State Fire Marshal honors fallen firefighters

Firefighters gather for the 26th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial and Fire Fighting Medal of Honor Awards information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 16, 2019) – Firefighters from across the state gathered in Springfield on May 14 to remember fallen firefighters who have given their lives in … Read more

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IDOC hosts Lieutenant Governor, Chance the Rapper for graduation ceremony

information provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections CREST HILL, Ill. (May 17, 2019) – Seven incarcerated men at the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are college graduates after completing Northeastern University’s University Without Walls program at Stateville Correctional Center. Special guests Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton, Dr. Angela Davis, and Chance the Rapper attended Wednesday’s … Read more

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Neighborhood Watch tips

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 17, 2019) – The Lansing Police Department has an active Neighborhood Watch program that reduces crime and builds community in Lansing. Any Lansing resident—renter, homeowner, landlord, business owner—can join the program and attend the meetings. What to watch for One of the benefits of joining the Neighborhood Watch program … Read more

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Auxiliary parking lot to be created north of Fox Pointe

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 16, 2019) – Work has already been done in the area just north of the Santa House to create additional parking for visitors to Fox Pointe. The quonset hut that had been used for storage was removed last year, and at the May 7 Village Board meeting, Trustees voted … Read more

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Eliza Gonzalez named new principal at St. Ann Catholic School

Meet-and-greet scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 12:00–1:00pm information provided by St. Ann Parish LANSING, Ill. (May 18, 2019) – St. Ann Parish is proud to announce the appointment of Mrs. Eliza Gonzalez as the new St. Ann School principal, effective July 1, 2019. The public is invited to attend a casual meet-and-greet on Sunday, May … Read more

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Obituary: Paul DeBoer

May 26, 1937 – May 16, 2019 information provided by Smits Funeral Homes Paul DeBoer, age 81, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2019. Devoted father of Dawn DeBoer-LaPole, Valerie (Jay) Gallatin, and Robin (Ed) Nilles. Proud grandpa of eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Lorraine (Cornelius “Butch”) Swieringa and … Read more

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Greenbay Avenue project to be paid for from water/sewer budget

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 16, 2109) – “It’s probably one of the worst streets in Lansing,” said Administrator Dan Podgorski at the May 7 Village Board meeting. He was referring to the section of Greenbay Avenue between Heritage Middle School and 191st Place. That part of Greenbay Avenue was not on the list … Read more

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Lansing Business Women’s Association tries spring flower fundraiser

Partners with Big John’s to benefit the Lansing community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 15, 2019) – The Lansing Business Women’s Association (LBWA) is trying a new way to raise funds this year. They are working with Big John’s Farm Market and Greenhouse in Chicago Heights to make flowers available through a mutually beneficial … Read more

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Lansing fire hydrants being repainted

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 14, 2019) – In late April, Lansing fire hydrants began shedding their rusted, faded yellow coats of paint in favor of shiny red. “Painting of the fire hydrants is a project of the Water Department at Public Works,” said Public Works Director Gary Richardson via email. Richardson has hired … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Barber Rick’s

submitted by Rick Pierce Keep those Journals journeying! There are lots of interesting places in Lansing where you could bring The Lansing Journal and snap a photo. Email photos to info@thelansingjournal.com. Include the following info: The names of any people in the photo Info about where the photo was taken The name of the person … Read more

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