Village Board considers removing limits on number of massage parlors, tattoo shops, salons

Administrator Podgorski requests “business license amendment” to Ordinance 13-10 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – An ordinance that was adopted in 2013 limits the number of certain types of businesses that can be granted a license within the Village of Lansing. Specifically, that ordinance reads: The following business licenses shall be limited … Read more

Illinois state agencies collaborate on job search and recruiting site

Mobility added to improve user experience information provided by the Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 23, 2018) – The Department of Employment Security (DES) and Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) jointly announced today the release of the IllinoisJobLink.com mobile functionality. IllinoisJobLink.com is a one-stop employment exchange in Illinois and is offered free … Read more

Tiny’s Flowers has big plans

Tiny's Flowers

Lansing’s newest florist serves brides, seniors, high school students, and more by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2018) – Tiny’s Flowers owner Tiny Noble welcomes a floral design challenge. Whether she is arranging an heirloom mother-of-pearl Bible into a cascading bridal bouquet or tinting roses a perfect Tiffany blue, Noble strives to personalize her … Read more

New law cuts red tape for real estate professionals

Rauner action streamlines licensing, encourages growth information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 17, 2018) — On August 14, Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation to reduce burdensome licensing requirements for real estate businesses. The new licensing program is expected to save the state money by reducing a duplicative and unnecessary licensure … Read more

Ace Pizza is open for business

Village officials welcome the Ocampo brothers to the Lansing business community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2018) – A late-morning shower deterred some people from attending today’s official ribbon-cutting at Ace Pizza, but those who participated were rewarded with crispy-crusted pizzas, including the Chicken Bacon Ranch specialty pizza, which turned out to be … Read more

131-year-old suit company stays in Illinois, saves 300 manufacturing jobs in Cook County

information provided by the Cook County Commissioner’s Office DES PLAINES, Ill. (August 3, 2018) – Hart Schaffner Marx suit company has been manufacturing men’s suits in the Chicago area since 1887, including a suit for President Obama when he accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president in Denver in 2008. The company was facing an … Read more

August special

We’re launching into our second year of publishing Lansing community news! And we have felt the support of the Lansing community throughout this venture—thank you! We thought these shirts would be another fun way to invite people into this ongoing partnership. Click the image to send an email to local business Besse Shirt Lettering and … Read more

Governor Rauner receives Fletcher Award from National Black Chamber of Commerce

“No elected official has done more for Black-owned businesses” information provided by the Office of the Governor WASHINGTON, DC (July 19, 2018) — The National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) today gave its prestigious Arthur A. Fletcher Lifetime Achievement Award to Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The award is conferred on leaders who, in NBCC’s estimation, … Read more

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