Aidan Osborne and Thomas Smith of Boy Scout Troop 901 work together to build a fire using flint and steel at the Eastern Illinois Sportsmens Club in Porterville. The scouts were taking part in a hike to prepare for a future expedition to the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. (Tom Compton photo)
With the increase of vaping among young people and the number of issues beginning to be seen in local schools, Hutsonville schools in conjunction with local communities, is putting together an informative and educational seminar.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual assault is a subject that is not discussed frequently, it occurs more often than most realize. At Counseling and Information for Sexual Assault/Abuse, we provide services to help survivors and their families deal with the after-effects.
One in five women and one in 71 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused by age 17. These survivors often do not seek help, or speak about their abuse. Eighty percent of perpetrators are people the survivor knows.