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Photos: Quarantine extends into the beginning of summer

May 18–23 in Lansing, Illinois

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 23, 2020) – Early this week the Chicago area set a record for the wettest May on record—and that was 12 days before the end of the month. The previous record (8.25 inches) was set in May of 2019. On Tuesday, we hit 8.3 inches. And on Saturday another 2–3 inches was dumped on the area in less than an hour.

Monday morning in downtown Lansing, the sun tried to make an appearance. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
On Monday evening, Marian Catholic High School held a virtual graduation ceremony. (The full story is posted here.) A few days earlier, five Lansing students were among the 132 Honor Society inductees.
Traffic on Torrence Avenue increased throughout the week. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Spring fingers began to appear in the evergreens. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Pet owners are still not allowed inside Ridge Animal Clinic. Staff come out to the parking lot to pick up patients for their appointments. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Homes continue to offer encouraging message in their windows. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
From left: Margarita Pericolisi, Cheryl Coyle, and Cindy Betts were part of the LARC CILA parade on Wednesday. The full story is available here. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Yard signs continue to be a popular way to celebrate and connect. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Saturday marked the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, and signs of summer began appearing. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
A sunny morning turned into a nearly 80-degree Saturday. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The team from the We Win Foundation takes a break during an afternoon of giving away 250 boxes of groceries to Lansing residents. More information is available here. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Trustee Maureen Grady-Perovich volunteered at the food donation event—along with other Village officials—and she took advantage of the opportunity to remind people to take the 2020 Census. Many people said they had taken it already, yet Lansing remains at about 70% participation rate. Visit to make sure your household is counted. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Saturday afternoon the skies darkened, and violent rains moved in suddenly. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
The Village’s Code Red alert system sent an update about the impact of the storm.
Facebook became a forum for sharing photos of flooded yards, sidewalks, and streets, including this shot of State Line and 177th. (Photo: Dan Vroom)
Looking north down State Line, both Lansing (left) and Munster (right) were overwhelmed with the sudden downpour. (Photo: Dan Vroom)

Forecasts for the rest of the holiday weekend promised warm, muggy temperatures and only occasional rain, so quarantiners may choose to continue self-isolating in the air conditioning.

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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.


  1. The rain came full force leaving behind a rainbow, cleared gutters and waterfront property. I need not want for more.

    Peace be to you.

    Matthew 7:25-28

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