Regional Web banner January
SRP-IMAGE-Logo

Obituaries for Jan. 20, 2022

THERESA M. BALDWIN Theresa M. Baldwin (nee Boxlietner), age 76, passed away December 12, 2021. Beloved wife of Richard Baldwin; loving mother of Michael Kresch, Kenneth Kresch, Crystal Nelson and Denise Baldwin; dear grandmother of Samantha Peters, Dennis Nelson, Devorie Nelson, Korin Leeth, Kayla Nelson, Kaylee Nelson, Travis Spagnola, Kyle Kresch, Sydney Kresch, Jonathan Kresch,…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Jan. 13, 2022

RICHARD LEE ANDORF Richard Lee Andorf, 75, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Diane Andorf (nee Markus); fond father of Brigetta (Ronald) Harper; dear grandfather of Kailee and Tyler; brother of Diane (Thomas) Parsons, and Wendy (Byron) Blum; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Services and interment private. Arrangements entrusted to Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services,…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Jan. 6, 2022

MacARTHUR ANTIGUA MacArthur Antigua, 79, of Palos Hills, passed away on December 25. He was the beloved husband of Flordevilla Galinato Antigua, loving father of MacArthur Antigua, and Lora Lee Banzali; Cherished grandfather of Meera Antigua, Leela Antigua, Livy Banzali, Faryn Banzali, Zayla Banzali; devoted son of the late Marcial, Sr. and Paciencia nee Ycong;…

Scan_0018

Richard A. Dolejs, owner of Dolejs Realty and Property Management dies

Richard A. “Dick” Dolejs, 81, of Burr Ridge, passed away suddenly on December 17. Mr. Dolejs was a well-known Realtor-property manager. He was born January 10, 1929 in Chicago to Andrew M. Dolejs and Marie Jungvirt. He attended Farragut High School, Millikin University, Northwestern and John Marshall Law School. He served in the Army as…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Dec. 30, 2021

TADEUSZ BUDZ Tadeusz Budz, 90, passed away December 1. Beloved husband of Ludwika (nee Turziak) Budz; loving father of Jan (Joanna) Budz, Kazimierz (Anna) Budz, Wladyslaw (Maria) Budz and Anna Budz (Andrzej Szaflarski); dear grandfather of Arthur (Monika) Budz, the late Natalia Budz, Ewelina Budz, Christian Bafia, Daniel Bafia, Kevin Budz, Erik Krzystyniak, Julianna Krzystyniak…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Dec. 23, 2021

MARY L. HANNA Mary L. Hanna, 63, died at Loyola Medical Center on December 8, 2021. She was born May 8, 1958, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to the late Albert J. Hanna Jr. and Myrtle A. (Grubb) Hanna. She grew up in Ohio and spent the last 32 years in the Chicago area. Mary was a…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Dec. 16, 2021

ANIELA BABICZ Aniela Babicz (nee Kocanda), 82, of Chicago’s Archer Heights community, passed away December 3. Beloved wife of the late Jan Babicz; loving mother of Maria (Wladyslaw) Dusza, Stanley (Krystyna) and Joseph Babicz; dear grandmother of Barbara (Marcin) Nowak, Cathy (Raddy) Velkov, Anna (Tomasz) Liszka, Michael, Christopher and Kevin Babicz; fond sister of the…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Dec. 9, 2021

CELESTINO ANTONINI Celestino Antonini, age 83, passed away November 20. Loving father to his two sons Carlo (Selene) and Anthony (Michelle); dear brother to Antonio, Maria, Giovanni, Stefano, and Anita. Also survived by many relatives and friends. Visitation was held November 26 at Damar-Kaminski Funeral Home & Crematorium, 7861 S. 88th Avenue, Justice. Funeral was…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Nov. 18

WANDA BEDNARZ Wanda Bednarz (nee Kwietniewski), age 99, formerly of the Garfield Ridge community, passed away November 5. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Bednarz; loving mother of Denise Feret and Alan (Linda Oostema) Bednarz; dear grandmother of Keith, Kara (Dustin) and the late Kevin (Kim); great grandmother of Kyle. Loved all…

Mr. Carroll

Obituary: Daniel Carroll, award-winning wrestling coach

From staff reports Daniel E. Carroll was a teacher and wrestling coach at St. Rita High School. In 2003, he was named Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Coach of the Year. A resident of Oak Lawn, he died Nov. 3. He was 61 years old. Born in Chicago, he attended Downers Grove North and…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Nov. 11

J JESES CRUZ CORTES J Jeses Cruz Cortes, age 60, passed away October 29. Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends. Visitation and arrangements were held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago, IL, Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Cremation Private. To leave any tributes please visit Funeral Home Website at www.SzykownyFuneralHomeIL.com…

Mrs. Barham

Obituary: Janet Barham, assistant principal at St. Laurence High School

From staff reports For a quarter century, Janet Barham taught and served as assistant principal at St. Laurence High School. Mrs. Barham (nee Butler), a Tinley Park resident, died Oct. 26 at age 78. She loved mathematics–especially geometry–and kept her mind sharp with brain teasers, sudoku and competitive battles of Tenzi, Spot-It and Uno with loved…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Nov. 4

DAVID ABREGO David Abrego, 33, passed away October 24. Loving son of Pedro Abrego and the late Gloria Abrego (nee Nava); dear brother of Evelyn Abrego (Jose Franco); uncle to Erick, Joselyn and Anthony Franco; he leaves behind many cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Oct. 28

MARY THERESA BARNAT Mary Theresa Barnat (nee Szczepaniak), age 93, of Lemont, formerly Summit, passed away peacefully October 15. She was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Barnat and the loving mother of Joan (Dean) DiMitri, James (Janet) Barnat, Maria Cozzo and the late Martin (Laura) Barnat; dear grandmother of Justin (Kelly), Jennifer (Jake),…

Marie Vachata was the second woman to serve as mayor of Lyons. Her term was 2001 to 2005. (Supplied photo)

Marie Vachata gets a fond farewell from Lyons

By Steve Metsch Pat Wideman will never forget the first time she met Marie Vachata. “When I first moved to Lyons 50 years ago, she was the very first neighbor who welcomed me to Lyons,” Wideman said while sitting on a bench outside the village hall. Vachata resided two doors down on 46th Street when…

Rev. Edward Stockus

Rev. Edward Stockus dies, pastor emeritus at St. Hugh Parish, served Oak Lawn parishes

Rev. Edward S. Stockus, pastor emeritus of St. Hugh Parish in Lyons, passed away Saturday, Oct. 9. He was 90 years old. Fr. Stockus was born on Jan. 21, 1931, in Chicago. He attended St. Rita High School, the University of Illinois, University of Dayton, the Illinois Institute of Technology and Loyola University and pursued…

Funeral-Flowers.4 logo

Obituaries for Oct. 21

PATRICIA JAMIE “PJ” COTTER Patricia Jamie “PJ” Cotter, 73, of Willow Springs, passed away September 29. Beloved daughter of the late Robert and Georgia (née Svarkonis) Cotter; loving sister of Michael (Karen) and the late James. Fond cousin to many and loving, caring and generous friend to many more. Visitation was held October 8 at…

AladdinsBanquets WebAd
Cook County Sheriff ad.2
CRRNH_JohnShakerAnd Burt_011922

Smooch from a pooch

Mutts of the Midway volunteer John Shaker smiles as he gets a smooch from Burt, a 5-year-old American Pit Bull/Boston Terrier mix. Shaker works as a transporter, driving dogs to and from veterinarian appointments. The 37-pound Burt was rescued by the non-profit Mutts of the Midway from a shelter in Texas. For several months, he…

The Clear-Ridge Little League is scheduled to start its games in April, but signup is occurring now. --File photo

Here’s a sure sign of spring

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] Hi everyone. How have you been surviving January? This is one month I always hope flies by. If the sun is out, the temperatures are, or feel like they are in the subzero range. If it’s cloudy, which is most of the…

Justice Police Chief Kraig McDermott (from left), Justice Police and Fire Commissioner Don McGuire, Justice Police Officer Kady Sassenger, and Justice Mayor Kris Wasowicz. (Photo by Carol McGowan)

Justice swears in new police officer

By Carol McGowan The Justice Village Board approved the recommendation of the Justice Fire and Police Commission to hire Police Officer Kady Sassenger at its January 10 meeting. Her move from the Coal City Police Department to Justice is considered a lateral move, which means the officer transfers from one department to another for the…

Michael Medeisis chats with village Trustee Norma Pinion after the board promoted himto the rank of fire battalion chief. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Medeisis promoted to fire battalion chief in Bridgeview

By Steve Metsch The Bridgeview Fire Department has a new battalion chief. Michael Medeisis, 55, was promoted from the rank of lieutenant at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board. “Hey, hot diggity dog, we’ve got a great guy (promoted),” village Trustee Michael Pticek said. Trustee James Cecott said the promotion was due.…

Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty congratulates Steven Karasek after he was sworn in Jan. 4 as a commissioner on the village’s Zoning Board of Appeals. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Retired village employee appointed to Lyons ZBA

By Steve Metsch The Karasek family has a long history of working for the village of Lyons dating back decades. And that history is getting a new chapter. Steven Karasek, 60, who two years ago retired after 36 years in the public works department, has been appointed by Mayor Christopher Getty to serve on the…

Diane Merrion (from left), CCFB Ag Literacy Coordinator, Eva Manzke, Teacher of Year Runner-Up, Kevin Dougherty, IL AITC Education Director. (SUpplied photo)

Walker teacher Eva Manzke honored by farm bureau

By Carol McGowan School District 104 teacher Eva Manzke was recently honored by the Cook County Farm Bureau for her work with teaching students about agriculture. Students at Walker Elementary in Bedford Park, and Manzke herself were surprised when Principal Amanda Venegonia said they were gathered to honor Manzke, as she had been selected as…

Argo graduate Tom Diaz at junior college nationals in the final straightaway about 50 meters from the finish line. (Supplied photo)

Moraine Valley’s Tom Diaz earns All-Conference honors

By Carol McGowan Tom Diaz is a freshman at Moraine Valley Community College, and is making big strides with their cross country team. Diaz is also a 2021 graduate of Argo Community High School, and is the first Argonaut to earn All Region honors while pursuing his cross country career. MVCC’s Men’s an& Women’s Cross…

Summit native Flip White is a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. (supplied photo)

Summit native marks decade with the Harlem Globetrotters

By Carol McGowan Saul White Jr., better known as Flip White to basketball fans, has been with the famed Harlem Globetrotters for just over 10 years, and has no intention of stopping the entertainment he provides for his fans. White, who grew up in Summit, attended Wharton School and Graves Junior High (now Heritage) in…

GSWNH_HeavenlySound_012122

A heavenly sound

In what is arguably the most ornate and beautiful house of worship on the Southwest Side—St. Joseph Church in Back of the Yards–the Polonijna Orkiestra Chicago played liturgical music selections last Sunday. Founded in 2011, the orchestra is designed to teach young musicians Polish music and culture. St. Joseph parishioner Konrad Pawelek served as conductor…

Screen Shot 2022-01-14 at 8.10.36 PM

Crime images spark outrage in Gage Park

Robbed at gunpoint in his own garage By Tim Hadac Home-security camera images of a 48-year-old Gage Park man being robbed at gunpoint in his own garage outraged a number of Southwest Siders this week. Images showed the man driving his car down the alley in the 5500 block of South Richmond at about 3:50…

DVN Complete Auto Service House Ad
CRR NH Niego Real Estate House Ad