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Champaign-Urbana Is the Brainiest in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.07.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Lumosity study ranks Champaign-Urbana as the brainiest metro area in Illinois. What other areas made the top ten. Check it out here!...

McDonald's Location Linked To Slew Of Rare Salmonella Sickenings

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.27.2012 | Home

A McDonald's eatery in Bloomington, Ill. in McLean County was shuttered before the Thanksgiving weekend as investigators look into a suspected case of...

Donna's Cancer Story: Blooming in Bloomington

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

The Propofol looked like milk snaking its was through Donna's "tubey" into her port. Within seconds, I would watch her nod off as I whispered into her ear, "Never forget that you're amazing."

Brawl Of America: 50 Fight In Post-Christmas Melee At Nation's Biggest Mall

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Officials says a moving melee involving scores of juveniles at the Mall of America took police and security officers over an hou...

Shoplifter Pleads Guilty To Hiding Fur Coat In Her Undies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a mink coat from a Twin Cities store and then hiding the coat in her underwear, the Associated Pres...

Meet Mitch Daniels, Big Spender

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Carol Polsgrove

The idea that possible presidential candidate Mitch Daniels represents fiscal restraint sounds like hogwash to opponents of three pricey projects moving forward on his watch as governor of Indiana.

Natural Burial Is a Gentler Way to Leave

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Commercial funeral practices put gallons of embalming fluid, and tons of metal and exotic hardwoods into the ground. And I was surprised to learn that cremation is equally polluting and energy-intensive.

Bill Ayers Will Speak At Illinois Wesleyan University

Pantagraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

BLOOMINGTON - Illinois Wesleyan University leaders won't cancel a talk on education policy by Bill Ayers tonight despite controversy still surrounding...

Indiana College Town Boycotts Arizona

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The town of Bloomington, Indiana has announced it will boycott Arizona because of their illegal immigration policy. Bloomington, home to Indiana U...

GM Dealerships Saved From Closing

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

UPDATE: With the help of citizen investigators who have been tracking local reports, we've managed to find 10 of the lucky 41 GM dealerships that were...

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.

Obama, Lincoln and The Encouraging Double Ds

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Advisers with the same initials a century-and-a-half apart persuaded their gifted but obscure Illinois senator friends to run for the highest office in the land. The Obama and Lincoln Parallels multiply!