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Normal Theater manager Adam Fox has a new role with the Town of Normal that will allow him to help shape the cultural landscape of the community.

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Donald Trump ran for president touting his outsider status and record as the leader of a vast real estate empire. He promised to apply business expertise to government.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

The alleged fraud scheme at the former U.S. Cellular Coliseum took advantage of a known blind spot in the City of Bloomington’s oversight of arena finances, exploiting a decade-long contract that many city leaders disliked from the very beginning, GLT has learned.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Eastland Mall in Bloomington is moving forward with its redevelopment plans, with Planet Fitness now slated to open in a space formerly occupied by JCPenney.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph/Pool

The judge who sentenced a former Bloomington High School teacher to eight years in prison for killing her husband declined Tuesday to reduce that sentence.

Victoria Smith

Tommy Castro has incorporated soul and rock into his blues from nearly the time he began playing music. On his new album “Stompin’ Ground,” he overtly tips his hat to the soul and “hippie-rock” he assimilated while musically coming of age in San Jose, California, in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Associated Press

A majority of evangelical Christians threw their support to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, as did a large number of conservative Catholics and mainline Protestants who agreed with candidate Trump's positions on abortion and the economy.

Normal Police are asking for the public’s help finding out who fired a gun Tuesday night near Vernon Avenue at Linden Street, striking a man in the neck.

Judith Valente / WGLT

The Village Board of Hudson received a petition Tuesday night signed by nearly 1,450 residents in support of a female police officer who was fired after becoming pregnant.

Cindy Le / WGLT

Have you filed your FAFSA already? That's the question high school seniors and college students should be asking each other these days.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm’s plans to realign its IT operations include a voluntary buyout for some employees.

Jon Norton / WGLT

Bloomington Police Officer Shawn Albert currently tracks roughly 200 Bloomington residents on two state mandatory registrations.

John Locher / The Associated Press

Stories are emerging from Las Vegas of tourists running for their lives, trying to escape a hail of gunfire in what’s become the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

The company that now runs Bloomington’s downtown arena may soon be taking over the city's performing arts venue too.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

The Normal Town Council toured the new fire department headquarters Monday prior to its regular meeting at City Hall.

Police are looking for the public’s help finding three suspects who fled a stolen vehicle that injured a bicyclist in a hit-and-run on Bloomington’s west side.

Courtesy of David Haskell

You might have heard about people who talk to trees. But can trees speak?

U.S. Department of Education

A Bloomington school has earned a national honor.

Redbird Productions

You couldn’t draw up the play any better if you tried.

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A brand new outdoor fitness challenge takes you out of your comfort zone and aims to put you in the triumph zone.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

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

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Ponds on our property can add beauty and value. They can also add to our to-do list.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

The full scope of the investigation into alleged mismanagement at U.S. Cellular Coliseum became clearer Friday as prosecutors disclosed a long list of potential witnesses and police interviews already conducted with past and present City of Bloomington officials.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

An author who chronicles the effects of globalization on food and clothing is urging the public to become more informed.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Employment in the business sector in Bloomington-Normal is stable, according to economist Mike Doherty.

J. Scott Applewhite / The Associated Press

Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise returned to Capitol Hill this week, and a central Illinois congressman said it was an emotional moment for him.

McLean County Museum of History

A century ago in April the United States entered World War I. More than 5,000 people from McLean County served in the Great War, or about 7 percent of the population.

Bryan Bloodworth / WGLT

Members of the first “unofficial” fraternity on the Illinois State University campus are celebrating their 60-year reunion this weekend.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

The five defendants in the U.S. Cellular Coliseum case pleaded not guilty Friday to more than 100 counts of fraud, theft, and money laundering.

Staff / WGLT

Future growth of the community's bike share program will likely depend on private sponsorship. 

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