PAST REUNIONS (from most recent to 1990)
IN 2015
1995 Class -- 20 years! Friday, June 26th 2015 to Saturday, June 27th 2015: gala dinner cruise on the Mystic Blue at Navy Pier and a barbecue picnic in Oz Park. 
1990 Class -- 25 years! Saturday Sept 12, 2015. Historic Parkway Ballroom (Bronzeville), 4455 S. Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago
1964-65 Clases -- 50 years! October 10, 2015; Mirage Restaurant of the Four Points Hotel, 10255 W. Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL; evening of food, drinks, dancing and fun!
1955 Classes -- 60 years! Family-style luncheon at Marcello's Restaurant, 645 W North Avenue, Chicago.

IN 2014
1959 Class -- 55 Years: hosted by Anne Klessig Stewart at her home, June 28. It was great catching up since five years ago!
1962 June Class -- 70th birthdays celebration with a pot luck, at Dee Wozniak's home with a yard party on Sept 20th.
1964-1979 Classes -- grand multi-year reunion at Marriott Hotel near Midway Airport, the weekend of Sept 19th to 21st. Featured Activity Night with karaoke contest, prizes and food on Friday night, tour of school in the morning on the 20th and then dinner dance with royalty and awards. Sunday morning breakfast buffet, recognitions and awards.
1994 Class reunion barbeque on July 26.

IN 2013
1973 Class -- 40 Years: A reunion picnic for the class was held June 29, 2013 in Lincoln Park.
2003 Class – 10 Years: Weekend of October 12, 2013. Contact Eric Gastevich at or Lia Garcia,  for details.
1963-Jan 1964: Weekend of Oct 19-20. The group visited Lincoln Park High School on Saturday and were shown around the school by students. They gathered at Wildfire in Glenview on Sunday for a luncheon.

IN 2012
1962 Classes: Sept 14-16, at Monastero's Ristaurante in Chicago
1992 Class: June 2, at Zella's in Chicago
2002 Class: July 27-28, 2012, contact Chauncy Clark for more details

IN 2011
1951 Classes: Sept 18, Four Points Hotel in Schiller Park, IL
1956 Classes: Oct 19-20, Las Vegas
1961 Classes: June 17, Manzo's Ristorante & Banquet Facility in Des Plaines, IL
2001 Class: June 18, John Barleycorn in Chicago

IN 2010
1950 Classes: October 9, 2010, East Bank Club in Chicago
1960 Classes: Aug 21, 2010 at Athena Restaurant, 212 S. Halsted St, Chicago
1995 Classes: Aug 20, 2010 at Hyatt Regency O'Hare
2000 Class: October 8-10, 2010 (Columbus Day weekend)

IN 2009
January 1959 Reunion
On Sept. 5th, 2009, 22 classmates plus some spouses, gathered at the home of Anne Klessig Stewart in Burr Ridge, IL for cocktails, appetizers, and dinner. The party was hosted by Anne, Nancy Habetler Kaliebe, and Jean Fenrich Weitzel. Reviewing the 1958-1959 Wallerian yearbook and other old and new photos, gave everyone a chance to chat and catch up with what has been going on in our lives for the past 50 years. It was so much fun putting the faces with the names we remembered. The years have been good to us and we thank “Waller” for giving us the foundation that shaped our futures. Many could not attend due to medical, family, and travel circumstances, but hopefully we can celebrate with another reunion in five years.
Class of 1999 Ten-Year Reunion Recap
Alumni from the LPHS Class of 1999 came home to roost over Labor Day weekend for their ten-year reunion. Alumni from far and wide attended, flying in from east and west coasts. The weekend kicked off on Friday evening a few blocks from the school at Glascott's, where over fifty graduates gathered to catch up and reconnect with familiar faces, passing the night away with old friends. As the evening progressed, the reunion moved over to Olé into the wee hours of the night. Saturday night featured a reunion event at Lit Lounge with family and friends. On Sunday, members of the class gathered in Oz Park for a barbecue, reminiscing about the good old days and teachers past and present.
Special thanks go to Tasha Robinson, Shari Soto, and Ada Marshall plus all other alumni who committed time to organize events and get the word out for a successful reunion.
The 1989 class celebrated 20-years during the weekend of September 4th-6th, 2009. Events included bowling Friday night, the Saturday the LPHS Open House Luncheon, overlooking the city atop the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) and sharing the evening with IB students and staff at the Chi Bar (Sheraton Hotel). The weekend was topped off with a Dinner Cruise on the “Spirit of Chicago” on Sunday evening. “It was great seeing faces of all who participated in this wonderful, monumental reunion and the pleasure was all mine in orchestrating this event for the class of 1989!! Continue to be successful in all that you do by knowing that SUCCESS HAS NO LIMITS, even 20 plus years and climbing!”
Classes of 1969-1974
Everyone had a ball at this All-Waller High School Reunion on August 14-15, 20009. It was a gala affair with all of the trimmings of a great time, great memories, and great fun. Food and music highlighted the Friday night gathering as we donned our blue and gold, “old school style” dress, and celebrated to the sock-hop tunes of the late sixties and early seventies. Master of Ceremonies Johnnie Dossie (69) guided us threw the arsenal of activities planned, like yearbook sharing, raffle contest, etc. The main event Saturday night dinner dance featured “after-5 attire”, photo shoots, and the trivial pursuits of classmates, bringing awe and laughter to the Wallerian spirit that night. Everyone present had a great time, and we cannot wait until the next get-together.
Class of 1984, 25 years
The Class of 1984 celebrated their 25th year reunion on August 8, 2009 at the beautiful McCormick Place Hyatt. It was a memorable event. The night was filled with high school memories, dancing and reconnecting with old friends. A highlight of the evening included a beautiful slideshow created by Nooshig Salvador (Caliskan), who captured our wonderful high school experience as well as paid tribute to our deceased classmates and to those with military service.

IN 2008
Classes of 1953--55th
Date: October 4, 2008
Location: home of Shirley Ilg Rieck, 725 S. Fifth Ave, Des Plaines, IL, near O'Hare airport, 4:30 pm. Cost (of catered dinner with wine or coffee, water, etc.) approximately $30.00 per person.
Classes of 1958--50th
Dates: September 19-22, 2008.
1) Friday afternoon: high school tour and pizza social following.
2) Saturday: sightseeing boat trip with the Architectural Foundation and special tour of Lincoln Park Zoo
3) Sunday: an evening gala at Entourage Restaurant (Schaumburg, IL) beginning at 6 pm, with dinner, dancing and DJ until 10 pm.
4) Monday: breakfast/brunch buffet at Courtyard Marriott in Schaumburg. RSVP deadline is June 15th. For more information, contact: Bill Jahnke at 
Classes of 1988-89--20th
August 2 and 3, 2008: on Saturday evening at Marcello’s Father and Son Pizza (North Avenue), dinner and dancing. On Sunday, August 3 in Oz Park at 11am, a picnic for families. For more information, contact April Kibler at Organizing committee consisted of April (Monti) Kibler, Christopher Jinks, Stacey Mansker-Young, Alexis Eiseman, Ellen McLaughlin.
Class of 1998: July 26-27
Saturday 7/26 at 8:00pm at Landmark Grill and Lounge, 1633 N Halsted St, Chicago.
There was a VIP after party, at a venue to be announced, following the reunion at Landmark.
Sunday 7/27, a barbeque/get- together at Hollywood Beach at noon.
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IN 2007
Classes of 1957--50th Reunion
The 50th reunion banquet was Sept. 29, 2007 at the Wellington of Arlington Banquet Hall in Arlington Heights, with cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm and dancing after dinner. A tour of Waller High School/Lincoln was offered on Friday afternoon (Sept. 28), with a pizza meal after the tour in a nearby restaurant. Also offered: an architectural tour by boat on the Chicago River, sponsored by the Chicago Architectural Foundation.
Reunion Contacts: Jackie Kraft Granat, Bill Lane & Inge Weinert Teske.
Class of 1986 post 20 year Reunion.
Date: Saturday August 25, 2007, place Chicago’s famous Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, 1059 W Addison, Chicago. An informal setting that included variety of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages a private room, from 7 pm to 10 pm. For more information, contact Nita Shinn at 312-927-1146 or Loni Strach at 773-407-1488.
Class of 1987 20-Year Reunion, Saturday August 4, 2007
The party was at 7 p.m. at Venus in Greektown, Chicago. Planning committee: Ellen Morrison, Miki Hong, Stacy Klein, Ray & Yvonne DeJongh, Lynn Steiner. For more details, contact Lynn at 312-503-4745 or Ellen at 630-479-7150. 
Class of 1997 Ten-Year Reunion, Saturday, July 28
Place was the Landmark Grill & Lounge, 1633 N. Halsted, from 8pm to closing. Contact Erica Flemates,, Gina Ercoli, for more information. 
25th Year Weekend for Classes of 1980-82: July 27-29
Friday evening July 27--Informal Meet & Greet Reception at Bronzeville Coffee House, 528 E. 43rd Street, Chicago. Saturday evening, July 28--Dinner/Dance held at Biagio's Banquet, newly remodeled facility located at: 4242 N. Central Avenue, Chicago. Sunday afternoon, July 29--Picnic at Dan Ryan Woods Forest Preserve 95th & Western. For more information, call Juan Calixto at (773) 890-7665.
1966-1967 Classes (40th)
Date: June 23, 2007. Place: Sherwood Room, 4722 W. Armitage. Time: 6 pm cocktails, 7 pm buffet dinner. Tickets $75/person, due June 1 at the latest, includes 4 hour open bar, dinner, DJ & lots of fun. Call Clara Anderson Lyle for more information: 773-772-5289

IN 2006
1950-1952 (55th): Sunday, Sept 24
Place was Sheraton 4 Points Hotel, Irving Park Road & Mannheim in Schiller Park. Cost was $39.00 per person and included hors d'oeuvres at 11:30 am plus a hot, family style meal at 12:30 pm. There was an open bar. A block of rooms were reserved at the special price of $89.00 per night. For more information, please contact Pat Faulstich Campbell at 847-669-9647 or Laura Engel Klaus by email at

1956 classes (50th): September 8-9
On Friday, a casual gathering happened at Lincoln Park Zoo in the afternoon, followed by a pizza party. On Saturday afternoon, a tour of the school was led by Phyllis Wright, retired assistant principal. In the evening, a banquet/party was held at Manzo’s Banquets, 1571 S. Elmhurst Rd in Des Plaines, IL. For more information, contact class contact agents Bob Brownson at or Marseda Hamilton Laing ( or 503-639-3571).

1996 (10th): August 12-13
Saturday, the action was at Spoon on Wells Street and on Suncay there was a midday picnic at Montrose Beach. Contact Olayinka Mohorn-Mintah at or 708-574-5183 to know more details. To keep abreast of future developments, please sign up for the listserve at

IN 2005
1959-1960-1961 classes (45th): September 16-18
A dinner was on Saturday, September 17 at the Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O’Hare at 6501 N. Mannheim Road in Rosemont, Illinois (reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m). Other reunion events included: a bus trip to the Elgin Casino on Friday evening, a Saturday bus tour of the neighborhood near the school and downtown Chicago (including a stop at the high school) and a brunch on Sunday morning at the Sheraton Gateway Suites hotel.
A block of rooms at the Sheraton Gateway Suites was reserved at $99 per night.
Locating classmates was started by using the mailing list provided by the Waller/Lincoln Park High School Alumni Association. A website ( was set up to supply information about the reunion, indicating names of persons who had been located and those who would be attending. It also helped find “lost” classmates, allowed sign up for attending the dinner and/or other events, and collected memory book information.
1955 classes (January & June) 50th reunion: Sept. 9-10
A dinner was on Saturday, September 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Monastero's Restaurant (Pulaski & Devon) in Chicago. There was also an optional Saturday afternoon visit at the school and an optional Friday night get-together at the Hampton Inn (Skokie) from 6-10:00 p.m. Call Dee Semple Eirick 773-763-5823 or Diane Fritz Peters 773-774-6097 for more information.

1995 Class (10-Year): July 22-23
On Friday, the class met at Tini Martini, 2169 N. Milwaukee in Chicago, 8:00 pm to midnight. A picnic was planned for Saturday, in Lincoln Park near the zoo. For more information, contact Tyesha (Brown) Averett-Boyd at or Brioni Huff at .

IN 2004

1938-1941 (65th): Wednesday, Sept. 22
Edward Schies (1939) organized a wonderful 65th Year Reunion luncheon, with the volunteer help of Yvonne (Willis) Washington (class of 1971). Choral students from LPHS performed several songs (during their lunch period!). The place was Marcello’s Father and Sons Pizza, 645 W. North Avenue. For more information, see Winter 2004 Alumni News).

1994 (10 Year): September 4 and 5
The Saturday night dinner for adults was held at Minx Restaurant/Lounge, 111 W. Hubbard in Chicago, from 7-11 pm. On Sunday, a barbeque for families happened in Oz Park from 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact Grace Jeong at or see Winter 2004 Alumni News.

1954 classes (50th): Saturday, July 10
Place: Oak Brook Hyatt Regency, 1909 Spring Road in Oak Brook. For more information, e-mail Lucky (Palermo) Comstock at or go to Winter 2004 Alumni News.

Classes of 1971-1976 (30th): July 9-11
The place was the Hyatt Regency Oak Brook, 1909 Spring Road in Oak Brook. There was a Friday night reception, Saturday morning breakfast brunch buffet, Saturday evening banquet/dance and Sunday morning brunch buffet. An afternoon visit to Waller High/LPHS was organized; plus, the Oak Brook Mall was just steps away from the hotel. Overnight accommodations at the Hyatt were available at a reduced rate. See Winter 2004 Alumni News for more information.

IN 2003
1953 classes (50th): October 11
Place: Manzo's Restaurant, 1571 Elmhurst Road (Des Plaines). Members of classes of 1951-1955 were also invited. They arranged for a tour of the school on Saturday morning. Click HERE for a class photo taken at the dinner.  See the Alumni News published in Dec. 2003 for more details.

1993 class (10th): June 20 and 21
The celebration was kicked off at Lincoln Park High School on Friday evening with a dinner dance party. On Saturday, a barbeque began at 11:00 a.m. Children could come only on Saturday for a small fee. Contact Monique Cook-Bey at  for more information or go to the Winter 2003 issue of Alumni News.

IN 2002
1962 (40th): August 9 and 11
On Friday evening, they met from 7-11 p.m. for drinks and pizza at Dino's Restaurant at 7004 W. Higgins Road in Chicago. A picnic was enjoyed on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Old School Forest Preserve near Libertyville, IL in Lake County.  Go to the Winter 2002 issue of Alumni News for more information.

1953-60: October 27, 2001
Place: Monastero's Ristorante, 3950 W. Devon in Chicago. For more information, see the Fall 2001 issue of Alumni News.

1950, 1951 and 1952 (50th) "Reunion of the Millenium": September 16, 2001
Place: the Four Points Hotel, 10255 W. Irving Park Road (Mannheim and Irving) in Schiller Park, IL. For details, please see the Fall 2001 issue of Alumni News.
1958 Classes: (43rd year): Saturday, September 15, 2001
Place: old Starlight Room (now named Beau Jolie) at 9950 W. Lawrence in Schiller Park, Illinois. Please see the Fall 2001 issue of Alumni News for further details.
1991 (10th): Friday, September 14, 2001
Place: Marcello’s Restaurant, 645 W. North Avenue, Chicago.

1990 (10th): May 12, 2001
Place: LPHS from noon to 4:00 p.m. Pizza was catered for the gathering.