University of Chicago Medicine Breast Cancer June 2022
Kathy Headley

Kathy Headley

Spruced-up St. Adrian Church unveiled

By Kathy Headley

Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor

6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778

St. Adrian Church has been under renovation for the last two weeks. The inner church received a totally new paint job in white, which really brightens up the worship space. Breaking up the entirely white ceiling are beige/brown accents in the arches overhead.

The first pews from the front were taken out and turned facing north and south, which allowed for the altar to be brought down into the main body of the church. A deep, royal-blue carpeting in the sanctuary on down into the congregation completes the picture.

kathyheadley2021

Kathy Headley

The grand re-opening, so to speak, took place last Sunday with the 9 a.m. Mass.

After a year’s pandemic-related hiatus, the St. Adrian Seniors were once again able to come back together for their annual Christmas party at the Garden Chalet in Worth. Thanks to long-time president Barb Spangler, everyone enjoyed an afternoon of fun with goodie bags from Marquette Bank, a grab bag, raffle, delicious food and, of course, great company.

Getting its start in 1972, this is the club’s 49th year, which says a lot to both the leadership and the membership. As original members have passed on, in some cases their children and grandchildren have taken their place at the table.

As you may remember a few years back, the group welcomed members of Nativity BVM Parish, which added to the fun.

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Brother Tom Taylor, OSA, from St. Rita Parish.

In anticipation of Christmas, over the last few weeks, I have been tossing out a few neighborhood-related suggestions you might like to add to your gift purchases.

We already talked about the opportunity to buy a copy of the EWTN episode of They Might Be Saints, which featured Servant of God Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas. How about a book in which her story is featured along with 23 other exceptional men and women who are on the path to sainthood in America? Their stories are pretty surprising.

The book is written by Michael O’Neill who hosts the show and is aptly called They Might Be Saints. It is offered on the EWTN website and is item #82248.

Coming up this Sunday, Dec. 12, is A Virtual Christmas Celebration with the Augustinian Friars at 6 p.m. It promises to be an evening of good tidings, prayers and music. Watch at MidwestAugustinians.org. If you have attended any of the Augustinian-run schools or been a part of one of their many parishes, you just might see someone you know.

It’s time to make your reservations for the annual Kūcios (fish) dinner at Nativity BVM Parish. The event will take place at noon Sunday, Dec. 19 in the parish hall, 6820 S. Washtenaw. To make your reservation, call Audra at (773) 776-4600.

The Coquito Tasting event held recently at the Monarca Event Room, 3300 W. 63rd St., went over so well with more than 80 people in attendance, that another similar event is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 4 to 9 p.m. Labeled Sip & Taste, this will include coquito, micheladas, drink mixers and more than 10 drink vendors. Earlybird tickets at $10 each are now on sale by going to eventbrite.com/e/sip-taste-tickets-217284843817.

Now back to 1971.

Over the past two weeks we had decided to start our Christmas shopping by stopping at a store located at 2540 W. 63rd St., that was going out of business at the end of 1971. Gary E. was the first to recognize it as Lindon’s Furniture and Appliances. Albert Lindon was Gary’s neighbor, and Gary hung around with his son back then.

Several folks guessed the answer as Yores, which was located there at one time as well–just not in 1971.

Gary reminded me that after Lindon’s, Bill Grice took over the building. I remember shopping there. They had really nice furniture, and I still have several of the items we bought from Bill.

Last week we learned Santa had arrived in the neighborhood and was attending and supervising the gift raffles at the Christmas Theater Party held at the Marquette Theatre. That event marked the beginning of his annual stay in the 63rd and Kedzie area, where he would tour and greet children weekdays and Saturdays.

Fifty years ago this week, Santa would also be stopping at Holy Cross Hospital to visit children in the pediatric ward.

Sponsoring the Christmas events was the Chicago Lawn Chamber of Commerce. Here’s a partial list of the co-chairs, just wondering if you can identify the businesses they were affiliated with: Mrs. Lorraine Kunst, Joe Herbert, Mrs. Jackie Klima, Michael Trost and Robert Landis. It would be pretty cool if someone could get them all, or most of them.

Local News

Mallory Pugh, who has six goals in seven games, will miss three games for the Red Stars in July because she will be playing with the United States in a World Cup qualifier. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Pro Soccer Report: Red Stars will miss three big guns during World Cup qualifying

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer Having world-class players on your team is a blessing. But during times like these, it can also be a curse. World-class players help NWSL teams win games. They also miss chunks of time during the season because of their commitments to playing in international competitions. For much of July, the…

Harper Noren of the Illinois Lightning Track Club shows her form in the long jump on June 25 at Shepard. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Area Sports Roundup: Lightning strikes at Shepard

By Jeff Vorva Staff Writer There was a lot of rain and a little bit of thunder at the Illinois Lightning Track and Field Club’s open track meet, which was held at Shepard on June 25. The meet was open to everyone, from children as young as 4 (one 3-year-old also participated) to adults. More…

CRRNH_TabaresLopez_062922

Mayoral race comes to Archer

Neighbors cheer as Lopez slams Lightfoot on crime By Tim Hadac Southwest Side civic and business leaders last Saturday got an early glimpse of the 2023 mayoral race, as 15th Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez made a campaign stop on Archer Avenue. Lopez was the guest of honor at a “meet and greet” held at the…

CBOElogo

Early voting now open

Several Southwest Side sites available By Tim Hadac Although the next primary election is set for Tuesday, June 28, early voting has started. Voters may cast ballots at the Chicago Board of Elections’ “supersite” at 191 N. Clark. It is open now until election day, and its hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6…

CBA

Bar Assoc. offers guidance on judge races

From staff reports For voters seeking guidance relating to the handful of judicial races on the ballot this month, the Chicago Bar Association now offers its “Judge Smart Pocket Guide” in English, Spanish and Polish. All versions are available at chicagobar.org/chicagobar/votejudges. The CBA provides judicial evaluations for candidates seeking to become a judge in Cook County,…

CRRNH_TabaresHuerta_062222

They have her back

Two days before Christmas 2021, Chicago Police Officer Jose “Joey” Huerta, a Garfield Ridge resident, died of COVID-19 complications. Months later, his daughter, Ariel, graduated from Kinzie School. In a show of solidarity, 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares (left), herself a Garfield Ridge resident, and several dozen police officers showed up at the school to…

Thanks to Niego Real Estate, block after block in Clearing and Garfield are decked out each year in red, white and blue. Residents are asked to volunteer to pick up flags and decorate their whole block. --File photo

Niego Real Estate salutes America again

Popular flag program underway By Tim Hadac Clearing and Garfield Ridge residents who want to decorate their blocks in red, white and blue this Independence Day are encouraged to contact Niego Real Estate and reserve a supply of U.S. flags at no charge. The popular program to promote patriotism and community pride is now in…

State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-11th)

Villanueva hails new ‘mental health days’ law

From staff reports State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-11th) recently declared victory as Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law a bill that allows teachers to take mental health days. “Our teachers’ service to our students is ongoing, both inside and outside the classroom,” Villanueva said. “Now that our society has recognized the importance of mental health…

At his recent press conference, Dart displayed a number of firearms confiscated by Sheriff’s Police. --Supplied photo

No ammo for revoked cardholders, Dart says

Wants legal loophole closed From staff reports Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart recently urged lawmakers to close a loophole he said allows thousands of individuals with revoked gun permits to still buy ammunition. “A gun is only dangerous if it is loaded,” Dart said. “Right now, there are thousands of individuals in Cook County…

ChicagoCitySeal

Offer rebates on new security devices

From staff reports City officials and others this week launched the Home and Business Protection Program, designed to protect people and property from crime. Through the program, anyone who lives in the city of Chicago, operates a business in the city, or owns or leases a vehicle registered to a primary address within the city…

Neighbors

Nael Digital Ad2
AladdinsBanquets WebAd
CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker to call special session after Roe v. Wade overturned

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker to call special session after Roe v. Wade overturned

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that announcement Friday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released an opinion overturning…

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

6 Republicans vie to unseat Pritzker

By PETER HANCOCK & JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Republican voters in Illinois will choose from six candidates to challenge incumbent Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker in the upcoming June 28 primary. The field includes a conservative farmer and state lawmakers who is the recent polling frontrunner, the mayor of Illinois’ second largest…

Candidate interview: Alexi Giannoulias looking to reclaim statewide office

Candidate interview: Alexi Giannoulias looking to reclaim statewide office

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] Illinois voters might know Alexi Giannoulias as the state’s treasurer from 2007 to 2011, or they might know him as the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate who lost to Republican Mark Kirk in 2010. He’s now looking to get back into public life as he runs for secretary…

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

Pritzker to call special session on reproductive rights

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker will call a special session of the General Assembly in the coming weeks to focus on legislation to strengthen women’s access to abortion and other reproductive health services in Illinois. Pritzker made that announcement Friday, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court released…

Candidate interview: Anna Valencia running for secretary of state

Candidate interview: Anna Valencia running for secretary of state

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] This story is part of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of the race for secretary of state ahead of the Tuesday, June 28 primary. We’re reaching out to the candidates this week to discuss their policy positions and plans for the office should they be elected. Chicago City Clerk…

Republicans see opening in secretary of state race

Republicans see opening in secretary of state race

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – For the first time in nearly a quarter century, there is an open race for the office of Illinois secretary of state as incumbent Democrat Jesse White prepares to retire, and Republicans hope that will give them an opportunity to pick up a statewide elected office.…

Candidate interview: Secretary of state hopeful David Moore

Candidate interview: Secretary of state hopeful David Moore

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] This story is part of Capitol News Illinois’ coverage of the race for secretary of state ahead of the Tuesday, June 28 primary. We’re reaching out to all of the candidates this week to discuss their policy positions and plans for the office should they be elected. Chicago…

Tom Cullerton sentenced to 1 year in prison for embezzlement

Tom Cullerton sentenced to 1 year in prison for embezzlement

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge in Chicago handed down a one-year prison sentence Tuesday for a former state senator who once chaired the Senate Labor Committee. Tom Cullerton, a Villa Park Democrat, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of embezzlement for receiving salary and benefits from…

CAPITOL RECAP: State Supreme Court again declines to rule on FOID Act

CAPITOL RECAP: State Supreme Court again declines to rule on FOID Act

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – In a 4-3 decision with a blistering dissent from the Republican minority, the Illinois Supreme Court declined to rule on a question of whether Illinois Firearm Owners Identification Act is unconstitutional. It was the second time the case of the People v. Vivian Brown came before the court and…

State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud

State audit finds billions in unemployment fraud

By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois [email protected]lnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – A state audit released Thursday found nearly $2 billion in federal money intended to help unemployed Illinoisans during the pandemic was lost to fraudulent claims in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Employment Security blamed “insufficient and flawed federal guidance” and a lack of controls on a…

CRR NH Airport Heating Cooling
CRR NH Ptecik Bakery House Ad