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McLean County Museum of History

Bloomington-Normal had only one documented lynching.

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The Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development at Illinois State University holds itself accountable for creating tomorrow’s leaders in McLean County.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council
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Months after McLean County opened a $40 million jail expansion, the county is still having to send some inmates to other counties, though jail officials say that should be temporary.

Illinois State Police

Illinois State Troopers seized 143 pounds of cannabis just south of Bloomington this week and a lot more.

Amber Widner of Bozeman, Mont., was stopped on I-74 Wednesday after committing a traffic violation. During the stop, a state police canine alerted to the odor of illegal drugs.

Troopers also recovered 14 pounds of mushrooms, and 9 pounds of cannabis wax. That's a concentrate of cannabis that has the consistency of ear wax. It is also known as butane hash oil because it is made with a butane extraction.

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The Bloomington-Normal chapter of Black Lives Matter is teaming up with the McLean County Democrats for a Father’s Day bailout fundraising event this weekend.

McLean County Jail
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McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said the jail expansion became fully operational earlier this month as staff and inmates have been moving into the new space.

McLean County Jail
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McLean County officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on a nearly $40 million jail expansion.

McLean County Board
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There will be a changing of the guard in McLean County government on Tuesday as six of the county board's 20 elected members will be recognized in their final meeting.