Illinois Governor’s Mansion awarded LEED certification

$15 million privately-funded ‘People’s House’ renovation delivers energy-efficient building to the people of the State information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – First Lady Diana Rauner announced today that the Illinois Governor’s Mansion received a LEED Silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation, which follows … 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

Passport services still available at post offices during shutdown

information provided by the United States Postal Service BEDFORD PARK, Ill. (January 10, 2019) — Postal Service passport facilities continue to provide services to customers as normal during the federal government shutdown. The U.S. State Department is still processing passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and … Read more

The Lansing Journal journeys: Mount Haleakalā, Maui

submitted by Dan Merrick Keep those Journals journeying! We love to see people reading Lansing news wherever they go. Send us your photos of The Lansing Journal in unique places near or far—we publish them all online, and we fit as many as possible into our monthly print edition! Email photos to Stay informed … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 1/15/19

LANSING, Ill. (January 12, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics being discussed and decisions being made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—1/15/19 agenda (PDF) Committee of the Whole—1/15/19 agenda (PDF) Open invitation All residents are welcome to … Read more

SNAP benefits will continue through February during federal shutdown

But will be issued earlier than usual—on January 20 information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services CHICAGO, Ill. (January 12, 2019) – February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be issued to Illinois customers on or before January 20. Typically, benefits are … Read more

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