Mayor on 'The Mac'

Palos Hills Mayor Jerry Bennett will be on "The Ed McElroy Show" to air at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 11 on Comcast channel 19.

Remembering MLK

Third- and fourth-graders at St. Bernadette Catholic Academy presented a timeline of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at an assembly last month. Students also participated in a prayer service and recited parts of King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

Seen here are Zarianna Oakely (front row, from left), William Sullivan, Elijah Amoh, Richard Jacobson and Romeo Hughes; David Alexander (middle, from left), Ifechukumere Okolo, Trinit Caples, Myal Hill, Reginald Sykes III, Chioma Okolo and Caleb Jennings; and Dameon Hall (top, from left), Connor McKoewn, Austin Mayer, Adam Viravec and Joshua Rickette.

SXU's Theology South will discuss homelessness

Benedictine Sisters of Chicago Prioress Patricia Crowley, O.S.B., will discuss the issue of homelessness on Thursday, March 7 at the next lecture in Saint Xavier University's Theology South series.

The program will take place in the Butler Reception Room, in the Warde Academic Center at SXU's Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The lecture, titled "We All Need a Home … A Perspective on Homelessness in Our Times?," begins with coffee at 9 a.m., and the lecture and question-and-answer session are scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It is open to the public and costs $6.

Crowley became a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago in 1958. From 1991 to 2004, she served as executive director of Deborah's Place, a not-for-profit organization that provides shelter, supportive housing, and services to homeless women in Chicago. Under her leadership, Deborah's Place became the largest provider of housing and shelter for women in Chicago.

What's Going On

What you should know about colon cancer

Dr. Hareth Raddawi of Advocate Christ Medical Center will present "Colon Cancer: What You Need to Know" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Oak Lawn Public Library, 9427 S. Raymond Ave. Raddawi will discuss colon cancer risk factors, prevention strategies and innovative treatment options. The presentation will also include information about genetics and family history in colon cancer and diet for colon cancer prevention. For more information call 422-4990 or visit

Fish Fry at Post 991

The Marrs-Meyer American Legion Post 991, 110th Street and Depot Avenue in Worth, will hold fish fries from 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday through March 29. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for youths 9 years and younger. Tickets are available at the Post. Diners have choice of cod, catfish, shrimp or chicken. All dinners include soup, salad, bread, fries or potato, and beverages.

CUB in Worth

The Citizens Utility Board will analyze electric, natural gas and phone bills at a free clinic at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at Worth Village Hall, 7112 W. 111th St. Consumers should bring their bills for a free, one-on-one consultation with a CUB expert. The clinic is co-sponsored by state Sen. Bill Cunningham and state Rep. Fran Hurley. To register call Amy Mikuzis at (773) 445-8128.

Consumers will be provided information on municipal aggregation, CUB Energy Saver, how to spot unnecessary charges on electric, natural gas and phone bills, Consumer's Choice local-calling plans, Illinois' best long-distance plans and how to get a $10 credit, and CUB's Cellphone Savings Center.

Sugar Squares to dance spring away in Ev'green

The Swing'n Sugar Squares Club will hold events from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14 at Central Junior High School, 95th Street and Spaulding Avenue in Evergreen Park; Thursday, April 11 (Share a Pie Night) at Central Junior High; Thursday, April 25 (April Shower, May Flowers) at the Evergreen Park Community Center, 3450 W. 97th Place; and Thursday, May 9 (Sundays on Thursday) at the Community Center.

The Sugar Squares will hold its Spring Ticket Dinner Dance on Thursday, May 23 at First United Methodist Church of Oak Lawn, 10000 Central Ave. Tickets are $15. For more information call Terry at (773) 351-1948 or Hank at (773) 238-5496 or visit swin