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2008-07-23 06:00:00

By M.K. Guetersloh, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 23--BLOOMINGTON -- Discrepancies in sworn statements taken as part of an investigation into a McLean County Board member have been forwarded to State's Attorney Bill Yoder. "There are two statements made during that investigation that are at odds with each other so it is being looked at further," said County Administrator John Zeunik. Zeunik would not comment on the nature of the discrepancies or who made the statements during...

2008-07-22 18:00:55

By Kevin Barlow, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 22--LINCOLN -- There are still many decisions to be made about the future of the current Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital property once a new facility is built on Lincoln's west side. On Monday night, hospital administrator Dolan Dalpoas told the Lincoln City Council the new facility should be open in 2010. Dalpoas is requesting a letter of support from the city for the project. Earlier this month, Mayor Beth Davis-Kavelman...

2008-07-21 03:00:37

By Phyllis Coulter, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 21--BLOOMINGTON -- Tight school budgets over the past few years have changed summer school programs. Traditional summer school programs, "unless self-sustaining" by tuition or state funding, are among the first things to be cut by school districts when an economic crunch comes, said Chuck Harsteil, Unit 5's director of special education. One such self-sustaining program is at University High School in Normal, which now draws...

2008-07-19 03:00:28

By M.K. Guetersloh, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 19--BLOOMINGTON -- More evidence is needed before a decision on who should control the Ensenberger building can be made. Circuit Judge Scott Drazewski denied a motion Friday for a judgment in the lawsuit based on what has been filed in McLean County Circuit Court. Building owner Merle Huff of Peoria is suing project developer Ward Waller, who in turn filed a counter lawsuit. Each claims the other failed to fulfill the terms...

2008-07-19 03:00:25

By Sharon K. Wolfe, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 19--BLOOMINGTON -- It was a dark night for hundreds of fans of Batman and other films Friday because of a west Bloomington power failure that hit the Galaxy 14 Cine movie theater. Hundreds of people turned out Friday night for the opening weekend of "The Dark Knight," the eagerly awaited sequel to 2006's "Batman Begins" and acclaimed actor Heath Ledger's last movie. They were turned away from the sold-out shows, however, after a...

2008-07-19 03:00:21

By Bob Holliday, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 19--TREMONT -- Residents are banding together to create something of beauty from an eyesore in the center of town. The Tiber Creek project, financed with private and corporate donations, will create bridges and walking paths from an abandoned railroad bed and unattractive creek. It's expected to be completed by fall of next year, said Village Board President Todd Bong. The project, pushed by the Tremont Winning Communities...

2008-07-18 18:00:40

By Paul Swiech, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 18--BLOOMINGTON -- About 500 pounds of unused prescription and nonprescription medicines have been collected for proper disposal in McLean County since a Livingston County program expanded here on June 28. "I'm pleased with the program so far," Mike Novario, director of pharmacy at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, said Thursday. "But I believe it's just the tip of the iceberg." Five McLean County pharmacies have been...

2008-07-18 18:00:33

By Troy Semple, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 18--HEYWORTH -- Randolph Township Fire Department officials have scheduled a public hearing next week on a proposal to sell $225,000 in general obligation bonds to purchase a new fire truck and expand the fire station. The hearing is set for 8 a.m. Tuesday at the department's office quarters, 104 W. Main St. Fire Chief Dennis Powell said the money would be used to replace a 1978 tanker truck with a new tanker with a 3,000-gallon...

2008-07-17 00:00:20

By Scott Richardson, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 16--I hate bats. Well, not hate really. But, it's unnerving to see the flying rodents buzz the insects at the edge of the reach of my navigation lights when I'm standing on the casting deck at night. But, I'm willing to do it for one reason. Muskies. Day-shift opportunities become limited as weather gets hot in the lower Midwest. Muskies exhaust themselves trying to free themselves from a hook, and they don't recover as well...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

By Kevin Barlow, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 15--LINCOLN -- Production of a movie to be shot in Lincoln has been postponed until September. Logan County Sheriff Steve Nichols said he doesn't know when the producers of "Normal Again" expect to begin filming in Lincoln. Originally, the cast and crew had planned to be in Lincoln during a four-week span that included parts of June and July. "It looks like it will be in September," Nichols said. "It wasn't a big surprise that...


Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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