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clcson Blvd. Forcjt Park, 111. Library FOREST PARK REVIEW Delivered Eaqh Thurs. Morning By Your Postman $5.00 Per Year in Advance Second Class Postage Paid at Forest Park, Illinois . . . £/~iie ittM/i t/ie SPeibonat HJ LARRY KAERCHER, EDITOR 7451 MADISON STREET, FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS 601 30 366-0600-366-0601 At All News Stands No. 2 FOREST PARK, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1971 Established in 1889 Candidate for Commissioner Jeremiah J. Curran of 7427 Dixon Avenue, announces his candidacy for the office of Commissioner of the Village of Forest Park. Jerry is an owner of the Forest Printing Company, located at 7233 W. Madison Street. He-is a member and director of the Forest Park Klwanls Club, attended Aquinas College, Loyola University and is a first Lieutenant and Liason Officer for the 129th Infantry Battalion of the Illinois National Guard. Jerry and his wife are expecting their first child in March. The Currans are now in the pro-, cess of moving into their new home located at 7712 Monroe. Jerry believes strongly that our local government has not satisfactorily progressed with the rapid development of our Village and that the next four years' will be critical to the future of Forest Park and its residents. Mother of 1st Twins in 1971 Mrs. Marguerite Mellin, wife of Mr. L. Timothy Mellin, of 1023 Ferdinand, Forest Park, gave birth to twins, both girls, at the Westlake Community Hospital, Melrose Park, on January 3, 1971. The babies were delivered at 9.0 and 9.10 p.m., and were the first twins to be born in the hospital since the New Year. They weighed 6 Ibs. 10 ozs. and 6 Ibs. 14-1/2 ozs. Their mother is 25 years old. John Rossi, Sr. Honored Bf Armand Meola John Rossi, Sr. The Italian Consul General, Buiseppe Avltabele has honored one of our local resident for his outstanding work within the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs to the Italian people. Mr. John .Rossi,' Sr. was the recipient of a gold medal and cross of Knight of Vittorio Ve'hetoJor service in the Italian army during World War I. Lieutenant in Alpine unit during that war. Ceremonies were held at Chateau Roval December 27, 1970. John was born In Italy in Providenza of Geneva in 1893. Shortly after serving in the army in 1921 he immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Chicago. While in Chicago, he was Secretary to the Italian Consul. After completing his service to the Consul, he became self employed and handled all legal and trans-lation to the Italian people. In May of 1951, Mr. Rossi was approached by the founder of the Italian Federation, Mr. Lulgi Providenza from San Francisco, Calif, to organize branches in Chicago and the suburbs. They both called upon Samuel Caitffinal Stritch for his approval' and he " prpmised full support of the^ Archdiocese. The first branch organized was St. Michael Church #8 in Chicago. Through John's hard work and efforts, relentlessly continued, his time was_devoted to God and his man. .With that aim in mind, the I.C.F. today have 21 branches •> and a figure well over 2000 members that spread around the Chicago area. St. Bernardine's branch # r G was the second branch to be organized and in May, our branch will celebrate its 20th anniversary and also honor John for'his outstanding work. And may God always be with him. « Candidate for Commissioner Edward R. 'Lambke, 36 years old, announces his candidacy for office of Commissioner. Ed, his wife, and three children, reside at 7659'Wilcox St. A life-long resident of Forest Park, he attended St. Bernardino School, Proviso East High School and Loyola University. He is employed as an engineer for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. Ed "served two years in the U.S. Army,'and has been active in many local organizations. He is currently President of the Forest Lions Club-and St. Bernardine Men's Bowling League. He was Past President of St. Bernardine Holy Name Society, Past Secretary of the Lions and St. Bernardine Bowling League and member of the St. Bernardine Church Choir since 1952. He also holds the position of Institutional Representative of the Scouting Programs at St. Bernardine and participates irt the Little League Program. READ THE REVIEW Forest Park Public-Schools Dates to Remember - Thursday, Jan. 14 - Regular monthly meeting of the Forest Park Board of Education at the • Administrative Center beginning at 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Garfield School P.T.A. - 7:30 P.M. Thursday. Jan. 21 - Triton Registration - Field StevensonSchool 925 Beloit - 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. "ryesdayjJan^^G - Grant-White School P.T.A. - 7~:00 p.m. Thursday. Jan. 28 - Band and Chorus Parents Meeting -Betsy Ross School 7:30 P.M. A way DOROTHY H. KEEGAN died on. Monday, January 4th in Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. Keegan, formerly of Forest Park, is survived by her husband, Bernard H. and son, Bernard E. -of 1 Tucson. She is also survived by her father, Joseph 'Welgel of River Forest, brothers, Dr. Charles J. Welgel of River Forest, John Weigel of Milwaukee',. Dr. William Weigel of Aurora and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Block and Mrs. Ramona Hafner of Forest Park. Burial was at Eastlawn Cemetery, Tucson. Forest Park Oktoberfest The first general meeting ofthe "Forest Park Oktoberfest", Inc. 1971 will be held Wednesday, January 20th at 8 P.M. in the V.F.W. Hall. AH organizations interested inparticipatinginL971 Oktoberfest must have a representative present!