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Merlin Kennedy
Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home

One of Bloomington-Normal most notable civil rights leaders, Merlin Kennedy, has died.

Kari Sandhaas the artist
McLean County Museum of History

The old Laborers' Local 362 union hiring hall is being demolished this week. The building featured a mural created by Kari Sandhaas in the 1980s, which displayed Bloomington-Normal’s historical relationship with labor and unionizing.

Farnsworth Group

The Normal Town Council granted developer Bush Construction several variances on preliminary design plans for the Trail East building on Uptown Circle.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Despite having a Democratic majority in state politics, recently sworn in Gov. JB Pritzker used words of inclusion and bipartisanship in his first public address.

McLean County Museum of History
Cindy Le / WGLT

From the railroad, to the farm. From insurance, to information technology. McLean County's workforce has changed many times over two centuries.