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UPDATE: One man is in serious condition after Normal West bus crash
Normal, Ill - One man is still in serious condition after a bus crash last week. Mark Kuhn was driving the bus carrying 8 Normal West JV Basketball players last Wednesday. The team was returning from a game in Champaign when a semi going the wrong way down Interstate 74 near Bloomington hit the bus
Normal West Girls Return Just Days After Deadly Wreck
Normal West Girls Return Just Days After Deadly Wreck. (Normal, IL) — That the Normal West High School girls JV team lost on Saturday doesn’t really matter. That they were able to play is the victory. The team took to the court this weekend, just days after they were involved in a deadly school bus
McLean County, area under dense fog advisory until noon
BLOOMINGTON — A dense fog advisory is in effect until noon Monday for most of Central Illinois, but should burn off by noon, said the National Weather Service. The following counties are under the advisory: McLean, Woodford, Tazewell, Logan, DeWitt, Champaign, Peoria and Macon.
Bloomington vigil to mark Sandy Hook school shooting
BLOOMINGTON — The McLean County chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will host a candlelight vigil on Dec. 16 in Bloomington to mark the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting that killed 20 children and six educators.
Suspects in custody after several burglaries in Dwight
Two people who police say are responsible for a string of burglaries in Bloomington are now in custody. Early Monday morning, Dwight police in Livingston County were trying to find the suspects, whose vehicle crashed near the intersection of Route 71 and Bannon Drive. If you have any additional info
Illinois high school mourns loss of volunteer killed in I-74 wrong-way crash
NORMAL, Illinois -- An Illinois high school held a moment of silence in memory of a volunteer who was killed in a crash on Interstate 74. According to NBC Chicago, the moment of silence was held Thursday, December 6 before a girls varsity basketball game at Normal Community West High School. The stu
Investigations continue into 2 unsolved homicides
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington police continue to investigate a shooting this week that killed a 20-year-old Bloomington man. Police were called at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday to 814 W. Jefferson St. for reports of a man being shot. Egerton Dover was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bloomington zoo hoping to have a couple of dads soon
BLOOMINGTON — Miller Park Zoo officials are hoping two new residents will be dads soon to aid in its breeding programs for two protected species. Mischa, a male Pallas' cat, an import from the Czech Republic, and Spencer, a male otter, have arrived and are being introduced to their mates.
Normal West High School JV Basketball team plays first game since fatal bus crash
NORMAL, Il - Normal West High School's JV basketball team played their first game after the Wednesday night fatal school bus and semi crash. "They are doing probably as well as you can be expected at this point in time. Everybody is different so kids react in different way to some types of trauma. S
Moline rallies past Normal West
MOLINE — For the first 16 minutes of Saturday night's nonconference outing, the Moline High School basketball team was struggling to find a spring in its collective step. Trailing Normal West by seven points early in the third quarter, the Maroons got their spark at the right time, with senior guard
Eastland Mall owners challenge tax assessment
BLOOMINGTON — Bloomington residents could soon feel another kind of pain from the exodus of anchor stores at Eastland Mall. CBL Properties, the Chattanooga, Tenn., company that owns the mall property at 1615 E. Empire St., is pushing to pay less in property taxes, which would move more of the burden
Bus driver injured in Normal accident identified
NORMAL, Ill. (WEEK) — The school bus driver in Wednesday’s fatal semi accident has been identified as Mark Kuhn. 25 News spoke with Mark’s daughter Thursday afternoon. She says he was driving the Normal West High School JV girl’s basketball team when the bus was hit on I-74.
Chicago Leo rallies to edge BHS in Team Rose Shootout
CHICAGO — For the second time in three days, Bloomington High School's basketball team saw a late lead slip away Sunday in a 65-64 loss to Chicago Leo in the Team Rose Shootout at Chicago Mount Carmel High School.
Truck collides head-on with Illinois school bus; 2 dead
DOWNS, Ill. (AP) — A semitrailer heading the wrong way on an interstate crashed into a school bus carrying an Illinois high school girls’ basketball team, killing the truck driver and an adult on the bus, authorities said Thursday.
BPD’s Wheeler pays tribute to late pastor, community leader McSwain
BLOOMINGTON – Saturday was declared Rev. Frank McSwain Sr. Remembrance Day in Bloomington, and at a service celebrating McSwain’s life, the city’s police chief praised the late pastor for his service to others.
Crime Stoppers of McLean County 12/8/18
BLOOMINGTON — Crime Stoppers of McLean County needs the public’s help in finding a person who is wanted on felony charges. Houston Joseph Rudolph, 35, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, medium brown skin and a medium build. His last known address was in Blo
Hayes, Kruse take second at “The Munch”
PONTIAC – Owen Kruse lost in a 9-5 decision in the championship match at 106 lbs and senior Sam Hayes suffered his first loss of the year in the title match at 195 lbs to lead Fort Madison at “The Munch” Pontiac Invitational wrestling meet over the weekend.
Police: Iowa truck driver going wrong way hits Illinois school bus, killing him and 1 bus passenger
DOWNS, Ill. — A eastern Iowa man was driving a semitrailer the wrong way on an interstate when it crashed into a school bus carrying an Illinois high school girls' basketball team, killing him and an adult on the bus, authorities said Thursday.
Bus-crash reaction from Peoria: 'It just makes me sick to my stomach'
PEORIA -- Athletes from Peoria Notre Dame High School traverse Interstate 74 constantly, to play fellow teams in the Big 12 Conference. School-bus safety for those trips always is paramount, according to Randy Simmons, principal of the Peoria Catholic school.
Late Danville charge upends BHS
DANVILLE — A seven-point lead got away from the Bloomington High School basketball team in the final 40 seconds Friday as Danville prevailed in a battle of Class 4A state-ranked teams, 81-78, at Danville.