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(Birthday gifts)

January is the birthday month of Managing Editor Melanie Jongsma. She is “giving her birthday” to The Lansing Journal so The Lansing Journal can keep giving news every day.

To join the celebration, make your birthday gift selection below—

Monthly giving options (these help us budget the year of news publishing):

One-time gift options (these help fill the gap when advertising revenue is lean):

Or mail a check to The Lansing Journal, PO Box 742, Lansing IL 60438.

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The kind of community news your support makes possible—

giftThe Lansing Journal is all about our local community. We cover stories that are important to our community but overlooked by other media.

We reported the local impact of the spike in property taxes.

We let you know that South Suburban College is developing a Barber College.

We kept you updated on the installation of license plate recognition cameras.

We post local obituaries, local COVID numbers, Local Voices, local information about our schools and alums, and more.

How much is that kind of news worth to you?
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Your friends and neighbors

When Marlene Cook wrote a book about the First Church PCA graveyard, when Ballet Folklórico performed at TF South, when local residents started a Food Swap, and when Lansing veterans participated in Honor Flight Chicago—you read about it in The Lansing Journal.

Who else is writing about your friends, your neighbors, your kids?

“I quit my subscription to The Times a few months ago,” one Lansing resident told us. “The only reason we subscribed was to not miss death notices, but now we can get this on the internet very easily. The Lansing Journal is doing a great service to the Lansing community!”


Businesses too

Businesses, we’ve covered your grand openings, your ribbon-cuttings, your expansions and remodels. We’ve encouraged people to shop local. We’ve shared the histories of established Lansing businesses and celebrated the arrival of new ventures.

How much would you pay for that kind of publicity?

We can’t do it alone

We believe that local residents, businesses, schools, and elected officials have important stories to share. We believe that our community deserves a quality newspaper. But quality costs money. We need your support.

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Prefer to send a check?

Thank you! Make checks payable to The Lansing Journal, and mail them to P.O. Box 742, Lansing IL 60438.

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Thank you

We appreciate your support. We appreciate your trust. And we remain committed to providing balanced, trustworthy, local news in a way that builds community in Lansing, Illinois, and the surrounding region.