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Hospital employees do ‘whatever is needed, whenever,’ for former colleague

Hospital employees do ‘whatever is needed, whenever,’ for former colleague

HAMMOND | During 42 years in her job, it isn’t surprising that Linda Pudlo made an indelible mark on coworkers in the Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond Imaging Services Department.

April 07, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Lansing group sends coupons to military families

LANSING | In less than four years, more than 100 boxes of coupons have been sent to military bases overseas to help families save some money on items purchased at commissaries.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am
Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Lansing group sends coupons to military families

Members of the Lansing Business Women's Association take part in clipping and sorting coupons that are sent to U.S. military bases around the world. Pictured are Pat Leck, Marilyn Kooy, Betty Tobin, Dorothy Kiefor, June Cole, Lorraine Przbyl and Carol Ann Surufka.

April 04, 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

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

Cal City, Markham, South Holland, Sauk Village teens receive Youth Service Medal of Honor

Teens from Calumet City, Markham, South Holland and Sauk Village are among the 339 recipients of the Cook County Sheriff's Youth Service Medal of Honor as recognition for volunteering more than 100 hours in their community in the last year, according to a news release.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Region pitches in for Gary children

The new John Will Anderson Boys & Girls Club at the former Tolleston Middle School is an example of what can happen when the region pulls together in support of a common goal.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Rebuilding Together projects need volunteers for Saturday

Volunteers are needed for the Hobart/Lake Station-sponsored Rebuilding Together work day Saturday.

September 22, 2013 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude through service

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cultivating an attitude of gratitude through service

Today, people across the globe will celebrate World Gratitude Day – a day started in 1977 to show gratitude and appreciation for those around you.

September 21, 2013 12:00 am
98-year-old volunteers with veterans

98-year-old volunteers with veterans

MANTENO, Ill. | Wheelchairs provide nearly all the seating at chapel services held at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno. Many of the residents who come simply listen, as simple tasks such as singing or standing up are just too overwhelming.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am
98-year-old volunteers with veterans

98-year-old volunteers with veterans

Erma Peppin, 98, visits with a resident at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, Ill., after a communion service at the home. Peppin has served as a volunteer Eucharistic minister at the home for 27 years serving communion to residents who are unable to attend daily chapel services.

August 04, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pay it forward by volunteering to help keep Gary clean

One of the biggest problems plaguing Gary over the years has been that of physical appearance. A backlog of garbage and other debris in front of abandoned houses, alleys and in illegal dump sites exacerbates the matter in this cash-strapped city coping with the long-term impact of population…

December 26, 2012 10:00 pm

Overflowing with good food, good hearts

It’s always uplifting to learn that one of your favorite businesses also invests its energy into its community.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am
 Lansing woman honored for service to community

Lansing woman honored for service to community

The Lansing Business Women's Association honored Lansing resident Marilyn Kooy with their ATHENA Award for her service to the community. Pictured are Marilyn and Butch Kooy, bottom center, with grandchildren Emma Phillips, Brady Shone and Holden Shone and daughters, top row from left, Kris W…

December 10, 2012 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Volunteering pays off in satisfaction, experience

YOUNG VOICES: Volunteering pays off in satisfaction, experience

Volunteering is one of the best things people can do for their community.

November 19, 2012 12:00 am
PUC class begins volunteer efforts at animal shelter

PUC class begins volunteer efforts at animal shelter

GARY | Students in the Problems in Public Relations, an experiential learning class at Purdue University Calumet, are making community service a part of their class identity.

October 28, 2012 12:00 am
De La Salle students volunteer at Nazareth Farm

De La Salle students volunteer at Nazareth Farm

Students and faculty of De La Salle Institute volunteered this summer at a Catholic community in West Virginia repairing homes in the area. Pictured from left are Katie O’Leary, Emily Vogel, David Garza, Anthony Pierce, Andres Tapia and James Ariel. On the far right are Marcus Carter and Dan…

September 16, 2012 12:00 am
De La Salle students volunteer at Nazareth Farm

De La Salle students volunteer at Nazareth Farm

CHICAGO | De La Salle Institute students and faculty participated in a weeklong service opportunity this summer at Nazareth Farm in Salem, W.Va.

September 15, 2012 5:00 pm
Crete ESDA named Volunteer of the Year

Crete ESDA named Volunteer of the Year

Crete Park District awarded the Crete Emergency Services and Disaster Agency the Volunteer of the Year award at its board meeting Wednesday.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
Crete ESDA named Volunteer of the Year

Crete ESDA named Volunteer of the Year

Crete Emergency Services and Disaster Agency coordinator Marty Barccio receives a plaque of appreciation from Crete Park District Director Patricia Polzin at the Wednesday Park District board meeting.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
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