Illinois unemployment rate dips in March

Lowest number of unemployed in more than a decade information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (April 21, 2018) –The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced this week that the unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in March, and nonfarm payrolls decreased by -2,100 jobs over-the-month, based … Read more

Fetching Market returns to Ford Hangar in May

Also, Found & Shared Workshop for Entrepreneurs scheduled at Indiana Welcome Center April 23 by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Pam Dennis of Lansing has always had a flair for decorating, a knack for finding that perfect artisan made item, an eye for spotting trends, and an entrepreneurial mind. For seven years, she … Read more

Lansing Walmart offers free grocery pickup service

Service begins Thursday, April 5 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2018) – Yesterday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Walmart Supercenter in Lansing (17625 Torrence Ave) was a celebration of the new service the store now offers—Online Grocery Pickup. Shoppers can now visit, select their items, and choose the time they want to pick … Read more

Always in fashion


Fashionette has been dealing in ‘classy classics’ for 65 years by Carrie Steinweg This article is part of a series featuring businesses that have at least a 50-year history in Lansing. To submit a local business for consideration, email The Lansing Journal. LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Jackie Protsman describes her mother, Florence Aumick, as … Read more

Illinois surpasses old peak employment level

Unemployment rate dips in January information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security CHICAGO, Ill. (March 12, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate decreased by -0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent in January, and nonfarm payrolls increased by +200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data … Read more

Sports events projected to bring over 20,000 visitors to the Chicago Southland

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (March 8, 2018) – Sports travel produces over 20 million visitors annually who spend more than $10.47 billion, according to National Association of Sports Commissions. The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, headquartered in Lansing, is continuing to increase the amount of new sports … Read more

Mayor Eidam joins 37 neighboring communities to oppose Prevailing Wage Amendment

information provided by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association CHICAGO, Ill. (March 1, 2018) – A public hearing about the Prevailing Wage Amendment drew at least 38 members of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) to the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee meeting on March 1. The proposed Prevailing Wage Amendment … Read more

2018 Chicago Women’s Conference and Expo at SSC

March 16 event will feature Felicia Houston as Keynote Speaker information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 22, 2018) – Felicia Houston will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 16. The event will be located at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois. Houston … Read more

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