Welcome to the news and events site for the Northern Illinois District, 220-plus congregations and mission sites of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in the northern one-third of Illinois. The Northern Light is published both online and in print in a bi-monthly newspaper. Click a category below to read the news of most importance to you, or scroll below to see them all. Thanks for stopping by. (For more information, email us. Find locations for our churches and schools on our district website.)