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Ryan Denham

Digital Content Director

Ryan Denham started his career as a copy editor and later business and city government reporter at The Pantagraph in 2006. He later worked for WJBC radio in Bloomington.

Ryan joined WGLT full-time in 2017 as Digital Content Director.

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An 18-year-old Mackinaw man was identified Saturday as the person shot and killed by a Tazewell County sheriff's deputy.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

A new court filing accuses the former Coliseum manager of using a secret internal document to run a multiyear fraud scheme and tricking the City of Bloomington into one last cash grab in the final weeks of his contract.

Seven residents were displaced Friday morning after an apartment fire on Croxton Avenue. There were no injuries.

Sam McCann Launches Independent Campaign For Governor

Apr 19, 2018
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Republican Sam McCann of Plainview announced Thursday that he will challenge incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic hopeful J.B. Pritzker. His running mate is Riverton resident Aaron Merreighn.

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Four applicants have applied to fill a vacant judgeship on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has cleared his first hurdle toward becoming the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

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The McLean County Democrats picked Erik Rankin as their next party chair on Wednesday night, hoping to ride his campaign experience to victory in November and beyond.

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Additional security measures will be in place Thursday at Normal West high school after a threatening note was found in a boys’ restroom.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has a substantial fundraising advantage as he begins his general election fight against Democratic challenger Betsy Dirksen Londrigan.

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The Bergner’s store at Eastland Mall appears headed for closure.

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The City of Bloomington has a new finance chief.

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Two community leaders who got a peek behind the Rivian curtain Monday say they returned from Michigan more optimistic about the EV startup's future.

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Tuesday is Tax Day, the deadline for Americans to file their federal taxes.

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Ten years ago, Lincoln College was a junior college in a small town.

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Charges were dismissed this week for one of the defendants in the Coliseum fraud case, with a judge saying the indictments were too vague and did not fall within the statute of limitations.

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A Normal home and its garage were damaged Wednesday night in a fire. There were no injuries.

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Bloomington aldermen balanced the new city budget without a significant increase in property taxes, but it’s unclear if they’ll be able to do that again a year from now.

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State Farm told City of Bloomington leaders Monday it plans to sell its newly vacated downtown building.

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Illinois is joining several states scrambling to keep net neutrality protections before the federal repeal date in two weeks. Some Illinois legislators say they still have time to act with a plan before that deadline.

Young Parents' Troubled Pasts Shaped Custody Case

Apr 9, 2018
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When Brittney Mikesell was booked into jail on Dec. 2 for mob action, she was unaware that her boyfriend had died from stab wounds that led her to rush him to the emergency room an hour earlier.

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The three candidates to become the next leader of the McLean County Democrats made their pitch Sunday to a roomful of party leaders, agreeing on the need to plan beyond November but differing slightly on a long-term winning strategy.

Woman Charged Using Controversial Felony Murder Law

Apr 8, 2018
McLean County Sheriff's Department and Bloomington Police

The charge against Brittney Mikesell is based on a controversial provision of Illinois’ murder statute.

Fatal Attraction: How A Young Couple's Dark Journey Led To Murder

Apr 8, 2018
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When Cullen Hedrick and Brittney Mikesell arrived at a south Bloomington trailer park on a Saturday afternoon in early December, they were looking for trouble.

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On this installment of Ask An Expert, a question about how meat-eaters and vegetarians can get the right kinds and right amounts of protein in their diet.

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