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MAY 21, 2020

Chicago Public Library Hosts Daily Story Time for Children Everywhere

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Library (CPL), one of the largest libraries in the U.S. with over 385 professional librarians, and the CPL Foundation have partnered to host “Live from the Library,” a daily story time from Chicagoans for children everywhere.  

“Our libraries are more than just buildings to check out books; they’re our community meeting places, early-education and job-training centers, and where our young people are empowered to explore their passions and pursue their dreams,” said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. “Today, that mission is more urgent than ever as our residents – particularly our children – seek new ways to grow and learn while staying safe amidst the COVID-19 crisis. ‘Live from the Library’ stands as a wonderful new resource in that effort, and I’m grateful to the librarians and notable Chicagoans for their commitment to promote literacy and open new worlds of imagination and wonder across our city’s neighborhoods.”

The reading program occurs every weekday at 10 a.m. CST on CPL’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Each week, CPL enlists librarians from the institution’s 81 branches, along with notable Chicago public figures, to bring communities together through the love of storytelling.

CPL launched “Live from the Library” in response to the COVID-19 epidemic that closed all of their library branches for the first time in over 150 years. While the branches remain physically closed, the institution aims to provide equal access to information, ideas and knowledge to children around the world through its virtual reading programs, learning courses, e-books and other online resources.

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


President Barak Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama read for 'Live from the Library.'

MAY 14, 2020

De La Salle’s New Initiative: “What We Can Do To Make a Difference”

A new initiative begun by the students, faculty and staff of De La Salle Institute is entitled “What We Can Do To Make a Difference.”

With Dean of Social Sciences John Brogan and others guiding the project, the Meteors have chosen to assist those most in need during this most difficult time.

Not only are those at De La Salle supporting local entities, but the Meteors are also making donations of food, money and blood.

For example, the Brogan family held its own recent giving day in which it loaded up one of its family vehicles and delivered bags filled with food to a family friend in need as well as to the Friendship Center, a food bank with two locations on Chicago’s North Side.

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


De La Salle students Jacob Brogan ’23, and Isabella Brogan ‘22

MAY 7, 2020

Virtual Commencement for Class of 2020 High School Seniors in Chicago

In an effort to celebrate the city’s high school seniors who will not have a traditional graduation this spring, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with Citadel, announced she will host Chicago’s first-ever, virtual citywide high school commencement celebration in mid-June. Long-time Chicagoan and global icon, Oprah Winfrey, will give the commencement address at the virtual event.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Oprah Winfrey joining us for this incredible moment with Chicago’s high school seniors,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “The times we are living in are historic and stunning, forcing us all to take a deep look at who we are as a people and our place in the world. No one knows this better than Oprah, and I join all of Chicago in looking forward to hearing the wisdom she’ll be sharing with our incredible young people as they take this unforgettable next step on their life’s journey.”

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


APRIL 30, 2020

Barber Shop Holds Contest During Shutdown

The Cutrone Barbershop, 3118 W. 111th St. in Mount Greenwood, is having a “no-cut” contest consisting of one “grand winner” who will get a year’s worth of free hair cuts. Additionally, the man who grows the best beard will get one free razor shave and for the child under the age of 12 who grows out the best hair, will win one free hair cut.

Second-generation owner, Antonio Cutrone, gave the following steps:

1. Keep growing your hair

2. Take a picture of the grown-out hair, and

3. Send the photo via a direct message to the Cutrone Barbershop Facebook page when they reopen.

“We’re looking for the most dramatically grown-out, shaggiest hair,” Cutrone said. The shop hopes to have a line out the door and down the sidewalk once they reopen.

Full story available in the Mt. Greenwood Express


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