Great Chicago Blood Drive an overwhelming success in Munster

Donors at Center for Visual and Performing Arts donate 195 units by Melanie Jongsma MUNSTER, Ind. (January 15, 2020) – The American Red Cross was hoping to get 100 blood donor appointments at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Indiana, location. Since donations are typically low in January, and the Munster location was a … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly invites public to Census 2020 community briefing in Markham

information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly LANSING, Ill. (January 9, 2020) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly has invited the public to a Census 2020 Community Briefing on Wednesday, January 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Markham Council Chambers, 16313 Kedzie Parkway, Markham. Doors open at 6 p.m. Experts will be on hand … Read more

Senior and homeowner tax exemption applications now available

New law allows for automatic renewal of senior exemption Information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 13, 2020) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that exemption applications for the 2019 tax year for the Homeowner, Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions are now available. Applications for additional exemptions will be available … Read more

Pritzker administration announces cannabis sales figures for first days of 2020

Over $19 million generated in first 12 days Information provided by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation CHICAGO, Ill. (January 13, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced that statewide adult-use cannabis sales from Wednesday, January 1 through Sunday, January 12 totaled $19,709,35.10. Dispensaries across the state rendered … Read more

January is human trafficking awareness month

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services CHICAGO, Ill. (January 12, 2020) – On Saturday, January 11, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Illinois DCFS joined advocates and volunteers and took to the streets of Chicago as a physical demonstration of support against sex trafficking in Chicagoland communities. Volunteers gathered to assemble … Read more

Serve Illinois promotes volunteering on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Information provided by Serve Illinois SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 13, 2020) – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is January 20, 2020. Serve Illinois encourages people across the state to take part in National Day of Service by volunteering in their community. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was designated a National Day of Service by … Read more

Lansing Police Department offers advice to local businesses following recent burglaries

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 7, 2020) – A recent increase in burglaries at various Ridge Road and Torrence Avenue businesses has prompted the Lansing Police Department to reach out to the business community with tips and advice. Lieutenant Scott Bailey attended the December Lansing Area Chamber luncheon and spoke to business representatives there. … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 01/16/20

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings begin at 6:00pm [NOTE THE TIME CHANGE] at the Lansing Public … Read more

Troost and Lansing Public Library bring coffee and books together

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 11, 2020) – When Lansing Public Library Director Debbie Albrecht was ready to launch a new type of digital library, she chose Troost (rhymes with “host”) as the host location. It was a natural partnership. Not only is Albrecht at the coffee shop every morning for her own caffeine … Read more