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Bloomington Man, Nephew Killed While Walking Along Road

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:42:11 CDT

By: AP
A man and his 2-year-old nephew have been struck and killed by a pick-up truck while walking near their home in Bloomington. Authorities identified them as 27-year-old Pedro Guerrero and his nephew, Alejandro Guerrero.

Davis, Callis Talk NAFTA, Ebola During Springfield Debate

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:25:14 CDT

By: WUIS/AARP
The two candidates for Congress in Illinois' 13th District, Democrat challenger Ann Callis (left) and Republican incumbent Rodney Davis (right) take part in a debate sponsored by WUIS/AARP in Springfield.

Latino Vote Initiative In Central Illinois

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:11:12 CDT

By: Charlie Schlenker
Latino get out the vote efforts have typically happened in large cities with high concentrations of such potential voters. But, Illinois People's Action is trying to replicate that effort in Bloomington Normal, Decatur, Champaign, and other central Illinois metro areas on Sunday.

AG's Office Says State Collected $100-Million In Gas Sales Tax From Scofflaws

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:07:40 CDT

By: AP
Officials say Illinois has received $100 million in sales taxes owed by gas station owners who didn't pay all they owed.

Bloomington Woman Sentenced To 14 Years In Fatal DUI

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:07:20 CDT

By: AP
A Bloomington woman who pleaded guilty to drunken driving in a car crash that killed an Illinois State University student has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Jamie Webb pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol in the March crash that killed Michael Collins.

ISU Receives Largest-ever Individual Gift; At Least $10 Million For Athletics

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:03:29 CDT

By: Willis Kern and Charlie Schlenker
Illinois State University is announcing its largest-ever individual gift. Alums Jim and Carole Mounier are giving ISU at least $10,000,000 in a commitment gift to the athletic department, to be used for scholarships and other purposes to be determined.

Rauner Uses Bloomington Stop To Promote Early Voting

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:38 CDT

By: Judith Valente
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he can identify with working people despite his large personal fortune.

Irregularities Surfacing As Early Voting Continues

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:12:56 CDT

By: IPR's Amanda Vinicky
Thousands of Illinois voters have already cast their ballots for November's election. As IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports, there have been a couple bumps in the road this first week of voting.

BN Jobless Rate Down To 5.6% But Job Losses Mount

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:10:52 CDT

By: Alix Blackgrove
Unemployment rates in September fell in every major Illinois city, including Bloomington Normal, for the sixth consecutive month. The Department of Employment Security reports Bloomington-Normal's rate fell to 5.6%. Both cities are down more than a point from the previous year.

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