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Crete resident turns 106

Crete resident turns 106

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.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crete resident turns 106

Crete resident turns 106

Steve Justman entertains the seniors at 106-year-old Cosmo Merlini's birthday bash Thursday at Village Woods in Crete.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crete resident turns 106

Crete resident turns 106

Pictures and events from the life of 106-year-old Cosmo Merlini, of Crete, formerly of Chicago Heights.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Crete resident turns 106

Crete resident turns 106

CRETE | Nineteen presidents. Two world wars. Eleven constitutional amendments. The Model T and the electric car.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Grandmother to celebrate century of life

Grandmother to celebrate century of life

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.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am
Grandmother to celebrate century of life

Grandmother to celebrate century of life

Rosa Idora Belisle Guitterrez

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing’s centenarians get to kick off Christmas holiday season

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.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

Virginia Kotecki

September 17, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

Lansing woman celebrates 100 years

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.

September 17, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing officials honor two centenarians

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.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
Lodge brother is a gem

Lodge brother is a gem

October 25, 2012 12:00 am
Woman plans two parties for landmark birthday

Woman plans two parties for landmark birthday

SOUTH HOLLAND | Ella VanProoyen is planning to have double the fun as she celebrates her 100th birthday Thursday.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
VIDEO: Doreen Usselman, 101 years old

VIDEO: Doreen Usselman, 101 years old

Doreen Usselman shares her memories of living in north Hammond and her secret to longevity with The Times.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
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