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Nominate a Laborer of the Year

Nominate a Laborer of the Year

WJBC and the Midwest Laborer are looking for our 2022 Laborer of the Year. Know a laborer deserving of recognition? Nominate them today!MORE

St. Jude 60th Anniversary Experience

St. Jude 60th Anniversary Experience

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital invites you to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with an exclusive experience in Peoria this Saturday, August 6th!MORE

St. Jude 60th Anniversary Experience

St. Jude 60th Anniversary Experience

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital invites you to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with an exclusive experience in Peoria this Saturday, August 6th!MORE

Scott Miller – Rhine River 2022

Scott Miller – Rhine River 2022

For seven days I sailed the Rhine River on the AmaSerena with around 80 people, the majority of which were from McLean County.  We visited France, Germany, Switzerland, and Amsterdam. To say we were wined and dined the entire way is an understatement. Direct Travel has been kind enough to invite me to host 2 other…MORE

The re-election campaign is on for the governor

The re-election campaign is on for the governor

By Dave Dahl SPRINGFIELD – One of the first things Gov. JB Pritzker did after defeating a nominal opponent in Tuesday’s primary was to sit for two days of interviews with statehouse reporters. He told WJBC’s Dave Dahl that “anti-corruption” Aurora mayor Richard Irvin turned out to be corrupt himself, and that Republican primary winner…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…