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Mary Cullen


Mary Cullen is a reporter at GLT. Mary recently finished her master’s degree in public affairs reporting at the University of Illinois at Springfield. The Illinois State University alumna completed internships at NPR Illinois in Springfield and the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Aldermen are reacting to a multi-phased expansion concept presented this week to the Bloomington Public Library Board of Trustees.

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The #MeToo movement has brought increased awareness of nondisclosure agreements in sexual harassment and assault cases.

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J.B. Pritzker opened a campaign office Thursday in Downtown Bloomington where he stood by his recent TV ad attacking Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) received a $2.8 million grant to fund a new project that will educate student nurses on preventative practice.

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Bloomington residents voiced concerns to the city’s Public Safety and Community Relations Board (PSCRB) at its quarterly meeting Wednesday, saying a lack of complaints points to too much police involvement.

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Illinois State University’s Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) is launching a new program that will teach student nurses about preventative practice.

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Facing a lack of council support and opposition from local Welcoming City activists, Mayor Tari Renner canceled Monday's planned vote on Bloomington’s immigration ordinance.

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McLean County State’s Attorney Jason Chambers' resignation could provide the Republican Party an opportunity to guarantee its selected candidate stays in that position until the 2020 election.


The Peoria Riverfront Museum welcomed its one-millionth visitor—a YWCA McLean County employee.

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UPDATED 3:40 p.m. | The Normal Town Council passed an ordinance Monday requiring apartments and other multifamily residences to provide recycling options starting in August 2019.

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

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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.

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.

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

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday toured Illinois State University's aging Fine Arts complex, where nearly $6 million has been sunk into maintenance and short-term repairs.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Wednesday that President Trump’s new executive order to address his controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy may complicate things on Capitol Hill.

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The Heartland Community College (HCC) Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a tentative budget for the next fiscal year. The $30.7 million spending plan allots for a $260,000 deficit, which is half of the original projection.

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Frontier Airlines is coming back to Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington.

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The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine recently released a report on sexual harassment of women in academia.

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After a hotly contested debate, Bloomington aldermen decided Monday to postpone a vote on new guidelines that would clarify when the city uses tax increment financing districts (TIFs).

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McLean County Unit 5 School Board Member Joseph Cleary announced his resignation from the board at Wednesday’s meeting.