Page 1

F CUS Follow Thornton Township’s social media accounts on:

333 E. 162nd Street • South Holland, IL 60473

708-596-6040 • www.thorntontownship.com

SUMMER EDITION Its Time for All of Us to Do Our Part here was a time, early in the COVID-19 Pandemic, when we had no tools with which to combat, help stop the spread of the virus or prevent death from it. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. We know that ‘social distancing’ works. We know too that wearing a mask works and, we now have an anti-COVID vaccine that is better than 98% effective. We also know that with the onset of this new variant of the virus, that 95% of the deaths occurring today are among those who are unvaccinated. It’s true that the vaccine that has been developed, has not received complete and final approval by the FDA. However, all the scientific testing and data required by the Food and Drug Administration show that those who receive inoculation are over one-thousand times less likely to contract the virus or die from it. If someone said to you, “you have more than 1,000 chances and better than a 95% guarantee of winning the Lotto, would you buy a ticket?” Well, these are the odds you’re getting that you won’t contract or die from COVID-19 when you get vaccinated. Somehow, someway COVID-19, and the vaccine miraculously developed by American scientists to combat it, was turned into a “political” issue. This is not about politics and it’s not about personal rights. COVID-19 is a national health crisis affecting each and everyone of us and we all need to do our part in wiping it out. If in the 1940’s our nation met the Nazi menace and World War II with the same divisiveness and irrational thought that has gripped so many in this country regarding the COVID vaccine, we’d all be speaking German today. No one is asking anybody to enlist in the army to go fight a war somewhere. We’re only being asked to take a vaccine that we know works and to wear a mask in public gatherings that we also know works. When you think about the sacrifice our parents, grandparents and many of our sons and daughters have made – bringing us out of the depression, out of WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, getting a ‘shot,’ and putting on a mask when we go out doesn’t seem to be too much to ask. If you have been vaccinated, I salute and applaud you for doing your part to protect your loved ones, neighbors, and friends – everyone. If you have not been vaccinated, now is the time to step up. Do your part in preventing one more death – maybe your own or a parent or child’s. It is the most effective tool we have in stopping and wiping-out this tragic pandemic.

T

Sincerely,

Frank M. Zuccarelli Thornton Township Supervisor

Township Now Open! hornton Township is now open for regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We are operating under the state of Illinois Coronavirus, phase 5 guidelines. Our current COVID policy requires face coverings and social distancing for everyone who is fully vaccinated and unvaccinated. If you are uncertain about receiving in-person services, please contact 708-596-6040.

l l

Tuesday, September 14 Tuesday, September 28

Township buildings will be closed: l Labor Day – Monday, September 6 l Columbus Day – Monday, October 11 l Special Notice The Riverdale location is closed until September due to construction. Senior Lunches l 1420 Huntington Dr., Calumet City Pick-up/Curb side only Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm l 14200 S. Wentworth, Riverdale Curb-Side Pick-up Only Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Senior Center 1420 Huntington Drive, Calumet City l Senior Exercise Monday, Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Monday, Friday: 9:30 am – 10:30 am l Line Dancing Thursday: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm l Pinochle Tuesday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Senior Center 14323 S. Halsted, Riverdale l No exercise or dance activities l No weekly movie l No group senior counseling Youth and Family Services 14323 S. Halsted, Riverdale l No childhood after school services ****ECRWSSEDDM**** RESIDENTIAL POSTAL CUSTOMER

Christopher D. Gonzalez Trustee Darlene Gray Everett Trustee

Loretta C. Wells Clerk Cassandra W. Elston Assessor C.I.A.O.

Geary “Pepe” DePue Highway Commissioner

PAID

“Doing More With Less”

Joyce M. Washington Trustee Gerald “Jerry” Jones Trustee

PRSRT STD ECRWSS U.S. Postage

Frank M. Zuccarelli, Supervisor

Homewood, IL Permit No. 130

T

Upcoming Board Meetings:


2

MEET YOUR NEW CLERK: LORETTA C. WELLS ello, my name is Loretta C. Wells and I am excited and humbled to have been elected to serve as your new Clerk of Thornton Township! Thank you, Township residents, for believing and trusting in me. It is my honor to follow in the footsteps of my good friend, Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera, someone I have always admired. I promise I will not let you down. To give you a little background about me, I am a lifelong resident of the Village of Phoenix, been married for 36 years to Terry Wells, and a mother of three. Daniel Chapel AME Zion Church in Phoenix, IL is my church home, which I have been an active member for 50 plus years. I’ve worked half of my life in the corporate field, before transitioning I worked thirty years as the Governmental Liaison at the Chicago Bar Association. My experience working in the Township includes serving as a member of the Human Relations Commission for the last ten years and chairperson of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Program for the past eight years. I also served as a Governmental Liaison, representing the following communities: Village of Phoenix, Village of South Holland, Village of Hazel Crest, and the Village of Thornton.

H

I have a strong commitment to working with the youth in our communities, currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Phoenix Library District and a member of South Holland School District 151 Board of Education. My dedication and commitment to service and education allowed me the opportunity to serve in several different capacities, including four years as Board President and ten years as President of the Band Parent Association. My involvement in other service organizations include The Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., South Suburban Chicago Chapter and Top Teens of America. I am currently the Teen Advisor and have been a member since 2013. In 2017, I was named Top Lady of the Year. Again, thank you Thornton Township Residents, I am looking forward to seeing you around the Township! The Clerk’s Office is open Monday–Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Our phone number is (708)-596-6040 ext.3123 or ext.3118. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact my office.

TAX APPEAL ALERT FROM THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE: CASSANDRA W. ELSTON e are currently securing dates and locations for our upcoming Property Tax Workshops, which will be conducted in the month of September. Staff will be available to check your 2nd installment tax bill to ensure that you received any and all qualifying exemptions, we will also provide information on the reassessment for 2020, the appeal process for the Cook County Assessor’s Office, as well as the Cook County Board of Review. Please refer to the Thornton Township website www.thorntontownship.com for workshop information or call us at (708) 596-6040 ext. 3175 Monday thru Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

W

TAX BILL UPDATE Per the Cook County Treasurer’s office… It is anticipated that the Second Installment Tax Bills will be mailed in late August. The anticipated due date is October 1, 2021.

New Trustee Darlene Gray Everett ewly elected Trustee Darlene Gray Everett has been serving the communities of Burnham, Calumet City, and Dolton for over 20 years as a school board member. Previously serving as President of School Board District 149, a Board Delegate and Director At-Large for the Illinois School Board Association and Vice-President for the Calumet City Library. She is the owner and operator of Everett Safe Express Transportation LLC, located in Calumet City, IL. Her professional experience also includes working as an Office Manager, Medical Assistant, and District Administrator for the U.S. House of Representatives. Trustee Gray Everett has received numerous awards from organizations, such as the Illinois Service Center, (ISC4) in January of 2015. In March of 2015, Trustee Darlene was recognized as an Emeritus Board Leadership Academy Fellow. She has been married to Charles Everett for 32 years and they have three children. Best words of advice: Be the light that helps others to see. Welcome Trustee Darlene Gray Everett to the board!

N

Save The Date!

Did you know Thornton Township offers counseling services to all residents? t no cost to Township residents, we offer counseling for individuals and families. We recognize that no program fits everyone so we offer a diversity of services including: l Short-term family counseling l Short-term individual counseling for adults and youth l Short-term marriage and couples counseling l Therapeutic groups l Evaluations and referrals when appropriate

A

Counseling services are currently being offered via telehealth as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Please contact 708-596-6040 ext. 3155 for additional information about our services and to begin your journey of mental health.

¡Reserva!


3

Keeping Thornton Township On the Move hornton Township Highway Commissioner Geary DePue and Our Highway Department is equipped to handle most duties’ however, certain his crew maintain unincorporated roads in Thornton Township. services require the need to outsource to private contractors. The Highway Department The ongoing goal of the Highway Department is to upgrade all works closely with local Villages to maximize your tax dollars. roads as funds become available. For assistance or questions contact 708-596-5955.

T

Road District Responsibilities Include:

l Road Repairs l Road Resurfacing l Maintain ditches & Right-of-ways l Road Drainage l Litter Pick-up l Roadside Mowing l Traffic Control Signage l Tree Removal l Winter Snow and Ice Control

SPECIAL SERVICES

Attention Thornton Township Bowlers... e are happy to announce that our weekly bowling club for residents with disabilities and special needs started on July 26, 2021, at Lan-Oak Lanes! l Location: Lan-Oak Lanes, 2524 Ridge Rd., Lansing, IL 60438 l Time and Day: Monday’s from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm l In-Township prices: 1 game - $2.00 2 games - $4.00 l Out of Township prices: 1 game - $2.50 2 games - $5.00 l Transportation: Call us to arrange transportation or call 708-596-6040 ext. 4011 or 4012 for dispatch. You can also call Pace for transportation. Please note that ramps are available if needed for any lanes. Shoes are included in the above prices, and one Thornton Township bowling t-shirt. We ask for you to bring your Thornton Township I.D cards or a list of first and last names. If your card is lost or broken, let us know and we will supply you with a new one. For more information, please contact Mary Jones at (708) 596-6040, ext. 3114 or Cristal Gonzalez at ext. 3125. You can also email us at mjones@thorntontwp.com or cgonzalez@thorntontwp.com.

W

Partnerships for Better Resources & Services T

hroughout these unprecedented times, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart have consistently shown to be reliable partners and supporters of Thornton Township. We would like to thank them for their willingness and generosity for being such a great resource. Supervisor Zuccarelli said “We can do more working together than working apart.” We were able to provide free electronic recycling services through a sponsorship from Cook County Sheriff’s Office for our Earth Day event and July 10th Electronic Recycling event. Thornton Township partnered with Cook County Health & Hospital Systems to provide over 200 food box vouchers to Cook County Residents for a COVID vaccination Clinic in June.We will continue to partner with other entities to provide much needed assistance.

CITIZEN

CORNER

Delores Jackson elores Jackson of Riverdale was overjoyed to receive a personal birthday greeting from Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli. “I was very excited to see that Frank remembered my birthday. I am so grateful for the services the township provides, especially Senior Services. Everyone at the Senior Center on Huntington Drive in Calumet City is so lovely, I always look forward to seeing them. Thank you Supervisor Zuccarelli!” To receive your own personal Birthday greeting from Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli be sure to submit your information to our database by scanning the QR Code to the left with your mobile device or call 708-571-6107.

D


4

SENIOR SERVICES

Senior

Senior Luncheon Program You must be a Thornton Township resident, 60 years of age and there is a nominal fee charged per meal. The luncheon program is designed to provide a place to meet new friends in a social setting, eat a nourishing meal and to keep you informed of current information affecting seniors. Proof of residency and age are required at sign up. For information call 708-596-6040, Ext. 3170 or 3190. Drive-up Lunches l Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays l 11:00 am – 12:30 pm l Thornton Township Senior Center, 1420 Huntington Drive, Calumet City l Park Elementary School 14200 S. Wentworth Riverdale Dine-in Lunches starting Thursday, August 5th l Thursdays l 11:00 am – 12:30 pm l Thornton Township Senior Center, 1420 Huntington Drive, Calumet City

n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n

TRANSPORTATION

he Senior Transportation Program is a CURB to CURB Service provided by Thornton Township for its residents, 60 years of age and older. Our service complies with all American With Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday to any point of the township for any reason & certain designated medical facilities outside the township only. A three business day notice for all appointments is required & appreciated. All appointments and adjustments must be made through the Dispatch Office – 708-339-9980 or 708-596-6040, ext. 4011 Suggested donation for each one-way ride is $1.00. EXACT FARE ONLY PLEASE!

T

To schedule a ride, call

708-339-9980 For further information on the program, call

708-596-6040, Ext. 4011 Rides are also provided to these designated medical facilities outside of Thornton Township. l DaVita Renal Service, 222 Douglas St., Hammond, IN l Governors Highway Clinic, 17901 Governors Hwy., Homewood, IL l South Suburban Hospital, 17800 Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL l Metro South Medical Area, 12935 South Gregory St., Blue Island, IL l St. Margaret Franciscan Health, 5500 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN l Franciscan Hammond Clinic, 7905 Calumet Ave., Munster, IN l Community Hospital, 901 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN Shopping is also provided to the following locations on these specified days: l Monday: Halsted Street Shopping Area (Homewood) l Tuesday: Jewel & Walt’s (South Holland) and Township Aldi’s l Wednesday: River Oaks Center, East & West (Calumet City) l Thursday: Both Walmarts & The Landings (Lansing) l Friday: Food 4 Less & Almar Plaza (Dolton) and Pete’s Produce (Calumet City) Be Respectful of your Fellow Riders: 4 Bag Maximum Please !!! All township bus drivers have CDL (Commercial Drivers Licenses) and must comply with all IDOT (Illinois Department of Transportation) regulations and guidelines. “Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through an award from the Suburban Area Agency on Aging under Title III of the Older Americans Act, as administered through the Illinois Department on Aging and Federal Administration on Aging. Thornton Township does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have the right to file a complaint.”

AARP Driver Safety Refresher Course Sign up for the AARP Smart Driver course and you may earn a 3 year discount on your auto insurance after completion of the course! l Be a safer & more confident driver! l Learn skills and strategies you can use on the road everyday! l Explore local laws and traffic rules for drivers l Receive tips on proper maintenance of your vehicle so it’s safe before you drive l Discover defensive driving techniques to help deal w/aggressive drivers l Receive information about local laws & traffic rules for drivers and much more

Pinochle Club Every Tuesday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Senior Center in Calumet City Bunco Club Every Thursday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Senior Center in Calumet City Bingo Last Monday of each month 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Senior Center in Calumet City The Senior Center in Calumet City is located at 1420 Huntington Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409 Bingo cards ¢50 each or 3 cards for $1.00 Lite Refreshments served

Calumet City Senior Center 8:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Exercise Class This class provides light to moderate aerobic workouts to aid seniors in maintaining health and fitness. A certified instructor currently conducts this class Mondays and Fridays Senior Center in Calumet City 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Line Dance Class Wednesdays Senior Center in Calumet City 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Senior Center in Calumet City is located at 1420 Huntington Dr., Calumet City, IL 60409 Please wear comfortable clothes & shoes

Thornton Township Senior Services We offer a wide range of services and special events for senior citizens of Thornton Township. These programs and services are designed to assist seniors in enjoying their “Golden Years.” For information on any of our programs or services, or to make an appointment, please call the Township Hall at 708-596-6040, Ext. 3170, the Calumet Senior Center at Ext. 3190 or the Riverdale Senior Center at Ext. 2000.

Tues. & Wed., September 21 & 22

Play Thornton Township Trivia

Tues. & Wed., October 19 & 20

What do the stars in the Thornton Township logo represent? All answers to quick facts trivia questions can be found on our website, social media pages or from previous FOCUS editions. Win a prize. The first three residents (no current township employees) to submit the correct answer to connectwithus@thorntontwp.com will win a prize.

Tues. & Wed., November 16 & 17 $20 for AARP members $25 for non-members Cash payment due at the start of class


5

Youth and Family Services

Together, We Thrive! Y

ear after year we at Thornton Township’s after school program have seen our children and families overcome great hurdles. It is inspiring to witness the resilience of a third grader who is having health challenges but shows up every day with assignments in hand, or the adolescent whose parent passed away and they continue to encourage others. Rather than trying to exist in a vacuum, these families connect with us for after school programming. Many of us are worried about our children post- pandemic. While we at the after-school program know there is significant work ahead of us, we also know the brilliance of our children and families. Our community has always survived the hurdles. We have always made it through, even if “by the skin of our teeth.” Kudos to those of us who made it through! Now, what do we do to become better as a community? To see our strength and brilliance actualized? To see the many gifts and talents build up the community?

We are gathering information from you and the community through an online survey. This survey will help us develop a robust after school program. We want to hear from you! We need to hear from you! If you are a Thornton Township resident who has passion and knowledge to help our children and families thrive, we want to connect with you. We believe that all the resources we need to thrive are within Thornton Township. If you are a Thornton Township parent or legal guardian wanting help with your children socially, emotionally, or academically, please connect with us. Your best + our best = results. Contact us by sending your name and phone number to iblakely@thorntontwp.com. To complete a survey, scan the QR code below or visit the “Youth & Family Services” page via www.thorntontownship.com.

We Pull Together! We Communicate! We Make Plans of Progress! Together, we thrive! This fall, we plan to help our youth re-engage socially, emotionally, and scholastically.

It Is An Honor To Serve You!

Summer Enrichment Program RECAP 2021 ue to the pandemic, the Summer Enrichment Program was condensed to service a maximum of 60 families. Thornton Township Summer Enrichment Program provides fully-funded STEM related excursions to the youth of Thornton Township between the ages of 10-13. The program provides an opportunity for youth to stay active during the summer while enjoying activities that develop cultural awareness. The Summer Enrichment Program 2021 destinations included: Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, Fair Oaks Farm, Kids STEM Studio, Kidinary Cooking Academy, Amish Acres of Napanee and an over night camping trip to Cedar Lake. The students of this year’s summer enrichment program expressed their excitement about participating, stating they were thrilled to finally be able to leave the house to experience adventurous trips. Participant Giovonni said, “It was an awesome experience, I wish this was all year and not just in the summer”. “I got to see a lot of new places that I never seen before and learned a lot of new things like how to make your own video games.” His favorite destination was the over night camping trip to Cedar Lake. “I never went camping before, I would definitely go camping again” said Giovonni. Other students in the program stated they look forward to the Thornton Township Summer Enrichment Program and can’t wait to see the excursions for 2022. If you are interested in getting more information or register your household for next years program please contact the Youth & Family Services department at 708-596-6040 ext. 2007.

D

Days in the Park ven amid a pandemic, the Township continues to offer services and serve the community, just like other Township programs, services and events, Days in the Park were greatly missed by many residents last summer. Some may never get a chance to enjoy a summer picnic; thanks to Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli he makes sure that everyone in Thornton Township gets an opportunity to enjoy a free picnic This past June, Thornton Township brought back Days In the Park where Youth & Family Services hosts picnics weekly throughout the Township, providing free food, live music, games and family-friendly activities open to all 180,000 residents of Thornton Township. Days In the Park was created to bring the people of our Township together and provide a greater sense of community. In addition, it provides a fellowship program to youth to assist in community event planning throughout the summer. For more information contact 708-596-6040.

E


6

ZAP

General Assistance The Food Assistance program seeks to serve the needs of the community, and to answer the needs of the community for food assistance. We recognize and understand that persons of fixed incomes or underemployed deserve quality nutritious food while being treated with dignity and respect, regardless of race, sex, ethnic background, religion, or socioeconomic standing. Food Assistance Center Hours of Operation l Wednesday: 9:00 am-11:00 am and 12:00 noon-5:00 pm l Due to COVID, drive up only l The Food Assistance Center is located at: 15340 Page Avenue Harvey, IL 60426 l Food Delivery for individuals 60 years & older l CEDA program opens for registration September 10, 2021 l Persons interested in additional information may contact a General Assistance Representative at 708-596-6040, Ext. 3184

Senior Lawn Care hornton Township, Frank Zuccarelli Assistance Program (ZAP), provides seniors in Thornton Township with low cost lawn maintenance. Our weekly services (weather permitting) include mowing, edging and blowing. The program is offered from May through October. Senior applicants must be at least 60 years old with no able bodies under age 60 in their home. Thornton Township’s ZAP program is staffed with ambitious high school and college students lead by our awesome staff of team leaders. The program assists nearly 1,000 seniors per year. We currently service 175 to 200 lawns daily throughout Thornton Township’s 17 municipalities. Our office staff is easily reachable and committed to ensuring all routes are completed accurately and effectively. We strive to satisfy each resident with our lawn care services. Our dedicated manager, Stanley Brown, appreciates the opportunity to manage an operation where students display untiring efforts to service our seniors on a daily basis. For more information about the program, call 708-596-6040 ext. 4016.

T

We’re Still Hiring Our Zuccarelli Assistance Program offers summer lawn care positions. Employees will possess a friendly, customer service attitude and will conduct themselves in a professional manor. Crew Members reports directly to the Crew Leader.

Lunch & Learn ince 2020, we have been on a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot wait to get back to some normalcy. Community Relations has resumed planning community outreach programs and events. The newest program is the Lunch & Learn series. In May of 2021, the community resident team developed this series to offer insightful and important information that can be beneficial for all while enjoying lunch on us. In addition, our Thornton Township residents were eager to get out and network with staff and friends. If interested in attending, please join our mailing list on our website or text THORNTONTWP to 22828 to receive notifications of the next Lunch & Learn date.

S

Hey Kid Get s ON M y Law n!

SPONSORED SPONSORED PPROGRAMS ROGR AMS The The W Workforce orkforce EEquity quity IInitiative nitiative ((WEI) WEI) p project roject is is funded funded through through ICCB ICCB tto o ssupport upport q qualified ualified p participants articipants through through the the completion completion of of short-term short-term educational educational opportunities opportunities leading leading to to em employment. ployment. Benefits Benefits o off tthe he g grant rant iinclude nclude financial financial and and technology technology a assistance, ssistance, ttutoring, utoring, academic academic a and nd em employment and nd m more. ore. ployment advising, advising, a

South Suburban College Drive-Thru Testing Site

FFREE RE E ffor or Q Qualified u li f ie d Applicants! ua A p p lic a n ts t ! C all ((708) Call 70 08) 596-2000 596 -20 0 0 e ext. xt. 2 2413, 413, e email ma i l w workforceequity@ssc.edu orkforceequit y@ssc.edu or mor more e iinformation. nformation. or visit visit ssc.edu/wei ssc.edu/w /wei ffor

Now Providing Johnson & Johnson Vaccinations

Enrolling Enr olling Now! Now! Barber College

Basic Nursing Assistant

Community Health Worker Solar Photovoltaic Contact Tracing

Forklift

Patient Care Technician

he South Suburban College (SSC) drive-thru COVID-19 testing site is now offering Johnson & Johnson vaccinations. The one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available for individuals ages 18 years and older. Vaccination is available three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and testing is available the same days plus Saturday. No appointment is necessary for the drive-thru set up at the College’s Main Campus northwest parking lot at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. SSC also recently added a second COVID-19 testing site at its Oak Forest Center (OFC) to provide free testing through the SHIELD Illinois program. The OFC-SHIELD testing site is initially limited to two days a week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois. Testing results are available within 24 hours. If demand increases, dates and times will be expanded. To schedule an appointment, a SHIELD Illinois account must be created through Portal.shieldillinois.com using agency code: df5brbrj.

T

SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE


7

Around Town... Here’s What’s Happening in Thornton Township

Blue Island July 16 – August 27 TGIF at York & Western Fridays 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

June 14 – Sept. 27 Farmers Market at York & Western Mondays 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

August 31 Paint & Sip for Kids A free Blue Island Public Library Program 2433 York St, Blue Island, IL 60406 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. For more information call (708) 388-1078

September 18 Mexican Heritage Celebration Memorial Park – Free Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

August 25 Foxpointe Concert Mike & Joe Wednesday 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

September 10 & 11 Fetching Market Ford Hangar at the Lansing Municipal Airport Friday 5:00 p.m. – 9 :00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lansing August 18 Hairbangers Ball @ Foxpointe Wednesday 7:00 p.m. August 20 & 21 Blues, Brews & BBQs Fest Friday 5:00 p.m. – 10 :30 p.m. Saturday 3:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

>>>

September 10 & 11 Foxpointe Music Fest Back to the 80s Fest For more information or details, visit www.foxpointe.org

South Holland August 28 Drive-In Movie Bring the family to see Beauty and the Beast on the big screen. Saturday 9:00 p.m. First Reformed Church 15924 South Park Ave

September 6 Heritage Fest Paarlberg Park East 172nd St and Paxton Avenue Come to Paarlberg Park for a day of activities for the whole family. Featuring live entertainment, food, and music by the South Holland Municipal Band and Master Chorale. Monday 3:00 p.m.

September 11 South Holland Fun Run – 5K Walk/Run Veterans Memorial Park 500 E. 160th Place Join us for a fun and entertaining 5K run through the streets of South Holland! Costumes and accessories are encouraged.

Each participant receives a finisher’s medal and goodie bag, and cash prizes are awarded to top finishers. Register at southolland.org. Saturday 7:00 a.m.

Hazel Crest

Homewood

Senior Activities 3000 W. 170th Place Hazel Crest, IL 60429 villageofhazelcrest.org 708-335-9600

May 8 – October 9 Farmers Market Bring the family to see Beauty and the Beast on the big screen. Every Saturday 8:00 a.m .to 1:00 p.m. Martin Avenue between Ridge Road and Chestnut Road

Senior Social Gathering First Friday of the Month 11:00 a.m. Senior Room Bid Whist, Mondays: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Senior Room

Senior Bingo Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. West Meeting Room KENO Thursday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Senior Room Senior Food Pantry open on Wednesday 10:00 am to 12 noon 17050 California Avenue. For more information, call 708-335-4500.

The Homewood Farmers Market is one of Illinois’ oldest farmers' markets in continuous operation and provides

fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, honey, prepared foods, and other products to residents of Homewood and surrounding communities.


8

The Taste Is Back! Join us on Saturday, August 28th 1:00 p.m. at South Suburban College 15800 State Street, South, South Holland, IL 60473

Profile for mgsolve

FOCUS Summer Edition  

FOCUS Summer Edition  

Profile for mgsolve
Advertisement

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded