27 citizens graduate from 2019 Citizens Police Academy

Accomplishment marked with certificates and cake by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2019) – After 10 weeks of two-hour classes, members of the 2019 Citizens Police Academy gathered in the courtroom at Lansing Police headquarters on March 20 to receive their certificates along with words of encouragement from Lt. Scott Bailey, who led the … Read more

Local History Class begins April 10

Registrations now being accepted by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2019) – From the Kankakee River to the city of Chicago—including sites in Homewood, South Holland, Lynwood, Beecher, Grant Park, Momence, and Dyer—up to 40 adults will have the opportunity to learn about the historical significance of familiar locations. Jeff White’s annual Local History … Read more

Lansing Historical Society to present ‘How Medicine Was Practiced during the Revolutionary War’

Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2019) – While an awareness of germs and bacteria is common even to grade schoolers today, during the era of America’s War for Independence, there was no such knowledge. This made the practice of medicine vastly different from what we take for granted … Read more

Free tax prep assistance available throughout Illinois

information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 20, 2019) – Low-to-moderate income families and senior citizens needing assistance filing their 2018 income taxes can receive free help through several trusted programs across the State of Illinois. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs are providing free basic income tax … Read more

Legion Riders bring donation to Aurora Police Department

by Melanie Jongsma AURORA, Ill. (March 17, 2019) – Eight Legion Riders from American Legion Post 697 in Lansing, Illinois, drove to Aurora this morning to express support for the Aurora Police Department. Five Aurora officers were injured last month when a gunman killed five workers at Henry Pratt Co., a manufacturing company. Legion Riders … Read more

Community donates $29,840 at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

“We all did it together,” says newly shaved Laurie Crosby By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2019) – Laurie Crosby had promised to go bald if $25,000 was raised for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser hosted by JJ Kelley’s. By 3:11pm, the total was already at $26,441, according to Jennifer Polley, who was collecting … Read more