Photo Gallery Photos: Illinois Wesleyan Unveils Esports Arena By Eric Stock & Austin Gould • Sep 6, 2018 Jeff Smudde / Illinois Wesleyan University Illinois Wesleyan University has unveiled its new arena where its new esports program is housed. Photos: Long Underway Political Season Officially Starts With Labor Day Parade By Charlie Schlenker • Sep 3, 2018 Cindy Le / WGLT The Labor Day parade in Bloomington had some unusual elements this year. Photos: Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Uptown By Austin Gould • Aug 28, 2018 Cindy Le / WGLT GLT was a proud co-presenter for last weekend’s Sweet Corn Blues Festival in Uptown Normal, where blues and delicious corn on the cob came together for a beautiful combination. Photos: Make Music Normal In Uptown By Jeff Smudde • Jun 24, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT GLT was a proud sponsor at Saturday's Make Music Normal festival in Uptown Normal. Photos: Big Crowd At GLT Summer Concert By Jeff Smudde • Jun 10, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT A big crowd was rewarded with great weather Saturday at the annual GLT Summer Concert. Photos: Hot Morning At Memorial Day Parade By Jeff Smudde • May 28, 2018 Jeff Smudde / WGLT Bloomington-Normal residents braved some morning heat Monday for the annual Memorial Day parade. Photos: Hundreds Rally For Gun Control In Bloomington By Student Reporter Dania De La Hoya & Carleigh Gray • Mar 24, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Hundreds of Bloomington-Normal residents braved the cold Saturday morning to protest gun violence and mass shootings and advocate for gun reform. Photos: Illinois State Basketball Fans Celebrate Arch Madness By Carleigh Gray • Mar 3, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Illinois State basketball fans who traveled to St. Louis for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament gathered for a pregame rally before Friday night's late tip-off against Indiana State. Photos: Redbirds Win MVC Tournament Opener By Carleigh Gray • Mar 3, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The Illinois State University Redbirds beat the Indiana State Sycamores at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night, moving one step closer to Big Dance. Photos: Redbird Men's Basketball Tops Drake In Overtime By Carleigh Gray & Ryan Denham • Feb 22, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The Illinois State men's basketball team gave fans a thrill in its last home game of the season, beating Drake in overtime Wednesday night at Redbird Arena. Photos: New Logo Debuts For Children's Discovery Museum By Gabrielle Bozeman & Carleigh Gray • Feb 20, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The Children's Discovery Museum (CDM) in Uptown Normal has unveiled a new look. Photos: Guns And Hoses Charity Hockey Game By Carleigh Gray • Feb 12, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Normally, police officers and firefighters work side by side to help keep the community safe. But on Saturday, "Guns" and "Hoses" competed against each other for a good cause. At Forum, Little Space Between Democrats On Key Progressive Issues By Ryan Denham • Feb 6, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT The five Democrats looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis echoed each other Tuesday on nearly every progressive issue—from health care to immigration—while trying to distinguish themselves using their personal and professional backgrounds. Photos: Gov. Rauner Tours Destihl Brewery By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman • Feb 3, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the Destihl Brewery in Normal on Saturday before taking questions inside the seven-month-old facility. Photos: Puerto Rico Benefit Concert At Normal Theater By Carleigh Gray • Jan 23, 2018 Carleigh Gray / WGLT A benefit concert was held on Monday at the Normal Theater to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. Growing Craft-Beer Scene Adds New Taproom In Bloomington By Ryan Denham • Jan 19, 2018 Ryan Denham / WGLT A local brewery’s new taproom in south Bloomington is the latest addition to Central Illinois' growing craft-beer scene. Photos: GLT's Top Pictures From 2017 By Ryan Denham • Dec 18, 2017 Laura Kennedy / WGLT Wild turkeys. Playing dress-up at political rallies. Governors and would-be governors on the stump. GLT's best photos from 2017 include a little bit of everything. Photos: Bloomington Hosts Ugliest Sweater Run At Miller Park By Carleigh Gray • Dec 10, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Bloomington Parks and Recreation and Fleet Feet Sports Bloomington hosted the 4th annual Ugliest Sweater Run at Miller Park on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. Photos: NPR's Don Gonyea At GLT's Radio Faces By Ryan Denham & Nate Head & Cindy Le • Nov 14, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT One year after Donald Trump's election, journalists are still trying to find their way with how to cover such an unconventional president. Photos: Unhooking The Hose At Normal's New Fire Department Headquarters By Carleigh Gray • Oct 28, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Community leaders gathered Saturday to celebrate the opening of the Normal Fire Department's new headquarters. Photos: Alumni Spread The Red At ISU Homecoming By Carleigh Gray • Oct 23, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Alumni flocked back to the Illinois State University campus for Homecoming festivities on Saturday. Photos: A Night With Redbird Volleyball By Carleigh Gray • Oct 11, 2017 Carleigh Gray The Redbird volleyball team picked a good night for an epic comeback. Photos: ERA Rally In Normal Draws Wide Support By Student Reporter Baylee Steelman • Sep 16, 2017 Cindy Le / WGLT Activists rallied in Uptown Normal and the Illinois State University Quad on Saturday to call on Illinois lawmakers to support the Equal Rights Amendment. Photos: GLT's First Bocce At The Village Event By Carleigh Gray • Sep 10, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT GLT's friends enjoyed some great weather and a little friendly competition at our inaugural Bocce at the Village event Saturday in Normal. Photos: Pritzker Picks Up Union Endorsement During Bloomington Stop By Ryan Denham & Carleigh Gray • Aug 31, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker stopped in Bloomington on Thursday to pick up a big union endorsement and lay out his plan for creating jobs in Illinois. Photos: Sweet Corn Blues Festival In Uptown Normal By Carleigh Gray • Aug 26, 2017 Carleigh Gray / WGLT Delicious corn. Great blues. GLT swag. And about a hundred really cute dogs.