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Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

Lansing residents mourn 2-year-old's death

LANSING | Although most of the 100 or so residents who gathered in front of a home Sunday in the 17900 block of Wildwood Avenue never knew 2-year-old Jakariah Patterson, they felt the need to mourn her death.

March 23, 2014 9:10 pm Photos


Lansing, South Holland want share of potential casino revenue

Municipal officials in both Lansing and South Holland have long been on the record as saying they are not interested in a casino, but they are more than willing to share in the profits if one is built in a nearby community.

March 05, 2014 9:45 am

Lansing approves redevelopment agreement for restaurant near proposed Walmart

LANSING | The Village Board on Tuesday approved a redevelopment agreement that will provide about $200,000 in economic benefits to the developer of a restaurant near the proposed site for a Super Walmart store.

July 09, 2013 9:29 pm
Abbott defeats Sciackitano a second time

Abbott defeats Sciackitano a second time

Norm Abbott takes a call at The Lansing Country Club on election night.

April 09, 2013 10:23 pm
Abbott defeats Sciackitano a second time

Abbott defeats Sciackitano a second time

Lansing Village President Norm Abbott at the Lansing Country Club waiting for election returns. Abbott won re-election.

April 09, 2013 10:22 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Abbott for Lansing mayor

EDITORIAL: We endorse Abbott for Lansing mayor

Voters in Lansing will choose between incumbent Norm Abbott and challenger Don Sciackitano for mayor -- technically, village president -- on April 9. The voters should look closely at how the village is being run now.

March 31, 2013 12:00 am
Norm Abbott

Norm Abbott

Lansing President "Mayor" Norm Abbott

March 28, 2013 3:52 pm

Candidates debate blame for Lansing economic struggles

LANSING | Village President Norm Abbott used a candidate forum Wednesday to say that while the village’s bond rating declined significantly early in his four-year term, it has gone back up in recent years and may be back to the “Aa” status by year’s end that it was at when he took office in 2009.

March 06, 2013 10:30 pm
Lansing Roundball Classic returns

Lansing Roundball Classic returns

LANSING | Lansing School District 158 will be is hosting the 4th Annual Lansing Roundball 5th Grade Basketball Classic beginning Feb. 14 through 16 and Feb. 21. All games will be played at Memorial Junior High School in Lansing.

February 13, 2013 5:54 pm

Election season begins in Lansing

LANSING | Komo’s Food Mart, Guiseppi’s Pizza and a PetSmart store. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and corporate offices of Land o’ Frost.

January 19, 2013 9:45 pm

MARK KIESLING: Put poker question in the hands of the people

Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, a Massachusetts Democrat who served in the U.S. House for 34 years, once famously said, "All politics is local."

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

Lansing officials to consider video poker machines next month

LANSING | Village President Norm Abbott said he expects local officials to vote in October to permit some local businesses to apply for state licenses required for video poker machines.

September 05, 2012 8:54 am

EDITORIAL: Cutting cost of government gets personal

Lansing officials are talking about cutting their own salaries, now that a village administrator is taking over many of their responsibilities. This is a refreshing move.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am

Trustees create village administrator position, will clarify its duties next month

LANSING | The Village Board gave its approval Tuesday to a measure creating the new position of village administrator. 

July 17, 2012 9:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Lansing casino question needs public input

MARK KIESLING: Lansing casino question needs public input

South suburbia has the gambling fever. And it is catching like the plague.

June 11, 2012 12:00 am
South suburbs coping with summer heat

South suburbs coping with summer heat

LANSING | Across the south suburbs residents did their best Tuesday to cope with weather that pushed the heat index past 100 degrees.

June 07, 2011 11:15 pm Photos


Homage paid to veterans' sacrifices in Lansing

Homage paid to veterans' sacrifices in Lansing

LANSING | A steady rain couldn't dampen the thankful spirit of the roughly 70 people who attended an abbreviated Memorial Day service Sunday afternoon.

May 29, 2011 8:00 pm Photos


No last-minute election surprises

The final, though still unofficial, election results from Tuesday are being reported by the Cook County clerk's office, and no aspiring local politician should hold out hope.

April 06, 2011 3:08 pm

DeLaurentis, two Vision candidates on top in Lansing

LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former trustee trying to return to the Village Board, apparently has been successful.

April 06, 2011 12:15 am

North vs. south in School Board race

The rivalry between Calumet City and Lansing that usually plays out on the athletic fields of the neighboring high schools may surface Tuesday at the polls.

April 02, 2011 11:00 pm
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