LANSING, Ill. (August 8, 2018) – Each year, the Lansing Police Department and the Lansing community are among the millions of neighbors across America who participate in National Night Out. According to the National Night Out web page, it is “an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.”
Typically scheduled for the first Tuesday in August (although Texas celebrates in October), National Night Out celebrations in all 50 states include block parties, festivals, and parades. In Lansing, the party was held last night at Rotary Park (193rd and Sherman), from 5:00–8:00pm.
Katie is a lifelong Lansing native who currently works full-time in marketing while also freelance reporting for The Lansing Journal. In 2015, she graduated with high honors from Saint Xavier University in Chicago with a BA in English, and she plans to pursue a Master's degree in the near future. Her favorite Lansing Journal assignments include coverage of TF South High School's walkout ("Demonstrating the possibilities") and her St. Patrick's Day interview with her grandma ("St. Patrick's Day traditions: reflections of an Irish granddaughter").