Monthly Archives: September 2009

Clout And The Fight For A Real Public University

PRESSURE ON UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Chancellor Richard Herman and President B. Joseph White to resign over the ongoing admissions scandal reached new heights on September 14 as the Urbana-Champaign Senate, primarily a faculty body, passed a resolution by the overwhelming … Continue reading

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Champaign County Health Care Consumers‘ Forum

ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009, I attended a Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) community meeting to examine issues being raised around health reform and to consider what it means in Champaign-Urbana. We were welcomed by CCHCC Board Chair, Lisa … Continue reading

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Champaign-Urbana Residents Hold Vigil For Public Health Insurance Option

ON SEPTEMBER 2ND more than a hundred members of MoveOn and the Campaign for Better Healthcare held a vigil at the Champaign County Veterans Memorial in Urbana to push for health care reform. Participants shared their stories of suffering resulting … Continue reading

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Food Not Bombs Returns To C-U With The Really, REALLY Free Market

RRFM will be Saturday, October 10, 3PM–5PM followed by FNB from 5PM–7PM, at the southeast corner of Westside Park in Champaign. The Really, Really Free Market (RRFM) movement is a non-hierarchical collective of individuals who form a temporary market based … Continue reading

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Safe Haven Member Back in City Court

ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, Jesse Masengale returned to city court for two tickets issued to him by Champaign police this summer. A member of the Safe Haven community, Jesse was present when Champaign police showed up on June 8 to … Continue reading

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Champaign, a City with No Soul

I RECENTLY RECEIVED A LESSON in Champaign City Government 101. On August 13 the Safe Haven Tent City came to St. Mary at my invitation. It was a simple act of kindness for the homeless. They could pitch their tents … Continue reading

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