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Republicans and Democrats are each blaming the other party for the impasse that has caused government funding to expire and a partial government shutdown to loom on Monday.

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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.

A Houston-based energy company has filed an application for what could be McLean County's fourth wind farm.

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Calling themselves the "Bloomington-Normal Resistance," dozens of local women are planning to take to the streets at this Saturday's March to the Polls in Chicago.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A local brewery’s new taproom in south Bloomington is the latest addition to Central Illinois' growing craft-beer scene.

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GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

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Two Normal Community High School juniors are organizing a benefit concert for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and learning the benefits of civic engagement.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

An organization working to halt the spread of HIV in Illinois wants to have the difficult conversations behind treating the disease.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

The Town of Normal is likely to make major cuts and fee increases.

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Chicago has made the list of the top 20 cities Amazon is considering for its massive second headquarters.

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There are lots of reasons why we have to cut down trees. Understanding those reasons can help us face the cruelest cut.

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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.

Cindy Le / WGLT

Normal leaders are moving ahead with plans for a new five-story building on the northeast arc of Uptown circle, the next step in a dramatic reshaping of the town’s central business district.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

If President Donald Trump has taught us anything, it’s that the way you communicate your political beliefs matters more than ever.

Kevin Schertz

What would life be without music for Chris Corkery?

“I can’t … ” said Corkery softly, pausing to consider the implications. “Wow … good question. It’s hard for me to even conceptualize that. Music … saved my life in a lot of ways for many years.”

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The November election race for Illinois governor cost $28 million just for the last three months of 2017.

Central Illinois Republicans are growing their campaign war chests as they prepare to defend themselves against energized challengers in the March primary and November general election.

City of Bloomington

The City of Bloomington has named a new manager for the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to change the climate for women in Illinois prisons.

An architect's drawing of a five-story building with green space and parking proposed for Uptown Normal.
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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.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

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.

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A solar power developer has filed applications for what would be the first three solar farms in McLean County.

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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.

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A Morton man has received the Carnegie Medal for his heroic action in 2015.

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Who can resist those furry faces when it comes to giving our dogs a treat? Well, think twice before you treat your dog to a bone.

Laura Kennedy / WGLT

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.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday approved the original version of a 20-year solid waste management plan, without the changes passed this month by the Land Use Committee.

State To Begin Automatically Checking For Auto Insurance

Jan 16, 2018
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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.

A 29-year-old El Paso woman was killed Monday in a crash on Interstate 39 in Hudson.

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President Donald Trump has turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn.

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