Illinois Reporter

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

Teenager does not allow mental health to define her

Janaleigh Muszynsky struggles with mental health issues yet has been able to maintain her passions in band, journalism and running her own blog to express all of her emotions. Muszynsky, … Continue reading

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Josh Perry on the run

Josh Perry is your not-so-typical introvert bursting at the seams with talent and ambition. He uses his talents and strong ambition to his advantage. While looking at  Perry most people … Continue reading

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Exploring the world one article at a time

Amie Shields emulates compassion while being one of the very few students committed to publishing her school’s newspaper all while trying to discover her life’s passion. Shields works as a … Continue reading

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Anne Banks chooses journalism

Everyday, 18 year-old Anne Banks wakes up with a positive attitude to take one step forward toward her dream job as a journalist despite the odds of her health and … Continue reading

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Budding photographer loves shooting things

It was about an hour after the sun went down that Corryn Brock made her discovery. She and her father had driven around Charleston for around three hours before stopping … Continue reading

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Dominika is chasing the communication dream!

Dominika Chruszcz, at 16, has achieved far more than her family ever expected. She was raised in Chicago, but her parents started their lives a lot farther from home. Her … Continue reading

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Homel talks her way to success

By Andrea Davenport While transitioning from a private co-ed Catholic school to Mother McAuley’s all-girls high school, Olivia Homel talked herself into an endless supply of friendships, running full speed … Continue reading

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