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The Lan-Oak Park District host Blues & BBQ at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill. Friday August 15, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Lan-Oak Park District host Blues & BBQ at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill. Friday August 15, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Janice Hawk of Dolton, with her son Prince Pierce, 6, shows her appreciation as Toronzo Cannon (not pictured) tells a tale while he sings with BMA4 during Friday's Blues & BBQ event at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill.

August 15, 2014 8:42 pm
The Lan-Oak Park District host Blues & BBQ at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill. Friday August 15, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Lan-Oak Park District host Blues & BBQ at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill. Friday August 15, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Toronzo Cannon sings with BMA4 during Friday's Blues & BBQ event at Park Plaza in Lansing, Ill. Blues fans enjoyed a late summer evening with live blues and barbeque by Lynnie Ques.

August 15, 2014 8:41 pm

Lan-Oak event offers Blues and BBQ

LANSING| Residents can enjoy good music, fresh air and good barbecue Aug. 15 at Park Plaza in downtown Lansing.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District hosting free evening of magic

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District will treat residents to a night of magic Aug. 9.

August 02, 2014 12:00 am

Don't be fooled by referendum, Lansing folks

Every homeowner and business person in Lansing knows that property taxes are strangling this community with School District 158 being the pig at the trough, accounting for 38 percent of all tax dollars.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District tries fifth time to raise funds for park improvements

LANSING | For the fifth time, Lan-Oak Park District offiicals are hoping local residents will support a property tax levy hike for park improvements.

July 05, 2014 11:00 am

Annual 5L to benefit spay, neuter surgeries at local animal shelter

LANSING | Get ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the pavement as Humane Society Calumet Area (HSCA) and Lan-Oak Park District host the fourth annual Spay the Stray 5K Run/Walk on Sept. 6 in Lansing, Ill.

July 01, 2014 5:16 pm
Lan-Oak Park District offers new seniors program

Lan-Oak Park District offers new seniors program

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is offering a new program for seniors age 62 and older called ZOOMERS.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am
Lan-Oak Park District offers new seniors program

Lan-Oak Park District offers new seniors program

Seniors learn archery as part of the Lan-Oak Park District's new program called ZOOMERS, for people 62 and older. Pictured are, from left, Gloria Chavez-Gomez, Rosalie Putignano, and Carmen Chico, all from Lansing.

June 30, 2014 12:00 am
Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

Camp counselor Michael Wegrzyn 18, breaks a water balloon over the heads of campers Friday during the Lan-Oak Park District's summer camp in Lansing. The district is taking registration until July 2 for its next camp session, which begins July 7.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am
Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

Adedoyin Adeoye 12, screams Friday as her flag is ripped off of her belt during a flag football game at the Lan-Oak Park District's summer camp at Lan-Oak Park. Campers do indoor and outdoor activities all week.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am
Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

Lan-Oak Park District offers summer camp

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District offers Camp Wewannago, a summer day camp, for ages 6 to 13.

June 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lan-Oak Park District seeking nominations for 'Vince Award'

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is accepting nominations for the "Vince Award" in honor of longtime Park Commissioner Wayne Vincent until June 16 at the Park District Administrative Office, 17551 Chicago Ave.

May 14, 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

Lan-Oak Park District to host Saving Our Heritage event

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is hosting the Saving Our Heritage Timeline Event on May 18 and May 19.

May 08, 2013 11:36 am

Good parks contribute to good communities

More than 20 years ago as my husband and I were planning our wedding, we started looking at houses in the south suburbs and Northwest Indiana. We decided we wanted to move to Lansing. One thing that factored into that decision was the parks, which made it an inviting place to live. My brothe…

May 05, 2013 12:00 am

Lansing voters narrowly reject Park District referendum

LANSING | The one-quarter of village voters who turned out in Tuesday’s municipal elections narrowly rejected a referendum that would have permitted a property tax increase for the Lan-Oak Park District.

April 10, 2013 12:54 pm

Lan-Oak Park District’s tax rate hike referendum going down to the wire

LANSING | Regardless of the final outcome, Lan-Oak Park District Executive Director John Wilson said he was pleased with the way local voters reacted to a referendum asking for a tax rate increase.

April 09, 2013 10:15 pm

Referendums top village president race in Lansing

LANSING | In most municipal elections, the political battle for mayor or village president is the draw.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lan-Oak Park District again goes for 10-cent tax rate hike

LANSING | The Lan-Oak Park District is once again seeking a 10-cent increase in its tax rate that would generate $450,000 for capital improvements.

March 11, 2013 7:45 pm
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