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Student Reporter Baylee Steelman

Baylee Steelman joined us in November 2016. She is a journalism major graduating in May 2018. She mainly covers Bloomington City and Normal Town Council meetings, Unit 5 School Board meetings, produces the weekend News In Review, and helps run GLT events. Baylee also produces and anchors at TV-10, Illinois State University's student TV news station. 

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The Bloomington City Council narrowly passed a change to the liquor code Monday to prevent alcohol sales close to preschools and day cares.

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The Normal Town Council authorized new ownership Monday for the Marriott Hotel in Uptown Normal.

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Here are some of the top stories we covered this week (April 9-13, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

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Unit 5 school board member David Fortner said Wednesday he wants to do away with Columbus Day.

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The Bloomington City Council approved the fiscal year 2019 budget Monday after making spending cuts and raising fees to close a $2.9 million deficit.

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University High School students and faculty participated in a full-scale emergency drill Friday at Redbird Arena that included a reunification process between parents and students.

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Normal Mayor Chris Koos said Monday he plans to take a leave of absence after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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Here are some of top stories we covered this week (March 26-30, 2018) on GLT and WGLT.org.

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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 Keep Families Together coalition continued its rally in the Bloomington City Council chambers Monday after breaking a 24-hour fast.

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Bloomington residents were able to ask questions during the Public Safety and Community Relations Board's (PSCRB) first quarterly meeting Wednesday. 

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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.

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Local lawmakers met with the Bloomington City Council on Monday to discuss ways to fund future infrastructure projects and other priorities.

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The Normal Town Council passed Monday what some council members are calling the most difficult budget they've seen in their careers.

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The Unit 5 school board on Wednesday approved Nathan Fincham as the new Normal West high school football coach. But the action came with concerns voiced by the public.

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Unit 5 School Board President Jim Hayek will resign from his position at the end of May.

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The cost of trash collection for some Bloomington residents will increase in May.

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Normal West high school's new head football coach isn't so new.

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Bloomington aldermen said Monday they might approve some sort of gas tax increase next week to pay for street repairs. But not the full 4 cents per gallon put forward by city staff.

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Here are some of top stories we covered this week (Feb. 12-16, 2018) at GLT and WGLT.org.

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A new proposal from Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget address could force universities to pick up more of the cost of pensions and health insurance for Illinois State employees.

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Often chilly relations between some Bloomington aldermen and Mayor Tari Renner became even worse at Monday's council meeting.

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The City of Bloomington will continue to pick up garbage itself.

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The Normal Town Council will likely consider an ordinance this spring requiring that apartment buildings provide the option to recycle.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the Destihl Brewery in Normal on Saturday before taking questions inside the seven-month-old facility.

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Several Republicans called Saturday for Jeanne Ives to take down a controversial campaign video targeting Gov. Bruce Rauner that critics say depicts cartoonish, offensive versions of trans Illinoisans and women activists.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Unit 5 school board on Wednesday voted to renew its contract with First Student for two years, with some board members saying the bus vendor has restored their faith in the company.

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UPDATED 2:45 p.m. | Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday he was “hugely skeptical” of privatizing garbage collection, a move some aldermen think would help close the city’s looming $3 million budget deficit.

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An organization working to halt the spread of HIV in Illinois wants to have the difficult conversations behind treating the disease.

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