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Recovering Addict Considers Social Impact Of Gambling Expansion

Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part GLT series on how video gambling has played out in Central Illinois. Coming Tuesday: A deeper look at the effects of video gambling on local government budgets.

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Add GLT To Your Alexa Flash Briefing

The new WGLT skill allows you to add the latest GLT newscast to your Flash Briefing on Alexa-enabled devices.

McLean County History Makers
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History Makers Praised For Service, Compassion, Justice

A man who fought racial injustice with lessons he learned from the segregated south, a nurse who traveled the globe to heal not just bodies - but hearts and minds, and a Bloomington-Normal power couple who worked inside and outside government are all being honored for their decades of dedication to making life better in McLean County - and beyond.

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Music Stories

Promotional poster for Kool Ray & the Polaroidz, circa 1980s
Tracy Pitts / Stormbrew Music

Members of the 1980s central Illinois band Kool Ray & the Polaroidz reunite Sunday evening at Daddios in downtown Bloomington for a musical celebration of life for the man who managed them.

Dire Wolves
Dire Wolves

Record store culture is in the blood of Jeffrey Alexander.

“I’m a complete record nerd,” said the Dire Wolves band member. “Just like everybody who plays this kind of music, I’m sure."

Way Down Wanderers, left to right, John Merikoski, Travis Kowalsky, John WIlliams, Austin Krause-Thompson, Collin Krause
Keith Cotton

Since 1992, GLT’s Acousticity has explored the world of “flexible folk,” with a distinctive mix of bluegrass, Celtic and songwriter music.

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Snake Handler Holds Rattlers and Records

Jul 25, 2008

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Open Mic: The 'BPP' Staff Says Goodbye

Jul 25, 2008

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Greatest Sounds and Bloopers

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