by Melanie Jongsma, Publisher
LANSING, Ill. (December 28, 2022) – We’ve published over 1,600 stories so far in 2022. You probably remember some of the “bigger” ones:
- Friday night fire at Walmart determined to be intentional, investigation ongoing (January 2022)
- What’s going on with One Trick Pony, Golden Palace, Jack’s, KYNGZ, and other projects (November 2022)
- Surprise twist: Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard becomes Thornton Township Supervisor (March 2022)
But there were other stories, too — stories that were not exactly “big” but were still important. Stories that kept our community informed and connected.
For example, On a Friday evening in Lansing let readers know about a church picnic, a Fox Pointe Palooza, and a local band at the American Legion — a variety of events in Lansing’s varied community.
Stories about Lansing History connected longtime residents as well as new arrivals to the buildings, parks, and even street names around them. Much of this information has never been compiled and published anywhere else.
And our first-ever Freshman Editorial Contest gave young writers a forum to express opinions, present facts, and accept criticism as well as kudos.
Throughout 2022 The Lansing Journal reported, published, and delivered community news every day. That’s so important for a community like ours. Whether it’s big drama or everyday information, we provide news that no one else is providing.
A community newspaper like The Lansing Journal depends on community support. We are not looking for handouts — we offer a great value in exchange for your contributions. Relevant, reliable, balanced, local information delivered right to your email inbox every morning.
What’s at stake
What’s at stake? A source of news that is relevant to you and your family. Local journalists who will show up at public meetings and ask questions of elected officials. Balanced, accurate information that you need to make good decisions. And even all the “small,” everyday items that other media aren’t interested in covering. That’s what’s at stake.
To keep that going, will you support us before this year is over? Could you commit to a monthly amount? (Just keep that little box checked.)
Readers, we want to do even more reporting in 2023. We want to gather candidate information for you before our local elections on April 4. We want to provide consistent sports coverage for our local high schools. We want to introduce you to Lansing’s unique restaurants and all the Local Flavor they add to our town. And when big, dramatic news happens, we want to be there too.
The more informed we are, the more connected we can be. And that connection is the real benefit of having a community newspaper.
If that’s important to you, will you give to support it?
Reader support is what keeps this community newspaper going. To say it another way: Without reader support, The Lansing Journal ceases to exist.
How much will you invest in your community, your newspaper? Could you commit to a monthly amount?