Our Illinois News Team

Jane D. Ellison

I am a mother to three wonderful kids that keep me a soccer and band mom.  That’s OK, it is what life is about.  My love for literture and writing is what helps me pay bills.   I am a graduate of  Libertyville High School and Triton College. I love to contribute in the Illinois News area.

Robert L. Jacobs

Love writing thanks to a great English teacher at Barrington High School. Attended NIU and graduated with a Journalism degree.  I love covering information here at MAA Illinois.

Sharon L. Carter

I am from Springfield Illinois where I attended Sacred Heart Academy before everything became SHG.  I then went to UIS and studied business, but writing is what I do. 🙂

James G. Barnes

Single guy that studied journalism at Culver Stockton College in Canton, MO. Enjoy covering politics and State of Illinois news and there is plenty of it here to cover! LOL.

Liam C. Zemo

Growing up on a farm in central Illinois, I learned about agriculture and working hard to pay the bills.  I had a wonderful experience getting my degree from Millikin University.   Love contributing here online for MAA Illinois News.