Advocating for Families in and out of the courtroom By Yolanda Wallace

The Office for Victims of Crime designates a National Crime Victims' Rights week each year in April. This year's theme was enforcing Victims' Rights, Expanding Access to services and ensuring equity for all victims. This past May 2022, I spoke at the States Attorney's Victims Advocate conference, held in Bloomington, IL. The title of my … Continue reading Advocating for Families in and out of the courtroom By Yolanda Wallace

Peoria Illinois Represented Well at the National American Miss Pageant

Miss Karma Henderson Mrs Sherry Gordon-Harris Miss FaeCleaves Peoria was represented well this Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, 2022, in Indianapolis, IN at the National American Miss (N.A.M.) Pageant. This state event hosted young women from the states of Illinois and Indiana. This year N.A.M. celebrated its 20th anniversary. Their goal is to equip young … Continue reading Peoria Illinois Represented Well at the National American Miss Pageant

Who Taught You to Hate You? By Mae Catherine Godhigh

“It’s not through healing that you will love yourself. It’s through loving yourself, that you will heal.” I’m parked on my patio. As I reach for my sweet tea, I sing the lyrics to Buffalo Soldier with Bob Marley. Summer days are drawing to a close. Memories carry me back to the hot summer days … Continue reading Who Taught You to Hate You? By Mae Catherine Godhigh

What Not to Include in Resume By Nyrobi Wheeler, MBA

Here are sections that should not be included in your resume. Too Much Information Make sure to only include employment, teaching and/or volunteer experience that pertains to the career you want to pursue. Make sure to only go back 5-7 years in terms of employment history. Spelling and/or Grammatical Errors Make sure your resume and … Continue reading What Not to Include in Resume By Nyrobi Wheeler, MBA

We Shall Never Be Moved – Psalm 30 By Rev. Charity Sephus

We are in September 2022, after three strange and unnerving years. So much has changed in a short span?  As a prideful generation, are we being humbled? As a prosperous, haughty generation that is being humbled, can we keep saying, "I shall never be moved?"  Verses 6–7: As for me, I said in my prosperity, "I shall … Continue reading We Shall Never Be Moved – Psalm 30 By Rev. Charity Sephus

Teacher Frustrations Leads to Shortage By Cassiette West Williams

The last time Bryant Macon, 43, searched for a music teacher's position, it took him nine months to find a high school band job. Now he can choose any position in the city or suburbs of Chicago by simply showing up for the interview. "The market is open now because there are so many holes … Continue reading Teacher Frustrations Leads to Shortage By Cassiette West Williams