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He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. —George Bernard Shaw

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Death and Taxes. April Fool’s Day and April 15—the deadline for submitting your income taxes—should be the same day. The government—federal, state and local alike— makes fools of us every day and, with election day looming, I hesitate now before I even turn on the television. I can’t decide which channel to avoid: the Chicago mayoral debates, the Chicago Blackhawks or Chicago’s Very Own news. When it comes to politics, we are chumps most of the time no matter who wins—your candidate or mine. When your campaign platform is to get the old guy out and you stay in longer than he did, you’re not a reformer. You’re a career politician. When you charter yourself a military plane to take your family and friends on a fact-finding vacation, you’re not a public servant you’re a self-servant without a shred of guilt or worry that someone might perceive your actions as an abuse of your power. From Congress to municipalities, the blatant “do as I please” mentality is commonplace now and it sickens me. As Robin Williams brilliantly phrased it: “Politics: “Poli” a Latin word meaning "many" and "tics" meaning "bloodsucking creatures".” The same goes for businesses right here in the neighborhood. Few even come close to pushing the envelope. In the course of a few days, I watched things go from bad to worse as a consumer. I attended the public hearing for Westlake Hospital at Bulger Park and signed up to speak my mind. Pipeline, the hospital’s new owners had stated that they would be there to listen to testimonies but never showed (see State Rep. Kathleen Willis’s comments on page 34 this month). Clearly, it’s okay for a big, for-profit conglomerate to deceive and strand a community without even having the backbone to face the music. I see no one at Pipeline majored in Business Ethics. On a smaller scale, I went to the Post Office to buy a roll of stamps, they didn’t have any. Not one roll. And I was informed that there were no stamps after waiting in a long line at the three-teller-window facility that only had one teller. So I moved on. Time to get some gas in my car. Pulled into the station only to find that someone had stolen my gas cap. Got out of the car only to find that every pump had a black plastic bag wrapped around the nozzles. Why even open up? Just to sell lottery tickets and cigarettes? Fair enough, things happen. Then, after seeing an advertisement on Facebook for a local establishment, I decided to treat myself to a beef sandwich because the picture looked so good (I’m a sucker for a good advertisement). Drove over to the place, totally focused on this juicy beef only to find out that they didn’t have any bread. What? You’ve got to be kidding me. No, not kidding. In the end, I don’t expect to get a refund either. I never do. And that’s fine. Whatever we spend it on gets taxed anyway. But you can’t put a tax on that feeling when an incredible friend makes apple slices for your mom; you can’t put a price on the people who told the Review Board that their lives were saved at Westlake Hospital; and you can’t always do just enough to get by or settle for less. Raise the bar, neighbors. Raise the bar.

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MORE MELROSE PARK � Swap-O-Rama Flea Market � Village Jewelry & Loan � Dunk Donuts on Lake Street � Lucky Dog on Lake Street � Melrose Park Public Library � Sacred Heart Church and School � Harlo Grill � Café 23, 23rd and Lake Street � Veterans Park District Leoni Complex � 7-11 on Broadway � PNC Bank, Winston Plaza � Scudiero’s Bakery � Melrose Park Village Hall/Senior Center � Pan American Bank � Westlake Community Hospital � Melrose Currency on Broadway � Caputo Cheese Market � St. Paul Lutheran Church NORTHLAKE � NEW! Rocky’s Place Gaming Cafe � Howard H. Rohde Legion Post � Grant Park Recreation Center � Northlake Public Library � Villa Scalabrini and Casa San Carlo NORTH RIVERSIDE � NEW! Catie’s Place Gaming � North Riverside Village Commons � North Riverside Public Library OAK PARK � Community Bank Oak Park/River Forest � Prairie Bread Kitchen � Rush Oak Park Hospital � Oak Park Public Library RIVER FOREST � River Forest Community Center � River Forest Chocolates � Trailside Museum � Whole Foods � River Forest Library RIVER GROVE � Quasthoff’s Florist � Catie’s Place Gaming � Triton College � Rich’s Fresh Market � Dunkin’ Donuts: River Road & Belmont � Bargains in a Box � Blondie’s Diner � St. Cyprian Church � River Grove Public Library � River Grove Village Hall � River Park Moose Lodge SCHILLER PARK � NEW! Schiller Park Village Hall � Al & Andy’s Restaurant � Marathon Station, 25th & Irving � Jay’s Beef � Gambino’s Fresh Market, 25th Avenue STONE PARK � Firehouse Subs � Shwings Shrimp & Wings WESTCHESTER � Stella’s Place � Le Petite Cafe on Mannheim � Westchester Village Hall

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SPRING AT TRAILSIDE MUSEUM, RIVER FOREST Celebrate Spring and all that Nature has to offer at Trailside, 738 Thatcher. Participate in the Birdhouse Building Contest through May 18. Visit the website at www.fpdcc.com for all the details. Join Trailside and the River Forest Park District for the Earth Day Des Plaines River Cleanup in Thatcher Woods on Saturday, April 27, from 8 am to 10 am. Contact www.rfparks for details. And save the date for the Spring Festival: May 5, 11 am to 3 pm!


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Mark your calendars now for a very special event to be held at the Melrose Park Public Library, 801 Broadway on Friday, June 14 from 5 to 9 pm. Coordinated by the Kiddieland: Gone But Not Forgotten group headed by Jeffrey Linnert, the day commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the Kiddieland closure. Admission is free and everyone is invited to share old memories and make new ones as there will be memorabilia on display; listen to distinguished guest speakers talk about their own unique connections to Kiddieland; win raffle prizes; get airbrushed tattoos; enjoy food and much more. Take a picture with the original Kiddieland SteamEngine and flip through countless binders of photos. For those interested in displaying their memorablia in the display cases at the Library for the June event, please call 649-7400. Follow Kiddieland: Gone But Not Forgotten on Facebook for updates.

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The MAP of Hope Foundation, which organizes events to benefit local charities and causes, invites area residents to stop and shop at the annual Rummage Sale set for Saturday, April 6, 9 am to 3 pm at the Melrose Park Civic Center, 1000 N. 25th Avenue. Choose from all kinds of clothing, shoes, housewares, furniture, children’s items and much more. Buy a MAP of Hope bag for $2 and fill it for $5. Everyone who is eligible to give blood is encouraged to attend the MAP of Hope Foundation Blood Drive in partnership with Heartland Blood Center on Tuesday, April 9 from 11 am to 4 pm at the Melrose Park Civic Center, 1000 N. 25th Avenue in Melrose Park. Give the Gift of Life—Give Blood. To schedule your appointment in advance, visit www.heartlandbc.org/ schedules/zip.

Neighborhood Clean-Ups Make A Difference

Calling all local artists, landscapers, gardeners, families, students and enthusiastic individuals! Maywood’s annual Village Pride/ Village-Wide event is a gratifying morning of community service for all who pitch in. Each year, hundreds of residents, business owners, church groups, children and seniors participate in projects across the town ranging fromlitter clean-up to public artwork, flowerbed prep to paint touch-ups. This year the event date isApril 20, 9 amto Noon. Anyone affiliated with school groups, civic and community organizations, block clubs, sororities or fraternities is encouraged to contact the Environmental Beautification Commission in advance to help coordinate special project needs. Members can be contacted by phone at 450-4429 or send an email to envcomm@maywood-il.org. Be part of a community that cares!


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SACRED HEART STUDENTS STEP UP FOR FOOD PANTRY Recently, during Catholic Schools Week, the students at Sacred Heart School in Melrose Park collected over 900 toiletry items for the Mission of Our Lady of Angels Food Pantry. Fifth graders were in charge of collecting the items, counting them up for each class and helping Sr. Jess from the Mission (pictured at left in the bottom photo with one of the teachers) load up the car. During her visit, the fifth grade class was able to ask Sr. Jess questions about her work helping the poor at the Mission. Sr. also visited the preschool class and read them a story. The Mission’s two food pantries—one every Tuesday provides food to over 150 families; the mobile pantry serves about 250 families each month. In addition to produce, non-perishable food items, bread and sometimes meat, the items collected by the students will also be distributed by volunteers at these events. For more information on how to support the work of the Sisters, visit the website at www.missionola.com.

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AUTHOR RELEASES INSPIRING BOOK

Writer, licensed foster parent, mentor, family advocate and children's rights activist for more than 15 years, Carmen Pates Wilson of Oak Park released her new book titled “New Brother Trouble” in February on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. “New Brother Trouble” is a powerful, transformational, and inspiring read. It will help people get an understanding of the joys and fears of becoming a foster family. This amazing first book in the series will prove to be an inspiration to all who are finding it difficult adjusting to a foster family setup. They will realize that no matter how difficult it is

adjusting to this setup, they could make things work to the amazement of everyone. In “New Brother Trouble,” the author shares from her well of experience ways to resolve one of many foster parenting issues. She believes the “Fostering Love Series” is the solution sought by many struggling parents around the country. Applying the proven strategies shared in this book will reduce misconceptions associated with foster parenting but more importantly teach children how to adjust to the foster family setup. The lessons contained within “New Brother Trouble” are far-reaching and can have a significant impact on readers' lives. Readers will derive hope and learn a lot from the author's experience as a champion for children's rights for over 15 years. The book is the first in the Fostering Love Series. A beautifully-written children's book with a sweet and humorous insight into the joys and fears of becoming a foster family. The series teaches love, compassion, patience, and understanding. Carmen Pates Wilson has dedicated her life to giving abused and neglected children a loving and stable home. The book is available for $12.99 at GIWUpublishing.com.

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Best Spaghetti & Meatballs By Sun-Times Critic Pat Bruno However, pizza isn’t all that Gioacchino’s excels in. Among their delicious home made specialties are Lasagna, Cheese and Meat Ravioli, mouth-watering Mostaccioli; also Chicken Vesuvio, Veal Scallopini, Veal a la Marsala, Veal a la Francaise, Veal Parmigiana, Baked Mostaccioli, Chicken Cacciatore, Fettuccini Alfredo, Perch, French Fried Shrimp, Italian Bacala, Fish Platter and many other Calabrese-style dishes, including their own Pizza Puffs called Panzarotti.

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CANDY DAYS NEEDS YOUR HELP

Misericordia/Heart of Mercy offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. Your help is needed to serve society’s most vulnerable citizens—more than 600 children and adults depend on donations. Candy Days is coming up on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27 and volunteers are needed to help for a minimum of two hours on one or both of these days. Community Service Hours for local students are also available. If you have the time and are willing to support this very worthy cause, please call Readith Ester at 708-674-0455. If you can’t volunteer but would like to help continue the compassionate and exceptional services provided by Misericordia, 100% tax-deductible donations can be mailed. Please send what you can to support Misericordia’s meaningful work. Make your check payable to: Misericordia #61388, PO Box 7396, Westchester, IL 60154-2577. Or donate safely online at: www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/ReadithEster/2019Misericordia-Candy-Days. For more information about Misericordia, Candy Days donations and volunteering, contact Readith Ester at 708-674-0455.

LEYDEN TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY COLLECTS YEAR-ROUND

Recently, the Leyden Township Food Pantry expanded and area reaidents are encouraged to help stock the shelves by donating unexpired, non-perishable food items. The following items are always needed: baking goods, cereal, condiments, jelly, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, olive oil, pasta, tomato sauce, peanut butter, rice, snacks and tuna. Personal items are also needed such as laundry detergent, paper towels, tissue, toilet paper, toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste. All donations are accepted at the Leyden Township Town Hall at 2501 N. Mannheim Road in Franklin Park. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. For more info, call 847-455-8616. All donated food benefits Leyden Township residents in need.

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HO Trains Run Here OPEN HOUSE Saturday May 4 12:01 pm to 5 pm Free admission! Oak Park Society of Model Engineers Dole Learning Center Lower Level 255 Augusta, Oak Park, IL 60302 Oak Park’s Model Railroad Club.

Take Advantage of Proviso Township Handyman Services Spring is around the corner and the Handyman can assist with installing screens, installing new blinds and other household chores. The Handyman Program serves homeowners within Proviso Township who are over the age of 60 and/or disabled. Services include minor repairs only; $5 per visit plus cost of parts, if needed; referrals available on a variety of home maintenance issues; appointments are 45 minutes or less. If you live within the Proviso Township portions of Bellwood, Berkeley, Broadview, Brookfield, Forest Park, Hillside, LaGrange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, North Riverside, Northlake, Stone Park, Westchester and Western Springs, register for the program or contact the Handyman service with questions at 708-547-4001. Proviso East Class of 1969 Seeks Members for October 50th Reunion Celebration Join the Proviso East High School Pirates, Class of 1969, as classmates mark their 50th reunion with a night of friendship and celebration. For registration and info, visit peclassof69.ticketisland.net. Ticket price is $80 for the reunion which will be held at the Holiday Inn in Oakbrook Terrace on October 12. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Payment can be sent via mail, check or money order to PO Box 252, Maywood, IL 60153 (made payable to PE Class of 69). Please include the registration form from Ticket Island in the payment envelope. For hotel reservations, call 866-750-3369 or 630-833-3600 and use Reference Code PCR-Proviso Class ‘69 Reunion for the $89 per night rate. Progress Center Employment Club launches monthly support group for job seekers Progress Center, located at 7521 Madison Street in Forest Park, has announced the launch of a monthly support group intended to equip people with resources to pursue employment. The first session of the group will be held on April 15, 11 am to 2 pm at the Center and will feature a resume-building workshop delivered by Employment & Employer Services. Future sessions will include presentations from groups that provide employment related services, time to answer employment-related questions and time to search online for job leads and work on materials such as cover letters. For more information and to RSVP for the April session, contact Gary Arnold at 708-209-1500, ext. 14 or visit the website at www.progresscil.org.

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Annual Pasta Dinner with Family and Friends Sheridan-Carroll Knights of Columbus #537 proudly presents its traditional pasta dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 6 at the Mazzini Verdi Club, 9230 Belmont Avenue in Franklin Park. Everyone is invited for a night of food, fun and live entertainment while supporting the local Knights Council at its primary fundraiser event of the year. Cocktails at 6:30 pm (cash bar) and dinner at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $40 per person in advance; $45 per person at the door. Please make checks payable to Sheridan-Carroll Council #537. Payment is due no later than Thursday, April 4. For tickets or more info, contact Bob Bomba at 343-1260, Pete Leopold at 525-6486 or Bob Giannosa at 847-417-9355. Bellwood Neighborhood Watch Scholarship Fund Walk-a-Thon planned for April 27 The Bellwood Neighborhood Watch Scholarship Fund will hold its 4th annual Walkathon on Saturday, April 27 at the Center for Stevenson Park building, 3105 Washington Boulevard in Bellwood from 8 am to 1 pm. Conducted indoors, participants will walk the track in the facility. Registration is only $10 but all donations are welcome. Looking for Crafters for October Show Local crafters and vendors are being sought for the 3rd annual Presence Villa Scalabrini Arts and Crafts Show set for Saturday, October 19 from 9 am to 2 pm in Northlake. Interested participants can download the application from www.northlakeartsandcraftsshow.wordpress.com. Complete the application and mail it along with payment to Linda Smith or Martha Jurado at 480 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164. If you have questions or would like more information about the event, send an email to linda.smith2@presencehealth.org or call 562-0400. Greener Earth Day in North Riverside Clean unnecessary clutter out of your home of and help Mother Nature out by doing it right with the North Riverside Parks & Recreation Spring Clean Event on Saturday, April 13 at the Police Station front lot, 2401 S. Desplaines Avenue, from 11 am to 1 pm. Use the Document Shredding/Recycling Container for getting rid of all personal or unwanted paper items. Bring all prescription glasses and unwanted cell phones that are no longer being used. These will be re-purposed for those in need! If you don’t know what to do with worn American Flags, we will collect those so they are disposed of both properly and respectfully. For more information, contact the North Riverside Parks & Rec Department at 442-5515.

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We also create an endless assortment of dolci throughout the year. All-Natural Granita and Gelato • Genuine Spumoni by the pint or slice Wedding and Specialty Cakes, including Fondant and Custom Designs Sfogliatelli, Pasticciotto, Baba Rum, Munichini and the best Cannoli around! A full line of pastries, cookies, cupcakes and frozen delights

Getting Married? Call 630-530-0630 to schedule your cake tasting and cake design.

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Elmwood Park has announced that a Pork & Mindy’s restaurant, started by local celebrity chef Jeff “The Sandwich King” Mauro, is coming to Restaurant Row. The restaurant will feature a rooftop patio and is expected to be open by early 2020. Billed as “Creative BBQ,” the restaurant will be located at 7528 W. North Avenue; it will open after spending approximately $1.4 million to renovate the existing structure. Born in Elmwood Park, Mauro partnered with his longtime friend Kevin Corsello to launch Pork & Mindy’s; there are currently four Pork & Mindy restaurants in Chicago. Follow the Village of Elmwood Park on Facebook for updates. WOLFF’S FLEA MARKET CELEBRATES 28TH YEAR IN ROSEMONT

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BELLWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 600 S. Bohland Avenue; call 547-7393, ext. 4 to register or visit www.bellwoodlibrary.org. Toddler Storytime. Every Thursday at 10 am for children 5 and under with caregiver. Songs, stories, crafts. Limit 30. Must register. Stitches Crochet Club. Mondays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, 6:30 to 7:45 pm. For all levels of skill. Establish a Path to a Secure Financial Future. Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7 pm. Learn how to grow your money and set goals. Yoga Drop-In Class. Thursdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 5 to 6 pm. Ages 14 and up. Chair Yoga Drop-In. Fridays, April 5 and 12, 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Zumba Drop-In. Saturday mornings, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10 to 11 am. Limit 25; ages 14 and up. Before You Call the Handyman. Professional Handyman Dan Findley will discuss common fixes you can do yourself on Wednesday, April 10, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Accessible Travel Using RTA. Learn about all your public transportation options! Tuesday, April 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Medical Cannabis Q&A. Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Learn about medical cannabis in Illinois. Bingo at the Library. Thursday, April 18, 2 to 3 pm. For ages 18 and older. CPR Certification and First Aid. Thursday, April 25, 10 am to 3 pm. Basic CPR and First Aid Certification for Bellwood residents only ages 18 and older. BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 1637 N. Taft Avenue; call 708-544-6017 or visit the website at www.berkeleypl.org. Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. Saturday, April 6, 11 am to 3 pm. Everything is priced to sell and all proceeds benefit the library. Ukulele Club. Have you always wanted to learn the uke and play songs with others? Group uke lessons for beginners. Register to borrow a uke or bring your own. Limit 10. April 16 and 30, May 14, 6:30 pm. Earth Day Drop-In Craft and Movie. Celebrate Earth Day with crafts and watch The Lorax on April 13 at 11:30 am. Avengers Marathon and Craft. April 20, 10:30 am Tween Book Club Gets Graphic. April 12 and May 10 at 4:30 pm. Senior Mondays. April 8 and 22, 10:30 am. Stop in for coffee, donuts, conversation and an informative presentation. Storytime. Every Wednesday in April, 10:30 am. After School Programs Begin at 3:30 pm. After School Pokemon, April 30; After School Lego, April 9 and 23; After School Science, April 16; After School Bloxels, April 10; After School Wii, April 3 and 17; After School Little Bits, April 24; After School Chess, April 4 and 18; After School Puzzle, April 11 and 25. Lego Build Night. April 8, 6:30 pm. Library programs continue on page 22 of this issue

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Now’s your chance! The Berkeley Public Library will be hosting group uke lessons on April 16, 30 and May 14 so you can learn the uke and play songs with others. The lessons are for “very beginners.” Register to borrow a uke or bring your own. Limit 10. For more information, call the Library at 544-6017.

activities authors • answers BROADVIEW LIBRARY Located at 2226 S. 16th Avenue; call 345-1325; visit the website at www.broadviewlibrary.org. Money Smart Week through April 6. Budgeting basics for kids with age-appropriate lessons. Autism Awareness Month: Sensory Storytime. Wednesday, April 10 and 24, 1 to 1:30 pm for ages 1-5. 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. Reading one book each night equals 365 in a year, 730 in two years, etc. Sign up in Youth Services. S.T.R.E.A.M. Hands-on science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math. Mondays through May 20, 4 to 5 pm. After-School Hangout. Tuesdays, through May 21, 4 pm for school-age youth. Family Storytime. Tuesdays, through May 21, 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Fun Time Storytime. Preschoolers, Wednesdays through May 23, 10 to 10:45 am, Life Skills. Learn basic life skills critical to success. Thursdays through May 23, 4 to 5 pm. Family Fun Night. Thursdays, through May 23, 6:30 to 8 pm. All ages and skill levels welcome.

BROOKFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY 3609 Grand Boulevard in Brookfield; call 485-6917 or visit the website at www.www.brookfieldlibrary.info. Accepting donations. Have books you no longer need? Audio-Visual materials collecting dust? DVDs piling up? Games and puzzles you no longer use? The Friends of the Library are always accepting gently-used books as well as working audiovisual materials, games and puzzles. Bring donations to the circulation desk; pick-ups are also available. Call for more info. ELMWOOD PARK LIBRARY Located at 1 Conti Parkway; call 453-7645; visit the website at www.elmwoodparklibrary.org for more classes, movies, etc. Homework 911. Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2-11 and 23-30, 4 to 6 pm for grades K-6. Certified teachers are on hand to help students with homework questions. English Conversation Hour. Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 7 to 8 pm for adults. Join an hour of guided conversation in English.

Coffee and Crochet. Tuesday, April 9, 10 to 11 am. Adults, must register. Coffee and treats provided. Presented by AgeOptions. Colorful Garden All Season Long. Thursday, April 11, 6:30 to 8:30 pm for adults, registration required. Kim Elison from Pesche’s Garden Center will share ways to keep gardens in bloom. Presented by the Library and Elmwood Park Garden Club. Elmwood Park Play Group. Friday, April 12, 9:30 to 11:30 am for ages 0-5. Connect, create and play in the special pop-up space. Third Annual Edible Book Festival. Saturday, April 13, 3 to 4 pm for all ages. Make an edible literary creation and bring it to the library for viewing, voting and eating! Your creation can be inspired by a book character, book cover or book title. Categories are: kids, teens, families and adults. Bring entries starting at 2 pm; viewing and voting begins at 3 pm; eating begins at 3:30 pm. Tai Chi. Monday, April 15, 1 to 2 pm for adults. Must register. Join certified instructor Gail Galivan for this gentle exercise class that helps circulation, flexibility and balance for people of all ages and abilities. Presented by AgeOptions. Tuesday Book Discussions. April 16, 1:30 to 3 pm and 7 to 8:30 pm for adults. Discuss I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara in the afternoon or Pachinko by Min Jin Lee in the evening. Both books are available at Adult Services. Spring Into Health Eating with Seasonal Salads. Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 8 pm for adults. Must register. Join Cheryl Munoz of Sugar Beet Schoolhouse for this program. Retirement: Making Your Money Last. Thursday, April 25, 1 to 1:45 pm for adults. Must register. Financial advisor Joe Perino will discuss strategies for managing income and expenses during retirement. Trivia Night. Tuesday, April 31, 7 to 9 pm for adults at Russell’s BBQ. Bring friends, form a team or meet new friends. Prizes for the winners. Check the Facebook page for bonus question that day. FRANKLIN PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 10311 Grand Avenue in Franklin Park; call the Library at 847-455-6016; online at www.fppld.org. Quilt & Sew Club. All skill levels invited. Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, 10 am to Noon. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Book Release Party. For grades 2 and up on Tuesday, April 9, 4 to 5 pm. Poetry & Pancakes. Share your favorite poem and feast on pancakes; grades 1 and up. Thursday, April 11, 4 to 5 pm.

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Love cheese? Learn more about it! Natale Caputo, owner of Caputo Cheese Market in Melrose Park, will guide you through types, flavor profiles and much more. Enjoy delicious samples! Sunday, April 14, 2 to 3:30 pm, River Forest Library.

activities authors • answers Friday Flicks. Movie is A Star is Born (R), featuring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott. Refreshments available. Friday, April 12, 2 to 4:15 pm. Fun-Ologies. Explore interesting topics; learn about Oceanology. Grades 3-6. Monday, April 15, 4:30 to 5:30 pm. SNAP Info Session. Learn more about SNAP and other public benefits; return on April 23 beginning at 11 am for enrollment appointments. Tuesday, April 16, 11 am to Noon. Meditate the Stress Away. Join us on National Stress Awareness Day to practice easy ways to meditate. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For teens and adults on Tuesday, April 16, 7 to 8 pm. Advanced Bullet Journaling. Learn how to take your bullet journal to the next level. Bring your existing bullet journal or blank notebook and any pens/pencils or markers. Limit 25. Must register. For teens and adults. Tuesday, April 23, 7 to 8 pm. Killer Reads Book Club. Fourth Thursday each month. Delve into the world of true crime. Discuss I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara. Refreshments provided. Copies of the book can be picked up at the Circulation Desk a month before the meeting date.Thursday, April 25, 7 to 8 pm. Magic Tree House: A Party at the Library. Come on an adventure with Jack, Annie and the Kids Crossing staff. Games, activities and more for grades K and up. Friday, April 26, 4 to 5 pm. Library Cafe. Kick back, relax and enjoy some food and music. Join friends at the Library. Sign up required. For grades 6-12. Friday, April 26 from 6 to 7 pm.

HILLSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARY 405 Hillside Avenue in Hillside; call 449-7510 or visit www.hillsidelibrary.org. Most programs require registration.

Adult Book Discussion. First Wednesday of each month. Pick up a copy of the book for the discussion on Wednesday, April 3 at 2 pm and 7 pm at the library: Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley. Mixed Stitchers. Every Thursday, 7 to 8:30 pm. Age 14 and over, all skill levels welcome. Gentle Yoga. Second and fourth Wednesday of the month 7 to 8 pm. For all fitness levels, ages 15 and older. No registration required. Limited to the first 20 people. Family Bike Ride. Take a short ride to the Berkeley Park pavilion, enjoy a quick snack then return to the library. All ages welcome. Children under 16 must be with an adult. Register by Thursday, April 11 for the Saturday, April 13 program, 10:30 to 11:30 am. How to Grow MicroGreens. Monday, April 29, 6:30 to 7:15 pm. Microgreens provide a quick harvest without much work. Make and take home one container of microgreens. This short program is open to teens and adults. Register by Sunday, April 28. Learn Google Drive and Google Docs. Tuesday, April 9, 4 pm. Registration is required and class size is limited to 10. Notary Services. The Hillside Library offers notary services free of charge. Walk-ins may be taken but calling ahead is preferred. You do not need to be a Hillside Public Library patron to utilize the service.

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MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY 801 Broadway. Call 649-7400 or visit www.mpplibrary.org. ABC Adventures. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 10 to 11 am for ages 15. Books, music, puzzles and toys. MPPL cardholders have first priority. Must register. Limit 25. Tinker Tuesdays. Tuesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2 to 5 pm. Drop in for fun activities and crafts, play with tech toys, LEGOs, colored pencils, work on a special group project for school or help with a community service project. Ages 6-14. MPPL cardholders have first priority. Book Sale. The Melrose Park Library will host a used book sale on Saturday, May 16 and Monday-Friday, May 18-22. A wide selection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books will be available for purchase at just a quarter per book. Call 649-7485 for more info and specific hours. Library Hours. M-W-F, 8 am to 5 pm; T-Th, 11 am to 7 pm; Sat, 10 am to 2 pm. Closed the last Saturday of each month. Closed every Saturday Memorial Day-Labor Day. MAYWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY 121 S. 5th Avenue; phone: 343-1847 or visit the website at www.maywoodlibrary.org. Strum Circle. Join the Library’s Strum Circle on April 6 from 4 to 5 pm. Bring your stringed instrument and play along to folk, blues and bluegrass songs. All levels of experience welcome. Shredding Event. Beaver Shredding will provide paper shredding services in the library parking lot on May 18 from Noon to 2 pm to safely dispose of your important documents and papers.


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NORTHLAKE PUBLIC LIBRARY 236 N. Wolf Road. Call 562-2301 or visit the website at www.northlakelibrary.org. National Library Week. Win prizes and goodies April 7-13. May the 4th Be With You. Celebrate Star Wars with an afternoon of crafts, snacks and a showing of Star Wars: Episode III. Saturday, May 4, 1 to 3 pm. FREE Comic Book Day. Treats, activities, a photo booth and free comics on Saturday, May 4, 1 to 3 pm. Cookbook Book Club. Pick and make a recipe from the chosen cookbook and then get together to share and enjoy the creations. Pick up a copy of the book and claim your recipe at the reference desk. Thursday, April 4, 7 to 8 pm. Microsoft Office Series. Basic instruction on Microsoft Office 2013 in a group class setting. Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 pm. April 3: Publisher. Money Smart Week: Stock & Bond Investing. Preserve and grow your life savings through common sense investing on Tuesday, April 23, 7 to 8 pm Wills, Trusts and What Every Family Needs to Know about Estate Planning. Get questions answered on Wednesday, April 24, 7 to 8 pm. Genealogy for Beginnners. Get an overview of the foundations you’ll need to tackle your ancestry on Wednesday, May 8, 7 to 8:30 pm. Bingocise. Bingo and physical fitness on Tuesday, April 16, 2 to 3 pm. Medicare Fraud. Learn how to prevent, detect and report fraud on Tuesday, May 7, 2 to 3 pm. Storytimes, Play and Art. Ask about Preschool Storytime, Mother Goose on the Loose, Baby Play, Preschool Art, Music and Movement, Family Storytime and Sensory Storytime. Dia del Niño. Includes Get Silly with Holly Nagel, temporary tattos, music and make and take crafts from around the world plus cake, lemonade and a book give-away sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club. Tuesday, April 30, 5 to 7 pm. Drop-in. RIVER FOREST PUBLIC LIBRARY 735 Lathrop Avenue; 366-5205 or www.riverforestlibrary.org. Great Decisions (Adult). A series of discussions about international issues. Check out a briefing book; attend one or all 8 sessions in the series. Wednesday, April 3, 1 to 2:30 pm, topic is Decoding U.S.-China Trade James and the Giant Peach. American Eagle Productions presents a live action musical play based on the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach. Advanced registration required. Best for ages 4 and up. Sunday, April 7, 3 to 4 pm. Story time at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. Join Library staff for stories, songs, rhymes and a snack at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 7501 W. North Avenue in River Forest on Wednesday, April 10, 10 to 10:30 am. Birth to 6 years. Connect with Tech. Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet or computer? Bring your questions and devices or use one of the laptops provided. No need to sign up. Just drop in anytime during the session. Upcoming session: Wednesday, April 10, 10 to 11:30 am. More library programs on page 28

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Afternoon Book Discussion. Wednesday, April 10, 1:30 to 2:30 pm. The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kieran. Name That Tune Trivia: Family Edition. For ages 8 and up. Share your expert knowledge, win prizes and have a blast. Teams of 4-6 are invited to play; a pizza dinner will be served. Must register in advance. Friday, April 12, 6 to 8 pm. Cheese 101. For adults. Love cheese? Learn more about it! Natale Caputo, owner of Caputo Cheese Market in Melrose Park, will explain different types and styles, flavor profiles and other interesting info about the history and process of making cheese. Enjoy some delicious samples as well! Sunday, April 14, 2 to 3:30 pm. Great Decisions (Adult). Wednesday, April 17, 1 to 2:30 pm. Topic is India and its Neighbors. Fire Station Storytime. Visit the Fire Station at 400 Park Avenue for this special story time and tour on Wednesday, April 17, 2 to 3 pm for ages 2 and up. Barbara Henry Poetry Reading. For adults. Celebrate National Poetry Month with the annual reading by Barbara Henry on Thursday, April 18, 7 to 8:30 pm. Film Lover Fridays. For adults. Friday, April 19, Noon to 2:30 pm, watch Anatomy of a Murder. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy before the film. Light refreshments will be served. Storytimes. Ask about Toddler Storytime, Pajama Storytime, Mother Goose Cafe and Family Storytime. Social Stitching. Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching or sewing? Stop in on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Bring your own materials. Light refreshments provided. April 24, 10 to 11 am. National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Give a shelter animal a forever home! Magnificent Mutts will have a number of fabulous furry friends available for adoption on Sunday, April 28, 1 to 4 pm. SCHILLER PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 4200 Old River Road in Schiller Park; phone: 847678-0433. Website: www.schillerparklibrary.org. National Poetry Month. Participate in the Book Spine Poetry Contest for ages 5 and up. Create an original poem out of book titles! For the full set of rules, visit the website. Free Comic Book Day. Pick up your free comic (while supplies last), stay to watch feature films playing from 10 am to 4 pm and enjoy a craft on Saturday, May 4. Guessing Jar Contest. April 8 to April 13. One entry per person. One adult and one child winner will be announced and awarded a prize on April 15. Complete rules and slips at the front desk. ComEd: Save Energy, Save Money. Thursday, April 4, 6 pm. Low-cost energy strategies explained. Family Movie Afternoon. All ages. April 13 and May 18 at 1:30 pm. Movie, snacks and more. Titles to be announced. Drop-In Tech Assistance. Get quick tech help here. Bring your device, cords and passwords to this simple drop-in session. For extended help, make a one-on-one appointment. April 24 and May 29 from 2 to 4 pm. For ages 18 and older.

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Veterans Park District. Visit the website at www.veteransparkdistrict.com or call 343-5270 or 708-716-4822 for more info on our Fitness Center, Indoor Turf Rentals, hall rentals, active adults, special recreation and athletic programs and to register over the phone for programs. � 4th Annual Family Indoor Garage Sale and Flea Market, Saturday, April 27. Clean out your closets, attic or garage and sell your unwanted items in the Grant Park Gym, 44 W. Golfview in Northlake. Tables available on a first-come, firstserve basis. Registration is required to save your space. Fee is $20 for residents, $35 for non-residents (10x10 space, two tables, two chairs). Call for info. � Summer Kickoff Event. Register early for Summer Day Camp, Special Rec Camp, Sports Camp and Gouin Pool Early Bird Passes! Do everything at once on Saturday, April 27, 11 am to 2 pm at Grant Park during this free family event. � Bingo for Active Adults. Play Fabulous Fiesta Bingo at Bulger Park, 1601 Hirsch in Melrose Park on Wednesday, May 1 from Noon to 2 pm. Party includes taco with a side of rice, bingo and prizes. Pre-registration required. Fee is $10. � Brown Bag Tour for Active Adults. Don’t miss the annual Amish Tour and travel the back roads of northern Indiana. Pick up items in your brown bag at every stop then enjoy a full lunch cooked by an Amish family. Thursday, May 9. Fee is $85 per person (lunch and transportation included). Call for departure and return times. The Leyden Township Community Center, 2620 N. Mannheim Road, Franklin Park offers programs for area residents of all ages. Call the Center at 847-451-5144. � Easter Egg Hunt. Saturday, April 13, Noon to 2 pm at Westdale Park. Hunt times begin at Noon. Free photos with the Easter Bunny and color your own eggs. � Children’s Programs. HIIT-Starter starts May 9 for ages 8-14; HIIT-All-Star for ages 8-14 begins May 9; Illinois Shotokan Karate for ages 4-7 and 8 and up begins April 5. � Garage Sale Saturday, May 18. At Westdale Park, 3045 Sandra in Melrose Park. Rain or shine from 9 am to 3 pm. � Jake’s Pizza Movie Night. Save the date—Friday, May 3 for ages 3-12 from 6 to 8 pm. � Pink Floyd Under the Stars. Friday, May 3, 8:30 to 10:30 pm at Westdale Park. � Customizable Hands-on Learning for ages 3-5 from 9 am to noon, Monday through Friday, through May 2019. Choose one day or all five days. Extend your child’s day from Noon to 1:30 pm with Afternoon Adventures.

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Come out and shop at the VPD community garage sale. Time to clean out your attic, closets or garage for items to sell. Time to upsell your baby clothes, toys, games, tools, books or anything else you may have. Tables are available on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required in order to reserve your space. Set up time is from 8-9 AM. Concessions will be open for snacks.

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Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Job Fair April 18

Employers from a variety of industries, including engineering technology and manufacturing will be at Triton College this spring recruiting for full-time and part-time positions. The Engineering Technology & Manufacturing Job Fair is Thursday, April 18, from 1 to 3 pm. The event will be held in the Student Center Cafeteria (B Building), located on the west side of Triton College’s campus, 2000 Fifth Ave., River Grove. The job fair is open to community members and free to attend. Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resume to provide to potential employers. For more information, contact Jacqueline Gordon at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3789.

Triton Receives $100K Grant To Diversify Humanities Curriculum

A recently-awarded grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) will help support Triton College in the creation of new courses that better reflect the diversity of Triton’s students and community. The $100,000 Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges Grant will allow the development of five new courses within Triton’s Social Science and English departments that will speak to changing global realities. The newly-designed courses will afford students more options to earn the human diversity credit outlined in their degree requirements. For example, A Latin American studies course will be created by Social Science Department faculty member and grant co-director Maxi Armas. Global Feminism and Latino Literature courses will also be implemented.

Talent Abounds as Triton Troupers Circus Returns to Campus April 11-13

Prepare to be amazed by the high-flying, gravity-defying and endlessly-entertaining Triton Troupers Circus as it makes its return to campus April 11-13. Clowns, trapezeartists and other talented performers will be part of the annual show on Triton College’s main campus in River Grove. The Triton Troupers Circus has entertained crowds of all ages for decades with exciting acts including tightrope walking, stunts, cycling, juggling, the gymwheel, teeterboard, stilt walking and more. The Triton Troupers are composed of nearly 100 members from Cook, DuPage, Kane and Boone counties who all have a passion for circus arts. The show will take place in the Robert M. Collins Gymnasium, in the R Building, on Triton’s campus located at 2000 Fifth Ave., in River Grove. Showtimes are 7 pm, Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13; as well as 1 pm, Saturday, April 13. Saturday’s 1 pm show will be interpreted for the hearing impaired by the Triton College Center for Access and Accommodative Services. Doors open an hour before the shows and will include a clown pre-show. Tickets are $6 (no debit or credit cards accepted) and available at the door. For more information about the circus, call (708) 456-0300, ext. 3383, or visit http://tritontrouperscircus.com. In addition to the circus, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties will host its annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 13. Breakfast runs from 8 am to Noon in Room R-221 of the Robert M. Collins Center on Triton’s campus, and the circus begins at 1 pm. Tickets for breakfast only are $4 in advance and $5 at the door. A special combination price for breakfast and circus admission is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. All proceeds benefit the RSVP Program. Call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3835 or 3603, for more information.

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@WESTLAKE COMMUNITY CRISIS UPDATE from State Rep. Kathleen Willis

Willis continues to fight to prevent Westlake Hospital from closing; HB 123 passes House State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is fighting to stop the closure of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, holding public rallies to highlight the significance the community hospital has had over its 92-year history and to ensure that local voices are part of the discussion about the hospital’s future. “Westlake has been serving families for nearly a century and to suddenly close its doors for profit’s sake is just wrong,” Willis said. Administrators pledge to support Westlake but changed course to now close it. I am taking legislative action to prevent back-door deals like these from taking place in the future, making it harder for corporate interests to shut down a hospital.” Recently, Willis and members of the House AppropriationsHuman Services Committee held a hearing to listen to testimonies from the Mayor of Melrose Park, Westlake doctors, hospital staff, Triton College faculty, local clergy and other affected community members on the negative impact of the hospital’s closure. Westlake was acquired by Pipeline Health, which had pledged to keep the hospital open before the sale was finalized. Pipeline officials had agreed to testify at the hearing about their sudden change of plans but failed to attend. Prior to the hearing, Willis filed legislation to repeal a state law that allows Pipeline and other healthcare companies to close hospitals without warning. Her bill is House Bill 123, which passed out of committee in March and now heads to the full House for a vote. In March, impacted residents, elected officials and Westlake employees joined Willis at a public rally to keep the hospital from closing. The hospital holds 230 beds and employs nearly 700 people. Closing this facility would result in potentially long emergency response times and overflow at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, among other medical facilities. “I am grateful for the community support to keep Westlake open because it is unfair for Pipeline to close this hospital and then not defend their actions at a public hearing,” Willis said. “People deserve much better than this and we can no longer allow ordinary residents to suffer from bad decisions that impact their lives.” The hearing received considerable media coverage and the compelling testimony offered by physicians, nurses, area residents and even an 88-year old former employee captured by the press. Tina Valentino, editor/publisher of Neighbors Magazine, also spoke publicly at the hearing. Follow Rep. Willis on Facebook or call 562-6970.

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ARGENTO, August “Augie,” 89. Husband of the late Irma, nee Berg; father of Robert (Toni), Vincent (Dolores), Annette (Michael) Szczasny and the late Patti Lynn; grandfather of five; greatgrandfather of two. A private memorial will be held by the family in Squaw Lake, Minnesota in July. ASHFORD, Annette. Daughter of Nannette Ashford and the late Howard Ashford; mother of Nicole and Carmelita Ashford, Lawson (Monica) and Antonio Ashford; grandmother of Deon, Lexus, Janell, Jaylen and the late Antonio Ashford Jr.; sister of Fay Laverne, Brenna and Kimberly; aunt, cousin and special friend to many. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. BERNAL, Danny, 38, of Melrose Park. Son of Elva and the late Alvaro Bernal; brother of Jodi (Esteban) Gonzalez and Audrey (Kyle Gleason) Bernal; uncle of Amanda Bernal, Steven Gonzalez, Melissa Gonzalez, Daniel Gonzalez and Isabel Gleason. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. CALIENDO, Dolores A., nee Coglianese, 86, of Melrose Park. Wife of Anthony M.; mother of Anthony R. (Barbara) and Lori A. (the late John) D’Alessandro; grandmother of Nicole (Nicholas) Pellegrini, John L. D’Alessandro II and Anthony M. Caliendo II; greatgrandmother of Nicholas and Noelle Pellegrini; sister of Daniel V. (Nancy) Coglianese; sister-in-law of Philomena (John) Sepka, the late Mary (Joseph) Nicosia, Mario (Virginia) Caliendo, Catherine (Michael) Torchia, Philip (Mary) Caliendo, Jenny (Alfred) Taconi and Anna Marie (Robert) Villa; aunt and friend of many. CARDENAS, Ramona. Wife of David; mother of David (Laura), Juan (Jacqueline), Martha (Jose Manuel), Gabriel (Maria), Elena (Gabriel Manzo), Miguel (Araceli), Alejandro (Ivanessa), Gustavo (Blanca), Carlos (Magaly); grandmother of 33; sister of Antonio, Nicholas, Lucina, Teresa and Rosa; aunt, cousin and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. � CISZEK, Richard. Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Son, brother, uncle and friend of many. Interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. � COSTA, Frank. Retired Sergeant of the Stone Park Police Department and veteran of the United States Army. Husband of Jeanne, nee Kolkau; father of Joseph and Frank Costa; brother of Rosalie (late Felix) DeVivo, Maria (Sia) Zandpour, the late Frances Gullo, the late John (Carole) Costa and the late Sam and Josephine Costa; brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. ESCAMILLA, Jacqueline. Wife of the late Manuel Jesus; sister, aunt, cousin and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. FALCO, Corinne V., 79. Wife of Michael J. Falco; sister of Connie Wilke; sister-in-law of Guy and Mary Ann Papa and Charles Falco; aunt of Guy Papa and many nieces and nephews; godmother of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside.

GASSMANN, Leonard Peter Jr., 90. Husband of Maria, nee Vazquez; father of Leonard (Catherine) Gassmann III, Elaine Craig, Kathleen (the late Gerald) Johnson, late Raymond (Lynne) Gassmann, Mary Lou Marinelli, Robert (Jan) Gassmann, Michael (DeeDee) Gassmann, Nancy Cherry, the late Patrick Gassmann and John (Alice) Gassmann; brother of the late Margaret (late William) Murtha, late Catherine (late George) Valesh, late Evelyn (late Raymond) Nykel and late James Bowles; grandfather of 13; great-grandfather of 23; uncle and great-uncle of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. GIUFFRE, Annette “Nettie,” nee Pignone, 80. Wife of Joseph M. Giuffre; sister of Angeline (William) McGleam, Rocco (Gerry) Pignone, late Richard (Carol) Pignone; sister-in-law of the late August Jeffrey, late Jack (Rose) Giuffre, late Michael (Kay) Giuffre, the late Frank (late Mary Sue) Giuffre. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. HOOKER, Joan (Shalek), 92, of Oak Park. Mother of Terrence Stone, Marc (Renee) Fontana and Kimberly Kordat; grandmother of seven; grat-grandmother of five. Celebration of Joan’s Life is planned for Saturday, April 6 at 11 am at Unity Church of Oak Park, 405 N. Euclid Avenue. Donations to the American Stroke Association are appreciated. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. � HOUSER, Thomas Norman of Westchester. Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Husband of Ruth L., nee Troupe; father of Melinda (Jesse) Nolen, Norma Houser and Denise (Allen Jr.) Bell; grandfather of Wayne (Nicole) Reynolds II, Norma Reynolds, Normesha Reynolds, Allen Bell III and Alecia Bell; great-grandfather of Yeleyna Reynolds; brother of Fannie (late Bufford) Graves and late Henry Lewis (late Marie) Houser; brother-in-law of Dorothy (John) Etherly and Dale Troupe; godfather, uncle and cousin of many. Interment private. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. � LICAUSE, Susan M. Veteran of the United States Navy. Daughter of Angelo “Bud” and Lorraine “Judy” Licause, nee Ruenzi; sister of Janice Karijolic and Karen McCahey; aunt of Melanie (Ben) Michaels, Brett Karijolic, Tara Karijolic and Matthew Karijolic; niece, cousin and friend of many. Interment private. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. LORENZO, Gladys “Babe,” nee Snyder of Westchester, age 100. Wife of the late John A.; mother of John (Marcy) Lorenzo, Sue Lorenzo, Sandy (Mike) Sworsky and the late Dennis Lorenzo; stepmother of the late Fayora (late Ralph) Milano; grandmother of Ralph (Jean) Milano, Pam Milano and Michael Milano; sister of the late Elmer (late Dorothy) Snyder, late Arthur (late Charolette) Snyder, late Leroy (late Carmella) Snyder, late Gertrude (late Frank) Waller, late Ethel (late William) Jackson, late Mildred Snyder and late Edna Hatoum; aunt, great-aunt, great-great-aunt of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. OSORIO, Atancio “Nico” Mendez Osorio, 92, of Northlake. Husband of the late Edilberta Osorio; father of Veronica (Peter) Skylakos; grandfather of Andrew Skylakos, Elizabeth Skylakos and Karen Skylakos; uncle of many. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. Notices continue on page 38

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NEIGHBORS PETERSON, Clifford F. of Bellwood, 91. Husband of the late Zena, nee Spata; father of Joann (Craig) Grimestad and Pamela Gauss; grandfather of David (Michelle) Grimestad, late Matthew (Susie) Grimestad, Renae Grimestad, Bridget (Jason) Reitz, Brandon (Jill) Gauss and Brittany (Earle) Payson; great-grandfather of Jacob, Caleb and Lucas Reitz, Lauren and Ryan Gauss, Lyla Payson, Noelle and Emily Grimestad; brother of the late Marvin W. (late Kathryn) Peterson, late Phyllis (late Walter) George, late Gordon W. (Shelby) Peterson, Lorraine (William) Forneris, Leonard A. (Kay) Peterson and late Larry Peterson; uncle of many. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. PIAZZA, Doris A., 87, formerly of Melrose Park. Wife of Peter Piazza; mother of Jennifer (Bruce), Michael (Laura), Stephen (Lori), Dorothy (Jerry) and Camille (Eric); grandmother of Jenny, Dan, Samuel, Shari, Franklin, Erica, Michael, Jeffrey, Stuart, Nicholas, Alison, Ted, Peter, Catrina and Jeena; great-grandmother of Melea, Skyler, Keaton, Jackson, Nolan, Megan, Adelaide, Karlee, Josiah, Avalyn and Jacob; aunt, cousin, sister, sister-in-law and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Donations to Arbor Hospice (www.arborhospice.org) are appreciated. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. ROBERTS, Michele. Mother of Sarah E. Roberts and Gerald J. Roberts; daughter of Michael J. Esposito and the late Ruby Esposito; sister of Michael A. (Barbara) Esposito, Marcia DeLuca and Melanie Esposito; aunt, cousin and friend of many. Interment private. Donations to www.diabetesaction.org are appreciated. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. � ROSS, John Sr., 92. Husband of the late Rita, nee Nitti; father of Jack (Maureen), Daniel (Debra) and Richard (Laura) Ross; grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of 18; brother of Joanne (Robert) Imielski; uncle and friend of many. SALGADO, Jesus. Husband of Petra; father of Elvia (Felippe) Rodriguez, Antonio, Obdulia, Primitivo (Genoveva) Salgado, Sergio, Rocio and Graciela (Jose) Barrera; grandfather and great-grandfather of many; brother of many. Interment at All Saints Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. TOVELLA, Salvatore of Addison, 90. Inducted into the Illinois Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2012. Husband of Ruth, nee Mayer; father of Linda (Mitch) Patterson, Cynthia (Andy) Harvey, Laura (Mark) Andrew and Michael (Dawn); grandfather of Jennifer (John) Legg, Salvatore Harvey, Andy Harvey, Alexandra, Michael and the late Ricky Jaynes; brother of the late Ronald (late Mary) and late Frederick (Darnell); uncle and great-uncle of many. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. VERONICA, Mary J., 96. Twin sister of the late Rosemary (Harry) Salako, late Phillip, late Phylis, late Grace, late Mike and late Vito; great-aunt, great-great-aunt and friend of many. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. WALCZAK, Krystyna. Wife of Ryszard; mother of Przemyslaw, Agnieszka and Kevin; grandmother of Jessica, William, Adam and Jakub; sister of Jadwiga, Wojciech and Kazimierz. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park.

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