A Sad Farewell…

A Sad Farewell...

The Sisters of Saint Casimir will say goodbye to the Marquette Park community that was their home since the their arrival in 1911. The St. Casimir Motherhouse was purchased by Rev. Anthony Staniukynas (whose statue stands in the front of the motherhouse). The future of the Motherhouse complex and campus is still unclear… as is the fate of the Venerable Mother Maria Kaupas, who is interred in a wall crypt in the 200 seat convent chapel. The Sisters will be relocating to the Franciscan Sisters Motherhouse in suburban Lemont. The Farewell Mass will be at on Sunday, June 22nd at 11 am at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish with a dinner following in the parish’s social hall…

Patrolling the Neighborhood…

Patrolling the Neighborhood...

The Chicago Police Bike unit patrolling the Marquette Park neighborhood last Thursday stopped by briefly at the Illinois Police Reserve (IPR) headquarters at 2735 West 71st Street (708-572-IPR1). The securing of alleys and gangways between buildings is a smart tool for the Chicago Police and any security service that patrols neighborhoods. This is being used by the Special Service Area on Pulaski and 63rd Streets. Foot and bike patrols help prevent crime from happening … and as a matter of fact discourages it. Welcoming the unit is IPR Commander of Media Affairs Joe Kulys…