Marketing & Technology Intern
Statehouse Bureau Chief / Reporter


Amanda Vinicky has covered Illinois politics and government for WUIS and the Illinois Public Radio network since 2006.  Highlights include reporting on the historic impeachment and removal from office of former Gov. Rod...

Photography Intern
Executive Editor/ Anchor/ Reporter/ State Week Host


Host/Production Manager


Reporter / Anchor

Brian Mackey covers state government and politics for Illinois Issues magazine, WUIS and a dozen other public radio stations across Illinois. He was previously A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau...

The director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III,  a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.

Let's Talk Kids Host


Claudia Quigg is the Executive Director of Baby TALK and writes the Let's Talk Kids parenting segment and column that honor the expertise parents have about...

Nightsounds Host

Dave Leonatti is an architect, freelance writer and self-professed music nut based in Springfield. He wrote music and performing arts reviews for the State Journal-Register. Dave started the

Education Desk Reporter


Student Worker, Business Support
Graduate Research Assistant


Writing/Editing Intern
Chief Engineer


Executive Editor / Reporter


No other publication explains Illinois as well as we do. No other publication has the audience we do.

Illinois Issues magazine is dedicated to providing fresh, provocative analysis of...

Bluegrass Breakdown Host
Lincoln Library Concert Host

A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jim played in orchestras up to his beginning years in college starting with cornet and later violin. He went to Indiana University, got his degree in librarianship and now works as a reference librarian for ...

Quiddity Founder/Host

An ardent foreign-adventurist with chronic and gravitational home-soil leanings, Joanna Beth Tweedy is the founding editor and host of Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program.

In addition to her debut...

Marketing & Technology Intern
Managing Editor / Reporter

Maureen Foertsch McKinney is a lead editor of Illinois Issues' feature articles, working with freelance writers. She is editor of the magazine's Briefly section. And she is responsible for working with the art director to conceptualize...

Marketing & Membership


WUIS Campus & Community Council
Secretary - Ex-Officio Member

Illinois Edition Producer / Reporter


Rachel focuses on the arts, community, and diverse culture. She's a 2012 graduate of the Public Affairs Reporting Program at the University of Illinois Springfield. While working toward that degree she spent a session...

General Manager/Publisher


WUIS Campus & Community Council 
Chair - Ex-Officio Member

Randy became WUIS' general manager in 2013 after serving as development director since moving to Springfield in 2008.  With the 2014 merger with

Director of Finance


Sangamon Valley Roots Revival Host/Bedrock 66 Live Producer
Content Director/ Editor/ Anchor/ Illinois Edition Host / Reporter


Sean has been News Director for WUIS since the fall of 2009. He replaced the only other person to hold that title in the station's history, Rich Bradley. Prior to taking over the News Department, Sean worked as Statehouse...

Student Worker, Business Support
Business Manager


Circulation Fulfillment Assistant


Photography Intern