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Did you know Lansing has an election coming up?

Tuesday, April 4 is Election Day; Early Voting starts March 20

Also: the Candidate Forum is Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m., at the Lansing Public Library

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (February 27, 2023) – In case you missed the six previous articles we’ve published about the April 4 election in Lansing, we want to send this special reminder. Election Day, April 4, may seem far away, but now is our community’s opportunity to learn what and whom we are voting for.

Candidate Forum for Village Board candidates

The Lansing Journal will be moderating a forum of the four candidates who are running for three Village Trustee positions:

  • Saad Abbasy – Village Voice Party
  • Rob Collins – Village Voice Party
  • Maureen Grady-Perovich – Lansing First Party
  • Jerry Zeldenrust – Village Voice Party

This forum is the only opportunity for Lansing to see all four candidates together and hear their answers to questions about economic development, street repairs, liquor licenses, gambling, and more. We hope their answers will give you the information you need to choose the three candidates you feel have the skills and vision to build a strong community in Lansing. Please join us:

  • Tuesday, February 28, 6 p.m.
    Lansing Public Library stage
    2750 Indiana Avenue, Lansing, Illinois

Other local races

Beyond the Candidate Forum (which is for only Village Board candidates), The Lansing Journal will also be providing information about candidates in all the local races where Lansing voters have a voice:

  • District 215 School Board
  • District 171 School Board
  • District 158 School Board
  • District 510 School Board (South Suburban College)
  • Lansing Public Library Board
  • Lan-Oak Park District Board

We have solicited information from all the candidates, and we encourage you to get to know them and the roles they want to fill.

Voting is your voice

The people on the April 4 ballot will be making decisions about how to spend your tax dollars, how to educate your children, what special programs to offer, whether to maintain your parks, and more. By casting a vote, you express what’s important to you.

It can be difficult to find information about Lansing’s elections because the Cook County Clerk’s office devotes so much attention to the Chicago elections on February 28. As of this writing (February 27), their website says, “Sample ballots for the April 04, 2023, Consolidated General are currently being prepared and will be available to view on the Your Voter Information tool after March 1st. We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Some information about registering for the April 4, 2023, Consolidated Election is available at

In the meantime, The Lansing Journal has been gleaning information from other sources and compiling it for our readers. Stay subscribed to stay informed:

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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