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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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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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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.

Judith Valente / WGLT

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.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

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

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The Unit 5 school board has approved a 3 percent increase in spending in its next budget, even as it faces an overall deficit.

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Most Bloomington homeowners will see a $6.06 increase in their monthly utility bills starting next May.

West Bloomington Revitalization Project

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 18-22, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Normal Town Council is hoping to downsize its payroll because of revenue losses.

A majority of Bloomington aldermen say they favor increasing storm and sanitary sewer rates all at once next year instead of spreading the hikes over several years.

Cindy Le / WGLT

Activists rallied in Uptown Normal and the Illinois State University Quad on Saturday to call on Illinois lawmakers to support the Equal Rights Amendment.

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

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An open house about plans to widen an east-side Bloomington intersection at Towanda Barnes and Ireland Grove roads drew heat from residents Wednesday night.

Downtown Bloomington may not “Dream Big” after all.

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

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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The Bloomington City Council has created a downtown section for its Community Development Department.

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said Monday he’ll be taking a temporary leave of absence for undisclosed medical reasons.

Illinois State University

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Aug. 21-25, 2017) on GLT and WGLT.org.

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The business manager for Unit 5 said Wednesday he has never faced more uncertainty concerning school funding during his time with the district.

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Aug. 14-18, 2017) on GLT and WGLT.org.

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