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Lansing announces Fox Pointe schedule, prepares for COVID-impacted season

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 20, 2021) – The Village of Lansing has announced the 2021 Fox Pointe schedule of events and is planning...

Flags ordered to full-staff after year of half-staff status due to COVID deaths

United States and Illinois flags Effective immediately, Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated all flags should be raised back to full-staff after being lowered for victims...

American Legion Riders hold first ride of the year following annual ‘Blessing of the Bikes’

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 19, 2021) – The parking lot of American Legion Post 697 was humming with the sound of motorcycles Saturday...

District 215 appoints local pastor and parent Christopher Dodd to School Board

Dodd becomes first Black man on District 215 Board, replaces Michael Bolz By Jim Masters LANSING, Ill. (April 15, 2021) – Thornton Fractional High School District...

Lansing Fire Department adds Zachary Bolda as newest firefighter

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 14, 2021) – Lansing Fire Chief Chad Kooyenga swore in Zachary Bolda as Lansing newest firefighter and paramedic during...

St. John Lutheran to start new preschool two years after longtime PreK–8 school’s closure

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 13, 2021) – After two vacant years, the school wing of St. John Lutheran Church will again be used...

Mt. Zion Ministries hosts first of two April food drives

Rain doesn't extinguish generous spirit as food drive benefits hundreds of local residents By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (April 12, 2021) – Mt. Zion UFL Ministries...

IL correctional facilities to open to visitors in coming weeks

Locations to allow visitors starting in April and May after over a year of isolation from loved ones Information provided by the Illinois Department of...

Lansing Historical Society honors fallen heroes with display

Display debuted on Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day, honors Officer Kenneth Novak and LCPL Philip Martini By Quinton Arthur LANSING, Ill. (April 10, 2021) – The...

Lansing Historical Society to host ‘Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair’ and invite community to submit recipes

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 10, 2021) – There are some new events and projects cooking at the Lansing Historical Society this month, as...

Promapalooza returns on April 11, offering free prom and graduation attire

First Christian Church of Lansing, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 9, 2021) – The Community Closet of Steger and Southlands...

Suburban Cook to move to universal vaccine eligibility for ages 16+ on April 12

Information provided by the Governor's Office FOREST PARK, Ill. (April 8, 2021) – Illinois announced Thursday that Suburban Cook County will be joining the rest...

Lansing resident encourages community to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

Valerie McDaniels has spent much of her life fighting child abuse, hopes April will be more widely known as Child Abuse Prevention Month By Quinton...

Patti Leach Youth Center remodel set to welcome in-person returnees

New protocols and new spaces to greet students returning April 12 By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (April 5, 2021) – The Patti Leach Youth Center has...

Gov. Pritzker signs voting bill into law, expanding drop boxes and curbside voting

Information provided the Governor's Office SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2, 2021) – Building on efforts that ensured the safe and active participation in the 2020 elections,...