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The Lansing Journal publishes news releases from state, county, and local officials who provide information that impacts local community life. The particular contributor of each post is indicated in the byline.

Thornton Fractional graduates reunite and award scholarships

by Roger Majak MUNSTER, Ind. (June 22, 2022) - A lively crowd of 260 Thornton Fractional North and South graduates who received their diplomas 50 or more years ago gathered on June 16 for a reunion banquet at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster. More than fifty years...

Library Board Special Meeting Agenda: June 23, 2022

Thursday, June 23, 6:30 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (June 22, 2022) – The special meeting of the Library Board begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, in the quiet study area of the Lansing Public Library. Agenda Call to Order Roll Call Recognition of Visitors Motion to approve the changes for the Personnel Policy ages...

Wheelchair Softball World Series comes to Chicago Southland in August

Information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (June 20, 2022) – The Lincolnway Special Recreation Association (LWSRA) has been selected to host the 2022 Wheelchair Softball World Series at Ozinga Field in Crestwood on August 4-6. All genders will be represented in this adult...

Theatre company at South Suburban College to hold auditions for baseball comedy

Information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 20, 2022) – The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College (SSC) will hold open auditions for the baseball comedy Bleacher Bums. Auditions will take place Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14, 2022, beginning at 7 p.m. Readings...

Chaka Khan and Trevor Noah headline updated Hard Rock Casino performance schedule through September

Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana GARY, Ind. (June 20, 2022) – The next handful of months at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will see a wide variety of acts come to the venue's three performance stages. As Free Country Music Fridays continue, Hard Rock will host Chaka...

Juneteenth parade and festival occurring at Pullman Porter Museum June 20

Information provided by C Whitt PR CHICAGO, Ill. (June 19, 2022) – The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) will host its 10th Annual “JUNETEENTH” Community Celebration Monday, June 20, 2022, at the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. The festivities will kick off at 9 a.m....

Fire Department promotions, denial of side yard variance, nearly $1M appropriation for streets – Village Board Agenda 6/21/22

LANSING, Ill. (June 19, 2022) – The June 21 Lansing Village Board meetings begin at 7 p.m. with a regular Board meeting, which is directly followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. Village Board meeting agenda (7 p.m.) Many of the items brought before the Village Board at this meeting...

Sunday crosswords: Themed puzzles for Fathers Day, June 19, 2022

Sunday crosswords provided by BestCrosswords.com LANSING, Ill. (June 18, 2022) - Click the bar above the crossword squares to select the puzzle you want to begin with. Then click any white square to begin playing. Puzzle provided by BestCrosswords.com bestcrosswords_syn_puzzle_type = "themed"; https://www.bestcrosswords.com/syndication/web/casual/v1.js

Eastern Milksnake named official snake of Illinois after process initiated by seventh-grader

Information provided the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (June 17, 2022) – Governor JB Pritzker on Thursday designated the Eastern Milksnake as the official snake of the State of Illinois. House Bill 4821 began as an initiative led by Gentry Heiple, a seventh-grader at Carterville Junior High School. Gentry was inspired to...

Honoring Illinois’ fallen: Juneteenth National Freedom Day

United States and Illinois flags at half-staff from Sunrise Sunday, June 19, 2022, until Sunset Monday, June 20, 2022. The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at...