Martin Luther King Jr Day
Dancers of the Thornwood Jammers perform at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday at South Suburban College in South Holland.
SOUTH HOLLAND | The few hundred people who gathered Monday at South Suburban College were there to pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Yet many had their minds also set on the activities taking place about 1,000 miles to the east.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, in collaboration with the I Too Sing America Organization Inc., will commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at an event at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The program is free and open to the community.
GARY | Indiana University Northwest will celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a presentation of “The Meeting” by Jeff Stetson, internationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright and screenwriter.
I don't recall the author of the quote, but someone once said that dying does not necessarily confer sainthood on a person.
HAMMOND | In September 1960, Annie Hicks entered Maywood Elementary School as the first black teacher employed in Hammond.
GARY | Quentin Smith describes the new George Lucas film "Red Tails" as "a movie meant to keep an important story and message alive for future generations to know and learn from."
All driver service facilities of the Illinois secretary of state's office that are open weekdays will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the office has announced.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday with a day of service by giving back to the community.
AmeriCorps members of the Porter County United Way Partnership serving in Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Starke counties are collecting new books for school children in kindergarten through grade 3.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The city of Chicago Heights and Bloom High School will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Calvary Community Church, 16341 South Park Ave., will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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