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If there’s a Democratic blue wave in November, the grassroots progressive group Indivisible will get a lot of credit for stirring up the political waters.

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When Naia Izumi was announced the winner of the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, five central Illinois artists said they weren't surprised they were not chosen, as they were among nearly 5,000 entries from all 50 states. 

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The Democratic candidate for the 88th Illinois House district said Thursday she believes a progressive income tax is the fairest approach to taxation.

Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council

A new manufacturer is coming to town.

Woman with a mic in front of a screen that reads, "What About Dental?"
Collee Reynolds / WGLT

The Community Health Care Clinic’s new program that connects patients with primary care physicians instead of using hospital emergency rooms for treatment is on pace to save Advocate BroMenn and OSF Healthcare a combined $1 million in its first year.

Capital Steps perform during "Orange Is The New Barack"
Capitol Steps

The Trump administration and the maturing of social media keeps The Capitol Steps on their toes as they travel from city to city.

Speakers hold signs and stand in front of Bloomington City Hall
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the proposed ordinance has been released. You can read it here.

The Normal Town Council will take up a Welcoming City ordinance at its meeting on Monday.

Mayor Chris Koos said there might be some last-minute tweaks to the proposal, but the measure leans on the language in the town's Comprehensive Plan and Visioning Report.

Actors Ruth Gordon (L) and Mia Farrow
AP

"Rosemary's Baby" is not your everyday monster-on-the-loose kind of horror film. Actually, it may not even be a horror film at all.

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Incoming Heartland Community Community President Keith Cornille on Tuesday signaled an optimistic view of state funding for higher education, even as he suggested a need for “more creative” local partnerships.

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McLean County residents facing home foreclosure will no longer be able to receive free help from a legal clinic sponsored by the University of Illinois.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The cost of saving a row of historic buildings in Uptown Normal may come into play when the Town Council reviews a design concept for the Trail East project next month.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The City of Bloomington is beefing up its Public Works crews this week as it tries to clear curbs from the last free bulk-waste pickup until October.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Tuesday for tougher regulations on e-cigarettes, especially the “insidious” marketing of flavored products to children.

Ameren Employees working on a business in Puerto Rico
Ameren Illinois

Despite a massive rebuilding effort that included three waves of Ameren Illinois workers, Puerto Rico is still experiencing setbacks to the restoration of electricity for homes and businesses.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal real estate market picked up a little in March, as the pace of sales quickened and prices continued their upward climb.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

School districts are showing interest in children's cognitive development before age 5.

Illinois State University

With state lawmakers fresh off a major shakeup to K-12 school funding, there’s no shortage of big ideas floating around for higher education too.

Kite flying at Hancock Stadium
Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Kite Fest 2018 on Sunday, May 6, combines family fun with raising awareness of nonprofits in the community.

Mandolin players rehearsing.
WGLT

Just over 100 years ago, mandolin mania swept across the United States, inspiring people of all ages to pick up the instrument and even form their own amateur groups.

Beans in collander.
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Don't grow just any old bean in your garden. Go with the beautiful and tasty dragon tongue bean.

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A local group has made several moves in the last two years to make Bloomington-Normal friendlier to people with autism.

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A 17-year-old charged in this week’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment was allegedly wielding three guns that night—including an AR-15 rifle.

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We think of GLT Blues Radio as the Best Blues Station on Planet Earth because that's what you tell us.

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UPDATED 10 a.m. | Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner was confirmed Thursday to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

Laura Kennedy / WGLT

After 21 years at the helm of LIFE Center for Independent Living, Gail Kear is retiring.

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Unemployment rates have gone down in the past year in every Illinois metropolitan area, including Bloomington-Normal.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with Wednesday night’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment complex.

Barickman Blasts Democrats On Gun Rights

Apr 26, 2018
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

State Sen. Jason Barickman delivered a fiery speech Wednesday in support of gun rights, attacking Democrats for trying to score political points on the issue.

Courtesy of Charlene Carruthers

Community activist and author Charlene Carruthers says she believes in asking questions that challenge people and might even make some feel uncomfortable.

Staff / WGLT

State Farm faces stiff competition on two fronts—from longstanding challengers like Geico and Progressive, and now from insurtech startups like Lemonade.

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