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State Farm Bank Sanctioned Over Handling Of Credit Reports

State Farm Bank has been ordered to change its practices after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found it violated federal law by improperly obtaining consumer credit reports and failing to quickly correct bad information it was supplying to credit reporting agencies.

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Why Doesn't Bloomington-Normal Have A Level 1 Trauma Center?

Bloomington-Normal has a lot of things that would make other communities jealous.

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Music Stories

Matthew Curry performing at the 7th annual Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado.
Maryelle St. Clare

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Matthew Curry is tweaking his sound as he opens up to new styles on his listening reportoire.

Sufjan Stevens performs
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Since 1992, GLT’s Acousticity has explored the world of “flexible folk,” with a distinctive mix of bluegrass, Celtic and songwriter music.

The Bottle Rockets
Cary Horton

The new album from roots-rockers The Bottle Rockets explores technology and other changes that have occurred since the band formed in 1992.

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Santa For Seniors

Mary Shadowens said she has a passion to serve the elderly. For the last 7 years she has done the program McLean County Santa for Seniors. She said she started with some co-workers. Donations can be left at ServPro on 9 Quest Drive in Bloomington by December 21st.

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President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

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Illinois Symphony Orchestra

The Illinois Symphony Orchestra puts on its Holiday Pops concert Friday evening at 7:30 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Music Director Ken Lam dropped by the GLT studios, as he often does before concerts, and said the challenge is to honor the sentiment of the holiday while keeping the interpretation and the music fresh.

Create and star in a blockbuster hip-hop musical, and you get to do pretty much anything you want. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright and composer behind Hamilton and In the Heights, that means starring in the sequel to a hallowed Disney classic.

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'Tax Liens' Mean Towns Win, Homeowners Lose

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Come 2020, Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., will be a whole lot quieter.

Rolling Thunder, the veterans advocacy group that organizes a massive annual motorcycle ride through the nation's capital, announced this week that the gathering in 2019 will be its last big rally.

The sound of thousands of motorcycles rumbling through the city has been a staple of the holiday weekend for decades.

Linda Bollivar in studio
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A local nonprofit is celebrating its 10th year of leadership development and service to the community.


Find awesome local events or promote your own! GLT's Community Calendar features fine arts, music, family fun, and much more.

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