Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT Southtown Star logo 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Fall programs set at Log Cabin Center for Arts ]]> Lead story image

Fall classes are about to begin at The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park, according to a press release from the center. Six-week weaving and knitting classes are to begin Sept. 22. Knitting classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 22 and from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, beginning Sept. 26. Weaving classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 24. Weaver Nettie Botts will work with both new and experienced students. Table and floor looms will be available. Weavers will make projects according to their … ]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:28:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: A power washer was stolen between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5 from a backyard deck in the 6100 block of 99th Street. POT POSSESSION: Taylor Ramirez, 18, 10021 Mulberry Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with possession of marijuana after a stop Sept. 1 in the 9400 block of Cicero Avenue, police said. THEFT: Quincy Mathis, 44, 14223 State St., Riverdale; Clint Massey III, 41, 6110 Hermitage Ave., Chicago; and Tandrell Foster, 40, 6959 S. Indiana, Chicago; were charged with theft of service after they were caught Sept. 2 trying to leave without paying their $136 tab at … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:02:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Palos Community Hospital’s cancer program feted ]]>

The cancer program at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights recently was granted three-year accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, according to a press release from the hospital. To earn voluntary accreditation from the commission, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 of the commission’s quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive, patient-centered care, the release said. Three-year accreditation with commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standards requirements at the time of its … ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:34:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: A spare tire and wheel were stolen Aug. 21 from a 2011 Toyota Highlander in the 4400 block of 95th Street. THEFT: A gas grill that was till in its box was stolen from a garage at an apartment building in the 9700 block of Ridgeland Avenue between Aug. 21 and Sept. 1. DUI ARREST: Ruben Martinez, 37, 14700 Mozart Ave., Posen, was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest, obstructing police, driving on a revoked license and improper lane use after a stop Aug. 23 at Cicero Avenue and 91st Street, police said. DRUG CHARGES: Catherine Phares, … ]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:24:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sabadosa: Not so easy sending kids off to college ]]> Lead story image

It has been a couple of weeks since my husband and I did our last “dorm move-in” for our daughter Sara. Being the youngest of our three children, hers was the final one for us. I have to admit, although I am mostly relieved, that it was also a bittersweet end of a seven-year tradition for us. I asked my readers to share their reflections on seeing their kids off to college. While many responses were emotional, some of the stories were humorous as well. Pru Yontez, of Hometown, said, “It’s been so many years ago that I saw my … ]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 02:22:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: Four syringes that each contained a substance used to raise white blood cells, and with a total value of $16,500, were stolen Aug. 15 from inside a locked refrigerator at Affiliated Oncologist, 4400 W. 95th St., police said. DUI ARREST: Rachel M. Dykes, 23, 9635 52nd Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken driving, operating a cellphone while driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and improper lane use after she hit two parked cars Aug. 16 at 96th Street and 54th Avenue, police said. GUN THREAT: A clerk at Dunkin’ Donuts, 8723 Ridgeland Ave., … ]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:34:55 -0500 <![CDATA[ Petzel: Bike Psychos’ Century Ride goes smoothly ]]> Lead story image

Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! The Bike Psychos Cycling Club hosted its 2014 Century Ride on Aug. 17. The annual ride, now in its 31st year, offered participants a choice of riding for 30, 50, 64, 100 or 124 miles. Bike Psychos president Deanna Sandei said there were more than 500 participants. “We even had one person from California, which was exciting. We’re very happy with the turnout,” she said. The ride, which starts and ends at Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St., had a few changes from last year. “We had minor detours. A few roads were closed … ]]> Sun, 07 Sep 2014 02:23:05 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: An arc welder was stolen Aug. 8 or 9 from a job site at Christ Medical Center, 4440 W. 95th St. CAR THEFT: A 2008 Lexus was stolen between Aug. 8 and 15 from Ed Napleton Honda, 5800 W. 95th St. VANDALISM: Gang graffiti was found Aug. 9 painted on a fence in the 9800 block of Minnick Avenue. CAR BURGLARY: An iPod, headphones and $20 were stolen Aug. 10 from a car in the 9200 block of Tripp Avenue. NO LICENSE: Valentin Cortes, 24, 3335 W. 95th St., Chicago, was charged with driving without a valid … ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:20:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sabadosa: Gilda’s Club now at Christ Medical Center ]]> Lead story image

Many readers likely will recall the comedian/actress/author Gilda Radner from the golden days of TV’s “Saturday Night Live.” Radner, an Emmy Award winner, was among the original cast that produced such greats as John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. In 1986, Radner was found to have Stage 4 ovarian cancer after a series of misdiagnoses. She completed her memoir, “It’s Always Something,” the favorite phrase of her character, Roseanne Roseannadanna, a month prior to her death. In the book, Radner describes her struggle with the disease, her determination to continue laughing in spite of it and her hope to … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:22:18 -0500 <![CDATA[ Christ Medical Center lauded for excellence ]]> Lead story image

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn has been recognized as being among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for cardiology/heart surgery, gynecology, geriatric medicine and neurology/neurosurgery, according to the “Best Hospitals 2014-15” rankings released recently by U.S. News and World Report, a press release from Advocate said. Of the nearly 4,800 hospitals analyzed for “Best Hospitals,” only 144 achieved national ranking in even one of the 16 specialties reviewed, according to the press release. This is the third consecutive year in which the medical center has earned top-50 rankings in heart and geriatric care, and the first time … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:23:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ School supplies project blooms for MVCC, Flowers for Dreams ]]>

Through the efforts of Moraine Valley Community College and Flowers for Dreams, more than 60 Chicago Public Schools students living at or below the poverty line were to receive donated school supplies for the 2014-15 school year, according to a press release about the effort. The college partnered with the Chicago florist to sell floral bouquets at its 2014 commencement ceremony, and proceeds from the flower sales were then used to buy the school supplies, the release said. For every $27 of bouquets sold, Flowers for Dreams donated a backpack full of a year’s worth of school supplies to a … ]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:22:51 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN CAR BURGLARY: Dovydas Vitkevicius, 5540 W. 103rd St., Unit 3A, Oak Lawn, was charged with vehicle burglary after he stole a briefcase and wallet from a car Aug. 5 in the 5500 block of 103rd Street and was found walking with the briefcase nearby, police said. VEHICLE THEFT: A 2000 Buick LeSabre was stolen Aug. 5 in the 10400 block of Circle Drive. CAR BURGLARY: A computer, cellphone and credit and debit cards were stolen Aug. 5 from a car in the 9500 block of Cicero Avenue. VANDALISM: Windows at several businesses were damaged Aug. 6 when someone … ]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:58:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Petzel: St. Gerald parishioner reaches century mark ]]> Lead story image

Greetings, fellow Oak Lawnians! Special birthday wishes go out to a special lady, Anna Chickerillo, who’s celebrating her 100th birthday. To put things in perspective, Anna was born just weeks after the start of World War 1 and shortly after Babe Ruth made his major league debut with the Boston Red Sox. Born in Chicago on Aug. 19, 1914 to Sophie and Anthony Gates, Anna was the first of three daughters for the couple. She attended St. Anne School at 55th Street and Wentworth Avenue and graduated from Englewood High School, 6201 S. Stewart Ave., in two years in 1932. … ]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:21:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN WARRANT ARREST: Daniel Doyle, 37, 10440 Mayfield Ave, Unit 3B, Oak Lawn, was arrested July 30 in the 10200 block of Washington Avenue on a Bridgeview warrant related to a drunken driving charge, police said. SUSPENDED LICENSE: Amir Smith, 19, 8222 Mozart Ave., Chicago, was charged with driving on a suspended license after being stopped July 30 in the 10000 block of Pulaski Road, police said. THEFT: A catalytic convertor was stolen July 30 from a van in the 4000 block of 95th Street. DUI ARREST: Stephen Campbell, 23, 9840 Merton Ave., Oak Lawn, was charged with drunken … ]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:14:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Sabadosa: Oak Lawn pastor’s book uncovers her ancestors’ secrets ]]> Lead story image

We can discover much about ourselves by digging into our history, but it’s often difficult to find the facts, especially if relatives wanted the past to remain a secret. This did not deter the Rev. Nancy Goede, of Oak Lawn, from uncovering the lives of her immigrant ancestors who initiated her meditation on family, conflict and forgiveness. Goede is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and for the past 11 years has been serving the congregation at Mount Zion in Oak Lawn. Previously, she was the Lutheran pastor to the University of Chicago community for seven years. … ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:11:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Oak Lawn police blotter ]]>

OAK LAWN THEFT: A cellphone was stolen July 22 at the Salvation Army thrift store, 8732 Cicero Ave. VANDALISM: The cable TV line to a house in the 4600 block of 99th Place was cut July 25. WARRANT ARREST: Shyane Greyer, 19, 6630 Hoyne Ave., Chicago, was arrested July 25 on a Rosemont warrant for theft after police conducted a well-being check of a woman at the Midway Inn, 9304 Cicero Ave., police said. THEFT: A Chicago vehicle sticker was stolen July 25 from a woman’s 2004 Honda while it was being repaired at Napleton Honda, 5800 W. 95th St. … ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:44:00 -0500