From time to time, we city dwellers need to find little escapes. Luckily Illinois offers many beautiful outposts for adventurous day trips.
Calumet Memorial Park District will present a showing of “The LEGO movie” at 7 p.m. Thursday. Come out to Sandridge Park, 600 Oglesby Ave. in Calumet City for a free outdoor movie night. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Jameria Smith, 24, of Chicago Heights, is joined by family members and her boyfriend during last year's Walk for Kidneys event held in Chicago. Her team, Sweet's Supporters, will again participate this year and is currently one of the top fundraising teams. Smith was diagnosed with kidney di…
With her positive attitude and bubbly personality, Jameria Smith sounds like a typical 24-year-old talking about her goals. It's the obstacles she faces with determination and hope that set her apart.
We took advantage of Illinois’ free fishing days this past weekend by visiting Hegewisch’s Wolf Lake where our 2-year-old son reeled in the first fish of what's sure to be an illustrious fishing career.
Mann Park has been the hub of Hegewisch for decades but some say the aging facilities could use a face-lift.
A community cleanup effort planned in Hegewisch offers a great opportunity for neighbors to work together to keep our town great. This upcoming one just happens to be organized by a friend of mine, who also calls Hegewisch home.
I just returned from a trip to Florida and am still readjusting to real life back in Chicago. Luckily, there are many upcoming events in June to get me back into the swing of the Windy City.
It’s time to get out the bikes and hiking shoes for a week of special nature events in our area.
A few weeks ago, my father-in-law attended a class on Hegewisch genealogy at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. He is already a big genealogy buff but said he picked up a few tips from the presenter and that a good-sized crowd came out to the event.
Guests Harry Goode and Larry Crossley enjoy the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club's annual chili supper.
I was sad that my family was not able to make it to the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s chili supper this month, but I have received word the annual celebration at the Eisenhower Center in Lansing was a big success.
Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.
Knights of Columbus member Ken Mooney played the Easter Bunny at the recent pancake breakfast in Hegewisch.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was hopping this Sunday in Hegewisch. The General Pulaski Knights of Columbus 3223 served up its annual tradition with plenty of eggs, French toast and pancakes to satisfy hungry attendees.
LARC is selling tickets to a rocking fundraiser.
For the Mathews family, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Run to Remember is an important time to be together.
Siblings Joey Mathews, Anne Mathews and John Mathews, along with family and friends, participate in the Chicago Police Memorial Run to Remember in honor of their dad, John W. Mathews, who was killed on duty in 1988 in Hegewisch.
ABC recently announced the new celebrity dancers who will compete on “Dancing with the Stars” and created a buzz like it does every season.
Hegewisch pride is running high this week thanks to the great news that St. Florian School will remain open. This neighborhood, which may be considered small compared to many of its Chicago counterparts, is never lacking in the size of its heart.
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