Lansing Boy Scouts serve Manteno veterans

by Melanie Jongsma MANTENO, Ill. (February 20, 2020) – Boy Scout Troop 276 recently put on another party for veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home. They served sloppy joes, chips, drinks, and snacks; held a raffle; and donated a variety of personal items. Musically talented scouts entertained the veterans with festive and familiar selections. “Everyone … Read more

Dads and daughters dine and dance at Eisenhower Center

It’s a 17-year Friday-before-Valentines-Day tradition by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2020) – “We had trouble teaching in our preschool today,” explained Sharon Desjardins on February 7, “because all of the little girls were talking about their dresses and getting their nails done.” February 7 was the date of this year’s Daddy Daughter Dinner … Read more

Lansing Historical Society to present ‘Black Cowboys and the Wild West’

Monday, February 24, 6:00pm by Melanie Jongsma An earlier version of this article included an incorrect location for the February 24 event. It will take place on the stage in the upper level of the library. LANSING, Ill. (February 11, 2020) – The titles of Art T. Burton’s three cowboy books have a similar theme—Black, … Read more

Illinois first state to test for Novel Coronavirus

Statewide hotline available for questions information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health CHICAGO, Ill. (February 11, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is now able to conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), making Illinois the first state to be able to do testing in state. Once specimens from … Read more

TIF redevelopment agreement approved for Rancho Grande

Former Golden Crown Restaurant to be transformed by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 10, 2020) – At the February 4 meeting of the Village Board, the vote was unanimous to approve Ordinance 20-003, “authorizing and approving a Tax Increment Financing redevelopment agreement between the Village of Lansing and Tacosina Group Corporation (Rancho Grande—17904 Torrence Avenue).” … Read more

February 10 Roundball Classic Championship to feature Reavis vs Coolidge

Girls Hot Shot finalists: Courtney Harrison (Heritage) vs Jordyn Clark (Oak Glen) by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 8, 2020) – Saturday’s Roundball roundup gave all five teams an opportunity to play twice. On Monday, February 10, two teams move into the finals: Reavis and Coolidge. During halftime of the Monday game, Courtney Harrison of … Read more