IL Department on Aging assists seniors during Medicare Open Enrollment

Free help available via Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) information provided by the Illinois Department on Aging SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 25, 2019) – The Illinois Department on Aging’s (IDoA) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is reminding seniors of the free counseling assistance available to Medicare-eligible individuals and their caregivers during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment … Read more

The Lansing Journal journeys: Covered Bridge Festival

submitted by Samantha Trudgian Keep those Journals journeying! The Lansing Journal Journeys is an ongoing feature that was honored for “acceptance by readers.” Going somewhere interesting? Show off your award-winning hometown newspaper and snap a photo! Email your photos to with the following three pieces of information: The names of any people in the … Read more

IDNR announces grant funding opportunities schedule

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 24, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) have announced anticipated application deadlines for competitive grant programs for Illinois Fiscal Year 2020. Grant program goals vary by program and include natural resource protection, management, and … Read more

Illinois Department of Public Health shares tips to prevent lead poisoning

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20–26, 2019 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 24, 2019) – Lead poisoning is one of the most prevalent and preventable environmental health hazards and is known to contribute to learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral problems. During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week—October … Read more

Thornton Fractional District 215 students acknowledged for achievements on 2019 Advanced Placement Exams

information provided by District 215 CALUMET CITY, Ill. (October 22, 2019) – Students and former students of TF North and TF South High Schools were acknowledged for their success on 2019 Advanced Placement (AP) exams by the District 215 Board of Education at the board meeting on October 22. Passing Advanced Placement exams in high … Read more