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Obituaries August 11, 2022

GRACIELA AGUILAR Graciela Aguilar, age 90, of Chicago, Gage Park community, passed away July 24. She was the loving mother of Guillermo (Isabel) Aguilar Vega, Adrian Aguilar Vega, Albert Aguilar Vega, and Javier Aguilar Vega; cherished grandmother of Veronica (Ronald Anrade) Aguilar, Eric Toress, Ronny Andrade, David Aguilar, Luis Aguilar, Van Aguilar and Tatiana Aguilar;…

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Obituaries August 4, 2022

SHANNON BRENNAN Shannon Brennan, age 49, passed away July 20. Beloved daughter of Bonnie Brennan; dear sister of Colleen (Carl) Brennan-Powell and Sean (April) Brennan; loving aunt of Kinzie, Kole, Sean Jr. and Nicole. Funeral was held July 28 at St. Daniel the Prophet Church. Visitation was held July 27 at the Richard-Midway Funeral Home…

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Former Summit Trustee Ruben Guerrero passes away

By Carol McGowan Former Summit Village Trustee Ruben Guerrero passed away peacefully at his Summit home on Sunday, July 24. Guerrero served on the Summit Village Board for two terms, from 1997-2005, being the first Hispanic voted into the position. He ended his political career after he unsuccessfully ran for village clerk in 2005 when…

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Obituaries July 28, 2022

JILL M. BURRICHTER Jill M. Burrichter, 57, of Palos Hills, passed away July 20 after a battle with cervical cancer. She was the beloved daughter of the late John F. and Beverly J. nee Kristof Burrichter; loving sister of Jay (Martha), Jon (Donna) and late Jody Burrichter; dearest aunt of Haley, Haiden, Hanna, Wayne, Michael…

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A ‘solid reporter and a good man’

Louis Pukelis, former Southwest News-Herald reporter By Joan Hadac Louis George Pukelis was an award-winning publicist and high-profile government spokesman and speechwriter. A native Southwest Sider, he died July 11 at age 57. Mr. Pukelis was a marketing, public relations and crisis communications professional. His career included work as an association executive, and in senior…

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‘Father Bill’ Malloy, former St. Maurice pastor

From staff reports The Rev. William E. Malloy, who served as pastor of St. Maurice Parish in McKinley Park from 1987-95, died July 19. He was 74 years old. Father Malloy was born on Aug. 21, 1947, in Chicago. He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in…

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Obituaries July 21, 2022

BOGUSLAW DASZYNSKI Boguslaw Daszynski, 77, of Palos Hills, formerly of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge neighborhood, passed away July 18. He was the beloved husband of Krystyna (nee Kapka); loving father of Magdalena (Robert) Pawlowski and Adam (Nichole); dearest grandfather of Mateusz; dear brother of Hanna (Kazimierz) Wiemann; devoted son of the late Irena (nee Wezowczyk) and…

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Obituaries July 14, 2022

ZOFIA ANTOLAK Zofia Antolak (nee Zagata), age 83, of Garfield Ridge, passed away July 8. Beloved wife of the late Jozef Antolak; loving mother of Danuta (Krzysztof) Nowobilski; dearest grandmother of Beata (Janusz) Graca and Lukasz (Katarzyna) Nowobilski; dearest great grandmother of Kevin, Lucas and Nicolas. Vistiation was held July 10. Funeral was held July…

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Obituaries July 7, 2022

STEPHANIE M. BADOWSKI Stephanie M. Badowski (nee Dziedzina), age 99, of Chicago, Clearing community, passed away June 25. Beloved wife of the late John; loving mother of Timothy (Deborah) Badowski, Denise Badowski, Thomas (late Virginia) Badowski, Steven (Donna) Badowski and the late Richard (Dale Ann) Badowski; cherished grandmother of Johnathon (Alyssa) Badowski, Lauren (Nat) Panzeca,…

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Obituaries June 30, 2022

VINCE BLACK Vince Black, age 52, passed away May 22. Survived by his daughter, Mary “Gabby”, her mother AnneMarie and step-daughters Samantha, Stephanie and Alyssa; dear godfather of Jackson Wertz; fond brother of the late Lance Corporal Larry (the late Joyce) Thompson. Beloved friend of Karen and devoted friend to many. Member of the Carpenters…

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Obituaries June 23, 2022

WIESŁAW TADEUSZ ‘Ted’ CHODOROWSKI Wiesław Tadeusz ‘Ted’ Chodorowski, age 93. Mr. Chodorowski served in the Polish Home Army during WWII. Mr. Chodorowski joined the Polish Home Army Veterans Association in the United States, eventually becoming President. Beloved husband of Anna (nee Sobecka); loving father of Beata (Keith) Niebrugge, Izabella (Johann) Stefnis, Joanna Chodorowska and Jolanta…

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Obituaries June 16, 2022

BARBARA BAJZEC Barbara Bajzec, 89, late of Orland Park, passed away on June 4. She was the wife of the late George Bajzec; mother of Valentina and Darlene Bajzec; aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Service was held on June 11 at Thornridge Funeral Home. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Thornridge Funeral Home…

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Obituaries June 9, 2022

THOMAS NICHOLAS COHA Thomas Nicholas Coha, age 88, passed away May 30. Devoted son to Nikola and Amalia (nee Gaspert) Coha; beloved brother of Stefania Coha, Helen (late Tony) Kovacevic and Sr. Thomas Eileen Coha, step-dad John Klancir and step-brothers Laurence and John Klancir. Tom and the love of his life, Gerri Coha were blessed with…

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Obituaries June 2, 2022

BARBARA ACOSTA Barbara Acosta (nee Marsic), age 74, passed away May 1. Beloved wife of the late George Acosta; loving mother of Lisa Acosta and Laura (Carl) Gray; dear grandmother of Julian Montejano, Jeremy Montejano, Colten Gray and Olivia Gray; dearest great-grandmother of Mia, Antonio, Stella and Luciano; cherished daughter of the late Emily (nee…

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Obituaries May 26, 2022

DOROTHY F. DUNAJCIK Dorothy F. Dunajcik, age 89, of Summit, passed away peacefully May 9. She was the beloved wife of the late John Dunajcik; cherished mother of Joanne (Jim) Fenton and the late John Dunajcik. Dorothy was preceded in death by all of her siblings, Joseph (Frieda) Drobitsch, Ann (Jimmy) Farrell, Mary (Leon) Brotemarkle,…

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Obituaries May 19, 2022

SIGMUND A. BOGDZIEWICZ Sigmund A. Bogdziewicz, age 96, passed away April 28. US Navy WWII Veteran, Honor Flight participant. Loving son of the late Vincent (late Helena); dearest brother of the late Charles, late Stanley, late Vincent Jr. and late Joseph; dear uncle and great uncle to many. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, Jonathan F. Siedlecki Director,…

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Obituaries May 12, 2022

WILLIAM C. ANDERSON JR. William C. Anderson Jr., age 67, of Countryside, passed away suddenly April 4. Loving son of the late Bill and late Florence Anderson; cherished brother of Sherry (Bernie) Kooyenga, the late Wayne (Linda) Anderson and Pat (late Ken) Conger; dear uncle of Debbie (Ray) Anhalt, Cindy (Jason) Villalobos, Christopher (Annie) Anderson…

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The main sign at the Scottsdale shopping center could in the months ahead sport a sign for a cannabis dispensary. --Supplied photo

Some saying ‘Nope to dope’

Concern over dispensary in Scottsdale By Tim Hadac Owners of a cannabis dispensary want to set up shop in the Scottsdale Shopping Center—a move some in the community are questioning and others are opposing. “There’s a lot of concern out there,” said Scottsdale Neighborhood Watch President Jason Huff. “First, there’s concern about whether a dispensary…

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Dart warns of Kia, Hyundai thefts

Suggests steps to protect vehicle owners From staff reports Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart is warning the public about what he is calling a dramatic rise in thefts of certain models of Kia and Hyundai vehicles. He is urging owners to take additional precautions to reduce the risk of theft. In the past few…

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Overnight closures coming Monday night for Roberts Road, 87th Street

Overnight road closures, including weekend full intersection closures with detours, will be scheduled on Roberts Road and 87th Street during the next two weeks to accommodate mainline bridge beam placement as part of the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) Project. Overnight lane closures will also be scheduled on southbound I-294 during this time to complete the work. On Monday, August 15,…

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Traffic shift coming Monday on Tri-State between 83rd Street and Mile-Long Bridge

Beginning Monday, night, a traffic shift is scheduled on the northbound Central Tri-State Tollway between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and the Mile Long Bridge, including removal of the current counterflow configuration. Four lanes will remain open. Overnight August 15, on northbound I-294 between the 83rd Street Toll Plaza and the Mile Long Bridge overnight lane closures will be scheduled, with traffic reduced to a single lane…

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Marching Astros take the field

Weeks before the start of the new school year, marching band members from Shepard High School baked in the summer sun to prepare for the coming competitive season. As much as any event, marching band camp signals the start of a new school year. For a week, the Marching Astros arrived early and stayed late…

Ryan Clancy talks about his sister, Chicago Police Officer Patricia "Patsy" Swank, 29, who committed suicide last month. Clancy said the pressure on all police officers is a heavy burden and supports the Oak Lawn Police Department following a controversial arrest of a teen last month. Clancy made his comments during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting Tuesday morning.(Photo by Joe Boyle)

Oak Lawn residents offer staunch support for police

By Joe Boyle Oak Lawn residents came out in force to offer support for the village’s police department after a well-publicized arrest of a teen following a traffic stop last month. Residents jammed the Oak Lawn Village Hall for the board meeting Tuesday morning to provide testimony in support of officers after the arrest of…

American English, an award-winning Beatles cover band, entertained the large crowd for over two hours, despite on-and-off rain, as the final act of Sunday's event. (Photos by Isabella Schreck)

Tunes and tons of local restaurants come together at the Taste of Orland

By Isabella Schreck The Supremes, John Mellencamp and The Beatles came to the Taste of Orland. Well, really, tribute bands brought their music and presence to Orland Park Village Center’s stage. “I was really impressed with American English,” Rebecca Whealan, of Palos Heights, said. “From the costumes to their sound [Eric Michaels] as Paul McCartney,…

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Calandriello announces Biking the 17th District on Sunday

From staff reports Daniel Calandriello, the Democratic nominee for the Cook County Board 17th District, announced a “Biking the 17th District” event from Elk Grove Village to Orland Park on Sunday to raise awareness of the Cook County Forest Preserve. Calandriello, of Orland Park, plans to bike several trails located within the Cook County Forest…

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Willow Fest 2022

Willow Springs Willow Fest will take place through Sunday at Willow Springs Village Center, 1 Village Circle, Willow Springs (corner of Archer Avenue and Willow Springs Road). Hours are 4-11 p.m. Friday, 1-11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Special needs hours 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Free parking. Free shuttle service…

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If you’re young, grab the baton

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] If you’re a young adult in Clearing or Garfield Ridge—or even a middle-aged man or woman—it’s easy to look at the senior citizens leading our local civic leagues or neighborhood watches and assume it’s always been that way. But you’d be mistaken.…

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