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Sand Ridge Nature Center to offer new exhibits, upgrade campus in 2021

With history rooted in the latest ice age, the Sand Ridge area has much to offer local residents By Katie Arvia SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 24,...

World Wiffle Ball Championship returning to Midlothian this summer

By Katie Arvia MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (February 17, 2021) – After a brief departure due to COVID-19 restrictions, the World Wiffle Ball Championship will return to...

Local Events page updated to benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2021) - With feedback from survey respondents, live testing by selected event organizers, and tweaking by tech support,...

2021 marks 55 years since Lansing plane crash killed pro golfer Tony Lema

Promising golfer's life cut short by tragic accident on Lansing golf course By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 12, 2021) – Tony Lema never got the...

Virtual pinewood derby brings two Lansing Cub Scout packs together

St. John's Lutheran Church hosts Packs 526 and 247 for a Zoom pinewood derby By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2021) – For nearly seven...

The Lansing Journal adds Events feature

Local listings could benefit residents, organizations, and The Lansing Journal by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor LANSING, Ill. (January 31, 2021) - We're experimenting with a new...

Local events

Choose what to do and where to go—from downtown Chicago to hometown Lansing to venues in neighboring Indiana Have a local event you want to...

Financial concerns force Lansing Country Club to sell

Golf and sportsman's club sold for development, potential forest preserve By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2021) – After decades of golfing, fishing, hosting, and...

District 215 announces return to athletics

Information provided by Thornton Fractional High School District 215 LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2021) – Thornton Fractional District 215 announced yesterday that students will soon...

Eisenhower Center to re-open Jan. 21 with restrictions

By Josh Bootsma February 1, 2021 update: Lansing's COVID status has moved to Tier 1 since this article was posted. The Eisenhower Center has updated...

IL firearm deer season preliminary harvest totals 76,579

Information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced a preliminary total of 76,579...

Illinois announces year-long study of gambling, addiction

Study hoped to determine extent of gambling and addiction in IL and assess gaps in available treatment Information provided by the Illinois Department of Human...

Lansing trail hoped to connect Pennsy Greenway and Thorn Creek Trail

Engineering work to begin on 2.4-mile bike trail in south Lansing By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 19, 2020) – The Village of Lansing has received...

District 215 won’t play basketball despite IHSA opening door

IHSA acts against updated state guidelines, D215 won't participate By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 29, 2020) – High School District 215 will continue its moratorium...

Work continues on Calumet City riverwalk and canoe launch

By George Grenchik, with information from Calumet City CALUMET CITY, Ill. (October 28, 2020) – Work is underway to clear space for a canoe and...