Grace Church installs Leroy Childress as Senior Pastor

information provided by Grace Church LANSING, Ill. (March 17, 2018) – On Sunday, March 4, Grace Church ordained and officially installed Leroy Childress Jr as their Senior Pastor. He is the ninth pastor to serve in the 80-year history of the church. Rev. Childress is originally from Baldwin, Michigan, and graduated from Eastern University. He … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day traditions

reflections of an Irish granddaughter by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. A celebration famous for green beer, corned beef and cabbage, and parades, St. Patty’s is celebrated by people around the world, especially in Chicago. With many long-standing traditions in the city, Chicago is home to … Read more

Themes at The Lansing Journal Open House include Information, Trust, Community

Open House

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2018) – Dozens of people from Lansing and beyond gathered at the Lansing Public Library last Wednesday for The Lansing Journal’s Open House. The night’s main event was a panel of seven people who have interacted with the Journal from different perspectives: Eric Crump, founder of the Homewood-Flossmoor … Read more

Recycling 101


Paper, plastic, and pizza problems by Patricia Muhammad HOMEWOOD, Ill. (March 1, 2018) – Modern-day recycling began in the 1970s for the purpose of reusing paper and plastic products. Today, more than ever before, recycling is an environmental initiative designed to manage literal tons of business and household products. Recyclable items include bottles, cans, cartons, … Read more

Snow plowing Lansing


the Public Works process for keeping streets clear by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (March 2018) – Looking around Lansing now, it’s hard to remember that just a couple weeks ago, a record-tying nine straight days of snowfall covered us in a layer nearly two feet deep. A couple warm days of rain turned the … Read more