Category Archives: Contests

1000 Stimulus Round 2

$1000 Stimulus: Round 2!

Summer is here, and the $1000 Stimulus is back! It’s your shot at a thousand dollars to help ease your way through everyday life!MORE

Win A Mother’s Day Floral Arrangement From Casey’s Garden Shop For Mom

Win a gorgeous floral hanging basket for Mother’s Day thanks to Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist! It’s time to remember all of the amazing mothers in our lives and show them just how much they mean to us, so Casey’s Garden Shop & Florist is giving you a chance to win an amazing hanging basket…MORE

Bracket Buster 2020 CANCELLED

Bracket Buster 2020 CANCELLED

Due to the cancellation of the basketball tournament, the WJBC 2020 Bracket Buster contest has been suspended and indefinitely postponed. MORE

WJBC’s Football Monday Night

WJBC’s Football Monday Night

WJBC has teamed up again with Maguire’s Pub and Bud Light for football on Monday night and your chance to WIN!MORE

WJBC Bracket Buster 2019

WJBC Bracket Buster 2019

It’s March and you know what that brings! The return of WJBC’s Bracket Buster with The Den at Fox Creek, Prairie Vista, and Highland Park Golf Courses. It’s our basketball bracket contest at Furlong’s Sports Grill on March 20th! Register online with your VIP account now through Sunday, March 17th HERE You’ll be matched up…MORE


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…

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…