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Local Sierra Club to host ‘Plastic Earth’ documentary

Plastic Earth is a groundbreaking documentary that follows Janice Overbeck, a concerned mother, as she embarks on a journey to uncover...

Rescheduled agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 1/22/24

Rescheduled meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Center The January 15 Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting was cancelled due to the "winter chill...

Cancelled – Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 1/15/23

The Lan-Oak Park District has cancelled its January 15 Board meeting. The following message was supplied by the park district:"Due to the Winter Chill...

Lan-Oak Park District threatens legal action against Lansing Journal

The stylized rendering of an iconic Lansing landmark on a T-shirt sold by The Lansing Journal has led the Lan-Oak Park District to threaten legal action ...

Local Sierra Club to present 2024 ‘Members’ Slides Night’

The Sierra Club Sauk-Calumet Group will be hosting “Members’ Slides Night,” on Monday, January 8, at 7:15 pm.

2024 Wolf Lake Winter Wonderland festival to feature Tree ID Walk

The 23rd annual Winter Wonderland festival on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, will feature a Tree Identification Walk at 1:30 p.m. at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve in Chicago.

Help us keep reporting — Local Parks

Accessible, well-maintained local parks give a community places to gather, play, and celebrate — but only if people know about them....

Starved Rock State Park featured in first collectible ornament from ICF

The Illinois Conservation Foundation (ICF) announced a new ornament series commemorating Illinois state parks. The 2023...

750,000 pounds of carp removed from Illinois River

A 10-day intensive harvest operation in the Starved Rock pool of the Illinois River resulted in 750,000 pounds of silver carp being removed.

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 12/18/23

The Lan-Oak Park District Board meets to discuss and make decisions regarding recreational parks and programs in Lansing. Agendas...

Local Sierra Club to present ‘Food Waste and Composting Solutions’

The club will present a program at their December meeting that highlights two practical steps for doing so: reducing food waste and practicing composting....

Sand Ridge Nature Center’s Heritage Day will teach about land, people, and industry of Calumet area

Sand Ridge Nature Center will celebrate the heritage of the Calumet Historic Region on November 18 with its Sand Ridge Heritage Day event...

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 11/13/23

The Lan-Oak Park District Board meets to discuss and make decisions regarding recreational parks and programs in Lansing. Agendas...

Video: Keemo Supremo and Gnarly Jargon talk skating at Lansing’s new skate park

Members of Lansing's skateboard community and the surrounding region have been skating and biking at the new skate park....

Local Sierra Club to present ‘Visiting the Grand Canyon’

The program will feature the stories and photos of Sauk-Calumet members Christy Mazrimas-Ott, Gregg Ott, Dorelle Ackerman, and Lois Lauer, who travelled to the Grand Canyon in the past year. The group experienced