Illinois Reporter

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

Read 2017 edition of Illinois Reporter

As the culmination of the 11-day IPF Journalism Workshop at Eastern Illinois University, students created this 12-page publication to tell the stories from their two-day internships, a visit to the … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Local library incentivizes reading

Blue Mound Memorial Library continues to host a summer reading program for all ages. For over thirty years the public library has hosted a summer reading program for the community. … Continue reading

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Local artist uses his appearance to inspire quirky creations

      Sporting a pair of paint splattered overalls, a silver pin reading ‘artist’ and tight, shoulder length curls, Palestine, IL  artist Steve Meadows is the picture of eccentricity. … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities Food Donation Event

by Ryan Allibone This Wednesday, Catholic Charities hosted an event with the YMCA at a Decatur church where a summer camp helped pack food for families in need. The children … Continue reading

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Lincoln Log Cabin volunteers speak about how they started services 

Despite the grueling heat of the relentless sun while wearing seven layers of clothing, or the hours laboring away at tedious tasks, those who volunteer at Lincoln’s Cabin return each … Continue reading

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Mattoon children learn wilderness survival skills

Surrounded by a grove of trees that strike the average eye to look out-of-place, campers gather to learn skills at Douglas-Hart Nature Center that prepare them for threatening situations in … Continue reading

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Volunteers relive history stitch by stitch

Women have been contributing to home and work since the beginning of time, whether it’s tending to the children, doing house tasks or in the case of the 1800s, making … Continue reading

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