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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.

Lansing sizzles, melts, rocks at Food Truck Fest

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (July 19, 2019) - If you didn't have water or sunglasses at Fox Pointe on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, you were in trouble. Despite temperatures climbing into the 90s, just under 200 people gathered at Fox Pointe for its first-ever Food Truck Fest from...

Local musician Andrew Denlinger brings ‘Americana’ to Lansing

Country, alternative, rock, blues, and more by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2019) - Andrew Denlinger already looked at home sitting at a table in Troost Coffee and Tea (18155 Roy St.), even though he’s only lived in Lansing since last fall. The self-proclaimed rocker moved here from Midlothian with his...

Lansing library participating in 7th annual geocaching event

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 14, 2019) — For those who have always wanted to participate in a treasure hunt but have never gotten the chance, the 7th Annual ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Event could be the perfect way to fulfill that desire. The Lansing Public Library will be participating...

Lansing cruises back in time during first Cruise Night Concert

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 8, 2019) – Sometimes it’s possible to smell cars before seeing them. The musk of old, hot leather, tire rubber, and V8 engine exhaust that typically surrounds classic car shows is impossible to miss. That’s what Ridge Rd. between Roy St. and Wentworth Ave....

Fox Pointe keeps up momentum with Final Say concert

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (June 5, 2019) – As the opening groove of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” echoed from the bandshell, audience members clapped and cheered in celebration of the start of Fox Pointe’s second summer event. About 500 people gathered at Fox Pointe June 5 to welcome cover band...

Lansing rocks out at Fox Pointe’s first summer show

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 29, 2019) – “There’s a lot of happy people here,” Mayor Patty Eidam said as she looked around at the roughly 500 people surrounding her. “I’m so thrilled that people are having fun.” There was certainly a lot of fun to be had during Fox...

Art exhibit gives area residents ‘Cultural Jet Lag’

by Jamilyn Hiskes HAMMOND, Ind. (May 28, 2019) – The “underground” art of Jim Siergey came to Paul Henry’s Art Gallery (416 Sibley St.) the weekend of May 18 in a flurry of satirical, comical, and sometimes political comic panels. In a paint-spattered back room of the late-19th-century hardware-store-turned-gallery, art...

Lansing honors sacrifice, 100 years of American Legion at Sunday’s Memorial Day Service

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 26, 2019) – The skies were gray and the weather was balmy as more than 200 people of all ages gathered around Ford Hangar today to observe and take part in the 27th Lansing Memorial Day Service on Sunday. “I hope all of you have...

‘Aneisha cares’: New Patti Leach Youth Center director is focused on the future

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 27, 2019) – Even though she’s been the Director of the Patti Leach Youth Center (18123 Burnham Ave.) for only two weeks, Aneisha Titsworth already knows the names of many of the children who frequent the center. She says hello to them and even...

Rebel pride abounds at first TF South Senior Signing Day

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 11, 2019) – Bright futures and smiles shone in TF South High School’s Red Gym on the first ever Senior Signing Day, May 8. The event was created to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors by giving them an opportunity to announce to their peers...