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Redbird’s, Pedon adds Walter Offutt as assistant coach

Redbird’s, Pedon adds Walter Offutt as assistant coach

By Jake Fogal BLOOMINGTON-Walter Offutt is the first man to join newly acquired head coach of the Illinois State men’s basketball team Ryan Pedon’s coaching staff. Offutt comes from the University of Toledo, where he has worked as an assistant for the rockets since 2019. Pedon and Offutt worked together at the University of Illinois…MORE

Thunder introduce new head coach and GM

Thunder introduce new head coach and GM

by Marc Strauss BLOOMINGTON – The Bloomington Thunder introduced a new head coach and general manager on Thursday. Mike Watt takes over the bench after two years as one of the team’s assistants under Dennis Williams. “It means a lot to myself and my family. It’s a very important position and my family and I…MORE

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Redbirds tip off Spain trip with victory

Redbirds tip off Spain trip with victory

MADRID, Spain – Illinois State teamed up to make 18 3-pointers en route to a 121-82 win over CB Alcobendas Sunday night at Pabellón Municipal Antela Parada, in the Redbirds’ first of four exhibition games during their 10-day trip to Spain.MORE


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…