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Quinton R. Arthur

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Quinton received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University and his Master of Science in Journalism from Roosevelt University. In addition to reporting for The Lansing Journal and the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, he volunteers with 100 Black Men of Chicago, Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Burst Into Books, and various other organizations. A south suburban resident since 2004, Quinton is passionate about telling the unsung stories of the community.

District 171 holds last meeting of the school year

End of the year celebrations and preparation for the next year discussed at Sunnybrook's last meeting BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (May 18, 2022) – The last school board meeting of year for Sunnybrook District 171 was held on Monday, and the agenda was light as most matters focused on...

TF South celebrates fourth annual Signing Day

Students announce their decisions, and recipients of inaugural scholarship announced at Signing Day BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (May 9, 2022) – Thornton Fractional South High School hosted its fourth annual College Signing Day last Thursday. Students announced their name and post-high school decision, followed by signing the event’s sign...

District 171 prepares for the end of the school year

Student celebrations, new titles, and more were the focus of Sunnybrook's meeting on Monday BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2022) – Sunnybrook District 171's second-to-last board meeting of the school year focused on conference highlights and end of the year activities. Board recognitions Superintendent Dr. Erika Millhouse-Pettis congratulated Brandon Ford...

It’s official – TF South’s nickname is now ‘Red Wolves’

The new nickname receives overwhelming support after initially faltering BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2022) — Thornton Fractional South High School's new mascot was approved during District 215’s April 26 school board meeting. Lansing's public high school will now be known as the "Red Wolves." In August of 2020,...

Heritage Middle School hosts 2022 National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony

Students continue the 23-year tradition of excellence BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (April 21, 2022) — On April 21, Heritage Middle School inducted 33 students into the Lois Harris chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. This year's induction marks 23 years of student involvement and participation. The ceremony took...

TF South nickname options narrowed to two – and other updates from the District 215 board meeting

Human Resources department recognized, students recognized for extracurricular success BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (March 27, 2022) — March’s District 215 Board of education meeting featured updates about the new TF South nickname, students excelling in team activities, and a highlight of the Human Resources department. TF South Updates During the building...

District 171 staff will attend NSBA Conference

Conference, building updates, and more on agenda for District 171 BY QUINTON R. ARTHUR LANSING, Ill. (March 22, 2022) – The final March meeting for Sunnybrook District 171 covered school improvements, an upcoming conference, and school updates. Superintendent Dr. Erika Millhouse-Pettis stood in for David Shrader to present the Business Manager’s report....

D215’s Lavish Cosmetology and Barber Studio celebrates grand opening

By Quinton R. Arthur LANSING, Ill. (March 19, 2022) – Thornton Fractional District 215 has officially opened Lavish Cosmetology and Barber Studio. The inaugural cohort is comprised of district students, and was unveiled on Wednesday, March 16 at a grand opening ceremony. According to the Career Development page on District 215’s...

District 171 makes decision on superintendent evaluation

Superintendent board evaluation, district funding, and Heritage Middle School topics of discussion By Quinton R. Arthur LANSING, Ill. (March 5, 2022) – During the February 28 Sunnybrook School District 171 board meeting, the board conducted a lengthy discussion about superintendent evaluations. The bulk of the conversation surrounded the workshop for the evaluation,...

District 215 IT Department recognized for success during pandemic years

Updates on TF South nickname process, first TFS newspaper published in two years By Quinton R. Arthur LANSING, Ill. (February 25, 2022) — Reflections from the district theatre trip, state athletic competitions, and the work of the IT Department were the highlights of February's District 215 Board of education meeting last...