Most churches pack in their members for carols and candles on Christmas eve. Not this year. But, it won't be a completely silent night for many other ministers. Plus, there is an immigrant group in Bloomington Normal with a severe language barrier that hinders access to healthcare.The language is French. A hit Netflix mini series, The Queen's Gambit, has given Bloomington Normal game sellers a boost. Chess sets are jumping off the shelves like, well, like a knight on a chess board. And pick your bracket winners now. No, it's not 'March Madness.' The Normal Theater has a competition for best Christmas movie.
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