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Humace Society of Central Illinois

The Humane Society of Central Illinois (HCI) is fighting the pet over-population problem with a series of spay/neuter clinics. Plus its doors are open to young people who want to help out by volunteering.

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Bloomington resident Matt Erickson has planted seeds in a food desert and hopes to grow interest from the public with a special offer.

Ewing Cultural Center

The halls of three historic homes are decked with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas at the Mansions Tour.

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The Sound of Illinois Chorus—80 men strong—not only have a new Christmas CD that's just been released, but they're holding a free Christmas concert for the community, as well.

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Kevin Spacey. Harvey Weinstein. And now, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor.

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An associate dean of Illinois State University's Milner Library said his recent trip to the Gulf state of Qatar to help create that country's national library was an exciting adventure.

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Attitudes toward criminals have changed a great deal in the United States, and Illinois State University historian Amy Wood is using a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to further her research into those remarkable changes.

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The true spirit of Christmas can have a dark side.

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A pair of English professors have teamed up to help readers find new ways to evaluate poetry.

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Children's Home and Aid hopes to make this a Merry Christmas for local families with the annual Adopt-a-Family program.

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You can find some original holiday decor this weekend, plus help kids and families in central Illinois at an annual event hosted by The Baby Fold.

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Operation Santa is hard at work making sure active service members overseas have a merry Christmas.

In 1917, when America marched off to join the fight in World War I, it it did so to the rhythm of popular songs.

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Responsible pet parents always get their animals vaccinated when they're young. One common vaccination is for the highly contagious and deadly parvovirus.

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Artist Gary Justis is showing a new collection of his work at the Ramp Arts Gallery in Bloomington.

Davis Mansion Historic Site

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. Of course, Thanksgiving was not always the way it is today.

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A longtime fixture of Illinois State University has passed away.

He Hears Dead People

Oct 31, 2017
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You can keep your video games, your knitting, your gardening. Eric Vogel has a hobby that's not your everyday pastime. He records the voices of the dead.

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Following her sister's Dungeons and Dragons map leads a young woman on an epic voyage of discovery in the play "She Kills Monsters."

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As your trees leave you the gift of autumn leaves, you're faced with that age old question: Should I rake or not?

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What's your fearful pleasure? Brain-eating zombies? Vampires? Giant mutant bugs? Or how about that old standby: body cavity invading spiders?

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In 1857, when Illinois State Normal University was founded, it was none other than Abraham Lincoln who drew up the legal documents to help establish the school.

Community Players

Community Players in Bloomington is staging the musical "Sister Act," which is based on the popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg.

Tammy Barba

October is Adopt a Shelter Pet Month. But if you want to help shelter animals without going the adoption route, there's a great alternative that can have a positive impact on the lives of homeless animals.

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Tuesday evenings in warm weather, the Twin Cities Horseshoe Pitchers Club meet, seeking ringers and finding fellowship.

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The wild emotions of childhood and the fragile world around us figure prominently in two shows currently up at the McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington.

Jim Ferrier

The Sounds of Christmas concert in the State Farm headquarters atrium—a 35-year Bloomington-Normal tradition—is coming to an end.

Illinois State University

Illinois State University celebrates Homecoming week Oct. 16-22, with a variety of events to engage the whole community.

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Wayne Messmer is an iconic voice in Illinois, serving as a professional speaker, broadcaster, actor, author, and of course, singer. He's also an Illinois Wesleyan University graduate.

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The annual Bed Blitz makes sure kids have a place to sleep by making their beds from scratch. But no bed is truly made until it's covered with something warm and comfy. That's where the quilters come in.

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