South Suburban College introduces new solar panel installation certification program

Eight-week session begins March 17 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 22, 2020) – The Building Construction Technology Program at South Suburban College (SSC) is launching a new 16-week cohort for a cutting-edge Solar Photovoltaic Installers Certificate. The first session (BLD-299) will start during SSC’s spring second 8-week courses, March 17 … Read more

Early voting begins Monday, March 2, at Lansing Public Library

Runs through March 16 for the March 17 Presidential Primary Election by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 22, 2020) – The Cook County Clerk’s website has posted Early Voting Locations for the March 17, 2020, Presidential Primary Election. The Lansing Public Library is included as an early voting site from March 2–16. This includes two … Read more

OSFM encourages Illinoisans to purchase approved smoke alarms

information provided by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 22, 2020) – The Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall is reminding Illinoisans of the importance of having approved smoke alarms. Illinois law requires that smoke alarms in dwelling units are listed by an approved third-party testing organization. The Smoke … Read more

Village Administrator proposes salary increases for Mayor, Clerk, Trustees

“I have no intention of voting for a raise for the Trustees,” responds Trustee Grady-Perovich by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 20, 2020) – “It’s appropriate for us to look at [elected officials’ salaries] from time to time,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski at the February 18 Committee of the Whole meeting. While Village employees … Read more

Roundball Classic organizers to step down

Future of charity-driven youth basketball tournament uncertain by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – Lansing Roundball Classic organizers Rick Seymour and Sally Reynolds announced at the Village Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night that they will no longer organize the charity-driven basketball tournament for Lansing fifth-graders. They expressed their desire for someone else … Read more

Illinois State Police forensic laboratories post case assignments and completion rates online

information provided by the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 21, 2020) – As a new measure of transparency and accountability, the Illinois State Police Forensic Services Command unveiled to the public a forensics dashboard showing the number of case assignments and average completion times. The dashboard is updated monthly and includes the number of … Read more

IDFPR warns of new scam

Phone scam claims involvement from Board of Dentistry information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (February 21, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is warning of a phone scam where the caller claims to be from the Illinois Board of Dentistry. The scammer spoofs the … Read more