McLean County Heart Walk 2020

 

Register today for the 2020 McLean County Heart Walk! Walk for those who are living with heart disease and the effects of stroke, and raise funds to support the mission of the American Heart Association.

Join Cumulus Radio Bloomington on Sunday, September 27th for this virtual event as we walk wherever you are to help fight heart disease and stroke.

Stay involved in the virtual event by following the American Heart Association on social media and sharing your photos. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Be sure to share your walking selfies and videos using #BloNoHW.

Sign up at www.mcleancountyheartwalk.org

Blogs

Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

By Mike Matejka Because of COVID, there is no Labor Day Parade this year.  It’s always a great event for our everyday workers to march proudly down the street and enjoys the festive crowd. If there had been a parade, this year’s Labor Day theme was to be “150 years of struggle: your right to vote.” …

Is federal mobilization the answer?

By Mike Matejka As President Donald Trump threatens to send federal marshals into Chicago, over the objections of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, recall another Illinois Governor who protested the incursion of armed federal personnel into the city.   Those federal troops, rather than calming, escalated the situation, leading to deaths and violence. Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay…

In these troubled times, to my fellow white Americans

By Mike Matejka Our nation is at a unique watershed in human relations. African-Americans have been killed too many times in the past before George Floyd, but the response to this man’s death is international and all-encompassing. I was a grade-schooler during the Civil Rights 1960s. I watched Birmingham demonstrators hosed and the Selma – Montgomery…

Workers’ Memorial Day – Remember those whose job took their life

Looking around our community, when we say employer, most will respond to State Farm, Country, or Illinois State University.   We too often forget those who are building our roads, serving our food, or our public employees. COVID-19 has made us more aware of the risk.  Going to work every day for some people means…