Largest wood court floor installed to attract larger events

Lynwood’s Southland Athletic and Event Center set for “substantial” economic impact information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau LYNWOOD, Ill. (January 9, 2019) – The Southland Athletic and Event Center (a Ho-Chunk Nation enterprise) in Lynwood, Illinois, recently installed over 41,000 square feet of portable wood court flooring. The newly installed floor … 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

St. John Lutheran School holds alumni games to celebrate 125th anniversary

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) – Lansing’s oldest school was founded the same year that Lansing became a village—125 years ago. St. John Lutheran School has served many families over the decades, and some of the school’s past students gathered on Sunday, December 30, 2018, in the school gym for alumni volleyball … Read more

Marian Catholic High School hosts Warrior Wrestling 3

Legendary luchadores and other international wrestling stars to raise funds for scholarships information provided by Marian Catholic High School CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 29, 2018) – Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, will welcome professional wrestling stars from around the world for Warrior Wrestling 3 on Saturday, January 5. The family-friendly wrestling event … Read more

2018 highlights—History, sports, and Millennials


2018 was a big year in Lansing, and The Lansing Journal recorded hundreds of stories. In these last days of 2018 and the opening days of 2019, we’ll share some highlights chosen by different members of The Lansing Journal writing team. Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who … Read more

Lansing’s Crosstown Classic—Memorial vs. Heritage

Middle school rivalry is alive and well By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – The gym at Memorial Junior High School was rocking on Monday afternoon as the Memorial Mustangs faced off against the Heritage Middle School Nationals in their annual crosstown basketball match-up. The Background Despite being the only two middle schools in Lansing … Read more

SSC Lady Bulldogs Basketball Coach Darrell Scott wins 500 games

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 20, 2018) – South Suburban College Women’s Basketball Head Coach Darrell Scott earned his 500th victory as the leader of Lady Bulldogs. Scott recently reached the milestone with a 78-32 win on the road vs. Oakton Community College. The win catapulted Coach Scott’s career record … Read more

SSC Volleyball now accepting Winter Camp registrations

Volleyball Winter Camp begins 9:00am, January 19, 2019 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 18, 2018) – On Monday, the South Suburban College Volleyball Program began accepting registrations for their Winter Volleyball Camp scheduled for January 19, 2019, from 9:00am–12:00pm. The camp is designed to improve on the basic skills of … Read more

South Suburban College baseball program to host Catching Camp for youth


December 26 and 27 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 11, 2018) – South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Wednesday, December 26, and Thursday, December 27, from 10:00am–1:00pm. Ruzich has directed youth camps for the past 33 years and has taught … Read more

Lan-Oak Lanes’ Dale Genovese and friends attend Chicago premiere

Thursday night’s movie premiere provides opportunity for stars to mingle by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (December 9, 2018) – “It was awesome,” said bowler Jim Grutzius about When Jeff Tried to Save the World, the new indie movie starring Lan-Oak Lanes. Grutzius and members of his bowling team, who are regulars at Lan-Oak Lanes, attended … Read more

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