Five things most people don’t know about the Lansing Area Chamber

by Melanie Jongsma 1. The Lansing Area Chamber is one of the largest and most active in the region. The Lansing Area Chamber has about 200 members—roughly 25 percent of the businesses and other organizations in Lansing join each year. But what makes the Lansing Chamber distinctive, says Director Amy Todd, is how involved the … Read more

Gov. Pritzker applauds Senate passage of $15 minimum wage

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 12, 2019) — On February 7, following the Senate passage of SB 1, which raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour, Gov. Pritzker joined legislators to celebrate. The following is an excerpt of the governor’s remarks: Today, the state senate made it clear … Read more

Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau releases 2019 Visitors Guide

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2019) – Last week, the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) announced the release of the 2019 Visitors Guide. The 88-page guide is filled with activities, events, and venues that attract visitors to the Chicago Southland, including getaway ideas, interactive fun for kids, nature centers, and more. … Read more

Lansing Area Chamber reveals plans for 2019 events

by Melanie Jongsma GLENWOOD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – At yesterday’s Lansing Area Chamber luncheon, the first of the new year, Chamber Director Amy Todd described some new events that are planned, and some new twists on popular events that have run for several years. The luncheon was held at Glenwoodie Golf Club, a new … Read more

1099G forms out for those who received Unemployment Insurance

Electronic forms have been sent; paper forms to follow information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – 1099G forms are out for those people who received Unemployment Insurance benefits in 2018. Those who opted to receive theirs electronically should have received an email last Friday. IDES plans to … Read more