IEMA, NWS develop severe weather sheltering guidance to address COVID-19 concerns

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 30, 2020) – During spring months, the risk of severe thunderstorms typically increases across the state of Illinois, including the risk for tornadoes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended social distancing parameters, people who rely on public sheltering from tornadoes could … Read more

Village coordinates ‘A Night of Shining and Dining’ to support healthcare workers, first responders, local businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – Word is spreading quickly through social media about the April 1 opportunity to visibly and financially show support throughout the community. “Shine a Light on Lansing: a Night of Shining & Dining,” reads the headline of the Village-sponsored event. The Facebook Event … Read more

COVID-19 and pets

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Yes, local vets and pet stores are open, and no, there’s no evidence that your pet can get coronavirus by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – As Lansing citizens are learning how best to live in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, many have been spending more time with their family, including pets. … Read more

New website provides Census response rate data

Lansing leads surrounding communities, but more than 73 percent of Lansing residents still need to respond by Jennifer Pallay LANSING, Ill. (March 26, 2020) – Lansing residents have actively begun responding to Census forms that arrived in mailboxes earlier this month, according to a new website that launched Friday. In fact, Lansing’s response rate is … Read more

Census Bureau makes special effort to count military service members and families

information provided by US Census Bureau WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 11, 2020) – For cities and states across the country, active duty military, veterans, and their families are an important part of community life—whether they live stateside on a base or in a nearby towns or are deployed or stationed overseas. The 2020 Census will have … Read more

Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census

The US Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. information provided by the US Census Bureau UNITED STATES, (March 11, 2020) — The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will follow the guidance of federal, state … Read more

Pritzker administration announces $80 million in grants for economic development

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New grants from DCEO to support local governments in infrastructure and economic development projects information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 13, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced earlier this week that $80 million in Rebuild Illinois funds is now available to … Read more