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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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Three days before the primary election, Gov. Bruce Rauner made an unannounced St. Patrick's Day visit to Bloomington-Normal.

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It’s no secret that local Democrats are energized heading into Tuesday’s primary election. Early voting tallies are showing just how energized they may be.

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Bloomington-Normal’s jobless rate has fallen again, making it the lowest among all metro areas in Illinois.

McLean County Museum of History

The McLean County Museum of History has a new executive director.

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Normal Township trustees approved a new disclosure policy Thursday that will require companies doing business with the township to divulge their true owners.

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An executive who leads State Farm's external public relations efforts is leaving the company for a new job at another insurer.

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Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen’s co-defendant was sentenced Wednesday to a stiffer two-year prison sentence for his role in a scheme that defrauded State Farm Insurance.

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The U.S. House has approved a bill to improve school safety in the wake of the shooting that left 17 dead at a Florida high school.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Like so many in Bloomington-Normal, Unit 5’s school board is looking to save money its Internet service.

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Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal students walked out of their classrooms Wednesday to demand that lawmakers act to stop gun violence in schools.

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A decline in business travel and increased low-fare competition from Chicago’s O’Hare airport were among the factors that drove down passenger traffic at Bloomington’s Central Illinois Regional Airport in 2017.

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One of the most closely watched races in Tuesday's election will be the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District.

McLean County Museum of History

Four well-known community servants will be honored at this summer’s History Makers gala—including one voice very familiar to GLT listeners.

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NCHS Ironmen

Both Unit 5 high schools now have new head football coaches.

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UPDATED 1:45 p.m. | Bloomington aldermen signaled Monday they want the city to clamp down harder on landlords with chronic code violations in the wake of the Gettysburg Drive apartment fire.

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Agreements that ended a long-running property tax dispute involving student apartments and Unit 5 schools have left other taxing bodies with lots of questions.

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World War I was one of the deadliest and most destructive episodes in human history.

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Ellie Diggins and her friends can’t drive a car. They can’t vote. They’re not even in high school yet. But they want to influence the public debate over gun violence.

GLT's primary election interview with Shayna Watchinski, a Democratic challenger who will face incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano on March 20. Watchinski is a healthcare professional and well-known progressive activist.

District 8 includes Bloomington's west side.

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GLT's primary election interview with Paul Segobiano, an incumbent McLean County Board member. He faces a primary challenge March 20 from fellow Democrat Shayna Watchinski.

Segobiano represents District 8, which includes Bloomington's west side.

People like you value experienced, knowledgeable and award-winning journalism that covers meaningful stories in Bloomington-Normal. To support more stories and interviews like this one, please consider making a contribution.

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It took crews about an hour to get a fire under control early Thursday at a Bloomington apartment.

The fire was reported around 2:42 a.m. Thursday at a building in the 1400 block of North Lee Street, a few blocks west of Illinois Wesleyan University's campus, the Bloomington Fire Department said in a statement. Crews saw smoke coming from the second floor upon arrival.

It began as an accidental unattended cooking fire, officials said. Four residents were expected to receive help from the American Red Cross, officials said.

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A senior softball player at Normal West high school has died from her injuries sustained in a car crash this week, authorities said Thursday.

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Democratic voters on Bloomington’s west side will decide March 20 whether their longtime McLean County Board member should get to keep his job.

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UPDATED 8:25 a.m. | Two weeks before the election, two mysterious flyers are causing a stir in the race between incumbent McLean County Board member Paul Segobiano and his primary challenger, Shayna Watchinski.

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Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner has been nominated to become the next U.S. Marshal for the Central District of Illinois.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm announced Tuesday it will cut around 890 jobs in Bloomington as part of an IT restructuring project that will add similar positions in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

State Rep. Dan Brady and his GOP primary challenger David Paul Blumenshine sparred Monday over term limits, as both offered competing strategies for limiting Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan’s power in Springfield.

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When you visit the new Keg Grove Brewing Co. in Bloomington, the first thing you notice is the location.

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Plans are taking shape for Bloomington-Normal high schoolers to participate in a national walkout movement this month aimed at curbing gun violence in schools.

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