Online Exclusive: Village, LPD, and TF South finish video on police interactions

Long, collaborative process upholds part of the MOU signed in July 2018 by Josh Bootsma This story is an online exclusive and will not appear in any future print issues of The Lansing Journal. To receive stories like this in your inbox every day, please subscribe to our daily news email. LANSING, Ill. (January 18, … Read more

Lansing Police Department offers advice to local businesses following recent burglaries

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 7, 2020) – A recent increase in burglaries at various Ridge Road and Torrence Avenue businesses has prompted the Lansing Police Department to reach out to the business community with tips and advice. Lieutenant Scott Bailey attended the December Lansing Area Chamber luncheon and spoke to business representatives there. … Read more

LPD conducting death investigation

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (January 2, 2020) – On January 2, 2020, at approximately 12:12pm, the Lansing Police Department responded to the United Motel, located at 2249 Bernice Road, for an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, officers located a 77-year-old female who was deceased inside of a room. The Lansing Police … Read more

Gov. Pritzker ends 2019 with clemency action

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 2, 2020) – On December 31, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker granted 20 clemency petitions, in the largest group of petitions addressed since taking office. In addition, Pritzker announced pardons that will expunge 11,017 misdemeanor convictions for cannabis offenses involving less than 30 grams. Earlier … Read more

Illinois looks to finish 2019 with fewer motor vehicle fatalities than 2018

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, and more than 200 police and sheriff’s departments are coming together for the annual holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to keep impaired drivers off the roads. Motorists will notice this life-saving enforcement effort in … Read more

Pritzker administration announces street intervention program grant opportunity

information provided by the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority CHICAGO, Ill. (December 21, 2019) – Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) Acting Executive Director Jason Stamps today announced a funding opportunity to expand and enhance street intervention programs that interrupt and prevent cycles of violence that harm Illinois families and communities. About $1.9 million in … Read more

LPD determines recent shooting ‘does not appear to be a random event’

Residents with tips or information urged to call 708-895-7150 information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (November 26, 2019) – On November 24, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., the Lansing Police Department received several calls for shots fired in the parking lot of 2142 175th street. As officers responded to 2142 175th street, … Read more