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Labor Day – Expanding voting rights for all

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.” …MORE

Radio Bloomington “SandScape 2020” to Cancun with Direct Travel

Radio Bloomington “SandScape 2020” to Cancun with Direct Travel

RADIO BLOOMINGTON, DIRECT TRAVEL “SAND-SCAPE 2020” TO BREATHLESS RIVIERA CANCUN If you’re ready for a getaway Radio Bloomington and Direct Travel has the perfect place, Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. Breathless Riviera Cancun, AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort, is located just 15 minutes from Cancun International Airport and nestled between the jungle and Caribbean…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

Join In the 2020 Hog Wild 5K with WJBC

Join In the 2020 Hog Wild 5K with WJBC

The McLean County Fair had to be cancelled for 2020. However, the Hog Wild 5K race will still take place! The race will take place Sunday, August 2nd. With the safety of participants in mind and guidelines to being followed, the race will be run in heats of 40 people. Because of this the start…MORE

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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…