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My name is Leah Williams, and I am a writer, editor, photojournalist and web developer living in Southern Illinois. I have been a professional writer for more than 10 years.

I believe in the importance of good, quality local news coverage. These are the stories of people, whether it is a local team’s run for a state title, a soldier coming home to his son after a deployment or emergency responder’s attempting to save a dog from an icy pond.

I strive to make issue better than the one before it. A perpetual student, I want to learn more each and every day. I have met some amazing people over the course of my career, and I look forward to continue in community journalism.

Well-behaved women seldom make history.

– Laurel Thatcher Ulrich