News – Mount Greenwood Express

Chicago’s New Mayor

On Monday, May 15, Mayor Brandon Johnson was sworn in as the 57th mayor of the City of Chicago. Johnson took the oath of office Monday morning at the Credit Union One Arena—also known as UIC Pavilion. A former Social studies teacher for 4 years, and longtime Chicago Teachers Union organizer who helped organize the 2012 Teacher’s strike, Johnson was […]

Huge Turnout for Breast Cancer Walk

Thousands of supporters met at Ridge Park in the Beverly neighborhood on Mother’s Day early morning, then proceeded to walk the three miles through the Beverly/Morgan Park residential streets, raising funds for OSF Health Care Little Company of Mary Medical Center, supporting the fight against breast cancer. And, this year, the Chicago weather cooperated; the cloudy skies gave way to […]

Waller New Acting Chicago Police Chief

Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson will have a new interim police superintendent with the resignation of former Chicago Police Department Interim Superintendent Chief David Brown’s resignation following Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s re-election loss. Fred Waller, 61, a 34-year veteran with the Chicago Police Department before retiring in 2020, will serve as the new interim police superintendent to oversee department matters until a […]

Foxx Not Seeking Re-Election in 2024

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced that she will not seek a third term in 2024. The announcement was made on Tuesday, April 25, at the City Club of Chicago. Foxx was the first African American woman elected to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office in 2016. During her tenure as state’s attorney, Foxx overturned almost 200 wrongful conviction […]

City Declares Chicago New Poet Laureate

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, in partnership with the Chicago Public Library (CPL), the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and the Poetry Foundation, proudly named avery r. young as the inaugural Chicago Poet Laureate, on Monday, April 24. An award-winning poet, educator, composer, performer, and producer, young’s work spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts and literature. […]

Spring Arts, Craft and Vendor Show

Alan B. Shepard High School, 13049 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, will be holding their annual Spring Arts, Crafts, and Vendor Show, on Saturday, April 22 in the Shepard High School cafeteria, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This craft fair highlights many of the talented artists and crafters from around the Chicagoland and south suburban communities. The show is […]

Pat’s Pantry Helps Out

The Mt. Greenwood Resident’s Association wishes to remind folks that every Wednesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., behind the Mt. Greenwood Community Church, at 3509 W. 111th St., there is a free food giveaway, Pat’s Pantry. Interested folks can simply drive up and Pat’s Pantry volunteers will put a few bags of food in the car. No one is turned […]

Discover the History of Your Chicago House

  On Friday, April 14, the Ridge Historical Society, hosts speaker Tim Blackburn, who will present the program, Discover the History of Your Chicago House, from 7 to 10 p.m. The Ridge Communities of Beverly Hills, Morgan Park, Washington Heights and Mount Greenwood have an incredible collection of homes and housing styles–many with a rich history. Participants will learn how […]

Rice Hosts Trade Career Day

On Tuesday, March 21, Brother Rice High School, 10001 S. Pulaski Road, hosted a Careers in Construction Trades Day for Crusaders. Several different trades’ representatives were on hand to speak to Crusaders and educate them about a career in the union construction industries. In addition, instructors had an interactive demonstration of each craft, and provided insight and practical information on […]

Honoring Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, Brother Rice High School recognizes hard-working women in the school community. Dr. Leslie Luxem has provided cultural diversity in the community for 23 years, teaching students the native German language and ways of life. She strives to see “that light-bulb moment” in her students.. Cindy Charters has taught multiple variations of math classes throughout […]

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