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Bloomington-Normal hotels have rolled out expanded cleaning programs in response to the coronavirus, even as they expect fewer guests through the rest of this year.

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The Bloomington-Normal hotel industry started 2020 off strong.

Booking were solid thanks to big events like the Illinois High School Theatre Festival at Illinois State University. And Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington hosted three state finals for wrestling, competitive cheer, and competitive dance.

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Changes at State Farm are impacting many parts of the local economy—from real estate to jobs to downtown Bloomington’s future.