Helping bring community together, the grant was used for the purchase of a mobile kitchen unit for classes, 11 sewing machines, 11 ukuleles and a Meeting OWL Pro, a 360-degree conferencing camera.

An outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted North Riverside Players to cancel the remaining run of the musical “Sweeney Todd.”

The prestigious award went to Amelia García, one of only 10 teacher award recipients in Illinois, and the only one from a Catholic high school.