Heavy snow forecasted in parts of northern Illinois

Reduced visibility, slick conditions anticipated this weekend information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 23, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning the public that a storm system will move through the state tonight and Saturday, potentially producing heavy accumulations of snow north of Interstate 74. Widespread rain is … Read more

Nominations now open for 2018 Senior Hall of Fame awards

Nominations being accepted in multiple categories information provided by the Illinois Department on Aging SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 23) – The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards. These awards recognize adults 65 years and older, and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois. … Read more

Bloom Township offers utility assistance

Applications available for Bloom Township residents only information provided by Bloom Township CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (March 22, 2018) – Beginning April 10, 2018, Lansing residents who live in Bloom Township can apply for financial assistance with utilities. Assistance is available until applications are exhausted. Applicants must come in to Bloom Township headquarters, 425 South Halsted … Read more

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