If an investor was searching for the country’s most explosively successful commodity, they might look to the ground for natural resources or to Wall Street for some new financial instrument. But, the most meteoric success story can be found virtually all around us—in the booming video game industry. Growing by double digits, U.S. video game sales reached $43 billion in 2018, about 3.
Do tax incentives for new construction “rob” area schools of needed funds? Some Normal Town Council candidates are claiming tax-incentives for economic development hurt area schools.
On October 15, the Normal Council agreed to a $29.2 million, five-story office building in Uptown Normal, deemed the “Trail East” project.
With the midterms behind us, we have Nov. 4, 2020, to look forward to—labor’s next morning after. On Nov. 5, 2008, we were euphoric and full of delusional hope over the imminent passage of the Employee Free Choice Act and the restoration of labor. On Nov. 9, 2016, we were paralyzed by despair and denial.
There was plenty of punditry plastered across cable news last week. But, as the dust settles, there is one story that has come to define this election: working people standing together to make a difference. The labor movement unleashed an unprecedented political program this year.
Boosting a historic night for labor-supported candidates, union members showed up by the thousands to volunteer for the Labor 2018 political outreach program – helping to win races throughout the state.
On Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, the Bloomington-Normal YMCA honored Laborers Local 362, the Penn Family for their years of community service, producing a very touching video. This is a testament to all of McLean County organized labor.