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Football Fever 2018: NCHS' Boddie driven to be even better

NORMAL — For Normal Community High School opponents who got their fill of Daylen Boddie last year, consider this: Boddie is a senior now and dedicated his offseason to getting better. Read more

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Building opportunity: Leaders, youth meet to discuss local issues

BLOOMINGTON — As a 17-year-old senior at Normal Community High School, Tristan Bixby wants to make a difference. In March, she helped lead NCHS students in the national walkout to protest gun violence. On Saturday, she joined about 70 other people at the Miller Park Pavilion for “Community Kickoff: Building Opportunity for our Community’s Young People,” an open public assembly. Read more

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Neighborhood fundraiser hopes to hit $100K for cancer research

BLOOMINGTON — What started out as a small event to raise money for cancer research in honor of a loving brother has turned into an annual event that is on track to surpass $100,000. Read more

Local Education

'Real world': Higher ed adding practical experience to curriculum

NORMAL — Colleges and universities in Illinois are starting the new academic year with something they haven't had for awhile: a full-year state budget in place and a degree of optimism. Read more



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