McLean County

McLean County

The Fit List

I’m officially tapering now, in preparation for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. If you’re also in taper mode but still want to race, there are all kinds of 5Ks in the area this weekend. Here’s the list:

Weekend of April 13-14:
Illinois Veterans Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Federal budget information

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama released his budget proposal on Wednesday, less than two weeks after the U.S. House passed a budget sponsored by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

McLean County election results April 9, 2013

Results from contested races in McLean County:

√ indicates apparent winner.

April 9, 2013 election roundup

Here is information about the election on April 9, 2013. We'll update this as results come in from across the area.

Closing of Bloomington airport tower delayed

BLOOMINGTON — The air traffic control tower at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington will remain open longer than previously thought.

Officials at the Bloomington-Normal Airport Authority received word Friday afternoon that the Federal Aviation Administration will delay the closure of the air traffic control tower in Bloomington until June 15.

The Fit List

This is the weekend for the new Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K. If you’re running one of those races, I’ll see you at the finish line, where I’m volunteering. And if you’re looking for a race in the upcoming weekends, here are a few suggestions:

Weekend of April 6-7:
Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K Race

Memorial concert set in Bellflower

BELLFLOWER — The Illinois Country Music Association will present the Rick Roy Memorial Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bellflower Community Building.

A roundup of information about April 9 election

Here are links to information for the April 9, 2013 vote.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Joblessness, total jobs both up in February

Unemployment rates in February were higher than in January — and also higher than a year earlier — in most East Central Illinois counties.

Champaign County's rate was 9.2 percent, up from 9 percent in January and 8.4 percent in February 2012, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

Film capsules, March 28

From e3 magazine

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