southtownstar.suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com Latest news from The Southtown Star Online en-us Wed, 28 Jul 2010 14:10:16 PDT webmaster@suntimes.com http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/csp/cms/sites/STM/assets/img/logos/southtownstar.gif Southtown Star logo http://southtownstar.suntimes.com 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Marian Catholic inducts five into Hall of Fame ]]> Lead story image

The Marian Catholic High School community celebrated the achievements of five Hall of Fame inductees on Feb. 6 at Olympia Fields Country Club, according to a press release from the Chicago Heights School. The 2014 inductees were Alumnus of the Year Dr. Thomas Fagan (Class of 1982), Athlete of the Year Ruth Kmak (1988), Athlete of the Year Mickey Griffin (1993), Fine Arts Distinguished Achievement honoree James Conroyd Martin, and Spirit of Marian awardee Sister Barbara Bless. “Just an absolutely stunning night. I could not be more thankful for this night and those who put it together,” Griffin said in … ]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 06:11:03 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/25659247-521/marian-catholic-inducts-five-into-hall-of-fame.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/25659247-521/marian-catholic-inducts-five-into-hall-of-fame.html <![CDATA[ SSC art exhibit spotlights newspapers, magazines ]]> Lead story image

The art and design department of South Suburban College will present a new exhibition titled “News That Stays News” in the Dorothea Thiel Gallery on SSC’s main campus, 15800 S. State St., South Holland. The art works — created separately by Burleigh Kronquist and Jenny Roberts — are on display through the closing reception with the artists at 12:30 p.m. April 21. Taking magazines and newspapers as both material and subject, artists Kronquist and Roberts make work that reflects on, plays with and “reads” these materials, rearranging or altering layers of visual and textual information to reveal dormant beauty and … ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:32:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578183-521/ssc-art-exhibit-spotlights-newspapers-magazines.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578183-521/ssc-art-exhibit-spotlights-newspapers-magazines.html <![CDATA[ Marian Catholic to stage ‘Shrek The Musical’ ]]> Lead story image

The theater department of Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights will perform its annual spring musical, “Shrek the Musical,” at 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 12 and at 2 p.m. April 13. The performances will be at the Croarkin Auditorium, 700 Ashland Ave. The event is for children and adults of all ages and is based on the DreamWorks animated motion picture, “Shrek.” Tickets, which can be bought at the Marian Catholic box office, are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. For more information, call (708) 756–9404. The cast includes: Shrek, portrayed by Alex … ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:27:49 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26699423-521/marian-catholic-to-stage-shrek-the-musical.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26699423-521/marian-catholic-to-stage-shrek-the-musical.html <![CDATA[ Financial empowerment fair slated for April 16 ]]> Lead story image

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly (D-2nd) will host a Financial Empowerment Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 at New Faith Baptist Church, 25 S. Central Ave., Matteson. The fair will offer sessions on managing a budget in today’s economy, strategies for making a major career change, retirement planning and identity theft. Exhibitors include the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Illinois Bright Start, Neighborhood Housing Services and American Portfolio Mortgage Corp. Programs are focused for women, but men are welcome to attend. Participants are required to preregister by visiting www.eventbrite.com/e/the-honorable-robin-kelly-d-il-registration-11242724291?aff=es2&rank=1. For more information, call (708) 679-0078 or visit www.robinkelly.house.gov. … ]]> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 02:27:17 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26682358-521/financial-empowerment-fair-slated-for-april-16.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26682358-521/financial-empowerment-fair-slated-for-april-16.html <![CDATA[ Chicago Heights police blotter ]]>

CHICAGO HEIGHTS BURGLARY: An air compressor, skill saw, drill and battery charger were stolen between Feb. 28 and March 3 from a house in the 200 block of West 16th Street. DUI ARREST: Blaze Pierce, 21, 176 Carriage Lane, Sauk Village, was charged with drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, running a red light and no insurance after a March 2 stop at 12th and Halsted streets, police said. WINDOW SHOT: A BB shot was fired March 3 at a house in the first block of Craig Street, causing a window to shatter. THEFT: A catalytic converter was stolen … ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:08:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26706932-521/chicago-heights-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26706932-521/chicago-heights-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ Drama Group to stage ‘Tale of Beauty and the Beast’ ]]> Lead story image

The Drama Group Daytime Children’s Theatre will present “The Tale of Beauty and the Beast” at 9:30 a.m. and noon April 9, 10 and 11; at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 12; and at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights, according to a flyer about the performances. Several Southlanders will participating in the effort. The characters include Beauty (portrayed by Helena Jancosek, of Hammond), Beast (Mitch Salinas, Chicago), Papa (Rick Rapp, Chicago), Gabby/Tick-Tock (Sarah Walton, Frankfort), Hagatha/Wick (Maddie Ward, New Lenox), Mug (Noah Uhlenbrauck, Crete), Narrator (Burke Fry, Country Club Hills), … ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:17:57 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26608805-521/drama-group-to-stage-tale-of-beauty-and-the-beast.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26608805-521/drama-group-to-stage-tale-of-beauty-and-the-beast.html <![CDATA[ Prairie State College names two vice presidents ]]> Lead story image

Prairie State College recently named two individuals as vice presidents, according to a press release from the Chicago Heights school. Craig Schmidt was named vice president of community and economic development, and Marie Hansel was named vice president of academic affairs. Schmidt plans, organizes and implements a comprehensive program of adult, continuing and community education, and contractual training, the release said. He also will provide leadership for developing curricular, scheduling and financial support responses to identified community needs, it said. Schmidt comes to PSC from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, where he was director, conference services, education and administrative services. … ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:24:22 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26577918-521/prairie-state-college-names-two-vice-presidents.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26577918-521/prairie-state-college-names-two-vice-presidents.html <![CDATA[ Prairie State College to host job fair April 16 ]]> Lead story image

Prairie State College will host its 2014 Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 in the Conference Center of the college, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights. The fair is cosponsored with UPS and The Chicagoland Regional College Program, according to a press release from Prairie State College. The job fair is free and open to the public and will feature employers from various industries looking for employees with a range of education and experience levels. Company representatives will recruit for both full- and part-time positions, as well as internship opportunities, the release said. Several companies … ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:25:10 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578625-521/prairie-state-college-to-host-job-fair-april-16.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578625-521/prairie-state-college-to-host-job-fair-april-16.html <![CDATA[ Prairie State College to host veterans fair ]]>

The Prairie State College Student Veterans Center will host a Veterans Services Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 9 in the Conference Center on the college’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights, according to a press release from the college. The event will feature a VA Mobile Medical Unit and representatives from the Cook County and Illinois departments of veterans affairs, plus housing, legal and educational information, including resume-writing guides and more. Veterans of any period and their families are welcome to attend the day of education, networking and service events, the release said. “As part of … ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:23:37 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578338-521/prairie-state-college-to-host-veterans-fair.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578338-521/prairie-state-college-to-host-veterans-fair.html <![CDATA[ Drama Group to stage ‘Tale of Beauty and the Beast’ ]]> Lead story image

The Drama Group Daytime Children’s Theatre will present “The Tale of Beauty and the Beast” at 9:30 a.m. and noon April 9, 10 and 11; at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 12; and at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Studio Theatre, 330 W. 202nd St., Chicago Heights, according to a flyer about the performances. Several Southlanders will participating in the effort. The characters include Beauty (portrayed by Helena Jancosek, of Hammond), Beast (Mitch Salinas, Chicago), Papa (Rick Rapp, Chicago), Gabby/Tick-Tock (Sarah Walton, Frankfort), Hagatha/Wick (Maddie Ward, New Lenox), Mug (Noah Uhlenbrauck, Crete), Narrator (Burke Fry, Country Club Hills), … ]]> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 02:23:08 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578968-521/drama-group-to-stage-tale-of-beauty-and-the-beast.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26578968-521/drama-group-to-stage-tale-of-beauty-and-the-beast.html <![CDATA[ Community Sports Calendar (East) ]]>

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s East region, which includes Beecher, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Crete, Flossmoor, Glenwood, Homewood, Matteson, Monee, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Steger, and University Park. ]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 02:24:41 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26437058-521/community-sports-calendar-east.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26437058-521/community-sports-calendar-east.html <![CDATA[ SSC to host Earth Awareness Day & Expo ]]>

South Suburban College will host the Fourth Annual Earth Awareness Day & Expo on April 9 at the South Holland campus, 15800 State St. A prescription drug take-back, including liquids, inhalers and mercury thermometers, will be conducted by the Cook County Department of Environmental Control. Controlled substances, needles or syringes will not be collected. An e-waste collection to recycle used electronics and computers will be conducted by the Keeling Family Foundation/VetTech US Program Presentations. “Urban Agriculture: Creating a Garden in a Limited Urban Space” will be presented at 9 a.m. by Blake Davis, an adjunct professor of sustainability and urban … ]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:59:09 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26419546-521/ssc-to-host-earth-awareness-day-expo.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26419546-521/ssc-to-host-earth-awareness-day-expo.html <![CDATA[ Chicago Heights police blotter ]]>

CHICAGO HEIGHTS TIRES SLASHED: All four tires on a car were slashed Feb. 17 or 18 in the first block of West 15th Street. BURGLARY: A stove and two refrigerators were stolen Feb. 18 from a house in the 100 block of West 16th Street. BURGLARY: An alarm keypad was stolen Feb. 19 during a burglary of a vacant house in the 1500 block of Hanover Street. BATTERY: Ashley Turner, 23, 130 W. Hickory St., Chicago Heights, was charged with battery after throwing a fan at a police officer and injuring his hand while the officer was trying to halt … ]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:20:00 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26345131-521/chicago-heights-police-blotter.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26345131-521/chicago-heights-police-blotter.html <![CDATA[ SSC literacy program seeks volunteers, participants ]]>

South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program, according to an SSC press release. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. SSC is asking residents to either take this opportunity to volunteer as a tutor or to encourage someone to take advantage of this free program. New tutor-training sessions will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 8 to 24 in … ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:58:35 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26292797-521/ssc-literacy-program-seeks-volunteers-participants.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26292797-521/ssc-literacy-program-seeks-volunteers-participants.html <![CDATA[ Community Sports Calendar (East) ]]>

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s East region, which includes Beecher, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Crete, Flossmoor, Glenwood, Homewood, Matteson, Monee, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, Steger, and University Park. ]]> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:27:05 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26136475-521/community-sports-calendar-east.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/26136475-521/community-sports-calendar-east.html <![CDATA[ Marian Madness event set for April 5 ]]>

Marian Catholic High School’s 12th annual Marian Madness NCAA Tournament celebration will be held April 5 in the Sister M. Paul McCaughey Leadership Center, according to a press release from the school, 700 Ashland Ave., Chicago Heights. The event will feature the Men’s NCAA Final Four contests broadcast live on four 60-inch plasma screens and a 12-foot-by-12-foot mega screen. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event is for those age 21 and older. The $30 ticket price includes a buffet catered by Aurelio’s of Homewood, including beverages and desserts. The event also will feature a raffle with a $3,000 … ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:16:27 -0500 http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/25962904-521/marian-madness-event-set-for-april-5.html http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/25962904-521/marian-madness-event-set-for-april-5.html