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Seniors eat, watch game for free on Saturday

Updated: March 26, 2013 2:25AM

If you are a senior citizen living in North Chicago, here’s an offer you cannot refuse.

On Saturday night, the local high school’s powerhouse boys basketball team is playing its final regular-season home game of the season, with Vernon Hills the opponent.

To make sure everybody in the community gets a chance to see the 21-1 North Chicago basketball team play, the Saturday contest is “The Road to Peoria/North Chicago Senior Citizen Night.”

Here’s what this means for the seniors in the community.

For starters, it’s free dinner in the school cafeteria starting at 5 o’clock.

Free dinner is followed by free admission to the basketball game (sophomores play at 6 and the varsity plays at 7:30).

On top of that, if you’re a senior citizen living in Kukla Towers on Jackson or Thompson Manor on Sheridan Road, you can get a free taxi ride to dinner and the game.

Taxi service is being donated by J&J Taxi. They’ll pick up residents and Kukla and Thompson at 4:30 p.m. and take them to the high school and then back home after the game.

For free. Just be outside waiting for the taxi at 4:30.

“We would like to thank Dr. Martindale and North Chicago Community District 187’s school board for supporting the dinner,” said North Chicago varsity basketball coach King Coleman.

Senior citizens who do not live in Kukla or Thompson but want to watch the game and have dinner can also do so for free. Just show up at 5 at the school.

North Chicago’s finished fourth and second in the last two state basketball tournaments.

The Warhawks will try this year to become the first Lake County school to win the state title in boys basketball.

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