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

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Lansing students, residents get involved in hurricane relief

by Carrie Steinweg with Candace Barclay, TF South Journalism student Lansing, Ill. (September 2017) – Individuals across the country—including many in our own community—have joined to help those affected by areas devastated by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. The Lansing Municipal Center became a drop-off point for donations of water, baby … Read more

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Patti Leach Youth Center celebrates two decades of service in Lansing, Illinois

by Patricia Muhammad To be honored in life long after you are no longer living is a grand achievement. The Patti Leach Youth Center (PLYC) in Lansing will host a 20th anniversary event on November 4 to commemorate the life and contributions of Patti Leach, and to celebrate the center’s committed services to local middle … Read more

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Autumn preparations

Public Works and the Building Department are a resource for Lansing residents by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (September 27, 2017) – As interim Building Commissioner and long-time Building Inspector, Bob Alderden has seen a lot of expensive mistakes that could have been avoided with a little attention to detail. For example, he said, “If leaves … Read more

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Information event:
Power of Attorney —what seniors should know

Thursday, November 9, at Bloom Township Center provided by Bloom Township Bloom Township Senior Services and the Center for Disability and Elder Law will present “Powers of Attorney for Property and Healthcare—what every senior should know.” This program will be presented on Thursday, November 9, at 1:00pm in the Bloom Township Center multipurpose room. Attorneys … Read more

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Illiana’s Local History students tour Ridge Road

Local History Lansing IL

Jeff White teaches history in the community by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 22, 2017) – Jeff White has been teaching history at Illiana Christian High School since 1993. The Local History elective he’s been teaching for the past 12 years was started by Dave Zandstra in 1974, and it’s been modified and enhanced by … Read more

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“Cell phone pockets” help minimize distractions for Lansing high-schoolers

Illiana teachers introduce new cell phone policy this school year by Beth Boonstra, Illiana journalism student LANSING, Ill. (September 2017) – To remove the temptation that cell phones present to students, several English teachers at Lansing’s Illiana Christian High School have started a new cell phone holder policy this school year. Miss Sara Johnson, Mrs. … Read more

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Potts Park updates nearing completion

“Destination Parks” are part of Lan-Oak Park District strategy by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (September 23, 2017) – You’re unlikely to stumble across Potts Park unless you already know where it is. It’s accessible from the south via Chicago Avenue, or from the north via Oakwood Avenue, then west on 172nd Street. It feels hidden … Read more

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Fast facts about Property Tax Appeals in Bloom Township

If you live south of 186th Street in Lansing, you are in Bloom Township. The Bloom Township timeline of Property Tax Reassessments and Appeals is different from that of Thornton Township, and the staff at their office in Chicago Heights shared this information: The Bloom Township Assessor is Nora Martinez-Gomez Her helpful office representative is … Read more

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New Medicare cards

Lansing seniors will receive safer Medicare cards next spring information summarized from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services In order to reduce the risk of medical identity theft for seniors, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is in the process of removing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. … Read more

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