Obituary: Mary L. Berda

April 15, 1920 – January 08, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Mary L. Berda (Yates) passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 8, 2019, at Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville, Indiana. Born on April 15, 1920, in Guston, Kentucky, to Anna Navada and David Clarence Yates, Mary was the oldest of … Read more

Illinoisans encouraged to prepare for cold, snow this weekend

Central and southwest Illinois expect accumulations of six inches or more information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – With the threat of accumulating snow this weekend, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has begun coordinating with other state agencies on response capabilities. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued … Read more

1099G forms out for those who received Unemployment Insurance

Electronic forms have been sent; paper forms to follow information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2019) – 1099G forms are out for those people who received Unemployment Insurance benefits in 2018. Those who opted to receive theirs electronically should have received an email last Friday. IDES plans to … Read more

Largest wood court floor installed to attract larger events

Lynwood’s Southland Athletic and Event Center set for “substantial” economic impact information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau LYNWOOD, Ill. (January 9, 2019) – The Southland Athletic and Event Center (a Ho-Chunk Nation enterprise) in Lynwood, Illinois, recently installed over 41,000 square feet of portable wood court flooring. The newly installed floor … Read more

A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our least prolific month (July, for some reason) saw 64 stories published; our busiest month (September) boasted 113. All those articles were “Lansing news” —they were stories that happened in … Read more

State law requires annual renewal of senior exemptions

Application deadline is February 6, 2019 information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 8, 2019) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that his office has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for tax year 2018. Over 300,000 applications were mailed to seniors who received the exemptions last year. … Read more

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