Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The animal tested positive for rabies. City officials warn of the importance of getting your pet vaccinated for rabies.
The city of Chicago Commission of Animal Control announced on Tuesday that a bat has tested positive for rabies in the West Beverly/Morgan Park area. The bat was discovered on the 2600 block of W. 107th Street on Saturday, May 5. A rabies examination by the Illinois State Public Health Laboratory determined that the bat was infected with rabies. Animal care urges residents to keep their dogs, cats and ferrets on a leash when they are outside of the home. They also recommend that you take any pet without a current rabies vaccination to a veterinarian to be inoculated. As always, it is not a good idea to handle any bats you may find. If you live in Chicago you should call 311 to report it and animal control will be contacted. Suburbanites…
Monday, May 6, 2013
The city has added more workers to graffiti removal crews, but the number of graffiti reports in the 19th Ward remains relatively low.
Five new painters are making their way around the city combatting a widespread graffiti problem that some officials argue should have been remedied long ago. But graffiti removal slowed down after the city's budget was cut a few years ago, according to reports. Graffiti Blasters is a city program that began in 1993 under Mayor Daley, an ABC News story says. "The point was to remove the graffiti quickly on private and public property so vandals wouldn't have a chance to put it up again," the publication reports. So far in 2013, there have been only 37 requests for graffiti removal in the 19th Ward, according to city data. The Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation is responsible for tending to such vandalism and with the five …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Mount Carmel High School science teacher, Curt Ehrenstrom, won an Illinois Golden Apple.
Golden Apple, a leader in advancing the teaching profession in Illinois for 28 years, announced Curt Ehrenstrom, a science teacher at Mount Carmel High School, as a recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. The 2013 Golden Apple honorees, all High School teachers, were selected from a pool of 510 nominees from throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Curt Ehrenstrom, who teaches AP Physics, Honors Physics and coaches the football and water polo teams at Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, was surprised Wednesday in his classroom by CBS2’s Rob Johnson and Golden Apple CEO and President Dominic Belmonte. Ehrenstrom was presented with a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching in front of 30 of his Advanced …
Sweet Freaks specializes in handcrafted chocolates and classic candies.
Freshly made chocolate creations fill the shelves of a new sweet shop where a Beverly couple hopes to build a thriving business. Katie and Pat Murphy opened Sweet Freaks, 9915 S. Walden Parkway, last week and a steady flow of customers and candy gazers have been filtering into the shop in the days since. "We opened really fast and everything has just fallen into our laps," said Katie Murphy. It only took about 30 days to open the shop which grew from a successful catering and candy-making business. Pat Murphy is a trained chef who does catering and has been the head chef at large music events. Locally, their products began to gain a following after handling the chocolates for a Sutherland Elementary School fundraiser at the Beverly Arts…
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The new lab at the neighborhood university provides students a hands-on look at real time financial markets.
It might look like a normal neighborhood house from the outside, but once you step inside things get a bit more high-tech. Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management recently opened the Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives. The hands-on learning environment gives students the opportunity to use financial technology. "It is very powerful because students can see real-time data coming in," said Dr. Muhammad Chishty, the director of the center. Much of the equipment was made possible through grants. Students can use FactSet and Bloomberg terminals, which gives them real time market information. Currently, the only other area schools that use FactSet are the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, …
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It's May, which means it's past time to clear that clutter and do some spring cleaning-- it also means garage and yard sale season is in full swing. Here at Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch we pride ourselves on local, useful information. That includes who has tools for a bargain, a dresser in their driveway or some clothes laid out on the lawn. Be the first on your block to know stuff. Sign up for the Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Posting your garage sale on Patch is easy ... and even better yet, it's free. Log in to Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Patch. Create a new account if you don't have one. Then click on our "Events" tab on the top of the page and on "Add an Event" near the top right corner. Or just go to Beverly-Mt. Greenwood …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
If you make a purchase at Home Run Inn Pizza in Beverly on Wednesday, you can help out Sutherlund School
If you have a craving for pizza, today is the day to indulge. Home Run Inn Pizza, 10900 S. Western Ave., will be donating 20 percent of all purchases made Wednesday, May 1, using this flier to Sutherland Elementary School. Just print out the flyer and present it when you pay. The offer is valid for dine-in and carry-out orders.
Eighth graders from all the 19th Ward's elementary schools gathered together to meet their legislators, engage in a debate and meet other neighborhood future leaders.
It was a morning to remember for the eighth graders gathered for breakfast at Morgan Park Academy last Friday. The student council presidents from all the 19th Ward's elementary schools were here to hear from Ald. Matt O'Shea, State Sen. Bill Cunningham and State Rep. Fran Hurley. They talked about the importance of leadership and community. The students engaged in lively debates using real state legislature bills as jumping off points. It was an opportunity to use their public speaking and leadership skills while engaging with peers. "I liked meeting new people and other students," said Rachel Bullock, a student at Keller. Hurley was impressed by the students' ability to debate and engage on the issues. It was an impressive group of …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Foreclosures priced from $97,000 to $192,000 are for sale in the Beverly and Mt. Greenwood area.
The following properties are listed as foreclosures up for sale in the Beverly and Mt. Greenwood neighborhoods, according to Zillow. Click on each address to view photos of the property. 1. 11025 S. St. Louis Avenue, Chicago 60655 Features: 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 1,152 square feet Price: $192,000 2. 10312 S. Prostpect Avenue, Chicago 60643 Features: 3 Beds, 2 Baths, 2,124 square feet Price: $179,000 3. 11422 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago 60655 Features: 3 Beds, 2 Bath, 1.148 square feet Price: $176,900 4. 3416 W. 111th Place, Chicago 60655 Features: 3 Beds, 1 bath, 1,168 square feet Price: $97,000 Want More Real Estate News? Browse Patch's Beverly & Mt. Greenwood House & Home topics pages.