Illiana’s first male cheerleader defies boundaries, gravity


Teammates welcome Christopher Bass to “the cheer family” by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Illiana’s newest up-and-coming cheerleader is a flexible jumper, a quick learner, and a trailblazer—Illiana’s first and only male cheerleader. Junior Christopher Bass may not wear a bow and glitter, but he cheers just as fiercely as … Read more

Invest in Kids compromise means more schools, students to participate

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly … Read more

IDOT and Illinois State Police encourage sober driving during Super Bowl weekend

Expect increased safety patrols, seatbelt enforcement zones, and roadside safety checks information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – As America’s football fans gear up for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are taking a timeout … Read more

Illiana anticipates celebrating Black History Month

by the Editorial staff of Illiana’s student newspaper, the Echo LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2018) – Many people probably saw the words “Black History Month” in this headline and squirmed because of controversies in Illiana’s past. But this year, instead of punitive “cannots”, the school is promoting what we “can.” Illiana has been proactive in … Read more

Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month

Note: The Lansing Journal previously published Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month incorrectly as the January Athletes of the month. We have renamed and re-published that post under the correct headline: Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month. We apologize for the error. information provided by Illiana Christian High School Female Athlete of the Month: Grace … Read more

‘What is sexual harassment?’—SSC offers answers at Crucial Conversations workshop

Tuesday, February 13 information provided by South Suburban College Business & Career Institute SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 29, 2018) – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled Crucial Conversations: The Crisis of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 8:30–10:30am, … Read more

Record number of senior citizens apply for senior exemption

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February 7 is deadline for application information provided by the Cook County Assessor‘s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2018) – On the first day after a robocall reminding seniors to apply for the senior exemption before the February 7 deadline, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and suburban satellite offices were flooded on Friday with a … Read more

Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month

Note: This post was previously published incorrectly as Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. We regret the error. The correct January Athletes information can be found here: Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. information provided by Illiana Christian High School Male Athlete of the Month: Josh Harris Josh Harris transferred to Illiana the second semester … Read more

Online classifieds provide benefits for shoppers and sellers

The Lansing Journal has introduced a new online service for area buyers and sellers. The Classifieds tab of our website has now been populated with some sample ads, so bargain hunters and prospective sellers can browse and search and become familiar with the online system. Convenient searchability for shoppers Classified ads have always been included … Read more