Native American life in Lansing, Illinois

Native American

Lansing Historical Society hosts Les Marszalek, Native American Archeologist by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 14, 2017) – The public is invited to hear Les Marszalek—of the Chicago Archaeology Services Network—talk about recent archaeology finds in the Lansing area. He will use artifacts from this area to describe the daily life of Native Americans who … Read more

Santa House update

Santa House update

“No dueling Santas,” clarifies Ken Reynolds by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 11, 2017) – “November 1 is our target date to be done with the building,” said Ken Reynolds, Director of Communications for the Village of Lansing. That date gives the Village and the volunteers involved nearly a month to address any last-minute details … Read more

Community Day for Diane Pranske

Diane Pranske

October 21, 2017, at Lansing Country Club by Melanie Jongsma Family and friends of Diane Pranske have organized a fundraising event that is also a celebration of community. Pranske suffered extensive injuries in a violent attack two years ago, but the theme of the various resulting fundraisers has always been “Love Wins.” The October 21 … Read more

Hispanic Heritage Month celebration includes music, food, and speeches

Hispanic History Month

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 23, 2017) – Thornton Township celebrated its 13th Hispanic Heritage Month with native music, food, and speeches about the importance of Latino culture. Entertainment included the Thornton Township Mexican Folklore Dancers, Magician Ken Mate, and the Holy Cross Immaculate Heart of Mary Marimba Ensemble. Celebration “We have … Read more

History Plaza nears completion

Lansing, Illinois, celebrates past with an eye toward the future by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 2017) – While the construction and plantings at the southwest corner of Ridge Road and Burnham Avenue are visually appealing, Lansing’s new History Plaza also serves a forward-thinking purpose—by improving the entry into the Ridge Road business district, Lansing … Read more