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
Twenty-three people have fallen victim to opioid overdoses in McLean County so far in 2017. To share ideas for addressing the problem, local officials are planning the county's first-ever opioids summit Nov. 14.
Read the story: With Local Opioid Deaths Rising, Summit Seeks Solutions
Hate Group Calls For Constituents To Oppose ERA
The Illinois Family Institute, which is recognized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is sending pre-recorded anti-Equal Rights Amendment messages to Bloomington-Normal homes.
Read the story: Hate Group Lobbies Against ERA With B-B Robocalls
A New Normal?
Normal's new comprehensive plan would give the town a makeover in terms of layout, housing and transportation. GLT's Mike McCurdy explores the plan with two of its creators.
Read the story: Town of Normal's Comprehensive Plan Would Change Community
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