Weekly round-up for August 6, 2021
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (August 6, 2021) – Though the past week of articles did not include any breaking news or dramatic coverage, several important local stories were published. Josh and Melanie’s highlights reference a local church, a nature center, the police, the DMV, and two school districts. Josh also highlights the strong team of local writers who make this variety of local coverage possible. The links below the video connect to articles referenced in the video.
Why the new tablecloth? (0:15)
The Lansing Journal was planning to be at Cruise Night last month, but the July event was rained out.
- The Lansing Journal plans ‘Pop-Up Newsroom’ at July 10 Cruise Night (published June 29, 2021)
- Rain cancels Cruise Night and dampens Fox Pointe band showcase (published July 10, 2021)
What’s new at Sand Ridge Campus? (0:52)
Reporter Quinton Arthur attended the ribbon-cutting, shot photos and video, and wrote up a local news article about the newly remodeled Sand Ridge Campus:
- Renovated Sand Ridge Nature Center unveiled (published August 5, 2021)
- Sand Ridge Nature Center to offer new exhibits, upgrade campus in 2021 (published February 24, 2021)
Where was Freedom Fest? (2:02)
- Freedom Fest draws large crowds to old Illiana field for food, fun, and community (published July 31, 2021)
Why was Chief Al in a dunk tank? (at 3:10)
Reporter Jennifer Yos captured the community event in words and video:
- Lansing Police and residents unite for National Night Out (published August 4, 2021)
What’s the driver’s license renewal process now? (4:16)
- Drivers Services facilities launch plan to address higher customer volume (published August 3, 2021)
What’s going on at Lansing schools? (5:51)
Local news in the education category this past week included information about District 215, District 158, and projected coverage of high school sports:
- District 215 to require masks at start of school year, TFS will soon revisit renaming process (published July 31, 2021)
- David Kostopoulos moves from Reavis into District 158 role (published August 3, 2021)
- Our current Sports and Recreation category of news
Who are the journalists who cover all this local news? (8:07)
Almost all of the reporters who write for The Lansing Journal are freelancers. The work of this team is the reason The Lansing Journal is able to provide so much important local news to our community:
How would people get this information if The Lansing Journal didn’t exist? (9:20)
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