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Fulfilling our agreement to become more diverse

Local Voices Elvis Slaughter In July 2018, the Lansing Community Coalition (LCC) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Chicago Far South Suburban Branch...

Repurposing Patternless Crosswords

Local Voices Paul Orich Reader Paul Orich sent a few samples of the artwork he's created using the Patternless Crossword grid published in one of the...

From the files of Bob Malkas: Representative government and the For the People Act

Local Voices Bob Malkas H.R.1 For the People Act is currently finding its way through the U.S. Congress. The bill purports to federalize election rules for...

From the files of Bob Malkas: A book about the airport

Local Voices Bob Malkas When I first moved to Lansing, I could see the Chicago-Hammond Airport from the back yard of my home. I went to...

NAACP praises Homewood’s decision not to rezone Calumet Country Club

Local Voices Gary Dingle, Branch President, NAACP Chicago Far South Suburban Branch Much controversy has surrounded the property of the Calumet Country Club, which a new...

From the files of Bob Malkas: What an airport supervisor should be doing

Local Voices Bob Malkas After over 40-years of commitment and involvement with the LMA I feel I have a personal obligation in 2021 to continue promoting...

Shout-out to Gayety’s

Local Voices Barbara Raczak I would like to give a shout-out to Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Shop at 3306 Ridge Road in Lansing. I have lived...

From the files of Bob Malkas: Representative politics

Local Voices Bob Malkas In what now appears to have been a past life I taught Political Science at Mother of Sorrows high school to senior...

From the files of Jon Huisman: How I left the Lansing Journal

Local Voices Jon Huisman, former staff member at the original Lansing Journal This post is a continuation of Jon Huisman's earlier Local Voices pieces, which began...

From the files of Jon Huisman: How I became a photojournalist at the Lansing Journal

Local Voices Jon Huisman, former staff member at the original Lansing Journal This post is a continuation of Jon Huisman's earlier Local Voices pieces, which began...

From the files of Bob Malkas: How Lansing acquired ownership of the airport

Local Voices Bob Malkas During the writing of these articles, I was reminded that I have access to the only known library of documents related to...

A Gratitude Award

Local Voices Connie Simon I was at Boz Hot Dogs (2513 Ridge Road, Lansing), and the same li'l gal that has been there for over five...

From the files of Bob Malkas: IDOT’s Transportation Improvement Program for airports

Local Voices Bob Malkas From day one the Lansing Municipal Airport has used the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to...

Thank you for the Christmas trees

Local Voices Virginia Ulaszek Now that all the Christmas displays and decorations have been taken down at Fox Pointe, I just want to express my thanks...

From the files of Jon Huisman: How I became a photographer at the Lansing Journal

Local Voices Jon Huisman, former photographer at the original Lansing Journal This post is a continuation of Jon Huisman's earlier Local Voices pieces, "How I joined...