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IWU Graduates cross the virtual stage

IWU Graduates cross the virtual stage

More than 380 graduates from Illinois Wesleyan University were celebrated virtually Sunday as viewers from around the country watched the 170th Commencement exercises.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


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…