Category Archives: Event

Music Gives: Together for St. Jude

Music Gives: Together for St. Jude

Join WJBC and St. Jude for the Music Gives: Together livestream on Thursday, August 13th beginning at 4:00pm CT for a celebration of music and food all while giving back.MORE

Play Craft Beer Bingo with WJBC

Play Craft Beer Bingo with WJBC

CRAFT BEER BINGO With the annual Medici “Craft Beer and Jazz Festival” in Uptown Normal being canceled this summer here’s another way to keep the even alive this July to support not only our local breweries but also the Children’s Discovery Museum, the annual beneficiary of the festival. Craft Beer Bingo!  You can purchase the…MORE

Stay at Home Response Town Hall

Stay at Home Response Town Hall

Join WJBC on-air on Tuesday, April 14th from 6am to 6pm to get the answers you may still have surrounding COVID-19.MORE

Chefs for PATH 2020

Chefs for PATH 2020

Chefs for PATH fundraiser is on April 2nd, 2020 at the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts!MORE

Blogs

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…

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,…