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Special Olympics Illinois canceled its outdoor activities Saturday due to excessive heat at the Summer Games across Bloomington-Normal.

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McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has identified the Chenoa woman who was killed in a crash Friday night on Interstate 55.

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Walgreens says it's opening a new office in Chicago and staffing it with 1,800 people.

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All great looking landscaping has one thing in common: accurate and adequate water. During this edition of GLT's gardening program Grow, Mike McCurdy talks with ISU's Patrick Murphy about how to automate watering.

Harmonius Wail at Stoughton WI Opera House
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The husband-wife team behind the Madison, Wisconsin-based Harmonious Wail says their resolve to play uplifting music was tested when their son died three years ago.

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McLean County remains well positioned to overcome recent job losses at State Farm Insurance, according to a banker who's been crunching local economic development numbers for two decades.

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A 24-year-old Rantoul man appeared in McLean County court Thursday to face drug-induced homicide charges in a Bloomington overdose.

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Black Lives Matter BloNo is continuing an awareness campaign spotlighting how the bail system disproportionately affects the poor, and especially people of color.

Mark Huffington, Robin Casey, and Margaret Stephens mugshots
McLean County Sheriff's Department

For police and prosecutors, it’s never been easy to get witnesses to testify, especially in cases involving violent crime where retribution is a real concern.

Social media has made it even harder.

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The Unity Community Center in Normal will add more teen programs and improve how it serves after-school meals through an upcoming expansion project.

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McLean County Unit 5 School Board Member Joseph Cleary announced his resignation from the board at Wednesday’s meeting.

Normal Police Department

Normal Police released surveillance images and a description of two suspects who reportedly robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Connect Transit Board of Trustees
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Bloomington-Normal’s public transportation service plans to extend its more popular bus routes later at night to improve access in a move that officials say won’t cost the service any additional money.

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It's taken just two years for a new program at Normal Community High School to blossom into becoming one of the best in the state.

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One year after a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will honor those who were injured and represent Illinois State University at Thursday's game.

Three people posed in an art gallery
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Hear five stories about the moon and lunacy from people in Bloomington-Normal.

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Chicago may impose a new surcharge on home share rentals through sites such as Airbnb and use the money to provide more beds at domestic violence shelters.

McLean County Health Department

The McLean County Health Department on Tuesday cautioned residents to avoid mosquito bites after the first positive test for West Nile virus.

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Local Special Olympics athletes traded in their running shoes and swimming caps for paint brushes on Monday to prepare for this weekend’s Summer Games.

A crowd of mourners of all ages.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Friends and neighbors of two slain young people in Bloomington said they just do not understand how it came to this.

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Aldermen signed off Monday on a broader scope for Bloomington’s Cultural Commission—a change that could help bring public art and other cultural programs to new parts of the city.

M. Spencer Green / AP

Bloomington-Normal's two congressmen cautioned President Trump on Monday against commuting or pardoning former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Police have released the names of the two victims of a double homicide early Sunday morning.

Photos: Big Crowd At GLT Summer Concert

Jun 10, 2018
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

A big crowd was rewarded with great weather Saturday at the annual GLT Summer Concert.

Bloomington police said they found a man and a woman dead from gunshot wounds overnight Sunday.

After reports of multiple gunshots about 1:09 a.m., officers went to the area of 1221 Orchard Street and found the victims. Two other people had also been shot. Officers said they had non-life threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals.

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and Normal Mayor Chris Koos marched in Saturday's Boston Pride Parade.

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Illinois public health officials warned Friday about an outbreak of salmonella traced to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart.

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The Catholic Diocese of Peoria on Friday hailed a New York court ruling that may finally clear the way for Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains to be brought to central Illinois.

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Eastland Mall in Bloomington is getting a new sporting goods store.

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Almost any gasoline tool can be replaced by a more environmental friendly battery-powered tool. What are you waiting for? 

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