Concerns raised about proposed Fox Pointe contract with former mayor of Country Club Hills

Revisions to be presented, voted on at February 17 meeting LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2019) – “We’ve reached out to Sinclair Solutions, who has experience in running a venue and also in seeking sponsorships,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski at the February 5 Committee of the Whole meeting. He further explained that “Sinclair Solutions” is … Read more

Elim achieves three-year CARF accreditation

“A stamp of approval for an agency demonstrating best practices” information provided by Elim Christian Services CRESTWOOD, Ill. (February 2019) – CARF International announced that Elim Christian Services, a global ministry with campuses in Crestwood, Palos Heights, and Orland Park, Illinois, has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Day Program … Read more

Jerry Zeldenrust, Trustee candidate

Village Voice Party, Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma Experience Zeldenrust joined the Village Voice Party two years ago, when then-Trustee Patty Eidam ran for Mayor with Zeldenrust, Brian Hardy, and Mike Manno as Trustee candidates. Zeldenrust was not elected then, but Eidam was, and she then appointed Zeldenrust to fill her vacated Trustee seat. In … Read more

Roundball Classic to celebrate 10th anniversary


Annual competition begins February 21 by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2019) – Lansing’s Roundball Classic returns to Memorial Junior High later this month, offering fifth-graders an opportunity to compete in front of enthusiastic crowds while also helping to raise funds and awareness for various Lansing charitable causes. The series begins on Thursday, February … Read more

Understanding the Open Meetings Act

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2019) – “You guys can get together,” Attorney Erin Blake told the Human Relations Commission at their first business meeting, December 20, 2018. Blake was providing some training about the Open Meetings Act, and she was specifically responding to concerns expressed by some of the Commissioners. Most of … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 2/5/19

LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics discussed and decisions made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—2/5/19 agenda (PDF) Committee of the Whole—2/5/19 agenda (PDF) Open invitation All residents are welcome to attend Committee … Read more

Illinois 2018-19 deer hunting seasons result in preliminary harvest of 151,577 deer

Archers, youth, and muzzleloaders contribute to totals information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 28, 2019) – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 151,577 deer during all 2018-19 archery and firearm seasons, which concluded on January 20. This total is slightly higher than the total harvest for all … Read more

Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau releases 2019 Visitors Guide

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2019) – Last week, the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CSCVB) announced the release of the 2019 Visitors Guide. The 88-page guide is filled with activities, events, and venues that attract visitors to the Chicago Southland, including getaway ideas, interactive fun for kids, nature centers, and more. … Read more

What is ‘nart’? You’ll know it when you see it

Local artist Jim Siergey channels Popeye and The Far Side; exhibit opens Saturday, February 2 by Melanie Jongsma HIGHLAND, Ind. (January 30, 2019) – It’s hard to explain what “nart” is—even for the man who created it. Illustrator, artist, cartoonist, and animator Jim Siergey knows there’s a distinction between “art” and “nart,” but the distinction … Read more

Five things Lansing needs to know about this week’s extreme cold

Garbage, closings, the Village, water, and your heating system by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 29, 2019) – The following information is provided by the Village of Lansing as well as other sources: Homewood Disposal will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday), so Lansing garbage pick-up will be delayed one day, just as it is during holiday … Read more