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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

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(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



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Redistricting Reform Advocate Discusses Amendment

An Interview with Michael Kolec of Yes For Independent Maps

By Jim Meadows

Under the Illinois Constitution, it’s the four state legislative leaders who choose members of the commission that draws state legislative district boundaries every ten years.  But a reform group wants voters to approve a new process they say is less politicized.

Categories: Government

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With The U Of I’s Alma Mater Back, A Look At Other Campus Icons

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 4:43)

The Word of Life, or Touchdown Jesus

The Alma Mater sculpture is back on its base at Wright and Green streets on the the University of Illinois campus, after an 18-month renovation.  The return of what many graduates view as a campus icon got us thinking… what objects at other schools in the region are held in similar regard? 

Categories: Education


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