Last week, I wrote about the Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club’s annual installation banquet and gave information about a few of its local causes, but I also learned a lot about one its worldwide causes.
There was laughter, camaraderie and good food when the Lansing Golden-Ks congratulated next year’s officers during its 35th annual installation banquet held Oct. 8 at J J Kelley’s in Lansing.
This weekend, Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood will have more to celebrate than the opening of the new underpass. It’s also time to enjoy St. Florian Parish’s annual St. Florian Fest.
We recently returned from a family vacation to Gatlinburg, Tenn., where my aunt and uncle celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.
Don’t forget that Fall into Wolf Lake continues throughout the week at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 12949 S. Avenue O in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood. This outdoor expo is sponsored by local Calumet area organizations and all events are free.
It seems like every year, the Mann Park flea market in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood falls on a Saturday I work.
Mateo Morales, a St. Florian pre-kindergartner, enjoys the car show. About 30 cars participated in St. Florian's car show.
The parents, faculty and students at St. Florian School have been inspiring with their positive attitude and hard work.
Students may have school to keep them busy now, but there are also plenty of fall activities at local park districts and forest preserves to entertain them after the bell rings. Even parents with little ones too young for school can find fun local activities to enjoy together.
Most couples in their 30s can't say they saw Elvis on their first date, but my husband and I can. In 2007, we went on our first date to see an Elvis tribute artist perform in Lansing. I covered the event for The Times. These days, I'm still writing and we are still checking out Elvis shows.
A LARC client receives a white scarf from Elvis tribute artist Joe Tirrito during a fundraiser Aug. 8 at Lansing Knights of Columbus.
Start your engines and drive to Lansing for a special car cruise taking place this weekend.
It has been almost 10 years since I started writing Illinois community news and yet there is always more to learn about those who do good work in the community and how they do it.
The reopening of Blue Top Drive-in in Highland brought out a large crowd last week, proof that there’s a bit of old car nostalgia in all of us. Many car enthusiasts and classic car owners can also be found throughout the south suburbs the rest of this summer as they attend local car shows an…
My family’s summer days are flying by and have been filled with backyard playtime, trips to the local parks and a few mini adventures.
The coming weeks will bring fun and informative events for all ages. Whether you are interested in food, art or jazz, there is something for you.
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.
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