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Two men sit at a table and address the Unit Five School Board. They are Economic Development Council Director Kyle Ham and Rivian Automotive CEO RJ Scaringe
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The head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said he hopes to rebuild strained relationships with some elected officials in the Twin Cities.

Illinois Department of Human Rights

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has set up a new hotline for victims of sexual harassment.

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Illinois State University politics and government professor Lane Crothers has long been an observer of the American democratic system. Political events of the past year, he said, have caused him to question whether the country is experiencing the beginning of the end of democracy.

A 17-year-old driver was ticketed for allegedly disregarding a stop sign last week and crashing into a school bus, sending three kids in the bus to the hospital with minor injuries.

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Eighteen colorful pairs of hands reach out from the walls of Illinois State University's Milner Library in a new exhibition that draws visitors in for a closer look.

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The City of Bloomington is taking measures to reduce the number of accidents at Frontage Road and Fairway Drive.

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A new proposal from Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address could force universities to pick up more of the cost of pensions and health insurance for Illinois State employees.

Welcome Dayton

A change in the way Bloomington-Normal approaches the establishment of a Welcoming City ordinance may be what the Twin Cities need to truly make immigrants feel welcome.

Bloomington Police | Missy Pendley

A 50-year-old Bloomington man pleaded not guilty Friday to stabbing his wife to death last week as she was reportedly planning to leave him.

A 30-year-old Bloomington woman was stabbed to death with a butcher knife—allegedly by her husband—earlier this month. She was packing to leave what relatives say was an abusive relationship.

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Spring is on the way, bringing with it a chance to begin afresh in the garden. Now's the time to scope out seeds of flowers you've never tried before.

Gametime Inc. and Harmony Park Project

A new playground planned for Bloomington's east side is designed for kids with disabilities and to bring all children together.

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When things get bad ... really bad ... at least we have each other and our stories.  

Mother of slain woman holding flowers surrounded by three people holding signs of support
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The candles flickered at a vigil at Bloomington's Franklin Park on Thursday night, just blocks from the McLean Street home where 30-year-old Nicole Elbert was killed—allegedly by her husband— as she tried to leave last week. She had planned to go to Neville House, a local domestic violence shelter.

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As Bloomington-Normal debates whether to enact a Welcoming City ordinance, former Gov. Pat Quinn said there should be a bright line between local police and federal immigration officers.

Illinois State University

An Illinois State University professor who once sued the institution over gender pay equity has now given ISU its largest faculty cash gift ever.

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Two workers at a Bloomington auto dealership are being honored for saving a co-worker's life when his heart suddenly stopped last October.

Unit 5 district offices
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Unit 5 officials are not thrilled with Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to shift pension costs from the state to local school districts.

State Rep. Keith Sommer said Thursday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on many of the governor’s budget proposals laid out this week, even as Sommer’s Democratic challenger called them “insincere and disingenuous” and potentially disruptive for Illinois schools.

Wilmington Parks Facebook Page

The family of former GLT staff member Liz Larson has filed a lawsuit against the City of Wilmington over her drowning last summer, alleging city officials have failed for decades to protect visitors from a river dam’s deadly underwater vortex.

Redbird Athletics

When Illinois State University women’s basketball coach Kristen Gillespie paces the sideline Sunday afternoon at Redbird Arena, her former college coach will be alongside during the Play4Kay game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Jae C. Hong / AP

One in three women worldwide will experience a form of physical abuse, violence experts say.

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delay of early voting for the primary election in McLean County has become an issue in the November race for county clerk.

Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register (pool)

One of the biggest changes Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed in Wednesday's budget address is making local school districts bear the costs of teacher pensions.

UPDATED 5:45 p.m. | Two schoolchildren were injured Wednesday afternoon after a multiple-vehicle crash involving a school bus between Bloomington and Downs.

The Evans Junior High School bus collided with a car near the intersection of U.S. 150 and Abraham Road in southeast Bloomington, Illinois State Police said in a statement. The bus overturned. Police diverted traffic around the crash and closed off U.S. 150 during the afternoon commute.

Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register (pool)

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlined his plans for the Illinois budget in a speech to lawmakers Wednesday afternoon.

Books To Benefit

A local nonprofit organization has found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century.

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City leaders took two big steps this week toward luring new development—including two housing projects—along Washington Street just east of downtown Bloomington.

Mike Miletich / WGLT

The head of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council said Rivian Automotive has earned its property tax abatement for the year.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Five aldermen who tried to remove the Welcoming City ordinance from the Bloomington council agenda probably did not break the law, according to a noted First Amendment and public access attorney in Illinois.

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