| May 31, 2012
| 9:49 AM
The Bloomington Police Department released a statement Thursday, just days before the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer.
Police said the investigation is still “very active” and several...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 12:29 PM
When an African-American was accused of raping a white woman and another of murdering a white locomotive engineer, Springfield, Ill., exploded into a race riot on the evening of Aug. 14, 1908.
The mob grew furious when they learned that the two men had...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Stephen Packer left home at the very young age of 17, off to seek his fortune in the logging business. Eventually he made his way to Glendale where he became a prosperous auto dealer.
Packer, born in Bloomington, Ill., in 1866, was the son of a prominent...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:40 AM
For some reason, rock 'n' rollers seem to be obsessed with pie. Songs written about the delicious dessert are unusually numerous. From Led Zeppelin's "Custard Pie" to Warrant's "Cherry Pie" the subject keeps working its way into songs.
| Jun 7, 2007
CARRIE CARR knows a good piece of trash when she sees it. Take the kitchen cabinet that she salvaged from an apartment building under renovation and turned into a glass-fronted display case. Or the living room piece — "my gangsta coffee table,"...
| Dec 5, 2008
Doris J. Dungey, an influential blogger who under the pseudonym Tanta wrote about the failing U.S. mortgage industry, died of ovarian cancer Nov. 30 at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus. She was 47.
Dungey wrote for Calculated Risk, a...
| May 11, 2009
| 10:40 AM
"This is one of the most irresponsible industries I've ever seen," said Andersonville gardener Cai Gushak. "I'm almost ready to stop going to the garden center."
What has him fuming? Pots. Plastic pots, flats and trays that he can't recycle, all from...
| Nov 28, 2006
NEWARK, CALIF. — Hemant Shah is in the business of creating catastrophes.
The computers at Shah's Silicon Valley company, Risk Management Solutions Inc., contain mathematical models of every U.S. disaster from the 1812 earthquake that toppled...
| Nov 20, 2009
Under Illinois law, families researching nursing homes are directed to search a state police Web site for critical information about sex offenders living in the facilities.
But only 59 of the 192 sex offenders in Illinois nursing homes -- or less than...
| Jul 20, 2010
Liz Kahman inserted her ear buds and selected an Usher song on her iPod Touch before starting her run on a treadmill.
"If I'm listening to something upbeat, it helps me to keep up the pace," said Kahman, 19, of Bloomington, Illinois.
She's not alone....
| Nov 13, 2009
State Sen. Bill Brady, the Bloomington Republican running for governor in the Illinois Republican primary, isn't your typical lawyer politician.
He runs a construction business and can do math with a pencil on a two-by-four. After all the trite...