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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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Voting rights and political engagement

Cook County Clerk David Orr to speak at rally information provided by the office of David Orr RIVERDALE, Ill. (September 23, 2017) – In an emailed invitation, Cook County Clerk David Orr writes, “I am proud to join the dynamic South Suburban Women of Action on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Riverdale Park District at … Read more

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Bloom Township celebrates Illinois Township Day

Bloom Township Day

Lansing’s “other township” highlights programs, services, and events on Bloom Township Day by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 21, 2017) – Most of Lansing is in Thornton Township, and as Illinois’ largest township, Thornton is very active and visible. But Lansing residents south of 186th Street are part of Bloom Township, and Supervisor TJ … Read more

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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

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Big River opens at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

Big River

Lansing’s neighbor puts professional theater within reach information provided by Big Splash Public Relations Founded in 1991, the 410-seat Theatre at the Center is a year-round professional theater at its home—The Center for Visual and Performing Arts—in Munster, Indiana. Theatre at the Center is the only professional theater company in Northwest Indiana, offering downtown-caliber performances … Read more

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