Rebel pride abounds at first TF South Senior Signing Day

TF South senior Danielle Coleman poses with her Signing Day certificate. | Photo by James Neely

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 11, 2019) – Bright futures and smiles shone in TF South High School’s Red Gym on the first ever Senior Signing Day, May 8. The event was created to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors by giving them an opportunity to announce to their peers where they’ll be attending … Read more

St. John’s Church and School celebrates 125th anniversary with gala

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2019) – About 200 people gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center on Stony Island Ave. April 28 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. Former students, faculty, staff, and clergy of all ages came out to celebrate the institution’s longevity, … Read more

Grace Church’s Easter Extravaganza blessed with sunshine and smiles

‘We love being a good neighbor,’ explains Bill VanRamshorst by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 20, 2019) – Hundreds of people, most of them young families, eagerly visited Grace Church on Indiana Avenue Saturday for its Easter Extravaganza. The event, which is put on every year by volunteers from the church, regardless of weather, included … Read more

Talent and learning on display at TF South Student Art Show

by Jamie Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2019) – Excitement and pride electrified the Grand Lobby of TF South High School April 5 as about 200 students, parents, and friends gathered for the annual TF South Student Art Show. Throughout the lobby, two- and three-dimensional art pieces were displayed for viewing and judging—some were even … Read more

Promapalooza in Lansing, Illinois

Transformation happens at the Community Closet at First Christian Church by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (March 31, 2019) – Pleased laughs rang through the air inside First Christian Church of Lansing on March 31 as about 30 teenage girls turned up for the church’s annual Promapalooza event. Hosted by Community Closet—a “zero-dollar operation” thrift shop … Read more

Diversity, experience, passion, youth, results—District 215 School Board candidates state their case

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (March 27, 2019) – Earlier tonight, TF South High School hosted a public forum for the Thornton Fractional School District 215 School Board candidates. Moderated by TF South Business Education Teacher and PTSA member Mozella Brown-Brooks, the forum was attended by about 75 District 215 residents and outlined each candidate’s … Read more