Friday, May 10, 2013
The Bloom High School National Honor Society and Student Council will host a car wash on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts and Mobil.
A person's car can get pretty dirty, pretty quick, and people might not always have the time to hand-wash their ride. Luckily, the Bloom High School National Honor Society and Student Council are taking matters into their own hands to help residents clean up their rides. On Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., NHS and student council members will host a car wash at Mobile, 431 W. 14th St., Money raised during the car wash will go directly back into the school. The event is sponsored by Dunkin' Donuts and Mobil, who will be giving out goodies to car wash customers as well. For more information about the car wash, contact the school at (708) 755-7010.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
They put together a heck of a season. Give the Bloom 206 football team a virtual high five with a few kind words for their awesome effort.
Let's talk about the Bloom Township High School football team. The Blazing Trojans made a valiant return to the IHSA playoffs this week after a 22-year absence. Unfortunately, they took a heartbreaking 10-13 loss to Simeon on Friday at Gately Stadium in Chicago. Despite giving up a touchdown to the Wolverines after an early fumble, the Trojans used a field goal by Eufemio Fonseca III and a touchdown of their own to gain a 10-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. In the end, the Trojans couldn't hold on to their advantage. "We always say we are a team, and today we lost as a team," Coach Tony Palombi told the Northwest Indiana Times. "Every aspect of the game made a mistake at one point or another. So the game wasn't the fault of the …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Chicago Heights to battle Hammond, IN, in court over skyrocketing water rates which could jeopardize one local business reliant on water.
Nine years ago, the Mankiewicz family breathed new life into a long-abandoned car wash. Empty for five years, the family took over the building and has operated it as Udo's Prairie State Car Wash ever since. Water is obviously a big part of running a car wash, and with the City of Chicago Heights at the end of its 30-year water contract with Hammond, IN, water will become much more expensive for this business.. The new contract, as it stands would bump the city's rate from 57 cents per 1,000 gallons to $2.20 per 1,000 gallons. Max Mankiewicz's eyes widened when he learned about the new rates. "It would be killing us," said Mankiewicz, who helps with the day-to-day operations at Udo's. "It would put us out." Some might say businesses in …