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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.

Community Photography: November reminder

REMINDER: Photos of Veterans For our November 1 print issue of The Lansing Journal, we are planning a special pull-out section about veterans. We'd like the November photo spread to be part of that section. So we are looking for photos of LANSING VETERANS—any age, any branch of the military, peacetime...

Cast chosen for A Wonderful Life: the Musical

Lansing's neighbor prepares the holiday classic for a November 19 Opening Day information provided by Big Splash Public Relations Founded in 1991, the 410-seat Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home—The Center for Visual and Performing Arts—in Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is...

Hamilton Education Program provides memorable opportunities for TF South students

Juniors Skylar Gertonson and Luis Herrera perform an original work for Hamilton cast by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (October 18, 2017) - "We're proud of you!" shouted TF South students as their classmates, Skylar Gertonson and Luis Herrera, were separated from the pack and taken to a backstage entrance. Gertonson and...

Lansing Police Department offers “Meetup Spot”

Designated area provides safe spot for internet exchanges by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2017) - At the Village Board meeting, as an item of New Business, Lansing Police Chief Dennis Murrin reported that the Police Department has designated an area near the public parking lot to be a "Meetup...

Illiana seniors head to Washington, D.C.

Senior Class Trip packs a lot of activity into only three days LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2017) - Three busloads of teenagers awaited final instructions this evening, before pulling out into the night for Washington, D.C. They will arrive approximately 9:00am Wednesday, October 18, and will begin touring the Washington...

Agendas: Committee of the Whole and Village Board meetings – 10/17/17

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...

Lansing employee wins Star of the Industry award

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recognizes Erica Elizalde of Lansing's Comfort Suites information provided by Loren Petrakis-Mueller, Communications Manager for Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau OAK LAWN, Ill. (October 11, 2017) - The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the regional destination management organization for Lansing and 61 other...

Park Board welcomes Micaela Smith as new Commissioner

Diversity considered a strength as Smith is unanimously approved by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2017) - "You have to represent the people you're serving," says Park Board Commissioner Pat Gulotta. "You just have to." In adding Micaela Smith to the Park Board of Commissioners, he believes the Board...

TF South students chosen to perform for Hamilton cast

Luis Herrera and Skylar Gertonson's class project selected as part of the Hamilton Education Program by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (October 16, 2017) — TF South juniors Luis Herrera and Skylar Gertonson will be missing school on Wednesday, along with 20 other members of their AP US History class, students in...

“Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song”—tickets still available for one-day-only show

Two October 22 performances celebrate the legendary jazz singer by Melanie Jongsma [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulEt-pK-wSI?rel=0&w=560&h=315] MUNSTER, Ind. (October 15, 2017) - Next Sunday—October 22—will be the only opportunity to see award-winning Chicago actress Alexis J. Roston perform as Ella Fitzgerald in the Theatre At The Center in Munster. Roston has performed...