Public Health officials announce first infant death from coronavirus disease

465 new cases reported today, including 13 new deaths information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported the death of an infant younger than one year in Chicago who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19). “There has never before … Read more

Munster’s Center for Visual and Performing Arts temporarily closes in compliance with Gov. Holcomb’s directive

Performances, dining events, programming cancelled or suspended for safety during COVID-19 information provided by Phil Potempa, Director of Marketing for Theatre at the Center and the Center for Visual and Performing Arts MUNSTER, Ind. (March 27, 2020) – After Indiana Governor Holcomb’s Monday, March 23, directive for residents to “shelter in,” Theatre at the Center … Read more

Safe and secure prescription drug storage critical for residents in self-quarantine, social distancing

At a time when proper disposal may not be feasible, residents should take steps to keep prescription drugs out of the wrong hands information provided by Cook County MEDS COOK COUNTY, Ill. (March 26, 2020) – Proper disposal of unused or expired medications is critical to keeping it out of the wrong hands, but in … Read more

IDFPR announces actions to increase health care workforce during COVID-19 pandemic

Information provided by The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) has announced several actions to increase the number of health care professionals to assist during this critical time. IDFPR has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician … Read more

Village coordinates ‘A Night of Shining and Dining’ to support healthcare workers, first responders, local businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 7:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2020) – Word is spreading quickly through social media about the April 1 opportunity to visibly and financially show support throughout the community. “Shine a Light on Lansing: a Night of Shining & Dining,” reads the headline of the Village-sponsored event. The Facebook Event … Read more

Quarantine perspectives: Rolling with the changing times

by Carrie Steinweg, Lansing Journal reporter Editor’s note: The people who write for The Lansing Journal represent a diversity of ages, occupations, and family situations. I asked them if they would be willing to share their perspectives on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their personal and professional lives. -Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 27, 2020) … Read more

IDES addressing unprecedented volume of unemployment claims

Week of March 21 marks an increase of nearly 1,400% over last year information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – On March 26, Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced they are taking additional steps to address the unprecedented volume of unemployment benefit … Read more

COVID-19 and pets

Lansing Beautification

Yes, local vets and pet stores are open, and no, there’s no evidence that your pet can get coronavirus by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 25, 2020) – As Lansing citizens are learning how best to live in accordance with Governor Pritzker’s stay-at-home order, many have been spending more time with their family, including pets. … Read more

Public Health officials announce 488 new cases of coronavirus disease

Current total is 3,026 cases, 34 deaths information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 488 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including eight deaths. Approximately 86% of fatalities are among patients 60 years of age and … Read more

Local businesses help Lansing Fire Department

Thornton Distillery and NB Coatings donate critical supplies by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 27, 2020) – Crisis can bring out the best in humanity. In Lansing and far beyond, neighbors are helping each other, and kindness is being shown in so many ways, including some we never imagined. The Well pivots production Lansing Deputy … Read more