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 municipality to be in. … Read more

‘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 is MJ Johnson, … Read more

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 Municipal Airport is probably … Read more

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 in the same vibe. … Read more