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Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

Journal and library partner to host forum for Village Trustee candidates

Lansing community invited to submit questions for February 28 forum By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 28, 2022) – The Lansing Public Library and The Lansing Journal are partnering to host a candidate forum on Tuesday, February 28. The forum is limited to candidates in the Village of Lansing Trustee race...

Video: Graphic designer, salon owner, electrician, chef — District 215 students explore career choices

Friday's CTE Showcase gave hundreds of TF South students new career ideas by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 27, 2023) – District 215 has an entire department devoted to helping young people prepare for a career immediately following high school. The Career Development Department offers classes and hands-on training in "high...

Lansing Police Officer application closes February 1

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 27, 2022) – The current window for applicants looking to become a Lansing police officer closes on February 1. The Lansing Police Department is once again testing for the police officer position, and will host a test on Saturday, February 18 at the Lansing Police...

District 215 requests community input for how to improve – two forums planned

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 25, 2022) – Thornton Fractional School District 215 is inviting community input in the development of its multi-year strategic plan to improve the district, which incorporates TF South High School, TF North High School, the TF Center for Academics and Technology, and the TF...

Local Flavor Award presented to Taqueria La Soga

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 26, 2022) – The smells and tastes of authenticity are regularly served up at Taqueria La Soga as owners Gilberto and Martha Muñoz prepare their traditional Mexican cuisine from scratch. La Soga earned a Local Flavor Award from The Lansing Journal for its carne...

District 215 Board meeting agenda – 1/24/23

TF Center for Academics and Technology at 6 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2023) – The January 24 District 215 School Board meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Thornton Fractional Center for Academics and Technology. The full board packet and materials for the meeting, including all exhibits...

Local Flavor Award presented to Lynnie Ques

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 22, 2022) – Lynnie Ques Airport Bar & Grill serves up barbecue variations and other delicious entrees while offering one of Lansing's most unique dining views: the Lansing Municipal Airport and historic Ford Hangar. Lynn Cartwright and her restaurant earned a Local Flavor Award...

Village Board highlights – Tru Hotel coming, Officer of the Year awarded, special use requests

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 21, 2022) – The January 17 Lansing Village Board of Trustees meeting was Lansing's first in the new year, covering a diverse range of topics from police officer recognitions, to new businesses, to disposing of surplus property — and others. Below are some highlights from...

Video: What Lansing churches are doing wrong and right

Melanie's observations after visiting 20 churches last year by Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2023) – "This didn't start out as a story assignment or anything," says Journal Publisher Melanie Jongsma. "I was not doing this on behalf of The Lansing Journal. It was just a personal quest to visit...

Sunnybrook School District 171 Board Agenda 1/23/23

District 171 Board meeting – 6:30 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (January 20, 2022) – The January 23 meeting of the District 171 School Board begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will occur at Heritage Middle School, 19266 Burnham Avenue in Lansing. Agenda - 6:30 p.m. Call to Order Pledge of Allegiance Mission ...