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Outdoor furniture isn’t what it used to be. The trend is no longer towards an outdoor dinette set but more of a living room type of space, and it can get elaborate.

Candles and photos mark a memorial for one of the victims of the June 10th shootings of four people on Orchard Road in Bloomington.
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The Not In Our Town movement and United Way of McLean County said seven recent killings in the Twin Cities make it appear youths are in crisis in the community.

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The House version of a new farm bill would impose tough new work requirements on recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps.

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The West Bloomington Revitalization Project is celebrating a decade of making life better for people.

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Normal Public Library patrons will soon have plenty more nearby parking spots to choose from.

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Bloomington Police weren’t getting a lot of help from witnesses when they first arrived at the scene of a shooting outside an apartment building in east Bloomington.

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One of the defendants in the Coliseum fraud case wants the charges against him dismissed—and another now faces a fresh batch of indictments.

Allen Chambers
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NORMAL – Community leaders point to a variety of factors that have contributed to the recent spike in gun violence in Bloomington-Normal.

More than 100 people attended a forum on gun violence in the Twin Cities which WGLT hosted at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center on Wednesday.

William Bennett, City of Refuge Ministries pastor and member of the Bloomington Public Safety and Community Relations Board, said young people are more likely to turn to a life of violence when they see no other hope.

UPDATED 2:20 p.m. | Police in Normal are releasing new details about a shooting which injured a man in north Normal on Wednesday. 

Police were called to the 1700 block of North School Street, north of Raab Road near the Constitution Trail Shopping Center at about 9:30 p.m. where witnesses said gunfire erupted outside of an apartment. 

restaurant compost
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McLean County is well behind the goal it has set for composting commercial food waste.

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The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council released its latest quarterly update showing record low unemployment rates and a slight increase in jobs over 2017.

Band Of Heathens
Greg Giannukos

Musicians not prone to wade into politics are showing their hand more often in the current political climate.

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Community leaders on Wednesday pointed to a variety of factors that have contributed to the recent spike in gun violence in Bloomington-Normal.

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The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to organized labor Wednesday, ruling that requiring non-union government employees to pay dues infringes on their First Amendment rights.

Bloomington Police Department

The Bloomington man accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring two others made a brief appearance Wednesday in a McLean County courtroom.

Brandy Hansen
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As an environmentally conscious owner of three farm-to-table restaurants in McLean County, chef Ken Myszka hates to throw out any food.

Federal prosecutors announced sweeping indictments Tuesday against 15 alleged members of a Peoria street gang, including charges in the death of a Bradley University student.

Bloomington Police
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Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Tuesday that investigators have no evidence of a connection between the fatal shooting on Orchard Road in the early morning hours of June 10 and two other recent fatal shootings in the Twin Cities.

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The Normal West head soccer coach says his teams’ recent trip to Jamaica will prepare his players not just for next season—but for the rest of their lives.

U.S. Supreme Court
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A Supreme Court scholar says Tuesday's ruling to uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban from Muslim-majority countries shows presidents have broad power to enforce immigration policy.

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Lee Enterprises, the parent company of The Pantagraph, has agreed to manage Berkshire Hathaway's BH Media Group's daily online and print operations in 30 markets starting July 2.

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For judges, every assignment has its challenges. The sheer volume of traffic court. The complexity of a murder or financial crimes case. The trailblazing nature of a specialty drug court.

Bloomington City Council
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One week after announcing his selection, the Bloomington City Council on Monday gave Tim Gleason a standing ovation before unanimously approving his appointment as city manager.

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A state senator has officially thrown his hat into Illinois' high-profile and expensive governor's race.

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A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor of economics shows how utility rate changes have a bigger impact on lower income households than wealthier ones.

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Normal’s Ecology Action Center (EAC) plans to bring curbside recycling to more residents through a new needs-based program.

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Less than a week after a shooting that killed three men and wounded a young boy, neighbors gathered peacefully Sunday night to walk their streets and pray together for an end to the violence.

Photos: Make Music Normal In Uptown

Jun 24, 2018
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GLT was a proud sponsor at Saturday's Make Music Normal festival in Uptown Normal.

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As Bloomington prepares to hire a new city manager Monday night, aldermen are also expected to consider new limits on the mayor's power to put items on the council's agenda.

Deadly Force: When Powerful Guns And Young Men Collide

Jun 24, 2018
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Jody Gardner and Reggie Hart Jr. went to visit 17-year-old Chris Harrison on a Wednesday night.

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