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Sweet New Summer Merch

Sweet New Summer Merch

Limelite Graphics is your one stop shop for all your custom made t-shirts, wraps, signs and more. We love the way they made our Summer Merch happen all over Central Illinois this summer!MORE

Summer Of Fun With Bud Light

Summer Of Fun With Bud Light

WJBC’S Summer of Fun with Bud Light is here! Stop by Hy-Vee, Qik-n-EZ, The Station Saloon, Elroy’s, Freedom Gas Stations and wherever Bud Light is sold to scan the QR code to win a pair of tickets to some of the best live performances this summer. Good luck, from Bud Light, and thank you for listening to WJBC!MORE

Brews at the Zoo 2023

Brews at the Zoo 2023

Brews at the Zoo returns to Miller Park Zoo for one night only on Saturday, June 24!MORE

5th Annual Power of the Purse

5th Annual Power of the Purse

Power of the Purse returns to live and in-person on Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington!MORE

History Maker Gala 2023

History Maker Gala 2023

Join the McLean County Museum of History for the celebration of the 2023 History Makers during the gala on June 15th.MORE

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…