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City of Bloomington Township OKs budget

BLOOMINGTON — The City of Bloomington Township has good news for next year's budget in the form of higher revenue and lower health care costs …

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McLean Co. voters to determine governance, ambulance tax rates

BLOOMINGTON — Voters in three areas of McLean County will decide issues related to home rule and public support for rural ambulance districts …

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Bike giveaway set April 25 in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Thirty-nine refurbished bikes will be given away beginning at 8 a.m. April 25 at the Lincoln Parking Garage in downtown Bloomington.

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Nominations accepted for Women of Distinction

BLOOMINGTON — YWCA McLean County is accepting nominations for the 26th annual Women of Distinction awards. The awards recognize McLean County …

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Students march against racism, sexual violence

Students march against racism, sexual violence

NORMAL — Walking behind a banner that said “Not on my campus,” about 1,000 Illinois State University students — mostly fraternity and sorority…

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Improved outlook for area schools in new funding proposal

Improved outlook for area schools in new funding proposal

An updated school funding proposal is better, but still bad news, for McLean County-based school districts. Local districts gained slightly in…

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'Flash mob' fights myths about deafness

'Flash mob' fights myths about deafness

NORMAL — A “flash mob” on the Illinois State University quad tried to dispel some myths about deafness Wednesday afternoon through sign langua…

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Woodford tops county health rankings; McLean 30th

Woodford tops county health rankings; McLean 30th

Woodford County is the healthiest of Illinois' 102 counties, according to an annual nationwide measure that ranks the health of residents by county.

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Marlee Matlin: Combine courage with dreams

Marlee Matlin: Combine courage with dreams

NORMAL — Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin has a formula that she believes “should be taught in every school and every college throu…

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Fatal crash leads to neighborhood meeting over intersection safety

Fatal crash leads to neighborhood meeting over intersection safety

BLOOMINGTON — A south Bloomington intersection where a motorcyclist died last week will be the topic of a meeting Thursday that may be attende…

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Council incumbents face contest in Streator

STREATOR — Streator voters on April 7 will have to decide on the City Council makeup and whether to give the grade school district more tax money.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am

Tazewell voters face short ballot

PEKIN — Voters in Tazewell County have few contested races to decide when they punch their April 7 ballot.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am(0)

Anti-drug walk/run, festival set April 11

FAIRBURY — A Drug Overdose Awareness Memorial Walk/Run will begin at 8 a.m. April 11 at North Park in Fairbury.

March 25, 2015 10:00 am

Ed Brady could decide congressional bid next week

Ed Brady could decide congressional bid next week

SPRINGFIELD — The brother of state Sen. Bill Brady could make a decision as early as next week on whether to seek U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's con…

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ISU group, NAACP to host police dialogue

NORMAL — ISU’s My Brotha’s Keeper and NAACP will host "411 on the Five-O," an open panel and interaction with local police chiefs, on Thursday.

March 25, 2015 8:00 am(2)

Taking a break: Local college students give back

Taking a break: Local college students give back

BLOOMINGTON — While other students were lounging on a beach in Florida, Julia Savich of Illinois Wesleyan University was crawling under a trai…

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Award renamed in honor of late director

Award renamed in honor of late director

NORMAL — The Ecology Action Center has renamed its annual Making a Difference Award to recognize its former director, who died earlier this month.

March 25, 2015 7:00 am(0)

Train advocate: Keep Amtrak rolling in Illinois

Train advocate: Keep Amtrak rolling in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — A top supporter of bringing high speed passenger rail service to Illinois says Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut state aid to Amtr…

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Road closure 3/25/15

MacArthur Avenue, Bloomington — MacArthur Avenue, from Livingston Street to Morris Avenue, is closed to through traffic during daytime hours f…

March 25, 2015 6:00 am

ISU profs see no U.S. election impact from Netanyahu win

ISU profs see no U.S. election impact from Netanyahu win

NORMAL — The recent election in Israel will have no impact on the 2016 presidential election, but it could have a longer-term effect on relati…

March 24, 2015 5:15 pm(2)

Civil War Daze planned May 8 in Downs

Civil War Daze planned May 8 in Downs

March 24, 2015 10:00 am

Tiny houses considered for the needs of homeless

Tiny houses considered for the needs of homeless

BLOOMINGTON — Communities throughout the country have started addressing homelessness with tiny-house villages, and now the same discussion ha…

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City will contribute money to protect aquifer

City will contribute money to protect aquifer

BLOOMINGTON — The City Council agreed Monday to help fund future efforts to protect the Mahomet Aquifer, which is the source of drinking water…

March 24, 2015 7:00 am(5)

Heyworth Elementary wins music education award

Heyworth Elementary wins music education award

HEYWORTH — One of Illinois' best music programs doesn't look like much. Tucked behind the elementary school building in Heyworth is a freestan…

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Fewer losers in new school funding proposal

Fewer losers in new school funding proposal

SPRINGFIELD —  A revamped proposal designed to change how the state funds local schools would help hundreds more districts than it would hurt,…

March 23, 2015 3:30 pm(0)

Fire damage at $50,000 from weekend blaze

BLOOMINGTON — Damage is estimated at $50,000 in a weekend kitchen fire that damaged an apartment in a building at 2004 Tracy Drive.

March 23, 2015 2:30 pm(1)

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Mental Health

Mental illness unpredictable but treatable, experts say

BLOOMINGTON — Mental illness is common and frequently unpredictable. But help is available.

January 06, 2015 6:45 am
Teen suicide: More youths in crisis but help is available

Teen suicide: More youths in crisis but help is available

BLOOMINGTON — An autumn of anxiety has enveloped many adolescents and young adults in McLean County and beyond.

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County to seek consultant for jail expansion

BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County Board has started the process to hire a consultant to determine the facility and services the county needs to …

January 09, 2014 8:05 pm(11)

Health board discusses ex-inmates' unmet mental health needs

BLOOMINGTON — The solution to helping mentally ill inmates access psychiatric services after they are released from jail will mean cooperation…

January 09, 2014 7:00 am(2)
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