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Why we will no longer be a welcoming church
We’ve decided to quit being a welcoming church. No kidding. We’re giving it up. Like so many congregations, we’ve sunk an amazing amount of time and energy into becoming a welcoming church. We changed worship styles, trained greeters and ushers, wore name tags, brewed coffee, went to workshops on hospitality and put our friendliest people …
Judge: IDOC staff must be trained on transgender issues
SPRINGFIELD — A federal judge has ordered state corrections officers to undergo training on transgender issues, stemming from a lawsuit filed by an inmate who wants to be transferred to
How to more safely stay at hotels, motels amid pandemic
There's no place like home. But with care, you can reduce the risks that come with spending a night in a hotel or motel. Half of the battle occurs before
Workers and wages: Finding qualified workforce a top challenge...
BEMIDJI—While wages are on the rise, challenges remain for Minnesota's manufacturers when it comes to hiring a qualified workforce.In its annual State of Manufacturing survey, Enterprise Minnesota found 71 percent of respondents say the inability to hire qualified candidates has made company growth...
What kind of snake is this? How to identify common snakes in Texas
April showers poured down on San Antonio and its time for locals to enjoy the May flowers, but sometimes slithering snakes can interrupt the enjoyment of the outdoors.
Central Illinois Voices: A brief guide to impeachment
America is going through a rare occurrence in its history, which is an impeachment proceeding against the president. This is an incredibly somber moment in politics, and should not be
More snow is forecast for Central Illinois on Thursday. Here's what to expect.
LINCOLN — The National Weather Service is forecasting a mix of snow and light freezing drizzle late Thursday, with up to 4 inches of accumulation.
Darin LaHood says Ways and Means Committee service crucial to central Illinois
U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood will continue serving on the Ways and Means Committee in the new session of Congress.The slot on the panel that addresses tax and
10 fun things to do in Central Illinois before the weather gets cold
Summer, and the myriad activities that go along with it, is winding down. Vacations are over, kids are back in school and staffing in the office has returned to normal.
'Behind every coach': Central Illinois spouses pave the way for success
Long before any of Justin and Aja Bozarth’s three children wake for Saturday cartoons, the couple has already been up for hours — glued in front of the TV. Even
GET HIRED! 10 New Jobs in Central Illinois for 02-11-18
NOW HIRING: Here are the latest available jobs in Central Illinois. Look for a new list of help wanted ads every week.Powered by pantagraph.com Classifieds & Monster®
How about those gas prices? Central Illinois feels pain at the pump ⛽
DECATUR — Rick Whitlock of Decatur wanted to get his 18-foot speedboat into the water. But the surging gas prices are making him think twice.
UPDATED LIST: See what Central Illinois schools, businesses are closing for weather
The National Weather Service at Lincoln is predicting wind chill values between 27 and 37 degrees below zero, with wind gusts as high as 23 miles per hour.
Here’s how Central Illinois senators voted on the $15 minimum wage bill
Central Illinois Republican senators were united in their opposition to legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025, while Democratic Sen. Andy Manar voted in support.
FROM THE ARCHIVES Gallery: 10 infamous Central Illinois crimes
Take a look back at crimes that will be forever etched into Central Illinois' collective psyche.
What's ahead for Central Illinois? 10 stories to watch in 2019
What kind of news can Central Illinoisans expect in 2019? Here's some stories we expect to make headlines in the coming year.
What you missed this week in notable Central Illinois crimes and court cases
This week's local crime and court updates from The Pantagraph
Central Illinois Regional Airport not affected, but travelers should be vigilant after planes...
BLOOMINGTON — Central Illinois Regional Airport wasn't affected after President Donald Trump ordered the grounding of 737 Max 8 and 9 commercial aircraft Wednesday, but a Twin City travel agency
State school report cards out; several Central Illinois schools among top 10%
BLOOMINGTON — Several Pantagraph-area schools are among the top 10 percent of schools statewide, according to statistical information released Wednesday by the Illinois State Board of Education.