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

Temporary help needed across state for snow and ice removal

Wanted: “Snowbird” snowplow drivers to join the IDOT team information provided by IDOT SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 29, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Transportation renewed its call for qualified individuals to step forward and apply for seasonal positions to help with snow and ice removal across the state. Through the department’s annual “snowbird” program, temporary … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces $4.2 million in funding for Small Business Development Centers

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 28, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker announced $4.2 million in funding for Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) throughout Illinois. The funding is available to universities, community colleges, and business-focused nonprofit organizations to provide small businesses with support services through the operation of a Small … Read more

Chamber of Commerce to hold first Lansing Wine Walk

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2019) – While an autumn afternoon stroll through the heart of downtown Lansing sounds appealing on its own, pairing it with good company and good wine could only be an improvement. That’s part of the reasoning behind the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce organizing Lansing’s first annual Wine … Read more

Governor Pritzker, Congresswoman Kelly, and Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau to present Annual Tourism Awards

Lansing to be included among award winners by Melanie Jongsma OAK LAWN, Ill. (September 27, 2019) – “One Chicago Southland” is the theme of this year’s Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, hosted by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2019 event will feature U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly as the Keynote speaker, and guest … Read more