I-55, Lake Shore Drive reconstruction competing for America’s top transportation project

Votes needed for online competition to net $10,000 for Special Olympics information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation CHICAGO, Ill. (September 6, 2018) — The Interstate 55/Lake Shore Drive interchange reconstruction is a finalist in an online competition to choose the country’s top transportation project and a chance to earn $10,000 for an Illinois-based … Read more

TF South alum Ted Cable returns to speak about Traveling Through Illinois

Monday, September 24, 6:00pm, at Lansing Historical Society meeting by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2018) – As part of their celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial, the Lansing Historical Society has invited Dr. Ted Cable to share stories from his 2013 book, Traveling Through Illinois: Stories of I-55 Landmarks and Landscapes between Chicago and … Read more

Highlights from the State of the Village address

State of the Village

Lots of information by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2018) – Over 100 members of the Lansing community attended last night’s State of the Village presentation held at Lansing Public Library. Five representatives of Lansing’s government—Mayor Patty Eidam, Village Clerk Vivian Payne, Village Administrator Dan Podgorski, Police Chief Dennis Murrin, and Director of Communications … Read more

Boy Scouts to honor 9/11’s fallen

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 6, 2018) – The regular Tuesday meeting of Boy Scout Troop 276 falls on September 11 next week, so the troop will observe a memorial of America’s losses on September 11, 2001. The troop will meet in front the American Legion (18255 Grant Street) at … Read more

Edward Schultz Auxiliary #697 observes Missing Man remembrance

Symbolic service honors POWs and MIAs by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2018) – Newly installed Auxiliary President Lorraine Przybyl began her tenure by introducing a new tradition to the group—the POW/MIA Remembrance Service, or “Missing Man Table.” The ceremony is commonly observed in conjunction with Veterans Day or Memorial Day by various branches … Read more

Last chance this season to welcome Lansing veterans home from Honor Flight

Honor Flight

Veterans Martin Garcia and William Van Duyn return to Lansing Wednesday, September 12 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2018) – The American Legion Riders from Edward Schultz Chapter 697 will be gathering at Sunrise Health Foods (17650 Torrence Avenue) on Wednesday, September 12, to receive World War II veteran Martin Garcia and Korean … Read more

A newspaper for all of Lansing

Editorial by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (September 2018) – When The Lansing Journal launched last September, we made bold claims about “Serving Lansing’s diverse community.” At the time we were thinking in terms of identifiable ethnicities—Black, White, and Hispanic are the three largest racial percentages in our village. So we were intentional about … Read more