COVID-19 counts for May 23, 2020

data provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Indiana State Department of Health LANSING, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – The Lansing Journal receives daily news releases from various sources regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on our community, state, and region. Statistics from those sources are compiled below. Lansing Cumulative cases since 3/16/20: … Read more

Photos: Quarantine extends into the beginning of summer

May 18–23 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – Early this week the Chicago area set a record for the wettest May on record—and that was 12 days before the end of the month. The previous record (8.25 inches) was set in May of 2019. On Tuesday, we hit 8.3 … Read more

Eisenhower to Kennedy ramp closing June 1

“Texas U-turn” detour will utilize Taylor Street interchange via outbound Dan Ryan information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation CHICAGO, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – As part of the ongoing Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction, the ramp from the inbound Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) to the outbound Kennedy Expressway (Interstate 90/94) will close for four … Read more

Black Women’s Expo forced to reschedule to 2021 as state cancels summer events at McCormick Place

New dates: April 9–11, 2021 information provided by BWeNext CHICAGO, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – Black Women’s Expo (BWe) founder Merry Green and her team had been hoping that the country’s largest and longest running exposition targeting African American women would take place on the rescheduled dates this August. But an email from McCormick Place … Read more

City Life Center launches program to serve 330 meals weekly

information provided by City Life Center GARY, Ind. (May 23, 2020) – Last week, the City Kids Express initiative was launched in an effort to feed families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative was funded in part by the Legacy Foundation. Local restaurants Chick-fil-A, Miller Pizza, Subway, and McDonald’s partnered with the center, donating … Read more