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Passenger Numbers Soar At Springfield Airport

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:48:11 CST

By: AP
Springfield's airport has recorded a 10-year high for the number of passengers served. Over 174,000 passengers used Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in 2014. That's the highest number since 2005.

ISU Student Dies Of Hit And Run Injuries

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:47:39 CST

By: Jim Browne
An Illinois State University student struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday morning just off campus has died. 20-year-old Benjamin Allison of Crystal Lake was taken off life support late yesterday. His family has decided to allow Allison's organs to be donated.

IPR Q&A: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:09:31 CST

By: IPR's Brian Mackey
No sitting justice on the Illinois Supreme Court has ever lost a retention election. But in November, Justice Lloyd Karmeier came close. His brush with retirement was brought about by a nasty, last-minute advertising blitz.

Mayor Teri Renner Gives "State of the City" Address

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 04:07:01 CST

By: Michael Hill
Bloomington Mayor Teri Renner presented his "State of the City" address to the Bloomington City Council Monday. Renner reviewed what has happened in Bloomington in the past year, and he also examined what the future holds for the city.

McLean County AIDS Task Force Ends Efforts After Nearly Three Decades

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:38:11 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
The McLean County AIDS Task Force has disbanded after more than two decades trying to support people who have contracted the virus. Former Chair Bruce Lang said on GLT's Sound Ideas it became difficult to get volunteers to accomplish prevention and support goals.

District 87 And Teachers Union Head To Mediation

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:27:03 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
Teachers and Bloomington District 87 will engage in federally mediated contract talks this Thursday. Teachers have been working on an expired contract since the school year began.

Dietz Urges Campus To Keep Injured Student In Thoughts

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:17:45 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
Illinois State University President Larry Dietz is calling on the campus community to keep in mind a student involved in a hit and run accident.

Dietz On State Budget, 'Free' Community College, Redbird Football

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:19:47 CST

By: Willis Kern
Illinois' huge budget deficit combined with a new administration in Springfield is causing anxiety among agencies that recieve state funding, including higher education. WGLT's Willis Kern has more with Illinois State University President Larry Dietz.

New Name Chosen For Catholic Schools In Bloomington Normal

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:06:59 CST

By: Charlie Schlenker
Holy Trinity Catholic School in Normal has changed its name. The new name is Corpus Christi. Church Leaders say the change is to reflect last summer's governance shift that includes Saint Patrick's of Merna in the governance and financial structures of the school.

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