MetroSouth Medical Center isn’t officially closed, but the hospital in Blue Island is no longer open for business—at least for now.

Gabrielyn Watson-Foster became an internet sensation three years ago when she starred in a Kleenex commercial in which Morgan Park High School (MPHS) and Lincoln Park High School students surprised their chorus teacher by serenading her as she entered the building.

JaMonica Marion graduated from Mt. Greenwood Elementary School and the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), and she then spent 12 years working at CHSAS.

Carrying signs decrying racism and promoting diversity, about 200 people participated in an anti-racism march through Mt. Greenwood, Morgan Park and Beverly on Sept. 7, and they recited an anti-racism pledge to continue to oppose bigotry.

A potential buyer has emerged to purchase MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, but a representative from the interested company said that hospital officials have been “problematic” during negotiations and are set on closing the hospital as planned.

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials announced a proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020 on Aug. 8 at Morgan Park High School (MPHS)—and they chose that location, they said, in order to celebrate a major investment in the school, 1744 W. Pryor Ave.

In response to racist fliers being distributed in the community for the third time in a year, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea will host a “community conversation” featuring two South Side natives, one a former white supremacist.

Before the inaugural Golfin’ for McGarry fundraiser last year, Denny Connell told officials at The Meadows Golf Club that he expected about 40 people to attend.

Racist propaganda has been distributed in Beverly and Mt. Greenwood once again, according to residents and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea.

A former dry-cleaning and auto-repair facility in Mt. Greenwood was found not to have hazardous substances above federal- and state-screening levels after testing took place earlier this year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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

The Chicago Police Department issued a community alert on June 7 warning of two residential burglaries in Morgan Park, including one in which a suspect was recorded by a security system.

Gold ribbons adorn the fence in front of Clissold Elementary School on Western Avenue as a sign of love and support for Khrissy Miceli, a beloved teacher who is mourning the death of her son.

Their names are memorialized in the hope that citizens of Chicago will always remember their sacrifice and bravery.

Whenever Ernest Radcliffe, the longtime baseball coach at Morgan Park High School (MPHS), and his team visit an opponent’s field that has state-of-the-art facilities, his players have one question.

When Khristine Miceli took a leave of absence from Clissold Elementary School to care for her son as he battles cancer, the school community wanted to make sure the beloved teacher felt their support—emotionally and financially.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting an investigation of potential soil and groundwater contamination in Mt. Greenwood, including a business in the neighborhood.

When Carol Moriarty, Nancy Mulcahy and Lisa O’Brien founded the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk (BBCW), they wanted to make a difference in fighting a disease that had directly impacted them.

Jake Schied has faced a plethora of heartbreaking challenges in his young life, but he couldn’t take the smile off his face as he participated in St. John Fisher (SJF) Roman Catholic Church’s inaugural St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser on March 9.

In the municipal election on Feb. 26, Matt O’Shea easily won his bid to remain alderman of the 19th Ward, and Jerry Joyce came up short in his run for mayor—although his local support likely influenced the results that ended up in a run-off election.

A convenience store in Mt. Greenwood was robbed at gunpoint on Valentine’s Day, according to the Chicago Police Department 22nd District, and the crime was listed in a community alert warning of similar robberies on the South Side.

It all came together in less than a day, and despite a near-record low temperature in the city, Chicago’s homeless were warmer thanks to the efforts of a Mt. Greenwood resident.

A malfunction at a railroad crossing in Beverly in which a crossing gate failed to lower while a train passed caused concern throughout the community, and officials are still investigating what caused the problem.

A Beverly man has been charged in the murder of his mother after she was found dead in an alley in Morgan Park on Christmas Eve, according to the Chicago Police Department and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea.

A Beverly man has been charged in the murder of his mother after she was found dead in an alley in Morgan Park on Christmas Eve, according to the Chicago Police Department and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea.

Two Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers were killed on Dec. 17 when they were struck by a train while investigating a report of shots fired in the Rosemoor neighborhood, and they are from the neighborhood.

Eight years after his murder, Chicago Police Department (CPD) Officer Michael Flisk was honored on his home block by local officials who want his legacy to be remembered by generations to come.

As online ticket sales increase, Metra train stations throughout the city, including on the Rock Island line through Beverly/Morgan Park, have closed and become vacant, only used when passengers take shelter for a few minutes while waiting for a train.

Over three decades ago, Joan Marquardt followed her father’s footsteps and became a paramedic with the Chicago Fire Department (CPD).

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