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

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

City Life Center to host annual free black history showcase

Tuesday, February 25, 6:00pm information provided by City Life NWI GARY, Ind. (February 20, 2020) – The “Young, Gifted and Black,” showcase will feature performances by the children in the City Life Center’s after school program. Performances include dance, art presentations, drama, African drumline, puppet shows, and more. “These performances are tributes to our black … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 02/20/20

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings begin at 6:00pm [NOTE THE TIME CHANGE] at the Lansing Public … Read more

YES Club helps at Roundball Classic

information provided by Trelissa Moses, Patti Leach Youth Center LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – During the four-day tournament that comprises the annual Roundball Classic, members of the YES Club volunteered as concessionaires. YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Club looks for opportunities to serve the community, and Friday night, February 7, gave them a chance … Read more