This City in Illinois Was Just Named One of the Best Cities to Raise a Family in the Entire StateDiana RusNewsBreak Contributor
Illinois Legislator Wants to Ensure Additional Protections for Underage InfluencersNatalie Frank, Ph.D.NewsBreak Contributor
This restaurant in Normal, IL is offering all-you-can-eat buffethalena markNewsBreak Contributor
Paragliding Accident in Forsyth Results in Death of 43-Year-Old Macon County ResidentNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
Clinton man dies after escaping house fire: Coroner
CLINTON, Ill. (WCIA) — A Clinton man has died just days after he was able to pull himself out of his burning home. Sangamon County Coroner Jim Allmon said 79-year-old Lubertus Cleeton passed away from thermal injuries sustained in the Nov. 20 fire. Cleeton was able to escape the home and was further led to […]
UPDATE: Pair of Bloomington men facing first-degree murder charges after weekend shooting
BLOOMINGTON – Two Bloomington men are behind bars in McLean County after a Bloomington man was found with multiple gunshot wounds this past weekend. On Saturday, authorities found Jamere Bew, 31, of Bloomington, in a ditch off 1025 E. Rd. in Heyworth. Bloomington Police received a call around 7...
Chestnut, IL: The Tiny Town with Enormous Charm
Chestnut, IL, may hold the title of America's smallest town, but its charm is anything but little. Nestled in the heart of Illinois, this quaint community has a population that just tips over a hundred, according to the latest figures. With a median age of 67.6, it's a town where the golden years are truly treasured, and the close-knit atmosphere is palpable. Despite its size, Chestnut has a history as rich as its soil, having survived adversities such as the fires in the late 19th century.
This is the drunkest city in Illinois, new study reveals
The drunkest city in Illinois might surprise you. Any guesses?. 24/7 Tempo, a financial news website, looked at the percentage of men and women over the age of 18 who reported heavy or binge-drinking in metros across the United States. In Illinois, Kankakee ranked #1 with 17.2% of adults stating...
Minier, Illinois: A Comprehensive Guide to a Charming Suburban Rural Mix Neighborhood
Welcome to Minier, a charming town located in Tazewell County, Illinois. With a population of 1,105, Minier offers residents a suburban rural mix feel, making it an ideal place to call home. In this essay, we will explore various aspects of the Minier neighborhood, including its population, median home value, public and private schools, neighborhood rankings, crime and safety, resident diversity, median household income, similar places, and current resident reviews. Let's dive in and discover what makes Minier such a unique and desirable community.
Illinois Sheriff’s Intense Search Ends with Discovery of Body
FUNKS GROVE TOWNSHIP, McLean County, IL — A peaceful Saturday morning in Funks Grove Township turned ominous when McLean County Sheriff’s deputies rushed to the intersection of 1375 East Road and 700 North Road at 7:00 a.m., responding to a distressing call about a female searching for a male, a potential victim of violence.
NPD asking for help in locating missing woman
NORMAL – Authorities in Normal need the public’s help in finding a woman who went missing nearly a year ago. In a news release, NPD reports that Julie Harris, 50, homeless, went missing last December. Before going missing, Harris was known to visit Bloomington-Normal and the Pontiac area.
Echoes of Danvers State Hospital: A Legacy of Aspiration and Haunting
Nestled atop Hathorne Hill, the Danvers State Hospital stood as a monument to both the advancement of mental health care and its chilling missteps. Built in 1874, it exemplified the Kirkbride Plan's vision for therapeutic architecture, aiming to heal with natural light and fresh air. Yet, despite its grand design and picturesque location, the hospital was marred by tales of overcrowding and inhumane treatments that peaked in the 20th century. The hospital's decline in the 1960s led to its closure in 1992, and while most of the structure was demolished in 2007, its gothic façade and its lore have left an indelible mark on the collective psyche.
Indulge in Bloomington: 6 Barbeque Joints Worth Every Bite
This article presents a curated list of six top-notch Barbeque spots in Bloomington. Have you had a chance to visit any of these yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences, so please feel free to leave your comments below!
Armington Junction project complete
The Montana Department of Transportation and Riverside Contracting Inc. have substantially completed the Armington Junction project. The project reconstructed about four miles of U.S. Highway 87. Crews widened the roadway to five lanes starting after the Belt Creek Bridge traveling westbound toward Belt and Great Falls and constructed a new...
Clinton's Gastronomic Treasures: 4 Time-Honored American Dishes to Explore
In this piece, we delve into four traditional American dishes that are a must-try in Clinton. Have you sampled any of these delicacies yet? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so please feel free to leave your comments below:
Bloomington council approves water rate increase to make more than $350 million in repairs
BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - With only two opposing votes, the Bloomington city council approved a 33% water rate increase to occur three times in as many years in order to pay for hundreds of millions in needed repairs to the water system. It’s the first time the city has raised...
UPDATE: First measurable snowfall of the season in Peoria
LINCOLN, Ill. – Your results may vary, but it’s possible there’s more snow on the ground than you anticipated. The National Weather Service says on average, the first measurable snowfall in Peoria is November 26th, and that certainly was the case Sunday morning. Forecasters say based on...
The Enduring Legacy of Broadwell, Illinois: A Testament to Pioneering and Progress
In the heart of Logan County, Illinois, the village of Broadwell stands as a symbol of the 19th-century American pioneering spirit. Established in 1856, amid the rise of the railroad era, Broadwell was the vision of Thomas Broadwell, a local citizen of note, and Jacob Eisiminger. Together, they plotted a community on the cusp of transportation revolution, etching the name of Broadwell into history as the village provided a vital shipping point for the region's agricultural produce.
Bloomington's Beer Nuts: A Sweet and Salty Snack Legacy
Bloomington, Illinois is not just any town; it's the proud home of the Beer Nuts Company, a family-owned snack powerhouse established in 1953. Known for their sweet and salty glazed peanuts, Beer Nuts has become an American snacking legend. The company's history dates back to 1937 with the Shirk family's Caramel Crisp Shop, where the original glazed peanuts, then called 'redskins,' began their journey to becoming the iconic Beer Nuts we know today. The factory tours at the Beer Nuts headquarters offer a window into the snack's storied past and the meticulous production process.
Mt. Hope Township Community Hall hosting Christmas in the Village Sunday
MCLEAN, Ill. (WMBD) — Mount Hope Township Community Hall on the Square in McLean will host its annual Christmas in the Village celebration on Sunday from 4-7. The event features a magical Christmas tree walk, hot cocoa, cookies, s’mores, letters to Santa, the Ebenezer Church Chime Choir, gingerbread house decorating, horse-drawn carriage rides, family photos, and more.
16-Year-Old Chicago Girl, Alannah Moore, Has Been Missing Since Nov. 21
Chicago Police are seeking the public's assistance in the case of Alannah Moore, a 16-Year-Old Black teenager that has been missing since November 21. Alannah has brown eyes and black hair, height standing at 5-feet-7 inches and tipping scales at 150 pounds. Her last known location is on the 3500 block of W Hirsch St. in Bloomington Illinois.
Discover Bloomington: A Guide to its Top 4 Bakeries
This article presents a tour of four exceptional bakeries located in Bloomington. Have you had a chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your experiences. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The first snow of the season. How did we do?
Central Illinois saw the first measurable snow of the season over the weekend. Predictions for the snowfall amounts put areas west of the Illinois River at around one to three inches of snow. Cities along and east of the river stayed around two inches or less. Reports from Peoria did...