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A combine harvesting a field of soybeans
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The Illinois Farm Bureau is calling for the Trump administration to go to the bargaining table with China over tariffs.

UPDATED 4:30 p.m. | A well-known nonpartisan analyst says the race is tightening between U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and his Democratic challenger, Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

Bloomington Police

Police say a Bloomington man wanted on murder charges following the triple homicide last month on Riley Drive has been taken into custody.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Community Health Care Clinic / Facebook

Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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A new take on an old Irish proverb: Original music is like a four-leaf clover—hard to find and lucky to have.

IWU Facebook Page

Lacrosse is a Native American game that began to penetrate colonial society in the 1630s. Its present form originated on East Coast in the 1700s.

Howlin Rain
Kristy Walker

John Anderson has filled a record store niche in the Twin Cities with an eclectic mix of genres at Reverberation Vinyl, his store on Main Street across from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.

Chris Hiatt blows a large plum of vapor in the basement of The Smoker's Den in downtown Bloomington
Colleen Reynolds / WGLT

Vaping is now the most popular tobacco product among teens and young adults, thanks to $63 million in traditional and social media marketing last year by major e-cigarette companies.

“Incredibly amazing,” “brilliant” and “very gifted” are just a few ways an Illinois Wesleyan University professor described her three students who recently won a $5,000 grant to start up their business.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

Bloomington residents voiced concerns to the city’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) at its quarterly meeting Wednesday, saying a lack of complaints points to too much police involvement.

State Police

Police say a small aircraft made an emergency landing on Interstate 55 near Lincoln, striking one vehicle but hurting no one.

Normal Police
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police in Bloomington-Normal say despite the recent string of fatal shootings, there are no signs of a larger trend.

The Something Brothers (L-R): Gregory Pare, John Ganser, Scott Lee Wilson, Tommy O’Donnell, Edwin Pierce
Scott Harrison

The Something Brothers guitarist Edwin Pierce said it was surprisingly easy for band members to create and record new music together despite a nearly 30-year studio hiatus, and missing a key band member.

Screenshot / Association of American Educators

Ten days ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public sector employees who choose not to join unions no longer have to pay reduced fees to cover collective bargaining. And already, a crusade to persuade teachers to drop union membership has hit Illinois.

Seth Perlman / AP

A Chicago lawmaker has been named interim executive director of the Democratic Party of Illinois.

Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County voters outside Bloomington won't have a say in whether the county’s and city’s election offices should merge.

Mennonite College of Nursing / Facebook

Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) is launching a new program that will teach student nurses about preventative practice.

Alex Brandon / AP

For all his lengthy record as a federal judge, the new Supreme Court nominee might still be a mystery on social issues.

After Hours
Mark Hill / WGLT

Central Illinois can lay claim to three of the best barbershop quartets in the world, including this year's international champion.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zone—the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe.

She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump has picked a favorite of the Republican legal establishment, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, for the Supreme Court.

Electrolux site
Eric Stock / WGLT

The City of Bloomington is working with Illinois Wesleyan University to find a new purpose for the former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

Clay Wheeler has served with the Bloomington Police Department since 1991.
Clay Wheeler has served with the Bloomington Police Department since 1991.

Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Monday he plans to draft an immigration policy for his department that’s similar to the Welcoming ordinance Normal adopted last month.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

As the Bloomington City Council moved on from a twice-canceled vote on a controversial Welcoming City ordinance, local activists said Monday they’re looking for other ways—outside of policymaking—to protect local immigrants.

Fresh Market
Eric Stock / WGLT

Fresh Market has announced it's closing its stores in Normal and 14 other locations.

WGLT Staff

The Town of Normal's new city engineer is the assistant engineer in Bloomington.

The McLean County sheriff's department is looking for the public's help finding a suspect who impersonated a police officer during a traffic stop over the weekend.

Megg Farrell & Friends including Ryan Weisheit, left and Megg Farrell, right.
Natalie Allante

The woman who fronts the Hot Jazz band Sweet Megg & the Wayfarers with Normal native and saxophonist Ryan Weisheit said a desire to tap into her folk and country roots was the impetus to morph into a different lineup with a new name.

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