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Covington in jail on 40 child porn charges

BLOOMINGTON -- A Bloomington man is facing pending charges relating to charges on child pornography. 51-year-old Dennis L. Covington is facing charges of 40 counts of child pornography. All but nine of those charges are Class 2 felonies, while the remaining nine have a Class 3 felony designation. The charges stem from alleged offenses occurring in February and March of 2020. An August 2021 indictment charged him with possession of pornographic images of at least one child. At least one of […]

todayMay 16, 2023

Illinois

Population loss in Illinois more than 51,000 in 2019, most lost in decade

(The Center Square) -- Illinois lost nearly 105,000 people in net domestic migration from 2018 to 2019, according to new numbers from the U.S. Census Monday. In total, the Land of Lincoln lost on net 51,250 people, the largest annual population decline this decade. Its the sixth consecutive year Illinois' population declined. The 51,250 in net population loss is roughly the size of the village of Hoffman Estates in suburban Chicago or Normal in downstate McLean County. The U.S. Census […]

todayDecember 30, 2019

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Elections limited to two-party system is unhealthy

Uncontested elections are even worse Petitioning recently ended for the members of the political duopoly for their upcoming primary election in Illinois taking place on March 17, 2020. Only in two counties was a political party that was neither Democrat nor Republican allowed to slate candidates for their own partisan primary. Libertarians in McLean and Kankakee counties recently filed their petitions for their own party primary. It's bad enough when your choices are often limited to Democrat or Republican, but […]

todayDecember 12, 2019

Ballot Access News

Elected officials in McLean County face more opposition in 2018

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Elected officials will face an unusually tough road, particularly in McLean County, in the 2018 elections, as 11 of 13 elected county officials have opposition of some form in 2018, compared to only three of 14 candidates being challenged in 2016. Candidate filing is now over and we now have a preview on what to expect in the March 20 primary election, as well as the November 6 general election: COUNTY TREASURER: Republican incumbent Rebecca McNeil […]

todayDecember 4, 2017

Ballot Access News

Bloomington native Steve Suess announces run for McLean County Board

BLOOMINGTON (Heartland Newsfeed) -- A Libertarian from Bloomington has announced plans to run for the McLean County Board. Steve Suess, a Libertarian candidate for McLean County Board's District 8. Steve Suess will run for a seat representing McLean County Board’s District 8, which includes parts of Bloomington, including downtown and the city’s west side. The seat is currently held by Democrat Paul Segobiano, who is running for re-election. Suess is a professor at Illinois State University and recently bought a […]

todaySeptember 11, 2017

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