Latest Normal, Illinois Stories

2008-10-09 21:00:35

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL - During homecoming season, schools traditionally celebrate achievements of current students, give a nod to former ones, and reach out to the community. Normal Community High School is doing all that and more.

2008-10-06 21:00:26

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL - If you've always wanted to name a building, now is your chance. Starting today people will have a chance to suggest names for two school in the Normal-based Unit 5 school district.

2008-09-12 21:00:26

By PANTAGRAPH STAFF BLOOMINGTON - An event next week will recognize women's achievements in business and honor the recipient of the 2008 Athena Award. The Women's Division of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce will present the award at the 6 p.m.

2008-08-27 00:00:38

By Phyllis Coulter NORMAL - For the most part, school busing went smoothly across the region during the first week of school.

2008-08-22 21:00:22

Graduates Hope College BLOOMINGTON Two area residents were on a list of recent Hope College, Holland, Mich., bachelor's degree recipients who have been awarded graduation honors.Area cum laude graduates are:Bloomington Jennifer Knight.Flanagan Sarah Roeschley. SIUC CARBONDALE Emily J.

2008-08-04 03:00:12

By Mary Ann Ford, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Aug. 4--NORMAL -- David Hands goes to uptown Normal about an hour or so every weekday to use the Wi-Fi connections at The Coffee Hound or The Coffeehouse and Deli.

2008-08-01 21:00:31

By Phyllis Coulter BLOOMINGTON - Forty feet above ground, Amanda Hapgood was almost ready to move. "This is a little out of the comfort zone for an 11-year English teacher," Hapgood said once she was off the platform and back on terra firma at Timber Pointe Outdoor Center.

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.

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.

2008-07-13 06:00:18

By Michele Steinbacher, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jul. 13--NORMAL -- The Sugar Creeks Arts Festival turns 25 this weekend. And true to the style it's developed over the years, both new and old friends browsed the 170-booth juried festival and sale.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.