Taltree Arboretum and Purdue University Northwest announce partnership

Purdue will assume operations of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in early 2018 Information provided by Purdue University Northwest VALPARAISO, Ind. (December 20, 2017) – Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation’s Board of Directors; Damien and Rita Gabis (founders of Taltree); and Purdue University Northwest today announced a unique partnership. The Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Foundation and … Read more

Curtis Granderson to speak at First United Methodist Church

Curtis Granderson

Saturday, January 6, 2018, at 6:00pm information provided by First United Methodist Church LANSING, Ill. (December 26, 2017) – Professional baseball player and TF South alum Curtis Granderson will return to Lansing on Saturday, January 6. He will be speaking at the First United Methodist Church at 18420 Burnham Avenue, and the public is invited. … Read more

Lansing thrift stores bring goodwill to area residents

by Patricia Muhammad LANSING, Ill. (December 23, 2017) – People from all races and economic backgrounds shop at thrift stores, but many don’t realize the charitable work that thrift stores in the Lansing area are doing to help residents. Goodwill—getting people back to work Guy Fisher, Vice President for Mission Advancement for the Northwest Indiana … Read more

Bookmark ‘Getting Around Illinois’ for latest winter road conditions

Responsive, mobile-friendly IDOT site keeps travelers informed information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark the newly redesigned GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions. “The new-and-improved GettingAroundIllinois.com is a … Read more

Holidays and pets

Top tips and expert advice information provided by North Central Veterinary Emergency Center Holiday decorations Many festive decorations such as garlands, ribbons, strings of lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper ​may seem like toys to pets, but they can be dangerous if pets chew on or swallow them. Many holiday plants are toxic to cats and … Read more

Civil Air Patrol cadets participate in disaster drill

by Carrie Steinweg HAMMOND, Ind. (December 19, 2017 – Cadets from Lansing’s Thunder Composite Squadron 317 of the Civil Air Patrol recently participated in a District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee (HEPC) Drill with the Indiana District 1 Homeland Security Task Force. The disaster drill took place in Hammond with parts of the Hammond Federal … Read more

IDOT partners with law enforcement to ensure safe holiday travel

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 18, 2017) – The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are working together to ensure motorists drive sober and buckle up this holiday season. Beginning December 18 through January 2, more than 150 police and … Read more