwood’s

first responders were part of the welcome. Cicero Ave. saw the

bright lights of our Fire, Police and EMA, underneath the highflying

flag of the United States of America in front of Village

Hall.

We are proud to have one of our residents, Nate Wielgosiak,

partake in the escort in his biker group, the Illinois Patriot

Guard, known for their honorable processions bringing home

soldiers in both joyous occasions and in sorrow. Crestwood

resident Dave Gier, longtime Sr. Captain rider with Illinois

Patriot Guard, emphatically states, “As long as these young men

and women are willing to serve our country, we will be there for

them!”

Welcome home, Cpl. Stump — we thank you for your service.

Marine Cpl. Dominic Stump was recently honored with a

patriotic procession upon his return from Afghanistan.

David Gier welcomes Marine Cpl. Dominic

Stump back home after his recent

tour in Afghanistan.

Crestwood Fire, Police and EMA welcomed

back Cpl. Dominic Stump with

much-deserved honor.


4 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

Farm to Table Thrives in the Southwest Suburbs

Something about fall and the time of harvest makes

us want to get out and enjoy the local farmer’s

markets spread out across the area. Whether

you’re looking for fresh produce, baked goods or

something unusual and handmade to give as a gift,

your local farmer’s markets are a great place to look.

Here are the dates, times and locations for some of

the Southwest Suburbs’ best places to shop localgrown

and -produced:

Alsip

Tuesdays through Oct. 26th, 3:00-7:00pm

12521 S. Kostner Ave.

Oak Forest

Saturdays through Oct. 30th, 8:00am-1:00pm

4850 W. 159th St.

Oak Lawn

Wednesdays through Oct. 18th, 7:00am-1:00pm

(Except Sept. 8)

52nd Ave. & Dumke Dr. (East of Library)

Palos Heights

Wednesdays through Oct. 13th, 8:00am-

1:00pm

12217 S. Harlem, Municipal Parking Lot

Tinley Park

Saturdays through Oct. 10th, 8:00am-12:30pm

173rd and Oak Park Ave., Metra Parking Lot

What’s in Season?

SEPTEMBER: Apples, Bell peppers, Berries,

Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Corn (sweet),

Cucumbers, Eggplant, Garlic, Grapes, Greens,

Herbs, Horseradish, Lettuce, Melons, Nectarines,

Okra, Onions, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Plums,

Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach,

Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and Turnips.

OCTOBER: Apples, Bell peppers, Cabbage,

Cauliflower, Corn (sweet), Cucumbers, Eggplant,

Garlic, Grapes, Greens, Herbs, Horseradish, Lettuce,

Melons, Okra, Onions, Pears, Peas, Plums, Potatoes,

Pumpkins, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spinach, Squash,

Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes and Turnips.

Prep Your Lawn Now

for Winter and Spring

In fall, we need to start thinking about preparing

our lawns for the fast-approaching winter and the

coming spring. At this time of year, grass is busily

absorbing water, energy, and nutrients before the

frost hits and the lawn is dormant for the season.

By following these tips from Popular Mechanics and

Lawn Doctor, you can help your lawn stay healthy

and lush come spring.

1. Fertilize your lawn. Fertilization can give your

lawn a nutrient boost that can be stored and

used through the winter. Most experts, Popular

Mechanics writes, say that if you only fertilize

annually, you should do it in the fall since grass

roots and rhizomes (stems right beneath the

soil’s surface) continue to grow quickly through

the fall. Wait until mid-to-late fall, then apply a

dry lawn fertilizer to all grassy areas; be careful

not to miss any spots. You could use a crankstyle

broadcast spreader, but for optimum

coverage, consider using a walk-behind drop

spreader. It takes a little longer, especially on

hilly yards, but it is the best way to apply an

even, consistent layer of fertilizer.

2. Keep mowing and watering your lawn

throughout the fall. Toward the end of fall,

drop the mower's blade to its lowest setting

for the last two cuttings of the year. That will

allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the

grass, and there will be less leaf to turn brown

during the winter. As you lower the blade, just

remember not to trim off more than one-third

of the grass blades at any one time. If necessary,

gradually lower the cutting height until the

time of the final two cuttings.

3. Rake or blow your lawn clean at least once a

week. This not only improves the appearance

of your lawn, but leaves block out sunlight,

and your lawn needs sunlight to store food for

the winter. If you wait until all the leaves have

fallen, they will get wet from rain and dew,

stick together and suffocate the grass, breeding

fungal diseases. If you don’t want to rake, you

can use a lawnmower that has a collection bag

or vacuum.

For more information, visit www.lawndoctor.com/

fall_lawn_care_tips.html and

www.popularmechanics.com/archive/home/

improvement/lawn-garden.

In the Works …

Our Public Works Department has

been busy around the Village. Here’s

an update of recent activity:

• Located and checked operation

of 18 b-box for water project off

Central that’s beginning soon

• Tested generator equipment at the

pump house

• Worked on 11 streetlights

throughout Village

• Jetted and cleaned five storm

sewers

• Performed 57 JULIE dig requests

• Repaired five sanitary manholes

• Installed two sunshade sails at

Playfield Park

• Seal coating of parking lot of Biela

and Stadium complex

• Cleared eight storm sewer catch

basins

• Cut town 10 trees/stump removal

• Worked on point repairs for

Storm Sewer Phase 3

• Applied markings and tested

B-boxes for Phase 2 of Water

Main project

CRESTWOOD ARTS COUNCIL

PRESENTS A

FINE ARTS FAIR

PLACE: CRESTWOOD RECREATION CENTER

DATE: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2021

TIME:10AM - 3PM CRESTWOOD ILLINOIS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30, 2021

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: NOVEMBER 4, 2021

CHECK IS PAYABLE TO: VILLAGE OF CRESTWOOD

APPLICATION FEE: $30/TABLE

(BRING OR MAIL PAYMENT TO

VILLAGE HALL 13800 S. CICERO)

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY

NAME: ---------------------------

MA I LING ADDRESS: ----------------------

C ITY: ------------- STATE: ---- ZIP CODE: ----

PHONE:( __)

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

EMAIL ADDRESS: _______________

SPECIAL REQUESTS: ----------------------

NUMBER OF TABLES: FEE: ----($30/TABLE)

-- CHECK HERE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE MUSIC

10AM 11AM 12PM 1PM 2PM

(CIRCLE A PREFERRED TIME SLOT)

APPLICANT'S WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND AGREEMENT

I HEREBY ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY EXHIBIT, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGE OR

LOSS THEREOF. I HEREBY RELEASE THE CRESTWOOD ART COUNCIL AND FAIR VOLUNTEERS

FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR LOSS, THEFT, DAMAGE OR PERSONAL INJURY DURING THE FAIR.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS FINE ARTS FAIR IS A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ONCE ACCEPTED MY ENTRY FEE IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE.

SIGNATURE:

DATE:

(OFFICE USE)

DATE RECEIVED: CHECK#: SPACE#: CONFIRM:

--- ---- ----- ---


October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 5

5K Run/Walk to Help

Provide Transitional

Housing for Those in Need

On Saturday, Oct. 16th, area residents will have the opportunity

to offer a second chance to those in need. Filling the Gap, a notfor-profit

organization dedicated to providing dignified and

transformational housing to people who need it, will host a 5K

run or walk at St. Julie Billiart Roman Catholic Church in Tinley

Park. The group is currently sustaining its program at the Sycamore

House, but is looking to expand its vision of creating environments

in the South Suburbs of Chicago where residents looking to rebuild

their lives can find the stability they need to get back on their feet.

For more information on Filling the Gap, visit fillingthegapnfp.com.

To register for the 5K, please use the QR code on the

accompanying graphic. We hope to see you there!

Pappas: 36,000 Properties

Part of Cook County’s First

Tax Sale in 2+Years; 19,000

Owe Less Than $1,000

Check your properties before sale starts Nov. 5

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas will conduct the first sale in

more than two years, of delinquent Cook County property taxes,

on Nov. 5th, 2021.

About $163.4 million in unpaid 2018 property taxes (that were

to be paid in 2019) is due on 36,000 homes, businesses and land.

Less than $1,000 is owed on 11,744 properties in Chicago, and

7,700 properties in suburban Cook County.

Pappas is sending owners of those properties a certified mailing

informing them that their unpaid taxes are scheduled to be sold,

which would put a lien against their properties. It is the first step

in a process that can end with the loss of a property.

Owners can avoid the Tax Sale by paying the delinquent taxes and

interest before the sale begins. To see if your taxes are delinquent

— and to make a payment — visit cookcountytreasurer.com

and select “Avoid the Tax Sale.” You can search by address or by

Property Index Number (PIN).

“About 75 percent of the taxes offered for sale are for properties in

majority Black and Latino communities,” Pappas said. “That’s why

Black and Latino Houses Matter, my program to help homeowners

find refunds and apply for tax exemptions, is so important.”

Owners may be unaware the taxes on their properties are headed

to the Tax Sale because the U.S. Postal Service has returned bills

and subsequent notices on 17,702 properties.

Also, as many as 207 seniors may be missing a senior exemption

and 184 seniors may be eligible for a senior freeze — two

exemptions that could reduce their tax bill. “Everyone should visit

cookcountytreasurer.com for more information,” Pappas said.

Per Illinois law, the annual Tax Sale traditionally is conducted

13 months after the due date but was delayed because of the

COVID-19 pandemic. Pappas plans to conduct the sale for 2019

unpaid taxes in May and for the 2020 taxes in November 2022.

Halloween is a fun, and spooky,

time of year for kids. Make

trick-or-treating safe for your little

monsters with a few easy safety tips.

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

KKK When choosing a costume, stay away from long trailing

fabric. If your child is wearing a mask, make sure the eye

holes are large enough so he or she can see out.

KKK Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or

glow sticks as part of their costume.

KKK Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper catch fire

easily. Keep all decorations away from open flames

and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters.

KKK Use a battery-operated candle or glow-stick in jack-olanterns.

If you use a real candle, use extreme caution.

Make sure children are watched at all times when

candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-olanterns,

use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility

lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from

anything that can burn and far enough out of the way

of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.

KKK Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so

nothing blocks escape routes.

KKK Make sure all smoke alarms in the home are working.

KKK Tell children to stay away from open flames including

jack-o-lanterns with candles in them. Be sure they know

how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches fire.

(Have them practice, stopping immediately, dropping

to the ground, covering their face with hands, and

rolling over and over to put the flames out.)

NATIONAL FIRE

PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

The leading information and knowledge resource

on fire, electrical and related hazards

Sparky ® is a trademark of the NFPA.

If your children are going to

Halloween parties at others’

homes, have them look for

ways out of the home and plan

how they would get out in an

emergency.

Did you know?

Decorations are the first thing

to ignite in roughly 800

reported home fires each year.

More than one-third of these

fires were started by a candle.

nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2019


6 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

JOHN Z. TOSCAS

ZENO J. TOSCAS

Attorneys at Law

Crestwood Residents

Former

State Prosecutor

Real Estate Closings & Contracts

Real Estate Tax Appeals

Traffic Citations

Wills & Trusts

Personal Injury

Worker’s Compensation

Village Ordinance Regarding

Boats, Trailers and Campers

Take Note: Village Ordinance Regarding Boats, Trailers and Campers

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so they can make the right choices. These rules are in place to preserve the appealing

character are educated of neighborhoods, on our Village and Ordinances to prevent eyesores so they and can other make problems the right that can result

when choices. vehicles These are rules parked are for in long place periods to preserve of time in the residential appealing areas, character or when of commercial

storage neighborhoods, activity is and wrongly to prevent taking place. eyesores and other problems that can

result when vehicles are parked for long periods of time in residential

§ 159.126 TRAILER, CAMPER AND BOAT PARKING RESTRICTIONS.

areas, or when commercial storage or activity is wrongly taking place.

§ 159.126 TRAILER, CAMPER AND BOAT PARKING

RESTRICTIONS.

(A) Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions

shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different

meaning.

Attorneys at Law LLC

448-0200

12616 S. Harlem, Palos Heights

Going Somewhere in

Crestwood? Dial-A-Ride!

While we’re all trying to stay in as much as possible these days due to COVID-19,

those needing to go out and about in Crestwood still can take advantage of the Pace

Dial-A-Ride system. The bus will take you anywhere within the corporate limits of

the Village of Crestwood. Ray, the best bus driver in Crestwood, has been doing an

outstanding job for more than 10 years now. He will make sure that you will receive

the best service possible.

The fee for a one-way trip is $2.25 for adults and $1.00 for students. Senior citizens

65 years of age and over can ride free at all times. The vehicle is wheelchair accessible.

You will be picked up at your home, and if that is your return destination, you will be

delivered there accordingly.

Dial-A-Ride is in service Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 3:45pm. It is easy

to set up an appointment to take you where you need to go. Simply call the Village

Hall at (708) 371-4800 on the day you would like to ride, then indicate the time you

need to be picked up and the approximate time that you will be returning. The Village

will do its best to accommodate your time schedule, but many people use this service

and with COVID restrictions in place, capacity is lower, so please give yourself a

comfortable amount of time to complete your tasks. You will travel in comfort, as the

bus is heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. COVID-19 restrictions

apply — you must wear a COVID-19-appropriate mask and maintain adequate social

distancing while aboard.

BOAT. Any device used or capable of being used for navigation on water.

BOAT TRAILER. Includes every vehicle designed or utilized for the

transportation of any boat, without motive power, designed for being

drawn by another vehicle.

COMMERCIAL TRAILER. A vehicular portable structure built on a

chassis designed to be used for a business, trade or occupation and which

may be used as a conveyance on streets or highways.

TRAVEL TRAILER. A vehicular, portable structure, built on a chassis,

designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and

vacation uses. A TRAVEL TRAILER shall include the following: selfcontained

travel trailer, pick-up coach, motorized home, camping trailer

and mobile home.

(B) Parking restrictions in residential districts. In an R-1 or R-2

Residential District, as defined in §§ 159.004, 159.033 and 159.047,

travel trailers, campers, boats, boat trailers or commercial trailers,

as herein defined, shall only be stored or parked in side or rear yards,

excluding side yards on corner lots that adjoin a public street. In addition

to the foregoing restrictions, travel trailers, campers, boats, boat trailers

or commercial trailers may only be stored or parked in an R-1 or R-2

Residential District if they are parked or stored at least three feet from

any lot line and placed on an asphalt or concreted surface.

(C) Special uses may be granted. Nothing contained in this section shall

prohibit granting of a special use, by reason of practical difficulties or

particular hardship, upon compliance with the provisions, terms and

conditions of §§ 159.170 through 159.175.

(Prior Code, § 9B-6-5) (Ord. 2232, passed 6-4-2015) Penalty, see §

159.999

Now you know how it works, so take advantage of the service. When you need a ride,

Dial-A-Ride!


October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 7

“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety” NFPA’s Theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA),

the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week

for more than 95 years, has announced “Learn

the Sounds of Fire Safety” as the theme for Fire

Prevention Week 2021, Oct. 3-9. From beeps to

chirps, this year’s campaign works to better educate

the public about the sounds smoke alarms make,

what those sounds mean, and how to respond to

them.

“Smoke alarms have played a leading role in

reducing fire death rates over the past 40 years,

but we still have more work to do in maximizing

their effectiveness,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA vice

president of Outreach and Advocacy.

According to the latest NFPA “Smoke Alarms in

the U.S.” report, working smoke alarms in the

home reduce the risk of dying in a reported fire by

more than half. However, almost three out of five

home fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke

alarms (41 percent) or smoke alarms that failed to

operate (16 percent); missing or non-functional

power sources, including missing or disconnected

batteries, dead batteries, and disconnected

hardwired alarms or other AC power issues, are the

This year’s FPW campaign, “Learn the Sounds of

Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the

different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide

alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm

sounds will keep you and your family safe. When

an alarm makes noises — a beeping sound or a

chirping sound — you must take action.

Frequently Asked Questions about smoke and

carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.

Q: What if someone in my home is deaf or hard

of hearing?

A: There are smoke alarms and alert devices that

alert people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These

devices include strobe lights that flash to alert

people when the smoke alarm sounds. Pillow or bed

shakers designed to work with your smoke alarm

also can be purchased and installed.

Q: What’s the difference between smoke

alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms?

Why do I need both?

A: Smoke alarms sense smoke well before you can,

alerting you to danger. In the event of fire, you may

have as little as 2 minutes to escape safely, which

is why smoke alarms need to be in every bedroom,

outside of the sleeping areas (like a hallway), and

most common factors when smoke alarms fail to

operate.

“People tend to remove smoke alarm batteries or

dismantle alarms altogether when the alarm begins

to chirp as a result of low batteries or the alarm is

no longer working properly, or when experiencing

nuisance alarms,” said Carli. “These behaviors

present serious risks to safety that can have tragic

consequences in the event of a fire.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Learn

the Sounds of Fire Safety,” helps people better

understand the reasons smoke alarms may

sound, and provides the know-how to effectively

address them. The campaign also addresses special

considerations for the deaf and hard of hearing,

along with information about carbon monoxide

alarms.

“Giving people the tools to properly respond to

alarms sounding — whether it’s an actual fire or

simply time to change a battery — can make a lifesaving

difference,” said Carli.

Key messages for “Learn the Sounds of Fire

Making the Most of Fire Prevention Week

on each level (including the basement). Do not put

smoke alarms in your kitchen or bathrooms.

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas

that displaces oxygen in your body and brain,

and can render you unconscious before you even

realize something is happening to you. Without

vital oxygen, you are at risk of death from carbon

monoxide poisoning in a short time. CO alarms

detect the presence of carbon monoxide and alert

you so you can get out, call 9-1-1, and let the

professionals check your home.

Q: How do I know which smoke and CO alarm

to choose for my home?

A: Choose an alarm that is listed with a testing

laboratory, meaning it has met certain standards

for protection. Whether you select a unit that

requires yearly changing of batteries, or a 10-year

unit that you change out at the end of the 10 years,

either will provide protection.

CO alarms also have a battery backup. Choose

one that is listed with a testing laboratory. For

the best protection, use combination smoke and

carbon monoxide alarms that are interconnected

throughout the home. These can be installed by a

qualified electrician, so that when one sounds, they

all sound. This ensures you can hear the alarm no

matter where in your home the alarm originates.

Safety” include:

• When a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide (CO)

alarm sounds, respond immediately by exiting

the home as quickly as possible.

• If your alarm begins to chirp, it may mean

that the batteries are running low and need

to be replaced. If the alarm continues to chirp

after the batteries are replaced, or the alarm is

more than 10 years old, it is time to replace the

alarm.

• Test all smoke and CO alarms monthly. Press

the test button to make sure the alarm is

working.

• If there is someone in your household who is

deaf or hard of hearing, install bed shaker and

strobe light alarms that will alert that person to

fire.

• Know the difference between the sound of a

smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide alarm —

three beeps for smoke alarms; four beeps for

carbon monoxide alarms.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week,

Oct. 3-9, 2021, and this year’s theme, “Learn the

Sounds of Fire Safety,” visit fpw.org.

Importance of Fire Prevention

In a fire, mere seconds can mean the difference

between a safe escape and a tragedy. Fire safety

education isn’t just for school children. Teenagers,

adults, and the elderly are also at risk in fires,

making it important for every member of the

community to take some time every October during

Fire Prevention Week to make sure they understand

how to stay safe in case of a fire.

About Fire Prevention Week

Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public

observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925,

President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire

Prevention Week a national observance, making

it the longest-running public health observance

in our country. During Fire Prevention Week,

children, adults and teachers learn how to stay

safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving

public education in an effort to drastically decrease

casualties caused by fires.

Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during

the week of Oct. 9th in commemoration of the

Great Chicago Fire, which began on Oct. 8th, 1871,

and caused devastating damage. This horrific

conflagration killed more than 250 people, left

100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400

structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of


8 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

Reclaim Missing Exemptions on

Your Property Tax Bill

If you’re a homeowner, by now you should have

received your 2020 Second Installment Tax Bill

in the mail. The Cook County Assessor’s Office

encourages you to look at the bottom left corner

to ensure that the correct exemption(s) have been

applied.

If your home was eligible for a homestead

exemption in a prior tax year (2017, 2018, 2019

or 2020) but the exemption was not applied to

the property tax bill, and you already paid the full

tax amount billed for that year, the Assessor’s

Office can help you obtain a refund through the

Certificate of Error process. For Tax Year 2020, the

Certificate of Error filing will result in a corrected

bill or a refund, depending on the time of the filing.

Your property must have been eligible in that

particular tax year, and you must provide a

We Watch, We Call!

Mayor Presta and the Board of Trustees have heard the requests of many to report

crimes in our Village. Working with our Police Department, a compiled snapshot of

a month’s reporting will be shown here in the Adviser. Our intent is to inform the

public in order to protect and be vigilant in calling upon our Police. The Mayor urges

all to stay tuned in to your neighbors’ well-being and property. Call our police, report

suspicious activity, be aware. (911 or Dispatch non-Emergency 708-385-5131).

Each month we continue to remind residents about all the

scams that are occurring. Please remember that if anyone

contacts you for any reason, overdue taxes, warrant for your

arrest, allegations of illegal activity on your accounts, and

offers to allow you to settle the matter by purchasing gift

cards, IT IS A SCAM!

Do not give anyone on the phone your personal or banking

information. Do not allow anyone over the phone or via email

or link to access your computer.

If you have any doubts at all, please contact the police

department for advice. Senior Service Office Tom Dawson

or any other police officer will be able to assist you in

determining if it is a scam. Our officers are here 24 hours a

day and would rather respond to assist you in preventing a

scam then to have to take a report in which you have been

scammed out of thousands of dollars.

Deceptive Practice

08-08-2921: A resident discovered several unauthorized credit

transactions on his Target account indicating that the purchases

were made in Florida and Georgia.

08-09-2021: A resident received a letter in the mail requesting

information about a Wells Fargo auto loan for which she did not

apply.

08-16-2021: A resident received a letter in reference to a new

Wells Fargo credit account for which he did not apply.

Theft

08-20-2021: Unknown suspects entered an unlocked vehicle

and took the vehicle keys and a purse from the 5300 block of

Waterbury Way.

08-29-2021: A vehicle that was left running with the keys in it

was stolen from the Speedway Gas Station.

photo ID and any other required supporting

documentation to demonstrate eligibility for the

missed exemption. For example, to apply for a

Homeowner Exemption Certificate of Error for

Tax Year 2019, you must provide at least one

document from the list of accepted documents that

demonstrate the home was your primary place of

residence as of Jan. 1st, 2019.

Certificate of Error applications can be filed

online at www.cookcountyassessor.com (click on

“All Forms & Tools” and select “Certificates of

Error”) with copies of supporting documentation.

Applications and documentation can also be sent

in my traditional mail or brought to the office in

person. Homeowners are strongly encouraged to

apply online, however, as representatives from the

Assessor’s Office can easily provide updates on the

status of applications.

When you put your recycling out for pickup

in the Village, Republic Services reliably

comes and picks it up each week, and that’s

it — out of sight, out of mind. But there are

costs to that service, and we would like to

share a brief breakdown of the numbers with

you:

Homes: $49,053.84

Condo: $26,417.34

Recycling Processing Charge: $1,164.28

Regulatory Compliance Charge: $87.42

Surplus Refund 2020 Forms

Currently Available

In order to qualify, the following must apply:

Make sure that you’re receiving all of the exemptions

to which you’re entitled.

For more information, visit

www.cookcountyassessor.com.

Village Scavenger Report for August

TOTAL CHARGES: $76,722.88 paid to

Republic Services

Please note that these costs are covered

by the Village at NO COST to Crestwood

residents. As always, we request that Village

residents do their best to ensure that their

recyclables remain free of food contaminants

and are as dry as possible when placed into

their appropriate receptacles.

1. You must be the owner of the home.

2. You must have lived in the home on Jan. 1st, 2020, and be currently residing in the

home.

3. You may not generate any rental income from the home.

4. You may not owe the Village any debts.

5. You need to have paid your real estate taxes for the 2020 year with no outstanding

balance.

6. For business owners: You also must have paid your taxes for the 2020 year.

7. A business owner needs to apply for his or her business.

(These are the main rules; once you pick up your form, it will list all the items that

need to be supplied with the form.)

If these apply to you, then you may come in and pick up a form from the Village Hall at

13800 S. Cicero Ave. Our hours are as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

We are open from 9:00am until 4:00pm; Tuesdays we are open from 9:00am until 8:00pm.

Retail Theft

08-10-2021: A female was arrested at Walmart for attempting to

steal $421 worth of merchandise.

08-27-2021: A female was arrested at Walmart for attempting to

steal $359 worth of merchandise.

Criminal Damage to Property

08-01-2021: Unknown suspects broke the window on a vehicle in

the 5300 block of Pleasant Lane.

08-13-2021: Unknown suspects damaged the steering column on

a vehicle that was parked at Alpha Auto Repair.

We ONLY accept original forms from the Village. Please do not photocopy the forms and

hand them out to your friends.

Forms are currently available for pick-up and are due back in our office with the

appropriate items by Friday, Nov. 5th, 2021, no later than 12:00pm. Checks will be

distributed Nov. 14th at the Crestwood Art Fair, held at the Crestwood Recreation &

Wellness Center, 5331 W. 135th St., Crestwood.

The Village of Crestwood is proud to continue the tradition of offering surplus property tax

rebates, and we thank you in advance for adhering to the above guidelines.


October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 9

The morning of Aug. 23rd saw St. Christopher School students show up to begin

the school’s 98th consecutive year.

Caption:

The morning of Aug. 23rd saw St. Christopher School students show up to begin the

school’s 98th consecutive year.

St. Christopher School Begins

Its 98th Consecutive Year of

Operations

On Monday, Aug. 23rd, St. Christopher School started the 2021-22 school

year, beginning its 98th consecutive year of operations. Since beginning in

September 1924, the school has graduated more than 5,000 students.

The growth that the school has experienced over the past several years has

continued into the 2021-22 school year. School enrollment currently stands

at approximately 245 students. This is the highest level of enrollment the

school has experienced in the past 15 years. Due to high enrollment, the

school has opened a second classroom for two grades, and has a waiting list

for an additional grade.

Last year, after safely returning to in-person learning, the school exceeded

learning goals as set out by the standardized i-Ready assessment exam. For

the 2020-21 school year, students achieved 131 percent of the expected

annual learning growth in math and 117 percent of the expected growth in

reading, indicating that teachers and students exceeded the national growth

averages and continued to excel in the classroom despite the challenges

introduced by the pandemic.

Dr. Michelle Walthers, school principal, stated “Each day, when I walk into

our classrooms, I see motivated and enthusiastic students accomplishing

their academic goals. When I walk down our halls, I see a warm, welcoming

Christian environment where students feel comfortable in their learning

environment’. I am so proud of our teachers, staff and students. I am honored

to be a part of this rich history and am looking forward to great things in our

future as we head toward our second century of operation.”

TOP PHOTO: Students Angel Rabadi (left) and Ava Serdar wait in line to stain

wooden boards. LEFT PHOTO: Shepard student Angel Rabadi (left) stains wood as

part of the bed construction. RIGHT PHOTO: Leo Club from Shepard High School

volunteered to build beds for children and families living in needs for the charity

Sleep in Heavenly Peace on Saturday, September 11. Faculty sponsor Camille

Tunstall (middle) appears with students Angel Rabadi (left) and Ava Serdar.

Leo Club Makes Beds for

Children in Need

The Leo Club from Shepard High School recently volunteered to build beds

for children living in need at First Midwest Bank in Oak Forest.

Organized by the charity Sleep in Heavenly Peace, the event brought

together volunteers from the Alsip Chamber of Commerce and the Leo Club.

“The target was 10 beds and we pulled off 20!” Leo Club faculty sponsor

Camille Tunstall said. “The club enjoyed staining the wood the most.”

Sleep in Heavenly Peace organizes events like this to build, assemble and

deliver beds to children and families in need around the country.

St. Christopher School students head inside Aug. 23rd for their first day of the 2021-

tion: St. Christopher School students head inside Aug. 23rd for their first day of the

22 school year.

1-22 school year.

Leo Club is the high-school affiliate of Lions Clubs International. Chapters

around the country perform a wide range of service work in their

communities.


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BIELA CENTER

4545 Midlothian Turnpike - Crestwood, IL

CALENDAR: OCTOBER 2021

For more Information

708-371-4800 Ext: 6002

MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY | Fitness from 11am-12pm

TUESDAY | Bingo at 1pm

FRIDAY | Bingo at 1:15pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

1

Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness

11AM-12PM

Bingo 12:15PM

Lunch Turkey Wraps

Line Dance 6:30PM-10PM

4 Chair Fitness 5 Carols Fitness 9-10AM 6 Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM 7 8

11AM-12PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Baked Mostaccioli

& Garlic Bread

Chair Fitness

11AM-12PM

Senior Club 12:15PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

Carols Fitness

9AM-10AM

Line Dance Lessons

1PM-2PM

Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch Polish Sausage

and Sauerkraut

Bingo 12:15PM

11 12 13 Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM 14 15

CLOSED -

Columbus day

Carols Fitness

9AM - 10AM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Tacos, Rice & Beans

Crochet Beginner Class 4PM-6PM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

Carols Fitness

9AM-10AM

Line Dance Lessons

1PM-2PM

Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch Salisbury Steak

Bingo 12:15PM

Friday Night Line

Dance 6:30PM-10PM

Chair Fitness

Carols Fitness

18 19 20 Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM 21 Carols Fitness 22

11AM-12PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

Crochet 4-6PM

9AM-10AM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Chili

Crochet Beginner Class 4PM-

6PM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Senior Club 12:15PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

9AM-10AM

Line Dance Lessons

1PM-2PM

Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch Chicken Tortellini

Alfredo

Bingo 12:15PM

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11AM-12PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

Crochet 4-6PM

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9AM-10AM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Halloween Party ($10

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Crochet Beginner Class

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Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Pilates 6PM-7PM

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Four Winds Casino

10AM-3PM

Line Dance Lessons

1PM-2PM

Pilates 9:15AM-10:15AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch Cheesy Beef Goulash

Bingo 12:15PM

Friday, October 1st: Turkey Bacon Ranch Wraps

Tuesday, October 5th: Baked Mostaccioli & Garlic Bread

Friday, October 8th: Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut

Tuesday, October 12th: Tacos, Rice & Beans

Friday, October 15th: Salisbury Steak

Tuesday, October 19th: Chili

Friday, September 22nd: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo

Tuesday, October 26th: Halloween Party ($10 this day only)

Friday, October 29th: Cheesy Beef Goulash

Lunches are $5.00, served Fridays to 12:15pm, Tuesdays is 12pm. Bingo

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Come to the Biela Center in Crestwood for a 1920s Gangster Murder

Mystery dinner party!

Murder At Oh Henry's Speakeasy! Play games and participate in a variety

of fun activities to earn clues to the mystery!

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Location: 4545 Midlothian Turnpike, IL, 60418

Date & Time: Friday, October 22 nd , 2021 @ 6:00pm

Price: $50 per person, this includes dinner from Barracos, a Dessert,

Beverage and the show!

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CLASS MONDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2021

NO

BIELA CENTER

THE

is Super Seniors?Super Seniors is a convenientand voluntary program for driver’s

What

renewal, which includes Rules of the Road classroom instruction, and a

license

exam. The Rules of the Road Review Course also includes a review of safe

vision-screening

techniques and Illinois driving laws. You may also renew your License plates.

driving

Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services Unit will be available for participants to r enew

A

driver's licenses. An identification card can be obtained for $20.00; however, if you are

their

Drivers age 75 and older are required to takea driving test to

FYI,

their driver’s licenses; therefore they must visit a

renew

may download a copy of the course workbook from the website below:

You

www.cyberdriveillinois.com/services/services_for_seniors/programs.html

Since the American

Christmas.

War also took place during this time period, Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln would like to tell you what

Civil

was like in America, and howsome of the customs we observe today came to

Christmas

such as the origins of Christmas Tree and Santa Claus, typical menus and party

be,

New Year’s Day receptions, and the best Christmas present Abraham Lincoln

entertainments,

received!

ever

War General George Henry Thomas and his wife, Frances, will be explaining the

Civil

of some of our favorite classic Christmas carols.

backgrounds

Traditional Seasoned Turkey with Homemade Dressing, Mashed Potatoes &

Menu:

and Cranberry Walnut Compote served with Green Beans. Fresh Tossed Garden

Gravy

smell of roasted nuts, fresh pretzels, bratwurst, and hot spiced wine, the

The

of music, and the glimmer of sparkling Christmas ornaments, all in a

sound

atmosphere - this is the authentic German-style Christkindlmarket

cozy

experience.

can explore vendors' products from all around the world and enjoy the

Visitors

shopping experience while enjoying international food, beverages and

unique

at the outdoor market that is always free of admission. Children

performances

the opportunity to participate in Kinder Club activities.

have

to make some wonderful memories, collect a specialty souvenir mug,

Ready

get into the holiday spirit?

and

OCTOBER

Night Classes: Monday & Wednesday Nights,6pm-7pm

October

of classes in October: 5 th , 7 th , 12 th ,

Dates th , 19 th , 21 st , 26 th & 28 th

14

Center:

Biela

Midlothian Turnpike

4545

your cowboy boots, cowboy hats and come on down to Boot Scootin’

Grab

the night away!

Boogie

is as on May 27,2021 a message from the FourWinds Casino Shuttle. We have moved

This

the CDC recommendation on masks, so anyone who is vaccinated does not have to wear a

to

Includes: $15.00 Instant Slot Credit, **Up to $10.00 Food Credit ,** Up

Cost

$10 Food credit can be used towards the following food outlets The Buffet,

to

Name:

Full

Address:

& State:

City

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October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 11

CAROL’S SENIOR FITNESS CLASS FOR

OCTOBER 2021

Tuesday and Thursday Classes

9:15am -10:15am

Are you looking for more ways to have fun, win some

prizes, and love to play Bunco?

The Biela Center has started hosting Bunco on the First

Thursday of every month, from 2pm-4pm.

Admission will be $5.00 every time in order to win select

prizes. We hope to see you there!

Please Contact Ashley with any questions @

708-371-4800 EXT: 6002

Biela Center: 4545 Midlothian Turnpike Crestwood, IL

Let’s Roll!

Biela Center Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please consider buying an extra item or two when you are out shopping!

Donations are being accepted at the:

Crestwood Biela Center

4545 Midlothian Turnpike

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Should your family be in need, please call the Biela Center to reserve a

basket. Limit one per household. Baskets are limited.

Baskets will be distributed on Wednesday, Nov. 24 th

Cindy: 708-371-4800 ext. 6001

Ashley: 708-371-4800 ext. 6002

Total number of classes: 8

Cost: $40.00 for the month of October

(You must pay for the whole month — NO EXCEPTIONS)

Total amount due at your First class,

Tuesday Oct. 5 th , 2021.

Payments can be by cash, check or debit/credit card.

Please make checks payable to: Village of Crestwood

No Refunds!!

(If you miss a class, you will need to reschedule with Carol.)

Crestwood, IL 60418

Any questions, please call Ashley at 708-371-4800 Ext: 6002

Bunco Players have talent. They can roll dice and talk at

the same time.

As of June 9, 2021, there will be a fee of 2.95% when using a credit card.

All other items being paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check will incur a 2.95% processing fee (minimum

of $1.95), assessed by Invoice Cloud, the Village of Crestwood's electronic payment processing vendor.

Jacob Henry Mansion Estate

WITH CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR DIANA ESPARZA

EXPERIENCE A

WITH

MR. & MRS.

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY

LINCOLN.

When we think of a

traditional Christmas, we

usually mean a Victorian

FRIDAY NIGHT LINE DANCE PARTY!

Come prepared to take part in a fun sing-along!

Enjoy a Holiday pipe organ concert in our Old Central Church following the event!

Date: November 18, 2021

Dates: Friday October 1st, 2021

Depart: 10:30am

&

Return: 4:00pm

Cost: $75.00

Friday October 15th, 2021

Forms of Payment: Cash, Check or Credit cards are accepted.

Please make checks payable to Village of Crestwood.

Time: 6:30pm to 10:00pm

Cost includes: Coach Transportation, admission to the show & Luncheon.

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

Location: Biela Center

4545 Midlothian Turnpike, Crestwood, IL

Salad, Warm Rolls and Whipped Butter, Entree, Dessert, Coffee or Tea.

11:15 AM-12:00 PM

As Always: Cash Bar Available

Cost: $5.00 per person

Call Ashley or Cindy to reserve your spot 708-371-4800 Option #6

$2.00 per class

***Enter through the back door entrance***

** Tickets must be paid by November 5, 2021 ***

No refunds, you may transfer your seat to another person.

To reserve your spot please email:

4545 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE

As of June 9, 2021, there will be a fee of 2.95% when using a credit card.

LDAlearntolinedance@gmail.com

CRESTWOOD, IL 60418

708-371-4800 EXT: 6002

All other items being paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check will incur a 2.95% processing fee

(minimum of $1.95), assessed by Invoice Cloud, the Village of Crestwood's electronic payment processing

vendor.

Men, Women, Guests of ALL AGES are welcome

All CDC COVID-19 guidelines are being followed.

THE CHRISTKINDLMARKET

Boot Scootin’ Boogie!

We offer Line Dancing lessons every Thursday!

Date: Thursday December 2 nd , 2021

Time: 10am (bus departs at 10:30am)

The Biela Senior Center Presents …

Monday Movie Matinee

4545 Midlothian Turnpike

Crestwood, IL

Return: 5:00pm

Time: 1pm to 2pm

Cost: $30.00 Coach Transportation

Biela Center

Location:

Midlothian Turnpike, Crestwood, IL

4545

$20.00 for the month

Cost:

through the back door entrance***

***Enter

Call Ashley or Cindy to reserve your spot 708-371-4800 Option# 6.

*** Must be paid in full by November 18 th , 2021 ***

Come join us in the comfort of our living room from

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Choose from a wide variety of titles

(or let us know in advance of what you would like to see)

To reserve your spot please email:

LDAlearntolinedance@gmail.com

Men, Women, Guests of ALL AGES are welcome

All CDC COVID-19 guidelines are being followed.

As of June 9, 2021 there will be a fee of 2.95% when using a credit card.

All other items being paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check will incur a 2.95% processing fee

(minimum of $1.95), assessed by Invoice Cloud, the Village of Crestwood's electronic payment processing

vendor.

A small concession will be available for purchase

CAROL’S OCTOBER PILATES

The Four Winds Casino

Rules of the Road is back!!

There is still a guideline we will have to follow, this may change closer to our trip.

Masks must be worn on the bus traveling to the casino.

Mark your calendars!!

7 Night Classes in October

Super Seniors

$8.00 a class

Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

This will be done on the honor system as no checks will be pe rformed. We will still

mask.

Cost: $56.00 for the month

be requiring temperatures be taken before coming out to the casino.

Time: 10am-2pm

Must be paid by Monday, October 4th, 2021.

Date: October 28, 2021

Location: Biela Center 4545 Midlothian Turnpike, Crestwood, IL

No Class on Monday October 11th, 2021, in observation Columbus Day

Depart: 9:30am

4545 Midlothian Turnpike Crestwood, IL 60418

October Morning Classes: Wednesday & Friday Mornings, 9:15am-10:15am

Return: 4:30 pm

8 Morning Classes in October

Cost: $30.00 per person

$8.00 a class

Cost: $64.00 for the month.

age 65 and older you may obtain a free, non-expiring State of Illinois photo ID card.

Must be paid by Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Timbers Fast Food & Deli, Grab N Go, Kankakee Bar & Grill.

Any questions please call Ashley 708-371-4800 EXT: 6002

All classes must be paid in full BEFORE you begin classes —

NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you would like to attend, please fill this out and return to Ashley.

Driver Services Facility.

Payments can be made by cash, check or debit/credit card.

Rules of the Road Review Course

Please make checks payable to:Village of Crestwood

No Refunds!!

To register for Rules of the Road Review Course,

please call Ashley at 708-371-4800 EXT: 6002

you miss a class, you will need to reschedule with Carol.)

(If

questions, pleasecall Ashley at 708-371-4800 Ext: 6002

Any

As of June 9, 2021, there will be a fee of 2.95% when using a credit card.

All other items being paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check will incur a 2.95% processing fee (minimum

of $1.95), assessed by Invoice Cloud, the Village of Crestwood's electronic payment processing vendor.

W-Club Card:

Current

As of June 9, 2021, there will be a fee of 2.95% when using a credit card.

All other items being paid using a credit card, debit card or e-check will incur a 2.95% processing fee (minimum

of $1.95), assessed by Invoice Cloud, the Village of Crestwood's electronic payment processing vendor.


12 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

VIDA SAČIĆ “PRESS AND CLAY

EXHIBITION”

Through Oct. 25th, 9:00am-4:00pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Robert F. DeCaprio Art

Gallery | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills

Vida Sačić is a Chicago-based artist, designer and educator, whose

work in print media explores the relationship between printing

and language, comprising large-scale printed installations, and

assemblages of prints on paper, textiles and fiber using moveable

type. Her clay sculptures function as translations of the printed

word and often are paired with historic printing tools. These

production tools allow for a focus on the process of production,

and imply a greater social narrative that speaks to the history of

labor through print media. A reception and artist talk will take

place on Monday, Oct. 25, with the time to be determined. For

more information, visit morainevalley.edu/fpac or call (708) 974-

5500. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

CERQUA RIVERA DANCE THEATER

Saturday, Oct. 9th, 7:30pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy Menker

Theater | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre was founded in 1999 by Joe Cerqua,

composer and musician; Wilfredo Rivera, choreographer and

dancer; and Matt Lamb, painter. Through an intense focus on

personal narratives, the combined talents of its diverse company

and the multiple artistic languages with which the company

communicates, Cerqua Rivera engages audiences in magnetic

human stories at once new and deeply familiar. Tickets are

available for in-person ($35), at morainevalley.edu/fpac. (Member

discounts, as well as discounts for Veterans and active military

are available. Students are FREE with I.D.) For questions, email

BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 974-5500.

GET UP AND GET OUT!

BILINGUAL COYOTE HIKE

Sunday, Oct. 10th, 6:00pm

Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

9800 Willow Springs Rd., Willow Springs

Yip, bark and howl as you explore the forest for sounds of coyotes.

This is a bilingual English/Spanish program. Registration is

required. For more information or to register, call (708) 839-6897

or email littlered.schoolhouse@cookcountyil.gov. All visitors over

2 years of age must wear a mask indoors at all times. Unvaccinated

visitors should also wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing

(six feet from other people) is not possible. Cost: FREE.

“STEPPIN’ OUT” WITH BEN VEREEN

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 7:30pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy Menker

Theater | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills

Ben’s show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to

Broadway, Frank Sinatra and a very special tribute to Sammy

Davis Jr. Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen is a contemporary and

timeless journey through the Broadway songbook. Ben promises

an evening of song and dance, filled with entertainment and

laughter, stories and inspiration.

Tickets are available for in-person ($35), at morainevalley.edu/

fpac. (Member discounts, as well as discounts for Veterans and

active military are available. Students are FREE with I.D.) For

questions, email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu or call (708) 974-

5500.

“FIRE AND RAIN” FEATURING JIM

WITTER WITH GISELLE SANDERSON

Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 7:30pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy Menker

Theater | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills

The year is 1970-something … we’re all teenagers again, and

mom and dad have gone out for the night. What does any typical

teenager do? Have a party! Sing along to hits like “It’s Too Late,”

“Carolina on My Mind,” “You’ve Got a Friend,” “I Feel the Earth

Move” and many more. Settle in for a house party you won’t want

to end, but don’t be too loud — we don’t want the neighbors

calling the police! Tickets are available for in-person ($35), at

morainevalley.edu/fpac. (Member discounts, as well as discounts

for Veterans and active military are available. Students are FREE

with I.D.) For questions, email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu or

call (708) 974-5500.

MYCHAL J. TOSCAS

BROKER

15812 S. Wolf Road

Orland Park, IL 60462

708.431.3111

Fax 708.361.9618

Life-long Crestwood

Resident

E-Mail mtoscas@c21affiliated.com

Attention Veterans

If you were honorably discharged from the U.S. military

and believe you suffer from an injury or illness that you

contracted because of your service, you are invited to

attend a meeting of the Disabled American Veterans

(DAV), Chapter 84 in Crestwood to get help in filling a

claim for your injury or illness.

There is no charge or fees for this service. The DAV is

a national service organization comprised of veterans

dedicated to helping other veterans receive the medical

attention and compensation they deserve.

DAV Chapter 84 meets on the First Friday of each month

at 6:30 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge #1596 at 4428 Midlothian

Turnpike in Crestwood, Illinois. National and Chapter

Service Officers will be available to assist you in filing a

claim for compensation and medical assistance. Bring a

copy of your DD-214 to the meeting with you.

Again, this service and all subsequent services provided

by the DAV are free of charge. To learn more about the

DAV and its mission to serve disabled veterans visit their

website at: www.DAV84.org.

ELK'S LODGE #1596 | 4428 Midlothian Turnpike in Crestwood, Illinois.


Paul Kostalik

Preserving Our

Heritage: Paul

Kostalik

By Ken McClory

As part of the Tinley Park American Legion Post

615 “Preserving Our Heritage” initiative, we look

this month at the stories and revelations of the

valor and sacrifice of Paul Kostalik.

Paul was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago on 19th and Wolcott. He

was 12 years old when his father died in 1931. He graduated from Crane Technical

High School, an all-boys school recognized for its excellent technical education. Like

many of his generation, he survived the Great Depression and as was the norm,

immediately found a full-time job.

He worked various jobs, including three years at the Pilsen Food Shop, before

receiving his draft notice in October 1943. Paul reported to Camp Grant, an 18,000-

acre Civilian Conservation Corps facility just outside Rockford, Ill. Besides being

an Army boot camp, Camp Grant also served as a prisoner-of-war detention center,

holding more than 25,000 German troops captured during the war. Kostalik’s highly

developed technical skills were obvious to the Army as he completed extensive

training, and he was assigned as a field lineman in the headquarters Battery of the

751st Field Artillery Battalion.

In Camp Bowie, Texas, the 751st operated a weapons system to deliver surface-tosurface

long-range indirect fire. Its mission, according to Kostalik, was to destroy,

neutralize or suppress the enemy with cannon fire, and his job was to install and

maintain communication wire and cables. However, where he was headed, his job

would have to be accomplished during perilous battlefield combat. The 751st FA BN

knew where they were going after their ocean voyage to Scotland for joint training

exercises, along with the Navy and Army Air Corps, rehearsing timing routes of

advance and contact points in preparation for D-Day, Kostalik crossed the English

Channel on Aug. 30, 1944, 84 days after D-Day, with the human debris, battle

carnage and overwhelming mass of battle-scorched material welcoming him as he

landed on Utah Beach. One day later, the 751st was in combat with the German

Army, and that combat would go on continuously for more than 8 months, until the

Germans’ surrender on May 7th and 8th, 1945.

October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 13

OCTOBER LIBRARY EVENTS

Crestwood Public Library

October News and Events

The Library is fully open to the public with regular hours.

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 8:00pm,

Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm, & Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

In accordance with state and local guidelines, the Crestwood Public Library will continue to practice safety guidelines

while open to assist in the preventive measures of minimizing the spread of Covid-19.

Following the CDC guidelines face coverings will be required by all staff and patrons who enter the building

or attend any library program, regardless of vaccination status.

Visit our Website

Visit our Crestwood Public Library website for all current information, to order materials,

and see our upcoming program information. Visit www.crestwoodlibrary.org

Digital Resources

We encourage you to use our e-services by checking out hoopla, Media On Demand, e-Read Illinois, or Libby,

for digital audio book, DVD, and magazine selections.

Facebook Page

Visit the Crestwood Library Facebook page for the latest library news, events, and updates. Information on all of our virtual events

and programs for kids, adults and families will be posted on our Facebook page, so like our page to stay up to date on what is

happening at the Crestwood Library.

Little Free Libraries for Books

Need a book to read and cannot make it into the library? Our two Little Free Libraries, located at Walker Park and Playfield Park,

are stocked with adult and children’s books - free to a good home. Feel free to take a book or two to read at home.

You may also leave a book for others if you would like to. Please do not put library books in the Little Free Library.

For more information, call the Crestwood Library at 708-371-4090

Services now available at Crestwood Public Library

To provide more services to our patrons, Crestwood Library would like to announce the addition

of 2 new services now available for our patrons.

Have you tried yet ?

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by Crestwood Public Library that allows you to borrow movies, music,

audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! Titles can be streamed

immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from,

with more being added daily. Hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.

Contact the Library or visit our website for more details

Check out Explore More Illinois!

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by the library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to

museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. Check out and print a

pass from home today! To get started, visit our website and click on the Explore More Illinois logo.

To learn more or to begin using these services, visit our website: www.crestwoodlirary.org!

October Events for

Families and Youth

Their first battle was in Dinard, France, where they eliminated a well-entrenched

German garrison on the Ile de Cézembre. This was the start of seemingly endless

combat for Kostalik across northern France, Belgium, Holland, Central Europe, and

finally Germany. Kostalik recalled while on the battlefield that com-lines went down

between units with orders for him to troubleshoot the problem and make necessary

repairs.

Linemen regularly requested volunteers to accompany them on these missions, but

Kostalik generally completed the job unescorted, leaving him vulnerable to enemy

attack. By Christmas 1944, the 751st engaged in the Battle of the Bulge in Roetgen,

Germany. On Christmas Eve, all hell broke loose, and the battalion expended more

than 25,000 rounds, but soon Patton’s army helped to drive the Germans back,

liberating Bastogne and enabling the Army to go on the offensive.

There is a U.S. military cemetery in Luxembourg where many from this battle are

buried, all with headstones showing a few days before or after Christmas 1944. Most

are young, men approximately 23 years old, and some were Kostalik’s buddies who

didn’t make it. The 751st fought on, and by late April 1945, nearing VE (Victory

over Europe) Day, when Germany surrendered, celebrated victory, but at a cost very

difficult to bear. Countless battalion heroes were killed in action and wounded by

the enemy. PFC Paul Kostalik wore the trauma and scars of WWII, and was a battlehardened

warrior, and was honorably discharged in January 1946. He was awarded

numerous battle decorations, with each star on a ribbon standing for a major battle

or campaign. He was awarded four battle stars for campaign action in northern

France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), the Rhineland and Central Europe; three

Overseas Battle Bars, with four Bronze Battle Stars; the Eastern African and the

Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon; the Good Conduct Medal; and the World War II

Victory Medal.

His military contribution to our nation’s freedom is both impressive and inspiring.

Prior to his passing, he was a member of the American Legion Central Park Post

1028 for more than 65 years, as well as a member of the post’s Honor Guard Ritual

Team. He also was an active member of the St. Pancratius Holy Name Society, and

the Polish National Alliance.

Thank you, Paul, for your honorable character, unwavering patriotism and

extraordinary contribution to the ongoing “Preserving Our Heritage” initiative.

Ken McClory is a Tinley Park American Legion Post 615 member who authored the feature

and is currently taking the lead in his Post’s “Preserving Our Heritage” initiative.

Crestwood Public Library

October Adult Programs

The Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire, is often presumed to have started accidentally when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern

in the O’Leary barn on October 8, 1871 by DeKoven Street in Chicago. Historian Jim Gibbons returns with a virtual

program for the Crestwood Public Library to discuss the events that took place before, during, and after The Great

Chicago Fire. Gibbons will explain the theories on how the fire began, its impact on the area and its residents, and

how fire prevention and building codes were affected and updated after the fire.

Monday, October 11th, 6:00 PM (Virtual Program)

Preserving Our Forests Series

We've partnered with the Cook County Forest Preserve to bring you a monthly series of informational

videos about the preservation of our prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and savannas. This month, we'll take

at look at Organized Chaos: Coordinating Largescale Fire Management. We'll learn more about how

prescribed fires assist in the maintenance of the land throughout the state. This educational video will be

available to watch on our website, as well as our Facebook page beginning Monday, October 4th.

Author in the Spotlight: Chris Bohjalian

Join us for a live, virtual author event with Chris Bohjalian this month where he'll discuss more about his latest

novel Hour of the Witch! Chris Bohjalian is an Armenian-American novelist and the author of 20 novels,

including Midwives, The Sandcastle Girls, The Guest Room, and The Flight Attendant. Bohjalian's work has

been published in over 30 languages, and three of his novels have been adapted into films. Please visit our

website calendar for registration information. A limited number of seats are available.

Wednesday, October 27th, 6:30 PM (Virtual Program)

Stampin' Up Card Class!

This month we're bringing back our in-person version of our popular Stampin' Up Card Class!

Limited seating is available in order to safely accommodate our patrons. If you're interested in joining our

in-person demonstration, please call (708) 371-4090, or visit the Front Desk to register. Cost is $5 per

person. Monday, October 18, at 6:00 PM. Face Masks will be required by all who attend.

Adult Book Club

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM for our patron run book club!

Read new or old favorites, and meet some new friends! Title suggestions are always welcome.

Our October Book Club will meet on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Free Medicare & Health Insurance Seminars

Please join Bill Johnson - a local independent insurance agent with over 25 years experience in the

Medicare and health insurance industry - for free informational seminars at the Crestwood Library. Space

is limited for these events, so we strongly encourage registration in order to provide safe social distancing.

Wednesday, October 20th, 10:00 AM: Topic TBA (in- person)

Wednesday, October 27th, 10:00 AM: Topic TBA (in-person)

Scrabble Club

Looking for a group of friends to play Scrabble with? Stop by the library to join a game and meet some

new folks! Space is limited. Please register. (In-Person Program)

Saturday, October 16, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Masks will be required to play scrabble.

Needles & Yarn Knitting Club

Interested in learning how to knit or just want to make new friends? Join us for another session of

Needles & Yarn! Beginners (and knitting veterans) welcome!

Monday, October 25th, 6:30 PM (In-Person Program)


14 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

Astros Beat Marist

for 3rd at WCRC

The varsity boys’ soccer team from Shepard High School

recently edged Marist by a score of 2-1 to take 3rd place in

the Windy City Ram Classic at Reavis High School.

Zack Soltysiak scored both goals, and Dan Leonard dished

an assist to lead the Astros to the win over the Red Hawks.

During the tournament, the Astros defeated Lincoln-Way

East and Bloom, the pre-season no. 1 team ranked by the

Daily Southtown. They lost a heartbreaker by a score of 2-1

to Joliet West in the semifinal before beating Marist.

IN SHEPARD SPORT NEWS

The varsity boys’ soccer team from Shepard High School beat Marist to take 3rd place in the Windy City

Ram Classic tournament.

An Incredible Year for Crestwood Fastpitch

On Friday Aug. 6th, the 14U Crestwood Fastpitch Angels completed an

amazing season, winning the SWI Championship. This team made us all so

proud all year. Their overall record was 17-1. There were some close games

along the way, but no matter what they stayed positive, supported each other

and never gave up, coming back from a 9-3 deficit to win, coming back from

losing the last game of season after a 15-0 start to beat that very good Palos

team in the championship.

In the championship game there were five lead changes, and the game was

close all throughout. There were chances to get down, hang their heads, but the

vibe stayed good. They knew they could win, and they did!

We’ve had some very good teams over the years. The special thing about this

team was the vibe, the camaraderie, and spirit. We had girls in their seventh

season and new girls in their seventh month. Everyone contributed and

got better, and played to the best of their abilities. The team was managed

by Bryan Leonard, along with assistant coaches Kerry Zarobsky and Dan

McDermott.

Congratulations, ladies!!!

#15 Millie Redican

#3 Alex Wolcott-

Leonard

#12 Jill Zarobsky

#19 Delaney Redmond

#10 Jackie Duran

#5 Destiny Villagomez

#7 Mia Durham

#14 Maggie McDermott

#1 Kasey Jackson

#20 Lizzy Wiltjer

#25 Haley Najjar

#13 Camila Perez

#26 Kally Gazdziak

Manager: Bryan

Leonard

Coach: Kerry Zarobsky

On Wednesday Aug. 4th, the Crestwood Fastpitch 16U Inferno played in the

16U SWI Championship game. It taught all the girls and their parents the very

definition of perseverance.

Up 3-1 going into the top of the 5th, the Midway Flames scored seven runs,

making it 8-3. When the girls came off the field, they circled around and had a

quick discussion. The girls looked at Coach Jon O’Brien and collectively said —

figuratively — “Hold my beer.” They proceeded to score five runs in the bottom

of the 5th, tying the game 8-8. Top of the 6th, they went one, two, three. They

continued on to the bottom of the 6th, during which they scored two more

runs.

Entering the top of the 7th, the Inferno was up 10-8. Midway scored one with

one out. Crestwood recorded the second out. And then with two outs and a

runner on first, Jessica Masias recorded the third out with a K. It was a special

night — not because anyone won a trophy, but because the hard work that

everyone put in was validated with winning the very last game of the year. The

Inferno’s overall record was 15-2-1. The team was managed by Jon O’Brien,

along with assistant coaches Paul Brouch and Wally Leskiak.

#42 Jess Masias

#24 Maya Conners

#29 Jen Lesniak

#17 Alyssa Seals

#21 Miyanna Tate

#1 Rylee Haak

#16 Hannah

Lesniewicz

#18 Savannah Smolik

#20 Jade Smolik

#30 Graciella Ramirez

#2 Ashlee Sluis

#7 Caprice Stubitsch

#11 Gracie Kozeluh

#12 Suzie Brouch

#27 Lauren Gawel

#3 Erika McCarthy

#6 Steph McCarthy

#28 Maggie Gumber

#16 Alysha Curet

Manager: Jon O’Brien

Coach: Paul Brouch

Coach: Wally Lesniak

The 14U Crestwood Fastpitch Angels finished their season 17-1, winning the SWI

Championship.

Also winning their SWI Championship game, the Crestwood Fastpitch 16U Inferno

rounded out their season 15-2-1.

‘Crestwood Adviser’ Great Way to Reach Local Customers

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to know that the Crestwood Adviser, in addition

to being a great way to stay in touch with what’s

happening in your community, is also one of the

most cost-effective ways to reach your local customer

base. By advertising in the Crestwood Adviser,

your ad reaches the entire Crestwood population,

and at a fraction of the cost of what a direct mail

piece would cost in postage alone. Better still, the

Crestwood Adviser is read and left for others to read,

which is more than we can say for most direct mail

advertisements, the overwhelming majority of which

end up going straight in the trash or recycling bin.

To inquire about advertising rates in the Crestwood

Adviser, please call (708) 293-1430 or email

info@crestwoodadviser.com.


Fun & Entertainment *Sudoku

October 2021 Number 535 Crestwood Adviser 15

and Crossword Answers appear in next issue

FREE CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING FOR

CRESTWOOD RESIDENTS!

CRESTWOOD RESIDENTS

are invited to place free

advertisements in the

Crestwood Adviser.

Free classified ads are

offered to Village of

Crestwood residents only

and are limited to 20 words

or less and can include

information related to the

following items:

Garage Sales

Lost and Found

Large Appliances

Automobiles

Motorcycles

Boats and Trailers

NON-RESIDENTS AND

AREA BUSINESSES

can place classified

advertisements for goods

and services for just $5.00

for twenty words under the

following categories:

Garage Sales

Appliance and Electronics

Sales

Transportation

(Cars, Boats, Motorcycles)

Homes for Sale or Rent

Apartments for Sale

or Rent

Employment Openings

Jobs Wanted

To place your classified ad

call 708-293-1430

OCTOBER CLASSIFIED

FOR SALE

Dinette set, 1 leaf, four chairs, fabulous condition – $150

OBO. Kenmore frost-free freezer, 5-foot – $100. Large and

medium coolers – $5 each. Call (708) 597-1080.

FOR RENT

Looking to rent garage for car and motorcycle, or individually

– $90 for both spaces; $50 for car or bike individually.

Location near 137th & Lamon. Call Bob at (708) 560-5643

for details.

HELP WANTED

Now hiring able-bodied movers. Copher Movers & Storage

Inc. Inquire at (708) 423-1890.

OBITUARIES

Cragg, Raymond J., proud U.S. Air Force Veteran, resident of Crestwood.

Born July 10th, 1939, and passed away at his home on Friday, Sept. 17th, 2021.

Loving husband of Ursula Cragg. Funeral services were private. Arrangements

entrusted to the Becvar & Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street,

Crestwood. For more info, call (708) 824-9000 or visit becvarfuneralhome.com

Joyce, James J., devoted Crestwood resident of 56 years, passed away Sunday,

Aug. 1st, 2021, at age 80. U.S. Army Korean War Veteran, beloved husband of

60 years to Judith, nee Witt, loving father of James Jr. (Holly), Jeffery, David,

Peter (Mary), and Kelly (Patrick) Matchen. Cherished grandfather of Sean,

Ryan, Adam, Sophia, Aidan, Kyle, Connor, Sarah, Maggie and Nathan. Dear

brother of Thomas, Patricia Bruno, Joanne Rush, and the late Lawrence and

Maureen Buder. Dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews. Retired Millwright

from FSC Paper Corp with more than 30 years of service. Interment with

Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill.

Korduck, Jean B., (nee Burns), former longtime resident of Crestwood,

passed away on Friday, Sept. 17th, 2021, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the

late Theodore "Ted" Korduck. Cherished mother of Nancy (John) Hill, Karen

(Jeffrey) Fairbanks, James (Jennifer) Korduck, Mark (Cindy) Korduck, and

Sue (Daniel) Calhoun. Loving grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of

18. Dear sister of the late Robert (the late Marie) Burns. Fond sister-in-law of

LaVerne Filiprowski. Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 24th, 2021, at the Becvar

& Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood, with a funeral Mass

on Saturday at Incarnation Catholic Church, 5757 W. 127th Street, Crestwood.

Interment St. Benedict Cemetery in Crestwood. (708) 824-9000 or www.

becvarfuneralhome.com

Crestwood’s very own ongoing strip...

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16 Crestwood Adviser October 2021 Number 535

5331 W. 135th | Crestwood, IL 60418 708-371-4810

Hello Residents,

The Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center Staff are ready for

the fall! We are also really excited to share our new website where the

community can find all of our new events, membership options, classes,

etc. Visit www.crestwoodfitness.com to see what is happening in the

building and community with the CRWC!

On Saturday, Oct. 30th we will be hosting our Trunk or Treat event! This

Halloween event will be hosted in our parking lot from 12:00-3:00pm,

when kids can go from car to car to trick-or-treat. We will have lots of

candy, costume contests, and a spook-tacular time for our community’s

families! Trunks are needed — if your business or organization is

interested in participating in this FREE event, call (708) 371-4810 to

register for your spot.

Swim lessons will be starting up a new session Nov. 9th-Dec. 18th, and

registration begins on Monday, Oct. 18th. To see what sessions are

available for your family, call (708) 371-4810 or visit our website to see

all our class dates and times. Keep an eye on our new website for new

upcoming dates for our next session this winter!

Trunk or Treat

CRWC

5331 135th St.

Crestwood, IL. 60418

708-371-4810

Halloween

costume contest

every hour!!

Saturday, October 30th

In the CRWC’S parking lot!

12pm to 3pm

What is Trunk or Treat?

It’s a Halloween event where trick-or-treating is

done from car to car in the CRWC parking lot.

Trunks are opened and decorated with all sorts

of fun themes. Treats will be handed out to the

trick-or-treaters at each car.

Trunks Needed:

The best decorated trunk will win a prize!

Contact Kaitlyn at

kaltmann@crestwood.illinois.gov or call

708-371-4810 to reserve your parking space today.

Deadline for entries is October 22nd.

Starting Nov. 8th, we will be hosting an Indoor Soccer League for

children ages 4-9 years old. The season will be 6 weeks; the first two

weeks will include practices, and the last four weeks will be games. This

is a wonderful co-rec opportunity for boys and girls to keep their skills

fresh before the winter months. Volunteer coaches are needed. If you

are interested in coaching or registering, call (708) 371-4810 for more

information.

This past month we hosted our Island in the Wood 4.6 Wiffle Ball

Tournament. We had more than 20 teams registered for our all-day

event, and the proceeds from this event were donated to Crestwood

youth sports. It was a great success, and we are really excited to

bring this event back to Crestwood next year! Thank you to all our

participants and sponsors for making this a great event!

Every Wednesday night from 7:00-10:00pm and Sunday morning from

8:00-10:00am we have Pickleball drop-ins available for the community.

Come out for some friendly competition, no membership required!

On Thursday nights, we are hosting Zumba classes at the Biela Center.

Visit the CRWC to register for our next session beginning November

4th — or purchase a punch card which can be used within two sessions!

Rocco Mossuto

Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center

Fall 2021

CRWC Indoor Soccer League

Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center indoor soccer leagues are back! This

is a wonderful co-rec opportunity for boys and girls to keep their skills fresh

before the winter months. The league will be six weeks. The first two weeks will

be practices, and the following four weeks will be games. Volunteer coaches will

facilitate a fun and instructional league focusing on skills and offering game play.

Games will be played at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center.

All players will receive ample playing time and will receive a team jersey.

*No games 11/22*

Fees:

Residents: $50

Non-Residents: $55

Registration Deadline:

November 5

Ages Day Dates Code

4 - 6 years old Mondays 11/08 - 12/20 320111 - S

7 - 9 years old Mondays 11/08 - 12/20 320111 - T

Practices/Games will start no earlier than 5:30pm.

(VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED)

Contact the CRWC at (708) 371-4810 or eziolkowski@crestwood.illinois.gov

Address: 5331 W. 135 th St, Crestwood, IL

Phone: (708)-371-4810

Email: crwcsports@crestwood.illinois.gov

www.crestwoodfitness.com

Swim instructors wanted

for part time work.

We’re looking for some one who





5331 w 135th St. Crestwood IL

Questions? Call us: 708-371-4810

works well with children

Is available 2/3 days listed below

Has a swim background

(encouraged, not required)

Is available year round

When:

Tuesdays 3:45-7:30 pm

Thursdays 4:15-8 pm

Saturdays 9:15 am-1 pm

Where to Apply?

Pick up an application at

the Crestwood Village Hall

today! Located at

13800 S Cicero Ave

Crestwood, IL or download

the online application at

Crestwood.illinois.gov

Thursdays: September 23rd– October 28th, 2021

(6 week session)

Location: Biela Center– 4545 Midlothian Turnpike

Instructor: Kristen Castillo

Times:

6:15-7:15 PM OR 7:30-8:30 PM

(Code #213001-C) (Code #213001-D)

Zumba, a type of dance fitness that has been around since the 1990s, is

the backbone of the dance fitness craze— it incorporates a variety of

Latin-inspired dance moves and music to promote a healthy heart, a

healthy dose of aerobic activity, and a fun, exciting way to build and tone

muscle, improve cardio, and promote a healthy lifestyle.

Fees for the 6 Week Session:

Residents- $48 / Non-Residents- $54

Punch Card- $54 (allows 6 visits within

two sessions)

Register by visiting us at the CRWC.

5331 W 135th St. Crestwood, IL 60418

708-371-4810 www.crestwoodfitness.com

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