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Bloomington man arrested in two separate arson cases

BLOOMINGTON - A Bloomington man has been arrested in connection with two separate arson cases. Several witnesses reported seeing a white male set a dumpster on fire last Friday in the 600 block of North Western. The suspect fled on foot. A short time later, witnesses say a man lit a church sign and

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-18 21:12:27

Bloomington house fire claims 3 lives

BLOOMINGTON - Three people died in an early morning fire on Brittany Court on Bloomington's far northeast side, police said. Bloomington police and Bloomington fire were called at 2:59 a.m. The McLean County Coroner's office was called to the scene and the three people were pronounced dead at 4:15 a

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-19 15:30:00

Police: Three people pronounced dead during Tuesday morning structure fire

BLOOMINGTON - Three people are dead after a fire on Brittany Court in Bloomington. According to the Bloomington Police Department, they were pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m. by representatives from the McLean County Coroner's office. The name of the victims have not been released until authorities notif

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 15:34:47

Three killed in Bloomington fire; press conference scheduled for noon

Three people are dead after a fire early Tuesday on Brittany Court in Bloomington. Officials are set to hold a press conference at noon at Bloomington City Hall at noon Tuesday to address the deaths. A joint press release from the Bloomington Police Department, Bloomington Fire Department and McLean

WEEK.COM - 2017-09-19 18:20:00

PFOP: Bloomington airport born of FDR's New Deal

In the midst of the Great Depression, discouraged area residents looked to the skies to recover some of the optimism and can-do spirit lost in the recent hard times. The 1920s and 1930s, the decades between the two world wars, represent what has come to be known as the Golden Age of Flight. The roma

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-17 13:00:00

Bloomington uses hybrid approach for legal services

BLOOMINGTON - The city of Bloomington uses a unique hybrid legal team that includes an in-house assistant city attorney and outsourcing its top attorney position and primary legal services to a Springfield-based law firm. The city has reduced its dependence on outside legal firms with higher hourly

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-17 11:45:00

Aldermen debate timing of sizable sewer rate hike

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. Buy Now Workers for Hoerr Construction unearth an old sewer connection last month as part of the city of Bloomington's sewer lining project at East Chestnut and North Main streets. Aldermen are debating when signific

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-19 12:00:00

Familiar faces: Longtime managers buy Lucca Grill

BLOOMINGTON - Lucca Grill, which celebrated its 80th anniversary in December, is under new ownership, but the new proprietors have a long history of their own with the legendary eatery in downtown Bloomington. The restaurant at 116 E. Market St. was closed on Monday so the sale to Tony Smith and Joh

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-19 19:15:00

Pritzker campaign highlights central Illinois in new ad

Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker is laser-focused on local voters. WMBD got an exclusive look at the campaign's new ad "Think Big (Peoria)" Monday night, which is scheduled for release Tuesday in the Peoria-Bloomington television market. The ad highlights stops in Peoria, Bloomington

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 01:23:50

Council favors quicker increase in sewer rates

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - A majority of the Bloomington City Council is in favor of a quick increase in sanitary and storm water sewer rates. At a committee of the whole meeting on Monday, most of the council said they want to see a more drastic hike next fiscal year. If the proposal passes, both sanitary

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 02:40:06

Rep. Dan Brady announces his bid for re-election

NORMAL, Ill. - Long-time State Representative Dan Brady is running for re-election. Brady and his supporters gathered at the Marriott Hotel in Normal on Monday. He talked about his accomplishments over the last 16 years, both in Springfield and in his district, like education improvements. "We remod

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 03:04:11

Dear Dr. Roach: Is low body temperature a cause for concern?

Dear Dr. Roach: I am an 85-year-old female with an often low body temperature. I feel very warm, like I have a fever, but when I take my temperature it can be as low as 95 or 96. This has happened several times. I've heard that a low temp is just the same as a high fever. I take numerous medications

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 09:00:00

Relay meets $300K fundraising goal, turns the tide

NORMAL - After several years of failing to reach its fundraising goal, American Cancer Society Relay For Life of McLean County exceeded its dollar goal this year, and volunteers hope that the event has turned the corner. The 23rd annual relay raised $300,786.47, surpassing the goal of $300,000, volu

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-18 23:00:00

Bond issues, litigation boost Heartland's legal expenses

Buy Now A lawsuit related to delays in construction of the Fitness & Recreation Center is responsible for much of the litigatoin-related legal expenses at Heartland Community College.LENORE SOBOTA, THE PANTAGRAPH NORMAL - Heartland Community College has spent about $716,420 on outside legal fees in

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Normal will offer employee buyouts

NORMAL - The clock is ticking for 18 town of Normal employees. Eligible Normal workers have until mid-October to decide if they'll take an early retirement incentive intended to help the town fight a budget shortfall after the Normal City Council approved the program Monday. Eligible employees are i

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-19 01:00:00

Normal introduces early retirement incentives.

NORMAL, Ill. - The Town of Normal is hoping to tighten the belt on its budget for next year by introducing an early retirement package. The council unanimously passed the proposal on Monday, without any discussion. Town leaders introduced the idea as a way to cut personnel costs in the coming year.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-09-19 03:25:26

Caulkins hits 101st campaign trail

As Piatt County Board Chairman Randy Keith was making his formal entry into the 101st Illinois House race, fellow Republican candidate Dan Caulkins was on a campaign trip that took him to Clinton, Heyworth, Mahomet and Monticello. Meeting with potential constituents, the former Decatur city council

JOURNAL-REPUBLICAN.COM - 2017-09-19 18:32:00

Road work: Lee, Fell closing Tuesday for repairs

Lee Street, Bloomington - North Lee Street, between Locust and Market streets, will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday for sewer rehabilitation work. Drivers must use other routes. Fell Avenue, Normal - Fell Avenue, between Florence and Archie avenues, will be closed to through traffic beginning

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-18 20:20:00

Blm-Nor Area Convention Visitors Bureau - Ad from 2017-09-18

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PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-18 18:45:35

Public safety: Man accused of church arson; drug charges

BLOOMINGTON -A man is charged with arson at a place of worship after he allegedly started to burn a sign in front of a church in the 700 block of West Locust Street, Bloomington. Corey B. Dowell, 21, also is charged with arson of real or personal property after he allegedly tried to burn a fence in

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-17 11:45:00