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Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine

There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine — but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President Donald Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro feuded with other officials over the drug’s unproven effectiveness to treat coronavirus. The debate is not a new…MORE

Former intelligence community watchdog addresses recent firing

The former intelligence community inspector general, who informed Congress of the whistleblower complaint that led to President Donald Trump’s impeachment, said Sunday that he believes Trump fired him for doing his job. Michael Atkinson said in a statement that he was “disappointed and saddened” by Trump’s decision to oust him on Friday, with the President…MORE

Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Sunday again doubled down on an unproven therapy for the novel coronavirus: hydroxychloroquine. Without citing evidence, he said it’s a “great” and “powerful” anti-malaria drug “and there are signs that it works on this, some very strong signs.” For people without heart problems, Trump recommended combining hydroxychloroquine with azithromycin, a common…MORE

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

Fauci said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday

The nation’s top infectious disease expert said he tested negative for coronavirus Saturday when asked why he wasn’t wearing a face mask as the pandemic spreads across the nation. “There are a couple of reasons. One of them is part of the, in fact the major reason to wear a face mask is to protect…MORE

Melania Trump stresses the importance of taking masks seriously

Melania Trump stresses the importance of taking masks seriously

Melania Trump on Sunday tweeted her second message in 48 hours about the importance of taking seriously federal guidelines for people to wear masks or face coverings as coronavirus continues to spread across the country. “I ask that everyone take social distancing & wearing a mask/face covering seriously. #COVID19 is a virus that can spread…MORE

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Everyone counts and you could make the difference

By Mike Matejka How many federal dollars will there be for road repairs?  To feed hungry families?  How many Illinois representatives will there be in Congress?  Are Illinois communities going to get their fair share? There’s only one way to ensure our community gets treated properly – answer the census. The every ten year U.S. census,…

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…