Illinois Public Media News

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 11, 2014

Refusing To Give In To Mental Health Stigma

This story was reported as part of our series “Unmet Needs: Living with mental illness in central Illinois.”

By Sean Powers

Listen

(Duration: 4:04)

Rich and Holly Brandt at their home in St. Joseph, Ill.

Rich and Holly Brandt are a married couple in the Champaign County town of St. Joseph. Both were diagnosed with a mental illness. They dedicate their lives to raising awareness, and they refuse to give in to stigma or labels.

Categories: Community, Mental Health







NPR - Illinois Public Media News - March 10, 2014

Sandy Hook Killer’s Father Wishes His Son Hadn’t Been Born

By Mark Memmott

Flowers, candles and stuffed animals at a makeshift memorial in Newtown, Conn., the week after 20 children and 6 adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"How much do I beat up on myself about the fact that he's my son? A lot." The New Yorker has posted a long piece based on six interviews with Peter Lanza, whose son Adam killed 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, 2012.

Categories: Community, History


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - February 25, 2014

Champaign County Waiting To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Early

By Sean Powers, with additional reporting from The Associated Press

Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Chicago.

Last week, a federal judge issued a ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to marry ahead of June 1, when same-sex marriage will be legal in all of Illinois. That has raised questions about how the ruling affects other counties wanting to issue the marriage licenses early.


Page 6 of 37 pages ‹ First  < 4 5 6 7 8 >  Last ›