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Answer Book 2016-2017

The Your doctor will see you now

Do you have a dedicated medical expert managing your health and wellness? With locations throughout the area, primary care doctors at Rush Oak Park Hospital provide comprehensive and compassionate care for the entire family. These physicians are trained to diagnose and treat individuals or whole families from birth to advanced age. Your primary care doctor can help prevent or manage minor ailments as well as complex, chronic conditions. When needed, they also collaborate with experts throughout Rush for specialized care. Get a personal medical team on your side. Contact Rush Oak Park Physicians Group today.

ROPPG Elmwood Park Family Medicine 7734 W. North Ave. Elmwood Park, IL

ROPPG Adult Medicine

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Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics 610 S. Maple, Suite 3900 Oak Park, IL

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Pulmonology/Critical Care 610 S. Maple, Suite 4600 Oak Park, IL

ROPPG Family Medicine

ROPPG North Riverside

ROPPG Lake Street

Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Family Medicine 7222 W. Cermak, Suite 700 North Riverside, IL

Family Medicine 610 S. Maple, Suite 2500 Oak Park, IL

To make an appointment with a primary care physician at one of these locations, call 708.660.4636.

Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Pediatrics 1011 W. Lake St., Suite 300 Oak Park, IL

Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.


The Park District of Forest Park

offers a variety of options for you to enjoy! • Day Camps • Weekly Classes • Special Events • Tots and Youth Classes • Fitness Programs

• Sports Leagues • Aquatic Center • Educational Workshops • Flea Market and Family Garage Sale

• Campin’ Out • Halloween Activities • Breakfast with Santa • Decorating Contests • Dance • Easter Egg Hunt • Trips and much more! • Sports & Exercise 7501 Harrison Street • Forest Park, IL 60130 • (708) 366-7500 Visit us on the web at


April Baker

Nobody in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

Harry Walsh, Managing Broker

Joelle Venzera

Kris Sagan

Mike Becker

In The Village, Realtors® Roz Byrne

#1 Real Estate Brand in Forest Park In 2015, Remax agents sold more homes in Forest Park than any other office!*

Tom Byrne

Haydee Rosa

Linda Rooney

* Based on data obtained from MRED LLC. Kelly Gisburne

Laurie Christofano

Kerry Delaney

Thanks to people like you, RE/MAX is the top choice of Americans buying and selling real estate.

• Most real estate sold • Most productive agents • Most visited real estate franchise website (* • RE/MAX leads the industry in brand awareness ** • Re/Max: More offices, in more countries than any other real estate brand • Every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place *Source: Experian Marketing Services Hitwise data, Jan-Dec 2015 Real Estate Franchise websites identified by RE/MAX **Source: MMR Strategy Group study of unaided awareness

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189 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302

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Equal opportunity employers. 072477 - ©2008 RE/MAX International, Inc. All rights reserved. Each RE/MAX® real estate office is independently owned and operated.

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Ed Goodwin

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Dan Linzing

Gary Mancuso

Jane McClelland

Alisha Mowbray

Keri Meacham

Contents From the Chamber ................................................................ 4 Public Works.......................................................................... 6 New Residents Guide............................................................ 8 Chamber Members ............................................................... 11 Churches................................................................................ 25 Community Center................................................................ 27 Food & Drink ......................................................................... 35 Government .......................................................................... 53 Parks ...................................................................................... 60 Schools .................................................................................. 63 WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Runners listen to Cece Mo sing the national anthem before the start of the Firefighter’s 5K in Forest Park on Saturday afternoon Oct. 10, 2015.

Special Events ....................................................................... 73 Village Map ........................................................................... 79


Publisher Dan Haley Associate Publisher Dawn Ferencak Business Manager Joyce Minich Contributing Editor Lacey Sikora Listings Interns Contributing Writers & Designers Tom Holmes, John Rice, Mark Moroney, Andy Mead


IT Manager/ Web Developer Mike Risher Editorial Design Manager Claire Innes Editorial Designers Jacquinete Baldwin, Javier Govea Advertising Production Manager Philip Soell Advertising Design Manager Andy Mead Advertising Designers Mark Moroney, Debbie Becker

Advertising Director Dawn Ferencak Display Advertising Sales Marc Stopeck, Joseph Chomiczewski Media Coordinator Kristen Benford Inside Sales Mary Ellen Nelligan Circulation Manager Jill Wagner Distribution Coordinator Caleb Thusat


Comptroller Edward Panschar Credit Manager Laurie Myers Collections Charlie Kelly HOW TO REACH US 141 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, IL 60302 PHONE: 708-366-0600 FAX: 708-524-0447 © 2016 Wednesday Journal, Inc.

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LADY LABOR: Haymarket Martyrs Monument in Forest Home Cemetery.


A message from the Chamber

W The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce is... • A voice for business with Village government • Wine Walk & Shop • A Vehicle for building business relationships • The All-School Picnic sponsor • An information center for Forest Park • Forest Park & OPRF Chamber Golf Outing • A Source for business referrals • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade • Holiday Walk & Live Window Display • PRIDE Award sponsor • Holiday decorations on Madison • Casket Races • Community Guide with member listings • Business After Hours • Sidewalk Sales • A Chamber website that promotes members, Forest Park and Chamber events • Comprehensive Marketing Campaign • A Wise Investment 7331 W. Roosevelt Road • Forest Park Lower level - Forest Park National Bank & Trust


...working Forest Park Park ...working to to make make Forest aabetter live, work, work, better place place to to live, shop, dine & play. shop, dine & play. 4 | 2016-2017 FOREST PARK ANSWER BOOK

e are pleased to present the 2016-17 Forest Park Answer Book. Published annually by the Forest Park Review and the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development, this guide contains a wealth of information on pretty much everything you need to know about Forest Park. Located just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, Forest Park is a vibrant, active and diverse community, rich in history and small-town charm with an urban feeling. The cooperative spirit and civic pride shared between residents, business owners and local government gives Forest Park a genuine, time-honored sense of community. Madison Street’s urban mix of indeLAURIE KOKENES pendently-owned shops and personalized Chamber of Commerce customer service from local shopkeepers and Development Director makes shopping in downtown Forest Park a delightful experience. You’ll find neighbors greeting one another on street corners and friendly shopkeepers who pride themselves on making your shopping trip an enjoyable experience. From oneof-a kind art, fine cigars and handmade guitars to gourmet chocolate, women’s boutiques for all ages, military surplus, and a true old-fashioned hardware store, there is something for everyone. Off Madison, treasures include world-class ice sculptures, a nursery and garden center, and a fabulous steakhouse. Unique events, recreational opportunities and a generous choice of housing options make Forest Park a great place to live, work and play. The Forest Park Aquatic Center is the coolest place to be in the summer. Forest Park’s library, park district and community center have programs, classes and events for young and old alike. The largest St. Pat’s parade in the suburbs, a holiday walk with live windows and Santa’s reindeer, plus Rib Fest, Wine Walk & Shop, Casket Races and more, are events not to be missed. An abundance of history will interest even the most serious history buff. The Haymarket Martyrs Monument, Michael Todd’s grave and Showmen’s Rest are just a few of the historically significant gravesites in Forest Park’s many cemeteries. In 1907, the Forest Park Amusement Park was one of the most spectacular in its day. The torpedo plant where thousands of torpedoes were manufactured during WWII, the new 16-Inch Softball Hall of Fame, and a number of famous movie shoots add to Forest Park’s intriguing history. Accessibility and multiple transportation options make Forest Park the perfect destination for a day, a weekend or a lifetime. The Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & Development is a partnership of local business people, civic leaders and communityminded individuals working together to promote business and a sense of community. The Chamber office is located in the lower level of Forest Park National Bank & Trust at 7331 W. Roosevelt Road. We hope Answer Book will help you get better acquainted with a great community.

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New Residents Guide Driver’s License

School Registration

To receive a driver’s license or ID card, you must provide a minimum of three acceptable forms of identification to prove name, date of birth, Illinois residency, Social Security number, and a signature comparison. One of these forms should be a certified birth certificate. The nearest Secretary of State driver licensing facility is located in Melrose Crossing, at the corner of Mannheim Road and North Avenue. Call 312-793-1010 for more information

Students should be registered at the public schools prior to the first day of class, preferably during the dates assigned each year for each of the neighborhood schools. Proof of residency — including tax bills, mortgage statements or leases, as well as driver’s license, insurance papers or utility bills — is required. All new registrants must provide birth certificates. For complete information, call the District 91 administrative office at 366-5700.

Important Forest Park Phone Numbers

Forest Park Public Library cards are available at no charge to residents with proof of address. Call 366-7171.

the village and spots are first-come, firstserved. Permits may be obtained through village hall. For more information call 3662323. Residents with overnight guests must call in plates to 366-7272 to avoid being ticketed.


Post Office

Forest Park Review (weekly) 141 Oak Park Ave. Oak Park, Ill., 60302 366-0600

Forest Park Post Office 417 Desplaines Ave. 366-5790

Forest Park Police and Fire departments: emergency: 911 Fire non-emergency: 366-1234 Police non-emergency: 366-2425 Forest Park Elementary School District 91: 366-5700 Forest Park Public Library 366-7171 Historical Society of Forest Park 232-3747

Library Cards

Howard Mohr Community Center: 771-7737

The Post (bimonthly) 7442 Madison St. Forest Park, Ill., 60130 334-6322

Proviso Township High School District 209: 338-5900

Parking Permits

Proviso East High School 344-7006

On-street parking is prohibited in the village of Forest Park from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Permits are available for $25 per month for night-only parking, and $40 per month for 24hour parking. There are several lots throughout

Proviso Math and Science Academy: 338-4100 Village of Forest Park: 366-2323 Park District of Forest Park and Forest Park Aquatic Center 366-7500 or 488-0664 for the pool during the summer

MacNeal Memorial Hospital Berwyn: 783-9100 Medical Fraud and Abuse 800-252-8903 Oak Park Hospital: 383-9300 Poison Control Center 800-942-5969 Proviso Township Assessor’s Office: 449-4304 Sarah’s Inn (domestic abuse): 386-4225 Senior Citizens Consumer Complaints: 800-243-5377 Tenant Hotline: 773-292-4980 U.S. Post Office: 800-275-8777 U.S. Post Office Complaint Line 877-876-2455

State and Local Phone Numbers Attorney General Consumer Protection Bureau 800-386-5438

Vital Records (Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates) 312-603-6623 Illinois 2-1-1 Free and confidential way to find out about important health and human services programs in your community. Call 2-1-1 for information about health care, help paying rent and utility bills, transportation services, job training, mental health and counseling.

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Child Abuse Hotline: 800-252-2873 Illinois Department of Employment Security: 800-244-5631

Better Business Bureau 312-832-0500

Illinois Department of Day Labor Hotline: 877-314-7052

Chicago Bulk Mail Center 583-4294

Illinois Department of Public Aid: 800-843-6154

Cook County Clerk’s Office 865-6010 Cook County Department of Public Health 492-2000 Cook County Sheriff ’s’ Police 865-4700


Illinois Department of Revenue 800-732-8866 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency: 847-294-4000 Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood: 216-9000

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park : 681-3000 West Suburban Health Care Oak Park: 383-6200

Utilities The following utility companies serve Forest Park: ComEd: (800) 334-7661 Comcast: (866) 594-1234 Nicor: (888) 642-6748 AT&T: (800) 244-4444

Vehicle Stickers Vehicle stickers are required on all cars and must be purchased and displayed by April 1 each year. Drivers must present their title or state identification. There is a discount for senior citizens. The fee for a passenger car is $25. A late fee is imposed after April 1.

Voter Registration Residents may register to vote at Village Hall, 517 Desplaines Ave., during regular business hours.


In Our Katie & Mike Redmond The Redmonds, Forest Park-based musicans Katie and Mike Redmond are The Redmonds, a Forest Park-based musical act. Mike Redmond has performed professionally for 30 years. He first entered the music scene as a teenage soundman for Soundz Music in 1979, working with such bands as Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, the Dixie Dregs, and America. Katie Hull Redmond joined Mike in music and marriage in 2005. A trained singer, she has performed professionally at weddings, corporate events, festivals, and other social functions around the Chicago area for 20 years. How long have you worked in Forest Park? We’ve been working together as The Redmonds for the past 10 years. Mike was here first and has managed a professional music career based out of Forest Park since 1997. What brought you to Forest Park and what keeps you here? Mike moved to Forest Park to be close to his bandmates in the area; I joined him in 2005. It’s the perfect location for us to run our music business, allowing us to play at small local venues as well as clubs like FitzGerald’s and Wire.

Courtesy Mike and Katie Redmond

Katie and Mike Redmond with their daughters. Its central location also enables easy access to the city as well as the suburbs for festivals throughout Chicagoland. What gets you out of bed in the morning? Our kids get us out of the bed in the morning — literally and figuratively! We are raising two daughters, ages 8 and 9. Both attend Forest Park public schools and participate in many programs offered through Forest Park organizations. They are learning music — our youngest takes drum lessons and our oldest is learning guitar. Both sing and we spend time doing what we all enjoy most: music! What keeps you awake at night? The same things that oth-

ers worry about I suppose — finances, our children’s well-being and such. We are grateful we all have our health and thankful to live in a community that has our back. What do you love about Forest Park? We love the continuity between all aspects of the Forest Park community. The schools, park district, community center, police and fire departments, etc., operate under the same motto with our community’s kids — Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. They follow the same guidelines everywhere they go. The workers in our community know us, know our children, and support our family and business 100 percent.

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Chamber Members

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Danche Ivanovic at Danche Guitars in Forest Park.

Accountants/Tax Services Dan Bjornson CPA 7518 Madison St., Suite F 708-488-1800

Animal Shelter Animal Care League 1011 Garfield

Oak Park 708-848-8155

Appliances/TVs Grand Appliance 7440 Madison St. 708-771-4763

McNulty Plastering & Stucco

Patching, New work, Ornamental plaster Complete Stucco, Patching & Re-Coating Services Licensed, Insured, EPA Certified Free Estimates ❖ Work Guaranteed

Expert craftsmanship in Oak Park area for 50 years


Art Gallery/Artists Artists’ Collaborative American Artworks Gallery 7314 Madison St. 708-557-1761

Automotive Electronics ABC Automotive & Electronics


7213 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-488-9600

Auto Repair/Body Shop/ Towing Elite Tire & Auto 35 S. Harlem Ave. 708-366-4032

Painting & Remodeling

“Professionals at Affordable Prices”

708 848-4800 • Exterior & Interior Painting & Staining SPECIALISTS!

Serving Your Community for over 25 Years!


INSURED • FREE ESTIMATES • ALL WORK GUARANTEED • EPA Certified to work on houses that contain lead paint • Home Insulation Specialist PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE


Chamber Members

Celebrating 14 years of Fun & Friendship at your local watering hole on

Madison St.

• Home of the Hugh Burger • Craft Beers • Great Salads • Daily Drink & Sandwich Specials • Spectacular College & Pro Sports Coverage • Available for Private Parties

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Jake Wheeler and Peggy Harrington take a look at some accessories at Yearbook during Easter weekend.

H&R Towing 805 Hannah Ave. 708-771-6900 Nob’s Towing 35 S. Harlem Ave. 708-488-8300

Auto Sales/Service Currie Motors 8401 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-771-2600 Hawk Chrysler Dodge Jeep 7911 Roosevelt Rd. 708-366-1001 Volvo of Oak Park 1140 Garfield St. Oak Park 708-848-8500

7244 W. Madison St. • Forest Park



7331 Roosevelt Rd. 708-222-2800 Liberty Bank & Trust Co. 7610 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-776-2008 MB Financial Bank 7727 Lake St. River Forest 708-771-2500

Bookstore Centuries & Sleuths Bookstore 7419 Madison St. 708-771-7243

Boutiques/Shoes/ Accessories


Camille Et Famille 7418 Madison St. 708-771-1111

Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co. 7348 Madison St.

deedee and edee 7415 Madison St.

Chamber Members 708-209-1448


Girlicious Boutique 7508 Madison St. 708-366-6931

Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park 7750 Cermak Rd. 708-442-8500

Jayne Boutique 7423 Madison St. 708-366-6300 Madison Street Shoes 7500 Madison St. 708-488-2190

Chocolates/Candy La Maison de Bonbon 7353 Madison St. 708-366-0777


Strut 7210 Madison St. 708-488-0430

St. Bernardine Catholic Church 7246 Harrison St. 708-366-0839

Team Blonde Jewelry & Eco Spa 7442 Madison St. 771-5590

St. John Lutheran Church 305 Circle Ave. 708-366-3226

Bowling Alley


Circle Lanes 7244 Circle Ave. 708-366-2810

Casa de Puros 7410 Madison St. 708-725-7180

Business District Services Business District Inc. 847-971-8635

Business Organizations Berwyn Development Corp. 3322 S. Oak Park Ave. Berwyn 708-788-8100

Car Wash Spotless Car Wash 7802 Madison St. 7343 Roosevelt Rd. 708-771-2945

Cemeteries Waldheim Jewish Cemetery 1400 Desplaines Ave.

Community Center/ Senior Center Howard Mohr Community Center 7640 Jackson Blvd. 708-771-7737


Weekday Specials MONDAY $8 Kids Cut / $10 Student Cut

TUESDAY $38 for Perm or Relaxer Touch Up

WEDNESDAY $45 for Color or Partial Highlight

THURSDAY $12 Mens Cut Complimentary Hot Towel & FS Tea Tree Shampoo Therapy

FRIDAY $5 Eyebrow Wax with Hair Service $15+

MONDAY - THURSDAY • 9am - 2pm $12 Haircut Seniors 65+ & Police, Fireman, Active & Veteran in Armed Forces Plus 15% OFF Any Additional Services

Community Garden Club Forest Park Community Garden P.O. Box 1216 Oak Park 708-792-3724

7226 W. Madison Forest Park (708) 771-4650

Contractors/Design Builders Forest Park Stucco Inc. 708-366-3686 FREE PARKING IN FRONT OF SALON


Chamber Members Dance Instruction/ Studios Maiden Street School of Irish Dance Forest Park 773-354-4837 www.maidenstreetdancers. com Pineapple Dance Studio 7518 Madison St. 708-488-8115

Decoratives Yearbook 7316 Madison St. 708-366-1920

Delivery Service American Courier Service 8056 Grand Ave. River Grove


Dentists/ Orthodontists Children’s Dentistry Dr. Jerry Udelson, DDS 1129 S. Harlem Ave. 708-386-5437

Disability Services/ Independent Living Progress Center For Independent Living 7521 Madison St. 708-209-1500

Disposal Services Allied Waste Services 5050 W. Lake St.

Melrose Park 708-345-7050 Roy Strom Refuse Removal Service 1201 Greenwood Ave. Maywood 708-344-5000

Weinstein Wholesale Meats 7501 Industrial Dr. 708-405-5000

Distributors/ Manufacturers/ Industrial

Electrical Contractor S & S Electrical Service P.O. Box 486 708-366-5800

Burke Beverage 4900 S. Vernon McCook 708-688-2000

Event/Party Planning

Chicago Suburban Lumber 7459 Franklin St. 708-771-8181


(800) 341-6485

Serving Forest Park & Chicagoland since 1946.

CSL is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business committed to outstanding customer service. Our experienced staff is well-trained, highly-qualified and can assist you with any questions you may have. Located on the Chicago Northwestern/Union Pacific Rail line with close proximity to Interstate 90, Chicago Suburban is a cost effective reload center for distribution into Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana & Michigan.


Farmington Foods 7419 Franklin St. 708-771-3600

Something Special by Sherri 7535 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-689-0879

Financial Planners Bentron Financial Group 6601 W. North Ave., Ste. 2 Oak Park 708-386-3100 Joel Foster Edward Jones Investments 7213 Madison St. 708-488-0575 www.edwardjones. com/en_US/fa/index. html&CIRN=426812 Everett Wealth Solutions 407 Marengo Ave. 708-771-7777 Joseph J. Locke & Co., Ltd. 7355 Madison St. 708-366-2337

ons p u o c e k i l u Would yo local g n i z a m a e from all th d in e r u t a e f s e s busines ook? B r e w s n A this year’s Send an email to, and put “Deals” in the subject line! • ”Deals Chow” • “Deals Health/Well-Being” • “Deals Fashion” • “Deals Retail”

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Blue Cab - Try Our App Or Website To Order Your Next Ride! Order a cab immediately, or in advance when needed. • See where the nearest empty cabs are, track the route–even identify the cab number. Take a look at the app on the • Get an immediate price estimate. App Store & see the features • Ask about our “Blue Card” listed for a better understanding. (reloadable gift card).

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Rod Nunley of Elite Tire & Auto Service Rod Nunley Owner- Forest Park Elite Tire & Auto Service How long have you worked in Forest Park? I bought half of Consolidated Tire in 1985 and the other half in 1995 and renamed it Elite Tire. I’ve probably been working in Forest Park for 34 years. We moved into our current location on Harlem in 2010. What brought you here and what has kept you here? My father worked with cars, and I used to hang around the shop. I knew the former owner of Consolidated Tire. Dan and I were friends, and he asked me to come work for him. I’ve been here ever since. I enjoy what I do. I like the people I work with, and I couldn’t think of anything else I really want to do.

What gets you out of bed in the morning? My wife and three kids. I’m not going to lie, I’ve got to pay the bills, but I take a lot of pride in what I do. It’s really important to me to fix someone’s car the first time. So many people rely on me, I don’t want to let them down. A lot of people depend on me to make sure their cars are rolling. What keeps you awake at night? Nothing. I sleep like a baby, hard as a rock. I work hard all day, so I don’t stay awake at night. What do you love about Forest Park? Just about everything. It’s reasonably priced. The people in the town are great. When we were working to open the new store, the mayor and the people in the village were really easy to work with, wellbalanced and congenial. Forest Park is a great place to be a business owner. If you have a problem, the village will help you.


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Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment

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Chamber Members Government/Municipality

Waddell & Reed Eric Van Ness 1111 W. 22nd St. Oak Brook 630-861-5042

Village of Forest Park 517 Desplaines Ave. 708-366-2323


Greeting Cards/Gifts

Moss Modern Flowers 7405 Madison Street 708-366-8780

Schauer’s Hallmark 7443 Madison St. 708-771-7761

Funeral Homes Woodlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park 7750 W. Cermak Rd 708-442-8500 Zimmerman-Harnett Funeral Home 7319 Madison St. 708-366-2200

Grocers Ultra Foods 7520 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-488-5750

Guitar Shop Danche Guitar Co. 7232 Madison St. 708-488-8004

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Tige Wardlow cuts a customer’s hair at Millionaires Barber Shop in Forest Park.

Hair Salon/Nails/Spa Services Bertuca Salon & Spa 7406 Madison St. 708-366-8850 Fantastic Sam’s 7235 Madison St. 708-771-4650


MONDAY - Closed TUESDAY - 11:00AM - 7:00PM WEDNESDAY - 10:00AM - 6:00PM THURSDAY - 10:00AM - 7:00PM FRIDAY - 10:00AM - 7:00PM SATURDAY - 10:00AM - 5:00PM SUNDAY - 9:00AM - 2:00PM


Chamber Members Macdaddy 7506 Madison St. 708-771-0400 Team Blonde Jewelry & Eco Spa 7442 Madison St. 708-771-5590

Hardware Schauer Do It Best Hardware 7449 Madison St. 708-366-1100

Heating Oil/Fuel Mohr Oil Company 7340 W. Harrison St. 708-366-2900

Historical Society Historical Society of Forest Park P.O. Box 311 708-232-3747

Home Design/Home Furnishings Yearbook Studios 7316 Madison St. 708-366-1920

Hospitals Riveredge Hospital 8311 Roosevelt Rd. 708-771-7000

Ice Cream Parlor The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor 7347 Madison St. 708-366-7970

Ice Sculptures/Dry Ice Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures 7623 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-366-3333

Insurance Forest Agency Insurance 7310 Madison St. Forest Park 708-383-9000 McBride Insurance Agency, Ltd. 7421 Madison St. 708-366-0001 State Farm Insurance Lenore Koca 7601 Madison St. 708-366-3779

Jewelry Accents By Fred 7519 Madison 708-366-9850

Kitchen & Bath Tile Corna Kitchen Bath & Tile 2134 N. Harlem Ave. Elmwood Park 708-453-0036

Knitting/Yarn/Classes Knit Nirvana 7453 Madison St. 708-771-5232

Landscaping/Garden Center McAdam Landscape Professionals 2001 Desplaines Ave. 708-771-2299

Labor Union Forest Park Firefighters Local 2753 P.O. Box 561 708-366-1234

Lingerie Boutique Bliss Fashion Lounge

6548 W Cermak Berwyn IL 60402 708-795-8181 M-F 10-8, Sat 9-7, Sun 10-6

Seven shopping experiences

Madison Street Shoes

7500 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 708-488-2190

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Chamber Members Marketing/ Communications

7439 Madison St. 708-689-0399

RubyRose Strategies LLC 27 N. Wacker, #428 773-957-8729

Liquor Stores Famous Liquors 7714 Madison St. 708-366-2500

Massage Elements Massage 7239 Madison St. 708-406-6474 forestpark

Lounges/Taverns Blueberry Hill 427 Desplaines Ave. 708-366-8333

Mexican Pottery

Duffy’s Tavern 7513 Madison St. 708-366-3887

La Casa Frida 7451 Madison Street 708-427-2178

McGaffer’s 7737 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-366-9707 Shortstop Lounge 7425 Madison St. 708-366-1992

Military Surplus WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Jessica Flowers, dressed as Street Fighter character Chun-Li, picks out free comics during Flipcon at the Forest Park Public Library.

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Forest Park


Public Library

Paulso Paint Paulson’s 7400 Madison St. 708-366-4288 www.paulsonspaint

Forest Park Public Library 7555 Jackson Blvd. 708-366-7171

Paint & Sip/BY Sip/BYOB Painting

Real Estate/Property Management

Creativita 7502 Madison St St. 312-343-2149 www.creativita

Park Distr District/Aquatic Center Park District Distr of Forest Park Forest Pa Park Aquatic Center 7501 W. Harrison St. 708-366 708-366-7500 www.p In 1921, af ter a “spirite d controvers gambling, im y” about moral show s and undes elements co irable ming to tow n, the Forest Council gra Park Village nted the Fo rest Park Am its license usement Pa to operate an rk other year. — Photo co ur ciety of Fore tesy st Park

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Museums Wonder Works Children’s Museum 6445 W. North Ave. Oak Park 708-383-4815

Musical Instruments/ Instruction/Sales & Repair/ Sheet Music Danche Guitars 7232 Madison St. 708-488-8004 Kagan & Gaines Music Co. Inc. 7655 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-771-2152

Personal Training Pers Cor Strength Personal Training Core 722 7223 Madison St. 22 224-659-4550 w

Pet Grooming/Boarding Pet Emporium 7638 Madison St. 708-708-0430

The Gasse School Of Music lk St 7641 W. Polk St. 708-488-8117



Physicians/Foot Care

Forest Park Post 7442 Madison Street 708-366-8947

Forest Foot Care Lori Lipkin, DPM 7503 Madison St. 708-366-3770

Forest Park Review 141 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-366-0600

Forest Park Eye Care Anthony Garre a, OD 7417 Madison St. 708-366-2020

Neighbors Magazine 2111 Division, #1 Melrose Park 708-343-0205

Thiesse Plumbing 1223 Circle Ave. 708-366-3848

Printing Forest Printing Co. 7214 Madison St. 708-366-5100

AvenueOne 7415 Madison St. 773-622-4663 David King & Associates 1011 Lake St., Suite 313 Oak Park 708-445-0505 Keller Williams Infinity Erin K. Anderson 630-946-4598 ReMax in the Village Dorothy Gillian 189 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-514-6616 Weichert Realtors - Nickel Group 101 N. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-848-5550

Record Store Old School Records 7446 Madison Street 708-366-7588

Recruitment/Employment for Advertising & Marketing Melinda Holm & Associates 7630 Madison St. 708-488-9701

Rental Center AA Rental Center 30 N. 9th Ave. Melrose Park 708-343-8110


18 Lanes

Circle Lanes Est. 1941


Ms. Pac Man game

360 total pins



pool tables

approximately bowling balls


approximately bowling shoes


bowling leagues

Information courtesy Circle Lanes

7244 CIRCLE • FOREST PARK • 708-366-2810







Open 9am • Monday–Saturday Open 10am • Sundays

Lounge open 4pm, Monday–Friday Open at Noon, Saturday–Sunday

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Chamber Members Restaurants/Pubs/ Sports Bars 12 Street Wings 7247 W. Roosevelt Rd. 261-3011 Amy’s Wine House 7235 W. Roosevelt Rd. 708-689-8077 Andrea’s Restaurant 7427 Roosevelt Rd. 771-1969 caffe de Luca 7427 Madison St. 366-9200 Doc Ryan’s 7432 Madison St. 708-366-2823 Exit Strategy 7700 W. Madison St. 689-8771 Fatduck Tavern & Grill 7218 Madison St. 488-1493 Francesca’s Fiore 7407 Madison St. 708-771-3063 Golden Steer Steakhouse 7635 Roosevelt Rd. 771-7798 Healy’s Westside & Cocina Lobos 7321 Madison St. 366-4277 The Heritage 7403 Madison St. 366-4277 Jimmy’s Place 7411 Madison St. 771-7476

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Hawk an ice sculptor of Nadeau’s Ice Sculptures, works on a sculpture with a small electronic chainsaw in front of the Forest Park Library for its centennial birthday on Saturday morning Jan. 16, 2016.


Louie’s Grill 7422 Madison St. 488-0836

Scratch Kitchen 7445 Madison St. 689-8427

Madison Park Kitchen 7525 Madison St. 689-8607 McDonald’s 420 Desplaines Ave. 488-0146 Old School Tavern & Grill 201 Desplaines Ave. 771-3663 O’Sullivan’s Public House 7244 Madison St. 366-6667 Piggyback Tavern & Grill 410 Circle Ave. 708-669-9744 Scratch Deli 7444 Madison St.

Shanahan’s 7353 Madison St. 366-0775 Skrine Chops 7230 Madison St. 771-7230 Smokey Joel’s Red Hots 810 Beloit Ave. 708-267-1979 Starship Restaurant & Catering 7618 Madison St. 771-3016 Subway 321 N. Harlem Ave., 366-2635 1215 S. Harlem Ave., 488-9250 7328 Madison, 488-9486

Summer House/Stella Barra 1954 N. Halsted Chicago 773-634-4100

Retirement Communities Altenheim in the Park 7824 Madison St. 366-2206 Belmont Village 1035 Madison St. Oak Park 708-848-7200 Oak Park Arms 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 386-4040

Reusable Building Materials ReUse Depot 50 Madison St. Maywood 708-223-0502


Chamber Members Harlem Maennerchor Men’s & Women’s Chorus 7703 Polk St. 366-1991

Schools/Academies/ Education Forest Park Public Schools, District 91 424 Desplaines Ave. 366-5700 Montessori Language Academy 314 Circle Ave. 771-5030 www.montessorilanguagea Triton College 2000 Fifth Ave. River Grove 456-0300

Kiwanis Club of Forest Park P.O. Box 514 209-1200

Shopping Mall Forest Park Plaza 7600 W. Roosevelt Rd. 697-5462

Skateboarding/Art Supplies Modest, Inc. 7416 Madison St. 708-771-6600

Service Clubs/ Organizations Fraternal Order of Eagles #1344 446 Hannah Ave. 366-1321

Social/Senior Services Celebrating Seniors Coalition

418 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 708-383-8060

Taxi Service Blue Cab 7417 W. Roosevelt Rd. 383-2121 www.bluecab.Us

Social Service Agencies

Tea Merchants

Housing Forward 1851 S. 9th Ave. Maywood 708-338-1724

Todd & Holland Tea Merchants 7311 Madison St. 488-1136

Spanish Classes

Tourism Bureau

La Casa Frida 7451 Madison Street 708-427-2178

Visit Oak Park 1118 Westgate, Oak Park 524-7800

Storage Facility

Warehouse Club

LifeStorage Forest Park 1800 Des Plaines Ave. 708-209-1012

Costco 2500 S. Harlem Ave. North Riverside 708-853-1017

Joel W. Foster Financial Advisor

7213 Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 Bus. 708-488-0575 Fax 877-479-2185

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Forest Park

FForestt PParkers k ttookk a llookk at the Congress Street highway plans in 1955. The big issue at that time was the lack of access between the north and south sides of town via the Circle Ave. bridge during the two year construction of the highway. Limiting villagers to travel only on Harlem or Des Plaines to get from one side of town to the other was not an option that set well in town. Mayor Meyer, Commissioner Lambke, Village Attorney O’Shea, Chamber, Park Board and clergy took action with the highway department engineers. In the end an agreement was made to create a detour on Hannah avenue during the construction to connect the north and south sides of town. — Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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Larry Williams • State Farm Agent Providing Insurance and Financial Services Larry and his staff are licensed and together have over 75 years of State Farm experience.

(773) 379-9009 • (773) 379-9010 fax (773) 379-0323 5932 W. Lake St., Chicago, Illinois 60644 Email: • Office Hours: Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. After Hours by Appointment

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7600 W. Roosevelt Road Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 697-5000 Phone • (708) 771-9046 Fax SUNDAY SERVICES: 7:00am, 9:00am & 11:15am

Drs. Bill & Veronica Winston

BIBLE STUDY: Wednesday Night 6:30pm


CORPORATE PRAYER: Saturdays: 8:30am Wednesdays: 5:15pm Sundays: 6:00-6:45am


WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Bonnie Campbell plays her clarinet at the Among Friends Concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Forest Park.

1st United Church of Christ of Forest Park 1000 Elgin Ave. 771-8456 Pastor: Dean Kucera

Chicagoland Christian Center 848 N. Ferdinand 708-865-5009 Pastors: Andrew & Delores Bell

Forest Park Baptist Church 133 N. Harlem Ave. 366-5091 Pastor: Rev. David A. Steinhart

Living Word Christian Center Office: 7306 W. Madison St. Services: 7600 W. Roosevelt Rd. 697-5000 Pastor: Dr. Bill Winston

Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Christ

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

500 Hannah Ave. 366-2800 Pastor: Maurice L. Streeter

305 Circle Ave. 366-3226 Pastor: Leonard Payton

St. Bernardine Catholic Church

St. Paul Thai Church

7246 Harrison St. 366-0839 Pastor: Fr. Stanislaw Kuca

7416 Dixon St. 630-863-8634 Pastor: Pongsak Limthongviratn Bilingual Thai-English services.



Forest Park Shortly after the Congress Expressway was completed, Forest Parkers had a new bridge to connect the north and south side of town. Cub Scout Packs 104 and Pack 105 took advantage of the new bridge making way for racing. The first Soap Box Derby in Forest Park was held in 1961.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

Handmade Silver Jewelry, Glass Beads, Art Objects & Greeting Cards

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Classes & Parties Jewelry Repair Watch Battery Replacement 7519 W. Madison St. Forest Park, IL 60130

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American Star Certified Agency Excellence In Customer Experience 7206 Madison St. (708) 366-2003

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And at the Altenheim, you’ll be able to protect it with rent that is reasonable. But the Altenheim is so much more… it is surrounded with beautiful grounds and wildlife, seniors who look out for one another and apartment selections and activities to suit your lifestyle. You’ll be as happy as a lark here; come visit us to find out why.

Serving seniors with Distinction for 130 Years. 7824 West Madison Street Forest Park, IL 60130 708.366.2206

Community Centers Howard Mohr Community Center 7640 Jackson Blvd. 771-7737 Office Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays Director: Karen Dylewski The Howard R. Mohr Community Center, named in honor of the late state senator and Forest Park mayor, serves as a hub of both entertainment and social services. From supervising children before and after school to sponsoring weekly senior citizen trips to checking up on the elderly, disabled and shut-ins, the community center meets many needs.

Children’s Clubhouse Clubhouse is a before and after school daycare program for children who attend Forest Park public schools, grades K-6. Offered weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the school year. Call for fee information.

Food Pantry The Community Education Food Pantry is available to residents in need of emergency food due to temporary unemployment or other financial need. Donations of

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Senior Citizens enjoy the live band at the New Year’s Eve party at Howard Mohr Community Center in Forest Park on Dec. 31, 2015. canned or boxed, non-perishable food items are accepted year-round. Each Thanksgiving, food baskets are delivered to Forest Park families who are in need. Food and gift baskets are also distributed at Christmas.

Pace Bus Passes Pace bus passes are available to adults at the rate of 11

passes for the price of 10. In addition, reduced fare rates for the passes are available to seniors and students.

Parent and Tot Parents and children up to 4 years old are invited to enjoy two hours of fun Wed., 9-11 a.m. A snack is included. There are both indoor and outdoor activities. Come and

enjoy your children’s playtime as well as the company of other parents. Registration is not required. Cost is $2 per child per week.

Rules of the Road Review Class Offered periodically, the purpose of the course is to help citizens pass the Illinois drivers license renewal


In Our Corner years, and I’ve been a writer for the Forest Park Review for 40 to 45 years.

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Jackie Schulz at home with her dog, Barkley. Jackie Schulz Forest Park Review mainstay since the early 1970s Jackie is a longtime Forest Parker

How long have you lived and worked in Forest Park? I’ve lived here for probably 60 years. I worked in Chicago as a teacher for 35 to 40

What brought you here and what has kept you here? We lived all over the place, but then my grandfather left us his house, so we moved into it. I didn’t really know anyone here. I was not part of Forest Park until I was quite older. I dearly love my neighbors. I have a house, my dog has a yard, and my cat can walk around, so why move?

I’ve planted quite a few trees in the yard, so we all sit in the yard and watch the birds and the squirrels. It beats watching TV. What gets you out of bed in the morning? My dog, my cat, the birds and

the squirrels. I look forward to the Oak Park Symphony season. I also enjoy my neighbors. They are from all over — places like Albania and the Philippines. All of my neighbors are wonderful people. What keeps you awake at night? Not much. I sleep pretty well. What do you love about Forest Park? I love the people and, of course, Madison Street. I like the hardware store and the library. My previous dog used to like to walk to the hardware store. This one likes to walk to the library. We have good restaurants. It’s quite a diversified community. People from all over the world make things more interesting.


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(708) 366-8989 7342 Madison Street Forest Park, Illinois 60130


Community Centers examination. Call for dates and times.

to Forest Park residents by appointment.

Senior Activities and Trips

Senior IncomeTax Preparation

The center offers a number of activities and services for seniors including Wed. trips to a variety of venues (theater, sports, games of chance, special exhibits.) Informational and personal safety seminars are also scheduled throughout the year.

The American Association of Retired Persons will be at the center on Tues. mornings to assist senior citizens with income tax preparation Feb.April. This free service is by appointment only. Transportation is available by appointment.

Senior and Disabled Dial-a-Ride

Senior Movie

Bus transportation is offered Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. for seniors and people with disabilities. The bus is equipped with a wheelchair lift. The cost is $1.00 each way. Service includes trips to doctors, shopping, etc. within Forest Park and two miles outside the village borders. Call at least 24 hours in advance for an appointment.

Senior Bingo and Lunch Ten games of bingo and lunch are offered to senior citizens for a small fee monthly, usually the last Thurs. of the month. Call the center for dates, reservations, and to arrange transportation.

Senior Citizens Club Meets Tues. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Community Center. Offers social activities for seniors including arts and crafts, card and board games, visiting with old friends and making new ones. Business meetings are held the first Tues. of the month, Sept.-June. The club welcomes members from surrounding communities. Transportation is available

A first-run movie is presented at the center once a month, usually the second Thurs. Popcorn is provided. There is no charge. Call for date and time.

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Singers Wanted

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A German American Chorus since 1890 In Forest Park (then called Harlem) Peter Herdeg, President Larry Foster, Vice President 126th Anniversary Concert & Dinner Saturday November 5th at River Grove Lodge River Rd. & Fullerton, River Grove

Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Admission: $12 - ample FREE parking for info call (630) 545-1041 • (708) 366-1991

Comes out the first Tues. of even-numbered months announcing weekly trips and events. Copies are available at the center, village hall and the library.

Senior Shopping Trips Mon. morning shopping alternates between Aldi’s Foods and Super Target in Broadview, Ultra Foods, North Riverside Park, Jewel food Store and Tony’s Finer foods. Thurs. shopping is at Ed’s Way. Call the center for schedules or to make an appointment.

Senior Taxicab Discount Senior citizen taxicab coupon books can be purchased at the center at the cost of $7.50 for $10 worth of coupons. The coupons are used in lieu of cash when paying cab fare and never expire.

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Proud to be part Quality Service Since 1979 of the community’s history since 1979 • Landscape Maintenance • Design • Installation

“Smiley” faces we re painted on the Fo rest Park water towers on the north and south sid e of towns under the dir ection of Commissioner Edward Lambke in 1974. The Forest Park “Smiley ” could be seen for miles around. — Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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Community Centers stickers (must have renewal form.) Road testing is not available. Current fees apply. The program is open to anyone younger than 75. Those older than 75 must go to a secretary of state facility.

Summer Clubhouse

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Zach Shorner separates canned food at a toy and food drive held at the Forest Park Community Center, sponsored by Mayor Calderone.

State of Illinois Mobile Drivers Service Available at the center, this service issues state IDs, renews driver licenses

needing eye and/or written tests only, for individuals who are within a year of expiration. Also changes information such as new address. Issues license plate renewal

The Community Center offers nine weeks of summer daycare for children entering grades K-6. Creative projects, free play, weekly field trips (additional cost), swimming, structured games, indoor and outdoor sports. This program provides summer adventures that promote a healthy mind, body and spirit. Call for dates and fee information.

Youth Recreation Wed. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Begins in October. Relax with your friends, listen to music, watch TV, play darts, turbo hockey, etc., have fun. $1 fee, registration is not required.

Forest Park DEALS Paint Night $10 off or

$5 off Pottery Purchase $25 or higher. Not combinable with other offers or discounts.



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$5 Deli

Sandwiches* EVERYDAY 2 pm to 5 pm Expires 12/31/16

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International Clown Week commemorates the train wreck of June 22, 1918 in which 86 people from the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus were killed.



Forest Park

The Roos name reaches back to the early years of Forest Park, previously known as Harlem. In 1868, Bernard Roos was a founder of German Waldheim (now Forest Home) Cemetery, consecrated in 1871. His son Albert founded the A. Roos and Sons Bank, which became the Harlem Savings Bank (later Forest Park State Bank), in 1897. Albert’s son, Fred B. Roos, became an Illinois State Representative, while son Albert C. formed the singing group Harlem Maennerchor, which exists to this day.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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407 Marengo Ave, Forest Park IL 60130

Food & Drink 12th Street Wings

■ Coffee bar

7247 W. Roosevelt Rd. 689-0703 ■ Bar, grill

Damenzo’s Pizza 7300 W. Roosevelt Rd. 771-5705 ■ Italian and Mexican favorites, pizza delivery

Amy’s Wine House 7235 W. Roosevelt Rd. 657-4530

Doc Ryan’s

Andrea’s Restaurant

7432 Madison St. 366-2823 ■ Sandwiches, pizza, darts, video games

7427 W. Roosevelt Rd. 771-1969 ■ American, Italian, Greek

Angelo O’Leary’s

Duffy’s Tavern

7522 Madison St. 689-0864 ■ Bar, karaoke, pool, dart league, pizza

7513 Madison St. 366-3887 ■ Full bar

Dunkin’ Donuts

Axcan Mexican Grill 7404 W. Madison St. 689-8870 ■ Mexican cuisine

Backyard Kitchen and Tap 7330 Harrison St. 366-6633 ■ New American, organic, farm-to-table

File photo

Connie Brown at her ice ceam store, Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor. ■ Coffee and café food, craft beers

Blueberry Hill

Beacon Pub

427 Desplaines Ave. 366-8333 ■ Full bar, billiards, darts, wide-screen TVs, karaoke

101 Circle Ave. 366-7066 ■ Beer garden, darts, Trivia

Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

Big Boss 7600 Madison St. 366-5918 ■ Sushi and grilled seafood

Blue Max Coffee Roasters and Café 26 Lathrop Ave. 366-9224

7347 Madison St. 366-7970 ■ Ice cream

Bua Hana 7330 Madison St. 488-0480 ■ Thai and Japanese

caffe DeLuca

Circle Inn of Forest Park

7427 Madison St. 366-9200 ■ Italian, catering and party room available

7300 Circle Ave. 771-2123 ■ Full bar, billiards, darts, wide-screen TVs

Circle Lanes

Carole’s Next Best Thing 7307 Roosevelt Rd. 366-9524 ■ Beer garden, frozen pizza, darts, billiards, pingpong, baggo, Wii, NTN trivia

Chalk 7414 Madison St. 366-3008 ■ Full bar with craft beers and more, food, party room, new beer garden

7244 Circle Ave. 366-2810 ■ Full bar, bowling, billiards, darts

Cocina Lobos 7321 Madison St. 366-2767 ■ Mexican cuisine

Counter Coffee 7324 Madison St. 689-8896

7200 Circle Ave. 366-0810 ■ Doughnuts, bagels, coffee, soup, breakfast sandwiches

Exit Strategy Brewing Co. 7700 W. Madison St. 689-8771 ■ Brew pub

Fatduck Tavern and Grill 7218 Madison St. 488-1493 ■ Upscale pub food, American

Francesca’s Fiore 7407 Madison St. 771-3063 ■ Italian, catering available


Food & Drink Fuji Grill

366-0750 ■ American cuisine, burgers, sandwiches, fish fry, beer garden

315 S. Harlem Ave. 366-3773 ■ Japanese cuisine

Happy Chef


1215 S. Harlem Ave. 488-8181 ■ Chinese cuisine

7636 Madison St. 366-4010 ■ Regional Italian cuisine, tasting menu, cooking classes

Healy’s Westside 7321 Madison St. 366-4277 ■ American cuisine, daily lunch specials, dart league, semi-private party room available

Golden Steer Steakhouse 7635 Roosevelt Rd. 771-7798 ■ Steak, ribs, seafood

The Heritage


7403 Madison St. 366-4277

7316 Circle Ave. ■ Seasonal New American cuisine, beer, wine, cider and house cocktails

Jimmie’s Popcorn 7415 W. Madison St. 366-9600 ■ Popcorn

350 Circle Ave. 488-9070 ■ American cuisine, sandwiches

A Classic Bistro with American Influences

123 N. Harlem Ave. 771-4054 ■ Fast food seafood and chicken

Kay’s Bakery

7422 Madison St. 488-8889 ■ Breakfast and lunch

7228 Circle Ave. 488-8683 ■ American cuisine, steaks, seafood

7411 Madison St. 771-7476 ■ Italian cuisine


7401 Madison St. 771-5276 ■ Train-themed diner with activities for kids

Kevil’s Restaurant

Jimmy’s Place


Long John Silver’s

7332 W. Madison St. 366-3669 ■ Coffee shop, pasteries

Jimmy John’s

First-rate dining destination” Chicago Sun-Times

The Junction Diner

La Maison de Bonbon 7353 Madison St. 366-0777 ■ Gourmet chocolate, etc.

Louie’s Grill

Madison Park Kitchen 7525 Madison St. 689-8607 ■ Breakfast, lunch, whole grain and gluten-free options

McDonald’s 420 Desplaines Ave. 488-0146

An Oak Park Tradition

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily & Champagne Sunday Brunch with Live Jazz  


· Live Jazz & discounted Martinis every Wednesday ·

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Monday & Tuesday

· Full service bar & wine list · Daily specials


classic American Bistro setting makes us the

perfect destination for any occasion. Share appetizers with friends, enjoy a relaxed dinner for 2, just a glass of wine or late-night dessert and cappuccino.

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Seafood • Grill • Sushi • Bar

Now open on Madison & Desplaines • FREE Parking in rear Chef Lee invites you to Forest Park’s new restaurant, BIG BOSS. We offer:

Seafood & Steak, Ramen Noodle Soup, Hibachi Grill, Sushi & Sashimi, Dessert & Smoothies, Wine & Beer, Cocktails, Hot Sake and more! My father said: “Ling’s father is a “big boss” because they can afford to eat a full meal of rice everyday”. My father also said that he never had a full meal before the age of 23! When he was young, he raised cattle in exchange for a small monthly wage, “A bag of mixed grains”. On pay day, my father carefully put those grains into a smaller bag and gave them to my grandma. Grandma then divided that bag into more than 15 small portions and cooked each portion in a small bucket of water. The whole family survived by this thin congee mix (little bits of rice with lots of water and boiled, it becomes like soup) and root vegetables. As you can imagine, to be able to provide a full meal for

Lobster & Steak Meal

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7600 Madison St., Forest Park, IL 60130 Carry Out • Delivery • Catering Party Room available for up to 40 people

BUSINESS HOURS Monday 11:00am - 9:30pm Tuesday CLOSED Wednesday 11:00am - 9:30pm Thursday 11:00am - 9:30pm Friday 11:00am - 10:30pm Saturday 11:00am - 10:30pm Sunday 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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our family, was my father’s biggest dream. When my father turned 48 years old, we immigrated to the United States. Both my parents took jobs as dishwashers. Maybe my classmates and our neighbors looked down on us. But for my parents, one day’s pay was enough to buy a 50lb bag of rice. Now we can afford to have 100 full meals from one day’s pay. This is our blessing. As time goes by, the meaning of “Big Boss” have different standards. It’s not just a person who appreciates the delicacy of a bowl of rice. Welcome to our restaurant, enjoy our tasty gourmet creations and be your own “Big Boss”.




- Story of Master Chef Lee


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McGaffer’s Saloon 7737 Roosevelt Rd. 435-4142 ■ American cuisine, pizza, sandwiches

7255 W. Madison St. 771-5411 ■ Breakfast, lunch

7445 Randolph St. 771-4909 ■ Full bar, daily specials, frozen pizza, pool, darts, video golf

7744 Madison St. 488-9999 ■ Pizza

819 Harlem Ave. 771-6668 ■ American, Mexican and Italian cuisine

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caffe DeLuca

7640 Madison St. 366-4445 ■ Full bar, beer garden, bags, billiards

366-6667 ■ Irish pub, steaks, seafood, beer garden

O’Sullivan’s Public House

Oak Leaf Lounge

7244 Madison St.

Pioneer Tap & Liquors

Papa John’s Pizza

Mom’s Place


Original Pancake House

7412 Harrison St. 366-0059

■ Full bar, lounge for adults

Old School Tavern and Grill

Parky’s Hot Dogs 329 Harlem Ave. 366-3090 ■ Chicago-style hot dogs, beef sandwiches, polish sausages

Piggyback Tavern

201 Desplaines Ave. 771-3663 ■ Upscale pub food, full bar

410 Circle Ave. 669-9744 ■ Barbeque

Portillo’s 7740 Roosevelt Rd. 383-7557 ■ Hot dogs, sandwiches, ribs

R Place 1527 Harlem Ave. 488-1100 ■ Full bar, wings, cheese fries, nachos, pizza

Scratch Deli & Cafe 7444 Madison St. 435-4431


Forest Park

This photo was taken many years ago in Schwab’s Hall. The building was known for years as Horan’s but is now known as Fat Duck.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park



Butter Garlic Fries (or B.G. Fries) have been a specialty at this corner sub shop for 31 years. Cheese is always an option too.

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House cut fries with choice of seven artfully crafted creations to satisfy any craving including Mediterranean, Chorizo cheese, truffle Parmesan, tex-mex, queso European, butter & garlic and classic.

7445 Madison

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This north side treasure offers classic fries, sweet potato tots, and even potato pancakes. Make a meal out of your fry basket with chili and cheese curd in this historic Forest Park bar.

7316 Circle

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7700 Madison

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Fresh cut fries with seasoning including salt, cajun, garlic, bacon and cheese or go for the Italian Beef Fries served with giardiniera and melted cheese.

7522 Madison

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House cut fries cooked are served hot with four dips including chipotle ketchup, honey mustard, ranch and garlic aioli. Of course these fries pair well with the brewpub original beers. HARRISON BLVD

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7218 Madison

➤ Fatduck

Food & Drink ■ Sandwiches, salads, coffee, and private events.

Scratch Kitchen 7445 Madison St. 689-8427 ■ Burgers, mac and cheese, craft canned beers, sandwiches, potatoes

Shanahan’s 7353 Madison St. 366-0775 ■ American and Creole cuisine

Shortstop Lounge 7425 Madison St. 366-1992 ■ Full bar

Silverland Bakery 439 Desplaines Ave. 488-0800

■ Bakery outlet storefront of commercial bakery servicing retailers and restaurants with all natural bakery bars, brownies, cookies and raw bars. Party platters also available.

Skrine Chops 7230 Madison St. 771-7230 ■ Barbeque, chops, ribs

Slainte Irish Pub 7505 Madison St. 366-4977 ■ American cuisine

Smokey Joel’s Red Hots 810 S. Beloit Ave. 267-1979 ■ Hot dogs, Italian ice

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Amy’s Wine House

Whole Menu Freshly made from Scratch! World Famous Apple Pancakes • Dutch Pancakes Oven Baked Omelettes • French Crepes • Waffles Breakfast Meats and so much more! Don’t forget to try our extra thick, hickory smoked and sugar cured bacon!

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In Our Corner


3,000+ WINES 2,000+ SPIRITS 1,000+ BEERS

Jimmy Moccio Smokin’ M’s proprietor Smokin’ M’s, serving barbeque to Forest Park since 2008.

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Jimmy Moccio at Smokin’ M’s. How long have you worked in Forest Park? I’ve worked in Forest Park since I was a kid. I’ve been here in this restaurant since 2008. I’ve been in the restaurant business for 25 years. What brought you here and what has kept you here? I was born in Forest Park and grew up behind the restaurant in a three-flat. I just grew up here, so it’s hard to leave. I went to o St. St Bernardine’s and Fenwick and went away a few years for college. I married my wife, who is also from Forest Park. I’ve kept coming back. It must be something in the water. I know everyone in Forest Park. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What gets me up is serving good food, seeing people and seeing their smiling faces. I love having people as repeat customers and hearing they like our food. Getting told “thank you” ev-


ery time you give someone their order means a lot. What keeps you awake at night? When I can’t sleep at night, it’s often because I’m thinking about my kids or family stuff — the basic ins and a outs of everyday life. In the summer, l it’s i because people are barbecuing at home b instead of going out. in You’ve still got to pay Y the bills. What do you love about Forest Park? I love the hometown-ness of Forest Park. You still have your events that bring people together: events like Groovin’ in the Grove, things on Madison Street. This town really works to bring people together. Basically, Forest Park has a small-town feel even though it’s not a small town anymore. It’s a good thing to know you can walk around and people are friendly. You’ll always see someone you know.

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Starbucks Coffee 7241 Madison St. 488-1046 ■ Coffee, pastries

Starship Restaurant and Catering 7618 Madison St. 771-3016 ■ Subs, homemade soups, catering

Submarine Tender 200 Desplaines Ave. 366-4690 ■ Subs, grilled sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and gyros

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Taco Bell 7510 Roosevelt Rd. 771-8870 ■ Fast food Mexican

Thai Time 7634 Madison St. 771-6955 ■ Thai

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Tom Capalety shows off his TV inside Set-Back Inn at 7335 Roosevelt Road on Sept. 8, 1955. In the spring of 1955, Set-Back Inn installed the first public color TV in town, had air conditioning and standing-room-only crowds gathered around the color TV set. Set-Back Inn has been replaced by the south branch of Forest Park National Bank, Roosevelt Road and Circle Avenue. It was a restaurant and inn in the early 1900s through at least the 1950s. It served patrons of the Harlem Race Track, where Forest Park Plaza Mall is today. The establishment was named for the unusual entrance – the building did not border the sidewalk, so directions to the establishment were, “It’s at Circle and Roosevelt, setback from the sidewalk.” — Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park


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“Death of Cleopatra” is a 120-year-old transient statue that turned up in Forest Park, nobody seems to know when, or why. After being unearthed in a salvage yard in Cicero, she ended up in storage in Forest Park for years. Ten years ago she was restored and shipped to her present home in Washington’s Smithsonian Institute. Its creator was Edmonia Lewis.

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— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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The police and fire memorial, in remembrance of fallen Forest Park officers and firefighters, was dedicated on Sept. 19, 2015.


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7 p.m. the second and fourth Mon. each month in the council chambers on the lower level of village hall. A portion of each meeting is reserved for citizens’ comments.

Administrators, Department Heads ■ Village administrator: Tim Gillian ■ Village clerk: Vanessa Moritz ■ Police chief: Tom Aftanas ■ Fire chief: Bob McDermott ■ Health and Safety, Building and Code Enforcement director: Steve Glinke ■ Public works director: John Doss ■ Community Center director: Karen Dylewski ■ Health inspector: Restaurant inspections are handled through Cook County

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Important Village Numbers Fire and police emergencies: 911 For non-emergency calls: Fire: 366-1234 Police: 366-2425 Mayor’s office: 615-6200 Administrator’s office: 615-6201 Clerk’s office: 615-6202 All-night parking: 366-7272 Animal control: 615-6276 Fire inspection: 366-1234 Fire prevention and Public Education Speakers Bureau: 366-1234 Forestry: 366-4876 Health department: 366-2323 Street and alley maintenance 366-4876 Water meter hookup and repair 366-4876

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A generation of Forest Parkers have grown up going to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In 1996, the parade headed westbound along Madison St. Anthony Calderone, the current mayor of Forest Park (pictured here), was a Forest Park commissioner. — Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park 54 | 2016-2017 FOREST PARK ANSWER BOOK

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What gets you out of bed in the morning? Sometimes, it’s my phone ringing. I wouldn’t change a thing about being a firefighter. It’s really Courtesy Facebook the variety that makes each day exciting. There Bob McDermott are routines, of course, but every day you don’t know Forest Park Fire Chief what’s in store. It keeps you since July 1, 2016 focused and interested. How long have you worked in Forest Park? I started working for the Fire Department in 1986 as a reserve fireman and was hired full-time in 1988. I’ve been here 28 years full-time and overall 30 years. I was the deputy chief for 12 years. What brought you here and what has kept you here? I was born and raised in Forest Park. Ass a kid, I always wanted ed d to be a fireman. My y mom m has a photo off me at age 3 dressed as a firefighter, and she would ou uld take me to thee Forest F Park firehouse see as a kid. I don’t live in Forest Park now, but I served a stint as park district commissioner and coached Little League. I was lucky enough to meet my mentor in the Forest Park Fire Department through Little League. This is where I always wanted to be. The guys in the fire-

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Forest Park

The original village hall was located on the northeast corner of Circle & Randolph. The building was moved twice before being demolished to make room for an apartment building.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

16” Softball hall of fame now open!! There is still a need for donations and sponsorships to help fund the Hall of Fame!



Family sponsorships $1000 Corporate Sponsorships range from $2500 to $25,000 We are also looking for any memorabilia!

ENGRAVING INFORMATION • Your brick can have either three or six lines, with 13 characters per line (including spaces and punctuation). • Please print clearly. • Only one letter or form of puncutation per box. • Space one block between words. • Any letters placed outside the allotted spaces will be deleted. • Messages on bricks will be centered in capital letters. • To order additional bricks, print information on a separate piece of paper, or duplicate this form. A duplicate copy of the brick will be shipped to you. . The Chicago 16˝ Softball Hall of Fame reserves the right to refuse to engrave any messages or material that it determines to be inappropriate, such as telephone numbers, political messages and suggestive wording. If you need additional information, contact Art Lurie at 847-831-9500 or email:


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Parks Xxxxx Park District of Forest Park Administrative Office 7501 Harrison St. 366-7500 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday: (May through June) 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The park district offers a variety of recreational programs throughout the year for all ages at The Park and in conjunction with local schools. Each resident receives a Seasonal brochure and the Forest Park Review with a list of activities, classes and special events. Early registration is recommended to prevent cancellations. The Park includes 17 acres with six lighted tennis courts, three baseball/ softball fields, a multipurpose synthetic turf soccer/football/ lacrosse field, an in-line skating rink, bocce ball courts, two batting cages, a skate park, a playground, a pavilion and a distance-marked walking path.

Board of Commissioners ■ Cathleen McDermott, President ■ Matt Walsh, Vice President ■ John Doss, Commissioner ■ Eric Entler, Commissioner ■ Roy J. Sansone, Commissioner

Park Staff ■ Larry Piekarz, Executive Director ■ Steve Thomas, Assistant Director ■ Larry Buckley, Superintendent

of Parks ■ Chris Richards, Business/Office Manager ■ Rachell Entler, Recreation Supervisor

Forest Park Aquatic Center 366-7500 Features two flume slides,

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Kids learn basic skating style at Bud Mohr Skatepark in Forest Park. two drop slides, two diving boards, an interactive play structure, lap lanes, a zerodepth shallow end and a spray ground. It is surrounded by landscaped sun decks, has a nearby concession stand and sand play area.

knee pads. No smoking, eating or drinking is allowed, and skaters cannot bring their own ramps or other skating obstacles. Bicycles are not allowed. Hours: Open until dusk, weather permitting.

Pool Passes on Sale Don’t get stuck waiting in long lines to get in the pool. Get your pass early. Individual and family passes available.

West Suburban Special Recreation Association

Skate Park 366-7500 (Park District) The skate park is unsupervised, though the park district recommends the use of helmets, elbow pads and


The Park District of Forest Park, through West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA), offers more than 60 programs for local residents with disabilities. All ages and all ability levels are served in these therapeutic recreational activities. Many programs are similar to traditional park

district classes, such as the association’s swim lessons, fitness classes and day camp. At these programs, a recreation specialist will adjust how skills are taught, how much personal assistance will be given and if any equipment accommodation is needed. Behavior management plans and other tools are used. Some programs require one-on-one staffing for a participant to be successful. Others are designed so that the competition is at a fair level, as in Special Olympics. For detailed information about WSSRA programs and equipment accommodations, call 847-455-2100 or stop by the park district to pick up a brochure.


Forest Park

This pool was the first public pool in Forest Park. It was part of the amusement park, also called Forest Park, which opened in 1908; just one year after the village changed its name from Harlem. The amusement park closed for good in 1922, but the pool was re-opened and used as a public pool for a couple of years until it was demolished in 1929.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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Tri-Star Gymnastics

Toddlers to Teens • Gymnastics • Cheerleading Tumbling and Trampoline Boys & Girls competitive teams GIJO and USAG Weekly “Family Fun” sessions, monthly “Parents Night Out” activities “New Year’s Eve” overnights, and Birthday Parties.

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Proviso East’s principal, Patrick Hardy, likes to get out of the office and interact with students.


Forest Park Elementary Schools 424 Desplaines Ave. 366-5700 Dr. Louis Cavallo, superintendent For information about PTA/ PTO organizations, please contact individual schools.

Betsy Ross Elementary School 1315 Marengo Ave. 366-7498 Grades K-2 William Milnamow, principal

Field-Stevenson Elementary School 925 Beloit Ave. 366-5703 Grades 3-5 Tiffany Brunson, principal

Forest Park Middle School 925 Beloit Ave. 366-5742 Grades 6-8 Joe Pisano, principal Tinisa Huff, assistant principal

Garfield Elementary School 543 Hannah Ave. 366-6945 Grades PreK-2 M.J. Stauder, principal

Jesse Rodriguez, superintendent

Grant-White Elementary School

807 S. First Ave., Maywood 344-7000 Dr. Patrick Hardy, principal

147 Circle Ave. 366-5704 Grades 3-5 Chyla Weaver, principal


Proviso Township High Schools 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. 338-5900

Proviso East High School

Proviso Mathematics & Science Academy 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd. 338-4100 Bessie Karvelas, principal Admission to PMSA is by application only. Contact the PMSA office for more information.


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In Our Corner Tiffany Brunson Principal, Field Stevenson School

How long have you worked in Forest Park? I’ve been the principal at Field Stevenson for five great years. Prior to that, I was a principal in Chicago, and prior to that, I taught in Chicago and Oak Park. Overall, I’ve been in education for 21 years. What brought you here and what has kept you here? Having worked in Oak Park, at OPRF High School for six years, I was very familiar with the community of Forest Park. When I was looking for a principal-ship, Forest Park had one that was available, and it was a perfect fit.

What gets you out of bed in the morning? Opportunity. It sounds pie in the sky, but the opportunity to do better than I did the day before gets me out of bed. I want to make something better, whether it’s an interaction or a conversation. I’m a people person. A new day gives you the opportunity to live another day and be a better person. What keeps you awake at night? To be honest, the state of our race relations in our nation. I have a 3½-yearold son. I’m concerned about his future and leaving this world a better place for our children and grandchildren. How can I help? This is one of the reasons I became a teacher and why I chose special education. It’s also why I became a principal because I could serve more children and the community.

What do you love about Forest Park? I love the small-town vibe but with the big-city access. It’s the best of both worlds. You have a small suburban feel and some of the city feel with great food and music. It’s 3.5 square miles, but there’s always something to do here. I think Forest Park is a great place to raise your kids. The schools are a gem. The park district, the library, the schools all work together. All the services are working in concert to make this a great place to raise a family and a great place to grow old.

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Kangaroo Korner 900 Beloit Ave. 366-4452 Suzanne Logan, owner/director Open 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Offers programs for children ages 2-9, as well as state-certified pre-school for age 3 plus and daycare for children from 15 months. Emphasis on developmentally appropriate curriculum and hands-on learning.

Montessori Language Academy 314 Circle Ave. 771-5030 Yoko Avramov, director Offers year-round bilingual Japanese and English classes for children age 3-6; as well as

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Justina Costello colors in her name tag at Garfield Elementary School on her first day of school, Aug. 22, 2016.

OPEN HOUSE Where Global Education Begins

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Forest Park

This postcard view at Desplaines Avenue looks west circa 1910. A two-car Met “L” train is approaching the grade crossing, while entrance to the Met’s high level platform is just visible to the left of the cars. The tall structure and facility on the left is part of the Forest Park Amusement Center, located next to the station and operated from 1907 to 1922. (Graham Garfield Collection).

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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Forest Park Branch

Office Hours

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Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact us: 1-708-776-2000


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Forest Park Public Library Celebrates

100 Years

The Women’s Citizens Committee led by Mrs. A.E. Winterroth started a campaign for a public library in



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Open hours a week

Downloadable movies/TV shows:



programs offered

Electronic Materials (ebooks, eaudiobooks, video games, music, movies)


All numbers courtesy of Alicia Hammond,Community Engagement Librarian



an after school program for elementary-aged children; 4-6 p.m. Children learn speaking, reading, writing and math skills in both Japanese and English through hands-on activities and projects, music and art as well as Japanese culture.


Triton Community College 2000 Fifth Avenue River Grove 456-0300

WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Students at Forest Park Middle School answer questions during Black History Month.

Founded in 1964. Triton offers four-credit courses in career programs that lead to certifications, special admission health programs, and associate degree transfer programs in the arts and sciences. Triton also offers a selective scholars program for academically advanced individuals who plan to transfer to elite four-year colleges and universities.

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Special Events

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Chevy Currie Motors team, celebrates their heat win during the annual Casket Race.

Chili & Beer Fest Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 12 p.m.-8 p.m. Park District of Forest Park 7501 W. Harrison St. Forest Park, IL A Chili Cook Off will be held, families can come Touch-A-Truck, have your face painted, sample chili and beer all while listening to musical entertainment throughout the day. For more info, visit

Halloween And Christmas Home Makeover Contest Thursday, Oct. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 15 This year the Park District will be holding its 13th annual Holiday Home Makeover Contest. The best decorated

houses in Forest Park will receive FREE pool passes for up to four family members. On Oct. 20 and Dec. 15, the park district staff will serve as judges and drive through the village to determine the winners. Factors being considered are: curb appeal, creativity, use of theme, place, use of yard, and house and originality. Families may win once every three years.

Annual Casket Race Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. With all the famous folks buried in Forest Park (and the fact that the dead vs. living ratio is 30 to 1) the casket races are a perfect fit. Dig up your team and join the race,

or just come and watch. It’s frightfully fun. Trick or Treat on Madison following the races from 11 to 1, then head on over to the Park District of Forest Park for Trunk or Treat from 2 to 4.

trunk to look at the decorations and receive candy and treats in a family environment. Please register your car early.

Trunk or Treat in the Park

Oct. 22, 8 p.m. to midnight

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2 – 4 p.m. Fee: free; Participants with a car must sign a waiver; pre-registration is encouraged, but not required Held in the park district’s parking lot, participants park their cars together and open their trunks to reveal themed decorations. Decorate your car and come dressed in costume as you pass out treats to local trick-or-treaters. Children walk from trunk to

Zombie Pub Crawl Grab your friends, get decked out in your favorite spooky attire and take the trolley from bar to bar throughout Forest Park. $10 per person.

Fall Wine Walk & Shop Nov. 5, 1 – 5 p.m. Visit 15+ locations on Madison Street while tasting wine and locally prepared small bites.


Special Events

Holiday Preview Nov. 11–12 Join us and see what fabulous offerings the boutiques and shops have for the holiday. Forest Park Food Pantry donations equal special savings.

Holiday Walk & Festival of Windows Dec. 2, 6 – 9 p.m. Live window displays, horse-drawn carriage rides, and Santa and his reindeer are just part of the magic of the annual Holiday Walk on Madison Street.

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Julie Sanfilippo dances in the window display at Jayne as part of Forest Park’s Holiday Walk.

Breakfast with Santa Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $9 a person/ $15 non-resident Come and be whisked

away to a winter wonderland where Santa and Mrs. Claus will fill your morning with enjoyment. Santa Claus is coming to the Park District of Forest Park this year. Children will enjoy breakfast with their families and get to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Please bring your own camera to take pictures. Please register early, spots limited.

Daddy-Daughter Dance Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 Please contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on location and time at 366-7500.

St Patrick’s Day Parade March 4, 2017, 1 – 2:30 p.m. Forest Park St. Paddy’s parade is one of the largest parades in the area. Bagpipers,

“Positive, energetic environment • like the openness and the diversity • top-notch child and youth programming with small church attentiveness to my child • very communityservice oriented • the services are fun and full of families who are engaged in the church” —responses from our new members when asked why they chose Good Shepherd

We invite you to visit. All are welcome.

—Join us for Sunday worship at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nursery is provided. Sunday school and adult education at 9:15 a.m. —Attend one of our Jazz Prayers, 3rd Friday at 7:30 p.m., Sept. - May. Recharge and reflect with spirited, soulful, live jazz music, meditative readings, poems and prayers.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

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3000 number of attendees

All approximate numbers courtesy Karen Dylewski

4,140 total pounds of ribs cooked

2nd Prize $700 3rd Prize $300

$1000 1st prize


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Special Events

marching bands, Irish Dancers, local entries and more are just the beginning of a great day on Madison Street.

Easter Egg Hunt March 2017 Hunt for candy… meet the Easter Bunny… and much, much more. The Easter Bunny makes its annual visit to the Park District of Forest Park. There will be separate hunts for toddlers through fourth graders. After the hunt, line up to meet the Easter Bunny. Please contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on the date, location and time at 366-7500.

Spring Wine Walk & Shop April 22, 2017, 1 – 5 p.m. WILLIAM CAMARGO/Staff Photographer

Scarlett Serio helps her sister Savannah Serio pick up some eggs during the annual Egg Hunt in Forest Park.

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Forest Park

Martin Dammann’s store (seen in picture) was demolished in 1973 to make room for a Rustler Restaurant. The Rustler later became a Sizzler then a Blockbuster video store.

— Photo courtesy Historical Society of Forest Park

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Bob Haeger All-School Picnic May 25, 2017, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This long-standing tradition invites students from every public and private school in Forest Park to enjoy a day filled with food, games, pony rides and sports at The Park.

Groovin’ in the Grove June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, 2017, Forest Park Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison St. 7– 10 p.m. Live music. Bring a picnic basket. Alcohol permitted – no glass containers allowed. Please call 771-7737 for more information.

Forest Park/OPRF Chamber Golf Outing July 2017 (day TBD) @ 9 a.m. shotgun start Hosted by the Forest Park Chamber of Commerce & OPRF Chamber. The annual golf outing will be held at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont.

Dani Gogginis rides a miniature horse during the All School Picnic in The Park. Chicago area for high-level competition in a four-day tournament. The games draw thousands of spectators every year. Please contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on dates, location and times at 366-7500.

Forest Park Kids Triathlon September 2017 Swim, bike and run your way through the park during the Park District’s 5th Annual Kids Triathlon. This event is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 14. Fee is $35. Contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on dates, locations and times at 366-7500.

Summer Block Party at The Park


Summer 2017

Sept 9 2017

Please contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on date, location and time at 366-7500.

16” No Glove Nationals Softball Invitational Tournament


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The village of Forest Park will host the annual Ribfest at the Picnic Grove, 7824 Madison St. There will be activities for all members of the family. Free admission.

“Flying 4 Kids” Kite Fly

July 2017

Fall 2017

This invitational, hosted by the Park District of Forest Park, draws 16-inch softball players from all over the

Please contact the Park District of Forest Park for more details on dates, locations and times at 366-7500.

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Marengo Ave

Community Center

Pleasant St Pleasant St

Pleasant Pl

Washington St

Circle Ave

Jackson Blvd

Hannah Ave

Wilcox St

Lathrop Ave

Van Buren St

Village Hall

Thomas Ave

Van Buren St

Adams St

North Blvd

Randolph St

Marengo Ave

Monroe St

Beloit Ave

Ferdinand Ave

Concordia Cemetery

Dixon St

Pleasant St

Warren St Burkhardt Ct

Madison St

Pleasant St

Bergman Ct

Washington St

Proviso East High School

Erie St Ontario St

Westgate St North Blvd

S Harlem Ave

Brown Ave

Forest Ave

Lincoln Ct Rockford Ct

Elizabeth Ct

Ontario St

Grant White School

Randolph St

Vine St

Elgin Ave

Ave Franklin St

N Marion Ct

Garden St

Marengo Ave

Keystone Ave

Gale Ave

Thatcher Ave

Park Ave

Linden St

Belvidere Ave

Franklin Ave

Forest Ave

Bro wn

Erie St

Holly Ct

Hawthorne Ave

Vine St


Clinton Pl

Thatcher Ave

Central Ave

Linden St

Foster G Mcgaw Loyola University Hospital

Holly Ct

Lake St Central Av e

Ontario Ct

Quick Ave

Bonnie Brae Pl

River Forest

Clinton Pl

William St

Ashland Ave

Edgewood Pl

r ks D r Oa Rive

N Marion St

Oak Ave

Oak St

Oak Ave

N Maple Ave

Forest Ave

Anna St


16th St



Elite Tire & Auto Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


Classic Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Woodlawn Funeral Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Gagliardo Realty Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Nob’s Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Spotless Car Wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50



Gloor Realty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Forest Foot Care, Dr. Lori Lipkin . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Jerry Jacknow Inc., Realtor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Riveredge Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Prairie Title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Bentron Financial Group, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Rush Oak Park Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Front Cover

Re/Max In The Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Edward Jones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Shriners Hospitals for Children . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Everett Wealth Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Westlake Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10


Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Liberty Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

CHURCHES Good Shepherd Lutheran Church . . . . . . . . . . 74

West Suburban Medical Center . . . . . . . . . . . 55

HOME SERVICES & IMPROVEMENT Chicago Suburban Lumber & Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Living Word Christian Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Edward Cross & Son Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78


Gerger & Greco Landscaping . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Amy’s Wine House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Big Boss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Burger Moovment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Circle Bowling Lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Creativita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cucina Paradiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fatduck Tavern & Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hemmingway’s Bistro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Louie’s Grill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 O’Sullivan’s Public House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Original Pancake House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Scratch Deli & Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Silverland Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

McAdam Landscaping Professionals . . . . . . . 30

Re/Max In The Village, The Gillian Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Montessori Language Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Tri-Star Gymnastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Triton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

SENIOR SERVICES Altenheim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The Scottish Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64


Re/Max In The Village, The Pych Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Blue Cab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Re/Max Partners, The Mack Team . . . . . . . . . 22

Fantastic Sam’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

RECREATION & FITNESS Core Strength . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Mohr Oil Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Roy Strom Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Elements Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31


Park District of Forest Park… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Farmington Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

West Cook YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 44, 45


McNulty Plastering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Accents by Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Thiesse Plumbing, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Bliss Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Westwork Painting & Remodeling . . . . . . . . . . 11

Intercultural Montessori Language School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Burke Beverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Centuries and Sleuths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5


Craig’s Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

American Family Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Famous Liquors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

State Farm Insurance, Lenore Koca . . . . . . . . 69

Grand Appliances & TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inside Back Cover

State Farm Insurance, Larry Williams . . . . . . 24

ORGANIZATIONS/ GOVERNMENT 16 Inch Softball Hall of Fame Museum . . . . . 59 Berger, Newmark & Fenchel P.C. . . . . . . . . . . 23 Forest Park Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . 4, 5

Jayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Kagan & Gaines Music Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Royal Christian Bookstores & Cafes . . . . . . . 16

SCHOOLS & INSTRUCTION Alcuin Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Harlem Maenner-und Damenchor (Men & Women’s Chorus) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Fenwick High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Wingstop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Village of Forest Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Forest Park Public School District 91 . . . . . .66

Dr. Bill’s Learning Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

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CHOICE not chance There are some things in life you can control, and where you bank is one of them. As the president of Forest Park National Bank, I encourage you to consider banking with us. We’re strong, stable and committed to the community – all good reasons to make a switch from your current bank. Plus, you’ll feel confident with us as your resource for: Friendly & reliable customer service Personal & business lending products Online banking Mobile banking e-Statements Passbook savings And, much more! We place high value on our customers and look forward to serving you, too. So, get choosy and


Dan Watts, President

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