Category Archives: Disadvantaged

Bullying Of LGB Youth: Does It Get Better?

The common refrain to bullied teens is that “it gets better.”  A new study finds in most cases, it does decline as teens progress through high school and into adult life.  But for some, especially boys identified as gay or … Continue reading

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UIS Professor Talks Same Sex Marriage And The Courts

UIS Associate Professor Jason Pierceson is the author of “Same Sex Marriage in the U.S.:The Road to the Supreme Court.”  The book recounts how the issue has evolved as we await opinions on two key cases. Pierceson spoke with WUIS’ … Continue reading

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My Farm Roots – Lessons From The Farm Crisis

My Farm Roots, a series from WUIS and Harvest Public Media, tells Americans’ stories and memories of rural life.  Because when you hail from farm country, roots run deep. Times are good on the farm right now, but that hasn’t … Continue reading

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Final Resting Place Falling Apart

The Fernwood Mausoleum is more than just the story of a dilapidated building.  It’s a sad result for those who thought that they would spend eternity inside the enclosure located in the Greene County town of Roodhouse. But the future … Continue reading

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Wrongfully Convicted Man Reflects On Prison & Newfound Freedom

Being sent to prison for a crime you didn’t commit is a nightmare few can imagine. But for an Illinois man, that nightmare was a reality for over a decade. In 1998 a young man from Centralia was stabbed to … Continue reading

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Tax Cheating: Illegal — But Is It Immoral?

Those long faces you may see today on your friends and colleagues may have something to do with the deadline to file tax returns.   While many taxpayers hunt down every last deduction they’re entitled to, some cross the line. 

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Mental Health Cuts Put Strain On Services

Despite all the focus put on mental health services in the wake of events like the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, states like Illinois have cut funding in recent years. Illinois ranked 4th in the amount of cuts to mental health assistance … Continue reading

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