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Jul
19
Thu
FBI Citizens Advisory Committee to honor Community Heroes @ Union League Club
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

FBI Citizens Advisory Committee to honor Community Heroes July 19

Join the FBI Citizens Academy in celebrating the “Community Heroes among us!” Program. The FBICCAAA is honoring five (5) individuals, teams or organizations and one (1) canine as “Community Heroes” for their efforts to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and violence to make our communities stronger, safer and more cohesive and to make a difference and improve the lives of those within our communities.

Cocktail Reception & Fundraiser (Cash Bar & Passed Hors d’oeuvres) Silent Auction and Raffle

Union League Club, Thursday, July 19, 2018 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

SRA Dave Orth (L) and SRA Clarence Tolliver (R), members of the 60th Security Police Squadron's Base Swat Team, Travis Air Force Base wearing black uniforms stand with M-9 pistols ready behind covering foliage. They are participating in a simulated hostage (Released to Public) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tickets now available via Eventbrite*
www.CommunityHeroes2018.eventbrite.com

$50 for General Admission
$100 for Generous Admission ($50 donation added)

Special Music Presentations:
Crushers Club – Voice of Englewood
Bagpiper James Brian

Join us in celebrating the Community Heroes among us! The FBICCAAA is honoring five (5) individuals, teams or organizations and one (1) canine as “Community Heroes” for their efforts to combat crime, terrorism, drugs and violence to make our communities stronger, safer and more cohesive and to make a difference and improve the lives of those within our communities.

Chicago FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award Recipients invited to join:

2017 Sally B. Hazelgrove (Founder and President, Crushers Club)
2016 Andrew Holmes (Community Activist)
2015 Hector M. Perez (Senior Director, Union League Boys & Girls Club)
2014 100 Club of Chicago (Joseph J. Ahern, CEO, 100 Club of Chicago)
2013 Christopher W. Helt (The Helt Law Group, LLC)
2012 Steve J. Bernas (CEO & President, Better Business Bureau)
2011 Brent A. King (Co-Founder, Chelsea’s Light Foundation)
2010 Roe B. Conn (The Roe Conn Show)
2009 Bill Kurtis (Anchorman, Kurtis Productions)
2008 Lawrence J. Wert (President, Tribune Broadcast Media)

The FBICCAAA is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI that is designed to promote a safer community through community service projects and a process of educating the Chicago Community about law enforcement, with particular emphasis on the mission, resources and priorities of the FBI.

*All tickets are nonrefundable donations. For more information, or to be an Event Sponsor,
Contact Jennifer Stegmaier, FBICCAAA President, at CommunityHeroes2018@yahoo.com

Jul
20
Fri
Ray Hanania on Michigan Politics, Arab Radio Friday July 20 @ WNZK AM 690 Detroit, Michigan
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Ray Hanania on Michigan Politics, Arab Radio Friday July 20

A look at Michigan elections and politics with veteran political analyst Dennis Denno

Join us on Yalla! Fight Back Arab American Radio on Friday July 20, 2018 at 7 am on WNZK AM 690 radio in Detroit (EST — or 8 am in Chicago, and 3 pm in Occupied Jerusalem) as we discuss the August 7, 2018 elections in Michigan.

Our guest will be political analyst Dennis Denno, president of Denno Research.

We’ll discuss the controversy caused by the HuffingtonPost regarding Congresswoman Debbie Dingell’s endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for governor. And we’ll discuss races involving Arab Americans, Muslims, Chaldeans and mainstream candidates on both the Democratic and Republic side.

Yalla! Fight Back Radio is a part of the US Arab Radio Network hosted by Laila Alhusini in an effort to energize and empower Arab Americans to stand up for their rights … for more information go to my website at www.Hanania.com. The show is broadcast live in Detroit from 8 am until 9 am on WNZK AM 690 radio. It is also broadcast live online (see online links below).

The radio show call-in number is 248-557-3300

Ray Hanania interviews the late Israeli Arab Knesset member Nadia Hilou, October 7, 2008 on Morning Radio.

Go to YallaFightBack.com and get info on the radio show, listen online, buy my new book Yalla! Fight Back, and standup and FIGHT BACK for Arab, Chaldean and Muslim rights …

To download or listen to Hanania’s podcasts, visit http://RayHanania.Podbean.com

You can read Hanania’s columns in English and Arabic online at the Arab News newspaper and online at the ArabNews.com and at TheDailyHookah.com … Locally in Chicagoland I also write for the Southwest News Newspaper group … every week … doing my best to upset as many people as possible …

Listen online using one of these links:

https://arabradio.us/live/

https://tunein.com/radio/WNZK-690-s21615/

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Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp & Open House
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm

Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp & Open House July 20 – 21

Our Kid’s Fire & Life Safety Camp is being offered again this coming summer as a three day camp, starting on Wednesday, July 18th and ending on Friday, July 20th.

This class will be offered to the first 40 children (residents) between the ages of 8-12 years old.  This camp is fun and interactive. The campers will receive classroom and outside activities involving safety and responding to emergency issues.

They will inspect fire equipment, learn about the duties of firefighters, and also receive introductory information and training on safety practices and what to do in an emergency.

The Safety Camp is held at the OFPD Training Center at 10728 W. 163rd Place​, Orland Park.

Fire Truck

Jul
21
Sat
Orland Fire Protection District Annual Open House @ OFPD Training Center
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Orland Fire Protection District Annual Open House

Our Annual House will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.  Our Open House features a wide range of demonstrations showcasing how firefighters address various emergency situations.  On display, different major fire equipment that is used for emergency responses will be shown.  A surprise scenario will be displayed at some point during the day.

This event features free give-a-ways, and different Community Organizations throughout the district will have tables of information and prizes.  Our Senior Advisory Council will, once again, be on hand to help the staff of the District. This day is for ALL AGES!  It is fun, educational and interactive for everyone.

The Open House is held at the OFPD Training Center at 10728 W. 163rd Place , Orland Park.

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Firefighters battle a fire at a vacant two-story building Monday afternoon (Oct. 9, 2017) at 108th Avenue near Oakland Drive. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Orland Fire Protection District Annual Open House

SAVE THE DATE!

Our Annual House will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.  Our Open House features a wide range of demonstrations showcasing how firefighters address various emergency situations.  On display, different major fire equipment that is used for emergency responses will be shown.  A surprise scenario will be displayed at some point during the day.

This event features free give-a-ways, and different Community Organizations throughout the district will have tables of information and prizes.  Our Senior Advisory Council will, once again, be on hand to help the staff of the District.

This day is for ALL AGES!  It is fun, educational and interactive for everyone!

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez hosts “shredding” day @ L Strip Parking Lot
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez hosts “shredding” day

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez is hosting a free “Community Shredding Day” for residents to help them destroy old documents that include sensitive information that could be used by identity thieves.

The shredding event will take place on Saturday July 21, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm at 2137 S. Lombard Avenue at the L-Strip parking lot in Cicero, Illinois.

Please remember to remove paper clips, staples and other non-paper devices that might be used to bind documents together.

The event is only for residents and not for businesses. There will not be any commercial shredding.

For more information contact State Rep. Lisa Hernandez at 708-222-5240.

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez hosts "shredding" day on Saturday July 21, 2018

State Rep. Lisa Hernandez hosts “shredding” day on Saturday July 21, 2018

Jul
23
Mon
Illinois Senator Hastings Golf Outing July 23 @ George W. Dunne National Golf Course
Jul 23 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm

Illinois Senator Hastings Golf Outing July 23

Time to dust off the clubs, clean the sand out of those golf shoes and iron your wrinkled golf pants. The annual State Senator Michael E. Hastings Golf Classic is fast approaching.

This outing has a bit of everything for everyone. Whether you are a golf enthusiast, a recreational golfer or someone who just wants to have fun in the sun.

We have premium golf at one of the top-rated public golf courses. A hand rolled cigar station. Warrior vodka station. Craft beer and local food.

Illinois Senator Michael Hastings Golf Outing July 23, 2018

Illinois Senator Michael Hastings Golf Outing July 23, 2018

This event will sell out, so get your tickets today!

George W. Dunne National Golf Course, 16310 Central Avenue, Oak Forest, IL

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets online

Join us Monday, July 23 for the annual Senator Michael E. Hastings Golf Classic.

Individual Ticket:  $300 per golfer

One (1) Foursome:  $1,000

Executive Golf  (for a faster pace of play)

continental breakfast and lunch provided

7:00 AM Check-In

8:00 AM Shotgun

Traditional Start

lunch and dinner will be provided

1:00 PM Check-In

2:00 PM Shotgun

Various sponsorships available. Full details are provided in the flyer below.

You can click here to order tickets online, or contributions can be sent to:

Citizens for Michael E. Hastings
PO Box 162
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Questions and RSVPs can be directed to: mitch@hastingsforillinois.com

Jul
26
Thu
Orland Fire Protection District “Coffee & Conversation” Thursday, July 26 @ Orland Fire Protection District
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Orland Fire Protection District “Coffee & Conversation” Thursday, July 26

The Orland Fire Protection District hosts a monthly “Coffee and Conversation” with residents to discuss issues of safety for families, young people, seniors and others.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 26 at the Fire District’s administration building.

Fire Chief Michael Schofield joins an expert in a service area of benefit to residents in discussing fire safety and health related issues.

Coffee & Conversation is hosted by the OFPD, Orland Senior Advisory Council and Aishling Companion Home Care.

The Coffee & Conversation meetings are held at the administration building, 9790 W. 151st Street, Orland Park and run from 9 AM until 11 AM.

A guest speaker is scheduled to be Attorney Eileen Walsh discussing wills and trusts.

Attendance is free of charge.

Seniors enjoy unprecedented services in the Town of Cicero. Check it out at http://www.CiceroGoldenYears.com

Seniors enjoy unprecedented services

Jul
27
Fri
Bio on Judy Baar Topinka book signing @ Riverside Restaurant
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Bio on Judy Baar Topinka book signing

Joseph Baar Topinka has authored a book on his mother, the late Judy Baar Topinka called “Just Judy: The Story of Judy Baar Topinka, Citizen and Leader” and will be selling and autographing copies on July 27 and 28 at the Riverside Restaurant, 3422 S. Harlem Avenue on Friday from 5 pm until 7 pm and on Saturday from 12 until 3 pm.

He’ll also make an appearance at the Czech Picnic at Ehlert Park, 4400 Elm Ave., in Brookfield on Sunday July 29 from 11 am until 5 pm where he also will be autographing books.

If you are in the Chicagoland area on 27, 28, and 29 July, please come and visit us at the Riverside Restaurant in Riverside, Illinois or the big Czech picnic in Brookfield, Illinois. Get some ethnic Czech and Slovak cuisine that Mom used to call her “soul food” as it came from the soul of her Czech and Slovak heritage.

Just Judy book signing, about Judy Baar Topinka, by author and son Joseph Baar Topinka

Judy Baar Topinka was born on January 16, 1944 in Riverside, Illinois. She was the former Illinois state comptroller and the first woman elected to the office, serving from January 2011 until her death on December 9, 2014. Topinka passed away due to complications from a stroke suffered on December 8. Topinka previously served as Illinois Treasurer from 1994 to 2007.

On September 17, 2013, Topinka announced that she would run for a second term as state comptroller. By the time Topinka launched her 2014 re-election campaign, she had already drawn a prominent challenge from Democratic Illinois Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon. Topinka and Simon secured their parties’ respective nominations without opposition in the March 18 primary and faced off in the general election on November 4, 2014. Judy Baar Topinka won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Topinka worked as a journalist, founded a public relations firm, served as Public Affairs Executive for the American Medical Association and was a public relations advisor to a number of political candidates and organizations.

She received her B.S., Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, 1966

Her Political career included:

  • Illinois Comptroller (2011-2014)
  • Topinka was elected as Illinois Comptroller in 2010, making her the only woman to be elected to two state constitutional offices.[2] She served until her death on December 9, 2014.