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Updated Jan 23, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Marianne Gillespie had a big heart for Chillicothe.The long-time editor of the Chillicothe Times-Bulletin went beyond the duties of her job to immerse herself in the community from helping on the Claud-Elen Days Committee to volunteering with the Chillicothe Historical Society, the Zorro Fest committee and the Key Club.Gillespie, 37, died Wednesday night after a six-month battle with cancer.

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 3:48 PM

On Feb. 21 Wildlife Prairie Park will be offering a unique opportunity to members and guests of the Park. Starting at 10 a.m., Mike Boatman, a nationally recognized photographer, will be offering a special photography session at the Park...

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 1:37 PM

Sixteen-year-old Kateri Hawley’s first night on the job will give her pretty good seats for the annual State of the Union address.

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 12:46 PM

There may be about 30 miles that separates Morton from Bloomington, but the economic ties the two share may have a far-reaching effect on both communities.

Posted Jan 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Danielle Kramer wants girls who have scoliosis to know they are not alone.Danielle, an eighth-grader at Central Junior High School, started the Central Illinois Curvy Girls Scoliosis Support Group.

Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 2:18 PM

The mild weather in late November and during December contributed to a successful 30th Festival of Lights anniversary, said Doug McCarty, director of tourism and special events.

Updated Jan 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

As the cold settled in and the workers clad in neon orange and yellow took their leave, another year of construction on Interstate 74 and I-155 in Morton was completed. The total project cost was set at $86 million.

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 6:15 AM

Polar Plunge raises about $130,000 for local charities.

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM

An IF: Gathering event for women will be held from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 6, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at Eureka United Methodist Church.

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM

A program to build girls’ self-esteem will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on eight consecutive Sundays in February and March at Eureka United Methodist Church.

Posted Jan 7, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Art and writing competitions included in GFWC statewide event for children.

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