Category Archives: Politics

Renner nominates 10 for Cannabis Task Force

Renner nominates 10 for Cannabis Task Force

The 10 people picked by Mayor Tari Renner to serve on Bloomington’s Cannabis Task Force include a pair of downtown business owners, a local Chamber of Commerce executive, and an addiction specialist.MORE

Effingham County Board aims at bringing back Illinois House to multi-member districts

Effingham County Board aims at bringing back Illinois House to multi-member districts

An effort underway in Effingham County could be dismissed as a longshot or a downstate political minority blowing off steam, but a longtime political observer said the county-level push to revert the Illinois House back to multi-member districts, rather than single-member districts, could make the chamber more representative and even-keeled.MORE

ACLU examining LGBTQ status under 1964 Civil Rights Act

ACLU examining LGBTQ status under 1964 Civil Rights Act

  By Dave Dahl SPRINGFIELD – While the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois sees much of America through the lens of Roe v. Wade, that’s not all that’s on the agenda. Colleen Connell told the City Club of Chicago the U.S. Supreme Court is examining whether LGBTQ status and gender…MORE

Blogs

WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…

WJBC Voices: New name, new mascot

Several years ago, after the Politically Correct Athletic Association extorted the University of Illinois not to use any Native American symbols for its teams, I declared the name Fighting Illini meaningless…