Lansing experiences economic impact of sports tourism

information provided by Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lansing, Illinois LANSING, Ill. (December 2017) – Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors, announced the 2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing more than $400 million to … Read more

South Suburban College baseball program to host Catching Camp

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27 information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 28, 2017) – South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Tuesday, December 26, and Wednesday, December 27, from 10:00am–1:00pm. Coach Ruzich has directed youth camps for the past 32 … Read more

District 215 and Thornton Township join forces against breast cancer

Pink Out

by Ernst Lamothe Jr. CALUMET CITY, Ill. (October 2017) – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Thornton Township Supervisor Frank Zuccarelli and the Board of Trustees along with Thornton Fractional School District 215 (headquartered in Lansing) created a Pink Out Football and Volleyball event. The October 13 football game and October 18 volleyball game … Read more

Park Board welcomes Micaela Smith as new Commissioner

Micaela Smith

Diversity considered a strength as Smith is unanimously approved by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 16, 2017) – “You have to represent the people you’re serving,” says Park Board Commissioner Pat Gulotta. “You just have to.” In adding Micaela Smith to the Park Board of Commissioners, he believes the Board can continue the momentum they’ve … Read more

LARC’s Joey Glowacki to participate in 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Joey Glowacki

Joey surprised with special certificate from Thornton Township by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (September 29, 2017) – A client of LARC, an agency in Lansing that serves adults with developmental disabilities, received some special recognition at LARC’s Annual Fish Fry on September 29. Joey Glowacki is headed to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in … Read more

Tennis court resurfacing at Rotary Park complete

tennis court resurfacing

SEPTEMBER 29 UPDATE: Nets up, courts in use Linda Koselke, Liz Daley, Sandy Stadler, and Mitzi Krucina took their doubles match to Rotary Park this morning to try out the newly resurfaced courts. Lan-Oak Park District installed the new nets on Tuesday. SEPTEMBER 25 UPDATE: Patching, painting, and striping now finished SEPTEMBER 23, 2017— Patching … Read more