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

Heightened enforcement throughout Illinois for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Extra vigilance comes amid rash of ISP vehicle collisions, two preventable tragedies information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 4, 2019) – Throughout April, which is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 100 city and county law enforcement agencies are … Read more

Lansing honors Chicago’s fallen

Funeral procession for Chicago police officer John Rivera passes through town by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 29, 2019) – Five LPD squad cars joined two Chicago PD cars in escorting the hearse bearing the casket of Officer John Rivera through Lansing this afternoon. Rivera was killed in River North on Saturday, March 23. His … Read more

Lansing squatter to appear in court

Police encourage residents to be aware of neighborhood activities information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (March 26, 2019) – On May 10, 2018, at approximately 1:45pm, the Lansing Police Department was dispatched to 17007 Park Avenue to meet with a representative from a mortgage company to investigate a possible “squatter” situation in … Read more

LPD exploring opportunities for volunteer help

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 24, 2019) – Several graduates from the 2019 Citizens Police Academy expressed a new appreciation for the amount and variety of work Lansing police officers do. Responding to 911 calls, patrolling neighborhoods, visiting schools and businesses, writing reports, researching grants, providing safety training—all of this is police work that … Read more