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Electric-vehicle maker Rivian said Tuesday it has brought on a new major investor as it nears the one-year anniversary of moving into the former Mitsubishi manufacturing plant. 

Illinois State University

America’s search for more cybersecurity professionals may begin in a kindergarten classroom.

Jon Norton / WGLT

Jeff Wilson of North Street Records in uptown Normal suggests the new Beatles Christmas box set for the Beatles fan who has everything.  The box set will be released December 15.

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

It took five years of community meetings, fundraising, and planning to open Bloomington’s first grocery store cooperative. Seven months since opening day, the work still isn’t over.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

The Bloomington Public Library will use a small increase in property taxes for future improvements.

Staff / WGLT

Residents on Bloomington's west side will be among the first to benefit from a traveling voter-registration drive on Connect Transit's new Community Bus.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

There are 9,000 fewer workers in Bloomington-Normal than there were seven years ago, according to Mike Doherty, an economist for the Economic Development Council.

Chicago Police Department / Independent Police Review Authority via AP

The Chicago Police Department says all patrol officers are now equipped with body cameras.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Two local experts say Bloomington-Normal Internet users shouldn’t panic—at least for now—about this week’s planned FCC vote to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies. 

Need an ugly sweater? This runner has poinsettias on hers!
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington hosted the 4th annual Ugliest Sweater Run at Miller Park on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017.

Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Bloomington resident Matt Erickson has planted seeds in a food desert and hopes to grow interest from the public with a special offer.

Police say they have found the teenage driver who allegedly injured an 8-year-old during a hit-and-run accident Friday afternoon on Bloomington's west side.

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Illinois’ two Democratic U.S. senators took sides in the primary for governor Friday.

Isabella Rodriguez / WGLT

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Courtesy of Ryan Budzinski / Unit 5

Unit 5’s two high school marching bands will merge into one competitive group next year.

Matt Barber

Peoria-born Matt Barber was in high school in 2003 when hits from hip-hop star 50 Cent and others by R. Kelly, Beyoncé and rocker Three Doors Down topped the popular music charts. Barber wasn’t oblivious to those sounds, but his passion attending Rock Island high school gravitated to the chart-topping songs of many generations prior.

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When mice and rats set up shop on our property, they can pose a problem or two.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

The Bloomington City Council is moving its Dec. 18 meetings to a larger space due to the amount of public interest in the immigration ordinance topic it will be discussing.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

GLT is partnering with true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

Ewing Cultural Center

The halls of three historic homes are decked with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas at the Mansions Tour.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Eleventh Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Bill Yoder will seek election for the resident circuit judge spot being vacated by Chief Judge Kevin Fitzgerald.

Staff / WGLT

A top recycling request in Bloomington-Normal is to provide services at multifamily residences, such as apartment complexes.

“Ever since I was a young boy, I've played the silver ball …”

The opening line from "Pinball Wizard" isn't the primary reason Bloomington-Normal cover band Wildermore decided to cover songs by The Who for the Silver Ball fundraiser “after party” Dec. 9 at Diggers in Bloomington. But it is a nice tie-in.

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Voters will have more choices on the ballot in 2018 when they vote for McLean County Board. Nine of 10 races will be contested.

Courtesy of Don Munson

Popular Bloomington-Normal broadcaster Don Munson signed off for the last time from his morning show on WJBC in January 2000, telling his thousands of loyal listeners, “I’ve become such a part of so many people’s lives, generations of people in some households, and I only got it through my thick skull in recent years how much all of you have become a part of my life.”

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State and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Amtrak station in downtown Lincoln, the latest along the Chicago-St. Louis route to see improvements.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The debate over the tax overhaul on Capitol Hill has made its way to Normal, as dozens of protesters gathered on the Illinois State campus Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustrations.

Jeff Roberson / AP

The parent company of the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington reported an increase in quarterly earnings Wednesday.

Isabella Rodriguez / WGLT

Another manufacturer is considering a move into McLean County.

A company that makes prosthetic limbs met with Bloomington city officials last week about opening a manufacturing site here, said Mayor Tari Renner.

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Seniors and pets make a potent combination. Just because we're older doesn't mean we can't care for a pet any longer, said Dr. Matt Fraker of the Prairie Oak Veterinary Center.

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