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Noah Johnson is a journalist from Dolton, Illinois. In addition to the reporting he has done for The Lansing Journal, Noah has covered issues in Northern Illinois, North Carolina, and suburban Cook County. In his free time he enjoys listening to podcasts, cooking, and journaling.

Oak Glen staffer reflects on Breast Cancer Awareness event

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (November 28, 2021) – A Oak Glen playground supervisor led an event for cancer survivors that raised $6,000 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Yolanda Shields organized the October event held at Lencioni’s in Lynwood where attendees enjoyed a live band, snacks, and poetry honoring two cancer...

TF South returns to the stage with The Addams Family, The Musical

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (November 4, 2021) – The TF South drama department is slated to put on its first show since 2019 next week. The department will perform The Addams Family, The Musical on November 12, 13 and 14. Ann Wolpert, director of the department, describes the show as...

Three Oak Glen School staffers ran Chicago Marathon to benefit others

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (October 20, 2021) – Three Oak Glen Elementary School staff members ran in the Chicago Marathon as part of an effort to raise money for charitable causes. About 26,000 participants traveled through 29 Chicago neighborhoods at the October marathon, including Assistant Principal Megan Sechowski and Fifth...

Lansing crossing guard Chris Metzger celebrates 30 years of safe passage

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2021) – Chris Metzger never intended to be a crossing guard with the Lansing Police Department for 30 years. But August 26 this year marked the day when she decided to take on the role in 1991. Since then, she’s enjoyed a decades-long career...

Lansing’s new animal wrangler–Vanessa Kincaid–recognized at Village Board Meeting

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (September 7, 2021) – The Lansing Police Department hired a new animal control officer in July, and recognized her at the Lansing Village Board meeting on Tuesday, September 7. Vanessa Kincaid started her full-time role on July 2. Before her, there was only one other animal...

Lansing Little League bounces back after pandemic year, but needs more growth

Legacy of sportsmanship weathers COVID, but is still struggling to overcome years of steady decline in participation By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2021) – Members of Lansing Little League are calling on community members to participate next season to continue the program's post-pandemic growth. The youth baseball league gives children...

20-year veteran David Bell to retire from Lansing Police Department in August

By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (July 24, 2021) – Detective David Bell, a trained crisis negotiator who served 20 years at the Lansing Police Department, is retiring. Throughout his career, Bell saved lives by helping to resolve situations with his communication skills to leaping into action to help those in need....

Lansing detective receives ‘Life Saving Award’ for de-escalating potential suicide

Lansing detective David Bell successfully negotiated with Calumet City man threatening to harm himself By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (May 15, 2021) – A Lansing detective was given an award this week for de-escalating a potentially deadly situation in April. Detective David Bell, who’s been a police officer for 20 years and...

Mt. Zion Ministries hosts first of two April food drives

Rain doesn't extinguish generous spirit as food drive benefits hundreds of local residents By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (April 12, 2021) – Mt. Zion UFL Ministries in Lansing held the first of two food drives slated for this month on April 10. At the drive-thru event, cars wrapped along 177th Street as...

Patti Leach Youth Center remodel set to welcome in-person returnees

New protocols and new spaces to greet students returning April 12 By Noah Johnson LANSING, Ill. (April 5, 2021) – The Patti Leach Youth Center has resumed some in-person activities this month with more in store on April 12. Opening again The center, which provides after school educational and recreational activities to sixth...