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Community Reaches Out to Mayor Stockton to Curb Payday Loans

Illinois People’s Action urges Bloomington residents to e-mail Mayor Steve Stockton and City Manager David Hales before next Wednesday, June 15 to draft an ordinance capping payday interest rates. Next Wednesday, the Bloomington city attorney, Todd Greenburg, will meet with the mayor and city manager to tell them that, as a home rule city, the … Continue reading

BloNo Residents Support Backyard Chicken Proposal

NORMAL – BloNo residents will have a chance to speak their mind on a proposal for allowing backyard chickens, as pets and egg production, in Normal. A public commission hearing on the issue is scheduled for 5 pm, June 9th, at the Normal City Hall. Mike Sebald of BloNo Backyard Chickens presented on the proposal … Continue reading

Local Progressives Meet to Promote Democracy

Over 40 individuals in Bloomington-Normal gathered at the Unitarian-Universalist Church on Sunday to discuss how progressive activists can collaborate locally and build a stronger social movement for justice and democracy. Sonny Garcia led the event, introducing the theme of building democracy in our community and confronting the anti-democratic force of corporate power in society. Participants … Continue reading

Civil Union Act Compels Change of Heart at Four Seasons

BLOOMINGTON – Four Seasons Fitness Center decided to change its long-standing policy of offering family memberships solely to heterosexual, married partners. Starting July 1st, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) partners who enter into civil unions will also be eligible to take advantage of the discounted family membership option. According to Four Seasons employees, the … Continue reading

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