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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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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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Sherri served food for nearly three decades. Now, she's on the receiving end.

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Residents and visitors will see some changes in the city of Bloomington's aesthetics next year.

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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

Liliana Wang

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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