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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.

Visitor restrictions in place due to flu

Franciscan Hospitals in Northwest Indiana announce safety measures information provided by Franciscan Health NORTHWEST, Ind. (December 2017) - Influenza activity has increased in our Northwest Indiana area. Franciscan Health hospitals in Dyer, Crown Point, Hammond and Munster have instituted visitor restrictions to ensure the safety of the patients, their families, and...

Walmart expands in-store pickup, same-day pickup for holiday shoppers

information provided by Walmart LANSING, Ill. (December 8, 2017) - With just weeks left until Christmas and 84 percent of Americans still holiday shopping (according to internal Walmart data as of December 4, 2017), Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced "amped up" in-store pickup for the final days leading up...

Bloom Township now filing Property Tax Appeals

Information provided by Bloom Township Assessor Nora Martinez-Gomez BLOOM TOWNSHIP, Ill. (December 12, 2017) - Bloom Township is now filing Property Tax Appeals with the Cook County Board of Review. Bloom Township Assessor Nora Martinez-Gomez will be filing accepting appeals until January 31, 2018. Bloom Township residents who are interested in...

T. F. South receives grant for Science Department

information provided by T. F. South High School LANSING, Ill. December 13, 2017) - Thornton Fractional South High School has received a $1,000 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program, in conjunction with Ridgeway Petroleum of Lansing, Illinois, to support the school’s Science Department. A representative of Lansing Mobil Services worked...

Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas accepts online payments

Information provided by the Cook County Treasurer's Office Chicago, Ill. (December 12, 2017) - Beginning Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas is accepting online prepayments of next year's First Installment property tax bill. For taxpayers who prefer to pay by mail or in person, Pappas will also...

Subway® ‘Fresh Forward’ restaurant to open in Lansing

Restaurant re-design will include digital menu boards, new products, a pre-order pick-up area, and other enhancements information provided by Subway® Restaurants LANSING, Ill. (December 13, 2017) - After nearly 30 years, the Subway® Restaurant located in the Landings Shopping Center is relocating across the street to 17050 Torrence Avenue and taking...

Unity in diversity

Lansing Voices thoughtful comments submitted by Lois Ooms We are entering the Christmas season, the season of “peace on earth.” Yet we listen to the news and hear about tensions and wars in many countries of the world. We also look around our communities and see tensions—people who don’t talk with...

Lansing Rotary Club invites The Lansing Journal to December meeting

by The Lansing Journal staff LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2017) - The Lansing Rotary Club's first meeting of December will include a presentation by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor of The Lansing Journal. The topic of her presentation is "Building Community." Information from the Lansing Rotary Club's Facebook page says, "Rotary is...

Theatre at the Center announces 2018 Special Events

Performances announced in time for holiday gift-giving Information provided by Big Splash PR MUNSTER, Ind. (November 2017) - Theatre at the Center (TATC) has added all-new Special Events to the stage schedule in 2018. In addition to the season’s five Broadway titles, the new group of concerts and headline entertainment includes...

Cowardly, evil, lone-wolf terrorist?

Lansing Voices thoughtful comments submitted by Richard Smits Saipov, the Islamic terrorist who mowed down walkers, joggers, and cyclists with a rental truck in New York City on October 31, 2017, was described in many media accounts as an evil, cowardly, lone-wolf terrorist. Cowardly? Hardly! He acted, convinced that he was being...