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Bloomington Council Mulls Future Of Video Gambling, Supports Parkview Inn License

Bloomington is still mulling over what to do with the city’s year-and-a-half long moratorium on new video gambling licenses. City council members agree they want video gambling to be limited in some way.

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New Indie Wrestling Company Pins B-N Fans, With Eyes On Expansion

There's nothing quite like the crowd at a professional wrestling match.

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Music Stories

On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you'll hear selections from "An American in Paris," "Vanities," and "West Side Story."

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Illinois Rail play the Bluegrass and Brass Summer Concert tomorrow
Illinois Rail

A steamboat cruise on the Illinois River seems an unlikely first gig for a gospel-tinged bluegrass band.

The Shugz Beatz play the Sugar Creek Arts Festival Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Shuga Beatz

Songwriting is an important component for members of the Shuga Beatz, the Bloomington-Normal rock/blues/R&B sextet. Important enough to mention such on the group's website.

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I'm all alone in the studio.

I had so many new songs to share; I didn't want to split the show with a co-host.

Outside a house fire in Bloomington
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The Bloomington Fire Department was cleaning up Tuesday morning after an overnight house fire near the Illinois Wesleyan University campus.

In Illinois, election maps are drawn by the political party in power. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, that will continue to be the case — even after the 2020 census.

Koos and Reece on the dais
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While noting that most municipalities continue to face financial challenges, Mayor Chris Koos says the Town of Normal is in “good shape.”

Jeff addresses the council
Mary Cullen / WGLT

Bloomington is still mulling over what to do with the city’s year-and-a-half long moratorium on new video gambling licenses. City council members agree they want video gambling to be limited in some way.

It was the third day of demonstrations against the governor, who's seen his political fortunes plummet after the publication of private text messages that used misogynistic and homophobic language.

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There's a new king of the hill.

The small town of Harlech in Wales has ousted Dunedin, New Zealand, for bragging rights to the world's steepest street. Guinness World Records announced the new title in a news release on Tuesday.

Ffordd Pen Llech, the name of the Wales street, winds up at a slope of 37.45 % stretch over fall, Guinness World Records said. That's in comparison to a slope of 34.97% at Dunedin's Baldwin Street.

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