Illinois Reporter

Stories from intrepid reporters attending the Illinois Press Foundation/Dow Jones journalism camp at Eastern Illinois University

Gov. Rauner receives students’ speech rights bill

By Isabella Paredes, Nicole Barlik and Annabella Barry HB 5902 was placed on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk nearly four weeks after both houses passed the bill unanimously. HB 5902 refers … Continue reading

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17 year old goes on 4 mission trips

By Kim Boyd Trevor Anderson, a 17 year old senior, was very animated and jumpy. He joins a mission to Cleveland Ohio one week from today. He has already been … Continue reading

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Children sculpting clay

Children were using their hands to create their own masterpiece, art classes held at the Effingham library, and lots of children attend them. The classes are directed by Jennifer Fisher … Continue reading

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Anecdotes from the Capitol

By Annabella Barry, Nicole Barlik, and Isabella Paredes On June 27, 2016, the Journalism Workshop students from Eastern Illinois University took a field trip to Springfield, ill inis to visit … Continue reading

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Stopgap budget for school funding

By Kim Boyd Illinois is currently in a financial crisis. A crisis so massive many school districts are getting less than half the funds from the state they need. Many … Continue reading

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Archivist reveals history of State Capitol

It is important to know the history of one’s state, as history shows us why the state is the way it is today. However, no one knows state history quite … Continue reading

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Approaching deadline of fiscal year

By: Mohammed Shamsi Due to the approaching deadline of the fiscal year the atmosphere of the General Assembly will be tense, but especially the fact that the entire previous fiscal … Continue reading

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