Lansing Food Pantry will serve clients Tuesday, March 24

information provided LANSING, Ill. (March 23, 2020) – The Lansing Food Pantry will continue its normal distribution schedule on Tuesday, March 22, 2020, 11:00am–1:00pm. To maintain safety for clients as well as volunteers, the Lansing Food Pantry will continue the “one client in / one client out” policy they established last week. The Lansing Food … Read more

Lansing restaurants adjust to state dine-in ban

Customers can still order via phone, internet for pick-up and delivery by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2020) – Winter is already a slow time for many restaurants, but the recent COVID-19 outbreak thinned crowds even further as social distancing and self-quarantining has been encouraged. With Governor Pritzker’s dine-in ban announced Sunday comes the … Read more

Local restaurants and bars: help us share your news

by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2020) – The Lansing Journal is gathering information from local restaurants and bars that are impacted by Governor Pritzker’s recent announcement to close dine-in eateries. We plan to publish a list of as many as possible, along with location, contact info, links to menus, and information … Read more

Gov. Pritzker announces bars and restaurants will close to public by end of Monday

Next week, state agencies to temporarily reduce workforce while maintaining core functions and essential operations information provided by the Office of the Governor CHICAGO, Ill. (March 15, 2020) — As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Governor JB Pritzker announced Sunday that all bars and … Read more

TIF redevelopment agreement approved for Rancho Grande

Former Golden Crown Restaurant to be transformed by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 10, 2020) – At the February 4 meeting of the Village Board, the vote was unanimous to approve Ordinance 20-003, “authorizing and approving a Tax Increment Financing redevelopment agreement between the Village of Lansing and Tacosina Group Corporation (Rancho Grande—17904 Torrence Avenue).” … Read more

Lansing Bakers Square among nine closings in four states

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 27, 2020) – “The hardest thing when we closed,” said long-time Bakers Square employee Lynette Reid, “was thinking about our customers. Because our customers are more like family. We never thought of them just as customers.” The sudden shuttering of the restaurant located at 3545 Ridge Road left patrons … Read more

Troost and Lansing Public Library bring coffee and books together

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 11, 2020) – When Lansing Public Library Director Debbie Albrecht was ready to launch a new type of digital library, she chose Troost (rhymes with “host”) as the host location. It was a natural partnership. Not only is Albrecht at the coffee shop every morning for her own caffeine … Read more

One Trick Pony included in Dixie Highway Brewery Trail Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 19 information provided by Evil Horse Brewing CRETE, Ill. (October 15, 2019) – Seven southside breweries will be featured at the inaugural Dixie Highway Brewery Trail Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 19, at Blue Island Beer Company on historic Old Western Avenue. The trail is the first of its kind in the Chicago area … Read more

Three days of family fun planned for Lansing Autumn Fest

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (October 2, 2019) – Lansing Autumn Fest returns October 11-13 for a weekend of fall fun. Festival Chair Dan Centracchio is anticipating a successful and smooth year as the event returns for the second time to the upgraded Fox Pointe location. “This time of year a lot of other communities … Read more