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Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").

Lansing resident awarded scholarship to help pursue nursing degree

After years of waiting, Shirley Rucker is resuming pursuit of her goals By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2021) – When Shirley Rucker first graduated...

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau launches new Trails App

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 9, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has launched the brand-new Chicago Southland Trails App....

World Wiffle® Ball Championship to return to Midlothian for 41st annual tournament

September 19–20 at Memorial Park by Katie Arvia MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (July 7, 2020) – The World Wiffle® Ball Championship will make its return to Memorial Park...

Chicago Southland Convention & Vistors Bureau releases new brewery guide

Cheers and Beers available now by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (June 24, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) has released a brand-new...

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...

Local businesses awarded grant funding

Lansing's Red Roof Inn and Travelodge among over 30 recipients of state aid information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (April...

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...

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...