Semper Fi: a story of three Lansing Marines and their legacy of loyalty

by Jamison Kooi LANSING, Ill. (November 2019) – November is a time for remembering our nation’s veterans—November 10 is the Marine Corps birthday, and November 11 is Veterans Day (originally Armistice Day). And Lansing’s annual Veterans Day Service on November 10 at 2:00pm will give us an opportunity to recognize our local heroes with special … Read more

Creativity abounds at annual Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (November 6, 2019) – Halloween was still five days away, but participants in the 2019 Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade came dressed to impress early in the morning Saturday, October 26. About 100 people of all ages and costume types gathered in the parking lot behind Kilroy’s (3502 Ridge Road) … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly to host ceremony renaming Olympia Fields Post Office in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert L. Martin, former resident of Olympia Fields, to be honored information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly Note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified a medal awarded to the Tuskegee Airmen in 2007. The Tuskegee Airmen were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, which is a civilian award honoring … Read more

Mayor, five Trustees approve letter of support for Cal City casino

by Melanie Jongsma and Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 5, 2019) – Lansing Mayor Patty Eidam read a five-page prepared statement at the October 15 Village Board meeting in favor of Resolution #1139: “supporting the granting of a gaming license to operate a gaming facility in the City of Calumet City.” The resolution passed with … Read more

TF South Drama presents high school edition of Chicago

Evening performances November 14, 15, and 16; matinee November 17 by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (November 4, 2019) – At the opening of the musical Chicago, the narrator informs the audience that they are “about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery.” With such adult content, how can a … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly to host ceremony renaming Olympia Fields Post Office in honor of Tuskegee Airman

Tuskegee Airman Captain Robert L. Martin, former resident of Olympia Fields, to be honored information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (November 3, 2019) – On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 1:00–2:00pm, Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a ceremony honoring Captain Robert L. Martin’s life and accomplishments by naming the post … Read more

Annual Veterans Day ceremony scheduled at Lansing Veterans Memorial

Sunday, November 10, 2:00pm information provided LANSING, Ill. (October 31, 2019) – This year’s Veterans Day Service at the Lansing Veterans Memorial will feature Lansing Trustee Maureen Grady-Perovich as the guest speaker. She will share information about Honor Flight—an opportunity for our nation’s veterans to spend a day in Washington DC, where they are treated … Read more

License plate recognition cameras planned for three Lansing intersections

Lansing Police to use cameras to track suspects more effectively, not monitor traffic violations by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 26, 2019) – In the next few months, Lansing residents will see cameras being set up at three intersections throughout the village. These cameras will not document traffic violations but rather will be used to … Read more

Illinois Department of Public Health shares tips to prevent lead poisoning

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20–26, 2019 information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (October 24, 2019) – Lead poisoning is one of the most prevalent and preventable environmental health hazards and is known to contribute to learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral problems. During National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week—October … Read more