Dania De La Hoya Social Media InternDania is a social media intern at GLT, as well as a student at Illinois State University. Ways to Connectemail Rauner To Make Decision On School Funding Technical Bill By Dusty Rhodes & Dania De La Hoya • Nov 14, 2017 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t been the most predictable when it comes to funding public schools. Aldermen Nix VenuWorks As BCPA Managers; Library Tax Levy To Rise By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman, Ryan Denham & Dania De La Hoya • Nov 14, 2017 Baylee Steelman / WGLT The Bloomington City Council will not allow VenuWorks to manage the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. McLean County Death Toll Rises With 10 Opioid Deaths in October By Dania De La Hoya & Charlie Schlenker • Nov 10, 2017 Patrick Sison / AP While the president was declaring the opioid crisis in the United States a public health emergency last month, Bloomington-Normal was battling its own opioid epidemic. Officials Talk Collaboration At Chamber's State of McLean County By Dania De La Hoya & Carleigh Gray • Nov 8, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The McLean County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of McLean County on Wednesday morning at the Illinois Wesleyan University Hansen Student Center. Normal Takes First Step Toward Property Tax Increase By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman & Dania De La Hoya • Nov 7, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT Homeowners in Normal will likely see an increase in their property taxes next year. Country Opens Digital Lab at University of Illinois Research Park By Dania De La Hoya • Nov 3, 2017 Steve Fast / Country Financial Country Financial is turning to student researchers at the University of Illinois to help meet the increasingly tech-driven needs of its customers. Bloomington Public Library Teams Up With Multicultural Leadership Program for Door-to-Door Campaign By Dania De La Hoya • Oct 27, 2017 WGLT The Bloomington Public Library is partnering with the Multicultural Leadership Program to spread the word about services the library offers. ISU Softball Mourning Loss of Longtime Volunteer Coach By Dania De La Hoya • Oct 24, 2017 GoRedbirds.com The Illinois State University athletic community is mourning the loss of longtime volunteer assistant softball coach Bill Dickson. He was 85 when he died Thursday of natural causes. Local McDonald's Restaurants Supporting United Way Fundraising Campaign By Dania De La Hoya • Oct 18, 2017 Mike Mozart / Flickr via Creative Commons The United Way of McLean County is collaborating with a fast-food giant to try to meet its 2017 fundraising goal. Normal Council OKs Sales Tax Breaks for Shopping Centers By Student Reporter Isabella Rodriguez & Dania De La Hoya • Oct 17, 2017 Google Maps The Normal Town Council approved up to $800,000 in tax breaks for a shopping center owner at Monday night's meeting. New Coach Puts IWU On Cutting Edge For Competitive Video Gaming By Dania De La Hoya • Oct 13, 2017 Dania De La Hoya / WGLT Illinois Wesleyan University has a new sports coach, but it’s not the kind of sports you’re thinking of. Bloomington Police Department Delays Body Camera Rollout By Nate Head & Dania De La Hoya • Oct 11, 2017 Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press The Bloomington Police Department’s plans of equipping its officers with body cameras has lost a bit of momentum. Mayor Renner Decries Rancor Targeting Elected Officials By Charlie Schlenker, Dania De La Hoya & Ryan Denham • Oct 10, 2017 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. Rauner To Review Bill Allowing Medicaid to Cover Abortions By Dania De La Hoya & Jenna Dooley & Tony Arnold • Sep 26, 2017 AP Gov. Bruce Rauner will be taking a closer look at a bill that would allow Medicaid to cover abortions in Illinois and talking to advocates on both sides. $1M Gift Will Fund New ISU Scholarships For Students In Need By Dania De La Hoya • Sep 20, 2017 Illinois State University Illinois State University has received a $1 million gift to establish a scholarship program as part of the its newly public Redbirds Rising fundraising campaign. Normal Council OKs Early Retirement Incentives To Cut Costs By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman & Dania De La Hoya • Sep 19, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT The Normal Town Council is hoping to downsize its payroll because of revenue losses. $33 Million Renovation Underway at ISU Student Center By Dania De La Hoya & Ryan Denham • Sep 15, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The long-awaited $33 million renovation of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University is officially underway. Red Cross Offers Expedited Training in Bloomington for New Volunteers By Dania De La Hoya • Sep 13, 2017 American Red Cross Serving South Central Illinois / Facebook The American Red Cross is offering expedited training courses for new volunteers in Central and Southern Illinois following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. B-N's Immigration Project: Dreamers 'Very Nervous' About DACA By Dania De La Hoya & Charlie Schlenker • Sep 8, 2017 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT President Donald Trump’s reversal of the Obama-era executive order protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation has sparked debate in the Bloomington-Normal community. Rauner Creates Opioid Task Force as McLean County Plots Strategy By Dania De La Hoya • Sep 6, 2017 Toby Talbot / The Associated Press Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Wednesday assembling a task force to fight the state’s opioid crisis. DACA Decision Causes Furor In Bloomington-Normal By Dania De La Hoya & Charlie Schlenker • Sep 5, 2017 Dania De La Hoya / WGLT At least two significant demonstrations were sparked Tuesday in Bloomington-Normal after President Donald Trump's decision to wind down a program protecting young immigrants from deportation. Liquor Store Is Home To Bloomington-Normal’s First Bitcoin ATM By Dania De La Hoya • Sep 1, 2017 Joe Ciccolo / Twitter An emerging form of digital currency is being introduced to local residents following the installation of Bloomington-Normal’s first bitcoin ATM.