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Br. Rice High School has big plans for the future, and the all-boys Catholic school took another step in fulfilling that vision with a groundbreaking ceremony on June 9 for a revamped main parking lot.

A suspect is in custody, and the vehicles stolen during two recent armed carjackings in Beverly have been recovered, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea.

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Larry and Linda Bailey, lifelong Beverly residents, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20. The couple was married at St. John Fisher Church and raised their family in the parish of Christ the King Church. They are the proud grandparents of Lucy, Olivia, Matthew, Molly, Ben…

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The Beverly Area Arts Alliance will host the Summer Solstice Uprising Market on the business corridor near 103rd Street and Longwood Drive on Saturday, June 19, with DJ Ayana Contreras, of WBEZ radio among the many artists participating. The event runs from 3 to 9 p.m., with outdoor markets …

Barnard Elementary School invites the community to a mural reveal and ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday, June 18, at 6 p.m., at the east side of the For Women Only office building of Dr. Charles Alston and his daughter, Dr. Whitney Alston, 2017 W. 95th St.

Residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening at American Legion Post 854, 9701 S. Kedzie Ave., in Evergreen Park, on Thursday, July 15. Screenings can check for …

The Forest Preserves of Cook County will host a celebration of family, freedom and country during its eighth annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19, at the Sand Ridge Nature Center.

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The Evergreen Park Public Library will host a slam-dunk book discussion of “The Crossover,” by Kwame Alexander, and a pick-up basketball game for fathers and sons, on Thursday, June 17, at 7 p.m., on the basketball court at Oak Lawn Community High School, 9400 Southwest Highway.

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June 10—Sean Tully, 34, was arrested on the 10600 block of South St. Louis Avenue at 7:40 a.m. and charged with violating an order of protection. Bond information was not available.

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One suspect is in custody and both vehicles stolen during two recent armed carjackings in Beverly have been recovered, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O'Shea.

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Chicago will join the rest of the state in entering Phase 5 of the plan to reopen from the pandemic on Friday, June 11, an earlier-than-expected date after Mayor Lori Lightfoot said for several weeks she was targeting early July.

Plans are in place for Sutherland Elementary School to provide its seventh- and eighth-graders with their own “mini-campus,” a space featuring flowers and other inspiring amenities in the heart of the school grounds at 10015 S. Leavitt St.

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Two armed carjackings were reported in Beverly in the early morning of June 6, and the crimes are connected, according to Chicago Police Department (CPD) officials and 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea. 

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Alliance Contemporary at NOB will present “Let’s Get Funky” on Saturday, June 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., at the hippest destination in Beverly, the pop-up art space behind Nicky’s of Beverly, 105th Street and Western Avenue.

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Greg Lochow, the owner of Franklin Framing, 13019 S. Western Ave., is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his family business. Since opening in 2001, Franklin Framing has served thousands of local residents and businesses as a full-service framing business and art gallery. Although its name …

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The Evergreen Park office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago is pleased to announce the start of its annual Community Kindness event.

May 25—Micheal Droney, 60, was arrested on the 9500 block of South Beverly Avenue at 12:34 p.m., and charged with possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, operating a signal when changing lanes and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Bond information was not av…

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State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th), newly sworn in as mayor of Evergreen Park, recently visited the Oak Lawn campus of Southwest Chicago Christian School.

In the summer of 2020, Br. Rice High School Director of Counseling Pat Creed looked over a laundry list of scholarships for which Crusader students would be eligible, a tedious but rewarding task that he and the other counselors perform without fail every year.

COVID-19 restrictions held down the size of the crowd, but not its enthusiasm as Leo High School celebrated its 92nd commencement ceremony at St. Margaret of Scotland Church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9.

Andrew DeLaney will be salutatorian, and Emmett Campbell will be valedictorian when Morgan Park Academy (MPA) celebrates its 148th graduation exercises on June 12.

The number of alumni from St. Rita of Cascia High School officially climbed to 25,014 on May 23 as 129 Ritamen walked across the sanctuary of the St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel to receive their diplomas.

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Marist High School held its 55th annual commencement exercises on Friday, May 21, at Soldier Field, sending off an accomplished class of 376 young men and women.

As Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers continue to work longer shifts than usual, 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea is co-sponsoring a resolution calling for public hearings on scheduling, deployment strategies and ways to address officer fatigue.

A media report of a mountain lion being reported near 99th Street and Western Avenue was later recanted, and Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) officials on the scene said no such animal had been seen in the area.