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Patricia Muhammad is a contributing writer for both The Lansing Journal and the South Holland Shopper. She enjoys writing stories about events, people, and places she feels would interest local residents—such as the Lansing Car Show, Super Teci's benefit, Water's Edge, and Recycling 101. She is also a published author of three children's books: Princess Feldings & The Academy of Queens, Prince Hasmir High Seas Adventure, and When Jaguars Roar.

Thornton Township District 205 favors remote learning as COVID-19 cases surge

by Safiyyah Muhammad SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (July 27, 2020) - With the start of the school year drawing near, Thornton Township High School District 205 hosted a virtual town hall meeting on July 20 to gather input from the community and to hear recommendations for the District’s 2020-2021 in-person learning...

Recycling 101

Paper, plastic, and pizza problems by Patricia Muhammad HOMEWOOD, Ill. (March 1, 2018) – Modern-day recycling began in the 1970s for the purpose of reusing paper and plastic products. Today, more than ever before, recycling is an environmental initiative designed to manage literal tons of business and household products. Recyclable items...

Lansing mom thanks community for Super Teci’s benefit

by Patricia Muhammad LANSING, Ill. (March 10, 2018) - A display of love and support from Lansing business leaders and residents was recently demonstrated to Elizabeth Avila and her husband after the couple’s three-year-old daughter Teci sustained a significant brain injury that left her unable to speak or use her...

Why Blacks are choosing Lansing

Safety, schools, and shops are all factors in suburban migration By Patricia Muhammad LANSING, Ill. (February 2018) - Since the mid-1990s, the south suburbs—including Lansing, South Holland, Harvey, Homewood, and Matteson—have seen an influx of African-Americans. The demolition of public housing during the Daley era was a major factor that pushed...

Economic development in Lansing (updated story)

Property databases make it easier for Lansing to attract businesses by Patricia Muhammad Note: When we first posted this story, the website links from the Village website to the database of available buildings and properties were not working. Those links have now been corrected, and we are republishing this updated version...

Economic development in Lansing

Property databases make it easier for Lansing to attract businesses by Patricia Muhammad Note: Please see the updated version of this story here. LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) - The Village of Lansing’s Economic Development department is making several changes to the Village website, including adding access to an updated, real-time database of...

MLK celebration to be held at South Suburban College

January 15, 10:00am by Patricia Muhammad SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (December 28, 2017) - School District 205, South Suburban College, and Thornton Township are hosting a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration titled, “Courage Now, Courage Tomorrow, Courage Forever,” on January 15 at South Suburban College. Doors open at 9:00am, and the...

‘Safe, protected, and loved’

The legacy of Anthony ‘Tuffie’ Pate By Patricia Muhammad Saving the world Anthony Pate earned the nickname Tuffie because he would defend anyone who called on him. “I told him when he was a teenager that he could not save the world,” said his mother. But Tuffie was determined to do something...

Lansing thrift stores bring goodwill to area residents

by Patricia Muhammad LANSING, Ill. (December 23, 2017) - People from all races and economic backgrounds shop at thrift stores, but many don’t realize the charitable work that thrift stores in the Lansing area are doing to help residents. Goodwill—getting people back to work Guy Fisher, Vice President for Mission Advancement for...

River Oaks shoppers share holiday traditions

Trees, turkey, tamales, and more photos and story by Patricia Muhammad CALUMET CITY, Ill. (December 2017) - Holiday shopping is in full gear, and it is typical during this time of the year to find local malls swamped with holiday shoppers seeking bargains and discounts. The Lansing Journal wanted to know...