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Sacrificing her home for the homeless

Tommy, a guest at The Phoenix, strums his guitar in the recreation room of the drop-in center on Dec. 16.

By Sarah Foster

January 22, 2015

Melany Jackson looks across the room, her eyes observing the intimate community she created.She sees two men and a woman, drifting off on a red leather couch. She watches her virtuoso friend Tommy, strumming melodies on his acoustic guitar.She smiles. These are the moments that make her sacrifices seem...

University hires official director for local police academy

February 13, 2014

The University of Illinois Police Training Institute now has an official director after a month-long search, which concluded Friday. Mike Schlosser was named director of the local police academy last week after filling the position as an interim director for about two years. He said he is excited about mo...