Dog park area staked out

Anticipated completion date: July 31 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 19, 2018) – The area that will become Lansing’s dog park is now marked by wooden stakes and surrounded with silk fencing. Landscape Architect Planning Resources Inc arrived at Bock Park on Monday, June 18, to mark the area in preparation for groundbreaking. The … Read more

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Village Board, Chief Murrin recognize Sergeant Gabe Barajas’ retirement

“It’s been a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of Lansing,” says Barajas by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 20, 2018) – At the June 19 Village Board meeting, Seargeant Gabriel Barajas was recognized for his 28 years of service as a Lansing police officer. He had retired from the department at the … Read more

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Unity Christian Academy hires Head of School

Loukisha Smart-Pennix brings social service, community, and early learning experience to high school start-up information provided by Unity Christian Academy SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 18, 2018) – The Board of Directors of Unity Christian Academy (UCA) announced today that it has hired Loukisha Smart-Pennix as its Head of School. According to UCA Board President Steve … Read more

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Congratulations correction

LANSING, Ill. (June 19, 2018) – In the June 6 print issue of The Lansing Journal, we printed a short note of congratulations on page 14—and one of the names was wrong. Congratulations should go to Zachary (not Jacob) Furmanek, along with Brandon Witvliet and Sara Bosman. They won a scholarship from the Lansing Old … Read more

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Justin Blandford named Governor’s Mansion Curator

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD (June 18, 2018) – Justin A. Blandford has been named Curator of the newly renovated Illinois Governor’s Mansion. His appointment was announced on Friday by Governor Bruce Rauner. In his new position, Blandford will be responsible for creating and implementing the Mansion’s new strategic vision, which … Read more

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Lansing’s CSCVB honored by Sports Destination Management magazine

Two “Favorite Destination” awards received by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2018) – Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored in the 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards announced by Sports Destination Management. The Chicago Southland was awarded: Favorite Destination for Community Engagement Favorite Destination for Accessibility “Nominations exceeded expectations,” said Fonda Johnson, publisher of … Read more

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Happy Father’s Day,
Lansing dads!

Lansing Fathers

LANSING, Ill. (June 2018) – The role of fathers is often taken for granted, but their impact is immeasurable. Fathers build community, impart values, teach skills, provide, defend, and protect. Thank you, Lansing dads. And Happy Father’s Day! Related Honor dads with a print announcement Eight Father’s Day facts Profiles of Lansing fathers   Share … Read more

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