Festival of Lights celebrates a diversity of Christmas traditions

Festival of Lights

28 countries represented in Lansing, Illinois by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (November 27, 2017) – Christmas is a season full of traditions. Many of those traditions, both local and international, are represented at the Lansing Historical Museum, where the annual Festival of Lights exhibit opened on November 27, following a performance by the T.F. South … Read more

Legion Riders thank Lansing Police and Fire Departments

Legion Riders

$300 donations are an expression of partnership and appreciation by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2017) – Outside the courtroom, before the Village Board meetings began, representatives of the Legion Riders Edward Schultz Chapter 697 held their own brief meeting with Police Chief Dennis Murrin and Fire Chief Ken Verkaik. They presented each with … Read more

Lansing raises Illinois Bicentennial flag

Illinois bicentennial

LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2017) – Governor Rauner invited municipalities throughout Illinois to participate in a 365-day celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, beginning with a flag-raising ceremony today, featuring the Illinois Bicentennial Flag. Lansing staff members and elected officials gathered at noon to raise the flag and kick off the year-long observance of this state milestone. … Read more

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