LPD hosts “largest class” for 2018 Citizens Police Academy

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22 of 28 enrollees participated in Week 1 class by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – “This is one of the largest, if not the largest, class we have ever had,” said Lt. Scott Bailey in a January 12 email. “Today we have 27 people signed up for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy.” … Read more

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New location
for Fat Friday Bash

Fat Friday

Kacey’s Banquet Hall, February 9 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – Being intentional about making their events fresh and accessible to members of the community, LACE has chosen Kacey’s Banquet Hall as the location for this year’s Fat Friday Bash, their annual community party. LACE—the Lansing Association for Community Events—has been very … Read more

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International handbell soloist to perform in Lansing

Saturday, February 17, 7:30pm information provided by Trinity Lutheran Church LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – International handbell soloist Sylvia Rylander will perform a handbell concert at Trinity Lutheran Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Rylander serves as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director of the Alaska Baptist Convention. Ringing handbells … Read more

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Annual CAP drill competition held at Heritage Middle School

information provided by Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – Cadet squadrons from Civil Air Patrol Illinois Wing Group 2 held their Annual Group 2 Cadet Drill Competition on January 6 at Heritage Middle School in Lansing with about 50 cadets participating. The competition consisted of a uniform inspection, drill, one-mile run, and … Read more

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Businesses can learn to optimize their social media presence

Class offered at South Suburban College February 7 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – There is a difference between posting on a personal Facebook page and posting on behalf of a company’s Facebook page. The Business and Career Institute of South Suburban College is offering a class to … Read more

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Marching for life

Right to Life

Jeff White says Right to Life and Civil Rights go hand in hand by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – To Jeff White, being “pro-life” is not just about preventing abortion. It’s about being for life, a good life, for everyone—even for people who aren’t yet born. White is vice president of the … Read more

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Active Shooter Awareness training for Lansing businesses

Wednesday, January 31, 9:00am by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – The Lansing Police Department will host a class specifically for businesses who have a physical building located in Lansing. The class will be led by Sgt. Gabe Barajas of LPD’s Support Services. “The ways you’ll respond to an active shooter in a … Read more

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New series:
Understanding Lansing

Understanding Lansing

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – If you’ve ever wondered why Lansing has an airport, or what a Trustee does, or how many people work at Village Hall, you are not alone. Though Lansing has maintained a small-town atmosphere in our neighborhoods and businesses, there is a complex network of people and positions … Read more

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Study confirms Lansing’s dog park is following best practices

Design and placement meet national standards by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 15, 2018) – Though having a dog park is new to Lansing, the concept has been around long enough to warrant research such as that done by the Park Advisory Commission Dog Park Subcommittee of Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2014 they released a … Read more

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Illinois Smart Street Lighting master contract could benefit Lansing

Efficient LED street lights save money and provide other benefits by Melanie Jongsma SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – Two years ago, in January 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued Executive Order 2016-01, which consolidated various technology functions and departments into a single Department of Innovation and Technology. This set the stage for Illinois to … Read more

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