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NORMAL – Illinois State University administration released a campus-wide statement via email regarding discrimination on campus. This statement apologized for missing and inaccurate information in a previous email responding to protests from last week. “I apologize for the inaccuracy in my previous email and for mischaracterizing the students and their efforts,” stated Dietz.”I recognize that […]

(Photo Courtesy of Governor JB Pritzker Facebook page) CHICAGO- Governor J.B Pritzker spoke on the behalf of the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency Program (CREATE) on Tuesday. He was joined by Senator Dick Durban and Illinois Department of Transportation acting secretary Omer Osman at Randolph Elementary School in West Englewood in Chicago. Pritzker explained […]

NORMAL – Robert Fazzini announced he will be running for auditor for McLean County. McLean County Democrats held a press conference Monday morning where Robert Fazzini answered questions from the community and press. Fazzini spoke on his experience to qualify him for the position despite not having a Certified Public Accountant credentials. “I’ve taken accounting […]

NORMAL – Illinois State University’s Black Homecoming Committee released a statement late Friday night. The statement was a direct response to the emailed statement by ISU’s administration and president Larry Dietz regarding discrimination on campus. Last week students protested discrimination of treatment to diverse students and registered student organizations. Protests came after a scheduling issue with the […]

NORMAL – This weekend Rivian held a public open house event showcasing new vehicle models. Rivian set up in Uptown Normal bringing in many students, members of the community, and Governor JB Pritzker. CEO Scaringe was in attendance at the showcase and engaged with people in Uptown Normal.  Matt Tall, vice president of manufacturing for […]

BLOOMINGTON – On Oct. 14 the Bloomington town council opened their meeting declaring the month of October of 2019 as community month. Mayor Tari Renner recognized Oct. 24 as national polio day and proclaimed indigenous people day on the second Monday in October. Renner encouraged other townships to not only recognize indigenous people’s day on […]

(Photo courtesy of Health Promotion and Wellness at Illinois State Facebook page) NORMAL – Illinois State’s Health Promotion and Wellness department have brought back its annual Koru 1.0 Mindfulness course. The course returned to Illinois State University this past Thursday night at McCormick Hall. The four-week course’s purpose is to help with learning about and […]

NORMAL- Monday evening Normal town council discussed the bill proposed by the state of Illinois regarding recreational marijuana business locations. The council will vote to either prohibit or allow cultivation centers, infusers and dispensaries within the township of Normal. Businesses would have to operate under a permit or special use process. Brian Day from the […]

(Picture courtesy of Rockford Airport Facebook) Rockford- Governor J.B Pritzker celebrated the Rockford’s International airport growth Monday evening. The airport was awarded one of the fastest-growing cargo airports in the world. Pritzker joined other city officials as he spoke on the progress the city has made and what to expect in the future. The airport […]

NORMAL – Students at Illinois State University marched across the quad Monday chanting “This fake diversity has got to go.” Protestors gathered in front of Hovey Hall, ISU’s administration building, to protest the treatment of diverse students on campus. Students claimed they have dealt with discrimination for years. Examples ranged from metal detectors being required […]