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GLT's Sound Ideas is newsmakers. It's gardening, science, the arts, and a central Illinois music calendar. It's pet care, blues, poetry, and jazz. It's the sounds of your life and your places. And there's room for your opinion when the phone lines are open. This hour-long radio news magazine is produced Monday through Friday.

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Little did Julie Weger know what was in store for her when she agreed to tag along with her brother to play darts in Paris (Ill.) 20 years ago.

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Illinois State University Education Professor Deborah MacPhee has designed a collaborative model of teacher education she says bridges the gap between theory and practice.

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There’s been a lot of finger-pointing since prosecutors announced that five former managers at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum were facing 111 criminal counts of theft, fraud, and money laundering.

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It's fun adding decor to our gardens. But go too far and you'll end up in tacky territory.

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The entry of Portillo's restaurant into Bloomington-Normal appears to have had an unexpected effect on the marketplace.

Straight Up Solar

After years of falling prices for solar power panels, costs have begun rising.

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Forget Miss America. Miss U.S.A., get out of the way!

With glitz, glam, lots of makeup and some strategically applied duct tape, Miss Gay Illinois USofA is the queen to beat.

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Normal Theater manager Adam Fox has a new role with the Town of Normal that will allow him to help shape the cultural landscape of the community.

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To most Americans the "fiduciary rule" on financial planning might not mean a whole lot. But for financial planners, stock brokers, and investment advisors, it's a really big deal.

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Donald Trump ran for president touting his outsider status and record as the leader of a vast real estate empire. He promised to apply business expertise to government.

Victoria Smith

Tommy Castro has incorporated soul and rock into his blues from nearly the time he began playing music. On his new album “Stompin’ Ground,” he overtly tips his hat to the soul and “hippie-rock” he assimilated while musically coming of age in San Jose, California, in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Associated Press

A majority of evangelical Christians threw their support to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, as did a large number of conservative Catholics and mainline Protestants who agreed with candidate Trump's positions on abortion and the economy.

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The Village Board of Hudson received a petition Tuesday night signed by nearly 1,450 residents in support of a female police officer who was fired after becoming pregnant.

Jon Norton / WGLT

Bloomington Police Officer Shawn Albert currently tracks roughly 200 Bloomington residents on two state mandatory registrations.

John Locher / The Associated Press

Stories are emerging from Las Vegas of tourists running for their lives, trying to escape a hail of gunfire in what’s become the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Courtesy of David Haskell

You might have heard about people who talk to trees. But can trees speak?

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A brand new outdoor fitness challenge takes you out of your comfort zone and aims to put you in the triumph zone.

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Ponds on our property can add beauty and value. They can also add to our to-do list.

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An author who chronicles the effects of globalization on food and clothing is urging the public to become more informed.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Employment in the business sector in Bloomington-Normal is stable, according to economist Mike Doherty.

McLean County Museum of History

A century ago in April the United States entered World War I. More than 5,000 people from McLean County served in the Great War, or about 7 percent of the population.

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Members of the first “unofficial” fraternity on the Illinois State University campus are celebrating their 60-year reunion this weekend.

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Future growth of the community's bike share program will likely depend on private sponsorship. 

Cindy Le / WGLT

When you watch a giant marching band perform its halftime show, it’s a dizzying display of movement, sound, and color. There’s so much happening, it’s best to just sit back and enjoy.

Illinois State University Athletics

Illinois State University men's basketball coach Dan Muller said Thursday that the cheating aspect of the latest scandal to rock the NCAA doesn't surprise him.

Illinois Department of Public Health

No parent wants to hear that their kid’s school has lead in its water, because no amount of lead exposure is safe for young children. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic.

Gerald Herbert / The Associated Press

Hurricane Maria devastated most of the infrastructure of the island of Puerto Rico, leaving residents scrambling for food, water, gasoline and other necessities. Because communication lines were destroyed, information is slowly trickling out from the U.S. island territory, and the news is not good.

Kate Ford

The now Chicago-based pop-rock quintet Red Scarves returns to Bloomington-Normal Sept. 30 for a house show, where they will feature songs from their scheduled late October release “Sort Of Scarlet.”

Dave Martin / The Associated Press

Here in the U.S., if you have to go to the bathroom, chances are there’s a toilet just a few steps away. That’s not the case for some 4.5 billion people across the world who don’t have access to toilets and safe sanitation systems.

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Bloomington Mayor Pro Tem Karen Schmidt said Tuesday she thinks it's unfair to speculate whether aldermen bear blame for any factors that might have led to alleged theft of nearly a million dollars by the city's former arena management company.

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