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                            A.B.A.T.E.OF ILLINOIS
                     South Suburban Chapter
Volume 20 Issue 10                                                                        OCT 2006

     From the             on the Will Co.          (more are available)        838-1730 and let me
       Prez:              chapters 4th Annual      and come out to the         know if you’d like
                          Hooters & Scooters       party so that we can        them. These are
       Our first bikini   run. I’m proud to        help 11 yr. old Peter       limited and are a first
bike wash at Polekatz     report that once again   Tilecky receive the         come, first serve basis.
gentleman’s club was a    South Suburban took      care he needs. A            There’s a catered
“washout” (O.K. more      the flag (and the        special thanks to           dinner and door prizes
bad puns I promise).      ‘special’ trophy)        Mario & Barbie              included with the
Unfortunately as we       home. Despite the        Contreras who came          bowling. This will also
were setting up, the      weatherman’s attempts    out and helped the          be the last fund raiser
sky opened up for ~15     to spoil the event it    board members get the       our chapter will have
min and soaked            was a beautiful day      raffle tickets out to       for the year and we
everything. The rest      and judging by the       everyone.                   desperately need the
of the day weather was    smiles I saw, most       Anyone who would be         funds.
threatening and kept      everyone was enjoying    willing to help us at the
most folks away.          themselves.              benefit can contact any             That covers a
BUT, those that did                                board member. We’ll         lot of what’s happen-
brave the weather had            Next week will need help selling raffle       ing socially. On the
a great time!!..we even   be our 2nd Annual        tickets, with the           legislative front we’ve
had a few Westgate        Chicago White Sox        costume contest,            recently been informed
chapter members           bike night outing &      preparing the hall &        that if you fail the
show up and tell us       we’ve got an even        cleaning-up, and a few      motorcycle riders test
what a great event        bigger group going this security staff.              (written or riding) at
South Suburban had.       year. Thanks to John                                 the Secretary of
Thanks to everyone        Kolar & Eneyda for               Next month will     State’s facility, you will
that came out & to the    their efforts with this. bring around the            have to go back and
Kitties at Polekatz for                            chapter’s Candlelight       successfully complete
being such great                 By now every- bowling party on                it there in order to
sports and seein’ to it   one should have          November 18th at            obtain your class M
that we all had fun.      received the raffle      Strike & Spare II in        license. Even if you
                          tickets for the Hallow- Lockport. We will            were to later success-
      Yesterday           een benefit. I hope      have tickets for sale at    fully complete the rider
myself & a group from     you all will give us a   the next meeting or         education class
South Suburban went       hand selling these       give me a call (815)        offered by the state
Volume 20 Issue 10                                 2                                       OCT 2006

     From the           priority and volunteer a   about the next one.          meeting-please con-
    Prez: cont’         couple hours. Please                  We have sent      sider
                                                   out this years benefit       bringing something for
                        contact Joe “Chick”
universities, the waiver                           raffle tickets to our        the pot luck.
                        Chickerillo for details.
you would receive                                  members.                     Mary(my better half)
                        (708) 423-8915
from the course would                              Once you sell yours          told told me she has
                               Don’t forget        please drop the money
no longer be accepted.                                                          the chicken covered so
                        that the November          and ticket stubs off to
It’s not hard to see                                                            maybe
                        chapter meeting will be    Dave Lynch at the Sept/
how this could in-                                                              some other main
                        on Sunday the 19th at      Oct Chapter
crease demand for the                                                           dishes, salads, and
                        Belvedere Chateau          meetings or at the Octo-     deserts
university courses      (2pm) and the closing      ber Board meeting.           should do it.
(which currently fill   odometer readings will     If you can’t get to one                 Our 2006
extremely quickly)      be taken for the VP        of these send via snail      special person, Peter
even more. This is      high mileage contest at    mail to the Chapter PO       and his family have
just one more reason    that time.                 (found on last page of       moved to Bridgeview
that we need to work                               newsletter)                  as of 10/1/06. His
hard at protecting the          Thanks again        with the stubs and a        Mom is getting
rider education fund. for all the hard work in     check to ABATE of             him enrolled in school
                                                   Illinois South Suburban      right now. ALSO, he
                         keeping us one of last
       We’ve also                                  and                          is able to move his left
                         remaining FREE states
received requests to                               note halloween benefit       right leg a little bit and
                         for bikers.
assist some of the                                 in the memo section.         is getting
                         Respectfully,             MAKE sure to get this
election campaigns in                                                           some feeling in his left
                           Mike                    in the mail so we get it
the area. Our organi-                                                           leg. Right now the best
                                                   10 days prior to the         thing is aggressive PT
zation owes its                    The             event so we can add the      to maximize this im-
strength to the strong         P.R. desk           raffle stubs to the
bonds we’ve created                                                             portant change in
                                                   draw. If you need more        his condition. We in
with our legislators.             Thanks to
                                                   raffle books CALL me,        the Chapter are in a
One of the best (&       came out for the BIKE
                                                   I have many that can         perfect position to help
easiest) things we can Washat PoleKatz. We         still be sold if you knpw    make this happen.
do to retain those       made a little
                                                   of folks who want                       If you have
                         bit of money for the
relationships is to                                to contribute to a good      any questions about
volunteer a few hours                              cause.                       the event, or getting
                          and more importantly,
and help out. It can be everyone had a really                 I am getting      more tickets, or
as simple as answering good time. I have been      some cool raffle prizes      getting prizes for the
phones, making or                                  for the event and we are     event to me
                         asked to not pick the
delivering yard signs, date next year              working                      please call me and we
or walking a neighbor- because I have bad          on the music now.            will get it taken care
hood with a candidate. luck with rainy days,       Also, a food                 of.
                                                    list will be going around        John Kolar
I hope you will make but people are already
                                                   at the next Chapter
preserving our rights a asking
Volume 20 Issue 10                                          3                                    OCT 2006

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                                     SS ABATE bOARD         MEMBERS 2005

 TITLE                      NAME                           PHONE                           E-MAIL
President            Mike Panzer                    815-838-1730
Vice-President       Dennis “Grump” Bryant           1-773-581-4838
Treasurer            Dave Lynch                     708-757-3459
Secretary            Cher Bryant                     708-389-5971
Membership           Eneyda Rodriguez                773-581-4838
State Rep.           Don Swider                      815-462-0840
Ass’t State Rep.     Rick “Richochet” Miller         630-514-5587       ------------------------------
Activities                          open
Legislative          Joseph “Chick” Chickerillo      708-423-8915
P.R.                 John Kolar                     708-361-8112
Safety and ed.       Honda Ed                        708-460-1220
Products                             open
Newsletter           Leo O’Connor                    708-333-0174
Sgt. At Arms         Rich “TROLL” Fry                773-284-1019
Member at large      Greg “Gramps” Ellis             708-424-8775 
Member at large      Dawn Winterfeldt                815-929-9482
Web Master           Dave Lynch                      708-757-3459
Assistant State.     Ed Domine                       815-436-4903
Volume 20 Issue 10                                     4                                            OCT 2006
  A.B.A.T.E. OF ILLINOIS LEGAL SERVICES                                                           &
                               “Lawyers of -Iron”
                               Have you been injured?                                   October 8th
                                                                                        RED’S CYCLE Swap
       Why pay a lawyer 33% or 40% of YOUR                                              meet at Peotone Il.
                                                                                        Will County Fairgrounds
                        money?                                                          10 till 4 [page 11]

At A.B.A.T.E. OF ILLINOIS LEGAL SERVICES, A.B.A.T.E. mem-                               October 14th
bers:                                                                                   PACTOBERFEST
                                                                                        N.E. Region fundraiser
•    pay only 28 1,4%*                                                                  and flag event
+ are not charged for recovery of damage to
    your motorcycle                                                                     October 21st our own
                                                                                        HALLOWEEN party
¨have access to a 24-hour toll-free telephone number                                    7p.m. @ Glenmakers
                                                                                        [page 5]

Call Rod Taylor                                                                         October 21st
                                                                                        Will County’s Party
                                                                                        ending the “Book Run”
                                   ATTENTION                                            October 28th Brothers
                 1-800-25 RIDER                                                         of Grundy Halloween
                (1-800-257-4337) ALL MEMBERS                                            Party

. of total recovery. Expenses as approved by client.          THE
                                                                                        November 18th
                                                            WAYBACK                     South Suburban
                                                            mACHINE”                    Candlelight Bowl
                                                                                        Flyer on page 12.

                                                       “The WAYBACK
                                                       is a celebration of our past
                                                                                        Christmas Party!
                                                       20 years as an organization      flyer coming soon
                                                       and as a political grass roots
                                                       group. We also give
                                                       back into the commu-
                                                       nities in which we all           FLAG EVENTS FOR
                                                       live. Would anyone               THE NORTHEAST
                                                       else have a moment               REGION ARE LISTED
                                                       of history to share?             ON PAGE 10 OF THIS
                                                       PICTURES are                     ISSUE. GO HAVE SOME
                                                       needed, thank you for            FUN...
                                                       your help...
Volume 20 Issue 10   5   OCT 2006
Volume 20 Issue 10                                 6                                OCT 2006
                        Robert G Elliott           applications can be     your email address on
                                                   obtained by printing it the membership
                        Anne Marie Gershak         from our website        application.
        Please help me  Emanuel Irfan              (,
welcome the following Bob P Kirby                                                 Next up, the
                                                   attend a chapter
people to the South     Loren D Kuech              meeting or come out South Suburban
Suburban family:        William W Legge, Jr.                               Chapter is hosting its
                                                   to a chapter event.
Fred W. Anderson        Margarette A Lenerville                            annual Halloween
                                                   To expedite the
Ron Castellano          Wesley Lenerville                                  Benefit at Glenn
                                                   processing of your
James Misner            Robert J Lewis                                     Makers American
                                                   application send all
Michelle Misner         John M Martis                                      Legion Post No. 1160
                                                   renewals to
Nick Pavich             William B Michaels         A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois (located at 10739 South
Rodney Swinson          Vincent J Perfetto                                 Ridgeland Avenue,
                                                   - South Suburban
Charlotte Tull          Chris Regalado                                     Chicago Ridge) on
                                                   Chapter, P.O. Box
Ron Walsh               Aaron D Ridgley                                    Saturday, October 21,
                                                   142, Tinley Park,
There are plenty of     Joe Beretta Rizzo          Illinois 60477. Also, 2006. Hope to see you
                                                             MARION GALLOWAY, Jr.
opportunities to join   Mike Ross                                          there!
                                                   if you would like to
South Suburban or       Kirk Saflarski             receive information
other biker related     Tony Schipiour             regarding A.B.A.T.E. Peace & Love
events. Take a look at Alfred E Smith                                      Eneyda Rodríguez
                                                   of Illinois or other
our Up & Coming         John ‘Skip’ L Studnicka    motorcycle-related
Events section or call  Kathleen D Studnicka       events, please include
any officer with        Theodore J Trojan
questions. Again,       Richard M Ward
welcome to A.B.A.T.E. Marty Zamecnik
of Illinois.
                               Currently, the
        If your name is South Suburban Chapter
listed below your       has 865 active members.
membership has lapse    I cannot stress enough
and this will be your   how important it is to
LAST ISSUE (updated receive the information
as of ):                both our chapter and
Eugene M Adler          state paper contains.
Carol a Arevalo         South Suburban will lose
Raymond P Arevalo, Jr. 35 members if you
Christopher R Banasiak decide to let your
Deanna Bialczak         membership lapse. Our
Annette R Cantu         efforts to continue to
Alfredo Cantu, Jr.      fight for the rights of
Dale Anne Chambers      motorcyclist will then
Craig G Chlebos         decline. Membership
Christine Craig
Volume 20 Issue 10   7                            OCT 2006

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                     Sleep Disorder Equipment
                     Oxygen Systems and supplies
                     Wheelchairs and accessories
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                     Bathroom Safety equipment
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                     To place and order or for inquiry
                         call 1-800-564-2025
Volume 20 Issue 10                                                 8                                     OCT 2006
  member of the                    Have you held any posi-
     month                       tions in Abate? none yet!                        OPEN ROAD RADIO
    Terry Hughes (Tik)              Have you been ony any                 Sunday’s,7-9PM   WCKG 105.9FM
What is your occupation? long rides lately? The
 Comunication Technician antique run in the Aleghany                         With hosts Gina Woods and ‘Jo’
 How long have you been Mountains with you guys (me                        cohosts Dan Schmitt & Jim Viverito
riding, What bike is your and Leo) the Confederate                         For Motorcycling fun, news,tech tips
favorite and why ? I have and the Yankee rallies with
been riding since I was 15, you guys.                                         music, racing and lots more!
my first bike was a wizzer.
Now I have a 42WLA, 55
KH, and a 96 FLHTCUI,
                                           Robin’s notes: Leo
the favorite is the KH
                                 and Tik have been friends
model (k-model)
                                 since they where about 6. Tik
 I have had 2 -3-wheelers, is one of the coolest old
a superglide shovelhead, 2- school bikers I know. He has
45’s, about 10 altogether. a wide array of skin art, and I
   How long have you been have learned a lot from him
an abate member? since over the years. He was there
90 or something.                 when I had my first bike, a
  Married or Single?             Triumph Bonneville , and he
Married to Nancy, I              had plenty of patience then.
remember getting maried on He and his wife Nancy are
                                 both great friends, that I
halloween, but I don’t
                                 know we can always depend
remember which year, but
                                 on.. I know when he says he
its been around 14 years.        will be there he is there.
    What made you want           Man, what a great jokster he           LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL R. DONAHUE
to become an Abate      the helmet roast, he                 16061 SOUTH 94TH AVENUE
member?                          would say things like “That                   ORLAND HILLS, IL 60477
    You guys, Leo talked         mans nuts! Grab ‘em!” We                          (708) 873-1340
me into it, then J.P. bought would be rolling in hysteracle
me a membership.                 laughter..I am telling you, he               Attorney concentrated in:
   Do you have any other is one guy you will always
hobbies? Just trying to          have fun with..He is never
                                 arragant or vain, but yet here        * Real Estate Closings
destroy my liver, I guess.
                                 is a guy thats really been
  . What is you favorite                                               * Criminal, Traffic & Accident Matters
                                 around bikes his whole life, in
Abate memory?                                                          * Secretary of State Hearings
                                 Texas as well as in the
   Us working the gate           Chicago area..Thanks, Tik for         * Personal Injury
together at the helmet roast. being our great friend for so            * Driving Permits for Employment,
     If there was anything long. Robin..                                 Education and Medical Purposes
you could change about
Abate, what would it be?
  I don’t know I would
change anything, maybe                                                    SOUTH SUBURBAN ABATE MEMBER
giving all the officers a raise.
(he laughs)
Volume 20 Issue 10                                                9                                      OCT 2006
                              Glenmakers American Legion     During the next couple of      Suburban A.B.A.T.E. – this
         GRUMP’S              Hall (located at 107th &       month, South Suburban          is your chance.
        MESSAGE               Ridgeland Avenue). This        will hold nominations for      Following the Halloween
                              year’s recipient is 11-year-oldchapter board offices.         Benefit, the next chapter
                              Peter Tilecky. As I stated in  There will be a few officers   event will be a Candlelight
The winners from the sale of
                              my previous article, Peter     stepping down from their       Bowl on Saturday,
the state bike raffle tickets
                              was stricken with a brain      posts and we need to see       November 18, 2006 with
were announced at the
                              tumor which was operated on    some new/or old faces step     registration beginning at
Springfield Mile Races on
                              during 2004. Afterwards, he    forward. We need to have       8:00 p.m. Tickets will be
September 3, 2006. The
                              suffered two strokes which     more active involvement        available and if you would
winners for this year’s
                              have affected the mobility of  and continuous service         like to preregister for
drawing are:
                              his legs and left arm. He      from the chapter members       lanes, please call any
Heritage HD Kevin
                              requires hydration and sodium  to ensure our rights as        chapter officer.
Frederich - Tremont
                              supplements which he takes     motorcyclists. This time of    Summer has come to a
Vespa Don Classel -
                              through an enthralled feeding  the year serves as an          close although, not without
                              tube. Peter’s mom, Anna is a   opportunity for those who      a road trip under my belt.
Polaris ATV Randy
                              single parent working hard to  want to do more by             I headed to the Carolinas
Reeder - Mansfield, OH
                              raise four boys on a very      becoming active partici-       during the latter part of
$400 Mike Hoffman -
                              limited income. Come on out    pants of this organization.    August for two weeks.
                              and help Peter and his family  If you want to consider        Unfortunately, hurricane
$300 Jim Stanek -
                              by raising the much needed     running for a board            season is not the best time
                              funds to help him maintain his position, have someone         to travel southeast - I’ll
$200 Wendy Kuster -
                              current functions and to       nominate you during the        remember that for next
                              support his socialization      October and November           year. My destination was
$100 Greg Jensen -
                              activities with his peers.http://
                                                             chapter meeting or be a        Myrtle Beach and there
                            write-in candidate the day     were some good sunny
Congratulations to all the
                              group/neregA.B.A.T.E./.        of chapter elections in        days. I enjoyed the ride
                                                             December. Being a              and relaxation although,
                              You should have received a chapter member takes               now it’s time to tackle some
Finally, thanks to all who
                              letter and raffle tickets from commitment and hard            important issues. With the
came out during Bike Rally
                              the chapter. Please            work. South Suburban’s         General Assembly heading
Night at U.S. Cellular Field
                              consider buying or sell the    chapter elections will be on   back in session on
on Monday, September 18,
                              raffle tickets you received. Thursday, December 21,           November 14, 2006 we
2006. The Chicago White
                              All proceeds raised during 2006 at 8:00 p.m. so come          need to keep our eyes and
Sox played host to the
                              this event will help Peter     on out to vote-in your new     ears opened. A.B.A.T.E. of
Detroit Tigers and it was a
                              Tilecky. During the evening board. South Suburban             Illinois’s job is never done.
great time. Until next year’s
                              there will be a costume        has several meetings that      As Peter Fonda said in
game . . .
                              contest, pot luck dinner,      are scheduled throughout       The Wild Angels,
                              raffle prizes and a band       the year, the board of
Don’t forget the next
                              performing throughout the directors meets the first            “We want to be free to
Peotone Swap Meet is
                              night. Come out and join       Wednesday of the month         ride our machines without
scheduled for Sunday,
                              us.                            and chapter meetings are       being hassled by the
October 1, 2006. South
                              During the past year, South generally on the third            man.”
Suburban will have a
                              Suburban has participated Thursday of the month
membership table to help
                              in a number of parades and (with a few exceptions).           As always, watch yourself
answer questions, renew or
                              we appreciate the support      Also, South Suburban hosts     out there!
sign up new members.
                              of those who have joined in several events throughout         Grump
Hope to see you there!
                              on the parade route. Let’s     the year which we ask the
                              continue to participate        chapter officers to attend
Next up, South Suburban’s
                              because that’s the only way and assist. If anyone is          P.S. I need helmet roast
Halloween Benefit on
                              we can advance our cause. interested in being an              T-shirts #3,4,5 and #9 for
Saturday, October 21,
starting at 7:00 p.m. at                                     active participant of South    a quilt raffle.
Volume 20 Issue 10                                            10                          OCT 2006

     LEGISLATIVE                from ourselves, and we                 NORTHEAST REGION FLAG EVENTS
       CORNER                   allow it. We are being
                                rounded up and penned in
         I took this article    by an overbearing, over-
                                reaching government that        OCT. 14 PAC TOBERFEST NORTH EAST
out of the newspaper:
                                does what these activists       REGION EVENT
         “Government            groups want instead of what
Intrusion”                      their constituents want!
This isn’t about the duck, or                                   OCT. 21 BOOK RUN [PARTY] WILL COUNTY
foie gras, it’s about smoking             So it comes down
in a restaurant, wearing your   to should government be
                                                                OCT 28 HALLOWEEN PARTY BROTHERS
seat belt, using your cell      able to tell a business owner
                                                                OF GRUNDY
phone, eating what YOU          in their own business, what
want. It is about how much      they can or can’t sell if it is
we, as Americans, are going     legitimate? Will these
                                                                NOV. 25 ULTIMATE BIKER TALENT SHOW
to allow government to          impositions stop with
                                                                SOUTHERN DUPAGE
intrude into our lives.         businesses or move to our
Whether on the local, state,    homes? How long will it be
or federal level, government    before government starts to
intrusion into our lives is     impose a fat tax on pizza,
taking leaps and bounds as      Big Macs and Whoppers,
we stand by and just watch      and check furniture for
freedom after freedom           safety?
erode — “all for the good
of the children!”                     Are we to sit idle as
                             they take away one freedom
         It wasn’t long ago  after another? Unfortunately,     South Suburban Abate
that we were told, “We       we probably will. (End of
would never pull you over    article) Think how                  Wishes To Properly
                             fortuante we are as mem-
just for not wearing your
seat belt.”                  bers of ABATE. We belong           Thank Mr. Michael F.
                             to an organization that is
We allow ourselves to be
led by the nose by our       fighting for our rights as                  Hupy
                             motorcyclists. This is an
politicians who are con-
trolled by radical left-wing election year, let’s try and     For All His Help And Con-
                             get the people elected that
activist groups such as
PETA, the Sierra Club,       support our beliefs. The                   tinued
Save the Rain Forests, Save voter guides will be out in
the Whales, Save the         October. When you go to          Sppport Of This Organiza-
Dolphins. How about saving vote, use them and when
the few freedoms we have     you are done, hand it to                    tion.
left?                        someone else. Tell your
                             family and friends we need
         These groups claim their help.
that they are saving us and
our children — apparently Chick
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                                                                         The opinions expressed
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                                                                         and not the Chapter or
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Next Board meeting
Oct 4th at Lot 4

Oct. 19th is our next
membership meeting
Glenmakers Post
8:00 P.M.


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