Immediate Action Required: Bike BloNo

This week, the Bloomington Planning Commission will be voting on whether to add Washington Street bike lanes to the Bike Master Plan. The lanes will allow cyclists and those traveling by car to safely share the road. Please take some time to read about the proposed bike lanes here: https://bikeblono.org/ While establishing bike lanes should …

Hate Crime Committed in Bloomington

Sometime over the weekend (May 6th or 7th), racially charged graffiti was left in McGraw Park in Bloomington. The vandals spray-painted swastikas, the word KKK, and the n-word on a portion of the pavement in the park. The perpetrators are possibly three white male teenagers, aged 15 to 16, who also committed other vandalism in …

Kingsley Junior High Dress Code: An Update

Last Friday, our story about the Kingsley Junior High dress code controversy was picked up by local radio station WGLT and a member of the ReSisterhood interviewed for the piece. We're doing a follow-up to the story since Unit 5 still has not provided satisfactory clarification on Principal Shelly Erickon's April 26th audio message, which …

Local Principal Reminds Girls That Boner-Causing Bra Straps Are Their Fault

Kingsley Junior High parents were recently reminded by principal Shelly Erickson that with the onset of warm spring weather, "students" have been coming to school "inappropriately dressed." This is according to an audio message┬árecorded by Erickson on behalf of McLean County Unit School District 5 and delivered April 26th. Her message goes onto define acceptable …

Illinois Women March on Springfield

I went to the Women's March in Springfield on Tuesday, April 25th without expectation. I walked away with a sense of pride and cautious optimism for the future of Ilinois. We arrived just as the speakers were starting. The crowd was already fired up! It was exciting to get quick handshakes and/or pictures with the …