Photos: This week in quarantine

April 5–10 in Lansing, Illinois

by Melanie Jongsma
COVID-19, quarantine, and chilly weather were not enough to prevent this Lansing household from maintaining their tradition of festooning the grounds for every holiday. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
At some point during the stay-at-home order, Lansing lawns finally greened up. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A melange of holiday decorations in a yard along Ridge Road reflects the general disorientation about the passage of time since work, school, and home schedules were disordered. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A quarantine morning rush hour on Torrence Avenue (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
In addition to traditional Easter treats, Calumet Bakery (18349 Torrence) is selling appropriately protected smiley cookies. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
At the April 7 Village Board meeting, Mayor Eidam asks for a show of hands from people who have completed the 2020 Census. While Lansing’s response rate is good, we lag slightly behind Homewood and South Holland. Census 2020 can be completed online at my2020census.gov. Early participants confirm it takes less than 10 minutes. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Sysco, Tradewinds, Lynnie Ques, and Mayor Eidam partnered to give away eggs in time for Easter. Chilly Wednesday weather prevented many people from taking advantage of the offer, so dozens were still available at Lynnie Ques on Thursday. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Members of Lansing’s Public Works Department surprised 11-year-old Francisco Garcia with a birthday parade on Thursday, April 9. “He was more than ecstatic!” posted his mom later that day. (Photo: Ken Reynolds)
“Look at all the buds on this gorgeous flower!” wrote Connie Simon after visiting Unlimited Service Auto (3210 Ridge Road). “[Big] George [Vincent, owner] (shown at far right) and Ron [Wood, manager] are doing a great job.” Big George says he is busy keeping essential vehicles in good condition. (Photo: Connie Simon)
For personal health reasons, Dal Santo’s Doggie Stylez Grooming Salon (3234 Ridge Road in Lansing) made the difficult decision to close until the coronavirus is under control. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Karen Kleine, owner of Minuteman Press (17930 Torrence Avenue) found a way to help families celebrate graduates who may not be able to walk across a stage or gather with family and friends this spring. Call 708-895-0505 for information about signs for your school. (Photo: Karen Kleine)
Many restaurants, including Dixie Kitchen (17940 Torrence Avenue) have adjusted their hours and expanded their carry-out service in order to stay open during the stay-at-home order. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A Lansing yard is ready for an easy Easter egg hunt. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Bill Richardson and his Irish Setter Murphy send a creative message from their backyard: “Scary Times! Stay Home! Save Lives!” (Photo: Jeanne Richardson)
The Easter Bunny donned a mask before stopping in Lansing to deliver some donated food to an area church. (Photo: Judy Wengren)
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