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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.

Lansing Subways® fight hunger on World Sandwich Day

Friday, November 3, at both Lansing, Illinois, locations information provided by Source Communications LANSING, Ill. (October 20, 2017) - Subway® is taking National Sandwich Day global with World Sandwich Day, and this is the third year that his two Lansing locations will participate, says owner Tom McSwiggan. On Friday, Nov. 3,...

Halloween weekend events

information provided by St. Ann Catholic Parish LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) - St. Ann Catholic Parish has planned two events for Halloween weekend, both family-friendly. On Saturday The eighth annual Copper Muggers Halloween Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, October 28, 8:00–11:00am, at TF South. The community is welcome to enjoy breakfast in...

“Artists Lounge Live” series coming to Munster

Judy Garland, Bobby Darin, and Nat King Cole to be featured in 2018 by Melanie Jongsma MUNSTER, Ind. (October 22, 2017) - Tonight's performance of "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song," starring Alexis J. Roston, was the first of a series that will continue in April of 2018, says General Manager...

Lansing’s second Dunkin’ Donuts plans Grand Opening

information provided by Dunkin' Donuts Public Relations LANSING, Ill. (October 20, 2017) - The Dunkin' Donuts at 17050 Torrence Avenue in Lansing will celebrate its Grand Opening at 4:00pm on Friday, October 27. This is the location that was previously occupied by Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy, and modifications were...

Lansing Police Department offers holiday advice

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 2017) - A recent Crime Information Bulletin published by the Lansing Police Department offered the following tips: Lock the doors - Theft overall tends to rise in the months of November and December. Make sure cars, trucks, and homes are locked. Leave a light on -...

Village Board meeting highlights – 10/17/17

Trick-or-Treating, Hiring Event, FOP Agreement, 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 for...

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...