Author Archives: Marti Wilkinson

Breast Cancer Survivor

In the year 2003, I am 35 working, raising a child, trying to get by. I go to the women’s clinic for my yearly probe. It becomes more than a matter of routine when the nurse says, “Hey you’re 35 … Continue reading

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Toxic Tours

Neighborhoods that are occupied by the poor and people of color face many challenges that remain hidden from public view. Lack of grocery stores in walking distance, the policing of Douglass Park, and the location of a former coal to … Continue reading

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A Garden Hills Resident Responds

A recent shooting in Garden Hills has generated several news reports and concerns within the community. On July 14, 2007 an article appeared in the News Gazette where it is said that community leaders met with the resident and police … Continue reading

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How Does the Criminal Justice System Work in Champaign County?

On March 13, 2007, members of the community showed up at the Urbana Civic Center to learn how the criminal justice system works. A panel comprised of Sheriff Dan Walsh, States Attorney Julia Rietz, Public Defender Randy Rosenbaum, Associate Judge … Continue reading

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