State Fire Marshal honors fallen firefighters

Firefighters gather for the 26th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Awards information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 16, 2019) – Firefighters from across the state gathered in Springfield on May 14 to remember fallen firefighters who have given their lives in … Read more

IDOC hosts Lieutenant Governor, Chance the Rapper for graduation ceremony

information provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections CREST HILL, Ill. (May 17, 2019) – Seven incarcerated men at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are college graduates after completing Northeastern University’s University Without Walls program at Stateville Correctional Center. Special guests Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, Dr. Angela Davis, and Chance the Rapper attended Wednesday’s … Read more

Obituary: Paul DeBoer

May 26, 1937 – May 16, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Paul DeBoer, age 81, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2019. Devoted father of Dawn DeBoer-LaPole, Valerie (Jay) Gallatin, and Robin (Ed) Nilles. Proud grandpa of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lorraine (Cornelius “Butch”) Swieringa and … Read more

Innovative solutions contest at IDOT highlights creative ideas, inventions

Adjustable asphalt screed, DRIVE new employee program among winners Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 8, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is once again recognizing the ingenuity and MacGyver-like skills of its employees in the second annual Innovative Ideas Contest, a statewide initiative that encourages creativity and teamwork … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 5/16/19

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 typically begin at 6:30pm at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana … Read more

South Suburban College’s adult volunteer literacy program offers free services and seeks volunteer tutors

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 30, 2019) – South Suburban College is currently seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development … Read more

Governor Pritzker announces new funding for program to support minority-owned businesses

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (May 7, 2019) – The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Minority Economic Empowerment posted two Notification of Funding Opportunities on May 7 for a total of $15 million to provide minority-owned businesses with resources to help create jobs, build … Read more