50th Reunion Event Registration and Tickets

Event Details

Lane Technical High School

Class of 1973

The Class of 1973 Reunion Host Committee

Cordially invites you and a guest to the

50th Anniversary Reunion


Saturday, September 30, 2023


9:30 a.m. – Noon

Lane Technical High School

2501 W. Addison Street

Chicago, IL 60618


Meet & Greet

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Unforgettable Bar

4206 W. Irving Park

Chicago, IL 60641


Celebration Dinner

6:00 p.m. Cocktails / 7:30 p.m. Dinner

La Villa

3638 N. Pulaski Rd.

Chicago, IL 60641



Event Program

LTHS Tour 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Start the day’s celebration with a tour of the revered hallways and special spaces of our historically significant high school bringing back many treasured memories.

Enter LTHS at the M entrance in the back at the southeast corner of the school, check-in with security and meet in Civics Room #113 for a pre-tour and social gathering.

The LTHS tour is sponsored by the Lane Tech Alumni Association (LTAA). They have been keeping Lane Alumni connected & engaged since 1981. LTAA provides connections, archival resources, and academic support. www.lanetechalumni.org

You will also have the opportunity during the tour to visit the Friends of Lane Spirt Store. This is an all-volunteer, parent - driven group dedicated to supporting programs and activities for students, teachers, and Lane Tech High School. There are over 50 different types of LTHS paraphernalia that can be viewed and purchased. You can also visit the Spirt Store prior to the tour at www.friendsoflane.org

At the conclusion of the tour, we will take a group picture in the Memorial Garden.


Meet and Greet 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The afternoon event is scheduled to be at the Unforgettable Lounge. Stop by for a meet and greet with your fellow classmates. Sandwiches and snacks will be served and there will plenty of time to talk and get caught up with everyone.

The Unforgettable Lounge has been a fixture in the Old Irving Park neighborhood since the 1950's. Nancy Erskine has been the owner since 2005 and she is a Lane Tech 1978 graduate. They are a friendly neighborhood tavern that offers a wide variety of domestic, as well as craft and import brews including Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) and Old Style.  

*Drinks are not included in package at the Meet and Greet Event


Celebration Dinner Cocktails 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 7:30 p.m.

The celebration dinner is being held at La Villa Banquet Hall located in Chicago’s Old Irving Park Area and has been a local favorite with unforgettable food and service since 1972. They have even been featured on Chicago’s WTTW Program “Check Please”!

The celebration will start with a cocktail hour followed by a preselected dinner menu. LTHS memorabilia will be on display and a digital presentation of photos and other material from LTHS and significant happenings throughout our high school era will provide a backdrop for the start of our evening. There will be background music during the cocktail hour and after dinner. Individual table pictures and a group picture will be taken along with the singing of Go Lane Go.


Event Information


We are gathering photos and memorabilia to share during the evening event which will be on display in the main banquet room. We would like to have as much material that we can collect for your viewing to spark the many memories at Lane.


Please email any photos that you may have or a list of items you would be willing to share with your classmates at the evening event to lanetech1973@gmail.com. Any shared items should be marked with your name and will be returned at the time of your departure.


Dress Evening Event (Smart / Casual – Jackets Preferred)

LTHS Tour Parking 9:00 a.m. to Noon.

Parking is available at the rear near the southeast corner of the school building and is immediately accessible off Western Ave. approximately 900 feet south of Addison. Enter LTHS at the M entrance.


Unforgettable Bar 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Unforgettable Bar is located at 4206 N. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL. It is just west of the Kennedy Expressway on the north side of Irving Park and is approximately 150 feet west of Keller Ave. Parking is available on Irving Park and the surrounding side streets.


LA Villa Banquet Hall 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

La Villa is located at 3638 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL. It is two blocks north of Addison Street and is on the west side of Pulaski Road. There is free ample parking on both the north and south sides of the banquet facilities.



For the convenience of our out-of-town guests, we have room blocks at the hotels listed below. Please use the reference codes shown next to the phone number to obtain the discount. Reunion reservations must be made by 9/8/23 for special rates.

Sheraton Suites Chicago O’Hare:

Phone: 847-699-6300 (mention Lane Tech ’73 Reunion)

Address: 6501 Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

Booking link: Click HERE

DoubleTree by Hilton Arlington Heights:

Phone: 800-774-1500 (mention Lane Tech Class 1973)

Address: 75 W Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Booking link: Click HERE


The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago:

Phone: (312) 943-7200 (mention Lane Tech Class 1973)

Address: 909 Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Booking link: Click Here


Event Locations


A. Lane Tech High School: LTHS Tour 9:00- Noon

2501 W. Addison Street, Chicago, IL. 60618. Enter LTHS at the M entrance in the back at the southeast corner of the school


B. Unforgettable Bar: Meet & Greet 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

4206 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60641. Parking is available on Irving Park and the surrounding neighborhood side streets.



C. La Villa Banquet Hall: Celebration Dinner 6:00 p.m. Cocktails / 7:30 p.m. Dinner

3638 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL 60641. Parking is available on both the north and south sides of the banquet facilities.


* The Kennedy Expressway both in-bound and out-bound lanes are under construction with lengthy delays.

Reservation and Payment


Event Reservations & Payment

The package cost for the LTHS Tour in the morning, the meet and greet in the afternoon and the evening dinner celebration is $120/person. A guest of Lane graduates are welcome to purchase ticket.

The event is limited to a total of 225 graduates including guests.

Payment is to be made in full by August 31, 2023 to secure you a spot at our event.

Package does not include transporation to any event.



There are three sponsorship opportunities available to defray the 50th Anniversary event costs.  

Gold Level: $250

Bronze: $100

Myrtle Level: $50

Any event sponsorship amounts in excess of the event costs will be made to Lane Tech Alumni Association (LTAA) for use as Scholarships or Teacher Grant Programs for Special Projects & Equipment.

Payment for any sponsorships should be made at the Class Creator payment website.


 Recognition of any event sponsorships will prominently be made at the event.


Host Committee

Fellow Classmates:

As the Host Committee, we are extreamly pleased to be able to organize the 50th Anniversary celebration and want to thank all of you that are about to attend this once in a lifetime event.

We know that it will be a great occasion to re-establish contact with our classmates, and rekindle our high school memories and trust that you will have a great time reliving the past and creating new memories for the future. 

If you know of any of our classmates who have not recieved this invitation, please extend the invitation to them and send us their contact information so that we can send them a formal invitation. 

For any questions regarding the event or if you would like to assist us in making final preparations, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Thanks again and we look forward to seeing all of you soon.


The Class of 1973 50th Anniversary Reunion Host Committee,

Steve Bleizeffer

Kim Kidd

Mike Wojciechowski

Contact Information: lanetech1973@gmail.com