Category Archives: State News

Social media donation may be two-fold

Social media donation may be two-fold

Facebook has donated more than $250,000 to Illinois state senators and representatives since 2015, spending that a digital media professor says may be more of an effort to preempt future regulatory measures or boost brand awareness than serious lobbying.MORE

Deal with Mexico looks good to Illinois farmers

There’s still no deal between the U.S. and Illinois’ largest trading partner Canada, but a deal inked with Mexico has farmers in the Land of Lincoln feeling more optimistic.MORE


WJBC Voices: Celebrating local workers

By Mike Matejka Labor Day is perhaps the most mis-understood holiday in the nation’s calendar.  Traditionally viewed as a summer’s end celebration, its real roots are in worker protest, trying to claim and celebrate their role in society. In Bloomington, local unions organize and march together, along with community groups and aspiring politicians, in Monday’s…

WJBC Voices: Staycations

As the days of summer wane, you might be looking for at least one more experience, perhaps even a “bucket list” item to do.