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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.

Man raising sign over his head next to woman clutching sign to her chest.
Colleen Reynolds / WGLT

Facing a lack of council support and opposition from local Welcoming City activists, Mayor Tari Renner canceled Monday's planned vote on Bloomington’s immigration ordinance.

Eric Stock / WGLT

Three Bloomington Police officers suffered minor injuries while trying to arrest a suspect overnight.

Arianna Hudson and Octavious Wilson
Eric Stock / WGLT

A Bloomington pastor has started a conversation on gun violence that he wants to take beyond the church's walls.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

UPDATED 8:30 p.m. | The pro-immigrant activists who pushed the Bloomington City Council to vote on a Welcoming City ordinance are opposed to the version being considered Monday night.

Normal Police are asking for more potential victims to come forward after they arrested a man Friday accused of repeatedly exposing himself to women and girls.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Bloomington Police would get an official reminder that their job is to enforce local and state laws—and not federal immigration law—under a proposed Welcoming City ordinance that aldermen will finally vote on Monday night.

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Adult Medicaid recipients in Illinois can now receive coverage for preventive dental services, which include regular exams and teeth cleanings.

Heartland Community College video counseling
Audrey Stickrod / Heartland Community College/Flickr

Heartland Community College is set to become the first community college in the state to offer counseling services to its students by video.

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Bloomington Police Department

Bloomington Police have arrested two people on gun and counterfeiting charges.

A bluegrass band performs on ISU's quad
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Concerts on the Quad have been filling pleasant summer Mondays since the 1980s at Illinois State University.

A studio picture of storyteller Brenda Huber
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The Fourth of July holiday is all about mom and apple pie, as well as the nation's founding. Here is a different story of motherhood.

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McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers' resignation could provide the Republican Party an opportunity to guarantee its selected candidate stays in that position until the 2020 election.

Cindy Le / WGLT

The mayor of Normal said Tuesday he thinks a variety of initiatives can happen to address the impact of recent gun violence on Bloomington-Normal.

Route 66 Airstream trailer
David Kafer / National Trust for Historic Preservation

Historic preservationists are making their case for preserving Route 66 by kicking off a five-week, 2,400-mile journey along the Mother Road.

Amtrak
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington and McLean County are seeking the same quiet-zone designation that Normal received earlier this year.

Unit 5

Two Unit 5 parents have been chosen to fill vacancies on the school board.

PEORIA RIVERFRONT MUSEUM

The Peoria Riverfront Museum welcomed its one-millionth visitor—a YWCA McLean County employee.

Bloomington Police

Authorities said Tuesday they're looking for the public's help finding a 21-year-old Bloomington man suspected of fatally shooting three people last month on Riley Drive.

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There will be an excess of talent on stage at this summer’s Illinois Shakespeare Festival. World-class actors performing some of the most eloquent language ever put to paper, supported by a talented army of set, costume, and lighting designers.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A semipro baseball team. A band performing at the Castle Theatre. A mom visiting to watch her son play college football. A family reunion. An author writing a book about historic Route 66.

Eric Stock / WGLT

A man was injured early Tuesday by gunfire on Bloomington's west side, police said.

Mary Cullen / WGLT

UPDATED 3:40 p.m. | The Normal Town Council passed an ordinance Monday requiring apartments and other multifamily residences to provide recycling options starting in August 2019.

Jessica Woods and Don Knapp
Eric Stock / WGLT

A McLean County Board member said Monday that four candidates have emerged in the search for a new state's attorney.

Staff / WGLT

The head of the United Way of McLean County said distributions to social service programs this year will be down about down about $260,000. This is also the end of a three-year funding cycle under which agencies were supposed to receive a set amount, said United Way CEO David Taylor.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The last time singer-songwriter Neko Case played the Castle Theatre in Bloomington, the sold-out crowd missed out on her new album. The recording "Hell-On" was still a few months away from release.

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The University of Illinois' new medical school is set to open its doors with its first class of 32 students.

The News-Gazette reports the Carle Illinois College of Medicine will kick off a weeklong orientation for students on Monday. There will be a welcome from Dean King Li, campus tours and a barbeque before studies begin.

"It's getting real," said Andrea Jake, director of student affairs.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The Illinois State University Planetarium is using its newly remodeled space for more than just outer space.

Diana Hauman
Staff / WGLT

Bloomington alderman Diana Hauman has announced she will not seek a second term on the city council next year.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The busy summer homebuying season is off to a slow start in Bloomington-Normal.

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