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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…
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.
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…
Spring is in the air in South Holland with something extra special planned for the community this season.
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…
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.
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.
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 …
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…
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.
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…
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…
Take a look inside South Holland’s Artists Gallery, an exhibition that captures the heart and soul of this diverse community.
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.
The intentional efforts of municipal leadership and engaged citizens has fostered strong relationships and a tight-knit village of South Holland.
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.
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…
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.
Leading a community with integrity and moral purpose advances the mission and vision of a community.
For some South Holland students, spring break week was filled with fun entertainment, delicious food and treats, and lots of activity.
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…
Spring break is coming! The South Holland Youth Commission has lined up an excellent week of activities for local students.
The South Suburban Small Business Association hosted its 11th annual Summit Awards on the morning of Feb. 13 at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor. The event, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, honored business leaders and organizations that demonstrate outstanding performance and excellence and …
The heart to serve — how many of us can say we genuinely have a heart to serve?
As a resident of the village of South Holland, I feel blessed to live in a place led by a man who puts the needs of our community ahead of his own. Don De Graff was first elected village president in 1995. He previously served on the Village Board.
The village of South Holland ushers in the holiday season with traditional ceremonies, inspirational theater performances and spirited concerts. The true reason for the season permeates the community in celebration of God’s special gift to us.
The South Holland Youth Commission can help parents who are looking for activities to keep their children entertained while they are out of school this holiday season.
The village of South Holland is moving aggressively forward in its pursuit of attracting new businesses to the community. Progress is quite evident as the Village Board recently announced new business developments on the horizon along its main thoroughfare.
On the evening of Oct. 30, the village of South Holland revealed its new 10-year strategic plan — Vision 2022. Led by Village President Don A. De Graff, the plan lays out an ambitious and progressive future for the community. Four guiding principles will order the steps of the Village Board …
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