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Published every Thursday in the village of Evergreen Park, IL

February 13, 2020

Crystal Heart Ball Raises $450k

The OSF HealthCare Foundation Little Company of Mary Medical Center hosted its 30th annual Crystal Heart Ball on Saturday, February 1, at the Field Museum. The premiere gala, the largest on Chicago’s southwest side, raised $450,000, with proceeds benefitting OSF Little Company of Mary’s Emergency Department modernization project.


More than 670 guests danced the night away to the musical stylings by Maggie Speaks – Talk of the Town Big Band, while experiencing international cultures and artifacts from around the world. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Nancy Loo, WGN News reporter. 


Full story available in the Evergreen Park Courier

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FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Enjoy Some Winter Family Fun at Flake Fest This Saturday

The Evergreen Park Recreation Department presents Mayor Sexton’s Annual Family Flake Fest, sponsored by the Village of Evergreen Park, on Saturday, February 8 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Yukich Fields, 89th & Kedzie. There is free admission. All festivities are held outside or at the Firehouse garage. Enter on the west side of the building. 


The following is a tentative schedule: Artie Kerr’s Learn to Skate/Pre-Hockey Clinic at 11:30 a.m. Youth Speed Skating Classic at 12:30 p.m.—helmet required, all receive a shirt and registration takes place at noon. From 1 to 3 p.m. (or until gone) is a bake sale, cookie decorating, face painting, Flake Fest crafts, Jim Long ice sculpting, OSF Health Care Little Company of Mary Medical Center and warm cocoa. Free open skate is from 1 to 6 p.m., EPCHS Snow Queen and Court from 2 to 3 p.m. and Those Funny Little People from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 708-229-3373. 


Full story available in the Evergreen Park Courier

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Members of the 2018 Snow Court pose with Those Funny Little People.

January 30, 2020

Beth Novotney Named Director of Citizen Services

Mayor Sexton asked the Board of Trustees to approve the appointment of Beth Novotney as new Director of Citizen Services at the January 21st meeting of the Evergreen Park Board of Trustees. She fills the position left vacant by the retirement of Mary Ann Diehl, who left the position in 2019. Many of Beth’s clients and family members were present at the meeting, including her mother, Dorothy Novotney, who serves as president of the Evergreen Park Senior Council.


Full story available in the Evergreen Park Courier

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January 23, 2020

A Cappella Group Brings 2018 Grad Back to EPCHS

During lunches on January 14, EPCHS students and staff were invited to the choir room to hear No Strings Attached, a co-ed a cappella group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The group is one of eight student-run a cappella groups at UIUC, and they came to perform as part of their annual Winter tour. Benas Alcauskas, bass, is an EPCHS alum from the Class of 2018.


No Strings Attached is celebrating their 25th year in 2020, and Mrs. Kazin, the EPCHS Choir director, was their original music director. Mrs. Kazin said, “We are so fortunate to have these young people share their passion and talents with our students! On a personal level, it’s so rewarding to see that something that was started by a group of friends 25 years ago is thriving on campus today. Having Benas in the group now is just icing on the cake for me.”


Full story available in the Evergreen Park Courier

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