Recent reports of canine deaths raise awareness of blue-green algae

information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to exercise caution if they are planning activities on Illinois waterways, including lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. During summer months, water conditions are ideal for blue-green algae growth … Read more

Walgreens earns spot on Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list

Balance Rewards program has measurable social impact information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Walgreens has made Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list, taking the #13 spot. The annual list highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good. The company is honored for its Balance … Read more

Obituary: Dorothy J. Lannon

November 18, 1928 – August 19, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Dorothy J. Lannon, nee Kurowski, age 90, of Dyer, IN—formerly of Lansing, Dolton, and Riverdale, IL—passed away peacefully Monday, August 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William L. Lannon. Loving mother of Kathryn (David Allie) Brewer and Debra Lannon. Proud grandmother … Read more

Ticks in Illinois found to have Heartland virus

Virus detected in Lone Star ticks collected from Kankakee County information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. In response to this human case, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 8/20/19

LANSING, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – Items for approval and discussion are included in the agendas posted below: Village Board—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are items that were discussed at the previous Committee of the Whole meeting and are now up for vote. Committee of the Whole—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are new items brought to the … Read more

The Lansing Journal journeys: Alaskan Cruise

submitted by Susan Thompson Keep those Journals journeying! Whether you’re cruising through Alaska or cruising through town, take along a copy of The Lansing Journal and take a photo! Submit your photos with the following three pieces of information: The names of any people in the photo Some information about the location The name of … Read more