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Blood drive April 23 and 24

Versiti Blood Centers is hosting a blood drive April 23 and 24 in honor of Kristin Arielle Oliver, a cancer patient who died in 2020. The blood drive will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at Sgt.[Read More…]

More than $150 million available for utility assistance

State officials are encouraging families in need to apply for $150 million in utility bill assistance through the Help Illinois Families Program. All families who meet the criteria and provide required documentation are eligible to receive utility bill assistance for natural gas, propane, and electricity through the Low-Income Home Energy[Read More…]

State to close COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites March 31

In response to what it said is a sharp drop in demand, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced on Friday, March 25, that it will discontinue COVID-19 testing services at the 10 community-based testing sites, including the one at South Suburban College in South Holland, effective March 31.[Read More…]

Grant is helping fund marketing for GSU electric vehicles event

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) awarded a $3,960 grant to the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation to market and promote their Earth Day event, Reimagining Electric Vehicle (EV) Industry. The networking event will be held April 22 at Governors State University. Coming on the heels of Gov.[Read More…]

Joyce supports measure to raise wages for direct support personnel

Illinois Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is supporting a measure to ensure that direct support personnel (DSP) are fairly compensated for the assistance they provide to individuals with developmental disabilities. “Support workers care for residents who rely on them to do basic day-to-day tasks that many of us do without thinking.[Read More…]


Mansfield named Superintendent of Distinction by IASA

District 233 Superintendent Von Mansfield was recently named a Superintendent of Distinction by the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA). Mansfield was among 21 honorees selected by his peers based on his leadership, communication, professionalism and community involvement. Von MansfieldHe will be honored by IASA at a celebratory luncheon on[Read More…]

Drama Group presents comedy reading Saturday

“Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead,” a comedy about a teenager who questions the afterlife and comes to the very limits of teen angst, will be a staged reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Drama Group studio, 330 W. 202nd Street in Chicago Heights. The story focuses[Read More…]

Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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