2020 Roundball Classic begins Thursday, February 6

Memorial Junior High School to host five-team tournament by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – The 11th annual Roundball Classic will return to Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road) on the first Thursday in February, with Game 1 (Reavis v. Lansing Christian) beginning at 6:00pm and Game 2 (Coolidge v. Heritage) beginning … Read more

Governor Pritzker announces $29.7 million in grants for Illinois park projects

OSLAD grants will support park development and open space land acquisition in 27 counties information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker announced this week that $29.7 million in grants for 85 local projects will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces $653,710 in boat access grants

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker announced $653,710 in grant funding for six communities to improve public boat access areas in Illinois. The Illinois Boat Access Area Development Program provides financial assistance to local government agencies for the acquisition, construction, and expansion or rehabilitation … Read more

CMPD offers Sports Fairs and Youth Baseball Clinic this winter

information provided by the Calumet Memorial Park District CALUMET CITY, Ill. (January 6, 2020) – The Calumet Memorial Park District is hosting two free Sports Fairs for Youth, in conjunction with local football, baseball, and cheering organizations. The public is invited to come out and see what the park district offers: Saturday, January 11 Noon … Read more

Harlem Wizards to return to Bishop Noll

by Jennifer Pallay HAMMOND, Ind. (January 2, 2020) – A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show returns to town when the Bishop Noll Athletic Department hosts a fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards. The evening of fun and fundraising takes place Jan. 9 in the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. in Hammond. Doors open at 5:30pm, … Read more

Knights of Columbus looking for spelling bee contestants

by Jennifer Pallay LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2020) – For more than 40 years, the Lansing Knights of Columbus Council 3540 has encouraged children to showcase their s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g skills during its annual spelling bee. This year’s event will take place Feb. 1 at the Council Hall, 17800 Lorenz Ave. in Lansing. There is no need … Read more

IDNR announces snowmobile trail grant recipients

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced $597,742 in grant funding for development, rehabilitation, operations, and maintenance for snowmobile trail projects in the state through the Illinois Snowmobile Grant Program (SNOW) and the Snowmobile Trail Establishment Fund Grant Program … Read more

Olympic gold medalist and wrestling legend Kurt Angle to headline Warrior Wrestling 7

Friday, December 13 information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 11, 2019) – Warrior Wrestling and Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, will welcome Olympic gold medalist and WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle to Warrior Wrestling 7 on Friday, December 13. Angle will be available for autographs and … Read more

Lan-Oak Park District to raise fees in 2020

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 25, 2019) – Partly in response to incidents this past summer that resulted in damage to park property, the Park Board agreed to raise park shelter rental fees and damage deposits in the coming year. At the October 21 meeting, Senior Superintendent Sharon Desjardins proposed raising the damage deposit … Read more

Restoration Ministries invites runners to join their Chicago Marathon team

Team members receive guaranteed entry to 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon information provided by Restoration Ministries HARVEY, Ill. (November 25, 2019) – Restoration Ministries (253 E. 159th Street in Harvey, Illinois) invites area runners to join its 2020 Bank of America Chicago Marathon running team. As a Chicago Marathon Charity, Restoration Ministries has guaranteed … Read more