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COVID-19 data and visuals published June 14, 2021

COVID-19 news releases move to once a week on Fridays; data to be updated on IDPH website Monday through Friday

information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge; information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2021) – We began sharing COVID-related data and statistics on March 26, 2020, and throughout the past 15 months we’ve experimented with different ways of presenting whatever information we felt was relevant, accurate, and useful. Adding interactive charts created by HiGeorge helped put trends in perspective. Adding the COVID dashboard created by South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association helped give local context. We are grateful for the efforts of those two organizations.

Having entered Phase 5 of Restore Illinois on Friday, June 11, we will follow the lead of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and publish a new post only when they send out new information. They plan to continue to update the data daily on their website, but distribute news releases weekly. The COVID quick-links we have in our sidebar will continue to provide direct access to the IDPH website for anyone interested in reviewing the daily numbers.

Lansing

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association maintains a COVID dashboard aggregating data from villages throughout the south suburbs. Highlights from Lansing are listed below:

  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases: 3,502 (Previous reported total: 3,502)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous day’s total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.66% (Reported on 6/11/21)

Illinois

The graphs below are created by HiGeorge and are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data are released from official sources.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 165 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 9 additional deaths.

A total of 11,947,090 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 40,341 doses. Yesterday, 22,124 doses were reported administered in Illinois. The pharmacy reporting system is reported to have experienced another outage over the weekend. Doses administered over the weekend will be reported in the following days.

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Illinois deaths

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Indiana

Indiana cases

Indiana deaths

Indiana testing

Lake County (the Indiana county that borders Lansing)

Lake County cases

Lake County deaths

Local Boy Scouts prepare for the trip of a lifetime

by Louie Pastore, Eagle Scout, Troop 276

LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2021) – This August, Boy Scout Troop 276 from Lansing, Illinois, will be sending an eleven-person crew on a backpacking excursion at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The trip will include over thirty miles of hiking, thousands of feet of elevation, countless memories, and unforgettable views along the way.

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From left: Chris Jacobson, Liam Polanski, Joseph Boiquaye, Seamus Polanski, Ted Gray, Max Pastore, Charlie Gray, Lou Gray, Ciaran Polanski, Louie Pastore, and Paul Kolarczyk from Boy Scout Troop 276 spent three days at the Indiana Dunes training for an upcoming backpacking excursion at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. (Photo: Louie Pastore)

Finally chosen for Philmont

Owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America, Philmont Scout Ranch, located in Colfax County, New Mexico, covers 140,177 acres of wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of the Rocky Mountains. It is a National High Adventure Base where crews of Scouts and Venturers take part in backpacking treks and other outdoor activities. By land area, it is one of the largest youth camps in the world. During the season, an estimated 22,000 Scouts and adult leaders backpack through the Ranch’s extensive backcountry. 

Each year, along with troops from all across the country, Troop 276 enters into a “lottery” with the hopes of being selected by Philmont for a trek. For years, the Troop has been trying to attain a spot for a larger group of ambitious and ready scouts for Philmont. They had never been successful until August of 2020, when they were informed that they had gotten a spot for August of 2021. Immediately after hearing the news, the crew was formed and began meeting and training regularly, gathering and sharing information on Philmont, and officially beginning their long twelve months of preparation in suspense of the adventure that awaited them.

The Philmont trek

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The trek will be roughly 38 miles of hiking over the course of 5 days and 4 nights. (Photo: Louie Pastore)

The trek is going to be roughly 38 miles of hiking over the course of 5 days and 4 nights, with one night spent camping atop Mt. Phillips at an elevation of 11,736 feet. The crew will also explore a variety of programs, such as tomahawk throwing, muzzle loading rifles, Western lore, and more. For travel, the crew is planning on a 14-hour train ride each way.

While on their trek, each member of the crew will need to carry a pack that can hold all of their own personal gear, including tents, sleeping bags, extra clothes, and most importantly water — lots and lots of it! They will also be carrying stoves and water for cooking, rope, first aid kits, pots, and more. With all of these items, each pack is expected to weigh roughly 40–50 lbs.

Carrying this amount of weight for extended periods of time is no easy task, but with proper physical training and the teamwork and brotherhood they have been taught throughout their years of scouting, the boys are able to rely on each other to make it through the rigorous challenge.

Each member of the crew will need to carry a pack that can hold all of their own personal gear including, most importantly, water. (Photos: Louie Pastore)

Preparing for Philmont

To prepare for the weight of the packs and physical stress, the crew has taken on countless day hikes and training campouts. Their most recent campout consisted of a three-day trip to the Indiana Dunes. Due to the inclement terrain and ease of access to the local Troop, it was the perfect location to simulate the conditions they will face at Philmont. The crew arrived at the campsite on Friday evening, set up their tents, ate a light snack, and got some much needed rest for the roughly fifteen miles of hiking they would pursue over the next two days.

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The inclement terrain of the Indiana Dunes made the perfect location to simulate the conditions Troop 276 will face at Philmont. (Photos: Louie Pastore)

After hiking nearly five miles along the beach, the crew headed into the wooded trails to find a place to stop for lunch. 

Although a long lunch break would sound pleasing to the scouts, the amount of time spent resting is significant. The general rule is that each stop should last either less than 5 minutes or more than 20 minutes. This is meant to prevent lactic acid build-up in the body, resulting in less fatigue, which creates a more enjoyable day of hiking.

Navigation is one of the most important skills to have while at Philmont, so the scouts wasted no opportunity practicing their proficiency reading a map and compass. After lunch, the crew took a brief look at the map to navigate their route back to camp.

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The scouts practiced their proficiency reading a map and compass. (Photo: Louie Pastore)
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The scouts trekked back to camp, where they had a chance to get off their feet for a while and enjoy dinner. (Photos: Louie Pastore)

After arriving back at camp, taking a quick break, and getting off their feet, the crew began preparing dinner and a bonfire for the night. On the trek, the scouts will be eating freeze-dried backpacking meals — hikers can simply boil water, add it to the bag, and have dinner! For this training campout, the boys tried to imitate a standard day of meals that they would be eating at Philmont in order to gain a better perspective about their nutrition while on the trail.

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On the Philmont trek, the scouts will be eating freeze-dried backpacking meals, so they experimented with preparing and eating those. (Photos: Louie Pastore)

A good day

After enjoying a hot backpacking meal, the boys relaxed around the campfire before turning in for the night and preparing themselves for the next day of hiking and hard work.

A campfire is the perfect way to end a long day of trekking. (Photo: Louie Pastore)

As the nine scouts and two adult leaders anxiously await their departure date, Philmont feels like it is the culmination of all their years of hard work and commitment to Troop 276 and the Boy Scout program.

With brotherhood, perseverance, outdoor skills, and the ability to challenge themselves daily, the crew continues to work hard to achieve their goal of completing the trek at Philmont. By doing so, they hope to become an inspiration to their community and future generations of scouts.

About Troop 276

Boy Scout Troop 276 typically meets at American Legion Post 697 (18255 Grant Street, Lansing) on Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm. For more information:

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Obituary: Shirley J. Mulder

Obituary: Daniel W. Bandstra

August 10, 1926 – June 14, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Shirley J. Mulder, nee O’Dwyer, age 94, late of Crete, formerly a longtime resident of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Monday, June 14, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Ronald C. Mulder. Devoted mom of Linda (Tom) Rozenich, Glen (Roberta) Mulder, Rhonda Hesselink, and the late Paula Wityaz. Proud grandma of Steven, Shawnna, Jessica, Eric, Ashley, Nicole, Kevin, and the late Tommy and Justin; great-grandma of Brady, Joey, Tommy, Samantha, Evelyn, Elaine, Olivia, and McKenzie. Kind aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. Dear sister of the late Dee (late Gil) Peterson. Preceded in death by her parents Leo and Anna O’Dwyer.

Graveside service Thursday, June 17, 2021, at 12 p.m. directly at Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at www.SMITSFH.com.

Obituary: Thomas E. Bermingham

Thomas E. Bermingham

September 26, 1938 – June 13, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Thomas E. BerminghamThomas “Santa” E. Bermingham, age 82, of Dyer, IN, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021. Beloved husband of Sandra L. Bermingham, nee Salvato. Loving father of Teresa Bartolini and Carrie (Kevin) Coleman) Bermingham. Proud grandfather of Myiah Bermingham and David Bartolini Jr. Dear brother of Dennis (Sharon) Bermingham, Keith (Elsie) Bermingham, Bradley Bermingham, late Tim (late Ellen) Bermingham, late Patrick (Janis) Bermingham, late Kevin Bermingham, late Debra Bermingham, and the late Judy (Alan) Clark. Uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also preceded in death by his parents Edmond and Winifred Bermingham.

Visitation Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Funeral service Friday, June 18, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Phillip Muvich officiating. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery – Calumet City, IL.

Tom was a United States Marine Corps and Navy Vietnam veteran, and a member of Dyer VFW Post 6448. He was a switchman for Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guest book at www.SMITSFH.com.

Memorial Junior High holds virtual and walk-up graduation ceremonies to cap year unlike any other

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Students, with the support of Assistant Principal Richard Brown, move their tassels to the left side to signify their graduation from Memorial Junior High School following receipt of their diplomas. Memorial conducted 13 mini ceremonies like this throughout the walk-up ceremony. (Photo provided)
BY JIM MASTERS

LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2021) – Memorial Junior High School had an eighth-grade graduation ceremony like no other in its history — and hopefully never again.

The realities of the pandemic relegated the Class of 2021 commencement to a socially distanced walk-up diploma distribution outside at Memorial on June 1. Caps and gowns were the attire of the day, with opportunities for pictures with family. Memorial conducted 13 such mini ceremonies throughout the day.

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Isis Barret-Rogers receives her diploma from (left to right): Principal Dr. Keli Ross, District 158 School Board Vice President Abi Duran, Superintendent Dr. Nathan Schilling, and Board Secretary Denise Williams. (Photo provided)

The abbreviated pomp and circumstance aside, Memorial still had a graduation ceremony in the true spirit of the occasion. Like much of the remote learning over the past school year, a virtual commencement on May 31, broadcast on YouTube, would suffice:

A year of firsts

Addressing the Class of 2021, Dr. Nathan Schilling, District 158 Superintendent of Schools, described the past school year as one of firsts.

“First one to start the school year almost entirely remotely. First class to participate in a fully virtual band concert, talent show, art exhibition, and Black History Month presentation. First class to learn Microsoft Teams, complete your state assessments socially distanced behind plexiglass shields, and wear face masks at school. And finally, first class to live through historic times of social unrest and a global health pandemic.”

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Parents celebrate their kids’ graduation outside Memorial Junior High School. (Photo provided)

Dr. Schilling believes the graduates are stronger now for having persevered through the pandemic.

“Class of 2021, you are better for it because of the obstacles you have overcome over the past 14 months — experiences that will forever inform the people who you are and the human beings you will become,” he said.

Remembering Yolanda Halbert

Assistant Principal Phyllis Taborn used the forum to remember Yolanda Halbert (1970-2021), who passed away during the school year.

“She was a seventh-grade special education teacher who touched many students’ lives through her love for education,” Taborn said. “Ms. Halbert also conducted warm conversations with students, providing them with guidance and social emotional support. Our Memorial family and graduating class will remember her for her warm smile that greeted many of us as we began our day.”

Top students address classmates

Two standouts of the Class of 2021 offered words of wisdom and encouragement to their fellow graduates as they prepare for their high school years. Va Hurn and Morgan Kleidon wore special green and white cords on their gowns in recognition of their academic success, community service, and leadership by the Illinois Principals Association.

Hurn spoke of the importance of setting goals in life, especially during times of change. She offered her own personal story of living through change: “As an example, my situation was moving across the country from Texas to Illinois during a pandemic.”

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Va Hurn wears her honor cords for academic achievement, service, and leadership as she receives her diploma from (left to right): Superintendent Dr. Nathan Schilling, Principal Dr. Keli Ross, School Board President Mary Kelly, and Board Member Jim Long. (Photo provided)

She continued, “The pandemic has changed most of us if not all of us. It was very different and hard to change from in-person learning to online learning as we’ve all been through it. But here we are, the graduating class of 2021 of Memorial Junior High School.”

Kleidon stressed how each of her classmates is unique and special.

“You do not need a diploma or award to prove there is something special in us,” she said. “We are all blessed with talents worth congratulating and that is what today is all about.”

Memorial Junior High School is located at 2721 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL.

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COVID-19 data and visuals published June 13, 2021

information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge; information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 13, 2021) – This post includes data for the village of Lansing and data visuals for the states of Illinois and Indiana.

Lansing

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association has created a COVID dashboard aggregating data from villages throughout the south suburbs. Highlights from Lansing are listed below:

  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases: 3,502 (Previous reported total: 3,502)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous day’s total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.88% (Reported on 6/9/21)

Illinois

The graphs below are created by HiGeorge and are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data are released from official sources.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 296 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths.

Illinois cases

Illinois deaths

Illinois testing

Indiana

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Indiana testing

Lake County (the Indiana county that borders Lansing)

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Lake County deaths

Sand Ridge Nature Center to host Juneteenth celebration with guest Toni Preckwinkle and others

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Sand Ridge Nature Center is located at 15891 Paxton Avenue in South Holland. (Image from fpdcc.com)
Information provided by Sand Ridge Nature Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 11, 2021) – Sand Ridge Nature Center invites the public to celebrate family, freedom, and country during its eighth annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 19.

“Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day — commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States,” said Sand Ridge Nature Center Director Stephen DeFalco. “We honor the day here at Sand Ridge to celebrate and enjoy the diversity of our shared cultural heritage here in Cook County.”

Juneteenth history

While the intent of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, was to free enslaved people, some remained in bondage in Texas for another two years. On June 18, 1865, General Gordon Grainger marched Union troops into Galveston, Texas. On the following day, he read General Order Number 3, enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation for all. The following year, on June 19, Juneteenth was celebrated as the rightful end to slavery in the United States, a tradition that continues today.

Juneteenth at Sand Ridge

During this historical Juneteenth Celebration and Underground Railroad program, attendees can enjoy a variety of activities at both Sand Ridge Nature Center and Camp Shabbona Woods. Drop-in nature center programs do not require registration, and include self-guided walks, artmaking projects, exhibit-style displays, games and bird walks. Registration-based programs at Camp Shabbona Woods include storytelling, history-based presentations, and an interactive dance program.

The celebration will begin with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m., led by remarks from Cook County Board and Forest Preserves President Toni Preckwinkle, Forest Preserves General Superintendent Arnold Randall, and other local elected officials. The opening ceremony will conclude with the singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and a preview of the day.

“We hope that attendees take away a new or enhanced appreciation of this era in our history, a history that was punctuated by fortitude, resilience, bravery, and a commonality of spirit,” said DeFalco.

The Juneteenth Celebration is free to attend. Drop-in programs run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and registration-based programs run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To view a full schedule of programs during the event, visit https://fpdcc.com/event/juneteenth-celebration-2. For more information on the Juneteenth Celebration or to register for specific programs, call the nature center directly at 708-868-0606, email [email protected], or visit the nature center in person.

Sand Ridge Nature Center is located at 15891 Paxton Avenue in South Holland. The center is one of six nature centers operated by the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and offers a variety of educational programs and special events throughout the year. Camp Shabbona Woods, located at 15810 S Torrence Ave. in South Holland and connected to the nature center, is one of the Forest Preserves’ five campgrounds.

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Lansing prayer vigil welcomes Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, two NAACP branch presidents

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Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller was among the guests at the prayer vigil on June 9. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)
By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 21, 2021) – In a small plaza dedicated to Lansing’s past, a group pf local citizens and leaders gathered Wednesday to pray for Lansing’s future.

Organized by the Lansing Community Coalition — a local group dedicated to fighting for equality, transparency, and social justice — the prayer vigil on Wednesday drew a crowd of about 20 at Lansing’s History Plaza at the corner of Ridge Road and Burnham Avenue. Present at the program was Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller as well as NAACP Chicago Far-South Suburban Branch president Gary Dingle and NAACP Hammond Branch president Homer Cobb.

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Reverend David Bigsby of In the Upper Room Ministries led the prayer vigil, which took place at History Park Plaza in front of Village Hall. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

A time for prayer

Reverend David Bigsby of In the Upper Room Ministries led the prayer-oriented program, and prayed along with a handful of others for Lansing and the world.

“The Bible tells us the effects of fervent prayer availeth much,” Bigsby said. “The Village of Lansing is very fortunate. The administration and those that work with the administration have been very blessed. They’ve done a fine job of keeping the criminality away from the village. But I contribute that also to the work of the Lord.”

After a brief opening prayer by Bigsby, Reverend Maverick Davis of In the Upper Room Ministries prayed for peace, saying, “Fill us, oh Father God, with your mercy so that we can, in turn, be merciful to others. Oh Father God, that we can be stripped of pride, suspicion, and also racism, so that we may seek peace — peace, dear Father, that surpasses all understanding.”

Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller also spoke at the event. Miller said she believes in the power of prayer and remembered her grandmother telling her, “I’m going to pray for you, and if you don’t know what to do, you better pray for yourself.”

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Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller was among the guests at the prayer vigil on June 9. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Miller also praised the efforts of Lansing and Cook County during the pandemic, and recommended the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone who hasn’t yet received it. She also mentioned racial and economic disparities in the south suburbs that were further exposed during the pandemic.

After a few more prayers, Lansing Community Coalition President Elvis Slaughter thanked everyone for attending and promised more events like Wednesday’s.

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AC Williams was the DJ and musician for Wednesday’s prayer vigil. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Invitations to pray

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Lansing Community Coalition president Elvis Slaughter invited Village officials to the prayer vigil, including the mayor, the administrator, and the interim police chief. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

In addition to inviting Commissioner Miller and the NAACP branch presidents, the Lansing Community Coalition also invited other local leaders to the prayer vigil, including Village of Lansing officials and law enforcement officials.

“It was no surprise to me that they didn’t come out,” Slaughter said. “But I know the power of prayer. You know, what we’re praying for is peace and unity within our community, and racial justice. … Even though they were not here, we still pray for them.”

Lansing History Park Plaza is located directly east of the Lansing Municipal Center, located at 3141 Ridge Road. More information about the Lansing Community Coalition is available on their Facebook page or by emailing [email protected].

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Mayor to appoint new police chief and Fire and Police Commissioner—Village Board Agenda 6/15/21

Village Board

LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2021) – The June 15 Lansing Village Board meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a regular Board meeting, which is directly followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting.

Village Board meeting agenda (7:00 p.m.)

Many of the items brought before the Village Board at this meeting have been previously discussed in a Committee of the Whole meeting.

  1. CALL TO ORDER & PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM VILLAGE BOARD MEETING ON JUNE 1, 2021
  4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION MEETING ON JUNE 1, 2021
  5. MAYOR’S REPORT
    • APPOINTMENT OF DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT ALFRED PHILLIPS TO CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE VILLAGE OF LANSING
    • RECOGNIZE THE PROMOTION OF LANSING POLICE DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICER JOHN TOMASZEWSKI TO SERGEANT
    • RESOLUTION # 1229, APPOINTING ROBERT COLLINS TO THE BOARD OF FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSIONERS
  6. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
  7. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  8. FINANCE & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE ABBASY
    • APPROVAL OF BILLS & PAYROLL
  9. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE SMITH
    • ORDINANCE # 21-025, AUTHORIZING & APPROVING A THIRD AMENDMENT TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND PHILLIPS CHEVROLET OF LANSING, INC.
    • AWARD THE MASONRY BID FOR FORD HANGAR STABILIZATION TO CROWTHER ROOFING & SHEET METAL IN THE AMOUNT OF $25,400.00.
    • AWARD THE ROOFING BID FOR FORD HANGAR STABILIZATION TO SEAL TIGHT EXTERIORS, INC., IN THE AMOUNT OF $38,800.00.
  10. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • ORDINANCE # 21-026, AUTHORIZING & APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE PROPOSAL BETWEEN THE VILLAGE AND FIRE SERVICE INC., FOR THE PURCHASE OF A WHEELED COACH CUSTOM TYPE 1 AMBULANCE.
  11. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
    • AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR MWRD INFILTRATION & INFLOW SANITARY SEWER LINING – OAKWOOD ESTATES PHASE II
    • AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR 192ND PLACE & 193RD STREET WATERMAIN REPLACEMENT & ROAD RECONSTRUCTION
    • AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR THE STREET RESURFACING & PATCHING COMPONENT OF THE 2021 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
    • AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR BIDS FOR THE CRACK FILLING COMPONENT OF THE 2021 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
  12. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN – TRUSTEE FISH
  13. YOUTH CENTER & HRC – TRUSTEE HARDY
  14. PUBLIC COMMENT
  15. OLD BUSINESS
  16. NEW BUSINESS
  17. ADJOURNMENT

Committee of the Whole meeting agenda (following the Board meeting)

These are new items brought to the Board for discussion. Prior to the meeting, Board members receive a Board packet that contains documents and background information relevant to the items on this agenda. They review the Board packet in order to be able to discuss the agenda items.

  1. CALL TO ORDER
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF C.O.W. ON JUNE 1, 2021
  4. MAYOR’S REPORT
    • APPOINTMENT TO HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION – REBECCA GARCIA
  5. VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
    • CHICAGO AVENUE TAX INCREMENT FINANCE DISTRICT – PROPOSED BOUNDARIES, BUDGET, & ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
    • INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS FOR GRANT FUNDS FOR EMERGENCY WATER GENERATOR REPLACEMENT AT VILLAGE WATER PUMP STATION
    • CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
  6. VILLAGE ATTORNEY REPORT
  7. FINANCE & INSURANCE – TRUSTEE ABBASY
  8. AIRPORT & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – TRUSTEE SMITH
  9. POLICE & FIRE – TRUSTEE ZELDENRUST
    • FIRE DEPARTMENT CAD SYSTEM PRESENTATION
    • FIRE DEPARTMENT PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT REOPENING PLAN
  10. BUILDINGS & PUBLIC WORKS – TRUSTEE VALENCIA
  11. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & LNN – TRUSTEE FISH
  12. YOUTH CENTER AND HRC – TRUSTEE HARDY
  13. PUBLIC COMMENT – REGARDING ITEMS ON THIS AGENDA
  14. OLD BUSINESS
  15. NEW BUSINESS
  16. ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – 5 ILCS 120/2(C)(2)
  17. ADJOURNMENT

Meeting location

Lansing Village Board meetings usually begin at 7:00pm on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Police and Court Complex (Lansing Police Department), 2710 170th Street, Lansing.

Live stream

The public is welcome to attend board meetings. The meeting will be live streamed on YouTube, with the link accessible on the Village’s website 24-48 hours before the start of the meeting.

Open Meetings Act

The Open Meetings Act requires that “An agenda for each regular meeting shall be posted at the principal office of the public body and at the location where the meeting is to be held at least 48 hours in advance of the holding of the meeting.” The Village of Lansing posts agendas and minutes from public meetings in the “Documents” section of their website, and copies are usually emailed to The Lansing Journal as well.

Staying informed

Lansing Journal subscribers receive an email each morning with links to Lansing headlines, so they stay informed about items being discussed at Lansing Village Board meetings, as well as news that happens between meetings.


COVID-19 data and visuals published June 12, 2021

information gathered from Johns Hopkins University by HiGeorge; information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SSMMA COVID dashboard by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2021) – This post includes data for the village of Lansing and data visuals for the states of Illinois and Indiana.

Lansing

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association has created a COVID dashboard aggregating data from villages throughout the south suburbs. Highlights from Lansing are listed below:

  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 cases: 3,502 (Previous reported total: 3,501)
  • Cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths: 20 (Previous day’s total: 20)
  • Seven-day positivity rate: 1.88% (Reported on 6/9/21)

Illinois

The graphs below are created by HiGeorge and are “live,” so they are continually updated as new data are released from official sources.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 268 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 17 additional deaths.

Illinois cases

Illinois deaths

Illinois testing

Indiana

Indiana cases

Indiana deaths

Indiana testing

Lake County (the Indiana county that borders Lansing)

Lake County cases

Lake County deaths