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Illinois State University trustees will consider a contract to use space in two hotels to house any potential overflow of students who become sick, or who have come in close contact with someone who tests positive for the coronavirus.

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Bloomington-Normal hotels have rolled out expanded cleaning programs in response to the coronavirus, even as they expect fewer guests through the rest of this year.

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The Bloomington-Normal hotel industry started 2020 off strong.

Booking were solid thanks to big events like the Illinois High School Theatre Festival at Illinois State University. And Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington hosted three state finals for wrestling, competitive cheer, and competitive dance.

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The Hyatt Place hotel in Uptown Normal has a new owner.

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After sitting side-by-side on the dais for four years, Normal Town Council members Jeff Fritzen and R.C. McBride exited the council chambers together for the last time as elected officials Monday night.

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Days after Normal adopted a tax for short-term rentals such as Airbnb, Bloomington plans to do the same.

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Normal has raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21.

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Changes at State Farm are impacting many parts of the local economy—from real estate to jobs to downtown Bloomington’s future.