Champaign, ILThe News-Gazette

My Turn: Perhaps it's time to take a stand instead of a knee

If you read past this sentence, please do so mindful of the fact that this essay is not an ad hominem callout of particular public officials, politicians, individuals or groups. It is not about them. Instead, it is about any community. At last, it is about us. The present problem...
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Dumb Illinois Law: It’s Illegal to Make Faces at Your Dog in Normal

I don't know how well "making a face" at my dog actually works...Does my dog react and decide, "oh I better stop begging for food, look at that face he's making." Um, no that isn't a thing. IF anything it's the opposite for me and I'm a sucker for the faces Oakley makes at me...O.K. fine you can have some of my food, or the car keys, or whatever you want! Just stop giving me THAT FACE!
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CIRA adding Las Vegas to list of destinations starting in August

BLOOMINGTON (HOI) — Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport will now be offering direct flights to Las Vegas. CIRA officials announced the new destination at a news conference Tuesday. Flights will begin this August through Frontier and introductory rates are starting at $49, according to the news release. “We are excited...
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Gibson City,

Gibson City couple celebrates 25th wedding anniversary

GIBSON CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Alsene, of Gibson City, celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary on June 22. Kevin Alsene and Corina Sandlin were married on June 22, 1996 at the Church of God in Alvin. He works at RhinoAg and she is working for Gibson Area Hospital. They...

Update: Missing Bloomington girl located

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (HOI) -- Bloomington Police are asking for your help in finding a missing girl. 11-year-old Destiny Day was reported missing on Sunday, June 20, 2021. The Police Department says she is 5'1" about 100 pounds, with dark brown and dark eyes. She was last seen wearing ripped up...

CIRA Announces Flights To Las Vegas Starting In August

Flights from Bloomington-Normal to Las Vegas are coming this summer. The Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) is adding nonstop flights to Vegas on Frontier Airlines, starting Aug. 12. The flights will run twice a week — on Thursdays and Sundays. Introductory fares start as low as $49. CIRA Director Carl...

Insight Into Defense Witnesses Sought Ahead Of B-N Murder Trial

The defense lawyer for Amari McNabb must provide prosecutors with opinions from two expert witnesses by July 1, a judge ruled on Tuesday, after prosecutors complained they have not been told specifics about the experts’ opinions ahead of McNabb’s July 26 trial on murder charges. McNabb, 22, and two other...

2020 Parolees Recap: Who was paroled in ZIP Code 61801?

There were 41 offenders released on parole during 2020 who live near Illinois ZIP Code 61801, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by Chambana Sun. The data shows 40 men and one woman were released in the Urbana zip code. Of the parolees, one is a veteran, and the median age was 36. The youngest parolee was a 19-year-old man convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2020, and the oldest was a 58-year-old man convicted of a crime involving alcohol in 2009.
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Weather Forecast For Bloomington

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bloomington: Tuesday, June 22: Sunny during the day; while slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Wednesday, June 23: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms then partly sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, June 24: Chance of
Ford County,

Volunteers turn out to assist recycling event in Paxton

Gene May said last week’s electronics recycling event went very well. The Ford County board member and garbage hauling business owner was impressed how smoothly things went. May said 158 cars of people brought in items that filled two trailers but not a third reserved for the day. He reported...

U of I Vaccine Mandate

(AP Photo/Bikas Das, File) Students planning to attend the fall semester in-person at any of the campuses at the University of Illinois will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The university said in a statement Monday that each campus will have guidelines for any exemptions. The U of I’s Champaign-Urbana campus developed and implemented its SHIELD COVID-19 test last semester for students who returned to campus.
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The Daily Illini police blotter for June 21

Theft of a motor vehicle was reported in the 1900 block of North Lincoln Avenue around 2 p.m. on Saturday. According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s vehicle from the parking lot of a motel.
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Champaign-Urbana celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth has been celebrated by the Black community for years as it marks the date the last enslaved African Americans were notified about their freedom in Texas in 1865. The celebration has been established as an official federal holiday after President Joe Biden passed the Juneteenth bill, signing it into law Thursday.

Make Music Normal to return to Uptown Normal this fall

Make Music Normal, a free-to-attend and appropriate-for-all-ages music festival, is returning to Uptown Normal in September. The event focuses on celebrating regional acts and musicians of all levels. Following a 2020 pandemic postponement, Make Music Normal is from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10 and from 1...