A Day of Honor

Lansing residents and former residents experience Honor Flight Chicago’s 94th flight by Melanie Jongsma Reporter’s note: My father, Allen Jongsma, was on Honor Flight Chicago’s September 18 flight. His experience gave me a family member’s access to the details involved in organizing an Honor Flight. CHICAGO, Ill. (September 18, 2019) – The 94th Honor Flight … Read more

48-star flag finds a new home at American Legion Post 697

Jim and Suzanne Long donate family heirloom by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 17, 2019) – For 47 years—from 1912 until 1959—America’s flag had 48 stars. Both New Mexico and Arizona were added as states in 1912, and on July 4 of that year, President William Taft through Executive Order declared that the stars should … Read more

Village Board adopts new fee schedule for repeated false alarms

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – “Our hope is that the specter of a raised false alarm fee schedule will compel residents and business locations to stay ahead of maintenance issues for their alarm systems, thereby helping our departments reserve our resources for alarms that genuinely require our response,” read Trustee Jerry … Read more

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Autumn Fest 2018

Autumn Fest presents expanded advertising opportunities by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2019) – Thousands of people attend Autumn Fest in Lansing each year, from Lansing as well as the surrounding region. The potential for out-of-town attendees is even greater this year as a result of the increased exposure Lansing received throughout … Read more

Lansing Public Library to host Census 2020 Job Day

Thursday, September 12, 6:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2019) – Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore will join Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam, State Senator Elgie R. Sims Jr., State Representative Marcus C. Evans Jr., and Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli to host a 2020 Census Job Day for residents in the 4th District … Read more

Perfect weather makes Lansing’s first Tailgate Party a success in spite of Bears loss

Hundreds gather at Fox Pointe to watch the game together by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 6, 2019) – Thursday’s windless afternoon was perfect for tailgate picnics, and by 5:30pm the lot of Clock Tower Plaza was more than half full for Lansing’s first Tailgate Party. The Bears/Packers rivalry and the 100th anniversary of the … Read more

Sandler’s Shoes takes steps toward more medical approach

by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, IL (August 30, 2019) — Under new ownership, a long-time Lansing business is taking steps toward a more medical approach to footwear. Derek Schwartz took over Sandler’s Shoes on Ridge Road in February 2019. Second-generation owner Beverly Sandler is expected to officially transfer ownership to Schwartz later this month. Sandler’s … Read more