Established 1962

Published every Thursday in the city of Burbank, IL

MAY 21, 2020

Reavis Hosts Special Social Distancing Graduation

On Saturday, May 16, Reavis High School, located in Burbank, held their graduation in the parking lot as they practiced social distancing. With a graduating class of 441, the ceremony lasted from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Matt Diaz and Nellie Ghosheh was the class’s valedictorians. Parents and family cheered and celebrated in their cars, but all enjoyed the ceremony and being able to see their 2020 Reavis senior gradate.

The day before the event, Scultz delivered medals to seniors with four years of perfect attendance so they would be able to wear them at graduation.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


Superintendent Dr. Riordan (left) and Principal Schultz greeted graduates.

May 14, 2020

Reavis Rapid Response Fund Supports Local Hospitals and Restaurants

School District 220 Superintendent Dr. Daniel Riordan began an initiative in April to show the district’s appreciation and admiration for all of the people working at local hospitals—and support local restaurants at the same time.

He asked that every staff member consider donating any amount of money they could afford to a special account called the “Reavis Rapid Response Fund.” The money raised would go towards gift cards from Burbank restaurants and food establishments. These gift cards/certificates were delivered to local hospitals: Christ Medical Center, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. 

The initial goal of $7,000 was surpassed in days, and, after a two-week donation period, the Reavis staff generously gave more $12,000 to the effort! 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


MAY 7, 2020

Reavis Class of 2020 Celebrated With Yard Signs

Volunteers from Reavis High School support staff, maintenance, monitors, and administration set out this past weekend to honor the Class of 2020.

To celebrate May as traditional Commencement month, Reavis seniors were “signed” at their homes to recognize their achievements. 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


APRIL 30, 2020

Mexican-American Activist Aguilar Named to Succeed Tobolski

Democratic Committeemen in the 16th Cook County Board District on Wednesday voted to name Frank J. Aguilar, a former state representative and activist in the Mexican American community, to serve as the successor to Jeffrey Tobolski who resigned from office last month.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent