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Bloomington Approves Tax Levy, Gears Up For Cannabis Vote

After unanimously approving the property tax levy for the current fiscal year Monday, the Bloomington City Council started looking ahead to a final decision on recreational cannabis sales.

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District 87's Irving School Turns To House System To Build Community

On paper, Marcus Brown is a fifth-grader at Irving Elementary School in west Bloomington. But he has another title that’s way cooler: Leader of the Black House of Altruismo, the House of Givers.

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Welcoming in December with music from No, No, Nanette, Pippin, and The Band's Visit!

2018 Silver Ball Group Shot. The 2019 Silver Ball is Saturday night at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington.
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Michael Klug of Jack Dupp & the Empty Bottles says the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival is a reminder that we're all connected in one form or another.

Getting in the Thanksgiving Spirit with music from Oliver!, Ain't Too Proud, and Frozen 2!

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Bloomington city officials are traveling to North Carolina this week for the first gathering of a national initiative aimed at improving public health through housing.

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The Pekin City Council is putting off a vote on requiring motorized bike owners to register their vehicles with the police until next year.

A man shot and killed six people at a hospital in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava early Tuesday morning, setting off a manhunt that ended when the suspected gunman killed himself as police were closing in on him.

In addition to the six dead, three people were injured, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said in an update about what he called a "huge tragedy."

The Illinois Republican Party will again host their convention at the Peoria Civic Center next year. 

The convention was last hosted in Peoria in 2016. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Tim Schneider said that experience is what spurred the party to choose the city again. 

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