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A 22-year-old Bloomington woman charged in a fatal stabbing told police the victim had threatened her before their final confrontation, authorities said Wednesday.

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Aldermen are reacting to a multi-phased expansion concept presented this week to the Bloomington Public Library Board of Trustees.

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The Barn III

As many as 150 people recently participated in a ceremonial barn-raising event in Goodfield, but it wasn’t to help an ailing farmer.

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How does your garden grow? Thanks to technology you can keep tabs on your yard day and night—from anywhere in the world—on your phone.

On this week’s GLT’s Grow, Mike McCurdy talks to Patrick Murphy about outdoor weather stations and garden cameras.

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A measure awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature would enable local counties or municipalities to create urban agricultural zones in areas where access to food is limited.

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UPDATED 12:50 p.m. | The Democrat looking to unseat state Rep. Keith Sommer is closing the fundraising gap as both candidates head into the thick of campaign season.

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You know what’s not good for a real estate market? A ton of uncertainty at the market’s biggest employer.

Digital Age Accelerates Cultural Globalization

Jul 17, 2018
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The digital age has aided globalization of popular culture, according to Illinois State University professor Lane Crothers

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The #MeToo movement has brought increased awareness of nondisclosure agreements in sexual harassment and assault cases.

A 22-year-old Bloomington woman was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on the west side.  

Leila J. Jackson made her first court appearance Wednesday. She's charged with stabbing Quantez Brown, 24, with a knife after an argument early Tuesday in the 400 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, just west of downtown. Brown went to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

Jackson is being held on $2 million bond. She was appointed a public defender. Her arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 27.

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Illinois Fusion Soccer Club

The mayor of Normal said Tuesday there is a second potential developer of a sports complex. He declined to say specifically who.

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The McLean County Board decided Tuesday to put two advisory referenda on the fall ballot.

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The Bridgestone plant in Normal will add 30 new employees as part of a $12 million investment, the tiremaker announced Tuesday.

Helsinki Summit
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President Donald Trump has been taking heat from both sides of the aisle following his news conference in Helsinki on Monday in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others.

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The Town of Normal ended its fiscal year June 30, with reserves down by $1.8 million.

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A $43.6 million indoor-outdoor sports complex would make Bloomington-Normal an even bigger sports tourism destination and have a multigenerational impact on public health, a consultant told elected officials Monday night.

Lincoln's Festival

It's the Illinois bicentennial, and as a result the 10th year of Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington-Normal will be richer and more nuanced, according to organizer Barb Adams and grant writer Marcia Young.

City council members at a dais in the Center for the Performing Arts.
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Bloomington Alderman Jamie Mathy said he regrets cancellation of the special meeting last week to deal with a new version of a Welcoming City ordinance.

Creativity Center Fundraiser Faces Big Challenge

Jul 16, 2018
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City of Bloomington

For five days earlier this summer, the air conditioning system went out at the Creativity Center on Chestnut and Locust streets, across from the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Judges in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit have filled one of the vacancies on the bench.

New campaign finance disclosures show Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan outraised U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis last quarter, though the incumbent Republican still has a much larger war chest heading into the thick of campaign season.

Large group of soccer players and families crowd an area near a food truck at Community Fields along Ireland Grove Road in Bloomington.
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Bloomington-Normal leaders will get their first look at a study Monday night that will help decide whether it makes economic sense to invest public money in a community multisport complex.

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Inside the Constitution Trail tunnel under Washington Street in Bloomington, young artist Eden Warner painted a giant letter “B” with lots of green trees.

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A developer that’s been struggling to find a restaurant to rent the new first-floor space on Uptown Circle is asking the town’s permission to cut the space in half—and possibly skip the restaurant altogether.

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The Illinois Farm Bureau is calling for the Trump administration to go to the bargaining table with China over tariffs.

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A well-known nonpartisan analyst says the race is tightening between U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Bloomington Police

Police say a Bloomington man wanted on murder charges following the triple homicide last month on Riley Drive has been taken into custody.

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J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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