Basketball tournament builds community through competition

Riverdale Park District wins 2019 championship by Ernst Lamothe, Thornton Township Communication Manager SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 1, 2019) – The third annual Taste of Thornton Township basketball tournament crowned the Riverdale Park District team as champions on Friday, August 23. This year the tournament was bigger in several ways. Eight teams, including a team … Read more

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