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Katie Arvia

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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").

Summer cruises into downtown Lansing in first Cruise Night of the season

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2022) – Summer in Lansing officially kicked off with the first Cruise Night of 2022. An annual Lansing tradition, Cruise Night drew large crowds on Saturday, June 11. Although the skies were cloudy and there was a chance of rain, the weather didn’t...

Henry VIII’s wives tell their stories in dazzling fashion in SIX

By Katie Arvia CHICAGO, Ill. (May 23, 2022) – Henry VIII gets the Hamilton treatment in Broadway’s SIX. The 90-minute production is aptly named for the six ill-fated wives of Henry VIII. The show is performed as an energetic, electrifying pop concert, featuring the sextet of queens. SIX includes nine...

Lansing Public Library resumes fun activities for Summer 2022

by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 13, 2022) - The cornerstone summer reading program will return to the Lansing Public Library this year. Participants of all ages are invited to join the fun. Four different program levels are available, including Pre-K (babies to Pre-K), Elementary (kindergarten to 5th grade), Teen...

West Lake Corridor Project to give Lansing and Munster easier train access to Chicago

Planned West Lake Corridor station in Munster will be located near Ridge Road and Manor Avenue By Katie Arvia MUNSTER, Ind. (April 5, 2022) – For over three decades, the West Lake Corridor train line project has been in various stages of the planning process. This proposed development will be a...

Lansing woman helps create prosthetic legs for ‘Woodie the Wonder Pup’

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2021) – In most cases, prosthetic limbs are associated with human use. However, the use of prosthetics for dogs and other four-legged friends is on the rise. This new technology is helping animals all over the world, including local dogs like Woodie (AKA...

Lansing musician Andrew Denlinger releases new single May 14

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (May 13, 2021) – In progress since 2019, Lansing musician Andrew Denlinger is releasing his new single, “Alright (Feelin’ Pretty Fine)” on Friday, May 14. Described by Denlinger as “American Rock,” the single’s sound was inspired by a variety of musical genres and experiences. “The way...

Lansing Library uses videos from community in virtual Preschool Storytime

Community is invited to submit videos for use in preschool program By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (March 30, 2021) – Each month, the Lansing Public Library hosts a variety of virtual programming. These programs are geared towards varying age groups and interests, meaning there is always something for everyone. One recent...

Sand Ridge Nature Center to offer new exhibits, upgrade campus in 2021

With history rooted in the latest ice age, the Sand Ridge area has much to offer local residents By Katie Arvia SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (February 24, 2021) – On track to be completed and open to the public this summer, Sand Ridge Nature Center in South Holland is currently undergoing a...

World Wiffle Ball Championship returning to Midlothian this summer

By Katie Arvia MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. (February 17, 2021) – After a brief departure due to COVID-19 restrictions, the World Wiffle Ball Championship will return to Memorial Park in Midlothian. The tournament, now in its 42nd year, will take place August 14-15, 2021, coinciding with National Wiffle Ball Day on August...

Lansing resident awarded scholarship to help pursue nursing degree

After years of waiting, Shirley Rucker is resuming pursuit of her goals By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 19, 2021) – When Shirley Rucker first graduated from nursing school, she planned to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Family priorities waylaid those plans for years. Now, the Lansing resident is...