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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."

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...

Legendary meteorologist Roger Triemstra holds book-signing in Munster with Tom Skilling

By Carrie Steinweg MUNSTER, Ind. (May 23, 2022) On Sunday, the lobby area of the independent living facility at Hartsfield Village in Munster hosted a large crowd of residents, locals, and longtime fans of WGN’s meteorology team. The event was a celebration of the release of the new book Cooler...

Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard marks 30th year

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (May 17, 2022) – Lansing is a community that shows great effort in recognizing and remembering its military heroes. The American Legion is named for Edward Schultz, who served during World War I. Memorial Junior High remembers those who lost their life in World War...

Lansing teen has traveled the world to compete in roller skating championships

"Skating is a part of me," says Lansing 17-year-old Sami Krusza By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 29, 2022) – Sami Krusza of Lansing was just three years old when she first started taking group roller skating lessons. Now at 17, she’s been competing for most of her life, and has...

Historical Society hosts program detailing Black soldiers’ roles in World Wars

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 7, 2022) – February’s Lansing Historical Society meeting featured Historian Art Burton in a joint program sponsored by the Historical Society and the Lansing Public Library. On the last day of Black History Month, the topic was one not always talked about — the...

Kingery Steel Fabricators owner celebrates milestone anniversary and birthday

David Ash enjoys 85 years of life and 50 years in business By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2022) – David Ash was greeted with a surprise upon arriving at work on Monday, February 28. His daughter, Allison Ash, had the lawn in front of his company, Kingery Steel Fabricators,...

55 years ago: Lansing remembers the record-setting 1967 blizzard

A look back at the Chicago area's worst snowstorm By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2022) – January 26, 2022, marks the 55th anniversary of the the 1967 blizzard, an event that lives two feet deep in the memories of those old enough to recall it. The storm hit northeast Illinois...

Elvis tribute artist Rick Saucedo performs Christmas show at Knights of Columbus hall

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 20, 2021) - The banquet hall at the Knights of Columbus was full of fans of the King of Rock and Roll on Friday night, December 17. Performing was Rick Saucedo, a longtime Elvis tribute artist who entertained the crowd with Elvis’ greatest hits....

Firefighters and Lansing Lions provide gifts for 19 Lansing children

By Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (December 19, 2021) – For many families, the holiday season means days of celebrations, lavish gifts, and feasts. For other families, financial restraints can make this season a painful time when celebrations are limited, gifts aren’t possible, and food is scarce. Lansing Professional Firefighters Association...

A Christmas Story Comes Home returns to Indiana Welcome Center

By Carrie Steinweg HAMMOND, Ind. (December 10, 2021) – Fans of the classic holiday movie “A Christmas Story,” may know that the author of the stories that the movie is based on, Jean Shepherd, grew up just a few miles from Lansing in the Hessville neighborhood of Hammond. The fictional...