- Roadwork for high-speed rail starts this month in Normal Updated: May-04-16 6:27 am
NORMAL, Illinois - A busy intersection on the edge of the Illinois State University campus in Normal will close this month for improvements related to the high-speed rail project between Chicago and St. Louis.
- Lacrosse championships coming after team benchmarks met Updated: May-01-16 12:38 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - High school state championships for lacrosse in Illinois are coming after benchmarks for the number of teams were met.
- EXCHANGE: Nurturing new cyclists goal of Bikes Change Lives Updated: Apr-29-16 6:27 am
NORMAL, Illinois - Mike Kerber of the McLean County Wheelers is looking forward to being a mentor for one of the people who will be given a bicycle through the club's Bikes Change Lives program.
- EXCHANGE: 3-year-old Bloomington girl loves trash collector Updated: Apr-22-16 11:28 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - What started as a weekly wave between a little girl and her neighborhood trash hauler has become a heart-warming story for more than a half million people.
- Project aims to locate graves of firefighters in Bloomington Updated: Apr-18-16 8:34 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Active and retired firefighters in central Illinois are working to locate and honor the graves of 75 firefighters.
- EXCHANGE: Church transforming club for people on the street Updated: Apr-18-16 8:01 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - When Charles Ahrens looks at the unfinished floors and walls of the third floor of a building that once hosted comedy shows, he sees a future home for people living on the streets, many of them mentally ill.
- 1959 time capsule found at former Illinois State dorm Updated: Apr-17-16 11:18 am
NORMAL, Illinois - A time capsule from 1959 has been found at a former Illinois State University residence hall that's being taken down.
- Correction: Illinois-Vaccine Exemption story Updated: Apr-13-16 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story April 12 about child vaccinations, The Associated Press, relying on incorrect information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health, erroneously reported requirements for parents who object to having their children vaccinated on religious grounds. They must submit a "certificate of religious exemption" for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade, and also those who are enrolling in a new school or child care facility.
- EXCHANGE: Cedar Ridge student council gives back Updated: Apr-11-16 7:48 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - When students at Cedar Ridge Elementary School want to see new items in the classroom, they turn to the student council.
- Bloomington police seek help from security-camera owners Updated: Apr-08-16 6:15 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - Bloomington police are asking residents and business owners to let them use their security cameras to fight crime.
- Illinois State researchers: University adds $554M to economy Updated: Apr-07-16 11:04 pm
NORMAL, Illinois - A study by Illinois State University researchers says the school brings in about $554 million a year into the community, making it responsible for 7.5 percent of the McLean County economy.
- Illinois State students complain about primary voting lines Updated: Apr-07-16 5:11 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - About 25 Illinois State University students attended a county board finance meeting to complain that some of their classmates had to wait for hours to cast ballots in last month's primary election.
- Report on crash that killed 7 near Bloomington not complete Updated: Apr-06-16 5:14 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The National Transportation Safety Board says the final report on a plane crash that killed an Illinois State University basketball coach, an administrator and five fans won't be complete by the event's one-year anniversary.
- Demolition waste to be recycled, push McLean County to goal Updated: Apr-05-16 10:43 pm
NORMAL, Illinois - Officials in Normal officials believe agreements to recycle demolition and construction waste could help McLean County in central Illinois reach a long-held goal of recycling 40 percent of its waste.
- EXCHANGE: In 4 decades, Illinois lawyer has seen it all Updated: Apr-04-16 8:06 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - In his four decades as a lawyer, Steven Skelton has taken cases that robbed him of sleep and tested his skills during more than 20 jury trials where his clients faced potential execution if he failed.