Taltree Arboretum and Purdue University Northwest announce partnership

Purdue will assume operations of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in early 2018 Information provided by Purdue University Northwest VALPARAISO, Ind. (December 20, 2017) – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation’s Board of Directors; Damien and Rita Gabis (founders of Taltree); and Purdue University Northwest today announced a unique partnership. The Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation and … Read more

Curtis Granderson to speak at First United Methodist Church

Curtis Granderson

Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 6:00pm information provided by First United Methodist Church LANSING, Ill. (December 26, 2017) – Professional baseball player and TF South alum Curtis Granderson will return to Lansing on Saturday, January 6. He will be speaking at the First United Methodist Church at 18420 Burnham Avenue, and the public is invited. … Read more

TF South cheerleading team takes first place

Competitive Coed Cheerleading Team wins Oswego East competition information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2017) – Head Coach Jordan Martin shared the following information about her cheerleading team’s recent accomplishment: The competition was at Oswego East High School. We took first place out of six coed teams. It was our second competition … Read more

South Shore Arts exhibit honors Babe Ruth, Jonathan Toews, Michael Jordan, and more

For the Love of the Game

For the Love of the Game includes rare photos, signed baseballs, unique artwork Information and photos from South Shore Arts MUNSTER, Ind. (December 2017) – South Shore Arts—located within the Center for Visual and Performing Arts—is pleased to present For the Love of the Game: Major League Sports in Art & Memorabilia, a blockbuster exhibit … Read more

Lansing experiences economic impact of sports tourism

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lansing, Illinois LANSING, Ill. (December 2017) – Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors, announced the 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $400 million to … Read more

South Suburban College baseball program to host Catching Camp

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 28, 2017) – South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Tuesday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 27, from 10:00am–1:00pm. Coach Ruzich has directed youth camps for the past 32 … Read more

District 215 and Thornton Township join forces against breast cancer

Pink Out

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. CALUMET CITY, Ill. (October 2017) – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli and the Board of Trustees along with Thornton Fractional School District 215 (headquartered in Lansing) created a Pink Out Football and Volleyball event. The October 13 football game and October 18 volleyball game … Read more

Park Board welcomes Micaela Smith as new Commissioner

Micaela Smith

Diversity considered a strength as Smith is unanimously approved by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2017) – “You have to represent the people you’re serving,” says Park Board Commissioner Pat Gulotta. “You just have to.” In adding Micaela Smith to the Park Board of Commissioners, he believes the Board can continue the momentum they’ve … Read more