May 2009

UIC Chicago Soccer Camp seeks players

May 2009 – The UIC Chicago Soccer Camp, run by John Trask Total Soccer Inc., is an exclusive training program open youngsters. The program will provide a professional/collegiate learning environment for those athletes serious about perfecting their game.

Sarah Tully exemplifies Trinity Irish Dance spirit

May 2009 – “When I was five, I saw Irish dancing for the first time at Chicago’s Celtic Fest,” Sarah Tully, 17, said. “For the past 12 years I have devoted myself to Irish dance, and I still love it.”

CCIL’s Roberts responds to article, editorial

May 2009 – The Gazette’s recent article (April 3) on the Chicago Christian Industrial League and my return to that venerable institution was a well-intended but not entirely accurate description of that situation. Also, your accompanying editorial was far from accurate in its portrayal of CCIL’s relationship to local and state government…

Fioretti demands answers on cuts at Montefiore

May 2009 – Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd Ward) not only has asked the City Council Education Committee to hold hearings on the future of Montefiore, the Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS) educational facility for troubled boys at 1310 S. Ashland Ave., but has introduced a resolution asking CPS CEO Ron Huberman and Deborah Duskey, chief of the CPS office of Specialized Services, “to show cause why an excellent and much needed facility…is being considered for elimination.”

NUHS Whole Health Center brings wellness options to University Village

May 2009 – The National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) Whole Health Center, located in the University Village Marketplace at 720 W. Maxwell St., offers a variety of approaches to healing and wellness.

Bike the Drive; CPD Football; Disability Parade

May 2009 – Round-ups, Mole de Mayo, Marine Week and a great chefs benefit in this month’s ATN.

Blues bus to recall original Maxwell Street Market at Blues Fest

May 2009 – Now that Maxwell Street has been downsized and relocated to Desplaines Street, an icon in the form of a robin’s egg blue, rocking, jazzed-up “blues bus” stands as one of the few testaments to Maxwell Street’s storied history and the birth of Chicago blues.

City continues to hamper good work at Montefiore

May 2009 – For several years, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) administration has steadily cut some faculty and tutor positions and vocational education at Montefiore School, with the goal assumed to be eventual privatization of the school’s services for troubled youngsters.

First Immanuel’s Becker: A lifelong mission to eliminate prejudice

May 2009 – When a young and enthusiastic pastor, Donald Victor Becker, stepped through the door of First Immanuel Lutheran Church at 1124 S. Ashland Ave., he thought of his new appointment as a “temporary” adventure and challenge. He never dreamed the church would shape his life for the next 50 years. “It was one of the best places to spend a lifetime—and still is,” Rev. Becker said.

St. Francis Wildcats: love for sports transformed into tradition of giving

May 2009 – When Depression-era players for the St. Francis Wildcats sports club competed on a field or court, they shared a passion for winning that evolved into lifelong bonds of friendship and a tradition of giving to the needy.

Improvements slated for 2nd Ward

May 2009 – Transportation, community development, and parks and infrastructure took center stage as Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti gave a State of the Second Ward presentation to a recent meeting of the West Central Association, the West Loop’s chamber of commerce.

Bridgeport’s Stearns Quarry Park to open Memorial Day weekend

May 2009 – After years of planning, preparation, and construction, a large portion of Stearns Quarry Park will be open to the public on Memorial Day weekend, with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the park soon after.