Journal and library partner to host forum for Village Trustee candidates

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Index cards and a submission box are currently available at the Library for local residents to submit questions for the candidate forum. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Lansing community invited to submit questions for February 28 forum

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2022) – The Lansing Public Library and The Lansing Journal are partnering to host a candidate forum on Tuesday, February 28. The forum is limited to candidates in the Village of Lansing Trustee race that will be on local ballots on Tuesday, April 4, and during Early Voting, which begins March 20.

The four candidates running for the three open positions are Saad Abbasy, Bob Collins, Maureen Grady-Perovich, and Jerry Zeldenrust. All have agreed to participate in the forum.

The Lansing Public Library will host the event on its main stage starting at 6 p.m. The library will also livestream the event on their Facebook page. The video will be available to view after the event as well.

The Lansing Journal will moderate the forum, asking the candidates questions about issues relevant to Lansing voters. Some of these questions will be created by Journal staff, while others will come from the Lansing community.

Submit your questions

Lansing’s Village Trustees make decisions that impact life in Lansing. In the past year, Trustees have done the following:

  • Granted special use approvals for various businesses
  • Discussed an ordinance change to allow residential chicken keeping
  • Approved a intergovernmental agreements regarding School Resource Officers
  • Passed measures to improve infrastructure such as levees and sewer systems
  • Maintained the Lansing Municipal Airport
  • Approved liquor license requests
  • Approved the Village’s budget
  • Increased taxes

Because of that impact, The Lansing Journal is encouraging residents of Lansing to participate in the candidate forum by submitting questions for the candidates using the form below. The Lansing Journal will receive all submissions, consolidate duplicates, and organize the questions to cover as many topics as possible.

The name and email address are required fields on the form below. The Lansing Journal will use this information only if necessary to contact the questioner for clarification. The information will not be shared publicly.

Submit a question for the candidate forum

In addition, the Lansing Public Library currently has made available a submission box and index cards near its main entrance for library patrons who wish to submit questions for the candidate forum.

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Index cards and a submission box are currently available at the Library for local residents to submit questions for the candidate forum. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. The candidate forum will take place on the second floor.

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The Lansing Public Library is located at 2750 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois. (Photo: Jennifer Yos)

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