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Illinois man disappears on 1968 flight over Missouri

PONTIAC, Ill. – On June 28, 1968, Pontiac City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Jerrold Potter and his wife, Carrie, boarded a chartered flight from Kankakee, Illinois, to Dallas for a national Lions Club conference. He disappeared mid-flight in the skies over central Missouri. The Potters joined 21 other...
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Ill. State Police arrest couple after investigating death of 3-year-old

DU QUOIN, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested a couple following an investigation by the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 7 agents into the death of a 3-year-old girl. According to ISP, 45-year-old Isaac Hill and 41-year-old Katrina Simelton, both from Carbondale, were arrested and charged with...
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1 dead in car crash in Bloomington early Friday

BLOOMINGTON (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Bloomington Police say one person is dead after an overnight Friday car crash. In a release, police say that at around 1:25 a.m., officers witnessed a car drive through two red lights on Market Street - at Center and Madison streets. The car had...
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Silent abortion-rights protestors rally in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Several neighbors in Bloomington flooded the McLean County Museum of History Friday after the Supreme Court made the monumental decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Silent abortion-rights protestors covered the stairs of the museum Friday, holding signs and expressing their frustrations. Multiple speakers talked about...

Driver dies in crash near Locust and White Oak in Bloomington

A driver who police had earlier tried to pull over was killed in a crash early Friday morning on Bloomington's west side. Bloomington Police said officers tried to pull over a car around 1:25 a.m. Friday after it blew two red lights on Market Street and struck another vehicle at a stop sign. The car didn't stop, and police ended their attempt for a traffic stop. The driver of the stopped vehicle was not injured.

Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman announce their engagement

FAIRBURY — Kamryn Fehr and Milan Leman, both of Fairbury, recently announced their engagement to be married. Kamryn Fehr is the daughter of Charles and Kathy (Schneider) Fehr. Milan Leman is the son of Chad and Kim (Stoller) Leman. Grandparents are Dale and Sandra Stoller, Wayne and Carol Fehr and Duane Schneider, all of Fairbury, and Jerry and Kathy Leman, of Secor.

Four Bulldogs are national champions at Disney Duals

Four athletes representing the Mahomet-based Illinois Top Dawgs Wrestling team emerged as national champions and earned AAU All-American accolades after the conclusion of the three-day, 43-team Disney Duals in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday (June 19). The unbeatens for the Top Dawgs were Brennan Houser (12-0 at 182 and 195 pounds),...

Illinois playing Syracuse for first time in 27 years at home

CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — Illinois is set to host Syracuse on November 29th for the ACC/ Big Ten Men’s Basketball Challenge. This is only the fourth game and first in 27 years between the Illini and the Orange. It’s also the first meeting between the teams played on campus. The last three times were on neutral […]

Sales tax information provided as election draws near

By this time, Pontiac residents should have all the information available to them regarding the proposed 1 percent sales tax referendum on Tuesday's Primary Election ballot. But if they have questions, the series of town hall meetings the city provided are now over. The last of the seven gatherings took...

Realtor: Just Hamburgers sale nearly finalized

PAXTON — Exactly when Just Hamburgers will reopen is not yet known, but the wildly popular burger joint in Paxton that closed in late April is expected to soon take a big step toward that goal. Realtor Nate Evans told the Ford County Chronicle on Friday that the sale...

PHS Students Attend HOBY (photos)

Two Prophetstown High School students recently attended a youth leadership camp at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Il. and came away impressed and excited by the experience. Jeremiah Kochevar and Heather Huizenga spent last weekend at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership(HOBY) seminar. The students joined around 70 other students from...

Obituary: Donald Martin

Donald H. Martin, 62 of Buckley, passed away at 10:32 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. A gathering of friends will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Buckley American Legion, 313 S. Walnut, Buckley. Donald was born April 1, 1960, in...

Cermak caps off stellar season with ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Illinois State baseball third-year sophomore outfielder Ryan Cermak became the first Redbird to be named an ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glover, as announced Wednesday. Cermak, who originally came to ISU as a shortstop and pitcher, was named the 2022 Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-MVC honors for the second-straight season. Cermak was also an All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team recipient.