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A senior softball player at Normal West high school has died from her injuries sustained in a car crash this week, authorities said Thursday.

Bloomington Police have arrested a 31-year-old nurse for allegedly ripping painkiller patches off the arms of nursing home patients and stealing them.

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There are signs key portions of the corruption case against former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock may be at risk of unraveling.

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Prosecutors say two more underage victims have stepped forward alleging sexual abuse at the hands of their former piano teacher.

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A 17-year-old driver was ticketed for allegedly disregarding a stop sign last week and crashing into a school bus, sending three kids in the bus to the hospital with minor injuries.

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A 50-year-old Bloomington man pleaded not guilty Friday to stabbing his wife to death last week as she was reportedly planning to leave him.

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The family of former GLT staff member Liz Larson has filed a lawsuit against the City of Wilmington over her drowning last summer, alleging city officials have failed for decades to protect visitors from a river dam’s deadly underwater vortex.

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A Bloomington man was formally charged Wednesday with stabbing his wife to death this week during a fight at their home and abusing his 8-year-old stepson in two separate incidents last year.

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A 50-year-old Bloomington man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of his wife at their home Monday afternoon.


The FBI is honoring a Bloomington man for helping curb cybercrime.

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A 36-year-old local piano teacher was arrested Tuesday in Normal on allegations he sexually assaulted an underage girl who was apparently one of his students. Police say there are likely more victims.

McLean County Court Faces Year Of Changes

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There have been a number of changes at the McLean County Circuit Court, including revisions to drug laws and the bond-setting structure, aimed at keeping low-level offenders out of jail. Earlier this month, the court established a new, mandatory electronic filing system.

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A second local judge will be retiring this year.

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A 22-year-old woman now faces murder charges in connection with a fatal stabbing last month at a south Bloomington mobile home park.

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A 29-year-old El Paso woman was killed Monday in a crash on Interstate 39 in Hudson.

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Officials are looking for information about two men they say have been breaking into video gaming terminals in central Illinois and stealing cash.

A McLean County grand jury indicted a Latham man Wednesday on an attempted murder charge connected to an incident in Normal.

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Bloomington Police arrested a 53-year-old man for multiple counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13.

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A woman convicted of luring her mother-in-law to Bloomington for an ultimately fatal confrontation says in a new court filing that a key witness lied during her 2012 trial.

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GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

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The former managers of Bloomington’s downtown arena are not owed any unpaid commission money because those sponsorship deals violated their management agreement with the city, according to a new court filing.

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A 22-year-old Washington woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in her mother's July stabbing death.

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A 23-year-old man was arrested Sunday in Normal in connection with a child-death investigation in Lake County, Indiana.

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A 55-year-old woman was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in federal prison for stealing over $1 million from the Bloomington landscaping business where she worked.

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The Chicago Police Department says all patrol officers are now equipped with body cameras.

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Police say they have found the teenage driver who allegedly injured an 8-year-old during a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon on Bloomington's west side.

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Eleventh Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Bill Yoder will seek election for the resident circuit judge spot being vacated by Chief Judge Kevin Fitzgerald.

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Police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man at a south Bloomington mobile home park.

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The head of the ACLU of Illinois says racially imbalanced police enforcement is a problem statewide.

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UPDATED 2 p.m. | Bloomington Police are investigating four reports of gunfire in just the past week.