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Jennifer Yos grew up on Walter Street in Lansing with nine siblings. She attended St. Ann’s School and T.F. South, and she earned a BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, Joliet. For 34 years she taught English, as well as Creative Writing and Drama, at Lincoln-Way High School. She dabbled in freelance journalism for the Joliet Herald News Living section. Now retired, Jennifer appreciates the opportunity to write for The Lansing Journal and is uplifted by the variety of positive people she has already met who are making a difference in Lansing.

Frustrations mount as Sunnybrook District 171 enters seventh month of contract negotiations

Teachers union concerned; negotiations resume Jan. 6. By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (January 5, 2021) – During School District 171’s virtual Board meeting on Monday, December...

Cole & Young Jewelers to close after 146 years

Owner Larry Mollo ready for retirement after 44 years in Lansing By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (December 22, 2020) – Soon after the first of the...

Lansing Fire donates old engine to small downstate community

Small town Brooklyn, IL thankful for engine By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (October 28, 2020) – At the October 20 Village Board meeting, Lansing Fire Chief...

From bicycle thievery to bicycle benevolence, Julian Sherman is making a difference

Chicagoland Prison Outreach helped Lansing resident turn his life around by Jennifer Yos Those who scroll through various Lansing social media sites may recall a local...

District 158 responds to parents’ and teachers’ E-learning concerns

Superintendent Dr. Nathan Schilling addresses virtual instruction, curriculum, and tech support By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 26, 2020) – Lansing School District 158’s August 18...

Results shared from TF South student survey on “Rebels” nickname

Student opinion leads District 215 Board to vote on name change on August 25 By Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 23, 2020) – At its August...

Lansing resident Jim King shares August 4 birthday with US Coast Guard

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2020) - Coast Guard Day is August 4. Every year this day commemorates the date in 1790 when...

July 14 Village Board meeting includes tribute to recently departed Trustee Michael Manno

by Jennifer Yos LANSING, Ill. (July 18, 2020) - Roll call at the July 14 Village Board Meeting was both somber and poignant. A vase...