Lansing Roundball Classic to begin February 8


Fifth-grade basketball tournament raises money, builds community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – For the ninth year, fifth-grade basketball players from six Lansing grade schools will dribble, pass, and shoot their way through a friendly competition with a broader meaning. The Lansing Roundball Classic tournament rewards athleticism, teaches teamwork, and builds community. … Read more

Record number of senior citizens apply for senior exemption

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February 7 is deadline for application information provided by the Cook County Assessor‘s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (January 28, 2018) – On the first day after a robocall reminding seniors to apply for the senior exemption before the February 7 deadline, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and suburban satellite offices were flooded on Friday with a … Read more

Illiana’s December Athletes of the Month

Note: This post was previously published incorrectly as Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. We regret the error. The correct January Athletes information can be found here: Illiana’s January Athletes of the Month. information provided by Illiana Christian High School Male Athlete of the Month: Josh Harris Josh Harris transferred to Illiana the second semester … Read more

Online classifieds provide benefits for shoppers and sellers

The Lansing Journal has introduced a new online service for area buyers and sellers. The Classifieds tab of our website has now been populated with some sample ads, so bargain hunters and prospective sellers can browse and search and become familiar with the online system. Convenient searchability for shoppers Classified ads have always been included … Read more

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify in 2017

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information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – The Illinois Film Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record. Women and minority hires made up 53% of reported crew employees across the 347 television, commercial and movie projects that … Read more

Diabetes, pregnancy, coma—Illiana alum experiences Grace through it all


by Maddie Holesinger, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2018) – Grace DeBoer Sullivan, a class of 2004 Illiana alumna, has endured unusual and frightening medical complications in the birth of her first child, a healthy baby boy. Grace was diagnosed with type one diabetes when she was six years old. She experienced hospitalizations … Read more

Buddig to expand Illinois presence

Company chooses Montgomery, Illinois, rather than Indiana by Melanie Jongsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – Illinois was in tight competition with Indiana to win the latest expansion project by Homewood-based Carl Buddig & Co. Indiana had previously won Buddig’s 2013 project in a similar face-off, citing the proximity to their existing South Holland, Illinois, … Read more

Governor Rauner issues executive order about property tax appeals

Statement acknowledges that property taxes are a top reason people are leaving Illinois information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of … Read more

Zander Woods undergoes restoration

Rare ecosystem ranks as Number 2 priority information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County THORNTON, Ill. (January 21, 2018) – Lansing residents who drive to South Holland or Homewood via Thornton-Lansing Road have noticed machinery and activity taking place in the Forest Preserves’ Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve, commonly known as Zander Woods. Stacina Stagner, … Read more

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