Friday, May 17, 2013
Marian Catholic High School will host an American Cancer Society Relay for Life event Friday, May 17 to May 18. The event has already raised more than $13,000 for cancer research.
The American Cancer Society is celebrating 100 years of saving lives through cancer research by hosting another event designed to help raise funds at Marian Catholic. The event takes place Friday, May 17, 7 p.m. to Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 a.m. The event already features 183 people registered to participate in the relay and more than $13,000 raised. “On May 22, the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of saving lives from cancer and creating a world with more birthdays. It’s the progress we’ve made together—as a community, as volunteers, as survivors and as leaders—that has helped us reach this incredible milestone with tremendous success,” said Carrie Robinette, American Cancer Society event organizer in a press release. “By …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Chicago Heights is already planning its 2nd Annual Fall Festival of Sister Cities, Sept. 6–8. The event will showcase ethnic food, crafts and live entertainment from the city's four sister cities.
The city of Chicago Heights is beginning to prep for 2nd Annual 'Fall Festival of Sister Cities,' and they're currently looking for sponsors to help fund the event. Celebrating the cultural history of Chicago Heights, the event will feature an array of ethnic food, crafts and live entertainment, including items and entertainment from city's four sister cities: Wadowice, Poland; Ghana, West Africa; Cendral, San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. The three-day festival, taking place Sept. 6 to 8, is in need of sponsors and the city is offering three tiers of sponsorship opportunities. The tier structure is below: For more information about the festival or vendor information, contact Jessica Garner, Events Committee …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Chicago Heights' City-Wide Volunteer Clean Up Day. Volunteers will meet at City Hall and then work for several hours to beautify the city.
Chicago Heights is calling for volunteers to help give the city a little pick-me-up during its Citywide Clean-Up Day. The event, which takes place June 8, will kick off at City Hall, 1601 Chicago Road, and will have residents working hand-in-hand with each other to clean up the city. During the event, which takes place from 9 a.m. To 1 p.m., volunteers will work with city workers and officials to help beautify the city. The event is sponsored by Mayor David Gonzales, Clerk Lori Wilcox, Treasurer Jim Dee and the city council. For more information about the event, call 708-756-5315. Follow Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook for more updates!
The Lincoln Highway Plaza is looking for businesses to lease several vacant spaces in Chicago Heights. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
The Lincoln Highway Plaza in Chicago Heights is in need of several businesses to fill vacant spaces in the building. Located at 267 Lincoln Highway, the two-story building features a number of vacant spaces ready for a local business to swoop in and call the plaza home. One space, a second-floor unit with 1,200 square feet of space, has ample room to be an excellent retail location for any number of businesses. The space, which is the largest vacant space in the plaza, is currently up for lease for $1,000-per-month, according to its listing. The location could be the future home of an embroidery shop, a sporting goods store, a clothing outlet or some other type of retail store. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Share your ideas on …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A $5,000 cart from the Chicago Heights Park District was found shortly after teens used it to get around town, according to police.
A few local kids recently found an odd way to putt around town. Two boys and a girl were spotted driving in a Chicago Heights Park District golf cart on 14th Place near Sunnyside Avenue on May 2, according to a report. One district employee checked storage and found one of the golf carts missing, according to a report. The gate fence had been left open. A security officer recovered the golf cart in the 1400 block of Donovan Avenue, according to the report. It had been left unoccupied behind an apartment complex. The cart is worth an estimated $5,000. No arrests were reported. Sign up for Chicago Heights breaking news alerts. Police report information is provided by the Chicago Heights Police Department and other law enforcement agencies. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The City of Chicago Heights will hold a special Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held in memory of Armed Forces veterans who have died in the line of duty.
Mark your calendars, Chicago Heights residents. The City of Chicago Heights will honor American heroes and remember their ultimate sacrifices during a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 27. The event, which will take place at Veterans Mound on the northwest corner of Lincoln Highway and Chicago Road, will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event is organized by Chicago Heights Mayor David Gonzalez, Clerk Lori Wilcox, Treasurer Jim Dee and the city council. The event is open to the public and free to attend. For more information about the event, contact city hall at 708-756-5300. 'Like' Chicago Heights Patch on Facebook.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The used car lot at 550 S. Halsted Avenue is up for sale and Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
Used car dealerships dot many communities in the Southland, but in Chicago Heights, one could soon be going the way of the dodo, if a new business owner chooses. As the used car lot and detail shop at 550 S. Halsted Avenue is up for sale, anyone who purchases the business could choose to change the business to something completely different. Currently, the lot and detail center feature 2,610 sq. ft. of space on a .33-acre lot. The lot features a free-standing building located on the corner of Joe Orr Road and Halsted Avenue. The property is currently listed for $385,000 or just over $147-per-sqaure-foot. The location could be the future home a new retail store or another small used car lot. Patch wants to know: What should go here? Let us …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will host its Hard Hats and High Heels wine tasting and food pairing fundraiser Friday, May 10, at the Union Street Art Gallery. The event is designed to help raise funds to continue the organization's work.
The Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs is coming to Chicago Heights this May to celebrate 25 years of serving the south suburbs. The event, which is Friday, May 10, will take place at the Union Street Art Gallery, 1527 Otto Boulevard. Dubbed Hardhats and High Heels Wine, Beer and Food Pairing, the event kicks off at 7 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m. During the event attendees will have the opportunity to purchase fresh, hand-rolled cigars, bid in a 'chance auction' and enjoy music from Heart to Heart. The event is designed to raise money so that the organization can continue its work within the community. The organization said in a release their work is addressing 'the decline in home values caused by a glut of foreclosed and …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Chicago Heights and the Salvation Army are offering Chicago Heights residents cleaning and drying supplies to help recover from the recent rains and flooding that hit the area. The supplies can be picked up at City Hall.
Chicago Heights residents that are still trying to dry out their homes following the flooding and heavy rains last week are getting a little help from the city and the Salvation Army. Now, through while supplies last, the pair is giving out free cleaning supplies and mops to residents whose homes were damaged during the heavy rains. The items in the cleaning package include supplies designed to help residents repair flood damage, dry out and pick up any lingering wet spots in the home. The cleaning and drying packages are available at the Chicago Heights City Hall. For more information about the cleaning and drying products, or to see if there are any still available, call (708) 756-5300.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Check out the tool below to find out which pollen allergens are high in Chicago Heights today.
Springtime has arrived and pollen is in the air. Thanks to the effects of climate change, experts say the pollen count this season will be higher than ever before. Now you can check the daily allergy forecast as easily as the weather forecast. The Allergy Alert tool from Pollen.com above shows which pollen allergens are high in Chicago Heights today. Please note that an advertisement cycles into the tool. It's easy to keep up with Patch!