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Community forum discusses poor health and poverty

By Brey' Mong-Delane, @BreyMong_DE |[email protected]

May 25, 2016

Filed under News

Local organizations are working together to end poverty and its consequences in southern Illinois.The Sparrow Coalition partnered with Imagining Geographies, a university-funded program that focuses on local issues, and the Ca...

Inmate literacy lessens reincarceration, group says

By Jessica Brown, @BrownJessicaJ

March 16, 2015

Filed under City, News

Fifty-one percent of Illinois inmates have been previously incarcerated.Barbara Kessell, a founder of a volunteer organization known as 3R’s, or Reading Reduces Recidivism, said inmates reoffend because of the absence of literacy and ...

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