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GMO Labeling Movement Pushes Ahead in Illinois

The first of three Illinois Senate subcommittee hearings on the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was held in Normal, Illinois, on June 20th, 2013. Illinois Senate bill SB1666, which is sponsored by Senators Koehler, Martinez, Cunningham, Sandoval, and Cullerton, is currently under consideration. SB1666 would require that GMO ingredients contained in food offered for … 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

Bike BloNo Hosts Night Ride

The bike advocacy group Bike BloNo hosted a social ride in Uptown Normal on Thursday evening, June 28th, that drew approximately 50 bicyclists. The goals of the ride were to raise awareness among motorists that bicycles use the roads at all times of day and among cyclists regarding bike safety. The event began at 8:30pm … Continue reading