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March print issue – look for Tuesday or Wednesday delivery

We’re relying on the post office again this time

LANSING, Ill. (March 13, 2023) – A Monday afternoon email from Blue Island Newspaper Printing confirmed the final steps of the March print issue timeline. They will deliver 12,300 copies of The Lansing Journal to the Lansing Post Office on Tuesday.

If the Lansing PO receives the shipment Tuesday morning, carriers will begin delivering them right away. If the shipment arrives later in the day, delivery will begin on Wednesday.

Post Office delivery

Back when we were partnered with the Shopper, it was standard practice to use the Lansing Post Office to deliver The Lansing Journal. We used a program called Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM), which is a cost-effective way to send mail to every address on a postal carrier’s route. EDDM mail is not addressed; it just rides along with the carrier’s other mail, and the carrier is instructed to deliver one to “every door” on his route.

In 2020 we switched to a different delivery system because the EDDM service was inconsistent, particularly for people in apartments and condos. But our new system wasn’t reliable either, so now we’re giving the post office another try. We brought our concerns to the Lansing desk in person last week and received assurances about delivery rates. Regarding apartments and condos — these addresses will receive a Lansing Journal as long as the carrier has access to a delivery area in the building, such as a lobby that isn’t locked.

Other deliveries

This print issue includes a lot of special content — not just local election info, but also articles about new local businesses, our Local Flavor Award winners, and local events and people. We printed extra copies, and we plan to deliver quantities around town. We’ll publish a list of those delivery locations for anyone who wants extra copies of a special ad or article.

The March print issue contains up-to-date reporting on new local businesses and ads from local restaurants. Expect delivery to Lansing mailboxes Tuesday or Wednesday. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Delivery issues

If you live in Lansing and don’t receive your March print issue of The Lansing Journal by Thursday, please contact the Lansing Post Office directly. They need to know which addresses are being missed, so they can make corrections.

If you are able to let The Lansing Journal know as well, we would appreciate it. Information about delivery rates will help us make decisions about future print issues.


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.


  1. Hope it is better than delivery throwing them on your sidewalk and drivewayys! I do feel sorry for our mail carriers though ! I will bet they ewere all paper boys at one time ! Not saying anything bad I just hope it works out for the Journsl snd I find my copy in the mailbox ! 🙂

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