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Lansing prayer vigil welcomes Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, two NAACP branch presidents

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 21, 2021) – In a small plaza dedicated to Lansing's past, a group pf local citizens and leaders gathered...

Bethel Church launches new ministry for women

"Beloved" meets on second Mondays by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (June 4, 2021) - "We just want to encourage women," says Deb DeJong. "People went through...

St. Ann School to host ‘Final Farewell’ event June 5 ahead of closing

Open house, Mass, and outdoor party planned to celebrate 70 years of St. Ann School By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 1, 2021) – On January...

Community prayer vigil planned for June 9 at Lansing Village Hall

Prayer vigil starts at 4 p.m. in at History Park Plaza By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (May 21, 2021) – Lansing's History Plaza, in front of...

From caddying to college: Freedom Church partners with Olympia Fields Country Club to help local youth

By Josh Bootsma OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (April 16, 2021) – For some caddies, walking hundreds of miles in a summer while carrying 30-pound golf bags...

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...

Good Friday ‘Way of the Cross’ brings Lansing together after a year apart

Community scripture and prayer walk draws crowd of over 150 after last year's cancellation By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (April 2, 2021) – After COVID-19 cancelled...

Photos: Freedom Church holds first Sunday service in redeemed Illiana building

Pre-registration allows socially distant seating, ample parking by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 21, 2021) - Pastor Thaddeus Searcy was near tears several times on Sunday...

St. Ann Parish to join with St. James and St. John as one parish

Operations to continue largely as normal at St. Ann; St. John in Glenwood to close; St. James in Sauk Village will become a worship...

Freedom Church presents case for Special Use and variance request


Vote scheduled for March 16 Village Board meeting by Melanie Jongsma
 LANSING, Ill. (March 3, 2021) – “I am so appreciative of the Village of Lansing,”...

Local high schools celebrate and educate during Black History Month

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 1, 2021) – The pandemic did little to stop two local high schools from celebrating Black History Month; in...

Lansing church’s columbarium a respectful way to honor cremated loved ones

First United Methodist Church's columbarium was a community project By Quinton Arthur LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2021) – Near the end of 2020, First United Methodist...

Lansing Good Friday prayer walk planned for April 2

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 17, 2021) – The community prayer walk "Stations of the Cross" is scheduled to take place this year on...

Bishop Noll Institute unveils patron saint

Information provided by Bishop Noll Institute HAMMOND, Ind. (February 5, 2021) – For her connection to Bishop Noll Institute and for her lifetime devotion to...