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Date changed for ISU cultural dinner

NORMAL — The Black History Month Cultural Dinner date has been changed to Tuesday.

All tickets purchased will be accepted on the new date. For refunds, call 309-438-5204. Tickets are available through Thursday at

The speaker is Marc Lamont Hill. The dinner will be at 5 p.m. in the Brown Ballroom at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center.

YMCA gets grant from Mirza Foundation

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington-Normal YMCA has received a $10,000 grant from the Jerome Mirza Foundation for scholarships for 120 youth to participate in the YMCA's performing arts program.

Those interested in applying for a performing arts scholarship may stop by the Y, download a scholarship application at or call 309-827-6233.

Clinton nuclear plant back to full power

CLINTON — Operators returned Clinton Power Station to full power operation Wednesday following repairs to a valve in the nuclear plant’s containment building.

The unit was removed from service on Jan. 21 and was placed in service again on Sunday.

The plant, which is about 6 miles east of Clinton, produces 1,078 megawatts at full power — enough electricity to power about 1 million typical homes.