18420 Spring Creek Dr
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 342-1700
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The renowned John Humphrey House is a renowned historic home in Orland Park, Illinois. The site was constructed in 1881 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 1, 2005. It is a monumental house and is open for general public viewing on the 2nd Sunday of each month, between 2:00p to 4:00p. These tours promise an enticing view of the Orland Park History.
The Indian Boundary Prairie is composed of a group of four separate prairies - Dropseed, Gensburg, Paintbrush and Sundrop - that together form what is Illinois' largest surviving expanse of grassland. Breathtaking vistas and new discoveries await around every corner. The prairies are home to a diverse and varied plethora of plants and wildlife, including a multitude of butterflies, birds and wild flowers. The landscape is forever changing, with new and wondrous sights to behold throughout the year. The preserve is managed by the Nature Conservancy and Northeastern Illinois University, in conjunction with the Friends of the Indian Boundary Prairies. Apart from serving as a safe haven for a variety of rare and endangered species, the prairies also form the perfect backdrop for a host of awareness and educational programs that highlight the importance of conserving our natural heritage. Visitors are welcome to explore the preserve on their own, and a number of pathways have been laid down to help guide the way. As you make your way through the preserve, keep an eye out for rare plant, butterfly and bird species including the eastern prairie white fringed orchid, the Aphrodite fritillary and great yellow legs. The preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk. Located just off Route 57, all four prairies lie within Markham's city limits.
Learn the art of crafting beer at Flossmoor Station Brewery which has been awarded as the Best Brewery in Chicago. You can book a tour at the brewery to know more about the art of brewing your favorite spirit. Having gained several local, national and international awards, this brewery serves some of the freshest and finest beers. Housed in the heritage Flossmoor station this brewery also has a classy brewpub. This brewpub serves beer which is freshly made on-site along with some delectable food choices. Visit their website to know more about their tours and bookings.
A charming American town, Homewood is located about 28 miles (45 kilometers) from Chicago. Incorporated as a town in 1893, Homewood saw its first settlers as early as 1834. The town flourished at first as a farming town, because of the excellent topsoil, but later found prosperity with the advent of railroads and the town became an important cargo and commuter stop. Today, Homewood is one of the several suburban towns in the region. It is known for its cultural events like the Block Part, Homewood Rail Days, Dog Days of Summer, and Chocolate Fest. See the website for more information.
A generous donation by the Richard D. Irwing to the town of Homewood, the Irwin Community Center is fully equipped for pre-school classes for toddlers, several art rooms, a fully equipped kitchen to make sure you don't go hungry, and even a band shell which is located right outside the center in Irwin Park. The park itself is a lush green expanse of beautifully mowed grass where you can take a stroll or walk your dog. The center is often used to host events and concerts as well as concerts. You can also rent some space for a conference or meeting.
Moraine Valley Church is a community church that serves as a spiritual haven, place of worship as well as a place for people to gather together and work together through the various ministries and outreach programs. Believing in the transformative power of God, the church aims at reaching out to the community and making a difference through its programs and ministries like the children's ministries, prayer, sports, women's worship, care and compassion and more with events, programs, classes and support groups making it an integral part of the community it serves. With outreach missions to inner city neighborhoods, rural and urban programs for at risk youth as well as relief missions to Mexico, Moraine Valley Church believes in reaching as many people as possible. Weekly and Sunday worship services are held at 9.30am and Pathways classes commence at 11.15am. The church has an in-house cafe, He Brews Cafe, where church goers can socialize and enjoy a refreshment before service times.
Located in the center of Chicago Heights, Commissioners Park is a popular recreation spot in the city. Managed by the Chicago Heights Park District, this park features a playground, slides, picnic pavilions, softball fields, and also a skating rink. An ideal place to take the kids for a family picnic, the Commissioners Park is a favorite park for family outings. call to know more.
The origins of the Sacred Heart Church date back to the late 1800's when Catholics who had settled in the area found themselves in need of a place to worship originating with the German settlers who wished to establish a parish with national character, it eventually came to incorporate families from various European communities including Irish, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish and several more. The church underwent relocation and modification several times until the current structure. The current building features several aspects of the original fore-bearers including a high steeple. Notice the insignia found above the Corpus on the crucifix which dates back to 1872. Stained glass windows also recreate some of the old features from earlier structures and pays homage to two of the main patron saints, St. Patrick and St. Boniface. Mass is held at 4.30p on Saturdays and 7:30a, 9a, 10:30a and noon on Sundays including a Polish service on alternate Sundays. Daily mass is also offered at 9a on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 7:30a on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Besides this the church also offers Sunday schools, baptism services, marriage rites and various outreach programs.
The Chicago Ridge Public Library has been a vibrant part of community life since its foundation in 1966, originally located within the Village Hall. Moved to its current location in 1979, several additions to the library have made it the thriving community space it is today. With study rooms, computer stations, youth areas as well as a quiet reading room, the Chicago Ridge Public Library offers a variety of useful services as well as hosting local events and programs to keep up with the digital age. A lively venue for kids, teens and adults to interact in a fun, productive manner, events include reading clubs, gaming clubs, computer courses, movie screenings, craft classes, pub trivia evenings, Lego club and more. Reading programs are a great way to discover new books and interact with fellow book lovers and readers. For additional information on what's on at the library, visit the website.
Mt. Greenwood Park was one of the several parks undertaken for creation by the Chicago Park District in their massive Ten Year Plan to provide the city's residents with more parks and recreational facilities in the post World War II period. Located in the neighborhood of the same name, this park is quite popular among the locals for a variety of activities. call to know more.
Woodruff Golf Course was established in 1926, making it the oldest golf facilities in the city. The gorgeous 18-hole course often hosts pretigious golf tournaments such as the annual Open Golf Championship of Joliet and Ladies Invitational Tournament, among many others.
The Christ Universal Temple or the CUT believes that every individual on the face of this earth should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life. And CUT tries and makes this a possibility for the many followers in its community. The CUT is primarily a teaching ministry. It teaches people to live better lives is their mission, living better and more fulfilled lives by understanding and respecting the presence of God—the divine and man.