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November 2021 Number 536

A Village on the Move

U. S. Postage Paid

CR-RT Std. Midlothian, IL 60445

Permit #38 Crestwood

Postal Patron

Crestwood Fine Arts Fair Returns

The Crestwood Art Council and Mayor Lou Presta cordially invite residents to this

year’s Crestwood Fine Arts Fair. Come see area artists and craftspeople display their

wares and handiwork in a variety of media. The event will take place Sunday, Nov.

14th, from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Crestwood Recreation & Wellness Center.

Once again, as in years past, property tax rebates will be available to homeowners who

are owed them. Provided you drop off your rebate application by the 12:00pm, Nov.

5th deadline, your check will be available for pickup at the Art Council’s Fine Arts Fair.

Trustees and staff will be on hand to distribute rebate checks to its Crestwood

residents. Checks will be distributed from 10:30am-2:00pm. Checks not

collected will be mailed the following business day. To those residents picking

up at the fair, please have your ID or driver's license on hand for verification.

Come on out and be part of this wonderful pre-holiday event — and don’t forget to

pick up your rebate checks while you’re at it!

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.

Works Begins on 2nd Phase of

Playfield Project

After substantial delays due to state funding hurdles and supply chain issues, the

long-planned second phase of the multi-year Playfield Area Infrastructure and

Rehabilitation Project began in full early in October. The Playfield Project centers

around the replacement of new ductile iron water mains, new water valves and

hydrants, the rehabilitation of all sanitary and storm sewers in the neighborhood, and

the resurfacing of all streets. Launched in 2017 in the West and East Playfield Drive

areas, this new phase will center on streets to the west all the way to Central Avenue

and north of 135th Street.

“The Playfield Project has been at the centerpiece of our administration’s agenda to

rebuild Crestwood’s aging infrastructure,” said Mayor Presta. “It took nearly four

years to plan this project and arrange for funding from the federal and state agencies,

along with very low interest loans. The financing is being paid back through the sales

tax we initiated, and which is paid by mostly consumers who travel to the Village

to shop here. Along with our fine Trustees, we have been committed to taking on

projects that leave our community stronger and more resilient than when we came

into office.”

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 *

Because of you,

life doesn’t stop

#vitaltolife

BLOOD DRIVE

Crestwood Fire Department

Blood Drive

Donors are Vital!

Construction started Oct. 5th, with crews focusing on Central Avenue water mains.

The Phase 2 area will be broken into two sections: The north section (north of 135th

Street) currently underway will be completed in spring 2022. After that, crews will

begin south of 135th Street in the Gardens neighborhood. The north section includes

the following streets: Central Avenue, Highland Court, 132nd Street, Linder Court,

Linder Avenue, Homestead Drive, Crestwood Drive, Crestwood Court and South

End Lane. The project will also include work around the Palos Heights Rehabilitation

Center and the Crestwood Terrace Nursing Home.

According to Village Services Director Bill Graffeo, “the work this fall will focus on

the installation of new water mains throughout the area, and actual transfer of water

Sunday, Nov. 14

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Community Room

For more information or to schedule a

donation, call 877.258.4825 or visit us

at vitalant.org and use group code 835E.

Appointments recommended. Walk-ins welcome.

Masks required for all donors regardless of

vaccine status.

GIVE BLOOD | vitalant.org

PREPARE FOR

YOUR DONATION

• EAT WELL

• STAY HYDRATED

• BRING ID

STORY CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

www.crestwood.illinois.gov


2 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

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

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Dear Neighbors,

It feels like summer just ended, and yet

Thanksgiving is almost here to usher in the

holiday season. Time just doesn’t stand still, and

neither does business here in Crestwood. Our

Village is once again on the move, growing to

meet the demands of life in our community.

Throughout my term as Mayor one of my main

objectives has been to increase sales tax and

property tax on a commercial level to create

enough revenue to sustain a strong, full-time

police force. I am happy to report that we are

getting steadily closer to reaching that goal. After

being vacant for 30 years, the El Dorado property

at Midlothian turnpike and Cicero Ave. finally has

a developer ready to close on it. The developer’s

plans are to bring a national-based gas station to

the Village, along with restaurants, and possibly

a small strip mall. We also closed on a property at

142nd and Pulaski that has been empty as long as

Crestwood has been Incorporated. These empty

lots will now begin generating sales tax and

property tax income which will help the Village to

maintain our goals. The developer’s main business

at this location will be selling trailers. This is a

good start for the Village’s redevelopment of

Pulaski Ave with the new on-and-off-ramp for

I-294. This will make our town more appealing.

Lastly, we are in the last leg of a deal with a

company to put in a strip mall where Dilligaf‘s

bar was, at 141st Street and Cicero. The closing

on that property should take place within three

weeks. It’s always been my aspiration to develop

the property in Crestwood so that I could give

back as much as I can in property taxes to the

residents of Crestwood.

And because of all this growth and development,

our hardworking police department will be

expanding soon. We will be hiring six more fulltime

police officers, bringing the total number

of full-timers on the force to 22. In the coming

year, we hope to bring that total up to 30, which

will make Crestwood’s police 100-percent fulltime.

We are very supportive of our police and

first responders here in Crestwood, and ensuring

that we have enough full-time officers covering

all shifts so that they can work at their best when

they’re on the job and live their best lives when

they’re not is a priority for us here at the Village.

I’d like to remind everyone one last time that

surplus refund checks will be available Nov. 14th

at the Crestwood Arts Council’s Fine Arts Fair at

the Crestwood Recreation & Wellness Center. If

you haven’t yet applied, you have until 12:00pm

on Friday, Nov. 5th, to do so. Application forms

are available at the Village Hall.

While you’re at the Fine Arts Fair checking

out our local artists’ work and picking up your

surplus refund check, I encourage everyone who

is eligible to consider participating in the Vitalant

blood drive taking place in the CRWC Community

Room from 9:00am to 3:00pm that day. Blood

supplies have been significantly depleted since

the start of the pandemic, and we hope that as

many people as possible will take the opportunity

to donate.

Lastly, I just want to wish everyone a happy and

blessed Thanksgiving with your friends and loved

ones. From all of us here at the Village, be safe

and be well.

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 | November 4th and 18th

Committee of the Whole - 7:00pm

Village Hall | 13800 S. Cicero Ave | November 2nd and 16th

Planning Commission – Zoning Board 8:30pm

Crestwood Civic Center | 13820 S. Cicero Ave | November 8th and 22nd



Important

Numbers

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

November 2021 Number 536 Crestwood Adviser 3

Support Your Community — Shop Locally

Maybe you have already started your holiday shopping. Maybe

you wait until after Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re one of those

last-minute panic shoppers. Whatever your style, we encourage

everyone to remember, while doing your Christmas shopping, to

patronize our local business.

Crestwood is home to more than 500 businesses. Whatever you

might be looking for, it’s very likely that a business in Crestwood

has it. And when you shop locally, you are supporting not only

the business and the people who work there, but you’re helping your own community. Sales taxes

help to fund vital services in the Village, and help us to grow and maintain Crestwood’s status as a

Village on the move.

In addition, by creating demand, you encourage new businesses to thrive, making our community

a desirable location for other new businesses. And let’s not forget — it’s also in the spirit of the

Drive-up Testing Available

season.

If So you let’s have make come it a merry into contact Christmas with for someone our hardworking who has local developed businesses COVID-19 this year! symptoms, or

are feeling them yourself, testing is available at the Alzein COVID Testing Center Monday -

Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Drive-up Testing Available

The Alzein COVID Testing Center is located at the former Crestwood Civic Center at 14025

Kostner Whatever Ave. the purpose, for work, school or maybe you have come in contact with someone that has

developed COVID symptoms, or are feeling them yourself, testing is available at the Alzein COVID

Don’t Testing wait Center — make Monday sure. - Get Friday tested from today! 8:00am-4:00pm.

The Alzein COVID Testing Center is located at the former Crestwood Civic Center at 14025 Kostner

IMAGE: Ave. Don’t wait — make sure. Get tested today!

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

Gov. Pritzker Issues Executive Order to Protect Young

Children Not Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

CHICAGO — To prevent further spread of

COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of

Illinois’ youngest residents, Governor JB Pritzker

recently joined Illinois Department of Public Health

(IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike, Department

of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou, and

Department of Childhood and Family Services

Director Marc Smith to announce new vaccination

or weekly testing requirements for individuals who

work in licensed day care centers.

More than 55,000 daycare center staff statewide

will now be required to receive the COVID-19

vaccine if they have not done so already. Employees

in these settings who are unable or unwilling to

receive the vaccine will be required to get tested for

COVID-19 at least once per week. Increased testing

frequency may be required in certain situations.

To ensure Illinois youth who are not currently

eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine are protected,

all licensed daycare center staff in Illinois will be

required to receive their first dose of a two-dose

COVID-19 vaccine series or a single-dose COVID-19

vaccine by Dec. 3rd, 2021, and the second dose of

a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series by Jan. 3rd,

2022. Any daycare center staff members who are

not fully vaccinated by Dec. 3rd, 2021, will have to

do, at a minimum, weekly COVID-19 testing until

they are fully vaccinated.

Licensed daycare centers are childcare facilities

licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and

Family Services (DCFS). The centers are operated

outside an individual’s home and regularly provide

childcare for groups of children ages 0-12. There are

2,872 licensed day care centers in Illinois.

These requirements build on the Pritzker

Administration’s existing vaccination or regular

testing requirements for all Pre-K-12 teachers and

staff; all higher education personnel; all higher

education students; and healthcare workers in

a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing

homes, urgent care facilities, and physician offices,

which were announced on Aug. 26th, 2021.

All Illinois residents 12 years old and older are

eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no cost

and proof of immigration status is not required to

receive the vaccine. To find a vaccination center

near you, go to vaccines.gov.


4 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

Better Business

Bureau and ComEd

Team Up to Warn

Customers of Doorto-Door

Energy-

Related Scams

CHICAGO — With the gradual lifting of COVID-19

safety restrictions, ComEd and the Better Business

Bureau (BBB) of Chicago and Northern Illinois

remind customers to be on the lookout for utilitycompany

imposters approaching homes and

businesses to steal information and valuables.

“ComEd takes seriously its responsibility to help

our customers protect themselves,” said Nichole

Owens, ComEd vice president of customer

channels. “As residents become more comfortable

talking with people outside their household, you

can bet that imposters will take advantage of

this opportunity to approach people at home in

an attempt to steal their personal information,

financial information and even their belongings.”

“With summer officially underway and the arrival

of warm weather, we get the most reports of scams,

including home repair, tree trimming, driveway

and, of course, utility scams,” said Steve Bernas,

president and CEO of BBB Chicago and Northern

Illinois. “We urge consumers to be extremely leery

of anyone who knocks at your door or contacts you

unsolicited by flyer, phone call or email. We also

encourage consumers to do research on businesses

and get references before you buy. A great place to

start is BBB.org for free reviews and ratings.”

In-Person Energy-Related Scams

Utility scams consumers have reported to ComEd

and the BBB include incidents of scammers who

approach homes or small businesses posing as an

employee from ComEd, another utility or a tree

service company. They attempt to lure the resident

or business owner outside to discuss work that the

imposter claims needs to be completed. While the

individual is outside, an accomplice will enter the

home or business to steal valuables and documents

containing the individual’s personal or financial

information.

ComEd and the BBB have also learned of

individuals visiting home and business owners,

then asking for a copy of their utility bill or other

personal documents to steal identities or switch the

owner’s energy supplier without permission.

Scammers will sometimes call homes and small

businesses using a number that appears to be

a ComEd phone number. Offenders will also

impersonate the names of ComEd and other

trusted organizations by creating email addresses

or websites that look like the real sites.

Tips to Help Identify Scams

1. ComEd will never come to a customer’s

home or business to:

• Demand a payment.

• Ask for immediate payment with a prepaid

cash card, cryptocurrency or third-party

banking app.

• Ask for your ComEd account number or

other personal information, such as a

driver’s license number.

2. ComEd will never call a customer to:

• Ask for their account number.

• Ask for personal information such as

their Social Security number or bank

information.

• Ask them to make a direct payment with a

prepaid cash card, cryptocurrency or thirdparty

banking app.

3. To identify an actual ComEd employee or

communication, remember:

• All ComEd field employees wear a uniform

with the ComEd logo, including shirt and

safety vest.

• ComEd employees visibly display a

company ID badge with the ComEd logo

and employee’s name.

• Check the name on email or websites

and make sure they match the name and

address of the company you do business

with. Look for misspellings or slight

alterations.

• Make a call to verify the suspected email

or website is from a trusted source. Use a

phone number from your personal business

records or the company’s official website

and not the number provided in the email.

ComEd urges anyone who believes they have been

a target or victim of a utility-related scam to call

ComEd at 1-800-EDISON-1 (1-800-334-7661). To

learn more, visit ComEd.com/ScamAlert.

BBB also urges anyone encountering a scam to

report it to the BBB Scamtracker as a way to alert

others and help protect the community. Consumers

can also visit the BBB Scamtracker to view the

latest scams nationally, right down to their

communities.

10

Tips

Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season.

Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze.

Thanksgiving

Safety

r Our furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last

12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)

r Our chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional.

I have checked for creosote built-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of

chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.)

r Our wood for our fireplace or wood stove is dry, seasoned wood.

r Our fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, in good condition and secure in

its position in front of the fireplace.

r We have a covered metal container ready to use to dispose cooled ashes. (The ash

container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.)

r Our children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove,

oil stove or other space heaters.

r Our portable space heaters have an automatic shut-off.

r Our portable space heaters will be plugged directly into an outlet (not an extension

cord) and placed at least three feet from anything that can burn; like bedding, paper,

walls, and even people. (Place notes throughout your home to remind you to turn off

portable heaters when you leave a room or go to bed.)

r We have tested our smoke alarms and made

sure they are working. (You need smoke alarms

on every level of the home, inside each sleeping

room and outside each separate sleeping area.

For the best protection, the smoke alarms should

be interconnected so when one sounds, they

all sound.)

r We have tested our carbon monoxide alarms

and made sure they are working. (Carbon

monoxide alarms should be located outside each

sleeping area and on every level of the home.)

Your Source for SAFETY Information

NFPA Public Education Division • 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

www.nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2016

Name of Organization Here

Contact Information Here

The kitchen is the heart

of the home, especially at

Thanksgiving. Kids love

to be involved in holiday

preparations. Safety in

the kitchen is important,

especially on Thanksgiving

Day when there is a lot of

activity and people at home.

• Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the

stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.

• Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check

on it frequently.

• Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be

hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.

• Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids.

The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee

could cause serious burns.

• Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys,

pocketbooks or bags.

• Keep knives out of the reach of children.

• Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee

maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the

counter within easy reach of a child.

• Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of

children — up high in a locked cabinet.

• Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.

• Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them

by pushing the test button.

NATIONAL FIRE

PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

The leading information and knowledge resource

on fire, electrical and related hazards

nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2017

Did you know?

Thanksgiving is the leading

day of the year for home fires

involving cooking equipment.

Have activities that

keep kids out of the kitchen

during this busy time. Games,

puzzles or books can keep them

busy. Kids can get involved in

Thanksgiving preparations with

recipes that can be done outside

the kitchen.


Works Begins on 2nd Phase of

Playfield Project (Cont'd from cover)

service may have to wait until after winter, depending on the weather. All

driveway, sidewalk, curb, and landscape restoration will likely have to wait

for next spring. We ask that all residents affected please be patient. We

encountered big delays due to contractor labor and material shortages. But

we are well underway, and the wait will be worth it.” Resurfacing of the

streets is scheduled for next summer.

Residents who have questions can call Village Hall at (708) 371-4800. All

homeowners will be notified when construction will begin in front of their

homes. The Village asks that special precautions be made for your neighbors’

and work crews’ safety by driving slowly and adjusting parking on the

streets as needed. Please look out for children who may be obscured by

parked vehicles and equipment.

According to Village Services Director Bill Graffeo, “the work this Fall will

focus on the installation of new water mains throughout the area and actual

transfer of water service may have to wait until after winter, depending

on the weather. All driveway, sidewalk, curb, and landscape restoration

will likely have to wait for next Spring. We ask that all residents affected

please be patient. We encountered big delays due to contractor labor and

material shortages. But we are well underway, and the wait will be worth it.”

Resurfacing of the streets is scheduled for next Summer.

November 2021 Number 536 Crestwood Adviser 5

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

Residents who have questions can call Village Hall at 708-371-4800. All

homeowners will be notified when construction will begin in front of their

homes. The Village asks that special precautions be made for your neighbors

and work crews’ safety by driving slowly and adjusting parking on the

streets as needed. Please look out for children who may be obscured by

vehicles and equipment parked.

Dear Business Owners …

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR 2022 BUSINESS

LICENSE

The Village has sent out applications for 2022 Business Licenses. If you have

not yet received yours, please contact Colleen at the Village Hall at (708)

371-4800 x2012.

We ask that you return the form filled out clearly and in its entirety. We

have found that in past years, information has changed and our records do

not reflect those changes, or we are missing information. Along with your

application, we ask you to please enclose a copy of your Sales Tax Number

and/or Articles of Incorporation Papers, if applicable. Please pay special

attention to the highlighted areas.

ANY APPLICATION THAT IS NOT COMPLETE WILL NOT BE

ACCEPTED, CAUSING A DELAY IN ISSUING YOUR LICENSE.

Please remember about our ordinance regarding LATE CHARGES in

connection with a commercial license. Please be aware of the date that

your business license is now due (by Dec. 1st) and the late fees that will be

charged if not paid on a timely basis.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Business License

Department at (708) 371-4800 x 2012.

Your prompt attention in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Respectfully,

Catherine M. Johnson - Village Clerk - Village of Crestwood

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.

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

Dial-A-Ride!

Mayor Presta, Village Police and Fire Commission along with Police Chief David

Weigand welcomed newly appointed full-time Police Officer Alexander Stoterau on

October 4, 2021.


6 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

Shepard High School recently inducted a new class of students into its chapter of National Honor Society.

Shepard Students Qualify for

National Honor Society

Shepard High School recently hosted an induction

ceremony for students who qualified for National

Honor Society.

Criteria for membership include a grade point

average of at least 3.6/4.0 and participation in

at least four extracurricular activities (five if the

student is a senior.)

Students qualifying for the first time included:

Jenna Abuzerr, Emma Banis, Megan Begley, Marra

Bell, Alexander Bernsee, Jessica Byrdak, Nicholas

Cachor, Madison Cantore, Gianna Carmenaty,

Josh Case, Hannah Cichon, Isaac Cieplak, Dragos

Cojocariu, Miriam Cojocariu, Alex Craig, Payton

Crims, Elizabeth Dardovska, Alejandra Davila, John

DiFoggio.

Also, Ciara Egan, Maia Fitzpatrick, Tyler Florez,

Nora Fraider, Lauren Gawel, Lilianna Gaytan,

Katarzyna Geraszek, Matthew Gilhooly, Amber

Glader, Arianna Gonzalez, Carlo Hernandez, Abby

Horton, Megan Kempczynski, Natalia Kiernia,

Ethan Kingzette, Pavlos Kladis, Rachel Kozicki,

Katherine Lascola, Quinn Lyons.

Also, D’Angelo Manzo, Kendra Martinez, Aliya

Martinez, Riley Massey, Owen McGovern, Holly

McGrath, Anthony McMillan, Mike Meneghini,

Rylee Moar, Emma Morgan, Fernanda Munoz.

Francesca Paladin, Alejandra Penaranda, Janely

Perez, Connor Perez, Christopher Pickett, Ryan

Plowman, Ekaterini Polyzos, Abigail Potts.

Also, Alexa Ramirez, Kahlen Ranson, Rachel

Robson, Gabriella Scalzo, Macy Sera, Ava Serdar,

Ariana Serna, Kassandra Shepherd, Emily Sheppard,

Lauren Sinisi, Allyson Skala, Ashlee Sluis, Jeremy

Soldan, Jessilyn Sparks, Carson Steele, Chanel

Talbott, John Vasiliades, Lazaro Vigil, Skielar

White, Brookalyn Woods, Aidan Wright, and Amber

Wysocki.

.

Shepard High School students traditionally light candles

during the induction ceremony for National Honor

Society.

RIGHT-PHOTO: The girls swim and dive program from Shepard High School volunteered

to package meals at Feed My Starving Children this week.

Leo Club, NHS, Student Council

Volunteer at FMSC

Students from several different organizations from Shepard High School

volunteered late on a school night to help feed the world’s poor.

Shepard teachers and students from National Honor Society, Leo Club

and Student Council traveled to Aurora to pack meals at the charity Feed

My Starving Children. They packed 45 boxes of food that will ship to

Afghanistan.

“The kids stayed after practices, play rehearsals, cheer tryouts and

postponed homework to volunteer for an amazing cause,” said NHS faculty

co-sponsor Erin Quinlan. In fact, the entire girls swim and dive program

also made time to volunteer for the cause.

FMSC purchases, packages,

and ships nutritious meals to

people living in need in many

of the world’s poorest nations

and the United States.

Shepard High School students

from National Honor Society,

Student Council, and Leo

Club packed meals at Feed My

Starving Children that will ship to

Afghanistan.


November 2021 Number 536 Crestwood Adviser 7

Inflato-ball races were a highlight of this year’s homecoming experience at Shepard

High School.

The weather was beautiful for Shepard High School’s all-outdoor homecoming event.

Shepard Homecoming 2021

It was a different sort of homecoming this year for students at Alan B.

Shepard High School. In order to give the kids the best, most normal

homecoming experience, everything was hosted outdoors. And fortunately,

the weather cooperated beautifully. The dance was a success, as was the rally

hosted outside. A big thank you to everyone involved who helped to make

this the special event that it’s supposed to be for our high schoolers.

(PHOTO ABOVE) The Shepard High School marching band members ready themselves

to bring pep to the people at this year’s homecoming event. (PHOTO BELOW: LEFT)

Shepard’s JROTC members served as color guard for this outdoor homecoming celebration.

(PHOTO BELOW: RIGHT) Inflato-ball races were a highlight of this year’s homecoming

experience at Shepard High School.

Shepard Students Create Community Garden

Aware that people in their community

either cannot afford or find fresh produce,

three seniors from Shepard High School

developed a community garden at Christ

United Methodist Church in Alsip.

“We first came up with the community

garden project in the beginning of the

summer,” Shepard senior Saniah Calvin

said. “I’ve always been passionate about

food deserts and the idea of providing

people with fresh healthy foods. I knew I

couldn’t do this alone, so I invited Laila and

Arianna.”

Laila Todd and Arianna Esquivel, two

friends who possess previous gardening

experience, joined her in the planning.

“They’re also passionate about helping

the community and making a change in

the world,” Calvin said. “With all of that

in mind, I talked to my pastor and asked

if we could do a community garden in our

church’s backyard.”

planting soil from the ground. They laid

mulch around the beds “to give the garden a

better look and feel,” Calvin said. “The days

were long and hot, but nevertheless it was a

fun process. And the results were worth it.”

They plan to expand the garden next

spring “but we’re trying to get everything

organized and sort it out this winter so

that we’ll be fully prepared next spring,”

Calvin offered. “Donations of any kind,

or even recognition — so that people can

see this and possibly donate — will be

really appreciated. Maybe we can create a

GoFundMe or something of that nature.”

Shepard High School senior Saniah Calvin and

fellow students Laila Todd and Arianna Esquivel

created a community garden at Christ United

Methodist Church in Alsip.

Shepard teacher Gia Mallet has taught

all three students. The amount of work

involved impressed her.

“I could not believe they did this all

themselves,” Mallet said.

The students built boxes for the six garden

beds in about two weeks. They placed old

cardboard under the beds to separate the


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Village Ordinance

Regarding Boats,

Trailers and Campers

As our summer months come to an end, we want

to remind everyone of a Village Ordinance. Our

goal is always to make sure that our residents are

educated on our Village Ordinances so they can

make the right choices. These rules are in place to

preserve the appealing character of neighborhoods,

and to prevent eyesores and other problems that

can result when vehicles are parked for long periods

of time in residential 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.

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: self-contained 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

GET UP AND GET OUT!

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: MAP

READING & ORIENTATION

Saturday, Nov. 6th, 11:00am

Camp Bullfrog Lake

9600 Wolf Rd., Willow Springs

Learn basic map reading and compass skills to use while

exploring the Forest Preserves of Cook County, then

complete a fun orienteering course to test your skills.

All ages are welcome for this event. 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 is not possible. For more

information, call (708) 386-4042 or email experience.

camping@cookcountyil.gov. Cost: FREE.

“HOW TO SURVIVE A PANDEMIC”

Nov. 11th-13th, 7:30pm & Nov. 14th, 3:00pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy

Menker Theater

9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos Hills

This new play by Chicago playwright Jenni Lamb is a

theatrical tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoralcomical,

historical-pastoral, tragical-historical, tragicalcomical-historical-pastoral

look at the end of days.

Through a collaborative creative process, Lamb works

with the cast to devise and co-create this new work

exploring where we were and where we are now. Tickets

are available for in-person ($12), at morainevalley.edu/

fpac. For questions, email BoxOffice@morainevalley.edu

or call (708) 974-5500.

“SONGS FOR SYRIA” FEATURING

BASSEL AND THE SUPERNATURALS,

MARIELA SHAKER AND OMAR

OFFENDUM

Saturday, Nov. 20th, 3:00pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy

Menker Theater | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos

Hills

Three amazing Syrian artists — one unforgettable

performance. Watch these artists pay homage to the

history and culture of Syria with multiple musical genres

including classical violin, spoken word, neo-soul and funk

with captivating lyrics about love, loss, and a war in Syria

that has directly affected over 10,000,000 people. 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 discounted tickets, please contact

the box office directly.) For questions, email BoxOffice@

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

Take Note: Village Ordinance Regarding Boats, Trailers and Campers

As our summer months come to an end, we want to remind everyone of a Village Ordinance

Our goal is always to make sure that our residents are educated on our Village Ordinances

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

character ILLUMINATION: of neighborhoods, and to TREE prevent eyesores LIGHTS and other AT problems that can result

when THE vehicles MORTON are parked for long ARBORETUM

periods of time in residential areas, or when commercial

storage Nov. or activity 20-Jan. is wrongly 2nd, 4:30-9:30pm taking place. (Last entry at

8:30pm)

§ 159.126 Morton TRAILER, Arboretum CAMPER | 4100 AND IL-53, BOAT PARKING Lisle RESTRICTIONS.

Go on a journey along the Morton Arboretum’s onemile,

paved walking path amid festive music and

lighting effects that highlight the beauty of trees in

winter. En route, guests can warm up by a crackling

fire and roast marshmallows for s’mores, or stop in one

of the concession tents for a snack and beverage. The

event will be closed Nov. 22nd, 25th (Thanksgiving)

and 29th, and Dec. 6th, 13th, 24th (Christmas Eve)

and 25th (Christmas Day). Timed tickets are available

at mortonarb.org, in person at the Arboretum Visitor

Center during operating hours or onsite as available.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $24 per person.

Children under age 2 admitted free of charge. For more

information, call (630) 725-2066.

MUSIC BY THE MASTERS, THE NEXT

GENERATION

Sunday, Nov. 21st, 3:00pm

Moraine Valley Community College, Dorothy

Menker Theater | 9000 W. College Pkwy., Palos

Hills

Maestra Flock welcomes you back to the theater as

the Moraine Valley Orchestra celebrates the classically

infused dance music of Astor Piazzolla, honoring the

100th anniversary of his birth. The MVO has prepared

some music of thanksgiving and a touch of Christmas to

stuff your gills, or gizzard, to musical content. Grab the

castanets and spin away in the aisles, or in your living

room, to dance like no one is watching. This hybrid event

will also stream live. Admission is FREE.

10TH ANNUAL CARRAIG CHALLENGE

Sunday, Nov. 28th, 10:00am

Chicago Gaelic Park | 6119 W. 147th St., Oak

Forest

Celebrate 10 years of the Carraig Challenge at Chicago

Gaelic Park. This 5k run/1.5m walk benefits Gaelic

Park Charities, providing for those in need across the

Chicagoland area. Register by Nov. 15 to receive a 2021

Carraig Challenge hoodie. The event site will feature

an indoor, heated prep and waiting area, finisher’s

water/food table with hot soup and drink ticket.

Discount pricing for families and students is available.

Age group awards to be distributed after the race. For

online registration, visit www.racetime.info. For more

information, inquire at (708) 687-9323 or at officegp@

chicagogaelicpark.org.


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Energy Bill Payment

Assistance Programs Available

for Those in Need

To help eligible customers stay current on their bills, and help them avoid

unnecessary fees come spring, ComEd regularly works with state and federal

agencies to provide assistance options to those facing financial hardship.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federal

program that can help you stay warm during winter by providing eligible

customers with a one-time payment toward your energy bills. Benefits are

available once per program year, September 2021 through May 2022, or until

funds are exhausted. Whether you rent or own your home, LIHEAP offers

financial help to limited-income households to pay heat and electric bills.

The Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) is a choice within Illinois

LIHEAP to help manage energy bills year-round. You will be placed on a Budget

Billing plan that is subsidized by a monthly PIPP benefit amount, determined

by a percentage of your household income. Each month, you receive a PIPP

benefit towards a portion of your Budget Bill amount. If an on-time and infull

payment is received, you may also receive a monthly arrearage credit, if

applicable.

Fire Safety at

Your Home Away from Home

Peer-to-peer hospitality services, such

as Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner

and other types of vacation rentals

are not regulated in the same way

as hotels. Requirements vary widely

across jurisdictions. Act as your own

safety advocate and know before

you go. Be sure the following safety

measures are addressed.

SAFETY TIPS

4 Working smoke alarms are in every sleeping room.

They are outside each separate sleeping area. They are

Emergency on every level of the home. Blood and Platelet

4 Working smoke alarms are interconnected, if possible.

Shortage: Red Cross Supplies

When one alarm sounds, they all sound.

4 Portable fire extinguishers are in the home and are easy

to reach.

Drop to Lowest Post-Summer

4 Working carbon monoxide alarms are outside each separate

sleeping area. They are on every level of the home and in

other locations as required by laws, codes, or standards.

Levels Since 2015

4 The owner has posted a floor plan. It notes all escape routes

and exits and provides emergency contact information.

The 4 American Everyone knows Red Cross the address is experiencing of the home. an emergency blood and platelet

4 Everyone staying in the home has identified two ways out

shortage.

of every

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room

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type O — and platelet

donors 4 All are doors urged and to windows make that an lead appointment outside are to able give to be now and in the weeks

ahead opened. to overcome this current shortage.

4 An outside meeting place has been chosen. It is a safe

distance away from the home.

Blood 4 Everyone donor turnout knows how has to reached call 9-1-1 the or the lowest local emergency levels of the year as many

delayed number giving from amid a cell a return phone from to the outside. workplace and in-person learning, as

4 If smoking is allowed, a smoking area has been designated

well as and a recent is well away surge from in the COVID-19 structure. cases Deep, across sturdy ashtrays the country due to the delta

variant. have As been cases provided. spiked in August, blood donor participation decreased

4 All pathways are free and clear of tripping hazards.

about 10 percent, but blood product distributions to hospitals have remained

4 Electrical outlets are free from multiple cords and adaptors.

strong, significantly outpacing recent blood donations.

4 The stovetop is clear. Anything that can catch fire is not

near the stovetop, such as curtains and towels.

Window and Door Alert!

Be on the lookout for rooms with

tiny windows. These are too small

to serve as a means of escape.

Security bars on doors and

windows can trap people in a fire.

Make sure any security bars have

quick-release devices. Tools, keys,

or special efforts should not be

needed to open them.

know before you go

Peer-to-peer hospitality services

are not regulated in the same way

as hotels. Requirements vary

widely across jurisdictions. Do

your homework before making

a reservation. Check online to

see your travel destination’s

regulations for rental properties.

Ask your host if the property meets

the regulations. Discuss other

safety concerns you may have.

Check the forecast in case of storms

that could cause power outages;

assure the property has equipment

(batteries, lanterns, etc.) in the

event of a power outage.

Historically Low Inventory Levels

The national NATIONAL Red FIRE Cross blood inventory is at the lowest it’s been for this time

PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

of year since The leading 2015, information with and knowledge less resource than a day’s supply of certain blood types in

on fire, electrical and related hazards

recent weeks. The supply of types O-positive and O-negative blood, the most

nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2019

needed blood types by hospitals, dropped to less than a half-day supply at

times over the last month — well below the ideal five-day supply.

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“Fall is typically a time when the blood supply rebounds, as donors are more

available to give than during the busy summer months, but this year has

presented a unique and serious challenge,” said Dr. Pampee Young, chief

medical officer for the Red Cross. “While it’s clear the pandemic continues

to weigh heavily on our minds, the Red Cross asks the public to remember

donating blood and platelets is essential to the many patients that rely on

lifesaving transfusions every day.”

Don’t wait. People across the country depend on the generosity of

blood donors. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets as

soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting

RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

State-funded PIPP and federal-funded LIHEAP help eligible customers to pay their

energy bills. Applications are being taken now through May 31, 2022. Funds are

awarded on a first-come first-served basis while available.

Fire Safety at

Your Home Away from Home

Applications for LIHEAP and PIPP can be submitted online, by phone

or in person Peer-to-peer and are available hospitality at services, your Local such Administering Agency. Visit

as Airbnb, Vacation Rentals by Owner

LIHEAPillinois.com and other for types details. of vacation Prefer rentals to call instead? Residents of Chicago

and Cook County are not can regulated call 800-571-2332 in the same way

as hotels. Requirements vary widely for information. Residents of other

across jurisdictions. Act as your own

counties may call 877-411-9276.

State-funded PIPP and federal-funded LIHEA

bills. Applications are being taken now throu

safety advocate and know before

first-come first-served basis while available.

you go. Be sure the following safety

measures are addressed.

SAFETY TIPS

4 Working smoke alarms are in every sleeping room.

They are outside each separate sleeping area. They are

on every level of the home.

4 Working smoke alarms are interconnected, if possible.

When one alarm sounds, they all sound.

4 Portable fire extinguishers are in the home and are easy

to reach.

4 Working carbon monoxide alarms are outside each separate

sleeping area. They are on every level of the home and in

other locations as required by laws, codes, or standards.

4 The owner has posted a floor plan. It notes all escape routes

and exits and provides emergency contact information.

4 Everyone knows the address of the home.

4 Everyone staying in the home has identified two ways out

of every room and how to escape in an emergency.

4 All doors and windows that lead outside are able to be

opened.

4 An outside meeting place has been chosen. It is a safe

distance away from the home.

4 Everyone knows how to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency

number from a cell phone from outside.

4 If smoking is allowed, a smoking area has been designated

and is well away from the structure. Deep, sturdy ashtrays

have been provided.

4 All pathways are free and clear of tripping hazards.

4 Electrical outlets are free from multiple cords and adaptors.

4 The stovetop is clear. Anything that can catch fire is not

near the stovetop, such as curtains and towels.

NATIONAL FIRE

PROTECTION ASSOCIATION

The leading information and knowledge resource

on fire, electrical and related hazards

nfpa.org/education ©NFPA 2019

Window and Door Alert!

Be on the lookout for rooms with

tiny windows. These are too small

to serve as a means of escape.

Security bars on doors and

windows can trap people in a fire.

Make sure any security bars have

quick-release devices. Tools, keys,

or special efforts should not be

needed to open them.

know before you go

Peer-to-peer hospitality services

are not regulated in the same way

as hotels. Requirements vary

widely across jurisdictions. Do

your homework before making

a reservation. Check online to

see your travel destination’s

regulations for rental properties.

Ask your host if the property meets

the regulations. Discuss other

safety concerns you may have.

Check the forecast in case of storms

that could cause power outages;

assure the property has equipment

(batteries, lanterns, etc.) in the

event of a power outage.

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10 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

BIELA CENTER

4545 Midlothian Turnpike - Crestwood, IL

CALENDAR: NOVEMBER 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

Chair Fitness

1 2 Bingo 12PM-3PM 3 Chair Fitness 4 Line Dance Lessons 5

11AM-12PM

Lunch Meatloaf

11AM-12PM

Senior Club 12:15PM

1PM-2PM

Bingo 12:15PM

Lunch Ham and

Baked Beans

Line Dance 6:30PM-10PM

8 Chair Fitness 9 Bingo 12PM-3PM 10 Chair Fitness 11 12

11AM-12PM

Lunch Baked Chicken and

11AM-12PM

CLOSED

Mac & Cheese

Veterans Day

Computer Classes 10AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch In the Game Pizza

(Cheese or Sausage)

Bingo 12:15PM

15 Chair Fitness 16 17 Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM 18 19

11AM-12PM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Thanksgiving Dinner

Senior Club 12:15PM

Line Dance Lessons

1PM-2PM

Jacob Henry Mansion

Estate 10AM

Chair Fitness 11AM-12PM

Lunch Stuffed Pepper

Soup with Ham & Cheese

Sliders

Bingo 12:15PM

22 Computer Classes 10AM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

23 24 25 26

Lunch Beef Sandwiches

CLOSED

Thanksgiving

Day

CLOSED

29 Chair Fitness 30

11AM-12PM

Bingo 12PM-3PM

Lunch Chicken Pot

Pie Casserole

NOTICE: Upcoming Biela Center Closures

Please note that the Biela Center will be closed Veteran’s Day

on Thursday, Nov. 11th, and for Thanksgiving Nov. 25th-26th.

Tuesday November 2nd:

Friday November 5th:

Tuesday November 9th:

Friday November 12th:

Tuesday November 16th:

Friday November 19th:

Tuesday November 23rd:

Tuesday November 30th:

Look What’s Cooking!!!

Meatloaf

Ham and Baked Beans

Baked Chicken and Mac

& Cheese

In the Game Pizza

(Cheese or Sausage)

Thanksgiving Dinner

(pay $10 by 11/9)

Stuffed Pepper Soup with

Ham & Cheese Sliders

Beef Sandwiches

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

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

played 1:00-3:00pm. Reservations must be made a week in advance — NO

EXCEPTIONS! All lunches are served with dessert. Reservations must be

made one week in advance. For cancellation, call 708-371-4800 Ext: 6002.

REMINDER REFUND POLICY

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a class

$2.00

BIELA CENTER

THE

November 2021 Number 536 Crestwood Adviser 11

Mark your calendar for …

Computer Classes

at the Biela Center

All Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the excepAon of October 5 th , which will

begin at 9:00 a.m.

Tues., October 5 th – CompuAng 101- Intro to Today’s CompuAng

Tues., October 19 th – Mobile Device Boot Camp

Phones, tablets and other portable devices

Tues., Nov. 9 th – How to Stay Protected in Today’s World

(Do’s and Don’ts)

Mon., Nov. 22 nd – Social Media PlaUorms, Home CompuAng

and Online Shopping Concerns

Please call Cindy at 708-371-4800 Ext. 6001 or Ashley 708-371-4800 Ext. 6002 to

reserve your spot

The Biela Senior Center Presents …

Monday Movie Ma+nee

4545 Midlothian Turnpike

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 >tles

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

A small concession will be available for purchase

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

Lets Roll!

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

the same time.

CHICAGO CRIME TOUR

Escape into Chicago's underworld on a crime and mob tour with stops on-andoff

the luxury, climate-controlled bus. Walking tour paths explore historic

crime scenes with great photo opportunities. True crime stories about Chicago

Gangster Al Capone, The Untouchables, The Chicago Mob, Prohibition, John

Dillinger, Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti, Cap George Streeter, Leopold & Loeb, H.H.

Holmes & more. Visit historic landmark buildings: Biograph Theater, Holy

Name Cathedral, Cook County Criminal Courthouse, Harry Caray’s Italian

Steakhouse, etc. Tour famous Chicago neighborhoods: Streeterville, River

North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Old Town, Loop and Magnificent Mile. Locals

and tourists agree that this educational and entertaining thing to do in Chicago

is a unique cultural experience.

Date: Thursday February 10, 2022

Depart: 8:30am

Return: 3:30pm

Cost: $100

Cost includes: Transportation, Crime Tour, & Pizza Lunch

Payment is due: Thursday January 27, 2022

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

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

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

EXPERIENCE A

VICTORIAN HOLIDAY

WITH

MR. & MRS.

LINCOLN.

When we think of a

traditional Christmas, we

usually mean a Victorian

Christmas. Since the American

Civil War also took place

during this time period, Mr. &

Mrs. Lincoln would like to tell you what Christmas was like in America, and how some of the

customs we observe today came to be, such as the origins of Christmas Tree and Santa

Claus, typical menus and party entertainments, New Years Day receptions, and the best

Christmas present Abraham Lincoln ever received!

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

backgrounds of some of our favorite, classic Christmas carols.

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

Depart: 10:30am

Return: 4:00pm

Cost: $75.00

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

Please make checks payable to Village of Crestwood.

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

Menu: Traditional Seasoned Turkey with Homemade Dressing, Mashed Potatoes &

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

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

As Always: Cash Bar Available

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

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

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

THE CHRISTKINDLMARKET RETURNS

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

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

cozy atmosphere - this is the authentic German-style Christkindlmarket

experience.

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

unique shopping experience while enjoying international food, beverages and

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

have the opportunity to participate in Kinder Club activities.

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

and get into the holiday spirit?

Date: Thursday December 2 nd , 2021

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

Return: 5:00pm

Cost: $30.00 Coach Transportation

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

*** Must be paid in full by November 24 th , 2021 ***

WITH CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR, DIANA ESPARZA

MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, & FRIDAY’S

11:15 AM- 12:00 PM

No Classes on November 22, 24& 26, 2021

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.

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.

4545 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE

CRESTWOOD, IL 60418

708-371-4800 EXT: 6002

Rialto Square Theatre

City on Fire ~ October 8, 1871

Chicago's busy streets were taken over by flames for three days, overwhelming a city built of wood

and causing severe destruction. After the fire died, recovery efforts exposed deep social and

economic inequalities when more than 100,000 people became homeless, and society placed blame

upon the Irish immigrant O'Leary family. The devastation also sparked change and regrowth in

Chicago by introducing new fire safety guidelines and rebuilding as the resilient city known today.

One hundred and fifty years later, City on Fire: Chicago 1871 guides visitors through the crucial

events and conditions before, during, and after the fire—many of which draw striking comparisons

to today's social climate. This family-friendly exhibition features more than 100 artifacts from the

Chicago History Museum's collection, interactive and multimedia elements, and personal stories

from survivors of the fire.

Date: December 16, 2021

Depart: 9:30am

Return: 5:00pm

Cost: $70.00

Payment is Due: December 3, 2021

Cost includes: Transportation, Admission & Lunch

Please choose what you would like for lunch:

All sandwiches include homemade chips, medium chef’s choice cookie, soft drink or water.

Bread.

Clark Street BLT: Appleeood-Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Mayonnaise, on White

Gold Coast Veggie: Grilled Artichoke hearts, roasted bell peppers, sundried tomatoes, pesto,

spinach, provolone cheese, on tomato focaccia.

Lakeshore Drive Tuna: Homemade Tuna salad, Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, on

Croissant.

North Side Turkey: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Smokehouse bacon, Avocado, Lettuce,

Tomato, Mayonnaise, on multigrain.

Name:

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

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

Phone Number:

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.

We will start off by enjoying a marvelous tour of the historic Rialto

Square Theatre then return to the Rotunda for a delicious

lunch. Then we will complete our experience with a mini-concert on

the world renowned Barton Grande Theatre Pipe Organ.

Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022

Depart: 9:30am

Return: 4:00pm

Cost: $70.00

Cost includes: Transportation, Theatre Tour, lunch & Organ

Concert.

Payment is due: February 28, 2022

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

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

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.

The Four Winds Casino

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.

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

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

mask. This will be done on the honor system as no checks will be performed. We will still

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

Date: February 24, 2022

Depart: 9:30am

4545 Midlothian Turnpike Crestwood, IL 60418

Return: 4:30 pm

Cost: $30.00 per person

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

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

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

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

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

Full Name:

Address:

City & State:

DOB:

Current W- Club Card:

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 November 2021 Number 536

MYCHAL J. TOSCAS

BROKER

NOVEMBER LIBRARY EVENTS

Crestwood Public Library

November 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

The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 25, 2021 for Thanksgiving

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 to 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.

15812 S. Wolf Road

Orland Park, IL 60462

708.431.3111

Fax 708.361.9618

Life-long Crestwood

Resident

E-Mail mtoscas@c21affiliated.com

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!

Crestwood Public Library

November Adult Programs

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 a

look at Phantom Menace: Poaching in the Preserves. This educational video will be available to watch on

our website, as well as on our Facebook page, beginning Monday, November 1st. (Virtual Program)

Holiday Cooking with Kristyn Slick

Kristyn Slick from Kristyn's Classroom Kitchen is partnering up with us just in time for some holiday

cooking inspiration! Join us for this live virtual demonstration as Kristyn demonstrates some of her favorite

holiday recipes. (Virtual Program via Zoom) Monday, November 8th, 6:00 PM

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, November 15, 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 November Book Club will meet on Wednesday, November 3, 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, November 3rd, 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 10th, 10:00 AM and

Wednesday, November 17th, 10:00 AM

How to Cope with Holiday Blues

While we tend to focus on the happy feelings that the holidays bring, sometimes we forget the stress and

fatigue that also go along with this time of year. Guest speaker Maureen Rafa, Elder Care Coordinator of

Stephen Sutera Law Offices, joins us for this special presentation as we start to prepare for the holiday

season. She’ll share what exactly the holiday blues are, as well as some helpful tips to deal with the added

stress. (Virtual Program) Monday, November 22nd, 6:00 PM

Scrabble Club

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

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

Saturday, November 20, 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, November 22nd, 6:30 PM (In-Person Program)

November Events for

Families and Youth

Scholarships Awarded to

Moraine Valley Students

The Moraine Valley Foundation awarded more than 300 scholarships to local

students attending Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills during the

2021-22 academic year. A list of scholarship recipients, organized by town, can

be found on the news page on the college’s website.

“This has been an impossible year, with students facing more challenges than

ever. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation has been able

to support these deserving students through scholarships that allow them

to continue their education," said Kristy McGreal, executive director of the

Foundation. “We are proud to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Moraine Valley Foundation awards scholarships throughout the year

and applications can be completed anytime. For more information, visit

morainevalley.edu/foundation or call Patti Friend, director of Alumni and

Annual Programs, at (708) 974-5551.


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 Ray Wojtak.

Ray was born and raised

on the South Side of

Ray Wojtak

Chicago in Brighton

Park. Like many in his

generation, he scratched out a rough childhood

during the Great Depression and remembered that

in 1942 he was working as a laborer in the Civilian

Conservation Corps (CCC) in Marseilles, Ill. The CCC

was a public relief program designed by the Roosevelt

administration for the unemployed, unmarried men

between the ages of 18 and 25. His pay was $30 a

month, with $25 going home directly to his parents.

In March 1943, Ray enlisted in the Army, becoming

the fourth and youngest Wojtak brother serving in

World War II. After completing basic and advanced

individual training at Camp Barkley, Texas, he was

assigned to the 1st United States Army and traveled

to the East Coast. From there he was shipped

overseas to Bristol, England, where Allied troops were

assembling for Operation Overlord, the code name

for D-Day and the invasion of Normandy, France. The

1st Army’s entry into WWII began in October 1943

under the command of General Omar Bradley. Upon

going ashore on D-Day, June 6, 1944, Ray was one

of almost 200,000 American, British and Canadian

forces executing landings on and around the shores

of Normandy. Ray recalls that at first, no one knew

exactly where they were, what was going on or where

the rest of their outfit was. But back then, he was a

20-year-old kid experiencing his very first combat.

Maybe it was the cries of men and the visual carnage

echoing in his memory that led Ray to pause in this

moment and say, “That was a long time ago” — an

expression of guilt at having survived this painful

experience.

The 1st Army captured many of the early gains in

Normandy, and once the beachheads were linked

together, its troops struck west and captured

Cherbourg, a vital port for Allied operations. Next,

they headed south during Operation Cobra, eventually

capturing Paris. Now strongly driven and battlehardened,

the 1st Army stormed to the Netherlands,

liberating Luxembourg in three days, by Sept. 12th,

1944. As Germany attacked during the Battle of the

Bulge, Wojtak and the 1st Army found themselves

isolated from the 12th Army. German infantry

emerged out of the mist of the morning of Dec. 16th,

just to the north of an ammunitions supply point

storing more than 3 million gallons of Allied gasoline.

German intelligence had targeted the site to capture

the fuel supply, crucial to maintaining their offensive.

Evacuation plans went into motion and the 1st Army

maneuvered 600 trucks near Stavelot-Malmedy.

Over three days, they successfully evacuated all but

124,000 gallons, which were ignited near Stavelot

as a roadblock against German tanks. On Dec. 26th,

American forces broke through to Bastogne and

the lead German units began to fall back due to the

lack of fuel. The 1st Army was reorganized on Dec.

27th and for all practical purposes, the German

counteroffensive was over.

Following the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland

Campaign began, from February through March 1945.

The Allied victory at the Rhine allowed American and

British troops to advance rapidly into the interior

of Germany. The 1st Army closed up to the Lower

Rhine March 5th, and reached the Elbe River. The

famous WWII handshake between Allied U.S. and

Soviet forces at the Elbe River on April 25th, 1945,

symbolized the culmination of a hard-fought and

costly victory against the Third Reich. In May 1945,

advanced elements of the 1st Army had returned

to New York and were preparing to redeploy to the

Pacific Theater, but the Japanese surrender in August

November 2021 Number 536 Crestwood Adviser 13

1945 terminated the operation.

The American soldiers’ contribution to victory in

WWII was made through the sacrifice and courage

of our brave boys, such as Ray Wojtak. During my

personal interview with Ray, he thought of himself no

differently from the others who had served, for they

were all young, and shaken by their lesson of a painful

experience that will never leave them. Of all the

WWII veterans I have ever featured, there were none

as evasive, shy and humble to speak of his personal

dangers in the face of battle as Ray Wojtak. He was

honorably discharged in November 1945, awarded

four Overseas Service Bars in recognition of his

action in campaigns in Normandy (D-Day), Northern

France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland

in Germany, and Central Europe. He was also the

recipient of the Silver Battle Star, one of the highest

military decorations for combat valor.

Prior to his passing in 2018, Ray was a founding

member of the American Legion Central Park Post

1028 for more than 72 years, a Past Commander,

member of the Ritual Team, Poppy Day Chairman,

lifetime member of the St. Pancratius Parish/

Holy Name Society, and the Archer Heights Civic

Association. Ray was also honored and presented the

commemorative Outstanding Service Award from

the Veterans Assistance Commission of Cook County,

who recognized Wojtak as a WWII veteran, a lifetime

member of his American Legion Post, and for his

volunteer work within his community.

Humble heroes are modest, but Ray’s perseverance

allowed him to stand tall. Thank you, Ray, for your

honorable character, 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. If you

have a veteran in your life whose story deserves to be told,

please feel free to reach out to Ken at (708) 214-3385.

Mr. Plumbing has

been a part of this

great community for

42 years!

Help us to give back to that community! We are

collecting non-perishable food donations in our

showroom to be distributed to Operation Blessing.

Operation Blessing is a not-for-profit food pantry

that has been serving our community since 1982.

We are located at:

14024 S. Cicero Ave. in Crestwood

(708) 385-8607

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 filing a claim for your injury or illness.

There is no charge or fee for this service. The DAV is a national service

organization comprising of veterans dedicated to helping other veterans to

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

Elks 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.


14 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

IN SHEPARD SPORT NEWS

(Left-Photo) Shepard High School senior Saniah Calvin chose teacher Joe Lerner to recognize with an orange rose and a card as part of the varsity girls tennis team’s staff

appreciation day. (Right-Photo) teacher Jodi Pelini to recognize with an orange rose and a card as part of the varsity girls tennis team’s staff appreciation day.

Shepard Tennis Team Thanks Favorite Staff Members

For years, the Shepard High School varsity girls’

tennis team has dressed in their best the day of

the conference tournament.

Retired coaches Glenn Simms and Dmitri Cooper

liked to celebrate the end of the season by giving

each player flowers. And they wanted their

students to dress for the occasion.

The past several seasons Kelly Myron, who

Maintaining Your

Home: A Checklist

Homes, just like people, need regular checkups to

help catch potential problems before they become

full-blown disasters. Doing some vital maintenance

tasks at least twice a year is essential to ensuring a

safe and efficient home.

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with

a semi-annual house maintenance checklist every

homeowner needs to read.

Plumbing

Preventing water damage is a lot less expensive

than fixing it after the fact. That is why it’s best

to make sure your home’s plumbing is working

properly now. Some key items to check include:

inherited the program from Simms and Cooper,

thought of a twist. She would have the players

give flowers to favorite staff members who had

inspired them academically, served as positive role

models, or just liked the best.

Myron and her seniors walked the hallways of

Shepard on Oct. 6th, going from class to class to

recognize them.

DIY task for you, not to worry: Most plumbers

can handle it in under an hour.

Electrical

Trip any circuit breakers and ground fault

interrupters monthly to ensure proper protection.

For anything involving wiring or electrical work,

hiring a licensed electrician is money well spent.

That said, you should check exposed wiring in your

home every six months for frayed cords or wires.

If anything looks damaged or dangerous, call in a

professional to take a further look.

Basement

Check your basement and foundation for cracks and

excess moisture. If either problem is severe, bring

in a professional to discuss what can be done to

remedy the issue and prevent future damage.

(Left-Photo) Shepard High School senior Roxie Habbal

chose teacher Ashley Lythburg to recognize with an

orange rose and a card as part of the varsity girls tennis

team’s staff appreciation day. (Middle-Photo) Shepard

High School senior Maddie Stepuszek chose security

officer Paul Taylor to recognize with an orange rose

and a card as part of the varsity girls tennis team’s staff

appreciation day. (Right-Photo) Shepard High School

seniors on the varsity girls tennis team honored favority

staff members with orange roses and thank you cards

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problems IMAGE: with your home.

• Toilets – Check for leaks in the water feed and

the bottom of your tank.

• Sinks – Check all faucets, hose bibs and supply

valves for leakage.

• Bathrooms – Check for evidence of water leaks

under sinks, showers, toilets and tubs.

• Water Heater – Drain the water until it’s clear

of sediment. Inspect the flue assembly and

check for corrosion. If this doesn’t sound like a

Extras

A little cleaning and caulking should be part of your

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least every six months, take a few minutes to work

on:

• Exhaust fans – Clean the grill and fan blades.

• Range hood fans – Wash the fan blades and

their housing.


Fun & Entertainment *Sudoku

November 2021 Number 536 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

NOVEMBER CLASSIFIED

FOR SALE

4 used 26-inch bikes – $15 each or $50 for all 4. Good

condition. Call Bob at (708) 903-2471 or (708) 385-2722.

HELP WANTED

Now hiring able-bodied movers. Copher Movers & Storage

Inc. Inquire at (708) 423-1890.

FOR SALE

Antique 1937 cedar chest – $60. New Hamilton Beach

juicer – $65. New Amazon Fire HD8 tablet – $30. Assorted

collector’s Barbie dolls – $20 each. New smokeless

12” x 16” portable grill – $60. Call (708) 371-0619.

FOR SALE

Ladies’ bike, coaster brakes – $55. 7-foot, slim, pre-lit

Christmas tree – $50. Call (708) 388-2902.

FOR SALE: WOODWORKING TOOLS

Craftsman cable router - 1 ¼ hp – $50. Dovetail machine

– $65. Milwaukee drill, ½-inch – $50. 70-year-old, 10”

Craftsman table saw, excellent condition – $150. Band

saw – $50. DeWalt orbital sander – $50. Etc. – more

available. PRICES NEGOTIABLE. (708) 385-2736.

FOR SALE

Dinette set, 4 chairs, one leaf, good condition – $50 Call

(708) 385-2736.

OBITUARIES

Antonelli, Darrel J., passed away peacefully at his Crestwood home on

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021, at the age of 84 years. Beloved husband of

Dorene, nee Rooney. Beloved father of Thomas (Jan), Carol (Mike) Sanders,

Kevin (Annette), Tim (Pam), Tina Antonelli, and the late Steven (Cindy)

Antonelli. Cherished grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of 16. Dear

brother of Christopher (Micki) Vimarco and Vince (Elizabeth) Vimarco.

Visitation was held Thursday, Oct. 21st with an evening service at the Becvar &

Son Funeral Home, 5539 W. 127th Street, Crestwood. Interment private. (708)

824-9000 or www.becvarfuneralhome.com

Crestwood’s very own ongoing strip...

94 South by Jim McGreal

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16 Crestwood Adviser November 2021 Number 536

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

Hello Residents, SHEPARD SPORTS

The Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center

Staff are gearing up for winter; we cannot believe

it is almost here! We are also 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!

Swim lessons will be starting up a new session

on Jan. 11th-Feb. 19th, and registration begins

on Monday, Dec. 20th. To see what sessions are

available for your family, call (708) 371-4810 or

visit our website to see all of our class dates and

times. Keep an eye out on our website for new

upcoming dates for our next session this winter!

Believe it or not, summer will be here soon enough!

Baseball registration is open for our Crestwood

Crush Pinto (6-8 years old), Mustang (9-10 years

old), Bronco (11-12 years old), and Pony (13-14

years old) teams. Register before Jan. 3rd for a

lower registration fee. The season will be held from

late April through mid-June.

Starting Nov. 8th we will be hosting an Indoor

Soccer League for children ages 4-9 years old. The

league will run for 6 weeks — the first two weeks

will be for 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.

We will be hosting a Winter Sports Camp from

Dec. 27th-29th for students ranging from 1st-8th

grade. We will have dodgeball, wiffle ball, volleyball,

basketball, soccer and more for the kids to play and

learn! In addition, starting on Fridays in December,

we will be hosting a 3 v. 3 Basketball League for

students from 4th-8th grade. Keep posted on our

website for more information on those programs as

we get closer to the holidays, and get ready for our

Santa is Coming to Town event on Saturday, Dec.

11th!

We will also be having a new Yoga for Everyone

session starting on Nov. 8th. Come to the CRWC to

register for your spot! On Thursday nights, we are

hosting Zumba classes at the Biela Center. Visit the

CRWC to register for our next session beginning

Nov. 4th, or purchase a punch card which can be

used within two sessions! Every Wednesday night

from 7:00-10:00pm we have Pickleball drop-ins

available for the community. Come out for some

friendly competition, no membership required!

Lastly, we are excited to announce that we have

a new Personal Trainer and Nutritionist, Colleen

Marciano, working at our building. If you are

interested in kick starting your health and nutrition

journey and do not know where to start or need

some help getting out of your fitness rut, call or

visit our building for more information. And do

not forget to schedule your appointments with

GoodLife Physical Therapy after your workouts.

They are located in our building and can be reached

at (708) 966-4386.

Rocco Mossuto

Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center

Fall 2021

CRWC Indoor Soccer League

Thursdays: November 4th– December 23rd, 2021

(6 week session– No classes held on 11/11 or 11/25)

Location: Biela Center– 4545 Midlothian Turnpike

Instructor: Kristen Castillo

Times:

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

(Code #213001-E) (Code #213001-F)

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

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

Crestwood Crush Baseball 2022

Divisions:

Pinto– Ages 6, 7, and 8 years old (Must be 6 by 5/1/22)

Mustang– 9 and 10 years old (Must be 9 by 5/1/22)

Bronco– 11 and 12 years old (Must be 11 by 5/1/22)

Pony– 13 and 14 years old (Must be 13 by 5/1/22)

The age that your child will be on May 1, 2022 is the division that you register them for.

Registration Deadline: Before January 3rd, 2022 for $150 or by March 1st, 2022 for $175












A birth certificate will be required for all players.

Registration forms are available at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center during business

hours.

Season: Runs late April through mid-June, weather permitting.

Games and practices: Playfield Park. Games hosted Monday through Thursday with potential

weekend tournaments.

In –house league, teams, communities, and individuals welcome.

We will host games and are willing to travel within 30 minutes.

3 contact days a week (practices and games).

Medals will be awarded at the end of season at our free Sports Picnic– families welcome.

Each level will play 20 games plus playoffs.

Starting in January, the CRWC will host open practices free to registered individuals.

Volunteers, coaches and concession workers, are needed. Fees for the participant will be waived/

reduced for volunteers.

Cost: $150 or $175 (based on registration date) for Crestwood Residents/Non-Residents

(Fee includes: Hat, Jersey, Game Balls, and Umpires)

(Crestwood Residents will be reimbursed at the end of the season if their child completes the entire season.

Reimbursement forms available at the CRWC).

For more information about the 2022 season, contact Cori Herbert or Rocco Mossuto at 708-371-4810 or

crwcsports@crestwood.illinois.gov









Crestwood Spring

Baseball League for Teams

Team Divisions:

Pinto– Ages 6, 7, and 8 years old (Must be 6 by 5/1/22)

Mustang– 9 and 10 years old (Must be 9 by 5/1/22)

Bronco– 11 and 12 years old (Must be 11 by 5/1/22)

Pony– 13 and 14 years old (Must be 13 by 5/1/22)

The age that each child will be on May 1, 2022 is the division that you register them for.

Registration Deadline: February 15th, 2022

A birth certificate will be required for all players.

Registration forms are available at the Crestwood Recreation and Wellness Center

during business hours.

Season: Runs late April through mid-June, weather permitting.

Games and practices: Playfield Park. Games hosted Monday through Thursday.

In –house league, teams, communities, and individuals welcome.

We will host games and are willing to travel within 30 minutes.

Medals will be awarded at the end of season at our free Sports Picnic– families

welcome.

Each level will play 20 games plus playoffs.

Cost per Team: Full Season (all games at Playfield Park– jersey and hat included) $1,200.

Full Season Split (games split between Playfield Park and Team’s Facility) $600.

Pick-Up Games $75 per game.

For more information about the 2022 season, contact Cori Herbert or Rocco Mossuto at

708-371-4810 or crwcsports@crestwood.illinois.gov

NOW AVAILABLE

GOODLIFE PHYSICAL THERAPY

AT

CRESTWOOD REC CENTER!

Do you experience any of the following?

Acute & Chronic Pain?

Joint Pain?

Neck Pain?

Poor Balance?

If you answered YES to one, or more of these

symptoms we can help you!

Appointments are being taken now through our Orland Park

clinic. Please call (708) 966-4386 and let them know you would

like to schedule your appointment to see Madeline at the

Crestwood Rec Center.

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