Candidate Pat O’Brien files first for Cook County State’s Attorney

Receives top-line ballot placement information provided by the Pat O’Brien Campaign CHICAGO, Ill. (December 3, 2019) – Monday morning, December 2, veteran prosecutor and former Cook County Circuit Court judge Pat O’Brien filed nominating paperwork for Cook County State’s Attorney. Expressing eagerness to begin campaigning in earnest, O’Brien submitted the signatures of thousands of concerned … Read more

Visible Music College students prepare for December 6 concert at Living Word Church

Above: Adjunct Professor of Modern Music Aaron Harris (seated on stage with guitar) rehearses with students Danielle Houvener on keyboard, Christian Cornejo on guitar, Chad Carson lead vocalist, and Keilah Arzet vocal backup and guitarist. (Photo: Jennifer Yos) by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2019) – Students enrolled in Lansing’s Visible Music College have … Read more

IDPH says it’s not too late to get a flu shot

National Influenza Vaccination Week December 1-7, 2019 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 2, 2019) – Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated, to get a flu shot this week as part of National Influenza … Read more

Increased volunteerism keeps Meals on Wheels rolling

Lansing Meals on Wheels

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (December 3, 2019) – For over 20 years, the Lansing Meals on Wheels program has been providing low-cost meals to seniors throughout the village. The food is typically delivered every Tuesday and Thursday morning, with a few exceptions around major holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. Over 40 Lansing residents … Read more

Lansing man wins Emmy

Patrick Gulotta and team from Intersport create winning Formula One commercial by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (November 26, 2019) – On November 16, the Chicago Midwest Region Emmy Awards were held at the Swissotel in Chicago and one of five nominees in the “Outstanding Achievement for Commercials – Single Spot” category was a promotional video … Read more

New law requires parking area operators to collect and remit tax from customers beginning January 1

SPRINGFIELD – Effective January 1, 2020, parking area operators will be required to register with the state of Illinois and begin collecting and remitting tax on the rental of parking spaces. The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) wants to ensure that parking area operators are aware of their responsibility to ensure compliance with the new … Read more

White Christmas brings charm of original film to Theatre at the Center

Musical adaptation unites artistry and nostalgia by Josh Bootsma MUNSTER, Ind. (December 1, 2019) – The theatre swells as Bob Wallace invites the audience to join him and the rest of his troupe in Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the timeless refrain of heart-warming, snowy nostalgia. So ends White Christmas, Theatre at the Center’s delightful holiday … Read more