Lansing Boy Scouts serve Manteno veterans

by Melanie Jongsma MANTENO, Ill. (February 20, 2020) – Boy Scout Troop 276 recently put on another party for veterans at the Manteno Veterans Home. They served sloppy joes, chips, drinks, and snacks; held a raffle; and donated a variety of personal items. Musically talented scouts entertained the veterans with festive and familiar selections. “Everyone … Read more

Agenda: Human Relations Commission meeting – 02/20/20

All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Human Relations Commission. The HRC meets on the third Thursday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings begin at 6:00pm [NOTE THE TIME CHANGE] at the Lansing Public … Read more

YES Club helps at Roundball Classic

information provided by Trelissa Moses, Patti Leach Youth Center LANSING, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – During the four-day tournament that comprises the annual Roundball Classic, members of the YES Club volunteered as concessionaires. YES (Youth Engaged in Service) Club looks for opportunities to serve the community, and Friday night, February 7, gave them a chance … Read more

Lansing’s Mistura Ariwoola achieves UIS Dean’s List again

information provided by the University of Illinois Springfield SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 19, 2020) – The University of Illinois Springfield released the Dean’s List for Fall Semester 2019 earlier this week, and Mistura Ariwoola was again the only Lansing, Illinois, student on it. A total of 599 students were selected: 82 are students in the College … Read more

South suburban leaders unite to pass Southland Reactivation Act (HB43) for tax relief

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information provided by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association EAST HAZEL CREST, Ill. (February 11, 2020) — At a recent breakfast, south suburban legislators and local mayors expressed support for the Southland Reactivation Act (the “Act”), introduced as House Bill 43, which seeks to spur reuse of vacant, tax-exempt commercial and industrial properties. Regional leaders … Read more

OSFM stresses fire safety for older Illinoisans

People over 65 face greatest risk of dying in a fire information provided by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 16, 2020) – The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) encourages older Illinoisans to think about fire safety, while keeping their limitations in mind when creating a fire … Read more