Lansing Beautification Committee finishes seasonal changes

“It was a huge project, but we got it done,” says Vivian Payne, Chair by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (October 3, 2018) – Since its first meeting in April, the Lansing Beautification Committee has planted summer flowers in all the large and small pots along the main thoroughfares, as well as in the new History … Read more

Avian Wildlife Rehabilitator Kat Podgorski to speak on swifts

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30pm information provided by the Lansing Public Library LANSING, Ill. (September 19, 2018) – As part of the Lansing Public Library’s ongoing series of educational presentations, Lansing resident Kat Podgorski will speak about chimney swifts. Podgorski is an Avian Wildlife Rehabilitator and a former teacher at Memorial Junior High School. Her presentation … Read more

Illinois EPA authorizes use of closed landfill for solar project

information provided by the Office of the Governor SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 27, 2018) – Illinois EPA Director Alec Messina announced the issuance of a supplemental permit allowing for the installation and operation of a 2.43 megawatt ground mounted community solar array system atop Zion Municipal Landfill 2, a closed municipal solid waste landfill. This is … Read more

Nearly 100 Cook County youth participate in summer jobs program

Internships offer introduction to opportunities in environmental law, environmental advocacy, wildlife biology, forestry, and more information provided by the Forest Preserves of Cook County COOK COUNTY, Ill. (July 27, 2018) – Thanks to a partnership between the Forest Preserves of Cook County, Friends of the Forest Preserves, and the Housing Authority of Cook County, 84 … Read more

District 158 School Board adjusts plans to accommodate chimney swifts

Architect explains options and constraints; Board moves to choose temporary fix now, with plans for permanent solution later by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 21, 2018) – In the space of five weeks, School Board 158, JMA Architects, and dozens of Lansing residents have become chimney swift experts and, to varying degrees, chimney swift advocates. … Read more

More than 700 sign Coolidge chimney swift petition

Reasons include conservation, history, and benefits to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (July 12, 2018) – “Delay the Coolidge chimney demolition until October for the Chimney Swifts,” is the title emblazoned at the top of the online petition. It was posted three days ago by Lansing resident and recent activist Julie Blackwood. Blackwood lives … Read more

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