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Mi-Jack’s Jack Lannigan, Sr. honored at CSEDC’s inaugural “Big Shoes” fundra


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Mi-Jack’s Jack Lannigan, Sr. (center) is honored at CSEDC’s inaugural “Big Shoes” fundraiser held March 11, 2015 at the Calumet Country Club in Homewood, Ill. (photo/Larry Burrows)


President Preckwinkle Presents “Big Shoes Award” to Jack Lanigan, Sr., by Barbara Maloof Speaking to a packed room of well wishers, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle presented Jack Lanigan, Sr. (AKA, Senior), with the first “Big Shoes Award,” on March 11, given by the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation (CSEDC) to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs in the Chicago Southland for their efforts and example as community leaders…Please click here to read Barbara Maloof’s post in the Cook County Economic Development blog.

Jack Lanigan Sr. honored for contributions to manufacturing, by Meredith Colias In a bid to highlight the importance of local manufacturing, over 150 representatives from business, education and nonprofit sectors were on hand Wednesday (March 11) evening in Homewood to honor Mi-Jack Products founder Jack Lanigan Sr. The Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle awarded the head of the Hazel Crest, Ill.-based company its first “Big Shoes” award for significant contributions to manufacturing at the Calumet Country Club…Please click here to read Meredith Colias’ story in the Times.

Giving the Southland a big lift, by Mike Nolan You might say that John “Jack” Lanigan Sr. has a new “pair of shoes,” ones that comes with lifts.

He started Mi-Jack Products more than 60 years ago in the basement of his home, and today the company’s self-propelled gantry cranes are at work around the globe, hoisting cargo containers, steel beams and slabs of concrete.

To recognize his impressive achievements in manufacturing and decades-long commitment to the Southland, Lanigan has received the inaugural “Big Shoes” award from the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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