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George Grenchik

Illinois a great place to experience autumn

Well, I was out of town last Saturday and Sunday.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am

New Chicago Archbishop comes as Cal City churches in Parish Transformation

Well, the Archdiocese of Chicago has its new leader. Pope Francis has appointed Blasé Cupich to succeed Cardinal Francis George as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He will replace the ailing George in November.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am

A few years down the road

Well, I attended one of those events that marks a seminal moment in one’s life.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day weekend filled with activities

Well, I missed some cool local events over this past Labor Day weekend.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Good luck to Cal City students for new school year

Well, school is/will be starting soon. Some have started already.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

VictorFest a success for church and community

Well, the two great undertakings of my summer have passed.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Enjoy VictorFest July 24-27 in Calumet City

Well, I’ve got that feeling again.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate our freedoms on Friday

Friday is the Fourth of July.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor addresses Cal City Chamber of Commerce

Well, I went to my first Calumet City Chamber of Commerce luncheon/meeting last week. It was at the council chambers of City Hall. I was invited by Cal City’s economic development chief Brian Swanson.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am

Thanks to retiring T.F. North baseball coach for his efforts

Well, I didn’t know Mike Kosiara, but I knew about him. I have seen his teams play. And I knew through others who played and/or coached with him, that he was dedicated, worked hard, and gave much of himself to young men of Calumet City and Lansing (but mostly to Calumet City) through the gam…

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City sinkhole could have been much worse

Well, Calumet City was a lead story on a lot of local newscasts a few days back (not always a good thing). But this was for a rather unusual circumstance that turned out not to be as bad as it could have been.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City Lions, VFW honor local heroes

Well, the Catholic Church has two new official heroes — the Church calls them saints.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Spring, time for baseball and recycling

Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

My father keeps them laughing

Well, Dad’s in the hospital.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
The season of Lent; the season of changes

The season of Lent; the season of changes

Snowmen outside George Grenchik's Calumet City home.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
The season of Lent, the season of changes

The season of Lent, the season of changes

Happy Lent.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City planning for its future

I went to a meeting a little while back.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Hopeful signs at the Chicago Auto Show

I’ve never really been much of a gear head — you know, way into cars. I’ve been around for a long time, but I’ve only owned three new cars. I’ve had used ones and I tended to keep those a long time. I was a good friend of Terry Nelleman, of the former Terry’s Motors in Calumet City, but not …

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian School in Hegewisch worth saving

Well I see that St. Florian Catholic School in Hegwisch is slated to be closed next school year by the Archdiocese of Chicago. That’s a shame.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

TV weather reports sometimes state the obvious

Well, it’s gotten cold again.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am
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