Ultimate Dodgeball Championship returns to Orland Park

August 2–5 at Sky Zone Trampoline Park (yes, it’s on trampolines) information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau ORLAND PARK, Ill. (July 20, 2018) – Sky Zone, creator of the world’s first wall-to-wall trampoline court, will be hosting the 2018 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship Finals in Orland Park, Illinois. The world’s 35 best … Read more

2019 theater season includes Million Dollar Quartet and White Christmas

Artistic Director Fortunato announces “exciting season” of five fun shows information provided by Theatre at the Center MUNSTER, Ind. (July 16, 2018) – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas—The Musical, Million Dollar Quartet, and The Pajama Game are among the 2019 Season favorites announced by Linda Fortunato, artistic director at Theatre at the Center, the only professional … Read more

Lansing’s CAP Squadron undergoes change of command

Information provided by Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (June 30, 2018) – At the June 6 meeting of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Composite Squadron IL-317, the Change of Command Ceremony took place during the monthly promotional meeting transferring command of the squadron from Major Gary Sprigg to Major Barbara Buckner. Major Buckner began her CAP … Read more

Building blocks

block party

One neighborhood’s experience using a block party to build community by Adam Barker LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2018) – Early this year, my wife Alli and I began thinking about a block party—what a great way to build relationships with neighbors we’ve lived next to for years but have never met! Having never organized a … Read more

Governor Rauner meets one of oldest living WWII veterans

Helps Sidney Walton fulfill mission of “National No Regrets Tour” information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 3, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner welcomed WWII veteran Sidney Walton to the state capitol today, helping the 99-year-old advance his “National No Regrets Tour” to raise awareness of the vanishing number of WWII … Read more

IDNR reminds display sponsors to check credentials of fireworks vendors

Fireworks safety reminder: Leave displays to those who are licensed and trained information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses … Read more

New poster series on Illinois mining available from IDNR

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 28, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is now offering a wider selection of educational posters that highlight the minerals and rocks that are mined in Illinois—providing a glimpse at the vast array of underground resources available in the state, … Read more

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