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September Issue Announcements

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June/July Issue Back Cover

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Where to Pick Up the Public i

DOWNTOWN URBANA Beard Culture, Lincoln Square Mall Cafeteria & Co. *Common Ground Food Co-op Community Connection Courier Café Cunningham Township Office *Dancing Dog Eatery and Juicery Dirty Rascal Barber Shop Enchantment Alley Independent Media Center/Post Office Lincoln Square Mall Rick’s … Continue reading

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B2P Book Sale

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Back Cover Cartoon

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New UCIMC COVID Guidelines

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FRIDAY FORUM – Spring 2021

The Digital Mis(shaping) of the World In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, many of us are using technology more than ever before. The world of technology opens many doors for global connection, but does it also come with consequences? … Continue reading

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Public i Job Announcement

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UCIMC 20th Anniversary Events

Celebrating 20 Years! On September 26, 2020, it will be 20 years since Urbana-Champaign IMC was launched from a living room in Urbana, where a small group began collectivizing equipment and passing the hat for an “endowment.” 20 years later … Continue reading

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Cover Collage for Summer 2020 issue

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Support the Eastern Illinois Foodbank

With so many unemployed, the demands on our local food bank are greater than ever. The Editorial Collective of the Public i urges you to help those in need by donating to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank, 2405 N. Shore Dr., … Continue reading

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GEO Open Letter Concerning Student Healthcare Access Passes 200 Signatures

On Wednesday, May 12, the Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) Local #6300 AFT/IFT/AFL-CIO representing graduate employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sent an open letter to university administrators with over 200 signatures. In addition to being signed by the … Continue reading

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Public Speaks Out About Use of Force by Urbana Police–Council Reviews Police Investigation

  On April 10, Urbana police responded to a call on East Colorado Avenue about an armed man and possible shot fired. Police arrived, frisked an uninvolved youth, and then focused on a man and woman they suspected were involved. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Cover Image for March/April Issue

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Midwest Black Women Climate Justice Leaders

Last fall, I led a reading group on climate justice and learned about three leaders from the midwest who inspire me. They recognize that climate change is having the greatest impact on communities who have the least. And they share … Continue reading

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The Scramble for Libya: The New Normal in 21st Century War

In 2011, then-Vice President Joe Biden gloated to the press that US/NATO actions in Libya had modeled the new normal in warfare: an overpowering air and sea operation that accomplished the overthrow of an enemy government (Muammar Gaddafi’s) without sustaining … Continue reading

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