LATEST NEWS

Area Trail Repairs Ongoing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What's happening with improvements to trails in East Lansing and nearby? ELi's Jessy Gregg attended the latest meeting of the Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails and brings back this report.

Who Is Campaigning on East Lansing’s Income Tax Vote?

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

So far, there's been a lot more visible activity on the "vote yes" side of the income tax proposal than the "vote no" side. ELi's Chris Root reports what we've seen in advance of the August 7 election.

Whistleblower: “Everyone Else Pays for Their Own Sidewalk”

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.

August Ballot Has Another Proposal for Ingham County Voters: New Jail

Monday, July 16, 2018

East Lansing residents who live in Ingham County will see two proposals on their August 7 ballot: one on a 20-year millage to build a new Ingham County jail and court complex, along with another on the East Lansing City income tax. ELi's Chris Root reports.

ELi Essay Contest on Income Tax: Deadline Approaching

Sunday, July 15, 2018

ELi's Community Advisory Board is asking readers to consider submitting essays on why they are for or against the income tax proposal set for the August 7 ballot. The deadline to submit is today, Sunday, July 15, at midnight.

Big New Redevelopment Proposal Gets Mixed Reviews

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The new redevelopment proposal for the now-vacant lots downtown came to Planning Commission last night and was met with lots of questions. ELi's Jessy Gregg and Alice Dreger report.

East Lansing Summer Concert Series Brings Starfarm to Ann Street Plaza

Thursday, July 12, 2018

This Friday, July 13, 80's band Starfarm will play the Ann Street Plaza as part of East Lansing's Summer Concert series. Christopher Wardell tells you why their lead singer loves these shows, how bands are picked for the series, and what's on for the rest of the summer.

ELi Gets More National Attention

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ELi's gotten a lot of attention this year in the national press - yesterday The Christian Science Monitor looked at our citizen-journalism model, and our impact on the community.

Bailey Ice Cream Social: Bringing Neighbors Together Since 1974

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Since the summer of 1974, Bailey Neighborhood residents (and anyone else who likes ice cream) have gathered for an annual evening of ice cream and community. This year, there's an opportunity for social-goers to support improvements to Bailey Park. Christopher Wardell has the scoop.

Two School Board Members Unlikely to Seek Reelection

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With a filing deadline of July 24, two members of the East Lansing School Board are saying they probably won't run again this November. Another trustee has already filed, and at least one is still deciding. ELi's Karessa Wheeler has the story.

Ask ELi: What’s the Deal with Cole Academy?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Cole Academy is opening an East Lansing charter school this fall. ELi asked our reporter Andrew Graham to look into the organization and to help our readers understand what to expect from the new East Lansing operation.