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‘Everyone was his friend’: Colin Bane, a life remembered

GIBSON CITY – As Seth Kollross put it, “everyone” was Colin Bane’s friend. Bane, a 17-year-old Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley junior who died in an automobile accident in McLean County last Wednesday, could make friends with many peers around his area, including Payton Darling, who is in his junior year at Fisher High School.
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Leah Marlene watch parties to take place Sunday

NORMAL (Heart of Illinois ABC) - There are multiple ways for you to cheer on American Idol finalist Leah Marlene Sunday. McLean County Unit 5 is hosting what they are calling the original Leah Marlene watch party. According to a Facebook post, a pre-party will take place in the Normal...
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During stop in B-N, Pritzker says this is the year Democrats will 'turn McLean County blue'

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is a favorite fall guy among Republicans for most of Illinois’ woes: Violence. The economy. An exodus of population. But speaking to McLean County Democrats on Thursday night, Pritzker placed the blame squarely on his Republican predecessor. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s two-year budget impasse put the state into a nose-dive, Pritzker said, while crediting Democrats with turning Illinois around.
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Gibson City teen dies in crash with semi east of Bloomington

The McLean County Coroner's office has identified the 17-year-old from Gibson City who died in a crash on Wednesday. A 17-year-old from Gibson City died in a crash with a semi-trailer east of Bloomington on Wednesday night, according to Illinois State Police. ISP said in a release the crash happened...
BLOOMINGTON, IL
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COVID cases rising in McLean County

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country including in McLean County. The McLean County Health Department said the county is now averaging 600 new cases a week. According to the CDC, McLean County is experiencing a medium level of COVID-19 spread. Just a...
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Gibson City teenager killed in car crash

GIBSON CITY, Ill. (WCIA) — The Gibson City Melvin Sibley school district is mourning the death of one its students after he was killed in a car crash Wednesday evening. 17-year-old Colin Bane, a junior at GCMS High School, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Route […]
GIBSON CITY, IL
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Gibson City teen dies in McLean County crash

MCLEAN COUNTY (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A 17-year-old Gibson City teenager has died after a crash Wednesday night east of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. Illinois State Police report a semi, driven by a 28-year-old man from Killeen, Texas, was heading eastbound on McLean County 2600 east road, when he failed to stop at a stop sign, and hit the teen’s vehicle, which was heading west on Route 9.
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OUR VIEW: A number of victors already

We have no idea how or where the ripples of “American Idol” will reach. We just know thousands will have been touched by the phenomenon of Normal resident Leah Marlene’s success on the show. In the final three of the long-time reality show are Marlene, Noah Thompson...
NORMAL, IL