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★ honor the brave ★ WE MAY NOT KNOW THEM ALL BUT WE OWE THEM ALL BERKELEY ELMHURST Parade & Ceremony 100th Annual Parade and Ceremony HILLSIDE RIVER FOREST At the Commons & the Cemetery 93rd Annual Parade Details on page 12


         

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The opposite of play is not work. It’s depression. —Brian Sutton-Smith

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The Sandlot. It’s not only the name of one of my all-time favorite movies but, back in the day, a sandlot was a big deal. I’m not that old but just a few decades ago, parks were not nearly as amazing as they are now. In fact, it wasn’t even worth going to the park when I was a kid. We played baseball on the street, using sewer covers for bases; we swung from tree branches; someone always knew someone with a swingset or a pool; there was always a strikeout box painted or chalked on the side of a school that probably shouldn’t have been there; and undeveloped, dusty corner lots, just like in the movie, were the backdrop for some of the greatest memories of our lives. Bikes piled up. Retrieving balls from the mean neighbor’s yard. And when we couldn’t, we prayed that we could scrape up enough loose change to buy a ball from Bonfanti’s Store. There wasn’t even a tree leaf and no SPF to protect us from the scorching sun. Did we care? Not one bit. We went home tired, hungry and dirty when lightning bugs came out and I’m convinced that ours was the ultimate childhood. The actual parks that I remember were barren, except for rusty swings with worn leather seats, water fountains that were dry as a bone and that thing that made everyone dizzy. But as we grew older, parks evolved. Skating rinks, tennis courts, elaborate playgrounds were added. Then gazebos for concerts and events, walking tracks, multi-purpose buildings, rentable vegetable gardens, outdoor exercise equipment, bocce courts, scoreboards, dugouts and lights for night games and the mecca of nearby destinations: the water park. Plus leagues, camps for kids, activities for seniors, movies under the stars and spectacular celebrations for every holiday and yet, while you never had to ask us twice, today’s kids and adults have to be begged to come out to play. Our park districts have bent over backwards over the past 40+ years to make “play” a priority again, to make green space available in landlocked suburbs and fresh air convenient for condo-dwelling millenials but for far too many people, young and old, parting with video games and cell phones long enough to slide into second, tackle the monkey bars or stroll with a friend just seems like a lost cause. I walk at Veterans Park District’s Bulger Park almost every day. I hate the geese and I’m the crabby old lady that tells punks to pick up their trash. But when I’m there I see the cure for depression in action: tired dads who could be couch potatoes coaching little girls, moms with pink hair and spandex pants kicking the soccer ball, grandmas in the bleachers cheering on their team. And with every lap I walk, I always, always remember one of my grandfather’s favorite things to do—long before there was cable or dish TV and hundreds of channels of nothing to watch. In the trunk of his car, he kept very few things—a hammer, an afghan and a lawn chair. A great coach himself in his younger days, nothing gave him greater pleasure than to watch kids play. He watched and helped me play in every possible way: took me fishing, golfing, bowling, even the race track and what’s funny is that I was never depressed until I stopped playing. Get out of the house and enjoy the park district near you. Go alone or go with friends, form a team or sign up for a class or a trip. Just don’t yell at the geese. That’s my job.

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“He was blessed with five years of good health and I would still do it all over again,” says Shannon. “If I had all the paid time off in the world and 10 kidneys, I would still donate nine of them. I didn’t just save his life, but he also saved mine.” Shannon used to work at OPRF High School, as an athletic trainer. She now works as a Donation Specialist for Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. MaryJo’s Story: I donated my kidney to my older brother, Marty, on November 14, 2013 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Marty suffered from IgA nephropathy. Both kidneys were failing his body and required dialysis treatments three times a week for the rest of his life. After almost five years, BOTH of my kidneys are happy. Now, he’s back to running his business, traveling, and enjoying life. I don’t think he would still be around today if he wasn’t able to obtain a healthy kidney. After going through the donation surgery and recovery, I wish I had another to donate because it was so rewarding to pass on a new life to someone in need. I would do it all over again if I could. My recovery went as the doctor predicted—I was back to normal activities by 6-8 weeks.

A resident of River Forest since 1996, MaryJo is the youngest of 10 children and Marty is the 6th oldest; he lives in Arlington Heights. The Guinness Process Once all of the necessary paperwork is assembled, it will be sent to Guinness officials for their review. A final decision on whether to make the record official will be forthcoming from Guinness sometime this summer. The Living Donor Rally is the first of its kind to seek Guinness recognition and a minimum 250 people were required to establish the mark. This event was not about breaking a record but establishing one. Proceeds from ticket sales are starting a living organ donor fund for Northwestern Medicine to help donors at NM with donation expenses not covered by insurance. The Transplant Village Facebook page includes links to media coverage before the event as well as photos: https://www.facebook.com/NMHTAC/. More than 120,000 people in the U.S. are waiting for organ transplants; 20 die daily while waiting.


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Caputo Cheese’s Burrata:

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The results fromthe 2018 World Championship Cheese Contest (www.worldchampioncheese.org) are in and Caputo Cheese, with a location at 1931 N. 15thAvenue in Melrose Park, received several notable awards—including 1st Place in the Burrata category for its regular Burrata. In addition to the top spot in the world, Caputo also earned recognition for Best in Class and Finalist (one of the top 20 cheeses at the event). Caputo also took 1st in the Fresh Mozzarella category for handmade Nodini and 2nd place for its Burratini. One of Caputo’s biggest fans returned to Melrose Park to congratulate owner Natale Caputo on this mega-accomplishment: Brittney Payton, in her new role at Fox’s Good Day Chicago, will feature Caputo Cheese Market in Melrose Park in an upcoming segment. Watch the Neighbors Facebook page for day and time. Congratulations!

Sacred Heart School

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The Sacred Heart School 5th annual Spartan 5K Run/Walk is set for Saturday, May 12. Fee is $30 for the 5K bike run, $30 for the 5K run/walk and $50 for a family of four. Route begins at the school located at 815 N. 16thAvenue in Melrose Park at 9 am. Goodie bag includes a red Spartan 5K t-shirt. For more information about the race, route and sponsors, visit the website at www.shsspartan5k.comor call the school at 681-0240. Volunteers are always welcome. Proceeds are used to advance the school’s well-rounded curriculum, computer training, preschool programs and a comprehensive Catholic education as well as “beyond academics” activities. You can follow the Spartan 5K on Facebook and Twitter. Registration is also conveniently available online through https:spartan5k.itsyourrace.com/register/

Bellwood’s 1st annual Pink Divas & Gents

Everyone is invited to join Village Clerk Janel Moreland for the Village of Bellwood’s 1st Pink Divas & Gents Breast Cancer Walk/Run set for Saturday, June 30. Proceeds fromthe event will benefit the Metropolitan Breast Cancer Task Force, a non-profit established in 2008 that has been influential and dedicated in the fight against breast cancer in Chicago and the surrounding communities. Join local business owners like SamStanovich of Firehouse Subs Stone Park as a sponsor or simply join the cause for a $25 registration fee. The Walk begins at 9:30 amat the Village Hall, 3200 Washington Boulevard in Bellwood and proceeds through the north side streets of Bellwood; registration begins at 8 am. All those who register will receive a t-shirt. For more information on becoming a sponsor or signing up your school, church, business or yourself, call 547-3500, ext. 1103.


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PROVISO TOWNSHIP SEEKS DONATIONS FOR THE TROOPS For the fourth year, the Proviso Public Partnership (PPP) will collaborate with community groups, businesses and residents to collect food, letters and personal items that will be packaged and shipped to troops stationed abroad. The donations will be transported to Operation Care Package in the south suburbs where they are assembled, packaged and shipped overseas. Schools, churches, libraries, businesses, families and friends are invited to show their support by dropping off an item or two at any of the following locations: Melrose Park Library, North Riverside Library, Village of North Riverside, Northlake Library, Village of Westchester, Berkeley Library, Westchester Library, Bellwood Library, Proviso Township offices in Hillside (1st floor) and Broadview Library. Donations will be accepted through the end of May. Operation Care Package provides two different kinds of care packages: The Toiletry Pack contains shaving cream, shampoo, toothpaste, etc.; the Food Pack contains snacks such as candy, gum, nuts, canned goods and granola. Both packages contain letters. Suggested item donations include: granola/protein bars, beef jerky, beef sticks, fruit snacks, trail mix, nuts and sunflower seeds, foot powder, deodorant, soap/body wash, small size shampoos, disposable razors, vitamins, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, lip balm, sunblock, wet wipes, etc. For more details, contact Kate Minella at PPP at 708-240-4435 or kminella@pppnfp.org. Monetary donations are also welcome through PayPal at www.pppnfp.org or mail donations to Proviso Public Partnership, 4565 W. Harrison Street, 3rd Floor, Hillside, IL 60162.

TRITON’S RSVP SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO HELP @ HOUSING FORWARD AND WONDER WORKS

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of West Suburban Cook and Southern DuPage Counties, sponsored by Triton College, is looking for volunteers who would like to help out two of its partners: Housing Forward and Wonder Works Children’s Museum. Housing Forward is looking for front door receptionists to great clients/guests, determine needed services, answer general questions and control the traffic flow. The organization also needs administrative support and filing support. Housing Forward is located at 1851 S. 9th Avenue in Maywood and needs volunteers Monday through Friday, 8 am to 3 pm. Wonder Works, 6445 W. North Avenue in Oak Park, also needs greeters and office support. Office assistants are an integral part of the team working alongside the leadership team, preparing mailings for schools, fundraising support and database entry. Greeters welcome guests, hand out materials and make sure all children leave with an adult. Candidates for both positions would need to commit to a minimum of once a week for four weeks. For more details or to volunteer, call the RSVP office at 456-0300, ext. 3603 or 3835; or email kayfrey@triton.edu. Neighbors • 10


SUMMER DAYCAMP AGES 6-12

We are currently planning for another fun summer in the parks. Our traditional 6-week day camp will run June 4 – August 3. Each session includes three weeks of themed arts & crafts, games, weekly pool days, field trips, community visitors, and much more! Your child will make new friends while enjoying their summer in a fun and safe environment. Our day campers are placed in small groups based on age to give our staff the opportunity to get to know each camper individually. Your initial registration includes: One Day Camp t-shirt (required on all field trips day and special events), one backpack, all field trip fees/special events, swim days (swim lessons not included), craft materials.

CAMP HOURS: 9 AM-4 PM CAMP LOCATIONS: Bulger Park Community Center Grant Park Recreation Center Trumbull Park Registration for summer camp at Grant Park and Leoni Complex: • Fill out a camp application packet • Bring child’s birth certificate when registering

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FEES MUST BE PAID IN FULL 1 WEEK PRIOR TO EACH SESSION START DATE.

Children are placed into age-appropriate groups. Sorry, no group requests can be taken. Child must be 6 years of age before start of the camp.

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Village of Hillside Observes Memorial Day Join the Village of Hillside and the Broadview/Hillside American Legion Post 626 for the 28th annual Memorial Day observance at Noon on Monday, May 28 at the Veterans Memorial in the Hillside Commons at Hillside and Washington Avenues. Sponsored by the Village of Hillside and the Post, everyone is invited to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Refreshments will be served after the event. For more info, call 449-6450. Village of Berkeley Parade and Ceremony May 28 The Village of Berkeley and American Legion Post 1016 extend an invitation to area residents to attend the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday, May 28. Parade line-up begins at 9:30 am at Sunnyside/McArthur School, 1310 Wolf Road in the parking lot and ends at Berkeley Park on Taft and Electric Avenue. For more info, contact Bob Novak of the American Legion Post 1016 at 544-7477. 100th Annual Elmhurst Memorial Day Parade The Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in cooperation with the City of Elmhurst, Elmhurst Park District and Elmhurst veterans groups invite you to attend and march in the 100th annual Memorial Day Parade, which will step off at 9:30 am on Monday, May 28 from the Elmhurst City Centre at Third and York and proceed to the Elmhurst Veterans Memorial in Wilder Park. Following the parade will be a postparade military ceremony. For more information on the route or participating in the parade, contact the Chamber office at 630-834-6060 or visit www.elmhurstchamber.org. 2018 River Forest Memorial Day Parade The River Forest Service Club and River Forest Parks Foundation, River Forest Park District and the Village of River Forest are proud sponsors of the 93rd annual Memorial Day Parade to be held on Monday, May 28 starting at 9:30 am. The event begins traveling from Constitution Park, south on Ashland to Lake Street, west on Lake to Keystone Park. Parade Grand Marshal will be Lt. JG Robert F. Berg, US Navy 1961-1969. Any individual or business interested in entering a float or walking in the parade should fill out the registration form by Monday, May 21. Visit www.rfparks.com for more details. Queen of Heaven and Mt. Carmel Cemetery Field Masses Both Hillside cemeteries will host their annual Field Masses on Monday, May 28 at 10:30 am. Mass will be held at all Catholic cemeteries on Memorial Day. To find a location near you, visit www.catholiccemeteries.chicago.org

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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. Chair Yoga. Friday, May 4 and 18, 2 to 3 pm. Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens. Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Increase the productivity of your plants by attracting pollinators like honey bees, butterflies and hummingbirds! Caregiving 101. Wednesday, May 16, 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Are you a caregiver who feels overwhelmed by the stress and responsibilities of caring for an older parent or relative? Learn about the programs available through Aging Care Connections and other local resources. Bingo at the Library. Thursday, May 17, 2 to 3 pm. For ages 18 and older. SCORE Mentoring. By appointment only on May 17, 4 to 7 pm. Visit https://scorechicago.org/request-meeting/ to make an appointment, formulate a business plan and answer your business concerns. Drop-In Yoga. Thursday evenings May 3, 17, 24 and 31 from 6 to 7 pm. No registration required. Ages 14 and up. Relax and wind down. Bring a yoga mat, towel and water bottle. Zumba Drop-In. Saturday mornings May 5, 12, 19 (no class May 26) from 10 to 11 am for ages 14 and up, limited to the first 25 participants. Burn up to 800 calories each session. Stitches Crochet Club. Stitches on Mondays, May 7, 14, 21 from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. No Club on May 28. All skill levels; bring your own “I” or “J” crochet hook and #4 yarn. BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 1637 N. Taft Avenue; call 708-544-6017 or visit the website at www.berkeleypl.org. Fun with Felting. Saturday, May 5, 1 pm. Learn the basics of needle felting. Each attendee will create a small felted fox to take home. For teens/adults. Registration required. Radio Goes to War. Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. World War II marked the first time Americans could tune into their radios for news from the war and around the world. Steve Darnell will present this program for teens/adults. Registration is required. Adult Book Club. Enjoy great books together on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 pm. Books are available for checkout in various mediums. Children’s Day: Drop-in Craft, Butterfly Release and Movie Day: May 26. Create a seasonal craft from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, then join the release of painted butterflies at 12:30 pm followed by a family-friendly movie and free popcorn at 1 pm. Recommended for ages 7-13. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. More Library programs on page 16

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Learn about water safety through stories and crafts at the Elmwood Park Library! Program is presented in conjunction with Foss Swim School of Elmwood Park. Wednesday, May 23, 4 to 4:45 pm for ages 4-8 with caregiver; registration required.

activities authors • answers Favorite Recurring Berkeley Library Programs Storytimes. Wednesdays, 10:30 am and Tuesdays, 6 pm. Play Doh Play Day. May 4 at 4:30 pm. Lego Build. May 7, 6:30 pm. Puzzle Club. May 17, 3 pm. Tea and a Murder. May 19, 1 pm. Crafter’s Corner. May 3, 17 and 31 at 6:30 pm. BROOKFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY 3609 Grand Boulevard in Brookfield; call 485-6917 or visit the website at www.www.brookfieldlibrary.info. Accepting donations. 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. English Conversation Hour. Wednesdays, May 2, 9 and 16 from 7 to 8 pm. Floor Yoga. Monday, May 7, 7 to 8 pm. Same time as the Family Movie so parents can do floor yoga while kids watch the movie. Adults only; must register. Bring a mat and water bottle. Adult Bingo Night. Thursday, May 10, 7 to 8 pm. Elmwood Park Play Group. Friday, May 11, 9:30 to 11:30 am for ages 0-5 with caregiver. Connect, create and play in a space especially designed for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Chair Yoga. Mondays, May 14 and 21, 1 to 2 pm. Adults; must register. Bring a mat and water bottle. Antiques Appraisal. Monday, May 21, 7 to 8:30 pm. Adults only; registration required. Tom Krenek of Krenek’s Antiques in Forest Park will be appraising antiques at the library. Bring one or two items only (no stamps Trivia Night. Tuesday, May 29, 7 to 9 pm for adults at Russell’s BBQ. Form a team or team up with new friends.

Water Safety for Kids. Wednesday, May 23, 4 to 4:45 pm for ages 4-8 with caregiver; registration required. Learn about water safety through stories and crafts presented in conjunction with Foss Swim School of Elmwood Park. Dappers Game Truck. Thursday, May 24, 4 to 6 pm for grades 4-12. Equipped with enough big screen TVs and game systems for up to 28 players, the truck will be parked at the Library to celebrate the end of the school year. Escape Room: Churchill’s Office. May 30 and 31, 4 to 5 pm and 7 to 8 pm for grades 4-8 and 8-12; registration required. Can you escape Churchill’s Office before it’s too late? FRANKLIN PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 10311 Grand Avenue in Franklin Park; call the Library at 847-455-6016; online at www.fppld.org. Library Quilt & Sew Club. Wednesdays, May 2 and 16, 10 am to Noon for all quilting and sewing skills. Spring Craft: Flower Planter. Celebrate spring by creating your own flower planter. Adults only. Limit 25 per session. Tuesday, May 8, 2 to 3 pm; Wednesday, May 9, 11 am to Noon; or Wednesday, May 9, 6 to 7 pm. Mother’s Day Craft. Thursday, May 10, 5 to 6 pm. Friday Flicks. This month’s movie is Darkest Hour (PG-13). Friday, May 11, 2 to 4 pm. Friday Family Flicks. This month’s PG movie is Toy Story. Friday, May 11, 6 to 7:30 pm. Spring Book Sale. Get a great deal on new or gentlyused books, CDs, DVDs and videos at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale on Friday, May 18, 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, May 19, 10 am to 2 pm. Backyard Family Game Night. A variety of outdoor activites for the whole family will be held on the library’s lawn on Friday, May 25, 5 to 6 pm. Video Gaming Event. Do you love playing video games. Come by for open gaming and learn about careers in gaming and technology with the Chicago Gaming League on Saturday, May 26, 2 to 4 pm for ages 8 to adult.

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MELROSE PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY 801 Broadway. Call 649-7400 or visit the website at www.mpplibrary.org. ABC Adventures. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 13, 20 and 27, 10 to 11 am for ages 1-5. Interactive playtime with stories, music, puzzles. LEGO Club. Tuesday, May 8, 4 to 5 pm; June 12, 19 and 26 from 1 to 2 pm. Library will supply the LEGOs. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. Must register. Master Makers. Tuesday, May 15, 4 to 5 pm. Build amazing structures with unusual materials. Ages 7-12. Limit 25; must register. Wacky Adventures. Thursday, May 31, 4 to 5 pm. Read, learn and play in unpredictable ways. Ages 7-12. Limit 25; must register. NORTH RIVERSIDE LIBRARY Located at 2400 DesPlaines Avenue; register by calling 447-0869 or online at www.northriversidelibrary.org. Messy Mornings for Munchkins. Ages 2 and up with adult. Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, 29, 10:30 am. Preschool Programs. Ask about Lapsit Storytime on May 3, 9, 10, 17, 24 and 31; Pajama Storytime on May 8 and Tales & Treats on May 5. LOVE2READ. For resident kids in kindergarten and 1st grade who love to read or need to find enthusiasm for reading. Stories, word games and more. Saturday, May 12, 10:30 am.

Crafts & Cookies. For 2nd grade and up. Seasonal crafts and cookies. Friday, May 11, 3:45 to 4:45 pm.

Bring Your Own Lunch & Movie. Friday, May 25, 11:30 am to 1 pm for Grades 5-8.

RIVER FOREST PUBLIC LIBRARY 735 Lathrop Avenue; 366-5205, or visit www.riverforestlibrary.org. Rise and Shine Disney and WWII. Discuss Disney’s vital war effort with film instructor Jason Sperb on Saturday, May 5, 2 to 3:30 pm. Family Frosting Fun. Grades 5+ with an adult on Saturday, May 6, 2 to 3:30 pm. Registration required. Coffee Monday. Monday, May 7, 10 to 11 am. Meet with Casey Fogerty of Foss Swim School and enjoy coffee and breakfast snacks. Connect with Tech. Are you a local senior who wants to get more out of your smartphone, eReader, tablet or computer? Want to explore better ways to connect with family? No need to sign up. Upcoming session: Wednesday, May 9, 10 to 11:30 am. Great Decisions. For adults. Global Health. Wednesday, May 16, 1 to 2:30 pm. Film Lovers Friday for Adults. Watch The Philadelphia Story on Friday, May 18, Noon to 2:30 pm. Bring a sack lunch; light refreshments will be served. Author Visit. William Hazelgrove will share the story of Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Wild West on Sunday, May 20, 2 to 4 pm.

RIVER GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY Located at 8638 W. Grand Avenue in River Grove; phone: 453-4484. Website: www.rivergrovelibrary.org. Story Time. Thursday, May 3 and 10, 11 to 11:45 am and 1 to 1:45 pm for ages 2-4. Contact Mrs. Tucker to register at 453-4484. Open Gaming. Wednesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3:30 to 7 pm for ages 9-17. No registration required. Evening Tales. Wednesdays, May 2 and 9, 7 to 7:45 pm. Story, craft and snack. For ages 5-8. Contact Mrs. Tucker at 453-4484 to register. Free Comic Book Day. Saturday, May 5, 10 am to 5 pm, visit the library to get your free comic. No need to register. Mother’s Day Craft. Saturday, May 5, 12:30 to 1:30 pm for ages 9-12. How to Go From Mad to Glad. Thursday, May 10, 7 to 8:30 pm. Educator Terry Thourson will show you how to relax, reprioritize and go from mad to glad. Registration requested. Family Movie. Watch Coco on Monday, May 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Mollie’s War. Thursday, May 17, 7 to 8:45 pm. Local author Cyndee Schaffer as she discusses a mother-daughter collaborative memoir of Mollie’s service in World War II in the Women’s Army Corp (WACs).

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DATES & INFO WHAT’S HAPPENING Cinco de Mayo Taco Festival at Mt. Carmel A Cinco de Mayo Taco Festival hosted by the Folkloric Dance Group will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Melrose Park. Festivities begin at 7 pm on Saturday, May 5, with a taco bar, beer, soft drinks and other treats then enjoy performances by the dancers, a kid’s mariachi band and a DJ. Call 344-4140 for all the details. Hemingway Foundation Fundraiser features Best-Selling Author The past, present and future will share the spotlight on Saturday, May 19 at the third annual Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park benefit to be held at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake Street from 7 to 10 pm. Guest of honor will be Paula McLain, best-selling author of The Paris Wife, an historical novel about Hemingway’s life. All guests will receive a signed copy of her new book. A portion of money raised from the event will contribute to a fund that supports the development and mentoring of young writers and a $1,000 scholarship. The evening will feature food, cocktails, ragtime jazz by Lakeside Pride Orchestra and a silent auction. For more information about the vent or to purchase tickets, send an email to info@ehfop.org. For more about the Foundation, visit the website at www.hemingwaybirthplace.com. Hillside-Berkeley Chamber Races Night Join the excitement on Thursday, May 17 at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney. Tickets are $40 per person and include admission, racing program and dinner served at 6:30 pm. There will also be a split-the-pot raffle, basket raffle and a winner’s circle photo. Event and raffle tickets are available at the Chamber office, 4850 Butterfield Road in Hillside. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more info, call 449-2449. Elmwood Park Woman’s Club Scholarship Lunch The Elmwood Park Woman’s Club will hold its Scholarship Luncheon at the Elmwood Park Library on Thursday, May 17 starting at 11:30 am. Reservations are a must. Call Jamie at 453-0601. Fee is $15 and can be paid at the door. Visitors are always welcome. Proviso Handyman Services for Spring The Proviso Handyman can help take off your storm windows, put them away and install your window screens; replace your furnace filter; and if you have a rain barrel that needs to be connected to your gutter, the Handyman can do that, too. The Handyman serves homeowners within Proviso Township who are over the age of 60 and/or disabled homeowners. For more info or to register for the program, call 708-547-4001. More events on page 24

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SAVE THE DATES: COMING UP IN JUNE Save the date: Shredding Event in Melrose Park The Melrose Park Public Library, 801 Broadway, has planned a shredding event on Friday, June 8 from Noon until 2 pm. This complimentary shredding event is part of the Summer Spectacular Kick-Off. Shredding is limited to two bags or boxes per household. Shredding is provided by American Mobile Shredding. For more information, call 649-7400 or visit the website at www.mpplibrary.org. Legere Dance Centre 20th Anniversary Concert Legere Dance Centre in River Forest will present its 20th anniversary concert “Melody to the Memories” featuring the Legere Dance Centre Elite Dancers, the Irish Trinity Dancers and professional ballroom dancers on Saturday, June 9 at 8 pm. The performance will be held at Trinity High School, 7574 W. Division in River Forest. Pre-sale tickets can be ordered by calling 708-771-9500 or visit the studio. There is a $2 surcharge for tickets purchased at the door. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish & Shrine Events: Feast of Saint Anthony: June 13-17, Jubilee weekend events and Mass by Bishop Manz The St. Anthony Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and Shrine will honor the annual Feast of St. Anthony June 13-17. The celebration will begin with a special mass on the actual feast day, Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. Mass will be followed by an outdoor reception. A Tridiuum will be held Thursday, June 14 at 7:30 pm, Friday, June 15 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 16 at 5 pm. Festivities culminate on Sunday, June 17 with a 10:30 am mass. After mass will be the traditional blessing of bread, veneration of the relic and procession through the streets accompanied by Caliendo’s Banda Napoletana. For more information on one of the largest St. Anthony celebrations in the Archdiocese of Chicago, call 344-4140. An outdoor concert, “An Evening of Music,” is planned for Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm. On Saturday, June 9, the Scout Troops will host an ice cream social at 6:30 pm after the 5:30 pm mass. On June 10, the actual Jubilee of the church, Mass will be celebrated at 1:30 pm by Bishop Manz followed by a reception. Firefighters 5K Run/Walk & Block Party Forest Park Firefighters invite you to walk or run in the annual 5K on Saturday, June 23 at the Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison; Kids race is at 3 pm; 5K starts at 4 pm. After the 5K, stay for the party with food, drinks, raffles, awards and music. For more information and to register, go to www.local2753.com.

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Win Great Prizes at the Triton College Open House on May 5 Community members and future students are invited to visit and tour the beautiful Triton College campus and learn about all of the programs and services that Triton has to offer during an Open House on Saturday, May 5. Triton offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs as well as online learning opportunities at its 100-acre campus. The Open House will be held from 10 am until noon in the Triton College Student Center Cafeteria (B Building), located on the west side of the campus at 2000 Fifth Avenue in River Grove. Students and families will have the opportunity to: Meet with Triton faculty, staff and students. Talk with admission representatives. Receive information about financial aid and scholarships. Learn about Triton’s programs. Tour the campus. Participate in a raffle to win a free three-credit hour course. RSVP is required to be entered into the raffle. Registration is encouraged but not required. To confirm attendance, call 708-437-6915, ext. 3130.

1st-Ever National Champs!

The Triton College men's basketball team won its first ever national championship in program history, winning the NJCAA Division II crown in a thrilling 89-85 victory over Pima Community College (Tucson, Arizona) Saturday, March 24, in Danville, Illinois. The Trojans, under head coach Steve Christiansen, finished the season with a 33-4 record. Sophomore Deonta Terrell was named tournament Most Valuable Player. Terrell, in his final game in a Triton uniform, had 15 points and seven rebounds. Najee BrownHenderson and Alondes Williams were All-Tournament Team selections. BrownHenderson scored 16 points and was 8-of-10 from the free throw line. Williams led the Trojans in scoring with 22 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Martrell Barnes played a huge role in Triton's success at the National Tournament. The freshman provided critical minutes off the bench to end up with 11 points and eight rebounds. Freshman Devin Blake also made some keys plays as well to finish with 13 points and 11 rebounds. "It's too good to be true," said Christiansen, who was named NJCAA Division II National Coach of the Year. "This is unbelievable. A night like tonight is what you dream about as a coach and as a player. It doesn't get any better than this and with this group of coaches and players, it's special. The feeling is surreal. This championship is for everyone at Triton." The team was honored with a championship rally on Triton’s campus on March 28.

New Auto Career Training Program at Triton

Beginning in Fall 2018, Triton will launch a new program that will prepare students to fill a growing workforce in the automotive service industry. Triton has partnered with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. to create a degree program (PACT) specifically designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in a career serving the needs of Honda and Acura drivers. As part of the curriculum, enrollees will report to work at a Honda or Acura dealership and, upon graduation, may transition into full-time permanent careers from their sponsoring dealers. For more information on the PACT Program and other Triton Automotive programs, contact Michael Digangi, Automotive coordinator, at 456-0300, ext. 3456 or send an email to michaeldigangi@triton.edu. Neighbors • 26


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celebrating 125 years of Catholic faith and 118 years of Catholic education

125th Anniversary

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Melrose Park, IL

Saturday, June 30th, 2018 4:00pm Mass at Sacred Heart Church celebrated by Cardinal Blase Cupich

Following Mass will be a Reception at the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook Tickets must be purchsed to attend dinner. Contact the Rectory at (708) 344-0757.

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Students overcome challenges by running the STRIDE Corner Cafe

At the STRIDE Corner Café at Stevenson Middle School in Melrose Park, a dollar buys a teacher or school staff member a freshly-made cup of hot coffee, tea, cocoa or a muffin or cookie—and they can be delivered right to their door. Students can also purchase healthy snacks and drinks. The benefit of the STRIDE Corner Café is so much more than the monies raised because the Café is run by the students in the STRIDE program (Structured Teaching in a Differentiated Environment). The STRIDE Program supports students with disabilities and the STRIDE Corner Café is one part of the program where students can learn life skills, job skills and work on social interactions outside of the typical classroom. “The STRIDE Corner Café supports our students with disabilities becoming an important part of the school community. It’s about inclusion. Then all students learn the value of differences and supporting one another,” said Dr. Caroline Pate-Hefty, Director of Student Services for District 89. There are many jobs in the STRIDE Corner café assigned to students. Nicole Pieranunzi, the teacher who supports the STRIDE program stated, “When the cafe started, we were hands-on helping the students learn each job. Now, we float between the students, offering occasional instructions and feedback, but the students run the show.” Julian Casimiro and Alexis Godinez, the supply managers, with the help of Mrs. Perez, use an inventory with pictures to identify the supplies that need to be re-ordered. James or Diego, the baristas, with the help of Mrs. Schiller and Mrs. Cervone, brew the coffee in one of the shop’s two Keurigs, often juggling multiple orders at a time. The finished drinks are dropped off on a cart piloted by Kwesi Mack-Acre and accompanied by Mrs. Hamilton. Students like Angel Arce are also learning cooking and baking skills. One of STRIDE’s main goals is to prepare the students for high school and life after school. Learning trips, such as a public transportation trip to practice accessing the bus and train schedule, help achieve that goal. The Café also supports the Special Olympics and Best Buddies programs, both of which are run through the STRIDE program at Stevenson Middle School.

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How does working affect Social Security retirement benefits? If you’re thinking about working as long as possible to increase your retirement savings, you may be wondering whether you can receive Social Security retirement benefits while you’re still employed. The answer is yes. But depending on your age, earnings from work may affect the amount of your Social Security benefit. If you’re younger than full retirement age and make more than the annual earnings limit ($17,040 in 2018), part of your benefits will be withheld, reducing the amount you receive from Social Security. If you’re under full retirement age for the entire year, $1 is deducted from your benefit for every $2 you earn above the annual limit. In the year you reach full retirement age, $1 is deducted from your benefit for every $3 you earn above a different limit ($45,360 in 2018). Starting with the month you reach full retirement age, your benefit won’t be reduced, no matter how much you earn. Earnings that count toward these limits are wages from a job or net earnings from self-employment. Pensions, annuities, investment income, interest and veterans or other government benefits do not count. Employee contributions to a pension or a retirement plan do count if the amount is included in your gross wages. The Social Security Administration (SSA) may begin to withhold the required amount, up to your whole monthly benefit, as soon as it determines you are on track to surpass the annual limit. However, even if your benefits are reduced, you’ll receive a higher monthly benefit at full retirement age because the SSA will recalculate your benefit and give you a credit for any earnings withheld earlier. So the effect that working has on your benefits is only temporary, and your earnings may actually increase later. These are just the basics and other rules may apply. The Retirement Earnings Test Calculator, available at the Social Security website, ssa.gov, can help you estimate how earnings before full retirement age might affect your benefit. Joseph E. Johnson is a Registered Principal with Riverside Financial and has been cited as a “financial pioneer and consultant” by Palisade Business Press. Johnson’s diverse and exemplary career has spanned four decades and he has achieved remarkable success in both the insurance and financial advisory industries by adhering to a grass-roots philosophy of service and asset allocation for all of his clients. Johnson specializes in transitioning retirement savings into retirement income. For more information, call 708-853-9252 or visit www.riverside-financial.com.

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$1.59 HOT DOGS AT MICKEY’S FOR ITS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

The Sangiacomo family, which has owned and operated Mickey’s Drive-In at 635 Mannheim Road in Bellwood since the late Ann Sangiacomo first opened on May 5, 1959, invites everyone to celebrate the golden anniversary of the local landmark on Saturday, May 5. For one day, Mickey’s will be offering a hot dog with fries for just $1.59; and pick up a souvenir cup with a drink for just 59 cents. “It was a $500 investment back then,” says Mickey Sangiacomo, Jr., reflecting on how the small family business got started by his mother. “On her signature, the Bank of Bellwood gave my mother a loan to follow her dream.” She named the business after her husband and, with help from neighbor/friend Jimmy Faruggia of the Original Jimmy’s Hot Dogs, Ann put in 16-18 hour days with her children literally by her side. Today, those children (pictured left to right) Annette, Frank, Al and Mickey, Jr. keep the dream alive, serving up Vienna Chicago-style dogs (Mickey’s is a member of Vienna’s elite Hot Dog Hall of Fame), exceptional beef, meatball and sausage sandwiches, among other favorites like the Vienna Polish.

MEMBERS ONLY CIGAR LOUNGE OPENS IN ELMWOOD PARK

Need a break from the office? Can’t smoke at home? Enjoy Elmwood Park’s new cigar lounge at 3140 N. 77th Avenue, which sells premium cigars and offers private liquor in an atmosphere that is also ideal for small private parties up to 35 people such as bachelor parties, poker nights, networking events, etc. CIGAR offers free Wi-Fi and roomy work areas, business and sports on TV and daily, monthly or annual memberships. For more information, call 312-671-0777 and follow CIGAR on Facebook.

NEW LOCATION FOR FRANKLIN PARK FAVORITE

Il Romano, “House of the best Panzerotti and Arancini in the USA,” has opened at its new and more spacious location in downtown Franklin Park at 9660 Franklin Avenue. Formerly located on Grand Avenue, the Leone family now offers extended hours, opening early at 6 am for commuters to take advantage of its new coffee station serving espresso, cappuccinos and more. Deal Meals are offered all day in addition to hot/cold sandwiches, salads, desserts, pizza by the slice and specialty pizzas. Hours are 6am to 8pm Mon-Thurs; 6am10pm Fri; 11am-10pm Sat; 2pm-7pm Sunday. Call 847-451-9900.

WEST SUBURBAN EARNS TOP MARKS

West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park has been recognized by the Leapfrog Group as one of only 49 hospitals in the nation and nine in Illinois to have achieved straight A’s since 2012 for patient safety and quality. West Suburban is one of just 37 in Illinois to receive an “A” ranking this period. “Patient safety is ingrained in every aspect of West Suburban’s Culture of patient care and is at the core of everything we do,” said Joe Ottolino, CEO, West Suburban Medical Center. “I am extremely proud of the dedication of every single member of our team to have achieved this prestigious industry award every year.”


Afternoon Tea with Lady Churchill Friday, May 11, 2018 | 1 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for a special historical presentation and lunch! Join us at Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement Community to be fascinated by historical storyteller, Lynn Rymarz. You will be transported back in time to see the world through Lady Randolph Churchill's eyes. Learn how she influenced Winston as he began his rise in British politics. Immediately following the presentation, you will enjoy light refreshments prepared fresh by our culinary team. Tours will be available. Don't forget to ask about our move-in specials.

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Veterans Park District. Visit the website at www.veteransparkdistrict.com or call 343-5270 for more info on our Fitness Center, Indoor Turf Rentals, programs and to register over the phone for programs. � Active Adult Day Trips. Navy Pier/Mystic Blue Cruise. Enjoy an incredible skyline view and relax, dance or sing aboard the cruise ship Mystic Blue. Cruise includes a three-course luncheon buffet of salads, entrees and desserts and unlimited beverages. There will be time after the cruise to walk, shop or sit and enjoy Navy Pier. Tuesday, July 17; fee is $79 per person. Must pre-register for all Active Adult Lunch Parties and Day Trips at 343-5270. Maxson Riverside Restaurant/Paddle Wheel River Boat Trip. The Pride of Oregon is an authentic Paddle Wheel River Boat; dine at the historic Maxson Riverside Restaurant and Inn, just off the dock. Sign up now for this trip on Tuesday, June 26; $77 per person. Summer Solstice Garden Party Active Adult Lunch at Grant Park, 44 W. Golfview Drive in Northlake. Enjoy a lunch of delicious sandwiches and salads to celebrate summer. The sounds of Dixieland Jazz by the Sinful Saints will entertain plus there will be a centerpiece give-away and raffle prizes. Date is Friday, June 15 from Noon to 2 pm. Fee is $17 per person. Must pre-register. 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. � Picnic in the Park. Friday, June 8, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Westdale Park. Free for all ages. � Movie in the Park. Save the date for Friday, June 15 for a movie that begins at dusk at Westdale Park. All ages. � Art in the Parks. June 1, 6 to 7 pm at Fleck Park; June 14 from 10 to 11 am at Westdale Park; June 21, 10 to 11 am at Westdale Park. For ages 3-4 with parent/guardian. � Summer Camps. Summer camps in Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Math Edge, Brain Works and Camp MVP are also offered. Call for days, times, ages and details. � Customizable Hands-on Learning/Summer Sizzle Camp from May 29-August 3. Ages 3-6 from 9 am to noon. Choose one day or all five days. Afternoon Adventures, Monday-Friday monthly sessions, 12:30 to 1:30 pm for ages 3-5. Choose your days. � Adult Fitness. Zumba Fitness (Tuesdays); Zumba Toning on Thursday nights; Zumba Step on Monday nights; Strong by Zumba, Saturdays for ages 14 and up; Yoga on Wednesday nights; Pound on Tuesday nights.

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Notices AMABILE, John J., 76, of Melrose Park. Husband of Mary Lou, nee Saporito; father of Joseph (Michele), Louis (Natale) and Johnee (Ryan) Naegele; grandfather of Lauren, Olivia, Sophia, Ava, Johnny, Lilly, Makenna, Blase and Sienna; brother of Sally (Tony) Pontarelli, Danny (Terri), Pammy, JoAnne (Nick) Doumouras, Joey (Gina), Jimmy (Diana), Tony (Cindy) and Vic (Corey); uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. BENITEZ, Jose A., 26, of Northlake. Son of Isidro Benitez and Aracely Arroyo; brother of Erika Benitez, Yesenia Benitez, Andrea Andrade, Jacky Andrade and Arianna Andrade. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. CANO CEPEDA, Teresa. Wife of the late Plutarco; mother of Ninfa (Jacinto) Orozco, Aurelio (Gela) Cano, Raul (Tina) Cano, Abelardo (Silvia) Cano, Maria Luisa Cano, Beatriz (Emilio) Diaz and Ricardo (Honoria) Cano; grandmother of 25; sister of Maria (Gono) Alarcon, Ramon (Cecilia) Cepeda, late Taurino Cepeda, late Antonia (late Lupe) Chaidez, late Carmen (late Ramon) Martinez and late Herminia (late Alfredo) Chaidez; aunt and great-aunt of many. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. CARROLL, Diana L., nee Scafidi. Mother of James (Cori), Diana (Matt) Colleran and Michael (fiance Samantha); grandmother of Jake, Chase, Ryan, Shea and Cooper; sister of Antoinette (Pat) Carbonara, Rose (Louis) Cairo, Anthony (Judy) Scafidi, Gregory (Dolly) Scafidi and Michael Angelo (Marian) Scafidi; aunt, cousin and friend of many. Entombment at St. Joseph Mausoleum. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. COLEMAN, Charline, nee Matthews. Wife of Glenn Coleman; mother of Sonja (Kevin) McCoy, Glenn E. Coleman, the late Janice L. Coleman, Trent A. Coleman and Sharon D. Coleman; grandmother of Shan’tiera Richardson and Glenn E. Coleman Jr.; great-grandmother of Christopher R. Calhoun Jr.; sister of Alberneice Fields, Gloria Williams, late Clyde Matthews and Jestine Ingram; aunt, cousin and friend of many. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. DEDIO, Sam J. Husband of the late Virginia; father of Kathryn (Michael) Weber and Salvatore (Rose) Dedio; grandfather of Michael Jr. (Karla) Marino, Samantha Dedio and Jenna (Christos) Dravilas; brother of Francis Dedio, late Mary (late James) Caliendo, late Antonette (late Anthony) Perri, late Isabella (late Alex) Coglianese, late James (late Anna) Dedio and late John Dedio. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. FOX, Danny. Former husband of the late Norine Fox; father of Christinna, Kelly (Oscar), Suzy (Silvano) and Maggie (Matt); grandfather of Johnny, Frankie, Nicholas, Veronica, Danny, Kylie, Frank, Isabella and Ella; great-grandfather of Eric; brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend of many. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. FRANKLIN, Doris. Wife of the late Lee E. Franklin; mother of Deborah DeCuire, late Jerry Triplett and late Henry Triplett; grandmother of 11; great-grandmother of 23; great-great-grandmother of 16; great-great-great-grandmother of 2; sister of George Triplett. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. GALLO, Mark D. Father of Regina and Carly; companion of Nancy DeBoer; brother of Denise (Robin) Naser and Tony; nephew of Darlene Brown and the late Patricia Sanchez; uncle and great-uncle of many. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside.

HERRERA, Virginia. Wife of the late Eulalio; mother of Bella (Baltazar) Corral, Angelita (Humberto) Olivarez, Tere (Ismael) Navar, Kika (Ernesto) Silva, Mon (Edilia) Herrera, Reyna (Lencho) Duarte, Lalo (Irene) Herrera, Cuali (Isidro) Herrera and Rique (Betty) Herrera; grandmother of 23; great-grandmother of 22; sister of five; aunt of many. Arrangements at Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. JAMES, Emily, nee Grieco. Wife of the late John; mother of Bruce James and Kathleen (the late Willie) Gattis; grandmother of John (Chrissy), Jennifer Gattis and Meagan Gattis; great-grandmother of Emily Gonzalez, Julianna Gonzalez, Harper James and Mason James; sister of the late Lydia (late Robert) Etchingham and late Marie (late Larry) Bisognani; aunt, cousin and friend of many. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. KOTAS, Virginia R., nee Masco. Wife of the late Steven O’Connell and the late Frank Kotas; mother of Steven (Kathleen) O’Connell, Patricia (Sam) Dindia and Michael (Gigi) Kotas; grandmother of Steven, Karen (Greg) Kula, Robert, Anthony, Frank, Michael and Nicholas; great-grandmother of Steven, Stephanie, Ryan and Allison; sister of Louis Masco, Rosemary (John) DiFronzo, Kelly Masco, Isabel Raci, Tony (Abby) Masco and the late Theresa (Joseph) Valenti; aunt and friend of many. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. LEAL, Andres. Husband of Maria; father, grandfather and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. LEGATH, Lucille E., nee Brasen. Wife of the late Anton; mother of Lisa (Daniel) Gershak and the late David Leroy Junge, late Janice (Edward) MacKenzie and late Karen (Phil) Bryant; grandmother of Nicholas and Jessica Gershak, Charles Guiborat and the late Tammy Eberhart; aunt of many. Entombment at Concordia Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. MENDEZ, Juan, 23, of Melrose Park. Son of Urbano Aguirre and Ines Roque; brother of Jesus Mendez and Ana Salazar; nephew, cousin and friend of many. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. MEZA, Genaro. Husband of Arcadia Meza, nee Santillanes; father of Graciela Meza, Jose Meza and Arturo Meza; grandfather of Stephanie and Isabella; brother of Vicente, Filiberto, late Dolores and late Rosa Meza. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. NADILE, Frank, 61. Co-owner of the Village Pub in North Riverside and co-founder of one of Chicago’s premier entertainment groups, R Gang. Husband of Dee, nee Lio; stepfather of Timothy and the late Donald Remus; son of Antonetta, nee Piacenti, and the late Thomas Nadile; son-in-law to Francine and the late Arthur Lio; grandfather of Donnie and Rocco; brother of Carol, Thomas, Noel (Vince) Valente; uncle of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. PARZYGNAT, Dolores C., 90, formerly of Melrose Park. sister of Clifford, John, the late Edward and the late Rita; aunt and friend of many. Member of St. Frances Sisters of the Sacred Heart. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Heart Research Foundation. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. PEDRAZZOLI, Ritano. Husband of Augustine, nee Miletta; father of Rita Lynn and Frank Joseph; brother of the late Cleclen and Armida; uncle of many. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. Notices are printed free of charge upon request and on a space-permitting basis. Mail and e-mail addresses appear on page 4.

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Discover what sets us apart from other funeral homes. • Traditional funerals • Memorial services • Cremations • Guaranteed and non pre-arrangement funerals • 4 spacious chapels • Private family suites • Easy-to-use registry system • TV in each chapel for memorial DVD (42’ monitor)

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Notices PUCCIO, Mark Vincent. Husband of Julie, nee Kaelin; father of Mary Kaelin Puccio; son of the late Mary and James Puccio; son-in-law of Joyce and Richard Kaelin; brother of Geraldine Puccio and James (Gaye) Puccio; brother-in-law of Rick Kaelin; uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend of many. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. RAMIREZ, Maria Elena. Wife of the late Juan Ramirez; mother of Juan F. (Arizbe), Sandra (David) Hernandez, Roberto (Ramirez, Ruben (Lorena), Richard (Norma) and James (Diana); grandmother of 14; greatgrandmother of seven; sister of Maria Del Carmen, Irma, Victor Manuel, Maria Leticia, Maria Patricia, Maria Cecilia, Rosa Veliz, Gerardo, Alicia and the late Maria Luisa. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. RINALDI, Rinaldo F. Husband of Concetta, nee Ziccarelli; father, nonno, great-nonno, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend of many. Entombment at Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. ROCHA, Felicitas. Wife of the late Juan Manual Ocon; mother of Teofila (Gregario) Salas, Maria (the late Juan) Salas, Elsa (Felipe) Salas, Rosa Ocon and the late Maria A.; grandmother of 16; sister of Catalina, Manuela, Tabiano and the late Lorenzo; aunt and great aunt of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. RODRIGUEZ, Raul Cesar. Son of Sanjuanha and the late Cruz; brother of Elizabeth, Sandra (Rigoberto) Ortega, Roberto and Ruben; uncle, nephew and friend of many. Interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. SANCHEZ, Virginia. Mother of Manuela (Luis) Breceda, Maurilio (Alicia), Miguel A. (Hortenzia), Jose (Amalia), Maricela (Oscar) and Raul C. (Lina); grandmother of 16; great-grandmother of 12; sister, aunt and friend of many. Entombment at Fairview Memorial Mausoleum. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. SCIACOVELLI, Louis J., 90, of Melrose Park. Son, brother, cousin and friend of many. Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park. SCORDATO, Rosario “Sodi.” Husband of the late Josephine, nee Caccitolo, Nancy, nee Fricano and Elaine, nee Guarino; father of Ross, James (Natalia), Santo (Sherri), Anthony (Lisa), Marie (Paul) Chialdikas, Joseph (Pietra) and the late Marie; grandfather of 14; great-grandfather of Mason; brother of the late Maria (Onofrio) Fricano, Vincent “James” (Sara), Frank (Nancy), Theresa (Andrew) Cichy and Anthony (Rose) Scordato; uncle and friend of many. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. SIMMONS, Johnnie Mae “Woody.” Mother of Clarence Knox Jr. and Pearl (Fredie) Jackson; grandmother of nine; sister of Bernice Adams; aunt of many. Interment at Oakridge Cemetery. Arrangements by Russo’s Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road, Hillside. SPEARMAN, Rosemary. Wife of the late Richard Spearman and the late Marcell Daugherty; mother of Richard (Brandy), William (Deborah), David (Diana) and Kenneth; grandmother, sister, aunt and friend of many. Interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Carbonara Funeral Home, 1515 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park. TREVINO, Jesenia, 36, of Stone Park. Wife of Jorge Morales; mother of Eliza, Yadira, Jorge Jr., Caylee and Jayden. Arrangements by Bormann Funeral Home, 1600 Chicago Avenue, Melrose Park.

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