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The Lansing Journal is part of a Local News Alliance (LNA) made up of news organizations from Homewood-Flossmoor, Harvey, and Park Forest as well as Lansing. One of the ways Alliance members help each other is by sharing coverage of news whose impact extends beyond our individual communities. We are grateful to our fellow LNA members — the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, the Harvey World Herald, eNews Park Forest, and Southland Investigative Reporting Center — for allowing us to republish this article because of its relevance to Lansing.

Thornton Township financial reports approved – see the numbers

The Thornton Township General Assistance Fund had a surplus of $4.2 million as of Feb. 29. Of the fund’s $11.2 million in revenue, the biggest source

Defeated referendum back before voters again March 19

By Eric Crump, Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle HOMEWOOD, Ill. (February 22, 2024) – Thornton Township is again asking voters to approve a proposal to fund mental health services, even after it was defeated in 2023.Voters will find three questions on the March 19 primary election ballot:Raise taxes to organize a mental...

Three south suburban legislators say progress is being made on policing

Despite slow progress, three local legislators say they see things happening on issues around community policing issues...

Strike suspended as GSU, union reach tentative agreement

BY CHRIS WEBER, HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (April 17, 2023) – Governors State University and the University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) representing GSU faculty and staff reached a tentative contract agreement Monday night. The deal resulted in suspension of the strike that began a week ago.“We’re relieved that we’ve come...

Picketing, rally mark start of strike by GSU faculty and staff

BY CHRIS WEBER, HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR CHRONICLE Faculty and staff at Governors State University went on strike on Tuesday, April 11. The action comes after negotiations that began last summer stalled.Union members picketed near the university’s main entrance and then rallied outside of the university’s administrative offices. They were joined by fellow members...

Faculty and staff authorize strike against Governors State University

By Chris Weber, Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (March 28, 2023) - Governors State University’s faculty and staff union (GSU UPI) voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a strike if a new contract agreement cannot be reached.The vote comes after nine months of negotiations, mediation and little progress at the...

Homewood officials disappointed in Walmart closure

by Eric Crump, Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle HOMEWOOD, Ill. (February 13, 2023) - Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld said he was surprised by Walmart’s announcement that it would close its store at 17750 Halsted St. on March 10 because he thought the store was doing very well.“I wish they had consulted with us...