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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.

‘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...

Lessons learned through Lansing’s first year with Fox Pointe

Podgorski: "That venue is going to keep Lansing relevant” by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (January 3, 2019) - “We’re in the concert business now,” said Village Administrator Dan Podgorski in a conversation about Fox Pointe and its first full season. “We’re in the entertainment business. That’s a unique position for a...

Creativity abounds at annual Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (November 6, 2019) - Halloween was still five days away, but participants in the 2019 Lan-Oak Park District Halloween Parade came dressed to impress early in the morning Saturday, October 26. About 100 people of all ages and costume types gathered in the parking lot behind...

‘People and adventure’: A peek into the world of beard and moustache competitions

Bewhiskered celebrities include Lansing in promotional tour by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (October 23, 2019) - Walking down Ridge Road on a Monday morning isn't usually a grand affair. But when you're accompanied by a man with a curled, pointed, foot-wide moustache, heads are bound to turn. The owner of the moustache...

Lansing’s Brian Grilli on playing Autumn Fest 2019

Friday, October 11, 7:30pm by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (October 10, 2019) - Indie songwriter Brian Grilli feels so attached to Lansing that he not only wrote a song about it, but made a music video in 2016 as a tribute to the town he grew up in. This weekend, after...

Lansing Municipal Airport: a history of connecting the Midwest and more

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (September 30, 2019) - It’s one of Lansing’s most prized institutions. Easily accessible by road and sky, it’s been a familiar and intriguing part of Cook County since its conception in 1926 by American industrialist Henry Ford. For people who aren't pilots, interaction with the Lansing...

Chamber of Commerce to hold first Lansing Wine Walk

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (September 28, 2019) - While an autumn afternoon stroll through the heart of downtown Lansing sounds appealing on its own, pairing it with good company and good wine could only be an improvement. That's part of the reasoning behind the Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce organizing...

Fox Pointe Woodstock celebration exceeds high expectations

Peace and music—and tie-dye, fringe, and headbands—come to Lansing by Melanie Jongsma and Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 17, 2019) - After an estimated 3,000 people visited Fox Pointe throughout the Friday, August 9, opening celebration of Woodstock's 50th anniversary, organizers and attenders were hopeful that the Saturday follow-up would continue...

Local band Grand Pond is living the dream—in Lansing and beyond

by Jamilyn Hiskes Correction: In an earlier version of this post, and in the print version of the article, we used an incorrect spelling of Andrew Weglarz. It has been corrected below, but we apologize for the error. LANSING, Ill. (August 7, 2019) - Griffin McGreal’s voice can easily fill a...

Remembering Woodstock

On the 50th anniversary of the iconic music festival, a local couple reminisces, and Lansing celebrates by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (August 1, 2019) - Lansing will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the famous 1969 Woodstock Music Festival on Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, at Fox Pointe, Lansing’s...