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Josh Bootsma

Josh Bootsma
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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.

Future Starbucks on Torrence requests special use for drive-through – Planning and Zoning Board Agenda 6/23/21

LANSING, Ill. (June 21, 2021) – All residents are welcome to attend Planning and Zoning Board meetings. The Planning and Zoning Board meets as needed, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items that are up for discussion. Meetings typically begin...

Agenda: Lan-Oak Park District Board meeting – 6/21/21

Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Center All residents are welcome to attend meetings of the Park District Board of Commissioners. The Board typically meets on the third Monday of each month, and per the Open Meetings Act they publish an agenda to notify the public of items...

South Holland hosts Unity Walk for second year

By Josh Bootsma SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (June 19, 2021) – Roughly 120 walkers took to the streets on Friday to support peace and hope in South Holland as part of the village's second Unity Walk. Using language from Bible verse Micah 6:8, the walk encouraged the community to "Act justly,...

Lansing fireworks scheduled for July 3 at Lan-Oak Park

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 16, 2021) – Lansing’s night sky will be lit up with fireworks on Saturday, July 3, this year. The Independence Day Eve celebration will be held at Lan-Oak Park, and it is free for the community. Manageable attendance In an effort to keep attendance numbers manageable...

Car shortages affect Lansing dealerships as microchips remain in short supply

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2021) – Phillips Chevrolet in Lansing currently has a 90% reduction.No, not a 90% price reduction. The dealership has a 90% reduction in its new car inventory, with only one tenth of the amount of new cars on the lot as usual. Whereas...

Al Phillips takes the helm as Lansing’s new police chief

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 15, 2021) – The Village of Lansing has a new police chief: 23-year department veteran Al Phillips.Phillips, who most recently held the position of Detective Lieutenant in the Lansing Police Department, was sworn in as chief during Tuesday night’s Village Board meeting. 23-year record Mayor Patty...

School District 158 Board Agenda 6/16/21

District 158 Board regular meeting - June 16, 7:00 p.m. LANSING, Ill. (June 15, 2021) – The June 16 meeting of the District 158 School Board begins at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will occur at Memorial Junior High School at 2721 Ridge Road in Lansing. Guests should enter the building...

Lansing prayer vigil welcomes Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, two NAACP branch presidents

By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 21, 2021) – In a small plaza dedicated to Lansing's past, a group pf local citizens and leaders gathered Wednesday to pray for Lansing's future.Organized by the Lansing Community Coalition — a local group dedicated to fighting for equality, transparency, and social justice —...

Mayor to appoint new police chief and Fire and Police Commissioner—Village Board Agenda 6/15/21

LANSING, Ill. (June 12, 2021) – The June 15 Lansing Village Board meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. with a regular Board meeting, which is directly followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. Village Board meeting agenda (7:00 p.m.) Many of the items brought before the Village Board at this meeting...

TF South boys track to bring eight events to state competition—most in school history

State qualifiers move on after a strong showing at sectionals By Josh Bootsma LANSING, Ill. (June 11, 2021) – For the first time in school history, TF South High School is sending eight events to the boys track state competition.A series of excellent performances on Wednesday, June 9, at the 3A...