11th Annual ISDAA/Tigerland Picnic



ISDAA and Tigerland will host 11th Annual picnic on May 26, 2018. For more information or questions about this special picnic or to reserve your picnic tickets by contacting ISDAA@aol.com or from any ISDAA officers.

Admission: $5.00 with tickets ~ $7.00 at door ~ Children (from 6 to 12 years old) ~ $3.00

Directions to Tiger Den: Go on Interstate 72. Take U.S. Highway 67 (Exit #64) (about 5 miles South of South Jacksonville). Turn left at Lake Jacksonville Road. Enter South Lake Road at the bend. Follow the signs to Tiger Den. The address is 2166 South Lake Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for the Celebration Dinner


Watch video [https://youtu.be/W_P1NcqpKVg]

Come to the Dinner Celebration with Gallaudet President Bobbi Cordano presents by Gallaudet University Alumni Association Lincoln Chapter!

Event is on March 2nd, 2018!

Tickets – $25 per person


Register now at  http://www.dinnerwithbobbi.com to reserve your seating! Follow the instructions.

In Memory of Victor Uhren

ISD Attend: 9/1940 to 1942
B: 8/22/1926
D: 1/2/2018
Victor Uhren
August 22, 1926 – January 12, 2018

Victor L. Uhren, 91 of Chicago, passed away at his home on Friday, January 12, 2018. Born in Chicago on Sunday, August 22, 1926 to Peter and Regina (nee Felcyn) Uhren. Beloved husband of Genevieve (nee Campbell) Uhren; devoted father of June (Joe) Villardita, Tobin (Debra) Uhren, Jenny (Tony) DiGuida, Peggy Sue (Tom) Dunaj and the late Louis Uhren; cherished grandfather of Sheryl Phillips, Christine (Mike), Bobby (Gia), Teresa (Randy), Anthony (Aftin), Steven (Angelina), Danielle (Josh) and Jacob; dear great grandfather of Ryan, Anthony, Nicky, Noah, Dominic, Julian and Audrey; loving brother of Nick (Nancy) Uhren and the late Edwin, Francis, Loretta; fond uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews; dear father in-law of Nancy Uhren; and Dad’s best friend Bear. Visitation Tuesday 3:00pm until 9:00pm at The Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home 6901 W. Belmont Avenue Chicago where prayers will be said ___am Wednesday to St. Francis Borgia Church for a ____am mass. Interment to follow at Irving Park Cemetery Chicago. In lieu of flowers donations to Rainbow Hospice or St. Francis Borgia Church for the deaf in honor of Victor appreciated.

(Source from Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home website)

In Memory of William Myers


It is sad to announce that William Wade Myers, 85, (Class of 1953) passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

In Memory of Caroline Busby (Gutzman)


Caroline Marie Busby (Gutzman), 81
Class of 1953
Birth: 3/22/1936

1952 – ISD Homecoming Queen
1941 – 1953 – Graduated Illinois School for the Deaf
1957 – Gallaudet Homecoming Queen
1953 -1958 – BS Gallaudet College
1958 – 1965 ISD Physical Education Instructor
1976 – MA California State, Northridge
1984 – 1988 ISD child care worker Jr. High Girls
1988-1990 – Unit 2 Supervisor
January 1990 – appointed ISD Dean of girls
Retired – 5/31/1999
Death: 12/12/2017 at Arizona

3 Children: Connie, Cindy and Candy