Coronavirus Sickens Bloomington, Indiana Mayor's Wife, Kills Her Mother“Our family got to say our goodbyes but, in these surreal, terrible times, only by phone, without the tender kisses and embraces we desperately wanted to share,” Dawn Johnsen wrote.
Amtrak Reverses Course After Asking Disabilities Advocacy Group For $25,000 To Go From Chicago To BloomingtonA trip from Chicago to downstate Bloomington should cost about $16. But Amtrak recently quoted a group of advocates for people with disabilities $25,000 to accommodate their wheelchairs.
Woman Faces Fines In Caracal Cat IncidentThe caracal is a medium-sized wild cat native to Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, and India. Bloomington doesn't have an ordinance specifically concerning exotic animals, but officials say there are registration requirements for both dogs and cats.
Flamingo At Illinois Zoo Euthanized After Child Throws Rock, Injuring The BirdA flamingo at a central Illinois zoo had to be euthanized after a child threw a rock inside its exhibit and accidentally hurt it.
Giant Turtle Pulled To Safety From Illinois HighwayA giant turtle was pulled to safety off the highway in downstate Illinois on Thursday. 
Indiana University Mumps Outbreak Grows To 6 Student CasesThe university and health officials are offering free vaccinations to anyone who came in close contact with those with the illness, which most often occurs in children and teens at schools and dormitories.
2 Adults Dead, Girls' Basketball Team Survives Wrong-Way Crash Between Semi, School Bus; 'We Probably Witnessed A Miracle'A semi-truck driving the wrong way crashed into a school bus near downstate Bloomington, Illinois, on Wednesday night, Illinois State Police confirmed. 
Sears Closing Another 46 Unprofitable Stores In NovemberAs of May, the retailer had about 800 stores, down from about 1,000 at the end of last year and far below the 2012 peak of 4,000 stores.
Bloomington GE Plant Closing, More Than 300 Jobs AffectedThe company in June announced its intent to close the plant but on Thursday confirmed the plant would close Aug. 26.
48 Hours In Minnesota's Twin CitiesTravel guide for visitors who only have 48 hours to visit Minnesota's Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul
Downers Grove Man Charged With Raping Two Indiana University StudentsJohn Enochs, 21, a former IU business student, turned himself in to police last week, after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He has been charged with two counts of rape, in two separate cases.