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COMMUNITY PROFILE


Geography

 Lansing is located at 41°33′57″N 87°32′45″W / 41.56583°N 87.54583°W / 41.56583; -87.54583 (41.565785, -87.545791).[2] It is 6.9 miles (11.1 km) south of the Chicago city limits at 138th Street, and 25.6 miles (41.2 km) from the  Chicago Loop. Lansing is bordered by  Glenwood and  Thornton to the west, Calumet City and  South Holland to the north, Lynwood to the south, and by  Munster and Hammond in Indiana to the east.

Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit Chicago Southland

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for the south metropolitan region, representing 63 south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Working with the Illinois Bureau of Tourism, the Chicago Southland CVB coordinates sales and marketing of the Chicago Southland as a destination for leisure visitors, meetings and conventions, group tours (motorcoaches), sporting events and other activities.


 Government

The current Mayor of Lansing is Patrica Eidam. The Village Administrator is Dan Podgorski. The Village Clerk is Vivian Payne.[4]  Lansing is in the Illinois' 2nd congressional districtLansing is a home rule community.


History

The first family to settle in Lansing was that of August Hildebrandt in 1843. Henry, George, and John Lansing settled the area in 1846, which was incorporated in 1893. Early settlement in the village was primarily by  Dutch and  German immigrants. Industrial development of the surrounding Calumet region attracted immigrants from  Ireland and  Eastern Europe to the village in the 20th century. These settlement patterns are reflected in Lansing's current demographics; according to the  census[5] of 2000, the top five non African-American ancestries in Lansing were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%).


 Schools

  • Public primary and middle schools
    • Memorial Junior High School
    • Nathan Hale Elementary School
    • Heritage Middle School
    • Oak Glen Elementary School
    • Reavis Elementary School
    • Coolidge Elementary School

Notable People