Officials from MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island announced the hospital will close at the end of the year unless it finds a new operator—and even then, it will no longer operate as a full-service hospital.

Dan McCabe, a Morgan Park resident who creates pottery, is among 42 artists who will participate in the second annual Ridge Park Art Fair and Festival on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is being organized by the Ridge Park Advisory Council, the John H. Vanderpoel Art Asso…

Chauntina Haskin (sixth from left), owner of The Beauty Chamber Boutique, 2249 W. 111th St., prepares to cut the ceremonial ribbon during the store’s grand-opening celebration on June 1. The Beauty Chamber is a new boutique specializing in unique, on-trend and premium plus-size apparel for w…

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The Beverly Review presented members of the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Committee with a check for $3,000 in celebration of “The Power of Pink,” a special advertising section highlighting the walk that is produced by The Beverly Review with the help of local advertisers. Enjoying the moment a…

Carolyn Hughes (from left), Kristen Meyer, Jack O’Connell and Pete Amraen join Open Outcry Brewing Co. General Manager Lindsay Landeen in selling Kevin F. Kennelly Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund apparel at Open Outcry on June 12 in preparation for the annual White Sox game outing that took pl…

For many local residents, the mere mention of a seafood boil conjures up images of Door County and sunset gatherings from May to October along the Wisconsin peninsula.

Legendary Irish Olympian and 5,000-meter World Champion Sonia O’Sullivan will share running tips and her motivation for running at a free event on Thursday, June 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western Ave.

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The Tom Hopkins Foundation, named in honor of a Morgan Park resident who died of melanoma in 2014, recently donated $2,000 each to the athletic programs of 10 Catholic elementary schools, including St. Cajetan, St. John Fisher, Christ the King and St. Barnabas. The foundation has presented s…

De La Salle Institute recently announced that six students have been inducted into the French Honor Society, Societe Honoraire de Francais, during a ceremony held in the school’s Harrison Hall. Inductees include Enrique Herrera (from left), Marco Cruz, Samantha Brost, Judith Hernandez, Jamey…

Morgan Park High School’s JROTC, marching band, students, staff, administration, athletes and club members participate in the annual Memorial Day Parade in Beverly. The school has participated in the annual event for many years.

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The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will host Summertime Pottery Sundays on June 23 and 30, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Instructor Liz Credio will help students use plants to create impressions in clay to create fun summertime pottery pieces. During the first …

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Jazzin’ at the Shedd is back every Wednesday, from 5 to 10 p.m., through Aug. 28, at the Shedd Aquarium. Each week will offer a lineup of three of Chicago’s top jazz ensembles. Tickets are $19.95 for Chicago residents, $24.95 for nonresidents, and free for Shedd members. For more information…

Liliana, Alexandra and Elise Wasowski are all smiles before enjoying the Broadway in Chicago production of “PJMasks Save the Day Live” at the Cadillac Palace Theater. The Wasowski Family received the tickets through The Beverly Review’s recent Print Perks promotion.

June 8—Ivan Ricardo Perez, 26, was arrested on the 10700 block of South Drake Avenue at 5:30 a.m. and charged with illegally transporting liquor as a driver, driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08. Perez was released on a $3,000 D-bond.

Members of Blue Island American Legion Post 50 will host a free 100th anniversary celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, at the park at York Street and Western Avenue, in Blue Island. The event will feature musical entertainment, Post 50 memorabilia and free hot dogs, popcorn, p…

A gas station in Beverly that has been cited twice in four years is again being accused of selling watered-down gasoline.

Christopher Edison stood in front of his classmates at Vanderpoel Humanities Academy on June 7 and eloquently presented in a concise, articulate video his idea to implement an after-school yoga program for students and teachers.

As he prepares to return to Mt. Carmel High School as its new principal, Scott Tabernacki can’t help but think of the all-boys Catholic school’s motto: “You came to Carmel as a boy. If you care to struggle and work at it, you will leave as a man.”

Open Outcry Brewing Co., 10934 S. Western Ave., is selling Live Like John New England IPA in support of the John McNicholas Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, named after a teen from Beverly. McNicholas’ family, including his brother, Brad (from left); mom, Amy; and dad, Ed, gathered with Ope…

A mother robin decided that a flower pot on Susie Schultz’s porch in West Beverly was the perfect place to her hatch her eggs. Schultz said her family enjoyed watching the chicks hatch and grow over the course of about four weeks before the happy and healthy family flew the coop. Schultz sai…

A tree in David Bartley’s front yard at 109th Street and Homan Avenue was destroyed during the storm on Memorial Day. Bartley said city of Chicago personnel were on site within four hours to start the clean-up process. If you have a neighborhood photo to share, send it to general@beverlyreview.net.

A uniquely colored squirrel enjoyed some cat food in reader Carole Piller’s backyard at 101st Street and Prospect Avenue. Piller believes it is called a fox squirrel (sciurus niger). She has seen this kind of squirrel with a fluffy tail in Wisconsin and California but never around her house.…

The PLOWS Council on Aging will host Caregivers Connecting on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m., at the PLOWS Council on Aging Office, 7808 College Dr., in Palos Heights.

State Sen. Bill Cuninngham and state Rep. Fran Hurley will host a shred event on Saturday, June 22, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences community center, 3857 W. 111 St. For information, call (773) 445-8128.

The National Main Street Center recently announced it has selected the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) to participate in its Chicago UrbanMain program.

Anna and Ruby Kinsella had a great time during their trip to Cadillac Palace Theater on June 7 to see the Broadway in Chicago production of “PJ Masks, Save the Day Live.” Their mom, Loree-Lynn, received the tickets during a recent Beverly Review “Print Perks” promotion exclusively for reader…

Charlie Kettering and Danny Cranston get ready for the next edition of Miracles Happen Baseball, featuring players with special needs, will be held on Saturday, June 22, at noon, at Miracle Field, located on the west side of Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St., near the campus of the Chica…

For 100 years, the Beverly Hills Tennis Club (BHTC), 9121 S. Hamilton Ave., just a block from its original court, has reverberated with the sound of tennis balls bouncing off rackets as players call out scores while enjoying the sport and, off court, members socialize on the clubhouse deck o…

Boy Scout Troop 607 of Bethany Union Church held an Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on May 18 to award the rank of Eagle Scout to Enrique Jose Eguiguren (left) and Anders Kelly O’Laughlin, both of Beverly. The troop turned 98 years young on May 5 and will celebrate its centennial in two years.

Council Oak Montessori School (COMS), 2521 Grove St., in Blue Island, is enrolling new students for fall of 2019 and will host enrollment coffees every Wednesday throughout the summer.

As a culminating project for their time in the Morgan Park Academy (MPA) Lower School, fifth-grade students completed an inquiry-based research project into a topic of their choosing, presenting to faculty and parents on May 21 and 22.

The Log Cabin Center for the Arts, 12700 Southwest Hwy., in Palos Park, will hold Outdoor Art for Kids summer classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 to 11 a.m., June 17 to 28. Students spend time outdoors and inside the log cabin art studios creating nature-inspired artworks and …

The St. Christina School third-grade art classes recently participated in the Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) “What Makes You Healthy?” art contest. A total of 310 entries were submitted from 14 schools. One winner was selected from each school to have their artwork displayed at LCMH.…

The QC Theatre Workshop presents its new adaptation of the children’s book, “The Little Prince,” at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., with two performances on Saturday, June 22, at 1 and 7 p.m.

De La Salle student Sydni Schaffer, Class of 2021, of Beverly, is congratulated by Principal Dr. Diane Brown after being named the Meteor of the Month for May. Students who stand out among their peers by having demonstrated one or more of the Lasallian principles of faith, community, service…