Pontiac, ILpontiacdailyleader.com

Livezey records ace at Pontiac

Brian Livezey became the first person in course history to register a hole-in-one when he scored an ace at Pontiac Golf Course earlier this week. Technically, the course has seen quite a few holes-in-one over its more than 100-year history, but it was country club until this past April, when the City of Pontiac accepted an offer from the Elks Lodge to purchase the property.
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Bloomington, ILwjbc.com

Fall leaf collection could look different in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON – The City of Bloomington is exploring different ways to handle leaf collection in the fall. Currently, the city uses a truck with a vacuum, but a different idea was brought to the table during the city council meeting this week. Ward 1 Alderman Jamie Mathy spoke with WJBC’s Scott Miller.
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Pekin, ILhoiabc.com

Tazewell County Health Department closing COVID-19 testing site in Pekin

PEKIN (HOI) — The Tazewell County Health Department on Thursday announced its COVID-19 testing site in Pekin will close on July 1. According to the health department’s press release, testing will continue throughout the community at local hospitals, Heartland Health Services, pharmacies and physicians offices. Also announced on Thursday by...
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Illinois Statewglt.org

U.S. Marshal And Attorney Recommendations Made For Central Illinois

The U.S. Marshal for central Illinois could continue in that job under the Biden administration. U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth have submitted Brendan Heffner's name to President Biden for consideration. Heffner is a former Bloomington police chief, State Police lieutenant colonel, and Normal police officer. He has been U.S. Marshal since 2018.
Pontiac, ILpontiacdailyleader.com

Pontiac Alano Club to move into new home

A dream has been fulfilled as the Pontiac Alano Club has found a new home. On June 27, the Pontiac Alano Club will at 640 E. Indiana Ave. According to Nancy Boinott, Pontiac Alano Club president, this has been a dream of the club for at least 20 years. “There...
Livingston County, ILhoiabc.com

Ameren blames Mylar balloons for power outage in Livingston County

LIVINGSTON COUNTY (HOI) - Ask about 1,000 Ameren Illinois customers in Livingston County whether they still love balloons. They were without power for a little more than four hours Tuesday because Mylar balloons were stuck to some equipment at an electrical substation in Chatsworth. The balloons blew three fuses, and did what an Ameren spokesperson said was "significant" damage.
Bloomington, ILwglt.org

Pride Fest Is Back For 3rd Annual Bloomington Street Party

Pride Fest returns to the Twin Cities this weekend, after a one-year COVID hiatus. This is the third annual celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month hosted by The Bistro in downtown Bloomington. Owner Jan Lancaster started the tradition on The Bistro’s 25th anniversary in 2018. The city shuts down the 300...
Normal, ILwjbc.com

Unit 5 schools provide free meals for local children throughout summer

BLOOMINGTON – Unit 5 is helping support families during the pandemic with curbside meals. The district provides five days worth of free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and under every Wednesday through the USDA. Parents can pick up meals at Sugar Creek Elementary and Normal Community West high school...
Normal, ILwglt.org

Rivian Plant Employment Tops 1,900

Rivian has now hired 1,000 people in the past four months at its plant in Normal, with spokesperson Zach Dietmeier saying the total number of workers is about 1,900 — and hiring continues. "By the end of the year we expect to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 2,500 employees...
Normal, ILwglt.org

B-N Hospitality Workers Rebound As Economy Reopens

Leisure and hospitality workers saw the most job gains in Bloomington-Normal since last year as the economy reopens from pandemic restrictions. Data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security released Thursday show the leisure and hospitality sector in the Twin Cities added 2,500 jobs since May 2020. The area added about 4,400 jobs overall in the last year, despite a drop of about 400 people from the payroll last month.
Mclean County, ILwglt.org

COVID Delta Variant Concerns McLean County Health Officials

The rate of new coronavirus cases continues to drop in McLean County, but county officials say the presence of the more contagious delta variant is cause for concern. One test sample taken from McLean County last month showed the variant — first detected in India — is present in McLean County.
Bloomington, ILwjbc.com

Connect Transit trustees approve upgrades for 51 Bloomington bus stops

NORMAL – Connect Transit will spend state government dollars to upgrade 51 Bloomington bus stops so they’re more accessible for passengers with disabilities. The Connect Transit Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to hire JG Stewart Contractors of Bloomington to make the improvements at a cost of $206,000. Connect Transit’s goal...