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No Sanctions, No War on Iran!

BloNo peace activists are assembling late Thursday afternoon in Bloomington to call attention to U.S. military threats against Iran. The peace protest is part of actions taking place across the country, demanding “No War, No Sanctions, No Interference in Iran!” The peace protest will begin 5:30 pm, Thursday, February 2nd. People will gather along East … Continue reading

Poet Andrea Gibson Inspires IWU Audience

Andrea Gibson, nationally and internationally-acclaimed poet and activist, performed Thursday evening for over 100 people in the Hansen Student Center on the Illinois Wesleyan campus. The event, which included a local open mic poetry session, was organized by Lyrical Graffiti and IWU Pride Alliance. Gibson’s spoken word performance, alternating between piercing slam poetry and reflective … Continue reading

‘Yes He Can?’ Rally Demands Full Investigation of Big Banks

Braving frigid temperatures, BloNo residents assembled in front of Chase Bank on Oakland Street to demand an investigation of the big banks. Organized by MoveOn BloNo, and supported by Illinois People’s Action and Latinos United for Change, the action was called to pressure President Obama to hold the banks accountable for the foreclosure crisis and … Continue reading

Normal Considers Curbside Recycling

January 17, 2012 – Is curbside recycling coming to Normal this year? Most of the councilmembers on the Normal Town Council support passing the measure. Mark Peterson, Normal city manager, led a council presentation and discussion on the issue Tuesday night. Mr. Peterson said that recent efficiency gains with automatic waste pick-up, initiated in 2011, … Continue reading