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Jamilyn Hiskes

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Jamilyn Hiskes is a Loyola University Chicago School of Communications graduate and experienced journalist who enjoys writing stories about people, entertainment, and politics. She’s new to Lansing, but that only makes her more eager to learn about the town through her reporting for The Lansing Journal.

2022 at Fox Pointe in Lansing

Your guide to a season of music, food, and family-friendly fun BY Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 24, 2022) – Summer in Lansing means live entertainment returns to Fox Pointe. Here’s a preview of this season’s artist line-up: Wednesday, June 1: Hello Weekend Opening Act: Jack Adams Hello Weekend rocked the Fox Pointe stage...

Local artist Jim Siergey featured in Whiting ‘Midsummer Dream’ exhibit

By Jamilyn Hiskes WHITING, Ind. (September 1, 2021) – Taking inspiration from dreams isn’t a foreign concept to many artists. Inspiration for a drawing, painting, sculpture, or piece of writing can come from anywhere. But often, the perplexing, eye-catching imagery of surrealist art captures imagination with the most ease. Local artist...

Living Word Church keeps Dressember tradition

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (November 30, 2020) - For most people, deciding what clothes to wear every day is a personal choice. People dress for comfort, for work, or for a specific activity, and those styles of dress don’t always intersect. But what if that choice was taken away? Dressing for...

Lester Crawl receives school supply donation from Enchanted Backpack

Balloons and high spirits filled the gymnasium of Lester Crawl Primary Center (18300 Greenbay Ave.) on the morning of Aug. 20. Teachers gathered with wide eyes and masks in every color to celebrate an event that should’ve taken place months ago, and to cheer on those who made it...

Miller tackles new genres with Yellow Shirt EP, then graduates TF South

New release expresses college-bound feelings by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2020) - Makhi Miller, or KAI, recently realized his dream of creating and releasing a full-length album with DEMO. The deeply personal rap album came out just a week before Miller’s graduation from TF South at the end of June. His...

Young local artist releases first album in unprecedented times

"I wanted to show people how much talent is here in this small town” by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 3, 2020) - The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the music industry to its core. With concerts and festivals getting postponed, cancelled, and rescheduled every day, artists may not be as eager...

School in a pandemic: One Lansing teacher’s experience

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (March 29, 2020) - As of the end of March, there are over 100,000 cases of coronavirus in the United States, with over 3,500 in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, nearly...

Quarantine perspectives: Not much change for a family of essential workers

by Jamilyn Hiskes, Lansing Journal reporter Editor's note: The people who write for The Lansing Journal represent a diversity of ages, occupations, and family situations. I asked them if they would be willing to share their perspectives on the ways COVID-19 is impacting their personal and professional lives. -Melanie Jongsma LANSING,...

Lansing native brings her new original musical to Chicago in March

Hit Her with the Skates opens March 10 at the Royal George Theatre by Jamilyn Hiskes CHICAGO, Ill. (February 26, 2020) - It’s no secret than most plays and musicals on and off Broadway today are reboots and sequels. An entirely new production that builds an entirely new world with new...

‘It’s Surreal Thing!’: artist Jim Siergey’s latest exhibit to open in Hammond this month

by Jamilyn Hiskes HAMMOND, Ind. (January 28, 2020) – Said to be “comic,” “coarse,” and “cerebral,” the newest exhibit by local underground artist and Lansing Journal cartoonist Jim Siergey will be coming to Hammond, Ind., this month. The exhibit, aptly titled “It’s Surreal Thing!” after the Magritte-and-Dali-inspired imagery that permeates nearly...