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New Tenant of Washington Senior Apartments: 'It Feels Like Coming Home'

The first tenants of the former Bloomington High School building in downtown Bloomington began moving in a couple of weeks ago, following a $17 million renovation that began in 2016 when Iceberg Development Group LLC of LeClaire, Iowa, purchased the historic structure.

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Avril Haines, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for director of national intelligence, begins her confirmation hearing Tuesday morning before a Senate Intelligence Committee seeking a different direction from President Trump's management of the country's vast intelligence network.

Updated at 10:33 a.m. ET

President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, is appearing before a Senate panel Tuesday to begin his confirmation process.

Mayorkas, who would be the first Latino and first immigrant to lead that Department, was previously the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a DHS agency, during the Obama administration. He then served as deputy secretary of DHS.

Watch the hearing live.

A campaign will soon be rolled out that urges Peoria-area residents to get vaccinated—even before the coronavirus vaccine is widely available.

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating Pennsylvania health expert Dr. Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary for health in the department of Health and Human Services, in a move that could make Levine the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation.

Levine is currently the secretary of health in Pennsylvania, where she leads the state's fight against COVID-19. She is also professor at the Penn State College of Medicine. Levine began her medical career as a pediatrician, at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.

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Authorities at the U.S. Capitol are on high alert. NPR's Noel King talks to National Guard Vice Chief Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville about how the guard is helping to secure Inauguration Day events.

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WCBU's On Deck has everything you need to know to start your day for Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Our top story is about how the Peoria area will roll out the next phase of coronavirus vaccines to frontline essential workers and people age 65 and older starting this week. You'll also hear how about ten thousand workers across more than a dozen Illinois hospitals run by OSF HealthCare have received the firest dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Cars in a parking lot
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Auto insurers and carmakers must overcome corporate secrecy concerns and find a way to collaborate on data-sharing to facilitate the shift to higher levels of autonomous driving.

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Arts & Music Showcase Set For Friday Nights

WCBU and WGLT Present is a limited, short-run series featuring cultural arts organizations throughout Central Illinois who are unable to perform in front of a live audience because of COVID-19.