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

Village Board meeting highlights – 9/19/17

Board meeting highlights

Basketball champs, giant checks, promotions, and more by Melanie Jongsma Village Board meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. The Committee of the Whole meeting begins at 7:00pm, and typically at that meeting items are brought up for review and discussion among … Read more

Van Laten Park updates include “StoryWalk”

StoryWalk Lansing IL

by Maureen Mason-Spatz LANSING, Ill. (August 2017) – Van Laten Park is located at 183rd Street and Holland Road, nestled south and east of the De Jong family farmland. What makes Van Laten Park unique is the “StoryWalk” feature that now incorporates the exercise path surrounding the park. The StoryWalk includes 20 reading stations where … Read more

The pool is open

Eisenhower Center pool

LANSING, Ill. (September 11, 2017) – After being closed for remodeling for a month, the pool at Eisenhower Fitness Center is now open again. The 25-yard lap pool was emptied, cleaned, blasted, and repainted. On Monday, September 11, it reopened again. Family swim times for September–May are: Fridays: 7:00–9:00pm Saturdays: 1:00–3:00pm Sundays: 1:00–3:00pm The Lan-Oak … Read more