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Diana Rauner speaks at podium
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner visited Bloomington-Normal on Friday to discuss the importance of Illinois Family Connects, a free newborn home visit program.

Former Bloomington High School
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen will consider an agreement Monday night to offer financial assistance for residents of a new housing project.

Jewel Upshaw and Zeke
Jewel Upshaw

Two basketball mothers who endured the shock of their sons collapsing on the court have very different stories to tell.

Rodney Davis talks to steelworkers
@RodneyDavis / Twitter

About a month after appearing with Donald Trump in southern Illinois, U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis will attend former President Barack Obama's Friday visit to Urbana-Champaign.

Bloomington Police have arrested a Wisconsin man in connection with a shooting in Green Bay.

Dick Durbin
Jacquelyn Martin / AP

There were some tense exchanges between U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday during the judge's confirmation hearing

Illinois Wesleyan University student demonstrates usage of new arena.
Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed.

Punch Brothers perform on stage
Amy Harris / Invision/AP

Since 1992, GLT’s Acousticity has explored the world of “flexible folk,” with a distinctive mix of bluegrass, Celtic and songwriter music. Here are Acousticity host Bruce Bergethon’s Top 20 songs for September, via a Spotify playlist.

Jennifer Cheryl and Avani on the Quad
Cindy Le / WGLT

Kids these days catch a lot of flak—screen-obsessed, selfie-taking, everyone-gets-a-trophy young punks, as the stereotype goes.

In reality, kids these days are kind of awesome.

Ann Ellis Nutt
Jason Reblando / Illinois Wesleyan University

A Pulitzer Prize-winning author who chronicled what she called an "eye-opening story" of a transgender child addressed Illinois Wesleyan University students on Wednesday at the president's convocation.

University of Illinois at Springfield / Illinois Innocence Project

The City of Champaign has approved settling two lawsuits accusing police of wrongdoing for a combined $3.7 million.

Gavel and GLT logo

A Peoria man has pleaded guilty to murder charges in the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal money from recent lottery winnings.

Jenna Ford
OSF Healthcare

New guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say X-rays and blood tests typically aren't necessary for diagnosing a concussion in children.

ISU students on a sidewalk
Cindy Le / WGLT

Illinois State University’s freshman class grew by 10 percent this fall as recruiters fought off out-of-state competition and uncertainty about the state budget.

Town of Normal

After the Town of Normal passed spending cuts and new fees to close a $3 million budget gap this year, it looks like next year’s budget will be deficit-free.

Kathy Michael at podium
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The fight between Republican County Clerk Kathy Michael and the Democrats looking to unseat her escalated Tuesday as Michael claimed she’s been falsely accused of voter suppression and Democrats alleged they have proof Michael does political work on county time.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm Insurance is settling a class action conspiracy suit for $250 million. At stake if the matter Hale vs. State Farm had proceeded to trial was $10 billion.

Lisa Thompson
Project Oz

Incoming Project Oz Director Lisa Thompson acknowledges she has big shoes to fill as she replaces the man who founded the youth services program nearly a half century ago.

University of Phoenix Stadium
Matt York / AP

One week after State Farm announced a naming rights agreement with a professional basketball arena in Atlanta, the insurer has unveiled a similar agreement with a football stadium in Arizona.

McLean County Emergency Management Agency
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County health officials want to troubleshoot their response to a large-scale disaster and they want the public's help.

Sharon Chung gives out candy
Cindy Le / WGLT

The Labor Day parade in Bloomington had some unusual elements this year.

IWU President Eric Jensen sits in a GLT studio in front of a microphone.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Illinois Wesleyan University has its largest freshmen class in at least five years.

Patti and Rick Penn
Eric Stock / WGLT

McLean County health officials and law enforcement marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday with the planting of 40 memorials outside the Law and Justice Center.

John Butler in court
David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

The lead defendant in the Coliseum fraud case lost two of three rounds in a McLean County courtroom Friday, as a judge rejected attempts to kill the case before trial.

ISU football players running
Staff / WGLT

Southern Illinois University (SIU) released a new policy change this week to its code of conduct, banning student athletes, cheerleaders, and spirit members from participating in displays of political activism while in uniform or while performing or competing in official events and activities.

Potatoes in a bowl
Food Group / Flickr/Creative Commons

There are a lot of reasons for wasted food, the least of which is children pushing away before forking some broccoli.

Tree stump with a cone on top
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The death of a tree on Washington Street shall remain a mystery.

Rodney Davis speaks
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis has been added to a Republican incumbent-protection program—another sign of the national stakes in Illinois’ competitive 13th Congressional District.

I Voted stickers on a roll
Staff / WGLT

Voters will decide Nov. 6 whether to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission after a judge decided Thursday that Republicans and Libertarians had collected enough signatures for it to make the ballot.

McLean County Museum of History
Cindy Le / WGLT

From the railroad, to the farm. From insurance, to information technology. McLean County's workforce has changed many times over two centuries.