CHICAGO HEIGHTS | For the 16th year, the city of Chicago Heights is helping residents send their children back to school fully prepared.
Thanks to a partnership with Cornerstone Christian Church and several donations from community leaders, students will get book bags full of supplies and free haircuts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at City Hall, 1601 Chicago Road.
Chicago Heights students will receive the free book bags as well as lunch bags containing letters of encouragement from Mayor David Gonzalez. The Chicago Heights Fire Department will bring a fire truck for kids to view and take pictures, and the Chicago Heights Police Department will help kids with finger painting. Supreme Clientele Barber and Beauty Shop, of Chicago Heights, will provide free haircuts.
All products are distributed on a first come, first served basis. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must have proof they are a Chicago Heights resident. The event is sponsored by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields; state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights; Aunt Martha's Youth Center, Supreme Clientele and Gordon Dental 4 Kids.