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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.

Deadline extended for Senior and Senior Freeze exemption applications

Berrios says new March 2 deadline will help seniors receive benefits information provided by the Cook County Assessor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced today that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications...

Did you get your copy of The Lansing Journal?

The print version of The Lansing Journal comes out on the first Wednesday of each month. It is usually delivered to the post office by Wednesday afternoon, and it starts arriving in Lansing mailboxes on Thursday or Friday. We also deliver bundles of the newspaper to locations throughout town. If...

2017-18 Scholarships still available for minority students pursuing Education degrees

Scholarships close February 15, 2018 information provided by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois minority college students who are pursuing a degree in teaching and who are eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program can still get funding for the current 2017-18 school year if they submit their applications...

Illiana bridge-building team competes in IIT competition

by Dominic Turkstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2018) - On January 23, Illiana’s bridge-building team competed in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s (IIT) regional competition. Juniors Sam Boonstra and Elizabeth DeYoung captured seventh- and eighth-place finishes. Mr. Arie Van Ek coached the team, which included seniors Derek VanProoyen...

Rauner announces new initiatives for dealing with property tax corruption

January 31 State of the State address promises a "push back" against assault on middle class information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) - “Our property tax system is a vicious form of oppression,” said Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in his State of the State...

Illiana photography students create ‘faceless portraits’

by Haleigh Olthof, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - At the end of the portrait unit during each semester of Ms. Deb Kamp’s photography class, students complete a “faceless portrait” assignment. This year, Christian Schools International (CSI) posted an article and a gallery of these portraits on its...

1099-G tax forms for individuals who received unemployment insurance

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 31, 2018) - If you collected unemployment insurance last year, you will need the 1099-G tax form from IDES to complete your tax returns, both federal and state. The 1099-G tax form is available here: Illinois Department of Employment Security If...

Illiana’s first male cheerleader defies boundaries, gravity

Teammates welcome Christopher Bass to "the cheer family" by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - Illiana’s newest up-and-coming cheerleader is a flexible jumper, a quick learner, and a trailblazer—Illiana’s first and only male cheerleader. Junior Christopher Bass may not wear a bow and glitter, but he cheers...

Invest in Kids compromise means more schools, students to participate

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move...

IDOT and Illinois State Police encourage sober driving during Super Bowl weekend

Expect increased safety patrols, seatbelt enforcement zones, and roadside safety checks information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2018) – As America’s football fans gear up for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police...