IDOT, ISP urge motorcyclists to ‘Ride Smart’

Safety should be first priority in spring riding season information provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (April 2018) — The first hint of warm, spring weather is here and motorcycle riders are looking to rev up and hit the open road. To ensure rider safety, the Illinois … Read more

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TF South’s April Students of the Month

April Rotary Students of the Month

Lansing Rotary Club honors Shemill Hickmon and Megan Dougherty information provided by TF South LANSING, Ill. (April 13, 2018) – At the Friday, April 13, 2018, Rotary Club of Lansing Luncheon, Megan Dougherty and Shemill Hickmon (pictured above with Principal Jake Gourley), senior students at TF South High School, were honored as April Students of … Read more

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Volunteers still needed for Lansing Cleanup Day on April 28

by Matthew Splant LANSING, Ill. (April 17, 2018) – The Village is still in need of volunteers for the 2018 Lansing Cleanup Day on April 28, 2018. The cleanup will begin between 9 & 10 am and end at noon. A BBQ will immediately follow at First Church (across from the Village Municipal Center). For … Read more

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What does the Youth Center do?

Understanding Lansing by Ashlee De Wit LANSING, Ill. (April 2018) – So far, the Understanding Lansing series has introduced readers to the overview of Lansing’s government structure—the elected and appointed positions, the nine village department heads, and which Trustee is assigned to each department. We also described the work of three of the nine Village … Read more

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Illiana students continue Black History Month observance

Black History

History Teacher Jeff White arranges tour of significant Chicago sites story and photos by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 17, 2018) – The Bishop Ford Freeway, Beaubien Woods, Pullman porters, Oakwood Cemetery, elevated trains, the stockyards, Bronzeville, Prairie Avenue, Harold Washington, Dearborn Station, Union Station, Lou Mitchell’s, the Obamas’ Hyde Park home, Valois Restaurant—these people … Read more

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Sand Ridge Nature Center celebrates Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 10:00am–3:00pm by Melanie Jongsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (April 16, 2018) – Forest preserves throughout Cook County are celebrating Earth Day in a variety of ways this month. “Earth Day is a great way to explore the Forest Preserves while renewing our commitment to the natural environment,” says a statement from Cook County … Read more

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LARC welcomes Mayor Eidam

Personal donation leads to interpersonal connections by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 16, 2018) – At a March 28 meeting in the LARC conference room, Mayor Patty Eidam shared a story about the LARC crew that picks up litter around the Lansing Municipal Center. Whenever she sees them, she gets up from her desk, goes … Read more

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Agendas: Village Board and Committee of the Whole meetings – 04/17/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. The meetings are held at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at the Municipal Court Complex, 2710 170th Street. Knowing what’s coming The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be … Read more

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Coffee with a Cop moves to Lansing’s new Dunkin’ Donuts

Friday, April 27, 9:00–11:00am by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 13, 2018) – Coffee with a Cop is a nationwide program designed to increase conversational interactions between police and community members. The Lansing Police Department’s upcoming Coffee with a Cop will give people an opportunity to not only meet police officers, but also experience the … Read more

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Actor Terry Lynch to celebrate Illinois at Lansing Public Library

Monday, April 23, 6:00pm information provided by the Lansing Historical Society LANSING, Ill. (April 14, 2018) – Terry Lynch has been a professional actor and speaker in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. He’ll be at the Lansing Public Library on April 23. The Lansing Historical Society invited Lynch to perform his “Happy … Read more

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