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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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Illinois Department of Public Health

No parent wants to hear that their kid’s school has lead in its water, because no amount of lead exposure is safe for young children. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic.

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When Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner returns from his medical leave of absence Sunday, he’ll face an even longer to-do list than the one he temporarily set aside four weeks ago.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

A Bloomington-Normal teacher announced Tuesday he’s pulling out of the Democratic race for the 13th Congressional District.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Members of the Downtown Bloomington Task Force clashed Tuesday over a proposal to knock down the aging Market Street garage and replace it with a new library and transit center, weeks before the panel presents its final recommendations to aldermen.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal home sales ticked back up again in August as more buyers closed deals toward the end of the busy selling season.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

It’s typically in bad taste to blame the victim, but the investigation into mismanagement at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum begs the question: Why didn’t the city realize what was going on?

McLean County Sheriff's Department

The former managers of the now-renamed U.S. Cellular Coliseum are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the City of Bloomington through an elaborate scheme that skimmed off concession fees, over-billed for cleaning supplies, and disguised other charges.

Police are looking for an armed suspect who tried to carjack a woman in broad daylight Sunday at a busy Bloomington-Normal shopping center.

Brooke Palmer / Warner Bros. Pictures via AP

The end of summer marks the end of the worst summer box office for Hollywood in over a decade, thanks to an especially floppy parade of sequels.

Crawford County Sheriff's Office

A 40-year-old Missouri man was arrested Sunday in Bloomington in connection with a homicide investigation in Missouri, authorities said.

Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College President Rob Widmer announced Friday he plans to retire next summer.

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Bloomington-Normal's jobless rate continued to fall in August, as the local economy added around 1,700 jobs in the past year, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

Bloomington’s Downtown Signage Committee is already back at work, looking to develop a new design for wayfinding signs that will get a warmer reception from aldermen.

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The most famous red door in Bloomington-Normal will be closing for the last time next month.

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A 33-year-old father strangled his young sons to death, set a fire, then killed himself as his wife searched frantically for her family before fleeing their burning northeast Bloomington home and asking neighbors to call 911, authorities said Wednesday.

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A new center at Illinois State University will try to more purposefully pair students with community organizations that can benefit from their growing knowledge and skills.

Michael Hill / WGLT

Bloomington needs a new city manager.

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Republicans and Democrats appear headed for a contested election for McLean County Board’s District 9 seat on Bloomington’s south side.

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Connect Transit will receive a $1.5 million federal grant to buy zero-emission battery electric buses and install solar panels at its maintenance facility.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Three people—including two children—were found dead after an early morning house fire that Bloomington police say was intentionally set. A fourth person survived.

Miller Park Zoo

Miller Park Zoo’s Malayan sun bear—the oldest animal of its kind in North America—has died.

Bloomington Police/McLean County Sheriff's Department

Bloomington Police now say a second man was the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash on the city’s southeast side—not the suspect that authorities initially announced in a press release.

Illinois State University officals and student leaders performed the groundbreaking.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The long-awaited $33 million renovation of the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University is officially underway.

WGLT

An internal announcement this week at State Farm won’t have a major impact on the size of the insurer’s overall workforce in Bloomington-Normal, the company said Friday.

A 25-year-old Normal woman was killed in a crash on Interstate 74 northwest of Normal, the Peoria County coroner said Friday.

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It was a dream come true for this vegetarian librarian.

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The 33-year-old man whose body was found in a creek near Constitution Trail west of Veterans Parkway died from drowning, the McLean County coroner said Thursday.

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Bloomington City Manager David Hales is reportedly a finalist again for a job in another community—at least the third position for which he’s been interviewed this year.

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Authorities are asking for the public's help as they investigate the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday afternoon in a creek near the Constitution Trail close to Veterans Parkway.

A former sheriff’s deputy announced plans Wednesday to run for McLean County Board’s District 9, as Republicans try to seize the seat being vacated by Democrat Erik Rankin.

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