Governor Pritzker signs SB1970, praises TF North students and teachers

Senator Elgie Sims adds: “I am so proud of these students” by Melanie Jongsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (January 22, 2020) – “Thank you for hosting us here,” said Governor JB Pritzker as he took the podium following an introduction by TF North Principal Brian Rucinski. “And for whatever magic you’ve got in the classrooms at … Read more

Thornton Fractional District 215 staff members receive prestigious awards

information provided by Thornton Fractional District 215 LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2020) – TF South guidance counselor Marcia James and TF North math teacher Erik Perez were recently acknowledged for their exemplary work with students in Thornton Fractional District 215. In November James won the Illinois Guidance Counselor of the Year Award from the Association … Read more

Calvin Coolidge Elementary School celebrates the arrival of Enchanted Backpack

Second-grade teacher Elizabeth Capizzano applies for and receives $20,000 grant of school supplies by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2020) – The anticipation at Calvin Coolidge Elementary School on Thursday morning, January 16, was exhilarating. Fifth-grade students lined both sides of the main hallway with colorfully handmade thank-you posters, singing and signing the words … Read more

Online Exclusive: Village, LPD, and TF South finish video on police interactions

Long, collaborative process upholds part of the MOU signed in July 2018 by Josh Bootsma This story is an online exclusive and will not appear in any future print issues of The Lansing Journal. To receive stories like this in your inbox every day, please subscribe to our daily news email. LANSING, Ill. (January 18, … Read more

Lansing’s Arnold Ukagwu receives SIU Textbook Award

Alumni Association to award textbooks to 36 students on January 13 information provided by Southern Illinois University CARBONDALE, Ill. (January 9, 2020) — Three dozen students will be gifted textbooks during the SIU Alumni Association’s annual Textbook Award ceremony next week. Thirty-one of the recipients are from Illinois, including Arnold Ukagwu, from Lansing. The awards … Read more

Pritzker Administration provides new path to state financial aid for undocumented and transgender students

Alternative application for Illinois Financial Aid provides qualifying students an opportunity to apply for MAP grants information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (January 7, 2020) – For the first time in Illinois, eligible undocumented students and transgender students who are disqualified from federal financial aid will now be able to apply … Read more

Harlem Wizards to return to Bishop Noll

by Jennifer Pallay HAMMOND, Ind. (January 2, 2020) – A high-flying, slam-dunking, rim-rattling basketball show returns to town when the Bishop Noll Athletic Department hosts a fundraiser with the Harlem Wizards. The evening of fun and fundraising takes place Jan. 9 in the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St. in Hammond. Doors open at 5:30pm, … Read more

Knights of Columbus looking for spelling bee contestants

by Jennifer Pallay LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2020) – For more than 40 years, the Lansing Knights of Columbus Council 3540 has encouraged children to showcase their s-p-e-l-l-i-n-g skills during its annual spelling bee. This year’s event will take place Feb. 1 at the Council Hall, 17800 Lorenz Ave. in Lansing. There is no need … Read more

Pritzker administration secures $40.2 million preschool development grant

New federal funds follow creation of Early Childhood Education Commission and record investments information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 26, 2019) – In line with Governor JB Pritzker’s vision of making Illinois the best state in the nation for families raising young children, the Pritzker administration announced on Monday that … Read more

Sauk Village student awarded four-year Yale scholarship

Marian Catholic student John Hatcher among those chosen from nearly 15,000 applicants information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 25, 2019) – Marian Catholic High School announced that senior John Hatcher of Sauk Village, Illinois, is one of only 1,127 top high school seniors selected to receive a full four-year scholarship … Read more