Breakfast with Santa ‘Even better than last year,’ says Chamber Director Amy Todd

Ticket sales and Copper Mugger pancakes fund Family Giving Program by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 9, 2018) – Two large groups of pancake eaters showed up right away at 8:00am on Saturday, December 8, and business never slowed down after that. By the end of the annual Breakfast with Santa, more than 300 people … Read more

Learning from others’ mistakes

Village officials to meet for proactive documentary discussion by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 8, 2018) – “HOW COULD ONE WOMAN STEAL $53 MILLION WITHOUT ANYONE NOTICING?” asks the promo for All the Queen’s Horses, a documentary released in 2017. The film explores the exploits of Rita Crundwell, city comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, a town … Read more

TF South dedicates spirit tree to Erica Heilmann

Former theater instructor’s legacy lives on by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 7, 2018) – Several dozen people gathered near the main entrance to TF South High School Thursday evening to honor the memory of Erica Heilmann, who taught there for 20 years. Heilmann died on September 30, 2018, after an eight-year battle with cancer. … Read more

Quiet Zone delineators and signage in place

Final approval still forthcoming BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (December 7, 2018) – Lansing Public Works was busy at five Lansing railroad crossings in mid-November. The required flexible delineators were installed at those locations, a next step in making the areas Quiet Zones, which means train horns will not sound at those crossings. Flexible delineators … Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebración in Lansing

Wednesday, December 12, 9:00am BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2018) – Three Roosters Produce and Alberto’s Beauty Salon will again hold their traditional celebration in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The two stores neighbor each other, and Alberto’s hosts the event while Three Roosters donates the food, including their famous posole. A … Read more

Cookies and community

Christmas Cookie Walk

Oak Glen URC hosts fifth annual Christmas Cookie Walk by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 1, 2018) – One thousand homemade cookies baked by about 40 volunteers and served for three hours on a December Saturday morning. That’s Oak Glen United Reformed Church’s recipe for building community. Saturday was their fifth annual Christmas Cookie Walk, … Read more

Legion Riders present checks to Lansing Police and Fire Departments

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2019) – The Mayor’s Report at the November 20 Village Board meeting focused on a special presentation from the American Legion Riders. Nick Grigutis, President of the Legion Riders, expressed appreciation for the availability and willingness of the Lansing Police and Fire Departments to help honor Lansing veterans. … Read more

Village Christmas tree-lighting ceremony postponed

Local forecasts include lightning much of Saturday; events rescheduled for Wednesday, December 5 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2018) – Out of concern for the dozens of children potentially involved in Saturday evening’s tree-lighting and Santa arrival, the Village of Lansing and the Lansing Area Chamber decided Friday morning to reschedule the holiday … Read more

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