Select number of post offices open for retail service on Veterans Day

No regular mail delivery Monday, November 11 information provided by the United State Postal Service BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (November 8, 2019) — On Monday, November 11, 2019, the U.S. Postal Service will observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday. There will be no mail delivery; however, a select number of Central Illinois Post Offices will be … Read more

Family Dollar announces Grand Opening of new store on Torrence Ave

Saturday, November 16, 10:00am–1:00pm information provided by Family Dollar CHESAPEAKE, Va. – (November 7, 2019) – Family Dollar, a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a grand opening in Lansing, Illinois. In addition to providing everyday low prices and a broad assortment of necessities, the new store will include $1.00 Dollar … Read more

South Suburban College hosts business breakfast workshop

Breakfast with BCI presents: Taking the Fear Out of Sustainability, October 31, 8:30am information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 21, 2019) – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled Taking the Fear Out of Sustainability on Thursday, October 31, 2019, 8:30–10:00am, with … Read more

Gov. Pritzker releases 5-Year economic plan for job creation

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (October 12, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity released a 5-year plan to create an economy in Illinois that works for everyone. The plan is focused on fostering job creation, improving wages, building greater equity, and attracting and … Read more

The Lansing Journal wins multiple advertising and editorial awards

by Jennifer Pallay LANSING, Ill. (October 12, 2019) – Competing against more than 760 publications, The Lansing Journal recently won multiple awards in the 2019 Independent Free Papers of America (IFPA) Advertising and Editorial Contest. The publication, which is Lansing’s only newspaper and offers local news and advertising, received two second-place awards and a third-place … Read more

Dozens of questions asked at Homewood Public Hearing for proposed casino

by Melanie Jongsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (October 11, 2019) – By 6:30pm on Monday, October 7, the meeting room at the Marie Irwin Center was packed with an estimated 200 people, including camera crews from WGN and NBC in addition to local media. Representatives from the Wind Creek Casino development spent 30 minutes introducing their company … Read more

Tour showcases Illinois Dairy Industry to foreign buyers

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 11, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) recently wrapped up its Industry Dairy Tour, which highlighted the state’s dairy industry to foreign market buyers. Twenty-two farmers and agribusiness owners from Mexico, Guatemala, and Thailand took part in the three-day tour, making stops … Read more

Job seekers hired on-the-spot at Congresswoman Kelly’s hiring event at Lan-Oak Park District

information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly LANSING, Ill. (October 9, 2019) — Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s October 4 hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, Illinois. “We’re thrilled to learn that employers hired some people immediately at the job fair,” … Read more

Purdue’s student-led communication firm creates 150 toys for Humane Society

information provided by Marietta Parianos HAMMOND, Ind. (October 5, 2019) – Six board members from Cybernetic Communication Consulting spent Saturday morning at Purdue University’s campus in Hammond, Indiana, decorating toys for the Humane Society of Munster. Using Sharpie pens, CCC board members decorated 150 ping pong balls. The total donated toys for cats and dogs … Read more