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Eric Stock


Eric Stock is a reporter at GLT.

Eric worked at WJBC (Radio Bloomington) from 2004-2018 as a reporter, anchor, assignment editor, and sports director. Stock follows in the footsteps of News Director Charlie Schlenker and retired News Director Willis Kern in moving from Radio Bloomington’s WJBC to GLT.

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McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage said Thursday he’s asked the U.S. Marshals to review courthouse security after a defendant snuck a knife into the building and stabbed himself after being convicted of a sex crime. 

Jake Wegner
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Coaches are often defined by wins and losses, but a Bloomington man who became a head coach in the most unlikely of ways at age 21 already has a significant victory to his name.

Armando Baez
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A measure awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature would enable local counties or municipalities to create urban agricultural zones in areas where access to food is limited.

Helsinki Summit
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President Donald Trump has been taking heat from both sides of the aisle following his news conference in Helsinki on Monday in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Judges in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit have filled one of the vacancies on the bench.

Bloomington Police

Police say a Bloomington man wanted on murder charges following the triple homicide last month on Riley Drive has been taken into custody.

Normal Police
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Police in Bloomington-Normal say despite the recent string of fatal shootings, there are no signs of a larger trend.

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McLean County voters outside Bloomington won't have a say in whether the county’s and city’s election offices should merge.

After Hours
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Central Illinois can lay claim to three of the best barbershop quartets in the world, including this year's international champion.

Electrolux site
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The City of Bloomington is working with Illinois Wesleyan University to find a new purpose for the former Mennonite Hospital and Electrolux site.

Clay Wheeler has served with the Bloomington Police Department since 1991.
Clay Wheeler has served with the Bloomington Police Department since 1991.

Bloomington Police Chief Clay Wheeler said Monday he plans to draft an immigration policy for his department that’s similar to the Welcoming ordinance Normal adopted last month.

Fresh Market
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Fresh Market has announced it's closing its stores in Normal and 14 other locations.

Arianna Hudson and Octavious Wilson
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A Bloomington pastor has started a conversation on gun violence that he wants to take beyond the church's walls.

Heartland Community College video counseling
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Heartland Community College is set to become the first community college in the state to offer counseling services to its students by video.

Route 66 Airstream trailer
David Kafer / National Trust for Historic Preservation

Historic preservationists are making their case for preserving Route 66 by kicking off a five-week, 2,400-mile journey along the Mother Road.

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Bloomington and McLean County are seeking the same quiet-zone designation that Normal received earlier this year.

Jessica Woods and Don Knapp
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A McLean County Board member said Monday that four candidates have emerged in the search for a new state's attorney.

Diana Hauman
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Bloomington alderman Diana Hauman has announced she will not seek a second term on the city council next year.

beam scale
Patrick Sison / AP

A local group working to stem obesity rates said it will take many years to see progress, but they are encouraged by what they've seen so far.

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
Charles Krupa / AP

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

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

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

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.

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.

U.S. Supreme Court
Carolyn Kaster / AP

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.

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.

Staff / WGLT

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.

OSF St. Joseph Medical Center time capsule
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OSF HealthCare St. Joseph Medical Center marked its 50-year anniversary Friday by unearthing a time capsule buried when the hospital was being built.

Wayne Aldrich
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A group of landlords has a problem with the Town of Normal's proposal requiring all multifamily dwelling owners to make recycling available on site.