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Preview: Mayday Week in BloNo

BloNo4BikeLanes After the Tea Party in Bloomington-Normal convinced three Bloomington alderpersons to express skepticism regarding a bike lane on the Main Street corridor, local residents voiced their support for a Main Street corridor bike lane and pedestrian-friendly upgrades. There has been an outpouring of support for a bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly Main Street corridor. An online … Continue reading

Support the Bike Lane on the Main Street Corridor (Resources)

Help support the bike lanes proposed as feasible by the Main Street Feasibility Study! A bicycle lane spanning the entire length of the nine-mile Main Street corridor, through both Bloomington and Normal, is one of the proposals presented as feasible to city governments by the study. Beginning in January of 2011, the Main Street Feasibility … Continue reading

99% Spring Exposes Chase Bank (Video / Pictures)

“Big Banks got bailed out, we got sold out!” was one of the many spirited chants inside the lobby of Chase Bank on Oakland Avenue Saturday afternoon, as over 50 Bloomington-Normal demonstrators entered the bank and delivered a message for Chase Midwest Chairman, Glenn Tilton. Identifying as the 99%, the activists spoke with the bank … Continue reading

Scenes from the 2012 Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo

Over 80 organizations and businesses participated in the 2012 Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 14th. The annual event, held in the Shirk Center on the Illinois Wesleyan campus, promotes alternatives for a green, sustainable society and healthy living. This year’s them was Creating Healthy Communities and was McLean County’s first ever … Continue reading

Justice for Trayvon Martin: A Demonstration in Solidarity (Local Coverage, Pictures)

Organized by Illinois People’s Action and Latinos United for Change, over 40 people rallied for justice in the Trayvon Martin murder case. Reverend Billy Ruffin, Pastor John Rayford, Erica Thurmond, Abel Mohamed, and Sonny Garcia spoke at the event. During his spirited speech, Sonny Garcia announced that Zimmerman, Trayvon’s accused murdered, had been charged with … Continue reading

Toward Peace and Justice in Palestine: Four Perspectives

Hosted by Bloomington-Normal Coalition for Peace and Justice (BNCPJ) and Common Action Free School (CAFS), a panel presentation titled “Toward Peace and Justice in Palestine: Four Perspectives” attracted over 30 community members for a discussion of current realities in Palestine. The event was inspired by, and a continuation of, discussions on Palestine held by the … Continue reading