White Christmas brings charm of original film to Theatre at the Center

Musical adaptation unites artistry and nostalgia by Josh Bootsma MUNSTER, Ind. (December 1, 2019) – The theatre swells as Bob Wallace invites the audience to join him and the rest of his troupe in Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” the timeless refrain of heart-warming, snowy nostalgia. So ends White Christmas, Theatre at the Center’s delightful holiday … Read more

License plate recognition cameras planned for three Lansing intersections

Lansing Police to use cameras to track suspects more effectively, not monitor traffic violations by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (October 26, 2019) – In the next few months, Lansing residents will see cameras being set up at three intersections throughout the village. These cameras will not document traffic violations but rather will be used to … Read more

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