Building blocks

block party

One neighborhood’s experience using a block party to build community by Adam Barker LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2018) – Early this year, my wife Alli and I began thinking about a block party—what a great way to build relationships with neighbors we’ve lived next to for years but have never met! Having never organized a … Read more

IDNR reminds display sponsors to check credentials of fireworks vendors

Fireworks safety reminder: Leave displays to those who are licensed and trained information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 1, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding individuals and organizations sponsoring fireworks displays in Illinois to be sure their fireworks vendor has the required state licenses … Read more

New poster series on Illinois mining available from IDNR

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 28, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is now offering a wider selection of educational posters that highlight the minerals and rocks that are mined in Illinois—providing a glimpse at the vast array of underground resources available in the state, … Read more

Bicentennial Exhibition at the Illinois State Museum set to open on June 29

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 26, 2018) – The Illinois State Museum will present a major new exhibition in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday which will feature rare and rarely-seen artifacts from the Museum’s 13.5-million-object Illinois Legacy Collection to highlight the dynamic story of Illinois. The “Bicentennial and … Read more

People to thank

People to thank

It takes a community to produce a community newspaper. Advertising dollars are our main source of income, and we hope you shop local to support the businesses that support The Lansing Journal. Regular people We also receive contributions from regular people who believe local journalism is important. Because of their generosity and vision, we are … Read more

Bus ads help raise awareness of Baby Safe Haven Law

Illinois DCFS, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus team up to save babies information provided by the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation CHICAGO, Ill. (June 21, 2018) – Illinois Department of Child and Family Services, the Save Abandoned Babies Foundation, and Pace Bus have joined forces to launch a new campaign aimed at educating … Read more

Unity Christian Academy hires Head of School

Loukisha Smart-Pennix brings social service, community, and early learning experience to high school start-up information provided by Unity Christian Academy SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 18, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Unity Christian Academy (UCA) announced today that it has hired Loukisha Smart-Pennix as its Head of School. According to UCA Board President Steve … Read more

Congratulations correction

LANSING, Ill. (June 19, 2018) – In the June 6 print issue of The Lansing Journal, we printed a short note of congratulations on page 14—and one of the names was wrong. Congratulations should go to Zachary (not Jacob) Furmanek, along with Brandon Witvliet and Sara Bosman. They won a scholarship from the Lansing Old … Read more