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McLean County experiencing outbreak of highly contagious disease

McLean County is experiencing an outbreak of a highly contagious disease but health officials are responding by making more vaccine available, especially for people at greater risk of the virus.

Reform group disappointed by ruling involving Lincoln inmates

LINCOLN — A criminal justice reform group is disappointed by a ruling that the constitutional rights of female inmates were not violated during a 2011 strip-search incident at Lincoln Correctional Center.

A prison reform group called a strip search exercise at the Lincoln Correctional Center 'dehumanizing.' The courts had a different view.

LINCOLN — A criminal justice reform group is disappointed by a divided federal court ruling that says the constitutional rights of female prisoners weren't violated during a forced strip-search inspection at Lincoln Correctional Center eight years ago. The case has drawn national attention and could lead to proceedings before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Libertarians look to build on, imitate McLean County success

After securing ballot access for McLean County Libertarians in 2016 and running a wide slate of county candidates two years later, the chair of the county party is aiming to fill that same position for the Illinois Libertarian Party.

Daily aspirin may stop for people without heart disease, Central Illinois cardiologists say

BLOOMINGTON — Central Illinoisans who take a low-dose aspirin daily to reduce their risk of heart attack should have a talk with their doctor.

Stories of Honor: Veteran, who served others in Iraq, now does so in B-N

NORMAL — For five months in 2003, Brandon Cruz's job was to put other people's needs ahead of his own, putting his life at risk.

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