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In rare jury trial, Bloomington juvenile acquitted of gun charges

Three others, including two minors who also faces charges in juvenile court, were in the car. Haynes, 21, faces weapons and drug charges in connection with the incident.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 18:15:00

Crime Stoppers of McLean County 11/17/18

Bobby Javon Talley, 38, is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He has medium brown skin and a slight build. His last known address is in Bloomington. Talley has used the alias of “BJ.”

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 23:00:00

Bloomington first responders are asking for new equipment

For the past 6-7 months they have been training with Axon body cameras. However, that was essentially a trial period, and now that it has ended, the department is asking city leaders to help them purchase the equipment.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-16 22:43:51

Unit 5 homeowners: Get ready to pay higher taxes

Unit 5 Business Manager Marty Hickman attributed about 85 percent of the levy increase to the sale ofworking cash bonds over the summer to cover operating expenses, and the rest results from an expected 1.25 percent increase in the equalized assessed valuation (EAV), or total taxable value of proper

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 12:45:00

Bloomington residents can get free winter coats from The Giving Fence

Anyone can donate winter items like coats, hats, gloves and scarfs as well as pick them up for free.the anonymous process is a way to help keep everyone warm during the winter.

WEEK.COM - 2018-11-15 04:35:54

Man nets 65 years for home invasion that left couple 'forever changed'

BLOOMINGTON — A man accused of forever changing the lives of a Bloomington couple, including a victim shot several times, was sentenced Friday to 65 years in prison in connection with a violent home invasion.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 20:04:00

Big Homes Just Listed in the Bloomington Area

One of a kind! A spectacular house with amazing floor plan, a fully finished walk out basement, fenced yard, on the golf course (5th hole) and lake view! First floor gorgeous master suite with master bathroom featuring his and hers vanities, walk in closet and newer carpet in '17. Large eat-in kitch

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 06:00:04

A new park is on it's way to Bloomington

Leaders of the Harmony Park Project believe 3,000 children with special needs, in McLean County, do not have a place to play safely and independently. They say this new playground will help solve that.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-15 02:45:09

With snow season approaching Bloomington Public Works has a few tips and reminders for you

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The season of giving is finally here, and McLean County received a couple inches of snow early this morning.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-11-15 23:47:34

Photos: Festival of Trees offers a forest of love and giving

Dameron Beverly, left, and her daughter, Janelle, 19, both of Normal, look at Christmas trees for auction at The Baby Fold's 25th annual Festival of Trees on Friday at the Interstate Center's Mini Expo and West Buildings. The tree at left was created by Beth Porter and the tree at right by Girl Scou

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-16 21:00:00

Affordable Starter Homes in the Bloomington Area

Looking for a good deal? Check out these affordable, inexpensive homes to buy in the Bloomington area.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 06:00:03

Twin Cities gets up to 4 inches of snow; worst is over

BLOOMINGTON — Motorists had to contend with snow-covered roads on Thursday morning, leading to traffic accidents and cancellation of classes in the El Paso-Gridley school district, but the worst was over by mid-morning.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 16:35:00

Train quiet zones in Bloomington, McLean County begin next week

Intermodal freight containers on a Union Pacific Railroad train cross West Washington Street on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Bloomington. The crossing, as well as two others, will become quiet zones starting Tuesday.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 12:00:00

Coming soon: Entertainment headed to Central Illinois

Coming soon, just not sure when:Country superstar Kenny Chesney is headed to Central Illinois sometime next spring. Chesney will perform at the State Farm Center in Champaign at a yet-to-be-announced date and time. The visit is part of Chesney's 11-city Songs for the Saints tour, no dates of which h

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 20:00:00

Bloomington Liquor Commission meeting canceled

BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington Liquor Commission meeting set for 4 p.m. Tuesday has been canceled.The city sent out an email at 3 p.m. Tuesday canceling the meeting because the agenda for the meeting was not posted on the city's website until Tuesday morning.The meeting was canceled "out of an abundanc


Bloomington Police ask for help in search for missing mother and child

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WEEK) — The search is on for a missing mother and child.31-year-old Amanda Watson, and her five-year-old son Mohamed Bozoume of Bloomington were last seen around 3:15 PM Saturday afternoon.Amanda is a light-skinned 31-year-old black woman, 5”6′, 260 pounds, black shoulder-length h


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PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 19:59:18

Snow may put city leaf collection on hold

A Normal Parks and Recreation Department crew uses leaf blowers to clean up a combination of snow and leaves Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Anderson Park.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-11-15 12:00:00

Performers set the stage for 'A Very Seedling Christmas' to celebrate theater's 10th year

BLOOMINGTON — The late nights, long hours, challenges and drama of the theater are all worth it for Donna Anhalt, artistic director of Seedling Theatre in Bloomington.


Winter weather advisory begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday in McLean County

Areas to the south, such as Decatur, can expect 3 to 4 inches and, further the south, more than 6 inches of snow are expected in the first significant storm of the season.