Crosby Clippers will Rock the Bald at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

For $25,000 in donations, Laurie Crosby will go bald By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2019) – The numbers are staggering. Each year, the parents of about 15,300 kids will hear the words “Your child has cancer,” according to the Childhood Cancer Statistics. Laurie Crosby was one of those parents. Twelve years ago, … Read more

Thornton Township honors current excellence during Black History Month

Keynote speaker: Melody Winston of Golden Eagle Aviation information provided by Thornton Township THORNTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (February 22, 2019) – Embracing our Current History of Black Excellence was the theme of this year’s Thornton Township Black History Month event. Taking place at its Youth and Family Service Department in Riverdale, the program featured Melody Winston, … Read more

Thornton Township’s MLK Day celebration keeps Dr. King’s legacy alive

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 1, 2019) – More than 450 people attended Thornton Township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program, themed “Unleashing the Power of Peace,” took place at South Suburban College on Monday, January 21. “To me Dr. Martin Luther King will always be this courageous icon who fought … Read more

Taste of Thornton Township sees larger crowds at larger venue

South Suburban College campus provides more room for people and activities by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 3, 2018) – Moving to South Suburban College for the first time, the August 25 Taste of Thornton Township saw larger crowds who filled the expansive campus to enjoy games, rides, and live entertainment. Thornton Township … Read more

Taste of Thornton Township starts with second annual police-and-teen basketball tournament

Lansing team hopes to maintain championship information provided by Thornton Township THORNTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (August 1, 2018) – Police and teenagers from various communities will team up together in the second annual Taste of Thornton Township Basketball Tournament. The tournament, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 24–25, features teenagers and police officers playing … Read more