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More proof life on the streets is dangerous

Sad news spread across central Illinois recently with the identification of Todd Ledbetter as the latest homicide victim in Champaign County. Todd also was the latest homeless person to be killed in Illinois. I met Todd several years ago when he was living on the streets of Bloomington.  I was not aware he had moved

More proof life on the streets is dangerous2020-07-08T09:25:16-05:00

Church fire could not extinguish the memories

A fire ripped through the Clinton Assembly of God Church this week, leaving behind decades of special memories in the rubble. Lines of cars, moving like a funeral procession showing respect for a friend, drove slowly past the fire scene as the ash smoldered for hours.  The church was once home to a daycare that

Church fire could not extinguish the memories2020-06-18T20:18:19-05:00

Kirk Zimmerman case revisited

  Before a McLean County jury acquitted Kirk Zimmerman of murder charges in 2019, residents of the Bloomington-Normal area were captivated by the case against the State Farm staffer accused of killing his ex-wife, Pam Zimmerman. The case caught the attention of producers with NBC's Dateline program.  The June 2019 episode on the Bloomington case will

Kirk Zimmerman case revisited2020-05-28T16:30:32-05:00

Death by pandemic a new worry for inmates

State prisons are among the places the coronavirus is spreading in our country. With testing happening on a limited basis and the obvious inability to social distance between inmates and staff, the novel virus has a strong foothold in penal institutions. Lawyers for inmates have filed lawsuits challenging the continued incarceration of medically vulnerable, elderly

Death by pandemic a new worry for inmates2020-05-13T11:40:31-05:00