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Gallery: 18 businesses that have left Bloomington-Normal

This month, Toys R Us announced it would liquidate all its U.S. stores, including a location in Bloomington. It's the most recent retailer to announce its departure from the Twin Cities, a reflection of the tough times facing many regional and national businesses struggling with fickle consumers, ec

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 18:30:00

New condominiums could be breaking ground in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill - A property manager is one step closer to breaking ground in Bloomington. Today Bloomington's zoning commission approved a special use petition forland to build condominiums. At the meeting the developer presented his plans for the land. Stating that it will include twelve, 3 bed

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-22 03:21:01

Local woman designs international brand

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The next time you order a bag or clothing on Amazon, the designer on the label might be closer than you think. She's not in New York, not in Los Angeles, but Bloomington. Kristin Rae wears many hats-- mom, designer, and entrepreneur. A travel mishap that many of us have encounter

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-22 11:03:33

Public safety: Firearms, drug charges

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Weapons - An Iowa man is charged in McLean County with possession of a stolen firearm. LaQuan Hill,21, of Fairfield, is charged possession of a stolen weapon with defaced identification marks. He was being held in lieu of $1,535. Cocaine - A Bloomington

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-21 20:15:00

Police on high alert for missing person

NORMAL, Ill. (WAND) - Police are searching for a man from Normal after he disappeared this week. Officers say William "Terry" Henderson was last seen at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18. They say he was wearing blue jeans, a black t-shirt and eye glasses, and drove a black-colored 2014 Chrysler Town

WAND TV - 2018-03-21 03:09:00

Bloomington man arrested for selling illegal narcotics

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - A Bloomington man is sitting in jail after getting arrested for selling illegal narcotics. On Friday, March 16, Bloomington Police arrested 39 year-old Ruban Watson after a search warrant was served in the 2300 block on 25th Street. About 24.6 grams of crack cocaine (worth $2,880


Emo's Dairy Mart now open - WEEK.com: Peoria-area News, Weather, Sports

It looks like a beautiful spring day this afternoon, but it didn't feel like it this morning. Still, the chilly temperatures did not stop the lines from forming at Emo's Dairy Mart Thursday in Peoria. People showed up bright and early at 5:30 a.m. to get their hot dogs. For some families, the early

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-22 22:41:00

Local group urges Bloomington to talk about keeping dreamers safe

Bloomington, IL - The discussion continues in Bloomington to make the city a welcoming place for immigrants. A local group for immigrant protection and rights is coming forward to pressure city officials to start up the conversation about a potential ordinance again. They say city council members

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-03-22 20:01:21

Trial delayed for man accused of sex assault

BLOOMINGTON - A man charged with sexually assaulting a woman and possessing child pornography was removed from the courtroom Monday after he reacted to a judge's ruling with profanity. "Bull----," defendant Jeffrey Martin said within earshot of two Department of Corrections officers. Martin disagree


Photos: McLean County votes in the Illinois primary election

With contested races across the area ballot, voters from McLean County turned out to vote Tuesday in the Illinois primary election. Illinois State University students who voted in the Illinois Primary Tuesday wound their way through construction to enter the Brown Ballroom. Election officials have i


Police review board waiting for first case

BLOOMINGTON - Members of Bloomington's Public Safety Community Relations Board say they are still working out specifics on the board's organization and still are waiting for their first case to review. The board met Wednesday night to update the public on its progress in the first of four quarterly

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 01:00:00

No decision yet on next Heartland president

LINCOLN - No decision has been made on a choice for the next president of Heartland Community College, but board Chairman Gregg Chadwick said the trustees hope to make a decision very soon, according to a college spokesman. Steve Fast, Heartland's associate director of public information, said the b

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 10:00:00

Edge sets sports management conference

BLOOMINGTON - The Bloomington Edge indoor football team will serve as host for the Central Illinois Sports Management Conference at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington on March 31. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The conference will provide insight on current trends in the business

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-21 23:00:00

BCPA unveils its summer fun slate

BLOOMINGTON - Some returning favorites and a new arrival comprise the events coming to the lawn of the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts this summer. Several of the offerings are freebies, while several are ticketed events going on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday through regular BCPA channels. The

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Editorial: To the rich go the spoils after primary

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. The primary election is over, and this is what we learned: To the rich go the spoils. Money makes the world go 'round. And, with a nod to Dolly, money is not worth a thing unless it's spread around like manure, encouraging young things to grow. Tuesday's

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Boys & Girls Club members learn from 'Black Panther'

BLOOMINGTON - Eighty-six junior high and high school students and 15 chaperones packed a theater at the Marcus Wehrenberg Galaxy 14 in Bloomington at 4 p.m. Thursday. What may result is 86 young people who better understand their potential and the potential of others. "The kids understand this is mo

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-21 21:38:00

Police: Pounds of cocaine butter found in bust

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WAND) - Investigators say a drug bust ended in a Bloomington man's arrest. Police in Bloomington's Patrol Division and Vice Unit served a search warrant at a house in the 2300 block of 25th Street, seizing .86 ounces of cocaine, close to 6 ounces of cannabis, 13 pounds of cannabis


All Hell breaks loose at the Illinois Symphony this weekend

Have pipe organ, will travel. Well, actually, if renowned globetrotting concert organist Felix Hell had a real pipe organ, he wouldn't be globetrotting, let alone traveling. He'd be at the mercy of whatever venue already had one of the booming, steeple-raising behemoths already in place. Which is wh

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

At crossroads of Celtic, Americana

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Americana/Celtic duo Switchback return Thursday night to the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Switchback keeps coming back for a good reason: We like them, we really like them. For the Chicago-based duo's fourth B-N visit in as many years (at

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-03-22 16:00:00

McLean County voter turnout seen at about 30 percent, close to 2014

BLOOMINGTON - McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael said she's surprised there isn't bigger turnout because of intense media attention to some of the contested races. Michael expects about 30 percent of registered voters in the county and the Town of Normal will have ventured to the polls, which is abou