Thornton Historical Society announces contest

information provided by the Thornton Historical Society THORNTON, Ill. (July 13, 2018) – In celebration of the State of Illinois bicentennial, Thornton Historical Society has invited the community to submit photos and artifacts from historical Thornton. Submissions will be accepted through September 17, 2018. Participants in the contest do not have to live in Thornton, … Read more

More than 700 sign Coolidge chimney swift petition

Reasons include conservation, history, and benefits to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 12, 2018) – “Delay the Coolidge chimney demolition until October for the Chimney Swifts,” is the title emblazoned at the top of the online petition. It was posted three days ago by Lansing resident and recent activist Julie Blackwood. Blackwood lives … Read more

Lansing’s CAP Squadron undergoes change of command

Information provided by Civil Air Patrol LANSING, Ill. (June 30, 2018) – At the June 6 meeting of Civil Air Patrol’s Thunder Composite Squadron IL-317, the Change of Command Ceremony took place during the monthly promotional meeting transferring command of the squadron from Major Gary Sprigg to Major Barbara Buckner. Major Buckner began her CAP … Read more

Welcoming Lansing veterans home

Honor Flight

Legion Riders invite the Lansing community to greet returning Honor Flight participants by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 11, 2018) – The American Legion Riders from Edward Schultz Chapter 697 will be gathering at Sunrise Health Foods (17650 Torrence Avenue) at 9:30pm on Wednesday, July 11, to receive two Lansing veterans who will be returning … Read more

Putting ink on paper

People make it possible by Melanie Jongsma Our friends at the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle recently posted a story about the Canadian tariffs that have resulted in higher newsprint prices, which forced the Chronicle to choose a different printer for their monthly print issue. The printer they left behind is Park Press, which also prints The Lansing … Read more

Building blocks

block party

One neighborhood’s experience using a block party to build community by Adam Barker LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2018) – Early this year, my wife Alli and I began thinking about a block party—what a great way to build relationships with neighbors we’ve lived next to for years but have never met! Having never organized a … Read more

Incoming storm forces fireworks adjustment


Show begins early, finishes before downpour by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 4, 2018) – “The crowd was larger than last year,” said Sharon Desjardins, “—until 8:00pm.” Eight o’clock is when the rain started and police began advising people to take shelter. Desjardins is Senior Superintendent of Strategy & Operations for Lan-Oak Park District, which … Read more

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