Prairie State College recently hosted the 2015 Healthy Smiles Day on campus. Healthy Smiles Day provides children from a local elementary school with free dental care. During the event, the PSC dental hygiene students and faculty saw 84 children, ranging from first through eighth grade, prov…

Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) invites the community to attend its 23rd annual Paws in the Park, a family- and pet-friendly walk-a-thon and vendor fair. Sponsored by General Contracting, the event takes place on Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Main Square Park in Highland, Ind. 

Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park welcomes visitors to summer Saturdays in the Park. Explore the nationally-recognized park on one of four FREE guided mini-tours, ideal for families, art or outdoor enthusiasts. Tours start at 10 a.m., and take about 90 minutes. All t…

After a cold winter, it’s a relief to see warmer weather moving in. However, that means allergy season is here. A warm fall coupled with the recent wet and cold winter often causes trees and flowers to produce more pollen. Higher pollen counts mean more allergy symptoms for the millions of A…

Parents can now register their children ages 8 to 12 years of age for Critter Camp, a summer day camp for kids hosted by Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA). Held July 13 through 16 and Aug. 3 through 7, Critter Camp is a five-day camp that provides a fun, safe, hands-on environment for kids …

Second Chance II Resale Shop is located at 137 West Joe Orr Rd, in Chicago Heights.  The shop is owned by the South Suburban Humane Society.  Our shop features an awesome assortment of women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry, accessories and cosmetics.  We also have books, magazines, musi…

The Parents & Friends of Larc proudly present Elvis Tribute Artist, Joe Tirrito, in concert on Friday, August 7, 2015. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 178th & Lorenz Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. Tickets are on sale now through July 24th for just $20,…

Mini Mates Therapeutic Ponies Ltd. is a not for profit organization dedicated to the practice of using miniature horses for comfort therapy. 

The Illinois EPA is holding a Public Availability Session concerning the Land & Lakes Co. landfill located at 138th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue in Dolton. Representatives from Illinois EPA and Land and Lakes will be available to answer questions from the public.

Patti’s All-American hosted a free seminar in Dyer on May 13. The seminar was hosted Amy Pataky. Amy is the Gym-N-Learn Educational Preschool Director at Patti’s All-American. Gym-N-Learn is their successful fitness-based educational preschool program for ages 3-5. As a service to the commun…

May is Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures by increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, w…

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville completed 2015 Spring Commencement exercises for the 2,212 eligible graduates Saturday, May 9, in the Vadalabene Center on campus.

South Suburban College students traveled to Springfield on April 29, 2015, to participate in Student Advocacy Day.  Student representatives from almost all 48 community colleges were in attendance for the event, organized respectively by the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Student Ad…

It was graduating at the age of 60 from the University of Illinois with a master’s degree in Social Work, that sent Patricia Sawyer on a new path for her life. After working for 18 years as a licensed clinical therapist in a South Holland mental health agency, that path led her to the writin…

Students in Grades 3-5 at Christ Our Savior Catholic School portrayed famous  African Americans in history while posing as wax museum statues. Students dressed in costumes with props of their character came “alive” and spoke about their life when someone deposited small change in a cup in fr…

Participants compete to break the piñata at the Calumet Memorial Park District’s Mexican Heritage Day celebration, held at Memorial Park on Saturday, May 16.  Mexican culture was highlighted through music, dancing and arts & crafts.

Thornton Township in an effort to combat unemployment is spearheading a new Job Assistance Program. The Township has partnered with a local retailer, K&G Fashion Superstore in Lansing, IL. This program provides job interview apparel. The apparel for men consists of dress shoes, slacks, d…

Illinois Imaging Services of Central Illinois is hosting a workshop for current and new home performance business owners at South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The cost of $30 per person includes lunch.

The Calumet Memorial Park District Six Flags Great America discount tickets! Daily tickets are just $43 each (a savings of $27 off of the gate price!), and a Season Pass is only $73. Tickets are available at the Memorial Park Recreation Office, 612 Wentworth Ave. in Calumet City. Cash and cr…

On the Table community round table discussion was held at the Lansing Library on Tuesday March 12. This discussion involved community members coming together with positive ideas for the good of the community.

Calumet City Economic Development Director Bryan Swanson presented an economic year in review to the City Council recently. One topic of conversation was the River Oaks Mall on 159th Street in Calumet City. The mall draws shoppers from across the entire Southside of Chicago and towns in Nort…

Pictured from left to right: SSC alumnus Alejandro Gonzalez, SSC President Don Manning, SSC instructor Joan Rosen, and SSC alumnus Daniel Boulos 

South Suburban College (SSC) announces two Phi Theta Kappa student members were honored at the Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team Banquet held in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Alejandro Gonzalez of Calumet City, Illinois, and Daniel Boulos of Dyer, Indiana, now al…

Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting two Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) workshops on campus this summer. Workshops offer specialization tracks for elected and appointed leaders and managers in government and nonprofit agencies. The first, “Leadership for Newly Elected or Appointed Official…

Open Registration for the Summer 2015 Semester at South Suburban College (SSC) is still in progress. Summer classes begin Monday, June 8th at the college’s Main Campus and Oak Forest Center. The summer payment deadline is Friday, May 22nd and payment will be due at the time of registration a…

The Towle Theater is proud to host a Tony Party to raise funds for the ever-growing Towle Youth Theater Ensemble. Towle Youth Theater Ensemble (TYTE) was established in 2010 to provide local students interested in and passionate about the theater arts an immersive, professional environment t…

As Memorial Day approaches, we remember several significant anniversaries: the end of the Civil War, 150 years ago, and the end of the Second World War, 70 years ago. In addition, let’s remember, with gratitude, those who gave their lives in all of our wars to secure and defend the freedoms …

Fans of humorist Judith Viorst already know her target audience -- the WAMMMMs: those unsung throngs of White, Affluent, Middle-class, Middle-aged, Married Mothers. Viorst’s several books have addressed themselves to life changes seen from that perspective, virtually decade by decade. Now, C…

The Tri Town Safety Village in cooperation with the Dyer, Schererville, and St. John Police Town Councils and their Fire and Police Departments and CN Railroad offers safety classes to students in the surrounding communities.  The Tri Town Safety Village is a learning center that provides po…

South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education and STEM Department are partnering to offer courses to help fill the summer days with activities that will inspire and challenge kids and young adults. SSC is pleased to offer several STEM for Kids classes at the Main Campus in South Ho…

Christ Our Savior Catholic School in South Holland is proud to announce those students who were winners in the Coloring, Poster and Essay Contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War Ehinger Brothers Post 8141 in Calumet City. Winners received their awards at the 54th Annual Americanism …

Lansing Public Library Director Debbie Albrecht is proud to show off the new Little Free Library that has just been added to Clock Tower Plaza in the heart of Lansing IL.  The little library was donated by Little Free Library based in Wisconsin.  The library wishes to thank John Wilson of th…