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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced a lawsuit against the private bus company Suburban Express for alleged human rights violations.

UPDATED 5 p.m. | Bloomington Police say a semi rollover on Market Street on Monday has caused a road closure.

Illinois AP Awards Honor GLT's Website, Reporters

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Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association has honored GLT for journalistic excellence with four awards, including individual staff honors and stationwide recognition for Best Digital Presence.

Courtesy of Douglas Tallamy

Environmentalist Douglas Tallamy believes every person with a patch of front or back yard can be a conservationist.

Nashville Police via AP

UPDATED 1:40 p.m. | Authorities say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Waffle House in Nashville has been arrested.

An 18-year-old Mackinaw man was identified Saturday as the person shot and killed by a Tazewell County sheriff's deputy.

OC45: A Happy Accident

Apr 21, 2018
OC45, left to right: Nick Tanzi, Adam Femino, Ken Bousquet, Derek Rossi
Bombs Away Photography

On the day before the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting, OC45 guitarist Derek Rossi was explaining “Keep Your Guns” from their 2017 album “Happy Accidents.”

John Poling
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Community Players in Bloomington is staging a biting comedy/drama of family relations.

a map of the intersection at Fairway and Empire in Bloomington
City of Bloomington

The Bloomington City Council will consider a $4 million summer street resurfacing program at its meeting Monday evening.

Illinois State University

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz told lawmakers Thursday that money is being wasted on the old College of Fine Arts building.

Prairie verbena flowers.
Sonal Patil

Sonal in Texas has the right idea about using native plants in her yard. She's tempted to transplant the prairie verbena she sees on the roadside right into her garden. Is that a good idea?

Jar of buttons
Vintage Fairy Tale / Flickr via Creative Commons

For as long as humans have needed to keep clothing fastened, we've counted on buttons to do the heavy lifting. But more than being simply useful, buttons have become highly collectable.

Tazewell County sheriff's police killed a man near Mackinaw Friday morning. The 18-year-old was at a residence at 34368 State Route 9 and had shot at a deputy.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

A new court filing accuses the former Coliseum manager of using a secret internal document to run a multiyear fraud scheme and tricking the City of Bloomington into one last cash grab in the final weeks of his contract.

Seven residents were displaced Friday morning after an apartment fire on Croxton Avenue. There were no injuries.

Jeff Chiu / AP

Bloomington Police are on the verge of a wide rollout of body cameras.

Jon Norton / WGLT

In the wake of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, earlier this year, Bloomington-Normal students are still working for change.

Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For Governor

Apr 19, 2018
Seth Perlman / AP

Republican Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton resident Aaron Merreighn.

Illinois State University

Four applicants have applied to fill a vacant judgeship on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

Michael Hill / WGLT

Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has cleared his first hurdle toward becoming the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

McLean County Democrats / Facebook

The McLean County Democrats picked Erik Rankin as their next party chair on Wednesday night, hoping to ride his campaign experience to victory in November and beyond.

Staff / WGLT

Additional security measures will be in place Thursday at Normal West high school after a threatening note was found in a boys’ restroom.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has a substantial fundraising advantage as he begins his general election fight against Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The McLean County Board on Tuesday overwhelmingly signed on to recommendations for the county's nursing home developed by a special panel of experts from the community.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

The Bergner’s store at Eastland Mall appears headed for closure.

Unit 5 district offices
Staff / WGLT

The Unit 5 school district and the union representing its teachers have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

The City of Bloomington has a new finance chief.

John D'earth playing his trumpet
Bob Travis / Wikipedia

It’s odd hearing the director of a university jazz program argue that he is NOT an educator.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Having grown up in Brussels, Belgium, American artist and illustrator Chas Fagan says he was keenly interested in U.S. history, particularly its presidents.

Courtesy / Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council

Two community leaders who got a peek behind the Rivian curtain Monday say they returned from Michigan more optimistic about the EV startup's future.

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