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Cancelled/rescheduled events in Lansing and beyond

A list as of Friday, March 13, 7:30pm

compiled by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2020) – We are doing our best to help Lansing organizations keep their constituents informed about event cancellations or other necessary changes as medical and public officials continue to encourage limited social interaction to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We will update and re-release this list as we receive more information.

Loteria Night—postponed

Because the number of attendees could easily reach 250, the decision was made today to postpone the Loteria Night scheduled for tonight. The event was intended to raise raise money for scholarships for undocumented students in the school and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

Theatre at the Center events—cancelled or postponed

Read the full list at the story posted earlier today.

Early Voting—hours extended

In order to offset crowds on Tuesday, March 17 (Election Day), Lansing’s Early Voting location has extended hours on Saturday and Sunday:

  • Saturday, March 14: 9:00am–7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 15: 9:00am–7:00pm

Early Voting is also available on Monday, March 16, 9:00–5:00pm.
Location: The glass-walled Quiet Room on the second floor of Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois.

Classes at TF South—cancelled for students on Monday, March 16

See the separate release about this, including the email Principal Jake Gourley sent to TF South families.

District 158—closed for students through March 30

See the separate release, which includes information from Superintendent Schilling.

Chamber Business Expo—rescheduled

“Due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus we are postponing our 3rd annual Business Expo,” wrote Chamber Director Amy Todd in an email to participants. “The health and safety of our community is our first concern. We will announce a new date very soon. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.” The event had been scheduled for Wednesday, March 18.

Leslie Goddard as Eleanor Roosevelt event—cancelled

This joint event sponsored by the Lansing Historical Society and hosted by the Lansing Public Library was scheduled for March 23. Because of the likely age of attendees and the possibility of at least 200 attending, library staff spoke with Ms. Goddard and agreed to cancel the event.

South Suburban College—extending Spring Break

South Suburban College (SSC) is extending its Spring Break for students through March 22, 2020 as a precaution related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The college is also implementing a Spring Break for all Adult Education classes next week. Students with a clinical rotation will be contacted with more details. SSC will remain open and maintain standard operating hours. All employees will continue working through the extended break. Classes will resume on March 23 to keep the Spring 2020 Semester on schedule. The college is working to ensure all credit classes may be offered in an online format, if necessary. All campus events scheduled through March 22 are postponed. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Men’s Basketball National Tournament—which was scheduled for next week in Danville, Illinois—has also been postponed. Currently, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 at SSC. Visit for ongoing updates.

LARC Annual Appreciation Dinner—rescheduled

LARC posted the following information on their Facebook page: “LARC shares a very strong sense of responsibility to its clients, staff, families, donors, volunteers and the community at large. As a result, we will be rescheduling our Appreciation Dinner, which was to be held on Friday, April 24. …Those who have already made their reservations may contact us for an immediate refund, or may do so following the announcement of our new date, should they not be available.” LARC is still accepting ad book sponsorships and in-kind donations for the Silent Auction that is a traditional part of the Annual Appreciation Dinner. LARC is located at 19043 Wentworth Avenue. Questions can be directed to the Development Office: 708-474-1540 or [email protected].

The public is invited to send us updates and additions to this list:

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.