Hundreds of millions of holiday packages expected 
between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day

USPS Sunday package delivery will expand to select major markets information provided by the United States Postal Service WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2019) – The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is ready to deliver more than 28 million packages per day between December 16 and 21, and will average 20.5 million packages per day through the … Read more

Honor Flight featured at 2019 Veterans Day Sunday ceremony

Volunteer Maureen Grady-Perovich and Veteran Steve Mayerak share their experiences by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 11, 2019) – Each November, Lansing is invited to gather at the Lansing Veterans Memorial on the corner of Burnham Avenue and Glenwood-Lansing Road on the Sunday before Veterans Day. The Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard hosted and … Read more

Lansing welcomes two Vietnam vets home from final Honor Flight of 2019

BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (October 14, 2019) – Honor Flight Chicago’s last flight of the 2019 season was Wednesday, October 16, and two Lansing veterans were aboard. Marine veteran Dennis Kranc and Army veteran Kenny Janowski spent the day in Washington, DC, being honored for their service in Vietnam. Whenever a Lansing resident is … Read more

Dia de los Muertos exhibit at TF South teaches about Day of the Dead traditions

BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (October 30, 2019) – “Remember me and I will live forever,” declared the large signs near the entrance to the fifth annual Day of the Dead exhibit at TF South. Students from the Spanish Class, Latin Dance Crew, and Dreamers hosted the exhibit on Wednesday, October 30, from 4:00–6:00pm. Admission … Read more

Illinois DCFS kicks off Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois by asking ‘What’s your connection?’

information provided by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services CHICAGO, Ill. (November 8, 2019) – November is Adoption Awareness Month in Illinois, and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Adoption Advisory Council are launching the “What’s your connection?” statewide campaign to promote adoption awareness and celebrate the connection … Read more