Iconic pop groups to kick off 2018 Illinois State Fair concert series

Tickets for all announced acts to go on sale Saturday, April 14 information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 6, 2018) – After nearly 40 years of hits and millions of albums sold, Boy George and Culture Club with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey will perform on the grandstand stage on Friday, … Read more

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Rare 1846 men’s shirt donated to the Illinois State Museum

information provided by the Illinois State Museum SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 9, 2018) – The Illinois State Museum received a recent donation of a man’s dress shirt dating back to 1846, with a documented history of who made it, who wore it, and the specific day on which it was worn. Springfield native Zimri Enos wore … Read more

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Neighborhood Watch meetings—info updated 4/13/18

Neighborhood Watch

All Lansing residents welcome at any Beat meeting by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 13, 2018) – The Village of Lansing is divided into four beats, as shown on the map below. Each beat has a Neighborhood Watch meeting four times a year, led by a Lieutenant from the Lansing Police Department. Any Lansing resident … Read more

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Mother’s Day announcements—one week left to order

Send us your message and photo by April 20 For half the price of our regular eighth-page black-and-white ad, you can put a photo and a Mother’s Day message in the May 2 issue of The Lansing Journal. BONUS! Daisy Herrera from Three Roosters says she’ll also post enlargements of all the Mother’s Day announcements … Read more

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Theatre at the Center announces the cast of Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

information provided by Theatre at the Center MUNSTER, Ind. (April 5, 2018) – Matt Edmonds in the role of Sparky, Adam LaSalle as Francis, Yando Lopez as Jinx, and Christopher Ratliff as Smudge star in Theatre at the Center’s spring musical, Forever Plaid. Previews begin May 3 with Opening Night May 6 and performances continuing … Read more

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Renovations modernize library, add more resources for patrons

Intentional design creates space for community by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – If it’s been a while since you’ve been inside the Lansing Public Library, you’ll notice distinct changes once you walk in the door. A major renovation project costing about $1 million was completed early last year. The interior has a new … Read more

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Congresswoman Kelly announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition winners

Local high schoolers among winners information provided by the office of Congresswoman Robin Kelly CRETE, Ill. (April 6, 2018) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students during a reception at Crete Creative Art Gallery and School. Taylor Ausley of Homewood-Flossmoor High School won first place … Read more

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Legislative Public Safety Working Group meets on gun violence, school safety measures

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 6, 2018) – The newly-formed bipartisan bicameral Legislative Public Safety Working Group began discussions on a wide range of issues that impact the safety and security of Illinois citizens. The meeting was the first in what Governor Bruce Rauner and legislators expect to be … Read more

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‘Why I’m applying for the Human Relations Commission’

Human Relations Commission

Five applicants share their thoughts by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2018) – For the first time in 21 years, Lansing is forming a new Commission—and it’s a Commission with a particularly difficult assignment. The Human Relations Commission will be tasked with helping Lansing develop a culture that embraces diversity, promotes inclusion, inspires involvement, … Read more

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Special Olympics Illinois kicks off 50th-anniversary celebration

First Special Olympics was held July 20, 1968, at Soldier Field in Chicago information provided by the Office of the Governor CARBONDALE, Ill. (April 6, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner joined athletes and volunteers for the Special Olympics Illinois 50th Anniversary Kickoff celebrations at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale. “The Special Olympics … Read more

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