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Erin Meyers / Illinois Stewardship Alliance

There is a lot more to Illinois farming than corn and soybeans. Every day, farmers are finding new ways to innovate their techniques.

Hand holding earthworms
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Gardeners love to care for things—and that extends past plants.

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UPDATED 12:30 p.m. | The CEO of the Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council has resigned to take another position.

Advocate BroMenn Healthcare

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal is rolling out new state-of-the-art equipment worth $5 million.

Holt equipment in a road in 1917 in Europe
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World War I was one of the deadliest and most destructive episodes in human history.

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Ellie Diggins and her friends can’t drive a car. They can’t vote. They’re not even in high school yet. But they want to influence the public debate over gun violence.

Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue

The Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue (CISAR) is looking for homes for its furry tenants in light of the shelter’s upcoming closure.

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An Illinois House committee has approved a bill that would prevent credit card companies from marketing their products on public university and community college campuses.

Author Paul Allen
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At the age of 8, Paul Allen was perusing the stacks at the Bloomington Public Library when he discovered a book that ignited his imagination and, years later, resulted in a biography of the acclaimed author, Eleanor Cameron.

It took crews about an hour to get a fire under control early Thursday at a Bloomington apartment.

The fire was reported around 2:42 a.m. Thursday at a building in the 1400 block of North Lee Street, a few blocks west of Illinois Wesleyan University's campus, the Bloomington Fire Department said in a statement. Crews saw smoke coming from the second floor upon arrival.

It began as an accidental unattended cooking fire, officials said. Four residents were expected to receive help from the American Red Cross, officials said.

A senior softball player at Normal West high school has died from her injuries sustained in a car crash this week, authorities said Thursday.

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Democratic voters on Bloomington’s west side will decide March 20 whether their longtime McLean County Board member should get to keep his job.

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New federal data show that Illinois emergency rooms saw a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits last year.

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The Bloomington Fire Department said Wednesday the blaze that left 29 people in an apartment building homeless last month was caused by an accidental cooking fire.

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What happens to Cinderella after she marries her prince? Who is Rapunzel’s real mother? Is every witch bad? Is every hero good?

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. | Two weeks before the election, two mysterious flyers are causing a stir in the race between incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano and his primary challenger, Shayna Watchinski.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has been nominated to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

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State Farm announced Tuesday it will cut around 890 jobs in Bloomington as part of an IT restructuring project that will add similar positions in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix.

Illinois residents have picked "The Blues Brothers" as the top movie in state history, making it the first item on a list of Illinois' top 200 people, places and things.

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The Normal Town Council passed Monday what some council members are calling the most difficult budget they've seen in their careers.

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State Rep. Dan Brady and his GOP primary challenger David Paul Blumenshine sparred Monday over term limits, as both offered competing strategies for limiting Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan’s power in Springfield.

The Colorado Project

The filmmaker behind "The Colorado" gives credit for his film, in part, to an explorer with central Illinois connections.

Cantus Novus singing.
Cantus Novus

The local choral group Cantus Novus mixes seldom-heard classical music with contemporary pieces in their upcoming spring concert.

Reggie Redbird and ISU cheerleaders cheer with fans.
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Illinois State basketball fans who traveled to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament gathered for a pregame rally before Friday night's late tip-off against Indiana State.

ISU Cheerleader cheers on the Redbird Baskteball Team
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The Illinois State University Redbirds beat the Indiana State Sycamores at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night, moving one step closer to Big Dance.

Rivian Automotive

The first two vehicles being introduced by Rivian Automotive this year will be autonomous, or self-driving, and designed for adventure.

During an interview for GLT's Sound Ideas, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe said the "electric adventure vehicles" will have steering wheels, but drivers won't have to necessarily use them. 

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The Normal Public Library is postponing dreams of a new library, potentially for decades.

Statue of Oscar
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Criticism regarding the lack of racial and gender diversity in the nominees for the Oscar has dogged the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for years.

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Scientists call them the "unsung heroes" of the human body. They are B cells—white blood cells that help ward off viruses and infection. But as our bodies age, so does the effectiveness of these cells.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

When you visit the new Keg Grove Brewing Co. in Bloomington, the first thing you notice is the location.