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1 City (1990 pop. 51,972), seat of McLean co., central Ill.; inc. 1839. The economy is based on farming; electrical equipment is also manufactured. In 1856 the state Republican party was organized in Bloomington, at which time Lincoln delivered his famous "lost speech" (no copy of it is known to exist). The city is the seat of Illinois Wesleyan Univ.; Illinois State Univ. is in adjacent NormalNormal,
town (1990 pop. 40,023), McLean co., central Ill.; inc. 1865. It is the center of a productive farming region. Motor vehicles are manufactured in Normal. The town originally grew around Illinois State Univ. (1857; formerly called Illinois State Normal Univ.
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 (formerly North Bloomington). Of interest are the burial place of Adlai E. StevensonStevenson, Adlai Ewing,
1835–1914, Vice President of the United States (1893–97), b. Christian co., Ky. He practiced law at Bloomington, Ill., and was twice (1874, 1878) elected to the U.S. Congress as a Democrat.
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 and the David DavisDavis, David,
1815–86, American jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1862–77), b. Cecil co., Md., grad. Kenyon College, 1832; cousin of Henry Winter Davis. In 1836 he settled as a lawyer in Bloomington, Ill., his home thereafter.
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 mansion, a state historic shrine. 2 City (1990 pop. 60,633), seat of Monroe co., S central Ind., in a forested region; settled 1816, inc. 1878. Electrical and electronic equipment, furniture, and elevators are manufactured. Quarrying and marketing of the limestone abundant in the area has sustained the city's economy for many years. Bloomington is the seat of Indiana Univ., and its growth is closely related to the development of that institution. In the area are Hoosier National Forest and lakes Monroe (Indiana's largest) and Lemon. 3 City (1990 pop. 86,335), Hennepin co., SE Minn., a suburb adjacent to Minneapolis; inc. 1953. The city has diversified manufactures and is the site of the Mall of America, one of the world's largest.


a city in central Indiana: seat of the University of Indiana (1820). Pop.: 70 642 (2003 est.)
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The latest victim was a Korean-American graduate student who was killed on Sunday morning as he entered a church in Bloomington, Ind.
Other large employers include the GE plant (3,000), Bloomington Hospital (2,000), the Monroe County Community School Corp.
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metro areas, 10 were selected as being most like the Bloomington and Monroe County area in 1970.
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The architectural firm of Odle, McGuire and Shook, Indianapolis and Bloomington, created the design.
We just sort of fell apart,'' said Bloomington coach Bobby Flores, who leads the Bruins into today's Southern Section Division IV finalagainst Chaminade, despite the fact they lost their final four regular-season games.
Ask people in Bloomington and they will tell you that Cook has done OK by himself.
On the surface, it would seem that Bloomington is in the perfect position to continue the commercial, industrial, residential and population growth into the I 990s that it experienced during the I 980s.

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