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Suicide rates didn't change much in McLean and Peoria counties this year, despite a pandemic that caused hardship for many.

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McLean County has had additional morgue space since the start of the pandemic, but Coroner Kathy Yoder said the county has only needed it once.

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UPDATED 3:30 P.M. | McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said a Chenoa man was killed in a crash involving a sport utility vehicle and a tractor trailer Thursday afternoon east of Chenoa.

A battle between two nurses for the office that investigates deaths in McLean County ended in a win for incumbent Republican Kathy Yoder.

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The candidate challenging incumbent McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder is urging voters to listen to ideas over partisan ties.

Candidate Questionnaire: Abbi Sorrells

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These responses were submitted by Abbi Sorrells, the Democratic candidate for McLean County coroner. See more candidate responses.

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A woman from Normal died in a motorcycle crash Tuesday night in rural Carlock.

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UPDATED 2:40 p.m. | McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said a motorcyclist died following a crash Tuesday night in west Bloomington.

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The Normal Police Department and McLean County coroner’s office are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a man whose body was found Monday afternoon in a wooded area in northeast Normal.

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The McLean County coroner has identified Kaleb Roberts, 28, of Gibson City as the man who died in a one-vehicle crash on a rural road near Colfax early Wednesday morning.

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A 28-year-old man died early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Colfax, authorities said.

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UPDATED 11 a.m. | McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has identified the driver who was killed in a one-car crash Thursday morning near LeRoy.

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UPDATED 11:15 A.M. | McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said preliminary results from an autopsy conducted Sunday morning show the 31-year-old Downs man whose body was found in a private pond on Saturday had drowned. 

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A 41-year-old Bloomington woman has died from injuries sustained in a Tuesday night auto accident.

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McLean County saw a slight drop in overdose deaths last year, but the coroner said the spread of powerful narcotics remains a problem.

UPDATED 5:40 p.m. | Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old male in the Heartland Village Apartments in northwest Normal.

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A 29-year-old man from Hudson was killed early Saturday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Pipeline Road in rural Hudson.

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has released the name of the woman who was killed in a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semitractor trailer Sunday in rural Arrowsmith.

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder said a woman was killed and a man was hospitalized Sunday in a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a semitractor trailer near Arrowsmith. 

A person died at the intersection of Fort Jesse Road and Veterans Parkway in Normal on Wednesday evening.

McLean County Democrats

A Bloomington-Normal nurse has announced her candidacy for McLean County coroner.

McLean County Coroner Yoder Will Seek Another Term

Sep 10, 2019
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McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder announced Tuesday she will run for re-election in 2020.

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A McLean County Highway Department employee was killed Wednesday morning in what county officials have said was an electrocution.

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Author Terry Pratchett once wrote, "No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away."

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has released the name of the woman who died in a house fire Sunday morning in Bellflower.

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UPDATED 11:30 a.m. | McLean County Coroner Kathy Yoder has identified the victim of a fatal house fire in Normal on Wednesday. 

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One person was killed early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 southwest of Bloomington.

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UPDATED 3:30 p.m. | A 65-year-old Ellsworth man was identified Monday as the driver killed in a single-vehicle crash near Moraine View State Park.

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UPDATED: Woodford County authorities have released the name of the woman who was killed in a head-on collision near Minonk early Wednesday.

McLean County administrators and elected officials will wait to comment on a drowning at Evergreen Lake. County Administrator Bill Wasson and Board Chair John McIntyre said they will defer comment on whether additional safety measures are needed until the investigation is closed.

Deena Rogers, 71, of Washington drowned when her vehicle went into Evergreen Lake at Comlara Park late Friday.

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