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Join the Polish American Cultural Club

Meetings of the Polish American Cultural Club are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 1941, 900 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Dues are $20 per year for individual membership and $35 for a family membership.

The mission of our club is 1) To further the appreciation and preservation of our heritage as Polish American citizens. 2) To direct our talents in assisting one another and improving our ethnic image. 3.) To provide educational grants to eligible students of Polish American heritage and advancing their college education.

Some social activities throughout the year are the Easter dinner (swieconka) picnic, scholarship dinner dance, bingo and bake sale, Christmas party.

For additional information, call Richard Kula at 847-209-1385.

Friends of the Stickney-Forestview Public Library seek craft vendors

The Friends of the Stickney-Forestview Public Library, 6800 W. 43rd Street, Stickney, will be having a Craft and Vendor Fair on October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. They are looking for crafters or vendors to participate in this event.

If you are interested, please contact Maryanne at 708-749-2433 (evenings) or email at [email protected] for an application.

Stagg Music Boosters seek crafts

A. A. Stagg High School Music Boosters organization is accepting applications from crafters and artists for the November 12 and 13 Art for the Season show. Stagg High School is located at the intersection of 111th Street and Roberts Road in Palos Hills. The show is well-received and well-attended. Cost is $110 per 80 sq. ft. booth space for the two-day run of the show.

For more information or to receive an application, please call 708-974-7520 and leave a message or go to aastaggmusicboosters.org and download the application. The email address for the show is [email protected]

Willow Springs Senior Club welcomes new members

Anyone 55 or older in Willow Springs or surrounding communities are welcome to join.

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Meetings start at 11 a.m. followed by a lunch with dessert and coffee, a raffle and, of course, Bingo.

Membership is $10 per year and $7 for each meeting.

The Club also has an extensive library of books that may be borrowed and returned. The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Donations of paperbacks only, no hard cover please, are welcome.

The Community Center is located at 8156 Archer Ave. in Willow Springs and is wheelchair accessible. Parking is free and is located next to Center.

For information, call Membership chair at Nancy Phillips 708-209-5581 or President Adrianne Hansen at 708-839-8610.

Argo-Summit Lions Club looking for members

The Argo-Summit Lions Club is one of the oldest around. They are looking to recruit new members to save the club. Call Tula Beene at 773-704-5712.

Justice Senior Club seeks new members

The Justice Senior Club would like to invite all seniors, 55 plus to join. The club is open to all surrounding communities.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesdays each month at noon. Meetings are held in the Justice Community Room, 7800 S. Archer Road, located behind the fire department.

Membership is $7 per year and $3 for each meeting. Members play Bingo each meeting and other games.

There is a catered hot lunch the fourth Tuesday every month for $5 per meal, and other holiday parties.

Club President is Ray Hodson, treasurer is Hank Oszakiewski, secretary is Kathy Svoboda, membership chair is Doreen O’Brien, bingo caller is Rich Pawlak, and food coordinator is Jan Lancaste.

Parking is available right behind the building.

St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle

St. Patricia Parish has started Game 2 of its Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle 2.0, which is being hosted by Prime Time Restaurant in Hickory Hills.

Tickets are on sale after all Masses at St. Patricia and during business hours at Prime Time. Ticket pricing is 6 for $5, 12 for $10, 24 for $20, etc. Tickets will also be available for purchase in the Rectory Parish Office, Monday-Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 9050 S. 86th Ave., Hickory Hills.

Visit their website for more information, including official rules, at: www.stpatriciaparish.com/queenof-hearts Follow St. Patricia Parish on Facebook for raffle updates: https://www.facebook.com/stpatriciaparish/

Sunday services at The Center

The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, is holding a 12:30 p.m. Vespers service in the Wayside Chapel and an 8:30 a.m. service in the Lodge.

Rev. Chris Hopkins will facilitate these services, and all will be held in keeping with State of Illinois and CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

For information, call 708-361-3650.

Hickory Hills Farmer’s Market every Friday

The Hills Farmer’s Market continues to be a great success as steady crowds continue to attend from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday in the Hickory Hills City Hall parking lot. There are now two farm stands, a specialty meat truck, Strange Brew coffee stand, local honey, Mexican and Polish food cooked to order, specialty nuts, seasoning and more.

Mental Health Chats

NAMI Metro Suburban presents: Mental Health Chats. Come and have a conversation with us about mental health over some coffee and bread. Topics will vary. English and Spanish groups are available at the Living Room, 7602 W. 63rd Street, Summit. First Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. For more info, visit www.namimetsub.org, or call 708-524-2582 x302.

Justice Lions Club has room for more

Looking for a way to help out in your community? Interested in meeting new people and volunteering? Join the Justice Lions Club. Drop in to one of our meetings to see what we’re all about. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. in The All Purpose Room (back door next to the fire dept) at Justice Village Hall, 7800 Archer Road. Call 312-788-0325 for more information.

Gaelic Park musical luncheons

Chicago Gaelic Park, 6119 W. 147th St., Oak Forest, is hosting monthly musical luncheons on the first Wednesday of every month. The next luncheon will be on Wednesday, October 5.

Doors open at noon with lunch served at 1 p.m. Entertainment until 4 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Joe McShane.

Admission is $18 per person and reservations are required.

For information, call Chicago Gaelic Park at 708-687-9323 or visit the website at www.chicagogaelicpark.org.

Suburban Widow/Widowers Social Club

The Southwest Suburban Widow/Widowers Social Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 7, at Harold Viking Lodge, 6730 W. 175th St., Tinley Park.

We meet the first Friday of the month. Entertainment most months.

The club offers support to the widowed of all faiths and ages. We know what you are experiencing in dealing with the death of your spouse…we’ve all been there.

Activities include monthly meetings, organized restaurant outings, trips, discussions, interaction meetings and newcomers get acquainted meetings.

For more information, call Bill Dolehide at 708-342-6820 or Elaine Buck at 708-429-9528.

1st United Methodist Church seeks craft vendors

The 1st United Methodist Church of Evergreen Park at 9358 S. Homan is having a Craft and Vendor Show on October 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are looking for crafters and vendors. If interested, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for an application.

Gotham Ramblers to perform at Sunday on the Green

The Oak Lawn Park District has released the schedule of the Sunday Concerts on the Green and the Movies in the Park, both in conjunction with the Village of Oak Lawn.

All concerts and movies are free to the public and will take place at the Village of Oak Lawn Village Green, located at 9446 S. Raymond Ave.

The Sunday Concerts on the Green line-up is as follows:

September 28, Gotham Ramblers, 6:30-9 p.m. – Kid’s Activity: Reptile Guy

October 2, Rev Dog, 6:30-9 p.m. – Kid’s Activity: Inflatables & Face Painters

Pilgrim seeks food pantry financial donations

Financial donations to the food pantry are currently being sought by Pilgrim Faith United Church of Christ, 9411 S. 51st Avenue. If you should feel moved to assist, donations can be mailed to the church or dropped off during office hours, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Second installment property tax bills to be late

For most of the last decade, Cook County’s second installment tax bills were issued at the end of June and were due by August 1. But for the 2021 taxes (paid in 2022), the issuance and due dates of second installment tax bills are expected to be much later than normal. It is not yet clear when the second installment bills will be issued, but estimates range from mid- to late- fall of 2022, with the due dates coming 30 days after the bills are issued.

Willow Springs Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest takes place at Legacy Garden Park in Willow Springs on Wednesday, September 28, at 6 p.m. Come and check out the community garden harvest, and enjoy garden tastings, also tips on extending your harvest.

The Willow Springs Beautification Commission has received a grant from Openlands for the Legacy Park Pollinator Project. The village will expand and enhance Legacy Garden park into an established pollinator habitat that will support native pollinator species.

Summit Coffee with the Mayor resumes

Coffee with Summit Mayor Sergio Rodriguez have started up again. They will continue to take place at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month in the village offices on 59th Street.

Palos Twp. property tax appeal window now open

The Palos Township Assessor’s Office wants to inform residents of Palos Township that the time period to file a 2022 Cook County Assessor Appeal application at the Palos Township location will be from Tuesday, September 6, through Thursday, September 29.

Palos Township is located at 10802 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills. The hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Forms will be available in the township lobby to fill out and then comparable properties will be found and the appeal will be filed on your behalf.

The cutoff date for the appeal is Thursday, September 29, at the township due to preparing and entering all documentation before the October 3, deadline at the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

If you want to file an appeal after the Palos Township location deadline (between September 29 and October 3), you can file it yourself online at cookcountyassessor.com.

If you need comparable properties, please call Heather at 708-598-4449 and they will be made available to you.

Trinity Lutheran Church rummage sale

Trinity Lutheran Church, 9701 S. Brandt Ave. in Oak Lawn, will hold a rummage sale from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, October 7, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 8.

Donations for the rummage sale will be accepted at the church on Thursday, October 6. No televisions or computers.

Justice, Bridgeview Lions combine for Oktoberfest

The Justice and Bridgeview Lions Clubs will hold an Oktoberfest fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, October 8 at the Branding Iron Pavilion, 7036 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview.

Admission is $5 per person with children under 12 free.

There will be music, food, beer and raffles.

Free flu shots

The Willow Springs Lions Club and Walgreens will offer free flu shots on September 27 at the Willow Springs Community Center, 8156 Archer Road, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Lion Mike at 708-307-6357 for more information and to make a reservation.

Needlework exhibit

The Beverly Hills Embroiderers Guild will present a 50th golden anniversary needlework exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1, at the Oak View Community Center, 4625 W. 110th St. in Oak Lawn.

More than 100 pieces will be on display.

Admission is free. There will be raffles. Ornaments and other items will be for sale.

Classic Car Show

A classic car show is coming to 63rd and Narragansett from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 1.

Music at the show (Eli Jubiter, a great local DJ) will be sponsored by Geno Randazzo of All Exterior Contractors.

The show is sponsored by the Clearing Night Force and the Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

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Something to be truly thankful for

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Pritzker signs changes to SAFE-T Act’s cash bail provisions

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State elections board certifies 2022 results

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Tax credits, prison reform pass in veto session

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