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Lansing Municipal Airport

Lansing officials readying for airport improvements

LANSING | Village officials are preparing for improvements to be made later this year at the Lansing Municipal Airport they say will set the stage for a long-desired expansion of the airport’s runways.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am

Lansing receives $2,500 grant for Ford Hangar restoration

LANSING | An organization that helps historic preservation projects gave village officials a grant for use at the Ford Hangar at Lansing Municipal Airport.

November 25, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing salutes women at Veterans Day service

Lansing salutes women at Veterans Day service

LANSING | A large crowd at the Lansing Veterans Memorial on Sunday paid special tribute to women who have served in the military.

November 10, 2013 11:30 pm Photos


Abbott in talks with Quinn over airport expansion proposal

LANSING | Village President Norm Abbott met with Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday in Chicago to discuss a possible runway expansion at the Lansing Municipal Airport, officials said.

October 02, 2013 7:00 pm

Lansing gets grant to help restore Ford Hangar

LANSING | Landmarks Illinois Historic Preservation Fund, which helps with historic preservation projects across the state, has provided a grant to Lansing municipal government to help restore its historic hangar structure at the Lansing Municipal Airport.

September 30, 2013 1:47 pm

Flight training ground school begins Sept. 20 at Lansing Municipal Airport

LANSING | The Tropria Aero Club located at the Lansing Municipal Airport will begin flight ground school on Sept. 20 at the Chicago Business Air Center, 3259 Airport Drive.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard to host annual vigil

LANSING | During our Nations conflicts starting with the American Revolution, there have been more than 633,568 military personal taken prisoners of war or deemed missing in action. Still today the fate of many of those missing or taken prisoner is still unknown. Their families still wait fo…

September 05, 2013 1:24 pm
Dyer group fights Main Street extension

Dyer group fights Main Street extension

DYER | Jeff Van Hecke says he’s been hearing it loud and clear from residents on each side of the state line: no Main Street extension.

July 07, 2013 7:30 pm

Lansing seeks grant to restore Ford Hangar

LANSING | Village officials have applied to a nonprofit organization interested in historic preservation for funding to restore the Ford Hangar at Lansing Municipal Airport.

May 25, 2013 8:15 pm

Touch-A-Truck event coming to Lansing

LANSING | The Lansing Police Cadets are gearing up to host a Touch-A-Truck event, and all are welcome to join the fun.

April 08, 2013 12:07 pm

MARK KIESLING: Put poker question in the hands of the people

Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, a Massachusetts Democrat who served in the U.S. House for 34 years, once famously said, "All politics is local."

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

Gary pilot dies in gyroplane crash at Lansing airport

LANSING | A gyroplane pilot from Gary died Monday from injuries suffered in a crash shortly after he took off from Lansing Municipal Airport in his one-seater aircraft, according to Illinois State Police.

September 10, 2012 3:15 pm

Tri-Motor flight a thrilling experience

Last week, the Lansing Municipal Airport welcomed a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor for a three-day stay. It was part of the 2012 Tri-Motor Tour that is organized through the Experimental Aircraft Association. The EAA Chapter 260 arranged for the tour stop, which was one of about 10 cities visited.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am

Lansing appoints members to new Ford Hangar preservation group

LANSING | Village officials have approved members of a foundation to oversee the restoration of the Ford Hangar at the Lansing Municipal Airport, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

August 20, 2012 7:45 pm

Ford Tri-Motor flights available this week

Did the Chicago Air and Water Show this weekend pique your interest in aviation? If so, you can experience a ride on a great piece of aviation history close to home this week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, flights will be available on a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor at the Lansing Municipal Airport.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
Lansing airport hosts Ford Trimotor plane

Lansing airport hosts Ford Trimotor plane

LANSING | The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter No. 260 hosted the Ford Trimotor airplane at the Lansing airport Monday to publicize plane rides the organization will be offering in August.

July 16, 2012 6:00 pm Photos


Congratulations to Lansing Redbirds for state championship

The Lansing Redbirds, which is the Senior Babe Ruth team of the Lansing Old Timers consisting of 16- to 18-year-olds, won the Illinois state title last weekend. The team is now in Dodgeville, Wis., for the Ohio Valley Regional Tournament. Hopefully, by the time this column prints, they’ll ha…

July 14, 2012 8:15 pm

Lansing continues to seek airport exemption from lease-hold taxes

LANSING | Village officials continue to hope the General Assembly will approve a change in state law that would exempt the Lansing Municipal Airport from having to assess lease-hold taxes on businesses that operate there.

June 11, 2012 12:00 am

Dreesen performs in Frankfort tonight

I love when I have a chance to interview someone well known and get a feel for what they are really like. Even when you’re not doing the interview face to face, you can tell a little bit about someone by having a phone conversation.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
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