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Obituaries December 1, 2022

CAROL ANN ANDERSON Carol Ann Anderson (nee Janota), age 76, passed away October 15. Beloved wife of the late John Anderson; cherished daughter of the late Frances (nee Blitek) and the late Julian Janota; loving sister of Julian (Sandi) Janota, Francine (the late Sam, Sr) Covey, Maureen (Tom) Stewart and the late Frank Janota; dear…

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Obituaries November 24, 2022

JOANN M. BACHELDER Joann M. Bachelder (nee Bandiga), 88, of Palos Hills, passed away peacefully on November 16 surrounded by her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late George James Bachelder III; loving mother of Mary Kay (David) Loyd, Carol (Patrick) Carmody, George James Bachelder IV., Joseph James Bachelder,…

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Richard H. Lentfer, founder of Rich Real Estate dies

RICHARD H. LENTFER Richard H. Lentfer, 86, of Orland Park, passed away November 7. He was the beloved husband of Georjean (nee VanderWagen) for 41 years. Loving father of Sheryl (Tom) Rotunno, Susan (Craig) Sipich, Elizabeth (Nick) Osborne, and treasured step-father of Melissa (Robert) Taussig. Cherished grandpa of Nick (Evan) Rotunno, Jacqueline (Nick) Storm, Erica…

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Obituaries November 17, 2022

ANNE BORIK Anne Borik (nee Labno), 94, of Plainfield, formerly of Bridgeview Gardens, passed away peacefully November 4. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward Borik; loving mother of Cynthia (Michael) Rago; dear grandmother of Jennifer (Robert) Mase, Michelle (Dominic) Gallaga and Anthony Rago; proud great grandmother of Vincent Mase, Nicholas Mase and…

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Obituaries November 10, 2022

GUADALUPE AVILA Guadalupe Avila, age 90, passed away October 7. Beloved husband of the late Alicia (nee Vasquez) Avila; loving father of Dolores Yracheta; dear grandfather of Timothy Yracheta III and Nicholas (Alexis) Yracheta; dearest great-grandfather of Calix, Jaxon, Nixon and Zayn; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. Also survived by relatives and friends.…

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‘Consistent, unwavering dedication to the community’

GRCL President Richard Techman’s life to be celebrated From staff reports Richard J. Techman was a lifelong Garfield Ridge resident and longtime president of the Garfield Ridge Civic League. He died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Oct. 15. He was 65 years old. “As a news reporter, I had contact with Rick going…

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Obituaries November 3, 2022

TERESA R AGUILAR Teresa R Aguilar, age 76, passed away October 10. Will be forever missed by her loving family and friends. Visitation was held at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 S Archer Ave, Chicago. Jonathan F Siedlecki, Owner/Director. Funeral Mass was held at St Clare Montefalco Parish, Chicago. Final resting place is St Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. To…

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Obituaries October 27, 2022

GEORGE CAUDILLO George Caudillo passed away unexpectedly at home October 11. He was the loving father of Nina Olivia Gary; cherished son of Gloria and Jesus Caudillo; much loved companion of Liisa Gary; dear brother of Raul E. Caudillo, Jesus C. Caudillo Jr. and the late Alonzo G. Caudillo. George will be missed by his…

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Obituaries October 20, 2022

PAWEL BIEL Pawel Biel, 44, passed away September 12. Cherished son of Jadwiga (nee Korona) and Stefan Biel; beloved boyfriend and companion of Agnieszka Ochmanek; dearest brother of Andrzej (Malgorzata) Biel and Stanislaw (Malgorzata) Biel. Also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and numerous friends. Devoted member of the Sokol Riders Motorcycle Association and active in…

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Obituaries October 13, 2022

REV. JAMES D. BEATH Rev. James D. Beath, associate pastor of Divine Savior Parish in Norridge, passed away Sept. 29. He was 69 years old. Beath was born on Sept. 3, 1953, in Chicago. He attended Quigley Preparatory Seminary in Chicago, Niles College in Niles and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary…

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Obituaries October 6, 2022

FLORENCE A. BANIK Florence A. Banik, 90, passed away peacefully September 21 with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Walter; cherished mother of Suzanne (John) Kremer, Paula (Bob) Behling and Maureen (Al) Garbauski; much loved grandmother of Lindsey (Josh) Goad and Shannon Behling and proud GG of Isla; dear…

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Obituaries September 29, 2022

MARY ROSE ALVAREZ Mary Rose Alvarez (nee Heredia), 84, of Chicago’s Clearing community, passed away September 18. Beloved wife of the late Pedro; loving mother of Lydia (Phyllis Parker) Trujillo, Rosemary (late Daniel) Kurczodyna, Consuelo (Marcelino Cervantes) Alvarez and Teresa (Dennis) Prieto; much loved grandmother of Sylvia (Juve) Ortega, Patricia (Jose Luis) Arteaga, Marcos (Alma)…

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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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2 Dead, 4 hurt In LaGrange Road crash

By Bob Bong Two people were killed and four more injured in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon on LaGrange Road in unincorporated Palos Park. Cook County Sheriff’s Police said a 56-year-old man died at the scene and a 54-year-old woman died of her injuries at an area hospital. Police said they responded shortly after 4…

Among local candidates filing petitions on the first day of filing was 13th Ward Ald. Marty Quinn, expected to run on a record of economic development, support for public safety and delivery of services to constituents. --File photo

Political sands shifting

Lopez mayoral exit leaves question marks By Tim Hadac The political sands of mayoral politics shifted last week, leaving many in Clearing and Garfield Ridge asking “What next?” questions. Garfield Ridge native Lopez worked the neighborhoods hard since he announced his mayoral candidacy back in April. His law-and-order stance and sharp criticism of Mayor Lori…

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Godspeed, Officers Verta and Harrison

By Joan Hadac Your correspondent in Clearing and Garfield Ridge (708) 496-0265 • [email protected] It’s always good to know that even in these challenging times, there are men and women are willing to step forward to brave those challenges. And leave it to Garfield Ridge and Clearing to lead the way. I say that as I…

Virginia Wrobel (from left) and Dorothy Novotney, of the Evergreen Park Senior Citizens Council, present checks to Mayor Kelly Burke from proceeds from the annual "Memories to Go" village-wide garage sale. (Photos by Joe Boyle)

Evergreen Park honors longtime employee

By Joe Boyle The Evergreen Park Village Board took care of some local business before Thanksgiving Day meals will be served. James Bender, a 27-year employee of the Evergreen Park Public Works Department, was selected as the “Employee of the Quarter” and honored at the village board meeting on Monday night. Mayor Kelly Burke recognized Bender…

Police Chief Dan Vittorio holds up the badge as officer Robert Carroll has Thor, the department's new canine officer, on a leash during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on November 22. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Oak Lawn officials say pension relief will not hinder homeowners

By Joe Boyle Oak Lawn Village Manager Tom Phelan said the finances of homeowners need to be addressed while paying off pension deficits. Phelan said during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on November 22 that making budget adjustments for next year has to keep residents in mind due to rising inflation. “We may be…

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2 men arrested for Lyons carjacking were out on bond

By Bob Bong Lyons police on Thursday arrested two men suspected of being involved in an attempted carjacking in the 7700 block of 45th Place around 2 p.m. on November 29. Justin Lebron, 20, of Cicero, and Cesar Lopez, 18, of Waukegan, were captured after a foot case, police said. Police Chief Tom Herion said…

Ryan Plowman’s parents, Dan and Jen, receive hugs from the players before Monday night's game. Many knew Ryan from grade school. (Photos by Steve Neuhaus)

Shepard, Stagg teams honor Ryan Plowman

Varsity girl basketball teams from Stagg and Shepard took time out before Monday night’s contest to pay tribute to Shepard student Ryan Plowman, who died earlier this year of complications from mononucleosis. Proceeds from the concession stand were donated to a gofundme campaign in Ryan’s name.  

Paul Stein (at left) and Odysseus Tsarouhis, co-owners of Reichman Jewelers, will be closing the store that has been at 4439 W. 95th St. In Oak Lawn since 1984. (Photo by Dermot Connolly )

Reichman Jewelers to close Oak Lawn store

July shooting of co-owner was deciding factor By Dermot Connolly Violent robberies at their own store and others in the area have led the longtime owners of Reichman Jewelers in Oak Lawn to close their business, which has been located at 4439 W. 95th St., since 1984. Reichman Jewelers dates back to 1908, and was at…

Christmas tree lights that were put up at Veterans Memorial Park in Worth were damaged over the weekend. Lights were cut and ripped off a couple of trees. A police report has been filed. New lights were being put up to replace the damaged ones. (Supplied photo)

Christmas tree lights damaged at Worth Veterans Park

By Joe Boyle Damage took place sometime over the weekend to the Christmas tree lights that were put up at Veterans Memorial Park in Worth. Bob O’Shaughnessy, supervisor of the Worth Park District, said they noticed that the Christmas tree lights were cut by an individual or individuals. O’Shaughnessy and employees noticed the damage after…

Worth Village Clerk Bonnie Price stands alongside the Mitten Tree, which can be found in the Worth Village Hall. Residents can drop off gloves, mittens, hats or scarves for those in need this holiday season up until Dec. 12. (Photo by Joe Boyle)

Mitten Tree returns to Worth Village Hall

By Joe Boyle The holiday season is not always warm and bright for some residents who are experiencing hardship. But providing some hats, gloves and mittens can at least give those a helping hand as Christmas approaches. The Mitten Tree has returned to the Worth Village Hall, 7112 W. 111th St., and with it is…

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