Patrick Yeagle


Patrick Yeagle started writing for Illinois Times in September 2009. Originally from Farmer City, Ill., he graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in political science and a second major in journalism. He then graduated from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2009 with a Master's degree from the Public Affairs Reporting program. In addition to Illinois Times, his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the Peoria Journal-Star, the Northern Star, the Parkland Prospectus and other publications. Yeagle writes about state government, the environment, energy, healthcare, elections, education, community issues, and more. He enjoys taking photos of news events, cityscapes, very small objects and wildlife. He enjoys running and has completed a marathon, three half-marathons, a 198-mile relay race and several shorter races. Other hobbies include cooking, gardening, making music and outdoor activities.

Latest Articles by Patrick Yeagle

» Ready to work» Does FutureGen have a future?» Getting it right» Illinois may decriminalize small amounts of marijuana» Illinois may end ‘planned abandonment’» Supreme Court strikes down recording law» Health insurance deadline approaches» What is Madigan planning for the income tax?» Gambling expansion proposal downsized» A beacon for ex-cons » Bruce Rauner’s nursing home problem» IEPA pushes for rules on coal ash disposal» What’s making us sick?» Texas-like abortion bills introduced here» Group pushing for school funding vote