Illinois Reporter

Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University

Charleston: Let’s get to business

By: Olivia Homel, Alizah Qadri, and Josh Perry Charleston, Il. June 25, 2017- Charleston is a small town located in the southern part of Illinois. There are many unique businesses … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lake Charleston serves many purposes for the community

Lake Charleston has been a major hotspot when it comes to recreation in Coles County.  Boaters and fisherman alike have utilized its 330 acres of surface area.   Loyd and … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Illinois’ budget crisis 2017 causes fear for Charleston, IL residents

Residents of Illinois are becoming  increasingly anxious as they watch the days go by without a budget. After 24 months without a budget, Illinois is in 14.6 billion dollars worth … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Small school hopes to rebound after basketball overhaul

By Dominika Chruszcz, Andrea Davenport, and Olivia Lamberti Carrollton High School may be small, but its basketball team has big shoes to fill. Losing eight seniors and Carrollton’s longtime head … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

EDS won’t slow Katy Brennan down

By Eric Vaughn Katy Brennan said, “it’s like building a house out of popsicle sticks.”   When she was 14 years old, she was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a … Continue reading

June 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Brookfield teen boasts rare sensory phenomenon

By Olivia Lamberti When Elizabeth Johnston was in third grade, she was shocked her mother didn’t know what color Tuesday was. The answer was clearly blue. Due to a neurological … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Investigating the Coles County Courthouse

By Olivia Lamberti, Olivia Homel, and Eric Vaughn CHARLESTON IL, June 23 — The Coles County Courthouse serves a small community that’s surprisingly big on crime. “Most people who come … Continue reading

June 23, 2017 · Leave a comment