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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").

Chamber Candy Cane Hunt brings residents to businesses across Lansing

Finished hunters enter for a chance to win $100 at the Chamber Pancake Breakfast with Santa By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (November 13, 2022) – Every year, the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Pancake Breakfast with Santa. This year, they’ve added a fun, festive twist: an immersive Candy Cane...

Greco Nut & Candy’s Renee Ryan celebrates 40 years of satisfying sweet tooths

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (October 22, 2022) – A staple among Lansing’s diverse shopping options is Greco Nut & Candy, and one of Greco’s staples is Renee Ryan. A long-time employee, Ryan celebrated her 40th anniversary with Greco earlier this month. Her tenure began in Calumet City, at the...

When I See You aims to inspire children to enter medical field

Local authors hope children of color will be inspired to enter medical field By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2022) – Two Chicago Southland authors are celebrating the release of their new children’s book, When I See You. The book, co-written by Dr. Mide Adeleye, MD, MPH, and Bria Jackson,...

How to run for office – first steps

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (October 4, 2022) – Lansing residents will be called to action this coming April for local elections. Though the election is still months away, now is the time for aspiring candidates to get started. Basic steps when running for office The Illinois State Board of Elections recommends...

‘Reading buddies’ and Community Bookshelf most recent projects of Ainsley Grant, Girl Scout extraordinaire

Lansing teen on track to earn Gold Award, greatest Girl Scout honor By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2022) – Since its founding in 1912, the Girl Scouts have been making a lasting impact on its members and their communities, and Lansing is no exception. For more than a decade,...

Lansing native Lindsay Henderson to perform in Chicago drag show as ‘Glimmer Mantis’

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (September 21, 2022) – Thanks to the rising popularity of TV shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race (and its many international spin-offs), We’re Here, Queen of the Universe, and others, drag performances are more and more popular around the world — and the Chicagoland area is...

After labor strike, pavement resurfacing to start in Lansing

Higher costs will result in a smaller slate of street projects By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (September 2, 2022) – Lansing residents may soon begin to notice signs of impending construction on their block. Street resurfacing throughout the village will start shortly, with nearly 20 streets included in the plans for...

México en el Corazón returns in-person to Lansing on September 3

After two years of virtual performances, the singing and dancing showcase of Mexican history and culture is back By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2022) – After multiple cancellations and virtual events, México en el Corazón will make its in-person return to Lansing on Saturday, September 3. México en el...

‘Blues, Brews, and BBQ’ at Fox Pointe again a soulful, savory success

By Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 14, 2022) – For two days, Fox Pointe was filled with “Blues, Brews, and BBQ” as the festival of the same name returned for its third year. Hundreds of people gathered at Fox Pointe to enjoy live music, craft beer, and delicious food. This year,...

The Devil Wears Prada makes pre-Broadway premiere in high style

By Katie Arvia CHICAGO, Ill. (August 7, 2022) – Making its pre-Broadway and world premiere in Chicago, the musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada is a fun spin on the iconic film and book of the same name. With an impressive cast, including Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as...
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