In print and online

Why you should subscribe to both by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – News happens every day in Lansing. So The Lansing Journal publishes every day—online. Subscribers to our online edition receive an email every morning with links to the daily headlines. Some of those stories (not all) appear in our monthly print edition … Read more

Spring events in local forest preserves

by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND and LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2018) – The Forest Preserves of Cook County have released their Spring Guide to events and programs in nature centers throughout Cook County. Events close to Lansing residents include the following: Spring Welcome Event—Thursday, March 22, 9:00am–12:00pm at Sand Ridge Nature Center (15891 S Paxton … Read more

Bicentennial Craft Beer ‘1818’ now available at retail outlets across Illinois

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 20, 2018) — On March 14, Governor Bruce Rauner joined State Representative Tim Butler and Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder, both Bicentennial Commissioners, to debut the first cans of the Official Bicentennial Craft Beer at Binny’s in Springfield. ‘1818 Prairie State Farmhouse Ale’ is now … Read more

Deadline extended again for Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption applications

Applications postmarked by Friday, March 30, will be on time information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (March 17, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his office has again extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax Year … Read more

Grace Church installs Leroy Childress as Senior Pastor

information provided by Grace Church LANSING, Ill. (March 17, 2018) – On Sunday, March 4, Grace Church ordained and officially installed Leroy Childress Jr as their Senior Pastor. He is the ninth pastor to serve in the 80-year history of the church. Rev. Childress is originally from Baldwin, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern University. He … Read more

‘U.S. History and Today’ coming to South Suburban College

March 27 at the South Holland campus information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 16, 2018) – It’s a three-hour seminar touring through Illinois community colleges that recounts the past 100 years of American history in news photos and Hollywood film clips. “U.S. History and Today” will be presented by the Continuing … Read more

IDOA now accepting specialty crop grant proposals

Applications for funds are due April 18 information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 15, 2018) – In an effort to expand the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce and strengthen the competitiveness of the state’s specialty crop industry, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) plans to distribute more than $690,000 over … Read more