Public Health Officials warn about salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 14, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Carrau linked to pre-cut melon. … Read more

Markham woman wins highest safety award from Student Transportation of America

information provided by Student Transportation of America MARKHAM, Ill. (April 9, 2019) – Student Transportation of America (STA), a leader in school transportation, safety, and fleet services, has inducted local school bus assistant manager Bobbi Davis into its Safety “Wall of Fame”, the company’s highest and most prestigious honor. “Bobbi is the ideal assistant anyone … Read more

Lansing Fire Department gets approval for new fire engine

Lighter, faster, more efficient—and under budget by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2019) – At the March 19 Village Board meeting, the Lansing Fire Department received official approval to purchase a new custom-designed E-ONE fire engine through Fire Services, Inc., of St. John, Indiana. The approval was the culmination of eight months of careful … Read more

Community donates $29,840 at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

“We all did it together,” says newly shaved Laurie Crosby By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2019) – Laurie Crosby had promised to go bald if $25,000 was raised for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser hosted by JJ Kelley’s. By 3:11pm, the total was already at $26,441, according to Jennifer Polley, who was collecting … Read more

‘Arrive alive on St. Pat’s Day,’ say Illinois State Police

Ramped up enforcement already in place information provided by Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2019) — The Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police agencies will ramp up enforcement of impaired driving penalties, seat belt usage, and speeding and distracted driving laws from Thursday, March 14, through the early hours of Monday, … Read more

IEMA highlights Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 11-15, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 11, 2019) – As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management officials are reminding residents that good preparation and knowing what to do in a flood can increase chances of survival when flooding occurs. “Now is the time for all homeowners to prepare … Read more

Crosby Clippers will Rock the Bald at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

For $25,000 in donations, Laurie Crosby will go bald By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2019) – The numbers are staggering. Each year, the parents of about 15,300 kids will hear the words “Your child has cancer,” according to the Childhood Cancer Statistics. Laurie Crosby was one of those parents. Twelve years ago, … Read more