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Photo courtesy from Bloomington-Normal NAACP Facebook NORMAL, Ill.–The Bloomington-Normal Branch of the NAACP recognizes the decision of District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court—with a 53 to 47 vote. First Vice President Carla Campbell-Jackson explains more about the impact of Brown Jackson’s confirmation by three votes. “That in and of itself is […]

Photo courtesy of Town of Normal NORMAL, Ill.–Monday morning  the town of Normal City Manager Pamela Reece released the decision of selecting Steve Petrilli to be the next chief of police for the Normal Police Department. Petrilli becomes the 17th chief of police for the NPD since 1925. The duty of Petrilli is to lead […]

Photo courtesy of  Lincoln College Facebook NORMAL, Ill.–Lincoln College has communicated to the Illinois Department of Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission of permanent closure. The closure is in effect May 13th and the Board of Trustees have voted to terminate all academic programming this spring semester.  In hopes to help students who are affected by […]

Photo Courtesy of ISU Athletics NORMAL, Ill.—The Redbirds slid home this evening against the Indiana State Sycamores with a final score of 5-2. After game delays for the last two weeks and today’s game being switched to a single—the Redbirds prevailed with a win in seven innings. The game started fast with many outs but […]

NORMAL, Ill.–Clean bathrooms, planted roses and rotating dining hall stations are just a part of what workers do to keep Illinois State University moving. Monday evening outside of Hovey Hall, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) graduate student workers protested and rallied together to express their concerns. Graduate student John Pleming explained […]

Photo courtesy from Normal Police Department NORMAL, Ill.–After 11 years the Normal Police Chief announced plans to retire at the end of April 2022. Rick Bleichner has served as the chief of police since 2011. “I have given this great consideration and the time is right,” said Bleichner. “The organization has six new recruits preparing to […]

Photo courtesy from Illinois State University NORMAL, Ill.—At 11:55 a.m. Illinois State University put out an emergency alert stating that there was an armed robbery taking place at 112 North Street, Normal. At 12:05 p.m. there was an alert explaining that armed robbery is not an active shooter situation. The person committed an armed robbery […]

Photo courtesy from Bloomington Police Department  BLOOMINGTON, Ill.–Two people are pronounced dead and one person is facing life-threatening injuries. Around 7:45 p.m. Bloomington Police Department was dispatched to the 1000 block of Four Seasons Road. Officers were notified because of commotion. When officers arrived at the scene there were noises heard that sounded like gunfire. […]

Photo courtesy of from Illinois State University NORMAL, Ill.—Mask policies continue to change in a span of two weeks. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois will be lifting its mask mandate February 28th due to statewide COVID-19 hospitalization rates declining faster than any other point in the pandemic. Decisions for the state have led local institutions […]

NORMAL,Ill.—After a five game losing streak the Birds break the curse and prevail against the Indiana Sycamores. In the first half the Birds were in an eight point lead over Indiana State. Antonio Reeves put up two free throws helping them get to 44-36. The Birds succeeded in stopping guard Cooper Neese after he scored […]