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ABC recently announced the new celebrity dancers who will compete on “Dancing with the Stars” and created a buzz like it does every season.
In times of turmoil, a man often feels like he is supposed to be strong and know what to do.
Hegewisch pride is running high this week thanks to the great news that St. Florian School will remain open. This neighborhood, which may be considered small compared to many of its Chicago counterparts, is never lacking in the size of its heart.
CHICAGO | St. Florian School in the Hegewisch neighborhood will stay open, according to parents and a letter from the Archdiocese of Chicago posted on the school’s website and Facebook page Friday night.
I think we are all ready to say goodbye to February and look forward to springtime. March gets us one step closer and it seems a lot of new activities are sprouting up next month.
The new building at the Illinois side of Wolf Lake looks quite cool and should open soon to visitors.
Two big birthdays happened in the past few weeks. I turned 35 and the little guy turned 2. You may recall that 35 years ago was the winter of 1978 to ’79, another miserable winter that my mom and many local meteorologists have referred to lately. Two years ago, the winter was nice and mild e…
CHICAGO | Fundraising and enrollment at St. Florian School in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood are on the rise but help is still needed, Principal Krista Wilkinson said.
The Calumet Memorial Park District is alive with the sounds of music.
A little frigid weather can’t stop ice fishermen. Even as temps were dipping below zero on Monday, they were dipping their lines into Wolf Lake waiting for a nibble.
CHICAGO | Operation Save St. Florian has raised more than $100,000 in two weeks, enough to give supporters and school officials the opportunity to continue their efforts.
As always, I’m inspired by volunteers who work hard in their community to make a difference.
One seventh-grader at St. Florian School has taken action to save the school she loves. Jennifer Dejanovich, a seventh-grader at the Catholic school in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood, started a Facebook page to bring together those who wish to help the school, which is among those to be cl…
It may have seemed like the past few days have been winter fest enough, but another sort of fest is taking place in a few weeks near Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.
Chasing after a toddler all day may seem like exercise enough, but a full workout is an important tool many parents need to de-stress. Thanks to local fitness centers that offer childcare and some other creative outlets, moms, dads and kids are able to enjoy the health benefits of staying fit.
Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to plan some educational and healthy activities everyone in the family can enjoy.
As I get older, Christmases from the past start to blend together. They’re a cherished collection of memories, tastes, smells and emotions.
Mary Kathryn King couldn’t forget what she saw during a visit to a senior living facility two years ago around Christmas time.
A 10-second hug was all it took for a high school teacher to change the routine at work. David Russell , a retired Munster High School English teacher, says even if you may feel there’s no time for a break, it can be anything that helps you feel better.
All patients want a pain-free answer to their problems and new technologies and knowledge are helping doctors provide that. Whether it is an implantable pain blocker, a new technique for spinal surgery or advancements in anesthesia, local doctors are helping their patients alleviate pain.
I had a nice chat with Santa Claus during Sunday morning’s Knights of Columbus breakfast at St. Columba in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.
Driving home through downtown Hegewisch the other night, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful it looked with snow on the ground. I saw Christmas lights on the Baltimore Avenue streetlights and painted winter scenes on the grocery store windows.
Buying toys for kids and seeing their faces as they open their gifts is one of the best parts of Christmas. Even though my son has plenty of toys, it was hard to resist buying the Little People airplane, the Thomas the Tank Engine train set and the Mickey Mouse ball pit.
Mickey Mouse and his friends have added their magical touch to the holiday celebration at the Museum of Science and Industry.
A different take on Thanksgiving: Immigrant families incorporate traditional dishes from their home country to the meal
Larissa Dragu was 11 years old when she celebrated her first Thanksgiving and remembers what it was like to observe a new holiday in a new country.
The Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 34th annual awards banquet at J.J. Kelley's Restaurant, 2455 Bernice Road in Lansing.
Ice carvers create masterful pieces of temporary art all while working under extreme conditions.
There’s something for everyone happening in Hegewisch the next few weeks. Whether you love a good meal or learning about local history, we’ve got you covered.
Thanksgiving traditions are often passed from one generation to the next.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for November and all the wonderful food and activities in store for us. If you didn’t get enough tricks and treats at Halloween, check out Timothy Tegge, a Midwestern magician and comedian coming to town.
People always want to know about the casket on our front lawn.
Taking a tour of St. Florian School was a trip down memory lane for 30 alumni who recently reunited for the first time in 15 years.
Scoliosis, which is a sideways curvature of the spine, can be a mysterious condition with a mind of its own.
Before his deep brain stimulation procedure, Parkinson's disease patient Frank Maver could not drive his car or get out of a chair without assistance.
Jennifer Zukley saw Gregory McComis, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and owner of North Point Orthopaedics in Munster. The Schererville resident had a herniated rupture, which required a surgery called a discectomy, removal of the herniated disc.
Shiny chrome, spinning wheels and sassy tunes filled our weekend as we attended car shows Saturday and Sunday.
During our morning walk on Monday, my son and I stopped at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. There was a special story time going on and the kids were loving it as the storyteller told of a ghost chase. The attendees ran in place, laughed and clapped along with her.
Put yourself into fest mode because it’s officially time to celebrate fall. We’ve already started to make our rounds, visiting the apple orchard, working on Halloween costumes and planning a trip to the pumpkin patch. We have a few other tricks up our sleeve when it comes to keeping the Hall…
While driving through Lansing and Hegewisch this weekend, I spotted members of different Knights of Columbus groups handing out Tootsie Rolls and collecting donations. They walked along the cars at popular intersections or stood in front of busy stores, spending their free time to help others.
Today’s online college courses can help students overcome the challenges of time, location and obligation in order to pursue their dreams of higher education.
With 100 percent job placement rates, local vocational schools are attracting students who want affordable and efficient educational options.
Patient portals, like MyChart, are available at local hospital systems and allow patients to log on from any computer, check test results, order prescription refills and communicate directly with their doctors.
Advances in emergency room technology can lead to quicker, smoother and sometimes life-changing visits for patients.
It’s always nice to hear from my friends at the Lansing Golden-K Club. They recently sent me some news to share with my readers.
Rays of sunshine beam through French doors in the Snapp family kitchen in Valparaiso, brightening up the newly renovated space.
The calendar is filling up quickly thanks to lots of local car shows and fundraisers.
Detecting lung and breast cancer in their early stages can mean significant change for a patient’s treatment plan and outcome.
Whether they are interested in a civil service career, completing community service projects for school or just want to help out someone in need, teens are volunteering their time at local hospitals and fire departments.
Before even blowing out the candles, kids are choosing to share their birthday wishes with others by asking for donations for local charities in lieu of birthday presents.
We have successfully checked off most of the adventures on our summer bucket list and even managed to sneak in a few extras.
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