Department of Juvenile Justice to use Transformational Model to reduce harm of incarceration

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (August 2, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker and Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton announced the 21st Century Illinois Transformation Model, a new plan that will transform the state’s juvenile justice system over the next four years. The Model focuses on reducing the harm of incarceration by … Read more

Shots fired Sunday morning; one dead, one hospitalized

Call 708-895-7150 with related information information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (July 26, 2020) – On July 26, 2020 at approximately 9:20am, the Lansing Police Department responded to the area of 184th and Violet for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located two subjects with gunshot wounds. The first victim … Read more

Chief Murrin reports on LPD response to protester demands

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 17, 2020) – The Village Board’s July 14 Committee of the Whole meeting included a report from Lansing Police Chief Dennis Murrin on the department’s response to four demands that were presented at the June 13 peaceful protest organized by Concerned Citizens for Lansing, IL. Those demands were voiced … Read more

Black Women’s Expo to host virtual #WeMatter webinar

Saturday, July 11, 1:00–6:00pm information provided by C Whitt PR CHICAGO, Ill. (July 5, 2020) – Black Women’s Expo (BWe) is partnering with Illinois Census 2020 and Counting on Chicago Coalition to present #WEMATTER On the Frontline: A Black Women’s Agenda! The virtual webinar is scheduled for Saturday, July 11, from 1:00–6:00pm. The event will … Read more

Law enforcement to step up traffic safety enforcement for holiday weekend

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 2, 2020) – Law enforcement officers throughout the state are taking part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roads. The stepped-up effort will extend through July 6. “Our goal, as always, is to keep motorists … Read more