Author Archives: Marti Wilkinson

On Civil Unions with Kevin and Brandon Bowersox-Johnson

Residents in Illinois now have the opportunity to apply for and be joined in a civil union, which recognizes a legal commitment between two adults who wish to have the same rights and privileges afforded to married couples. However, this … Continue reading

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Champaign Farmers Market

Fresh produce, award winning barbecue, and a Prosperity Garden run by the Boys and Girls Club are amongst the attractions that residents can enjoy at the Champaign Farmers Market on Thursdays from 3PM to 7PM. Located on a city parking … Continue reading

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Power Without Accountability?

IN FOLLOWING THE NEWS coverage and comments made regarding the murder of Kiwane Carrington-Williams, I am disturbed to see how many people are quick to jump to the defense of an officer who took the life of a 15 year … Continue reading

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Pezzullo Interview On Fifth & Hill

Phaedra C. Pezzullo, is Assistant Professor of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. What are your thoughts on Fifth and Hill? It’s important to recognize that environmental racism or environmental pollution has been disproportionately placed in communities of color and … Continue reading

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Will Free Speech Double Speak Stifle Healing?

My parents moved to Champaign, IL when I was a small child in the early 1970’s and they have lived here since. One of the ways in which they have managed to make this community their “home” is through following … Continue reading

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Environmental Justice an Overview

TOXIC TOURS IN THE CHAMPAIGN community have placed a local focus on the site of the former coal to gas plant on the corner of 5th and Hill. Under this quiet grassy surface and beneath the white building with peeling … Continue reading

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