IllinoisTimes - Reporter https://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-153-1-reporter.html Tue, 11 Dec 18 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Closing “The Home” - A century of compassion collides with the state of Illinois https://illinoistimes.com/article-20361-closing-%25E2%2580%259Cthe-home%25E2%2580%259D.html Closing “The Home” - A century of compassion collides with the state of Illinois
 The last nursing home resident left Pleasant Hill Village in Girard last week, almost 112 years after the first ones arrived at “The Home for the Homeless,” a beautiful large brick facility...]]>
H.O.T. means hope for the homeless - And for the rest of us https://illinoistimes.com/article-19961-hot-means-hope-for-the-homeless.html H.O.T. means hope for the homeless - And for the rest of us
 When Nate Schwiethale joined the Wichita police force 17 years ago he was assigned to downtown, where he spent most of his time dealing with homeless people, who often had substance abuse proble...]]>
Beyond naming and shaming - Restorative justice for sexual misconduct https://illinoistimes.com/article-19924-beyond-naming-and-shaming.html Beyond naming and shaming - Restorative justice for sexual misconduct
 As the high-profile Bill Cosby trial winds down this week, it’s right to ask what happens to low-profile victims who get harassed in the workplace every day by low-profile lowlifes? What happe...]]>
The anti-welcome lady - A veteran immigration fighter finds her voice in Springfield https://illinoistimes.com/article-19857-the-anti-welcome-lady.html The anti-welcome lady - A veteran immigration fighter finds her voice in Springfield
Rosanna Pulido was nearly unknown in Springfield until last fall when she emerged as the strongest citizen voice opposing the city council resolution to make Springfield a “Welcoming City.” The re...]]>
Muddy waters - Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf https://illinoistimes.com/article-19771-muddy-waters.html Muddy waters - Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf
 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur...]]>
From Honduras to health care reform - SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system https://illinoistimes.com/article-19735-from-honduras-to-health-care-reform.html From Honduras to health care reform - SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system
 When Dr. Jerry Kruse headed to Honduras in 2005 to volunteer, he thought he was going on a simple medical mission trip to a rural village devastated by Hurricane Mitch. Instead he discovered a h...]]>
Adlai’s still talking sense https://illinoistimes.com/article-19689-adlai%25E2%2580%2599s-still-talking-sense.html Adlai’s still talking sense
When the wheels come off in Washington, and Illinois enters another cycle of bad government, I turn to the Adlai Stevensons for hope about politics. The Adlai I have had the privilege to cover is numb...]]>
Alternative weeklies, 40 years later https://illinoistimes.com/article-19632-alternative-weeklies-40-years-later.html Alternative weeklies, 40 years later
 In the fall of 1977, not long after Elvis Presley died, I took a call on one of the two phones in our Illinois Times office on Eighth Street, a few doors from Lincoln’s home. Both phones had l...]]>
Countries Trump was talking about https://illinoistimes.com/article-19593-countries-trump-was-talking-about.html Countries Trump was talking about
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t...]]>