How we get our news is changing. Some consumers say they want unfiltered news. So what happens when they get it? GLT's Ryan Denham talks with Mark Embry, the creator of a popular local Facebook group where news and controversy go hand in hand. Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker is in the studio. Hear what he thinks of his opponents, Illinois' economy-and how to boost it, and how downstate communities and McLean County factor into his campaign strategy. And Jon Norton catches up with saxophonist Adam Larson.
Ceramic faces are on display in three local nature centers, telling a visual history of the Illinois prairie. GLT correspondent Bryan Bloodworth reports on the future of the Normal CornBelters baseball team. GLT’s Judy Valente talks to an Illinois State University professor about a new Center for a Sustainable Water Future. And we preview two exhibits at the McLean County Arts Center.
It’s a conversation with Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner about guns and kids. Many downstate cities say they are dealing with more minors with guns committing crimes. Heffner talks with GLT's Ryan Denham about striking the right balance for punishment. Town of Normal City Manager Mark Peterson is in the studio and talks about a sales tax rebate deal approved by council for a shopping center, how those deals come together, and why he thinks they’re good for the town. And find out if the game of horseshoe has a future.