Obituary: Barbara English

April 05, 1955 – October 18, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Barbara English (Leverenz) age 64, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 18, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband Jeffery English. Loving mother of Brian (Marie) English and Amy (Matt) Nommensen. Cherished grandmother of Hailey Nommensen … Read more

Turn Two for Youth program accepting donations of baseball equipment

information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (October 19, 2019) – Turn Two for Youth is once again accepting donations throughout the Chicago Southland in the form of baseball equipment. Turn Two for Youth is a nonprofit, charitable organization that was formed to help collect and distribute baseball equipment to … Read more

Illinois Department of Labor releases top 5 safety violations for Illinois fire departments

information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 19, 2019) – Worker safety is the primary mission of the Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Illinois Department of Labor. Documenting dangers is one way to avoid them in the future. With that in mind, Illinois OSHA released … Read more

Gov. Pritzker, lawmakers push legislation to lower insulin costs in Illinois

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (October 15, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker joined state lawmakers to push legislation to lower insulin costs in Illinois, which have skyrocketed in recent years. “Diabetes affects people from all walks of life, but as prices have skyrocketed, more and more insulin users have been … Read more

Theatre at the Center in announces cast for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (October 18, 2019) – Theatre at the Center (TATC) Artistic Director Linda Fortunato has cast Matt Edmonds as Bob, Justin Brill as Phil, Casiena Raether as Judy, Erica Stephan as Betty, and Neil Friedman as General Waverly in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, a musical based on Paramount … Read more

Illinois EPA launches annual environmental education competition for fifth- and sixth-grade students

Agency encourages youth creativity and involvement information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 17, 2019) – Fifth- and sixth-grade writers and artists from around Illinois are invited to compete in this year’s Poster, Poetry and Prose Contest sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This year’s contest theme is “Algae: … Read more

Scenes from Munster Theatre’s ‘Pajama Jam,’ featuring Lansing’s Jackie Protsman

by Katie Arvia MUNSTER, Ind. (October 17, 2019) – Two weeks ago, Fashionette owner Jackie Protsman was a vendor at the Pajama Jam, a dinner theatre event hosted by Munster’s Theatre at the Center to promote their fall production, The Pajama Game. Protsman sold Katz brand pajama sets for $20 each. Other vendors attending the … Read more