John Whiteside Memorial Golf Outing returns after pandemic break

Even non-golfers can help support this fundraiser.

Why the memorial squad raises funds

“The economy has changed, and some businesses have gone out of business. And some people are just trying to make ends meet. We do understand it is hard for a lot of people right now. So, hopefully, we can come close to what we did before.”

—  Sharon Eck, coordinator of the golf outing and volunteer member of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad

The Herald-News connection

An old newspaper photo of Herald-News reporter John Whiteside. Writing stories and columns for the paper for 34 years, Whiteside frequently preferred to work at Joliet restaurants.