Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 8/20/19

LANSING, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – Items for approval and discussion are included in the agendas posted below: Village Board—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are items that were discussed at the previous Committee of the Whole meeting and are now up for vote. Committee of the Whole—8/20/19 agenda (PDF) These are new items brought to the … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Block Party!

submitted by the 3600 block of Madison Street Read the full story about the Madison Street block party here: Community on display at block party (August 17 article) Keep those Journals journeying! You don’t have to leave Lansing to participate in The Lansing Journal Journeys! You can submit photos of The Lansing Journal at unique … Read more

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Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) – After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock’s 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue in the same vibe. … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Alaskan Cruise

submitted by Susan Thompson Keep those Journals journeying! Whether you’re cruising through Alaska or cruising through town, take along a copy of The Lansing Journal and take a photo! Submit your photos with the following three pieces of information: The names of any people in the photo Some information about the location The name of … Read more

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District 158 Time Travelers bring history to life

Monday, August 26, 6:30pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2019) – “It really makes me proud to be a resident of Lansing when I see this,” said Barb Dust, former teacher and current member of the Lansing Historical Society. She’s referring to the creative energy surrounding the “Great American Heroes of the 20th … Read more

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American Legion Riders ride to raise funds

Proceeds will help veteran organizations and first responders by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (August 16, 2019) – The parking lot at American Legion Post 697 was filled Saturday morning, August 10, with motorcycles ready to head out for the American Legion Riders’ 6th Annual Ride and Benefit. According to Legion Riders President Nick Grigutis, the … Read more

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Gov. Pritzker signs legislation strengthening Illinois’ medical cannabis program

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 16, 2019) – Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation strengthening Illinois’ medical cannabis program, which provides relief to more than 80,000 patients across the state. “This legislation brings our medical cannabis program in line with my administration’s vision for equity, and it makes adjustments for … Read more

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IHDA announces additional $2,500 closing cost grant to be used with existing programs

First-time and repeat homeowners can now receive up to $12,500 in assistance to purchase a home in Illinois CHICAGO, Ill. (August 15, 2019) – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has launched a new, limited-time grant to help homebuyers across Illinois afford their closing costs. Through the new Advantage Subsidy program, IHDA will give eligible … Read more

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