Thursday, January 24, 2013
The players from rival schools honored the memory of Brother Rice graduate Andrew Weishar who died at age 21
The stands were filled with blue shirts printed with the number 45. It was Andrew Weishar's number, and they played for him. The longtime rivalry between Brother Rice and Marist was forgotten for several minutes as the two schools came together to recognize a young man lost too soon. Andrew Weishar died in October after a three year long battle with colorectal cancer. The Brother Rice graduate was just 21 years old. Read: Days After Community Vigil, Brother Rice Alum Dies at 21 Weishar was a star football player for the Crusaders and his brother Nic Weishar was a major part of the Redhawks playoff run last football season. Read: Athlete of the Month: Marist Wide Receiver Courageous After Death of Brother The Crusaders scored an easy 67…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Andrew Weishar, 21, died after a battle with colorectal cancer.
Andrew Weishar, 21, has died after a three-year battle with colorectal cancer. Weishar, a graduate of St. Damian in Oak Forest and Brother Rice, was a football player for the Crusaders and continued to play after entering college at Illinois Wesleyan. On Oct. 6 friends and neighbors held a candlelight vigil for the young man outside his home. Read: All for Andrew: Community Rallies around Man in Fight for His Life "This kid is facing the fight of his life, yet he tells the hospice nurses, 'I'm not done fighting.'" said Joe Conway, one of the vigil's organizers last week. "His will to live and survive is an incredible strength. You've got to believe God has a plan for all of this. It already has by bringing us all together." A wake …
Friday, April 27, 2012
Former students seeking claims against Irish Christian Brothers must show religious order knew certain members were a danger to children. Deadline to file is Aug. 1.
Documents amassed by a Seattle-based law firm show that although the Irish Christian Brothers knew one of its members may have molested students at Brother Rice High School, they still sent him to other schools. The allegations came to light after a bankruptcy filing by the Irish Christian Brothers in an attempt to cap any damages from former students filing claims alleging sexual or physical abuse by members of the religious order who taught at the high schools. Sign up for the O-L Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Brother Edward Courtney, who ran extracurricular activities and served various teaching and administrative roles at Brother Rice's South Side Chicago campus from 1960 to 1968, has been named in lawsuits and court …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Take our poll and tell us: should schools offer classes on hate crime prevention?
Chicago police recently charged three teens with perpetrating a hate crime in a Dec. 23 incident. A Brother Rice student, Joshua Merritt, 17, was the victim and one of the accused is a classmate. Merritt said Matthew Herrmann, 18, of Alsip and two other teens forced him to wear a noose and threatened his life, according to police. Brother Rice High School officials are reportedly still looking into the matter. According to police, the three teens acted as a pack, but could one of them had had second thoughts? Could one of them had told the other two what they were doing was wrong? What can communities do to make sure kids know about the seriousness of hate crimes and how to help prevent them? Should schools offer classes on hate crime …
Monday, September 5, 2011
Patch brings you a video recap of the top four stories of the week in the south sububs.
Photo Gallery: Marist vs. Brother Rice, a Slugfest For Bragging Rights Together We Cope Pantry Coordinators Ask for Help Stocking Sparse Shelves Local Food Pantries At All Time Low H-F Principal Addresses Parents' Questions About Last Friday Night's Attacks After Football Game Arrest Made in Crash That Killed Frankfort Teen