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Gov Candidates Squabble Over Term Limits

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:08:36 CDT

By: IPR
With just days left to get a term limits initiative on the November ballot it remains caught up in legal proceedings. An appellate court has yet to issue an opinion.Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner says the state Supreme Court should decide the issue.

State Police Defy Attorney General Over FOI Request

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:52:07 CDT

By: Jim Browne
Despite a ruling by the Illinois Attorney General, State Police are refusing to honor a Freedom of Information Act request for records on an investigation into a Bloomington Police Officer. The Pantagraph newspaper filed the request in May, and the state police denied access to the records.

New Health Service Center To Replace Fairview Building

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:29:15 CDT

By: Jim Browne
The former TB clinic on north main in Normal will be home to a new health center to be operated by Chestnut Health Services following county board action. The county will conduct asbestos abatement, and demolition of the Fairview building, and put up a new structure which Chestnut will lease.

West Bloomington Mob Fights

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:18:15 CDT

By: Jim Browne
Bloomington police say no one has been arrested after a violent mob gathered on West Jefferson and Monroe Streets. An 88 year old man was hit with a brick, windows were broken by thrown bricks, and another man was stabbed in the chest shortly after 11 O'clock last night.

IL ACT Scores On The Rise

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:12:27 CDT

By: AP
The Illinois State Board of Education says Illinois' high school graduating class of 2014 earned a composite score of 20.7 on the ACT. The score on the four-subject test is slightly higher than the class of 2013's score of 20.6. The national average is 21.

Uptown Update From Mayor Koos

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:33 CDT

By: Mike McCurdy
During the most recent strategic planning process, the Town of Normal Council identified the need to update the Uptown Plan as a top priority. The Council last night voted to move forward on creating that plan, turning to Farr Associates which developed 1999 plan guiding Uptown.

Uptown Update From Mayor Koos

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:13:27 CDT

By: Mike McCurdy
During the most recent strategic planning process, the Town of Normal Council identified the need to update the Uptown Plan as a top priority. The Council last night voted to move forward on creating that plan, turning to the firm that developed 1999 the plan guiding Uptown, Farr Associates.

Allegiant Offers New Air Routes From Bloomington And Peoria

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:34:12 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Florida travelers from central Illinois have a couple more options now. Allegiant Airlines is announcing new flights from Bloomington to Saint Petersburg-Clearwater and from Peoria to Orlando Sanford. Those start in mid to late November.

New Uptown Study To Undertake Broader Look At Fringes Of District

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:28:35 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
The Mayor of Normal acknowledges there was initial sticker shock among Town Council members on a new study reexamining the Uptown development plan fifteen years after the revitalization effort began. The new study will cost about $274,000, or nearly four times the original plan fee.

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