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Bloomington City Council approve site plan for new Panda Express restaurant

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD/WYZZ) — At Monday’s Bloomington City Council meeting, the council approved a site plan for a new Panda Express Restaurant, located at 1901 W. Market St. near U.S. 150. Some council members expressed concerns with the site developers request for additional parking spaces, citing recent storms, and not...
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Decision Time Nears For Unit 5, District 87 On Masks For Fall

A group of Bloomington-Normal pediatricians is calling for universal masking in schools for the fall term. Six doctors from Bloomington Pediatrics sent a letter to several school districts, including Unit 5 and District 87. "If schools do not continue with universal masking, COVID-19 school outbreaks are inevitable, leading to increased...

Opening statements set for Tuesday for third suspect in 2019 Bloomington murder

BLOOMINGTON – Lawyers finished pretrial motions and picked a jury on Monday, setting the stage for a murder trial to begin in McLean County Court. Opening statements are set to start at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the trial of Amari McNabb, 22, who’s claiming self-defense for the April 2019 shooting death of Juan Nash, 25, in the 1200 block of Orchard Road in Bloomington.
Illinois StateColumbus Telegram

Illinois man who was wounded by robber shoots and kills him. Now he's going to prison for 4 years

DECATUR, Illinois — DeeAndre J. Woodland, the Decatur man who shot a would-be robber to death after being shot and wounded himself, was sent to prison for four years. Woodland, 40, took a plea deal and entered a guilty plea to an amended charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon when he appeared in Macon County Circuit Court July 16. Further charges alleging the aggravated discharge of a firearm and being a felon who possessed and used a firearm were then dismissed by Presiding Judge Thomas Griffith.
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Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel Houses Students During the Pandemic

BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL, Illinois and ALPHARETTA, Georgia—Nearly 100 college students attending Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) have successfully experienced the “suite” life, using the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in nearby Uptown Normal for their student housing. The hotel recently collaborated with IWU to serve as the “Uptown Marriott Traveling Titans” location. The 228-room/suite, nine-story hotel provided Illinois Wesleyan with a clean, safe student housing solution for two semesters during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bloomington-Normal Marriott is operated by Atrium Hospitality, which is one of the nation’s largest hotel operators.
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Rodeo adds additional fun at the Logan County Fair

Logan County Fair is bringing back a fan favorite by hosting a Rodeo Night at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 at the grandstand. Those who have never been to a rodeo will get to experience the thrill of the competition which makes an evening of family entertainment. Attendees will see...

First Mid Bank and Trust Forsyth location lobby open to full-service banking

July 27, 2021 – Today, the Decatur Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting to officially celebrate First Mid Bank and Trust’s Forsyth location opening its lobby to full-service banking. Those services include personal and business banking, personal loans, and auto loans. The lobby’s hours are Monday through Friday from...
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Normal man released from jail on drug charges

BLOOMINGTON — A Normal man was released from custody Monday on pending drug charges. Christopher L. Ragland, 46, is accused of possessing less than 5 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine Sunday with the intent of distributing it. He also is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine. Ragland was released...