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The Fascinating World Of Insects

Fri, 01 May 2015 16:15:35 CDT

By:
Photo: "Fly, Fly Away" by Kathleen Clesson All week long on Sound Ideas, we've been bringing you poems from a recent poetry reading and photography exhibit called "Eyes To See: Celebrating the Beauty of Nature." We end our week-long poetic exploration of the natural world with a reading by...

Front And Center Block Proposal Heats Up

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:56:13 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
The Bloomington City Council will hear Monday about a plan to have the city buy the Front and Center building after a developer buys it and tears down the old Wards building and other structures on the city block. The lot could then attract proposals for development.

NCWHS Student Calls For Remembrance Of Armenian Genocide

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:55:46 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
A student at Normal Community West High School has organized an Armenian Genocide Awareness event Friday morning. Ani Chalian's great grandfather was the only member of his family to escape the massacre of 1.5 milllion Armenians a century ago in what is now Turkey.

Governor Rauner Signs On To Obama Library Proposal

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:54:39 CDT

By: AP
Gov. Bruce Rauner is endorsing a measure paving the way for Chicago to use park land for Barack Obama's presidential library and film producer George Lucas' museum. Legislators fast-tracked the measure, changing state law to let Chicago build museums on park or "formerly submerged" land.

Aurora Air Traffic Control Fire Suspect Charged

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:52:37 CDT

By: AP
A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to an air traffic control facility has been formally charged. The U.S. Attorney's office announced the charges against 37-year-old Brian Howard of Naperville.

ISU Says No To Racism

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:47:56 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Minority students and others devoted to diversity have rallied at ISU in the wake of a racist tweet associated with an account that focuses on ISU drinking.

Exploring The Fascinating World Of Insects

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:10:30 CDT

By: Mike McCurdty
(Photo: "Fly, Fly Away" by Kathleen Clesson) All week long on Sound Ideas, we've been bringing you poems from a recent poetry reading and photography exhibit called "Eyes To See: Celebrating the Beauty of Nature." We end our week-long poetic exploration of the natural world with a reading...

Concussion Legislation Moves To Illinois House

Fri, 01 May 2015 10:08:52 CDT

By: AP
The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's permission to return to sports or class. The Sttate Senate has passed the measure to the House.

Wrongful Sperm Suit Filed

Fri, 01 May 2015 10:08:20 CDT

By: AP
A sperm bank in Illinois is arguing for the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing it of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor to a white Ohio woman, arguing that the baby was born healthy.

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