Students Ride Free on Pace Bus Monday, August 22, 2022!
Pace is providing free bus, On Demand, and ADA paratransit rides to all Chicago and suburban elementary and high school students, as well an accompanying adult, on Monday, August 22, which is the first day of the school year for most local schools. CTA and Metra are also offering free rides to students and accompanying adults on this same day.
Students who are riding alone should NOT tap their Student Ventra Card that day. Likewise, if a student is riding with an accompanying adult, neither the student nor the adult needs to tap a Ventra Card.
However, the first day of school isn't the only day that students can get to school safely and affordably. For the rest of the school year, students can get discounted rides by:
Buying the Pace 30-Day Reduced Fare Pass for $30 (unlimited rides all day, every day, regardless of trip purpose and without school-hour restrictions, for 30 days)
Paying with transit value on their Student Ventra Card for a reduced fare of $1.00, with transfers costing $0.20.
Paying $1.10 in cash (using exact change) after presenting a student ID.
Paying a surcharge of $1.15 using Ventra transit value when using the 30-Day Reduced Fare Pass on Pace Premium routes.
Happy 90th Birthday to MCHS's Father William O’Mara!
Father O'Mara turned 90 on February 7th and was presented with a proclamation commemorating this milestone birthday from Mayor Gonzalez and the City of Chicago Heights at Marian Catholic High School's all-school Mass on the same day.
Father O'Mara has served as Chaplain at Marian Catholic High School for 18 years and also serves the parishes of St. Agnes and St. Kieran in Chicago Heights.
Father O’Mara’s first position was at Infant Jesus of Prague in Flossmoor. He also taught at Quigley Preparatory Seminary South and founded St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Orland Hills.
We join with the Marion Catholic Community in wishing Father O'Mara a very Happy & Blessed 90th Birthday!