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Christopher J. Harris is led out of the Logan County Courthouse,
after he was charged with five counts of murder and one count of
attempted murder in the deaths of a Beason family.
Students, teachers and administrators from Fieldcrest High School quickly evacuated the dentist office and an
apartment, Thursday, October 27, 2011, after officials gave them two hours to remove contents of the building that
was heavily damaged during Wednesday's fire in downtown Minonk.
Bloomington firefighters back off a roof after opening a ventillation space that erupted in flames while fighting a house fire.
First on the scene, a firefighter lays a fire hose to
attack a fire that engulfed a home of Sandi Yontz in
An insurance investigator inspected the ceiling of Crossroads Chapel, 2007 W. Washington Street after a fire caused extensive damage to the church.
A Livingston County Sheriffs detective reacts to the
scene of three dead children lying outside a home
that was the scene of a multiple homicide.
Sgt. Sonya Hoye, of Bloomington, a member of the 419th Movement Control Battalion, practically flew into
the arms of her husband, Chad, as her nephew, Ashton Hoye, 7, right, and other family members welcomed
her home from Afghanistan.
More than 2,000 Illinois State University students savored the announcement of the death of Osama bin Laden,
shortly after midnight, Monday, May 2, 2011, in Normal, Illinois.
Iraq veteran Nathan Florey worked on his physical therapy after suffering brain damage following an
explosion while assigned to a military police unit in Baghdad.
Norma Brown of Bloomington, Illinois, lifted a tea pot atop her head as she joined about 500 people on the
downtown square for a TEA party, Wednesday, April 15, 2009. The group protested what they called runaway taxes
and expansion of government services without thought to economic consequence.
Sarah Kendall, left, an Illinois State University graduate student organizer laughed as male participants posed
in high heels during "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes," Saturday, April 24, 2010. Male students walked around the
quad in high heels to support the YWCA Stepping Stones' anti-sexual violence programming.
Lauren Alsene, left, an Illinois State University special education student who volunteered at the
Bloomington High school prom for disabled students, encouraged Christian Schulz, a sophomore
at BHS, to dance, Friday, May 13, 2011.
Ron Frazier talked about the advantages of a single drug he must take to keep his HIV under control. He talked about the progress researchers have made since AIDS was discovered 30 years ago during a meeting at the McLean County AIDS Task Force Connections Community Center, Monday, May 23, 2011.
Evan Golliday works on his form while riding a bull as his mother,
Barb Metz, watches as Golliday practices for an upcoming rodeo.
Golliday, 15, hopes his rodeo skills will land him a scholarship.
Treyson Shaffer, 3, looked into one of several hundred luminarias that represented cancer victims during the
Relay for Life at Normal Community West High School. Hundreds of participants will walk around the track in a
24 hour marathon that hopes to raise more than $600,000 to fight cancer.
It was only a sign, but anyone with fall alergies could relate to Justin Giboney, a worker for Farber Signs of St. Charles, Missouri, as he wiped down a decal of a dog's nose while hanging advertising banners at Commerce Bank in downtown Bloomington. Fall tends to bring on drippy noses for many with the onset of hay fever season.
Willie Anderson washes his 1997 International semi-tractor outside his Lexington garage, Saturday, August 6, 2011. The 83-year-old trucker is one of the oldest drivers in Illinois to hold a current commercial drivers license.
Barn artist Scott Hagan of Jerusalem, Ohio, uses a dry brush technique to recreate a Coca-Cola
advertisement on Jo Morrison's barn east of Towanda, Illinois, Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Morrison
commissioned Hagan to paint a variety of signs and murals on barns and outbuildings on her farm.
Pritika Jakka, 4, Bloomington, wore a flowered face painting during the Family Fitness and Fun Fest at Tipton
Park, Saturday, May 21, 2011. A variety of games and fitness activities brought out hundreds of families to the
event, sponsored by the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department.
Tyrone Walker (12), Illinois State University wide reciever, brings down a pass in the end zone as Garrett Scott (15),
Northern Iowa defensive back, falls to the ground in double overtime, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Hancock Stadium.
Carrollton first baseman Brenton Walls, right, catches a face
full of spikes as he tags Tremont baserunner Blake Uhlman
during the IHSA 1A State Baseball Tournament.
Ryan Speller, left, of Normal Community West High School slides safely into home plate behind
Tyler Hasty of Edwardsville during their IHSA sectional championship game at Jack Horenberger
Field, Saturday, June 4, 2011.
Kari LaPlante (13) of Southern California looks to the referee for a foul call against Illinois State University
after she fell to the floor during their game in the Women's National Invitational Tournament semifinal.
John Wilkins, right, and Illinois State University basket-
ball teammates collide during a scrimmage at Red-
Jon Ekey of Illinois State University, left, battled Courtney Belger of the Quincy Hawks at Redbird
Arena, during first half action, Wednesday, November 10, 2010.