Lansing Roundball Classic to begin February 8

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Fifth-grade basketball tournament raises money, builds community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – For the ninth year, fifth-grade basketball players from six Lansing grade schools will dribble, pass, and shoot their way through a friendly competition with a broader meaning. The Lansing Roundball Classic tournament rewards athleticism, teaches teamwork, and builds community. … Read more

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify in 2017

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information provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity CHICAGO, Ill. (January 25, 2018) – The Illinois Film Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record. Women and minority hires made up 53% of reported crew employees across the 347 television, commercial and movie projects that … Read more

Buddig to expand Illinois presence

Company chooses Montgomery, Illinois, rather than Indiana by Melanie Jongsma HOMEWOOD, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – Illinois was in tight competition with Indiana to win the latest expansion project by Homewood-based Carl Buddig & Co. Indiana had previously won Buddig’s 2013 project in a similar face-off, citing the proximity to their existing South Holland, Illinois, … Read more

Governor Rauner issues executive order about property tax appeals

Statement acknowledges that property taxes are a top reason people are leaving Illinois information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 19, 2018) — Governor Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order declaring it impermissible for state legislators to represent clients before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, which hears appeals of … Read more

Zander Woods undergoes restoration

Rare ecosystem ranks as Number 2 priority information provided by Forest Preserves of Cook County THORNTON, Ill. (January 21, 2018) – Lansing residents who drive to South Holland or Homewood via Thornton-Lansing Road have noticed machinery and activity taking place in the Forest Preserves’ Thornton-Lansing Road Nature Preserve, commonly known as Zander Woods. Stacina Stagner, … Read more

Glenwood Academy recognized as a Common Sense Certified School

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information provided by Glenwood Academy GLENWOOD, Ill. (January 18, 2018) – Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Glenwood Academy as a Common Sense School. “We applaud the faculty and staff of Glenwood Academy for embracing digital citizenship as … Read more

Opportunities with the Lansing Police Department

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Lt. Al Phillips says theblueline.com is LPD’s strongest referral source by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2018) – At the first class in this year’s Citizens Policy Academy course, Recruiting Officer Al Phillips shared information about how the Lansing Police Department recruits new officers. Though the Department invests time and money visiting and advertising … Read more

Village Board crafting new Public Comment policy

Podgorski will compile survey results and present a draft for discussion by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2018) – At the January 16 Committee of the Whole meeting, Village Administrator Dan Podgorski summarized the process the Board has been involved in regarding a Public Comment policy. Several months ago he had provided Board members … Read more