Diversity encouraged in Citizen’s Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy

Lt. Scott Bailey hopes for a variety of ages, races by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2017) – Since the early 2000s, the Lansing Police Department has offered a Citizen’s Police Academy for Lansing residents. Lt. Scott Bailey is organizing the program this year, with help from Sgt. Gabe Barajas. Bailey hopes the Citizen’s … Read more

Lansing to participate in Illinois Bicentennial

Illinois bicentennial

December 4, 2017, flag-raising ceremony begins year-long celebration information provided by the Office of Governor Bruce Rauner SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 8, 2017) – “The Bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to fall in love with Illinois all over again,” says Governor Bruce Rauner in a letter to Illinois counties and municipalities. The letter explains that December … Read more

Thanksgiving thoughts:
Barbara Lessner

Thanksgiving thoughts

by Patricia Muhammad Thanksgiving is a national holiday set aside for family and friends to gather together to offer thanks and share blessings received throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinner is a traditional expression of gratitude and is symbolic of abundance. Recently, at a community dinner at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran Church, participants shared with The Lansing … Read more

Thornton Township wins media awards

Best Illinois Township Website and Best Illinois Township Social Media by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 2017) – “The Thornton Township website underwent a complete overhaul this year,” said Ernst Lamothe Jr., Community Relations Manager. “The purpose was to create a more informative, interactive, and visually appealing site that would be useful to all … Read more