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Illinois unemployment down, jobs up in March 2021

Unemployment rate at 7.1 percent in March Information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 16, 2021) – The Illinois Department of...

Pour on Roy prepares for April 20 opening

"Soft openings" all weekend give Todd family time to iron out the details by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 17, 2021) - "This is a test...

Cook County Assessor responds to Lansing businesses’ property assessment concerns

Assessor admits mistakes in Lansing, offers short- and long-term solutions By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 9, 2021) – If they weren't before, property owners in...

IL announces unemployment down, jobs up in February 2021

Unemployment rate at 7.4 percent in February Information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 25, 2021) – The Illinois Department of...

Suburban Cook enters Phase 1C of vaccine eligibility: remaining essential workers

Clergy, restaurant, legal, retail, transportation, personal care, and other workers now included in vaccine eligibility Information provided by the Cook County Department of Public Health LANSING,...

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana now hiring food and beverage team

Recruitment continues for all five dining options in casino Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana GARY, Ind. (March 22, 2021) – Hard Rock Casino...

IL announces unemployment down, jobs up in January 2021

Unemployment rate at 7.7 percent in January Information provided by the Illinois Department of Employment Security SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 12, 2021) – The Illinois Department of...

Lansing taxing bodies work together to demand property tax fairness for local businesses


Support hoped to spread, Village creates online portal for businesses By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2021) – When business property reassessments were released last...

Hard Rock International looking for vendors to partner with in Gary, says Procurement Team

Info session highlights opportunity, community, diversity by Melanie Jongsma GARY, Ind. (March 12, 2021) – "We're here to present opportunities," said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer...

Local Events page updated to benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2021) - With feedback from survey respondents, live testing by selected event organizers, and tweaking by tech support,...

COVID mitigations ease in suburban Cook County

Increased capacity for restaurants, bars, and events; masks still required Information provided by the Cook County Department of Public Health FOREST PARK, Ill. (February 16, 2021)...

Lansing encouraged to ‘show the love’ to local restaurants Valentine’s weekend

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2021) – As many Lansing businesses continue to struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Lansing has...

Lansing approves QuikTrip gas station at former Kmart location

Southeast corner of 173rd St. and Torrence Ave. By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2021) – The Village Board on Tuesday approved a special use...

Lansing moves to Phase 4 of COVID restrictions

Relaxed restrictions on gatherings, restaurants By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2021) – Lansing moved to Phase 4 of the IL COVID mitigation plan Tuesday,...

The Lansing Journal adds Events feature

Local listings could benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 31, 2021) - We're experimenting with a new...