Lansing Police Department offers “Meetup Spot”

Meetup Spot

Designated area provides safe spot for internet exchanges by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 17, 2017) – At the Village Board meeting, as an item of New Business, Lansing Police Chief Dennis Murrin reported that the Police Department has designated an area near the public parking lot to be a “Meetup Spot” for internet purchasers. … Read more

Lansing employee wins Star of the Industry award

Lansing employee

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recognizes Erica Elizalde of Lansing’s Comfort Suites information provided by Loren Petrakis-Mueller, Communications Manager for Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau OAK LAWN, Ill. (October 11, 2017) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, the regional destination management organization for Lansing and 61 other suburbs, recognized its members, … Read more

Park Board welcomes Micaela Smith as new Commissioner

Micaela Smith

Diversity considered a strength as Smith is unanimously approved by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2017) – “You have to represent the people you’re serving,” says Park Board Commissioner Pat Gulotta. “You just have to.” In adding Micaela Smith to the Park Board of Commissioners, he believes the Board can continue the momentum they’ve … Read more

“Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song”—tickets still available for one-day-only show

Two October 22 performances celebrate the legendary jazz singer by Melanie Jongsma MUNSTER, Ind. (October 15, 2017) – Next Sunday—October 22—will be the only opportunity to see award-winning Chicago actress Alexis J. Roston perform as Ella Fitzgerald in the Theatre At The Center in Munster. Roston has performed as Billie Holiday in Lady Day, and … Read more

TF South alum keynotes Calumet Heritage Conference

Ted Cable returns to Lansing, Illinois, for October 28 Hegewisch conference by Melanie Jongsma HEGEWISCH, CHICAGO, Ill. (October 14, 2017) – “The Calumet Region is where I was introduced to the outdoors and learned to love nature,” says Ted Cable. “My experiences there shaped my career.” Cable grew up in Lansing, Illinois, on the banks … Read more

Native American life in Lansing, Illinois

Native American

Lansing Historical Society hosts Les Marszalek, Native American Archeologist by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 14, 2017) – The public is invited to hear Les Marszalek—of the Chicago Archaeology Services Network—talk about recent archaeology finds in the Lansing area. He will use artifacts from this area to describe the daily life of Native Americans who … Read more

Resources for small businesses

Lansing Area Chamber members learn what the Small Business Administration can do for them by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 11, 2017) – Carole Harris is the Lead/Supervisory Economic Development Specialist for the Illinois District Office of the Small Business Administration. Her presentation—Programs, Services, and Partners to Help Your Business Succeed—served as an introduction to … Read more