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

LARC’s very merry Christmas party


Clients and staff celebrate the season Photos and story by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 15, 2017) – LARC has been called Lansing’s “greatest accomplishment.” This unassuming campus, tucked into Lansing’s southeast corner, off Wentworth Avenue, serves the broader community by providing job training, work opportunities, and residential housing for developmentally disabled adults. On Friday, … Read more

Bloom Township now filing Property Tax Appeals

Information provided by Bloom Township Assessor Nora Martinez-Gomez BLOOM TOWNSHIP, Ill. (December 12, 2017) – Bloom Township is now filing Property Tax Appeals with the Cook County Board of Review. Bloom Township Assessor Nora Martinez-Gomez will be filing accepting appeals until January 31, 2018. Bloom Township residents who are interested in filing a property tax … Read more

T. F. South receives grant for Science Department

information provided by T. F. South High School LANSING, Ill. December 13, 2017) – Thornton Fractional South High School has received a $1,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, in conjunction with Ridgeway Petroleum of Lansing, Illinois, to support the school’s Science Department. A representative of Lansing Mobil Services worked with school officials to … Read more

Thornton Township Holiday Dinner serves hundreds

Holiday Dinner

by Ernst Lamothe SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 9, 2017) – Thornton Township held its annual Holiday Dinner at South Suburban College on Saturday, December 9. More than 1,500 people were served. Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli, the Board of Trustees, and Township Clerk Jacqueline E. Davis-Rivera hosted the holiday dinner for residents. Clerk Rivera … Read more

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas accepts online payments

Information provided by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office Chicago, Ill. (December 12, 2017) – Beginning Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is accepting online prepayments of next year’s First Installment property tax bill. For taxpayers who prefer to pay by mail or in person, Pappas will also enable taxpayers to download and … Read more