April 14 class


  1. Review your story ideas and assign stories, photos and videos.
  2. Establish deadlines.
  3. Assign team leadership for:
  • Site design
  • External data collection
  • Social networking development

Illinois debt data

Sarah suggested the Illinois Education Association site.

Andrew suggested Campaign for Illinois Future and the state budget office.

A list of Illinois local newspaper stories about school district cuts, Progress Illinois, April 6.

Kewanee Hospital closes birth center; Illinois low and slow payments are part of the reason. Stark County News, April 14.

Illinois poster child of debt crisis, Business Week, April 13.

Cash-strapped Illinois owes companies $4.5 billion, Chicago Tribune, April 12.

List of debts to Illinois school districts, Illinois Senate Democrat Caucus, March 15, 2010. This is organized by Senate district. Check for Senate District 37, which totals $7.8 million owed districts in Knox County.

Illinois debt counter, a Web widget that continually calculates risingt interest costs.


2 Responses

  1. Sarah Juist is a junior at Knox College, set to graduate in the spring of 2011 with a major in International Relations and a minor in Religious Studies. She hails from the small town of Fulton, Illinois, and as an Illinois native, is quite excited to work on this project. You can contact her at sjuist@knox.edu.

  2. Amanda White
    Junior at Knox College
    Candidate for Bachelor of Creative Writing and Journalism minor

    My background
    Reporter, The Paper, Fall 2008
    Reporter, Barre Gazette, Summer 2008

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