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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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The Bloomington man accused of fatally shooting two people and injuring two others made a brief appearance Wednesday in a McLean County courtroom.

Facebook / Val Walker

The Normal West head soccer coach says his teams’ recent trip to Jamaica will prepare his players not just for next season—but for the rest of their lives.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

For judges, every assignment has its challenges. The sheer volume of traffic court. The complexity of a murder or financial crimes case. The trailblazing nature of a specialty drug court.

Seven people have been killed in gun violence in Bloomington-Normal in less than 2 months. The most recent was just last week on Riley Drive. The first of these killings was back on April 25th. GLT's Ryan Denham teamed up with Edith Brady-Lunny of The Pantagraph to dig into that case, finding what police say is a troubling trend of young men and stolen guns.

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Less than a week after a shooting that killed three men and wounded a young boy, neighbors gathered peacefully Sunday night to walk their streets and pray together for an end to the violence.

Deadly Force: When Powerful Guns And Young Men Collide

Jun 24, 2018
David Proeber / The Pantagraph

Jody Gardner and Reggie Hart Jr. went to visit 17-year-old Chris Harrison on a Wednesday night.

For Doctors, Bigger Guns Mean More Trauma

Jun 24, 2018
Lisa Marie Pane / AP

When emergency room Dr. Shayla Garrett-Hauser visits schools to talk about her job, kids always ask her to tell them about the grossest thing she’s ever seen.

Bloomington Police

A 24-year-old from Rantoul has pleaded not guilty in the drug-induced homicide of a Bloomington man.

Nati Harnik / AP

Bloomington-Normal city officials are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that may finally turn our online shopping into local tax revenue.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Another Unit 5 school board member is stepping down.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Six months into the job, the new director of the McLean County Health Department is staring at a lengthy to-do list. It’s filled with complex problems with no easy solutions—opioid abuse, obesity, and even dental health, to name a few.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Wednesday that President Trump’s new executive order to address his controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy may complicate things on Capitol Hill.

Rivian Automotive

The electric vehicle startup Rivian continued to emerge from its “extreme stealth” mode Tuesday, revealing its “skateboard” chassis and a timeline for when its first truck will be available for pre-order. 

Staff / WGLT

The public will get its first look at the Town of Normal’s proposed multifamily recycling ordinance during an information session Thursday.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Three men were killed and a toddler was critically injured Monday in a shooting at an apartment building on Riley Drive in Bloomington. There have now been seven fatal shootings in Bloomington-Normal in less than two months.

Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Tim Gleason from Decatur has been named Bloomington’s next city manager.

Staff / WGLT

The City of Bloomington will host an open house Tuesday to get feedback on a plan to remove traffic signals and make Front Street friendlier to pedestrians.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP

Two Bloomington activists traveled to Texas on Sunday for a Father’s Day protest of the Trump administration’s decision to separate children from their families as a way to curb illegal immigration.

Special Olympics Illinois / Twitter

Special Olympics Illinois canceled its outdoor activities Saturday due to excessive heat at the Summer Games across Bloomington-Normal.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has identified the Chenoa woman who was killed in a crash Friday night on Interstate 55.

Elise Amendola / AP

Walgreens says it's opening a new office in Chicago and staffing it with 1,800 people.

Bloomington Police

A 24-year-old Rantoul man appeared in McLean County court Thursday to face drug-induced homicide charges in a Bloomington overdose.

Mark Huffington, Robin Casey, and Margaret Stephens mugshots
McLean County Sheriff's Department

For police and prosecutors, it’s never been easy to get witnesses to testify, especially in cases involving violent crime where retribution is a real concern.

Social media has made it even harder.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

The Unity Community Center in Normal will add more teen programs and improve how it serves after-school meals through an upcoming expansion project.

McLean County Health Department

The McLean County Health Department on Tuesday cautioned residents to avoid mosquito bites after the first positive test for West Nile virus.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

A Bloomington alderman who owns rental property herself said she thinks the city should set some rules for landlords in hopes of reducing unsightly bulk waste being left on the curb.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Aldermen signed off Monday on a broader scope for Bloomington’s Cultural Commission—a change that could help bring public art and other cultural programs to new parts of the city.

M. Spencer Green / AP

Bloomington-Normal's two congressmen cautioned President Trump on Monday against commuting or pardoning former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Yong Teck Lim / AP

It will take years before we can judge the success—or failure—of Tuesday's historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea, according to an expert at Illinois State University.

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Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner and Normal Mayor Chris Koos marched in Saturday's Boston Pride Parade.

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