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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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Obituaries May 5, 2022

DAWN MARIE CAMPOS Dawn Marie Campos (nee Aseves), age 66, of Brookfield, passed away April 13. Beloved wife of Rafael Campos; loving mother of Daniel (Linda) Campos, Angelica (Tim) Kirkham, Carlos (Kierston) Campos, Mary (Robert) Gaytan, Clark (Aida Napoles) Campos and Jasmine (Joseph) Kainz; grandmother of Ryan Campos, Christabel Kirkham, Ella Kirkham, Brynn Campos and…

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Obituaries April 28, 2022

NUMAN AILLON Numan Aillon, 63, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away peacefully at home April 12, with his loving family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Julia; loving father of Michell and Jasmine; cherished son of the late Angel and Zoila Aillon; Numan will be dearly missed by his brothers, sisters, nieces…

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Obituaries April 21, 2022

EVERETT L. HINES Everett L. Hines, age 78, passed away March 29. Beloved husband of Naomi Ruth (nee Atherton) Hines; loving father of Tammy (Steve) Ledbetter, Kelly (Dave) Rus and Patrick (Danielle) Hines; dear grandfather of Tyler Ledbetter, Kyle Ledbetter, Clayton Ledbetter, David Rus, Jacob Rus, Ashley Rus, Declan Hines, Riley Hines and Brielle Hines;…

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Obituaries April 14, 2022

HELEN C. BARON Helen C. Baron (nee Stupak), 95, passed away March 18. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Baron; loving mom of Donald (Theresa) Baron, Dr. Robert (Carol) Baron, Christine Baron (Bob), the late Diane (Larry) Engel and the late Paul Baron; former mother-in-law of Lynn Baron; dear grandma of Steven Baron, Dana (Bill)…

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Obituaries April 7, 2022

CARMEN NAMBO ALVAREZ Carmen Nambo Alvarez, 91, passed away March 20. Will be forever missed by beloved family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer, Chicago. Funeral Mass was held at St Gall Catholic Church, Chicago. Final resting place St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To leave any tributes, please visit funeral…

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Obituaries March 31, 2022

STANISLAW “STANLEY” CHROBAK Stanislaw “Stanley” Chrobak, 85, passed away March 3. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Obrochta) Chrobak; loving father of the late Stella Chrobak, Teresa (William) Chrobak-Prince and Christopher Chrobak; dearest grandfather of Benjamin Chrobak-Prince, Julian Chrobak-Prince and Annika Chrobak-Prince; cherished son of the late Bronislawa (nee Gewont) and the late Andrzej Chrobak; dear…

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Obituaries March 24, 2022

JOSE CARRILLO Jose Carrillo, age 89, of Chicago, Brighton Park community. Beloved husband of Maria (nee Martinez); loving father of Nicolas Carrillo, Lucia Perez, Maria Pagliuca, Meliton Carrillo, Jose Carrillo, Auselmo Carrillo, Modesto Carrillo, Lupe Carrillo and Irene Carrillo; dearest grandfather of 26; great grandfather of 28; fond uncle of many. Visitation was held March…

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Rev. William B. Gubbins, former pastor at Queen of Martyrs Parish, dies

Rev. William B. Gubbins, pastor emeritus of St. John Berchmans Parish on Logan Boulevard in Chicago, passed away March 14. He was 92. Father Gubbins was born on Nov. 20, 1929, in Chicago. He attended St. Philip Neri School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein.…

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Obituaries March 17, 2022

NEMESIO GONZALES CAMPOSANO Nemesio Gonzales Camposano, 83, passed away January 31. He will be forever missed by beloved family and friends. Visitation and Liturgical Chapel service was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S. Archer Ave., Chicago. Cremation private. ROBERT M. CURRAN Robert M. “Bob” Curran, 77, of Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community, passed away unexpectedly…

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Beloved Attorney, David C. Dineff, passes away

By Carol McGowan David C. Dineff, a well-known and longtime area attorney, passed away unexpectedly on March 8. He was 73. To know David, was to love David. To his family and friends, he was the most special person. To his clients, which are too many to count over the years, he was caring and genuine.…

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Lifelong area resident, Betty Brady, passes away at 94

By Carol McGowan Betty Brady, a lifelong area resident of Summit and Bedford Park, and the mother of Bedford Park Mayor David Brady, passed away on February 26 at the age of 94. She was born in Summit on November 3, 1927. Mrs. Brady graduated from Zion Lutheran School in Summit in 1941, and from…

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Obituaries March 10, 2022

THOMAS P. ANDRICOPOULOS Thomas P. Andricopoulos, 74, passed away on February 26. He was the beloved husband of Gitana; Loving father of Paul and Sofia; Beloved son of the late Paul and Catherine; Dearest brother of Cathe (Joe); Fond uncle of Christe and Anthony and numerous other nieces and nephews; Loved cousin and friend to…

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Obituaries March 3, 2022

DOROTHY M. ADAMS Dorothy M. Adams, age 82, of Chicago, Garfield Ridge community, passed away peacefully with her family at her side February 12. She was the cherished mother of Lonnie Adams and Eddie Adams; much loved grandmother of Taliyah Adams and Tom Rymus; beloved daughter of the late Frank and the late Catherine Gorak;…

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His heart ‘rested in thee’

Father Thomas Mescall served as St. Adrian pastor From staff reports The Rev. Thomas J. Mescall, retired archdiocesan priest and former pastor of St. Adrian Parish, died Feb. 1. He was 74 years old. He served the Archdiocese of Chicago as associate pastor of St. Terrence Parish in Alsip and St. Denis Parish in the Ashburn neighborhood.…

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LT sophomore wins American Legion essay contest

By Carol McGowan Each year, the American Legion Auxiliary sponsors an Americanism essay contest. The purpose is to aid the schools of Illinois in the teaching of Americanism and good citizenship. The winner this year, at the Robert E. Coulter Jr. American Legion in LaGrange, was Colette Frantz. She is a sophomore at Lyons Township…

Eight of the nine ACE scholarship winners at the presentation on May 9. (not pictured is Lars Randolph)

ACE awards scholarships to Argo students

By Carol McGowan After taking a year off because of the pandemic, the Argo Coalition for Education has once again handed out scholarships to students at Argo Community High School. The ceremony was held on May 9 in the Portillo Performing Arts Center at the Summit school. The program was assisted by Argo Supt. Dr.…

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CAMPAIGN 2022: Carr, Justak square off to be GOP leader in Lyons Township

By Steve Metsch The race for Republican Committeeperson in Lyons Township is between the current office holder and a mayor eager to replace her. Incumbent Katie Justak, who is in her first election, was appointed to the position in December by Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison(17th), chairman of the Cook County Republican party. Her challenger…

Oak Lawn Police Chief Dan Vittorio (second from left) congratulates members of the police department who received promotions and were officially sworn in at the village board meeting Tuesday. They are (from left) Cmdr. Edward Clancy, Sgt. Finbarr Haran and Lt. Michael Hudziak. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Oak Lawn officials praise police after arrest

3 officers promoted at meeting By Joe Boyle Oak Lawn officials applauded the efforts of the village police department after an arrest took place following an alleged road rage incident. The incident took place on May 10 when two drivers got into a verbal altercation while driving southbound near 105th and Cicero, according to police. After…

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OLCHS students advance in PTSA Reflections contest

Six Oak Lawn Community High School seniors in Jenn Jepsen’s Creative Writing class advanced for literature in the 2021-2022 PTSA Reflections Contest. More than 900 entries in 47 states met the challenge to submit entries expressing “How I Can Change the World.” Emma Jacob’s piece “How Forgiveness Can Change the World” advanced to the National…

EPCHS Principal Bill Sanderson stands with seniors Marissa Burke and Diana Tracey who had perfect attendance throughout their four years of high school. (Supplied photos)

EPCHS students achieve perfect attendance

2 seniors did it for all 4 years Twenty-one Evergreen Park Community High School students were recognized with an offer of a complimentary breakfast in the EPCHS cafeteria on, May 20, for having achieved perfect attendance for the 2021-2022 school year. Perfect attendance is truly an accomplishment, and we commend the following students and their…

Sharon Vojtek, of Palos Heights, and her dog, Spirit, and Meghan Shanahan, of Chicago, and her dog, Keegan, were part of the Oak Lawn Public Library's Finals Week Puppy Break on May 19. (Photos by Kelly White)

Finals Week Puppy Break at the Oak Lawn Library

By Kelly White Spirit, an 8-year-old Border Collie mix, loves being around people. So much so, that she paid a visit to the Oak Lawn Public Library to help students study for finals. That’s right, a dog in a library; and, she wasn’t the only one. The Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 Raymond Ave., hosted…

More than 100 Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students, in the sixth- through eighth-grade, took part in the Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Art Show on April 28 that that celebrated students’ creative accomplishments and artistic talents. (Supplied photos)

OLHMS showcases student artwork

By Kelly White Students in the Oak Lawn community proudly showcased their artists talents last month. More than 100 Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School students, in the sixth- through eighth-grade, took part in the Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Art Show on April 28 that celebrated students’ creative accomplishments and artistic talents. “When I went to…

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Palos South Middle School students recognized for Say Something Week Campaign

From staff reports Students in the Palos South Middle School Save Promise Club have been recognized by the non-profit organization Sandy Hook Promise for their efforts to create a more inclusive school environment. The students were recently named one of the winners of the 2022 Say Something Week Award for their week-long campaign in March…

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PALOS PARK Rescheduled: An Evening with Michelle Zauner (Virtual) Join us for an evening with musician and author Michelle Zauner as she discusses her music career and her beloved bestselling memoir, “Crying in H Mart.” Music critic and producer Jessica Hopper joins her in conversation from 7-8 p.m. Monday, May 30. Register online through the calendar. Morse Code Bracelet…

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