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Obituaries for Oct. 25

ABIGAIL BARRIENTOS    Abigail Barrientos (nee Rodarte), age 85, of Chicago’s  Brighton Park community, passed away October 17 at home. Beloved wife of Guadalupe Barrientos; devoted mother of  Maria (Raul)…

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Obituaries for May 9

NICK G. BACUROS Nick Bacuros, age 89, lifelong resident of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away April 29. He was a Navy veteran. Throughout his life, Mr. Bacuros worked in…

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BRIAN L. BAKALICH Brian Bakalich, 58, of La Grange Park, passed away May 5. He was an Army veteran. Beloved husband of Sandra Bakalich (nee Joyce); devoted father of Alexandra…

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Obituaries for April 22

FRANCIS ‘FRANKIE’ BLANDA Francis “Frankie” Blanda, 57, of Justice, passed away April 10. Devoted son of Lydia (nee Volmer) and the late Daniel A. Blanda Sr.; dearest brother of Julie…

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Death Notices Week of April 15

HELEN J. BAVLSIK Helen J. Bavlsik (nee Czuprynski), 99, of Chicago, passed away April 3 at Westmont Manor Health and Rehab Center. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late…

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David Michael Nelson

David Nelson, age 19 passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. David was born in Hinsdale, Illinois, and raised in Lyons. In David’s short life he enjoyed spending time…

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Obituaries for April 1

MAUREEN C. BARRETT Maureen Catherine Barrett (nee LaVelle), 82, of Seminole, Fla., formerly of Chicago, passed away March 15. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Barrett; loving mother of Nancy…

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Death notices for March 11

DEAN S. ALKAS Dean S. Alkas, 45, passed away February 5. Cherished son of Tavorn Sriyabhai; loving brother of May Sriyabhai. Also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.…

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Obituaries

February 19, 2021 DANIEL GOMEZ ALMANZA Daniel Gomez Almanza, age 69, passed away February 6. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home Ltd., 4901 South Archer Avenue Chicago. Funeral Mass…

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Obituaries for August 13

NICOLE A. BOSI Nicole A. Bosi, age 35, passed away July 21, leaving behind a legacy of love for her 2 children, family and friends to cherish. She was a…

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Death Notices for August 6

MARIE J. “JOANNE” ABRAMS Marie J. “Joanne” Abrams, age 81, passed away July 3. Beloved wife of Clyde Abrams; loving mom of Russell (Diane) Abrams, Sandra Abrams, Tina Abrams and…

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Death Notices for July 23

ALICE M. CEPA Alice M. Cepa (nee Szymanski), age 95, late of Oak Lawn and Chicago passed away from COVID-19 July 10. When the U.S. declared war on Germany in…

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Obituaries for July 10

RICHARD BIELSKI SR. Richard J. Bielski Sr., age 82, of Chicago’s Brighton Park community, passed away peacefully June 26. He was the beloved husband of the late Leona; adored father…

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Obituaries for July 3

JAMES M. BOWEN James M. Bowen, age 72, passed away June 21. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Devoted husband to the late Mary Lou (nee Flanigan)…

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Stanley Balzekas Jr. dies, a ‘true friend’ to Lithuania, and Chicago

By Tim Hadac For decades, people accurately described Stanley Balzekas Jr. as a pillar of the Southwest Side’s business community, as well as the Chicago-area’s Lithuanian-American community. A native of…

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Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By Tim Hadac For decades, Robert S. Molaro served Chicago’s Southwest Side and nearby suburbs in a number of roles, most notably as a legislator and a Democratic Party official.…

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Colleagues remember former lawmaker Robert S. Molaro

By Tim Hadac For decades, Robert S. Molaro served Chicago’s Southwest Side and nearby suburbs in a number of roles, most notably as a legislator and a Democratic Party official.…

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Thanks to those who made Memorial Day meaningful

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing & Garfield Ridge (708)496-0265 [email protected] The small patch of green at the heart of Garfield Ridge came alive with the sounds of a…

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Oak Lawn’s 95th Street crossing closing June 16 

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to the Metra SouthWest Service Line crossing on 95th Street, east of 52nd Avenue, in Oak Lawn, will require a full closure, weather permitting,…

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Oak Lawn moves Independence Day parade to July 3 

The Village of Oak Lawn announced Tuesday it will move this year’s annual Fourth of July parade to Saturday, July 3, at 4 p.m. In addition to the change in…

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Oak Lawn Library installs new air filtration system 

By Kelly White  Proudly keeping the air clean and its patrons safe is the Oak Lawn Public Library. The library, 9427 Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn, recently installed Respicaire Ultra Violet…

The winning team from Our Lady of the Snows included Keanu Juhasz, Issiah Morales-Chavez, Brandon Delgado and Alejandro Ayala.
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Readin’ and writin’ and financial literacy

Snows eighth graders score big in stock market game By Kelly White When GameStop stock soared in late 2020, a group of students at Our Lady of the Snows School…

Aurelio's Pizza brought along some cheer and comfort to children undergoing treatment and frontline essential workers at Advocate Children’s Hospital, 4400 95th St, Oak Lawn, by donating 500 personal-sized pizzas on a mobile pizza truck, along with custom-made cookies, to the hospital on National Pizza Party Day on Friday, May 21.

Aurelio’s holds pizza party for children and staff at Advocate Children’s Hospital

By Kelly White Every year on the third Friday in May, pizza lovers across the nation share their love of pizza on National Pizza Party Day. Celebrated this year on…

Ideal School, Countryside cut ribbon on Sensory Meditation Garden

By Carol McGowan Countryside Mayor Sean McDermott, School District 105 officials and others that brought the school’s new sensory meditation garden to life  were on hand May 207 for the…

Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney makes a point protesting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s idea of cutting funds for local budgets. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

Pekau, Mahoney say state should leave local tax fund alone

By Jeff Vorva Two area mayors are speaking out against the state trying to take a bigger bite out of local government’s funding. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has proposed cuts to…

Justice Park District Commissioner Mark Leahy (left), Judge Ed King (center), and Justice Park District Commissioner Tabatha Sutera. (Photos by Carol McGowan)

Sutera, Leahy sworn onto Justice Park Board

By Carol McGowan A new era is underway for the Justice Park District. Commissioners Tabatha Sutera and Mark Leahy were sworn in as full-time commissioners of the park board May 24…

Orland Park Trustee Cynthia Nelson Katsenes talks with veteran Timothy Childers during Monday’s Memorial Day ceremony at the village. Photo by Jeff Vorva

Orland Park honors 55 during Memorial Day ceremony

By Jeff Vorva Every one of the 55 veterans who had their names engraved on the walls of the Ara Pace Memorial have a story to tell. Timothy Childers’ story…