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Bloomington Police have arrested a Wisconsin man in connection with a shooting in Green Bay.

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The death of a tree on Washington Street shall remain a mystery.

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Two men are in custody after Bloomington Police seized $27,000 in meth and other illegal prescription pills during a traffic stop in Carlock.

A 22-year-old Bloomington woman was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on the west side.  

Leila J. Jackson made her first court appearance Wednesday. She's charged with stabbing Quantez Brown, 24, with a knife after an argument early Tuesday in the 400 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, just west of downtown. Brown went to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

Jackson is being held on $2 million bond. She was appointed a public defender. Her arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 27.

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Police in Bloomington-Normal say despite the recent string of fatal shootings, there are no signs of a larger trend.

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Bloomington Police have arrested two people on gun and counterfeiting charges.

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A man was injured early Tuesday by gunfire on Bloomington's west side, police said.

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Bloomington Police weren’t getting a lot of help from witnesses when they first arrived at the scene of a shooting outside an apartment building in east Bloomington.

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Authorities have identified the three people shot to death at 311 Riley Drive in Bloomington Monday afternoon.

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Three men were killed and a toddler was critically injured Monday in a shooting at an apartment building on Riley Drive in Bloomington. There have now been seven fatal shootings in Bloomington-Normal in less than two months.

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A 24-year-old Rantoul man appeared in McLean County court Thursday to face drug-induced homicide charges in a Bloomington overdose.

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Friends and neighbors of two slain young people in Bloomington said they just do not understand how it came to this.

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Police have released the names of the two victims of a double homicide early Sunday morning.

Bloomington police said they found a man and a woman dead from gunshot wounds overnight Sunday.

After reports of multiple gunshots about 1:09 a.m., officers went to the area of 1221 Orchard Street and found the victims. Two other people had also been shot. Officers said they had non-life threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

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Bloomington Police are looking for the public's help identifying an armed robber caught on camera at a local donut shop.

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Bloomington Police are trying to determine who shot and wounded two men downtown early Monday.

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Two local pension board presidents are raising concerns about a proposal to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds.

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K2. Spice. Black Mamba. Research chemicals. Potpourri. New psychoactive substances.

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A plan to build a bigger Boys & Girls Club building at a city-owned, west-side park won a warm reception from Bloomington aldermen Monday night.

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The new Bloomington police chief will be the current assistant chief.

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A Bloomington police detective who has worked with YWCA McLean County’s Stepping Stones program for sexual assault survivors said he will no longer help with its trainings in part because of the YWCA’s support for a citizen-led police advisory board.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner's last day on the job will be Friday.

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UPDATED 10 a.m. | Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner was confirmed Thursday to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

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A west-side intersection was reopened Tuesday after a semitractor trailer carrying agricultural chemicals crashed, authorities said.

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Bloomington Police are on the verge of a wide rollout of body cameras.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has cleared his first hurdle toward becoming the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

10-Year-Old Retires From Bloomington Police

Apr 17, 2018
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After eight years of dogged police work, Bloomington K9 officer Lex is retiring from the force.

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Bloomington Police are asking parents to come forward if their children took piano lessons from a local teacher who’s accused of sexually abusing six children and secretly taping at least some of the incidents.

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The Keep Families Together coalition continued its rally in the Bloomington City Council chambers Monday after breaking a 24-hour fast.

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"We're fasting today for freedom, for mercy, for justice," declared the Rev. Jim Warren of First Christian Church as the sunlight cast a golden glow on him and others gathered outside Bloomington City Hall on Sunday.

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