Trustee Zeldenrust asks Board to consider effects of gambling on community

Urges fellow Trustees to review “facts and figures” before signing letter of support by Josh Bootsma and Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 5, 2019) – “CALUMET CITY REQUEST OF SUPPORT FOR GAMING LICENSE” was on the agenda for the October 1 Committee of the Whole meeting. As Village Administrator Dan Podgorski explained, Calumet City is … Read more

Village approves bidding process to demolish nine Lansing properties

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (September 18, 2019) – The Village Board of Trustees approved a resolution to open up bidding for the demolition of nine residential properties in Lansing during its September 17 meeting, a project funded by two grants from the Illinois Housing Development Authority. Long-time eyesores As explained by Village Building Commissioner … Read more

Unity Christian Academy starts second year of doing high school differently

High ropes courses, “crossing the line,” and team-building activities mark first week of “redefined” high school By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (August 29, 2019) – Just over a year ago, South Holland Mayor Don De Graff stood with a crowd of teachers, students, board members, and community stakeholders and cut the ceremonial ribbon in … Read more

Lansing Fire Department introduces Bill Stubitsch as Deputy Chief

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (August 21, 2019) – The Lansing Fire Department introduced its newest deputy chief Bill Stubitsch at the Tuesday night Village Board Meeting. Stubitsch served as an engineer at the department before being promoted to the position. Stubitsch will take over the position previously held by Deputy Chief Mike Templeman after … Read more