Lansing Boy Scouts serve Manteno veterans

by Melanie Jongsma MANTENO, Ill. (February 20, 2020) – Boy Scout Troop 276 recently put on another party for veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home. They served sloppy joes, chips, drinks, and snacks; held a raffle; and donated a variety of personal items. Musically talented scouts entertained the veterans with festive and familiar selections. “Everyone … Read more

YES Club helps at Roundball Classic

information provided by Trelissa Moses, Patti Leach Youth Center LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – During the four-day tournament that comprises the annual Roundball Classic, members of the YES Club volunteered as concessionaires. YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Club looks for opportunities to serve the community, and Friday night, February 7, gave them a chance … Read more

Less than one month until US households receive 2020 Census invitations

“Response is important because statistics from the census are used in distributing hundreds of billions in funding for school lunches….” information provided by the US Census Bureau LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2020) – Between March 12 and March 20, invitations to participate in the 2020 Census will start arriving in households in Lansing and across … Read more

Dads and daughters dine and dance at Eisenhower Center

It’s a 17-year Friday-before-Valentines-Day tradition by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2020) – “We had trouble teaching in our preschool today,” explained Sharon Desjardins on February 7, “because all of the little girls were talking about their dresses and getting their nails done.” February 7 was the date of this year’s Daddy Daughter Dinner … Read more

IL Department of Human Services partnering to improve census outreach to hard-to-count communities

All funding for DHS census grantees has now been awarded information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services CHICAGO, Ill. (February 16, 2020) – Building on a $29 million investment by Governor Pritzker and the General Assembly in preparation for the 2020 census, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has entered into an … Read more

Beard and Moustache Competition raises thousands of dollars for local charities

information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau TINLEY PARK, Ill. (February 15, 2020) – Over $10,000 was recently donated to three local charities, thanks to the 2019 National Beard and Moustache Championships. The competition took place in Tinley Park on November 8 and 9, 2019. Together We Cope, PAWS Tinley Park, and … Read more

South Suburban College announces 2020 women’s conference and expo

“Vision 2020 Sharpen Your Focus” – Friday, March 13 Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 11, 2020) – South Suburban College (SSC) has announced its 2020 Chicago Women’s Conference will take place on Friday, March 13, from 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., located at the college’s main campus in South Holland, Illinois. This … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly to deliver Valentines made by students to veterans

information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill (February 13, 2020) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly will deliver Valentine’s Day cards made by Manteno Junior High School students to veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home and at Arden Courts in South Holland on Valentine’s Day, February 14. She is scheduled to stop first … Read more