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Audio postcard: What Bloomington-Normal voters want candidates to be talking about

WGLT at the downtown Bloomington farmers market
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WGLT staffers Brady Johnson and Eric Stock at the downtown Bloomington farmers market in September when this audio postcard was recorded.

It's election season and you probably know the drill: People start running for office, they create talking points and repeat those talking points until the election is over, right?

WGLT wanted to do things a little differently this year.

At a farmers market in downtown Bloomington this fall, McLean County residents stepped up to our microphones and set the political agenda themselves. Click the Play button above to hear the voices of Steve Chorba, Phil Mitchell, Ricardo Baez, Judy Briggs, Jennifer R., Paige Bushman, and Michael Tally.

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Lyndsay Jones is a reporter at WGLT. She joined the station in 2021. You can reach her at lljone3@ilstu.edu.
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