Monthly Archives: January 2013

WRFU Raises Tower Now Reaching Entire Community

Have something to say? An issue or kind of music you are passionate about? Thanks WRFU’s new tower, now you can reach all of Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy through WRFU 104.5 FM, a community radio station located in the Independent … Continue reading

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The “Fiscal Cliff” is Classic Shock Doctrine

The “debt ceiling” and “fiscal cliff” scenarios are well choreographed dog-and-pony circus acts brought to you by the same people who crashed the economy in 2008, with the help of their bought-and-paid-for politicians from both the Democrat and Republican parties. … Continue reading

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Building a Solidarity Union

How do you build a solidarity-oriented union? Our Graduate Employees Organization has found that looking beyond the campus and using our voice, funds, and organizing skills to help community causes has made us one of the strongest locals in east-central … Continue reading

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Motivating High School Students to Become Future Builders

In 2007, I met Tanya Parker, now the publisher of the local magazine, Unity in Action, at a demonstration in front of the County Court House in Urbana.  We were both protesting what we felt was racial inequality in the … Continue reading

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The Cheesemonger Spotlights Prairie Fruits Farm

by Billy LeGrand, Common Ground Food Co-op In a follow-up from the October issue of The Public i, this month, The Cheesemonger will focus on Champaign’s own award-winning Prairie Fruits Farm, just north of I-74 on N. Lincoln Ave. For … Continue reading

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Tuition Waivers Protected for Graduate Students

On December 4th, the members of the Graduate Employees Organization (GEO) at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois approved a new contract with the administration of the University that will maintain and protect tuition waivers for the next … Continue reading

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