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State invites residents to participate in health survey

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced the start of the 2024 Healthy Illinois Survey, a statewide effort to compile essential data on the current state of health and wellness and areas where public health can be improved. Under Illinois law, IDPH is required to administer an annual[Read More…]

South Suburban Humane Society gala is May 11

Tickets are on sale for the South Suburban Humane Society Spotlight Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. This 35th annual fundraiser will include a signature drink created by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Tito’s silent auction and raffle donations. SSHS will be[Read More…]

Visit Chicago Southland wins Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Website

Visit Chicago Southland has won the Illinois Excellence in Tourism Award for Best Website Budget A. The recognition came during the 2024 Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism in Peoria, Illinois. The three-day Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism—the state’s premier educational and networking conference for tourism industry professionals—gathered[Read More…]

H-F library hosts community open house April 18

The Homewood-Flossmoor High School library staff invites readers of all ages to an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The library staff is partnering with Bookie’s New and Used Books to be on hand with a selection of books and literary gifts for sale. D’s[Read More…]

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough dies Sunday

Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough died Sunday, April 7, at age 73. The clerk’s office issued the following statement. “It is with profound sadness that the Cook County Clerk’s Office announces the death of Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough, a beloved leader and dedicated public servant who was serving her second[Read More…]

Franciscan Health hospitals hosting suicide prevention courses

Franciscan Health hospitals in Northwest Indiana and Chicago’s South Suburbs are hosting suicide prevention courses in April and May. The entry level “question, persuade and refer” or QPR Suicide Prevention Courses are based on curriculum developed by the QPR Institute, which aims to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing[Read More…]

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