ATN-June 2018
June 1, 2018

Justice Jesse G. Reyes (left), Illinois Appellate Court, visited Kelly High School on Law Day, May 1. Pictured with Justice Reyes are Joseph Oswald and Kelly High School Principal Raul Magdaleno.

By William S. Bike


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii, in the basement at 1220 W. Lexington St. The meetings are closed format, meaning they are for people with drinking problems or AA members only, and not for family members. Call (312) 346-1475 for more information.


All Saints/St. Anthony Parish, 518 W. 28th Pl., will host its fourth annual yard sale and block party on Sunday, June 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy food, a bake sale, raffle tickets and prizes, a kids corner, and a variety of items for sale. Call (312) 842-2744.


At Benton House, 3052 S. Gratten Ave., find out about public benefits such as supplemental nutrition assistance and citizenship application help. Food pantry hours are noon to 2 p.m. Fridays. Enjoy movies most Mondays at 7 p.m., senior exercise Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., yoga on Tuesdays at 8 p.m., and open basketball games Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Call (773) 927-6420 or email


The Art Institute of Chicago’s Society for Contemporary Art will hold its benefit on Saturday, June 2, with cocktails, dinner, and a live and silent auction at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s S.R. Crown Hall, 3360 S. State St. Call (312) 443-3630.

Prints by Helen Frankenthaler on are display now through Monday, Sept. 3.

The Art Institute will present works by Charles White from Friday, June 8, to Monday, Sept. 3.

The exhibition John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Guilded Age will be on display from Sunday, July 1, through Sunday, Sept. 30.

The Art Institute is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 499-4111 or log on to


The Boulevard of Chicago, which provides medical respite care and housing services for ill and injured homeless adults, will host its Gala 2018: Homelessness, A Health Issue honoring the PCC Community Wellness Center on Friday, June 1, at 6 p.m. with cocktails, dinner, a program, and dancing at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Dr. Tickets are $250 each, and there will be a raffle. The Boulevard is at 3456 W. Franklin Blvd. Call (773) 533-6013 or log on to


Justice Jesse G. Reyes, Illinois Appellate Court, visited Kelly High School on Law Day, May 1. The school is located at 4136 S. California Ave.


Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward) encourages city residents to request tree plantings, tree trimmings, and Clean and Greens. His office can provide tools, volunteer help, and advertising.

Cardenas recently joined the team of the McKinley Park Community Garden for their build out on 39th Street and Damen Avenue. Cardenas successfully collaborated with the garden committee, the Chicago Park District, and neighborhood residents to secure a new spot for the garden formerly on private property. The garden relocation is now on public land, allowing for plots to remain. If you are interested in volunteering at the garden or would like a plot of your own, call Cardenas’s office.

He joined Arise Chicago to introduce an ordinance to create a Chicago Office of Labor Standards. Cardenas stated, “In this economy, Latinos and immigrants are the most frequent victims of wage theft. A year after launching the campaign, we’re ready to make history. Over 400,000 workers stand to benefit from an office that ensures that the city’s minimum wage, paid sick days, and wage theft ordinances are effectively enforced.”

Call (773) 523-8250.

Photo by Jenny Fonatine courtesy UIC
Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in front of a desk that he and his father used in City Hall. The desk is part of the collection donated to UIC.


Tickets are on sale for the 3Cs Reunion, featuring people who worked at Columbus, Cuneo, and Cabrini hospitals, as well as St. Anthony’s, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Elizabeth’s, at the Best Western Hotel, 4400 Frontage Rd., Hillside, IL, Saturday, Oct. 13. Events begin with an open beer and wine bar at 6:30 p.m. and dinner, DJ, and entertainment at 8 p.m. Tickets are $75. Contact Shirley Reed at (773) 484-7595 or; Maxim Canino at (708) 642-4082 or; or Barbara Billops at (773) 941-3294 or


Catholic Charities Youth Mentorship Program seeks mentors to work with boys in the eighth through tenth grades in the Back of the Yards and New City communities. Individuals who can serve as positive role models and encourage good decision-making are welcome. Call (630) 229-5335.


The Chicago Park District will host day camps from Monday, June 25, through Friday, Aug. 3. Log on to


The Chicago Arts District Second Fridays gallery night happens every second Friday of the month from 6 to 10 p.m. This walking tour of 25 Pilsen galleries and art spots includes performance art and shopping opportunities. Admission is free. Begin your tour at 1945 S. Halsted St. For more information, call (312) 738-8000.


Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., will present BOING, the Big Outdoor Indoor Neighborhood Gathering, on Sunday, June 10, from noon to 4 p.m. The family festival will provide opportunities for youngsters to dress as superheroes, complete a quest with mysterious clues, enjoy circus acts, and enjoy live performances and food. Log on to or call (312) 374-8835.


Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to   

Fit4Mom Stroller Strides offers a workout moms can do with their babies at the park Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m. Log on to

The Park Advisory Council will meet on selected Tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.: June 12, July 24, Aug. 21, Oct. 9, and Dec. 4.

Registration is open for Kids Science Labs Summer Camps, running from Monday, June 4, through Friday, Aug. 21.

The park will hold a Teen Leadership Camp, Monday, June 25, through Friday, Aug. 3.

Call (312) 328-0821.


Community resident Connie Varga recently underwent surgery for a brain tumor. Connie’s Crew will hold a benefit in her honor on Sunday June 10, at the St. Joseph’s Club at 2724 S. Union St. from 2 to 6 p.m. A $20 admission includes food and beer and wine. Also, $10 50/50 raffle tickets are available long with basket raffles, a lottery wheel, and ¾-sleeve t-shirts for sale. Contact Janet Galvin at (773) 573-4250 or Mary Walz at (312) 399-2343 for more information. 


Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has chosen to make the University of Illinois at Chicago Richard J. Daley Library the depository for a large collection of papers and artifacts amassed during his 22-year mayoral tenure. Daley’s donated papers are now available to researchers and students in the Special Collections and University Archives of his father’s namesake library. See


Erie-LaSalle Body Shop will host a fundraiser for Gilda’s Club Chicago on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St. There will be dancing, casino games hors d’oeuvres, drinks, dinner, a silent auction, and a raffle. Gilda’s Club provides support for cancer patients and their families. Log on to


First Trinity Chicago Lutheran Church Community Center welcomes donations of clothing, shoes, and hygiene items. Volunteers accept donations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 643 W. 31st St. Call (312) 842-7390.

De La Salle Institute faculty member Kenya Madison-Gabler has been elected to the executive council of the Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.


De La Salle Institute has inducted students Victor DeAvila and Citlalli Zavala  into the Societe Honoraire de Francais (French Honor Society). 

Faculty member Kenya Madison-Gabler who has been elected as a member of the executive council of the Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF).

Head football coach Mike Boehm was chosen as one of Chicagoland’s Outstanding High School Football Coaches of 2018 by Prep Insight Magazine.

Fifteen young women and men were inducted into the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica (Spanish Honor Society) in a recent ceremony held in the Hilton Commons. Lauded were: Diego Avila, Alexandra Brist. Gianna Chavarria, Rebecca Chavez, Thomas Haepp, Juliana Hernandez, Jessica Martinez, Berenice Perez, Laura Perez, Drayona Rollins, Kayla Roman-Flores, Makenzie Steele, Jonathan Valenzuela, Guadalupe Vazquez, and Ricardo Zavala.

De La Salle will host summer academic and sports camps from Monday, June 18, to Thursday, July 26. Call (312) 842-7355, ext. 147.

De La Salle is at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 842-7355 or log on to


The International Music Foundation (IMF) will present Rush Hour Concerts (RHC). Beginning June 5 and continuing every Tuesday through Aug. 28, join IMF for free weekly classical music performances at St. James Cathedral at 65 E. Huron St. Performances start at 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit or call (312) 670-6888.


Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will present a tour of the Prairie Avenue Historic District, entitled A Walk Through Time, on Sunday, June 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $50 each.

The house will host a lecture, Art for the People: Progressive and WPA Murals in the Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, June 28, at 7 p.m.

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Latina Expo 18 Chicago will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, at the UIC Forum, Halsted Street at Roosevelt Road, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics will be beauty, business, empowerment, wealth, and technology. Log on to


Madison Row, Madison Street between Halsted Street and Ashland Avenue, offers Second Saturdays events from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every month. On Saturday, June 9, Hunt the Row will be a scavenger hunt for adults and youngsters. Call (312) 504-1884, email, or log on to


Maxwell Street Market, Desplaines and Taylor Streets, is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays, year round. It offers a wide variety of merchandise including tools, clothing, furniture, collectables, and food. Parking is free on Desplaines from Harrison to Polk Streets and from Taylor Street to Roosevelt Road.


Merit School of Music, 38 S. Peoria St., invites children and their parents or caregivers to gather the second Monday of every month at 11 a.m. for a free Storytime early childhood music class. Next date is June 11.

Merit is located at 38 S. Peoria St. Call (312) 786-9428.


The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame will host the 11th annual Tommy Lasorda Open golf outing on Monday, June 4, at the Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles, IL. Guests will include sports figures Evander Holyfield, Ray Boom Boom Mancini, Dan Pastorini, Dennis Savard, and Bobby Valentine. Events start at 10 a.m. with registration followed by lunch, a shotgun start, dinner, and an auction. Call (312) 226-5566 or email


One Summer Chicago offers jobs for youngsters in the arts and summer camps. Log on to


Public Narrative, 600 S. Michigan Ave., offers courses in various locations on topics including social media, communication plans, podcasting, search engine optimization, and analytics. Call (312) 369-6400.


Overeaters Anonymous meets every Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 3528 S. Hermitage Ave. Call (773) 523-3917.


Rush Generations, a health and aging program, offers many classes, screenings and programs for older adults and caregivers. Take Charge of Your Diabetes, a free workshop, is offered Mondays, June 11 to July 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon, at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, 710 S. Paulina St., Chicago. Are you providing care for an adult with chronic medical conditions, or dealing with the stress of getting someone diagnosed? Join the Family Caregiver Support Group the second Wednesday of each month, beginning June 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., at the Tower, 1620 W. Harrison St., Tower Resource Center, Suite 04527. Log on to


Ruidofest will be held Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 24, at Addams/Medill Park, 1301 W. 14th St., and will feature a variety of musical acts. Log on to


Online tours of Saint Ignatius College Prep are available. Log on to

The school and the Maxwell Street Foundation held an event recently in which portraits of Phillip Maxwell, MD, after whom Maxwell Street is named, and his wife, Jerusha, were shown. The portraits are on display in the school.

The Saint Ignatius Law Society will host a continuing legal education event at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, followed by a reception at 7:15 at Fornelli Lounge, 1019 S. May St.

A golf classic to raise money for tuition assistance will be held Wednesday, June 20, at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club.

Alumni of the school’s soccer program will have a reunion on Thursday, June 21, at the school’s Fornelli Lounge at 6 p.m.

Saint Ignatius is located at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. Call (312) 421-5900 or log on to


Alderman Patrick D. Thompson (11th Ward) thanked students and parents from St. Gabriel School and Graham School who helped him prime and prep the viaduct at 40th and Wallace Streets for a mural dedicated to veterans.

Call (773) 254-6677.


St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2108 W. 21st St., (773) 847-6458, offers family counseling including pre-marriage classes and marriage counseling. The soup kitchen welcomes gifts of cups, paper products, plates, silverware, napkins, paper towels, and toilet paper. Call (773) 847-6458.


Flag football will return to Sheridan Park starting Friday, Aug. 17. Early bird registration is open now. All games held on Friday nights. Divisions are: age six and younger, age eight and younger, age 11 and younger, and age 14 and younger. Register at Sheridan Park is at 910 S. Aberdeen St.


The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Your Sunday Signature Dish Cookoff was held recently, and the winner was the Can’t Say No to Nana team consisting of Lissa Druss Cristman and her daughter Tessa.

Moving on With Grace: A Spiritual Journey for Men and Women Grieving the Death of a Spouse will be held Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Speaker will be Amy Florian, a nationally known author, teacher, and retreat director. Cost is $25.

The Festa della Repubblica Italiana will feature an 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 3, followed by a procession to Garibaldi Park for a wreath-laying ceremony and speech. The shrine will honor the late U.S. Army Sgt. Thomas Davino, a neighborhood resident killed in Vietnam on July 3, 1968. Participants will then return to the shrine for entertainment by DJ Alex. There also will be food, refreshments, and a classic Italian auto display.

The shrine is located at 1224 W. Lexington St. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to


Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., will offer the free Emma Foster Health Fair on Saturday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be health screenings, demonstrations, healthy living tips, and activities for children. Call (312) 225-5300.


The South Loop Neighbors will have a meeting on Thursday, June 7, at Grace Place, 637 S. Dearborn St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The group will have its yard sale Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Dearborn Park. Log on to


Join the Taller de Jose Associates Board for its Pints for a Purpose fundraiser at Lo Rez Brewing, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Tuesday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call (773) 523-8320, x 18, or email

The organization recently formed its Associates Board a young volunteers who supports the organization’s mission.

Taller de Jose helps immigrants on a variety of issues and is located at 2831 W. 24th Blvd.

Karin Norington-Reaves is now on the board of the Chicago Lighthouse.


The Chicago Lighthouse has named Karin Norington-Reaves to its Board of Directors. She is CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership.

A total of 51 six-foot lighthouse sculptures will be exhibited from Tuesday, June 19, through Saturday, Aug. 11, on north Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile to raise awareness about inclusion and access for people with disabilities. Call (312) 447-3246 or email

The lighthouse serves the visually impaired, disabled, and veterans and is located at 1850 W. Roosevelt Rd. (312) 997-3686.


Expanding Narratives, an exhibi-
tion of work by more than 20 artists, is on display from now through Sunday, Dec. 30, at the University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art, 5500 S. Greenwood Ave. Call (773) 702-0200.


Meeting online buyers or sellers in person now is a little safer for both UIC personnel and the general public, thanks to the University of Illinois at Chicago Police. The department opened its district station front lobby to the public as a Safe Exchange Zone, where people can carry out legal swaps, sales, or purchases on campus as well as make child custody exchanges. Open 24 hours, the area has video surveillance and a seating area. The station is located at 943 W. Maxwell St., and parking is available.