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Laura Kennedy / WGLT

Ken Kashian’s new book is more than just a book. 

In his latest effort, “This Moment ... in Sarah’s Garden,” the photographer set out to highlight the ever-changing face of Sarah Davis’ garden at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington. The result offers much more than photographs, though.

The bench trial and sentencing hearing for a terminally ill McLean man was delayed Friday until a judge can determine if the defendant has the medical and psychological capacity to move forward on sexual abuse charges involving four minors.

Stan Nord
Megan McGowan / WGLT

What happened when 65 Normal residents and town council members sat down to talk about how the town should plan for the next 15 years?

Bus in Uptown Normal
Jeff Smudde / WGLT

Illinois State University students, faculty and staff are at risk of losing universal access to Connect Transit bus service starting in January.

State of Bloomington-Normal event
Eric Stock / WGLT

Government leaders in Bloomington-Normal will face some big issues in the new year. Some aren't unique to them, such as legal marijuana and the census, but others like public transportation and the Uptown underpass are.

Students pose in their color t-shirts
District 87 / Facebook

On paper, Marcus Brown is a fifth-grader at Irving Elementary School in west Bloomington. But he has another title that’s way cooler: Leader of the Black House of Altruismo, the House of Givers.

There was another shots fired incident in the Twin Cities overnight.

A panel of people in a meeting
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

The McLean County state’s attorney has given the County Board Finance Committee a legal opinion that effectively backs the Board and the County Treasurer in a dispute with the County Auditor.

Eastland Mall exterior
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Eastland Mall’s owners forecast a dire future for the mall Wednesday as they tried to significantly lower their property tax bill, with one of their experts saying he doesn’t think the half-empty mall will ever recover from losing four of its five anchor stores.

Uptown Mural
Staff / WGLT

The Town of Normal and Trail East developer have asked a federal judge to end a lawsuit filed by some of the Uptown mural artists, claiming that plans to safely move the artwork means “there is nothing here for the court to decide.”

Georgia Nugent
Illinois Wesleyan University

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Amy Niebur / WGLT

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Mary Cullen / WGLT

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I Voted stickers on a roll
Carleigh Gray / WGLT

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McLean County Jail
McLean County Museum of History

Bloomington-Normal had only one documented lynching.

Ken Behrens
Don Munson/"Morning Was My Middle Name" book

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Eastland Mall exterior
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Eric Stock / WGLT

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One man was seriously wounded in a shooting late Sunday night in Bloomington.

Gracie Weinzierl
Ryan Denham / WGLT

2019 was a memorable year for central Illinois farmers—and not in a good way. Trade disputes cut into prices and drove up anxiety. A soggy planting season led to a late harvest. And just as farmers finally were able to get into this fields this fall, it snowed.

Rivian employee works on battery
Twitter / @Rivian

An auto services company hopes its $350 million investment in Rivian will help it better understand the value of used batteries after they’re pulled out of electric vehicles.

A veteran Normal Police officer is accused of stealing—and then trying to return—$12,000 in cash from the residence of someone who overdosed last week.

2018 Silver Ball Group Shot. The 2019 Silver Ball is Saturday night at The Castle Theatre in Bloomington.
Morgan Schulte

Michael Klug of Jack Dupp & the Empty Bottles says the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival is a reminder that we're all connected in one form or another.

Mr. Rogers
Gene J. Puskar / AP

With a cardigan, a pair of tennis shoes and some hand puppets, Fred Rogers set out to make the kind of children’s programming he felt kids deserved. 

Winter's cold temperatures have already visited the Midwest. And if the Old Farmer's Almanac is to be believed, a lot more cold is on the way this winter.

In this edition of our gardening podcast Grow, WGLT's Mike McCurdy talks with Illinois State University's Patrick Murphy about the effects of the cold on our plants and gardens.

Thanksgiving trinket
Flickr/Creative Commons/JimShoreThanksgiving

Everyone has a holiday horror story. But it's not easy to keep controversy away from the holiday, not perhaps even advisable.

Cars on Veterans Parkway
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Decatur's top economic and community development official is coming to McLean County to guide its regional planning efforts.

Two women stand near a red kettle.
Eric Stock / WGLT

The Salvation Army’s bell ringer campaign is well under way, and you may notice a new addition to the red kettles.

Joe Deacon / WGLT

Pizza, alcohol and gambling will be available at a longtime vacant Bloomington lot in the near future.

Student swings at a Gamma Phi Circus
Izzy Carroll / WGLT

A few students from Illinois State University will spend Thanksgiving with 50 million people. Of course, not around the dining room table.

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