Monthly Archives: September 2012

CU-Immigration Forum Holds Immigration Justice Month

  Several local religious congregations will be holding various faith-based and immigration-themed events throughout the month of October in what is sure to be an inspiring series of local community gatherings. The Allies of Faith is an interfaith coalition of … Continue reading

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Outstanding Documents Obtained in Police Brutality Case

After months of stalling, the city of Champaign has finally released documents about the incident on June 5, 2011 when a 20 year-old African American man, Brandon Ward, was choked in the back of a squad car by white officer … Continue reading

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Flex-n-Gate Disaster, Just the Latest Chapter in a Toxic Story

By Ricky Baldwin When news broke this summer that a toxic cloud of sulfuric acid at a local plant had sent eleven local workers to the hospital, horrific as the story was, many in the area were not all that … Continue reading

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GEO Holds Rally For Fair Contract

On Sept. 20, the Graduate Employees’ Union held a rally outside of Leavis Faculty Center where inside negotiations were taking place over a new contract.

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Champaign Housing Authority Considers Demolishing Third Black Neighborhood

A protest was held before the board meeting of the Housing Authority of Champaign County (HACC) on Thursday, August 23, 2012 by those questioning plans to demolish Bristol Place, a largely African American neighborhood on the North End in Champaign. … Continue reading

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My Experiences with Worker-Owned Businesses

Walter Matherly       (Bio–After six years working in Africa and Latin America for the International Division of The Borden Company in 1954, Walter Matherly got a graduate degree in Economics from Duke and began a career in economic … Continue reading

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