Senator Michael Hastings to host exemption seminar to assist veterans

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios will attend to provide information and assistance with the property tax exemption process information provided by Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has announced that he and his office will attend a Veterans Property Tax Exemption Seminar hosted by Senator Michael … Read more

Deadline extended for Senior and Senior Freeze exemption applications

Berrios says new March 2 deadline will help seniors receive benefits information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax … Read more

2017-18 Scholarships still available for minority students pursuing Education degrees

Scholarships close February 15, 2018 information provided by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois minority college students who are pursuing a degree in teaching and who are eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program can still get funding for the current 2017-18 school year if they submit their applications to the Illinois Student … Read more

Illiana bridge-building team competes in IIT competition

by Dominic Turkstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2018) – On January 23, Illiana’s bridge-building team competed in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) regional competition. Juniors Sam Boonstra and Elizabeth DeYoung captured seventh- and eighth-place finishes. Mr. Arie Van Ek coached the team, which included seniors Derek VanProoyen and Gracie Bultema and … Read more

Rauner announces new initiatives for dealing with property tax corruption

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January 31 State of the State address promises a “push back” against assault on middle class information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – “Our property tax system is a vicious form of oppression,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in his State of the State address on Wednesday. “It … Read more

Illiana photography students create ‘faceless portraits’

Faceless portrait

by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – At the end of the portrait unit during each semester of Ms. Deb Kamp’s photography class, students complete a “faceless portrait” assignment. This year, Christian Schools International (CSI) posted an article and a gallery of these portraits on its website. A CSI representative discovered … Read more