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Young girl bullied, injured at Bloomington daycare

“When they showed me the picture, like my jaw hit the floor,” said Alvin Baker, Lily’s father. “I was like, are you kidding me. This is serious. Like she needed to go to the hospital.”

WJBC.COM - 2018-05-25 10:59:11

Crime Stoppers of McLean County

Darious Drake Dawson, 26, is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 207 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, medium brown skin and a medium build. His last known address was in Bloomington. Dawson has used the aliases “Darius,” “Reo,” “Rio,” and “Dwayne.”

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-25 22:00:00

Prosecutor: Speeding only charge warranted in crash that killed Normal West teen

BLOOMINGTON — A 23-year-old Bloomington man involved in a March 6 crash that killed Normal Community West High School student Olivia "Livi" Sonetz will face only speeding charges, State’s Attorney Jason Chambers said Friday.Chambers said he based his decision not to charge Mitchel Mohr with additio

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-25 21:45:00

Twin City swimming pools open for season

BLOOMINGTON — The arrival of warmer weather makes the timing of this weekend's opening of Twin City public swimming pools just about perfect.In Bloomington, O’Neil Pool will be open from Saturday through Aug. 12; it is located in O’Neil Park at 1515 W. Chestnut St.Holiday Pool will be open from Satu

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-26 12:00:00

'Here to serve': Eastview taking over Crosswinds church in Bloomington

Eastview Christian Church, which has about 6,000 members at 1500 North Airport Road in Normal, will take over this century-old Bloomington church and community center being vacated by Crosswinds Community Church this summer.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-25 17:30:00

IAA Drive in Bloomington to close

BLOOMINGTON – Effective Wednesday, May 30, from 7 a.m to 5 p.m. IAA Drive between Rowe Drive and just south of the Country Financial entrance will be closed to thru traffic for storm sewer replacement at 710 IAA Dr.


Fire damages Stanford home during Friday night storm

“Flames coming out the front of the structure on the first floor, mainly in the utility room,” said Allin Township Assistant Fire Chief Blake Grieder when describing what firefighters encountered when arriving to the A-frame house at on Pleasant Street.

WJBC.COM - 2018-05-25 23:41:59

Young girl gets bullied at local day care-- Sent to the hospital

"When they showed me the picture, like my jaw hit the floor," said Alvin Baker, Lily's father. "I was like, are you kidding me. This is serious. Like she needed to go to the hospital."

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-05-24 22:43:52

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Long-time surgeon returns to practice following medical scare

BLOOMINGTON — When McLean County's longest-practicing orthopedic surgeon was recovering recently from his third surgery in eight months, he thought briefly about retiring."It did enter my mind when I was recovering," said Dr. Anthony "Tony" Dustman. "I decided I didn't like it.""This (patient care)

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-25 11:00:00

Cottonwood fluff ignited by cigarette damages house

Firefighters were called about 4 p.m. to 1703 Taft Drive, where flames were seen low on the northeast corner of the house. The fire, which was extinguished in less than 10 minutes and was contained to the exterior of the house, caused an estimated $5,000 to $10,000 damage, Swaney said.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-24 22:30:00

Two men arrested for selling meth

34 year-old Nicholas Wotton, of South Pekin, and 47 year-old Robert Armstrong, of Pekin, were arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of North School Street & Warren Avenue, in Normal.


Tazewell County Authorities Searching for Missing Man

Police say 73-year-old Dennis Loser was last seen in the area of Morton Junior High around 8:00 PM Wednesday night. He's described as a white male, last seen wearing black jeans, a brown t-shirt, possibly wearing an American Legion hat.


Bloomington-Normal jobless rate reaches 18-year low

“We saw growth in a major of the metro areas in transportation, warehousing and utilities, professional and business services as well as in manufacturing,” Gough said. “All of those areas had gains.”

WJBC.COM - 2018-05-25 10:32:12

Man who streamed fight on Facebook Live sentenced to jail

Michael Burton, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to unlawful video recording at a residence, a Class 4 felony, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 30 months probation. A misdemeanor obscenity charge was dropped.


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Lesson learned: Hudson man gets his 'Big Boy' back

It was there when he went to bed around 11 p.m. Wednesday, but when he woke at 7 a.m. Thursday, it was missing.

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-24 18:00:00

Second World War caused dramatic changes in the state

The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is sponsored by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois Press Association. More than 20 newspapers are creating stories about the state’s history, places and key moments in advance of the Bicentennial on Dec. 3, 2018. Stories published up to t

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-05-24 17:28:00

Hudson man wants his ' Big Boy' back

“It had been on the porch for several months and my house has been known as the 'Big Boy' house, but I decided to move it so we didn’t look like rednecks or anything,” he said.


District 87 students, principal lauded for awards

Several Bloomington High School students earned awards last month through performances at the Bloomington-Normal Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO).