Gov. Pritzker releases 5-Year economic plan for job creation

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (October 12, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity released a 5-year plan to create an economy in Illinois that works for everyone. The plan is focused on fostering job creation, improving wages, building greater equity, and attracting and … Read more

Dozens of questions asked at Homewood Public Hearing for proposed casino

by Melanie Jongsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (October 11, 2019) – By 6:30pm on Monday, October 7, the meeting room at the Marie Irwin Center was packed with an estimated 200 people, including camera crews from WGN and NBC in addition to local media. Representatives from the Wind Creek Casino development spent 30 minutes introducing their company … Read more

Tour showcases Illinois Dairy Industry to foreign buyers

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 11, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) recently wrapped up its Industry Dairy Tour, which highlighted the state’s dairy industry to foreign market buyers. Twenty-two farmers and agribusiness owners from Mexico, Guatemala, and Thailand took part in the three-day tour, making stops … Read more

Jessica Wagner Exhibition coming to South Suburban College’s Dorothea Thiel Gallery

Above: “Doorways to Magic and the Moon”—media, watercolor, ink, and hand stitching on paper (Image provided) information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 11, 2019) – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a collection of artworks by Jessica Ann Wagner titled “Goddess Guide Us … Read more

Lansing’s Brian Grilli on playing Autumn Fest 2019

Friday, October 11, 7:30pm by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2019) – Indie songwriter Brian Grilli feels so attached to Lansing that he not only wrote a song about it, but made a music video in 2016 as a tribute to the town he grew up in. This weekend, after seeing his music climb … Read more

Obituary: Judith Z. Jaranowski

June 05, 1938 – October 08, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Judith Zoe Jaranowski, age 81 of Lansing, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Judi is survived by her two children Julie (Robert) Hunter of Saint Helena, CA, and Todd (Michelle) Jaranowski of Milford, MI; grandchildren Hannah (Andrew) Neff, Chloe, Abigail, … Read more

Job seekers hired on-the-spot at Congresswoman Kelly’s hiring event at Lan-Oak Park District

information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly LANSING, Ill. (October 9, 2019) — Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s October 4 hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, Illinois. “We’re thrilled to learn that employers hired some people immediately at the job fair,” … Read more