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The wind has two faces. It can be a friend or it can be a bitter foe.

A mechanical gadget sitting on a desk that is about the size of a desktop printer.  It is a mass spectrometer that can identify illegal drugs at crime scenes.
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Police officers face some scary, illicit drugs when responding to crime scenes, including synthetic painkillers where contact with even the smallest amount can be fatal. That was a concern, in hindsight, after emergency responders found an overdose victim in Bloomington who used heroin mixed with deadly carfentanyl, which can be easily absorbed on contact.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited Illinois State University on Friday as the featured speaker at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner.

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Illinois State University is looking beyond its campus to find its next top academic officer.

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A benefit concert was held on Monday at the Normal Theater to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

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As the sexual harassment scandal facing the nation continues to bring forth new accusations, people are turning towards an Illinois State University professor to help explain why sexual harassment happens.

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When Illinois State athletic officials started the second phase of their long-term planning four years ago and took a comprehensive look at the facilities, there was little doubt what was at the top of the list.

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Two Normal Community High School juniors are organizing a benefit concert for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico and learning the benefits of civic engagement.

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There are lots of reasons why we have to cut down trees. Understanding those reasons can help us face the cruelest cut.

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The Circus and Allied Arts Collection at ISU's Milner Library has hit the mother lode of sequined costumes, rare poster art, classic photos and a paper mache frog head in a donation of 250,000 items from the collection of a circus superfan.

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Mid-major basketball coaches including Dan Muller at Illinois State University are speaking out against a proposed NCAA rule change that would make it easier for players to transfer.

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You've invested a lot into the furniture in your yard. Make sure it lasts.

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When Brock Spack signed on as head football coach at Illinois State nine years ago, he said he was in it for the long haul. Does that mean when the day comes to end his career that he will still be the Redbirds’ coach?

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It's awards season in Hollywood, a time to celebrate the best the film industry has to offer. As for the other end of the cinematic spectrum—bad movies—well, they're always in season, and always fresh. No matter how much they stink.

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Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago has a history of welcoming immigrant students. Now it is trying to become a model in offering services to undocumented students.

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When Brock Spack was introduced as head football coach at Illinois State in 2009, only two coaches in the previous 100 years of the program had compiled winning records.

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Alissa Palmer and Whitney Johnson share a visual vocabulary ... and now share gallery space in their exhibition, "Sensing Synonyms."

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The Illinois State University men's basketball team had high expectations going into this season.

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Things are quiet in the garden right now, so it's a good time to reflect on making some resolutions for becoming a better gardener.

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The GLT Psych Geeks have contributed to a new book that delves into the psychological underpinnings of a popular TV show.

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Tricia in Bloomington fears for her newly planted magnolia tree. It looks like a critter has been nibbling at it.

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Firearms are so synonymous with American culture that gun control—even after a barrage of mass shootings—remains a political nonstarter. But what if the real problem was something even harder to disentangle from modern life?

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The dark underbelly of corruption is exposed in a new book from two Illinois State University professors.

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Illinois State and other colleges and universities appear to have dodged an unfavorable measure that has now been removed from the GOP tax plan.

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The Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce make fine Christmas trees. But how about breaking out of the traditional mold and trying something new?

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The original “Star Wars” in 1977 changed movies forever. It changed Lane Howard too.

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Extreme rhetoric has turned political discussions in America ugly. But Illinois State University professor Joseph Zompetti believes there's hope for future discourse.

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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.