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

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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

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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

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Obituary: Adam Douma

July 28, 1926 – March 15, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Adam Douma, age 92 of Lansing, IL, went home to his Heavenly Father on Friday, March 15, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Grace (nee Boer); three children: Peggy Vlietstra, Robert (Sarah) Douma, and Joan Santefort; six grandchildren: … Read more

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The Lansing Journal journeys: Nevada

submitted by Joanne Splant Pritchard Keep those Journals journeying! We love to see people reading Lansing news all around the country. Send us your photos of The Lansing Journal in unique places near or far—we publish them all online, and we fit as many as possible into our monthly print edition! Email photos to info@thelansingjournal.com. … Read more

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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

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TF South to host District 215 Candidate Forum

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30pm By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2019) – The Parent Teacher Student Association will host a forum on Wednesday, March 27, at TF South High School. The forum will feature all the candidates running for the Thornton Fractional School District 215 Board of Trustees. Starting at 6:30pm, the event will … Read more

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Obituary: Elizabeth A. McSwiggan

September 18, 1929 – March 14, 2019 information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home Elizabeth A. McSwiggan, age 89 of Lansing, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Elizabeth is survived by her beloved husband Richard T. McSwiggan. Loving mother of: Linda (Don) Hodsden, Kathy (Jerry) Skubisz, Thomas (Krista) McSwiggan, and David (Wendy) McSwiggan. … Read more

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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

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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

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