Honoring Senator John McCain

United States and State flags at half-staff immediately until sunset on the day of interment Notice from the Office of the Governor The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from the President of the United States of America that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly … Read more

Lansing Library outdoor renovations near completion

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2018) – Library patrons and passersby may have witnessed an assortment of construction cones, warning tape, and machinery in front of the Lansing Public Library for the past eight weeks. All of the outside construction and landscaping activity has resulted in greener and more patron-friendly entrances to the … Read more

Gov. Rauner, IDOT seeking innovative solutions on highway lighting, ‘smart’ infrastructure investment

Potential P3 would modernize aging equipment, improve safety, save taxpayers money information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – The Illinois Department of Transportation today issued a formal Request for Information (RFI) for private sector firms interested in partnering with the state to replace its aging highway lighting infrastructure … Read more

Lansing’s oldest resident celebrates 111th birthday

CP Crawford is Lansing’s oldest, Illinois’ second-oldest, and America’s 25th-oldest living resident by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 24, 2018) – He’s been alive for both World Wars, for 20 presidents—including both Roosevelts and both Bushes—for women’s suffrage and black suffrage. He has picked cotton, plowed fields, tilled gardens, washed dishes, and worked for the Southland Oil … Read more

Lansing Loan Closet moves to Trinity Lutheran School building

Lansing Loan Closet

Crutches, canes, walkers, and more—available for free use by Lansing residents by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 22, 2018) – For 60 years the Lansing Loan Closet has been a valued community program that loans Lansing residents gently used home medical equipment—such as crutches, wheelchairs, and walkers—on a temporary basis and totally free of charge. … Read more

Lansing Beautification Award winners announced

Lansing Beautification

Seventh annual Beautification Contest involves 64 nominees by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 21, 2018) – The August 21 Village Board meeting included a series of award presentations by Tavin Brooks, a member of Lansing’s Beautification Committee who chaired the Beautification Contest subcommittee. Brooks described the contest as “intense” because of the large number of … Read more

Plans for August 26 Constitution Day include signature events

information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (August 18, 2018) — The day 200 years ago—August 26—that Illinois adopted its state Constitution is the focal point for anniversary celebrations across the state, highlighted by the dedication of a new Bicentennial Plaza in Springfield adjacent to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion. Governor Bruce Rauner … Read more

First-ever Family Matters Conference features local experts, range of topics

Pastor Leroy Childress hopes to continue and grow the idea by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 18, 2018) – “I don’t recall any church doing anything like this before,” said Barb Lessner as she looked over the conference brochure during the continental breakfast. There were 15 workshops led by 10 local experts, covering a range … Read more