2018 Illinois tax filing season begins Monday, January 29

IDOR fraud efforts resulted in over $31 million in savings in 2017 information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will begin accepting 2017 state individual income tax returns on Monday, January 29, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins … Read more

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Eighth Grade Open House scheduled by TF South

Monday, January 29, 6:00–8:00pm information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – Eighth-graders from all Lansing public and private schools are invited to this year’s Eighth Grade Open House at Thornton Fractional South High School. The program will begin in the Dr. Henry L. Hertz Auditorium with an overview of TF South’s … Read more

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Illinois unemployment rate dips in December

December jobs nearly unchanged information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security Note: To help connect jobseekers to employers who are hiring, IDES’ maintains the state’s largest job search engine, IllinoisJoblink.com (IJL), which recently showed 62,451 posted resumes with 160,023 jobs available. CHICAGO, Ill. (January 19, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security … Read more

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Free copies of the Illinois Constitution

Now available at The Shopper offices by Arlo Kallemeyn SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – Due to a donation from State Representative Thaddeus Jones (29th District), readers of the Shopper and The Lansing Journal can now obtain their very own copy of the Illinois Constitution. It is a 48-page booklet that contains the complete … Read more

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LPD hosts “largest class” for 2018 Citizens Police Academy

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22 of 28 enrollees participated in Week 1 class by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – “This is one of the largest, if not the largest, class we have ever had,” said Lt. Scott Bailey in a January 12 email. “Today we have 27 people signed up for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy.” … Read more

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New location
for Fat Friday Bash

Fat Friday

Kacey’s Banquet Hall, February 9 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – Being intentional about making their events fresh and accessible to members of the community, LACE has chosen Kacey’s Banquet Hall as the location for this year’s Fat Friday Bash, their annual community party. LACE—the Lansing Association for Community Events—has been very … Read more

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International handbell soloist to perform in Lansing

Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm information provided by Trinity Lutheran Church LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – International handbell soloist Sylvia Rylander will perform a handbell concert at Trinity Lutheran Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Rylander serves as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Alaska Baptist Convention. Ringing handbells … Read more

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Annual CAP drill competition held at Heritage Middle School

information provided by Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – Cadet squadrons from Civil Air Patrol Illinois Wing Group 2 held their Annual Group 2 Cadet Drill Competition on January 6 at Heritage Middle School in Lansing with about 50 cadets participating. The competition consisted of a uniform inspection, drill, one-mile run, and … Read more

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Businesses can learn to optimize their social media presence

Class offered at South Suburban College February 7 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – There is a difference between posting on a personal Facebook page and posting on behalf of a company’s Facebook page. The Business and Career Institute of South Suburban College is offering a class to … Read more

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Marching for life

Right to Life

Jeff White says Right to Life and Civil Rights go hand in hand by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – To Jeff White, being “pro-life” is not just about preventing abortion. It’s about being for life, a good life, for everyone—even for people who aren’t yet born. White is vice president of the … Read more

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