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Low-income earners can soon apply to waive their court costs in Illinois.

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Police are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday night at a Family Dollar store on Bloomington's west side. No one was injured.

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The state has cleared a 33-year-old Normal woman of child abuse allegations connected to her dispute with a child care center that spilled into public view on social media.

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One man was shot early Sunday in the 800 block of North Roosevelt Street, Bloomington Police said.

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The new top federal prosecutor for Central Illinois says the sweeping criminal justice reforms passed by Congress are already having an impact on his office.

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An 82-year-old Marquette Heights man died Tuesday due to cold exposure.

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Police are investigating whether an armed robbery Monday morning on Bloomington's east side was the work of the Business Bandit.

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Two Ford County men have pleaded guilty to their roles in bombing an Islamic mosque in Minnesota and trying to bomb an abortion clinic in Champaign.

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The driver whose truck collided head-on with a Normal West school bus last month was not drunk or on drugs at the time of the crash, the Peoria County coroner said Wednesday.

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Bloomington Police on Wednesday reminded businesses to make sure their video surveillance systems are working properly, as investigators look for the "Business Bandit" suspected in at least seven armed robberies.

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A federal lawsuit has been filed by a woman who claims LaSalle County sheriff's deputies violated her civil rights when they forcibly stripped her following a 2017 arrest.

The attorney for Zandrea Askew says three female deputies stripped the ex-U.S. Marine sergeant on Jan. 20, 2017.

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Federal prosecutors in Illinois say a Texas man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison on child pornography charges involving more than 40 girls in eight states, including 28 in central Illinois.

Prosecutors said Tuesday 36-year-old Mark P. Barnwell of Whitehouse, Texas, was sentenced on Jan. 9.

Authorities say he used false Facebook profiles to contact girls and advertise modeling opportunities. Prosecutors say Barnwell directed the girls to send him sexually explicit photos and threatened to post the nude photos online if they failed to send more.

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Former Gov. Bruce Rauner has reduced the 75-year prison sentence for a 38-year-old man convicted in 1996 of fatally shooting his grandparents in Lincoln.

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Two Decatur men are being held on $5 million bond in connection with last month's fatal shooting of a 20-year-old from Bloomington.

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Too many people are learning misconceptions about sexual assault through TV shows. That's according to members of Normal Police’s Investigative Unit.

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Two Decatur men were arrested Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old from Bloomington over a month ago.

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John Milhiser was confirmed Wednesday as U.S. attorney for central Illinois, becoming the first permanent appointee to the job since President Donald Trump took office.

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Authorities are looking for the public's help finding a burglary suspect who allegedly caused a high-speed crash on Veterans Parkway on Sunday as he fled police.

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You’ve probably seen the photo. An older man in a denim shirt, pistol in hand, cigarillo hanging from his mouth, leaping over the median on an interstate.

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Nine people have died in Bloomington-Normal in gun violence this year. More than that tally have survived bullet wounds.

A week after a 20-year-old Bloomington man was shot and killed on the city’s west side, there have been no arrests in the case and police have released little information about what happened.

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You don’t need to tell Glenda Jackson that people drive too fast on Hershey Road. She already knows.

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Two people died and two others were seriously injured Wednesday night when a semitrailer truck on Interstate 74 crashed head-on into a school bus carrying Normal West girls basketball players back from a game in Champaign. None of the students were critically injured.

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UPDATED 5 p.m. | One person was shot and killed early Wednesday on Bloomington's west side, police said.

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The Illinois Supreme Court has named two Bloomington attorneys to associate judge positions.

Bloomington Police made an arrest Tuesday following a July drug-induced homicide.

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Bloomington Police are trying to determine who shot a 14-year-old boy in the leg over the weekend.

Authorities say a 20-year-old man has been arrested following the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy in Decatur.

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The Catholic Diocese of Peoria has removed three long-retired priests from public ministry because of credible allegations of sexual misconduct with children.

The Princeville couple found Tuesday in the Spoon River fought for their lives. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood announced the autopsy findings of Susan Brill de Ramirez and Antonio Ramirez Barron Wednesday.

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