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