East Lansing Government Needs More Service Volunteers

Friday, August 3, 2018

East Lansing government regularly experiences vacancies on volunteer City boards and commissions. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains an array of the City's volunteer boards and commissions, and tells you how to apply.

Good News from ELi!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

We work hard to bring you hard news that's unbiased and informative, but are you aware of the "good news" about the community that we publish every week? ELi's Managing Editor Ann Nichols asks you to balance the tough stuff by reading our coverage of downtown concerts, beloved educators, the best place to take a bike ride and lots more.

College Hunks Struggles to Locate in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

It’s not always easy to find a place to do business in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings the story of two old friends looking to relocate their business here, in their own community.

New Redevelopment Proposal Moving Quickly Through Review

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Responding to concerns, developers DRW/Convexity have altered some of the plans for the big vacant corner downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg brings you the latest, including new renderings – plus information about how you can weigh in.

ELi’s Voter Guide to the Income Tax

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Registered East Lansing voters have the opportunity to vote on the East Lansing income tax proposal on August 7, 2018. This ELi guide provides information about the ballot proposal, including its background.

It’s Official: The Landmark Is Student Housing

Friday, July 27, 2018

What had been sold as a way to bring diverse renters downtown is now being openly advertised as a "purpose-built student housing community" featuring "a ridiculous rooftop deck.” ELi's Alice Dreger and Andrew Graham report.

Tell Yo Mama Brings the Funk to EL Concert Series

Friday, July 27, 2018

Tonight you can hear Tell Yo Mama, featuring local favorite and "The Voice" contestant Lucas Holliday, in a free concert at the Ann Street Plaza. ELi's Christopher Wardell has the story.

Understanding Your August 7 Ballot

Friday, July 27, 2018

"Stay in your lane," City Clerk Jennifer Schuster is advising voters. What do you need to know if you're planning to vote on August 7 on the income tax proposal and more?

City Threatens Arrest Over Approved Driveway

Thursday, July 26, 2018

The City is threatening to arrest a property owner over construction of a driveway for which he had a permit, had an inspector's go-ahead, and had the support of a majority of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Why?

GameStop Holds Free Call of Duty Tournament This Weekend

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In an age of online everything, East Lansing's GameStop remains open and busy. As a thank-you to the community, the shop is holding regular free events, including a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 tournament on July 28 and 29. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports.

Eight Candidates File for Four Open School Board Seats

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Eight EL residents have applied for four open school board seats, including current and former board members, previously unsuccessful candidates and some brand new faces. Karessa Wheeler reports.

Council Passes New Sign Code, Debates Electronic Signs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Following the owner of Red Cedar Spirits urging City Council to pass the new sign code, Council did so in a 4-1 vote — but not without debate on the place of electronic signs in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.