Monthly Archives: May 2017

C/U Voters Value Nursing Home at Polls, Continue Support Despite Overall Outcome and Challenges Ahead

C/U  Voters Value Nursing Home at Polls, Continue Support Despite Overall Outcome and Challenges Ahead Michael Wilmore On Tuesday, April 4, voters in Champaign and Urbana voted strongly to support the Champaign County Nursing Home (CCNH) by voting for a … Continue reading

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The Art Theater Coop

  By Leigh Stewart Estabrook, President, Board of Directors, Art Theater Coop The Art Theater Co-op, serving Champaign, Urbana and the surrounding communities, was the inspiration of Sanford Hess, then sole owner of what was the Art Theater, and Ben … Continue reading

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Should Champaign County Create a “Public Bank” to Promote Local Economic and Community Development

Born and raised in Urbana, Gary is a retired Dean and Professor of Education and Social Justice at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)   A Champaign County Public Bank could receive deposits from county-based residents, businesses, hospitals, institutions … Continue reading

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Green Bay Packers—A Better Model for Sports Ownership

In the past months, the National Football League (NFL) has been the focus of popular anger from its fans. First, the Rams successfully petitioned to move from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers followed suit by relocating … Continue reading

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Worker Co-ops in Illinois and Their Future

Jacqueline Hannah Jacqueline Hannah has been a manager and organizer in the US cooperative movement for 12 years, merging her passion for local just economies with her desire to empower individuals and communities to create their own solutions. Originally from … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Fascist?

The “highly unusual,” “unprecedented” Trump administration is leading us into “uncharted territory,” but where exactly? Since last November’s election, some commentators trying to understand what happened have used the “F” word, fascism, but without defining it. Many more have avoided … Continue reading

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