Candidate info: Village Board Trustees

About the position What they do Village Trustees initiate, consider, and vote on issues that affect life in Lansing—economic development, public safety, roads and infrastructure, finances, and property. Trustees make their decisions by listening to resident concerns, asking for staff recommendations, and considering long-term impacts. What they’re paid $13,000/year Terms and meetings The Village Board … Read more

Candidate info: Library Board Trustees

About the position What they do The Library Board hires and oversees the Library Director, who consults with the Board about programming and finances. The Library Board is responsible for reviewing the budget and approving all expenditures. What they’re paid $0/year Terms and meetings The seven Library Trustees are elected to staggered six-year terms. The … Read more

Candidate info: District 510 South Suburban College Board Trustees

About the position What they do District 510 includes 18 villages, ranging in population from 1,532 (East Hazel Crest) to 56,831 (Tinley Park). With a population of 28,086, Lansing is the third largest village served by South Suburban College, so it is important for Lansing to have representation on the Board. What they’re paid $0/year … Read more

Candidate info: Park Board Commissioners

About the position What they do The Park Board is primarily responsible for policy-making, but also works closely with Lan-Oak Park District Superintendents to maintain and enhance Lansing’s parks, bike path, Eisenhower Community Center, and Eisenhower Fitness Center, and to make programming and facilities available for use by residents and other community organizations. What they’re paid … Read more

Candidate info: District 158* School Board Trustees

*Lansing residents living north of 186th vote for this Elementary School District. About the position What they do School Board 158 Trustees establish vision, adopt budgets, set calendars, approve curriculum, and hire the Superintendent, who oversees the five elementary schools in this district, all located in Lansing. What they’re paid $0/year Terms and meetings School … Read more

Candidate info: District 215 School Board Trustees

About the position What they do School Board 215 establishes policy to provide a school system that represents the best community and professional concepts of education. The Board oversees the Superintendent, who applies the policies and is responsible for the effective administration of the four schools in this district. District 215 includes Calumet City as … Read more

Candidate info: District 171* School Board Trustees

*Lansing residents living south of 186th vote for this Elementary School District. About the position What they do School Board 171 responsibilities include directing the Superintendent, overseeing the budget, approving curriculum, evaluating the educational program, and communicating the schools’ activities to the community. The two schools in this district are located in Lansing and serve … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 3/5/19

LANSING, Ill. (March 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—3/5/19 agenda (PDF) Committee of the Whole—3/5/19 agenda (PDF) Open invitation All residents are welcome to attend Committee … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 2/21/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets monthly, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings will typically begin at 6:30pm on Thursdays at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. … Read more