Larry Thomas, Trustee candidate

Independent candidate, Lansing, Illinois by Jennifer Yos Experience A Lansing resident for 10 years, Thomas currently works for a Chicago staffing agency that helps the unemployed find temporary work. He graduated from Governor’s State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. As a licensed Restorative Justice Counselor, he spent four years helping youth at … Read more

New Star shines a light on community integration for people with disabilities

by Jennifer Yos CRETE, Ill. (December 1, 2018) – For parents of children who are intellectually or developmentally disabled, the concerns and solutions regarding the question “What next?” after their child’s high school graduation can be complicated. As a single parent of a disabled son explains: “That’s the difficult part because once they’re done with … Read more

Lan-Oak Park District’s first drone-making class teaches practical skills

Electronics, small motor skills, cause and effect, eye-hand coordination, and more by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2018) – This fall the Lan-Oak Park District added a new and trendy after-school class to their youth program—Drone-Making 101—designed for Lansing youth between the ages of 9 and 12 who are interested in building and flying … Read more

Lansing churches plan Halloween Trunk-or-Treat events

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 4, 2018) – As children throughout Lansing excitedly decide and share what their Halloween costumes will be this year, and adults plan front yard pumpkin and cornstalk displays, several Lansing churches are busy planning their own special Halloween festivities, popularly known as Halloween Trunk-or-Treats. A Trunk-or-Treat is a parking … Read more

Lansing Public Library hosts first How-To Festival

Participants sample a wide variety of skills and knowledge by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (September 16, 2018) – The Lansing Public Library hosted their very first How-To Festival on Saturday, September 15. Several local presenters shared their expertise and passions in a well-organized rotation of mini how-to lessons within the library rooms and spaces. Festival … Read more