Fox Pointe events continue through mid-October

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Improvements in both weather and awareness have favorably impacted attendance at Fox Pointe events since late spring, and Village staff are still exploring opportunities to schedule events into mid-October. The current line-up includes the following events: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm: Spoken Four Chicago band with DJ-style … Read more

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Obituary: Dorothy J. Lannon

November 18, 1928 – August 19, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Dorothy J. Lannon, nee Kurowski, age 90, of Dyer, IN—formerly of Lansing, Dolton, and Riverdale, IL—passed away peacefully Monday, August 19, 2019. Beloved wife of the late William L. Lannon. Loving mother of Kathryn (David Allie) Brewer and Debra Lannon. Proud grandmother … Read more

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Lansing police respond to armed robbery

Meetup Spot

Suspect at large information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – On August 18, 2019, at approximately 10:33am, the Lansing Police Department responded to the Auto Zone, located at 18307 Torrence Avenue, for a report of an armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim … Read more

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Ticks in Illinois found to have Heartland virus

Virus detected in Lone Star ticks collected from Kankakee County information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – Last summer, a Kankakee County resident tested positive for Heartland virus, the first case reported in Illinois. In response to this human case, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) … Read more

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Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 8/20/19

LANSING, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – Items for approval and discussion are included in the agendas posted below: Village Board—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are items that were discussed at the previous Committee of the Whole meeting and are now up for vote. Committee of the Whole—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are new items brought to the … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Block Party!

submitted by the 3600 block of Madison Street Read the full story about the Madison Street block party here: Community on display at block party (August 17 article) Keep those Journals journeying! You don’t have to leave Lansing to participate in The Lansing Journal Journeys! You can submit photos of The Lansing Journal at unique … Read more

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Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue in the same vibe. … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Alaskan Cruise

submitted by Susan Thompson Keep those Journals journeying! Whether you’re cruising through Alaska or cruising through town, take along a copy of The Lansing Journal and take a photo! Submit your photos with the following three pieces of information: The names of any people in the photo Some information about the location The name of … Read more

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District 158 Time Travelers bring history to life

Monday, August 26, 6:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2019) – “It really makes me proud to be a resident of Lansing when I see this,” said Barb Dust, former teacher and current member of the Lansing Historical Society. She’s referring to the creative energy surrounding the “Great American Heroes of the 20th … Read more

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