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Tornado siren testplanned for Tuesday

BLOOMINGTON — Tornado sirens will be tested at 10 a.m. Tuesday because of new equipment installed at Metcom, the county's dispatching center.

The sirens usually are tested the first Tuesday of each month.

Public meeting on community center set

STREATOR — Proponents of a community center plan to hold a public meeting early in the year to gauge public support.

The city once planned a community center as part of its new fire station, but those plans were changed because of money.

Community Area Recreation Enterprises, a non-profit organization, has been formed to aid the effort.

Lady Vols' coachto speak at banquet

NORMAL — Pat Summitt, basketball coach of the Lady Vols at the University of Tennessee, will give the keynote address at the YWCA Women of Distinction awards banquet May 11.

The event will be at Illinois State University's Bone Student Center ballroom, with dinner following the awards ceremony.

Summitt is the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history, with a record of 882 wins and 172 losses in 31 seasons.

The awards honor exceptional women from McLean County and are sponsored by the YWCA of McLean County.

Lottery to determinecandidate placement

BLOOMINGTON — A lottery to determine ballot placement for McLean County sheriff candidates will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Mike Emery and Michael R. Essig filed at the same time when the filing period opened Monday. The primary election is March 21.

Essay, poster contest promotes abstinence

NORMAL The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Normal is sponsoring a coloring, poster and essay contest in McLean and Tazewell counties.

Entries, due Feb. 15, should promote abstinence from alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

Rules are available by calling (309) 963-4521 or visiting

Live Nativity setat Zion Lutheran

LINCOLN — Zion Lutheran Church will host its drive-through live Nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Zion Lutheran School, 1600 Woodlawn Road, across from Wal-Mart.

Admission is free, but non-perishable food items will be collected for the Lincoln/Logan Food Pantry.


Woman loses moneyin cyberspace scam

NORMAL — A woman wired money to the United Kingdom in a scam that indicated a company wanted to hire her as a shipping agent, police said.

The theft occurred between Oct. 30 and Nov. 29 in Normal. A police report says the woman posted a resume online at and was contacted by someone who indicated the company wanted to hire her.

Setting it right


Unit 5 The name of Unit 5 board member John Puzauskas was misspelled in Thursday's Pantagraph.


Youth gymnastics — Cailey Zalucha name was misspelled on the Youth and Recreation page in Thursday's edition of The Pantagraph because of wrong information supplied to the newspaper.


AG Edwards — Don Fernandes works for AG Edwards in Bloomington. His name was misspelled in a story in Tuesday's Pantagraph.

The Pantagraph values accuracy. If you see something that is inaccurate, report it to the editor of the section. All corrections will run in this space, except Sundays. If you are not sure whom to call, contact Editor Terry Greenberg at (309) 820-3230 or or Managing Editor Mark Pickering at (309) 820-3252 or


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