March 31 message from District 215 Superintendent Teresa Lance

March 31, 2020 Dear Thornton Fractional 215 Families: In an effort to keep the communication lines open and our families abreast of our mandated school closure, please continue reading. On today, March 31, 2020, Governor Pritzker announced that remote learning in Illinois would be extended through April 30, 2020, in order to slow the spread … Read more

Reavis Elementary staff members send photo greeting to students

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – Reavis PTA President Gayle White-Hileman forwarded a compiled photo of staff at Reavis Elementary School along with this message: “Staff just wanted to say #wemissyou to all of our Reavis students and their families during this COVID-19 pandemic school shut-down. We all hope you’re staying safe … Read more

District 158 provides refurbished laptops to families in need of e-learning access

LANSING, Ill. (April 1, 2020) – “If you’d be interested in running something positive during these difficult times,” read a March 29 email from Superintendent Nathan Schilling to The Lansing Journal, “take a look at the post below on District 158’s social media feed.” In an effort to ensure that families can stay connected and … Read more

Public Health officials announce 937 new cases of coronavirus disease

Current total 5,994 cases information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 937 new cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. Cook County: 2 male 50s, 1 male 60s, 2 female 60s, 5 males 70s, 2 … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces extension of stay-at-home order, suspension of on-site learning in schools through April

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – Building on the state’s efforts to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases in Illinois and following careful consultation with experts in Illinois and across the nation, Governor JB Pritzker announced that he will sign a 30-day extension of the state’s … Read more

Walgreens and Postmates expand on-demand delivery service to 7,000 stores nationwide*

* Postmates delivery service from Walgreens stores is not available in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico information provided by Walgreens SAN FRANCISCO & DEERFIELD, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – To address the rising need for home delivery, Walgreens and Postmates have expanded on-demand delivery to now service consumers nationwide, excluding Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. … Read more

When library doors shut, digital doors open

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (March 30, 2020) – The Lansing Public Library, along with other Illinois libraries, closed its doors for regular business hours on Wednesday, March 18, in response to the COVID-19 quarantine. However, even behind closed doors, the Lansing Public Library is keeping its commitment to serve the public. Library Director Debbie … Read more

Public Health officials announce 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease

Today’s total nearly double previous highest daily total information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 29, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths. Cook County: male 50s, 2 females 60s, 2 males 70s, … Read more

Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund launched by partnership

Gov. Pritzker, United Way of Illinois, Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations work together to raise funds information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 29, 2020) — Governor JB Pritzker joined the United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations today to announce the launch of the Illinois COVID-19 … Read more