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Ernst Lamothe Jr.

Ernst Lamothe Jr.
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Ernst Lamothe currently serves as Communications Manager for Thornton Township and brings two decades of journalism experience to that role. "I believe it is important to educate and inform people about their world," he says.

Crosby Clippers will Rock the Bald at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

For $25,000 in donations, Laurie Crosby will go baldBy Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2019) - The numbers are staggering. Each year, the parents of about 15,300 kids will hear the words “Your child has cancer,” according to the Childhood Cancer Statistics.Laurie Crosby was one of those...

Thornton Township honors current excellence during Black History Month

Keynote speaker: Melody Winston of Golden Eagle Aviationinformation provided by Thornton Township THORNTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (February 22, 2019) - Embracing our Current History of Black Excellence was the theme of this year’s Thornton Township Black History Month event. Taking place at its Youth and Family Service Department in Riverdale, the...

‘Walk Over Wednesdays’ fill the gap

TF South students find food, music, and neighbors at the church building next door by Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2019) - Nathan Kilbury grabs a slice of sausage pizza, picks up a few cookies, and stands in the middle of large hall just catching up with some friends....

Thornton Township’s MLK Day celebration keeps Dr. King’s legacy alive

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 1, 2019) - More than 450 people attended Thornton Township’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program, themed “Unleashing the Power of Peace,” took place at South Suburban College on Monday, January 21.“To me Dr. Martin Luther King will always be...

2018 highlights from Thornton Township

2018 was a big year in Lansing, and The Lansing Journal recorded hundreds of stories. In these last days of 2018 and the opening days of 2019, we'll share some highlights chosen by different members of The Lansing Journal writing team. Ernst Lamothe is Director of Communications for Thornton...

Jane Elliott addresses Thornton Township crowd

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 27, 2018) - In a room filled with community members, students and legislators, two acclaimed speakers talked to a crowd of more than 320 about unconscious and conscious bias on Friday, October 19. Presented by the Thornton Township Human Relations Commission, the...

Football and cancer

Thornton Township sponsors two pink events in District 215 information provided by Thornton Township LANSING and CALUMET CITY, Ill. (September 26, 2018) - Among United States women last year, there were an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. In order to get the...

Taste of Thornton Township sees larger crowds at larger venue

South Suburban College campus provides more room for people and activities by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 3, 2018) - Moving to South Suburban College for the first time, the August 25 Taste of Thornton Township saw larger crowds who filled the expansive campus to enjoy games, rides, and...

Taste of Thornton Township starts with second annual police-and-teen basketball tournament

Lansing team hopes to maintain championship information provided by Thornton Township THORNTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (August 1, 2018) - Police and teenagers from various communities will team up together in the second annual Taste of Thornton Township Basketball Tournament. The tournament, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 24–25, features teenagers...

Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes designed for diverse community

Free summer fun July 18–22 by Ernst Lamothe Jr. HAMMOND, Ind. (July 19, 2018) - Donna Muta has seen the incredible growth of one of the most popular festivals in northwest Indiana. Every year bigger names arrive to greet the community for an annual free summer event.Eclectic music, food, and family...