Sunday, December 23, 2012
Two years in, I'm still learning my way around this town. Thanks for all your support, Chicago Heights.
Today officially marks two years of existence for Chicago Heights Patch. I'm truly thankful for all the support we've gotten since we launched here. Instead of writing a long-winded post about how great it's been, I thought it might be better to look at some big moments from the past two years, captured in photos. So, without further ado, we give you a photo retrospective from Chicago Heights Patch.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Chicago Heights Patch has been in existence for a year now, and what a year it's been.
Well, it's official. Today marks the one-year anniversary of Chicago Heights Patch's launch day. This time last year, we were reporting on a Heights native known as Mrs. Claus and helping out with last-minute gift wrapping. A local school teacher told us about her connection to the history of Hap Bruno Field. Students at Garfield and Lincoln Schools were handed stockings full of hope. Since Dec. 23, 2010, Chicago Heights has seen a lot of change. The city has a new mayor, three new aldermen, and recently lost a longtime incumbent in Willie White. We've got an elected city clerk and treasurer for the first time, and the city has seven wards instead of six. Bloom Township High School District 206 saw two new board members elected and …
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The King is dead. Long live The King.
Thirty-four years ago today, Elvis Aron Presley died. He was 42, overweight, drugged out and still one of the most powerful and influential vocalists rock music has ever seen. His legacy spread from Graceland to the Southland and beyond. In a way no other performer has been since, Elvis was The King. The video is of Heartbeak Hotel, one of my favorite Elvis songs. What are yours? Please post your answers below. And while you're thinking, here's some Elvis info to help you remember The King. Read the New York Times Elvis obituary story from 1977 Read a special message from Lisa Marie Presley in honor of her father For true Elvis nerds, find the official answer on the Aron/Aaron middle name debate