South Suburban College Bulldogs win NJCAA Region IV-District 4 championship

Men’s basketball team defeats Morton College information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 12, 2018) – South Suburban College defeated Morton College 76-67 on Saturday, March 10, to win the NJCAA Region IV-District 4 Championship. They will play in the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in Danville, Illinois. The tournament runs from … Read more

Oak Glen elementary students participate in Hoops for Heart

information provided by Oak Glen Elementary School LANSING, Ill. (March 10, 2018) – On February 23, Oak Glen third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders participated in Hoops for Heart, the American Heart Association fundraiser. The programs helps students understand that heart-healthy habits—including physical activity—can be fun, and it engages them in raising funds to support cardiovascular research … Read more

Sports events projected to bring over 20,000 visitors to the Chicago Southland

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (March 8, 2018) – Sports travel produces over 20 million visitors annually who spend more than $10.47 billion, according to National Association of Sports Commissions. The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, headquartered in Lansing, is continuing to increase the amount of new sports … Read more

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau awards grants

United States Hockey League receives $5,000; Illinois Economic Development Association receives $3,129 information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau LANSING, Ill. (February 20, 2018) – Lansing-based Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau recently awarded $8,129 to the United States Hockey League (USHL) and the Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) for the promotion of … Read more

Winterhoff Park to join Lan-Oak Park District’s series of ‘destination’ parks

Winterhoff Park

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2018) – Van Laten Park has a StoryWalk. Lions Park has pickleball. Potts Park is slated for bocce. And Bock Park will be home to Lansing’s new dog park. Each of these is an example of the Lan-Oak Park District’s strategy of creating “Destination Parks,” with something unique … Read more