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What is Lansing news worth to you?

A request to our readers

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (May 12, 2018) – The Lansing Journal is a newspaper that is hyper-local in its coverage: We are focused specifically on Lansing, Illinois. Yes, we include stories from surrounding towns, and Chicago, and northwest Indiana—but before we run those stories, we always ask, “Does this news impact Lansing? Would Lansing residents want to know about this?”

Dog park, reported November 2017

In an era when other newspapers are providing broader, less personal coverage, we believe our strength is in staying local.

All about Lansing

We celebrated Lansing moms.

We shared the news about Lansing’s dog park.

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Science Fair, reported March 2018

We were at the press conference featuring the Lansing Police Department and the 26 lives they saved.

We listed the science fair winners and named their projects.

We let you know why you can’t put pizza boxes in your recycling bin.

How much is that kind of news worth to you?

Ballet Folklórico, reported August 2017

Your friends and neighbors

When Micaela Smith was appointed to the Park Board, when Ballet Folklórico performed at Memorial Junior High School, when local residents started a Food Swap, and when the Legion Riders brought two Korean war veterans home—you read about it in The Lansing Journal.

Who else is writing about your friends, your neighbors, your kids?

Legion Riders
Lansing heroes, reported October 2017

Changing Times

A nearby paper in another state charges $9.99/month for their digital subscription. That’s not a bad price, and many Lansing residents are willing to pay it—even though that newspaper has said they are “reducing coverage in Illinois significantly.”

Why not support the paper that’s covering your town?

Businesses too

Businesses, we’ve covered your grand openings, your ribbon-cuttings, your expansions and remodels. We’ve encouraged people to shop local. We’ve shared the histories of established Lansing businesses and celebrated the arrival of new ventures.

Yes, advertising in The Lansing Journal is a way to get your message to 10,000 Lansing readers. But the real value of your advertising dollars is that they support a local news source that builds community by providing balanced, accurate, timely reporting.

We can’t do it alone

We believe that Lansing residents, businesses, schools, and elected officials have important stories to share. And we are working hard to share those stories.

We are grateful for the enthusiastic comments we receive from readers! Financial and advertising support in the same measure would help ensure the sustainability of this venture.

If you are able to financially express your appreciation for Lansing news, please do! We make giving as convenient as possible:

  1. You can click to give online at whatever level you choose.
  2. Of course, if you prefer to send a check, we’ll accept that too. Make checks payable to The Lansing Journal, and mail them to P.O. Box 742, Lansing IL 60438.

Thank you!

Don’t forget your digital subscription!

Thanks to your support, we are able to keep delivering fresh Lansing headlines to your email every day. Don’t forget to subscribe!

Thank you

We appreciate your support. We appreciate your trust. And we remain committed to providing professional, reliable, balanced, community news.

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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