IDNR accepting grant applications

For Recreational Trails Program (RTP), Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV), and Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Programs information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 14, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced last week that applications will be accepted through March 14 for grants through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), … Read more

High school seniors can apply now for ICF Conservation Achievement Scholarships

Applications must be received by March 15, 2019 information provided by the Illinois Conservation Foundation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 12, 2019) – Applications are now being accepted by the Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) for the 2019 Conservation Achievement Scholarship program. The ICF annually awards scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in Illinois who demonstrate effective, voluntary, … Read more

Illinoisans encouraged to prepare for cold, snow this weekend

Central and southwest Illinois expect accumulations of six inches or more information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – With the threat of accumulating snow this weekend, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has begun coordinating with other state agencies on response capabilities. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued … Read more

A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our least prolific month (July, for some reason) saw 64 stories published; our busiest month (September) boasted 113. All those articles were “Lansing news” —they were stories that happened in … Read more

Homewood Disposal to pick up Lansing TVs and monitors

New Village contract expands services by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 1, 2019) – “Current Lansing residential customers can now schedule a television or computer monitor pick-up online or by phone,” reads the flyer distributed by the Village of Lansing. In response to perceived need in Lansing and in partnership with Homewood Disposal, the Village … Read more

Expanding the market for ‘pesky but tasty’ Asian carp

New grant program available information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 23, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner announced today that companies and individuals interested in expanding demand for food and other products using Asian carp caught in Illinois waters are invited to apply for grant funding to assist their marketing … Read more

Illinois EPA celebrates America Recycles Day

Curbside Recycling Guide and Collection Location Map developed to encourage proper residential recycling information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 17, 2018) — On November 15, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director Alec Messina recognized America Recycles Day by announcing the launch of the online Recycle Illinois platform that will help … Read more

Re-enactors portray 1600s through Civil War during annual Settlers’ Day

Sunday, November 18 event to include living history demonstrations, history hikes information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 15, 2018) – Through stories told by living history demonstrations, encampments, performances, and other interactive activities, visitors to Sand Ridge Nature Center can experience the history of America during the 46th Annual … Read more

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