AFCP’s 2018 ‘Best of the Best’ awards include The Lansing Journal

Second place earned in “Most Improved” and “Best Original News Writing” categories by The Lansing Journal LIVERPOOL, NY (May 10, 2018) – The Association of Free Community Papers is the largest association in the free paper industry. Each year they invite members to enter their Best of the Best competition. Hundreds of publications submit entries … Read more

Registered sex offender arrested

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (May 10, 2018) – On May 09, 2018, the Lansing Police Department arrested Mark Darragh, a registered sex offender, on multiple intimidation and harassment related charges. The Lansing Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Unit and Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant on Darragh’s home in response … Read more

TF South receives Literacy Support Grant

Illinois Reading Council provides $850 to support summer reading program information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (May 7, 2018) – Thanks to an $850 Literacy Support Grant from the Illinois Reading Council, TF South is able to provide over 60 students with a personal copy of this year’s summer reading book. All students are … Read more

USPS launches scheduling tool to make passport applications easier


information provided by the United States Postal Service LANSING, Ill. (May 3, 2018) — The U.S. Postal Service has made applying for passports easier with the launch of the USPS Retail Customer Appointment Scheduler™ tool (RCAS) at Customers can call 1-800-ASK-USPS or go to to get the location of passport Post Offices and … Read more

Alumnus, veteran assistant Erick Middleton to head football program at Marian Catholic

information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (May 4, 2018) – As Marian Catholic continues to rebuild its football program toward a consistent IHSA playoff contender, the Spartans will turn to one of their own to lead the charge. Class of 1998 alumnus Erick Middleton will serve as Marian Catholic’s ninth football … Read more

Governor Rauner designates May as Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebration honors six organizations for significant community contributions information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (May 3, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner proclaimed the month of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month. He designated this month as a celebration of the culture, traditions, history, and accomplishments of Asian Pacific … Read more

IDNR reminds residents to leave young wildlife alone

Found babies are not necessarily abandoned information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 5, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the spring breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession … Read more