Visible Music College students prepare for December 6 concert at Living Word Church

Above: Adjunct Professor of Modern Music Aaron Harris (seated on stage with guitar) rehearses with students Danielle Houvener on keyboard, Christian Cornejo on guitar, Chad Carson lead vocalist, and Keilah Arzet vocal backup and guitarist. (Photo: Jennifer Yos) by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2019) – Students enrolled in Lansing’s Visible Music College have … Read more

Patti Leach Youth Center hosts ‘Friendsgiving’ dinner

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2019) – Members of the Patti Leach Youth Center gathered on the evening of Friday, November 22, to host Friendsgiving, a Thanksgiving-themed dinner shared among youth members, their families, youth center staff, and supporting Lansing community members. The Friendsgiving event included a catered Thanksgiving dinner with youth members … Read more

Tickets on sale for ‘Halloween Spooktacular Under the Pavilion’


by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 21, 2019) – The Village of Lansing is hosting “Halloween Spooktacular Under the Pavilion”—a costume-themed Halloween party for partygoers 21 and older—on Saturday, October 26, 7:00–10:30pm at the Fox Pointe pavilion. The ticket price for the event ($25 per person presale; $30 at the door) includes dinner provided by … Read more

Village of Lansing to host Shredding Event

documents to be shredded

Saturday, October 26, 9:00–11:00am by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 20, 2019) – The Village of Lansing will be hosting their third annual Shredding Event at the Lansing Municipal Center parking lot on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00am to 11:00am. Lansing residents who are interested in having personal and confidential documents professionally shredded may bring … Read more

Plenty of fun, safe ways to celebrate Halloween in Lansing

Your guide to trunk-or-treating and more by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 1, 2019) – A Haunted Hallway? Costume Breakfast? Halloween Parade? Trunk-or-Treat Church Event? When it comes to Halloween, it’s almost scary just how many choices Lansing has to offer! Halloween enthusiasts will appreciate all the community and church events scheduled this year. Published … Read more

Halloween Land opens for business in The Landings shopping center

New Lansing location is ready for the holiday—and looking to hire employees they can retain year round by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (September 20, 2019) – Every September Halloween stores pop up in strip malls throughout the country, reminding us that the popular October 31st holiday—Halloween—is soon approaching. Halloween retail spending in the U.S. last … Read more

Nicor launches Meter Modernization Program in Lansing

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (July 24, 2019) – Nicor Gas representatives spoke at the July 16 Village Board meeting to explain their current Meter Modernization Program and to share important information for Lansing’s Nicor customers. New technology for timely, accurate billing The Meter Modernization Program involves installing small, two-way communication devices on the existing … Read more

Lansing family holds birthday party in Oak Glen Cemetery

Diekelman family

“Lest we forget”—Happy Birthday, Uncle Ervie by Jennifer Yos Note: An earlier version of this story included incomplete information about the Diekelman family’s history in Lansing. We are grateful to readers who made us aware of the Diekelmans’ role in Thornton history, prompting us to get more information from the family. LANSING, Ill. (July 19, … Read more