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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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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
David Proeber / The Pantagraph

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.

J.M. Hirsch / AP

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.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Town of Normal has established several landmark spots in Uptown Normal—first with the Normal Theater and Children’s Discovery Museum, and again with the roundabout.

YWCA McLean County

A prominent community activist plans to run for Bloomington City Council next year.

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The state of Illinois will finally begin sending local school districts more than $350 million dollars to equalize school funding.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

Chief Judge Kevin Fitzgerald said Thursday he’ll move up his retirement date to this summer so the Eleventh Judicial Circuit avoids having too many vacancies on the bench later this year.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

A new lawsuit accuses Illinois State University of mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct involving a student. But it’s not the victims filing the suit. It’s the accused.

UPDATED 11 a.m. | A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg Wednesday night on Bloomington's east side, police said.

Local law enforcement and prosecutors speak during a Q&A on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at the Normal Theater. They premiered a new PSA focused on sexual assault victim-blaming.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Normal Police and McLean County prosecutors are teaming up to send a clear message: Stop blaming victims of sexual assault.

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UPDATED 8:30 a.m. | McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano said Tuesday he’s hoping Republicans field a candidate against the Democrat who beat him in last month’s primary.

Lyndsie Schlink / Illinois State University

College is an eye-opening experience. And for those students coming from majority-white communities, it may their first significant exposure to diverse cultures.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA plans to move to the city’s east side as part of a joint project announced Tuesday with OSF Healthcare and Easterseals Central Illinois.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal housing market continued its sluggish start to 2018, with total sales off nearly 20 percent through February.

Gerry Broome / AP

Illinois farmers have cheered President Donald Trump for his moves on regulatory relief, the federal tax overhaul, and his appointment of Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary.

Courtesy of Sam Quigle

One couple's move out of state is opening up two vacancies on local elected boards.

Bloomington Police

Bloomington Police are asking parents to come forward if their children took piano lessons from a local teacher who’s accused of sexually abusing six children and secretly taping at least some of the incidents.

David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

New court filings in the Coliseum cases show that prosecutors are not done searching for evidence—and that a former city official has been roped back in.

Staff / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen reiterated their preference Monday that the city’s library expand in its current location rather than move to a new home.

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The Humane Society of Central Illinois still hopes to reopen Wednesday following a dual virus scare that has temporarily closed the shelter.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

National Democrats are throwing their support behind Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, adding her to a list of top-tier candidates who they think have a shot at defeating Republican incumbents in November.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Newly released documents show auditors repeatedly warned City of Bloomington leaders that their contract with the U.S. Cellular Coliseum’s managers was riddled with ambiguity and needed to be reworked. Several of the issues that were flagged are now part of the criminal case against those same arena managers.

Here is a list of weather-related cancellations and schedule changes for Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Staff / WGLT

UPDATED 10 a.m. | Forecasters say a winter storm is expected to bring as much as 9 inches of snow to parts of northern and central Illinois.

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The Humane Society of Central Illinois will be closed until next Wednesday as the shelter tries to stop viruses from infecting more animals.

Staff / WGLT

An online prank that caused the term "shooting range" to pop up when you Googled a local high school has now been removed.

Steve Helber / AP

The Trump administration’s actions are raising difficult questions about presidential power, with some suggesting we’re inching closer and closer to a constitutional crisis.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Turnout in Tuesday’s election fell slightly in McLean County from the last gubernatorial primary in 2014—though a much larger percentage of voters took Democratic ballots.

Sam Dunklau / Illinois Public Radio

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan emerged victorious Tuesday in a five-way Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, setting up a general election matchup against U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in November.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

State Rep. Dan Brady successfully fought off a Republican primary challenge from Twin City real estate agent David Paul Blumenshine on Tuesday.

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