Norm Abbott takes a call at The Lansing Country Club on election night.
Lansing Village President Norm Abbott at the Lansing Country Club waiting for election returns. Abbott won re-election.
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.
Lansing President "Mayor" Norm Abbott
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.
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.
LANSING | Komo’s Food Mart, Guiseppi’s Pizza and a PetSmart store. The Veterans of Foreign Wars and corporate offices of Land o’ Frost.
Thomas "Tip" O'Neill, a Massachusetts Democrat who served in the U.S. House for 34 years, once famously said, "All politics is local."
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.
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.
LANSING | The Village Board gave its approval Tuesday to a measure creating the new position of village administrator.
South suburbia has the gambling fever. And it is catching like the plague.
LANSING | Across the south suburbs residents did their best Tuesday to cope with weather that pushed the heat index past 100 degrees.
LANSING | A steady rain couldn't dampen the thankful spirit of the roughly 70 people who attended an abbreviated Memorial Day service Sunday afternoon.
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.
LANSING | Anthony DeLaurentis, a former trustee trying to return to the Village Board, apparently has been successful.
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.
LANSING | It seems village government has no specific law against parking cars on the grass in front of homes.
LANSING | The Village Board next week may support a property tax break for a company wanting to expand operations to a nearby property that has been abandoned for two years.
LANSING | It is likely that village residents will pay more for water come 2012, but municipal officials are uncertain how much the increase should be or how much should be put into a reserve fund to cover future public works projects.
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