Nature education program offered at Green Lake

Saturday, May 26, 1:30pm information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County CALUMET CITY, Ill. (May 2, 2018) – Sand Ridge Nature Center will present an educational/explorational program at Green Lake Aquatic Center. “What’s the Difference?” will examine the differences between a lake, pond, marsh, and more. The program will include hiking at Green … Read more

Record numbers turn out for Clean-up Day

Good publicity, good examples, and good weather inspire 360 volunteers to make a visible difference photos and text BY Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2018) – Bright skies, brisk temperatures, and blustery winds greeted the 360 volunteers who participated in Lansing’s ninth annual Community Clean-up Day. Organizer Vivian Payne called it the most successful … Read more

Why Lansing Public Library went fine-free, starting May 1

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by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 1, 2018) – As of May 1, 2018, the Lansing Public Library will no longer charge fines for overdue materials. Library Director Debbie Albrecht shared the reasoning behind that decision, and dismantled some commonly held misunderstandings about libraries and fines: Libraries are about providing access to information. Fines create … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 05/01/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. The meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Knowing what’s coming The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be … Read more

Last call for HRC applicants

Village announces April 30 deadline by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 23, 2018) – The Village has announced that the last day to submit an application for Lansing’s Human Relations Commission will be April 30, 2018. As reported in our March 23 story, Commissioners will be committing to a multiple-year term, so applicants should be … Read more