National Travel and Tourism Week 2020 celebrates ‘Spirit of Travel’

Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau to use occasion to look ahead to recovery by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 8, 2020) – National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), the annual celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel industry, will spotlight resilience and hope in the face of the coronavirus pandemic with … Read more

Free assessment of Lansing roads will guide future road repairs

CMAP program will help Village officials objectively determine areas of greatest need by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (April 15, 2020) – Last month, representatives from Gorrondona & Associates, Inc. (G&AI) visited Lansing, Illinois, in white Ford Transit vans. They drove up and down every road performing a condition assessment. G&AI is a Texas-based corporation that … Read more

A new way of doing Community Clean-Up Day

Lansing tradition makes adjustments for quarantine challenges by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (April 11, 2020) – For the past decade, Lansing residents have been participating in an annual Community Clean-Up Day. Enthusiastic volunteers have faced inclement weather, large heaps of trash, and other obstacles that never seemed to deter them. However, this year’s obstacle—the COVID-19 … Read more

Lansing faces COVID-19 with humor and resolve

Restaurants and churches adapt, neighbors help each other, and participation in Census 2020 is strong A compilation of articles by Carrie Steinweg, Katie Arvia, and Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 31, 2020) – Winter is already a slow time for many restaurants, but the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak thinned crowds even further when Governor Pritzker announced … Read more