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 Burt Katz

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Burt Katz, owner of Burt's Place pizzeria in Morton Grove, dies


04/27/2016 Laura Werner has received a message

from Chief Scarpelli that yesterday

around noon, Ron McMillen passed away

in Florida. He will be cremated.
Ron Started the Dept. April 01, 1955
Made Sgt: 01/15/1966
Retired: 05/13/1989

Our sincerest sympathies go out to his family.


With sadness we have lost another retiree.

Phil O'Keefe has passed away

There will be a wake for Phil held

at Haben's this Thursday from 4-9.

Phil's funeral will be held at Haben's

on Friday at 10:00am.


Philip L. O'Keefe, age 77, of Stockton, IL,
formerly of Lake Bluff, IL.
Veteran, U.S. Air Force;
Retired Lieutenant, Skokie Police Department.
Joined the love of his life, wife, Sharon,
in eternal peace on April 15, 2016.
Dear father of John (Joan), Robert (Nancie),
Christine (Nick DeFilippis),
Julie (Jose Segovia, Jr.)
and Daniel (Jo Ellyn McCurrie);
loving grandfather of Lindsey, Chad,
Caylee, Ella and Andreas;
fond brother of Maurice and the late Patrick,
Jerry and Maureen;
beloved uncle and friend to many.
Visitation, Thursday, April 21, 2016,
from 4 to 9 p.m.,
at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory,
8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie.
Funeral Service, Friday, at 10 a.m.,
at the funeral home.
Interment, All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to Mayo Clinic,
c/o Dept. of Development,
200 First St. S.W., Rochester, MN, 55905 (www.mayoclinic.org).
Funeral info: 847.673.6111 or www.habenfuneral.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 19, 2016
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=philip-okeefe&pid=179668928&fhid=2036#sthash.FW6MA4qP.dpuf


04/17/2016 from Ron Baran
I was informed that Herman Troy Carter passed away early this morning, 4/17/2016. He was 81 years old and is now at peace.

More info will follow when I receive it.




We have finalized the arrangements
for the "Irish wake" (funeral luncheon)
for my dad. It will be May 14th
from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
(lunch and drinks will be served)
at Jameson's Charhouse
(9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie).
Those who knew my dad from
the department are welcome to join us.
Anyone wishing to attend should please
RSVP to me (Mary Jo Warskow)
at 312-331-0990 or marewarskow@wowway.com
by Tuesday, May 10th.
Mary Jo


Hello Ron,

Thank you for your words of sympathy. It is nice to hear from his police friends.

He died on Friday, April 8th after suffering from kidney failure and a number of liver diseases.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, his sons Mark, John and Robert, and myself.

He was the proud grandfather of 11 grandchildren. He and my mother moved to Murrieta,

CA a few years ago to enjoy the weather.

Even though he was German (through and through),

he wanted an Irish wake in his honor.

We have tentatively planned for a luncheon/wake

in the Chicago area for May 14th.

Anyone who would like to come celebrate his life

and pay their respects is more than welcome.

I will let you know more details when

we have firmed up the plans.

I'm so glad to know there is a website where

all of the dedicated civil servants are

being remembered.

In appreciation,

Mary Jo

If there is anyone out there who remembers

my dad, please contact me at marewarskow@wowway.com.

Thank you,

Mary Jo Warskow

Ron Baran

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Hi Everyone!!!!
It time to party.
Since we are not having
a formal retirement party this year
we decided to have a get together anyway!!!

Come join us & share your stories with everyone
& show the new officers what family is really all about!!!

We have reserved a limited number of rooms
at a special rate at the DoubleTree
for Friday night only of $109.00.
Please mention that you are attending
the Skokie Police party to reserve
a room at the reduced rate.
9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois
TEL: 1-847-679-7000



Former CSO's


Former CSO from the early 1980s
Kathleen Rosin
Francine Lewin
Patricia Van Duerm
(And a friend to the far left)

We met at the SPD in 1981 and have been friends ever since.

Please share at your next lunch. We fondly remember all of our friends.

Cop Investigated For Having A Personal Car Decked Out Like A Squad Car BY KATE SHEPHERD IN NEWS ON JAN 26, 2016 12:40 PM





April 20, 2016 Lunch

March 16 2016 lunch

February 17 2016


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Plan your days off and upcoming trips to Chicago and please join us at our monthly lunches!!

2016 Skokie Retirees Lunch Dates

12:30 cocktails 1:00 lunch

Wednesday, May 18th

Wednesday, June 15th

Wednesday, July 20th

Wednesday, August 17th

Wednesday, September 21st

Wednesday, October 19th

Wednesday, November 16th




Lunch June 17th 2015


April 15th 2015 Lunch
Gary Reiter, Jim Dosch, Carole O'Malley, Jerry Axel, standing are The Plug and Honey Bear, Kathy Cherry, Judy Halteman, Memo, Deb Danecki, Jo Marie, Vicky, Joan and Jim Chwalisz, standing are Roger Garcia and former CSO Larry Hanover.




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June 23, 1962 - Skokie's Police Force Promised a 'New Look'


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This is one of Ron's favorite Terry Proudfit stories...
I had been dispatched to a traffic dispute in the parking lot of Skokie Valley Hospital.. A couple on a motorcycle and the driver of a car were coming near to blows over an incident that happened.  I was trying to get them calmed down to no avail.  Terry arrived as my backup and saw that the verbal altercation may soon become physical.  He grabbed me by the shoulders and planted a big kiss on my cheek.  All of a sudden the people who had been arguing were just standing there with their mouths hanging open in disbelief of what they had just seen. Terry just smiles and told them, "Now that we have your attention, just get on and in your vehicles and get out of here."  Not another word was said and the people just drove off shaking their heads.  Needless to say, I was just as shocked as they were, but if it worked, what the hell.
Ron Baran

In its heydey, the Desiree Restaurant had a cheerful red wraparound sign. However, it has sat vacant for years, defying attempts to revive it. Patch file photo.
In its heydey, the Desiree Restaurant had a cheerful red wraparound sign. However, it has sat vacant for years, defying attempts to revive it. Patch file photo.
Though many Skokie residents have fond memories of the former Desiree Restaurant, its building has sat vacant for years and given a forlorn look to one of the village's most prominent intersections. 

No more. The Skokie village board on Monday okayed a plan to buy the building for $1.175 million, demolish it and interest a developer in building a new development on the site.

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Hi friends,
I found this while cleaning my shop, I don't know the age but Larry Leganger is on the front and in the roll call photo, Al Kloch was a patrolman.





Thanks to Al Fournier for the great find!!

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This picture dates back to 1958, can you identify the cars and owners?




Can you identify these good looking guys from this picture from Camp Logan 1966?
Picture from the collection of Al Fournier
Thanks Al !!


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911 Call


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