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Towne Interiors celebrates 65 years

Small business has seen many changes over the decades, but aims to continue serving Lansing with integrity By Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (February 1, 2020)...

Lansing writer Marlene Cook sheds light on church graveyard

Newly published History and Mystery in First Church Graveyard available now by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 2, 2020) - If you’ve ever been stuck at...

Cornerstone Church marks 75th anniversary with celebration weekend

Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 31, 2019) - "For three quarters of a century, First Baptist Church has...

35th annual History Walk draws record crowd

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 27, 2019) - There’s a group of about 120 people who will probably never look at Ridge Road the...

Local history, local business: Class takes trip to Homewood Bat Company

by Ashlee De Wit HOMEWOOD, Ill. (May 10, 2019) — A parked yellow school bus rumbled in front of the former Illiana Christian High School...

St. John’s Church and School celebrates 125th anniversary with gala

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2019) - About 200 people gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center on Stony Island Ave. April...

Lansing Historical Society to hold vigil, open exhibit April 8

Lansing invited to observe Lansing Fallen Heroes Memorial Day by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2019) - Each year in May, our nation observes Memorial...

Underground Railroad presentation draws a crowd

by Ashlee De WIt LANSING, IL (February 27, 2018) — It was standing room only in the Lansing Public Library’s community room as more than...

The Underground Railroad in our back yards

Local experts to present stories and photos—Monday, February 25, 6:00pm by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill (February 1, 2019) — In 1843, Caroline Quarlls was a...

A year of firsts

2018 in Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 2019) – The Lansing Journal published 1,074 articles in 2018, averaging 89.5 stories each month. Our...

16 years at the keyboards

Glenn Tallar entertains diners at Beggars Pizza by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) - In a building on Ridge Road that originated as a...

St. John Lutheran School holds alumni games to celebrate 125th anniversary

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) - Lansing’s oldest school was founded the same year that Lansing became a village—125 years ago. St....

Looking back on 125 years of Lansing

Reflections from local historians on the end of Lansing’s quasquicentennial by Carrie Steinweg Above: This photo from the late 1880s or early 1890s was taken...

Bottoms Up to celebrate 25 years

Saturday, July 28, starting at 2:00pm by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (July 27, 2018) - Bottoms Up will celebrate their 25th anniversary tomorrow with live...

June means wedding season—at the Lansing Historical Museum

Annual bridal gown exhibit opens June 9 through August 29</h2 BY Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (June 2018) - June has long been a popular wedding month,...