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Power outages and brush fires – an eventful Election Day at Bethel Church

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 8, 2022) – Though the long line of pre-dawn voters that braved the sub-40-degree weather outside of Bethel Church...

Severed power line starts car fire; no one hurt

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (November 5, 2022) – The winds that ripped through Lansing Saturday afternoon downed a live electrical wire that slowly and...

Photos, food, and fire demonstrations at Lansing Fire Department’s 100-year open house

Text, photos, and videos by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2022) – The Lansing Fire Department is 100 years old this year, and celebrated...

Deadly Planet Fitness shooting not ‘random act of violence,’ says LPD

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 12, 2022) – The October 7 shooting at Planet Fitness was a targeted attack, the Lansing Police Department said...

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...

Man dead after shooting at Planet Fitness in Lansing

Information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (October 8, 2022) – On October 7, 2022, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Lansing Officers were dispatched...

LPD asks for public help in search for missing 26-year old man

Information provided by the Lansing Police Department LANSING, Ill. (September 15, 2022) – The Lansing Police Department is helping the Rogers family look for 26-year-old...

Lansing’s 911 dispatchers now trained to advise during medical emergencies

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 14, 2022) – Lansing's 911 dispatchers are now certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers, trained to better help callers respond to...

TF South vs. TF North football ends in ‘threat of violence’ evacuation

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 9, 2022) – The football game between TF South and TF North, which took place at TF South on...

Lansing Police Department hosts 2022 National Night Out at Fox Pointe

By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 4, 2022) – The first Tuesday of every August, police departments throughout the nation host National Night Out events...

Illinois expressway shootings down this year amid increased state police enforcement

Expressway shootings down 36%, injury shootings down 46% Information provided by the Illinois State Police CHICAGO, Ill. (July 24, 2022) – At the midway mark for...

Domestic dispute leads to shots in South Holland

information provided by the Village of South Holland SOUTH HOLLAND, IL (July 16, 2022) — On July 16, 2022, at a gathering at Maicach Park,...

Meet Jennifer Lewis – District 158’s new School Resource Officer

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (July 9, 2022) – Lansing Police officer Jennifer Lewis is going back to school this fall. Specifically, she will be...

Two veteran Lansing firefighters promoted

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 23, 2022) – Two Lansing firefighters were promoted to new positions at Tuesday night's Village Board meeting in a...

From military deployments to trapping raccoons – meet Lansing’s new Animal Control Officer

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2022) – On June 6, Timothy "TJ" Douglas was introduced to the Lansing Village Board as the village's...