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Lansing history: The murder of Bohemian Joe

1914 homicide still unsolved By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (November 13, 2022) - Many Lansing residents remember the restaurant Bohemian Joe's, which opened in 2016 and...

Lansing history: The Lansing Fire Department

Serving Lansing for 100 years By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (October 9, 2022) - This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lansing Fire Department, which...

Dedication of local Underground Railroad marker scheduled for Saturday

For some local residents, marker dedication brings to mind old rumors of Lansing's possible involvement with the Underground Railroad By Carrie Steinweg CHICAGO, Ill. (September 22,...

Lansing history: The Lans Theater building

From movie theater to pizza parlor, a unique venue has overcome difficulties to serve the community By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (September 13, 2022) - It...

50th Rich Dust Invitational cross country meet set for this weekend

Rich Dust will again fire starter pistol at invitational that bears his name By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 30, 2022) – This Saturday, hundreds of...

Lansing history: Stories of Lansing street names

Fred, Ada, William, Henry, and others were people before they were streets By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (August 13, 2022) - Have you ever wondered how...

Lansing Historical Society hosts ‘Brides Through the Decades’ again after two years

By Reena Alsakaji LANSING, Ill. (July 8, 2022) – In the basement of the Lansing Public Library, dozens of bridal dresses are overtaking every corner....

Lansing history: Rispens Seeds, a growing family business

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (July 2, 2022) - The year was 1918. A young and restless Martin Rispens, who would reach his 18th birthday...

Lansing history: Lan-Oak Park – 20 acres of community spirit

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (June 2, 2022) - Lansing families owe a debt of gratitude to Dorothy Olas and all who joined her in...

Lansing school serves as memorial to fallen military

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (May 27, 2022) - Many schools around the country are named for significant people such as presidents, community leaders, or...

Lansing history: Collected facts about the Lansing News Agency

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (April 22, 2022) - In days of yore, the newspaper business required a lot more than publishers, journalists, and editors....

Lansing history: From a single typewriter, to rolls of newsprint, to a team of laptops

The Lansing Journal's story is one of necessity and community By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (April 22, 2022) - The original Lansing Journal newspaper was born...

Lansing history: How Lansing got its own museum

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2022) - “Oh look at this — what is it? How does it work?” We hear a lot...

Women’s History in Lansing: Agnes Smithgall and Rilla Zabel – They created a clothing store for kids

By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill. (March 28, 2022) – Agnes Smithgall worked in the business office of Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Hammond. Rilla Zabel...

Women’s History in Lansing: Julia Gault – She sued against a mandatory retirement age for teachers

TF South teacher Julia Gault didn't think a mandatory retirement at 65 was right — and a federal appeals court agreed By Marlene Cook LANSING, Ill....
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