10th annual Community Clean-Up Day ‘a great success’

Cold, rain, snow don’t stop Lansing residents from making a difference by Katie Arvia and Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2019) – The rain started around 9:30am on the already-cold Saturday morning, yet hundreds of intrepid Lansing residents kept their commitment to participate in the 10th annual Community Clean-Up Day. Volunteers from church congregations, … Read more

Walgreens to implement new Tobacco 21 policy to further prevent youth access to tobacco products

Information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (April 23, 2019) – Walgreens is implementing a new, chain-wide policy that will require customers to be at least 21 years old in order to purchase tobacco products in its stores, the company announced today. The policy will be effective Sept. 1, 2019, and is the most recent step … Read more

Illinois Department of Public Health acts to increase vaccination rates

Department announces steps to increase accessibility, outreach, education Information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 23, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is taking steps to increase vaccination rates across the state, in response to Illinois’ seven measles cases and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports of … Read more