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Eric Stock

Reporter

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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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.

Illinois Department of Employment Security
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Bloomington-Normal added 500 jobs over the last year to maintain a share of the lowest unemployment rate in Illinois.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday that the local jobless rate dropped to 3.3 percent in May, down from 3.7 percent in May 2017, totaling 95,000 jobs.

IDES said unemployment rates dropped over-the-year in all of the state’s metro areas.

“For the third consecutive month, the unemployment rate is below the previous year levels in all metro areas,” IDES Director Jeff Mays said in a news release.

immigration detention facility
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A Bloomington-Normal child trauma expert says the mental and emotional scars that thousands of young children are facing as they are being separated from their families at the southern U.S. border will take time and effort to heal.

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Recycling rates in McLean County are approaching 42 percent, according to the Normal-based Ecology Action Center. That total eclipses the 40 percent annual benchmark for the second year in a row. 

McLean County Board
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McLean County has struck down a $25,000 annual pay cut for the county auditor, while the county’s finance committee chairman is calling for a study of each elected official's salary in the county.

Chris Duhon
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Illinois State men’s basketball coach Dan Muller has added an NCAA national champion and former NBA veteran to his coaching staff.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has identified the Chenoa woman who was killed in a crash Friday night on Interstate 55.

Ed Scharlau
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McLean County remains well positioned to overcome recent job losses at State Farm Insurance, according to a banker who's been crunching local economic development numbers for two decades.

Normal Police Department

Normal Police released surveillance images and a description of two suspects who reportedly robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

Connect Transit Board of Trustees
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Bloomington-Normal’s public transportation service plans to extend its more popular bus routes later at night to improve access in a move that officials say won’t cost the service any additional money.

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It's taken just two years for a new program at Normal Community High School to blossom into becoming one of the best in the state.

Kim Keenan
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A health advocacy group suggests healthy food can do more than help us live longer—it can be an economic development engine.

Illinois Public Health Institute CEO Elissa Bassler said the group aims to encourage more businesses to invest in ways to improve access to healthy food, something farmers, restaurateurs and grocers can help.

"We want to look for more of those entrepreneurial initiatives and figure out ways that our economic development systems in communities (will) value that and invest in the development of that," Bassler said.

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Police have released the names of the two victims of a double homicide early Sunday morning.

Jason Barickman
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State Sen. Jason Barickman said the latest string of sexual harassment allegations within the Illinois Democratic Party provides one more reason why longtime House Speaker Mike Madigan should lose his leadership post.

Michelle Anderson and Joe Lightcap
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The McLean County auditor position would be paid $25,000 less starting in 2021 under a plan which the County Board's Finance Committee approved on Wednesday.

The committee also voted to freeze the circuit clerk's salary at $105,389 in 2021 and 2022, while granting the county coroner a 3 percent raise in 2021 to $103,249. Illinois law forbids local government from changing elected officials' pay during an election term.

Billboard for safety campaign
Bike BloNo

A local bicycle advocacy group aims to humanize bicyclists you may pass on the road, as a reminder to obey the rules of the road.

Owen Miller batting
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Illinois State's Owen Miller has become one of the baseball program's highest draft picks in recent memory.

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Before Bloomington's three city manager finalists met with the public at city hall Tuesday, they met with the media to lay out their visions for the city.

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Mayor Chris Koos said State Farm's recent job restructuring will likely have its biggest impact locally on home values.

Bloomington Police are trying to determine who shot and wounded two men downtown early Monday.

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