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Governor announces disaster declaration for deadly Calumet City condo fire in May

Information provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency CALUMET CITY, Ill. (July 7, 2022) – On Thursday, July 7, Governor JB Pritzker announced that the...

Illinois receives monkeypox virus vaccines

CHICAGO, Ill. (July 5, 2022) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has announced that as part of a national strategy to address...

Electric Vehicle Rebate Program now in effect for Illinois

Program offers $4,000 rebate for purchase of an all-electric passenger vehicle SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 4, 2022) – Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J....

Bring your blanket, but not your backpack: Details for Lansing’s July 3 fireworks display

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 1, 2022) – Lansing's firework display will again take place on July 3 at Lan-Oak Park. Hosted by the...

Lansing improves in FEMA’s flood rating system, earning insurance discounts for residents

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2022) – The Village of Lansing has earned a Class 5 rating from the The Federal Emergency Management...

Illinois Family Relief Plan promises gas and grocery tax relief, $50 rebates in the fall

As inflation rages, nearly $2 billion in relief planned for residents through tax cuts and direct payments Information provided by the Governors Office CHICAGO, Ill. (June...

LARC golf outing planned for August 12

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 25, 2022) – LARC will host its annual golf outing on Friday, August 12 at Youche Country Club in...

A century of recreation – Calumet Memorial Park District to celebrate centennial with July 3 festival

By Josh Bootsma CALUMET CITY, Ill. (June 23, 2022) – Calumet City and the Village of Burnham's park district is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this...

South Holland neighborhood group hosts Juneteenth event for hundreds

By Reena Alsakaji SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 22, 2022) – The sounds of both music and chatter filled the air at the campus of Unity...

Nine years and counting – Sand Ridge Nature Center continues tradition of Juneteenth celebrations

By Ajia Harris SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 22, 2022) – Local residents, elected officials, and others attended the ninth annual Juneteenth Celebration at Sand Ridge...

Juneteenth parade and festival occurring at Pullman Porter Museum June 20

Information provided by C Whitt PR CHICAGO, Ill. (June 19, 2022) – The National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum (NAPRPPM) will host its 10th...

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...

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...

Lansing Journal reporter Quinton Arthur named Maynard 200 Fellow

Fellowship given in the Media Entrepreneurship category, and will include training and mentorship By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2022) – Quinton R. Arthur, a...

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...