Five things Lansing needs to know about this week’s extreme cold

Garbage, closings, the Village, water, and your heating system by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – The following information is provided by the Village of Lansing as well as other sources: Homewood Disposal will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday), so Lansing garbage pick-up will be delayed one day, just as it is during holiday … Read more

Illinois State Police make arrest in crash that killed Trooper Christopher Lambert

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approves felony charges for Reckless Homicide information provided by the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced the arrest of Scott A. Larson (M/61) for his involvement in the January 12, 2019, fatal crash that resulted in the death of Trooper Christopher … Read more

Gov. Pritzker calls for Emergency Preparedness Plan as extreme weather approaches

Frostbite, hypothermia possible mid-week information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 28, 2019) — Governor JB Pritzker put in place an Emergency Preparedness Plan to be carried out by the State Emergency Operations Center, state agencies, and local emergency management officials as record-breaking cold weather approaches Illinois. “This is a potentially … Read more

Thornton Township Senior Center set to re-open

Months-long remodeling program complete; programs restart February 1 by Melanie Jongsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (January 28, 2019) – “We wanted to create a warmer environment,” explained Communications Director Ernst Lamothe about the remodeling project that has consumed the Thornton Township Senior Center for much of 2018. The Senior Center, which hosts exercise and dance classes, … Read more

Obituary: Robert S. Szajerski

September 03, 1938 – January 27, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Robert S. Szajerski, age 80, formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 27, 2019. Beloved husband of Barbara Szajerski, nee Daniel. Devoted father of Ruth (Joe) Marks, and Lee Zerbian. Proud grandfather of Kyle Marks. Dear brother of Patricia (late … Read more

Energy assistance available

information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 28, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced on Friday that income-qualified households can apply for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program is for Illinois residents whose last 30-day … Read more

South Suburban College seeks 2019 STAR Awards nominations

Chicago Women’s Conference scheduled for March 15 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 24, 2019) – South Suburban College will be holding its 11th Annual Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 15, 2019. The Women’s Conference Committee is seeking nominations for its 4th Annual STAR Awards, which recognize the accomplishments of … Read more