Bloomington resident and Project Leader for the West Bloomington Revitalization Project Armando Baez is well aware of the negative perceptions that surround the West Side.Read More
Normal’s former Mitsubishi plant is all abuzz Saturday morning as teams of volunteers race to beat the clock: their goal is to build brand new websites for 48 area nonprofits by Sunday evening.
The Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue (CISAR) in Colfax will close, although staff aren’t sure when. The shelter announced the closure in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. CISAR Veterinary Technician Alex Rodriguez said there’s no one in line to take over operations at the shelter when owner Pat Burr retires.Read More
The Women to Women Giving Circle, a division of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF), awarded three annual grants to local programs encouraging the advancement for women, children and girls.Read More
A renovated historic home sits at 202 W. College Avenue with native vegetation and rain barrels on the lawn. The building serves as the home of Bloomington-Normal’s Ecology Action Center (EAC), which offers a variety of programs promoting environmental health and education.Read More
Originally from Hawaii, Deborah Halperin moved to Bloomington in 2003 and has worked to facilitate substantial community development in west Bloomington.Halperin is an adjunct professor of sociology and Director of the Action Research Center at Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU).Read More
Midwest Food Bank plans to build a facility to help address hunger in Haiti.While plans for a physical location are still in the early stages, the faith-based nonprofit is already distributing meals there, according to Phil Hodel, Midwest Food Bank Communications Director.Read More
What started six years ago in New York City as a day to promote charitable giving has grown into a global movement harnessing the positive power of the Web. Giving Tuesday reported an estimated $274 million raised online for charitable organizations during its 2017 campaign, up from the estimated $180 million in 2016.Read More