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Eric Stock

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Eric Stock is a reporter at GLT.

Eric worked at WJBC (Radio Bloomington) from 2004-2018 as a reporter, anchor, assignment editor, and sports director. Stock follows in the footsteps of News Director Charlie Schlenker and retired News Director Willis Kern in moving from Radio Bloomington’s WJBC to GLT.

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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.

fentanyl
Rick Bowmer / AP

Medical professionals in Illinois now have to undergo training on how to safely prescribe opioids.

Dr. Joshua Li and Clooney
Animal Emergency Clinic

Pet owners in McLean County who need a veterinarian in an emergency might soon have to take their furry friend to Urbana after hours.

Josh Kaufmann
Josh Kaufmann

A group that trains teachers to be policy advocates is pushing Springfield for ways to encourage more minorities to enter the profession.

barricades
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington is implementing fines starting at $250 for anyone who tries to remove a traffic control device.

Donald Trump in the Oval Office
Evan Vucci / AP

Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert on Monday applauded the preliminary trade deal the U.S. has reached with Mexico.

Man speaks to Bloomington City Council
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington residents would pay about $1 more on their monthly water bills as insurance against leaks, based on a proposal the City Council reviewed on Monday night.

Peter Rankaitis and Lisa Thompson
Project Oz

The man who created the nonprofit Project Oz is retiring as its executive director after 45 years with the youth services agency.

Kurt Bock
Country Financial

Country Financial has announced Chief Executive Officer Kurt Bock is retiring, effective Jan. 31, 2019.

Bock has served as CEO since 2012 after leaving Horizon Hobby where he had been as its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2012.

Country credited Bock for guiding the company through increased “digital capabilities, customer centricity and employee development,” according to a news release.

St. Mary's Catholic School
Eric Stock / WGLT

Illinois' new Invest in Kids program has helped pay tuition for some students to attend private schools in Bloomington and throughout the state this year, but the program’s long-term impact remains unclear.

India
Aijaz Rahi / AP

Tragedy on the other side of the world hits close to home for hundreds of Bloomington-Normal residents.

Allison Seys and Michael Collins
Allison Seys

A new campaign to get drunk drivers off the road hits close to home for a former Illinois State University student.

Tim Gleason
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

It didn’t take Tim Gleason long to see an inefficiency in the way the Bloomington City Council schedules meetings.

Job fair
Annie Rice / AP

Bloomington-Normal is one of three metro areas in Illinois which lost jobs over the last year.

Sears
Eric Stock / WGLT

Eastland Mall's owner says it sees Sears' plans to close this fall as an opportunity to further redefine what a modern mall looks like.

Bloomington Junior HIgh School
Eric Stock / WGLT

Classrooms might not be quite so crowded in Bloomington-Normal public schools this year.

Sears
Eric Stock / WGLT

BLOOMINGTON – Sears has announced it is closing its store at Eastland Mall and 45 other locations across the country.

McLean County Board
Eric Stock / WGLT

UPDATED 11:10 a.m. | McLean County has paved the way for three new solar farms to be built.

Eric Stock / WGLT

UPDATED 1 p.m. | The McLean County Board picked Don Knapp on Tuesday become the next state's attorney.

Mark Pickering
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

The Pantagraph is one of more than 300 newspapers across the United States taking part in a coordinated response to President Donald Trump's repeated attacks against the media.

Brandan Oates
Brandan Oates

Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of GLT’s Skipping School, a special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools. Part 1 was about teachers who left the profession.

McLean County State's Attorney candidates
Eric Stock / Eric Stock

Four candidates seeking to become McLean County's top prosecutor made their closing arguments Tuesday before the County Board Executive Committee.

Downtown Bloomington
Eric Stock / WGLT

It's now easier to recycle in downtown Bloomington.

Ecology Action Center is using a grant to set up four permanent recycling containers on the four corners of the McLean County Museum of History property.

EAC Director Michael Brown said the goal now is to make sure the 90,000 people who come downtown annually actually use them.

“That’s education and that’s the work we’ve been doing now for well over 40 years; use education and outreach and trying to promote these behaviors,” Brown said.

Traffic light on Front Street
Eric Stock / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen have put a request for a new type of liquor license on ice over concerns the proposal was too broad.

Lisa Madigan at podium
M. Spencer Green / AP

A Clinton trucking company is being taken to court by the Illinois attorney general’s office because of a large fuel spill.

Green Top Grocery beer cooler
Eric Stock / WGLT

Green Top Grocery is asking the Bloomington City Council to create a new liquor license qualification that would enable customers who buy packaged beer or wine to drink on site.

Bruce Rauner
Seth Perlman / The Associated Press

Gov. Bruce Rauner is spending millions of his own dollars to help fellow Republicans in the November election.

Destihl Brewery
Eric Stock / WGLT

Gov. Bruce Rauner visited Destihl Brewery on Saturday to sign a measure that he said will cut costs and bureaucratic red tape for craft breweries across Illinois.

Biaggi's exterior
Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano / Facebook

Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano is moving, while the company is planning a second restaurant in Bloomington.

McLean County 4-H Show
Eric Stock / WGLT

If you haven't been to the McLean County Fair's 4-H Show in a few years, you might be surprised.

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