Illiana anticipates celebrating Black History Month

by the Editorial staff of Illiana’s student newspaper, the Echo LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2018) – Many people probably saw the words “Black History Month” in this headline and squirmed because of controversies in Illiana’s past. But this year, instead of punitive “cannots”, the school is promoting what we “can.” Illiana has been proactive in … Read more

Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month

Note: The Lansing Journal previously published Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month incorrectly as the January Athletes of the month. We have renamed and re-published that post under the correct headline: Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month. We apologize for the error. information provided by Illiana Christian High School Female Athlete of the Month: Grace … Read more

‘What is sexual harassment?’—SSC offers answers at Crucial Conversations workshop

Tuesday, February 13 information provided by South Suburban College Business & Career Institute SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 29, 2018) – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled Crucial Conversations: The Crisis of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 13, 8:30–10:30am, … Read more

Lansing Roundball Classic to begin February 8


Fifth-grade basketball tournament raises money, builds community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – For the ninth year, fifth-grade basketball players from six Lansing grade schools will dribble, pass, and shoot their way through a friendly competition with a broader meaning. The Lansing Roundball Classic tournament rewards athleticism, teaches teamwork, and builds community. … Read more

Record number of senior citizens apply for senior exemption

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February 7 is deadline for application information provided by the Cook County Assessor‘s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2018) – On the first day after a robocall reminding seniors to apply for the senior exemption before the February 7 deadline, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and suburban satellite offices were flooded on Friday with a … Read more

Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month

Note: This post was previously published incorrectly as Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. We regret the error. The correct January Athletes information can be found here: Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. information provided by Illiana Christian High School Male Athlete of the Month: Josh Harris Josh Harris transferred to Illiana the second semester … Read more

Online classifieds provide benefits for shoppers and sellers

The Lansing Journal has introduced a new online service for area buyers and sellers. The Classifieds tab of our website has now been populated with some sample ads, so bargain hunters and prospective sellers can browse and search and become familiar with the online system. Convenient searchability for shoppers Classified ads have always been included … Read more

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify in 2017

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information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – The Illinois Film Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record. Women and minority hires made up 53% of reported crew employees across the 347 television, commercial and movie projects that … Read more

Diabetes, pregnancy, coma—Illiana alum experiences Grace through it all


by Maddie Holesinger, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2018) – Grace DeBoer Sullivan, a class of 2004 Illiana alumna, has endured unusual and frightening medical complications in the birth of her first child, a healthy baby boy. Grace was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was six years old. She experienced hospitalizations … Read more