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Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.

Burnham Avenue construction continues

"2–3 more weeks," says Lynwood Police Chief by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 2, 2019) - On Tuesday, April 30, the Lynwood Police Chief shared with...

Community gathers to celebrate LARC

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (May 2, 2019) - Nearly 300 guests attended LARC’s Annual Appreciation Dinner on Friday, April 26. LARC, a nonprofit organization...

Organizing the Good Neighbor Day Parade

Chamber Director Amy Todd explains the logistics by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2019) - Depending on the weather on Saturday, May 4, thousands of...

Lower participation in Shred Day allows for personal service

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2019) - Illinois State Representative Marcus Evans partnered with Walgreens and ComEd to offer a free post-tax-season Shred...

Quality and community: the Gayety’s difference

Laurene Lemanski reopens the family business by Melanie Jongsma BY MELANIE JONGSMA LANSING, Ill. (April 17, 2019) – “Are you in line?” asks the man approaching the...

Free self defense class offered to local women

Saturday, May 18, 9:00am–12:00pm by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 25, 2019) - Trinity Lutheran Church and One Light Self Defense are partnering to offer a...

Dr. Armand Gasbarro and Class of 1959 recognized at Chicago ceremony

by Melanie Jongsma CHICAGO, Ill. (April 25, 2019) - At an April 12 reunion, Lansing's Dr. Armand Gasbarro and his graduating class from Rosalind Franklin...

Meals on Wheels receives donation from JX Enterprises

by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (April 24, 2019) - On Wednesday, April 17, representatives from Lansing's Meals on Wheels program received a big check. The...