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Remembering 2020: A Lansing COVID-19 timeline

compiled by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 30, 2020) - Throughout 2020, The Lansing Journal has documented the many ways life has changed due to...

Lansing responds to 2020 race questions with complexity

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 24, 2020) – When a video emerged of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of...

COVID testing now available in We Fix Phones parking lot in Lansing

Drive-thru self-tests available without appointment By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2020) – COVID testing is now available in the parking lot of Boost Mobile...

IL childcare providers to receive financial assistance

State to cover eligible days of Child Care Assistance Program payments CHICAGO, Ill. (December 23, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker announced his administration is directing...

Teenager Korey Ziemkowsi finishes third micro pantry, Lansing’s fourth

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 25, 2020) – At the beginning of 2020, Lansing had one micro pantry. As the year draws to a...

IL announces $56 million investment in providers and community organizations

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 18, 2020) – Building on its investments to fight against COVID-19,...

Neighborhood Christmas tree brings Lansing neighbors together

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 24, 2020) – During a holiday season that has had its usual joy tempered by a global pandemic, some...

Homewood Chevy donates car to mother whose daughter died in car crash

Annual giveaway will help children and grandmother make ends meet in light of loss By Josh Bootsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (December 24, 2020) – Homewood Chevy continued...

Lansing residents share plans for a COVID Christmas

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 23, 2020) – The Christmas season is looking different this year than any other Lansing has experienced. Residents have...

Cole & Young Jewelers to close after 146 years

Owner Larry Mollo ready for retirement after 44 years in Lansing By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (December 22, 2020) – Soon after the first of the...

Gov. Pritzker outlines spending reduction for fiscal year 2021

Information provided by the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (December 15, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker has announced more than $700 million in spending reductions for...

IL surpasses 2010 Census response amid pandemic

State's Census response rate seventh nationwide Information provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services CHICAGO, Ill. (December 18, 2020) – Governor Pritzker and the Illinois...

Computer donation initiative announced for low-income IL residents

Information provided by the Governor's Office CHICAGO, Ill. (December 16, 2020) – Governor JB Pritzker and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced an Illinois...

$4.5 million awarded for racial healing efforts across IL

IL Dept. of Human Services and The Chicago Community Trust partner to award funds to 179 nonprofit organizations Information provided by the Illinois Department of...

Food and toy drive brings Christmas to families in need

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 19, 2020) – Amid a year of shortage and loss, hundreds of children will have presents this Christmas thanks...