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CHICAGO | Classes started Monday morning at St. Florian School in Hegewisch, seven months after the school had been slated for closure by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Thomas the Tank Engine is a very useful engine, and a very popular one. The fictional blue steam engine hails from the Island of Sodor on his popular show “Thomas & Friends” but also can be found throughout Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Special movie stars coming to town next week are part of a happy story for Family Christian Store, which community members saved from closure earlier this year.
CHICAGO | As St. Florian School readies to open its doors for a new school year Aug. 25, school officials are hoping for continued success in fundraising and increased enrollment.
Grant Park will soon buzz with locals and tourists blending together to make the food festival of all food festivals known as Taste of Chicago.
CALUMET CITY | If you need help building a camp fire or starting a community service project, call the Wojciks.
Whether throwing a special party for veterans or carrying the American flag in a parade, local Boy Scouts show their patriotism through good deeds and positive attitudes.
When it comes to loving a hero, Winfield mom Jen Sanders knows the drill. First a Marine’s wife and now she a Marine’s mom, she knows first hand the struggles and joys of loving someone serving his country.
CHICAGO | Residents from Hegewisch and other nearby neighborhoods spoke passionately about their frustrations with increasing train traffic during a community meeting Tuesday night at St. Columba Social Center in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.
LANSING | On Monday night, Paul Schultz continued what has become a 30-year tradition of leading the Lansing Historical Walk down Ridge Road. With cars going by and tidbits flying, a large group of attendees surrounded Schultz as he told stories of Lansing families throughout the years. The …
Four-year-old Westin Hahn's love of LEGOs inspired his family to throw him a LEGO themed birthday party complete with a LEGO brick cake and custom centerpieces, gift bags and balloons put together by mom, Alina.
Chicken coops are popping up in Northwest Indiana backyards, part of a growing nationwide trend.
Women of all ages and skill levels can get in shape at their own pace with cycling classes.
Families who love visiting the zoo have plenty to look forward to this summer. In addition to spending time with animals, they can sign up for special events and plan to experience temporary exhibits opening for the summer season.
Store shelves and Pinterest boards are filled with ideas when it comes to household cleaners.
This time of year rabbits hop to the center of attention as humane educators work to dispel the idea that bunnies and chicks make good gifts for children on Easter morning.
Having a bestselling book published in paperback is another accomplishment Schererville native Amy Webb can add to her long list of successes.
Children and pets love the outdoors, making it important to take the proper safety precautions with gardening and lawn care. With the influx of organic products on the market and a shift toward more natural solutions, gardeners are finding more "green" options for their green thumbs.
High schoolers look forward to spring as a time for prom, time for baseball and time to sing. Spring musicals fill local school auditoriums with song and dance, showcasing the triple threat for students who can act, sing and dance.
Financial aid forms and deadlines can stress out students, but with the right resources, they can navigate the system with ease.
Social media grew on college campuses and continues to thrive there. Students use it for everything from staying connected with friends to discussing homework. In some classes, they are also learning how social media rules and strategies will apply when they enter the workforce.
In times of turmoil, a man often feels like he is supposed to be strong and know what to do.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mary Kathryn King couldn’t forget what she saw during a visit to a senior living facility two years ago around Christmas time.
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.
Thanksgiving traditions are often passed from one generation to the next.
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.
Bringing a piece of the beach to the backyard in the form of a sandbox can provide the perfect place for kids to explore, learn and have fun.
On Memorial Day, Pete Stenberg hopes everyone remembers to show our veterans respect, honor and gratitude.
A little imagination and a knack for removing nails is all it takes to create trendy furniture and home decor using pallet wood.
Even if you don’t know what a Boilermaker is, there is plenty to enjoy in the hometown of Purdue University.
Healthy U is in session and ready to teach new lessons in healthy living.
Fairy dust mixed with dirt and imagination can create a special haven where kids can cultivate their green thumbs.
Studying ballet in Texas this summer won't be the first shared experience for lifelong friends Alexa Patrick and Liv Rivich.
The American Heart Association has big plans to continue educating and helping the public in 2013.
Properly managing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrhythmia, can help save a patient’s life. There are many local and online resources for those who are diagnosed with this disease, which affects more than two million people in the United States.
Challenger Learning Center students explore outer space while still on Earth but thanks to that experience, many start setting their sights to the stars.
Regular exercise after pregnancy can promote weight loss, improve cardiovascular fitness, boost mom's energy and mood and relieve stress.
You probably won't hear the word "gross" from kids who attend the Southlake YMCA's no-bake cooking class.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be difficult. Local businesses make it easier to choose better eating habits, and interest in their life changing programs continues to grow.
Visitors to Christmas Around the World will stroll through 50 trees decorated by local ethnic communities, enjoy intermittent falling "snow" and see performances on the Holiday Stage.
DYER | A Dyer family has organized a toy drive to benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. New toys can be dropped off by Dec. 14 at Dessert Menu, 1950 Hart St. in Dyer.
Before lighting up your fireplace this winter, experts recommend having it inspected for potential safety hazards.
Properly winterizing your home and yard now can help avoid problems when temperatures drop. Mice nesting under air conditioner covers, higher energy bills and frozen water pipes are just some of the issues that can creep up this winter. Avoid these problems and more in the new year with advi…
As a mom, you deal with a lot of poop. Cloth diapers conjure images of extra work and yes, lots more of the brown stuff.
Before a family's vacation can begin, they have some work to do. Planning ahead can help them stay safe, maintain their sanity and take care of their furry friends back home.
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