Nate Head Nate Head is a social media intern for GLT. He's a student at Illinois State University. Crowd Gathers At ISU to Protest Republican Tax Bill By Nate Head • Dec 6, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The debate over the tax overhaul on Capitol Hill has made its way to Normal, as dozens of protesters gathered on the Illinois State campus Wednesday afternoon to voice their frustrations. ISU Professor Questions Limit On Renner's Agenda-Setting Power By Charlie Schlenker & Nate Head • Dec 4, 2017 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT An Illinois State University political science professor says a Bloomington alderman's proposal to reduce the mayor's agenda-setting power is a disservice to the city. Vendor Change Delays Amtrak's New High-Speed Rail Cars By Charlie Schlenker & Nate Head • Nov 30, 2017 Staff / WGLT Plans to introduce new, high-speed rail passenger cars in Illinois are in motion, but a spokesperson for Amtrak says it could be two or three more years before they are in place. Renner To Host Three Town Hall Meetings In December By Nate Head • Nov 29, 2017 Staff / WGLT Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner will seek public input at three town hall meetings in December. Former U.S. Attorney General To Headline ISU's Martin Luther King Dinner By Nate Head • Nov 27, 2017 Illinois State University A former U.S. attorney general will be this year’s featured speaker at Illinois State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Cultural Dinner. Photos: NPR's Don Gonyea At GLT's Radio Faces By Ryan Denham & Nate Head & Cindy Le • Nov 14, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT One year after Donald Trump's election, journalists are still trying to find their way with how to cover such an unconventional president. Why North Normal Was Ground Zero For These Quirky Turkeys By Ryan Denham & Nate Head • Nov 13, 2017 John and Cyndi Prosser If you’ve been gobbling up all of this wild turkey talk in Bloomington-Normal as of late, you might want to thank Cyndi Prosser and her neighbors in north Normal. Rauner Declares Harvest Emergency in Illinois By Brian Mackey & Nate Head • Nov 6, 2017 Seth Perlman / AP Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared a harvest emergency as a result of rain-related delays across the state. Heartland's Drones Speaker Sees Upside In Disruption By Nate Head • Nov 1, 2017 Heartland Community College An advocate for women in the drone industry says the rising popularity of the unmanned aircraft technology is disrupting many industries, but not in a negative way. Large Crowd Gathers In Downtown Bloomington For Domestic Violence Rally By Nate Head • Oct 30, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT Around 100 people circled around the courthouse square in downtown Bloomington on Monday to show support for victims of domestic violence. OSF HealthCare Breaks Ground On North Normal Office By Nate Head • Oct 23, 2017 OSF HealthCare OSF HealthCare has broken ground on its new medical center in north Normal. Bloomington Police Chief Supports Background Checks For Gun Sales By Nate Head & Ryan Denham • Oct 17, 2017 Michael Hill / WGLT In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner said he supports more robust background checks "to make it harder for the wrong people to get weapons." Bloomington Police Department Delays Body Camera Rollout By Nate Head & Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya • Oct 11, 2017 Jeff Chiu / AP The Bloomington Police Department’s plans of equipping its officers with body cameras has lost a bit of momentum. Normal Installs New Pedestrian Signs at Trail Crossings By Nate Head • Oct 9, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT The Town of Normal has installed pedestrian signs at the crossings of the Constitution Trail on Locust, Willow, Lincoln, Shelbourne and Raab. Pritzker Continues to Earn Endorsements For Governor By Nate Head • Oct 9, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT JB Pritzker has won another big-ticket endorsement in his campaign to win the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor. Planet Fitness To Move Into JCPenney Spot At Eastland Mall By Nate Head & Ryan Denham • Oct 4, 2017 Ryan Denham / WGLT Eastland Mall in Bloomington is moving forward with its redevelopment plans, with Planet Fitness now slated to open in a space formerly occupied by JCPenney. Central Catholic High School Receives National Honor By Nate Head • Oct 2, 2017 U.S. Department of Education A Bloomington school has earned a national honor. Connect Transit Names New General Manager By Nate Head • Sep 27, 2017 Charlie Schlenker / WGLT It's official: Bloomington-Normal's Connect Transit has hired a general manager. New York Times Reporter Returns To ISU For Constitution Day By Nate Head & Mike McCurdy • Sep 18, 2017 Nate Head / WGLT New York Times political correspondent and Illinois State University alum Carl Hulse says the Trump administration has put journalism and media in unfamiliar territory. Growmark Unveils New Simulator To Enhance Ag Skills By Nate Head & Carleigh Gray • Sep 13, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT An agricultural cooperative company in Bloomington has used technology to become a pioneer in the industry. Fallen B-N Soldier's Family Sets Up Scholarship Fund By Nate Head • Sep 13, 2017 Facebook The parents of a Bloomington native Army Ranger killed in combat earlier this year have established a memorial fund with a local organization. Midwest Food Bank's Harvey Relief Gets Boost From State Farm By Nate Head • Sep 6, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT State Farm has extended a helping hand towards victims of Hurricane Harvey, making a $40,000 donation to the Midwest Food Bank on Wednesday. Peoria Area Economy Rises In Second Quarter By Charlie Schlenker & Nate Head • Aug 30, 2017 Scott Tranchitella / Flickr via Creative Commons Following a modest decline for three consecutive quarters, a Bradley University study suggests the Peoria area economy has returned to where it was a year ago.