Governor Rauner issues executive order about property tax appeals

Statement acknowledges that property taxes are a top reason people are leaving Illinois information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of … Read more

Zander Woods undergoes restoration

Rare ecosystem ranks as Number 2 priority information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County THORNTON, Ill. (January 21, 2018) – Lansing residents who drive to South Holland or Homewood via Thornton-Lansing Road have noticed machinery and activity taking place in the Forest Preserves’ Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve, commonly known as Zander Woods. Stacina Stagner, … Read more

Glenwood Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School

Glenwood Academy

information provided by Glenwood Academy GLENWOOD, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Glenwood Academy as a Common Sense School. “We applaud the faculty and staff of Glenwood Academy for embracing digital citizenship as … Read more

Opportunities with the Lansing Police Department

Lt. Al Phillips says is LPD’s strongest referral source by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2018) – At the first class in this year’s Citizens Policy Academy course, Recruiting Officer Al Phillips shared information about how the Lansing Police Department recruits new officers. Though the Department invests time and money visiting and advertising … Read more

Village Board crafting new Public Comment policy

Podgorski will compile survey results and present a draft for discussion by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – At the January 16 Committee of the Whole meeting, Village Administrator Dan Podgorski summarized the process the Board has been involved in regarding a Public Comment policy. Several months ago he had provided Board members … Read more

Illinois unemployment rate dips in December

December jobs nearly unchanged information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security Note: To help connect jobseekers to employers who are hiring, IDES’ maintains the state’s largest job search engine, (IJL), which recently showed 62,451 posted resumes with 160,023 jobs available. CHICAGO, Ill. (January 19, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security … Read more

New location
for Fat Friday Bash

Fat Friday

Kacey’s Banquet Hall, February 9 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – Being intentional about making their events fresh and accessible to members of the community, LACE has chosen Kacey’s Banquet Hall as the location for this year’s Fat Friday Bash, their annual community party. LACE—the Lansing Association for Community Events—has been very … Read more