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Attitudes toward criminals have changed a great deal in the United States, and Illinois State University historian Amy Wood is using a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to further her research into those remarkable changes.

UPDATED 2 p.m. | Bloomington Police are investigating four reports of gunfire in just the past week.

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Candidates for next year’s elections began filing their petitions Monday, setting up at least two contested races for longtime Republican state lawmakers and another one for McLean County Board.

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Embattled Republican Roy Moore’s alleged behavior toward teenage girls “disqualifies him” from serving in the Senate, U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood said during a Bloomington visit.

A fire at a tire store in south Bloomington on Sunday sent plumes of smoke over a large area of the city.

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Voters will get their first look Monday at which candidates are planning to run in 2018 for several key races in McLean County, as the window to file nominating petitions opens.

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The true spirit of Christmas can have a dark side.

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Bloomington-Normal's jobless rate sank to 3.8 percent in October, as the local economy added 900 jobs in construction, professional and business services, and other sectors.

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GLT is partnering with the true crime podcast Suspect Convictions to explore the 1998 murder of 3-year-old Bloomington girl Christina McNeil.

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Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen is expected to report to federal prison Monday to begin serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.

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Social media can be divisive. But Terri Thede of Normal says it can bring people together too, even strangers like those in the kidney donation chain she kicked off that will link her forever to the 72-year-old Vietnam veteran she met for the first time Wednesday.

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The pace of home sales in the Bloomington-Normal market slowed in October, even as the average price continued to climb due to low inventory, local real estate agents reported Wednesday.

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A sexual harassment lawsuit that derailed the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been dismissed in federal court in Chicago.

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Those with Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance have something to be thankful for—not having to change where they get medical care in 2018.

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An Egyptian Muslim and former exchange student at Heartland Community College said he is disillusioned by mixed messages he's receiving from the United States.

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A pair of English professors have teamed up to help readers find new ways to evaluate poetry.

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Two more taxing bodies have approved the property-tax breaks to bring Canadian manufacturer Brandt Industries to McLean County.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday approved next year’s leaner budget, shedding staff to help offset lost revenue caused by the long-awaited state budget agreement.

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AT&T and other mobile phone providers are pushing legislation they say will ease congestion on their networks. But some towns and cities across Illinois are worried it’s really a power grab.

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The former manager of the U.S. Cellular Coliseum who’s accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomington taxpayers has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming that he’s owed $67,175 in unpaid commissions.

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A proposal in Bloomington that would impinge the ability of the mayor to control the council agenda is a fundamental change in Bloomington's form of government, according to the Town of Normal mayor. 

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When Al Bowman was president of Illinois State University, he liked the freedom and flexibility that he had to run his campus. Now that tables have turned.

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The Bloomington City Council met for nearly three hours Monday talking about, among other things, how to use its time better.

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U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood is praising the House version of the GOP tax plan he voted for last week.

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Local transit officials say route changes, new shelters, and even an app are all helping drive a significant increase in ridership this year on Bloomington-Normal’s bus system.

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The University of Illinois plans to offer new degrees that combine computer science with music or crop sciences.

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Despite an admonishment letter from council to the mayor and a new proposal that would remove mayoral power, Bloomington's interim City Manager Steve Rasmussen doesn't think the council is any more fractious than usual.

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Facebook is facing tough questions in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Did Russians use social media to sway the election? Why is there so much fake news? Why isn’t Facebook more transparent?

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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Children's Home and Aid hopes to make this a Merry Christmas for local families with the annual Adopt-a-Family program.

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