Monday, May 13, 2013
A look at the sea of pink and green that descended on Longwood Drive to raise funds for local breast cancer causes.
It's hard to think of Mother's Day without remembering the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. Now in it's 14th year, the event has raised millions of dollars for local cancer causes. This year over 12,000 walkers banded together to raise more than $500,000, according to event organizers. The funds stay in the community and help support Little Company of Mary Hospital's Cancer Center. This year's top fund raising team was the Oak Lawn Raiders, who raised over $15,000. The route took walkers through the historic Beverly neighborhood where local musicians provided the soundtrack for the early morning walk.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Want to make a real difference in the world? Consider one of these seven "green" careers that help protect—and improve—our planet. Provided by Jobs at AOL.
The following story was provided by AOLJobs.com. By Debra Auerbach for CareerBuilder Have you ever had an itch to quit your job and instead do work that makes a real difference in the world? In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we've compiled a list of seven jobs that help people live a better life – from the buildings they work and live in, to the energy that fuels their homes, to the air they breathe. 1. Conservation scientist: Conservation scientists are hired to help preserve and protect natural habitats. They usually work with landowners and federal, state and local governments to find the best ways to use and improve the land while conserving the environment.* 2. Energy auditor: When a building is cooled or heated, it uses energy. …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Baseball and softball season is in full swing. Upload photos of your favorite players and teams so we can celebrate our little sluggers.
It's baseball and softball season and we want to celebrate our neighborhood teams and leagues. Upload photos of all your neighborhood sluggers to our photo gallery. We will featured the pics throughout the season. It's a great way to show everyone how great our local programs are. (And kids always get a kick out of seeing their picture on the site.) It's easy to upload a photo. Just click on the big "Upload" button above or below the pictures. You can also give a shout-out to your team in the comments section below. Happy posting!
Saint Xavier University's recent ball raised money for student scholarships. See all the night's action.
Saint Xavier University recently raised more than $397,000 for student scholarships at its 28th Annual President’s Scholarship Ball – a new fundraising record for the Ball. More than 430 guests attended the evening of dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago. The Ball also celebrated Henry Bros. Company, the 2013 Shield of Saint Xavier recipients. Henry Bros. Company has been among Saint Xavier’s most generous lifetime donors and supporters. It has supported the Scholarship Ball since 1990 and has served as the Dinner Sponsor at the Ball. William Callaghan, Sr. and George P. Henry were the second generation owners of the company from 1966 to 1987. William and his wife Maxine have attended Saint Xavier and Mercy Sisters fundraising events …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The animal tested positive for rabies. City officials warn of the importance of getting your pet vaccinated for rabies.
The city of Chicago Commission of Animal Control announced on Tuesday that a bat has tested positive for rabies in the West Beverly/Morgan Park area. The bat was discovered on the 2600 block of W. 107th Street on Saturday, May 5. A rabies examination by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory determined that the bat was infected with rabies. Animal care urges residents to keep their dogs, cats and ferrets on a leash when they are outside of the home. They also recommend that you take any pet without a current rabies vaccination to a veterinarian to be inoculated. As always, it is not a good idea to handle any bats you may find. If you live in Chicago you should call 311 to report it and animal control will be contacted. Suburbanites…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The new lab at the neighborhood university provides students a hands-on look at real time financial markets.
It might look like a normal neighborhood house from the outside, but once you step inside things get a bit more high-tech. Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management recently opened the Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives. The hands-on learning environment gives students the opportunity to use financial technology. "It is very powerful because students can see real-time data coming in," said Dr. Muhammad Chishty, the director of the center. Much of the equipment was made possible through grants. Students can use FactSet and Bloomberg terminals, which gives them real time market information. Currently, the only other area schools that use FactSet are the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Brother Rice coaching legend notched 37 championships during his tenure.
It's the end of an era for Crusader basketball. Brother Rice High School announced on Tuesday that longtime coach Pat Richardson will be retiring at the end of this school year after racking up over 400 wins during his tenure. Richardson has been the head coach of the program for 24 years. During that time his teams have won nine Catholic League titles, eight Thanksgiving, five Christmas, eleven IHSA Regional championships, and four IHSA Sectional Championships as well as making one Elite Eight appearance in 2005, according to the school. “It’s been an incredible honor and privilege to be the basketball coach at Brother Rice for the past 24 years," Richardson said on the school's website. "I can’t imagine a better place to coach …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Lyrids can be unpredictable—sometimes resulting in up to 100 shooting stars per hour.
The Lyrid meteor shower is ready to make its 2013 debut in the skies above the Chicago area Tuesday. This is one you're not going to want to miss (so long as the weather cooperates). The skies have been largely empty of visible meteor showers since the Quadrantids of early January, but the shooting stars of the Lyrids have been a reliable spectacle for 2,600 years or so. The Lyrids meteor shower peaks in 2013 on April 21 and 22, but some meteors may be visible beginning on April 16. You can see what to look for in this video of the Lyrid meteor shower. Or check out photos of the Lyrids. And these charts of the Lyrids may help you locate the shooting stars.The Lyrids tend to be bright and often leave trails and tend to peak at about 10 to …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Multiple injuries and at least two deaths have been reported.
A series of explosions near the end of the Boston Marathon has left at least two people dead and has injured dozens more. Time Magazine is reporting that two people have been killed and 22 are injured as a result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Visit Back Bay Patch for additional updates. According to CNN, the explosions occurred a few seconds apart at about 2:45 p.m. Eastern. The Boston Marathon headquarters is on lockdown, according to Reuters. Boston Marathon officials shared this message on Facebook: "There were two bombs that exploded near the finish line in today's Boston Marathon. We are working with law enforcement to understand what exactly has happened." The Boston Marathon website shows that 974 people from Illinois …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Also this week: a drunk driver falls asleep in an Oak Forest Burger King drive-through and a Chicago Heights woman talks about the challenges of running a pit bull rescue shelter.
Here are some of the top stories from the past week in Patch's South Suburban region: Oak Lawn—Oak Lawn Elects First Woman Mayor—Oak Lawn voters made history on Tuesday by electing the first woman to serve as mayor, beating two-term Mayor Dave Heilmann in stunning upset. Beverly-Mt. Greenwood—Police: Man With Plastic Bag on Head Burglarizes Restaurant—In hindsight, it might not have been the best idea for a disguise. Orland Park—Lightning Blamed in Two Orland Fires—Luckily, nobody was injured after a pair of lightning strikes sparked two fires in two different homes Wednesday morning. Evergreen Park—K-9 Called on Palos Park Man During Traffic Stop—The dog was called after officers noticed the smell of marijuana emitting from the vehicle…