An attorney for the lead defendant in the Coliseum fraud case claims that prosecutors are trying to “criminalize” a contract dispute between the City of Bloomington and its former arena managers, arguing the charges should be dismissed.
Nearly five months after a Category 5 hurricane rampaged through Puerto Rico, most residents still lack electricity and face shortages of health care items and basic necessities, according to Bloomington-Normal residents who have relatives on the island.
Normal Town Council members on Tuesday vowed to try to preserve three historic buildings as they consider plans for a five-story, $29 million structure with retail, offices, and apartments along Constitution Boulevard in Uptown Normal.
Three government bodies met jointly Tuesday night to nudge forward an ambitious plan to build a new library and transit center in downtown Bloomington, even as several officials noted a lack of public buy-in as one major hurdle to the effort.
McLean County Museum of History Librarian Bill Kemp's new book is his second collection of stories written for The Pantagraph. The 77 stories in this edition reveal issues from the county's past that still reverberate today, albeit in different form.
The Circus and Allied Arts Collection at ISU's Milner Library has hit the mother lode of sequined costumes, rare poster art, classic photos and a paper mache frog head in a donation of 250,000 items from the collection of a circus superfan.
Drivers in Illinois might soon have their auto insurance electronically verified in an effort to make sure every vehicle on the road is covered. But that requires a database the state doesn’t have yet.