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NORMAL – This past weekend Uptown Normal hosted its annual Sweet Corn Circus. The sweet corn circus celebrates the agricultural roots of Normal and welcomes Illinois State University’s students back to campus. Uptown was full of students and members of the community enjoying corn and circus entertainment. One student, Alana Guggenheim, talks about her favorite […]

NORMAL – Illinois State University’s Bone Center hosted a panel covering the effects of equal pay on women. The panel, “Equal Pay: Behind the Rally Cry”, covered a broad range of topics from tips on supporting women in the workplace to tips on negotiating salaries appropriately. The panel was made up of Ann Perry a […]

(Photo Courtesy JB Pritzker Facebook page) CHICAGO – Illinois is the second state in the US to enact the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act following California in 2017. Governor JB Pritzker passed the act into law protecting immigrants from harassment or threats from landlords. Specifically, the law allows the tenants to seek civil action if a […]

NORMAL- One of the most well-known hotels in Bloomington-Normal, The Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, is undergoing their first ever renovations since opening their doors in 2009. The Marriott brand as a whole is experiencing rebranding efforts, per the introduction of the Marriott Bonvoy rewards program, and this renovation is no exception. General Manager, Migidi […]

NORMAL – Increasing amounts of contamination in recycling bins is making recycling more difficult and expensive for local disposal services, according to the Ecology Action Center. Despite the real issues recycling companies are facing with today, the public perception has it that the real crisis is with the relatively new Chinese tariffs on imported waste […]

NORMAL – The non-profit organization Americans for Prosperity partnered with State Representatives Dan Brady and Randy Frese to host a town hall meeting discussing Governor J.B. Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax system Tuesday night. Illinois currently has a flat income tax meaning all residents, regardless of income, are taxed at a rate of 4.95 percent. […]

NORMAL – The Illinois TRIO 45th Annual Professional Conference will be held in Bloomington-Normal for the second year in a row. The association is made up of programs that help students who are low income, first generation, disabled, or veterans pursue post-secondary education. The Illinois TRIO association consists of 148 programs across the state within […]

NORMAL – A bill that was recently passed in the House could potentially benefit students at universities and community colleges throughout the state of Illinois. The bill is an effort to make tuition assistance accessible to undocumented and transgender students who currently do not have access to these resources. Financial aid is one of the […]

NORMAL – It’s Asian Heritage Week here at Illinois State University and the Centennial West Building hosted a Filipino martial arts demonstration yesterday. The event has been going on for almost eight years here at ISU, and has engaged the ISU community by putting on demonstrations, readings, and workshops. Yesterday at the Filipino martial arts […]

NORMAL – Illinois State’s Gamma Phi Circus will celebrate their 90th anniversary this weekend, with the first performance scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday night. Along with that performance, the circus will also perform on Saturday at 1 p.m. followed by another at 7 p.m. Gamma Phi performer Natalie Lefkowitz says that ISU is lucky to […]