27 citizens graduate from 2019 Citizens Police Academy

Accomplishment marked with certificates and cake by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2019) – After 10 weeks of two-hour classes, members of the 2019 Citizens Police Academy gathered in the courtroom at Lansing Police headquarters on March 20 to receive their certificates along with words of encouragement from Lt. Scott Bailey, who led the … Read more

‘Arrive alive on St. Pat’s Day,’ say Illinois State Police

Ramped up enforcement already in place information provided by Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2019) — The Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police agencies will ramp up enforcement of impaired driving penalties, seat belt usage, and speeding and distracted driving laws from Thursday, March 14, through the early hours of Monday, … Read more

Lansing Police Department’s K9 Officer Rico to receive donation of body armor

information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2019) – The nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. will donate a bullet and stab protective vest to Lansing Police Department’s K9 Officer Rico. The vest is sponsored by Officer Collin Rose Memorial Foundation and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In honor … Read more

IDOT increases law enforcement details over Super Bowl weekend

information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 1, 2019) – This Super Bowl Sunday, the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement across the state are increasing details to enforce their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns. “Before the game, … Read more

Illinois State Police make arrest in crash that killed Trooper Christopher Lambert

Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approves felony charges for Reckless Homicide information provided by the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announced the arrest of Scott A. Larson (M/61) for his involvement in the January 12, 2019, fatal crash that resulted in the death of Trooper Christopher … Read more

Gov. Pritzker appoints Brendan Kelly to lead the Illinois State Police

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 22, 2019) – Brendan Kelly will serve as Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP), pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Kelly currently serves as the State’s Attorney of St. Clair County, a post he’s held since 2010. He previously served as an Assistant … Read more

A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our least prolific month (July, for some reason) saw 64 stories published; our busiest month (September) boasted 113. All those articles were “Lansing news” —they were stories that happened in … Read more