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Man from Normal killed in crash after police chase

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The McLean County Coroner has identified a man who was killed in a car crash following a police chase last month. Coroner Kathleen Yoder identified the deceased as 22-year-old Jordan Cason. She determined that Cason died from blunt force injuries caused by his SUV striking a power pole. He was the […]
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Victim of deadly Bloomington crash identified

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The victim of a deadly crash in Bloomington was identified Wednesday. According to a Bloomington police Facebook post, the coroner identified the victim as 22-year-old Jordan T. Cason of Normal. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. on June 24 near the...
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Driver from Normal identified following fatal crash in Bloomington

The McLean County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the driver who died after he crashed into a tree while eluding police following another crash moments earlier. Coroner Kathy Yoder identified the driver as Jordan Cason, 22, of Normal. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:55 a.m. June 24, hours after the early morning crash in Bloomington.

Ford County man pleads guilty to attempted kidnapping

URBANA — A Roberts man pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping Wednesday in federal court, admitting that he struck a woman with his vehicle in Gibson City in December 2020 in an attempt to incapacitate her so that he could take her away and sexually assault her. Paul E. Theesfield,...
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Bloomington’s Washington St closed effective immediately

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Westbound Washington St. at Main St. in Bloomington will be closed effective immediately due to utility work. The section of Washington St. will be reopened as soon as work is completed, said the City of Bloomington’s Public Works Department Wednesday. This story will be...

State Police: Three hurt in crash on Route 47

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — Three people were hurt after two vehicles collided on Illinois Route 47 near Gibson City on Wednesday. The crash happened just before 1 p.m. a quarter-mile south of the town. State Troopers said their preliminary investigation indicated that a van was traveling north on Route 47 and that the driver […]

Three taken to hospitals with minor injuries after semi rear-ends van near Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Three people were transported by ambulance to area hospitals with minor injuries Wednesday following an accident near Gibson City involving a semi-trailer and van. District 21 Illinois State Police said the accident occurred around 12:50 p.m. Wednesday on Illinois 47, about a quarter-mile south of Gibson...

From the Farm: Grain market collapse

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — Grain markets, financials, energy stocks and much of the market fell hard Tuesday. After the July 4 holiday, investors began pulling money from the market on recessionary fears. “Anytime they are looking for inflation, commodities usually rally. So they’ll put money into those commodities,” said Kent Stutzman of Advance Trading in […]
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Man arrested for alleged car theft, driving on to CIRA landing strip

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — The Bloomington Police Department announced Wednesday that they have arrested a Chicago man for allegedly stealing a vehicle and then driving it onto a landing strip at Bloomington’s airport. Police allege that Stephon Carter, 33, drove a stolen Black Audi A6 through a fence...

Normal man identified after single-vehicle fatal crash June 24

BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - The identity of a man killed in a single-vehicle crash in Bloomington on June 24 has been released. The McLean County Coroner’s Office says the man was Jordan T. Cason, 22, of Normal. He was pronounced deceased at 3:55 a.m. at the intersection of...

Rivian on track to produce 25,000 vehicles this year, just as planned

Despite the challenges experienced by the company as of late, Rivian Automotive, Inc. announced that it had produced a total of 4,401 vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, during the second quarter. The company also delivered 4,467 vehicles during the same period. This is a significant improvement from...
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IL Route 9 in Bloomington could see improvements

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Major improvements could soon get underway on a major state highway in the City of Bloomington. Next week, the city and officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will hold an informational meeting open to the public. According to the public works director for...

Rivian Noticeably Increased Production And Sales In Q2 2022

Rivian has just announced its electric vehicle production and sales results for the second quarter of 2022. During the period, the company produced at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, 4,401 BEVs, which is 72% more than in Q1. Sales amounted to 4,467. It means that Q2 was better than...

McLean County Coroner ID’s 22-year old in late June fatal crash

BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Coroner’s Office is releasing the identification of a 22-year-old Normal man who died in a car crash in late June. On June 24, around 1:30 a.m., police said a car drove through two red lights at the Market and Center St intersection. According...

John Fitzgerald named new voice of Redbird football, men's basketball

John Fitzgerald was named the new voice of Illinois State football and men's basketball, taking over the play-by-play duties previously held by Dick Luedke, as announced by ISU Athletics and LEARFIELD's Redbird Sports Properties Thursday. "The legacy of broadcasters who have held this position is truly legendary," Fitzgerald said. "Hall...

Bloomington’s Caleb McClure making a name for himself as top-ranked CrossFit athlete

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - If you want to find Bloomington native Caleb McClure, you better start by looking at the gym. The 17 year old, homeschooled athlete is at his hometown’s Be Strong Gym all the time working to get better. But he’s not working out to get better at a traditional sport like football or basketball. He’s working out to get better at the sport of working out. He’s working to get better at CrossFit.
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Brown: Pro angler Taylor Umland took a risk and is beginning to see the reward

We are in a time when speculation and concern are key elements to our everyday life. At every turn, we are up against changes to our lifestyles and concern because we do not know what will happen next. There is definitely more of getting by than risk-taking right now, but we all have the opportunity to change things for the better no matter where you live or what position you are in.