Flashback Friday: Chicago Ghost Conference III

This October, I thought it might be fun to take our readers on a trip down memory lane. I started doing talks on the legends and lore of Illinois in 2007, and since then, I’ve been lucky to have attended many great events, meeting a lot of interesting folks in the process. It was hard […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: St. James-Sag Church and Cemetery

Location: St. James-Sag Church and Cemetery is located at 10600 South Archer Avenue in Lemont, Illinois, just north of the intersection of Archer Avenue (Route 171) and W. 107th Street. [] St. James of the Sag Church and Cemetery is the terminus point of the Archer Avenue “triangle.” The oldest site of Catholic worship in […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Resurrection Cemetery

Location: Resurrection Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleums is located at 7201 Archer Avenue in Justice, Illinois. Chet’s Melody Lounge is located at 7400 South Archer Road in Justice, Illinois. Willowbrook Ballroom & Banquets is located at 8900 Archer Avenue in Willow Springs, Illinois. [] Resurrection Mary is undoubtedly Chicagoland’s most famous ghost. For over 70 years […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: German Church Road

[] German Church is a nondescript avenue running between Willow Springs Road and County Line Road, just a half-mile north of Healing Waters Park. The area is sparsely populated and two streams, Flag and Devil’s Creek, gently wind their way through the nearby woods. During the 1950s, not very many people had a reason to […]

Virtual Tour of Archer Avenue: Archer Woods Cemetery

Location: Archer Woods Memorial Park Cemetery is located off South Kean Avenue, across from Buffalo Woods, in Hickory Hills, Illinois. [] Archer Woods Cemetery is located at 8301 Kean Avenue next to Lithuanian Cemetery, across the street from Buffalo Woods. Separated from Archer Avenue by the Tri State Tollway and US Rout 45 exit and […]