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A generous reader has provided a unique matching gift

by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher

LANSING, Ill. (December 14, 2021) – He’s been reading The Lansing Journal since the beginning, and he’s seen the ways we’ve kept our community informed and connected. Now he wants to help us continue that work.

So he’s offering a matching gift — but it’s a unique gift.

This anonymous donor will give The Lansing Journal $100 for each new monthly supporter — up to 25 — who signs up before the end of the year.

We don’t want to miss this opportunity. Will you help us today?

What your monthly gifts accomplish

Your gift at any level helps ensure that we can report, publish, and deliver local news every day. And when you agree to give monthly, you provide a reliable source of income that helps us plan our news coverage.

We run a lean business, and every dollar you give goes directly into the journalism. Your gifts pay our reporters. Your gifts keep our website live. Your gifts send an email each morning filled with new articles about what’s happening in town.

And it’s so important to know what’s happening in town! So much news happens every day — news that impacts tax-paying residents and their families. News that even former residents depend on.

The month is only half over, and already The Lansing Journal has published:

  • A comprehensive list of local holiday activities
  • Obituaries for 17 members of our community
  • Wrestling, girls basketball, boys basketball, bowling, and swimming results from TF South
  • Agendas and meeting times for the Village Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission, and the District 215 and 158 School Boards — people who make decisions about how our tax dollars are spent
  • Major stories about a manhunt in Lansing and the demolition of a historic building

That’s the kind of coverage your monthly support helps provide.

Reader support is what keeps this community newspaper going. Readers who understand how important it is to have a source of information that is balanced, reliable, and local.

Will you help us take full advantage of the matching gift a generous partner has offered?


This is a big opportunity for The Lansing Journal, and we don’t want to miss out. Thank you for your help!

UPDATE: We are grateful for the 25 people who signed up as new monthly supporters of The Lansing Journal and helped us take advantage of this unique matching gift opportunity. That match has been fulfilled, but new monthly supporters are always welcome. Use the button below to see the options:

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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