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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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McLean County State's Attorney Jason Chambers has been chosen to become a judge, the Illinois Supreme Court announced Monday.

McLean County Republicans are fielding a candidate against the Democratic challenger who knocked off longtime County Board member Paul Segobiano in March’s primary.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal’s latest craft beer destination is officially open for business.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz reveals the renovations plans.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz is welcoming passage of a new state budget that will increase higher education funding after years of cuts and uncertainty.

Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register/Pool

The Illinois House has approved a $38.5 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The city-owned Grossinger Motors Arena lost $667,349 in the past year, its managers said Thursday, even as they touted the venue’s economic impact from tourism.

When you think of Bloomington-Normal brands with national or even international reputations, it's State Farm and Beer Nuts. Now Destihl is on the list.

John O'Connor / AP

The Illinois General Assembly enters its final day of the spring session halfway to sending Gov. Bruce Rauner what both Democrats and Republicans say is a balanced budget.

Staff / WGLT

The House voted Wednesday to make Illinois the 37th state to ratify the 1972 federal Equal Rights Amendment.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

UPDATED 8:15 p.m. | A power outage at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington has put elective surgeries and procedures on hold. Power is expected to be restored Thursday.

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UPDATED 12:25 p.m. | District 87’s superintendent delivered a pointed message to Bloomington aldermen Tuesday night: Think twice before using property taxes to lure economic development.

Cindy Le / WGLT

Local officials are scratching their heads about why the state picked a chunk of Illinois State University’s campus as McLean County’s sole tract for a new tax incentive program designed to help low-income areas.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen will discuss Tuesday when it’s appropriate for the city to use a tax incentive tool to stimulate economic development—and how to limit any harm done to District 87 schools.

The other driver in the crash that killed a Normal West student in March won't face additional charges, McLean County's top prosecutor said Friday.

Charles Krupa / AP

The Bloomington-Normal area's jobless rate plunged to 3.1 percent in April, the lowest rate for that month since 2000, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

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After more than a year of construction, Habitat for Humanity of McLean County is about to welcome customers and donors into its newly expanded ReStore on Bloomington’s west side.

City of Bloomington / Facebook

We’ve seen again and again what can happen when the makeup of a city’s police force doesn’t match the diversity of its residents. Many cities are trying to hire officers of color.

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Looks like stealth mode is over.

The usually quiet Rivian Automotive made some noise in the past week, as the company revealed lots of new information in at least three media interviews and a press release.

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A skydiver who was badly injured earlier this month during a failed landing at a Normal CornBelters game remains in critical condition at a Peoria hospital.

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It sounds impossible: Pick up a rifle, aim it at a target 33 feet away, and try to hit a bullseye the size of a period on a 12-point Times New Roman font.

Staff / WGLT

The Ecology Action Center said Tuesday that McLean County residents will soon have a more “reliable and sustainable” e-waste recycling option even after two nonprofits stop accepting old TVs and computers.

Twitter / Rivian

Rivian Automotive will unveil its first two vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, GLT has confirmed.

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Two local pension board presidents are raising concerns about a proposal to consolidate hundreds of police and fire pension funds.

Normal Fire Department

An electrical problem in a cooler caused the accidental fire that badly damaged a liquor store near Illinois State University last week, officials said Monday.

Staff / WGLT

The City of Bloomington is looking for feedback on a plan to remove traffic signals from two downtown intersections.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

The former manager of the U.S. Cellular Coliseum says Illinois State Police won't let him help review more than 70 boxes of business records they seized during their fraud investigation.

City of Bloomington

Changes at Bloomington's Miller Park Zoo will bring in some new animals this spring, with more arrivals planned for 2019.

City of Bloomington

Summertime is just around the corner, and that means busy parks, golf courses, and community swimming pools.

Staff / WGLT

Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to clarify his remarks about Rivian that some local officials saw as demeaning to the electric vehicle automaker.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Merry Ann's Diner in Uptown Normal has closed.

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