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Established 1945

Published every Thursday in the neighborhood of Mt. Greenwood, IL

October 17, 2019

St. Rita Earns Top-Ranked Catholic School Finish in STEM Competition

On Thursday, October 3rd, St. Rita sent six teams (comprised of four students each) to compete in the inaugural IBEW-NECA STEM competition, hosted by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 134 and co-sponsored by Northwestern University. St. Rita students performed exceptionally well, and St. Rita took home 3rd Place overall honors and was the top-ranked Catholic school in the competition.


Overall, 40 teams competed from 10 high schools in the Chicagoland area. The competing schools were: St. Rita, Downers Grove North, Maine East, Stagg, Lockport, Downers Grove South, Andrew, Chicago Agriculture of Science, Brother Rice and St. Laurence. St. Rita’s top-ranked team scored 292.5 points which was just five points away from first place. The top-ranked St. Rita team consisted of seniors Nick Adent (Mt. Greenwood), Justin Darwin (St. Christina), Ryan Fidler (St. Barnabas) and junior Eric Seo (Lakeview Junior High). They went by the name of “Team Ric.”


St. Rita’s other teams placed very well, too.  


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October 10, 2019

Architecture Buffs Coming Back to Beverly/Morgan Park Neighborhood

Eleven sites in Beverly/Morgan Park will be among nearly 350 of Chicago’s most intriguing buildings opening their doors for the Chicago Architecture Center’s (CAC) 9th annual Open House Chicago (OHC). Last year, Beverly/Morgan Park sites were included for the first time on the free, behind-the-scenes event, and nearly 3,000 visitors arrived on the community’s doorsteps – most of them for the first time. This year’s tour will showcase several new locations, as well as a few of last year’s favorites.


One of the world’s largest architecture festivals, Open House Chicago is a two-day public event taking place Sat., Oct. 19 and Sun., Oct. 20, with most sites open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, but check the Open House Chicago Event Guide, available at all participating locations, for any time limitations. 


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The Givins Beverly Castle in Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers
The Givins Beverly Castle in Chicago’s Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood. Photo: Eric Allix Rogers