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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.

Thornton Township brings ‘Days in the Park’ to Lansing’s Lan-Oak Park

Food, music, and fun bring neighbors together by Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (June 28, 2018) - Holding her 16-month-old daughter, Lanna, and dancing to the live music, Loren Willard was soaking up the entire event. Between all the activites and options around her, she couldn’t believe her choices as a...

Profiles of Lansing fathers

Three fathers, three families by Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (June 3, 2018) - Father’s Day might be considered a forgotten holiday. Flower shops don’t care. No need to make reservations because you can walk into most restaurants that day with no wait time. Amazon barely remembers. But The Lansing Journal...

Employers appreciate Community Job Fair

“It allows us to have a first-hand conversation,” says one hiring manager information provided by Thornton Township SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (May 22, 2018) - Thornton Township and South Suburban College hosted their annual Community Job Fair on Tuesday, May 22. More than 600 people and 75 businesses took part in attempting...

Thornton Township to give away free winter coats

Friday, February 2, 12:00–5:00pm, while supplies last by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 31, 2018) - Due to the really cold weather, Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli and the Board of Trustees have arranged to give away free coats for kids and adults while supplies last. The coats are...

Thornton Township announces baby photo contest

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. THORNTON TOWNSHIP, Ill. (December 27, 2017) - Thornton Township is having a social media baby photo contest. Families who received a free Thornton Township baby onesie during the holidays are invited to do two things:Take a photo of your child wearing the Thornton Township onesie and...

More than 600 Thornton Township families receive Christmas gifts

Thornton Township's annual Christmas Care program continues to grow by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 16, 2017) - This year, Antionette Folk-Ervin volunteered to wrap gifts for the annual Thornton Township program that benefits families throughout the community. It was a way for her to give back as she...

Thornton Township Holiday Dinner serves hundreds

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 9, 2017) - Thornton Township held its annual Holiday Dinner at South Suburban College on Saturday, December 9. More than 1,500 people were served.Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, the Board of Trustees, and Township Clerk Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera hosted the holiday dinner...

District 215 and Thornton Township join forces against breast cancer

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. CALUMET CITY, Ill. (October 2017) - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli and the Board of Trustees along with Thornton Fractional School District 215 (headquartered in Lansing) created a Pink Out Football and Volleyball event. The October 13 football game...

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration includes music, food, and speeches

Thornton Township’s Mexican Folklore Dancers helped celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. (Photo: Nate Fields Jr.)

Thornton Township celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, September 23, 10:30amThornton Township Hall Information provided by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 23, 2017) - The doors open at 10:00am, and the Human Relations Commission of Thornton Township is asking guests to "please be on time" for Saturday's Hispanic Heritage celebration. The celebration is an opportunity to...