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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Dec. 11 to Dec. 15, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Unit 5 school board accepted a settlement Wednesday to resolve a long-running property tax dispute with Young America.

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The Bloomington Public Library will use a small increase in property taxes for future improvements.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Dec. 4 to Dec. 8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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Eleventh Judicial Circuit Associate Judge Bill Yoder will seek election for the resident circuit judge spot being vacated by Chief Judge Kevin Fitzgerald.

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About 10 residents expressed opposition Monday as the Normal Town Council voted to increase property taxes next year.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Nov. 27 to Dec. 1, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The advocacy group Illinois People’s Action again lobbied the Bloomington City Council on Monday for a so-called Welcoming Cities ordinance to protect immigrants.

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The McLean County Board on Tuesday approved next year’s leaner budget, shedding staff to help offset lost revenue caused by the long-awaited state budget agreement.

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The Bloomington City Council met for nearly three hours Monday talking about, among other things, how to use its time better.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Nov. 13-17, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Bloomington City Council will not allow VenuWorks to manage the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts.

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Unit 5 schools plan to pursue a property tax levy that will mean almost no change for the owner of an average home in the district.

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Homeowners in Normal will likely see an increase in their property taxes next year.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 23-27, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Charlie Harris' Legacy

Harris was the former Illinois State University Department of English chair and is being remembered as a terrific scholar. He passed away with a book at his side. Harris was 78. 

Read the story: ISU's Charlie Harris Passes Away 

Local Opioid Deaths Rise

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Former Democratic congressional candidate Ben Webb announced Wednesday he’s now planning a run against state Rep. Dan Brady in the 105th House District in 2018.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 23-27, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Unit 5 school board is looking into bringing local food to its school cafeterias.

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Teachers from Unit 5’s high schools are asking the school board to declare the district a welcoming environment for immigrant students and teachers.

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The Bloomington City Council on Monday pumped the brakes on a project to expand the intersection of Towanda Barnes and Ireland Grove roads.

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Most Bloomington aldermen say they’re disappointed in Mayor Tari Renner's recent behavior.

Near the end of Monday night's meeting, Ward 8 Alderman Diana Hauman read from a statement and delivered a letter admonishing Renner. The letter was signed by Hauman and Aldermen David Sage, Jamie Mathy, Mboka Mwilambwe, Joni Painter, and Karen Schmidt. Aldermen Scott Black, Amelia Buragas, and Kim Bray did not sign it.

PDF: Read the letter from aldermen to Renner

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 16-20, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Taking A Knee In Normal

Students at Normal Community High School kneeled during the national anthem at their Homecoming week assembly. Many also wore their Black Lives Matter T-shirts in support of the organization. 

Read the story: NCHS Students Kneel During Anthem At Homecoming Event

Negativity In News Happening

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Facing cybersecurity issues on multiple fronts, local officials and IT experts briefed U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis on Thursday about what they're doing to keep pace with hackers and other online threats.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 9-13, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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Unit 5 leaders say the school district’s mission is to help each student achieve personal excellence.

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Bloomington aldermen signaled support Monday for a major overhaul to how the city’s elected officials spend taxpayer money on travel, meals, and other reimbursable expenses.

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Bloomington aldermen were curious but cautious Monday night on whether the Grossinger Motors Arena management company should also take over the city’s performing arts venue.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 25-29, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Normal Town Council toured the new fire department headquarters Monday prior to its regular meeting at City Hall.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 25-29, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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