VanDerGriend’s: Tomatoes, sweet corn, and more

VanDerGriend family’s “Red Barn” farm stand has supplied local produce for more than six decades by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2018) – The next time you stop by VanDerGriends’s Farm Stand for some sweet corn or veggies, keep this in mind: it’s there because of an entrepreneurial six-year-old. About 61 years ago, the … 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

Governor Rauner meets one of oldest living WWII veterans

Helps Sidney Walton fulfill mission of “National No Regrets Tour” information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 3, 2018) – Governor Bruce Rauner welcomed WWII veteran Sidney Walton to the state capitol today, helping the 99-year-old advance his “National No Regrets Tour” to raise awareness of the vanishing number of WWII … Read more

Lansing’s Three Roosters to participate in state championship rodeo

July 21–22, July 28–29, and August 4–5 by Melanie Jongsma BEECHER, Ill. (July 4, 2018) – For six years, Three Roosters produce store has been the beer vendor at Campeonato Estatal Charro, the state championship Mexican rodeo held annually at Rancho el Consuelo. Store Manager Daisy Herrera will be serving beer and michelada, a beer-based … Read more

Lansing’s flag depository offers respectful disposal of old flags

by Melanie Jongsma, with information gathered by Will Farlow LANSING, Ill. (June 26, 2018) – Proper flag etiquette dictates that a flag that has become faded, torn, or stained should be disposed of properly. Lansing residents have access to a flag depository where they can place American flags that are ready for retirement. The depository … Read more

Thornton Township brings ‘Days in the Park’ to Lansing’s Lan-Oak Park

Food, music, and fun bring neighbors together by Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (June 28, 2018) – Holding her 16-month-old daughter, Lanna, and dancing to the live music, Loren Willard was soaking up the entire event. Between all the activites and options around her, she couldn’t believe her choices as a first-time attendee of the … Read more

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