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Weekend rally planned to address racial tension in Tremont

TREMONT (Heart of Illinois ABC) -- Residents of Tremont are rallying over the weekend to raise awareness of racial tension and disparities in the area. Organizer Megan Rahn said while Tremont's population is mostly homogenous, the diversity rate in local schools is increasing, which has led to the need for community leaders to address issues among residents.
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Apple ‘n Pork Festival returns this weekend in Clinton

CLINTON – After a modified version last year due to COVID-19, the Apple ‘n Pork Festival is making a full return this weekend in Clinton. The festival features dozens of food stands, live entertainment, and a flea market. Joey Long is the director of the C.H. Moore Homestead Museum in...
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Apple 'n Pork festival returns this weekend

CLINTON, Ill. (WAND) - The Clinton community is excited to welcome visitors back once again for the annual Apple 'n Pork Festival. Organizers had to pivot the festival last year. Instead of welcoming thousands, they served to-go lunches of pork and bean and ham sandwiches. That's the way the festival started, explained Joey Long, the C.H. Moore Homestead DeWitt County Museum director.
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Mount Pisgah Baptist Church to install new pastor Sunday

BLOOMINGTON — Rev. Timothy Mark Harris, joined by his wife Karin Harris, will be installed as pastor of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bloomington at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26. Mount Pisgah Baptist Church was founded in Bloomington in 1865, the year that marked the end of the Civil War....
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Local veterans take part in 9/11memorial service

BLOOMINGTON — Each year, a group in McLean County sponsors a memorial to honor veterans or first responders. This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country, the group, along with the help of many others, held a memorial service at The Corn Crib baseball field in Normal.
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What happens when science fiction meets craft beer? Steampunk Extravaganza

Mid-Illinois Realtors Association President’s Charity of Choice Event. Attendees were encouraged to dress up in all things steampunk including cogs, corsets, top hats, spats and pocket watches. The evening included glass blowing, drag queen entertainment, a costume contest and silent auction. Guests dined on a delicious BBQ buffet and event emcee Sharon ShareAlike kept the evening fun and festive.
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Who’s Who in Black Atlanta Returns to Rousing Reviews

On Friday, Sept. 17 following a one-year hiatus in 2020 because of the deadly COVID pandemic, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta returned to long-awaited and much-anticipated reception by many of Atlanta’s most prominent citizens for a celebration of citizens and the unveiling of the Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Edition.
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Monday Memos: Catholic Spirit Radio to host benefit event

BLOOMINGTON — Catholic Spirit Radio will be hosting a special benefit event with keynote speaker Dr. Ray Guarendi from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Eastland Suites Hotel and Conference Center. The event will also include a silent auction and dinner buffet. Those interested in attending the event should sign...
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Morton Community Bank to host free ‘Shred Day’

Need to clean out and safely dispose of important paper documents? Morton Community Bank is hosting its annual “Community Shred Day” on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the west end of the Morton Community Bank Main Bank parking lot, 721 W. Jackson Street, Morton. Up to five boxes per vehicle will be accepted for destruction. Acceptable items include all paper items (personal, legal, medical, bank), junk mail, credit cards, folders and magazines. Documents with paperclips, rubber bands and/or staples are acceptable.
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Car wash with a twist raises money for veterans

MOM HACKS: Burning energy and learning skills at Jumpstart Plus. Peorians celebrate German heritage, culture at Oktoberfest. Normal Police say man found shot multiple times Sunday morning. Juveniles, adults arrested after Peoria High fights. Bridge to Bridge festival connects communities. People challenge themselves during Saturday obstacle course. Illinois Wesleyan hosts...
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Evergreen Cemetery Walk brings history to life in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON — The 27th annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk will return this weekend and next with in-person walks on Sept. 25-26 and Oct. 2-3. Performances take place at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, at 302 E. Miller St. in Bloomington. The walk started in 1995...
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Annual Autumn Fest set for September 25

Washington Specialty Shops will be hosting their annual Autumn Fest on Saturday, September 25 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. at the Square in Washington. Enjoy an early fall evening of local shopping, music and entertainment for the whole family. Gym Corner will be on hand to perform from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.,...
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Peorians celebrate German heritage, culture at Oktoberfest

Peorians celebrate German heritage, culture at Oktoberfest. Normal Police say man found shot multiple times Sunday morning. Juveniles, adults arrested after Peoria High fights. People challenge themselves during Saturday obstacle course. Illinois Wesleyan hosts language and culture festival. Man dies after motorcycle crash. Drivers urged to watch out for farm...