Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
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.
The current Mayor of Lansing is Patricia Eidam. The Village Administrator is Dan Podgorski. The Village Clerk is Vivian Payne. Lansing is in the Illinois' 2nd congressional district. Lansing is a home rule community.
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 of 2000, the top five non African-American ancestries in Lansing were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%).
- Public high 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
- Private primary and middle schools
- Tom Gorzelanny, former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, spent part of his childhood in Lansing
- Curtis Granderson, outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School
- Harry Smith, co-anchor for CBS' The Early Show and the host of A&E's Biography series
- Pierre Thomas, former running back for the New Orleans Saints, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School