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Carrie Steinweg

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Carrie Steinweg is a freelance writer, photographer, author, and food and travel blogger who has lived in Lansing for 27 years. She most enjoys writing about food, people, history, and baseball. Her favorite Lansing Journal articles that she has written are: "Lan Oak Lanes attracts film crew," "Why Millennials are choosing Lansing," "Curtis Granderson returns home to give back," "The Cubs, the World Series, fandom, and family," and "Lansing's One Trick Pony Brewery: a craft beer oasis."

Two years later: A COVID Catch-up

Looking back on a year of hardship and progress COVID Catch-up was a weekly column featuring Lansing Journal journalist Carrie Steinweg's personal experience with COVID-19 and things she learned from others who shared their experiences. The weekly column ran from January through June of 2021. Two years after first contracting...

La Voûte: Homewood’s boutique hotel features French bistro

Chef Burt presents midwest fare with French essence By Carrie Steinweg HOMEWOOD, Ill. (October 6, 2022) – La Voûte Bistro + Bar is a south suburban gem, being located in the only boutique hotel in the area, and offering a downtown Chicago-caliber dining experience in the heart of downtown Homewood —...

Still going strong – A decade of fall fun at Lansing’s Autumn Fest continues

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (September 26, 2022) – It was 10 years ago in 2012 when Lansing Autumn Fest was introduced. “Bringing the Hometown Back to Lansing” was the tagline for the inaugural three-day festival. That first year it was held on an open grassy area with temporary tents,...

Dedication of local Underground Railroad marker scheduled for Saturday

For some local residents, marker dedication brings to mind old rumors of Lansing's possible involvement with the Underground Railroad By Carrie Steinweg CHICAGO, Ill. (September 22, 2022) – A dedication ceremony for the newly-installed State of Illinois historical marker at the Ton Farm site is scheduled for Saturday, September 24. The...

Dyer author highlights local hidden gems in Secret Northwest Indiana book

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2022) Joseph Pete has spent his entire life in Northwest Indiana, often making his way over the border to shop and dine in Lansing. He’s gotten to know much about the area in the past decade of writing for the Times of Northwest...

Blues Brothers return to Joliet Prison

Inaugural Blues Brothers Con brings Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi to perform for sold-out crowd By Carrie Steinweg JOLIET, Ill. (September 6, 2022) - If you’re from the Chicago area, chances are you’ve seen or at least heard of the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers. With an all-star cast of actors,...

Friday bowling event to help fund local skaters’ trip to World Roller Skating Championships

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2022) – The Lynwood Skate Club out of Lynwood Roller Rink is again sending some of its members to the World Championships. A fundraising event will be held this Friday evening at Lan-Oak Lanes to help pay for the trip for three teens...

Cheeseburger in Paradise returns to Lansing at new venue

Fox Pointe plays new home to longtime charitable event By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2022) – The weather may have deterred a huge crowd, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of those who came out on Saturday night for the return of the Cheeseburger in Paradise event that has...

Lansing school serves as memorial to fallen military

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (May 27, 2022) - Many schools around the country are named for significant people such as presidents, community leaders, or school officials. Others are named for the community they are located in or the street they are situated on. The names reflect a person or...

Local Veterans honored at TF North luncheon

By Carrie Steinweg CALUMET CITY, Ill. (May 24, 2022) – For the past seven years, two clubs at Thornton Fractional North High School in Calumet City have joined to host a luncheon to thank local veterans for their service. The May 20 event hosted at TF North included a meal...
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