Obituary: Gene Wayne Kooi

April 17, 1941 – November 05, 2018 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Gene Wayne Kooi, age 77 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018. He was born on April 17, 1941, to Bert and Mildred Kooi. Gene is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years: Patricia (nee Howard); four children: … Read more

Official 2018 holiday ornament unveiled by City of Springfield

Proceeds to benefit St. Joseph’s Home and the Illinois Governor’s Mansion Association information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 6, 2018) – The 2018 Official City of Springfield Ornament was unveiled at a press conference on Friday, November 2, in the Governor’s Mansion. The 2018 ornament features the recent renovation of … Read more

South Suburban College Students attend exclusive DLS conference in Chicago

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 6, 2018) – South Suburban College (SSC) sent 10 students to the second annual DLS Conference at the Swiss Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from October 19–20, 2018. Created by media mogul Louis Carr, the exclusive “dirty little secrets” conference geared toward young African American men … Read more

Vocal Trash to perform in Munster November 26

information provided by Lakeshore Community Concerts MUNSTER, Ind. (November 5, 2018) – Vocal Trash is an urban-themed, Broadway-style musical production dedicated to promoting peace and love through song and dance. The performance is coming to Munster High School auditorium on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 7:00pm, as part of the Lakeshores Community Concerts series. Single … Read more

All five Chicago pro sports team championship trophies to appear together for first time

At Bicentennial Birthday Party, December 3 information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO — For the first time ever, all five championship trophies won by Chicago pro sports teams will appear together as part of the state’s Bicentennial Birthday Party on December 3 at the United Center. The trophies will be featured at … Read more

EHD outbreak in Illinois claims more than 400 deer

432 EHD reported cases from 49 counties so far in 2018 information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 3, 2018) – As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in … Read more

New Date for Opening Day of Forest Preserves of Cook County permit sales

November 15: Picnic and special event permits available online and in person information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (November 3, 2018) – For the first time, Forest Preserves of Cook County picnic and special event permit sales for the upcoming year begins on Thursday, November 15, 2018, nearly seven … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 11/06/18

Lots of Lansing news happens at Lansing Village Board meetings. In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics being discussed and decisions being made, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—11/06/18 agenda Committee of the Whole—11/06/18 agenda Open invitation All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the … Read more

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