Hundreds attend Oak Glen URC Burger Bash and Car Show

by Natalie Togtman LANSING, Ill. (July 24, 2019) – On Friday, July 19, Lansing’s Oak Glen United Reformed Church hosted its annual Burger Bash and Car Show from 5:00–7:00pm. Marilou Ooms, who is part of the Evangelism Committee at the church, said, “We want to use this as an outreach effort to the Lansing community.” … Read more

Lansing sizzles, melts, rocks at Food Truck Fest

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 19, 2019) – If you didn’t have water or sunglasses at Fox Pointe on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, you were in trouble. Despite temperatures climbing into the 90s, just under 200 people gathered at Fox Pointe for its first-ever Food Truck Fest from 3:00–8:00pm. The shaded pavilion … Read more

Troost Coffee and Tea approved for liquor license

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2019) – “We want to expand our offerings to a short list of quality wines and local beers,” Renae Fentress explained at the Village Board’s June 18 Committee of the Whole meeting, “along with small plate food options—charcuterie boards of cheese, meats, nuts, fruits, things like that.” Fentress … Read more

State Rep Evans and Village officials at Gayety’s on Cruise Night

Saturday, July 13 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 12, 2019) – State Representative Marcus Evans and Lansing Village officials will be hosting an Ice Cream Social from 6:00–7:30pm at Gayety’s Chocolates & Ice Cream. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from ComEd, Evans will be offering free ice cream cones to 150 people who stop … Read more

Governor Pritzker takes steps to assist farmers hurt by record rainfall and flooding

information provided by the Illinois Department of Agriculture SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (June 23, 2019) – With near-record flooding and a serious delay in the planting season, Governor JB Pritzker has convened appropriate members of his cabinet to ensure that Illinois farmers can access all available state resources, including pooling efforts and resources between the Illinois Department … Read more

Village Board considers Off Track Betting as a revenue source in north Lansing

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2019) – “Entertainment, hospitality, restaurants—those are ‘in,’” explained Administrator Dan Podgorski to the Village Board at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, June 18. He was asking Trustees to consider a proposal from Dave Hoffman and Terence Dunleavy of Hawthorne Race Course Inc. “We are a … Read more