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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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Illinois public health officials warned Friday about an outbreak of salmonella traced to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart.

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The Catholic Diocese of Peoria on Friday hailed a New York court ruling that may finally clear the way for Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains to be brought to central Illinois.

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Eastland Mall in Bloomington is getting a new sporting goods store.

Normal Fire Department

Don't be alarmed if you hear some strange voices Friday morning in Uptown Normal.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

All those photos with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers turned into big money for the American Red Cross.

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Opposition to new firearm restrictions has sparked a second small town in central Illinois to consider a resolution inspired by several so-called gun sanctuaries.

Bloomington Police

Bloomington Police are looking for the public's help identifying an armed robber caught on camera at a local donut shop.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Have you become a first-time gun owner in the past few years? We’d like to speak with you for an upcoming story on GLT. Share your story.

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Two McLean County women who helped lead the successful push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois say their fight isn’t over yet.

A bewildering maze of hollow plastic pipes charged with air that can keep balls aloft enchants children.
Children's Discovery Museum / Town of Normal

UPDATED 3 p.m. | Back when the state budget crisis was just kicking off, the Department of Natural Resources announced more than $1 million in grant money for Bloomington-Normal museums and the Miller Park Zoo. That money never came, as Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers refused to compromise on a budget and years of standoff turned into years of cuts.

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McLean County State's Attorney Jason Chambers has been chosen to become a judge, the Illinois Supreme Court announced Monday.

McLean County Republicans are fielding a candidate against the Democratic challenger who knocked off longtime County Board member Paul Segobiano in March’s primary.

Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Bloomington-Normal’s latest craft beer destination is officially open for business.

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz reveals the renovations plans.
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Illinois State University President Larry Dietz is welcoming passage of a new state budget that will increase higher education funding after years of cuts and uncertainty.

Rich Saal / The State Journal-Register/Pool

The Illinois House has approved a $38.5 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1.

Carleigh Gray / WGLT

The city-owned Grossinger Motors Arena lost $667,349 in the past year, its managers said Thursday, even as they touted the venue’s economic impact from tourism.

When you think of Bloomington-Normal brands with national or even international reputations, it's State Farm and Beer Nuts. Now Destihl is on the list.

John O'Connor / AP

The Illinois General Assembly enters its final day of the spring session halfway to sending Gov. Bruce Rauner what both Democrats and Republicans say is a balanced budget.

Staff / WGLT

The House voted Wednesday to make Illinois the 37th state to ratify the 1972 federal Equal Rights Amendment.

Cristian Jaramillo / WGLT

UPDATED 8:15 p.m. | A power outage at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington has put elective surgeries and procedures on hold. Power is expected to be restored Thursday.

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UPDATED 12:25 p.m. | District 87’s superintendent delivered a pointed message to Bloomington aldermen Tuesday night: Think twice before using property taxes to lure economic development.

Cindy Le / WGLT

Local officials are scratching their heads about why the state picked a chunk of Illinois State University’s campus as McLean County’s sole tract for a new tax incentive program designed to help low-income areas.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Bloomington aldermen will discuss Tuesday when it’s appropriate for the city to use a tax incentive tool to stimulate economic development—and how to limit any harm done to District 87 schools.

The other driver in the crash that killed a Normal West student in March won't face additional charges, McLean County's top prosecutor said Friday.

Charles Krupa / AP

The Bloomington-Normal area's jobless rate plunged to 3.1 percent in April, the lowest rate for that month since 2000, the Illinois Department of Employment Security reported Thursday.

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After more than a year of construction, Habitat for Humanity of McLean County is about to welcome customers and donors into its newly expanded ReStore on Bloomington’s west side.

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We’ve seen again and again what can happen when the makeup of a city’s police force doesn’t match the diversity of its residents. Many cities are trying to hire officers of color.

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Looks like stealth mode is over.

The usually quiet Rivian Automotive made some noise in the past week, as the company revealed lots of new information in at least three media interviews and a press release.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A skydiver who was badly injured earlier this month during a failed landing at a Normal CornBelters game remains in critical condition at a Peoria hospital.

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It sounds impossible: Pick up a rifle, aim it at a target 33 feet away, and try to hit a bullseye the size of a period on a 12-point Times New Roman font.

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