Merger

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region / Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region

The local Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region has merged with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois. The Capital Region affiliate served Sangamon, Christian, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties.

Board president Brad Zara said the merger comes after years of financial struggles.  Zara spoke to reporter Daisy Contreras about the decision. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post will be updated. 

Jamey Dunn
mattpenning.com 2014 / WUIS/Illinois Issues

When I started working at the state Capitol as a Public Affairs Reporting intern, I never would have imagined that I would be writing this column.

A key point in the PAR program comes in the fall when the interns are matched with their bureaus. It is exciting and nerve-wracking. Classmates and friends become competitors. Who will end up at the Chicago metro papers? Who will the Associated Press pick? While many of my classmates dreamed of the fast-paced atmosphere of a daily paper’s Statehouse bureau, I had a clear top choice in my sights: Illinois Issues