Community Resources

 

Bloomington Cultural District

Tickets to upcoming events and performances can be bought on this site. It also has information on events, news, and how to volunteer.

 

Bloomington-Normal La Leche League

This site offers information on breastfeeding for mothers and mothers-to-be. The La Leche League (LLL) is an international, non-profit organization that gives mother-to-mother support, encouragement, and an understanding of breastfeeding.

 

Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly

The Bloomington & Normal Trades & Labor Assembly is the foremost voice for local unions, political mobilization, and outreach to new workers. This site has information on recent news, labor culture, and which stores employ unfair practices.

 

Bloomington Public Library

The catalogues, events, and resources offered at the Bloomington Public Library are available on this site. Also, it lists volunteer opportunities and provides how-to information (such as renewing a library card and placing a hold).

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Children’s Discovery Museum

This site offers information about the new exhibits and programs at the museum, how to schedule birthday parties and become a member, and how to volunteer. There are also online resources for parents and educators.

 

Downtown Bloomington Association

The Downtown Bloomington Association (DBA) is a not-for-profit organization representing all of downtown Bloomington. This site connects you with all the places to eat, play, and shop in downtown Bloomington.

 

Economic Development Council, Bloomington-Normal,IL

The EDC seeks to attract new businesses and to help businesses prosper in Bloomington-Normal. This site offers a wealth of information on the EDC and upcoming events.

 

Heartland Head Start

Heartland Head Start provides early education and other resources for children and their families.

 

Humane Society of Central Illinois

The Humane Society of Central Illinois works tirelessly to provide loving homes for abused animals. This site provides information on the Humane Society of Central Illinois and how the organization can be contacted.

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Illinois Agricultural Association/Illinois Farm Bureau

This site has information on the history and mission of the Illinois Farm Bureau. It also has resources for volunteering and extensive information about issues facing farmers today.

 

Illinois Bills Assistance Programs

Helpwithpayingbills.org provides information for low income families seeking financial assistance.

 

McLean County Chamber of Commerce

For over one hundred years, the McLean County Chamber of Commerce has networked businesses with potential customers, clients, and other members. The site lists upcoming events and offers information on McLean County and how to get involved in the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.

 

McLean County Arts Center

This site offers resources to become a member and has information on the exhibits, presentations, and classes offered at the McLean County Arts Center

 

McLean County Museum of History

This site lists the permanent and changing events and exhibits at the museum. The McLean County Museum of History seeks to preserve and educate the population about the rich and diverse history of McLean County and Central Illinois.

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McLean County Farm Bureau

This site is a resource for checking the weather, tracking grain prices, and learning facts about McLean County.

 

Mid Central Community Action, Inc.

Formed in 1965, Mid Central Community Action has been an advocate for low-income people and has fought against domestic violence. You can sign up to volunteer or donate on this site. It also has legal information and information on low income housing.

 

Normal Theater

The Normal Theater shows both mainstream movies and foreign/independent films. This site lists the date and time for each showing. There is also information on becoming a member and how to ‘adopt-a-seat’.

 

United Way of McLean County

This organization focuses on improving the underlying causes of local issues – education, income, and health.

 

Uptown Normal

This site has town news and events, lists the businesses in Uptown Normal, and has information on parking. It also has downloadable pdf files of menus from restaurants in Uptown Normal.

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