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2011-03-07 09:54:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood today announced the newest addition to the Department of Transportation's "Faces of Distracted Driving" web video series at www.distraction.gov/faces. Loren Vaillancourt, who has been speaking out against distracted driving throughout her reign as Miss South Dakota, contributed her personal and moving story about the loss of her brother to a distracted driver. Since taking the crown, Loren has been...

2010-09-28 13:20:00

Immediate, Expert Analysis Available Regarding Counties and Places in the Midwest, Illinois, and Chicago Area CHICAGO, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau released new local information on income, poverty rates, and health insurance coverage from the American Community Survey on Tuesday, September 28. The Social IMPACT Research Center has done the analysis for you, creating a series of fact sheets that include a 2009 snapshot and trend over time analysis. Some...

2010-09-14 10:59:00

MINNEAPOLIS, SAINT PAUL and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) announced today that Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Bloomington, Minn., will host the 2015 Summer National Senior Games - one of the largest recurring multi-sport events in the United States and the largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. Tentatively scheduled for July 2015, this 16-day event will bring in excess of 13,500 male and female athletes - ages 50 and...

2009-01-11 14:38:34

An Illinois couple who said they enjoyed hanging out at Taco Bell decided to marry there. It's appropriate. It's an off-beat relationship and we figured that would be off-beat, said Paul Brooks, 30, a professional videographer from Normal, Ill. Friday night, Brooks wed Caragh Brooks, 21, an Australian artist and writer he met through an Internet dating service more than a year ago, The Pantagraph in Bloomington, Ill., reported Sunday. The couple shared the same last name before marriage but...

2009-01-03 17:11:35

Sam Shepard, the writer and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child, was charged with drunken driving Saturday in Illinois. Police in Normal, Ill., stopped Shepard for speeding at about 2 a.m., the Bloomington Pantagraph reported. Lt. Mark Kotte said Shepard drove his Chevy Tahoe over the curb as he came to a stop. The way he pulled up upon the curb, it appeared he was driving under the influence, Kotte said. Shepard was released from the McLean County Jail Saturday after...

2008-10-02 21:00:11

By Scott Richardson;srichardson@pantagraph.com Anglers are nice folks. Here are two examples:- Bloomington- Normal realtor Jeff Prochnow, who is public relations officer for the Mohammed Shrine chapter based in Bartonville, picked up a check for about $500 from the Bloomington-Normal Bass Club at its regular meeting Wednesday. The money will go to the Shriners Children's Hospital of Chicago, a place where kids can get the medical care they need no matter what their financial circumstances....

2008-09-18 21:00:19

BLOOMINGTON - The 2007 winner of "America's Got Talent," ventriloquist Terry Fator, will bring himself and his multiple personalities to the stage of Bloomington's U.S. Cellular Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 27 via the Coliseum box office and area Ticketmaster locations. Fator was the million-dollar prize winner on the NBC series during the 2007 season. As a result of that win, Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel recently signed the...

2008-09-15 21:00:22

BLOOMINGTON - The Verizon Foundation has awarded $25,000 to YouthBuild McLean County. The money will be used to upgrade technology in the YouthBuild schools to help students better use technology and to succeed in college and careers. (c) 2008 Pantagraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'