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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.

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...

IL passes bills expanding protection for sexual assault victims

Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (June 16, 2022) – Governor JB Pritzker signed two bills Thursday aimed at making medical and legal care for victims of sexual assault broader and more accessible. HB5441 amends Illinois Criminal Code to specify that someone is unable to give consent when...

South Holland’s Micah 6:8 group to hold first Juneteenth celebration

By Reena Alsakaji SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 15, 2022) – After holding two unity walks promoting social justice and racial equality in recent years, the South Holland-based Micah 6:8 group is preparing to hold their first celebratory event this Saturday, June 18, in honor of Juneteenth. The event will be...

IDPH to offer free covidSHIELD tests for Illinois public schools next school year

Federally-funded effort aims to control virus spread in schools Information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 15, 2022) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced a renewed agreement with SHIELD Illinois that offers every public school outside of Chicago the opportunity to use...

Sand Ridge Nature Center to host ninth annual ‘Juneteenth Celebration’

Annual event to include history displays, interactive hikes Information provided by the Sand Ridge Nature Center SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 14, 2022) – The Sand Ridge Nature Center has invited the public to celebrate family, freedom, and country during the ninth annual Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18. “Juneteenth — also known...

Library Board Agenda: New trustee, social media policy, discussion of personnel policy, and more

Thursday, June 16, 6:30 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2022) – The June 16 meeting of the Library Board begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, in the quiet study area of the Lansing Public Library. Agenda Call to Order Roll Call Swearing in of Ms. Jennifer Arreola as the new Board Trustee Recognition...

School District 158 Board Agenda 6/15/22

District 158 Board regular meeting - June 15, 7 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2022) – The June 15 meeting of the District 158 School Board begins at 7 p.m. The meeting will occur at the Administration Center, 18300 Greenbay Avenue in Lansing. Guests should enter the building through Door...

Sunday crosswords: Themed puzzles for June 12, 2022

Sunday crosswords provided by BestCrosswords.com LANSING, Ill. (June 11, 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

Highway construction program offered this summer at South Suburban College

Information provided by South Suburban College OAK FOREST, Ill. (June 9, 2022) – The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) at South Suburban College (SSC) is gearing up for its next short-term program. Registration for this program is currently open for the summer and fall semesters. The HCCTP has been offered...

How gas prices have changed in Illinois in the last week

by STACKER Publisher’s note: The Lansing Journal has partnered with Stacker.com to provide in-depth features that may be of interest to our readers. The price of regular gasoline reached a record national high on Monday, June 6, hitting $4.86 per gallon. Diesel prices also set a new record of $5.64 per...