Saturday, November 17, 2012
We're continuing Patch's Spirit Challenge as the Lemont Indians look to go to the Class 6A championship. Share photos of your school spirt and you'll help feed the needy in town by donating a canned good for every photo shared.
Hey Lemont Indians fans—are you ready to show your school spirit and help the hungry along the way? Crete-Monee will face the Lemont Indians at home this weekend in the semifinal of the Class 6A high school football playoffs, and Patch is challenging the school community and its fans to rise to the challenge. In the School Spirit Playoff Challenge, Indians fans are asked to share their school spirit with their respective communities by uploading photos to Patch. For every photo that shows the school spirit of the Lemont Indians, Lemont Patch will donate one canned good to the Lemont Township Food Pantry. Last week, each photo shared by Oak Forest fans on Patch also resulted in a canned good donation to Together We Cope. The more photos, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
We're pitting the Lemont Indians against the Oak Forest Bengals in Patch's Spirit Challenge, as the two schools battle in the IHSA playoffs. Share photos of your school spirt and you'll help feed those in need.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Local restaurants are participating in the new "Add a Side of Relief to Your Meal" program to benefit the Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund and the Lemont Food Pantries.
Could you live off $10,830 a year? If you have a family of four, could you make ends meet on $22,050? This is the 2010 federal poverty threshold. The thresholds were originally developed in the 1960s by the Social Security Administration. Recently, many have questioned if the number is contrived and whether or not families are able to legitimately stay survice by these calculations. Lawmakers are debating ways to achieve a more realistic barometer of poverty that accounts for the cost of living in different areas, local employment numbers and the availability of public transportation to expand possible employment boundaries. With that information under your hat, here is the local ramification: Each community must adapt the poverty level …