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Chicago Heights kids take part in clinic hosted by Cubs

Kids from Chicago Heights were among those who recently took part as the Chicago Cubs hosted a national PLAY campaign baseball clinic, according to a release from the Cubs. The Cubs hosted the clinic earlier this month for local youths from the Chicago area, including …

Art exhibition  slated at SSC


The art and design department of South Suburban College will present a new exhibition titled “Trail to Arcadia,” which will be on display Aug. 25 through Sept. 17, according to a news release from the school. Chicago-based artist Anna Zanic was born in Vinkovci, Croatia, …

SD 148 brass feted for stance vs. underage drinking


Dolton West Elementary School District 148 Supt. Jayne E. Purcell, board Secretary James E. Bendell and the rest of the school board were honored by the Family Guidance Centers, Inc./Southland Prevention Coalition during the board’s June meeting.

Coalition representatives Tula Beene and Robert Thompson gave …

Marian Catholic announces honor roll


Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights recently released its list of students who made the honor roll in the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

Southland residents who qualified, and their hometowns, include:

Beecher: Christine Boland-Prom, Allison Spence, Zachary Spence, Stephanie Wisniewski, Alexis …

South Suburban College slates open houses

South Suburban College will hold several program-specific open houses in the coming weeks for prospective students still weighing their college options for the coming fall semester, in addition to a comprehensive, collegewide open house on Aug. 7, according to a release from the college.

The …

Zion Lutheran students find (piano) keys to success


Students of the piano program at Zion Lutheran School in Beecher were invited to perform at the recent Be Art Momence event, according to a press release about the program.

Be Art Momence is a recently formed nonprofit art group of like-minded individuals who would …

Chicago Heights church to hold rummage sale and more

First Christian Church in Chicago Heights will be holding a number of events in the coming weeks, including its annual rummage sale, according to the church.

The church will hold “flip side” prayer and worship services at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July.

A movie night …

Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills police blotter


BURGLARY: A television was stolen between April 28 and May 7 from an apartment.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT: Viola Coleman, 65, 1312 Park Ave., Chicago Heights, was charged with aggravated assault after threatening to kill another woman with a knife at her apartment complex on …

Chicago Heights nursing/rehab center adds physiatrist

Through a partnership with Integrated Rehab Consultants LLC, Prairie Manor Nursing and Rehab in Chicago Heights has added a physiatrist — a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation — at the facility three times a week, according to a press release from Prairie …

SSC theatre issues ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ casting call

The PAC Rats Theatre Co., of South Suburban College, will hold open auditions for the Ken Ludwig comedy, “Moon Over Buffalo,” beginning at 7 p.m. July 9 and 10. Readings will be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the main campus at 15800 …

Crete Park District announces July programs lineup

The Crete Park District is hosting a number of upcoming programs.

Unless otherwise indicated, they will be held at the park district’s Willard Wood Center, 515 First St., Crete. Advance registration is required at the center or online, unless otherwise indicated, and registration is requested …

Mills leads impressive showing for Zion Lutheran track team


Zion Lutheran School in Beecher recently participated in the Lutheran Sports Association state competition for track and field at Concordia University in River Forest. As a team, Zion placed 19th out of 32 schools. Riley Koehn, Zion eighth-grade student, placed 12th out of 21 for …

Vacation Bible school offered at St. John’s Lutheran School


St. John’s Lutheran School, 18100 Wentworth Ave., Lansing, will hold vacation Bible school for children entering preschool to eighth grade from 9 a.m. to noon June 16 to 20, according to a press release.

The program is “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind.”

Parents …

Southland trio mark five years as cancer survivors


Three Southlanders were among 123 five-year cancer survivors who gathered on June 6 to celebrate at the Celebrate Life tree-planting ceremony with their families, friends and supporters at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion.

More than 300 trees are …

SSC to host open house for new speech language pathology assistant program

South Suburban College’s health professions department will host an open house June 24 for its new speech language pathology assistant program, which it will pilot during the fall, according to a press release from the college.

The speech language pathology assistant educational program prepares individuals …

Service offers help finding transportation to St. James hospitals

Franciscan St. James Health recently announced the introduction of CareLinks Transportation Service, a free resource that provides patients information about transportation services available in the communities served by the hospital, according to a press release from Franciscan St. James Health.

The service was introduced to …

Chicago Heights marks Memorial Day


Chicago Heights held its annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday.