Green Infrastructure grant to help pay for additional Fox Pointe parking

Up to $250,000 to be awarded by MWRD by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 21, 2019) – “Whenever we have an opportunity to leverage some dollars from either our county or the national level,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski at last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting, “we try to do so.” He reported that … Read more

Frigid temps force cancellation of Forest Preserves’ MLK Day of Service event

information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (January 21, 2019) – More than 100 volunteers—including youth from Hansberry College Prep High School, Lost Boyz mentorship program, Universidad Popular mentorship program, and Johnson College Prep High School—had planned to spend Martin Luther King, Jr. Day participating in restoration work at Dan … Read more

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