Author: Sarah Moore

Superfund site moving forward, but slowly

Reporter’s Note Several weeks ago I wrote a story (here) about Illinois’s Village of DePue and its efforts to clean up its land and nearby lake.  Last week I was given the opportunity to actually travel out to DePue, photograph the area, and speak to some of the major parties involved in the Superfund site

Blood, bones, organs, bodies: Scott Carney discusses “The Red Market”

Award-winning journalist Scott Carney spoke at the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies last night about his new book The Red Market: On The Trail of the World’s Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers. Sitting at the head of a long conference table and surrounded by a double layer of empty

Jonathan Katz accepts 2011 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism

AP reporter Jonathan Katz was honored Thursday evening with the 2011 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for his heroic efforts in communicating news of the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the rest of the world. After an introduction by Medill’s Dean Levine and a short speech, Katz sat down with Medill’s Marcel Pacatte to talk

Village of DePue receives response from IEPA about lake cleanup

The Village of DePue received last Monday a response from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) to many comments it had made on the ongoing Superfund cleanup project at Lake DePue. The lake, which has been designated a Superfund site for 12 years now, is better known for its annual boat races. But though the

Andes to Amazon: Bringing water to Peru

I returned this week from Peru, one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen and home to the much-touted Machu Picchu, an Inca holiday retreat of massive proportion.  Wandering through the ruins, imagining the decadent excess that once filled the walls of each house, I couldn’t help but contrast the visions with those of