CALUMET CITY | Creg Williams, the superintendent of Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215, said he sees his receipt of an award honoring African-American men and their contributions to society as being recognition of great things happening in the south suburbs.
D.215 Superintendent Creg Williams is named one of 50 "Men of Excellence" by the Chicago Defender newspaper. His district serves Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing and Lynwood. Pictured with him are some of his students. From left are seniors Jerica Foster and Monae Deloney, Williams, and senior…
Merrillville resident Nicole Woods is one of 50 women to receive the 2013 Women of Excellence Award presented by the "Chicago Defender" newspaper.
MERRILLVILLE | The Chicago Defender will host its 2013 Women of Excellence Awards on April 25, at the Hyatt Chicago. Now in its seventh year the event aims to formalize and celebrate the dynamic community of 350 influential and accomplished women that has been built over the years.
GARY | On Sat. Nov. 3, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was officially named a 2012 Newsmaker by the Chicago Defender at the annual gala hosted by the historic Black newspaper.
Michael House, left, executive director of the Chicago Defender, congratulates Burnham Village President Robert Polk on being named one of 50 "Men of Excellence" by the newspaper.
BURNHAM | Village President Robert Polk, 57, was recently honored by the Chicago Defender as one of its 50 "Men of Excellence" at a ceremony in Chicago.
CHICAGO | A south suburban village president was among 50 men honored Thursday for their efforts to show qualities of leadership and responsibility to try to improve their Chicago-area communities.
Burnham Village President Robert Polk
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