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[Lansing, Illinois flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2008

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In "The Times" (Munster, Indiana), 4 March 2008, Melissa Batka reports that the village of Lansing is seeking for a flag:
"Entry forms are available at the Lansing Public Library or the Village Hall and will be collected through May 16, said Lansing Historical Society President Don Olsen. Olsen said the society decided to take on the project after discovering the village was without a flag despite a 1976 centennial contest the Junior Women's Society sponsored. According to newspaper clippings discovered by members of the historical society, the women's club held a contest and chose a winning design. The drawing was approved by the Village Board but a flag was never produced and no record of the design was ever found.
Anyone at least 18 years old can submit a drawing. Olsen said the historical society will narrow down the finalists and the Village Board will vote for the winning design. The winner will receive a free flag and their choice of $75 or a lifetime membership to the historical society, he said.
Ivan Sache, 4 March 2008

Village of Lansing, Illinois, got its official flag:
"October 21, 2008
Village of Lansing Flag
On behalf of the Historical Society I want to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Podgorski and my fellow trustees for allowing the Society to hold the contest for a design for the Village flag. The Society took this task very seriously and we are pleased to announce that the contest winner is Bradley Borys. Brad is a retired Lansing Police officer. He has lived in Lansing for 40 years. He is married to Cookie and they have three adult daughters and one granddaughter. Brad was one of the five finalists chosen by the Historical Society Board of Directors from the 25 original entries. Those five finalists were passed on to the Mayor and Village Board for the final decision. Brad worked with both the Historical Society Board and the Village Board to slightly modify his design to best represent the Village of Lansing. The flag was designed to represent our past as well as Lansing as it is today. The red, white and blue stripes represent the colors on our nation's flag. The three stars represent the three original districts, Oak Glen on the west end, Bernice on the north and Lansing coming together as incorporated Lansing in 1893. The sand color on the stars represents the sandy ridge that ran from present day Burnham Avenue east. This area is now Ridge Road, downtown Lansing."
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Valentin Poposki, 16 December 2008