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Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Grossinger Motors Arena needs a new elevator to comply with federal disability guidelines.

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A local Black Lives Matter group is holding a rally Friday at Miller Park to address recent violence in Bloomington-Normal.

Senator Jason Barickman on the Senate floor.
Seth Perlman / AP

State Sen. Jason Barickman said he thinks President Trump did not acknowledge what a ruthless dictator Vladimir Putin is and where Putin's self-interest lies.

Map of Veterans construction work
Illinois Department of Transportation

A $3 million overnight resurfacing project on one of Bloomington-Normal’s busiest roads is set to begin at the end of the month.

Parts of Veterans Parkway between Clearwater Avenue and Washington Street, as well as the intersection at Empire Street, will be down to one lane in both directions beginning July 30.

Illinois Department of Transportation District Engineer Kensil Garnett said zone paths can change by the day, so drivers need to be hyperaware of their surroundings.

Ken Teegarden / Flickr

A retirement savings program rolling out from the state treasurer's office has an early Bloomington participant.

Green Top Grocery owners look at their new store
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Green Top Grocery has hired a new general manager as the co-op continues its turnaround effort.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said Thursday he’s asked the U.S. Marshals to review courthouse security after a defendant snuck a knife into the building and stabbed himself after being convicted of a sex crime. 

Tonya Koonce/Peoria Public Radio

Authorities say a Peoria police officer fatally shot a 19-year-old man who fled from a vehicle after a traffic stop.

Dominique Stevenson a.k.a 'V8 Vast Change'
Livid Expression

Bloomington hip-hop artist Dominique Stevenson said positive messages and uplifting vibes in his music are connected to his religion. He doesn't believe people can achieve happiness, or good, alone.

Jake Wegner
Eric Stock / WGLT

Coaches are often defined by wins and losses, but a Bloomington man who became a head coach in the most unlikely of ways at age 21 already has a significant victory to his name.

McLean County GOP

Republicans have picked a new candidate for a three-way McLean County Board race in south Bloomington.

Bloomington Police

A 22-year-old Bloomington woman charged in a fatal stabbing told police the victim had threatened her before their final confrontation, authorities said Wednesday.

Staff / WGLT

Aldermen are reacting to a multi-phased expansion concept presented this week to the Bloomington Public Library Board of Trustees.

Large theater with chandelier hanging from curved wooden roof in a proposed dinner theater building.
The Barn III

As many as 150 people recently participated in a ceremonial barn-raising event in Goodfield, but it wasn’t to help an ailing farmer.

Kaarina Dillabough/Via Flickr Creative Commons

How does your garden grow? Thanks to technology you can keep tabs on your yard day and night—from anywhere in the world—on your phone.

On this week’s GLT’s Grow, Mike McCurdy talks to Patrick Murphy about outdoor weather stations and garden cameras.

Armando Baez
Eric Stock / WGLT

A measure awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature would enable local counties or municipalities to create urban agricultural zones in areas where access to food is limited.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

UPDATED 12:50 p.m. | The Democrat looking to unseat state Rep. Keith Sommer is closing the fundraising gap as both candidates head into the thick of campaign season.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

You know what’s not good for a real estate market? A ton of uncertainty at the market’s biggest employer.

Digital Age Accelerates Cultural Globalization

Jul 17, 2018
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The digital age has aided globalization of popular culture, according to Illinois State University professor Lane Crothers

Mary Cullen / NPR Illinois

The #MeToo movement has brought increased awareness of nondisclosure agreements in sexual harassment and assault cases.

A 22-year-old Bloomington woman was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal stabbing on the west side.  

Leila J. Jackson made her first court appearance Wednesday. She's charged with stabbing Quantez Brown, 24, with a knife after an argument early Tuesday in the 400 block of North Roosevelt Avenue, just west of downtown. Brown went to the hospital but died from his injuries. 

Jackson is being held on $2 million bond. She was appointed a public defender. Her arraignment is scheduled for 10 a.m. July 27.

Kids high-five each other on the soccer field
Illinois Fusion Soccer Club

The mayor of Normal said Tuesday there is a second potential developer of a sports complex. He declined to say specifically who.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

The McLean County Board decided Tuesday to put two advisory referenda on the fall ballot.

Staff / WGLT

The Bridgestone plant in Normal will add 30 new employees as part of a $12 million investment, the tiremaker announced Tuesday.

Helsinki Summit
Alexander Zemlianichenko / AP

President Donald Trump has been taking heat from both sides of the aisle following his news conference in Helsinki on Monday in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Seth Perlman / AP

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others.

Two girls speak to the Normal Town Council
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The Town of Normal ended its fiscal year June 30, with reserves down by $1.8 million.

Evan speaks on stage with presentation behind him
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A $43.6 million indoor-outdoor sports complex would make Bloomington-Normal an even bigger sports tourism destination and have a multigenerational impact on public health, a consultant told elected officials Monday night.

Lincoln's Festival

It's the Illinois bicentennial, and as a result the 10th year of Lincoln's Festival in Bloomington-Normal will be richer and more nuanced, according to organizer Barb Adams and grant writer Marcia Young.

City council members at a dais in the Center for the Performing Arts.
Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Bloomington Alderman Jamie Mathy said he regrets cancellation of the special meeting last week to deal with a new version of a Welcoming City ordinance.

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