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Photo courtesy from Central Illinois Girl Scouts NORMAL, Ill. — The local Girl Scouts are doing much more than just selling cookies. Engaging in STEM interests to attending outdoor camps–The Girl Scouts are learning traits of what it takes to be a strong woman one activity at a time.  Membership engagement coordinator Emily Tucker spoke […]

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 to the ISU Mennonite College of Nursing NORMAL, Ill. — The Mennonite College of Nursing has launched a new B.S.N to Ph.D. program and is the only college to offer a Ph.D. program in downstate Illinois.  The program helps students earn their degree in as little as four years. Courses will be provided […]

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 […]

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Although COVID-19 numbers are decreasing in Illinois, state officials are closely monitoring the new Covid-19 Omicron sub-variant.  Scientists recently discovered a new Omicron subvariant. Its first official case in Illinois was confirmed in January. The subvariant is up to 50% more transmissible than the original Omicron strain.  Governor J.B. Pritzker said that […]

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 Facebook NORMAL, Ill.–Donations, green and opportunities will fill Uptown Normal this weekend. The Sharin’ Of The Green St. Patricks’ Day Parade is an opportunity to celebrate Irish heritage as well as donate. The event is organized by Children’s Home & Aid’s Central Region. Development Associate at Children’s Home & Aid Laura Cordero says […]

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 OSF Facebook Page  NORMAL, Ill. – One of the main concerns for parents is the safety of their children. Parents actively protect their children from bullying, violence, crime, and strangers, but disease and infection is something that’s harder to protect your children from.  OSF healthcare recently published a study that shows a […]