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A 17-year-old charged in the fatal shootings last month at a Normal apartment pleaded not guilty Friday in McLean County court.

Tacoma Police Department

UPDATED 1:15 p.m. | A 32-year-old cold case 2,000 miles away led to the arrest of a suspect in Eureka on Thursday.

A 23-year-old Bloomington man is accused of driving under the influence before a crash early Thursday that killed his passenger.

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A Bloomington man with a history of drunken driving was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for killing a teenage bicyclist last summer.

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Did you get a ticket in the last couple weeks for using your cell phone while driving? Join the club.

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A 17-year-old charged in this week’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment was allegedly wielding three guns that night—including an AR-15 rifle.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with Wednesday night’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment complex.

Courtesy of Charlene Carruthers

Community activist and author Charlene Carruthers says she believes in asking questions that challenge people and might even make some feel uncomfortable.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead Wednesday night inside a Normal apartment complex.

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A nursing mother is suing for discrimination after being told she should use the men's restroom to express breast milk when she reported for jury duty at a Chicago court.

A west-side intersection was reopened Tuesday after a semitractor trailer carrying agricultural chemicals crashed, authorities said.

Nashville Police via AP

UPDATED 1:40 p.m. | Authorities say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Waffle House in Nashville has been arrested.

An 18-year-old Mackinaw man was identified Saturday as the person shot and killed by a Tazewell County sheriff's deputy.

Tazewell County sheriff's police killed a man near Mackinaw Friday morning. The 18-year-old was at a residence at 34368 State Route 9 and had shot at a deputy.

Illinois State University

Four applicants have applied to fill a vacant judgeship on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A couple potential moves could leave the McLean County state's attorney's office without its top two administrators.

Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Police have made an arrest in last weekend's shooting that killed two at a house party.

Woman Charged Using Controversial Felony Murder Law

Apr 8, 2018
McLean County Sheriff's Department and Bloomington Police

The charge against Brittney Mikesell is based on a controversial provision of Illinois’ murder statute.

Fatal Attraction: How A Young Couple's Dark Journey Led To Murder

Apr 8, 2018
David Proeber / The Pantagraph

When Cullen Hedrick and Brittney Mikesell arrived at a south Bloomington trailer park on a Saturday afternoon in early December, they were looking for trouble.

Will Scanlon / Eleventh Judicial Circuit

The new chief judge for the circuit that includes McLean County is Mark Fellheimer.

Bloomington Police

Illinois public health officials say the number of people in Illinois who have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has increased to 81 cases.

UPDATED 11 a.m. | A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday night on Bloomington's east side, police said.

Bloomington Police

Bloomington Police are asking parents to come forward if their children took piano lessons from a local teacher who’s accused of sexually abusing six children and secretly taping at least some of the incidents.

A 39-year-old Bloomington man is in custody after police seized more than $100,000 in drugs—including 13 pounds of cannabis butter—from a mobile home.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen’s co-defendant was sentenced Wednesday to a stiffer two-year prison sentence for his role in a scheme that defrauded State Farm Insurance.

Ford County Men Are Suspects In Two Bombings

Mar 14, 2018
U.S. Attorney's Office

Three Ford County men have been charged with arson in the bombing last year of a mosque in suburban Minneapolis.

Dr. Cara Rabe-Hemp in her classroom
Ralph Weisheit

Despite slightly declining numbers in this decade, Illinois State University Criminal Justice Sciences professor Cara Rabe-Hemp says female police officers have made gains in numbers and respect since entering policing in larger numbers in the 1980s.

A senior softball player at Normal West high school has died from her injuries sustained in a car crash this week, authorities said Thursday.

Bloomington Police have arrested a 31-year-old nurse for allegedly ripping painkiller patches off the arms of nursing home patients and stealing them.

Cass Herrington / WCBU

There are signs key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.

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