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Community Opposes Ryan Budget

Over 50 people protested the austerity budget proposed by Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, who appeared Friday afternoon at a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at the Marriott Conference Center in Normal. Some of the groups present included the Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois People’s Action, MoveOn, and Occupy Peoria. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon spoke against some … Continue reading

Bike BloNo Plans Next Steps

Bike BloNo held its first local gathering Thursday evening to discuss advocacy for bike infrastructure in Bloomington-Normal. After a presentation that included a recap of bike movement events this year, participants chose to discuss either bike lanes or the establishment of a bike co-op. Much progress was made in both areas. Currently, Bike BloNo communicates … Continue reading

Vision 2020 Event Promotes Permaculture

The Bloomington-Normal Transition Initiative group Vision 20/20 hosted a picnic on June 30th, 2012, to bring community members together and to discuss permaculture practices. Rocío Peralta gave a report back on a workshop on permaculture that she had attended in the community of Stelle, IL. Permaculture is a type of ecological design that focuses on … Continue reading