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2008-08-10 12:00:18

Community leaders say a 1908 Illinois race riot should be remembered for both the bad and the positive reforms it spawned nationwide.

2008-08-09 21:00:15

BLOOMINGTON - The 10th annual back-to-school block party will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at the corner of Lee and Monroe streets. Some 500 school kits plus additional supplies will be given away. Gates open at 10 a.m. but the line forms early.

2008-08-06 12:00:26

By Jerry McDowell and Ryan Denham, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 6--CORNELL -- When Tuesday morning's storm blew by Kathy Gragson's farm a few miles north of Cornell, she thought her new home was a goner. Instead, it was her barn and one of her toolsheds that bit the bullet.

2008-08-05 21:00:11

Theater ACT season-closer GIBSON CITY - ACT Theatre Company closes its 2008 summer season with a dinner performance of the musical, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change." Doors for the show open at 6 p.m. Aug. 15, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at Percfection Coffee House in Gibson City.

2008-07-31 21:00:37

By Tony Sapochetti, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 31--PONTIAC -- Dick Degenhart of Pontiac saw a forge for sale at an auction more than 30 years ago and thought that it could be an interesting hobby.

2008-07-31 21:00:27

Historic DC-3 here for fundraiser BLOOMINGTON - A Herpa DC-3 will be at the Prairie Aviation Museum today during the museum's monthly fundraising dinner at the former terminal building of Central Illinois Regional Airport.

2008-07-31 21:00:26

Antique road show It's an even dozen this year as the annual Antique Auto Exhibition at Bloomington's David Davis Mansion returns for the 12th time Saturday. You can bet your sweet hood ornament that there'll be a lot more than a dozen vehicles on display.

2008-07-30 03:00:40

By Sharon K. Wolfe, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 30--BLOOMINGTON -- There are ways to combat the rising cost of energy, experts said Tuesday at a town hall meeting on energy efficiency. U.S.

2008-07-29 09:01:14

By Paul Swiech, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 29--BLOOMINGTON -- The two Bloomington-Normal hospitals no longer will be the only locations in the Twin Cities for patients to have certain surgeries that require overnight stays.

2008-07-26 18:00:30

By Edith Brady-Lunny and Phyllis Coulter, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 26--URBANA -- A Champaign attorney has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of an Urbana second-grader who was sexually abused by former teacher Jon White.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.