WGLT | Bloomington-Normal's Public Media
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Photos: Alumni Spread The Red At ISU Homecoming

Alumni flocked back to the Illinois State University campus for Homecoming festivities on Saturday.

Read More

Don Gonyea Returns

One of your favorite Radio Faces guests returns Nov. 10. NPR Political Correspondent Don Gonyea will bring thoughtful insight into our current political climate.

Dan Duncan/Facebook / News Happening

Local Facebook Group Spreads The News, But Something Darker Too

Last weekend, when an online video surfaced apparently showing a violent beating inside a Normal apartment, the public didn’t find out about it through a local newspaper, radio station, or TV newscast.

Read More
Liliana Wang

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 16-20, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Taking A Knee In Normal

Students at Normal Community High School kneeled during the national anthem at their Homecoming week assembly. Many also wore their Black Lives Matter T-shirts in support of the organization. 

Read the story: NCHS Students Kneel During Anthem At Homecoming Event

Negativity In News Happening

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Hurricane Harvey's floodwaters damaged many homes in the Texas city of Dickinson, and residents are applying for assistance and working to repair their properties.

Liz West / Flickr via Creative Commons

As the days get cooler and shorter, nature puts on a gorgeous display of color as the leaves change—red, yellow, orange and, yes, even brown.

Democrats in Congress have blasted federal immigration agents, saying they're violating their own policy by making arrests at so-called sensitive locations such as hospitals, schools and churches. One recent case involved an undocumented couple apprehended by Border Patrol in a South Texas hospital while their infant son awaited a serious operation.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

The Coliseo is the biggest concert hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico. But since Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, it's become the center of a massive effort to feed tens of thousands left hungry by the storm — an effort led by celebrity chef José Andrés.

"We're about to reach the million and a half [meals] served — a vast majority of them hot meals," says Andrés, who is known for his upscale restaurants in Washington, D.C., and for canceling his plans to open one in Donald Trump's D.C. hotel.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST:

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

In a case that pits the Trump administration against a 17-year-old Mexican girl in the U.S. illegally, a panel of federal judges said Friday that she has a right to an abortion — but she's not being allowed to get the procedure yet.

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Pages

Thanks For Standing With GLT

Hundreds of new and renewing contributors came together during the fall fund drive to raise $75,000+ in vital support for GLT. Haven’t contributed yet? There’s still time.

Don't Miss A Thing

Sign up for our emails to get every important story, GLT event invitation, and other station announcements.