Illinois Reporter

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

Illinois Press

Click here to read the 2021 Illinois Press newspaper produced in whole by the students of the 2021 Eastern Illinois University Journalism Camp.

July 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Inside the mind of a Filipino immigrant: Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara

by Robert LeCates Seven thousand six hundred and forty-one islands and 300,000 square kilometers make up the archipelago called The Philippines. Jeromel Dela Rosa Lara lived in Cogeo Village, near … Continue reading

July 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Master of many trades: Dexter balances multiple tasks

by Alex Burstein For Robyn Dexter, having one task at a time isn’t enough. Instead, the current content marketing manager for the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), has found that she … Continue reading

July 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Going back in time

by Lisette Corral Sewing, cooking, feeding the pigs, and doing laundry are all activities 10- year-old Jillian Calandrilla does at the Lincoln Log Cabin state Historic Site The cabin located … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Women making big changes on their farms in the 1840s

by Caroline Smith The Stephen Sargent Farm, one of the two “living history farms” at the Lincoln Log Cabin site, was home to Stephen and Nancy Sargent as well as … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Lincoln Log Cabin offers blast to the past for visitors and volunteers

by Alex Burstein Lamb and barley stew cooking on an open fire in a wooden cabin. Sounds like a scene from a history book, but for Lillian Calandrilla, this is … Continue reading

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Mark in history

by Steven Givens Thomas Lincoln was a very busy man. According to Lincoln Log Cabin educator Jerry Calandrilla, Abraham Lincoln’s father spent his time working his farm. He built furniture … Continue reading

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From present day Illinois to 1845

by Katrina Machetta In a quiet rural area in Coles County, Illinois lies a piece of history that you have to experience to truly understand.  “It is learning outside of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Log Cabin: A step back into 1845

by Robert LeCates Lori Henderson, the board president of the Lincoln Log Cabin is passionate about the community image of Coles County. “I believe that this site is a critical … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Her light for journalism

by Lisette Corral Christine Schmidt found her light for journalism at Eastern Illinois University due to her love for writing and learning about news. Schmidt didn’t have a journalism class … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment