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SPD circa 1967

Welcome to www.SPDRS.org 

Website of the

Skokie Police Department  RetireeS

    

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Greetings, 

     I came across this photo and had to share it.  Here is the back story to it...

     My wife Carrie knows a gentleman named David Klitzky.  David grew up in Skokie and is proud to say he and his buddies kept the Skokie Police busy with their shenanigans.  One day, David and his friends came up with an idea for a series of mock photos and some of them included the Skokie Police Department.  They dressed as greasers inspired by the movie West Side Story.  They arranged it with a couple of police officers to stage a mock photo of them being escorted to court for the umpteenth time, the court room being above the police department at that time.  David believes the photo was from 1963.  David doesn't remember the name of the police officer in the photo, perhaps someone out there in retirement land will.


     Regards,

     Frank Czajka (newly retired SPD)

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Click on link below for video.....The Remembering Eye, Oral history of Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles and Golf
 

 

July 16th Lunch
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June 18th Lunch
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2014 May Lunch
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S.P.D.R.'S UPCOMING 2014 LUNCH DATE 's

Hoping to see you at Johnny's Kitchen & Tap

1740 Milwaukee Ave. (at Lake) Glenview

The third Wednesday of each Month

We will meet & greet at 1230  & eat at 1300

Mark your calendars, plan your vacations

and schedule time off to join us on on our next upcoming date!

 November 19

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March 2014 lunch..we hope to see YOU in April!!
 
Jim Clark ret. SFD, Glenn Wattenbarger, John Johnson, Jim Hart, Connie Reiter, Deb Danecki, Vicky and Roger Garcia, Jim Chwasliz, Lee Wattenbarger, Honey Bear

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we also encourage you to

  

   

 
We would love to hear from you!
Send your stories, pictures, and reminiscings
to

drmdeb1@aol.com

laura.werner@skokie.org

Who has the cheapest gas in your area?
Just plug in your zip code and this link tells you which gas stations have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area.  It's updated every evening

Cheapest gas prices in your area

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Link to the Village of Skokie Newsletter

September 2013 Lunch...Come Join Us!!
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May 2013 Lunch
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Jerry Young, Glenn Wattenbarger, Jim Hart, Jim Chwakisz, (hidden) Connie Reiter & Kathy Cherry, Lee Reiter, John Johnson, Ron Baran, Dave Stoll, Deb Danecki, John Pawelek, JoMarie Cleburne, Roger & Vicky Garcia, Joan Chwalisz, Jim Dosch, Alice Ann Seggeling and her daugher Kathy

April 2013 Lunch

March 20 2013
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John & Diane Pawelek, Judy Halterman, Glenn Wattenbarger, Jim Dosch, Johnny Johnson, Kathy Cherry, Deb Danecki, JoMarie Cleburne, Vicky Garcia, Lee Wattenbarger, Roger Garcia, Ron Baran, Dave Stoll, Jerry Axle

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Seated from left to right John Pawelek, Judy Halteman, Glen Wattenbarger, Deb Danecki, Vicky Garcia, Arlene & Don Janke, Ron Baran.
Standing from left to right
Carole O'Malley, Jim Dosch, Johnny Johnson, Roger Garcia & Lee Wattenbarger.

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Feb. 20th 2013

Ron Baran, John Pawelek, Jim Dosch, Kathy Cherry, Deb Danecki, JoMarie Cleburne, Lee Wattenbarger, Vicky & Roger Garcia, Dave Stoll

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Our January 2013 Lunch,
left to right, Jim Dosch, Glenn Wattenbarger, David Mary, Mike Burns,Joan Chwalisz, Kathy Cherry, John Johnson, Deb Danecki, Vicki and Roger Garcia, Jim Chwalisz, Lee Wattenbarger, not pictured Jack Kielczynski

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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

Former Desiree Restaurant Will Meet Wrecking Ball

After numerous plans to revitalize it over the years failed, and because it's deteriorating, the village of Skokie will raze it.

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.

Click below for a youtube Skokie video
 

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.

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Thanks to Al Fournier for the great find!!

The National Blue Alert Notification System
Provides the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals, who kill or seriously injure local, state or federal law enforcement officers, for more information click on the link below.

http://www.bluealert.us/

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

Retirement

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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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You gotta love it
click here for a funny 911 call

911 Call

Just
 for
Laughs

How to handle an unwanted solicitor

and click on the link below for....

Retired Guys Drill Team

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Sinclair Station Lincoln and Oakton

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Duffys

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Canton

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Mancuso Sign

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