Fox Pointe events continue through mid-October

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Improvements in both weather and awareness have favorably impacted attendance at Fox Pointe events since late spring, and Village staff are still exploring opportunities to schedule events into mid-October. The current line-up includes the following events: Wednesday, August 21, 7:00pm: Spoken Four Chicago band with DJ-style … Read more

Arabian Horses competing in Crete, Illinois

September 2–7 at Balmoral Park by Melanie Jongsma CRETE, Ill. (August 13, 2019) – Exhibitors of all ages will check in to Lansing’s Comfort Suites and Sleep Inn, as well as other local establishments to compete in the Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show at Balmoral Park, September 2–7, 2019. The Arabian … Read more

Former Olympian to serve as Grand Marshal for state fair Twilight Parade

Jackie Joyner-Kersee “represents the best of Illinois,” says Governor Pritzker information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 8, 2019) – The Illinois State Fair, along with Governor JB Pritzker, announced Olympic Gold Medal winner and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee will serve as the Grand Marshal for the Illinois State … Read more

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

World Wiffle® Ball Championship to return to Midlothian

July 20–21 tournament to include fundraiser for South Suburban Humane Society information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (July 8, 2019) – The World Wiffle® Ball Championship will be returning to Midlothian for its 40th tournament on July 20 and 21. The tournament originated in Mishawaka, Indiana, in 1980, and it … Read more