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Normal Mayor Chris Koos and University President Larry Dietz flip the switch, lighting Uptown in ISU's colors.
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For the sixth year in a row, Illinois State University has kicked off Homecoming week with the Uptown tree lighting in partnership with the Town of Normal.

A flatscape of land from the air, vibrantly colored.
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Noted Midwestern landscape artist Harold Gregor of Bloomington has died. He was 89.

Dan Muller
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Illinois State men's basketball coach Dan Muller isn't shy about his lofty expectations for the Redbirds this season.

Wolfgang Stein
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Illinois State University is getting a $495,000 grant to study how changes in temperatures can impact the nervous system.

Walter White from Breaking Bad
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Pop culture once idolized the hero—the white knight who took the high road to the rescue. But lately our tastes have changed, taking a darker turn toward what we seem to find irresistible.

JB and Juliana in studio
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Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker unveiled his higher education plan Wednesday during a stop at Illinois State University, pledging to spend millions more on financial aid for low-income students and those considering out-of-state schools.

Jessica Lynn
Illinois State University

Jessica Lynn is an advocate and activist for the transgender community. She is a Kinsey Institute Global Ambassador with Indiana University and a Stonewall School Role Model, and founded The Butterfly Project.

Tim Hunt
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Concerts from long, long ago are more than just memories for scholar and poet Tim Hunt. 

Luke Bryan performs
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Illinois State University’s fundraising campaign is getting some help from country singer Luke Bryan.

Bradon McDaniel
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An Illinois State University professor is sounding an alarm that parents' overuse of technology could be leading to social and emotional problems in their young children.

Dietz delivers speech from podium
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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz on Thursday announced new scholarships that could keep high schoolers from leaving the state, as he called on lawmakers to revamp the way they fund higher education.

Laverne Cox
AP

Is just being an actor enough to play the role of a gay or trans character?

Protest at NCHS for gun control
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In this era of high profile school shootings, it's more important than ever that schools train for such a crisis.

Mass Dispensing Exercise
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McLean County was hit with an anthrax scare in an emergency simulation that played out at Redbird Arena on Friday.

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Illinois State University has received a federal grant to install a new microscope lab.

Photo of woman in hall
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"I just wanted to spend time with family and friends, trying to figure out what kind of relationship could happen if I put a camera between us."

Milik Yarbrough
GoRedbirds.com

Illinois State senior basketball player Milik Yarbrough has been suspended indefinitely from the team for violation of team rules.

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Illinois State University has maintained its standing among the top 100 public colleges in the United States, despite a slight drop in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings.

ISU students on a sidewalk
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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.

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

Judy and Jeff pose outside GLT
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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.

Jeanna talks about the pantry
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Illinois State University students started their second week of classes Monday. By now they’ve got a place to stay, a bag full of books, and a jam-packed schedule of classes, work, and extracurriculars.

Larry Dietz talks to Jon Rosenthal
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Illinois State University President Larry Dietz has been picked to help Google choose which nonprofits around the state will receive thousands of dollars in grant funding.

Artwork on Milikin campus
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At least one Illinois university will continue to ask applicants about their criminal histories despite a recent announcement from the Common Application that the form will no longer include the question as of next fall.

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A recent study co-authored by an Illinois State University professor finds that college-aged adults who were helicopter parented are less likely to get involved in politics than their non-helicopter parented counterparts.

Derek sits in his office at Fell Hall
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Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of GLT’s Skipping School, a special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools.

Jen and Laura pose
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Parents and kids across Bloomington-Normal are about to snap back into their school routines as classes resume in Unit 5 and District 87 after summer break.

Tim Roske / AP

There are myriad pests ready to attack your vegetable garden and landscaping. And some attack in a group.

Homecoming parade at ISU
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

Illinois State University leaders said projections show enrollment will be just fine in the fall term.

Two people shaking hands in front of a table with other people sitting.
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Illinois State University posted its second highest fundraising year on record last budget year.

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