Lansing thrift stores bring goodwill to area residents

by Patricia Muhammad LANSING, Ill. (December 23, 2017) – People from all races and economic backgrounds shop at thrift stores, but many don’t realize the charitable work that thrift stores in the Lansing area are doing to help residents. Goodwill—getting people back to work Guy Fisher, Vice President for Mission Advancement for the Northwest Indiana … Read more

Bookmark ‘Getting Around Illinois’ for latest winter road conditions

Responsive, mobile-friendly IDOT site keeps travelers informed information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark the newly redesigned GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions. “The new-and-improved GettingAroundIllinois.com is a … Read more

Holidays and pets

Top tips and expert advice information provided by North Central Veterinary Emergency Center Holiday decorations Many festive decorations such as garlands, ribbons, strings of lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper ​may seem like toys to pets, but they can be dangerous if pets chew on or swallow them. Many holiday plants are toxic to cats and … Read more

TF South cheerleading team takes first place

Competitive Coed Cheerleading Team wins Oswego East competition information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (December 18, 2017) – Head Coach Jordan Martin shared the following information about her cheerleading team’s recent accomplishment: The competition was at Oswego East High School. We took first place out of six coed teams. It was our second competition … Read more

Governor Rauner slashes filing costs for small businesses

SB 867 rolls back LLC fees in Lansing and throughout Illinois Information provided by State of Illinois CHICAGO, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation that substantially reduces startup, annual filing, and other fees for limited liability companies (LLCs), the organizational structure preferred by many of Illinois’ 1.2 million small businesses. … Read more

Illinois State Police prepare for holiday travel

State Troopers will strictly enforce DUI, Speeding, Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving Information provided by the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 20, 2017) – Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz is reminding motorists in Lansing and throughout Illinois to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent senseless tragedies during the upcoming Christmas and New … Read more

Civil Air Patrol cadets participate in disaster drill

by Carrie Steinweg HAMMOND, Ind. (December 19, 2017 – Cadets from Lansing’s Thunder Composite Squadron 317 of the Civil Air Patrol recently participated in a District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee (HEPC) Drill with the Indiana District 1 Homeland Security Task Force. The disaster drill took place in Hammond with parts of the Hammond Federal … Read more