St. Ann School to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday

Thursday, March 21, 6:00–8:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 18, 2019) – St. Ann School will be celebrating all things Seuss in honor of the Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday. The Family Reading Night and Open House scheduled for March 21 will involve local celebrities reading to kids by grade level: PreK-2nd, 3rd-5th, and 6th-8th. … Read more

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Legion Riders bring donation to Aurora Police Department

by Melanie Jongsma AURORA, Ill. (March 17, 2019) – Eight Legion Riders from American Legion Post 697 in Lansing, Illinois, drove to Aurora this morning to express support for the Aurora Police Department. Five Aurora officers were injured last month when a gunman killed five workers at Henry Pratt Co., a manufacturing company. Legion Riders … Read more

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Rooftop baseball returns April 1

First United Methodist Church hosts community for TF South game against rival TF North by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (March 17, 2019) — First United Methodist Church of Lansing invites TF South baseball fans once again to join them for the kickoff of the annual “rooftop” games when the Rebels host rival TF North … Read more

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Kryder solo exhibition now on display at South Suburban College

Through April 4, 2019 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 17, 2019) – A special guest artist exhibition titled “Eclectically Yours, Tanya”—comprising photographs by artist Tanya Kryder—is on display in the Photo Four Gallery through April 4, 2019. A closing reception is scheduled for the artist on Thursday, April 4 at … Read more

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Community donates $29,840 at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

“We all did it together,” says newly shaved Laurie Crosby By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2019) – Laurie Crosby had promised to go bald if $25,000 was raised for the St. Baldrick’s fundraiser hosted by JJ Kelley’s. By 3:11pm, the total was already at $26,441, according to Jennifer Polley, who was collecting … Read more

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Gus Bock book signing rekindles memories

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 16, 2019) – Author James Drury was at Lansing’s Gus Bock Ace Hardware this afternoon, signing copies of his book, A Man Named Bub. The book recounts memories of three small adventures—two in Lansing and one in Schererville, Indiana—that made a lasting impression on his young mind. Because one … Read more

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When and where to vote in Lansing, Illinois

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Early Voting, Election Day polling places, and ways to register to vote by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 14, 2019) – Voters in Lansing have a variety of options—for registering to vote as well as for actually casting a ballot. Early Voting begins on Monday, March 18, at the Lansing Public Library. And Election Day … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Kilkenny, Ireland

submitted by Allen and Patti Jongsma Keep those Journals journeying! We love to see people reading Lansing news at home and abroad. Send us your photos of The Lansing Journal in unique places near or far—we publish them all online, and we fit as many as possible into our monthly print edition! Email photos to … Read more

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‘Arrive alive on St. Pat’s Day,’ say Illinois State Police

Ramped up enforcement already in place information provided by Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2019) — The Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police agencies will ramp up enforcement of impaired driving penalties, seat belt usage, and speeding and distracted driving laws from Thursday, March 14, through the early hours of Monday, … Read more

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Obituary: Lourdes Elimena Santucci

April 22, 1932 – March 14, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Lourdes Elimena Santucci (nee Fernandez) age 86 of Lansing, IL, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019. She is survived by her beloved husband, Delfino Santucci, of 60 years. Loving mother of Yoly (John) Tellez, Maury Santucci, and Sophia Santucci. Cherished grandmother of … Read more

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