Honor Flight Chicago recognizes veterans who won’t get to fly this year

Lansing veterans included in COVID-forced rescheduling by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 4, 2020) – “It is with deep regret and the utmost respect for the health, safety and well-being of our senior war heroes, volunteers and partners that the Honor Flight Chicago Board of Directors has elected to suspend flights to Washington, D.C., for … Read more

Lansing resident Jim King shares August 4 birthday with US Coast Guard

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2020) – Coast Guard Day is August 4. Every year this day commemorates the date in 1790 when Congress granted Alexander Hamilton’s request for a Revenue-Marine—the precursor to today’s United States Coast Guard. Hamilton, then Secretary of the Treasury, saw our country’s critical financial need for an armed … Read more

Lansing awarded $311,187.40 in Rebuild Illinois grants

Pritzker administration announces $250 million in infrastructure grants to Illinois counties, municipalities and townships information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 3, 2020) – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities, and townships to address local transportation … Read more

‘Is spaghetti a side dish or a meal?’ and other cultural questions

Pastoral Conversation on Racial Unity to continue August 14, 5:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2020) – For the third time, five people gathered on the stage at Living Word Church for a Facebook Live conversation about race, faith, and justice. The group included (shown above, from right) Lansing pastors Leroy Childress and … Read more