Rock River Valley graduates learn it’s tougher to leave home

Amy Correnti |

So far, this is just another summer for Ellen Guirl. She’s working part time at Village Green, she’s helping her mother in the garden, she’s doing odd jobs for neighbors and her grandmother.

In August, however, it will be different. This year, she won’t go back to Urbana-Champaign and prepare for the fall semester. Instead, she’ll be living at home, college degree in hand and — unless serendipity strikes on the employment front — a job nowhere on the horizon. Read more.

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