Good evening and welcome back to another episode of 'Long Story Short' where we recap Central Illinois news from Lee Enterprises journalists. We are back from our extended break during the holiday season, so sit back and relax as we give you all the details on what's going on in Bloomington, Decatur and Mattoon.
Stay tuned to our community news segment where we talk about an all-black house in Lincoln, IL that has gone viral on Facebook and TikTok for its unique update!
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Stories mentioned in this week's 'Long Story Short' episode
An 11-year-old snow leopard at Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington died Thursday of COVID-induced pneumonia.
Maggie Miley’s Irish Pub in Normal is looking to expand to include more dining space.
Eastern Illinois University alumnus Keithan Hedrick and his wife Quiante will pitch their company, Candi, to a panel of potential investors on…
Bloomington is moving all city meetings virtual for the month of January as coronavirus cases surge in McLean County and Illinois.
The Mattoon City Council this week approved a $230,126 Community Development Block Grant to North American Lighting for new manufacturing line…
Bloomington District 87 joined a growing list of Illinois districts that had classes canceled or shifted online in the wave of new COVID infections.
Lincoln College has delayed the start of its spring semester due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Logan County and Illinois.
After Illinois State University women’s basketball took down Bradley last week despite three starters out on COVID protocols, Coach Kristen Gi…
The University of Illinois men’s basketball took down Maryland this week with big numbers from seniors Trent Frazier and Kofi Cockburn.
32 year old Benjamin Reed was arrested Tuesday at HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested on firearm charges from a Dec. 27 shooting that left a 16-year-old boy injured.
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Contact Sierra Henry at 309-820-3234. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_sierrahenry.