We will never forget the great toilet paper shortage of 2020. It was one of the stranger effects of the coronavirus pandemic and even a year later, officials have trouble explaining why consumers hoarded toilet paper in the first days of the lockdown in Illinois.
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Agriculture reporter for Lee Enterprises Central Illinois.
Over the past 22 years, more than 84,000 participants have raised $23.5 million with the annual Polar Plunge, held at Miller Park Lake in Bloomington. But this year, because of the pandemic, the Polar Plunge has been re-tooled and re-named to “Polar Plunge at Home.”
Members of the McLean County Justice Committee will take more time to consider a resolution in support of law enforcement protections that have been a key element of the movement for criminal justice reform.
Five Illinois Department of Corrections officers are due in court later this month on charges of aggravated battery and mob action related to a mid-February incident in Lexington.
One sure sign of spring is warmer temperatures and drivers finding more potholes.
According to GasBuddy.com, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gas in the Twin Cities was $2.89 on Monday afternoon. A week ago, the price was $2.75 and a month ago, the price was $2.55. On March 1, 2020, the average price was $2.53.
Bloomington-Normal attorneys, police and educators react to House Bill 3653, which will eliminate the use of cash bail in Illinois by 2023.