Looking ahead: Plans beyond quarantine

gathered by Carrie Steinweg, Ernst Lamothe, Katie Arvia, and Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 30, 2020) – With Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order extended through May, people’s hopes have been stretched and their plans have been extended. We asked residents of Lansing and surrounding communities to look ahead and share their thoughts. What’s something you’ve learned … Read more

The Lansing Journal decides not to go to print in May

COVID-19 quarantine impacts businesses’ ability to advertise by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 29, 2020) – With Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order extended through May, owners of The Lansing Journal made the decision not to take on the expense of producing and mailing a print edition of the newspaper next month. The print edition would normally … Read more

Potbelly returning Payroll Protection Program loan

information provided by Potbelly Corporation CHICAGO, Ill. (April 25, 2020) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – On April 25, Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB) released the following statement: Potbelly’s sales dropped dramatically when COVID-19 hit, forcing us to furlough employees, close shops, and significantly cut salaries at all levels of the organization. In order to financially support our in-shop … Read more

Photos: Another week in quarantine

April 19–25 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 25, 2020) – Lansing residents found ways to announce birthdays and other life milestones, Lansing businesses continued to make adjustments, and Lansing schools reconnected with students through neighborhood parades. Plus, on Thursday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced the stay-at-home order would be extended. A … Read more