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					             Bloomington-Normal
            Bloomington-Normal, located in the heart
             of Central Illinois, is halfway between
             Chicago and St. Louis and within a 450-
             mile radius of 12 major metro areas.
            With the Twin Cities' combined population
             of 110,194, Bloomington-Normal is large
             enough to offer the amenities of a big city
             while maintaining a friendly, small-town
             attitude.
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             Centrally Located in the USA




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             Centrally Located in Illinois




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  Map of
  Bloomington

   East to
   West 11
   miles

  North to
  South 13
  miles




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                Two universities offer a variety of
                 cultural fare including concerts,
                 symphonies and plays. Illinois State
                 University and Illinois Wesleyan
                 University are also home to fine sports
                 teams. Famous Sports figures are Doug
                 Collins from ISU and Jack Sikma from
                 IWU.

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             Bloomington-Normal
                Various Bloomington-Normal demographic
                 statistics:
                Total adults 110,194       100.0%
                     Bloomington – 64,808
                     Normal –      45,386

                     Gender
                           Male     52,893   48.1%
                           Female   57,301   51.8%


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                Age
                     18-24         17.3%
                     25-34         17.6%
                     35-44         19.9%
                     45-54         15.4%
                     55-64         10.4%
                     65 or older   17.9%
                     Median Age       42.3

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                Total Household income
                     Under $15,000          12.0%
                     $15,000 to $24,999    11.0%
                     $25,000 to $34,999    16.0%
                     $35,000 to $49,999    20.0%
                     $50,000 or more       26.0%
                     $75,000 or more       15.0%
                     Median total HH income         $40,900

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                Education
                     College Graduate or more     28.1%
                     Some College                 23.5%
                     H.S. Graduate or Technical   39.5%
                     Some H.S. or less            7.6%




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                Occupations
                     Prof., Tech., Exec., Manag   25.6%
                     Sales, Support, & Clerical   25.3%
                     Blue Collar                  31.4%
                     Retired                      17.7%




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             Bloomington-Normal
                Top ten employers with # of employees
                     State Farm Insurance – 14,973
                     Illinois State University – 3,420
                     Mitsubishi Motors – 3,165
                     Country Insurance – 2,175
                     BroMenn Healthcare – 1,727
                     McLean County Unit 5 Schools – 1,478


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                Top Ten Continued…..
                     Bloomington Public Schools
                      District 87 – 1,115
                     AFNI Inc. – 1,069
                     OSF St. Joseph Medical Center – 950
                     McLean County Government Office - 944



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             Overview of facilities
                Redbird Arena (ISU)
                Horton Field House (ISU)
                Shirk Center (IWU)
                IWU Intramural
                Normal Community
                Normal West
                Central Catholic
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  Major
  Facilities
  Locations




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             Hotel Information
                31 Hotels with over 3000 rooms




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             IHSA Officials
                Illinois High School Association is headquartered in
                 Bloomington. Game Time Gym has developed a good
                 working relationship with the IHSA. The Bloomington
                 Normal Officials Association has a web site (www.bnoa.org)
                 with over 150 registered officials with the IHSA that live in
                 Bloomington/Normal. 12 have worked the state tournament
                 and over 50 have worked the regional and sectional games.
                 There is another 600 registered officials within 60 miles of
                 Bloomington. The web site allows for easy scheduling of
                 officials. Games can be posted and officials can assign
                 themselves to these games via the web site.




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             Bloomington-Normal
             Transportation
                Airlines
                     AirTran Airways, (800) 247-8726; daily flights to
                      Atlanta, Ga. (hub), and Orlando, Fla.
                     American Eagle, (800) 433-7300; daily flights to
                      Chicago (hub)
                     Northwest Airlink, (800) 225-2525; daily flights to
                      Detroit and Minneapolis (hub)
                     TW Express, (800) 221-2000; daily flights to St.
                      Louis (hub)
                     United Express; daily flights to Chicago (hub)


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             Transportation
                Railway
                     6 Daily stops; North to Chicago/South to
                      St. Louis; (309) 862-2000 or (800) 872-
                      7245




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             Transportation
                  Bus Service
                      Baldwin Shuttle: Private/shared ride service;
                       Midwest Airport and other destinations; (800) 747-
                       3593.
                      Burlington Trailways: 2 daily stops; (309) 827-
                       5599
                      Greyhound: 8 daily stops; (309) 827-5599
                      Peoria Charter: 4 daily stops; (309) 662-6951
                      Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System, (309)
                       828-9833; for information about service for senior
                       citizens or the handicapped, call (309) 828-7511.
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                      Illinois State University Nite Ride (309) 438-7433;
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             Bloomington Normal
             Transportation
                Local Taxi Service
                     American City Cab, (309) 828-5656
                     Beyer Twin City Cab, (309) 829-7923
                     Bloomington-Normal Cab Co., (309) 827-
                      3393
                     Circle City Cab, (309) 829-5342
                     Rainbow Cab & Shuttle, (309) 530-4836
                     Red Top Cab, (309) 827-9707

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             Media
                Pantagraph
                     The Pantagraph is a daily newspaper that
                      services eight counties and more than 60
                      communities in Central Illinois. Located in
                      Bloomington, Illinois, it reaches more than
                      115,000 daily readers, and is recognized as
                      one of the most influential papers in Illinois.
                      It is the oldest business in McLean County,
                      and with the many years of public service
                      behind it and a promising future before it,
                      The Pantagraph truly stands as a
                      community cornerstone.

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             Media
                WJBC – Radio
                     WJBC is continuing its heritage of
                      excellence, winning the highly prestigious
                      Crystal Radio Award from the National
                      Association of Broadcasters in 2000 for its
                      commitment to community service. The
                      WJBC newsroom was also recognized in
                      2002 with a National Edward R. Murrow
                      Award for best newscast based on market
                      size.

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             Media
                Insight Communications – Local Cable
                     Insight Communications specializes in
                      offering a variety of state-of-the-art
                      entertainment, educational and information
                      services tailored to each local community.
                      Since 1985, Insight has owned and operated
                      cable television systems throughout the
                      United States. The company is currently the
                      9th largest cable operator in the country,
                      owning or managing approximately 1.4 million
                      customers.


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