GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018 | WGLT

GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2018

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Jan. 29 to Feb. 2, 2018) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Council to Chair

Normal Town Council member Scott Preston will consider running for the McLean County Republican Party chair. The current chair, Chuck Erickson, will not seek re-election when his term ends in April. 

Read the story: Normal Council's Scott Preston Considers Run For McLean County GOP Chair

Piano Teacher Arrested

Aaron Michael Parlier, 36, is in custody after allegedly sexual assaulting an underage girl for several years who was apparently one of his piano students. Parents of his other students are encouraged to call the Bloomington Police Department.

Read the story: Piano Teacher Arrested In Normal On Sexual Assault Charges

Using Caution

Bloomington-Normal doctors looking to prescribe painkillers will now have to check a state database of a patient's prescription history before giving out narcotics. McLean County saw 34 opioid-related deaths in 2017.

Read the story: B-N Doctors Think Twice On Painkillers Amid Opioid Epidemic

Illinois Moving Forward?

Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered the State of the State address Wednesday, calling for bipartsanship to avoid another budget standoff. We asked lawmakers and candidates for their reactions.

Read the story: After Rauner's Address, How Much Bipartisanship Is Possible In Election Year?

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