Unity Christian Academy Mock Trial finishes first season

New school’s inaugural extracurricular celebrates “immense triumph” By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 27, 2019) – “Objection!” exclaims Frances Boerman-Cornell, meeting the judge’s gaze. “Argumentative. Opposing counsel is not letting the witness finish her answer.” The judge ponders for a moment before ruling: “Sustained.” The trial continues—the prosecution and defense of an alleged arsonist … Read more

Current and former Visible Music College students to showcase original work

Autumn Fest 2018

Saturday, March 30, Living Word Church By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 2019) – Five Visible Music College students and alumni will be performing their original music at Living Word Church in Lansing on Saturday, March 30. From 7:00 to 9:00pm, the event, titled “Abounding: A Night of Worship,” will be a musical showcase opportunity … Read more

Larry Thomas campaigns at Lynnie Ques

Political events keep Lansing voters informed By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 21, 2019) – Larry Thomas Jr. hosted his first campaign event as an Independent candidate for Village Trustee on February 21 at Lynnie Ques in Lansing. The three-hour event was largely informal as the 10-year Lansing resident focused primarily on personal interactions with … Read more

Million Dollar Quartet rocks Theatre at the Center

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” as rock-and-roll legends resurrect greatest hits By Josh Bootsma MUNSTER, Ind. (March 6, 2019) – The unmistakable sound of strumming guitars and trilling pianos is filling Theatre at the Center nowadays as four reincarnated rock-and-roll pioneers take to the stage and bring audiences back to the heyday of rock-and-roll. The popular … Read more

Cook County Treasurer to refund $8.3 million in property taxes

Lansing Beautification

Visit treasurer website to see if you’re entitled to a refund By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2019) – The Cook County Treasurer’s office has announced that automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million will go to nearly 30,000 homeowners—with no application required. Calling it a “late Christmas present for homeowners” the Cook County Treasurer’s … Read more