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  1. IL: Connect Transit Approves Part-Time RoutesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Mass Transit

    Connect Transit buses will continue to run to Danbury Court Apartments in Bloomington, Lincoln Square Apartments in Normal and nearby areas when new bus routes begin Aug. 15. Part-time "tripper" routes will serve southwest Bloomington and north Normal every day and with more frequent runs on weekdays as a result of a decision Tuesday by the Bloomington-Normal mass transit system's board of trustees. "It's terrific that we're trying to come up with a way, pretty doggone efficiently ... to try to bridge the gap ," said Normal City Manager Mark Peterson, who sits on the board but doesn't vote.

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  2. United States of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Alexis Miranda-Sotolongo, Defendant-Appellant.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | FindLaw

    ... September 2, 2013, when Officer Jared Johnson spotted him driving a white Cadillac on an interstate highway in Bloomington, Illinois. Miranda-Sotolongo had not been speeding, swerving, or committing any moving violation. What caught Officer ...

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  3. Shakespeare Festival returns to center stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Vidette

    The 2016 Illinois Shakespeare Festival will be held from July 8 to Aug. 13 at the Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington. This event will feature the popular plays "Hamlet," "Twelfth Night" and "Peter and the Starcatcher."

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  4. Cheap getaways around Blo-NoRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Vidette

    With school out, summer makes for a good time to go on a getaway. While most people think these trips cost a fortune, there are some that do not require a lot of money and are also located in Bloomington-Normal's backyard.

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  5. Baylen, StaceyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Northwest Herald

    ... where she graduated from Buffalo Grove High School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in teaching from ISU in Bloomington, and later received her Masters from Roosevelt University. Stacey was a special education teacher for over 17 1/2 years, starting ...

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  6. Team Usa sets up shop in Bloomington-NormalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Daily Vidette

    For one week, the USA Softball Junior Men's Fastpitch team will be making a stop in Bloomington-Normal for training and exhibition games. Team USA is prepping for the ISF Championships in Midland, Mich.

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  7. Movies Under the Dome: Ring of FeaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | The Daily Vidette

    ... Beatty calls in crime novelist, Mickey Spillane (who plays himself) to catch the killer. The film also features Bloomington's own Richard Shipley, a long-time circus elephant trainer. Shipley apparently ran away to join the circus at age 16, but ...

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  8. Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on Court Decision to Halt Persuader RuleRead the original story

    Friday Jun 17 | Nation's Building News

    Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., issued the following statement regarding the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas' decision in National Federation of Independent Business et al. V. Perez et. al. granting the Plaintiff's Motion for a Preliminary Injunction: "We commend the U.S. District Court for its decision today to put a stop to the U.S. Department of Labor's ability to implement and enforce the revised 'persuader rule' nationwide.

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  9. ObituariesRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Free Press

    Ruth Louise Luhring , 94, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Braidwood, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Martin Health Center in Bloomington, IL. WILMINGTON-Earl D. Palmer, 83, of Wilmington, and formerly of Kankakee and Peoria, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Citadel Care Center in Kankakee.

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  10. Ruth LuhringRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Free Press

    Ruth Louise Luhring , 94, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Braidwood, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Martin Health Center in Bloomington, IL. Born Dec. 8, 1921 in Braidwood to the late John N. and Della Ghilain.

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  11. Sale price at former Mitsubishi plant may cut tax revenueRead the original story

    Friday Jun 24 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... North America has sold for far less than the fair-market value that local taxing bodies had set for it. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports ( http://bit.ly/28SIlrf ), the plant was bought for $2.5 million last month by Maynards Industries, company ...

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  12. Ask The Times: Relief for PontiacRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | The Times

    A. State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, is encouraging anyone who needs help or has questions about storm clean-up, power problems or how to volunteer to call his district office. That number is 309-661-2788.

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  13. Illinois judge dismisses lawsuit over wrongful convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Daily Herald

    ... evidence pointed to other suspects. The Illinois Supreme Court vacated his conviction in 2009. According to the (Bloomington) Pantagraph (http://bit.ly/292KzCH ), Beaman attorney Locke Bowman said he plans to appeal the decision. Guidelines: Keep it ...

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  14. Statement from NAHB Chairman Ed Brady on the GOP Tax Policy AgendaRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 16 | Nation's Building News

    Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders and a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill., today issued the following statement regarding the tax policy plank of House Speaker Paul Ryan's six-part policy agenda: "If the goal of the blueprint is to grow the economy and incentivize investment, then the biggest investment most Americans make, the purchase a home, should be reflected in our nation's tax priorities. Although the plan attempts to set a bold vision, the blueprint makes fundamental structural changes to the tax system that will dramatically reduce the number of itemizers, effectively eliminating the value of the mortgage interest deduction for middle-class Americans.

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  15. Fire Grill opened on Packerland Drive in early June where Tony Roma's used to be.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Door Reminder

    ... 2011, it went from 116 locations to 46, according to USA TODAY . The closest locations still in operation are in Bloomington, Ill., and at the Mall of America, in Bloomington, Minn., according to the chain's website.

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  16. Pontiac struck with EF-2 tornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | The Times

    ... Wednesday night storms. Rauner says Illinois is "fortunate things are not worse." State Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, is encouraging anyone who needs help or has questions about storm clean-up, power problems, or how to volunteer to call his ...

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  17. New Home Sales Fall 6 Percent in May from Strong April ReadingRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 2 | Nation's Building News

    Sales of newly built, single-family homes dropped 6 percent in May from a downwardly revised April reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 551,000 units, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. "Although new home sales are down from a robust reading in April, they remain solid and builder confidence in the market is growing - two indicators that the housing sector should strengthen throughout the year," said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill.

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  18. Flamingos new Miller Park Zoo welcoming committeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | Daily Herald

    A $300,000 exhibit of 20 flamingos, located near the entrance, will be officially welcomed Friday. Jay Tetzloff is director of the zoo and Bloomington parks, recreation and cultural arts.

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  19. Homebuilders Can Get Construction Loans, But Have Nowhere to BuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 22 | National Mortgage News

    "Lot shortages are preventing our builders from responding to growing demand for housing," said Ed Brady, NAHB chairman and a builder-developer in Bloomington, Ill. In something of a cruel irony, homebuilders are finding constraints on construction financing easing, but little in the way of quality lots on which to put up their houses.

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  20. Northwest suburban police blotterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Daily Herald

    Damage was estimated at $1,000. •Burglars stole an air compressor, leaf blower, circular saw, bag containing two staple guns, two hammers and three roofing nail guns around 6 p.m. June 18 from the bed of a 2004 Ford F250 truck on the 4200 block of North Bloomington.

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