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

IEMA, NWS develop severe weather sheltering guidance to address COVID-19 concerns

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 30, 2020) – During spring months, the risk of severe thunderstorms typically increases across the state of Illinois, including the risk for tornadoes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended social distancing parameters, people who rely on public sheltering from tornadoes could … Read more

Village coordinates ‘A Night of Shining and Dining’ to support healthcare workers, first responders, local businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – Word is spreading quickly through social media about the April 1 opportunity to visibly and financially show support throughout the community. “Shine a Light on Lansing: a Night of Shining & Dining,” reads the headline of the Village-sponsored event. The Facebook Event … Read more

District 215 Board of Education holds first virtual meeting

Technology allows meeting attenders to maintain social distance by Melanie Jongsma Above, from top left: District 215 IT Director Paul Wakefield hosted the March 24 online meeting and served as tech consultant, while Board President Michael Bolz, Superintendent Teresa Lance, Executive Assistant Dominique Newman, Board member Richard Dust, Board Vice President LeeAnn Revis, Board member … Read more

Lansing Food Pantry will serve clients Tuesday, March 24

information provided LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – The Lansing Food Pantry will continue its normal distribution schedule on Tuesday, March 22, 2020, 11:00am–1:00pm. To maintain safety for clients as well as volunteers, the Lansing Food Pantry will continue the “one client in / one client out” policy they established last week. The Lansing Food … Read more

Thornton Fractional Education Consortium releases joint statement

Children 18 and younger may obtain meals from all locations, starting Monday, March 23 information provided by District 158 SOUTH COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 22, 2020) – On Sunday, March 22, the seven member school districts of the Thornton Fractional Educational Consortium issued the following statement together: Dear South Cook County Families, Governor J.B. Pritzker … Read more