Tuesday, April 16, 2013
More than 250 Bloom Trail High School students spread across Chicago Heights to donate time to the community and help fellow residents and businesses. The day was part of the school's 'Be the Good,' initiative.
Bloom Trail High School students hit the streets in the Chicago Heights community on Friday, April 12, to help serve the community, or 'Be the Good,' as part of the school's community service component. During the day, more than 250 Bloom Trail sophomores and senior key club members worked on service projects at 15 locations throughout the city. All of the service hours the students provided were part of Bloom Trail's requirement that students complete service hours as part of their senior portfolio. Before the start of the day, students were asked to fill out their top three choices to perform service activities. At each location students performed various service projects, ranging from cleaning cages, walking dogs and helping maintain …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Mayor David Gonzalez will officially present the plan at the Dec. 17 city council meeting.
Chicago Heights residents will soon see their water rates more than double, going from $2.47 per unit to $5.50 per unit. The big jump comes as the result of the city's supplier, Hammond, Ind., quadrupling the rate Chicago Heights must pay for processed Lake Michigan water. Read: Expect a Larger Water Bill Soon, Chicago Heights In order to counteract the massive increase, Mayor David Gonzalez said he'll be proposing, at the Dec. 17 city council meeting, to remove the oft-questioned community service fee from Heights residents' water bills. "I’m very comfortable that we’re not just going to pass this huge increase and say 'deal with it,'" Gonzalez said in a phone interview. The $38.24 fee is normally added to every water bill, along with …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Adriana Popovich may have graduated, but she's not done scooping up accolades from the school.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Prairie State College graduate Adriana Popovich recently was named the 2011 winner of the Dr. James H. Griffith Community Service Award at Prairie State. The award is named after the former trustee, who served on the PSC Board of Trustees for 25 years. It is intended to recognize a person or group at PSC who has contributed in an extraordinary way to the community. In addition to the receiving the community service award, Popovich also was named one of the eight recipients of the Senator Toi W. Hutchinson General Assembly Scholarship, affording her a tuition waiver for one full academic school year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she plans to study broadcast journalism. Popovich was selected as a recipient of the …