Community and police enjoy National Night Out at Fox Pointe

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2019) – “This is one of the largest crowds we’ve had,” said Lt. Scott Bailey about Tuesday’s National Night Out. Typically the event is held in one of Lansing’s parks—for many years Lan Oak Park, and more recently Rotary Park—and about 200 people attend. At Fox Pointe, and … Read more

Shooter identified and apprehended

Meetup Spot

Public reminded to take precautions when conducting internet business information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (July 30, 2019) – On July 23, 2019, at approximately 6:07pm, the Lansing Police Department responded to the area of 17355 Torrence Avenue (the former Kmart building) for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located … Read more

Lansing Police Officer Wilson Pierce commended by Department of Defense

Pierce’s “professionalism and patience” aid DOD in Lansing home search by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – Lansing Police Officer Wilson Pierce was commended by the U.S. Department of Defense via letter, which was read during the Village Board meeting on July 16. Officer Pierce had assisted the department during a home search … Read more

Neighborhood Watch tips

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 17, 2019) – The Lansing Police Department has an active Neighborhood Watch program that reduces crime and builds community in Lansing. Any Lansing resident—renter, homeowner, landlord, business owner—can join the program and attend the meetings. What to watch for One of the benefits of joining the Neighborhood Watch program … Read more

Lansing’s K9 Officer Rico receives bullet and stab protective vest

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 23, 2019) – Lansing Police Department’s K9 Officer Rico has received the bullet and stab protective vest he was granted in February, thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by the Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation and embroidered … Read more

Unity Christian Academy Mock Trial finishes first season

New school’s inaugural extracurricular celebrates “immense triumph” By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 27, 2019) – “Objection!” exclaims Frances Boerman-Cornell, meeting the judge’s gaze. “Argumentative. Opposing counsel is not letting the witness finish her answer.” The judge ponders for a moment before ruling: “Sustained.” The trial continues—the prosecution and defense of an alleged arsonist … Read more