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Lincoln library plans Stevenson family exhibit

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Springfield, IL, Bloomington, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Daily Vidette

Aging baby-boomers leave McLean County's workforce in limbo

McLean County's labor force has dropped by 4,500 people since 2010, according to the Economic Development Council in Bloomington .

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL

The Daily Vidette

Webb pleads guilty to fatal crash involving Collinsa death

A 37-year-old Bloomington woman pleaded guilty Monday to being under the influence of alcohol during a crash, which took the life of Illinois State University student Michael Collins.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL, Illinois State University

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Lincoln Daily News

Heartland Art Exhibit features sculptural drawings by Joanne Goetzinge

Joann Goetzinger: Sculptural Drawings will be on display August 18 through October 10 in the Joe McCauley Gallery, located in Room 2507 of the Instructional Commons Building on Heartland's Normal campus, 1500 W. Raab Road.

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Related Topix: Normal, IL, Eureka College, Illinois State University

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Minot Daily News

McLean deputy files grievance over demotion

WASHBURN A McLean County deputy who is running for sheriff has filed a grievance over a demotion that occurred last month.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

$3.3M grant to benefit 3 Illinois groups, youth

Sen. Dick Durbin has announced that Illinois organizations supporting at-risk youth will benefit from a $3.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Law, Employment / Labor Law, East St. Louis, IL

Mon Aug 11, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Public defender in Illinois' McLean County resigns

The Pantagraph in Bloomington reports that Kim Campbell's resignation was announced to her staff Friday by Judge Elizabeth Robb.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL, Peoria, IL, Peoria County, IL

Sat Aug 02, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Inmate seeks DNA tests in daughter's 1998 death

A central Illinois judge is weighing whether to allow genetic testing sought on behalf of an inmate arguing that it could exonerate him in the 1998 smothering death of his daughter.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Route 66 News

Bloomington lands a grant for new visitors center

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions , History , Museums . Tags: Bloomington , Cruisin' with Lincoln on 66 , McLean County Museum of History , Pontiac IL trackback As expected, the Illinois Office of Tourism officially pledged Wednesday to give Bloomington a $249,000 grant to help build a new visitors center downtown, according to WJBC radio .

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Pontiac, IL, Illinois, Route 66

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KFVS12

Trial set for man accused in toddler's death

A January trial has been set for a central Illinois man accused in the 2013 beating death of his girlfriend's toddler son.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL

Wed Jul 30, 2014

RiverBender.com

Excavation Reveals Historic Site

An archaeological dig in Bloomington has uncovered part of a courthouse where Abraham Lincoln once worked.

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Related Topix: Bloomington, IL, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Excavation finds courthouse where Lincoln worked

Archaeologists excavating near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington have unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 courthouse where experts said Abraham Lincoln worked as an attorney.

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Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science

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