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Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Unit 5 leaders say the school district’s mission is to help each student achieve personal excellence.

Isabella Rodriguez / WGLT

A local progressive group says it’s strange that some lawmakers are supporting bills aiming to weaken gun regulations in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

Carleigh Gray

The Redbird volleyball team picked a good night for an epic comeback.

City of Bloomington

The city of Bloomington is losing its top planning and zoning official.

Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press

The Bloomington Police Department’s plans of equipping its officers with body cameras has lost a bit of momentum.

Judith Valente / WGLT

At the end of the month, eighth-graders at Chiddix Junior High School in Normal will get a chance of a lifetime.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Bloomington’s mayor says he’s convinced: A proposal to demolish an aging downtown parking garage and build a new library and transit center has some merit.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday that the allegations against the former managers of the U.S. Cellular Coliseum were “not at all surprising” to him and that trying to extract more detailed financial information from those managers was like “dealing with a Soviet Gulag.”

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

Illinoisans with Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO health insurance will no longer be able to get in-network care at OSF HealthCare hospitals around the state, including OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Illinios Shakespeare Festival

John Stark has deep roots at the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

Staff / WGLT

Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said he’s troubled by what he sees as increasingly hostile conduct aimed at elected officials, blaming local media for not doing more to debunk critics who he thinks will scare off others from running for public office.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

When you’re running for elected office, you need to get people to sign your nominating petitions to get on the ballot. It can be a slog, with every waking moment pestering shoppers leaving grocery stores or asking your neighbors for their John Hancock.

Mike Hill / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen signaled support Monday for a major overhaul to how the city’s elected officials spend taxpayer money on travel, meals, and other reimbursable expenses.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen were curious but cautious Monday night on whether the Grossinger Motors Arena management company should also take over the city’s performing arts venue.

Dan Diaz & thebrittanyfund.org

An advocate for end-of-life options will visit Illinois State University this week to share his wife's story in an effort to help others who face death.

Cindy Le / WGLT

The Town of Normal has installed pedestrian signs at the crossings of the Constitution Trail on Locust, Willow, Lincoln, Shelbourne and Raab.

McLean County Sheriff's Department

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the face Saturday in Bloomington.

Police found the boy inside a residence in the 1400 block of North Lee Street after being called around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Bloomington police said. The boy had an apparent gunshot wound to his face, police said. He was taken to the hospital and is reportedly in critical condition, police said Monday.

Carleigh Gray/WGLT

JB Pritzker has won another big-ticket endorsement in his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor.

Julie Weger / Courtesy

Little did Julie Weger know what was in store for her when she agreed to tag along with her brother to play darts in Paris (Ill.) 20 years ago.

Lyndsie Schlink / Illinois State University

Illinois State University Education Professor Deborah MacPhee has designed a collaborative model of teacher education she says bridges the gap between theory and practice.

Prairie Fire Theater

The works of Richard Maltby and David Shire take center stage in the revue, "Starting Here, Starting Now."

Judith Valente / WGLT

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 25-29, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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Staff / WGLT

There’s been a lot of finger-pointing since prosecutors announced that five former managers at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum were facing 111 criminal counts of theft, fraud, and money laundering.

Jeff Kramer / Flickr via Creative Commons

It's fun adding decor to our gardens. But go too far and you'll end up in tacky territory.

Staff / WGLT

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal will pay a $55,000 fine for not having adequate staff on call at its emergency room last year and failing to follow state rules.

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The entry of Portillo's restaurant into Bloomington-Normal appears to have had an unexpected effect on the marketplace.

Straight Up Solar

After years of falling prices for solar power panels, costs have begun rising.

Rick Bowmer / The Associated Press

There is a growing bipartisan chorus of calls to take a step in the direction of regulating guns in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, including two lawmakers from Central Illinois.

Staff / WGLT

Back in office after a five-week medical leave of absence, Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner is changing the format for his Friday open houses.

Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Forget Miss America. Miss U.S.A., get out of the way!

With glitz, glam, lots of makeup and some strategically applied duct tape, Miss Gay Illinois USofA is the queen to beat.

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