A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our least prolific month (July, for some reason) saw 64 stories published; our busiest month (September) boasted 113. All those articles were “Lansing news” —they were stories that happened in … Read more

Planning and Zoning Board recommends special use permit for new Lansing Cleaners sign

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 8, 2018) – At their December meeting, Lansing’s Planning and Zoning Board considered a request from Lansing Cleaners for a special use permit. Lansing Cleaners would like to update their existing sign with an electronic message center. Tom Ustanik, owner of Lansing Cleaners, had provided the Board with concept … Read more

Post Offices are ready for holiday returns

information provided by the United States Postal Service BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (December 31, 2018) – “Our shipping products and services offer the easiest, most stress-free solution for returning gifts after the holidays,” said Central Illinois District Manager Tangela Bush. “They also help customers save time and money because they are so easy to use.” Using … Read more

New Year, new state laws

Illinois Department of Labor to enforce new laws in 2019 information provided by the Illinois Department of Labor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 30, 2018) — Effective January 1, 2019, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) will enforce the following new state laws: Public Act 100-1094 (SB2999) Employer Reimbursements for Employee Expenses Summary: Amends the Wage Payment … Read more

Homewood Chevy gifts car to elderly couple raising disabled great grandchild

by Erin Nauta HOMEWOOD, Ill. (December 25, 2018) – At 10:00am on Christmas Eve, Chevrolet of Homewood gave a brand new 2019 Chevy Sonic to Sandra and Robert Maszak, the great grandparents of 7-year-old Tori Maszak, who is largely wheelchair-bound and can walk only a few steps at a time. Though the Maszak’s 15-year-old Chevy … Read more

Governor Rauner applauds Board decision on Airbnb

Illinois Investment Policy Board finds company out of compliance with Illinois anti-BDS law information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – On December 12, the Illinois Investment Policy Board (IIPB) unanimously found that Airbnb’s decision to delist Jewish-owned properties on the West Bank was not in compliance with Illinois … Read more