Meatheads Athlete of the Month 2014-2015

2015 High School Football Pick'em

"The End of the Tour" ticket giveaway

We are giving away 20 passes for two to see "The End of the Tour" at the Wehrenberg in Bloomington, IL. Simply enter your email address and you could win.

Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early. Passes are only valid at Galaxy 14 Cine, 1111 Wylie Dr. Passes are only valid for "The End of the Tour." Passes are valid from August 21, 2015 through run of engagement. Please check your paper or for show times.

Hyatt in Normal Contest 7.28.15

Hyatt in Normal Contest 7.28.15

Introducing the future of select service: the Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal is located in the heart of Uptown Normal, within walking distance of Illinois State University. Hyatt Place hotels are designed with a hand-selected range of essential amenities that provide uncomplicated, casual hospitality for today's multi-tasking business traveler.

Hyatt Place hotels combine style, innovation and 24/7 convenience to create a perfectly seamless stay with every modern comfort, including spacious guestrooms that provide separate sleeping and living spaces; food freshly prepared around the clock; a full bar with premium beers, wines and spirits; flexible spaces for business or social events; and complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi. At Hyatt Place, guests will find the comfort they want and the service they deserve.

Pantagraph's Promotion 7

Breaking Benjamin USCC 7.10.15

Breaking Benjamin USCC 7.10.15

Breaking Benjamin
Tuesday, July 21
7:30 p.m.
At the US Cellular Coliseum

Six years have passed since BREAKING BENJAMIN released their last album—2009's Dear Agony—but should one listen to their new album, Dark Before Dawn , it becomes clear that time away from the music world hasn't caused them to lose a step. If anything, the sound is more invigorated, energetic, and purposeful than ever. Dear Agony also spun off the platinum selling and #1 song Active Rock single “I Will Not Bow" where it stayed #1 for five weeks straight while the album itself was certified Gold, selling over 500K copies.

Dark Before Dawn has already spawned a Top 5 rock radio hit with “Failure" and the full album was released on June 23rd.

Over the past decade BREAKING BENJAMIN has achieved worldwide success through their chart-topping music, their electrifying live performances and in the process amassed a sizeable and diehard fan base.

Re/Max Sweepstakes spec

Re/Max Sweepstakes spec

Enter to win a $250 Lowe's Gift Card!
Help to increase your home's value with the Re/Max Summer Sweepstakes! Enter for your chance to win a $250 Lowe's gift card and kick start your home improvement projects.

Planning to buy or sell your home? Look no further than Re/Max Choice!
Work with an industry leader with the real estate network that has the most competitive advantages to offer homebuyers and sellers. Whether you're looking for your First Home, Second Home or Dream Home, you can find it at

Gala of Royal Horses - 6/30/15

Gala of Royal Horses - 6/30/15

Win 4 tickets to see

“The Gala of the Royal Horses”

In Bloomington for the First Time Ever

on July 17, 2015

For the first time ever, The Gala of The Royal Horses Inaugural North American world-renowned equestrian tour is coming to Bloomington, IL on July 17, 2015.
Audience will experience the excitement, splendor, and majesty of the Gala of the Royal Horses for the first time as the show makes its US debut. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a spectacular entertainment event combining the most beautiful horses in the world with live performer creating a breathtaking event for the entire family. The Gala of the Royal Horses is a “must see” for horse lovers and families.

Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Rene Gasser, producer of the Royal Horses has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain.

The Royal horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures.

The Gala of The Royal Horses will feature a number of performances involving the Andalusian, Friesian, Lipizzaner and Arabian breeds and the event is dedicated to showing off the amazing beauty and maneuvers these horses are capable of including the stunning maneuvers once used on the battlefield now known as “The Airs Above The Ground”.

Community Players Seussical 6.22.15

Community Players Seussical 6.22.15

Win two tickets to see
Community Players Theatre
201 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington

Performances July 10-12, 16-19 & 23-26, 2015

Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7:30pm • Sunday @ 2:30pm

Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (LUCKY STIFF, MY FAVORITE YEAR, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and RAGTIME) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination–Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks." Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.


Shakespeare Fest Sweeps

Shakespeare Fest Sweeps

Enter to win 2 Platinum season passes to the 2015 Illinois Shakespeare Festival, valued at $210! Plus get dinner for two to one show of choice provided by Kelly's Bakery & Cafe!

Designed for the premium Shakespeare experience, your Platinum Pass includes:

  • The best seats in the house
  • One free non-alcoholic beverage with proof of ticket (must present ticket stub)
  • Priority reserved parking until section is full. Please arrive early as there are only a limited number of spots!
  • 10% discount on gift shop merchandise.
  • New Friend ticket at 50% discount.
Enjoy this year's great shows including Richard II, Love's Labor's Lost and Q-Gents, plus Saturday improv shows from the Improvised Shakespeare Company.

For more information on this year's shows visit

Rod Stewart USCC 7.6.15

Rod Stewart USCC 7.6.15

Win two tickets to see Rod Stewart

“The Hits" Tour

Wednesday, July 22

U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington

Rod Stewart, a two-times Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, has taken audiences by storm with this high-energy concert which features many of his iconic hits including “Maggie May," “You Wear it Well," “Hot Legs," “You're in My Heart," “Do You Think I'm Sexy," “Some Guys Have All the Luck," “Young Turks," “Forever Young" and more.

With his singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time. In a career spanning more than five decades, he has amassed sales of more than 200 million albums and singles worldwide.

Pantagraph Readers' Choice 2015

College Hills Meat Shop Summer Sweepstakes

College Hills Meat Shop Summer Sweepstakes

Start your summer off right with the ultimate grilling bundle from College Hills Meat Shop! Enter for your chance to win the 20 lb. Grill Thriller Bundle, a $150 value! Bundle includes:

2 lb. Country Style Ribs
2 lb. Bacon Wrapped Filet
2 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 lb. Bratwurst
4 lb. Ground Beef Patties
2 lb. Ribeye Steak
2 lb. Sirloin Steak
2 lb. Butterfly Pork Chops
2 lb. All Beef 1/4 lb. Hot Dogs

PLUS, you'll receive exclusive College Hills Meat Shop coupons just for entering! So do your taste buds a favor and enter!

Heller Stores Spring Giveaway Contest

Heller Stores Spring Giveaway Contest

Spice up your Memorial Day cookout with a new grill or patio furniture from The Heller Stores!

The winner will receive their choice of a new
Grill or new Patio Furniture, up to a $500 value!

SHARE this contest with your family and friends to earn additional chances to win!

Wheels For You – 30 For 30

Wheels For You – 30 For 30

You could win a $250 Hy-Vee gift card!

Check out our new Wheels for You site for the best in new and used vehicles. From now until June 5, we're randomly giving away a prize a day. Just visit to be registered to win.

The grand prize winner will receive a $250 Hy-Vee gift card, and you could also win gas cards, restaurant gift cards, or even some great Pantagraph swag. Be sure to visit once a day for your chance to win, and to check out all the great deals on vehicles.

Slipknot USCC 4.20.15

Slipknot USCC 4.20.15

Win two tickets to see Slipknot

Prepare for Hell Tour

With Special Guest HateBreed

Friday, May 8 7:30 p.m.

U.S. Cellular Coliseum

This heavy metal band from Iowa is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows.

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Pantagraph's Promotion 3

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