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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.

Reavis Roadrunners regain title

information provided by Coach Cieplucha LANSING, Ill. (March 9, 2018) - On February 22, the fifth-grade girls basketball teams from Reavis and Coolidge Elementary Schools faced off in a winner-take-all last game of the season. The Reavis team defeated Coolidge to claim First Place in Lansing School District #158. It...

April Food Day will benefit area pantries

information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 8, 2018) – The goal for the sixth annual April Food Day event is to raise over 109,000 pounds of food. “Last year’s goal reached 109,000 pounds, and we implore all to give in hopes of...

Walgreens now offering new shingles vaccine

Shingrix® recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for healthy adults aged 50 years and over information provided by Walgreens newsroom DEERFIELD, Ill. (March 8, 2018) - Walgreens today announced that Shingrix®, the first new shingles vaccine in more than a decade, is now available at most Walgreens across...

‘Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries’ this Sunday

State Fire Marshal reminds Illinoisans to change and test the batteries in smoke alarms information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal CHICAGO, Ill. (March 8, 2018) – Clocks are springing forward one hour this weekend and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) is urging Illinoisans...

Governor Rauner celebrates Casimir Pulaski Day

Attends wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate hero of American Revolution information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 5, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner celebrated Casimir Pulaski Day by attending commemorative events at the Polish Museum of America to honor the Revolutionary War hero known as the “Father of...

Passport Fair at select Post Offices

March 10, 2018 information provided by the United States Postal Service LANSING, Ill. (March 5, 2018) – Select Post Offices in the Central Illinois District are hosting a Passport Fair on Saturday March 10, 2018. Postal clerks will be on hand to provide passport information and to accept passport applications, with...

Brett Eldredge to headline 2018 Illinois State Fair

Country Music superstar’s first performance on Grandstand Stage information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 4, 2018) – A native of Paris, Illinois, Brett Eldredge, will headline the Illinois State Fair Grandstand on Friday, August 17. Eldredge's Illinois roots run deep as his second album is titled...

Lansing churches plan community Good Friday prayer walk

Stations of the Cross designated along Ridge Road information provided by Trinity Lutheran Church LANSING, Ill. (March 4, 2018) - Trinity Lutheran Church and St. Ann Catholic Church are planning a Stations of the Cross Prayer Remembrance Walk scheduled for Good Friday, March 30, 2018. The commemoration is open to the...

IEMA, IESMA sponsor online weather alert radio contest in March

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 1, 2018) – As recent widespread flooding demonstrates, severe weather can happen any time of the year. To help people prepare for weather emergencies, IEMA and local emergency management agencies will be promoting Severe Weather Preparedness Month throughout March. “We want to make sure families have a...

Mayor Eidam joins 37 neighboring communities to oppose Prevailing Wage Amendment

information provided by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association CHICAGO, Ill. (March 1, 2018) - A public hearing about the Prevailing Wage Amendment drew at least 38 members of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) to the Cook County Board of Commissioners’ Finance Committee meeting on March 1....