Ask ELi to Investigate

When readers ask, we investigate.

Why Doesn’t ELi Post Comments?

Monday, May 14, 2018

A reader asks why ELi doesn't allow comments to be posted at our website. Publisher Alice Dreger explains.

Ask Eli: Reducing East Lansing's Pension Costs

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

What has the City of East Lansing done and what it can do in the future to reduce pension obligations and liabilities related to retirement benefits for City employees? ELi's Chris Root has spent weeks digging in to bring you the answer.

Ask ELi: Why Is Georgio’s Closed?

Monday, February 12, 2018

A reader asked why the Georgio’s Pizza at 1010 East Grand River Avenue (just east of Bogue Street) is closed up with a fence around it. ELi brings the answer.

Ask ELi: Do Most Cities Our Size Have a Public Library?

Monday, November 6, 2017

One MSU administrator who is against the income tax has questioned whether a city East Lansing's size should have a public library. How does our city compare to other Michigan cities our size? Sheryl Knox gathered the data for us.

Fact-Checking by ELi: The Yes and No Income Tax Mailers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fact-checking the political mailers in support of and against the income tax proposal, ELi reporters Alice Dreger and Jessy Gregg find some truths and some misrepresentations on both sides.

Is a Write-In Candidate for Council Still Possible?

Monday, October 9, 2017

Is it possible for a viable write-in candidate to emerge at this point? What would such a candidate have to do according to the law? City Clerk Marie Wicks and County Clerk Barb Byrum explain the process for ELi readers.

Ask ELi: Why an Income Tax?

Saturday, September 23, 2017

You've got questions about the income tax proposal. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings answers.