Offender identified, arrested, and taken into custody for November 24, 2019, murder

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – On November 24, 2019, at approximately 7:20pm, the Lansing Police Department received several calls for shots fired in the parking lot of 2142 175th street. As officers responded to 2142 175th street, the Lansing Police Department received a call from the victims … Read more

March 31 message from District 215 Superintendent Teresa Lance

March 31, 2020 Dear Thornton Fractional 215 Families: In an effort to keep the communication lines open and our families abreast of our mandated school closure, please continue reading. On today, March 31, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois would be extended through April 30, 2020, in order to slow the spread … Read more

Reavis Elementary staff members send photo greeting to students

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – Reavis PTA President Gayle White-Hileman forwarded a compiled photo of staff at Reavis Elementary School along with this message: “Staff just wanted to say #wemissyou to all of our Reavis students and their families during this COVID-19 pandemic school shut-down. We all hope you’re staying safe … Read more

District 158 provides refurbished laptops to families in need of e-learning access

LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – “If you’d be interested in running something positive during these difficult times,” read a March 29 email from Superintendent Nathan Schilling to The Lansing Journal, “take a look at the post below on District 158’s social media feed.” In an effort to ensure that families can stay connected and … Read more

Theatre at the Center postpones Talley’s Folly until 2021

information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (March 31, 2020) – After Indiana Governor Holcomb’s directive to shelter-in-place through April 7, and in anticipation of an extension of that date, Theatre at the Center (TATC) is postponing its April/May run of the Pulitzer Prize winning play Talley’s Folly. The production will be rescheduled as … Read more

Public Health officials announce 937 new cases of coronavirus disease

Current total 5,994 cases information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 937 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. Cook County: 2 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 female 60s, 5 males 70s, 2 … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces extension of stay-at-home order, suspension of on-site learning in schools through April

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – Building on the state’s efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following careful consultation with experts in Illinois and across the nation, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state’s … Read more