Wednesday, May 8, 2013
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 …
Financial firm taking grant applications from non-profits to assist at-risk youth in completing their education.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Highlights of the Spartan 2013 prom.
Oak Lawn Community High School's seniors sure didn't look like kids all dressed up for prom on May 3. Just when students thought it was safe to step out of the Humvee limo at the Ashton House in Willowbrook after numerous earlier photo ops by their proud parents, Patch was on hand to catch the red carpet promenade. Relive the memories of the 2012 OLCHS prom. Fashion tastes ran toward the conservative, with many girls opting for traditional ball gowns, perfectly color-coordinated with their dates' tuxes. In case parents are wondering, your children were beautifully behaved. After dinner and dancing, some OLCHS seniors opted for a school-sponosred, post-prom cruise.
Northwestern College looking for employers to participate in career fair on May 16.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A surprise ceremony was held at Oak Lawn Community High School recognizing the student anglers for promoting the sport in school and in the community.
The Oak Lawn Community High School fishing team looked a little shocked when walking into the Little Theater last Friday to the cheers of fellow students and a table loaded with fishing gear from a sporting goods company. Watch the video of the surprise award ceremony. The surprise ceremony honored OLCHS as the Fish and Outdoor Radio Show/Plano and Frabill’s “Illinois High Schools Fish Here” fishing team of the year. The Illinois High School Association established bass fishing as a high school sport at the beginning of the 2008-09 school year with 199 teams. The sport has since grown to include 237 high school fishing teams in Illinois. “Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show” hosts Jim DaRosa and Don Dziedzina came up with the idea to recognize …
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, …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Northern Illinois University is hosting its first-ever Celebrating Excellence event through April 28.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Dist. 123 school board announces middle-school principal Paul Enderle as the new superintendent, effective July 1.
Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School principal Paul Enderle was named the new superintendent of Dist. 123. Although Enderle had known for several weeks that he had been selected from a field of candidates, the announcement was made during Monday’s D123 school board meeting. In addition to the middle school, Oak Lawn-Hometown Dist. 123 includes Kolmar, Sward, Covington, Hannum and Hometown elementary schools. Dist. 123 school board members unanimously approved Enderle’s appointment. He assumes his new role effective July 1. D123 school board president Joe Sorrentino stated in a news release: "Mr. Enderle brings great experience and expertise not only in the excellent educational leadership he has demonstrated in his administrative role over the …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Cook County Clerk's Office canvasses votes between two write-in candidates to decide fourth board member for Dist. 229.
Cops say Justice man leaned in and bit off piece of victim's ear in domestic dispute.
A 28-year-old Justice man bit a piece of another man’s ear off during a domestic dispute, authorities said. Richard Vody of the 7800 block of Garden Lane, was charged with home invasion, aggravated battery and domestic battery. Vody is currently out of jail on a $250,000 bond. Cook County Sheriff’s Police received a call about 8:45 a.m. Friday for a domestic battery in the 200 block of Walnut in unincorporated Justice. Officers said that Vody was found at the scene, along with the 26-year-old victim from Westchester, and the victim’s girlfriend, who lived at the residence. Authorities said all three knew each other. Vody forced his way into the residence. After arguing with the victim, Vody leaned into the victim and bit off about half of …