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Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.

Village Board meeting highlights – 12/5/17

Pension funding, street repairs, fiscal health, and more by Melanie Jongsma Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 7:00pm, and typically at that meeting items are brought up...

Breakfast with Santa this Saturday

Lansing Area Chamber event is fun for kids, and good for the community information provided by the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2017) - On Saturday, December 9, the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce invites the community to Breakfast With Santa. The event is sponsored by the...

St. Ann School shares scholarship information

December 12 Open House to explain the Illinois Invest in Kids Act information provided by St. Ann School LANSING, Ill. (December 6, 2017) - St. Ann School is hosting an Open House on Tuesday, December 12, 6:00–8:00pm, to let families and prospective families know about scholarship options available from the state. The...

Legion Riders thank Lansing Police and Fire Departments

$300 donations are an expression of partnership and appreciation by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (December 5, 2017) - Outside the courtroom, before the Village Board meetings began, representatives of the Legion Riders Edward Schultz Chapter 697 held their own brief meeting with Police Chief Dennis Murrin and Fire Chief Ken Verkaik....

Lansing raises Illinois Bicentennial flag

LANSING, Ill. (December 4, 2017) - Governor Rauner invited municipalities throughout Illinois to participate in a 365-day celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, beginning with a flag-raising ceremony today, featuring the Illinois Bicentennial Flag. Lansing staff members and elected officials gathered at noon to raise the flag and kick off the...

Memories and connections at the Golden Crown

Patrons get more than good food at Torrence Avenue diner by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 16, 2017) - A skillet called "Melting Pot" is the first item on the battered menu card, and that's an accurate description of the atmosphere at this little Torrence Avenue diner. Pete Nicholas, the owner...

Diversity encouraged in Citizen’s Police Academy

Lt. Scott Bailey hopes for a variety of ages, races by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2017) - Since the early 2000s, the Lansing Police Department has offered a Citizen's Police Academy for Lansing residents. Lt. Scott Bailey is organizing the program this year, with help from Sgt. Gabe Barajas....

Agendas: Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings – 12/5/17

Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Meetings are open to the public. Typically, a Committee of the Whole meeting is where discussion of items takes...

South Suburban College baseball program to host Catching Camp

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 28, 2017) - South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Tuesday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 27, from 10:00am–1:00pm. Coach Ruzich has directed youth camps...

Santa House ribbon-cutting ceremony planned

Wednesday, December 6, 5:00pm information provided by the Village of Lansing The Village of Lansing will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Santa House on Wednesday, December 6, at 5:00pm. The event will take place at the new Santa House location—the corner of Henry and Randolph Streets. At 6:00pm the...