Lansing Police Department offers advice to local businesses following recent burglaries

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 7, 2020) – A recent increase in burglaries at various Ridge Road and Torrence Avenue businesses has prompted the Lansing Police Department to reach out to the business community with tips and advice. Lieutenant Scott Bailey attended the December Lansing Area Chamber luncheon and spoke to business representatives there. … Read more

Troost and Lansing Public Library bring coffee and books together

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 11, 2020) – When Lansing Public Library Director Debbie Albrecht was ready to launch a new type of digital library, she chose Troost (rhymes with “host”) as the host location. It was a natural partnership. Not only is Albrecht at the coffee shop every morning for her own caffeine … Read more

Great Chicago Blood Drive comes to Munster, Indiana (corrected info)

Yesterday’s version of this story indicated that Zachary Stevenson’s Buddy Holly Tribute is scheduled for January 18, 2020. That date was correct, but we had the day wrong—January 18 is a Saturday, and Stevenson will be at Theatre at the Center (1040 Ridge Road in Munster, Indiana) for two performances only—3:00pm and 7:30pm. We apologize … Read more

Lansing’s Arnold Ukagwu receives SIU Textbook Award

Alumni Association to award textbooks to 36 students on January 13 information provided by Southern Illinois University CARBONDALE, Ill. (January 9, 2020) — Three dozen students will be gifted textbooks during the SIU Alumni Association’s annual Textbook Award ceremony next week. Thirty-one of the recipients are from Illinois, including Arnold Ukagwu, from Lansing. The awards … Read more

Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch set for January 25–26

by Melanie Jongsma OGLESBY, Ill. (January 8, 2020) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) reports that Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend is set for Saturday, January 25, and Sunday, January 26, at Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby, Illinois. Activities are scheduled to begin at 9:00am both days at the Illinois Waterway … Read more