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One of the keys to minimizing financial losses at the McLean County Nursing Home will be forming partnerships with hospitals.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday overwhelmingly signed on to recommendations for the county's nursing home developed by a special panel of experts from the community.

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UPDATED 8:30 a.m. | McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano said Tuesday he’s hoping Republicans field a candidate against the Democrat who beat him in last month’s primary.

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The McLean County Nursing Home is at a “tipping point,” according to a blue-ribbon panel of health care leaders that studied the facility.

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The League of Women Voters of McLean County has released a study concluding the McLean County Nursing Home is not sustainable under the current business model.

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The Republican primary race for McLean County Board District 1 pits the mayor of Carlock against a longtime member of the Illinois Farm Bureau board.

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Democratic voters on Bloomington’s west side will decide March 20 whether their longtime McLean County Board member should get to keep his job.

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. | Two weeks before the election, two mysterious flyers are causing a stir in the race between incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano and his primary challenger, Shayna Watchinski.

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The future of the McLean County Democratic Party began 14 months ago.

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The Zoning Board of Appeals has unanimously endorsed plans to bring the first three solar projects to McLean County.

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Even as McLean County government begins a debate on how to deal with its money-losing nursing home, the facility is gaining recognition as a good place for elders to live.

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McLean County Board Chair John McIntyre has named a blue ribbon panel to look at the McLean County Nursing Home.

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The Zoning Board of Appeals has given its OK to a wind farm in northeastern McLean County.

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Five nights of testimony over a proposed wind farm in northeastern McLean County were not enough.

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

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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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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.

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McLean County Republican Party chairman Chuck Erickson announced Tuesday he won’t be seeking re-election to that post, leaving the local GOP with new leadership heading into a tough 2018 election cycle with many contested races.

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The McLean County Board Land Use Committee on Friday afternoon stripped significant language out of a proposed 20-year solid waste management plan.

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Continuing a trend that began last spring with the Normal Township election, a number of first-time candidates who are women are running for local office.

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There is some behind-the-scenes skirmishing over the future of the McLean County Nursing Home, but the County Board has now agreed to hire a consultant to look at the future of the facility.

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Voters will have more choices on the ballot in 2018 when they vote for McLean County Board. Nine of 10 races will be contested.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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Incoming Chestnut Health Systems CEO Dave Sharar said his organization faces new challenges.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday approved next year’s leaner budget, shedding staff to help offset lost revenue caused by the long-awaited state budget agreement.

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Negotiations over tax incentives to bring a Canada-based Brandt Industries manufacturing plant to McLean County were unusual in that they included the Unit 5 school superintendent and the county board chair at the table, as well as economic development officials.

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The McLean County Board voted 16-1 on Tuesday for a proposed deal to bring a Canadian manufacturer to central Illinois in exchange for at least 300 jobs and a plant investment of more than $21 million.

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McLean County Board Chairman John McIntyre said Tuesday he is polling board members whether and how they think election functions should be combined between the clerk's office and the Bloomington Election Commission.

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The future of the McLean County Nursing Home is in question.

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Next year's proposed budget for McLean County government is $327,000 less than last year.

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