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Local Voices is The Lansing Journal's version of “Letters to the Editor.” The opinions posted here are those of the writers, and posting them does not indicate endorsement by The Lansing Journal. We welcome input from fellow residents who have thoughtful things to say about topics that are important to our community. Submissions may be sent to [email protected] with “Voices” in the subject line.

Local Voices: 20 Family Resolutions for the New Year

shared by Valerie McDaniels Valerie McDaniels is Chair of Lansing's Human Relations Commission, and one of the causes she is passionate about is Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. She forwarded the information below and agreed to share it as a Local Voices feature. The content is also available as a downloadable...

Local Voices: A Christmas poem

Local Voices Mary P. E M M A N U E L Life so freely given to save us all from death. He chose a poor existence to bestow riches beyond wealth. ~~~ A shining Star so lowly is better seen at night. Then one day nailed upon a cross to illuminate It's light. ~~~ With voices singing praises; all nations to employ, The...

Local Voices: On behalf of Lansing dogs

Local Voices Lilli (with help from David Franklin) I'm Lilli, and I’m concerned! For many hours last night, I heard my neighbors' dogs (I don't know which ones) outside barking to come in from the cold! Please don't treat us this way. If it's too cold for you humans to stand barefoot...

Local Voices: Trying to reconnect with the Korean War vet I met

Local Voices Dan Centraccio This isn't an opinion piece. It's a request. I spoke with a Korean War veteran airman at Lansing's Festival of Lights. I need him to contact me. Please call 708-270-8641 so we can reconnect. Dan Centraccio Local Voices is our version of "Letters to the Editor," but in this...

Local Voices: Clean out your medicine cabinets before holiday guests arrive

Local Voices Kevin Kolosh, Chief of Police Calumet City Police Department While the holiday season can be a wonderful time of year to reconnect with loved ones, sometimes family and friends could be struggling with issues like substance use disorder -- without anyone even knowing it. To make sure that your holiday...

From the desk of Bob Malkas: A people’s initiative

Local Voices Bob Malkas I want to invite the readers of the Journal to participate in a 2023 social experiment that we all could find educational. No one can deny that the American people are being forced to lives their lives in a divided nation. No one can deny that the blame...

Lessons from a former hoarder – Chapter 9: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Local Voices Read Connie's earlier installments: Chapter 1: Lessons from a former hoarder, Chapter 2: Time to start, Chapter 3: Plateau? Fight It!, Chapter 4: Kitchen Klues, Chapter 5: Nudist Colony?, Chapter 6: Rest? What rest?, Chapter 7: How to enjoy the holidays, Chapter 8: Keep up with the clutter Connie...

From Commendable to Exemplary — the TFD 215 total picture

Local Voices Dr. Sophia Jones-Redmond, Superintendent Thornton Fractional High School District 215 “District 215 is committed to an overall culture of equity where the creation and implementation of policy, the allocation of resources, and access to opportunity are intentionally aligned to meet the needs of all student groups, regardless of: race, gender,...

Are our white teachers doing their jobs?

Local Voices Edward Marco In a recent Local Voices (Economic Apartheid in America, December 1, 2022) a learned person questioned the ratio of white teachers to the changing percentages of students of color at Thornton Fractional South High School. When the school enrollment became 62% minority, did these white teachers leave? No,...

Economic Apartheid in America

Local Voices Elvis Slaughter Over the past ten years, the toxic interactions among racial tensions, persistent inequality, and political polarization have cut short the promise of the benefits of South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy. It is interesting to note, however, that South Africa’s history has helped highlight the recent...