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

Scenes from the Lansing Roundball Classic

Oak Glen wins the championship game; the Lansing community wins much more photos and captions by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 13, 2018) – The ninth annual Lansing Roundball Classic ended with 6,730 food items donated to the Lansing Food Pantry, thousands of dollars donated to Lansing charitable causes, and awards for all the kids … Read more

Illiana’s first male cheerleader defies boundaries, gravity


Teammates welcome Christopher Bass to “the cheer family” by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Illiana’s newest up-and-coming cheerleader is a flexible jumper, a quick learner, and a trailblazer—Illiana’s first and only male cheerleader. Junior Christopher Bass may not wear a bow and glitter, but he cheers just as fiercely as … Read more