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Election Referendums in November (Resources)

In the upcoming November elections, there are two important referendums for residents in the BloNo area: electricity aggregation and an amendment to the Illinois Constitution. What follows is an opinion piece on both, reflecting the positions taken by progressive political groups and organizations in our city. An upcoming informational meeting of the League of Women … Continue reading

Chicago Teachers Strike Recap

The September strike by Chicago teachers was a significant victory. Not since the UPS strike of 1997 has labor flexed its muscle and won. The Chicago teacher strike demonstrated that if we fight, we can win. And even more, it showed the vital importance of not kowtowing to the Democratic Party, charting instead an independent … Continue reading

Unitarian-Universalist Church to Screen “Split Estate” (Video Trailer)

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal is hosting an educational event on fracking on Tuesday, October 9th, 7 pm. The church is located at 1613 E. Emerson, Bloomington. The church will screen “Split Estate,” an award winning documentary on the development of fracking in the Rocky Mountain States, and then lead a community discussion. This … Continue reading

Sandra Steingraber, Don’t Frack New York Speech

Shared by Bill Rau: Sandra Steingrabber grew up in the Peoria area, received her BA from IWU, her MA in creative writing from ISU, and her Ph.D. in biology from U of Michigan. She’s a prairie gal who wrote Living Downstream and she would be delighted if we spread her speech from one end to … Continue reading