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Rosati's event to help end child hunger

BLOOMINGTON — The owner of a local pizza restaurant believes every child deserves to sit in the lunchroom and enjoy a nice, hot meal with friends.

Despite Rod, Alan, Coliseum reports 1st quarter operating loss

Despite Rod, Alan, Coliseum reports 1st quarter operating loss

BLOOMINGTON — The U.S. Cellular Coliseum recorded a net operating loss of $252,465 for the first quarter of the fiscal year, according to a re…

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

Judge jails Kentucky clerk for refusing marriage licenses

ASHLAND, Ky. — A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her consc…

Page: How a modest Chicago mogul built schools for Southern blacks

In an age that exalts politicians and entertainers who can't stop telling us how wonderful they are, it is refreshing to honor a man who accom…

Daily Digest: 'Tool Shed' meeting in LeRoy

'Tool Shed' town hall meeting set Tuesday

New county health panel hears impact of state cuts

New county health panel hears impact of state cuts

BLOOMINGTON — More people could be admitted to emergency rooms and the county jail if services to mentally ill residents are reduced because o…

House overrides Rauner veto of heroin proposal

House overrides Rauner veto of heroin proposal

SPRINGFIELD — In a show of bipartisan support Wednesday, the Illinois House overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation designed to targe…

Judge lets Brady play, rules against NFL in 'Deflategate'

Judge lets Brady play, rules against NFL in 'Deflategate'

NEW YORK — A federal judge deflated "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy…

Charges expected today in multicounty burglary ring

Charges expected today in multicounty burglary ring

PONTIAC — Criminal charges are expected to be filed Thursday against two northern Illinois men in connection with the theft of more than $30,0…

New event trades on card-sized art

New event trades on card-sized art

BLOOMINGTON — It IS the size that counts for a new art event debuting this weekend during the September First Friday party in downtown Bloomington.

Happy trails: Gas prices continue to drop

Happy trails: Gas prices continue to drop

BLOOMINGTON — Motorists hitting the road this weekend are likely to find the cheapest Labor Day prices at the pump in more than a decade, said…

Craft: Take on this: All the '80s hits fit to print

Craft: Take on this: All the '80s hits fit to print

Born in the year of our Lord 1977, Dave Kinzer of Springfield was suckled on the '80s.

Day care center workers put toddlers in 'Fight Club'

Day care center workers put toddlers in 'Fight Club'

Officials at a day care center are apologizing to parents after two workers were charged with instigating scuffles among the young children as…

Dear Abby: Man is devastated to learn of wife's long-ago affair

Dear Abby: Man is devastated to learn of wife's long-ago affair

Dear Abby: My wife and I are in our 60s and have been married more than 40 years. It hasn't always been great, but we've made it.

GM's wife apologizes for Tweets about reporter

GM's wife apologizes for Tweets about reporter

The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter accou…

Obama has quite a fish tale

Obama has quite a fish tale

This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: salmon spawning on his shoes.

Lost sheep gives us 30 sweaters

Lost sheep gives us 30 sweaters

The Associated Press A sheep found in Australian scrubland stands in a pen afte…

Paris Hilton gets her ring back

Paris Hilton gets her ring back

Paris Hilton got lucky in Poland.

Fox News anchor doesn't want to be a Littlest Pet

Fox News anchor doesn't want to be a Littlest Pet

The Associated Press This June 23, 2015 photo released by the Hogan Lovells law…

Rock solid: Unemployed Architects build for future

Rock solid: Unemployed Architects build for future

BLOOMINGTON — It's just a week before one of the bigger nights in the seven-year annals of Bloomington-Normal rockers The Unemployed Architect…

Utility assistance delayed because of state crisis

Utility assistance delayed because of state crisis

BLOOMINGTON — Low-income households that need help paying their utility bills need to wait until at least next month before applying for assis…

Rauner touts agriculture at Farm Progress Show

Rauner touts agriculture at Farm Progress Show

DECATUR — With the Farm Progress Show as his backdrop, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Wednesday promoting the importance of agriculture in the state …

Fox Lake shooting raises awareness of dangers of police work

Fox Lake shooting raises awareness of dangers of police work

For local police officers, the shooting of a fellow officer in Lake County this week brought home the dangers of a career in law enforcement.

Editorial: Pipeline project is a sign of the times

It's hard to fight what's commonly called progress, especially when the law allows it to continue before you've finished your fight.

Reinhardt: Redbird defense exhibiting special qualities

Reinhardt: Redbird defense exhibiting special qualities

Five transfers from Bowl Subdivision programs populate the second unit on Illinois State’s defensive depth chart.

ISU football preview: Redbirds hope to make 2015 even better

ISU football preview: Redbirds hope to make 2015 even better

The Illinois State football team reached the FCS title game last season. Despite a narrow loss to top-ranked North Dakota State, ISU football …

'Jungle pilots' fly mission into Bloomington

'Jungle pilots' fly mission into Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — Beckie Roberts of Bloomington didn't need to have the representatives of JAARS who were at Central Illinois Regional Airport for…

A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the U.S.

A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the U.S.

CHICAGO (AP) — The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Ch…

False report jolts investigation into Illinois officer death

False report jolts investigation into Illinois officer death

FOX LAKE — A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal…

2015-16 NBA Schedule: Can’t-Miss Nationally Televised Games

2015-16 NBA Schedule: Can’t-Miss Nationally Televised Games

What are the can’t-miss nationally televised games on the docket for this coming season? We put together a list of the best matchups in chrono…

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The 2015 Readers' Choice winners

The 2015 Readers' Choice winners

Here are the winners of the 2015 Readers' Choice Awards. Thanks for voting!

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CornBelters rally past Evansville to clinch first West Division title

CornBelters rally past Evansville to clinch first West Division title

NORMAL — The longest tenured Normal CornBelters player, shortstop Pat McKenna knows how slippery the Corn Crib artificial surface becomes afte…

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Moss' 3-run homer in 9th sends Cards to another win

Moss' 3-run homer in 9th sends Cards to another win

ST. LOUIS — Brandon Moss hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth, giving the St. Louis Cardinals an 8-5 win over the Washington Na…

September 01, 2015 11:05 pm(0)

Schwarber hits 2-run HR to power Cubs past Reds

Schwarber hits 2-run HR to power Cubs past Reds

CHICAGO — Kyle Schwarber hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the seventh inning, and Kris Bryant had three hits as the Chicago Cubs beat the Ci…

September 01, 2015 10:22 pm(0)

Photos: CornBelters clinch division title

Photos: CornBelters clinch division title

The Normal CornBelters clinched the Frontier League's West Division for the first time Tuesday with a 4-3 win over the Evansville Otters at Th…

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Ozzie Guillen to manage CornBelters on Wednesday

Ozzie Guillen to manage CornBelters on Wednesday

NORMAL — The Normal CornBelters will have the services of a World Series champion manager in the dugout Wednesday. Ozzie Guillen will be the m…

September 01, 2015 7:00 pm(0)

Spack names Slattery as ISU's placekicker

Spack names Slattery as ISU's placekicker

NORMAL — Headed to Iowa City to open the Illinois State football season on Saturday in an 11 a.m. game at Kinnick Stadium, ISU coach Brock Spa…

September 01, 2015 6:30 pm(0)

PHOTOS: Farm Progress Show Day 1 Jim Bowling

PHOTOS: Farm Progress Show Day 1 Jim Bowling

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Illinois looks to grow football fan base among Chinese students

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois has had attendance issues in recent years, but this season it’s taking a unique approach to cultivate a…

September 01, 2015 5:00 pm(0)

Head Start pinched by state impasse

Head Start pinched by state impasse

Forty fewer children than anticipated are enrolled in Heartland Head Start this semester and six employees have been laid off because of the s…

September 01, 2015 5:00 pm(11)

Illini walk-on transfer Austin impressing Groce

Illini walk-on transfer Austin impressing Groce

CHAMPAIGN — Two high-profile basketball recruits were on the University of Illinois campus this weekend as John Groce welcomed a pair of playe…

September 01, 2015 5:00 pm(0)

Captain, goalies among returnees on Thunder protected list

BLOOMINGTON — The Bloomington Thunder feature 18 returnees on the 30-man protected list released by the USHL on Tuesday.

September 01, 2015 4:30 pm(0)

Accident near Stillwell and Market

BLOOMINGTON — Emergency crews were called to an accident at about 2:15 p.m. at the intersection of Stillwell and Market near downtown Blooming…

September 01, 2015 2:26 pm(1)

Kongskilde unveils new facility

Kongskilde unveils new facility

HUDSON — Last spring, industrial engineer Joel Freeman was on a month-long, work-related assignment away from Kongskilde North America's Hudson plant.

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Lobbying over union strike measure intense

Lobbying over union strike measure intense

SPRINGFIELD — An intense lobbying campaign that has temporarily overshadowed the state's lingering budget woes could come to a head Wednesday …

September 01, 2015 12:51 pm(1)

Stocks plunge sharply on bleak Chinese news

Stocks plunge sharply on bleak Chinese news

NEW YORK — Stocks plunged again Tuesday, continuing a rocky ride for Wall Street, after an economic report out of China rekindled fears that t…

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Police continue hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

Police continue hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

FOX LAKE, Ill.  — Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles were conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois on Tuesday after …

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Urban expert tapped for leaders' dinner

NORMAL — An urban revitalization expert who is the former three-term mayor of Pittsburgh will be the keynote speaker for the Community Leaders…

September 01, 2015 11:59 am(2)

Mitsubishi continues to show strong sales

NORMAL — Mitsubishi Motors continues to show strong year-over-year sales despite the looming closure of its Normal plant.

September 01, 2015 11:40 am(0)

Houses, cars targeted in Livingston Co. break-ins

PONTIAC — Livingston County authorities are looking for people suspected of breaking into multiple houses and cars over the weekend.

September 01, 2015 10:58 am(0)

Exelon outlines cost-cutting plan

CLINTON — Exelon Corp., which owns Clinton Power Station, is planning to cut costs.

September 01, 2015 10:23 am(0)

State eyes banning videos of driver's tests

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois secretary of state's office is poised to add one more reason to give beginning motorists a failing grade on their r…

September 01, 2015 9:30 am(5)

Youth, 17, charged in shooting case

BLOOMINGTON — A 17-year-old youth was arrested overnight in connection with an Aug. 23 shooting related to a drug dispute.

September 01, 2015 9:00 am

Slideshow: Adoptable pets in Central Illinois

Slideshow: Adoptable pets in Central Illinois

Looking to add a furry friend to your family? Take a look at the latest bunch of wonderful cats and dogs in Central Illinois shelters and resc…

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Dear Abby: Woman becoming nun needs friend's interest, not concern

Dear Abby: Woman becoming nun needs friend's interest, not concern

Dear Abby: I was best friends with "Joanne" after we met in middle school. She comes from a conservative Christian family and has three succes…

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How a hiker survived 9 days with a broken leg

How a hiker survived 9 days with a broken leg

A 62-year-old hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada with a broken leg endured freezing nighttime temperatures and c…

September 01, 2015 7:25 am(0)

Pope Francis will allow priests to absolve abortions

Pope Francis will allow priests to absolve abortions

Pope Francis will allow Roman Catholic priests to absolve women who have had abortions if they seek forgiveness  the Vatican announced Tuesday.

September 01, 2015 7:27 am(1)

'Selfie lice' more hype than reality

'Selfie lice' more hype than reality

As if you didn't have enough to worry about with the new school year starting, now there's this: "Selfie lice." In recent days, the Interwebs…

September 01, 2015 7:19 am(0)

B-N's deaf community bonds with CornBelters coach

B-N's deaf community bonds with CornBelters coach

NORMAL — The conversation moves quickly down the right-field line 10 minutes after the Saturday evening baseball game is completed.

September 01, 2015 7:15 am(0)

Naturally Yours Grocery in Normal closing

NORMAL — A Normal health food store that features organic foods, vitamins and supplements will close at the end of the week.

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The local restaurant scene

Slideshow: Coming to Bloomington–Normal in 2015 and beyond

Slideshow: Coming to Bloomington–Normal in 2015 and beyond

2014 is behind us, and there is a lot to look forward to in 2015, including new businesses, restaurants and other developments destined to ope…

Photos: The best of the Bloomington-Normal restaurant scene

Photos: The best of the Bloomington-Normal restaurant scene

You voted, and these restaurants won Readers' Choice Awards. We searched through our archives to find more photos of these restaurants through…

Slideshow: Bloomington–Normal openings and closings in 2014

Slideshow: Bloomington–Normal openings and closings in 2014

With 2014 behind us, let's look back at some of the notable openings and closings from the year.

Photos: Epiphany Farms

Photos: Epiphany Farms

Ecology Action Center • Sustainable Gourmet • Friday, Oct. 24 • Epiphany Farms Restaurant, Bloomington • Photos by Carrie Olson

You voted: The 2014 Readers' Choice Awards winners

You voted: The 2014 Readers' Choice Awards winners

Here are your winners of the 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. Thanks for voting!

Photos: Tony Roma's

Photos: Tony Roma's

Photos by Carrie Olson

Photos: ISU Young Alumni Beer Tasting

Photos: ISU Young Alumni Beer Tasting

ISU Central Illinois Young Alumni Network • 4th Annual Fat Jack’s Beer Tasting • Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 • Photos by M.K. Guetersloh

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