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March4Meg donates $60K for melanoma research

For the second straight year, March4Meg has presented a sizable check to Advocate Christ Medical Center, earmarked for the Meg Moonan Endowment for Melanoma Research, according to a press release about the event. The $60,000 was raised through donations and the March4Meg 5K run/walk, which …

Theology-on-Tap sets summer series schedule

Young adults from throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago are invited to St. Bernadette Church in Evergreen Park to participate in South Side Theology-on-Tap, a summer speaker and discussion series, according to a press release about the series.

South Side Theology-on-Tap will feature four different speakers …

Evergreen Park students get ‘tour’ of Chicago

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After a recent morning of standardized testing, the freshman and sophomore students at Evergreen Park Community High School participated in an afternoon event entitled “What’s Around Town,” which was designed to introduce the freshmen and sophomores to the ethnic diversity that the city of Chicago …

Grant helps SXU offer language services to community

St. Xavier University’s Ludden Speech and Language Clinic recently received a $30,000 grant from the Helen Brach Foundation, a longtime supporter of the clinic, according to a press release from St. Xavier.

The gift is vital to the continuation of services and programs that the …

Ahern: Everyone was French for a day at Sutherland

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The French would say “très fabuleux,” but English speakers would just say “very fabulous” to describe the French event at E. H. Sutherland Elementary School in the Beverly community of Chicago. The annual all-day event is the brainchild of the school’s art teacher, Jennifer Mastropaolo, …

SXU’s management school earns high marks

St. Xavier University’s Graham School of Management recently earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, according to a press release from the university in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood community.

“Achieving AACSB accreditation illustrates how much we value providing the highest quality …

Ahern: A traveling history museum for Smith Village

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What does tool design have to do with the history of a retirement community? At first glance, not much. However, when Smith Village in the Beverly community of Chicago turned 90 this year, its officials accepted help from Blue Island resident and tool designer Ken …

Ahern: Christ the King students enjoy murder mystery come alive

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The “murderous” eighth-grade students at Christ the King Elementary School in the Beverly community of Chicago “killed” their pastor for the third year in a row — all in the name of a good education. The make-believe murder, as well as the subsequent investigations, are …

Women shop ‘In Good Company’ for charity

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More than 600 women turned out when the Little Company of Mary Auxiliary hosted the eighth annual In Good Company fundraiser and shopping event at Ridge Country Club in Chicago on April 10, according to a press release from the hospital.

The garden-themed evening included …

Ahern: Morgan Park native is pursuing comedy career

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When comedian Pat McGann performed a comedy routine on the “The Late Show with David Letterman,” he felt as though he had checked off an item from his bucket list. But that satisfied feeling left fairly quickly because McGann knows that in the comedy business, …

St. Xavier unveils commencement speakers

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Former Mercy Housing chief executive officer Sister Lillian Murphy and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett are scheduled to speak and receive honorary degrees at St. Xavier University’s graduation ceremony May 10, according to a press release from the school. Murphy will deliver the commencement …

Tradition is fashionable at Mother McAuley

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The Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School Mother’s Club recently hosted a spring luncheon and fashion show, “Wish Upon a Star,” an annual fundraising event that provides an opportunity for mothers, daughters, alumnae, family, friends and supporters to gather together, according to a release from …

SXU to host symposium on Stephen A. Douglas

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St. Xavier University and the Stephen A. Douglas Association will host a one-day public symposium, “Visualizing the American Past: Remembering Stephen A. Douglas in the Age of Ken Burns,” on April 26.

The symposium, commemorating Douglas’ birth on April 23, 1813, includes five sessions that …

Ahern: ‘Mayor of Western Avenue’ remembered fondly

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Today’s column involves two compelling stories: one about a man who refused to be limited by his developmental disability and the other about a community that embraced him. Herbert “Hub” Altman grew up in the Beverly community of Chicago and spent his life loving people, …

Rings blessed for St. Rita’s Prep Bowl champs

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Chuck Henrichs, Eamon Moran, George Vanek, George Padron, Nick Filomeno and Nick Vanderham display the rings they received for the St. Rita football team’s victory in the 2013 Prep Bowl. The rings were blessed at a special March 13 Mass in the chapel at St. …

Mount Greenwood Library offers April programs

The Mount Greenwood Library, 11010 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago, will host Money Smart Week programs in April.

“Strategies for a Sustainable Income in Retirement” will be held at 6 p.m. April 8.

“How to Buy Foreclosures & Short Sales” will be held at 2 p.m. …

Ahern: SXU’s Birth to 3 program aids at-risk kids, families

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Kathy Peters and Lori Winkler helped more than 500 families over the past 10 years, but few probably know of their efforts.

The women run St. Xavier University’s Birth to 3 program in the Mount Greenwood community of Chicago, working out of office space at …