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Feedback Sought On Plan To Remove Downtown Traffic Signals

The City of Bloomington is looking for feedback on a plan to remove traffic signals from two downtown intersections.

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Laura Kennedy Brings Down The Curtain On GLT Career

Laura Kennedy , the one-time classical and jazz music host who turned into one of GLT’s best storytellers, will retire later this month.

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Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest that he first learned of in the 1970s.

Retiring City Engineer Gene Brown (center left) receives the congratulations of the Normal Council for his decades of service.
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The Town of Normal is testing a program to turn a parking place or two into cafe tables and chairs for businesses.

The Council has approved a pilot project for Stave wine bar in Uptown Normal. That came over the objection of Jeff Fritzen who said he had safety concerns.

Town planner Mercy Davison said they do have a safety plan.

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An electrical problem in a cooler caused the accidental fire that badly damaged a liquor store near Illinois State University last week, officials said Monday.

One patient's death changed the course of Dr. Lilia Cervantes' career. The patient, Cervantes says, was a woman from Mexico with kidney failure who repeatedly visited the emergency room for more than three years. In that time, her heart had stopped more than once, and her ribs were fractured from CPR. The woman finally decided to stop treatment because the stress was too much for her and her two young children. Cervantes says she died soon after.

Syria's military announced Monday that it cleared Damascus and its suburbs of the last elements of the Islamic state militant group, ISIS.

According to government reports, the Syrian army had driven ISIS out of the rebel group's last remaining strongholds in southern Damascus; this marks the first time that President Bashar al-Assad's government has total control of the capital since the rebellion began in 2011.

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"How good can they be? Spoiler alert: Not Very Good."

That was one hockey writer's analysis of the Vegas Golden Knights back in July, not long after the expansion draft in which the brand-new franchise picked its roster from the dregs of other NHL teams. In other words, roughly 10 months before this Not Very Good ™ team (spoiler alert!) made the Stanley Cup final on Sunday.

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