American Pickers star Frank Fritz’s Illinois antique store cluttered with bandages, coffee cup lids and dirty napkinsThe US Sun 2 DAYS AGO
This City in Illinois Was Just Named One of the Best Cities to Raise a Family in the Entire StateDiana RusNewsBreak Contributor
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Weekly Safety Report: Arrests, Missing Person, and Gun Charges in McLean County, Illinois
This week in McLean County, Illinois, several incidents occurred that have raised concerns for public safety. Two men were arrested and charged in connection with the death of a Bloomington man, who was found shot in a ditch. The Normal Police Department is still searching for a missing endangered woman who was last seen in December. Additionally, a Bloomington woman was accused of breaking into her slain boyfriend's apartment after his death. A teenager was also arrested on gun charges in Bloomington. Local police released the results of their Thanksgiving weekend DUI enforcement, which included several arrests and citations.
‘I’m numb’: Family of Jamere Bew wants justice
HEYWORTH, Ill. (WMBD) — The family of Jamere Bew is speaking out and looking for justice after he was killed in McLean County. According to a preliminary autopsy, 31-year-old Jamere D. Bew died of multiple gunshot wounds on Nov. 25. Officers found his body in a ditch near Route...
GCMS/Fisher HS wrestling sweeps duals at Prairie Central
106 pounds – Ezekiel Young (MON) pinned Justice Milligan, 1:28. 113 – John Doe (MON) won by forfeit. 120 – Luke Andruczyk (MON) pinned Gage Martin, 5:20. 126 – Aunaca Wickware (GCMSF) won by forfeit. 132 – Hudson Babb (GCMSF) pinned John Burse, :39. 138...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.33 and $3.35 in Fairbury as of 2023-12-02. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Report finds Logan, Pontiac and Stateville prisons nearly inoperable
IDOC says its administration has reviewed the report, is working to determine "next steps" and cannot provide further comment. The final report from a consulting firm hired by the state has found three of Illinois’ 27 prison facilities, including the Pontiac and Logan correctional centers, approaching “inoperable,” and a list of more than $2.5 billion in overdue repairs in aging institutions across the state.
Normal man faces multiple felony charges after an alleged DUI hit-and-run
BLOOMINGTON – A 28-year-old Normal man faces a slew of felony charges after a hit-and-run accident on Thursday. Last Thursday, Bloomington Police reported Deonte Andrews allegedly hit a 48-year-old man with his car in the 600 block of E. Locust St. around 2 p.m. The man was transported to...
New Paws, New Love: Adopt Kittens Today in normal, IL
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around normal..
Tradition and Tales: The Dual Faces of Staten Island's Cropsey Community Picnic
In the heart of a tight-knit Staten Island community lies the Cropsey Community Park, a symbol of unity and a place where the annual Cropsey Picnic weaves the fabric of togetherness. This beloved event is steeped in tradition, bringing together young and old in a celebration that transcends time. As laughter and the scent of home-cooked meals permeate the park, the picnic stands as a testament to the enduring bonds of the community. It's a day that honors the simple pleasures of life and the heritage of a town passed down through generations.
Hot fourth-quarter start pushes Pontiac boys basketball past El Paso-Gridley
Pontiac drilled 14 shots from beyond the arc, including four in a row early in the fourth quarter, to snap a two-game losing streak with a 78-66 win over El Paso-Gridley in a non-conference tilt Friday night at PTHS. Those four 3-pointers were key as they gave Pontiac the lead...
Pontiac-area coroner dies after brief battle with illness
A void in the Livingston County government was created recently with the death of coroner Danny “Doc” Watson. Watson died after a brief illness on Sunday, Nov. 19, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Danny L. Watson, 74, of Flanagan served as Livingston County Coroner from...
What started as a Facebook group is now a nonprofit helping hundreds of families celebrate Christmas
NORMAL (25News Now) - The WITT Corporation, previously known for its Facebook group, We’re in this Together Bloomington Normal, is on a mission to help McLean County families in need. The Owner of The WITT Corporation, Suzanne Kelley, started the Facebook group at the height of the pandemic to...
Bloomington Health Alert: Improving Indoor Air Quality is important. Doctor Explains
The Big Picture: Dr. Puja Uppal, Family Medicine. says, "For optimal health, keeping an eye on our indoor air quality is a must!" Doctor's Expert Insights About Indoor Air Quality and Your Health in Illinois. Know this: "Elevating indoor air quality is not just a COVID-19 lesson, but a lifelong...
Murder suspects face possible for life sentences for ‘exceptionally brutal or heinous’ killing
MCLEAN COUNTY (25News Now) - Two men arrested for a weekend homicide in McLean County face enhanced penalties including natural life in prison because of their “exceptionally brutal or heinous behavior,” local prosecutors said in court documents. The court records say murder victim Jamere Bew, 31, from Bloomington...
Echoes of the Past: The Haunting Legacy of Moonville Tunnel
Nestled in the dense forests of Vinton County, Ohio, the Moonville Tunnel's eerie silhouette stands as a relic of a vanished era. Constructed in 1856 to facilitate coal transportation, this abandoned railway tunnel is now a nexus of ghostly encounters and local folklore. The desolate town of Moonville, once abuzz with miners, has succumbed to nature's embrace, leaving the tunnel and its haunting tales behind. Visitors recount spine-tingling experiences, with many reporting sightings of a spectral railroad worker who was crushed by a train in 1859, his ghost eternally wandering with a lantern in hand.
Pontiac boys face early issues in preparation for another successful hardwood campaign
The hopes of a banner basketball season in 2023-24 were very high last March. Pontiac had knocked off top-ranked Prairie Central to win its first sectional title since 1962 and made the Elite Eight for the first time ever. PTHS head coach Matt Kelley has welcomed back four starters from...
Illinois High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Livingston County Today - December 2
Want to know how to stream high school basketball games in Livingston County, Illinois today? We have you covered here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Game Time: 3:30 PM CT on December 2. Location:...
Woman hospitalized after 2-vehicle crash at Bayles Lake
LODA — A Loda woman was hospitalized with injuries following a two-vehicle accident at Bayles Lake just west of Loda in Iroquois County on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 28. The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released a report to the Ford County Chronicle on Thursday regarding the accident, which occurred around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Sunrise Drive (County Road 130 East) and County Road 200 North.
McLean County Museum of History is celebrating Christmas cheer
BLOOMINGTON (25News Now) - Saturday was the McLean County Museum of History’s 2nd day of their annual two-day Christmas celebration called Christmas Under the Dome. The museum featured live Christmas music, cookies and hot chocolate, model trains, vintage Christmas photos, Illinois Art Station’s crafts for kids, a place where kids could write notes to seniors in care facilities, and, of course, Santa Claus himself.
Nearly $700k to help treat substance abuse disorders and mental health heads to McLean County
McLEAN COUNTY (25News Now) - Rep. Eric Sorensen (IL-17) is announcing $683,301 to help treat substance abuse disorders and support mental health needs. Nearly $500,000 is going to Chestnut Health Systems from the Department of Health and Human Services to support drug abuse and addiction research programs. Nearly $200,000 is...
Local police release Thanksgiving patrol results
NORMAL – Local police departments released the results of their Thanksgiving weekend DUI enforcement. According to a Normal police news release, the directed patrol covered about 21 1/2 hours. During the patrol, officers made nine traffic stops, two DUI-related arrests and issued 15 citations. Bloomington police also released their...