Helping Our Minors Excel

Detective Wilson Pierce

Founded by Det. Wilson Pierce, HOME prepares students for life by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Helping Our Minors Excel (HOME) has been working with Lansing youth for nearly a decade. Founded in 2008 by Detective Wilson Pierce of the Lansing Police Department, HOME provides Lansing youth with various workshops, community service projects, … Read more

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Lansing, Illinois, Police Department hiring Probationary Police Officer

Applications available February 20 through March 17, 2018 information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (February 5, 2018) – The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Probationary Police Officer. The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department currently consists of 58 sworn officers. Starting salary for the position … Read more

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Illiana bridge-building team competes in IIT competition

by Dominic Turkstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2018) – On January 23, Illiana’s bridge-building team competed in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) regional competition. Juniors Sam Boonstra and Elizabeth DeYoung captured seventh- and eighth-place finishes. Mr. Arie Van Ek coached the team, which included seniors Derek VanProoyen and Gracie Bultema and … Read more

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Rauner announces new initiatives for dealing with property tax corruption

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January 31 State of the State address promises a “push back” against assault on middle class information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – “Our property tax system is a vicious form of oppression,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in his State of the State address on Wednesday. “It … Read more

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Illiana photography students create ‘faceless portraits’

Faceless portrait

by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – At the end of the portrait unit during each semester of Ms. Deb Kamp’s photography class, students complete a “faceless portrait” assignment. This year, Christian Schools International (CSI) posted an article and a gallery of these portraits on its website. A CSI representative discovered … Read more

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1099-G tax forms for individuals who received unemployment insurance

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 31, 2018) – If you collected unemployment insurance last year, you will need the 1099-G tax form from IDES to complete your tax returns, both federal and state. The 1099-G tax form is available here: Illinois Department of Employment Security If you did not … Read more

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Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 02/06/18

Reminder of change in order Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Meetings are open to the public. As was explained before the January 16 meeting, the order of meeting presentation has … Read more

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Bloom Township hosts ‘Solid Gold’ senior lunch

Wednesday, February 21, at Lansing’s Serbian Social Center information provided by Bloom Township LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2018) – Bloom Township Supervisor T.J. Somer and the Board of Trustees invite Lansing seniors to the 2018 Bloom Township Senior Community Lunch. Held monthly, the Bloom Township lunch serves seniors from 12 communities, including Lansing. The theme … Read more

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Illiana’s first male cheerleader defies boundaries, gravity

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Teammates welcome Christopher Bass to “the cheer family” by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Illiana’s newest up-and-coming cheerleader is a flexible jumper, a quick learner, and a trailblazer—Illiana’s first and only male cheerleader. Junior Christopher Bass may not wear a bow and glitter, but he cheers just as fiercely as … Read more

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Invest in Kids compromise means more schools, students to participate

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly … Read more

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