Salvation Army Offers Support To Burr Oak Cemetery Families

The challenge created by the Burr Oak Cemetery crisis is an unimaginable situation that has forced many individuals and families to deal with the violation of the sacred final burial place of their loved ones.  Depending on circumstances of the individual or family, such an act can have a dramatic impact on their lives. To have someone available to simply listen to their story can bring great support and comfort.The Salvation Army Metropolitan Division has partnered with the Cook County government to help staff three emotional support centers opened by the county to assist individuals and families experiencing stress or trauma associated with the Burr Oak Cemetery crisis. The Army’s Critical Incident Stress Management personnel will provide emotional and spiritual support to individuals and families affected by this painful tragedy. The centers will be staffed 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily through Friday, July 17.They are located at:

  1. John H. Stroger Hospital, 1900 W. Polk, Chicago, IL (map/directions)
  2. Provident Hospital, 500 E. 51st Street, Chicago, IL (map/directions)
  3. Oak Forest Hospital, 15900 Cicero Avenue, Oak Forest, IL (map/directions)

For the latest information regarding the centers, please visit the Cook County web site at

Garden helps youngsters grow

ABC 7 Chicago report  focuses on a joint project of the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center and Higgins Academy. The report says that by planting a garden, children are learning about the environment and teamwork, while being provided with a safe environment in which to spend their summer months.To view the piece, click on the link below.Garden helps youngsters grow

Christmas in July with the Joliet Jackhammers

Joliet JackhammersWhen is the last time you were able to get a seat at a ballgame for only $7?On July 29th, the Joliet Jackhammers will take on the Gary South Shore Railcats at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on an evening known as Christmas in July.

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Want to purchase tickets for yourself or member of your Corps?Contact Kelly Sweet at the Jackhammers at 815-774-2880 and make sure you mention the special Salvation Army rate.Want to purchase tickets for a child from Joliet to attend?Contact Captain Thom Moffitt 815-726-4863

Local agencies get together to provide kids with free lunches :: The Courier News :: Town Talk

As unemployment rates throughout the area continue to rise and area schools are on summer break, the ability of many children from low-income homes to have access to nutritional meals is a growing concern.That’s why the city of Elgin and a number of nonprofit organizations announced they have teamed up to provide free lunches to kids 18 and younger from June 22 to Aug. 21 through a children’s summer nutrition program.Read more:,Elgin-Talk-Around-Town_EL070909.article