Illiana photography students create ‘faceless portraits’

Faceless portrait

by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – At the end of the portrait unit during each semester of Ms. Deb Kamp’s photography class, students complete a “faceless portrait” assignment. This year, Christian Schools International (CSI) posted an article and a gallery of these portraits on its website. A CSI representative discovered … Read more

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify in 2017

Lan-Oak Lanes

information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – The Illinois Film Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record. Women and minority hires made up 53% of reported crew employees across the 347 television, commercial and movie projects that … Read more

International handbell soloist to perform in Lansing

Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm information provided by Trinity Lutheran Church LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – International handbell soloist Sylvia Rylander will perform a handbell concert at Trinity Lutheran Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Rylander serves as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Alaska Baptist Convention. Ringing handbells … Read more

Rare photos of Chicago Freedom Movement on display at South Suburban College

© Bernard J. Kleina

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott-King, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Raby, Ralph Abernathy, and others included in exhibit information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 16, 2018) – South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life, along with the South Suburban Housing Center, will present an exhibit of photographs by Bernard J. … Read more

Open auditions called for upcoming comedy at SSC

South Suburban College to premiere Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! by local playwright information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 10, 2018) – The SSC Playhouse announces open auditions for its 2018 world premiere of the hilarious down-home comedy, Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! written by Markham native Wesley Perkins. Auditions will be held … Read more

Columnist and Cookbook Author Phil Potempa returns to Theatre at the Center

Sunday, February 4, will feature From the Farm recipes for Valentine’s Day information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (January 11, 2018) – Columnist and Published Cookbook Author Phil Potempa recreates on stage the charm and traditions of the family farm kitchen he writes about each week in his popular “From the Farm” newspaper … Read more

Theatre at the Center announces the cast of Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (January 5, 2018) – Cory Goodrich in the role of M’Lynn, Landree Fleming as Shelby, and Heidi Kettenring as Truvy lead the cast of Theatre at the Center’s Steel Magnolias with Joslyn Yvonne Jones as Ouiser, Jeannie Affelder as Clairee, and Myesha-Tiara as Annelle. Previews begin February … Read more