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America’s search for more cybersecurity professionals may begin in a kindergarten classroom.

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Two local experts say Bloomington-Normal Internet users shouldn’t panic—at least for now—about this week’s planned FCC vote to loosen regulations of cable and telecom companies. 

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When mice and rats set up shop on our property, they can pose a problem or two.

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The halls of three historic homes are decked with holiday cheer for the annual Christmas at the Mansions Tour.

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The debate over the tax overhaul on Capitol Hill has made its way to Normal, as dozens of protesters gathered on the Illinois State campus Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustrations.

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An Illinois State University political science professor says a Bloomington alderman's proposal to reduce the mayor's agenda-setting power is a disservice to the city.

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Before you settle in for the winter, there's a few more chores that need your attention that will make gardening again in the spring more of a breeze.

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Kevin Spacey. Harvey Weinstein. And now, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor.

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Farewell, Autumn Purple Ash Tree. Hello, bald cypress. Maybe!

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An associate dean of Illinois State University's Milner Library said his recent trip to the Gulf state of Qatar to help create that country's national library was an exciting adventure.

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A former U.S. attorney general will be this year’s featured speaker at Illinois State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner.

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Attitudes toward criminals have changed a great deal in the United States, and Illinois State University historian Amy Wood is using a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship to further her research into those remarkable changes.

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A pair of English professors have teamed up to help readers find new ways to evaluate poetry.

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When Al Bowman was president of Illinois State University, he liked the freedom and flexibility that he had to run his campus. Now that tables have turned.

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Your grass may not be alone. Underneath, there may be thatch lurking. But that may not be a bad thing.

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Illinois Wesleyan University’s president said Thursday that a plan to tax college endowments as part of a larger tax overhaul would unfairly harm private schools and make them less affordable.

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If you’ve seen a flock of wild turkeys wandering through your front yard recently, no, you’re not going crazy.

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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. 

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Local Opioid Deaths Rise

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In the midst of autumn, it's a great time to prepare for spring and ensure that your landscape is a stunning site with an array of colorful bulbs.

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A longtime fixture of Illinois State University has passed away.

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Former Illinois State University President Al Bowman has been appointed executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

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An Illinois State University doctoral student has been named the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

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Following her sister's Dungeons and Dragons map leads a young woman on an epic voyage of discovery in the play "She Kills Monsters."

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Here are the top stories we covered this week (Oct. 23-27, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

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As your trees leave you the gift of autumn leaves, you're faced with that age old question: Should I rake or not?

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What's your fearful pleasure? Brain-eating zombies? Vampires? Giant mutant bugs? Or how about that old standby: body cavity invading spiders?

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Competitive is the best way to describe Dalton and Jaelyn Keene, the brother and sister act that is playing out its final season at Illinois State.

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The popular Netflix show “Stranger Things” returns for Season 2 on Friday, and there’s an Illinois State University student who’s got some serious spoilers. But she’s not telling.

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In 1857, when Illinois State Normal University was founded, it was none other than Abraham Lincoln who drew up the legal documents to help establish the school.

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Mary Jo Kane said the explosive growth of women playing sports in America is absolutely attributable to the passage of Title IX in 1972. She used a former U-Conn basketball star as an example.

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