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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

Thompson named Leo head varsity BB coach  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 ...

Alumnus returns winnings to Leo  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.

Cleveland closes strong in Leo win  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 to honor Owens for aid to homeless  The Beverly Review

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

Leo High School officials announce tuition program  The Beverly Review

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

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 ...

Davis, St. Laurence beat Leo  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,

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 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 ...

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.

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 ...

Cooley, St. Rita power past Lions  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 ...

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.

St. Laurence fires Blackmon  The Beverly Review

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

Leo to Induct 2 Local Men Into Hall of Fame

Leo Hall of Fame Inductees - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Jim McEldowney and Bill Spelz will enter the Leo High School Hall of Fame later this month.

Rebuild Illinois includes funds for Irish Castle  The Beverly Review

The Givins Castle, the iconic landmark at 103rd Street and Longwood Drive, is more than 130 years old, and it has structural problems that members of Beverly ...

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

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

McGrath honored by Chicago Catholic League  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 ...

Bernard Judge, esteemed reporter and editor who influenced a generation of journalists, dies  Chicago Tribune

Bernie Judge was an editor for the Chicago Tribune, the Sun-Times and the Daily Law Bulletin, i influencing dozens of journliasts along the way.

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.

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 ...

Queen of Peace closure limits Southland's all-girls school options  Chicago Tribune

With the announcement this week that Queen of Peace High School in Burbank would be closing its doors at the end of the school year, Southland parents who ...

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 ...

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 ...

McKenna honored by Leo HS  The Beverly Review

The pinnacle for many a successful South Side school is marked by a single achievement on the gridiron, diamond or court.

3 Chicago area Catholic schools keep dangerous secrets, sex abuse victims say  WLS-TV

The ABC7 I-Team looked into claims by nearly 100 alleged victims of sexual abuse in metro Chicago that the archdiocese and some of its schools are keeping ...

SXU's Hallberg announces his retirement  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 High School Welcomes Class of 2022  Beverly, IL Patch

Marist High School Welcomes 421 Freshmen - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Marist welcomed 421 students to the Catholic high school's incoming freshman class.

Sutherland wins CPS meet  The Beverly Review

Anaya Haywood was ready to lead the team. The 12-year-old Beverly resident knew that, with a young track team at Sutherland Elementary School, leadership ...

Boxers to go 2nd round for CWC  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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

2 Dead, Sheriff's Officer Hurt After Niles Crash  CBS Chicago

Two people were killed in a crash involving a Cook County Sheriff's squad car Thursday morning in north suburban Niles.

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, ...

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.

Brothers close chapter of long family history  The Beverly Review

They worked there as children. Now, five decades later, Joe and Dave Thamm are ready to say goodbye.

Your 2019 South Side Irish Parade Survival Guide  Beverly, IL Patch

Your Guide To The South Side Irish Parade - Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Everything you'll need to know about the annual celebration that will take over Western ...

Knee surgery doesn't slow Leo's Pittman  The Beverly Review

When Mario Pittman took the court on Dec. 9, he experienced a flood of emotions.

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.

Tinley Park District Is Hiring For 2 Part-Time Jobs  Tinley Park, IL Patch

Tinley Park District Hiring 2 Part-Time Job - Tinley Park, IL - The Tinley Park-Park District is looking to hire for two part-time positions: a ...

Earner celebrates at annual family hooley  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 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."

Cunningham, 90, tough, blunt owner of Red's  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 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 ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Guns N' Hoses 5K to honor firefighter  The Beverly Review

The Guns N' Hoses 5K Run/Walk, which honors police officers and firefighters, is a little different than other charitable races in choosing a name.

Alligator Captured At Humboldt Park Lagoon; 'One Cast And Done'  CBS Chicago

A five-foot alligator eluded capture for several days last week in the lagoon at Humboldt Park, but after a gator expert from Florida was brought in with a new ...

Here Are The Best Sophomore Girls Returners In XC  MileSplit

Up next in our compiling of best XC returners are the sophomore girls.

3 Suspects In Murder Of Marlen Ochoa Due In Bond Court  CBS Chicago

The three people charged in the gruesome slaying of Marlen Ochoa, a pregnant teenager who had been missing for three weeks, were set to appear in bond ...

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 ...

Brother Rice High School Seeks Part-Time Alumni Assistant

Beverly-MtGreenwood, IL - Job starts Aug. 8. Candidates should submit resumes asap, school says.

Search Suspended For Teen Missing After Being Struck By Metra Train In Joliet  CBS Chicago

At least one teenager was killed by a Metra Rock Island train Wednesday night, and authorities have now suspended the search for a second teen who is ...

Critics Describe IL DCFS As 'A Bureaucratic Mess'  CBS Chicago

A report released by University of Chicago's Chapin Hall says systemic issues are to blame for tragic cases like those of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby and ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Puppy Stolen From Naperville Pet Store Tuesday  CBS Chicago

A 10-week old male, blue Merle English Bulldog puppy was stolen from Petland Naperville Tuesday afternoon. 1 year ago ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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.

Heavy Police Response In Chicago Heights Neighborhood  CBS Chicago

Police from several agencies have responded to a neighborhood in Chicago Heights near Western Avenue.Dozens of officers and SWAT units were seen in the ...

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 ...

Woman, Man Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Plainfield  CBS Chicago

A woman was fatally shot and a man died after shooting himself in the head in an apparent homicide-suicide Saturday afternoon in Plainfield. CBS 2's Audrina ...

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.

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 ...

Path To St. Theresa Divine Providence For New Principal

Palatine, IL - Dr. Milt Kobus' path to St. Theresa began as a boy after he survived the 'Our Lady of the Angels' fire in Chicago.

Marty Gavin, 65, dependable friend, detective  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 ...

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

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 ...

Portage Park Fire Kills One, Displaces Dozens  CBS Chicago

Chicago (CBS) — A deadly fire ripped through a three-story Portage Park apartment building Saturday, killing one and displacing dozens. RELATED 1 Dead, 10 ...

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 ...

And the Man of the Year goes to...  Chicago Daily Herald

A high school bestows Man of the Year honors on a guy who was involved in a dust-up at a Rosemont restaurant a couple years back. It was after that incident ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Eagle Impact Teams To Ontario  FloRugby

Eagle Impact Rugby Academy is sending two teams to Ontario.

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 ...

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 ...

Family Demands Answers From CPD After 15-Year Old Commits Suicide  CBS Chicago

A family is grieving Sunday over the loss of a loved one they say was at the hands of Chicago Police officers. The medical examiner's report, however, provides ...

Here Are The Best Sophomore Boys Returners In XC  MileSplit

This *content* requires a MileSplit Pro plan. Join Now and select any plan for instant access! MileSplit Pro Join Now Already a Pro member? LOG IN ...

Sights And Sounds Of Chicago's Historic Cold Snap  CBS Chicago

While most people stayed inside Wednesday during Chicago's historic cold, CBS 2 photojournalist Alfredo Roman braved the arctic air to get the sights and ...

David Sauceda Medina, Most Wanted Sex Offender In Texas, Captured In Glendale Heights  CBS Chicago

A convicted child molester on the 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list in Texas was arrested Thursday night in west suburban Glendale Heights, hours after ...

Pregnant Postal Worker Missing For A Week  CBS Chicago

Chicago police are searching for a pregnant postal worker who has been missing for a week. CBS 2's Lauren Victory reports. 1 year ago ...

Beverly Arts Alliance sets events  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 ...

Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees  Boxing News 24

Mike McNamara, the Director of the Illinois Boxing Hall of Fame, announced the Hall's 2015 class of inductees today. This year's inductees include a wide.

GoFundMe Page Created For Jason Van Dyke’s Wife And Daughters  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS)–A GoFundMe page has been created for the family of Jason Van Dyke, who was transferred Tuesday to a county jail three hours west of ...

Teen Girl Accidentally Shot And Killed In West Woodlawn  CBS Chicago

A 16-year-old girl was killed Sunday night, when someone accidentally shot her in the eye at a home in the West Woodlawn neighborhood. CBS 2's Jeremy ...

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 ...

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.

'Englewood Branded': Neighborhood Hopes For More Holiday Shoppers  CBS Chicago

Shoppers in Chicago often gravitate to the Magnificent Mile or suburban malls like Woodfield. Englewood is, perhaps, not at the top of the list. 1 year ago ...

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

Illinois Village Approves Immigration Detention Center Plan  CBS Chicago

Trustees of a small village near Chicago are moving closer to allowing a private immigration detention center to be built in the area, despite pushback from ...

Bears Beat Chiefs 27-20  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Bears coach Matt Nagy decided to rest starters for the next-to-last preseason game rather than use it as the customary regular-season tuneup.

Father Who Torched Apartment to Kill His Daughter and Son-in-Law Found Guilty of Murder

Tinley Park, IL - Subhash Chander set fire to a 36-unit Oak Forest building in 2007 because he was angry and offended. His 3-year-old grandson also died.

Man And Woman Killed In Englewood Shooting  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Detectives are questioning a “person of interest,” after a man and a woman were shot and killed Wednesday morning at a home in the ...

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