Lights, Camera, Action: Chicago-area TV and newspapers feature the “CRSM story”

Chicago-area TV and newspaper crews trekked out to Waukegan from Chicago on Feb, 13 2018 to feature our unique school model and celebrate and chronicle our historic move day. From CBS-TV and WGN-TV, to the Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catholic, and The Daily Herald, we are grateful for the coverage and hopeful our against-all-odds story will inspire others to raise the bar with challenging educational opportunities.

Our news coverage included:

CBS-TV Chicago

“New School Transforms Eyesore: The old K-Mart store in Waukegan sat vacant for years. Then a Catholic school opened a state of the art facility there
Feb. 14, 2018

WGN-TV Chicago
At the site of an abandoned Kmart in Waukegan, visionaries at Cristo Rey St, Martin have built an amazing new school, which opens tomorrow to 400 low income students
Feb. 13, 2018

ABC-TV Chicago

Cristo Rey College Prep Grand Opening
Feb. 13, 2018

Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune Story
Students say new campus feels “like a real high school”
Feb. 14, 2018

The Daily Herald
“Catholic school rises out of vacant Kmart in Waukegan”
Feb.13, 2018

Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune Story
“A milestone moment: Catholic high school in Waukegan ready to open in renovated Kmart”
Feb. 12, 2018

American School & University
“Former Kmart store in Waukegan, Ill., converted to high school”
Feb. 14, 2018

Fr. James Martin, SJ Facebook
“A great use for an abandoned store: Look where Cristo Rey in Waukegan is going”
Jan. 25, 2018

Chicago Catholic
Cristo Rey St. Martin Converts Kmart into State-of-the-art space

Chicago Catholic Photo gallery

Univision Chicago
“La secundaria Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep High en Waukegan estrena instalaciones”
February 13, 2018
JGMA’s innovative Kmart-to-school conversion opens in Waukegan

The Architect Newspaper
JGMA overhauls a former Kmart for a progressive Chicago high school program

The Viatorian Community
Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Prepares to Make the Move