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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.

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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.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Tuesday is Tax Day, the deadline for Americans to file their federal taxes.

10-Year-Old Retires From Bloomington Police

Apr 17, 2018
Bloomington Police

After eight years of dogged police work, Bloomington K9 officer Lex is retiring from the force.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Normal Town Council authorized new ownership Monday for the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal.

Circus performer's rings.
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

For the very first time, the Circus Fans Association of America is holding its annual convention this week in Bloomington-Normal, a community that was once called the Trapeze Capital of the World, owing to the number of flyers who originated in the Twin Cities.

M. Spencer Green / AP

The Supreme Court for the second time has refused to hear an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his corruption convictions.

Michael Dabin, courtesy of Jim Kirk / New York Daily News

The nation's largest newspapers are seeing digital subscriptions soar during President Donald Trump's administration. The newly named editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times said during a Sound Ideas interview that readers are willing "to pay for good content" about the current administration.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Ten years ago, Lincoln College was a junior college in a small town.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Here are some of the top stories we covered this week (April 9-13, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

Mike McNeil and Madonna Courtright
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

The Golden K Kiwanis organization is planning a fundraiser to help kids on our community.

Foxtail barley
Matt Lavin / Flickr via Creative Commons

If you want a garden that's true to its American roots and flourishes no matter what Mother Nature throws at it, then you need to add native plants to your yard.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

A potential Connect Transit transfer center in Downtown Bloomington is still on the table.

Bill Would Harshen Penalties For Texting And Driving

Apr 13, 2018
Steven Damron / Flickr

Illinois lawmakers are moving ahead with legislation that would create harsher penalties for texting and driving.

Chef Roy Choi
Amy Harris / AP

Be honest and live your truth. That's the advice of award-winning and groundbreaking chef and restaurateur Roy Choi.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

Charges were dismissed this week for one of the defendants in the Coliseum fraud case, with a judge saying the indictments were too vague and did not fall within the statute of limitations.

Associated Press

Sexual harassment claims. Nondisclosure clauses. Gender discrimination in the workplace. All have been in the news lately.

Dennis Mackrel at this drumset
Andrzej "Andre" Pilaczyk

From virtually the time he emerged from his mother’s womb, Dennis Mackrel was exposed to a steady diet of jazz.

John Cullerton
Seth Perlman / AP

A relatively rare occurrence in Springfield on Thursday: Gov. Bruce Rauner met with Illinois' top legislative leaders to talk about the budget.

Gabrielle Bozeman / WGLT

A Bloomington-Normal tragedy is being held up as an example of the help a new law provides for those in need of organ transplants.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A couple potential moves could leave the McLean County state's attorney's office without its top two administrators.

Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Police have made an arrest in last weekend's shooting that killed two at a house party.

senatorbarickman.com

Illinois has taken a step toward becoming the 37th state to ratify the 1972 federal Equal Rights Amendment.

Matt Swaney / Normal Fire Department

A Normal home and its garage were damaged Wednesday night in a fire. There were no injuries.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Unit 5 school board member David Fortner said Wednesday he wants to do away with Columbus Day.

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