Mother, 2 children die in Lexington fire

An early Saturday morning fire in Lexington has left a mother and two children dead. The…

Updates: The latest on coronavirus and Illinois for Saturday

Here's a look at what's happening with coronavirus developments in Illinois for today, Saturday, May 2.

Bloomington, Normal councils to vote Monday on emergency powers

As the the number of confirmed McLean County COVID-19 cases rose to four on Friday, the…

McLean County announces 3 new COVID-19 cases; two of four people hospitalized, one in ICU

McLean County Health Department reported Friday three new cases of COVID-19 in McLean County, bringing to…

NEW Coronavirus-related cancellations, changes for Central Illinois: What you need to know

Cancelling, postponing or changing an event? Drop us a note at newsroom@pantagraph.com and we'll share the…

Bloomington couple hopes to return home within a week after coronavirus disrupts cruise

The countdown is on. After spending more than two weeks on board a cruise ship found…

Crime Stoppers of McLean County: Have you seen this man?

BLOOMINGTON — Crime Stoppers of McLean County needs the public's help in finding a person who…

Normal to close first floor of Uptown Station

NORMAL – The first floor of Uptown Station, 11 Uptown Circle, will close starting at 6:30…

McLean County formalizes emergency operations, county issues emergency proclamation

BLOOMINGTON — McLean County has formally initiated its Emergency Operations Center, with intent to prepare for…

Camelback Bridge collapses

The Normal Fire Department reports that Virginia Avenue is closed at Camelback Bridge due to the…

UPDATED: Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan universities cancel traditional graduation ceremonies

BLOOMINGTON — The traditional commencement ceremonies at Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities have been canceled…

Coronavirus: Illinois gun dealers report increased store traffic, ‘panic buying’

“It’s a lot of a panic situation,” said Jim Feagans, who owns J. Gooch Shooting Sports…

FRIDAY UPDATE: Central Illinois coronavirus developments. Here’s what we know.

An update on coronavirus developments in Central Illinois. Check back for details throughout the day.

Central Illinois Restaurant Guide: Delivery, drive-thru and curbside services

It's here! While the state has barred dining in at restaurants and bars, many are offering…

Today’s update: 3/20/20

Cancellations: A current list of cancellations, closures, postponements and changes is available 24/7 at Pantagraph.com. All…

Flick Fact: What used to cause Veterans Parkway traffic jams?

Question: Until the late 1980s, Veterans Parkway was a four-lane-only, slow-moving, much-cursed road that became even…

Facing coronavirus shutdown, Central Illinois schools provide internet access to students

As school districts pivot to e-learning in the wake of COVID-19 shutdowns, schools are providing internet…

McLean County has its first case of coronavirus. Here’s what we know about the case.

McLean County has its first case of the new strain of coronavirus, the McLean County Health…

Coronavirus: Bloomington-Normal to instate emergency ordinance

The city of Bloomington and town of Normal will instate an emergency ordinance Monday in response…

Coronavirus: Bloomington District 87, McLean County Unit 5 have different approaches to kids learning at home

Whether it’s called an “e-learning” day or an “Act of God” day, Bloomington-Normal education leaders agree…

Connect Transit reduces Bloomington-Normal bus services

Connect Transit is reducing weekday transportation services starting Monday due to COVID-19.