Mark Daniel B-N Visitors Impressed After Rivian Trip To Michigan By Ryan Denham • Apr 17, 2018 Courtesy / Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council Two community leaders who got a peek behind the Rivian curtain Monday say they returned from Michigan more optimistic about the EV startup's future. B-N High Schools Prepare For Possible Walkouts On March 14 By Ryan Denham • Mar 1, 2018 Gerald Herbert / AP Plans are taking shape for Bloomington-Normal high schoolers to participate in a national walkout movement this month aimed at curbing gun violence in schools. Unit 5 Reluctantly OKs Tax Breaks For Canadian Manufacturer Brandt By Ryan Denham • Nov 13, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Unit 5’s school board on Monday reluctantly approved around $400,000 in property-tax breaks for a Canadian manufacturer in exchange for the promise of hundreds of new local jobs. Are Later Start Times Helping Students In Unit 5? By Ryan Denham • Sep 6, 2017 Ryan Denham / WGLT A cost-cutting move in Unit 5 schools may be paying off in another way for students. Unit 5 Chief: Voucher-Like Scholarships Would Be Return To 'Segregation' By Charlie Schlenker & Ryan Denham • Aug 9, 2017 Mike Miletich / WGLT A plan being floated to steer taxpayer money toward a voucher-like program for families that send their children to private schools is a dangerous step backward toward segregation, Unit 5’s superintendent said Tuesday.