Lansing family holds birthday party in Oak Glen Cemetery

Diekelman family

“Lest we forget”—Happy Birthday, Uncle Ervie by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (July 19, 2019) – On Friday, July 12, Lansing’s Oak Glen Cemetery was unusually animate with a happy family reunion that included patriotic decorations fluttering in the breeze, joyful singing, and homemade cupcakes. The occasion—which could easily be mistaken for a belated Memorial Day … Read more

Glenwood Oaks hosts 4 Paw Sake fundraiser/adoption event

New owner wants to continue tradition by Melanie Jongsma GLENWOOD, Ill. (July 16, 2019) – Nikita and Jamiel Greer were not thinking about dog adoptions when they hopped on their bikes Thursday evening, July 11. They are perfectly content with Amber, their Rhodesian Ridgeback mix. But the bike path took them from their Lansing home … Read more

Gov. Pritzker appoints Melody Spann Cooper to Liquor Control Commission

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 16, 2019) – Pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate, Melody Spann Cooper will serve as Commissioner on the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. Since 1999, Spann Cooper has served as chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation, a best-in-class African-American owned media boutique whose properties include radio … Read more

Illinois State Museum Society hosting two day trips on Illinois history

August 10: Lockport Gallery and Old Joliet Prison; September 14: New Philadelphia and Huck Finn Freedom Center information provided by the Illinois State Museum Society SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 11, 2019) – The Illinois State Museum Society this week announced two upcoming day trips that invite participants to explore the history and culture of Illinois by … Read more