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Weekly COVID-19 data, published August 6, 2021

New cases continue to rise: last week 11,682; this week 16,742 information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2021) - The Illinois Department of...

District 215 to require masks at start of school year, TFS will soon revisit renaming process

by Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (July 31, 2021) — When TF South students return to school on August 17, everyone in the building will be...

Face coverings required in all Illinois state buildings, regardless of vaccination status

Announcement follows updated CDC guidance and comes as Cook County now shows substantial transmission Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (July 29, 2021) —...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published July 30, 2021

Last week's new cases: 7,983; this week's new cases: 11,682 information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public...

Illinois aligns with new CDC mask guidelines

Masks recommended for everyone in substantial and high transmission areas Information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 27, 2021) – The...

District 158 passes COVID-19 mitigation resolution

BY JIM MASTERS LANSING, Ill. (July 25, 2021) — What COVID-19 measures must Lansing School District 158 students, teachers, and staff follow when they return...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published July 23, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 23, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,983 new confirmed and probable...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published July 16, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 16, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,449 new confirmed and probable...

Lansing Fire Department quickly extinguishes house fire on Ann Street

No injuries, two dogs rescued from single-family home Thursday afternoon By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 15, 2021) – The Lansing Fire Department (LFD) responded to...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published July 9, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 9, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,945 new confirmed and probable...

State Fire Marshall offers grilling tips as Illinois enters peak grill fire month

by Melanie Jongsma SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 4, 2021) - July is the peak month for grill fires, according to the Office of the Illinois State...

IDOT urges ‘Keep your independence on the Fourth: Drive sober’

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 30, 2021) – This year’s Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” safety...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published July 2, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,120 new confirmed and probable...

Final COVID Catch-up: Eight months in and looking ahead

A pandemic that has affected everyone differently means everyone's "new normal" is different as well. COVID Catch-up is a weekly column featuring Lansing Journal journalist...

Weekly COVID-19 data, published June 25, 2021

information gathered by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 25, 2021) - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,744 new confirmed and probable...