Lansing sizzles, melts, rocks at Food Truck Fest

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 19, 2019) – If you didn’t have water or sunglasses at Fox Pointe on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, you were in trouble. Despite temperatures climbing into the 90s, just under 200 people gathered at Fox Pointe for its first-ever Food Truck Fest from 3:00–8:00pm. The shaded pavilion … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Cliffs of Moher (Ireland)

submitted by Stephanie Jansma Keep those Journals journeying! Wherever you go this summer, take an issue of The Lansing Journal along! Send us your photos, and include the following information: The names of any people in the photo Some information about the location The name of the person who took the photo We publish Lansing … Read more

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Troost Coffee and Tea approved for liquor license

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – “We want to expand our offerings to a short list of quality wines and local beers,” Renae Fentress explained at the Village Board’s June 18 Committee of the Whole meeting, “along with small plate food options—charcuterie boards of cheese, meats, nuts, fruits, things like that.” Fentress … Read more

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July is peak month for grill fires

Followed by June, May, and August information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 16, 2019) – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) wants to remind all Illinoisans to practice safe grilling techniques this summer. More and more people entertain outdoors during the summer months, leading … Read more

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IDOT ready for pavement blowouts during heat wave

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – With extreme heat dominating the forecast, the Illinois Department of Transportation cautioned motorists to be on the lookout for pavement buckling on roads throughout the state. “The hottest week of the year means the potential for pavement failures will increase,” said … Read more

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Cook County Assessor’s Office seeks applicants for five managerial valuation positions

information provided by the Cook County Assessor’s Office CHICAGO, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that his office is seeking qualified applicants for five managerial positions in its valuations division. Two managers of commercial valuations, two mangers of residential valuations, and a manger of special properties positions were posted on … Read more

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Obituary: Ethel M. Sikma

October 14, 1930 – July 16, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Ethel M. Sikma (nee Zeldenrust), age 88 of Lansing, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019. She is survived by her daughters: Sharon (David) Pluard and Rosanne (David) Lorenz; grandchildren: Kelly and Keith (Courtney) Lorenz and Dustin Pluard; great-grandchildren: Rudy, Jacqueline, and … Read more

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The Lansing Journal corrects oversight, expands mailing list, asks for help

Three zones added north of expressway by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (July 14, 2019) – Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Or a dozen zip codes. First, an intro to affordable mailing The Lansing Journal uses a United States Postal Service program called Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) to deliver the … Read more

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Glenwood Oaks hosts 4 Paw Sake fundraiser/adoption event

New owner wants to continue tradition by Melanie Jongsma GLENWOOD, Ill. (July 16, 2019) – Nikita and Jamiel Greer were not thinking about dog adoptions when they hopped on their bikes Thursday evening, July 11. They are perfectly content with Amber, their Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. But the bike path took them from their Lansing home … Read more

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