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On a little track in a covered arena in Hobart, individuals with disabilities light up as they escape the restrictions and difficulties of everyday life for an hour a week on the back of a horse in a therapeutic riding program.
LANSING | Over a four-day period students from T.F. South High School's History Club collected just over $800 with the intentions of donating the funds to benefit local veterans. "The students collected every day in second period, and the class which raised the most would win breakfast. The …
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events held a recent Fat Tuesday Bash at the Lansing Country Club with proceeds going toward the 2014 Lansing Autumn Fest. L.A.C.E. is a not-for-profit organization that aims to bring together those in the community through a series of public e…
LANSING | Entertainer Steve Justman visited the Lansing Public Library to perform for the Lansing Historical Society's March meeting. Justman's program was titled "Songs of the Railroad" and audience members sang along to such tunes as "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "Wabash Cannonball"…
LANSING | St. Ann Parish recently hosted Scout Sunday with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts from Lansing attended. Participating were Lansing American Legion Post 697, Boy Scout Troop 276, St. Ann Girl Scouts and their leaders.
LANSING | Times correspondent and community online liaison Carrie Steinweg recently visited T.F. North High School in Calumet City where she spoke to students on the newspaper and yearbook staffs about careers in journalism and how to submit news articles to appear on The Times Communities pages.
LANSING | A Palm Sunday pancake breakfast and vendor fair will take place at St. John Lutheran School on April 13. Pancakes will be served beginning at 10:30 a.m. Adults are $8 and children under 10 and seniors over 65 are $5. The Easter Bunny will be at the event to visit with kids and post…
Delia A. Martinez (nee Munoz) was the kind of mother who would drop everything and do anything to help out her family, according to her son Matthew Martinez. “She’d always stop what she was doing to babysit her grandchildren,” he said. “She was so proud of them and her boys.”
LANSING | Joe Wagner and Dolly Sintich are heading into a whirlwind 42 days. The couple, formerly of Lansing, were selected the winners of a dream wedding courtesy of ABC 7's "Windy City Live."
LANSING | In August, Lansing will officially become a college town as classes begin at the Visible Music College.
LANSING | South Suburban College’s student literary art publication, The Scriblerian, was the recipient of several awards for excellence from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).
MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.
LANSING | Mike Sanow of Lansing has seen first hand the difficulties placed on the family of a first responder when there is an injury. His step-brother, Del Pearson, was shot in the line of duty as a Chicago police officer two years ago.
LANSING | For the first time in 120 years, a historic Lansing building will not be occupied by a village department or organization. The building at 3404 Lake St., just off of Ridge Road in downtown Lansing is now Visible Music College, a full-accredited four-year Christian music school whic…
We've hit the Lenten season which means that there are a lot of hungry people in the Region seeking out seafood at the end of the week.
LANSING | Janette Quinn of livingstories.us presented a program for members of the Lansing Historical Society at their February meeting. Quinn talked about questions to ask when interviewing a family member about their life and about collecting thoughts to write your own history.
LANSING | Cub Scouts from St. Ann Pack 247 recently held their annual blue and gold dinner. As part of the dinner, the Webelos 2 took part in a crossover ceremony to Boy Scouts and receive their Arrow of Light. The scouts also took part in a cake contest with a theme of "Race Day."
LANSING | ABC-7's Windy City Live is holding a contest with four couples as finalists competing to receive a dream wedding that will take place live on the air this spring. Joe Wagner and his fiancé, Dolly Sintich, who are both formerly of Lansing, now live in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood.
LANSING | Residents of the Lansing community are planning a candlelight vigil for Sunday night at 7 p.m. outside the home at 17918 Wildwood Avenue in Lansing where a 2-year-old girl died Wednesday. An autopsy showed that the child died of child abuse and blunt force trauma. Her father has be…
Born in Chicago’s Roseland area, Helen Hazekamp (nee Jostes) graduated from Pullman Tech High School in 1939. There, she met her future husband, Clarence “Shorty” Hazekamp. After high school, Helen worked as a secretary in Chicago, while Clarence served in the Army during World War II. They …
MUNSTER | A food and wine pairing gala will take place March 29, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Center for Performing Arts in Munster to benefit the Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America.
Thomas Eisha was born in Chicago, the youngest of six children. He graduated from Chicago Vocational School and Washburn Trade School. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean, children Laura, Linda, Thomas and Michael and ten grandchildren.
Several agencies and services are available in the region to help improve family relationships and ensure a safe environment for residents. Sometimes that means providing emotional support or plans to develop new goals.
LANSING The Lansing Junior Woman's Club installed new club members at its February meeting. Clarice Fuss, Alissa Bolz, Sue Bierzychaduk and Dorothy Dodaro are the newest members.
It’s been a brutal winter in Indiana and Illinois where we’ve seen record snowfalls and drastic record low temperatures, but there is a silver lining to all this misery. If you’ve ever thought about planting a garden, this would be a good year to do so.
LANSING | The Lansing Association for Community Events is hosting a Fat Tuesday Bash on March 4 at the Lansing Country Club, 18600 Wentworth Ave. The evening will include entertainment, appetizers, pazkis, candy bar and beads.
Robert “Bob” O’Neill, 81, of Schererville, was born in South Chicago and graduated from Chicago Vocational High School where he participated in football, wrestling and speed skating.
What kid isn’t fascinated with dinosaurs? We see them in movies and books and play with miniature versions, but how often are we exposed to true specimens of these massive creatures that once roamed the earth?
John Stob, of Lynwood, was born in the Netherlands and came to the United States as a baby with his parents and two older sisters. He grew up in Lansing, where he attended Lansing Christian School and Illiana Christian High School before serving in the U.S. Army, 2nd Engineer Battalion of th…
MVPs with Mayor Norm Abbott. MVP for Oak Glen (on left) is Kyheim Schooler. MVP for Coolidge was Antonio Basey.
Oak Glen's Grizzlies team takes Roundball Classic trophy.
LANSING | The fifth annual Lansing Roundball Classic Tournament concluded Thursday evening with the 5th grade boys' basketball team from Oak Glen School winning the championship game against Coolidge with a final score of 22-15 in a round of overtime after the game ended in a 14-14 tie. The …
Betty Ballard (nee Suarez) was a dedicated mother who loved nothing more than spending time with her family, said her husband, James Ballard.
Celebrating Lincoln this President's Day: Visit attractions at his former Indiana and Illinois homes
This month is the 205th birthday of our country’s beloved 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. While Illinois has been dubbed “The Land of Lincoln” and he is most closely associated with this state where he spent most of his adult life, Lincoln also has strong ties to the state of Indiana where …
MUNSTER | Jed Hoyer, executive vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, was guest speaker at the recent Lunch-O-Ree sponsored by the Boy Scouts Calumet Council at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.
Ryan Yates, of Munster, was on Earth a short time, but managed to touch so many lives and accomplish so many things in that time.
Well, it’s February - the month of love and romance. Over the years I’ve written a lot of articles at this time about happy couples. Some were newlyweds. Some had been together for more than half a century. Some were military couples dealing with separation. I’ve even talked to a handful of …
Ryan Yates, of Munster, was on the Earth a short time, but managed to touch many lives and accomplish many things.
We are nearing the day of the year where expectations run high to surprise and spoil the love of your life.
LANSING | Lansing violin/piano duo Stringsong recently debuted its recording project, “King of Love” on CD. Cheryl D. Kapteyn and Renée N. Hale have been making music together since 2005. They have played many genres of music, but have kept worship music as their focus.
The bedroom is a space that is meant to encourage relaxation and rest and a mini-bedroom makeover can be just the thing to help keep the winter blues at bay.
HAMMOND | The Jean Shepherd Center was transformed into an outdoor enthusiasts dream recently as the 30th annual Hammond Outdoor Sports Show took place there.
HIGHLAND | Phil Stacey appeared on season six of American Idol. The Navy Veteran made it into the top performing such covers as Bon Jovi's "Blaze of Glory." He has since released an album "Into the Light" and will perform songs from his album in Highland on January 28 at 7 p.m. at Kolas Chri…
LANSING | A group of Lansing residents recently traveled to Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. to assist with removal of wreaths that had been placed on veterans' graves before Christmas.
John L. Sullivan was one of four children in an Irish Catholic family raised on Chicago’s South Side. He met Rita (Zandstra) Sullivan at Fenger High School and the high school sweethearts married in 1950.
LANSING | Tickets are still available for the 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday showings of Hansel and Gretel at South Suburban College. Advance reservations are recommended. To reserve tickets, please call 708-596-2000, extension 5741 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Staff and stu…
A talented worker in the home inspection business who was originally from Boston, Michael Damore was a dedicated family man who enjoyed his time with his wife, three children and two grandsons.
Betty Ann (Gerritson) Walker fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, outliving the predictions given to her by her doctors. “She really fought it,” said her son, Todd Walker.
Homer Truman Robinson was a hard worker who made his family his biggest priority. His daughter, Phyllis Sarnowski, said that he always worked two or three jobs as she was growing up to make sure his family was taken care of. “He worked whatever jobs he could work,” she said. “He was a forema…
Although her life ended much too soon after fighting ovarian cancer, Kris Foster touched so many and maintained close relationships with longtime friends, said her her daughter, Morgan Foster. She said the two had an extraordinary mother-daughter relationship.
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