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Ryan Denham

Digital Content Director

Ryan Denham started his career as a copy editor and later business and city government reporter at The Pantagraph in 2006. He later worked for WJBC radio in Bloomington.

Ryan joined WGLT full-time in 2017 as Digital Content Director.

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Jason Barickman speaks
Staff / WGLT

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “unorthodox” speech in Chicago, state Sen. Jason Barickman said he thinks the Republican incumbent needed a campaign reset and could still win in November.

Delta airplanes on runway
Charles Krupa / AP

Central Illinois travelers looking for a nonstop flight to Detroit will have to spend some time in the car first.

David Butler on a mic
Ryan Denham / WGLT

It’ll be a bench-clearing fall for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

ISU students walk through plaza
Cindy Le / WGLT

Illinois’ public universities have finished tallying up their student bodies for the new school year, and once again it’s a mix of winners and losers.

ohn Butler, Jay Laesch, Kelly Klein, Bart Rogers, and Paul Grazar in court
David Proeber / The Pantagraph (Pool)

It’s been a year since five former U.S. Cellular Coliseum officials were charged with 111 criminal counts—accused of a running a brazen multiyear fraud scheme that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomington taxpayers.

Imagine Air rendering
Children's Discovery Museum

Kids will learn about the power of wind through a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

WGLT/Ryan Denham

Weeks after another anchor-store closure at Eastland Mall, Bloomington-Normal business leaders are grappling with the future of retail.

Driveway hold in the ground
Eric Stock / WGLT

Turns out there’s still some life left in a long dispute over a dead tree.

Lynn Fulton at a podium speaking
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Bloomington-Normal YMCA and Easterseals on Tuesday announced an anonymous $4 million gift they hope will spur enough other donations to break ground on their new shared facility.

Gavel and GLT logo
WGLT

A former Hudson police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against her former boss and the village, claiming they discriminated and retaliated against her.

Aerial view of ISU quad
Illinois State University

In some settings, trees are ubiquitous. In fact, it's hard to see the trees for the forest. But some trees earn more respect than others.

Durbin and Richards at ISU
Ryan Denham / WGLT

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin took a break from Supreme Court fights and White House crises Monday to endorse Democratic candidate for McLean County clerk Nikita Richards.

Rauner and Janus in D.C.
Andrew Harnik / AP

If you’re wondering how teachers unions will survive after the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, consider Bloomington’s District 87 as a test case.

Bees exiting a hive
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Jeff Henry of Bloomington is an urban beekeeper, hoping to reverse an alarming decline in pollinators like honeybees that threatens our global food supply.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Memorial Stadium in Champaign
Stephen Haas / AP

Mark your calendars: Illinois State football will take on the University of Illinois in Champaign in 2020.

Judy and Jeff pose outside GLT
Ryan Denham / WGLT

If you're looking for the federal government to fix the American health care system, Jeff Bauer says you're looking in the wrong place.

NBA player goes for a layup
David Tulis / AP

UPDATED 11:15 a.m. | State Farm has secured naming rights for another sports venue.

Dan Brady at an event
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

One of Springfield’s top Republican negotiators on higher education said freeing up more money for financial aid might look easy compared to the coming debate over a new funding formula for state universities.

Donna Boelen
Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Bloomington City Council will be losing one of its most fiscally conservative aldermen next spring when David Sage steps down after three terms.

I Voted stickers on a roll
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Opponents of a referendum asking to dissolve the Bloomington Election Commission made it nearly halfway to their goal Monday as they argued that hundreds of signatures collected to put it on November’s ballot were invalid.

Tree with oak wilt at ISU
Patrick Murphy / WGLT

If you see a tree with yellowing leaves and it’s missing branches in the center, it could be an oak in trouble.

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