March SNAP benefits will be issued March 1 for all SNAP recipients

Early issuance will reduce time between February and March benefits information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services CHICAGO, Ill. (February 13, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be issued early to Illinois customers. March SNAP benefits will be loaded … Read more

South Suburban College exhibits regional student art

Festival scheduled for February 22, 10:00am–2:00pm information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 11, 2019) – The Art and Design Department of South Suburban College is hosting its 23rd Annual SSC Regional High School Art Student Exhibit & Festival through February 22, 2019. The exhibition includes 22 regional high school districts from … Read more

30 Illinois sites added to the National Register of Historic Places

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 11, 2019) – The efforts of Illinois historic preservation advocates to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2018 with 30 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced on February … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces key appointees

IDPH and IDVA Directors, U of I Board Members and Staff information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 31, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker announced the following personnel appointments: STATE AGENCY DIRECTORS Dr. Ngozi Ezike will serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), pending confirmation by the … Read more

Second How-To Festival attracts new participants

Saturday, February 9, 10:00am–3:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 9, 2019) – “Everyone who comes really has a good time,” said Library Director Debbie Albrecht. Albrecht’s only regret about today’s How-To Festival was that even more people didn’t participate. Her vision is for Lansing’s How-To Festival to rival the one in Louisville, which attracts … Read more

Elim achieves three-year CARF accreditation

“A stamp of approval for an agency demonstrating best practices” information provided by Elim Christian Services CRESTWOOD, Ill. (February 2019) – CARF International announced that Elim Christian Services, a global ministry with campuses in Crestwood, Palos Heights, and Orland Park, Illinois, has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Day Program … Read more

4 candidates; 3 choices; April 2

Lansing’s ballot of Village Trustee candidates integrates past, present, and future by Lansing Journal staff LANSING, Ill. (February 8, 2019) – On January 23, about 100 people gathered at Jack’s Sports Pub for the Village Voice Party’s press conference, marking an unofficial start to Lansing’s 2019 campaign season. Those in attendance heard from the party’s … Read more