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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.

Bloom Township celebrates Illinois Township Day

Lansing's "other township" highlights programs, services, and events on Bloom Township Dayby Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 21, 2017) - Most of Lansing is in Thornton Township, and as Illinois' largest township, Thornton is very active and visible. But Lansing residents south of 186th Street are part of Bloom...

Village Board meeting highlights – 9/19/17

Basketball champs, giant checks, promotions, 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...

Big River opens at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

Lansing's neighbor puts professional theater within reach 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 the only professional theater company...

Lansing Village Board recognizes Officer Tim Biron’s promotion

"Promotion has been long overdue, well-earned, and well-deserved," says Chief Murrinby Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 19, 2017) - As part of the Mayor's Report at the Committee of the Whole meeting, the Village Board recognized Lansing Police Officer Tim Biron, who was recently promoted from Sergeant to Lieutenant. The...

September Students of the Month

Rotary Club honors TF South students At the Friday, September 15, 2017, Rotary Club of Lansing Luncheon, Kori Newberry and Trevor Greenwood were honored as September Students of the Month. Kori and Trevor are seniors at TF South High School. They were chosen for their accomplishments in the areas of...

Free concerts at Visible Music College (Lansing, Illinois, location)

Students and staff make it easy for Lansing to support the arts Photos by Lacy Blonn LANSING, Ill. (September 15, 2017) - Students and staff at the Lansing location of Visible Music College perform free concerts almost every Friday. The photos below are from their September 15 concert, the first of...

Understanding the Lansing Veterans Memorial

Lansing Historical Society invites Tom Luberda to share Tom Luberda, the past President and Founder of the Lansing Veterans Memorial, is the Lansing Historical Society's first guest of their new season. His presentation— "The Story of the Lansing Veterans Memorial" —is scheduled for Monday, September 25, at 6:00pm. Admission is...

Agenda: Village Board – 9/19/17

Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street, following the Committee of the Whole meeting that begins at 7:00pm. Meetings are open to the public. Typically, at a Village Board meeting, the Trustees are voting...

Agenda: Committee of the Whole – 9/19/17

Committee of the Whole 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 place prior to those...

Lansing, Illinois, Police Department is hiring

Employment Opportunities posted information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2017) About the Lansing Police Department The Lansing, Illinois, Police Department consists of 55 sworn officers and 19 support personnel. The Command staff consists of the Chief of Police, two Deputy Chiefs, five Lieutenants, and seven Sergeants. The...