Monday, April 15, 2013
The Give Something Back Foundation wants to make college accessible for kids who otherwise wouldn't have the financial means to attend.
Lockport-based Give Something Back Foundation wants to buy a college education for over 50 Will County students, the Sun-Times Media reports. $3 million was set aside to prefund full-ride scholarships to 52 incoming high school freshmen. Three colleges are participating in the scholarship, which begins next year: University of St. Francis, Lewis University or Blackburn College. Recipients of the scholarship will be provided help from tutors and mentors to help high school freshmen prepare for college. When they graduate from high school, the students will get a full-ride scholarship to one of the three colleges. The scholarship is no walk in the park, however. Qualifying students must be eligible for federal Pell Grants. Scholarship …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Romeoville police say Lewis University student Jamie Olson took steps to conceal her involvement in the suspected heroin death of her friend.
A 20-year-old Frankfort woman died of a drug overdose while at a Lewis University dorm this weekend, and the friend with whom she was staying has been arrested for trying to conceal her role in the death, Romeoville police said Monday. Anna Marinier was found dead at Fitzpatrick Hall at about 11:10 a.m. Sunday, Romeoville Assistant Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said. Although toxicology tests are still pending, it's suspected she overdosed on heroin, he said. Her friend, Jamie Olson, 21, of 9125 Letterkenny, Tinley Park, was arrested Sunday night on a felony charge of obstruction of justice and booked into the Will County jail. Citing the "ongoing investigation," Lucchesi declined to disclose what Olson did in terms of obstructing the case …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Reliving the Glory Days: 1979 Marist graduate Larry Tucker starred at Marist and Lewis University before getting a professional chance.
- Ken Ryan
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
One of the many aspects Larry Tucker enjoys about being the principal at Marist High School is the old acquaintances he runs into through the years. Even if some bring back bad memories. “Mallory Salis, who is a student at Marist and was on the state volleyball team, came up to me after a game this year and told me her dad (Gary) played against me,” Tucker said. “I asked what team he played for and when she said Oak Lawn I realized that he was the one that ended my high school career. He hit a half-court shot to win the game. When he came down from the stands, we gave each other a hard time. That’s what I love about athletics, you make so many connections with people.” The heartbreaking loss never dampened Tucker’s experience at Marist. …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Kristle Lowell, an Orland Park resident who trains at Tumbling on USA in Mokena, won AAU Junior Olympics titles in trampoline and double-mini trampoline last weekend in New Orleans. In November, she'll head to England for the World Championships.
Orland Park resident Kristle Lowell has traveled all over the country and competed as one of the best athletes in trampoline and tumbling. She never has gone overseas for a meet, but that will change this November because she’s qualified for the Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline World Championships from Nov. 17-20 in Birmingham, England. “I was just in New Orleans and I’ve gone down to Texas a lot,” Lowell said. “But this will be my first time leaving the country to compete. I’m pretty excited.” Trampoline and Double-Mini are similar to gymnastics in some ways but far more extreme. Competitors perform skills during jumps and their dismounts and utilize a variety of rotations, twists and shapes. Their scores are determined by …