Candidate info: Library Board Trustees

About the position What they do The Library Board hires and oversees the Library Director, who consults with the Board about programming and finances. The Library Board is responsible for reviewing the budget and approving all expenditures. What they’re paid $0/year Terms and meetings The seven Library Trustees are elected to staggered six-year terms. The … Read more

Gov. Pritzker unveils tax plan

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 7, 2019) — Gov. Pritzker unveiled what he is calling his “fair tax plan” that ensures 97 percent of taxpayers get tax relief and the wealthy pay their fair share. The following is an excerpt of the Governor’s remarks: My administration has begun negotiations … Read more

CSCVB organizes Lansing’s participation in April Food Day 2019

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 10, 2019) – The Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau is once again participating in April Food Day, the United Way’s annual food collection event to help address food insecurity. The CSCVB is helping to promote the event as well as serving as a collection location. Lansing’s Holiday Inn … Read more

Crosby Clippers will Rock the Bald at JJ Kelley’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser

For $25,000 in donations, Laurie Crosby will go bald By Ernst Lamothe Jr. LANSING, Ill. (March 2, 2019) – The numbers are staggering. Each year, the parents of about 15,300 kids will hear the words “Your child has cancer,” according to the Childhood Cancer Statistics. Laurie Crosby was one of those parents. Twelve years ago, … Read more

Honoring Illinois’ Fallen

United States and Illinois flags at half-staff immediately until Sunset, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of: Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner, McHenry County … Read more

A chronology of the Fox Pointe contract controversy

Fox Pointe

Trustee discussion, Google results, a case of pneumonia, and public comment by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (March 6, 2019) – An item on the February 5 Committee of the Whole agenda read, “CONSULTING SERVICES CONTRACT FOR SPONSORSHIPS – SINCLAIR SOLUTIONS LTD.” That item was part of a series of events that generated questions and concerns … Read more