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GLT's Top Stories: Week Of Sept. 11-15, 2017

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An aerial view of the area where Bivens' body was discovered.

Here are the top stories we covered this week (Sept. 4-8, 2017) on WGLT and WGLT.org.

Man Found Near Constitution Trail

Trees obstructed the view of the body 33-year-old Marcus D. Bivens for perhaps several days. McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis reports Bivens died from drowning.

Read the story: Coroner: Man Found In Creek Near Trail Drowned

Day Care Dilemma, Lies Online

A woman is charged with filing a false report with the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) that accused a local day care center of child abuse. The day care is now working to keep its reputation in good standing.

Read the story: False Allegations on Facebook Trap local Day Care in Silence

Sorensen Sentenced

Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen was sentenced Tuesday for his role in defrauding State Farm. His sentence begins Nov. 27.

Read the story: Sorensen Gets Year In Prison For Defrauding State Farm

Ending The Epidemic

The drug-related death total in McLean County now sits at 28. Kathy Davis discusses the local opioid crisis.

Read the story: McLean County Coroner: 7 Overdose Deaths In 1 Week

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Baylee Steelman joined us in November 2016. She is a journalism major graduating in May 2018. She mainly covers Bloomington City and Normal Town Council meetings, Unit 5 School Board meetings, produces the weekend News In Review, and helps run GLT events. Baylee also produces and anchors at TV-10, Illinois State University's student TV news station.
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