Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 2/21/19

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets monthly, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings will typically begin at 6:30pm on Thursdays at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois. … Read more

Agenda: Village Board meeting – 2/19/19

LANSING, Ill. (February 16, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics discussed and decisions made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—2/19/19 agenda (PDF) No Committee of the Whole meeting is planned following the Board meeting. Open invitation All … Read more

4 candidates; 3 choices; April 2

Lansing’s ballot of Village Trustee candidates integrates past, present, and future by Lansing Journal staff LANSING, Ill. (February 8, 2019) – On January 23, about 100 people gathered at Jack’s Sports Pub for the Village Voice Party’s press conference, marking an unofficial start to Lansing’s 2019 campaign season. Those in attendance heard from the party’s … Read more

Larry Thomas, Trustee candidate

Independent candidate, Lansing, Illinois by Jennifer Yos Experience A Lansing resident for 10 years, Thomas currently works for a Chicago staffing agency that helps the unemployed find temporary work. He graduated from Governor’s State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. As a licensed Restorative Justice Counselor, he spent four years helping youth at … Read more

Jerry Zeldenrust, Trustee candidate

Village Voice Party, Lansing, Illinois by Melanie Jongsma Experience Zeldenrust joined the Village Voice Party two years ago, when then-Trustee Patty Eidam ran for Mayor with Zeldenrust, Brian Hardy, and Mike Manno as Trustee candidates. Zeldenrust was not elected then, but Eidam was, and she then appointed Zeldenrust to fill her vacated Trustee seat. In … Read more

Understanding the Open Meetings Act

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2019) – “You guys can get together,” Attorney Erin Blake told the Human Relations Commission at their first business meeting, December 20, 2018. Blake was providing some training about the Open Meetings Act, and she was specifically responding to concerns expressed by some of the Commissioners. Most of … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 2/5/19

LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics discussed and decisions made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—2/5/19 agenda (PDF) Committee of the Whole—2/5/19 agenda (PDF) Open invitation All residents are welcome to attend Committee … Read more

Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 1/15/19

LANSING, Ill. (January 12, 2019) – In order to keep Lansing residents and businesses informed about topics being discussed and decisions being made at meetings of the Village Board, The Lansing Journal posts agendas for upcoming meetings here: Village Board—1/15/19 agenda (PDF) Committee of the Whole—1/15/19 agenda (PDF) Open invitation All residents are welcome to … Read more