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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.

Seasoned musician rocks Lynnie Ques crowd

Kerry Gremp loves seeing people have a good time by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (May 9, 2019) - Musician Kerry Gremp greets each of his fans the same way: a wave, a handshake and an enthusiastic, “Hey! Great to see you! Thanks for coming out.” He calls them by name, listens...

St. John’s Church and School celebrates 125th anniversary with gala

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 28, 2019) - About 200 people gathered at St. Archangel Michael Serbian Social Center on Stony Island Ave. April 28 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. Former students, faculty, staff, and clergy of all ages came out...

Local History Class turns new eyes on Ridge Road after tour

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 27, 2019) - It was a pleasant sight to see more than 40 people from Lansing and surrounding communities gathered on a perfect spring evening for a “history walk” down Ridge Road. The walk was held April 24 and led by Illiana Christian School...

Grace Church’s Easter Extravaganza blessed with sunshine and smiles

'We love being a good neighbor,' explains Bill VanRamshorst by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 20, 2019) - Hundreds of people, most of them young families, eagerly visited Grace Church on Indiana Avenue Saturday for its Easter Extravaganza. The event, which is put on every year by volunteers from the church, regardless...

Crossing guard keeps intersection clean, festive

Easter baskets and Easter eggs mark the current holiday by Jamie Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 15, 2019) - At first glance, the plastic Easter baskets and strings of Easter eggs adorning the tree branches near the railroad crossing on Ridge Road just west of Torrence may look like debris. However, a...

District 215 School Board—a close race with no regrets

by Jamie Hiskes LANSING and LYNWOOD, Ill. (April 2, 2019) - On Election Night 2019 in Lansing, the Village Voice Party was not the only political group gathered at JJ Kelley’s. The Citizens for District 215 School Board candidates were also there. At the end of a long, final day...

Talent and learning on display at TF South Student Art Show

by Jamie Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2019) - Excitement and pride electrified the Grand Lobby of TF South High School April 5 as about 200 students, parents, and friends gathered for the annual TF South Student Art Show. Throughout the lobby, two- and three-dimensional art pieces were displayed for...

Promapalooza in Lansing, Illinois

Transformation happens at the Community Closet at First Christian Church by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (March 31, 2019) - Pleased laughs rang through the air inside First Christian Church of Lansing on March 31 as about 30 teenage girls turned up for the church’s annual Promapalooza event. Hosted by Community Closet—a...

Diversity, experience, passion, youth, results—District 215 School Board candidates state their case

by Jamilyn Hiskes LANSING, Ill. (March 27, 2019) - Earlier tonight, TF South High School hosted a public forum for the Thornton Fractional School District 215 School Board candidates. Moderated by TF South Business Education Teacher and PTSA member Mozella Brown-Brooks, the forum was attended by about 75 District 215...