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Coroner identifies pedestrian killed in weekend crash in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WCIA) — The McLean County Coroner has released the identity of a woman who was killed over the weekend when she was hit by a vehicle in Bloomington. Coroner Dr. Kathy Yoder said the woman is 29-year-old Yesenia Navarrete of Bloomington. An autopsy is pending and her death remains under investigation by Yoder’s […]
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The Clinton Journal

Clinton couple shares Life at the Lake

Right in our own backyard sits a nearly 5,000-acre lake that offers a variety of water activities with unlimited boating horsepower, along with the beauty and serenity of Mother Nature. A Clinton couple wanted others to be able to enjoy the allure and charm the area has to offer so...

Bruegala XXII: BOOgala!

Bruegala: A Festival of Beer is embracing spooky season this year!. BOOgala is bringing a frightening amount of live entertainment, food vendors, and of course – your favorite local breweries into one location in Downtown Bloomington!. Save the date for this FREE TO ATTEND EVENT. But bring your cash...

Prominent local firms reach deal including sale of key Bloomington property

BLOOMINGTON (25 News Now) - Bloomington-based insurance company COUNTRY Financial is selling its Financial Services Building on the Twin-Cities’ east side to agricultural cooperative GROMARK. The Financial Services facility at 1705 Towanda Avenue will become GROMARK’s new headquarters, according to a news release. The sale is expected to be...
Central Illinois Proud

Unit 5, other districts still need staff members

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Ill. (WMBD) — School districts in the twin cities are more than a month into the school year, but many are still short-staffed. Both Unit 5 and District 87 are competing for substitute teachers, teaching assistants and even maintenance employees. Unit 5 is bringing applicants to them; the...

Illinois Governor Debates: Pritzker, Bailey set for two showdowns

Nexstar Media stations will host two multi-market live telecasts of debates between the major-party candidates running for governor of Illinois: Democrat J. B. Pritzker and Republican Darren Bailey. The first debate will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Illinois State University campus in Normal, Ill. The...

ISU students share their Family Weekend plans; tailgating remains popular activity

Family Weekend offers a variety of official events, entertainment acts, sports games, open houses and, as said by Illinois State University students, some unofficial events such as tailgating. Family Weekend will be from Friday through Sunday. One popular event is the football game which will be against Southern Illinois at...

Bloomington, September 29 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Lincoln Land Community College will expand training for in demand jobs

Lincoln Land Community College officials are touting a $5 million federal grant as a response to the need to fill certain jobs. The college said the money will go toward renovation and expansion of training facilities that will allow for more students to be trained as paramedics, emergency medical technicians, truck drivers, diesel mechanics and agriculture specialists.
Central Illinois Proud

State Farm supports Project Oz on Good Neighbor Day

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — Insurance giant, State Farm helped a Bloomington non-profit that supports homeless youth. As part of the national holiday, Good Neighbor’ Day, State Farm employees spent an hour of their day stuffing care bags for youth served by Project Oz. Each bag included socks, a toothbrush, non-perishable food and a note of encouragement.

Dental facility on the way to address access problem in McLean County

PEORIA (25 News Now) - Taking aim at a major health disparity, McLean county’s federal health center is about to add dental work to their offerings in Bloomington. Today, U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis (R-13th District) helped announce the $430,000 that will help open a dental clinic for Chestnut Family Health Systems, which treats some 3,000 Medicaid clients per year, who now often use the emergency room for dental care.
The Clinton Journal

County will update hazard mitigation plan

CLINTON — The county board approved Sept.22 a proposal by American Environmental to update the county’s hazard mitigation plan. DeWitt County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Micah Gallardo briefed board members on what was involved. “Our plan is coming up and I wanted to get the ball rolling...

Central Illinois Regional Airport wins state recognition

The Central Illinois Regional Airport has been named the primary airport of the year, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The agency said the Bloomington-Normal airport has a strong record of cooperation with the transportation department, a commitment to customer safety and satisfaction, and good facility maintenance. “Our community...

HMC staff honored at awards ceremony

Focused on patients, residents, staff and community, Hopedale Medical Complex (HMC) employees strive each day to advance the mission and vision that is rooted in the foundation of the medical complex. Each month, HMC Employee Empowerment hosts an awards ceremony for those employees, who are recognized by their peers, for the outstanding work that they are doing in one of the numerous departments that are a part of the HMC campus.