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Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya

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Dania is a reporter at GLT, as well as a student at Illinois State University.

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The City of Bloomington is taking measures to reduce the number of accidents at Frontage Road and Fairway Drive.

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A change in the way Bloomington-Normal approaches the establishment of a Welcoming City ordinance may be what the Twin Cities need to truly make immigrants feel welcome.

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A local nonprofit organization has found a new home for a rare, historical text from the 19th century.

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One Democratic candidate for governor is less than impressed with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's positive tone in this week’s State of the State address and thinks it’s a sign Illinois is ready for a change in power.


The parent company of the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington is starting the year on a high note, reporting increased earnings in its last quarter.

The job of Heartland Community College president appears to be a hot commodity.

The college says it has 50 candidates who have applied to replace Rob Widmer. Widmer has served as president since 2013 and is retiring at the end of June. He has served in Illinois higher education for over 40 years and was at Heartland for more than 20 years.

Finalists will visit the campus in late February and early March. The new president takes over in July.

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For some children of Indian workers in Bloomington-Normal, the future is uncertain at best.

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With the primary election less than two months away, progressives in McLean County are upping the pressure on Republican office holders—or at least cardboard cutouts of them.

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The McLean County Board is forming an advisory committee in response to a request for proposal to analyze operations of the county’s nursing home.

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As the sexual harassment scandal facing the nation continues to bring forth new accusations, people are turning towards an Illinois State University professor to help explain why sexual harassment happens.

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The Town of Normal is likely to make major cuts and fee increases.

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The Bloomington City Council is moving its Dec. 18 meetings to a larger space due to the amount of public interest in the immigration ordinance topic it will be discussing.

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State and city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of renovations to the Amtrak station in downtown Lincoln, the latest along the Chicago-St. Louis route to see improvements.

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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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The Normal Public Library has received a $25,000 grant from the American Library Association to create a new technology mentorship program for youths in the community.

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Bloomington-Normal is commemorating fallen soldiers and their families in a new way this holiday season.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn’t been the most predictable when it comes to funding public schools.

Baylee Steelman / WGLT

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

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While the president was declaring the opioid crisis in the United States a public health emergency last month, Bloomington-Normal was battling its own opioid epidemic.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of McLean County on Wednesday morning at the Illinois Wesleyan University Hansen Student Center.

Cindy Le / WGLT

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

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Country Financial is turning to student researchers at the University of Illinois to help meet the increasingly tech-driven needs of its customers.


The Bloomington Public Library is partnering with the Multicultural Leadership Program to spread the word about services the library offers.

The Illinois State University athletic community is mourning the loss of longtime volunteer assistant softball coach Bill Dickson. He was 85 when he died Thursday of natural causes.

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The United Way of McLean County is collaborating with a fast-food giant to try to meet its 2017 fundraising goal.

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The Normal Town Council approved up to $800,000 in tax breaks for a shopping center owner at Monday night's meeting.

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Illinois Wesleyan University has a new sports coach, but it’s not the kind of sports you’re thinking of.

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The Bloomington Police Department’s plans of equipping its officers with body cameras has lost a bit of momentum.

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner said he’s troubled by what he sees as increasingly hostile conduct aimed at elected officials, blaming local media for not doing more to debunk critics who he thinks will scare off others from running for public office.


Gov. Bruce Rauner will be taking a closer look at a bill that would allow Medicaid to cover abortions in Illinois and talking to advocates on both sides.