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Jon Morgan
Illinois Department of Corrections

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.

Decatur suspects
Bloomington Police Department

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.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

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

Decatur suspects
Bloomington Police Department

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

John Milhiser

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.

Floyd Brown mugshot
Bloomington Police

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.

Robert Sylvester exits car
David Proeber / The Pantagraph

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.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

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.

Glenda in the crosswalk
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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

Bus crash
Mike Edwards / Facebook

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.

McLean County Law and Justice Center
Staff / WGLT

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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Ivo Shandor / Flickr

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.

David Selzer seated
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The Illinois attorney general has ruled against McLean County's attempt to hold closed sessions of the county board Finance Committee to talk about the salaries of the coroner and auditor.

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Eric Stock / WGLT

Authorities have identified the man gunned down on a Bloomington street Tuesday night as 27-year-old Trevonte Kirkwood of Bloomington.

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Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington police say an unidentified man has died in a local hospital of an apparent gunshot wound.

Jason Greene, left, and Parish Mayberry
Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police recovered over 2,500 ecstasy pills and $1,500 in cash inside a residence on South Main Street late last week.

Normal Police are looking for the man who opened fire early Sunday after fights broke out at a large party near Illinois State University.

An Illinois bed and breakfast that refused to host a gay couple’s civil union ceremony is also refusing to a pay a court-ordered settlement. Illinois’ Attorney General is now intervening in the case.

Sydney Mays Jr.
Bloomington Police

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A 25-year-old Bloomington man was extradited back to McLean County on Thursday to face murder charges stemming from a triple homicide on Riley Drive.

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Staff / WGLT

The Illinois Supreme Court has quelled a two-year legal effort by media organizations to make certain information public in the Kirk Zimmerman murder case. One justice has also filed a dissenting opinion.

Doug Marlowe speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The first drug court began in 1989 in Miami, offering those with addiction issues an alternative route through—and hopefully out of—the criminal justice system.

Pritzker gets off a bus
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Ten current and former staffers are suing Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker's campaign, saying they were harassed and discriminated against because of their race.

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Authorities released the name of a second man killed Sept. 19 in a fiery crash that shut down Interstate 39.

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Bloomington Police were out in force Tuesday morning on the city's west side after someone was shot.