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How China's Swine Fever Outbreak Is Impacting Illinois Farmers

Want to know farmer Chad Leman’s top concern? It’s not the trade dispute with China.

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Datebook: 'Eye Candy' Offers Pop Of Color And Joy

A riot of color and lighthearted images brighten the Armstrong Gallery at the McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington.

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Music Stories

On this week's episode of WGLT's Center Stage, you will hear music from Funny Girl, The Jungle Book, and 42nd Street.

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials headline the Front Street Music Festival August 17.
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Lil' Ed Williams and his band The Blues Imperials emulate the Chicago houserockin’ style of fellow Alligator Records great Hound Dog Taylor and Lil' Ed's uncle, Delmark Records artist J.B. Hutto.

Adia Victoria plays guitar
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What is Highway 309? It's the station that plays Mark Knopfler, Stone & Snow, Adia Victoria, and Deanie Richardson. You never know what you're going to hear on Highway 309. But know that what you hear will be good.

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A suicide bomber killed at least 63 people and wounded 182 in an explosion at a packed wedding hall Saturday night in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the country's interior ministry.

An Afghan government spokesperson said the bomber detonated inside the wedding reception, where more than 1,000 guests had gathered to celebrate a marriage.

"Everybody was running," a waiter at the hall, Sayed Agha Shah, told Reuters.
"Several of our waiters were killed and wounded."

Marium, an orphaned dugong cared for by biologists in southern Thailand, had what it takes to win over the internet; few could resist pictures and videos of the button-eyed mammal being fed sea grass and bottled milk and even cuddling her caregivers, all while seeming to wear a satisfied smile.

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Barbershop: Jay-Z Partners With NFL

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The shooting of six police officers in Philadelphia earlier this week has provoked the region's top federal prosecutor to take swipes at the city's district attorney.

Children walk outside
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Kathleen O’Gorman spent her summer on the front lines of America’s broken immigration system.

Elaine Rexdale
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A riot of color and lighthearted images brighten the Armstrong Gallery at the McLean County Arts Center in Bloomington. 

Earlier this month, Margie Reckard, 63, was gunned down along with 21 others in the El Paso, Texas, massacre that authorities believe was driven by racial hatred. Two weeks later, strangers amassed by the hundreds to honor Reckard and surround her widower, Antonio Basco.

Sound Montage From Queen Mother's Funeral

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Radio Faces 2019

WGLT is excited to welcome NPR's Korva Coleman to Bloomington-Normal on Oct. 18 for our 15th annual Radio Faces event presented by COUNTRY Financial.

WGLT To Guest Host The 21st

WGLT's Ryan Denham will guest host The 21st during the week of Aug. 19. Listen to 89.1 FM or stream WGLT.org to hear stories from all over Illinois.