Lansing Presbyterian Church to close Feb. 23

Farewell celebration scheduled for 10:30am by Jennifer Pallay LANSING, Ill. (January 30, 2020) – With a rich 65-year history in Lansing, Lansing Presbyterian Church is closing its doors on February 23. The church’s fate amid a shrinking congregation has been an ongoing discussion for the past few years according to the church’s ruling elders. Lack … Read more

IL Dept. of Revenue reminds taxpayers to take advantage of tax credits

Do you qualify for earned income tax credits? Information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 31, 2020) – With today marking the 14th annual federal EITC Awareness Day, Illinois Department of Revenue acting Director David Harris is reminding taxpayers to take advantage of valuable tax credits available like the Federal Earned … Read more

Gov. Pritzker delivers State of the State address

Information provided by the Governor’s Office Springfield, Ill. (January 29, 2020) – On Wednesday, January 29 Governor JB Pritzker delivered his State of the State address, showcasing the ways he believes Illinois is growing stronger, and emphasizing the areas in which he believes the state can improve. Governor Pritzker’s speech, as prepared for delivery, can … Read more

Technology glitches

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2020) – Long-term subscribers to our Daily News email are accustomed to finding the email in their inbox each morning at 5:01am. It’s part of their morning routine, and we try not to disturb that. Twice this month, the email has arrived later than 5:01am. Both … Read more

Gov. Pritzker signs executive order to fight opioid crisis and reduce racial disparities

$4.1 million dedicated to expand recovery and prevention services Information provided by the Governor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 27, 2020) – On Monday, Governor Pritzker signed Executive Order 2020-02 to better address racial disparities in responding to the opioid crisis by establishing the Governor’s Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee. Illinois is also dedicating … Read more

IDFPR warns of phishing scam impersonating department official

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (January 24, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is warning of a survey scam impersonating involvement from a Department official. Targets receive a text that appears to be from Capital One that says they must complete a banking … Read more

LJWC spaghetti supper raises money for Veteran Appreciation Dinner

Above: “Mama Rosalie” Putignano spends days in the kitchen preparing for the annual spaghetti dinner. Her homemade spaghetti sauce makes the event both authentic and fun. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma) by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2020) – On Friday evening, January 24, the Lansing Junior Woman’s Club hosted their annual spaghetti supper at First … Read more

Dr. Chandra Gill teaches ABCs at Thornton Township MLK Day celebration

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 26, 2020) – With the theme “Awakening to Greatness,” and a call for leadership to begin, Thornton Township hosted its annual Martin Luther King event. Taking place at South Suburban College Kindig Performing Arts Center and sponsored by the Thornton Township Human Relations Commission, the event gathered more … Read more