Climbing up the charts, er, ladder

  • Written by Jeff Vorva

Legendary disc jockey Dick Biondi, page-1-3-col-biondi-2R83, was a guest celebrity at the second Battle in the Burbs event Sunday at Standard Bank Stadium in Crestwood. But before the softball action between area mayors and police/fire chiefs took place, Biondi decided to climb a 60-foot Crestwood Fire Department ladder, which was visible beyond the left field fence. Biondi said his father was a fireman, and the DJ said he always liked heights. He said he once sat on top of the Sears Tower.
Meanwhile the game, which was a benefit for the Illinois Special Olympic, also had its share of high-flying thrills as the chiefs beat the mayors for the second straight year, 19-8. Photos by Jeff Vorva.PAGE-1-2-col-biondi