Incumbent state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, meets Democratic challenger Ben Webb at a GLT-League of Women Voters debate at University Galleries in Uptown Normal. It's moderated by GLT's Charlie Schlenker.
Tom Neal of Hudson is more than a musician, he makes musical instruments. Taking blocks of wood and making beauty, Ryan Denham reports. Plus, Illinois candidates for Governor JB Pritzker and Bruce Rauner met recently in a hostile train wreck of a debate in which mutual dislike emerged more than policy. State Senator Jason Barickman considers that dynamic. And Rivian Automotive CEO RJ Scaringe updated the community on plans for the plant in Normal and for his fledgling tech company. Ryan Denham has that report.
Famed Bloomington Artist Harold Gregor has passed away. Laura Kennedy has an appreciation. Plus, big tent mainline Christian denominations are having a tough time right now navigating the nation's fractured political and social landscape. United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck of northern Illinois has more on her church's efforts to do that. And Bloomington Mayor Tari Renner stops by.
Democrat Jenn McMillin is running for the State House seat being vacated by Bill Mitchell. McMillin says she needs to hear more about the tax brackets proposed by JB Pritzker before she signs on. Ryan Denham reports. Plus, Jon Norton talks with controversial cartoonist Keith Knight. And Terry Ryburn tells us what it's like being Zorro, from a recent Next to Normal Story Slam.