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Jennifer Yos

Jennifer Yos
Jennifer Yos grew up on Walter Street in Lansing with nine siblings. She attended St. Ann’s School and T.F. South, and she earned a BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, Joliet. For 34 years she taught English, as well as Creative Writing and Drama, at Lincoln-Way High School. She dabbled in freelance journalism for the Joliet Herald News Living section. Now retired, Jennifer appreciates the opportunity to write for The Lansing Journal and is uplifted by the variety of positive people she has already met who are making a difference in Lansing.

Chef Mary Sue Milliken shares Lansing memories and advocates for young women entering culinary arts

Mary Sue Milliken finished the culinary arts program at Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute as one of only two women in a class of 100.

TF North’s Thorntonian Newspaper lives on, thanks to new advisor and passionate students

"We know that it’s 1925 when the Thorntonian started, and I just didn’t want to see something [of TF North’s history] go away."

St. Thomas More celebrates 25th anniversary of musical drama productions with Beauty and the Beast

Eighth-grade student Olivia Mack of Lansing snagged the leading female role of Belle in St Thomas More's production of Beauty and the Beast...

Solstice Community Solar Program can reduce electric costs for Lansing residents

Lansing residents can save on their electric costs by “going solar” without installing solar panels on their properties...

Future renovations planned for LARC’s 16,000-foot facility

LARC has a new vision for its 16,000-square-foot facility located at 19043 Wentworth Avenue in Lansing. LARC’s plan for future renovations may take up to 10 years to realize and may cost approximately $2 million.

Barber Kent McCarthy retires after many good years in Lansing

After 60 years in the trade, Barber Kent McCarthy is retiring and putting his Lansing business — Kent’s Barber Shop — up for sale...

‘Grandma Harry’ to compete on Joanna Gaines’ Silos Baking Competition

Lansing native Harry Biewalski will appear in the Silos Baking Competition show after a long process of baking and applying...

NASA accepts science experiment from Unity Christian Academy student team

Experiment scheduled to launch May 7 By Jennifer Yos SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (March 5, 2023) – On January 12, 2023, a team of science students from Unity Christian Academy in South Holland received a notification from NASA. They were one of 60 winning teams whose flight-test experiment proposals were accepted for...

Eagle Scouts and service projects: a 65-year legacy of Lansing BSA Troop 276

Above: From left — In August of 2021, Lou Gray, Ciaran Polanski, Charlie Gray, Ted Gray, Paul Kolarczyk, Chris Jacobson, Liam Polanski, Max Pastore, Joseph Boiquaye, Louie Pastore, and Seamus Polanski from Lansing Boy Scout Troop 276 participated in a 50-mile hike through New Mexico mountains. Several of these...

A hidden holiday treasure – Festival of Lights now open to the public

Lansing Historical Society's annual holiday tradition returns to the lower level of the Lansing Library By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2022) – Looking for an extra special holiday activity? One that is local, family-friendly, inclusive of diverse cultures, and reminiscent of the holiday spirit of both past and present?Festival...