Illinois surpasses old peak employment level

Unemployment rate dips in January information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security CHICAGO, Ill. (March 12, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent in January, and nonfarm payrolls increased by +200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data … Read more

Sports events projected to bring over 20,000 visitors to the Chicago Southland

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (March 8, 2018) – Sports travel produces over 20 million visitors annually who spend more than $10.47 billion, according to National Association of Sports Commissions. The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, headquartered in Lansing, is continuing to increase the amount of new sports … Read more

Mayor Eidam joins 37 neighboring communities to oppose Prevailing Wage Amendment

information provided by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association CHICAGO, Ill. (March 1, 2018) – A public hearing about the Prevailing Wage Amendment drew at least 38 members of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) to the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee meeting on March 1. The proposed Prevailing Wage Amendment … Read more

2018 Chicago Women’s Conference and Expo at SSC

March 16 event will feature Felicia Houston as Keynote Speaker information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 22, 2018) – Felicia Houston will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 16. The event will be located at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois. Houston … Read more

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awards grants

United States Hockey League receives $5,000; Illinois Economic Development Association receives $3,129 information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (February 20, 2018) – Lansing-based Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently awarded $8,129 to the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) for the promotion of … Read more

Lansing Area Chamber serves members lunch and information

“Active Shooter Awareness” and “Effective Advertising” were today’s practical topics by The Lansing Journal LANSING, Ill. (February 14, 2018) – Over beer nuggets, chicken, and beef sandwiches, 52 members of the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce listened to Sgt. Gabe Barajas share some simple options they have in an active shooter situation—run, hide, fight. The … Read more

Schultz Insurance celebrates 95 years

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Real estate, postal service, dry goods, and insurance—Lansing’s oldest family business is still insuring Lansing families by Carrie Steinweg This article is part of a series featuring businesses that have at least a 50-year history in Lansing. To submit a local business for consideration, email The Lansing Journal. LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2018) – Family … Read more

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