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John Wilson

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

Nov. 4 is just around the corner for all register voters in the Lan-Oak Park District. The Park Board has decided to ask taxpayers for the fifth time to raise the district’s limiting tax rate by 10 cents.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban parks group helps us all

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban parks group helps us all

First I want to say to all mothers, Happy Mother’s Day. Mothers have a very special place in our hearts. They bring us in and really never let us go serving as that guiding light throughout our life. Enjoy the day!

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Don't let snow keep you hostage at home

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Don't let snow keep you hostage at home

No matter the weather, the Lan-Oak Park District has many program offerings and other activities going on that we hope provides a positive outlet to our users and stakeholders in the community.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Your voice in government decisions makes a difference

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Your voice in government decisions makes a difference

Now that 2013 is behind us, we must cherish our memories, experiences and accomplishments that were created. With 2014 we have blank pages to create new chapters of experiences and memories. So cheers for 2013, and may your 2014 be filled with joy and excitement.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

Leaders and advocates from Northwest Indiana and the neighboring Chicago Southland came together on the state line between Munster and Lansing recently to officially open the Pennsy Greenway.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Bike trail stitches Indiana, Illinois together

Sunday's Golden Spoke ceremony at the Indiana-Illinois state line not only ties together the bike trails in Lansing and Munster but also puts together a much longer trail along the old Pennsylvania Railroad route.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Dream of Pennsy Greenway comes true today

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Dream of Pennsy Greenway comes true today

“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.” – Walt Disney Co.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Area zoos, parks, libraries find a friend in nonprofit groups

Selection of the right name wasn't a stretch when Hobart residents in 2009 formed a group to preserve and improve a city-owned park.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Create memories at local park programs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Create memories at local park programs

Another summer season is almost over. We all look forward to summer and the creation of new memories and to carry out summer traditions by participating in one-day excursions, outdoor band concerts, farmer’s market, festivals, family picnics and other leisure programs.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Jackalope Theatre's 'The Casuals' a stilted stage story without connection

OFFBEAT: Jackalope Theatre's 'The Casuals' a stilted stage story without connection

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 13, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: On Tuesday, we'll see Lansing's priorities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: On Tuesday, we'll see Lansing's priorities

On Tuesday, at least in Illinois, there could be new faces in many local government agencies, and definitely any referendum issues will have a conclusion.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

AL HAMNIK: Hawks' success carries a hefty price for fans

The problem with your favorite pro team kicking butt and having a super season is ticket prices.

March 05, 2013 5:15 pm
John WIlson

John WIlson

Lan-Oak Park District Director John Wilson

January 31, 2013 6:34 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Government cooperation is heartening in Lansing

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Government cooperation is heartening in Lansing

First and foremost, I want to wish you, your family members and friends a very happy new year. May 2013 be joyous and good to you.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Candidates, do your homework before election

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Candidates, do your homework before election

Just when you thought the election season is over, the local election season starts up, at least for us here in Illinois.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
M'ville couple hopes to make lives of disabled better through thrift shop proceeds

M'ville couple hopes to make lives of disabled better through thrift shop proceeds

LAKE STATION | A Merrillville couple hopes to help the needs of the area's developmentally disabled through proceeds raised from a new thrift shop.

November 05, 2012 6:10 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: First Lansing Autumn Fest promises family fun

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: First Lansing Autumn Fest promises family fun

Looking for something to do in October? By October you will be reminiscing about the summer. Your children will be over their first-day-of-school nerves. You’ll be thinking about the upcoming holidays and all of the other stressful items in your life. Trust me, you will need a break! So mark…

September 02, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Park Plaza is key aspect of Lansing's downtown

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Park Plaza is key aspect of Lansing's downtown

Just recently Kristi DeLaurentiis, director of planning and development for the village of Lansing, authored the column “Building Blocks for the Future” that appeared in The Times. I was one of the attendees at the Sustainable Communities Building Blocks workshop, hosted by Lansing, that she…

June 17, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Parks offer special programs to meet special needs

Welcome to spring 2012. I am confident we all can agree the weather over the last several weeks has been unusual but a pleasant surprise. We all now can start to think about all of the activities we want to participate in since the nice weather is finally here.

April 01, 2012 12:00 am
AL HAMNIK: Super Bowl XLVI a couch potato's dream

AL HAMNIK: Super Bowl XLVI a couch potato's dream

Got the perfect Super Bowl XLVI deal for you and the family, and it won't cost a second mortgage.

January 31, 2012 7:45 pm
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