Lynette D. Stokes, Ed.D., named incoming South Suburban College president

information provided by South Suburban College SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (July 19, 2018) – The South Suburban College Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Lynette D. Stokes, Ed.D., the incoming President of South Suburban College. Dr. Stokes will be the first woman President in SSC’s history. Stokes, currently serving as Vice President of Academic … Read more

Village Board expresses appreciation to two new Lansing businesses

Ooo Wee and The Party Chasers both “getting involved” by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2018) – During last night’s Village Board meeting and the Committee of the Whole meeting, Trustees Brian Hardy and Jerry Zeldenrust and Mayor Patty Eidam mentioned two new businesses who have found creative ways to get involved in the … Read more

Advertising and articles: two related (but different) forms of newspaper content

A few facts to clarify the differences by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor 1. An ad is different from an article. A newspaper is an information delivery vehicle. When you buy an ad, you are essentially renting space in that vehicle. You can use that space to communicate whatever message you choose. Through your “rental fee,” … Read more

Water meter replacements continue

water meter

Non-responsives receive increasingly strong notices by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 15, 2018) – Residents who have ignored or not yet responded to letters and postcards sent by Village Administrator Dan Podgorski about the water meter replacement program are now expressing some alarm at the recent round of communication. Letters received last week explain that … Read more

American Legion’s artillery refurbishment project nears completion

American Legion

Removing, replacements, refurbishing, and reinstallation being done by the Veterans Garage by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 2018) – For more than 70 years, a large piece of artillery was situated outside the front entrance of Lansing’s American Legion, Edward Schultz Post #697. It looked something like a cannon, but it was actually a U.S. … Read more

Agendas: Village Board, Committee of the Whole, and Public Hearing meetings – 07/17/18

All residents are welcome to attend Committee of the Whole meetings and Village Board meetings. This week’s meetings include a Public Hearing that will begin at 6:50pm, before the regular Board and Committee of the Whole meetings, which will begin at 7:00pm. Meetings of the Village Board are typically held at 7:00pm on the first … Read more

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