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While Illinois State University has told students to stay away due to the coronavirus, Illinois Wesleyan and Heartland Community College have yet to take similar extraordinary measures.

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"There’s a moment every day where we, as artists, have to stand up and do what we can, " said artist David Dow. "And encourage dialog and encourage thinking about everything that’s going on.”

Heartland Community College Board of Trustees
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The cost to study at Heartland Community College is going up for a third straight year.

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A federal education official visited Heartland Community College on Friday to see how the school is training students to help fill a national job skills gap.

Iowa caucus voting
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Heartland Community College journalism student Erik House said he decided on a whim Monday to drive to Iowa City to witness the political spectacle. He saw how messy democracy can be.

Keith Cornille
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Rivian is looking to hire hundreds of workers for its Normal manufacturing plant over the next few years. Heartland Community College wants to be ready to help get them trained.

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Heartland Community College’s Board of Trustees will take up a six-month universal access contract with Connect Transit on Tuesday.

Rodney and Dan
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis dug in Monday night as he again attacked the impeachment inquiry and called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring a free trade agreement to a vote.

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An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who creates 1,000 origami cranes will have a wish granted by the gods. 

Brady and Dave
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A lot of people don’t figure out what they want to do professionally until college—or later. Brady Veal of Bloomington knew when was 8.

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Enrollment declined at Illinois community colleges again this fall, driven in part by a strong economy and low unemployment.

Racial equity conference
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Community planners used U.S. Census data to shed light on racial and ethnic disparities in McLean County during the Town of Normal's Daring Diversity racial equity conference.

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Through undulating lines, bold dashes of color, and unconventional focus, six local artists explore the limitless potential of abstract art in the current exhibition at the Joe McCauley Gallery at Heartland Community College. 

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A task force recommends Heartland Community College keep its tax rates stable and maintain strong cash reserves to ensure long-term financial stability.

Heartland Sees Largest Freshman Class In 4 Years

Sep 4, 2019

Heartland Community College welcomed its largest freshman class in four years with over 1,500 new students.

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The head of the Community Health Care Clinic said six months into operations of the new dental clinic they are only scratching the surface of filling the need for tooth care for low-income people in the Twin Cities.

B-N Youth Work In Microgravity With ISS Underwater

Jul 10, 2019
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Bloomington-Normal youth this week embarked on an adventure at Normal Community West High School to build the International Space Station, with a few modifications.

Heartland Community College
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The Heartland Community College board on Tuesday approved a tentative $32 million operating budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1.

Unit 5 Board Members in their meeting room
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Heartland Community College said high school students across central Illinois have saved $4.9 million in community college tuition and fees with dual credit courses through their high schools over the last five years. Sixteen high schools participate in the program with HCC.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report 700 women die every year in the U.S. from pregnancy-related complications.

Keith greets candidates
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Two candidates for a seat on the Heartland Community College Board both said they want to be careful to keep property taxes as low as possible, as did a third who is running uncontested.

Quinnie Clavert at vintage typewriter
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Years after we thought typewriters had become obsolete, an exhibition reveals they still have considerable charm. 

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Heartland Community College is looking to double the number of athletic programs it offers in hopes of attracting more students.

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Heartland Community College is making students pay more next year, but it's also trying to find more students to help the school get out of the red.

Heartland Community College is now offering a new program at the Western Avenue Community Center to help Bloomington residents who aren’t native English speakers gain the skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

Ron Frazier
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Fine art photographer Ron Frazier had hit rock bottom with his inspiration. After photographing the Illinois landscape for many years, he felt his enthusiasm waning until, finally, he put down his camera.

Local Colleges Announce STEM Scholarships

Nov 8, 2018
Education officials pose at museum
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The National Science Foundation awarded a combined $4.6 million grant to Heartland Community College, Illinois State, and Illinois Wesleyan universities to bolster STEM studies.

Drone delivery in field
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Drones are no longer a new or emerging technology. They’re a part of everyday life for insurance companies, photographers, law enforcement, and the military.

Heartland Community College students meet mini therapy horses during their campus visit Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
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Move over, therapy dogs. Heartland Community College is bringing in mini therapy horses.

The Normal college hosted mini therapy horses from the organization MiniVisits on Tuesday.

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Heartland Community College President Keith Cornille is putting his money where his feet are.

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