Illinois Smart Street Lighting master contract could benefit Lansing

Efficient LED street lights save money and provide other benefits by Melanie Jongsma SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 17, 2018) – Two years ago, in January 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued Executive Order 2016-01, which consolidated various technology functions and departments into a single Department of Innovation and Technology. This set the stage for Illinois to … Read more

South Suburban Humane Society offers special deal to Lansing pet owners

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 16, 2018) – At tonight’s Village Board meeting, Mayor Patty Eidam read a statement from Emily Klehm, CEO of South Suburban Humane Society: “We are thrilled to announce an amazing opportunity for Lansing residents to obtain low-cost spay/neuter services for their dogs. The surgery also includes a rabies vaccine, … Read more

Rare photos of Chicago Freedom Movement on display at South Suburban College

© Bernard J. Kleina

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott-King, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Raby, Ralph Abernathy, and others included in exhibit information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 16, 2018) – South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life, along with the South Suburban Housing Center, will present an exhibit of photographs by Bernard J. … Read more

Volunteers needed for Beautification Committee

Beautification Committee

Village Clerk Vivian Payne follows through on campaign promise by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (January 11, 2018) – Vivian Payne has spent the past seven years cleaning up Lansing, and now she’s ready to continue beautifying it. In 2010 she initiated and organized the first Lansing Clean-Up Day, and it became an annual community-building event … Read more

Prairie State College offers Cultural Understanding workshop

Tuesday, January 23, 7:30am–12:00pm by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (January 11, 2018) – Lansing residents whose neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces are increasingly diverse may be curious about cultural differences and unsure how to navigate them both carefully and confidently. A workshop hosted by Prairie State College offers to help participants gain communication skills and … Read more

Leavitt Apartments officially open in Flossmoor—the first of their kind in Illinois

State investment provides permanent homes and supportive services for six individuals with disabilities information provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority FLOSSMOOR, Ill. (January 11, 2018) – Residents with disabilities now have new opportunities for independent living in Flossmoor. The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and New Star, of Chicago Heights, today joined state and … Read more

Open auditions called for upcoming comedy at SSC

South Suburban College to premiere Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! by local playwright information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (January 10, 2018) – The SSC Playhouse announces open auditions for its 2018 world premiere of the hilarious down-home comedy, Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep! written by Markham native Wesley Perkins. Auditions will be held … Read more

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