Agenda: Planning and Zoning Board meeting – 5/8/19

All residents are welcome to attend Planning and Zoning Board meetings. The Planning and Zoning Board meets as needed, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings typically begin at 6:30pm on Wednesdays at the Municipal Court Complex (Lansing Police Department), … Read more

Thornton Township to offer STEM and STEAM programs for students and families

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 2, 2019) – Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli and the Thornton Township Board of Trustees will sponsor STEM/STEAM Programs in Thornton Township. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) has implications for workforce development, national security concerns, and immigration policy. STEAM represents STEM plus the Arts—humanities, language arts, dance, drama, … Read more

‘Underground,’ ‘alternative,’ ‘satirical’—Cultural Jet Lag is not a mainstream collection of comics

Show opens in Hammond on May 18 and 19 information provided by Big Splash PR HAMMOND, Ind. (May 3, 2019) – Cultural Jet Lag, an exhibit featuring the works of artists Jim Siergey and John Anthony Giemzik III—two players in the underground art scene for over two decades—opens at Paul Henry’s Art Gallery in Hammond … Read more

Obituary: Charlotte F. Long-Leclerc

September 02, 1918 – April 29, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Charlotte F. Long-Leclerc, age 100 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019. Charlotte is survived by her loving children: Sharlene (late James) Everett and Stanley (Ann) Long. Cherished grandmother of four, great grandmother of seven, and great great grandmother of … Read more

Preparing for flooding: tips from IEMA

River levels expected to further rise information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – The National Weather Service is forecasting another round of showers and thunderstorms that could lead to urban and flash flooding, as well as further aggravate already swollen rivers, creeks throughout the state. The Illinois Emergency … Read more

Three IHSA fishing tournaments rescheduled due to weather

New date: Monday, May 6 (weather permitting) information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill (May 1, 2019) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting three Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Bass Fishing Sectional tournaments, and students will be fishing for a chance to compete at the State tournament … Read more

Public invited to Marian Catholic High School’s final concert of the season

Spring Choir Concert—Tuesday, May 7, 7:00pm by Mary Compton CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – Marian Catholic Choirs will take the stage for the final time this school year when they present their annual Spring Pops Choir Concert on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00pm in the Croarkin Auditorium. Marian Catholic’s Concert Choir, Spartan Choir, … Read more

Gov. Pritzker proclaims May Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 1, 2019) – Gov. JB Pritzker has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and motorcycle safety advocates to remind all users of the road to Start Seeing Motorcycles. Although motorcycles represent 3 percent … Read more

Obituary: Anthony “Tony” DeGraff

October 20, 1927 – April 30, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Anthony “Tony” DeGraff, age 91, of South Holland, IL, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dearest brother of Bernard (Sylvia) DeGraff and the late Nell DeGraff. Kind uncle of Grace (Jerry) Singer, Wes (Cindy) DeGraff, Shirley DeGraff, David (Dawn) DeGraff, Glen … Read more