2017-18 Scholarships still available for minority students pursuing Education degrees

Scholarships close February 15, 2018 information provided by Illinois Student Assistance Commission Illinois minority college students who are pursuing a degree in teaching and who are eligible for the Minority Teachers of Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program can still get funding for the current 2017-18 school year if they submit their applications to the Illinois Student … Read more

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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 thousands of African-Americans out … Read more

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Lansing women join Chicago Women’s March

Women's March

Marching and voting are two ways women are making their voices heard by Katie Arvia CHICAGO, Ill. (January 20, 2018) – At least four Lansing residents attended this year’s March to the Polls, the second Chicago Women’s March since President Donald Trump took office. Dominique Newman, Jadyn Newman, Janiya Akbar, and Isis Yadron all participated … Read more

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LPD awarded hiring grant from COPS

$375,000 will cover 75% of three years of three salaries by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2018) – The Lansing Police Department announced that the Village of Lansing has been awarded funding through the 2017 COPS Hiring Program to hire three additional Probationary Police Officers. The Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant is a … Read more

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Schultz Insurance celebrates 95 years


Real estate, postal service, dry goods, and insurance—Lansing’s oldest family business is still insuring Lansing families by Carrie Steinweg This article is part of a series featuring businesses that have at least a 50-year history in Lansing. To submit a local business for consideration, email The Lansing Journal. LANSING, Ill. (January 23, 2018) – Family … Read more

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Local school policies evolve with cell phones

by Carrie Steinweg LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – A decade ago, before smart phones were in the hands of most Americans, schools had strict policies on cell phone use. While cell phones were common, those phones weren’t as sophisticated as today’s models—they were flip phones or models with early slide keyboards and limited capabilities. If … Read more

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Helping Our Minors Excel

Detective Wilson Pierce

Founded by Det. Wilson Pierce, HOME prepares students for life by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (January 2018) – Helping Our Minors Excel (HOME) has been working with Lansing youth for nearly a decade. Founded in 2008 by Detective Wilson Pierce of the Lansing Police Department, HOME provides Lansing youth with various workshops, community service projects, … Read more

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