Mock interviews help TF South students land jobs

Local businesses and volunteers help students prepare by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 28, 2017) – TF South High School students will have the opportunity to practice job interview skills with members of Lansing’s business community. Friday, December 8, is Mock Interviews day. This year’s interviewers involve professionals and volunteers from a variety of fields: … Read more

Lansing Rotary Club invites The Lansing Journal to December meeting

by The Lansing Journal staff LANSING, Ill. (November 29, 2017) – The Lansing Rotary Club’s first meeting of December will include a presentation by Melanie Jongsma, Managing Editor of The Lansing Journal. The topic of her presentation is “Building Community.” Information from the Lansing Rotary Club’s Facebook page says, “Rotary is the world’s leading humanitarian … Read more

Girls’ Empowerment Conference—December 2, 2017

TF North will host the “In This Together…Be That Girl” conference information provided by Thornton Fractional District 215 CALUMET CITY, Ill. (November 20, 2017) – In dealing with today’s climate and in an effort to help empower young women, TF North is hosting the first 2017 District-wide Girls’ Empowerment Conference. The “In This Together…Be That … Read more

Lansing to participate in Illinois Bicentennial

Illinois bicentennial

December 4, 2017, flag-raising ceremony begins year-long celebration information provided by the Office of Governor Bruce Rauner SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (November 8, 2017) – “The Bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to fall in love with Illinois all over again,” says Governor Bruce Rauner in a letter to Illinois counties and municipalities. The letter explains that December … Read more

Lansing criminologist Elvis Slaughter publishes research findings


Preschool to Prison discusses education, environment, and parenting factors by Melanie Jongsma LANSING, Ill. (November 21, 2017) – Elvis Slaughter, Lansing resident and current member of the Fire and Police Commission, has released his new book, Preschool to Prison. The book discusses risk factors and problem behavior in children and teenagers, and offers advice for … Read more