U.S. Rep. Kelly announces winners of 2020 Congressional High School Art Competition

Thornwood High School’s Syrell Hall places first information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly CRETE, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – Last week Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students at the Crete Creative Gallery & School in Crete. “Art helps us better understand the world … 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

IEMA, NWS develop severe weather sheltering guidance to address COVID-19 concerns

information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 30, 2020) – During spring months, the risk of severe thunderstorms typically increases across the state of Illinois, including the risk for tornadoes. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recommended social distancing parameters, people who rely on public sheltering from tornadoes could … 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

Gov. Pritzker announces efforts to expand Medicaid coverage

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 29, 2020) – On March 28, Governor JB Pritzker announced the “Care Comes First” action plan, a series of efforts led by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to expand medical coverage for residents across the state. “My team is doing everything … Read more

Lansing student among Bishop Noll’s 2020 Graduates with Distinction

Nora Wragg one of 13 recognized as top academic seniors by Jennifer Pallay HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute has announced its Graduates with Distinction for the class of 2020. These top academic seniors all earned a 4.0 or above GPA. These grades also determine the valedictorian and salutatorian. Giovanni Komyatte, of Highland, has been named … Read more