Video: Weekly Round-up, June 18, 2021

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Juneteenth, microchips, Lansing’s new police chief, and more

by Melanie Jongsma and Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (June 18, 2021) – Publisher Melanie Jongsma and Managing Editor Josh Bootsma put together a weekly round-up highlight news from the past week in Lansing. Links to the stories mentioned appear below the video of this week’s weekly round-up.

Lansing’s new police chief (0:44)

Al Phillips was appointed Lansing’s police chief at the June 15 Village Board meeting:

No more daily COVID posts (1:37)

After 15 months of daily updates, Melanie stopped publishing the daily “COVID-19 data and visuals” on June 14:

Microchip shortages affect Lansing car dealerships (3:20)

Josh covered the local impact of a national microchip shortage:

Juneteenth becomes an official holiday (5:19)

The Lansing Journal published news releases from the Office of the Governor about observing Juneteenth as a state holiday in Illinois:

Local observances of Juneteenth (8:13)

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