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'Multiple' BPD vehicles return triple murder suspect to McLean County
McLean County Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink said a Bloomington Police transport team using “multiple vehicles” returned Sydney Mays,25, to the Twin-Cities about 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Mclean County retired teacher to receive award for volunteer excellence
"For most teachers when the bell stops ringing you still want to be involved with kids and community. That was certainly the case for me. I have spent a lot of time pulling together a lot of friends retired and otherwise, to help in a lot of the causes," said Meadows.
Normal Gadgets adds video game space in move
BLOOMINGTON — Competitive gamers soon have their own corner of the Twin Cities.A year afterIllinois Wesleyan University started Bloomington-Normal's first esports program, includingturning part of Hansen Student Center into its own esports arena, Normal Gadgets plans to open a similar but much more
Supreme court: Records in Zimmerman murder case closed until trial
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that information sealed by a judge in the Kirk Zimmerman murder case may remain closed until a McLean County judge rules otherwise.The opinion involves an appeal filed by Zimmerman of a 4th District Appellate Court ruling involving a legal chal
Ameren warns of potential utilitie scams
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Pluiras name Bob, Ed Brady in $1.8 million lawsuit
Ed Brady, left, and Bob Brady, center, talk with their brother State Senator Bill Brady as poll close and results favor Brady on election night at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010. Bob and Ed Brady were named this week in a $1.8 million lawsuit filed by
2 'Love & Hip Hop' stars arrested in separate incidents
ATLANTA (AP) — Two stars of this past season of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" have been arrested in separate incidents in metropolitan Atlanta.Atasha Chizaah Jefferson, known as Tommie Lee, was arrested Tuesday on assault and child cruelty charges. Citing a Smyrna police warrant, WSB-TVreportsthe
Normal, IL Breaks News To Residents
The new building will be on the northeast side of Uptown Circle. In it, you’ll find things like retail, residential units and office spaces.
Forget last week's snow; look to El Nino, other factors
LINCOLN — Thesnow experienced in parts of Central Illinois last Fridaymight have been a bit of a shock, but it's not an indication of things to come, say weather experts.“It wasa little unusual, but it does happen,” said Matt Barnes, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Lincoln.
Police looking for male suspect in Eastland Mall burglary
At approximately 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, a female employee at JC Sales inside the mall reported a black male forced open the rear door of the store and removed two bank bags from her purse, which she kept in an employee-only area of the store. The employee heard the commotion and walked to the rear of t
Crews battling fire at Carlock business
CARLOCK — Multiple crews are at the scene of a major fire at a Carlock business.Heavy, black smoke can be seen pouring from J&J Performance Powder Coating, located at 410 E. Washington St.
Local sex offender indicted on federal charges of child sexual exploitation
The Tuesday indictment alleges Hewitt engaged in the sexual exploitation of three minor victims. At the time of the alleged offenses, Hewitt was required to register as a sex offender, as a result of a 2014 conviction in Woodford County.
Normal signs off on new uptown building despite public concerns
NORMAL — A new building is coming to uptown despite a variety of concerns from the public Monday.Normal City Council signed off on a$29.2 million, five-story building for the northeast side of Uptown Circle with $8 million in future public fundingalthough speakers questioned the demand, financing, h
Grocery an enduring asset to B-N
Common Ground in downtown Bloomington has been an enduring community asset for over 40 years. It has been owned over time by three generations of strong, capable woman. As a health food grocery, it has made healthy food available for downtown Bloomington, including under-served areas of the west sid
Carlock business destroyed after a fire
Crews responded after 12 p.m. when employees say they heard popping noises. Only two employees were inside when the fire happened, both got out safe. It took crews over an hour to put out the fire, with five departments responding. Investigators say the building is a total loss.
City: Water, public works merger savings closer to $275K
Kurt Bloyd, a crew leader for the Bloomington Water Department, replaces the cover to a 6-inch water valve after attempting to turn the valve off Monday at Carlene and Kim Drives.
Carlock business a total loss after fire; cause investigated
The Carlock Fire Department was called around noon to J & J Performance Powder Coating, 410 E. Washington St., said Carlock Fire Chief Greg Mohr.
Probation for pair tied to botched plan to rob drug dealer
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Carlock business a total loss after fire
CARLOCK — Fire investigators are looking for a cause of a fire that destroyed a Carlock business Tuesday afternoon.The Carlock Fire Department was called around noon to J & J Performance Powder Coating, 410 E. Washington St., said Carlock Fire Chief Greg Mohr.“When we got here, it was heavily involv
Father in custody case could leave jail in Mass., face arrest in Ill.
Bloomington attorney Tristan Bullington, left, stands with his client, Amber Buck, earlier this year at the McLean County Law and Justice Center, Bloomington.