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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 Scottsdale Independent


FEBRUARY 6, 2020

De La Salle Student Honored at PUSH Scholarship Breakfast

De La Salle’s Alexandre Coleman ‘22, was recently honored at the PUSH for Excellence 30th Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Chicago downtown.

Alexandre received the Dr. King/President Johnson Faith in Politics: Game Changer STEM Award for the impact he and others have had addressing the issues of poverty, economic injustice and educational inequality.

Alexandre was lauded for his two years of work with the Dream Hustle Code Team for whom he is a student ambassador. As a student ambassador, Alexandre encourages other students who are interested in STEM and shows them how it is present in everyday life.

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent


Alexandre Coleman, ABC 7 Chicago news anchor Terrell Brown, and fellow honoree Allegra Coleman.

January 30, 2020

Council Oak Montessori Free Concert

On Friday, January 31st, Council Oak Montessori School (COMS) invites you to a free concert with award winning singer, songwriter, and musician Sarah Marie Young at 11 a.m. After the concert, guests are welcome to stay for lunch at the school for a cost of $10 for adults and $8 for children not currently enrolled at COMS. Enter at the school’s Ann Street doors. Council Oak Montessori School is located at 2521 Grove St. in Blue Island. You can call 708-926-9720 to RSVP your name and number of people attending.

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent


January 23, 2020

3rd Annual Free Throw Championships

Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 will conduct its 3rd Annual Free Throw Championships for boys and girls nine to fourteen years of age on Saturday, January 25th, at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, 3857 W. 111th St. Times will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Competitors can register on site and must bring proof of age.

Each participant will get 15 shots from an age-appropriate free throw line. In the event of a tie, the contestants will get sets of five shots each until three is a winner. There are awards to the top shooter in each age group for boys and girls. Age-group champions, by gender, will advance to regional championships.

For more information, call Brian Larkin at 773-343-9841.

Full story available in the Scottsdale Independent