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Mary Ann Thornton

South Holland is full of summer activities

The village of South Holland is enjoying an incredible summer and there is so much more yet to enjoy. Three community parks provide a comfortable venue for activities that will provide informational, historical and entertainment value for residents and guests. I invite you to spend a weekend…

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Kick off summer on June 21 in South Holland

The first day of summer 2014 (or the summer solstice) is June 21. I recommend you spend this day in the village of South Holland and plan for a centennial celebration, historical re-enactment, recreational fun, and round off the day under the starry sky.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am

Prayer breakfast, cleanup effort and parade slated for May in South Holland

The village of South Holland is gearing up for an exciting 2014 series of spring events. On May 1, the South Holland Ministerial Association will host its annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Spirit of God Fellowship, 16350 S. State St. The event, which is known to draw…

April 28, 2014 12:00 am

Youth to volunteer in South Holland on April 12

Spring is in the air in South Holland with something extra special planned for the community this season.

March 24, 2014 12:00 am

Learn the policeman's job at South Holland Citizen Police Academy

The South Holland Citizen Police Academy provides residents and business owners an opportunity to experience the inner workings of the Police Department. This 12-week program is designed to take a proactive approach to engaging residents and to building a stronger relationship between police…

March 10, 2014 12:00 am

Southland youth give back to their communities

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Everybody can be great because anybody can serve ... you only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” Dr. King was right. Anybody can serve, and this is exactly what our South Holland students are doing for their community.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

South Holland to honor King at celebration on Jan. 18

The South Suburban Chorale headlines South Holland’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. event, at 10 a.m. Jan. 18 at Covenant United Church of Christ, 1130 E. 154th St. in South Holland. If you’ve never had the privilege to attend a chorale performance, then you are in for a lyrical treat.

January 13, 2014 12:00 am

South Holland police offer residents holiday cheer

South Holland police assumed control of the council room at Village Hall to spread holiday cheer to five local families. A look of pure joy on the faces of children and their parents is just what officers were hoping for on the evening of Dec. 18, as they presented toys and food baskets for …

December 23, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland police will bring cheer to local families

This holiday season, the South Holland Police Department will serve, protect and be the bearer of glad tidings to local families who could use a bit of cheer. Police Chief Greg Baker, along with other merry-makers of the Police Department, will bless eight South Holland families who have sch…

November 25, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland launches Facebook fan page

The village of South Holland is taking its community-friendly concept to a new level through the use of social media. Members of the Economic Development Commission created a Facebook "fan” page as a way to encourage connections.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am

New structure welcomes visitors to South Holland

As I work in public relations and marketing, I’m often the recipient of statements about South Holland. Oftentimes, the feedback is received from a visitor commenting on their observations as they cross the border from a neighboring community into South Holland. More often than not, the mess…

October 14, 2013 12:00 am

New fitness equipment at South Holland Community Center

The South Holland Community Center is a great third space for many, preceded by home and work. It's the social spot for some residents to gather with friends at the Conversation Cafe, engage in a competitive game of basketball, enjoy a brisk walk around the indoor track, or achieve weight lo…

September 09, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland Community Center hosts new exhibition

Take a look inside South Holland’s Artists Gallery, an exhibition that captures the heart and soul of this diverse community.

August 12, 2013 12:00 am

Panera, Extreme Clean Car Wash open this week in South Holland

Summer of 2013 is an eventful season in the village of South Holland, as the community looks forward to continued growth of its business district and expansion of family-oriented activities.

July 22, 2013 12:00 am

From block parties to Heritage Haul race, South Holland has family entertainment

The intentional efforts of municipal leadership and engaged citizens has fostered strong relationships and a tight-knit village of South Holland.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland's 170th Street reconstruction finished

The village of South Holland has launched its new “Clean, Bright and Beautiful” campaign, a project closely tied to the community’s Vision 2022 strategic plan. This is not just a “flavor of the year” gimmick. The village is quite passionate and the administration is working hard to deliver results.

June 10, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland thrives with the help of volunteers

Volunteer service is a vital element of a thriving community, and South Holland is not short of residents who possess a heart to serve. In fact, the village currently has on its docket 14 volunteer commissions or committees, providing many opportunities for residents to give of their time an…

May 27, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland has much to offer for family fun

From time to time I hear parents say there is nothing for their kids to do in South Holland. Quality time with, and activities for, your kids can be enjoyed in the village, and the best part is it doesn’t have to cost a cent.

May 13, 2013 12:00 am

South Holland earns accolades for its community spirit

Leading a community with integrity and moral purpose advances the mission and vision of a community.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am

State, county project helping South Holland homeowners

During a recent conversation, a South Holland resident asked me, “What is being done about the foreclosures in our community?” Well, I can tell you that I live in a community led by a mayor who doesn’t sit still when faced with a challenge. His passion for South Holland is much too great. Hi…

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
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