Interview Date: December 7, 2016
Interview Location: Morton Grove Public Library
Interviewer: Chad Comello
Transcriber: Elizabeth Ceisel
Duration: 50 minutes
The daughter of Canadian immigrants, Sandi Villano is first-generation American and has lived in Morton Grove for almost her entire life. Her parents moved here in the early 1950s, when it was still considered the “outskirts” of Chicago. Sandi remembers being a “latchkey kid” who learned chess at a young age, witnessed the moving of the Haupt-Yehl House, and participated in the village-wide Beggars’ Night and Halloween festivities of the 1960s.
An early adopter of personal computers in the 1980s, Sandi talks about serving on the District 70 school board, raising three kids in Morton Grove, and how Morton Grove has changed over the years.