ATN: October 2018
October 5, 2018

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, starting and finishing in Grant Park.

By William S. Bike


The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held Sunday, Oct. 7, starting and finishing in Grant Park. Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will participate. For more information, log on to


Bridgeport Catholic Academy will host its 13th annual Fall Fest Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Nativity of Our Lord Church Hall at 653 W. 37th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m. Reserve a table for ten: best decorated fall themed table wins a special prize. Bring some food and drinks. Tickets cost $20 per person. Guests can bid on a selection of raffle and silent auction items. Contact Lillian Buckley at (773) 376-6223 or 


Tickets are on sale for the 3Cs Reunion, gathering people who worked at Columbus, Cuneo, and Cabrini hospitals as well as at St. Anthony’s, St. Mary’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Elizabeth’s; it will be held 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

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Joseph Esposito (left), president of LICNA, presented the inaugural Neighbor-hood Hero Award to Paul Rinaldi, owner of Chiarugi Hardware on Taylor St. Onesti Entertainment is a co-sponsor of the award.


Chiarugi Hardware owner Paul Rinaldi was named the first-ever recipient of the Neighborhood Hero Award, co-sponsored by the Little Italy Chicago Neighborhood Association (LICNA) and Onesti Enterntainment. Joseph Esposito, president of LICNA, presented Rinaldi with the award. Esposito’s father, Joseph Esposito Sr., served in Vietnam with Rinaldi. Chiarugi Hardware is located at 1412 W. Taylor St.


The Chicago Bilingual Nurse Consortium helps foreign-educated nurses attain licensure in Illinois.

National Council Licensure Examination predictor tests are available to demonstrate probability of passing the nursing exam.

Also, the organization’s website at lists jobs available for nurses. For more information, call (312) 567-2065.


The Chicago Department of Transportation is installing new traffic signals and replacing pavement, signage, and street lighting at Aberdeen and Lake Streets in a project that will last until November.


The Chicago HR Mastermind is a free monthly meetup of more than 1,100 human resources practitioners, service providers, students, and Chicago area professionals in job transition who come together to expand networks and solve problems. Arrive eager to be of service and leave ready to make an impact. Visit for a calendar of upcoming events.


Editor Tom Tresser, who published the book Chicago Is Not Broke, is asking people to host a “book meeting in a box” at their homes. He will send ten books to you plus a discussion guide. You invite people to your home and either give or sell them the book. He supplies a link to a pre-recorded personalized video introduction that you play for the attendees. If you bring those folks back together after they read the book, Tresser will join that gathering via a live video chat. Contact Tresser at (312) 804-3230 or

CJO 40th

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) is offering a 40th anniversary, three-concert subscription series starting with a night celebrating jazz diva Nancy Wilson on Saturday, Oct. 13, followed by the Friday, Dec. 21, debut of ELLAbration pairing Ella Fitzgerald’s signature holiday songs with Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. The series culminates on Saturday, May 18, with a concert celebrating the Chicago Jazz Orchestra’s 40 years of music. The shows will be presented at the Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave. Single tickets to each concert are $35 (balcony) and $45 (floor). Log on to


Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens hosts adult fitness, early childhood, and youth programs. Log on to   

Fit4Mom Stroller Strides offer 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

Each Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. through Dec. 14, the park will host bridge games.

The Park Advisory Council will meet at 6:45 p.m. on the Tuesdays of Oct. 9 and Dec. 4.

The park is at 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Call (312) 742-PLAY.

Chicago Children’s Theatre will host the play Frederick, which follows the adventures of Frederick the Mouse.


Chicago Children’s Theatre will host the play Frederick from Tuesday, Oct. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 11. The play follows the adventures of Frederick the Mouse. The theatre is at 100 S. Racine Ave. Call (312) 374-8835 or log on to


DePaul University will host its alumni weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12 through 14, and seeks volunteers and attendees. Call (800) 437-1898 or email

The DePaul School of Music plans some 40 events over 11 days to celebrate the new Holtschneider Performance Center on the Lincoln Park Campus. Hear soprano
Ana Maria Martinez on Sunday, Nov. 4; the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra on Tuesday, Nov. 6; jazz artist Nicholas Payton on Friday, Nov. 9; percussionist Evelyn Glennie on Saturday, Nov. 10; and violinist Itzhak Perlman on Sunday, Nov. 11. The celebration also includes a public conversation series featuring music industry CEOs and artists. Tickets are on sale, and prices range from free to $45, with a limited number of premium seats. Organizers will add more events; see the current schedule online at


De La Salle Institute announced that six recent graduates and one current senior won recognition for their achievements on the Advanced Placement Calculus exam earlier this year. Recent graduates Tiffiny Haepp, Yan Sun, YuMeng Xie, Hankai Xing, Yunying Zhang, and Yuying Zhao and senior Ruoxuan (Tiffany) Pang scored high on the test.

Pastor Jonathan Banks of the Apostolic Faith Church of Chicago, located three blocks south of De La Salle, gave the keynote address at De La Salle’s 2018 freshman retreat.

De La Salle will host Coffee with an Administrator on the Wednesdays of Oct. 17 and 24 and Nov. 14 and 28, beginning each day at 8:30 a.m. at its campus at 3434 S. Michigan Ave. The coffees will give prospective parents a look at De La Salle. For more information or to reserve a spot, contact John Brogan at (312) 842-7355, ext. 147, or

The school welcomed Bishop Alberto Rojas, who celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sept. 7 in the Parmer Activity Center. He also presided over the blessing and rededication of the Parmer Activity Center, Harrison Hall, the Meteor Athletic Complex.

De La Salle welcomed Alderman Edward M. Burke (14th Ward) on Sept. 10, who spoke about presidential conventions held in Chicago.

The annual alumni banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Beverly Country Club, 8700 S. Western Ave. For information, call (312) 842-7355, ext. 146, or email

The Bernard Heerey Family Foun-dation recently renewed its grant to De La Salle to provide scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Open houses are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. An entrance exam is Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 a.m. Call (312) 842-7355.

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


City Market at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

City Market at Federal Plaza, Adams Street and Dearborn Parkway, is open Tuesdays through Oct. 30, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fulton Market Expo, 800 W. Fulton Market, is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green City Market, 115 S. Sangamon St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyde Park Farmers Market, 5300 S. Harper Ct., is open Thursdays through Oct. 25, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

McKinley Park Farmers Market, 3700 S. Archer Ave., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant Chicago Farmers Market, 1400 W. 46th St., is open Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printers Row City Market, 700 S. Dearborn St., is open Saturdays through Oct. 27, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


First Defense Legal Aid, 5100 W. Harrison St., provides representation to people in custody, informs people of their rights, and organizes volunteers to help.

For more information, call (773) 434-4162.

Glessner House will remember the World’s Columbian Exposition in Music and Story on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Second Presbyterian Church.


Glessner House, 1800 S. Prairie Ave., will host Shadows on the Street, haunted tours of historic Prairie Avenue, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27, at 7 and 8:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. The 32nd annual Edgar Allan Poe readings will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, with readings at 5 and 8 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. A musical performance, the World’s Columbian Exposition in Music and Story, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 28, at Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Ave. Enjoy a reception and tours at 2 p.m., with the performance at 3 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Reservations for all events may be made online at 


The Italian American Chamber of Commerce Midwest will hold its gala and awards dinner Friday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th St. Call (312) 553-9137, ext. 105, or email


Joffrey Ballet Chicago will present Swan Lake from Wednesday through Sunday from Oct. 17 through 28 at 10 E. Randolph St. Call (312) 386-8905.


Dearborn Park resident Wai Yu Kuan has been inducted into the Illinois Department on Aging’s Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame for her dedication to physical fitness by teaching Tai Chi for 37 years. She conducts classes at the Chinese American Service League and Chicago Park District.


Madison Row merchants and the West Central Association Chamber of Commerce will present a Second Saturday event on Oct. 13 entitled Uncorked on Madrow, featuring selected wines at West Loop spots.

Come to the Halloween Trick or Treat parade on Madison Row the evening of Saturday, Oct. 27.

Contact Rod Burch at or (312) 504-1884.


The McKinley Park Dog Park Committee meets the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the McKinley Park Fieldhouse. Email

The park is at 37th Street and Archer Avenue.

A fresco of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini at the shrine named for her. See a movie about her life on Oct. 18.


The National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini will host a screening of Frances Xavier Cabrini: The People’s Saint on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 2520 N. Lakeview Ave. Admission is free. The event begins at 6 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the movie at 7 p.m., and ending with a question and answer session. Call (773) 360-5746 or log on to


Mount Carmel High School will host open houses on the Sundays of Oct. 28 and Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and shadow days on Friday, Oct. 5, and Monday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Call (773) 324-1020, ext. 290, or log on to The school is at 6410 S. Dante Ave.


UIC’s St. John Paul II Newman Center’s Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. to midnight at 700 S. Morgan St., featuring endless plates and bottomless steins. Log on to


Enjoy family fishing at Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr., every Saturday in October from 8 to 11 a.m. Call (312) 745-2910 for information.


Francis W. Parker School, 330 W. Webster Ave., will hold open houses on the Saturdays of Oct. 13 and 20 and Nov. 17. Call (773) 797-5107.


The Plant, a facility home to farm and food-producing businesses, hosts an indoor farmers market at 1400 W. 46th St. the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go on tours of the Plant at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. For information, 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.


The Randolph Street Market Festival at 1341 W. Randolph St. is home
to the Chicago Antique Market, Indie Designer Market, Modern Vintage Chicago, and the Holiday Market. Browse plentiful vintage items, with more than 150 vendors selling their favorite collectibles, and enjoy food and live music. Dates are the Saturdays and Sundays of, Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 17-18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free parking available. Call (312) 666-1200 or toll free at (877) 319-2643. Go to for admission prices and more information.


Rush Generations, will host a Bone Health program Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 1 p.m., and Precision Medicine and the All of Us Study program Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. Call (888) 352-RUSH.


For online tours of Saint Ignatius College Prep, log on to https://tour.

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

Photo by Mark Valentino
Jeorge Holmes and Diva Montel perform at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii’s Festa di Tutti I Santi.


The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will host its 18th annual Lost Child Pilgrimage on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes lunch and a presentation by Julie Raino, director of Meridian Counseling for Grief and Loss and bereavement coordinator for Heartland Hospice. Cost is $25. Call (312) 421-3757 or log on to

The shrine is at 1224 W. Lexington St.


Saint Jerome School, 2801 S. Princeton Ave., will hold an Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes food and entertainment by a live German band. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available. Weather permitting, it will be held in the school parking lot.

Photo by Mark Valentino
Taylor Street friends reuniting at the Festa.


Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., holds Overeaters Anonymous meetings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, co-facilitated by Pastor David B. Thornton. Call (312) 225-5300.


South Loop Entrepreneurs meets the second Tuesday of each month. Enjoy a presentation by a South Loop entrepreneur followed by breakouts to consider questions in smaller groups and collective wisdom from the whole group as individuals share something they have learned. For more information, follow South Loop Entrepreneurs on Facebook.


South Loop Neighbors will hold a pub crawl on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 2 to 6 p.m. and a loft walk on Saturday, Dec. 15. Email


The toll-free TURN Trauma Counseling Helpline, (833) TURN123, operates from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. TURN stands for The Urban Resilience Network. The organization also provides trained ambassadors to visit community events and schools to educate about trauma.


The Spirit of Harmony Foundation, led by rock star Todd Rundgren and dedicated to encouraging youngsters to play music, offers discount tickets to see Blue Man Group, with some of the proceeds going to the foundation. Call (773) 348-4000 and mention code SOHF.


Taylor-Lauridsen Park, 704 W. 42nd St., seeks new members to join the pinochle club, which meets Thursdays at 10 a.m. New or experienced players welcome. For more information, call the park at (312) 747-6729.


The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art will hold its Lifetime of Achievement fundraising gala on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. The institute is at 2320 W. Chicago Ave. Call (773) 227-5522 or log on to

Robert Barish, UIC vice chancellor for health affairs; Clark Stanford, DDS, dean, UIC College of Dentistry; Kelly Pulliam of LIBERTY; Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th); Terence Wright of WellCare; Jessica Pickens of NextLevel Health; and Judy Bowlby of LIBERTY at the Center of Excellence Award presentation.


University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry students Maria Molnar and Ottica Cotofrea provided oral health information for youngsters at Alderman Walter Burnett’s Stay in School Parade and Picnic on Saturday, Aug. 25, in Union Park.

The College of Dentistry earned a Center of Excellence Award from LIBERTY Dental Plan and Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-5th). Representatives of LIBERTY, which administers dental benefits on behalf of its medical plan partners NextLevel Health and Harmony Health Plan, UIC, and the College of Dentistry, attended the presentation. LIBERTY selects centers of excellence through a rigorous evaluation of safety, compliance, dental services, and patient satisfaction.

If you have not registered to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election, sign up for TurboVote through UIC at and you will receive a completed registration form with a pre-addressed stamped envelope.

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The UIC School of Theatre & Music will present Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov from Friday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 17. There will be a post-show discussion on Sunday, Nov. 11, after the 2 p.m. show. The theatre is at 10-44 W. Harrison St. For tickets, call (312) 996-2939 or email Log on to for information.


Expanding Narratives, an exhibition 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 is safer for both UIC personnel and the general public, thanks to the University of Illinois at Chicago Police, which opened its district station front lobby to the public as a Safe Exchange Zone. There, 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.


The West Central Association will celebrate its 100th anniversary the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Revel Fulton Market, 1215 W. Fulton Market. Log on to


West Loop Soccer Club has started a travel, competitive soccer program, in which four of its teams (ages U7-U12) compete in a league against academies from around the city. The program’s home field is Skinner Park at 1331 W. Adams St., and local residents are invited to come cheer on the team. To learn more, email info@westloopsoccerclub. com or visit