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Obituaries September 22, 2022

JOSEPHINE CAHUE-RECK Josephine Cahue-Reck, passed away August 19. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Cahue and the late Maurice Reck; loving mother of Debra (Manuel) Fernandez, Diane (Dave) Garratt and Denise (Tim) Erdmann; dear grandmother of Adrienne Fernandez, Mariah (Dustin) Vail, Elisabeth (Nicholas) Hernandez and David Andrew Garratt. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.……

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Obituaries September 15, 2022

DAVID BAISA SR. David Baisa Sr., 66, of Orland Park, passed away on September 4. He was the beloved husband of Sandra, nee Russelburg. Proud father of Aimee (Brad), Katie (Mark), David Jr., Emilee (Brett), Lucy, and the late Paul. Dearest grandpa of Andrew, Isabella, Nathen, Franklin, Everett, Caden, Joseph, Leo, Neenah, and Ivy. Dave……

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Obituaries September 8, 2022

BRONISLAW CIEZCZAK Bronislaw Ciezczak, 84, of Orland Park, formerly of Chicago’s Archer Heights area, passed away on August 29. He was the beloved husband of the late Stanislawa (nee Zatloka) Ciezczak; loving father of Czeslaw (Zofia) Ciezczak, Aniela (Stanislaw) Szczechowicz, Andrzej (Dorota) Ciezczak, Wladzia (Andrzej) Lojek and Zofia (Jan) Bzdyk; dearest grandfather of Christopher (Samantha)……

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Obituaries September 1, 2022

JOYCE GRESKA Joyce Greska (nee Wydra), age 64, passed away August 6. Beloved wife of Michael Greska; loving mother of Breeanna (Julian) Villalpando and Michael Greska; cherished daughter of Shirley (nee Erjavec) and the late Stanley Wydra; dearest sister of Karen (the late Mark) Powley. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Visitation was……

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Former Lyons trustee Richard Schuppe dies

By Bob Bong Richard E. Schuppe, 80, former Lyons trustee and police employee, passed away on August 23. Lyons Mayor Chris Getty ordered flags in the village to be flown at half-staff in his memory. Getty said Schuppe served as a village trustee for one term from 2007 to 2011. He worked for the Lyons……

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Obituaries August 25, 2022

PATRICIA E. ANGUIANO Patricia E. Anguiano passed away peacefully August 12, with her loving sons at her side. She was the beloved mother of Jaime (April) Pulido and Alejandro (Griselda) Pulido; cherished grandmother of Ethan, Francesca, Natalia, Vincent and Alessandra; much loved sister of Dolores Tamez, Eleanore Sierra, Monica (late Gabriel) Ortiz and the late……

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Obituaries August 18, 2022

LOUISE C. BUCHER Louise C. Bucher, 99, of Palos Hills, passed away on August 14. She was the devoted daughter of the late Frank and Louise nee Koch Bucher; loving sister of Dorothy Bucher, Loretta (the late Ernest) Gregory, and the late Lawrence (the late Lottie) Bucher; cherished aunt of 6; great-aunt of four. Family……

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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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Palos 118’s West Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Palos West Elementary School in Palos Consolidated School District 118 has been named a National Blue Ribbon School award winner by the U.S. Department of Education. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made the announcement on September 16. “This is a moment of extreme pride for us here in District 118,” said Supt. Dr. Anthony……

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Palos Park Woman’s Club turns 120

The Palos Park Woman’s Club officially turned 120 years old on August 21, 2022. A celebration was held on that day at the Palos Park Rec Center with approximately 100 people in attendance including members, local dignitaries, family and friends. The Village of Palos Park recently proclaimed August 21 through September 17 as Palos Park……

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Northwestern College holds summer pinning ceremony

Northwestern College’s Violet L. Schumacher School of Nursing held a Pinning Ceremony for its Summer Quarter Nursing graduates on September 8. The ceremony was conducted at the Oak Lawn Public Library’s lower-level conference room, a new location following the college’s recent move from Bridgeview to Oak Lawn. The traditional ceremony marks the formal induction of……

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9th annual Halloween run at Moraine Valley

Grab a costume, dress up the kids and head to the ninth annual Halloween 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash on Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m., at Moraine Valley Community College, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. Participants can walk or run the officially timed 5K (3.1 mile) path throughout campus. The Kid’s Dash will start……

Palos Heights Alderman Jack Clifford argues with resident Dan Nicholson during Tuesday's meeting. (Photos by Jeff Vorva)

Sparks fly during Palos Heights parking lot debate

By Jeff Vorva The City of Palos Heights is one step away from voting on a controversial new parking lot and the issue drew some fireworks Tuesday night. Nine people spoke on the topic during a 45-minute public comment session, but it was resident Dan Nicholson who pushed the buttons of Aldermen Jack Clifford and……

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McCook hosts celebration of heroes to honor sacrifices of September 11

By Carol McGowan Despite the drenching rain on Sunday, more than 200 people gathered for the annual Celebration of Heroes event at the McCook Fire Department to honor the people who died in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Five villages took part in Sunday’s event: McCook, Riverside, Forest View, Lyons, and Willow Springs.……

Bob Sprinkle (left) swears in Police Chief Garry McCarthy. (Photo by Carol McGowan)

McCarthy named permanent police chief in Willow Springs

By Carol McGowan Former Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was sworn in last week as the new permanent police chief in Willow Springs. McCarthy, who has been serving as acting police chief since April, was sworn in by Bob Sprinkle, longtime resident and chairman of the Willow Springs Police Commission. He served as Chicago’s top……

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Justice raises $5,000 for holiday baskets

By Carol McGowan Justice Trustee Jeff Allen said the village raised almost $5 ,000 at the annual car show in August, which will go towards the annual holiday baskets and gift cards program for less fortunate residents. Allen said the car show brought in just over $4,919. Otherwise, it was business as usual at the……

Lanie Reilly, 6, a first-grader at Pleasantdale Elementary School, was Countryside mayor for a day on Sept. 14. She started the city council meeting with Mayor Sean McDermott. Her mother, Jessica, said Lanie “checked out the whole building.” Lanie says she wants to be mayor when she grows up. (Photo by Steve Metsch)

Countryside to renovate baseball field at City Park

By Steve Metsch Youth baseball players in Countryside will have an improved ball field to play on in City Park next year. The city council at its Sept. 14 meeting unanimously approved paying Sportfields Inc., of Alsip, $29,800 to do the renovation work. Ald. Mark Benson (3rd) told the council the work “is long overdue……

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