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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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WGLT / WGLT

A 17-year-old charged in the fatal shootings last month at a Normal apartment pleaded not guilty Friday in McLean County court.

Tacoma Police Department

UPDATED 1:15 p.m. | A 32-year-old cold case 2,000 miles away led to the arrest of a suspect in Eureka on Thursday.

Police car at night
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A 23-year-old Bloomington man is accused of driving under the influence before a crash early Thursday that killed his passenger.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Before there can be a blue wave, before it’s really the Year of the Woman, Democrats like Betsy Dirksen Londrigan have to win.

Staff / WGLT

Laura Kennedy, the one-time classical and jazz music host who turned into one of GLT’s best storytellers, will retire later this month.

Evan Vucci / AP

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has decided to exit a 2015 multinational agreement in which Iran agreed to limit its production of nuclear weapons material.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Changes at State Farm are impacting many parts of the local economy—from real estate to jobs to downtown Bloomington’s future.

Michael Hill / WGLT

Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner's last day on the job will be Friday.

WGLT / WGLT

A Bloomington man with a history of drunken driving was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for killing a teenage bicyclist last summer.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

How badly did the Community Health Care Clinic need a new website?

State Farm

The total compensation for State Farm’s top executive is lower than his predecessor’s and several of his peers in the insurance industry.

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Did you get a ticket in the last couple weeks for using your cell phone while driving? Join the club.

Staff / WGLT

Bloomington officials will discuss this summer whether to try and acquire downtown's vacant Front N Center building through eminent domain, Mayor Tari Renner told GLT.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

If there’s a Democratic blue wave in November, the grassroots progressive group Indivisible will get a lot of credit for stirring up the political waters.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The cost of saving a row of historic buildings in Uptown Normal may come into play when the Town Council reviews a design concept for the Trail East project next month.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The City of Bloomington is beefing up its Public Works crews this week as it tries to clear curbs from the last free bulk-waste pickup until October.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin called Tuesday for tougher regulations on e-cigarettes, especially the “insidious” marketing of flavored products to children.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal real estate market picked up a little in March, as the pace of sales quickened and prices continued their upward climb.

Illinois State University

With state lawmakers fresh off a major shakeup to K-12 school funding, there’s no shortage of big ideas floating around for higher education too.

WGLT / WGLT

A 17-year-old charged in this week’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment was allegedly wielding three guns that night—including an AR-15 rifle.

Michael Hill / WGLT

UPDATED 10 a.m. | Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner was confirmed Thursday to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with Wednesday night’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment complex.

Barickman Blasts Democrats On Gun Rights

Apr 26, 2018
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

State Sen. Jason Barickman delivered a fiery speech Wednesday in support of gun rights, attacking Democrats for trying to score political points on the issue.

Staff / WGLT

State Farm faces stiff competition on two fronts—from longstanding challengers like Geico and Progressive, and now from insurtech startups like Lemonade.

YouTube / State Farm

If you’re looking for clues about what State Farm is doing, don’t just look to the big black building overlooking Veterans Parkway. Look at Rhode Island.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead Wednesday night inside a Normal apartment complex.

Staff / WGLT

UPDATED 4:25 p.m. | Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday that a change to the city’s liquor laws could have unintended consequences on economic development.

A west-side intersection was reopened Tuesday after a semitractor trailer carrying agricultural chemicals crashed, authorities said.

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.

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