A few weeks ago my co-worker called me in a panic. “Jen! How do we turn off the Christmas music?” Our regularly programmed radio station had begun its nonstop Christmas-a-thon and my co-workers just weren’t ready. I explained how to turn off the station, but secretly I couldn’t wait until ne…
Hegewisch Lions Phil Smith and Joe Bloch prepare for Candy Day, which is Oct. 12 and 13 this year.
CHICAGO | Mount Carmel High School graduates Peter Smagacz, of Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood, and TJ Laurisch, of Dyer, were recognized for excellence by the Young Playwrights Festival competition. Laurisch received honorable mention and Smagacz was a finalist for his play "Safe & Sound."
CHICAGO | A lifelong Hegewisch resident has erected a memorial on his front lawn in honor of D-Day, June 6, 1944.
CHICAGO | An environmental group that opposes a coal-to-gas plant being built in the East Side neighborhood was upset Friday that the Illinois General Assembly approved a bill that allows the project to proceed.
CHICAGO | A Hegewisch neighborhood man was indicted Wednesday on charges related to the stabbing death of his 71-year-old father in their home.
Scouts of Pack 773 and their parents prepare for the planting of trees at the Living Memorial on the Illinois side of Wolf Lake. In the front are Gio and Miguel Trejo, of Chicago's Hegewisch neighborhood; David Meduga, also of Hegewisch; Jacob Kusar, of Chicago's East Side, and Brandon Myers…
Bear Scout Eli Ford, left, of Hegewisch; Webelos I Scout Austin Crocker, of Whiting; and Wolf Scout Kyle Hendron, of the East Side, are ready to build a giant pinewood derby car with parts found during their cleanup of Boy Scout Road at Wolf Lake.
CHICAGO | The Hegewisch man charged with fatally stabbing his father told police he did so because his father failed to tell him about a phone call from a woman, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.
Our son met the Easter Bunny for the first time last week and kept his tears to a minimum. He didn't mind being held near the bunny, but showed his outrage when Mr. Cottontail held him and didn't offer him any milk.
BURNHAM | Amvets Post 43, 14032 Torrence Ave., held a Zingo game on March 18 to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which raises money to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
"You only have one FIRST St. Patrick's Day." That's what I told myself to justify the green St. Patty's Day onesie I picked up for our baby, who's not Irish by the way.
Nine De La Salle Institute students were named Illinois State Scholars. Pictured from left, in front, are Norberto Ramos, Andrew Macias and Adam Nauseda. In back are Jared Philp, Nick Klupchak, Robert Popp, Adam Klupchak, Joseph Jackowiak and John Ramirez.
CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute has announced that nine students from its Institute Campus for Young Men have been named Illinois State Scholars for the 2011-12 school year.
Chicago Bears mascot Staley meets with St. Florian pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Pictured in the first row, from left, are Sophia Gallardo, Natalia Arceo, Maddie Reyes, Rey Servis, Lilyana Benavente and Isabel Gonzalez. In the second row are C.J. Gonzales, Apollonia Villapando,…
CHICAGO | The Chicago Bears mascot, Staley, visited St. Florian School in Hegewisch to teach the children and faculty how to score a touchdown for a healthy lifestyle.
CHICAGO | Representative of the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Cub Scouts were invited to attend the monthly meeting of the East Side Lions to give a brief description of their involvement with the Scouting program.
Pictured are representatives of the East Side Lions, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of the East Side and Hegewisch. In back are Juan Correa, leader of Troop 701; Dave Kusar, Webelos den leader of Pack 773; Ruben Correa, Boy Scout of Troop 701; Marty Gatton, Wolf den leader of Pack 77…
Hegewisch has a lot of great things going for it. Think Wolf Lake, a cute downtown and having that Chicago Zip code with a suburban lifestyle. But the Chicago neighborhood also has some downsides like a landfill, industry and a massive and noisy construction project we'll be dealing with for…
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