Impressive panel

  Ed McElroy, host of “The Ed McElroy Show”, Page-4-2-col-TVrecently interviewed Senator Bill Cunningham, (D) 18th Distict, left, and Dorothy Leavell, Publisher of Crusader Newspaper, right.

  That show will air at 8 p.m. on Tuesday and again on Oct. 15 on Comcast Channel 19.


  Hello readers. This is Jeff Vorva and I COLOR what 2colwill be taking over the “Whatizit?” beat after founder Jason Maholy left the Reporter after a dirty dozen years of service.

  He left you with a parting gift. His final photo for you is so easy that it would be a tall stretch to even give you a clue. So send your guesses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. under the subject and include your first and last name and what town you live in.
  Last week’s photo was of a sand sculpture — specifically palm trees and the sun.
  Robert Solner of Worth guessed sand castle/sand. Hickory Hills’ Bella Fruendt, Worth’s Theresa and George Rebersky and Russ Martin, and Chicago’s Jacqueline DeJesus-Meija also nailed it.

Photo by Jason Maholy

Chicago Ridge salutes kids

PG11 ridgeparkdist 3col  Nathan Laxton (left) and Bentley Krapil test their strength in attempts to ring the bell on the Strongman game at the Chicago Ridge Park District’s 45th annual Salute to Ridge Kids. The event — held Saturday, July 13 at Freedom Park — included live music and entertainment, rides and games, a petting zoo and pony rides, food and giveaways, and a laser light show finale.

Submitted photo

Focus on Seniors

The Evergreen Park Senior Citizens' Council will hold a luncheon and program at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Evergreen Park Senior Center, 9547 Homan Ave. (parking in rear). Program will feature professional appraiser Rex Newell, who specializes in coins, watches and artwork. He will appraise one hand-held item for each of the first 40 people to register when purchasing a ticket. Tickets are $6 each at the Office of Citizens' Services, 3450 W. 97th St., deadline is Monday, Jan. 14. For more information call 422-8776.


The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens' Services will visit Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville next Feb. 23 to March 3. Cost is $645 for triple room, $665 for double and $905 for single and includes motorcoach transportation, eight nights lodging, 14 meals, visits to the Fountain of Youth and historic Kingsley Plantation, narrated cruise on St. John's River, and visit to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. Final payment due Dec. 29. Call 422-8776 for more information


The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens' Services offers a Meals on Wheels program for village residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.


P alos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets for events must be purchased one week in advance. Entertainment includes musicians, singers, luncheons, movies, plays and bingo.


The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Membership is free. Visit the group at the Worth Park District Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games begin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information.

What's Going On

The Evergreens

The Evergreens Social Club will meet at noon Wednesday, March 6 at the Community Center, 97th Street and Homan Avenue. Bring a lunch.


S.E.R.V.E. (Special Education Resource Group Valuing Everyone) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at Central Junior High School, 94th Street and Sawyer Avenue in Evergreen Park. The documentary film "Bully" will be shown.

Sassy Back

The "Bringin' Sassy Back" spa and vendor night, presented by the Women of Hannah Circle, will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. For more information call (773) 779-4030 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fish & Sports Show

The Fraternal Order of Police Evergreen Park Lodge No. 27 will hold a Fish & Sports Show from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 15 at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Purchase tickets at the front desk of the Evergreen Park Police Department, 9420 Kedzie Ave.

Dash for Cash

Most Holy Redeemer Church will hold a "Dash for Mega Cash" raffle drawing Saturday, March 16 at its annual St. Patrick's Day Party. Grand prize is $50,000, second prize is $10,000.

Tickets can be purchased after weekend masses from the school or rectory office. For more information call 422-8280.