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Obituaries for September 16, 2021

JODY S. BRYANT Jody S. Bryant, 50, passed away September 6. Will be forever missed by family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home Ltd., 4901 S. Archer…

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Obituaries for September 9, 2021

JOAQUIN ALMAGUER Joaquin Almaguer, 86, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 25. Beloved husband of 56 years to Irma (nee Teniente); loving father of Irma (Domingo) Martinez, Jackie…

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Obituaries for September 2, 2021

MADELINE H. CABANSKI Madeline H. Cabanski (nee Trochowski), 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away August 22, with her loving husband and children at her side. She was married…

Edward "Red" Koenig and Louise "Lou" Koenig.

Devoted Summit couple together for 78 years die 2 days apart

Lifelong Summit residents Edward “Red” Koenig and his wife, Louise “Lou” Koenig, both passed away last week after being together for 78 years. Red passed away peacefully at home on…

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Obituaries for August 19

JAN BEDNARZ Jan Bednarz, 73, passed away July 29. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Rzepka) Bednarz; loving father of Janina (Andrzej) Zolnierczyk, Maria Lassak and Wieslaw (Edyta) Bednarz; dear grandfather…

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Obituaries for August 12

ROSALINDA CARDENAS Rosalinda Cardenas, 72, 54-year resident of Summit, passed away July 29. She is survived by her beloved siblings Thomas (Marlene) Cardenas, Frank (Joyce) Cardenas, Raymond (Dora) Cardenas, Dora…

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Obituaries for August 5

NANCY B. ALBERT Nancy B. Albert (nee Poore), age 86, of Berwyn, passed away July 27. Beloved wife of Raymond Albert; loving mother of David Albert and Sharon Pugh (fiancé…

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Obituaries for July 22

JOHN E. CICHOCKI John E. Cichocki, age 72, long-time resident of Justice, passed away in the early morning hours of June 28, due to complications from Cancer. US Army Veteran.…

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Obituaries for July 15

CHARLES J. BRUCH Charles J. Bruch, age 35, of Tinley Park, formerly of Darien, passed away June 25. Beloved husband of Christina (nee Ciciora); cherished father of Henry and Lucy; devoted…

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‘Dedicated parish priest with a good sense of humor’

Rev. Michael Bowler served at St. Turibius, St. Thomas More From staff reports The Rev. Michael J. Bowler, former associate pastor of St. Turibius Parish, died June 29. He was…

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Obituaries for July 8

BERTHA AVILES Bertha Aviles (née Chavez), age 55, of Chicago’s Little Village community, passed away June 12. She was the beloved wife of 35 years of Juan Aviles; cherished mother…

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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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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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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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Boy Scout seeks vols to help clean trails

Working to earn the Eagle Scout rank By Tim Hadac A Garfield Ridge Boy Scout is looking for help with his Eagle Scout project. Matthew Salinas, 15, is looking for…

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Garfield Ridge Civic to hear about home equity

From staff reports The Garfield Ridge Civic League is inviting all to their next meeting, set for 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 at CrossRoads Community Church, 5433 S. Austin. Scheduled…

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City giving cash to needy CPS students

From staff reports The creation of the Chicago Families Forward Fund was announced last week by Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Interim Chicago Public Schools CEO Dr. José M. Torres. Driven…

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Bahn named as superintendent for Willow Springs SD 108

By Carol McGowan There’s a new superintendent at Willow Springs School. Steve Bahn has taken over the position on an interim basis after the retirement of Frank Patrick, who was…

Four friends dressed up as bananas to enjoy the North Coast Music Festival. (Photo by Jenn O’Brien)

North Coast Music Festival rocks SeatGeek Stadium

By Carol McGowan An estimated 75,000 people flocked to SeatGeek Stadium last weekend for the annual three-day North Coast Music Festival, which was held in Bridgeview for the first time.…

Ted Tala, director of Lyons parks and recreation, gave a glowing review of the summer camp it operated in tandem with School District 103. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Lyons summer camp gets glowing review at SD103 board meeting

By Steve Metsch The summer camp program co-presented by the Lyons Parks and Recreation Department and Lyons School District 103 was such a success, plans are underway for an encore…

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Speedy Bridgeview approves tax plan for restaurant

By Steve Metsch When Trustee Claudette Struzik saw students from Reavis High School in the audience at the Sept. 1 meeting of the Bridgeview Village Board, she cautioned them that…

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Fall on the Green returns for 25th year

From staff reports Although last year’s event was called off because of the pandemic, the Village of Oak Lawn is bringing back Fall on the Green this weekend. This year’s…

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Blue Mass on Saturday at St. Francis of Assissi

Many police officers, firefighters, emergency services personnel and their families are expected to attend a Blue Mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Parish…

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