Lansing resident Jim King shares August 4 birthday with US Coast Guard

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2020) – Coast Guard Day is August 4. Every year this day commemorates the date in 1790 when Congress granted Alexander Hamilton’s request for a Revenue-Marine—the precursor to today’s United States Coast Guard. Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, saw our country’s critical financial need for an armed … Read more

July 14 Village Board meeting includes tribute to recently departed Trustee Michael Manno

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2020) – Roll call at the July 14 Village Board Meeting was both somber and poignant. A vase had been set in front of Trustee Mike Manno’s usual seat, and as each Trustee’s name was called, he or she responded “Here,” and then rose to place a blue … Read more

Lansing Fire Engine E29 debuts in traditional ‘push-in ceremony’

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (July 8, 2020) – After nearly two years that included fire engine designing, taking bids, seeking Village approval, and monitoring the manufacturing process, the Lansing Fire Department officially welcomed its brand new custom-designed E-One fire engine—E29—to Station 29 on Tuesday, June 30. Following a week of training and becoming familiar … Read more

One Trick Pony to bring Lansing’s first gastropub to Ridge Road

LANSING, Ill. (June 6, 2020) – Mark Kocol, owner of One Trick Pony Brewery in Lansing, received Village Board approval Tuesday, June 2, to open a family-friendly gastropub at 3329 Ridge Road—in the building formerly occupied by DeYoung Furniture Store. Gastropubs are notable for serving beer, wine, and high-quality food in a hybrid bar/pub/restaurant setting. … Read more

Hair styling prohibition ends in Lansing

Appointment books are filling rapidly following months of quarantine by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2020) – The reopening of hair salons in Illinois may not garner the same supersized font headlines of—say, the end of Prohibition in 1933—but for hair salon patrons and their stylists, the inclusion of personal care businesses in the … Read more