All God’s Children Preschool hosts family literacy night

Children and parents enjoy games and emphasis on reading and literacy By Josh Bootsma The basement of the Lansing First United Methodist Church was abuzz with activity on Friday night as parents and children of All God’s Children Preschool played games, read books, and learned about the Family Literacy Program offered by the school. Started … Read more

Illinois DCFS offers college scholarships to current and former youth in care

Applications accepted until March 31 INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF children & family services CHICAGO, Ill. (January 23, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is currently accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship program. Through the program, 53 academic scholarships will be awarded to current and former youth in … Read more

Online Exclusive: Village, LPD, and TF South finish video on police interactions

Long, collaborative process upholds part of the MOU signed in July 2018 by Josh Bootsma This story is an online exclusive and will not appear in any future print issues of The Lansing Journal. To receive stories like this in your inbox every day, please subscribe to our daily news email. LANSING, Ill. (January 18, … Read more

Rain, sleet, snow hitting Illinois, impacting travel this weekend

Public urged to plan ahead as flooding and heavy snow possible Information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 10, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is warning the public that a major storm with the potential for torrential rains, flash flooding, freezing rain, sleet and snow will impact travel … Read more

Lansing Fire Station receives structural and aesthetic updates

by Josh Bootsma Lansing Fire Station No. 3 has been the home of Lansing firefighters since the building was built in 1976. Since that time, the station located at 19300 Burnham Ave. has received minimal updates. Recently, the fire station was remodeled and is better equipped to serve the handful of firefighters working there throughout … Read more

Lansing’s Human Relations Commission evaluates Year 1

and hopes for measurable progress moving forward by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2019) – In August of 2017, a community meeting was held to address police and community relations in Lansing. This meeting was a response to an incident involving a white off-duty police officer and a black teenager that occurred in June … Read more

White Christmas brings charm of original film to Theatre at the Center

Musical adaptation unites artistry and nostalgia by Josh Bootsma MUNSTER, Ind. (December 1, 2019) – The theatre swells as Bob Wallace invites the audience to join him and the rest of his troupe in Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the timeless refrain of heart-warming, snowy nostalgia. So ends White Christmas, Theatre at the Center’s delightful holiday … Read more