McLean County Independent News

While the Dickens Festival may be celebrating its 21st anniversary and events are planned for three weeks, there are certain events occurring the first weekend only.

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Since last Thanksgiving, the Dickens Festival’s main attraction, a cherry red, double-decker British bus going by the name "Queen Elizabus," has been immobile and sitting in a barn on display in Garrison.

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November 19, 2014

Bond issue not dead

The wheels have begun turning to have another bond election – soon.

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Supporters of a bond election for Garrison school improvement and expansion projects hoped the third time would be a charm.

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November 12, 2014

A salute to heroes

Twenty years ago, when Jason Matthews was still in high school at Garrison, America was enjoying unprecedented peace and prosperity.

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November 5, 2014

Kerzmann elected sheriff

JR Kerzmann is the new McLean County Sheriff. Doug Krebsbach is the new McLean County commissioner.

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November 5, 2014

School bond vote fails

The silence was deafening.

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Two races will be contested in McLean County in Tuesday’s General Election – that of one county commission seat, the other for county sheriff.

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October 29, 2014

Property sale to be Nov. 18

Five parcels of real estate are scheduled to hit the auction block next month.

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October 22, 2014

Drug Task Force expands

Increases in drug use and drug-related crime in the state since the start of the latest oil boom has made local and state law enforcement officials take notice.

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