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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus returns to Rosemont this month.


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Letter from the Mayor Dear Friends, Have you ever heard the fourth verse of Henry Smart’s famous old Thanksgiving hymn, “For the Beauty of the Earth?” It goes: “For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child, Friends on earth and friends above, For all gentle thoughts and mild. . .” At the end of this month, we enter the most personal family and friend-focused time of the year. Although our nation’s observance of Thanksgiving is traditionally associated with the harvest dinner the Pilgrims or other early settlers shared with Native Americans in 1621, it only became a national holiday after Abraham Lincoln declared it so in a proclamation issued in 1862. Right when it had become so painfully apparent just how divisive the Civil War was, when there seemed little to be

thankful for, Lincoln issued a proclamation declaring Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. Although the idea for the proclamation and its contents were really the product of William Seward, Lincoln’s Secretary of State, both gentlemen had a hand in the document which includes a very long list of items and circumstances for which America and all Americans could be thankful, despite the depressing state of affairs at that time. Today, many are finding it difficult to give thanks this year, due to high unemployment and other remnants of the economic downturn that seem to continue to plague us. Perhaps we need to be better students of Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward. Perhaps it is time to be positive – especially in the face of adversity. It is interesting, too, that this special observance occurs at a dinner. How often do we hear that families should make a point of having dinner with each other at least three times a week? Thanks to the bonding that takes place when we break bread together, shared meals contain more than just chemical nourishment; they contain nourishment for the soul. Because hospitality is Rosemont’s #1 industry, we like to think we are experts at playing host, whether it is for lodging, dining, entertainment, sports, vacation or business. We extend a warm welcome to our friends and neighbors, and hope that you will take the opportunity to break bread and share a special holiday dinner – or just a simple night or weekend off – at any of our world class hotels or fine dining establishments. I guarantee that you will be thankful you did, and we will be privileged to serve you. Have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! Mayor Bradley A. Stephens Village of Rosemont, Illinois

Nov‘09 Upcoming events in the Village of Rosemont

The Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theatre schedules are family-focused this month, offering a wide variety of sports and entertainment events that should include nearly something for everyone. Charge-By-Phone at 1-800745-3000 or online at ticketmaster. com for event tickets at: Allstate Arena 6920 N. Mannheim Road 847/635-6601; Rosemont Theatre 5400 N. River Road 847/654-5400

ROSEMONT WELCOMES ZING! ZANG! ZOOM! Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus Marks 29th Years at the Allstate Arena One bright, chilly morning in 1978, Mayor Donald E. Stephens held a press conference in a lower level conference room at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, to announce the construction of a new, unique, 18,500-seat arena. The new facility would be the first stadium to be built in Chicago in more than 50 years. The mayor introduced the venue’s inaugural purveyors, including: A popular music booking agency in Chicago; a catering supply company; two renowned hometown college basketball teams; and the pièce-de-résistance -- the GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH! – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The circus visits the Allstate Arena annually for multiple dates, with a range of ticket prices (this year, tickets are from $13 to $85 each. “Our partnership is a good friendship,” said Harry Pappas, executive director Rosemont Entertainment Venues, in a recent interview about the circus. “They are always on the right side of the issue. From consis-

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ “Zing! Zang! Zoom!” show is welcomed to Rosemont this month.

tently adding value for their cherished audience members, to pursuing excellence in circus production, to the animal program and more, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is one of America’s most responsible corporate citizens. They are the standard of excellence when it comes to corporate social responsibility.” The circus arrives on Thursday, November 5, with the Zing! Zang! Zoom! Show making its Chicago debut at 7:30 PM that evening. Through the mystery of magic and the mastery of skill, audiences will be spellbound as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents ZING! ZANG! ZOOM!, a thrill-filled, mindblowing, circus spectacular, dedicated to family fun. Circus Zingmaster Alex, and his alluring assistant, Levitytia, lead the audience through a kaleidoscope of color and imagery revealing extraordinary worlds of fantasy, flight and phenomena that celebrate the uplifting spirit of the circus. Alex and Levitytia ward off Mr. Gravity and his team of “Heavies” who try to bring everything down. Audience members will be fascinated when they watch: A four-ton elephant disappear before their eyes; a gravity-inducing nemesis transform across species into a ferocious tiger; two, formidable, female human cannonballs are blasted through the air in a daring, awe-inspiring display of bravery; and a dangerous double wheel of steel, the gasp-inducing high wire and soaring gigantic swings defy both gravity and logic.

Fun-filled magic merges with traditional circus arts to create a world of infinite possibilities where apprentice illusionists levitate their parents with the wave of a wand, and the highflying circus is (literally) turned upside down. Perhaps the most magical of all is the incomparable array of exotic animals that join forces with human performers to create an experience that will delight and surprise children of all ages. Allstate Arena, Friday, November 20, 9 PM, Aventura’s music is reflective of life ion the Dominican Republic, in traditional bachata. Tickets are $50 - $125. Rosemont Theatre, Saturday, November 6, 9 PM Sólo Para Mujeres (For Women Only) is the Mexican theater play based on the 1997 British film, Full Monty. In Rosemont for one night only, $35-$95. Rosemont Theatre, Tuesday, November 9, 7:30 PM, Don Henley, former member of the Eagles and seven-time singer/songwriter/drummer takes the stage for one night only, $35 - $125. Thursday, November 24 – Tuesday, November 29, SOUTH PACIFIC. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved Broadway musical debuted in 1949, and is just as pertinent today, as it juxtaposes love and romance with prejudice and bigotry. This touring company will bring some warm Polynesian breezes for a week of enchanted afternoons and evenings, making you feel Younger than Springtime. $41.50 - $81.50.



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Happy Thanksgiving! has a busy calendar for the next few months, presenting some rare opportunities to As we begin the holiday shop till you drop. season, 2009, I want to wish In November, SPEED all our residents, busiseems to be the theme of the ness citizens and asmonth, starting with skiing sociates, friends and neighbors a wonderful and ending with cars and motorcycles. If you have a Thanksgiving, and a skier, hot rod enthusiast or fun-filled holiday, on sports collector on your gift behalf of all our emlist, plan on shopping here at ployees and everyone the Stephens Center in Roseat the Donald E. Stephens Convention and mont this month. By Christopher The Stephens Center will Conference Center. R. Stephens This month, we have be transformed into a major Donald E. Stephens auto showcase on Saturday, an unusual mix of Convention Center shows at the Stephens November 21, and Sunday, November 22, 2009, when a Center. From snow skiing to cars to brand new event –the Nickey sports collectors to gems and vs. Muscle Car & Corvette jewelry, the Stephens Center Nationals -- revs its engines. Dear Friends,

Presented by Bill Stasek Chevrolet, led by a group of prominent Musclecar and Supercar collectors, and the former Show Manager of the Chevy Vettefest, this show will have a strong emphasis on the nation’s most soughtafter and rare Muscle Cars and Corvettes. Expect to see a wide variety of dealer-built Supercars from the likes of Nickey, Mr. Norm’s, Royal, Yenko, Motion and others. To be a part of the Triple Diamond display and competition, entrants must first provide proof of achieving both Bloomington Gold /r status and an NCRS Top Flight award. Considered the toughest awards to achieve, this assures a quality display and demands

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Nestled between city and country, visit to village can become its own weekend getaway


ou know the feeling. You’ve been so stressed out lately, you don’t know which way to turn. Whether it’s the economy, the kids, the house, the in-laws, taxes or all of the above, you, you and your mate, or you and a friend need to get out of Dodge. A weekend getaway sounds like it’s just the remedy, when you realize that even that little luxury can be a stressproducer. You stop cold when you think about how much your better half loves the city – from feeling the beat when he/she steps out on a downtown sidewalk to the bright lights, sports, nightlife and

more. It all sounds great; it’s just not your idea of stress relief. You prefer a weekend in the county. The fireside chats, a walk in a beautiful park, high tea and a good work-out and a soak in a Jacuzzi are your idea of stress-reducing activities. You think there’s no place where you will both be happy. Then you pick up this paper and “BAM!” The great news is that ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS, is the perfect compromise. Nestled between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago, RoseContinued on page 6 >>



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Above: Hyatt hotel on Bryn Mawr Avenue offers getaway specials.

mont is where the excitement of the city lingers, but the casual fun of the country begins. Rosemont is the place to go for that special getaway. Located right in the middle of the metropolitan area, where public transportation lines and highways merge, Rosemont is the most convenient place to start, especially if you are planning on doing a little of both— traveling into the heart of Chicago or the wilderness of northern Illinois. Think about it – in the morning you could go antiquing or golfing at any one of the premier courses in the area. By late afternoon, you could be shopping on Oak Street or going to a game downtown. Even better, you can stay right in Rosemont and experience the best of the city and the country. Great hotels, world-class dining, tons of entertainment and more are at your doorstep. And as for that longed-for walk in a beautiful park? From Monument Park to Bürgermeister Park, Rosemont is beautifully

formation on the Rosemont landscaped. website, too. Whether it’s fine Because Rosemont is one dining (Café Zalute, Carlucci, of the most popular business The Capital Grille, Gibsons centers in the nation (the Steakhouse, Harry Caray’s Donald E. Stephens ConvenItalian Steak Restaurant, tion Center hosts more than McCormick and Schmick’s, 100 tradeshows and convenMorton’s the Steakhousetions annually), the village Rosemont, Nick’s Fishmarboasts more than a dozen ket, Rosewood), or other world-class hotels. Just go to multi-starred restaurants to find in the area, superior dining many useful lists for planestablishment abound. Also ning your visit, beginning consider the award-winning, with the hotels. in-hotel eateries, such as Right on the front page, you will Colette in Rosemont HotelO’Hare, O-H The American see a live, flexible calendar, Grill in the Hyatt Regency where you can check out O’Hare and the Benchmark dates and ticket information in the West Hotel-O’Hare. through easy-to-access links Ad Proof Likewise, Rosemont has: to the Stephens Center, the (08:54, 10/27/09) fun and lively sports bars/ 18,000-seat Allstate Arena Ad Number: 457259 restaurants, like the Ram and the 4,300-seat Start Date: 10/30/2009 Rosemont Separation: GrayScale Restaurant & Brewhouse, Theatre. You can access dining inContinued on page 7 >> The Northwest Suburbs newest live music venue, martini lounge & entertainment complex!


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A Monthly Advertising Supplement of The Journal & Topics Newspapers - November 2009 Shoeless Joe’s Sports Bar and Grill, and the new Pine Grove Restaurant; and family dining that includes Chili’s, Giordano’s, IHOP, Laredo’s Cantina, Panda Express, Steak ‘n Shake and T.G.I. Friday’s. From breakfast to dessert and from coffee houses to ethnic cuisine, fast casual alternatives include: Chipotle, Cold Stone Creamery, Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins, Buona Beef, Gold Coast Dog, IHOP, Michael’s on Main Café, Pancakes Eggscetera, Panda Express, Quizno’s Subs, Rosati’s, Subway, Village Pizzeria and the American classic drivethrough McDonald’s. In the Bar/Lounge category, you might want to kick back at: 72 West in the Sheraton Gateway Suites O’Hare; Abruzzi; LeBar in Rosemont Hotel-O’Hare; Maxie’s at Radisson Hotel O’Hare; Red Bar at Hyatt Regency O’Hare; and Rickenbacker’s Bar & Grille and River Rock Deli, in Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Many additional restaurants in the area surrounding Rosemont are listed in the website, too. We all know a good workout and a relaxing soak in a Jacuzzi relieves stress. The glistening newly-refurbished Rosemont Health and Fitness facility accommodates visitors with guest passes for purchase. The center features new equipment with myriad opportunities for working out, playing, relaxing or just being active for a while. In Rosemont, you can kick back and enjoy a good movie and you can feel like a movie star while you’re do-

ing it. Everything’s VIP at the glamorous new 18-screen Muvico Rosemont, from the VIP full-service restaurant and bar to the VIP reserved stadium seating, to the VIP complimentary valet, to the VIP dinner reservations, all so you can enjoy HD that is four times better than you’ve ever seen in your life. You will quickly learn that moviegoing luxury is spelled, M-UV-I-C-O. Finally, if you are seeking sports and entertainment, check out the Chicago Wolves AHL, the De Paul University Division I Blue Demons collegiate basketball and an expansive array of additional sporting, pop music and family events at the Allstate Arena. Broadway productions, comedians, singers, musicians and magicians grace the stage at the Rosemont Theatre. Whether you make your getaway weekend in Rosemont a busy one, or relax and luxuriate in one of our premier hotels, we know it will be just what the stress doctor ordered. After a weekend away, you are guaranteed to have a whole new outlook. ROSEMONT HOTEL WEEKEND HOLIDAY SPECIALS INCLUDE: Aloft 847/671-2068 Go on a movie adventure with aloft and Muvico! Starting @ $104, the special includes: Aloft room Complimentary parking Complimentary Muvico Continued on page 8 >>








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‘Rosemont is our home’ and click on the special offers page or call 800.233.1234 to book. and Party show returning to Stephens Center Begin a new family tradiHyatt Regency O’Hare’s Park, Sleep and Fly “Explore” tion this year at the lavish Party section from the larger tume andwill Party” hristopher R. Stephens, Thanksgiving Day Buffet at taketradeshow the stress Ask for the Muvico package Package O’H Grill, the eleout of this year’s holiday when booking. and American highly successful Houseis returning to the Stephens general manager, Dongant at Hyatt travel. through waresnew andrestaurant Variety Show. Center,From from now February 26 to ald E. Stephens Convention Regency O’Hare. The buffet December 30, 2009, one Crowne Plaza Center, and “We decided to afford a March 1, 2010, afterstay having and Conference will be from 1for PM tobuy9 PM on night at the 847/671-6350 #8 marketplace the been held inluxurious Las VegasHyatt for Joseph Thaler, president, Thursday, November 26th. Regency and park ers and sellers focusing on the past O’Hare two years. Transworld Exhibits, have Chestnut, sausage and sage your car safely for up to 14 See the Attached Flyer for Halloween. Those profiting More than 30 years ago, announced that Transworld’s dressing corn and leek days for free.was Enjoy ease three holiday promos! Cosfrom the and Halloween holiday, Transworld onethe of the renowned “Halloween, chowder compliment other of complimentary shuttle complementary costumers Stephens Center’s earliest traditional servings such as transportation to and from Hotel Rosemont and all kinds of party goods clients, when Transworld carved to order Roasted Tom O’Hare International Airport 847/678-4488 dealers seemed to be ready founded and established its and complimentary access to Turkey Rosemont Hotel at O’Hare for theirwith ownfresh smallcranberry marketmassive Merchandise Show, the hotel’s Stay Fit Gym. The relish and Honey Baked Ham introduces a new package place opportunity. Little did as well as its Housewares hotel is now more spectacular with dried fruit chutney. Maavailable on their website we know then that we would and Variety Show and its with savings up to 30%. visit than ever, recently enhanced ple candied sweet potatoes be witnessing growthpotaof Fashion, Jewelry and Acand home stylethe mashed by a $64 million transformawww.rosemonthotelohare. The pitter-patter of little feet file into Rosemont Elementary School than their26 first dayaback last month. (Journal Photo) segment a $5 billion cessory Show. More toes can beinto smothered with tion. Rates begin at on $89; com for details. industry.” years ago, the company’s delicious gravy. Save room reservations are subject to Toast 2 Great Rates explained that leadership took greatest forMr. allThayer of the pies: pumpkin, availability and its must be Deluxe guest room acas the industry and show risk yet it extracted made in when advance. Visit www. commodations for up to two Continued on page 10 >> grew concomitantly, major the Halloween, Costume and at the Rosemont Hotel at O’Hare. School’s back in Enjoy two complementary beverages in LeBar during session your stay. on Ruby St. Save up to 20% off of a nrollment at off Rosemont 1-night stay, 25% of a 2-night stay, and 30% offhas of a Elementary School 3-night stay. increased by 12 students this 9519 W. Higgins • Rosemont Other Packages Available year over last, bringing the Ph: (847) 292-0183 Fax: (847) 292-0185 Park and - includesto grand totalFly of students www.abruzzirestaurant& parking for up to 14 days 268. The student body and with only a one-night stay. administration are welcomBusiness offer, includes: Acing four new teachers, also. commodations, breakfast in Kevin Anderson, principal restaurant, ironing (1anitem), of Rosemont School, bottle of water at turn down, nounced: Family Owned and Operated WiFi, late check-out, access “We are delighted to inGreat Atmosphere for ALL totroduce fitnesssome facility. very talented Celebrity Package - Going individuals, who include: Sporting Events & their Families to the show? includes: Com• Mrs. Vicki Cline, our fifth WE SPONSOR ALL SPORT TEAMS plimentary valet parking, grade teacher, who previously complimentary room up-school taught in the parochial grade, 20% off in Le Bar and system; a welcome amenity. • Miss Chris Horton, our third grade teacher who is Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7am to 2:30am Hyatt Regency O’Hare a graduate of East Leyden 9300 W. Bryn Mawr, RoseBar open ‘til 4am movie passes (based on room occupancy) Free shuttle to/from local Halloween, Costume restaurants & Blue Line

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Great time to stay fit By Doug DuBrock Rosemont Health & Fitness Center


he bad news is the average American gains 10 to 15 pounds during the November-to-January holiday season. The good news is, by just following a few little tips, we can enjoy the holidays, the great food and drink, have fun, and still not gain so much weight. We often think that holiday food and being sedentary while visiting relatives and friends are the chief causes of weight gain. In fact, the underlying cause is most often stress. If you don’t have time to do anything else, do some stretching in the morning when you wake up. If at all possible, try to work in even a five-minute walk. Think about moving more and engaging in extra physical activity whenever possible. Of course, if you are practicing healthful living all the time -- making more nutritious food choices and participating in regular work-outs -more power to you! If you are a recent convert, perhaps you are in the middle of a large weight loss, or simply trying to reduce blood pressure or cholesterol, and you make a few slips, the most important thing of all is to get right back on your regimen and don’t beat up on yourself. Finally, take a half hour, come and meet us at the Rosemont Health and Fitness Center, or meet with any certified trainer, to plan a new fitness regimen for the post holiday season.

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intense judging. National and local vendors will be on hand, including respected restorers, national magazines, parts suppliers and more. For more information or to be a part of this show, e-mail info@mcacn. com or call 586.549.5291. On the same weekend -- from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22 – the SUN-TIMES SPORTS COLLECTIBLE CONVENTION will bring dozens of celebrity athletes, collectible merchandise and more to the Stephens Center for a major event and sale that will attract thousands of sports fans. Bart Starr, Paul Hornung and Meadowlark Lemon are just the start of a bench, deep in athletic talent, who have thrilled us in victory, and made us agonize over defeat. Go to for more information. The Allstate Arena and Rosemont Theatre have calendars a rich in all kinds of sports and entertainment for you. The complete list follows this letter. Whether it’s sports, shopping, dining or entertainment, we hope to see you in Rosemont this holiday season. Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Christopher R. Stephens General Manager Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center



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discount (one day pre or post date of stay allowed.) If guest does not present tickets, rate will be changed to standard rate of day. Some room types not available. Reservations must be made in advance to receive discount. 7-Day Valet Park and Fly Leaving town for the holidays and need a place to park your car? Stay at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport-Rosemont, located 1.5 miles from O’Hare Int’l Airport. This package includes one-night accommodations and seven-day valet parking for one vehicle. The hotel’s complimentary O’Hare shuttle runs 24 hours a day every 30 minutes. Make your travels worry-free with this great package.

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Rosemont Entertainment RateDiscount offered for guests attending function at Rosemont Theatre or Allstate Arena. Make it an overnight for your night on the town! Attend a concert or event at the Allstate Arena or Rosemont Theatre, show your tickets at the Doubletree Hotel Chicago O’Hare Airport-Rosemont, and receive a discount on your stay. * *Guest must present valid tickets for function at Allstate Arena or Rosemont Theatre in order to receive

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Shopping with a twist

Here a couple of more tips for convention center shopping: Take control of your schedule, or it will take control of you. If you’ve been to the show before and have favorite booths, sit down a week before the show and prioriConvention center shows offer change of pace tize your visits. as holiday rush approaches Organize your tickets. Some shows charge a nominal entry fee. By Susan Prather hibitor stores, positioned At the show, give a more closely together than favorite exhibitor your emember decades ago they would be in a mall, and set up in a more concentrated card, even if you don’t when part of the fun purchase anything area. of traveling was shopfrom them. They may If you like unique creative ping and finding goods and send you a free ticket a merchandise unique to the lo- gifts -- whether they are for week or two before the cale? Those days have mostly loved ones or for yourself next show. -- you are likely to find it disappeared since the franCarry as little as at a public show, especially chise boom in the ‘70s and possible, especially for at a merchandise, jewelry, ’80s. The shopper sees the women -- leave that big same stuff in the same stores gift or other specialty show. heavy purse at home. K across the nation. In fact, if For example, the NIC EY Use a backpack, fanny you forget where you are, you vs. MUSCLE CAR & CORpack or waist roll. Your nearly have to walk outside VETTE NATIONALS – for feet and your back will hot rod and vintage auto enthe mall to check the signs thusiasts. The same weekend, thank you. and see if it’s Minneapolis or REST -- Take at least serious collectors will make Boca Raton or Dallas or San Diego. They all look the same their way to the SUN-TIMES a five to 15 minute break every two hours. – except for one place – a big SPORTS COLLECTIBLES HYDRATE -- drink public show in a convention CONVENTION. In December, at least four ounces center! the GEM AND JEWELRY of water during that Enter such a show and you SHOW returns. So you can break – especially if are likely to find many of the see that shopping opportuyou haven’t had any same franchised goods. BUT, nity is abundant at the Stebeverage during the past few phens Center. you will find many more hours. Stay hydrated. unique, one-of-a-kind items Good shoppers are almost If you a stalwart all-day – not just from the convenlike the explorers in our hismarathon shopper, take an tion city, but from around tory books. Just like Renaisoutdoor break sometime dursance Fairs in town squares, the world. And the mass produced items are usually markets increase in autumn’s ing the lunch hour, including a brisk walk for at least available at a below-retail harvest time. High quality five minutes. Do some deep goods come on to the market price. You win either way. breathing. and customers are ready to But in order to find that Make notes for yourself unique item or the deal of the purchase. Welcome to our along the way. world at the Donald E. Stecentury, be ready for serious DEAL! Especially on the phens Convention and Conshopping. last day. Many exhibitors Convention center shopping ference Center. want to carry as little inis a little different than mall Here’s the first tip for convention center shopping: Slip ventory as possible on their shopping. Each exhibitor way home, and will reduce a into the most comfortable should be viewed as a store. shoes you own that also have price. Always ask if the price There are dozens and maybe marked is their best price. even hundreds of these exgood support, and off you go.




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Mayor Bradley A. Stephens and the Village of Rosemont Board of Trustees thank the citizens of Rosemont for their support and loyalty in the recent election.

Jack Hasselberger, Trustee

Sharon Pappas, Trustee

Jack Dorgan, Trustee

Ralph DiMatteo, Trustee

Mayor Bradley A. Stephens

Roger Minale, Trustee

Karen Fazio, Trustee

Debbie Drehobl, Village Clerk

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