Monthly Archives: April 2020

COVID-19 testing is available at Frances Nelson

COVID-19 testing is available at Frances Nelson Health Center, 819 Bloomington Road, Champaign. Symptomatic patients can get tested at Frances Nelson from 7:30 am – 5:15 pm, Monday through Friday. For an appointment, call our COVID-19 Care Line at (217) … Continue reading

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Comment from ACLU to Urbana City Council Regarding Aleyah Lewis’ Arrest

Champaign County ACLU appreciates the city of Urbana’s commitment to community-centered policing and to maintaining a well-trained professional police force that is held to the highest standards. We are concerned about the lack of professionalism during the April 10 arrest … Continue reading

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The Fight of Our Lives: Info On Unionizing from UE

While employers are getting trillions of dollars in bailout money to offset the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, many workers are deemed essential and forced to continue working in unsafe conditions with little or no protection. Workers are fighting for … Continue reading

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Resources for Artists and Small Businesses

Financial Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis: for small businesses, for Illinois artists TOC: State of Illinois: Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund — IDCEO, IDFPR Downstate Small Business Stabilization Grant Program — not available for Champaign-Urbana because of a HUD … Continue reading

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Organizing for a Rent Freeze in CU and Illinois

Why is a rent freeze necessary? The global pandemic which resulted from COVID-19 drastically affects the employment status of millions of workers in the United States and the wider world. As advised by the Center for Disease Control and The … Continue reading

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Free WiFi Hotspots and Low-Cost Internet Options in CU

In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, internet access has become more critical than ever before. In keeping with social distancing orders, schools, meetings, basic communications, work, and many other societal functions have moved online for the foreseeable future. For … Continue reading

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Champaign County Bailout Coalition Open Letter to County Officials Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic

The Champaign County Bailout Coalition (CCBC), a coalition of groups and individuals in focused on bailing out individuals in our Champaign County jails who cannot afford bail, has released an open letter which we have published below.

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COVID-19 and the Inadequacy of US Healthcare

The coronavirus pandemic has made the total inadequacy of our current health care system crystal clear and proved the necessity of adopting an improved and expanded Medicare for All system in the US as soon as possible. Our current system … Continue reading

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UC Books to Prisoners Ships Thousands of Books in Mega-Packing Day

On Monday March 16, with the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States beginning to skyrocket, many who were able were already taking steps to work remotely and shelter in place. But down in the basement of the Independent … Continue reading

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