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Thompson, Lions ready for big game on Alumni Night  The Beverly Review

During a late-afternoon session of the prestigious Proviso West Holiday Tournament, Leo High School Coach Jamal Thompson was stopped in the hallway after ...

Candidate talks politics, success with Leo students | Community News  The Beverly Review

For a guy who bled Marist red on the high school football field and wrestling mat, Jerry Joyce felt right at home on Jan. 15 surrounded by the orange interior.

Chicago HS hoops coach claims he's being ousted in 'attempted coup' by assistant  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Chicago-area boys basketball coach claims that he is being forced out because of an orchestrated attempted coup on the part of an assistant coach.

Alumnus returns winnings to Leo | Community News  The Beverly Review

As Leo High School alumni gathered for a recent appreciation dinner, the Man of the Hour, Bill Gohr, was not in attendance.

Thompson named Leo head varsity BB coach | Sports  The Beverly Review

Jamal Thompson had plenty of basketball coaching experience under his belt working as an assistant at Seton Academy and Bremen High School as well as at ...

Leo High hangs tough after 90 years  Chicago Tribune

Over an approximately 25-year period, Leo's student body transformed from all white to all black, its enrollment simultaneously shrinking from 1200 at its height ...

Leo to honor Owens for aid to homeless | Community News  The Beverly Review

When Angela Hicks talks about Tom Owens, her voice raises three octaves.

Leo High School president ramps up recruiting  Chicago Tribune

Since being installed as Leo High School president in 2010, Dan McGrath has worked to raise the school's profile and increase enrollment by bringing in busing, ...

Cleveland closes strong in Leo win | Sports  The Beverly Review

With a 20-point lead shrinking to 7 in the fourth quarter against De La Salle, the Leo Lions needed an answer—and fast.

Leo grad Branch transfers to RMU for junior season  The Beverly Review

After spending his freshman year at Albion College in Michigan and his sophomore year at Rock Valley College in Rockford, Darius Branch was searching for a ...

Davis, St. Laurence beat Leo | Sports  The Beverly Review

After a solid showing during the holidays, St. Laurence charged into the second half of the season with a full head of steam, but instead of opening with a bang,

Cooley, St. Rita power past Lions | Sports  The Beverly Review

It wasn't Jeremiah Oden's favorite type of practice. But, preparing for a duel with Leo and the Lions' twin towers of DaChaun and Kendale Anderson, Oden and ...

Leo Lions ready for return to Soldier Field for kick-off  The Beverly Review

There will be a “back to the future” element to the Leo High School Lions' season-opening football game this year.

No regional title hiccup for Cleveland, Leo Lions  The Beverly Review

With Fred Cleveland, the Leo basketball team has a guard who is capable of taking over a game on the perimeter or with a bunch of helter-skelter drives to the.

Leo High School officials announce tuition program | Community News  The Beverly Review

Leo High School's list of alumni reads like a “Who's Who” of politics, sports and commerce.

Emanuel Expands Star Scholarship to Catholic Schools  NBC Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado announced Monday the expansion of the Star Scholarship to 12 Catholic schools ...

Leo High School President Dan McGrath speaks on the current state of operations at Chicago Public Schools  WGN Radio

On this podcast, Rick is joined by Dan McGrath. Dan is the president of Leo High School and the former sports editor of the Chicago Tribune. Leo is celebrating ...

Leo finishes second in 1A state tourney | Community News  The Beverly Review

Leo High School's march to the Class 1A state championship game on March 12 ended in a quiet, but proud, ride back to Chicago as state runner-ups.

St. Laurence fires Blackmon | Sports  The Beverly Review

After seven seasons as head coach of the St. Laurence football team, Harold Blackmon was fired on April 1.

Dan McGrath named Leo HS Man of the Year  The Beverly Review

A Leo High School alum was informed that school president Dan McGrath had been named the school's 2015 Man of the Year.

McGrath honored by Chicago Catholic League | Community News  The Beverly Review

Dan McGrath was gathering his family and his thoughts before the Chicago Catholic League Hall of Fame dinner on April 26, where he would be inducted into ...

Leo hires two-time Olympian Michial Foy as wrestling coach  The Beverly Review

Michial Foy truly appreciates how much wrestling has impacted his life.

Chicago's Auburn Gresham: Where to eat, shop, parks, community services  Chicago Sun-Times

Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago's neighborhoods. Today's stop is Auburn Gresham. This neighborhood is about nine miles south of ...

Leo High School president takes Ty Warner up on offer to give back  Crain's Chicago Business

When Leo High School President Dan McGrath read here that Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner was seeking probation and a chance to do community *service* ...

OLCHS Taps Harold Blackmon As New Head Football Coach  Oak Lawn, IL Patch

OLCHS Names New Head Football Coach - Oak Lawn, IL - Harold Blackmon brings winning pedigree and experience as the new head football coach to Oak ...

Leo clinches CCL-White share with big win over St. Laurence  The Beverly Review

With a lightning quick 8-0 run of his own to start the fourth quarter, Leo junior guard Fred Cleveland was doing all he could to help the Lions pull away.

SXU's Hallberg announces his retirement | Sports  The Beverly Review

A late-season call-up from the sophomore team to the varsity squad in 1959, Bob Hallberg was ready to go.

Marist volleyball, MPHS hoops repeat as Illinois champions  The Beverly Review

The Beverly Review coverage area is never short on high school teams and individuals making exciting postseason runs or winning state championships.

Spelz, 87, loyal Leo alum, dies before call from the hall  The Beverly Review

According to his daughters Denise and Kathy, William “Bill” Spelz was “so excited” and “so looking forward to” his induction on April 28 into the Leo High School ...

South Suburban Death Notices, Week of Dec. 3  Oak Lawn, IL Patch

South Suburban Obituaries, Week of Dec. 3 - Oak Lawn, IL - South suburban obituaries and available visitation information.

Boxers to go 2nd round for CWC | Community News  The Beverly Review

Billed as “Thursday Night Fights,” the fundraiser for Christmas Without Cancer on Thursday, May 23, at 115 Bourbon Street will be so much more.

Bertling, 63, remembered as hard-working dad | Community News  The Beverly Review

Charlie Bertling once treated himself to a T-shirt on sale at KMart.

SJF to host HS coaches at inaugural Sports Night  The Beverly Review

Planning for their annual fundraiser, members of the St. John Fisher Holy Name Society brainstormed many ideas.

Mr. Mannas Opus: A History of the Legendary Marist Band

Mr. Manna's Opus - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Decades of dedication from Frank Manna made Marist High School a "band school" that continues to thrive after ...

Former Religious Brother Accused of Sexually Abusing Br. Rice, St. Laurence Students Surfaces in Hawaii

Oak Lawn, IL - What does a convicted serial abuser do after he's alleged to have molested 50 teens and children? He retires in Hawaii.

Norbert "Norb" A. Rojewski | Local Obituaries |

MONTICELLO, IN - Norbert "Norb" A. Rojewski, 79, of Monticello, passed away at 2:32 am, Friday, February 22, 2019 at his residence. He was born on January ...

Family Stands In for Bill Spelz Who Died Before Leo Hall of Fame Induction

Family Stands In for Dad's Leo Hall Induction - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Bill Spelz was excited about his induction into the Leo High School Alumni Hall of ...

They're getting the band back together for P.J.  The Beverly Review

When friends asked how he wanted to celebrate his retirement, longtime high school band director Patrick “P.J.” Henning had a simple response.

Brother Rice Teacher and Christian Brother John Jay Toole Dies At Age 76

Mass of Resurrection Set for Christian Brother - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - A Christian Brother for 47 years, Brother John "Jay" Toole taught at Brother Rice, ...

Earner celebrates at annual family hooley | Community News  The Beverly Review

Gene Earner, of Evergreen Park, welcomed about 80 of his closest friends and relatives to his annual Earner Family Hooley at Clancy's Pizza Pub in Oak Lawn ...

Br. Rice's Hassan Johnson wins Class 2A state title  The Beverly Review

With the state title within his grasp on Feb. 17 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Br. Rice senior Hassan Johnson had a familiar foe to beat, Lemont ...

Chicago private school tuition scholarship program gears up  Crain's Chicago Business

The race is on to license organizations that will raise and dole out scholarship money under a controversial $100 million tuition tax-credit program for private ...

Married 55 Years, Couple Dies Hours Apart  Beverly, IL Patch

Beverly Couple Married 55 Years Dies Hours Apart - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - For Tom and Dolores Smith, who died hours apart after 55 years of marriage, ...

Cunningham, 90, tough, blunt owner of Red's | Community News  The Beverly Review

As the owner of Red's Drive-In for 40 years, William Frank Cunningham Jr. had a reputation as a tough, blunt, hard worker.

Chicago banker Alfred O’Malley, dead at 89, had role in financing 'The Graduate'  Chicago Sun-Times

Retired Chicago banker Alfred O'Malley, former CEO of Standard Bank, has died at 89. He had a role in financing "The Graduate" and "The Lion in Winter."

Community mourns local residents | Community News  The Beverly Review

In 2017, the community mourned many local residents who made an impact that will never be forgotten. From children to accomplished seniors, these people ...

Catholic High Schools Set December Date for Placement Exam

Catholic High School Placement Test Info, Dec. 2 - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Eighth graders will take the Catholic high school placement exam Dec. 2.

Steward's volunteer efforts win award for mentoring group  The Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle

Kristopher Steward of. Flossmoor, his mother, Barbara Steward, and Fred Carter, sponsor for 100. Black Men of Chicago, at the ComEd awards ceremony

St. Margaret to honor alumni | School News  The Beverly Review

Eugene Earner and Richard Driehaus are a study in contrasts, yet, the two will share the spotlight on Saturday, Sept. 12, as St. Margaret of Scotland Parish and ...

Pfleger Suspended from St. Sabina  NBC Chicago

Father Michael Pfleger has been suspended by Francis Cardinal George as pastor of Chicago's St. Sabina Parish. Cardinal George last month revealed he ...

Joe Phelan, 68, seriously funny, dedicated to CPD | Community News  The Beverly Review

Chicago Police Department officers such as Joseph P. Phelan Jr. don't buy charity raffle tickets to win prizes; they're just responding to need.

Learn The Real Story Behind Ness Vs. Capone OP History Museum  Orland Park, IL Patch

'Ness Vs. Capone,' Feb 3, At OP History Museum - Orland Park, IL - Author Joseph Geringer tells the real story behind famed G-man Eliot Ness and gangster Al ...

Morgan Murphy Jr., former congressman, dies at 83  Chicago Tribune

Former U.S. Rep. Morgan Murphy Jr. represented Chicago's South Side in the 1970s.

Beverly Park diamond still shines for 'Wiz' | Community News  The Beverly Review

Parade Day is usually the day I go to Beverly Park to check on the sign for John Wieczorek Field; but this year I tried twice to leave the Cullnan/Lambur.

McKee, Sr., 85, bagpiper with Stock Yard Kilty Band  The Beverly Review

David E. McKee, Sr., a longtime Beverly resident and proud member of the Chicago Stock Yard Kilty Band, died Aug. 22. He was 85.

Mike Keaty, 86, enjoyed family, network of friends | News  The Beverly Review

Life was a grand journey for Mike Keaty. A longtime Beverly resident, Keaty truly enjoyed his life and the people in it—his wife, Marge, his 12 children, ...

Memories of an Andy Frain find place in new book  The Beverly Review

In 1975, John Linehan was 16 and living on the South Side when he landed a job as an Andy Frain usher. His experiences over the next couple of years.

Boys Basketball notes: Schutta becomes Burlington Central's career scoring leader  Kane County Chronicle

HAMPSHIRE – Sitting in the Burlington Central stands six years ago watching Ray Hunnicutt – on senior night – capture the program scoring record lit a fire for ...

Muhammad Ali, the Greatest, Gone But Not Forgotten in Chicago

Chicago, IL - Beloved boxer, champion of the world, discovered the Nation of Islam in Chicago and made his home in the city for a while. He died at 74.

Vice President Pence Attends Family Funeral in Palos Heights

Vice President In Town Attending Family Funeral - Palos, IL - The vice president was in town Saturday attending a family funeral for beloved Palos Heights civic ...

Your 2018 South Side Irish Parade Survival Guide  Beverly, IL Patch

Parade Day Survival Guide - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Here's everything you'll need to know before the South Side Irish Parade takes over Western Avenue on ...

Marty Gavin, 65, dependable friend, detective | Community News  The Beverly Review

Whether they were family, a neighbor, a friend or a citizen of Chicago he was serving as a Chicago Police Department (CPD) detective, people who met Marty ...

Fr. Joseph Lynch, Pastor Emeritus of St. Albert the Great, Dead at 88

Evergreen Park, IL - Priest was dedicated to his parishioners. Served in Burbank and Evergreen Park. Visitation and funeral Mass set for Tuesday and ...

Celtic Boxing Club to hold fundraiser for scholarship  The Beverly Review

Mike Joyce began his boxing career as a teen while at Leo High School, competing in amateur tournaments across the city and beyond before enjoying a brief ...

Coolman formally hired as Valparaiso boys basketball coach

VALPARAISO | The school board formally approved Barak Coolman's hiring Thursday, but Valparaiso's new boys basketball coach and Dean of Attendance and ...

Eagle Impact Teams To Ontario  FloRugby

Eagle Impact Rugby Academy is sending two teams to Ontario.

4 Dead, 31 Wounded In Shootings This Weekend  CBS2 Chicago

UPDATED 06/25/12 11:10 a.m.. CHICAGO (CBS) — Two boys – ages 13 and 14 – were among four killed, and at least 31 others were wounded in shootings in ...

Beverly Arts Alliance sets events | Entertainment News  The Beverly Review

After a successful opening reception for “A Constant Struggle”–a multi-form art exhibition about racism, equality and identity–the Beverly Area Arts Alliance ...

South Suburban Death Notices, Week of August 28

Edward John Mahon Retired CPD, ISP U.S. Army veteran. Born: Oct. 9, 1941. Died: Aug. 4, 2017. Memorial Visitation and *Service*: Sept. 14. Spiros C. Katsianis

Fr. Jack takes the reins at Mater Christi Church  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A firm handshake, a broad smile and a hearty laugh were my first impressions, all good, when I met the new pastor of Mater Christi Church in North Riverside ...

Kevin Flynn relished 'the art of the deal' | Chicago Business & Financial News & Analysis  Crain's Chicago Business

Kevin Flynn grew up a rough-and-tumble kid who learned to channel his energies by hiking in the rugged mountains of Utah when he was a teenager in an ...

South Suburban Death Notices, Week of May 15

South Suburban Obituaries, Week of May 15 - Oak Lawn, IL - South suburban obituaries and available visitation information.

A.A. (Trey) Rayner, III, 60, funeral to be held today, Friday, August 2nd  ChicagoNow

By Chinta Strausberg, contributor. Funeral services for third generation A. A. (Trey) Rayner, III, 60, the son of the late funeral owner A.A. “Sammy” Rayner, Jr., will ...

Alexis Meeks - Volleyball  IUPUI Jaguars

Alexis Meeks (8) Setter - 2013 Statistics2012 Statistics2011 Statistics2010 Statistics2013 SEASON (Senior): Named 2013 Summit League Setter of the Year ...

Vitals for the week of 3-30-16 | Vitals  Kokomo Perspective

The following are arrests made by the Kokomo Police Department. All those arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. March 17. Michael L.

In remembrance: Locals who passed on in April  Bloomington Pantagraph

April 2017 obituaries and announcements in the Bloomington–Normal area. View obituaries any time at

Submit a Story  Chicago Daily Observer

Please contact me if you have any questions. If you would like to talk to a sister in Chicago who can discuss in detail the sisters many ministries in the area ...

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