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January 16, 2020

Chicago Fire Films at Mount Carmel

The film crew from the NBC series Chicago Fire was back on the Mount Carmel campus recently. This is the second time since November that Chicago Fire has used Mount Carmel’s iconic campus for filming.  

In November, the team from Chicago Fire converted the Mount Carmel Campus into the fictional school, “Stover Academy”. The film crew was meticulous in transforming the school down to the most intricate details. Exterior signage, brand new murals in the renovated first floor, bulletin board in the main office as well as teacher name plaques outside their classroom were all edited to provide continuity. In the gymnasium the Mount Carmel Caravan Championship banners, were changed to Stover Academy Lions championship banners. Though “Stover Academy” also has won 24 State Championships. The Mount Carmel/“Stover Academy” episode is set to air on January 22nd on NBC.  

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Mount Carmel President Ned Hughes with Chicago Fire Actor Taylor Kinney.

January 9, 2020

Legislators Host Seniors for New Year’s Eve

To give local seniors an opportunity to gather and celebrate New Year’s Eve safely, state Rep. Fran Hurley, recently partnered with Sen. Bill Cunningham and Ald. Matt O’Shea to host a New Year’s Eve at noon pizza party.

“My New Year’s at Noon Pizza Party brought seniors in the community together to celebrate the New Year and the new opportunities that await each of us,” said Hurley. “I want to thank the seniors that joined us to ring in 2020, and I wish our families a safe and happy New Year.” 

Seniors were invited to join Rep. Hurley, Sen. Cunningham and Ald. O’Shea, pictured left to right with Laura Ayala-Gonzalez, at Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences on New Year’s Eve for a pizza luncheon and bingo.

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January 2, 2020

Blackhawks Hockey Clinic in Mt. Greenwood

The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in free learn-to-play ice hockey clinics, coached by the Fan Development staff on Wednesday, January 29 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. Use of skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. Prior ice skating experience is required. All participants will receive a free Blackhawks jersey to keep. Advance registration is required.

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December 26, 2019

Students Raise Money While Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

Last month, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, St. Rita students participated in several activities to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.

Students held a spirit day to benefit A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND), a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides education, legal advocacy and counseling to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Those students who made a donation were allowed to dress in spirit attire for the day. AND President, Jessica McCarihan, recently visited St. Rita, where she was presented with a check from students in Mr. Baffoe’s Honors 1 English class.

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