Connecting Lansing: thoughts on bike paths, parks, strollers, neighborhoods, and businesses

Lansing Voices Cameron Harvey The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to our daily lives. For me, one bright spot in this season is spending more time with my son. Like many families, one of the first ways the pandemic impacted us was the loss of child-care. My wife and I are grateful that … Read more

Revenue sources at the Lansing Municipal Airport

Lansing Voices Bob Malkas, former Manager of the Lansing Municipal Airport The Federal Aviation Administration is relegated by the United States to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the national system. As part of their management policies all airports are first separated into categories so that the FAA can better serve their specific aviation purposes … Read more

Distance learning is the only viable alternative

Lansing Voices Ted Spaniak, retired teacher Summary: This article concerns schools opening during this pandemic and lays out the rationale for distance learning as the only viable alternative. When schools closed in the spring due to COVID-19, the infection rate in Illinois — not to mention the country — wasn’t anywhere close to where it … Read more

Supporting District 215 School Board’s Statement of Solidarity

Lansing Voices Sheryl Black, NAACP-CFSSB No marching, no protest, no rally…just prayer and unity at the District 215 Administrative Center on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Thank you to the many students, community members, administrators, and elected officials from Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing, and Lynwood who participated in the Prayer Vigil in support of District 215 … Read more

Lansing Municipal Airport vs. Cook County leasehold tax – Chapter 2

Lansing Voices Bob Malkas, former Manager of the Lansing Municipal Airport Lansing next became involved with the leasehold tax with the Illinois passage of PA 97-1161, which was intended to create an exemption from property tax on leasehold interests owned by the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County used by FBO businesses. Legislative debates … Read more