District 215 to offer Parent Job and Resource Fair

Wednesday, April 24, 3:00–7:00pm by Melanie Jongsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (April 5, 2019) – Thornton Fractional School District 215 has partnered with Governors State University (GSU) School of Extended Learning to present a Parent Job and Resource Fair on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 3:00–7:00pm at TF North High School in Calumet City, Illinois. Parents … Read more

Illinois kicks off major promotional effort

information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (March 30, 2019) – In an effort to increase Illinois’ $40 billion travel and tourism industry, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has enlisted the service of one of the nation’s top marketing and advertising agencies located in Chicago. O’Keefe … Read more

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