Village Woods Community Relations Manager Diana Olthoff congratulates Cosmo Merlini on his 106th birthday as his daughter, Genevieve Johnson, of Chicago Heights, right, looks on.
Steve Justman entertains the seniors at 106-year-old Cosmo Merlini's birthday bash Thursday at Village Woods in Crete.
Pictures and events from the life of 106-year-old Cosmo Merlini, of Crete, formerly of Chicago Heights.
CRETE | Nineteen presidents. Two world wars. Eleven constitutional amendments. The Model T and the electric car.
CALUMET CITY | Rosa Idora Belisle Guitterrez is a native of Belize who during her 100 years of life has cared for nearly 40 children, her relatives say.
Rosa Idora Belisle Guitterrez
LANSING | When the village kicks off the Christmas holiday season with the arrival of Santa Claus and the lighting of the municipality’s official tree, there’s usually a touch of youth on display.
LANSING | Longtime Lansing resident Virginia Kotecki said there is no magic formula for hitting the century mark, as she did when she turned 100-years-old Aug. 31.
LANSING | By this time next week, this south suburb will be able to count two centenarians among its 27,000-plus residents, and that caused Village President Norm Abbott to take a few moments Tuesday to pay tribute.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Ella VanProoyen is planning to have double the fun as she celebrates her 100th birthday Thursday.
Doreen Usselman shares her memories of living in north Hammond and her secret to longevity with The Times.
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