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  • Bloomington-Normal has Lowest Unemployment Rate
    (1-30-15) Bloomington, IL - Bloomington-Normal currently boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Just 5.3% of people were unemployed in the central Illinois metro area in December.  During the same month in 2013 Bloomington Normal had an unemployment rate of about 7%.  Decatur has had the biggest turn around since last year dropping from a very high 12 percent unemployment to seven point five percent. 
  • Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Fireworks Sales in Illinois
    (1-30-15) Springfield, IL - Lawmakers are considering the idea of legalizing the sale of fireworks in Illinois.   State Rep David Reis says it would be a boost to state revenue and it would keep people from going to other states to buy them.  But some fire chiefs and local law enforcement aren't thrilled with the idea.  They say fireworks will cause an increase in fire related injuries and any extra money that could be gained would only offset the increased medical claims and calls to first responders. 
  • National Police Hunt for Normal Man
    (1-30-15) Normal, IL - Police were on the hunt for a man from Normal. Donald Quesenberry drove from Normal to Virginia picked up a 16 year old girl from her high school and drove off.  Police feared the girl was in danger of sexual exploitation.  Quesenberry’s fiancé in Normal had no previous knowledge of his trip and the couple had been dating for 4 years.  Neighbors described Quesenberry as odd.  The was found this morning in Little Rock Arkansas and they’re being held by the police. 
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