Effective immediately: Illinois Department of Natural Resources closes all state sites

information provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (March 16, 2020) – To further prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in accordance with the Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamation issued on March 9, 2020, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the closure of all state parks, fish and wildlife areas, recreational … Read more

Calumet Memorial Park District announces phased suspension of programs

Beginning Sunday, March 15, until Wednesday, April 1 by Targett Johnson, Executive Director, Calumet Memorial Park District CALUMET CITY, Ill. (March 15, 2020) – We find ourselves in a challenging time, both globally and locally. The COVID-19 outbreak has necessitated many difficult decisions, including the temporary closure of museums, zoos, theaters, and schools here in … Read more

Roundball Classic organizers to step down

Future of charity-driven youth basketball tournament uncertain by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – Lansing Roundball Classic organizers Rick Seymour and Sally Reynolds announced at the Village Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday night that they will no longer organize the charity-driven basketball tournament for Lansing fifth-graders. They expressed their desire for someone else … Read more

CSCVB welcomes new Sports Market Manager

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2020) – The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau has hired Isaac Washburn as the new Sports Market Manager. Washburn, originally from Gaylord, Michigan, attended Grand Valley State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Sports Leadership. Washburn has a … Read more

Coolidge repeats Roundball Classic championship win

Oak Glen’s Jordyn Clark wins Hot Shot competition by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (February 10, 2020) – The final game of the 2020 Lansing Roundball Classic was held Monday at Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road) as the fifth-grade boys basketball teams from Reavis Elementary School and Coolidge Elementary School battled for the title … Read more