Ace Pizza is open for business

Village officials welcome the Ocampo brothers to the Lansing business community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2018) – A late-morning shower deterred some people from attending today’s official ribbon-cutting at Ace Pizza, but those who participated were rewarded with crispy-crusted pizzas, including the Chicken Bacon Ranch specialty pizza, which turned out to be … Read more

Communities invited to encourage walking, biking to school

Proposals accepted beginning September 24, but research can begin now information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking proposals through the Safe Routes to School program for projects that help children walk and bike to school. “Encouraging children from an early age to … Read more

Back-to-school safety advice

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD – As students from pre-kindergarten to college prepare to head back to school, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies across the state are reminding educators about the recent recommendations of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Working Group. The group’s … Read more

131-year-old suit company stays in Illinois, saves 300 manufacturing jobs in Cook County

information provided by the Cook County Commissioner’s Office DES PLAINES, Ill. (August 3, 2018) – Hart Schaffner Marx suit company has been manufacturing men’s suits in the Chicago area since 1887, including a suit for President Obama when he accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in Denver in 2008. The company was facing an … Read more

Parade participation requested


Calumet City Labor Day Parade, Monday, September 3 by Melanie Jongsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (August 3, 2018) – The annual Calumet City Labor Day Parade will be held on Monday, September 3. The parade kicks off at 10:30am, and paraders will march down Wentworth Avenue, from Michigan City Road to Memorial Park. Businesses, organizations, churches, … Read more

Obituary: Jean E. Nemitz

October 04, 1929–August 3, 2018 Jean E. Nemitz (nee Hannon), age 88 of Lansing, IL, formerly of Roseland, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, August 3, 2018. She is survived by her four children: Karen (Bob) Lake, Kathy (Mike) Fish, Kim (Howard) Silkowski, and John (Cheryl) Nemitz; eight grandchildren: Matt (Michelle) Fish, Eric … Read more

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