Growing up in the Ridge
OLOR

Chicago Ridge, IL

#63 Oct 12, 2013
voter wrote:
Who remembers the Finley fight song
Don't know much about history,
Don't know much biology!
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took!
GED

Chicago Ridge, IL

#64 Oct 12, 2013
OLOR wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't know much about history,
Don't know much biology!
Don't know much about a science book,
Don't know much about the French I took!
Jack Lind is this your post?
Sweeper

Evergreen Park, IL

#65 Oct 30, 2013
GED wrote:
<quoted text>Jack Lind is this your post?
This BS is not going to work you idiot. Your trail of lies, slander, libel, smears, innuendo's, distortions, myopia, and downright mindless hatred is strewn across thread after thread after thread. You are getting away with it because you have the luxury of hiding behind assumed names in an outright example of cowardice. You have tried, without exception unsuccessfully I might add, to manipulate public opinion, affect the outcome of elections, and when you have failed, the string of hate that utters forth from your warped mind has only accelerated.

Before you say I too am a coward and am also hiding behind a screen name, let me make a point to you: My comments are directed to you and to your God awful libelous statements about specific and identifiable people. What you are doing is a far cry from commenting to a faceless, nameless coward. I see no reason to identify myself, but I most certainly will if and when you reveal your identity and verification can occur. In the interim, as I stated before, you will be called out on each and every post, and from what I can see of your thought process, that will still not get you to put on your big boy pants and start behaving like a normal human being. Sad for you, but then as a retiree, I have plenty of time, as do, apparently, you.

Keep it up slug. Plan on lots of meaningful, direct, uncomplimentary, and honest comments about your errors and incompetence. You won't like it, and that is just too bad for you. Your libelous posts cannot continue without response any longer.
porkchop

Calumet City, IL

#66 Oct 31, 2013
Did anyone know Alissa DeFillipo from the Ridge? About 44 years old, blond? Could be a pretty lady if she wanted to be but her personality makes her very ugly with her bad attitude and nastiness towards people? Sure hope she's a better mother than human being. If she raises her kids with her attitude, trouble waiting to happen.
Mud Slide

Chicago Ridge, IL

#67 Oct 31, 2013
Sweeper wrote:
<quoted text> This BS is not going to work you idiot. Your trail of lies, slander, libel, smears, innuendo's, distortions, myopia, and downright mindless hatred is strewn across thread after thread after thread. You are getting away with it because you have the luxury of hiding behind assumed names in an outright example of cowardice. You have tried, without exception unsuccessfully I might add, to manipulate public opinion, affect the outcome of elections, and when you have failed, the string of hate that utters forth from your warped mind has only accelerated.
Before you say I too am a coward and am also hiding behind a screen name, let me make a point to you: My comments are directed to you and to your God awful libelous statements about specific and identifiable people. What you are doing is a far cry from commenting to a faceless, nameless coward. I see no reason to identify myself, but I most certainly will if and when you reveal your identity and verification can occur. In the interim, as I stated before, you will be called out on each and every post, and from what I can see of your thought process, that will still not get you to put on your big boy pants and start behaving like a normal human being. Sad for you, but then as a retiree, I have plenty of time, as do, apparently, you.
Keep it up slug. Plan on lots of meaningful, direct, uncomplimentary, and honest comments about your errors and incompetence. You won't like it, and that is just too bad for you. Your libelous posts cannot continue without response any longer.
Well said jack, I mean Wheeper, I mean Sweeper!
poor lindburger cheese

Chicago, IL

#68 Oct 31, 2013
Jack LIND was defeated this year when he ran for worth township trustee. The voters of chicago ridge rejected him by a landslide. 4 unknown cadidates beat him in chicago ridge. Jack lind got the fewest votes on either slate. Jack is angry and bitter and wants to blame others. Jack you lost! You lost big! Your neighbors may be amused with your goofy ways and smile when they see you, but in the privacy of the votong booth they voted against you. Jack they picked 4 unknowns over you. Numbers don't lie. Jack you Will Lose when you run in 2015. You are a great motivator toward this goal
Who Cares

Oak Lawn, IL

#69 Nov 4, 2013
porkchop wrote:
Did anyone know Alissa DeFillipo from the Ridge? About 44 years old, blond? Could be a pretty lady if she wanted to be but her personality makes her very ugly with her bad attitude and nastiness towards people? Sure hope she's a better mother than human being. If she raises her kids with her attitude, trouble waiting to happen.
Who cares about Alissa. Obviously you know more about her than we care to know.
Porkchop

Alsip, IL

#70 Nov 8, 2013
Who Cares wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares about Alissa. Obviously you know more about her than we care to know.
Sorry if it was so much for you to answer. I didn't think you had to be so mean and nasty to answer a question.
Tina

Madison, WI

#71 Nov 8, 2013
Laura B wrote:
was there a korvettes where kmart is.
That was a Treasury
Tina

Madison, WI

#72 Nov 8, 2013
Chicago Ridge wrote:
Was Western Trails that miniature golf place? I remember the woods between Richards H. S. and the rail-road tracks, and the hot-dog place across the street. All gone.
I also remember the Mall before the Mall. The Community department store. I remember a vending machine for comic books. And gum-balls. Horse and buggy stuff for the kids nowadays!
The hot dog place was Fiores greasy good food
Stink

Chicago Ridge, IL

#73 Nov 9, 2013
poor lindburger cheese wrote:
Jack LIND was defeated this year when he ran for worth township trustee. The voters of chicago ridge rejected him by a landslide. 4 unknown cadidates beat him in chicago ridge. Jack lind got the fewest votes on either slate. Jack is angry and bitter and wants to blame others. Jack you lost! You lost big! Your neighbors may be amused with your goofy ways and smile when they see you, but in the privacy of the votong booth they voted against you. Jack they picked 4 unknowns over you. Numbers don't lie. Jack you Will Lose when you run in 2015. You are a great motivator toward this goal
I agree, you should have mentioned his pension abuse.
Carol

Worth, IL

#74 Nov 9, 2013
Yes, The Treasury was where KMart & Dominicks was.
It was owned by JC Pennys. Many Vern's V-Mart ppl went to work there.
It had a Grocery store, Department store, Snack Bar & Cafeteria.
4PLAY

Coventry, CT

#75 Nov 13, 2013
OMG. I was there. And that song will be forever in my head..
Buy the way I am back at the beginning of this rant.

Fondest Memories, Wish life was that great again.
PS. lovin the vodka/
ridger

Evergreen Park, IL

#76 Nov 14, 2013
the song was boogy fever.I remember sitting on the stereo watching the girls danc,.had to take off out the back door when mom came home though.lol
Trip

Oak Lawn, IL

#77 Nov 20, 2013
We used to ditch lunch at Richards and go to Fiores for food, until he called and turned us in. The school students boycotted his place after that. He lost a ton of business doing that
Ridge Rat

Chicago, IL

#78 Nov 20, 2013
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Vern's or Bills on Ridgeland. How about the Mt Carmel Fest with the procession and Dago bombs going off every block.
Rat

Oak Lawn, IL

#79 Nov 22, 2013
Coast to Coast was a nice hometown hardware store. Dave knew the answer of any question you had!
Maggie

Marquette, MI

#80 Dec 25, 2013
I grew up in Oak Lawn and Palos Heights.

I remember Franks Department Store in oak Lawn. I believe they closed in the mid '70s.There was also a store called "Robert Hall" that sold discount clothes for kids. Perfect for my Mom with 5 kids and a tight household budget!

I also remember a rather nice restaurant in Chicago Ridge called Ridgeland Farms. Haven't been able to fnd out when it closed. Very interested in any information anyone has on this restaurant, as my family celebrated many holidays and events there.
dishwasher

Worth, IL

#81 Dec 26, 2013
Ridgeland Farms is still there. It is now called Garden Chalet banquets.
It is on the west side of Ridgeland which is Worth Ill.
It still looks very similar inside ( like a big barn roof).
I washed dishes there in the back building in the 60's
Bus Boy

Chicago, IL

#82 Dec 26, 2013
It was Village Farm between Ridgeland Farm and Garden Chalet. I worked at both RF and VF. RF was owned by 2 guys Roy and Frank. Roy lived in the house behind it I think.

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