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Over The Edge 2019

Over The Edge 2019

The Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal and The Child Protection Network have teamed up to go Over The Edge with a two day event held on Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th. You can have the opportunity to rappel off the side of the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel to raise money for the Boys and…MORE

2019 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

2019 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and you can help raise awareness and funds to fight this terrible disease. Join WJBC at the annual St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer Saturday, September 21st. The event will be at Eastview Christian Church (1500 North Airport Rd.) in Normal. The money raised will benefit the kids of…MORE

Cancellations

Cancellations

We’re updating our cancellations page constantly. If you believe you’re not seeing the latest cancellations, please try refreshing your browser. CANCELLATIONS/CLOSINGS: Livingston County Community Food Pantry – Closed until further notice BLOOMINGTON -City Hall and City offices at the Government Center will be closed to the public 3/18-5/1. There will be staff at the Arena (corner…MORE

WJBC Text Club

WJBC Text Club

Join the club today so you’ll be ready to text and win for great prizes!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,…